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Looking for best office-use cans with iphone source < $300

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Anyone have any recommendations on a set of cans suitable for office/portable use with an iphone source. I don't want to mess with portable amps but built in ones are fine as long as they have a passive mode that works without batteries or watever..  I sit in a sea of cubicles so I'm fairly concerned about leakage, as I like to blast my music and don't want to piss off my co-workers...  That said, I am obviously way more concerned about what I can hear.  I would consider myself a moderate basshead I suppose.. I listen to some dubstep, D&B, but mostly jazz (specifically "mushroom Jazz" thats got a lot more deep bass than say your typical classical jazz but still with all the awesome highs)..

 

OK, enough boring info on me.. In terms of SQ, I'm looking for somthing less than $300 that has great fidelity and broad but relatively neutral FR.  Something with deep bass that I can feel but that's not all muddy and overpowering.. If you guys could post FR curves along with your suggestions that would be awesome!!

 

Right now I am leaning towards the PSB W4U1, although I have only tried the W4U2 in active mode not passive so I'm not sure how much SQ will be lost in the W4U1 version... Let me note that my exp. is rather limited (Best Buy/Fry's etc..) and do not have access to test all models out there..  I tested them on my iphone and at full blast (too loud for me, which is saying a lot) there was virtually no sound leakage..  I mean way better than ATH-ACN9's (IMO)...  They are rather pricey though so if you guys now a better bang for buck product I'm all ears!!

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Try for the Sound Magic HP 100 .

 

the Sound Magic HP 100 would be very nice with what you recommended music wise! The impedance is fairly low so they are easy to drive, the look nice. The isolation s good and the leakage is very minimal. And they have a nice deep bass! 

 

For a bit more bass kick, you can try a Fiio E11 with a Fiio LOD cable, which improves teh quality of the iPhone as a source. The E11 has a 2 stage bass boost, so you can get really as much bass as your desire! all for under $300 and new :3

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So ended up going wth the v-moda m100's... Pretty excited!
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