Head-Fi.org › Forums › Help and Getting Started › Introductions, Help and Recommendations › Looking for over ear headphones suitable for someone doing music theory at university
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Looking for over ear headphones suitable for someone doing music theory at university

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Hi,

My brother is doing music at university (theory not practice) and he's looking for a pair of headphones so that he can do whatever it is he does with them quietly instead of for the whole world to hear.

He will mostly be using them for composing through Sibelius (composition software), messing around on his keyboard and playing his guitar through an amp.

Whilst it would be fairly simple to help him if he wanted just a pair of headphones it's the additional composition requirements that have meant I wanted to bother you guys.

Having had a chat with him he has a couple of requirements/preferences:

- Over ear instead of IEM or on-ear headphones
- Clean sound with no distortion
- He's not fussed about closed/open differences however since he will sometimes be using them on the train closed MAY be better
- I asked him about the sound he desired and he said "not bass heavy" - I think a neutral sound would probably be better in this instance but at the time time due to the desire to use them with his guitar and for long journeys if the sound is too neutral he may not like them much.

Budget ceiling: £160

Thanks.
post #2 of 11

Look to Sony, KRK and AKG studio cans.  The MDR 7506, KNS 8400 and K 240 immediately come to mind.

post #3 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post
 

Look to Sony, KRK and AKG studio cans.  The MDR 7506, KNS 8400 and K 240 immediately come to mind.

A used pair of Beyer 770 LTD 32 ohm... might b hard to find but offer a really nice sound!  

post #4 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post
 

Look to Sony, KRK and AKG studio cans.  The MDR 7506, KNS 8400 and K 240 immediately come to mind.

A used pair of Beyer 770 LTD 32 ohm... might b hard to find but offer a really nice sound!  


Can't agree.  The DT 770 has a very "V" shaped sound signature--very far from neutral.  It's very bass heavy--clearly in basshead lite territory.


Edited by KG Jag - 11/3/13 at 3:22pm
post #5 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post
 


Can't agree.  The DT 770 has a very "V" shaped sound signature--very far from neutral.  It's very bass heavy--clearly in basshead lite territory.

That would be the Pro 80 version. The 770 LE and 250 Ohm variants are not as bassy AND additioanlly  that they are not nearly as bassy as some ppl make them out to be... don't confuse the potential to reproduce DEEP powerful bass when needed, as something that is overly bass heavy or V shapped 

 

ALso there is the Beyer 250 and I think it's the German Masetro 8.61 2 other headphones in the EU that should offer very balanced sound.

post #6 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post
 


Can't agree.  The DT 770 has a very "V" shaped sound signature--very far from neutral.  It's very bass heavy--clearly in basshead lite territory.

That would be the Pro 80 version. The 770 LE and 250 Ohm variants are not as bassy AND additioanlly  that they are not nearly as bassy as some ppl make them out to be... don't confuse the potential to reproduce DEEP powerful bass when needed, as something that is overly bass heavy or V shapped 

 

ALso there is the Beyer 250 and I think it's the German Masetro 8.61 2 other headphones in the EU that should offer very balanced sound.


I'm not at all confused.  The DT 880, even if it is a bit bright, is by far the most neutral of the 770, 880 & 990 Beyer mid-fi families.  The least neutral of the three (and most bass enhanced above neutral) is the 770 family.  It's not surprising that only the DT 770 group is closed.

post #7 of 11
German maestro GMP 8.35 D, should take a look. £160 from hifiheadphones.co.uk
post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by ostewart View Post

German maestro GMP 8.35 D, should take a look. £160 from hifiheadphones.co.uk

Yea this is the headphone I was talking about

post #9 of 11

Soundmagic hp-100, maybe look into that one as well

post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by davidsh View Post
 

Soundmagic hp-100, maybe look into that one as well

Indeed I like my HP 100 when I had it, not sure about the avability or price in the EU though. BUT the Hp 100 has a sound simmilar to the Dt 880 imo. Very balanced! Although there are apprently 2 or 3 revision of the Hp 100. Early models are have very linear sub bass, and later models opt for a more mid bass hump... so if your seller has the Year they got, the Early modles are mostly 2012 I think... my model number was 00000082, so I had what is a REV 1 apprently [and ofc Sound Magic did not tell any one about there re tuneing] 

 

So I had a model from Feb 2012, not sure how newer models compare to it, either way I liked my hp 100 very much 

post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thanks to everyone who posted, I've passed the recommendations on to him to consider.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Help and Getting Started › Introductions, Help and Recommendations › Looking for over ear headphones suitable for someone doing music theory at university