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Need help for the best "closed" or "semi-closed' over ear for around $300.

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Hi,

 

I'm a bit stuck and confused on which headphones for around $300 to get.

 

I'm South African so I don't have the variety or prices you guys from the U.S get, I'll import if I have to though.

 

I listen to a lot of music genre's so I'm not really looking for a specific type of headphone, more an all rounder if such a thing exists.

They are for home use, but The environment can be a bit noisy so closed is preferred, or semi closed.

 

I have a Xonar Pheobus sound card in my pc, so it would be cool if the headphones could get my money's worth out of it, if that makes sense.

 

I found a couple options I thought I would like, namely the AKG K550.

 

So I looked at some review's like the one on InnerFidelity,and he seemed to like it, and I nearly pulled the trigger, BUT then I saw a few comment's from some veterans on here that they sound terrible, or elephant crap as one of them put it :bigsmile_face:

 

 So now I'm back to square one, any help would be much appreciated.

post #2 of 8

The AKG K550 sound great.  I compared a pair against the very good sounding and measuring Denon AH-D2000 and the AKG K550 sounded very close.  I highly recommend them to you!

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Originally Posted by RookieSound View Post
 

I'm a bit stuck and confused on which headphones for around $300 to get.

I'm South African so I don't have the variety or prices you guys from the U.S get, I'll import if I have to though.

I listen to a lot of music genre's so I'm not really looking for a specific type of headphone, more an all rounder if such a thing exists.

They are for home use, but The environment can be a bit noisy so closed is preferred, or semi closed.

I have a Xonar Phoebus sound card in my PC, so it would be cool if the headphones could get my money's worth out of it, if that makes sense.

I found a couple options I thought I would like, namely the AKG K550.

So I looked at some review's like the one on InnerFidelity,and he seemed to like it, and I nearly pulled the trigger, BUT then I saw a few

comment's from some veterans on here that they sound terrible, or elephant crap as one of them put it :bigsmile_face:

So now I'm back to square one, any help would be much appreciated.

Is the motherboard's on-board audio disabled? in the BIOS.

 

I'm wearing the AKG K550s right now and they sound good to me, but every headphone has at least one person who does not like them.

Is your audio setup just for music? how about movies? or gaming?.

I guess I do like my Audio Technica ATH-A900X closed headphones for music, a little better then the K550s.

post #4 of 8
The k550s are great, if also recommend the hd598s if you want done thing with a bit more bass presence. Not sure how you compared the d2000s to k550s and say they're very "close"considering they're pretty much opposites.
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the reply's guys,

 

Yeah I saw a lot of positive feedback for the k550 too.

 

The problem for me is the location I live and the prices, if they aren't good I cant just return them or sell them.

So I want to make sure I'm getting something quality.

 

Yip the onboard is disabled, and I use the phoebes for 5.1 speakers but it's not practical for other's in the house, that's why I'm looking for some high end headphones.

 

My pc is connected to a monitor and a 51 inch plasma, so I will use the phones for movies and games just as much as music.

 

I guess the k550's are back on my radar, which other's would you guy's recommend? maybe lump a few in and then I can see if they are available locally.

 

Thanks a lot for the help.

post #6 of 8
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I was eyeing the HD598 but they are open aren't they? do they leak a lot of sound?

post #7 of 8
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Anyone have more suggestions?

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