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Thread Starter 

I'm looking for another set of HeadPhones specifically for travel, so would like them to be tough, durable and maybe even available with a travel case? A fold down / wrap up set would be ideal!

 

I listen to wide range of music, mainly Rock and Alt rock, but also loads of Folk, Blues and Techno.

 

My travel rig (i'm on the road 11 months of the years) is:-

 

iPod160gb, Custom LOD, Pico Slim, UERM's - This has worked really well for the past 2 years.

 

I also have a FiiO E12 on trial at the moment and could substitute the Pico with that if the Headphone require more grunt to drive :)

 

Yes, the E12 is much larger than the Pico Slim, and HeadPhones will take up more space than the UERM's.....I'm hoping to achieve superior SQ with a move to a Headphone and utilize the E12.

 

Budget is under $500 USD.

 

note - I'm in New Zealand in a very small town, so will probably have to buy online...sight unseen and not listened to....crazy right :)

 

Interested to hear what you have to say....


Edited by JackRabbitSlims - 10/9/13 at 10:28am
post #2 of 20
Thread Starter 

Bump this guy up :)

 

OK, I have narrowed it down to the following cans:-

HD 600

Shure SRH940

Utrasone Pro900

V-Moda M-100

 

After reading the reviews, the V-Moda may be to Bassy....although it comes with a great case!

 

I want it specifically for travel and I know the HD600 is open.....it has great review though.

 

Thoughts....

post #3 of 20
The v-moda crossfade m-100 could be a bit bassy for some but I would suggest getting the XL pads which will make it more neutral sounding and more comfortable
post #4 of 20

Maybe the m100's out of them headphones as the rest won't cut it.

 

I'll consider the ath-m50's. The Beyerdynamic custom one pro's are very good actually (I heard a burnt in pair) but only at their highest bass setting as that's where they behave like they were meant to behave - a bass heads headphone. Suprisingly these sound very close to the ultrasone signature DJ's. Very suprising.

 

Sennheiser momentum are also worth considering.

post #5 of 20

Sennheiser HD-25 I II or the DT1350. They both will benefit from a portable amp. 

post #6 of 20
Thread Starter 

Hey, thanks for the great replies.

 

I hadn't considered any of the Cans you suggested (Obviously) - the HD600 are now off the list.

 

I still like the M-100's (just going on what I have read on here)

The DT1350 (80 OHM) and HD25-1-II are serious considerations.

 

I welcome your thoughts on the following:-

Focal Spirt One.

Senn Amperior

Senn Momentum.

 

Thanks once again for all your help, I appreciate it!

 

Cheers.

post #7 of 20

Forgot about the hd25's. These can literally be taken any and every where. A great example of a portable, long lasting, rugged headphone.

post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by JackRabbitSlims View Post
 

 

I welcome your thoughts on the following:-

Focal Spirt One.

Senn Amperior

Senn Momentum.

 

 

 

The Amperiors are a tweaked version of the HD-25 headphone in my opinion, in both aspects sound/aesthetically. 

post #9 of 20
Thread Starter 

DT1350 could be the one.

 

Just watched a nice clip of Jude comparing the HD25 to the 1350.....tough call, but I'm leaning towards the DT1350 right now......the price point is very attractive as well.

post #10 of 20
The DT1350 are a great sounding headphone. smily_headphones1.gif
post #11 of 20
Thread Starter 

Yes, very close to pulling the trigger on the DT1350's....Amazon have a nice price point...especially considering what an online retailer is selling them for here in NZ!!

post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by JackRabbitSlims View Post
 

Yes, very close to pulling the trigger on the DT1350's....Amazon have a nice price point...especially considering what an online retailer is selling them for here in NZ!!

 

You can't go wrong with them. :cool: 

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Thread Starter 

Will a Pico Slim improve the SQ of the DT1350's or would it be better paired with the E12?

 

I'm changing my mind on these every day :) - I read one great review and then read one horrible one.....I know what it sounds to my ears is most important

 

I'm still unsure about the HD 25's.....build quality, style factor and 'newer' technology seems to favor the Beyer, plus it has a great travel case which is key for me...

 

Need to make a decision in the next 24hours....pressure!! :eek:

post #14 of 20

The hd25's sound to me as much more natural than them beyers and for that reason I like them better

post #15 of 20
Thread Starter 

Ok, thanks....have you owned them both? with what source and amped or not??

 

Sorry for the barrage of questions - :o

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