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post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Hello there,

 

my name is Alvin and I live in Germany. I would like to make my first decent headphone purchase and after reading so much on this site, I decided perhaps it's best to ask directly for your advices.

 

I am not an audiophile (my past earphones are all OEM stuff) but since I have began to take trance and classical music appreciation more seriously, I would like to start off with an entry level, under $150 over ears closed headphones. The following factors I have considered (first being most important) are:

1. Comfort

2. Sound quality

3. Portability

4. Looks

 

Would appreciate if you can give your 2 cents to this yet-another-request for recommendation. :)

Thanks you.

 

Cheers

post #2 of 9

What sources are you going to be plugging the headphones into?

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post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post
 

What sources are you going to be plugging the headphones into?

Basic laptops/iphone. Thinking of getting a basic portable amp later on as well.

post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by alvincrew View Post
 

Basic laptops/iphone. Thinking of getting a basic portable amp later on as well.

how much are you looking to spend

 

and where will you do doing your listening, at home or on the go 

post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 

thank you for your response. my budget is below $150 for the headphones. they will be used on the go.

post #7 of 9
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thank you for your response. my budget is below $150 for the headphones. they will be used on the go.

Very nice... are you willing to buy used? If so there are many great deals [from EU members] to be had here on head fi

 

Non the less, in the Sub $150 price range there are a plethera of used headphones that would fit ur needs

 

Hp 100, Shure 840, Beyer Dt 770 LE Beyerdyanmic Dt 250

 

still for new headphones... I hear a lot of positives about the SHure 440

 

 

I see that the DT 770 80 Ohm was recommend as well, I can second that. Beyer makes a nice comfy headphone with good sound quality. I use my full size cans portably [the beyers are full size so they are not the smallest] but here's what's nice about Beyer Headphones... they are TOUGH AS NAILS, so I'm confident you could chug that thing around in a small bag and it would be fine. So if your ok with the slighty larger DT 770 80 ohm I think it would suite your needs well! 

post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

Very nice... are you willing to buy used? If so there are many great deals [from EU members] to be had here on head fi

 

Non the less, in the Sub $150 price range there are a plethera of used headphones that would fit ur needs

 

Hp 100, Shure 840, Beyer Dt 770 LE Beyerdyanmic Dt 250

 

still for new headphones... I hear a lot of positives about the SHure 440

 

 

I see that the DT 770 80 Ohm was recommend as well, I can second that. Beyer makes a nice comfy headphone with good sound quality. I use my full size cans portably [the beyers are full size so they are not the smallest] but here's what's nice about Beyer Headphones... they are TOUGH AS NAILS, so I'm confident you could chug that thing around in a small bag and it would be fine. So if your ok with the slighty larger DT 770 80 ohm I think it would suite your needs well! 

Thanks for your advises, i am certainly willing to buy pre-owned headphones. I will check them out!

post #9 of 9

I would look at Amperior and Yamaha Pro 400 or 500 if you want to go without an amp. Also consider Sennheiser 280. K550. I've written a lot about them in old threads.

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