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Want to upgrade from my AKG K540, need to be closed/semi-open headphones around €160,-

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So they shouldn't leak, should be full size circumaular, really comfortable for atleast 2 - 3 hours, crisp airy highs without any form of harshness, good detailed, full, crisp midrange (shouldn't be recessed in any way), tight, well extended, deep, punchy bass, and decent soundstage and imaging. They need to be really engaging aswell. I will be using them at home.


Edited by dakanao - 6/6/13 at 1:25pm
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So they shouldn't leak, should be full size circumaular, really comfortable for atleast 2 - 3 hours, crisp airy highs without any form of harshness, good detailed, full, crisp midrange (shouldn't be recessed in any way), tight, well extended, deep, punchy bass, and decent soundstage and imaging. They need to be really engaging aswell.

 

You know you're describing the world's most perfect (unicorn) headphone right?  tongue.gif

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You know you're describing the world's most perfect (unicorn) headphone right?  tongue.gif

Do you maybe know any good options around that price range?

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Do you maybe know any good options around that price range?

Reread what he said. Emphasis on "unicorn" smily_headphones1.gif

I think the Sony MDR-1R might get you close: http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/solid-sony-mdr-1r-mdr-1rbt-and-mdr-1nc

Won't give you the deepest bass extension, but overall seems like it could be a good fit for you.
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Reread what he said. Emphasis on "unicorn" smily_headphones1.gif

 

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Reread what he said. Emphasis on "unicorn" smily_headphones1.gif

I think the Sony MDR-1R might get you close: http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/solid-sony-mdr-1r-mdr-1rbt-and-mdr-1nc

Won't give you the deepest bass extension, but overall seems like it could be a good fit for you.

Somebody said in a review that full sized home headphones around that price will get you better sound. Any other options?

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I think for the price you will probably need to make a compromise or prioritize some of the things you're looking for.

Like is detail more important than bass extension?  Or any headphone in particular you've listened to that you like and can use as reference.

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The Sonys are full-sized headphones. They are classified as over ear.
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ue6000

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The MDR-1R would fit you perfectly and it really is the best portable full-sized closed can you can buy. The UE 6000 is another great can, but the build quality throws me off a little.

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Try the popular semi-open Superlux 668B (also available re-branded as the Samson SR850). If you prefer closed, there's the Superlux HD669.
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The MDR-1R would fit you perfectly and it really is the best portable full-sized closed can you can buy. The UE 6000 is another great can, but the build quality throws me off a little.

Yeah but I don't need to be portable. Do you own the 1R yourself?

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The Sonys are full-sized headphones. They are classified as over ear.

Do you own the 1R's yourself?

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Yeah but I don't need to be portable. Do you own the 1R yourself?
Si
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Si

Is it true that the bass is bloated?

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