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I'm looking for a over head headphone under 300$. I'm an analystic listener so i like the music with the most details and clear and i like the sound with no treble or bass boost, i'm gonna plug it directly into my ipod and my laptop so i dont use amps
I'll be so glad if you can help me
Edited by Parsia - 9/3/13 at 4:07pm
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Well there are a lot of good headphones under 300, the right choice depends on your tastes. I'm analytic, and I like clear sound too. In my experience with headphones, I've found that (to my ears) a good headphone is that one with good timbres, and soundstage. To me, it is senseless if a headphone has an ultra-detailed presentation but sounds unrealistic.

 

Having said that, I enjoy a lot listening with my Pioneer Se-A1000 which you can find really REALLY cheap nowadays. Nice soundstage, nice confort, nice timbres, very easy to listen and pleasing with most genres.

 

If you want to spend some more money, the Audiotechnica ATH-AD900X could be a nice option, and the Sennheiser HD598 seems to be a great option too.

 

Neither of this three headphones is ideal for heavy sub-bass genres. But they will excel with jazz, classical, acoustic, etc.

 

Best Luck!

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Well there are a lot of good headphones under 300, the right choice depends on your tastes. I'm analytic, and I like clear sound too. In my experience with headphones, I've found that (to my ears) a good headphone is that one with good timbres, and soundstage. To me, it is senseless if a headphone has an ultra-detailed presentation but sounds unrealistic.

Having said that, I enjoy a lot listening with my Pioneer Se-A1000 which you can find really REALLY cheap nowadays. Nice soundstage, nice confort, nice timbres, very easy to listen and pleasing with most genres.

If you want to spend some more money, the Audiotechnica ATH-AD900X could be a nice option, and the Sennheiser HD598 seems to be a great option too.

Neither of this three headphones is ideal for heavy sub-bass genres. But they will excel with jazz, classical, acoustic, etc.

Best Luck!
Thank you for your information that was very helpful
I was wondering if i could buy a Beyerdynamic DT880 250ohm and use it as a daily headphone without amp
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I've plugged a pair of Dt990 Pro 250 Ohms once into my Ipod. It is possible to listen to music at low or mid volumes that way, but the sound is not as full as it might be with an amp, neither as defined.

 

Buying a pair of DT880 would be a very good investment if you are planning to buy a headphone amp in the future. Otherwise, you will get better sound out of a low impedance headphone.

 

There is a low impedance version of the DT 880 (32 Ohms) but it is not very well regarded apparently.

 

On the other side, you can find the Takstar HI-2050 which is quite similar to the DT 880 but a lot cheaper and portable. (Both are on the bright side of neutral, and both have a detailed presentation) You can read a lot about this headphone here at Head-Fi.

 

I'm not really sure about the DT880 but the HI-2050 is often picky with recordings. I think this is inherent to the bright/detailed presentation.

 

Best Luck!

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I'm looking for a over head headphone under 300$. I'm an analystic listener so i like the music with the most details and clear and i like the sound with no treble or bass boost, i'm gonna plug it directly into my ipod and my laptop so i dont use amps
I'll be so glad if you can help me

 

Heya,

 

Shure SRH940.

 

Very best,

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Heya,

 

Shure SRH940.

 

Very best,

 

MalVeauX, how do you compare Shure's SRH940 with Beyerdynamic's DT880?

 

Thanks!

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MalVeauX, how do you compare Shure's SRH940 with Beyerdynamic's DT880?

 

Thanks!

 

The OP wanted one without overly boosted treble and has a no-amp-requirement. The DT880, like most Beyers, has treble spikes and in general requires amplification for most models (even the 32ohm version benefits an amp).

 

As for comparison for the sake of talking about it, the SRH940 and the DT880 are similar in that they are roughly neutral, detail oriented, with great sound stages, they differ of course. SRH940 is a closed headphone, yet has a spacious sound stage. The SRH940 has excellent mids, bright treble, but not sibilant. The SRH940 has a mid-bass hole, ie, an obvious dip, so it's not bassy, it's bass shy, but it has good extension and drops sub-bass tones just fine, so it adds to the analytical sound since there's little mid-bass bleeding into anything. It's closed and intimate, so it's easier to analyze audio, without distraction from hums, fans, etc, in the room and house, etc. The DT880 has more mid-bass meat, more sparkly treble. I would call the DT880 more fun, by comparison. The SRH940 really is a detailed analytical monster.

 

Very best,

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The OP wanted one without overly boosted treble and has a no-amp-requirement. The DT880, like most Beyers, has treble spikes and in general requires amplification for most models (even the 32ohm version benefits an amp).

 

As for comparison for the sake of talking about it, the SRH940 and the DT880 are similar in that they are roughly neutral, detail oriented, with great sound stages, they differ of course. SRH940 is a closed headphone, yet has a spacious sound stage. The SRH940 has excellent mids, bright treble, but not sibilant. The SRH940 has a mid-bass hole, ie, an obvious dip, so it's not bassy, it's bass shy, but it has good extension and drops sub-bass tones just fine, so it adds to the analytical sound since there's little mid-bass bleeding into anything. It's closed and intimate, so it's easier to analyze audio, without distraction from hums, fans, etc, in the room and house, etc. The DT880 has more mid-bass meat, more sparkly treble. I would call the DT880 more fun, by comparison. The SRH940 really is a detailed analytical monster.

 

Very best,

 

It is always nice to read your opinions!

 

Many thanks!

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Thank you for your information that was very helpful
I was wondering if i could buy a Beyerdynamic DT880 250ohm and use it as a daily headphone without amp
I went with a sennheizer hd 598.
I ordered it, it'll be in my hands in 20 days,
Again thank you for your advice and information
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