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(partly) Portable full sized headphones?

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
I have been reading this forum for about a year and a half and have still not decided on a pair of headphones .__.
I have been looking at the Sony mdr 1r and the v moda crossfade m100. I was hoping for some semi portable headphones but I will not mind walking around with a beyerdynamic dt770 if I have to. I don't have much of a music preference but if it really matters, it will.mainly be used for alternative and indie rock (still preferrably flat ish)
Also it might be good to note that I have large ears and while on ears don't bother me too much, I would really much prefer some over ears.
Edited by MayonaiseYo - 4/6/13 at 6:10am
post #2 of 19

Add Sennheiser Momentum and AKG K550 to that list and you've basically got the 5 best closed headphones under $350 to chose from. 

 

Some would also suggest the Soundmagic HP100, but I can't comment on it as I've never heard it.

post #3 of 19
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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post

Add Sennheiser Momentum and AKG K550 to that list and you've basically got the 5 best closed headphones under $350 to chose from. 

 

Some would also suggest the Soundmagic HP100, but I can't comment on it as I've never heard it.

I might remove the K550's for portability.. they're huge O_O

post #4 of 19
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Originally Posted by RochRx7 View Post

I might remove the K550's for portability.. they're huge O_O

I took "(partly) portable" to mean for use at home also. Plus they are closed backs. 

But I do agree with you biggrin.gif

post #5 of 19
Thread Starter 
I don't mind the huge headphones although the availability of the momentums are a little bit questionable in New Zealand retailing at $600. I could get them off Amazon but I was hoping.to buy local. Yeah I've considered the momentum but the only ones I can demo have sound coming out of one side :/
post #6 of 19
I do not really like K550 unamped because it don't work on me! No sound came out with my iNano 3! But there is with iPhone and this is unusual. Anyway, so I will definately prefer an amp for K550 just to play safe but if you do not want it, I like MDR-1R and I will second these after K550

Billson smily_headphones1.gif

Hope this help!
post #7 of 19
Thread Starter 
Unfortunately, there are so.many headphones that I am unable to try and the k550 happens to be one of them. Is there anyone who could describe the square of the k550s in relation to the k/q701s? They happen to be the only akgs that I am able to have a proper look at.
post #8 of 19
I will suggest Soundmagic HP100
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by randomkid View Post

I will suggest Soundmagic HP100

Do you work for them? 

I've seen you suggest that headphone SO many times...

post #10 of 19
Not for them but have reviewed for them. I suggest them as I was one of the first to get them, and they thrash the competition. I'm not surprised a lot by products, but the HP100 are truly excellent for the price.
post #11 of 19

true. compared to the hp100 all the closed beyers are overpriced junk

post #12 of 19
Thread Starter 

Would the fiio e7 suffice for amping the hp100? And how big are the cups in diameter?

post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by MayonaiseYo View Post

Unfortunately, there are so.many headphones that I am unable to try and the k550 happens to be one of them. Is there anyone who could describe the square of the k550s in relation to the k/q701s? They happen to be the only akgs that I am able to have a proper look at.

 

Describe the square? Not sure what you mean bro.. but here's some pics in relation to my hand and 7 1/4" head. These mammoths are light on the head though.. :)

 

 

post #14 of 19
Thread Starter 

SQ* my phone autofixes "typos". Apparently I'm not allowed to use acronyms and type fast at the same time.
Thanks for the pictures though :D They do swivel right? I think it would be helpful seeing as they will not only be used at home (and no I do not mind that they are big. I could walk around with a 5.1ch speaker system on my head and my only complaint would be about the weight).

post #15 of 19
E7 should be fine with the HP100.
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