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Been out of the game for a while...can anyone recommend some closed back cans?

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I'm more of a fan of open-back or semi-open cans, but my friend is interested in a set of closed back on a budget of sub-$400. He usually listens to classic rock and lighter indie stuff. Needless to say since it isn't my forte, I'm coming here to ask for suggestions and recommendations. Thanks all for any input! If you need any more information, please just ask!
post #2 of 6

Heya,

 

Perhaps consider:

 

AudioTechnica A900X

AKG K550

AKG K267

Logitech UE6000

Beyer DT770

Sony MDR1R

Vmoda M100

SoundMagic HP100

Denon D400

Shure SRH840

Brainwavz HM5

Ultrasone HFI 780

(used/discontinued) Denon D2000

 

Very best,

post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by grmnasasin0227 View Post

I'm more of a fan of open-back or semi-open cans, but my friend is interested in a set of closed back on a budget of sub-$400. He usually listens to classic rock and lighter indie stuff. Needless to say since it isn't my forte, I'm coming here to ask for suggestions and recommendations. Thanks all for any input! If you need any more information, please just ask!

What source(s) will he be plugging the headphones into?

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Hi Purple, He'll go going straight into an iPod in public. He doesn't own any amplifiers.
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Hi Purple, He'll go going straight into an iPod in public. He doesn't own any amplifiers.

I would guess the AKG K550 would be a good sounding headphone for portable use, and easy for a iPod to drive.

post #6 of 6

I'd second the AKG K550, which is my work headphone (I sit in a cubicle).  I can't say for how it is unamped (though I guess I could try it), as I am listening out of a Fiio E9 + E7 DAC/amp combo.

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