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post #1 of 11
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I plan to buy my first pair of good headphones this year. I listen most of classical music (symphony most of time) and easy music. I don't want to spend too much on it but can reach $300. Not sure if HD 449, 518, 598 or AKG K518. Thanks for help. 

post #2 of 11
K518 are great but not for your liking.

Source?
Budget?
Open or closed back?
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 

Most of time I will listen music from my laptop computer. Currently most of music files are MP3 (320K) I will get more flac (24/96). Budget is around $300 but prefer the cheaper one if the sound quality is good. Not sure the difference between open and close, I will use it in the office most of time so don't want it disturb other guys around my cubic. Thanks.

post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by laojianke View Post

I plan to buy my first pair of good headphones this year. I listen most of classical music (symphony most of time) and easy music. I don't want to spend too much on it but can reach $300. Not sure if HD 449, 518, 598 or AKG K518. Thanks for help. 

 

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Originally Posted by laojianke View Post

Most of time I will listen music from my laptop computer. Currently most of music files are MP3 (320K) I will get more flac (24/96). Budget is around $300 but prefer the cheaper one if the sound quality is good. Not sure the difference between open and close, I will use it in the office most of time so don't want it disturb other guys around my cubic. Thanks.

 

Heya,

 

So you need a relatively efficient set of headphones that is closed back that is good for classical.

 

Some suggestions:

 

AudioTechnica A900 (neutral)

AudioTechnica A900X (more warmth/bass)

AKG K550 (neutral)

AKG K271 MKII (neutral, little warmth)

Beyer DT770 PRO 250ohm (warm, a little bassy) (pair with Fiio E10 usb DAC/AMP)

Brainwavz HM5 (neutral, warm)

 

Very best,

post #5 of 11

I'll ad Shure SRH840 to the list too

post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thanks everybody for your help.

post #7 of 11

I think that the Beyerdynamic DT770 Pros are exactly what you are looking for.

post #8 of 11
+1 on the DT 770 PRO
post #9 of 11
Forgot to add Soundmagic HP100, how could I forget such a wonderful headphone
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by randomkid View Post

I'll ad Shure SRH840 to the list too

+1

post #11 of 11
I say check out the Mr Speakers Mad Dogs. They're easy to drive, are closed, and sound great for classical. In fact, I'm listening to some chamber music right now and they sound excellent. The acoustics of the venue come through crystal clear.
Edited by Chops - 11/22/12 at 2:26pm
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