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Easy to Drive, Lightweight sub £100 Over Ear Headphones

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Any recommendations for a decent pair of headphones. The requirements are:

 

- Under £100

- Light weight

- Closed back

- Over ear

- Easy to drive (driven directly from laptop)

- Works well with low quality audio files i.e. Youtube, mp3 etc.

- Durable

 

It's a Christmas present for my girlfriend, let's just say she's not the type to listen to lossless FLAC files or Bluray quality movies. Therefore, the headphones have to be very forgiving. She doesn't really notice details etc. much and said my Fidelio X1 sounded 'OK' but was too heavy but liked the fact that it's over the ear. Oh yes and closed back is a must (this is more for my benefit than hers :D). 

 

Thanks,

Tom


Edited by PTom - 12/4/13 at 7:00am
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Any recommendations for a decent pair of headphones. The requirements are:

 

- Under £100

- Light weight

- Closed back

- Over ear

- Easy to drive (driven directly from laptop)

- Works well with low quality audio files i.e. Youtube, mp3 etc.

- Durable

 

It's a Christmas present for my girlfriend, let's just say she's not the type to listen to lossless FLAC files or Bluray quality movies. Therefore, the headphones have to be very forgiving. She doesn't really notice details etc. much and said my Fidelio X1 sounded 'OK' but was too heavy but liked the fact that it's over the ear. Oh yes and closed back is a must (this is more for my benefit than hers :D). 

 

Thanks,

Tom

Sennheiser HD 380 - 109 quid

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What about the UE 6000? It's going for 87 GBP. I've read comments favourably comparing these to more expensive closed cans like the ATH M50 (110 GBP), AKG 550 (120 GBP) and the V Moda M80 (164 GBP).


Edited by PTom - 12/6/13 at 6:02am
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What about the UE 6000? It's going for 87 GBP. I've read comments favourably comparing these to more expensive closed cans like the ATH M50 (110 GBP), AKG 550 (120 GBP) and the V Moda M80 (164 GBP).
Hello!

K550 may be too big for portable use. M80 is on ear. I prefer the UE6000 better than ATH-M50 over everything except for build quality.

Other headphone to consider;
AKG K167

Hope it helps!
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How does the SQ of the UE6000 compare to the AKG K550 and the Sennheiser HD 380 Pro?

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How does the SQ of the UE6000 compare to the AKG K550 and the Sennheiser HD 380 Pro?

Not sure about the HD380 Pro, but the K550 definitely sound better with good seal. It's more neutral, very clean sound. While the UE6000 sound dark, bassy in comparison smily_headphones1.gif
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