Hey guys i was wandering your recommendations for open backed headphones. On-ear and over-ear it doesn't matter. I have closed back MDR-XB700 and i wanted a pair of open backed for around the house use. I was looking at Sennheiser 558 or one of the Grado pairs. Or is there a better brand out there?
Looking for an open backed pair of headphones for under 200$
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Im sorry guys i forgot to add what music I listen to. I listen to about every genre of music besides country. Since i have my 700s i dont need a lot of bass but i want it to still be herd. I do listen to dubstep and electronic music that has heavy bass lines. but i dont want the bass to be lacking if possible.
I strongly recommend Yamaha's HPH-200.
Sennheiser Hd558 are also very good headphones but will probably lack midbass/punch for your likes.
In contrary with some amazing headphones for specific genres, this sound very good no matter if you are listening to Bocelli, Dire Straits, Diana Krall, Clapton, Kraftwerk, Daft Punk or Nightwish, mp3 or flac, dynamic range 14 or 6.
I think Hph-200 are one of the best open air all rounders at its price point (if not the best)
You can't go wrong with any of this headphones, Hd558 are more confortable and bigger in size while Hph-200 are compact, have an amazing balance for all purposes and have a funnier / more engaging presentation of sound.
im sorry what is EDM? Also which has a wider range of music playability. if that makes any since. Like which can play the most genres of music better than the other? I also read that the HD 558 are great for movies and gaming, can the Hph-200 do the same thing?
Thanks for your time! you have been a great help
EDM stands for Electronic Dance Music. (Daft Punk,..., you know, that kind of music)
But without going any further with confusing definitions, I've picked my Hph-200 and I'm listen to different sorts of music and I can't find them failing with a single genre:
Mstislav Rostropovich - Bach Cello Suites
Kraftwerk - Neon Lights
Era - The Chosen Path
Modest Mouse - Out of Gas
Puss In Boots Soundtrack (Henry Jackman) - Hanuman
Antonio Vivaldi - The four Seasons (TELARC)
Luciano Pavarotti - Notte 'e Piscatore (With Andrea Bocelli)
Daft Punk - The Game of Love
Acoustic Alchemy - Nouveau Tango
Supertramp - Cannonball
Dire Straits - So Far Away
Rammstein - Du Riecht So Gut
Epica - Sensorium
Enya - Only Time
Max Payne Soundtrack - Main Theme (Kärtsy Hatakka & Kimmo Kajasto)
Grim Fandango Soundtrack - Manny & Meche (PC Game)
I've watched the last Star Trek Movie some weeks ago with this headphones. They sounded great as always. For sure, full size headphones like Hd558 will provide more confort when watching a movie for two hours and a half.
Ok, enough! Simply Amazing all rounders!
Normally I listen to music with my Beyerdynamic DT990 250Ohm, DT880 250Ohm, Focal Chorus or Dali Zensor Speakers, mostly Jazz and Classical. But as an all-rounder I think this little headphones are the best I've tried so far.
Beyerdynamic T5p are probably better all rounders, but that's not a fair comparison =D
I've heard good things about Sony Mdr-Ma900 but I can't talk about them since I haven't tried them yet.