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Looking for $250-$300 Headphones with good noise isolation

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I've been listening to Beethoven a lot lately and I've been noticing flaws in the sound reproduction of my ATH-M35. I've been switching between my ATH-M35 and ATH-M50 on my home setup to find the differences between the two headphones.

 

Portable: iPod Classic > FiiO E11 > ATH-M35

Home: Creative X-Fi HD USB > ATH-M50

 

I love my ATH-M50, but I wish my ATH-M35 sounded more like them. I find the mids in the ATH-M35 just not quite there and I find that the mids sound muffled. The soundstage on the ATH-M35 is also not as good as the ATH-M50 and it's bothering me a lot. The noise isolation in the ATH-M35 also isn't quite good enough since I use my portable rig mainly at school in class or on my spares.

 

I'm looking for headphones with good noise isolation, soundstage, and (I think) slightly emphasized mids $250 - $300 and I live in Canada, so I'll probably have to order them online. I use the M35 on the go because I consider them more portable than the M50, but that isn't much of an issue if I'll get a significant upgrade in sound quality.


Edited by nbohaychuk - 3/30/13 at 12:07am
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They aren't full-sized, but the Sennheiser HD25-1 II and Beyerdynamic DT 1350 have caught my attention, but I don't want to lose the wider soundstage of full-sized headphones for portability. The Senns also don't seem to have the sound signature that I'm looking for.

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