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Upgrade my superlux HD 668B

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Ok so I really like the sound signature,the over all specification & simple construction of the superlux 668B's ( £35 pounds ) . Their sound reproduction is relatively uncolored, thus their a non fatiguing listening experience .They are semi open so I don't feel too disconnected from the  environment. And they are very conformable and lightweight .

 

I listen mainly to electronic styles of music and the superlux reproduce the sounds of any sampled drums etc  accurately . Though the bass isn't huge it sounds well positioned and not dominating any of the other spectrum .It could be argued that the sound stage is small with the superlux (when compared to some other headphones) .But the sound stage, or the space that the music resides in, is essentially  in the music .Thus again a neutral sounding headphone should reproduce that stage more faithfully than a headphone that users a design to amplify that feeling of space .

 

Anyway,

 

I've just bought some soundmagic hp200's .And although I can appreciate the fine build quality of these headphones, I find them to be overly reproducing the low frequencies ,which is fine if your a bass head, but I prefer a nice linear and flat response .

 

So can anybody think of a open headphone that is well known to be  neutral ,can be driven from a sansa clip and will stay secure on the head .i.e - no slip when nodding,shaking head etc ?.

 

Maybe the superlux 668B's are the best I can get for my needs ?.


Edited by Bio-Rhythm - 11/14/13 at 10:18am
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Is this setup for when being on the move, or just sitting down somewhere?

As you ok with open, does that mean your using the headphone in private?

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Hi ,

 

I would like a headphone with a neutral flat reproduction & that is totally open .

 

For example ,The superlux is semi open designed but as far as isolation is concerned is as semi -open as the soundmagic hp200.i.e - They both  feature some level of isolation because of their design .For example,with the soundmagic, external sound is still quite muffled, because for it to enter the ear it must travel through some material housed in the back of the headphones and the driver itself .

 

I don't want any isolation at all! . So when I go out in nature I can hear the frosted leaves crunching beneath my feet etc . Sennheiser px 100-II's are good for this .Though I would like a full size portable design like the superlux .

 

What about the Audio Technica ATH-AD900X?. They look very open.

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Originally Posted by Bio-Rhythm View Post

What about the Audio Technica ATH-AD900X?. They look very open.

I do like the audio quality of my ATH-A900X closed headphones.

And I would guess the ATH-AD900X (open headphone) sounds just a little bit better.

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