Originally Posted by kraken2109
I wouldn't take anything better than the HD25 around with me. For portable use you're not going to notice better sound (only 'different' sound).
You could try a different player, but I don't get the appeal of really expensive portable setups, just asking for trouble IMO.
I tend to work on small building sites where the team and myself are the only ones on site. So it's very unlikely that things will get stolen. I'm not really after a HiFiman or a A&K MP3 player.To me, they look overpriced for what they are. That's why I was tossing up between a X3 and a DX50. Still great sound, but at a discounted price. The Sansa clip was just something I bought until I could finally settle on an mp3 player that I thought was a good purchase. If the DX50 didn't have so many bugs, I would have bought that all ready.
Originally Posted by billybob_jcv
I'm not sure I would agree that the HD25 is the best closed headphone under $600. The HD25 is a good headphone, but I think there are plenty of other choices. Just staying in the Sennheiser line, I think the Momentum is a similar, but better, more refined sounding 'phone. The Mr. Speakers Mad Dogs & Alpha Dogs are both good choices. I haven't heard the Alpha Dog, but the Mad Dogs are excellent - very smooth and detailed throughout the frequency range. Tyll liked the NAD Visio HP50, or if you want something much more V-shaped, the V-Moda Crossfade M-100.
You could have any of those (except the Alpha Dogs) and a good portable amp (~$200) for well under $600, and you could also use the amp with your current HD25.
Or, you could try any of the many very good IEMs you can get for under $500.
Sorry, I should have worded myself better. Apparently the HD25 are good bang for buck headphones ( I got mine for $180, found out after that I could have grabbed them for $160) and if you were to upgrade from them, you'd need to invest a good amount before you get a decent upgrade. Now I'm pretty sure I read this before the mad dogs were even out, I could be wrong though. But still, the mad dog headphones look much too bulky for on the move. I do plan on buying these for home use though, eventually.
I have been looking at the over ear momentums but reviews seem to be a bit mixed. Some think you can get better value for money with other headphones and whatnot.
I have never heard of these NAD Visio HP50 headphones, but, after reading a few things about them, I'm starting to lean towards them. Definitely look like something worth putting money into. I will have to look into it a bit further though.
Would a portable amp be pointless with something that has such a low ohm reading?. Is that even the right term??
Edited by Toddich - 1/3/14 at 8:34am