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Audiophile, yet portable-ish headphones for under 250$

post #1 of 6
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Hello everybody!

 

I'm thinking of buying some new headphones and I need your help. I've been using Sony MDR-V700DJ headphones for over 3 years now, but since I'm not longer DJing, these headphones no longer suit me, since they overemphasize the bass, also, they are quite cheaply built (although nothing broke). I'd like a pair which would justify the buying of a 200$ DAC/amp, has a neutral, balanced sound (I listen to a lot of jazz, funk, tech house, rock...), but that I could still take them to school when i'm working in the studio (I'm an architecture student). So I would prefer either closed or semi-open, over-ear headphones, preferably with a case, which cost no more than 250$, and would benefit from a dac/amp, but could still be power from my macbook when i'm not at home.

I have considered Sennheiser Momentums. What do you think? Other suggestions?


Edited by roksraka - 9/1/13 at 3:56pm
post #2 of 6

V Moda M-80 is a good portable headphone that could work.

post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by MadMike View Post

V Moda M-80 is a good portable headphone that could work.

They're on-ear headphones... which I usually don't like, since they can get a bit uncomfortable

post #4 of 6

Give the ATH-M50's a try, it's pretty much what you are describing :)

 

These cans are closed, well, maybe semi closed? Anyway, they sound fairly flat, they're called monitor headphones. They've got 38 Ohms to power, they can be powered from phone/tablet/laptop/pc but will benefit from an amp and a good DAC.

 

So yeah, get these, they are well within that 250 USD and could say quite a bit less, you'll have more money to spend on a proper amp/dac that way :)

post #5 of 6

I suggest you wait for the momentum to be on sale, they can go for as low as $240 ish

You can also try the Creative Aurvana Live! which can go for as low as $60. It isn't all that durable but it's very light weight and has sound quality comparable to $200~ headphones :)

Give them a shot 

post #6 of 6

Have a read of this thread, all semi portable.

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