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Need advice choosing an over-ear, closed back headphone for under $300

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Hi, all.

   As the title states, I am looking for over-ears around $300 dollars. I listen mostly to EDM and rock. However, I do dable with classical, pop, and jazz. Mostly, though, I listen to electronic and rock. I have a few options I am thinking about that I will list below. But, I am extremely open to suggestion, even if it is outside my given parameters of price and closed-backed..ness.... 

        ATH-a900x
        Beyer Dynamic dt-990 pro 32 ohm
        V-Moda m100

This will be a starting out pair, for me. I currently am listening with etymotic HF5s (which I really enjoy), but I have listened to ath-m50s before. Obviously, the soundstage in the m50s was better, but I like how the hf5s sound better than the m50s. Not sure if that helps. Also, I live in the US if that makes a difference.

My best wishes to all, thanks in advance.

post #2 of 8

The DT 990 is open.

 

The best closed can I have heard in this price range that is still in production is the Sony MDR 7520.

post #3 of 8

I think you should add Mad Dogs by Mr. Speakers to the list.  

post #4 of 8

AKG K550

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

I'll check out the MDR. I've looked at the Mad Dogs and decided that I'd rather do something that is more easily accessible. I've ruled out the K550's based on reports of a messed-up high-mid/treble.

post #6 of 8
I'd pick the m100 out of those three. Id pick the KEF M500 out of them all.
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 

Does anyone have any experience with the Sennheiser Momentum? This is another pair I'm really interested in. I'll look into the KEF M500.

post #8 of 8
I not a fan of them,
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