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The Best Portable Headphones EVER? (NOT A HELP/RECOMMENDATION THREAD)

post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 

I want to know what head-fi believes is the absolute greatest portable headphone ever created, in terms of raw clarity. I'm not buying them don't worry, this isn't a help thread, I'm just curious.


This does not include:


The best value (they could be terrible value, really)

The greatest looking headphones

The most durable headphones

ANY open headphones

The AKG K551s. No, just no, AKG. Adding a shorter cable and prettier colors does not make a portable headphone.

IEMs (I'll make a separate thread for those at some point.)

 

This does include:

 

Any over ear or on ear non-gaming headphone created for portable use. 

Headphones with accentuated frequencies, (IE: basshead cans.)

A headphone with basic portable capabilities. It doesn't have to excel in any area like durability, lightness, or compactness, but it has to have at least some component of that. 

post #2 of 27
Thread Starter 

I'm just gonna go ahead and bump this. Don't be shy, if you have a any experience with high end portable headphones you should post here :-)

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post #4 of 27
Thread Starter 

What do you think though? I'm interested in what the head-fi community thinks is the best sounding mobile headphone.

post #5 of 27

There are very few people that heard the enough of the best ones, and Tyll is one of them.

You'll get a lot of responses from people that heard just one or two - flame war begins in 3,2,1...

post #6 of 27

Under $300?

DT1350!

SRH840(somewhat portable)

 

Ever?

TH600(TH900 is too precious to be portable)

 

IDK. I'm much more into iems.

post #7 of 27

I'm adding to the list.

KEF M500.

post #8 of 27
Thread Starter 

Yes, gotta keep this alive. Bampin'

post #9 of 27

Now that I think about it, most of my gears have been portable or iem. Had/heard DT1350, HD25 II, Amperior, Momentum, TH600, SRH840/940, Voxoa HD Wireless, KEF M500, ATH M50 and more. 

post #10 of 27
Thread Starter 

+1 this, I am getting some nice basshead IEMS to match my also portable V-Moda M-100s

Probably these

post #11 of 27
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+1 this, I am getting some nice basshead IEMS to match my also portable V-Moda M-100s

Probably these

Oooh. Speaking of bass head iems, look at JVC FXZ 200. Probably the best bass head iem.

post #12 of 27

JVC HA-S680 is my favorite portable headphone by far.

Amazing sound and comfort.

post #13 of 27

Sony V6 are amazing too. One of the most technically capable portable hp.

post #14 of 27

Sony V6

ATH M50

 

and

 

 

 

 

 

wait for it

 

 

 

 

 

wait

 

 

 

 

 

Koss KSC75.

 

 

There. I said it. Value aside, a great sounding ultra-portable on ear.

post #15 of 27

+1 for kef m500

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