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Looking For Some Casual Listening Headphones

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Hello!! I'm pretty new to the headphone world so I would appreciate some honest help. I am looking for some headphones for some casual listening, not for studio work or anything of that sort.

•Budget: $200 or less

•Source: I'll be plugging these into my ipod, laptop, etc.

•Isolation: I would like at least some isolation (so I guess I prefer closed headphones?)

•Type: Full-sized

•Tonal Balance: I would like an emphasized bass but I don't want anything else to be buried.

•Past headphones: Apple ear buds, Beats Studio model (I know they aren't great but they were a Christmas present)

•Preferred Music: I usually listen to indie (Monsters and Men, Mumford and Sons), house/trance/etc (Infected Mushroom, Astrix), rock (Queen, Dropkick Murphys), and a little bit of jazz and rap.

I will be using these headphones on the train when I commute so I would prefer if the headphones don't have any leakage like the Beats do. I would also be using these for extended periods of time so they need to be comfortable as well.

I've recently been looking at the Beyerdynamic DT770 PRO, I just dont know what ohm i should go with. Any thoughts?

If any of the headphones need an amp, can you recommend one please (not too expensive).

Thanks!!! :)


Edited by NightSlash - 12/8/13 at 7:47pm
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Hi,

 

You should consider Shure Srh-840. This are natural sounding headphones with good bass and detailed highs. Also pretty confortable. They come with extra pads and detacheable cable. (Don't need extra amplification)

 

I've read good things about Soundmagic HP-100. Probably you should read about them.

 

If you want to get Beyerdynamic DT770 you should consider 80 Ohm and 250 ohm versions.

80 Ohms have more bass, 250 Ohms are more balanced but still great bass. DT770 M versions provide more isolation. Both need extra amplification to sound their best. You may consider getting a Fiio E11.

 

Best Luck!

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Wow! Thanks for the info!

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