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Best sub $150 over ear for classical listening

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Have searched through some threads but all were old.

 

Looking for the best over ear for classical music

Unamped using laptop

open/closed isn't a concern

style isn't a concern

comfort is, should be able to be comfortable for the occasional longer sitting

sub $150

 

Have looked into Grados sr80i

Not really any ideas other than that.

 

Hopefully I can get some good quick suggestions. :)

Be nice, first post, ima noob.

post #2 of 7
Thread Starter 

Any opinions?

post #3 of 7

Hi,

 

You should consider Takstar Hi-2050. Great pick for classical music in my opinion.

If you want, with the extra money, you can buy a Fiio E10 (USB DAC/AMP). You won't belive how good this (relatively cheap) combo can sound.

 

While writing I'm listening to Anne Akiko Meyers - English Chamber Orchestra - AIR - The Bach Album

Laptop with Foobar 2000 ---->Fiio E10 ---->Takstar Hi-2050

Simply amazing sound quality at its price point.

 

Best Luck!


Edited by Me x3 - 12/22/13 at 2:25pm
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Me x3 View Post
 

Hi,

 

You should consider Takstar Hi-2050. Great pick for classical music in my opinion.

If you want, with the extra money, you can buy a Fiio E10 (USB DAC/AMP). You won't belive how good this (relatively cheap) combo can sound.

 

While writing I'm listening to Anne Akiko Meyers - AIR - The Bach Album

Laptop with Foobar 2000 ---->Fiio E10 ---->Takstar Hi-2050

Simply amazing sound quality at its price point.

 

Best Luck!

This is a gift, and the person doesn't want an amp.

post #5 of 7
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post #6 of 7

Anyway, Takstar Hi-2050 don't need extra amplification. I think, Takstar Hi-2050 are quite difficult to beat (under 150) in terms of sound quality for well recorded classical music. I find really interesting how close you can get to Beyerdynamic DT880 experience in terms of sound quality (and built quality) spending no more than 80 dollars. With or without a good quality amplifier these are still my recomendation.

 

If you prefer to pick a more forgiving headphone, you could read about Audio-Technica AD700x. I can't comment about it since I haven't tried it yet. You can also consider Sennheiser Hd558 (Always a solid pick)
Pioneer Se-A1000 is also an interesting choice with wide soundstage but has quite 'veiled' mids and 18ft cable, maybe too controversial for a gift.

 

Best Luck!

post #7 of 7
You did good, kemosabe.
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