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Best sub-$300 headphones for classical?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Hi head-fi,

 

As the title states I'm looking for the best sub-$300 headphones for classical. I'm currently using a pair of m50's but I find that they're better for my dubstep and studio recording. As an example of the music I listen right now I'm listening to the album Light & Gold by Eric Whitacre (in FLAC of course). Peace. :) 

 

edit: "... and SATB/choral music."


Edited by Emongaa - 11/9/13 at 12:56pm
post #2 of 12

Heya,

 

Open-air or closed-back?

What's your source equipment that you're plugging them into?

 

Very best,

post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 

Heya,

 

Open-air or closed-back?

What's your source equipment that you're plugging them into?

 

Very best,

 

 

I plan to use these at home so I guess open. As for source equipment I'm not using a dac or amp I just plugging my current set into my macbook, though I was looking at getting an E11

post #4 of 12

Heya,

 

I definitely suggest you consider getting an entry level USB DAC/AMP, like a Fiio E10. Maybe try and work something like that into the budget.

 

Otherwise, some headphones that are efficient enough to at least work in the mean time straight from your laptop:

 

Sony MA900

Sennheiser HD598

Hifiman HE-300 rev 2

AudioTechnica AD900X

AKG K240 MK II

Beyer DT880 Premium 32ohm

 

Very best,

post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 

Thanks, will look into them. Unrelated but how/when can I change my profile page to have information on it?

post #6 of 12

AKG Q701 is great for classical if you have a DAC and amp. They will sound lousy without an amp. 

post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 

And what amp? Maybe around $50.

post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 

Bump. Sorry I don't know how long it takes for threads to prune on head-fi.

post #9 of 12

The only amp around 50 that I can recommend is the Cmoy made by JDS labs. The 18V (two batteries) version powers the Q701 decently, but the batteries don't last that long. You can also plug an AC adapter into this amp.

post #10 of 12
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Thanks, will look into them. Unrelated but how/when can I change my profile page to have information on it?


In the upper right hand side of the screen , it shows your user name "Emongaa", just to the right of the "Private Messages" & "Subscriptions".

Click on "Emongaa", that will take you to your profile page.

On your profile page, where it says "Edit Community Profile" click on that.

It will take you to a page were you can input and list your details and hardware.

post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by Emongaa View Post
 

Hi head-fi,

 

As the title states I'm looking for the best sub-$300 headphones for classical. I'm currently using a pair of m50's but I find that they're better for my dubstep and studio recording. As an example of the music I listen right now I'm listening to the album Light & Gold by Eric Whitacre (in FLAC of course). Peace. :) 

For a good value.

Get the Fiio E10 USB-DAC-Amplifier, $75

Check out the AKG K612 Pro headphones, $160

I do not own the K612 Pros, but so far they seem like good music headphones, for the price.

post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 
>AKG K612 Pro
Thanks, will look into them.
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