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looking for full size, closed (more or less) cans for the DX50, maybe not too hard to travel with. I sold my RS1's to a friend a while back. I have the super.fi 5's now and think they sound fine to me. seem to pair well with the DX50. $300-500usd, I may bend a little on that. something that would work without an amp in a pinch?. sort of lost after spending some time searching, thanks for any ideas.

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Originally Posted by mingus View Post

looking for full size, closed (more or less) cans for the DX50, maybe not too hard to travel with. I sold my RS1's to a friend a while back. I have the super.fi 5's now and think they sound fine to me. seem to pair well with the DX50. $300-500usd, I may bend a little on that. something that would work without an amp in a pinch?. sort of lost after spending some time searching, thanks for any ideas.

Sennheiser HD600 without a doubt. If you are in a pinch you can still use it on the DX50 HO without an amp and it will have enough volume to make you bob your head but not to loud levels. Big advantage with the headphones is they are relatively light. I hope you don't need noise cancellation cause being open ended you'll hear your neighbor sneeze. The Sennheiser Momentum over the ears is another pair I like too.

Another one I would recommend if you really need noise cancellation are the Bose QuietComfort QC15. They sound amazing and easily drivable without an amp.
Edited by musicheaven - 12/24/13 at 12:03am
post #9093 of 15012
You definitely don't need an amp if you had a "boose" especially lots of it, coz you are going down lol smily_headphones1.gif

Kidding aside Sennheiser Momentum sounds good for the price and easy to drive and doesn't require an amp. Not to mention it look nice as well. I'll go for over-the-ear instead of on-ears.
Edited by headwhacker - 12/23/13 at 11:52pm
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You definitely don't need an amp if you had a "boose" especially lots of it, coz you are going down lol smily_headphones1.gif

Kidding aside Sennheiser Momentum sounds good for the price and easy to drive and doesn't require an amp. Not to mention it look nice as well. I'll go for over-the-ear instead of on-ears.

Fixed wink.gif

When I tried the Momentum on ears, I did not like the feeling of those pads touching my ears however one needs to be careful with over the ears. The cup is not that big so if you have relatively large ears, you are not going to like them. One more thing that I have had issues with. With the wear and tear (in a store for example) the cups tend to slide on the metal rail after some listening time so you end up having to adjust them constantly.
Edited by musicheaven - 12/24/13 at 12:14am
post #9095 of 15012
Most importantly when picking headphones: What sort of music will you be listening to?
post #9096 of 15012
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Most importantly when picking headphones: What sort of music will you be listening to?

What if one listens to all music genres?
post #9097 of 15012
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What if one listens to all music genres?

then you should be able to get by with about half a dozen sets of cans if you're not too picky :wink_face:

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Fixed wink.gif

When I tried the Momentum on ears, I did not like the feeling of those pads touching my ears however one needs to be careful with over the ears. The cup is not that big so if you have relatively large ears, you are not going to like them. One more thing that I have had issues with. With the wear and tear (in a store for example) the cups tend to slide on the metal rail after some listening time so you end up having to adjust them constantly.


+1 I had the over ear momentums,they sound great with the dx50 and would really liked to have kept them but the pads were a bit too small for what I thought were my smallish ears:D and i found myself adjusting them a lot so in the end just sold them...Now im patiently awaiting my noble 4 iem to pair up with the dx50 :wink:

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then you should be able to get by with about half a dozen sets of cans if you're not too picky wink_face.gif

I wish it was that simple, I noticed that when moves from an ok headphone to a closer audiophile one, there is no way back but just forward and forward feels extremely expensive therefore hanging to what I can afford at the moment and hoping luck to blow wind in my back so I can make that step forward. Baby steps I guess. wink.gif
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What if one listens to all music genres?
Look for all rounders
post #9101 of 15012
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Look for all rounders

Already did, at home the HD600, on the commute road my Shure SE215 with the Pico Slim attached to the DX50 belly.
Wonderful synergy. smily_headphones1.gif
post #9102 of 15012

how good is the pico slim? it's lack of girth is tempting compared to my jds labs C5. Is the sound comparable?

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how good is the pico slim? it's lack of girth is tempting compared to my jds labs C5. Is the sound comparable?


I can't speak for the labs C5 comparison because I don't own or never owned it. I can speak about HeadAmp DAC/AMP lineups because I owned everyone of them at one time. My most favorite DAC/AMP is obviously the standard Pico but the thing I did not like too much was its inflated height which always made it odd to attach to a player. The sound though was exquisite. The Pico Slim on the other hand is pretty thin so it's not a big deal attaching it to the DX50. It also cradles nicely in your hand as long as you attach it with either Dura Lock or just a rubber band (that is my preference but that changes when I try to operate the DAP). Justin's amps are, shall I say, an amp with pretty much a true amplification, dark background that I am pretty sure it's because Justin's obsession in hand picking the parts. If your DAC output is excellent, the Pico Slim will carry the day, it does not seem to color the signal and I believe this is the ultimum characteristic one looks for an amp. It has digital pot control like the DX50 so no channel imbalance which is truly welcomed. It does not have a DAC, just to be clear. So sound wise, whatever your dap has, the Slim has.

 

I hope that answered your question.


Edited by musicheaven - 12/24/13 at 8:12am
post #9104 of 15012
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looking for full size, closed (more or less) cans for the DX50, maybe not too hard to travel with. I sold my RS1's to a friend a while back. I have the super.fi 5's now and think they sound fine to me. seem to pair well with the DX50. $300-500usd, I may bend a little on that. something that would work without an amp in a pinch?. sort of lost after spending some time searching, thanks for any ideas.

 

 

The Klipsch Status headphones sound pretty excellent from the DX50.  Loved the way these sound, and they seal out outside noise without the need for noise cancelling capabilities and batteries.

I ultimately returned mine, as I went in a different direction with more in ear headphones, but they were pretty nice at $250.  

 

Edit:  While these headphones sounded good, are are the best sounding over ear headphones I have personally ever got to hear, I ultimately had some major comfort issues with them.  But then, I haven't really found an ultimately comfortable pair of over ear headphones so I try to avoid them.  Good pair of in ear headphones is far more comfortable.


Edited by Lilfurbal - 12/24/13 at 8:34am
post #9105 of 15012
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Originally Posted by mingus View Post

looking for full size, closed (more or less) cans for the DX50, maybe not too hard to travel with. I sold my RS1's to a friend a while back. I have the super.fi 5's now and think they sound fine to me. seem to pair well with the DX50. $300-500usd, I may bend a little on that. something that would work without an amp in a pinch?. sort of lost after spending some time searching, thanks for any ideas.

The Sony MDR-7520 are a good all-rounder that pair well with the DX50. The only thing is they do not fold flat for carrying in a bag.
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