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post #1 of 17
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hi im new here, and wanted to know what over-ear headphones is recommended by guys, i have gone through various posts, but still cant make my mind up.

basically i want comfort+sound. these are my main objectives. the headphones intend to use on over-ear as these are stated to be the most comfortable and best sounding.

however, i'll be using a set of headphones mainly from my phones, laptop and tablet. so preferably no amp.

i don't intend to use the head phones for out doors.

i have followed dale and his youtube vids aswell as other headphones users on head-fi

i have thought about momentums over-ear, B&O H6

however momentums are said to sometimes 'pinch' the ear and B&O H6 lack bass without a amp. 

is this true.

please can the members of head-fi make some suggestions. 

i mainly listen to pop music, watch films and rarely play video games

thanks for suggestions. 

 

ps i currently have akg-k450s - i think these are uncomfortable and make my ears sweaty after about 30mins use. 


Edited by scuk88 - 9/2/13 at 10:27am
post #2 of 17
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Originally Posted by scuk88 View Post

hi im new here, and wanted to know what over-ear headphones is recommended by guys, i have gone through various posts, but still cant make my mind up.

basically i want comfort+sound. these are my main objectives. the headphones intend to use on over-ear as these are stated to be the most comfortable and best sounding.

however, i'll be using a set of headphones mainly from my phones, laptop and tablet. so preferably no amp.

i don't intend to use the head phones for out doors.

i have followed dale and his youtube vids aswell as other headphones users on head-fi

i have thought about momentums over-ear, B&O H6

however momentums are said to sometimes 'pinch' the ear and B&O H6 lack bass without a amp. 

is this true.

please can the members of head-fi make some suggestions. 

i mainly listen to pop music, watch films and rarely play video games

thanks for suggestions. 

 

ps i currently have akg-k450s - i think these are uncomfortable and make my eyes sweaty after about 30mins use. 

Really, well honestly... try the AKG K550s better sound and super comfy! I own them [and I'm selling mine, only because I don't like closed headphones and I upgraded to a can with the same sound but a tad more details (and it's open)]

 

Non the less, the k550 is a great headphone! 

post #3 of 17
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think these are supposed to sound plain. 

post #4 of 17
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think these are supposed to sound plain. 

Well the K550 has a touch of mid warmth to it, but it is very detailed with a nice open sound stage. Although I enjoy the bass it has with rock, folk and jazz, for Techno I do like the K550 amp'd ever so slighty 

post #5 of 17
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hmm ill have to see if i can get these for a good price, these headphones are supposed to be heavy, does that affect the comfort?

post #6 of 17
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hmm ill have to see if i can get these for a good price, these headphones are supposed to be heavy, does that affect the comfort?

xD I'm selling them for a good price. An I do not find them un comfy due to the weight. They are really not that heavy, Audio Technica and Beyerdynamic... make heavy headphones 

 

Click here for a link to mah sale 

post #7 of 17
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thanks ill see what other suggestions come up, before i jump into purchasing :)

post #8 of 17
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thanks ill see what other suggestions come up, before i jump into purchasing :)

xD Yea i recommend that :3 though I do enjoy selling my old cans to new members. q.q I wish my first can was the K550 

 

Other opttions are the Ath a900x, and the Beyer Dynamic Dt 770 LE 


Edited by Mshenay - 9/2/13 at 11:05am
post #9 of 17
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lol, thanx

those headphones mentioned above will need amps im presume, with high impedance as they have .

post #10 of 17
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lol, thanx

those headphones mentioned above will need amps im presume, with high impedance as they have .

actually no, the Ath a900x is like 42 ohms, your phone can run that, and in addition the Beyer Dt 770 LE version is a 32ohms and ofc the K550 is like 32 ohms as well! 

post #11 of 17
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ah didnt know could get the 32ohms in beyer

post #12 of 17
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ah didnt know could get the 32ohms in beyer

sadly it can cost a bit more 

post #13 of 17
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yeah just looked, quite hard to get in UK

looking at philips citiscape uptown headphones. maybe a good starting point, decent price.  citit

post #14 of 17

There is a member here selling a pair... not sure what the import tax is, but assuming $30 shipping and maybe $30 import tax, and factoring in the OVER WHELMING trade in for the GPB against the USD...  you might have a pair of Dt 770 LE 32 ohm for 120 GPB maybe! 

 

If I find the link I'll let you know >.> I can't seem to find it BUT I HIGHLY recommend your browse our for sale thread! 

post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

There is a member here selling a pair... not sure what the import tax is, but assuming $30 shipping and maybe $30 import tax, and factoring in the OVER WHELMING trade in for the GPB against the USD...  you might have a pair of Dt 770 LE 32 ohm for 120 GPB maybe! 

 

If I find the link I'll let you know >.> I can't seem to find it BUT I HIGHLY recommend your browse our for sale thread! 

thank you, you've been very helpful.
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