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Graduation gift for my cousin (She loves music)

post #1 of 13
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She loves music but she only uses her iPhone earphones.  She helped me out economically many years back and I want to get her some special headphones.  I will spend up to $1000.

 

What are some good closed headphones that cover the whole ear? Some headphones with clear vocals, great mids, rich/strong bass, great soundstage.

post #2 of 13

Ultrasone Signature DJ and Denon AH-D7000 are options worth looking into. Do note the D7000 is discontinued, though.

post #3 of 13

Perhaps Sennheiser Amperiors?

 

Would your cousin like IEMs... or do you want to stick with over or around the ear headphones?

post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by flatmap View Post

Perhaps Sennheiser Amperiors?

 

Would your cousin like IEMs... or do you want to stick with over or around the ear headphones?

 

 

I want to get her some around the ear headphones

post #5 of 13
Looks like the HE-400 or He-500 will satisfy your cousin rolleyes.gif. They just need some more good source to supply power for them biggrin.gif.
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Looks like the HE-400 or He-500 will satisfy your cousin rolleyes.gif. They just need some more good source to supply power for them biggrin.gif.

 

The OP asked about closed headphones, not open.

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Ultrasone Signature DJ and Denon AH-D7000 are options worth looking into. Do note the D7000 is discontinued, though.

They both look great!  I just dont know i I should get her the discontinued d7000's since it might be hard to get warranty or repair parts for them.

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They both look great!  I just dont know i I should get her the discontinued d7000's since it might be hard to get warranty or repair parts for them.

 

Well, the D7000 is going to increase in price, it has good craftsmanship but poor build quality. The Signature DJ might be your best bet, with excellent sound for just about all genres you throw at them, and they're built like a tank.

post #9 of 13

The old Denons are great, but understand your reticence about discontinued models.  I have not heard the 

Ultrasone Signature DJ but the reviews make them sound very attractive.  And they look great.

 

You might want to read some of the postings on the Beyerdynamic T 70 P.  It's not likely to have

the bass support I'd expect from the Ultrasone line.  However it has the lastest Beyer 'Tesla' technology

and designed to be portable.  The T 5P even more clear, apparently, but is outside your already generous

price range.

post #10 of 13
what did you end up with?
post #11 of 13

Don't know if you made purchase yet, but recently got Sennheiser 650's, which I absolutely love. They don't cost as much as the others mentioned above (they do have higher models, the 800 and others, that I haven't heard). They are "open", over the ear but not sound blocking (you hear outside sounds, others can hear what you are playing). All the headphones being mentioned, the HE 400/500 and such, probably won't do well directly out of an iPhone, all need amping. Getting a decent amp along with the headphone will bring it up closer to what you wanted to spend.

post #12 of 13

I just noticed you have the 650's, and other good HP's, and amps, so I guess you know how good they are...

post #13 of 13

My error, looked at the wrong post, so what I said still applies.

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