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New $300-400 over-ear headphones and headamps to replace hd595

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Hi

 

a few days ago my Sennheiser HD595 died, and i am now looking for a new pair of headphones.

i think i am going to get up a bit in price range, i am thinking around 300-400$, any really good phones in that price range?

 

Some of the things i really loved about my hd595 was that they were really comfortable, i used them both at home and at work, and i intend to use the new ones in the same way.

 

some of the things i would like in a new pair of phones:

 

- Comfortable

- Velour pads, maybe leather, but no fake leather.

- nice sound (obviously!)

- I don't mind if they are open-back because i am mostly alone at work.

- not too heavy

- relatively rugged, i am going to use them at work, so they get in my bag everyday.

 

i don't know with head-amp? I had one at home with the computer but i gave it to my brother when i moved away, but i am thinking of buying something new for the computer, and a battery powered amp for work. Any suggestions?

 

My final budget would be around $600-700 for amps and headphones?

post #2 of 12

The Fiio E17 DAC/Amp would be something you could take back and forth between work and home.

Leaves a lot of left over budget for headphones.

post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 

that DAC/amp looks really cool, and seems to get some good reviews, it's looks like a nice choice for my use.

Have you got any ideas for a good pair of headphones to go with it?

post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by Febbe View Post
 

that DAC/amp looks really cool, and seems to get some good reviews, it's looks like a nice choice for my use.

Have you got any ideas for a good pair of headphones to go with it?

Which headphones?

That's a loaded question.

Beyerdynamic T70s, sell used for $360

Philips X1/28  Fidelio, $290

Audio Technica ATH-AD1000X, $440

 

I think the T70s would be the most durable for transporting around.

Hopefully others will post more ideas for headphones.

post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the suggestions, i was looking around at the bhphoto website today (i needed a new battery for my camera) and i found the Fiio e17 and some Beyerdynamic dt880 for 239$, so i bought the headphones with a fiio e17 and e09k.

 

I went with the 880's because they were available for shipping to Greenland, and they have some good reviews. and if i don't like them i can always buy something else.

post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by Febbe View Post
 

Thanks for the suggestions, i was looking around at the bhphoto website today (i needed a new battery for my camera) and i found the Fiio e17 and some Beyerdynamic DT880 for 239$, so i bought the headphones with a Fiio E17 and E09k.

 

I went with the 880's because they were available for shipping to Greenland, and they have some good reviews. and if i don't like them i can always buy something else.

You'll like the DT880s.

post #7 of 12

Honestly Don't why you guys haven't mentioned it yet but

 

Grab the E17 and the BEYERDYANMIC dt 880 PRO, it's

 

got velour pads [super comfy]

It's built in Germany and is VERY tough, a very sturdy head phone

Does well with all genres of music 

 

And open back AND if you buy new  [or get lucky to find some one with a used pair with box] they come with their own Carrying Case! With a foam inner padding and a soft cloth outside, not the toughest headphone case but more than enough for the Rock Solid Tough Headphone they are made for <3

 

There are a number of used Dt 880s for about $230 here on head fi as well, BUT for you budget you want the Pro 250ohm!

post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

Honestly Don't why you guys haven't mentioned it yet but

 

Grab the E17 and the BEYERDYANMIC dt 880 PRO, it's

 

got velour pads [super comfy]

It's built in Germany and is VERY tough, a very sturdy head phone

Does well with all genres of music 

 

And open back AND if you buy new  [or get lucky to find some one with a used pair with box] they come with their own Carrying Case! With a foam inner padding and a soft cloth outside, not the toughest headphone case but more than enough for the Rock Solid Tough Headphone they are made for <3

 

There are a number of used Dt 880s for about $230 here on head fi as well, BUT for you budget you want the Pro 250ohm!

 

I have already ordered the headphones and amp :D can't wait to get them, im so tired of the horrible in ear things im using now.

post #9 of 12
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I have already ordered the headphones and amp :D can't wait to get them, im so tired of the horrible in ear things im using now.

 

:O which ones [and I to hate iems] 

 

Also... wow my Dt 990 R@P3s lossy files >.> poor lossy has no treble extension! 

post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 
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:O which ones [and I to hate iems] 

Also... wow my Dt 990 R@P3s lossy files >.> poor lossy has no treble extension! 
I bought the dt880 pro and an Fiil e17 and e09k at bhphoto. The phones cost me $239, i think that was a pretty good deal.

And lossy files are no go in my ears already, everything is FLAC Ripped from my own CD collection.
post #11 of 12
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I bought the dt880 pro and an Fiil e17 and e09k at bhphoto. The phones cost me $239, i think that was a pretty good deal.

And lossy files are no go in my ears already, everything is FLAC Ripped from my own CD collection.

 

exactly and do enjoy that combo! I paid $239 for my Dt 880 Pro new... then got my Dt 880 Preuim 600 ohm Recabled for $235 here on head fi :D [yea I'm rubbin it in] but still for the price the Dt 880 pro is a KILLER can

 

Enjoy it man! 

post #12 of 12
Not to derail the thread, but any brief recommendations for a good FLAC player of some capacity? 256GB would be nice but that's probably dreaming.



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