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post #16 of 37

You need to define your "portable" needs.  If you mean this in the traditional sense, cans like the DT 770 & A900x are far too large to be portable.

post #17 of 37

if you dont mind on ear headphone, u might wanna look at ath es700 . 

post #18 of 37
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post
 

You need to define your "portable" needs.  If you mean this in the traditional sense, cans like the DT 770 & A900x are far too large to be portable.

 

I'd prefer having them fit in one hand. 1.5-2 hands at max. 

Backpacks are 25, 26, 29, 31 liters

 

I have the space for headphones but I prefer to be as minimal as possible. IE if a bunch of people recommend bigger headphones like the DT 770's then I have no problem considering those. 

 

@audiohurric4ne I think I'll pass on on ear headphones for now. Thanks!

post #19 of 37

Cable length and thickness is also as issue for most people seeking portability, especially with regard to cans with a fixed cable (like the DT 770).

post #20 of 37
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

Cable length and thickness is also as issue for most people seeking portability, especially with regard to cans with a fixed cable (like the DT 770).

Usually I run the cable down my back and into my back pocket when I'm out and about.
When I'm sitting down or stationary, length isn't too much of an issue.
post #21 of 37
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Originally Posted by Brokenbuyer View Post


Usually I run the cable down my back and into my back pocket when I'm out and about.
When I'm sitting down or stationary, length isn't too much of an issue.

I would avoid the DT 990 and ATH AD900x as they are open. IF your on the Go open headphones leak sound and let a lot of sound in :[ I'm actally selling one of my Open headphones for this reason. I need a closed Back my self for when I''m at School. Other wise the noise degrades the quality of my music to much, that and my professors are wondering what they keep hearing [And I don't listen to loud music either ]

 

So I'd stick with Closed back for Portable Use

post #22 of 37
U should cross out the DT770 and A900x, they are too much of a hassle for portable use.
post #23 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

U should cross out the DT770 and A900x, they are too much of a hassle for portable use.

I disagree on the DT 770. Heck I carry around a W1000x as a portable.... still the A900x isn't movement friendly. I did how ever use a Dt 880 Pro portable for a year. Beyer Pro models have a nice build and comfort to them, and they don't mind being dropped every now and again. How ever an A900x is not a tough or comfy as a Beyer DT xx0 Pro model 

post #24 of 37
Lol, your crazy! Trying to use the dt770 portably was horrible! The a900x even worse
post #25 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

Lol, your crazy! Trying to use the dt770 portably was horrible! The a900x even worse

I use a w1000x portably it is POSSIBLE xD 

post #26 of 37
Thread Starter 
Okay. Looks like portability is a controversial thing that I may have to experience myself.
So take portability out of the question and it looks like Shure 840 and DT 770 is recommended most?
post #27 of 37
Another recommendation here for the UE6000, which is a very good portable that isolates well, even used passively. The cable can be removed for storage, and the included zippered pouch is a nice touch.
post #28 of 37

ath ws99 ? 

post #29 of 37
^bad ***** headphone right there! Not neutral though. Bass emphasis.
post #30 of 37
Thread Starter 

Now that I have prices, any of them "steal prices" or must have for price? 

 

Recommendations from thread so far [bold, recommended more than once]: 

Prices are all from Head-Fi Forums

 

HiFi 780

$100 - $100 - Shure 840

$99 - UE6000

$130 - $130 - $165 - Beyer DT 770

$125 - Audio Technica ATH-A900x

$165 - $155 - ATH WS99

 

Add $175 - AKG k550 to list the?


Edited by Brokenbuyer - 11/5/13 at 4:10pm
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