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post #1 of 36
Thread Starter 

Hi ,

 

I'm looking for  some open headphones that have larger drivers than sennheiser px 100-II,though still relatively compact .Ideally they'd have a build quality and be  portable ,  similar to HD 25-1 II's but open backed .Though 'full size' cans are fine, the more compact the better .

 

Also they'd be driven by a sansa clip+ ( Though I could use a portable amp if there was not a better alternative ).

 

I general like the more monitor > shallow V shaped sound signature .My two favourite full size headphones are Denon AH-d2000 & Senns HD 25.

 

I listen to electronic genres of music thus the better these open cans handle the  bass the better .

 

Thanks for any recommendations . 


Edited by Bio-Rhythm - 10/22/13 at 3:52am
post #2 of 36

Heya,

 

Sony MA900

Ultrasone PRO 2900

 

Very best,

post #3 of 36
Thread Starter 

Thanks,what experience do you have with the aforementioned models?.

 

I've read a review on amazon stating the Sony MA900 are bass light .

post #4 of 36
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Originally Posted by Bio-Rhythm View Post
 

Thanks,what experience do you have with the aforementioned models?.

 

I've read a review on amazon stating the Sony MA900 are bass light .

 

Heya,

 

They are both excellent.

 

The MA900 is hardly bass light. Maybe bass light to some kid who just got some beats with his college financial aid and wants nothing but boomy bloated flabby bass in their face all day, but care nothing for anything else. The MA900 is easy to drive, balanced, warm, and too bassy for people who want a pure neutral sound. Their main advantage is their huge sound stage and airy nature and that they're light and not a large profile, so compact for a full size open air.

 

The PRO 2900 is about as bassy as it's going to get in an open headphone, while not being a dagger in your ear with treble (typical of Ultrasone). Big, warm, bass, but with good soundstage, improved mids from their closed back cousins, and subdued treble, which is again very different from typical Ultrasone sound. If you wanted something as naturally bassy as it's going to get, in an open back form, the PRO 2900 is it. But you pay for it. Build quality is rugged, very durable, tank-like. Very comfortable to wear. Folds. Detachable cabling.

 

Very best,

post #5 of 36

To add, I do walk around outside all the time (more than with closed headphones) with the MA900.  I even brought it on the train about twice.  That part didn't go so well lol. They're also (like many have said) veeeeeery light.

 

One thing you mustn't do with these is drive with the windows down.  Some weird popping sound happens, which will probably damage the headphones.

post #6 of 36
There are the different grados as well.
post #7 of 36
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

There are the different grados as well.

 

The immediate and obvious lack of sub-bass, coming from his D2000, especially out in the environment with noise filtering in, will not provide the oumph downstairs that the OP specifically stated he would like them to handle.

 

Plus, comfort. Lack thereof.

 

I love and hate Grados. :(

 

Very best,

post #8 of 36
Yeah I kinda know but they had to be mentioned ;-)
post #9 of 36
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post
 

 

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 and too bassy for people who want a pure neutral sound. Their main advantage is their huge sound stage and airy nature and that they're light and not a large profile, so compact for a full size open air.

 

 

They maybe just what I'm wanting.I could always tame the low end down a little with a eq.

 

appreciated :-)

post #10 of 36

Grado!! 

I remember some headfiers discussing about the Fidelio X1 mentioning bassy and open back. Bizarre combination but interesting, you should consider those. 

post #11 of 36

Fidelio M1?

post #12 of 36
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Fidelio M1?


Fidelio M1 are closed-back headphones.

Fidelio X1 are open back headphones (and more expensive than M1s)

post #13 of 36

I think you should also consider Yamaha's Hph-200 if you want a compact open back design.

Their sound is warm and detailed.

 

Best Luck!

post #14 of 36

The M1 is open.

post #15 of 36
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The M1 is open.

 

I'm sorry but I have got my Fidelio M1 in front of my eyes, and this are on ear, closed headphones with very good isolation.
Philips also say that this are closed back headphones in their web page.

 

I don't know why are you saying that this are open headphones.

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