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Need some help deciding which headphones are right for me

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I have been doing a lot of research on different headphones online, and have found a lot that fit my bill, but I want to get the most bang for my buck, as well as something that fits my needs.

 

I like to make a little bit of electronic music as well. It's not a serious thing. It's mostly just a fun hobby that I have gotten into recently.

 

I have come across the Sennheiser HD 25-1 II, the Beyerdynamic DT1350, and the Sennheiser HD 380, all of which interest me.

 

I listen to a lot of electronic music, a lot of rock/pop/indie rock, and occasionally classical music.

 

Portability isn't too big a concern, but I would like to be able to use them in public without annoying everyone around me.

 

Any help/recommendations would be quite appreciated. 


Edited by parkl - 8/7/13 at 5:03pm
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The Beyerdynamic DT1350 are excellent headphones. I love mine. The DT1350s and HD 25-1 are both listed on Innerfidelity's Wall of Fame. You can follow the links to full reviews of each that are by the same reviewer. Good way to get a feel for how they compare.
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The Beyerdynamic DT1350 are excellent headphones. I love mine. The DT1350s and HD 25-1 are both listed on Innerfidelity's Wall of Fame. You can follow the links to full reviews of each that are by the same reviewer. Good way to get a feel for how they compare.

Thanks for the link. I'm really starting to lean towards the DT1350. It's still a little bit of a tossup, but the D1350's seem like the best for me. I'm quite grateful for the help. I've never actually owned any good audio equipment, so this will be a first. 

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Amazon has them for $215 at the moment. If you get them from Amazon or fulfilled by Amazon (not 3rd parties that do their own shipping through Amazon), it's easy to RMA. Just keep the phones and packaging in mint condition (DT1350s are in a box, not that plastic crap you have to cut), and the return shipping prepaid through Amazon at their rate (they charge it off your credit once they get them back) is generally around $10 for a pair of headphones. That's a reasonable "in-home demo" fee even if you don't decide to keep them. I have done it a few times wink.gif

If your credit card can manage it, get the DT1350s and one of the other headphones. Return the one you like the least. (I have done that, too smily_headphones1.gif )
post #5 of 7
V-MODA M80's, the Sennheiser Amperior, and (possibly) the new Sennheiser on-ear version of the MOMENTUM (I assume you prefer on-ear headphones).
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Sennheiser amperior, an improved HD-25 I II. Can be had for around $200 on amazon. 

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+1 for HD 25-1 II. My review of them is here.

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