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.
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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!
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
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
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
$99 - UE6000
$125 - Audio Technica ATH-A900x
Add $175 - AKG k550 to list the?
Edited by Brokenbuyer - 11/5/13 at 4:10pm