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help with choosing portables on or over ear under $350-ish

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

hi, im a newb oh headphones, the best i have currently is monster turbine iem and it got tiring really fast. hate how the bass feels overwhelms all the others

im currently in the market for a replacement, on ear / over ear is preffered, and im going to use it 99% on mobile gadgets like ipad, note2 and iphone 4.

my criteria is as follow:

 

1) i dont understand much about tonal balance and all, all i want is just a headphone that sounds nice and not overwhelming

2) it can be driven without an amp ( better with an amp is okay, as long as the amp is not a must)

3) clarity, good bass but not overwhelming

4) budget is $350 ish, don't care much about sound isolation, i'm indifferent between open cans or closed cans

 

currently im leaning toward

 

1) ath-M50

2) phillips fidelio L1

3) sennheiser momentum

4) vmoda M80

 

im living in indonesia so trying these thing is out of the question. im going to buy blind here, no tries no return.

a friend is going to buy the cans from the US

thanks alot

post #2 of 6

Please refer to this link

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/596233/buying-portable-or-in-ear-headphones-seeking-guidance-dont-start-a-new-thread-ask-for-advice-here

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

noted thanks
 

post #4 of 6

I like the Momentums alot
 

post #5 of 6
The M80, M50, L1 offers strong punchy bass and you may like these cans more (Denon D600, Bose QC 15, Harmen Kardon BT, Sony MA900 and UE9000) because overall balanced sound without strong bass.
post #6 of 6

think someone commented that u cant change the earpads on the L1..blink.gif

 

and momentum has kinda smallish earcups, it didnt fit mine...so it can be a dealbreaker if u must have an over-ear.

 

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how about the Bowers P5 

http://www.amazon.com/Bowers-Wilkins-Mobile-Stereo-Headphones/dp/B003IHUHGE/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1357100772&sr=1-1&keywords=p5+bowers+and+wilkins

 

This looks n sounds great with all your latest mobile gadgets.. dun need an amp :P

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