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Looking for a good pair of headphones ( over ear) for outside use !

post #1 of 5
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Hey my name is Spencer Gorman I am looking for a good pair of headphones around 200-500$ I bought a pair of sennheiser hd 558s I absolutely love them. I have a hearing loss in my right ear and I just got a hearing aid so I cant use my earbuds anymore. As much as I would love to use the sennheiser’s outside it’s just not practical due to the open back design. I had bought a pair dre beats pro’s for outside use but they are close to my hearing aid and cause a horrible screeching noise ( hearing aid is like a mic when held it makes screeching noise) so i took them back for a refund.
 
So basically I’m looking to see if you know of a pair of over the head headphones that aren't too close to my ear but i can still use outside !
I was interested in 
AKG K702 65th Anniversary Limited Edition Headphone
or the sennheiser hd 650
 
thank you for your time
 

also i know the senns are open ended but im still considering them. Any input would be great thanks

post #2 of 5

Heya,

 

Those are all open air headphones; not going to work 'outside' very well.

 

I would suggest you get a deep cup closed back headphone. And keep it inexpensive and low impedance so that you're not having to carry around an external portable amplifier.

 

Suggestions:

 

Mr Speakers Mad Dog with Alpha Pads

Ultrasone PRO 750

Brainwavz HM5

Denon D600

AKG K550

AudioTechnica A900X

Nuforce HP800

 

Very best,

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

ok ill check those out how are the AKG K550 i was thinking of buying from razordogaudio.com  hes selling them for 299 is that a good price? 

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Originally Posted by spenny91 View Post

ok ill check those out how are the AKG K550 i was thinking of buying from razordogaudio.com  hes selling them for 299 is that a good price? 

 

You can get them for the same price on amazon. 

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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post

Heya,

 

Those are all open air headphones; not going to work 'outside' very well.

 

I would suggest you get a deep cup closed back headphone. And keep it inexpensive and low impedance so that you're not having to carry around an external portable amplifier.

 

Suggestions:

 

Mr Speakers Mad Dog with Alpha Pads

Ultrasone PRO 750

Brainwavz HM5

Denon D600

AKG K550

AudioTechnica A900X

Nuforce HP800

 

Very best,

+1. The Mad Dogs, k550 and brainwavz hm5 are awesome. 

post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Ok I'm really considering the k550/551 I only have one more question do the headphones sit on the ear or completely over it?

Because of my hearing aid if something sits ontop of it my hearing aid screech's. the dre beats pros caused it to screech, where as my hd 558's do not

Also is the only difference between the 550/551 is the cable length/type
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