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Do any of you prefer closed phones for classical? (DT770 or SRH440)

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I have a pair of Grado SR80i's that I listen to at work and I love them dearly for 90% of the music that I listen to, but as many people say, they don't quite cut it for classical symphonies. Personally I think that the issue has more to do with their lack of body and impact rather than their small soundstage.

The other day I listened to some classical through a super cheap pair of IEM's and I think that I might have stumbled unto something. The increased "blackness" from the isolation made the whole experience much more involving for me. It also made the dynamics seems much more... um... dynamic. I didn't really miss anything from a soundstage perspective.

A pair of closed phones wouldn't hurt to have at work either. I thinking about trying either the Shure SRH440's or the Beyerdynamic DT770's for this purpose. Do any of you guys have any experience with phones with classical or any take on closed vs open for classical?

Thanks!

post #2 of 8

the DT770 isolates better than the SRH440 since the DT770 seals better and the SRH440 earpads are not so soft and the earcups are rather shallow too

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Thread Starter 

I am rather leaning toward the DT770's. There aren't any around here that I can test out however. I have also heard that they have a very large soundstage for a closed phone.

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Originally Posted by josh just josh View Post

I have a pair of Grado SR80i's that I listen to at work and I love them dearly for 90% of the music that I listen to, but as many people say, they don't quite cut it for classical symphonies. Personally I think that the issue has more to do with their lack of body and impact rather than their small soundstage.

The other day I listened to some classical through a super cheap pair of IEM's and I think that I might have stumbled unto something. The increased "blackness" from the isolation made the whole experience much more involving for me. It also made the dynamics seems much more... um... dynamic. I didn't really miss anything from a soundstage perspective.

A pair of closed phones wouldn't hurt to have at work either. I thinking about trying either the Shure SRH440's or the Beyerdynamic DT770's for this purpose. Do any of you guys have any experience with phones with classical or any take on closed vs open for classical?

Thanks!

 

Heya,

 

I listen to classical on closed often myself. Isolation is nice for listening in my book because it removes environmental noise that distracts me.

 

Some suggestions for classical:

 

AudioTechnica A700X

AudioTechnica A900X

Beyer DT770

Beyer COP

Shure SRH840

AKG K271 MKII

AKG K167

Mr Speaker Mad Dog

Brainwavz HM5

 

Very best,

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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post

 

Heya,

 

I listen to classical on closed often myself. Isolation is nice for listening in my book because it removes environmental noise that distracts me.

 

Some suggestions for classical:

 

AudioTechnica A700X

AudioTechnica A900X


Classical music sounds great on my a900x.

post #6 of 8

I like listening to classical music on the closed cans I have. I do like the bit of isolation they provide. I use either the Monitor 10's or the A900.

post #7 of 8
A900x and the k550, although I'm not sure about isolation on the k550. I only had the k550 for a week and didn't really pay attention to isolation.
post #8 of 8
Usually people who prefer closed type are aiming for deep bass, not sure if it would do any good for classics but sound isolation will definitely help.
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