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Best high/midrange closed headphones?

post #1 of 20
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Hi everyone!

I'm a newcomer to this community, and am looking for a high entry level headphone and amp combo. Recently, I have been researching the likes of the AKG K550, Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro, Audio Technica Ath M50, and the Sennheiser HD 598. For amps, I've been looking at the C&C BH2, Fiio E11,E12, and E18.
My budget is in the "MSRP of $350 but sells for around $250 on Amazon" for headphones, and nothing over $150 for a portable amp.
What I mostly listen to is:
1. Indie Rock
2. Electronic
3. Progressive Rock/Metal
4. Movies/TV
I enjoy "bright" sounding headphones, with good bass. I'm not a bass head by any means, but I do enjoy being able to have a decent amount at my disposal when listening to electronic music in particular. With genres such as Indie, I like a very precise sound, as I'm a very analytical listener when it comes to that.
What I have now is a pair of Sennheiser HD 429s, and I'm craving am upgrade from the muddled sound they (mostly) produce. My main and only source is my Android phone, with a custom audio processing engine/DSP manager called "Viper4android".
Please help me out finding the best setup for me!
post #2 of 20

is portability important for you?

post #3 of 20

Check into the Ultrasone Pro 750.  Others can advise you better with regard to portable amps.

post #4 of 20
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by rubinstein View Post

is portability important for you?

Yes, for the amp. Something the size of the E12 would be preferable.
post #5 of 20
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

Check into the Ultrasone Pro 750.  Others can advise you better with regard to portable amps.

These are far out of my price range of <$300
post #6 of 20
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Originally Posted by jrudyk View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

Check into the Ultrasone Pro 750.  Others can advise you better with regard to portable amps.

These are far out of my price range of <$300


No--they can be found for no more than $260 to $300--if you are in the U.S.

post #7 of 20
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No--they can be found for no more than $260 to $300--if you are in the U.S.

Well, I live in Canada. And $260+ is getting on the steep side for me. I can find the K550s for only $225,for comparison.
post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by jrudyk View Post

 My main and only source is my Android phone, with a custom audio processing engine/DSP manager called "Viper4android".
Please help me out finding the best setup for me!

As this is for your Android phone, I would assume the headphones would need to be somewhat portable?

post #9 of 20
I'd definitely go for the kef m500 or k550.
post #10 of 20
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

As this is for your Android phone, I would assume the headphones would need to be somewhat portable?

No, not at all. I mostly listen at home only. Don't get out much...
post #11 of 20
Thread Starter 
Any more suggestions for amps and/or headphones?

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post #13 of 20
Thread Starter 
Again, the Mad Dogs are out of my price range. $300 is too much for me right now. Around $250 is ideal.
post #14 of 20

oh, sorry i didn't fully read the thread. 

 

how about DT 770 250ohm and the E12?

 

DT 770: http://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-770-PRO-250-ohms/dp/B0006NL5SM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1386271425&sr=8-1&keywords=dt+770


Edited by Ginron - 12/5/13 at 11:24am
post #15 of 20

The DT 770 has significantly recessed mids.  Make sure that you are OK with that sound signature before you pull the trigger on them.

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