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Closed Headphones around 250$ (or In-ear maybe ?)

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Hi im looking for closed headphones around 250$ 

If there is something better sounding in-ear im open minded

 

 

Best from my research - 

 

Sony MDR-1R                 200$  

Sennheiser Momentum  260$  idk if they are big enough

 

ATH-M50 - ugly as f... (shots fired :D)

 

 

i will listen only at home on pc ( 4-12hours every day ) 

im listening to rock and metal ... bass isnt that important

 

 

in future i will buy something to improve sound

right now i dont have AMP just this old thing - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/2,898-5.html

 

sorry for my english ... thanks for help :)

post #2 of 8
What type of sound signature? Warm? Bright?

The 1r and Momentum are warmer headphones, with the 1r being a bit darker. The momentum is pretty neutral, though it has a modest bass tilt.

The AKG K550 is bright.
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

im not that experienced audiophile to know signatures :/

post #4 of 8
Warm: bass emphasis, lower mids emphasis, the huskiness in the vocals
Bright: higher frequency emphasis, the cymbals, sibilances and raspiness in a voice
Dark: high frequency recession, laid back

The 1r is very immersive, and its sense of space is much better than the momentum. I prefer the 1r's sound.
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

i think bright signature is for me but im not sure :/

post #6 of 8
On an EQ experiment by boosting the frequencies above 2khz. ITunes has one.

The K550 is really good but your head size must be at least medium to get a good seal with the pads.

Id recommend the K545, which is basically a k550 with a Fuller sound, a smaller sound stage, and more portability.

The 1r is good too, especially since its basically the most comfortable closed can I've ever worn.


Other cans to consider:
Sennheiser HD25
ATH WS99 (dark)
A900X (warm, but close to neutral)
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 

K545 are too expensive for me :( ... i might go for 1R i can sacrifice little sound quality over comfort

post #8 of 8

Definitely.  The 1r doesn't play around, it is serious competition.  Its sound stage and comfort (even the signature) remind me of the MDR MA900.

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