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I'm planing on geting some new headphones, my music tastes are very vast. from jazz to rock to reagge and house/electronic. i was looking into some headphones, i really wan't some open back headphones, i dont mind sound leaks or anything. the options i had in mind where

 

Beyerdynamic DT990 PRO 250 ohm

Sennheiser HD 558 (would use mod)

AKG K240 MKII ( this are semi open but i've heard good things )

AKG PRO Audio K 271 MKII ( this are closed but still heard good things )

Audio Technicha M50's 

 

i know most of these are closed but i really can's spend more than USD150 and i wanted to see if anyone had more options and/or thoughts on these ones

 

thanks in advanced:gs1000smile:

post #2 of 7

what type of sound quality do you expect from the new headphone? do you prefer more bass? what is your current set up? ipod or computer? are you listening from mp3 or flac files?

post #3 of 7
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FLACS, computer, dac and amp, id like a balanced sound :D

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Having just been in a similar situation myself, I will say that you should consider used headphones if you are not already.  I just got the DT 880 Premium 250 ohms on ebay for $145.  A few days ago, the AKG Q701 was available like new on Amazon for $150 and $160.  Unfortunately, you just missed a pretty good sale on the HD 558 at Sonicelectronix (30% off).  However, if you ask them to price match Amazon, they will offer you a slightly lower price than Amazon's new price.

 

Edit: I think Sonicelectronix dropped their price on the HD 558 to match Amazon's price already.  Yesterday, the price was higher.


Edited by bigbenrfan99 - 11/18/13 at 7:24pm
post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by bigbenrfan99 View Post
 

Having just been in a similar situation myself, I will say that you should consider used headphones if you are not already.  I just got the DT 880 Premium 250 ohms on ebay for $145.  A few days ago, the AKG Q701 was available like new on Amazon for $150 and $160.  Unfortunately, you just missed a pretty good sale on the HD 558 at Sonicelectronix (30% off).  However, if you ask them to price match Amazon, they will offer you a slightly lower price than Amazon's new price.

 

Edit: I think Sonicelectronix dropped their price on the HD 558 to match Amazon's price already.  Yesterday, the price was higher.

amazon would be the place id buy them i think, thats a preetty good deal on the premium ones, you think thats a good selection of headphones or youd have some other in mind?

post #6 of 7
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the 558 are more expensive on ebay D: 

post #7 of 7
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just saw some audio technica AD700 for 112, what you think?

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