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Best Over Ear heaphones...I just left SONY MDR-1RNC

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 

hi,

 

I recently lost my Sony MDR-1RNC headphone, i was pretty much using it everywhere at home,office and train.

 

So i am now looking for a similar or better headphone.

 

I have checked out AKG 551, AKG545 and AKG K845, Audio Technica ATH-AD900, Audio Technica ATH-M50 and they all sound good.

 

I was personally impressed by AKG K702, but dont think it can be used for commute.

 

 

my budget is around $400.

 

I mostly listen to pop/trance/progressive/ambient...

 

I dont mind using a portable amplifier on commute as long as the there are not too much sound leakage.

 

Any recommendations?

 

 

-KSHK


Edited by krisdigitx - 11/25/13 at 4:06am
post #2 of 23
Hello,

If I were you, I'll go for the AKG K550 and if possibles, pair it with a warmer amp and you are good ^_^
post #3 of 23
Thread Starter 

but is not AKG K551, AKGK545 upgraded versions? why choose AKG K550...

post #4 of 23
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but is not AKG K551, AKGK545 upgraded versions? why choose AKG K550...


K551 has microphone that can be used with smartphone, but the technical specs are same for K550 and K551.

http://us.akg.com/tl_files/catalog//AKG/AKG/Spec%20sheet/Home/Specification%20Sheet%20-%20K550%20%28English%29.pdf

http://eu.akg.com/tl_files/catalog//AKG/AKG/Spec%20sheet/Home/K%20551/Specification%20Sheet%20-%20K551%20%28English%29.pdf

 

the sensitivity of K545 is lesser than that of K550 and frequency response of K545 is different

http://at.akg.com/tl_files/catalog//AKG/AKG/Spec%20sheet/In-Ear/K545/Specification%20Sheet%20%20K545%20%28English%29.pdf

 

further reading, http://www.head-fi.org/t/688329/akg-k545-review-k550-s-little-brother-isn-t-so-little

post #5 of 23

+1 :)

 

Sometimes, an upgrade isn't really an upgrade if it doesn't retain the original signature xD

post #6 of 23
Thread Starter 

thanks billsonchang007 that was very useful :)

 

I have got some idea...to compare with...and looks like K551 and K550 are almost the same price..so i will go with K551.

 

 

Is there any other headphones worth looking?


Edited by krisdigitx - 11/25/13 at 6:15am
post #7 of 23
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thanks billsonchang007 that was very useful smily_headphones1.gif

I have got some idea...to compare with...and looks like K551 and K550 are almost the same price..so i will go with K551.


Is there any other headphones worth looking?

There is also the PSB M4U1 worth looking at. I find it on par with K550 if not better imaging but weaker in build quality smily_headphones1.gif
post #8 of 23
Thread Starter 

OK...now I got AKG K551 from amazon

 

and running

 

MGMT – Electric Feel - Justice Remix

 

is awesome on these headphones....

 

Any suggestions for headphones for music of this type?

post #9 of 23
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OK...now I got AKG K551 from amazon

 

and running

 

MGMT – Electric Feel - Justice Remix

 

is awesome on these headphones....

 

Any suggestions for headphones for music of this type?

I find it shoulds good with almost everything. Try it with some classic! :D

 

 

Glad you like it and happy listening!

post #10 of 23
Thread Starter 

cool...

 

Do i need any amp? any recommendations...?

post #11 of 23
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cool...

 

Do i need any amp? any recommendations...?

If you like the sound of it right now, I guess you can save the money but if you feel like the mids can be a lil bit on the thin side, I prefer the E07K

 

Billson :)

post #12 of 23

what source are you plug into?

post #13 of 23
Thread Starter 

i use Alienware 17 laptop and Android galaxy S4 phone

post #14 of 23

go for E17

post #15 of 23
Thread Starter 

cool :0 will try that soon.....Do you have any other headphone recommendation which can go along with K551?

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