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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

Looking to buy some closed back headphones now to pair with my DT 880s. I love my 880s but now I want a nice closed back option to switch between when I can't bother my girlfriend and I'd like some opinions! Main thing I want is comfort, I can't stand uncomfortable headphones.

 

Here are some I've been looking at:

 

ATH A900x - Seem like really good options and are quite cheap from Japan on ebay. Only thing I am worried about is the fit. Could be too big?

 

DT 770 Pros - Look like everything I could ask for in closed headphones, but I don't want to get something overly similar to my 880s and I'd like to try a different brand.

 

AKG K550s - Look really nice, amazing style but I've read they sound boring and can be uncomfortable.

 

Ultrasone Pro 750 - Maybe a little too expensive? Like the idea of detachable cable.

 

GMP 8. 300 d - Look nice to me but concerned about comfort.

 

Thanks for the help.

post #2 of 11

DT770 AE or Mad Dogs if you ask me

post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 

I also saw those Mad Dogs but they looked expensive if I were to import them to Ireland... Any more suggestions would be great.

post #4 of 11

Are you looking for something with a different sound than your 880s or the same? 

post #5 of 11

The Mad Dogs are awesome and should def be a consideration 

post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 

Something different than my 880s I think. I would like to have a bit of variety :) Can you only buy Mad Dogs from their website?

post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by NinjaVampire View Post

Something different than my 880s I think. I would like to have a bit of variety :) Can you only buy Mad Dogs from their website?

You can buy them at a select few places but I'm not sure exactly where. Head over to the Mad Dog thread, they are def the best you're going to get for that price range.

post #8 of 11

Heya,

 

Beyer DT770

AKG K167

Ultrasone PRO 750

Brainwavz HM5

 

Those are rather comfortable to me at least and have relatively warm to warm-neutral sound with differing mids/treble flavors. Just read reviews for more info. I would probably go Beyer or HM5 ideally there based on what you're coming from.

 

The A900X would be great, but since you stressed comfort I would probably say don't consider this one unless you're willing to replace the pads to something else. I love the A900X but my one gripe with it is that the pads are not very comfortable, they're stiff, and the wing system on AT's are always subjective (you love or hate them), and the cups are not very deep so your ears might touch a little (depends on you of course). If you are willing to get bigger, softer, deeper pads, then it's an absolutely excellent headphone to go to (pads to consider include some J$, SR007, some Denon D2k pads, etc). But if you don't want to fool with that, then maybe just stick with the Beyers (DT770).

 

On that note, I would suggest you try and find the premium DT770 (now discontinued) instead of the PRO. Much more comfortable to wear (less clamp pressure) and the signature is closer to a warm neutral than the PRO is. The old DT770 premium is a lot like a closed DT880 really. 

 

Very best,

post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 

Hi, I have purchased Ultrasone Pro 900s, a little over my budget but what do you think? They come with J$ pads so like you have said they should be very comfy! Probably would have gone for the Mad Dogs otherwise but I'm excited for these to arrive :)

post #10 of 11

Are the Ultrasone Pro 750/900 comfortable? Back when I was considering the Ultrasone HFI-580, everyone was complaining about the extreme clamping force.

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Are the Ultrasone Pro 750/900 comfortable? Back when I was considering the Ultrasone HFI-580, everyone was complaining about the extreme clamping force.

Yeah the HFI-580s are pretty bad if you keep them on for too long, shallow and not very comfortable pads is the main deal. If they fixed that I wouldn't mind the clamping force. I have been thinking about buying some other headphones once I get money, I want the signature of the HFI-580s only super comfy.

 

Anyways, yeah, I have no idea maybe the Pro 750s have different pads?

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