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Closed over ear headphones wanted for $300

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I currently have the bose OE 2's but I want something with more sound quality. They need to be over ear and closed. Comfortability is a priority. I have a 300 dollar budget but I could go higher if there is a good deal. I will be listening mostly on my android phone with a beats audio chip. I want them to be portable (a case or bag would be nice). Recommendations for an amp would also be great. I know this is a lot to ask but recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
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At this price point I think many recommend the Mad Dogz

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Hello!

 

Didn't get to try those Mad Dogz but I find the Sony MDR-1R sound best for portable under $300. It comes with a carrying pouch, it folds flat and detachable cable. As for sound quality, I find it excellent for a closed headphone specially for portable use. Soundstage is good considering it is a closed headphone.  

 

Just my 2cents

 

Billson dt880smile.png

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Thanks for the suggestions billson, but how is the bass because I forgot to mention I listen to mainly rock
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Thanks for the suggestions billson, but how is the bass because I forgot to mention I listen to mainly rock

It's good, I really like MDR-1R for rock, but I don't know if they're better than Mad Dogs.

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The Momentum's MSRP is a little higher than $300, but with an online sale, coupon or at Razordog Deals, you might find them lower. At $300 or below, they're a worthy contender - they sound really nice. I can't compare direct to the 1R as I've yet to try that one, but I really like the sound of my Momentums. The bass is punchy, and definitely emphasised a little (but not much - they're just north of neutral to my ears), and the overall sound is quite detailed, which should do well for all kinds of rock.

 

Portability-wise, they are a very small headphone, but they do not fold flat. They are great around your neck, but should you need to carry them in a bag, their case is rather bulky. My bag can always fit the Momentum (the sound is worth clearing some space IMO :D), but it's something to note - the case is large, but very protective.

 

If you have ears of average or small size (less than 70mm, say), the Momentum's small earcups should fit you pretty well and be very comfortable. I also reckon you'll be rewarded with great sound for a closed, portable headphone at the price.

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The Momentum's MSRP is a little higher than $300, but with an online sale, coupon or at Razordog Deals, you might find them lower. At $300 or below, they're a worthy contender - they sound really nice. I can't compare direct to the 1R as I've yet to try that one, but I really like the sound of my Momentums. The bass is punchy, and definitely emphasised a little (but not much - they're just north of neutral to my ears), and the overall sound is quite detailed, which should do well for all kinds of rock.

Portability-wise, they are a very small headphone, but they do not fold flat. They are great around your neck, but should you need to carry them in a bag, their case is rather bulky. My bag can always fit the Momentum (the sound is worth clearing some space IMO biggrin.gif), but it's something to note - the case is large, but very protective.

If you have ears of average or small size (less than 70mm, say), the Momentum's small earcups should fit you pretty well and be very comfortable. I also reckon you'll be rewarded with great sound for a closed, portable headphone at the price.

1R sound better compared to Momentum at a lower price. Build quality fall short thought smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by Evanc56 View Post

I currently have the bose OE 2's but I want something with more sound quality. They need to be over ear and closed. Comfortability is a priority. I have a 300 dollar budget but I could go higher if there is a good deal. I will be listening mostly on my android phone with a beats audio chip. I want them to be portable (a case or bag would be nice). Recommendations for an amp would also be great. I know this is a lot to ask but recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

 

Heya,

 

For your needs, without an amp, for rock:

 

Sennheiser Momentum

Sony MDR1R

AKG K167

Denon D600

Ultrasone HFI 780

 

Very best,

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