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The more and more i read abt headphones, the more and more desire grows. I just realised how meaningful the phrase- sorry abt ur wallet is! Hahahaha. At the moment i ll just stick on to reading about headphones. Meanwhile i ll save to buy one of the best headphones.

 

Start with the KEF M500! It really is phenomenal and won't break your bank. To be frankly honest, I think it's the best closed, stock-form headphone I've listened to :blink:


Edited by Lan647 - 9/14/13 at 6:12am
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Best closed headphone period I've heard.
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Best closed headphone period I've heard.

 

I'd love to see MacedonianHero review and compare the Mad Dog 3.2. Personally, the Mad Dog 3.2 was rivaling the HD600 and putting the hurt on other closed headphones I've heard. I know it benefits from an amp more than the others here...so maybe it is out of the realm of this comparison. 

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Best closed headphone period I've heard.

 

I'm considering agreeing with that statement. 

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Can the KEF M500 really be called closed? I've never liked supraaural headphones much.

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Can the KEF M500 really be called closed? I've never liked supraaural headphones much.

 

With memory form pads, there is little/no open spacae between the headphones and skin. Back is also closed so very little sound leaks out. It is a closed headphones.

 

 

Yes, I hate on-the-ear headphones as wearing glasses, I can't wear my Grados for more than 30 minutes.. But for KEF's case, the form is really soft, and the pressure caused by the headband is very little, allowing me to wear them for hours.

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^ Yup, they are incredibly comfortable. The only other on-ears that are as comfortable (that i have tried) are the sportapro drivers on parts express headband lol
Edited by waynes world - 9/14/13 at 6:47pm
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The p5 (too me at least) is pretty comfortable, with slightly below average sound quality. I still like them a little and I can't tell you why.
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I listened at many of the headphones on this thread.. Momentum, PSU, MDR-1R, beats (already own), plus a bunch of others I posted about. I got some second hand A900's (not the X) for $100. Comfort and sound quality it beats all of these, and is very very close to the LCD2 when I compare them side by side with a good FLAC/optical/DAC/amp system. The A900 aren't at all portable, not even slightly, but I'd love to hear MacedonianHero's comparison.

 

I'd love to hear the A900s. I owned the W3000s; and while I would never consider them portable headphones, I really enjoyed their sound. I'll see if I can snag a pair of A900s for a loan to listen to.

 

Thanks for the heads up. 

 

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I'd love to see MacedonianHero review and compare the Mad Dog 3.2. Personally, the Mad Dog 3.2 was rivaling the HD600 and putting the hurt on other closed headphones I've heard. I know it benefits from an amp more than the others here...so maybe it is out of the realm of this comparison. 

 

Me too. :o See above...these are on my list to try and get for an audition for sure.

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I'd love to see MacedonianHero review and compare the Mad Dog 3.2. Personally, the Mad Dog 3.2 was rivaling the HD600 and putting the hurt on other closed headphones I've heard. I know it benefits from an amp more than the others here...so maybe it is out of the realm of this comparison. 

 

Me too. :o See above...these are on my list to try and get for an audition for sure.

Can they really be considered portable though? 
Or just for advancement of science?

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Can they really be considered portable though? 
Or just for advancement of science?

 

I mean, it is a closed pair of headphones...though I hear they need a amp to run properly.

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Can they really be considered portable though? 
Or just for advancement of science?

 

I still would consider them portables as they're based on the Fostex cans that are not too big and quite efficient. 

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Compare 10 headphones at same time ... You definitely spent hundreds of hours for testing, thanks for sharing. I wonder if you can compare the higher headphones such as HE400, HD650 ...etc , that'd be very great :tongue_smile:

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Can they really be considered portable though? 
Or just for advancement of science?

 

I still would consider them portables as they're based on the Fostex cans that are not too big and quite efficient. 

 

Agreed, they are efficient, but the stock cables terminate with a 6,3mm plug and are quite long....  

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Agreed, they are efficient, but the stock cables terminate with a 6,3mm plug and are quite long....  
Don't worry, they always come with stock hardcase, haha
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