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Portable Headphone recommendation. Help needed.

post #1 of 3
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Hi guys, I currently having a dilemma.choosing portable headphones.

I'm from the Philippines btw and my country has a tropical climate. I currently have the Ath m50s for portable use, as you know it wouldn't take time for my ears to sweat considering the pads are pleather and it's really hot so around ears aren't really advisable here. I use my iphone 4s for source with no port amp. 

factors to consider:

Comfort * I have a big head* AKG K518 tried it, stretched the band @ maximum, might even deform the headband. :(

Good SQ

balanced sound

portability

Build quality (must survive tropical climate)

 

I'm just gonna order online and cannot try this cans. It would be either a hit or miss purchase. :mad:

 

 

I have narrowed my list with senns.

Sennheiser Momentum

Pros: Best looking headphone available , Good sound, low impedance, outstanding build quality. Good SQ. Microphone controls for Iphone.

Cons: Leathers might break with tropical climate, small pads might not fit ears (making it on ear headphones LOL). Big heads don't fit well? Ears might sweat due to around ear design

 

Sennheiser HD 25-1 II

Pros: On ear headphones ( won't be sweaty as around ears) , good SQ, outstanding build quality, low profile design. 

Cons: tight headband? (Big head here). No mic for Iphone. High Impedance. sound isolation = idk

 

 

I would gladly read your advice/advises. :)

post #2 of 3

Sennheiser sells an On-ear version of the momentum which might be a better choice if you have a big head and they do have smallish earcups ( the over -ear ones). Based on you living in a tropical climate( if you don't want to sweat a lot ) I would suggest On-ear headphones anyways I would suggest the Sennheiser On-ear Momentum ( They are around $229 USD), V-moda M-80 ( Based on Build quality which is amazing but could be to small ) , or the Skullcandy Aviators Which I like myself and it is light around the ear headphone with pretty good build quality ( they do have a lifetime limited warranty)


Edited by Closingracer - 10/12/13 at 9:10pm
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Thread Starter 

Thanks for the advice btw, Vmodas aren't available here. :( I saw one online but it costs 400 US dollars. way overpriced because of availability. I would like to consider the amperior but it was discontinued by Sennheiser, maybe parts would be a problem in the future? or HD 25-II's parts would be enough to replace them? I would consider the momentum on ear but the material is not the same with the around ear momentum when i looked at it. :triportsad:

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