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Need help moving up from ER4S (I like that sound) to proper closed phones (<$800US), for commuting.

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1st time poster:

This is to upgrade my fun-factor when commuting (train) and working at home.  I want good accuracy & dynamics and a little isolation with better comfort than my ER4S.  I have both a JDS cMoy and HeadRoom Airhead which are just ok. I listen to rock, alternative, folk. Vocals are a priority.  Hate sibilance (duh, I guess everyone does).

 

Source: iPhone 4S (Lossless-CD) and some High-res 24/88.2 via Onkyo HF Player

Adding a CCK -> Resonessence Herus DAC next week.

 

I heard 4 different phones at my local store (open & closed). B&W P7, PSB M4U, Grado PS500, Sennheiser HD650.  HD650 was my favorite for accuracy.  PS500 I liked the comfort and bass.

 

I'm considering Fostex TH600, and trying to locate a Beyer T70(?) to hear.  

Suggestions?
Thanks in advance.

Pete

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It sounds like you prefer a bit more of a mid-forward sound signature. If I wanted an out-and-about pair of closed cans I might consider Ultrasone or Beyer, but both tend to be a bit more V-shaped. The Shure SH440 and 840 might be worth auditioning if you can.  Maybe the 940s as well, but they tended to be a bit weak in the bass, though they are more mid-forward. I'm not sure that any of them are so great with isolation however, nor so great if you have to turn the volume up too much. 

 

Edit: The Sony MDR-7520 might be the go as well, as the closed Sonys are somewhat mid-forward too.


Edited by Currawong - 12/8/13 at 7:56pm
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Thread Starter 

Thanks for the reply.  I hadn't considered Shure.  Will do.

Pete

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