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closed back headphones, less than £100, for alternative/rock/indie

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Hi,

 

I'm looking for a pair of headphones, at the moment I'm using the iphone in-ear headphones so anything's going to be better.

 

Mostly I listen to alternative, acoustic indie rock stuff, but sometimes a bit of classical as well. Everything I have read so far has led me to grados but being open-back they aren't going to be very good for using on public transport / in the office, which is where I will be using them.

 

I have a limit of £100, any help would be great!!

 

 

dais

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I'm looking for a pair of headphones, at the moment I'm using the iPhone in-ear headphones so anything's going to be better.

Mostly I listen to alternative, acoustic indie rock stuff, but sometimes a bit of classical as well. Everything I have read so far has led me to grados but being open-back they aren't going to be very good for using on public transport / in the office, which is where I will be using them.

I have a limit of £100, any help would be great!!

JVC HA-S680 headphones, sells on eBay for 50 GBP, ships from Japan.

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thanks, but coming from Japan the price will probably double.

hhmmmm I'll think about it.

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thanks, but coming from Japan the price will probably double.

hhmmmm I'll think about it.

About 50 GBP is what it cost to buy and have shipped the HA-S680 from Japan to California.

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I'd recommend the Phillips Fidelio M1, HiFiMAN re-400, Shure se215, Beyerdynamic DT770, Audio Technica ATH-M50, or the Sennheiser HD380. All of which are around £100 (except for the DT770s which may run you a bit higher).

 

If you want to save a little money I would highly recommend the Koss PortaPros. They are a great sounding headphone and cost much less then all of the above!

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