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Recommendation for ~£100 closed on/over portable

post #1 of 3
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Hello folks. First post and am a noob so be gentle - hope i can get some advice from the experts.... :smile:

 

 

Was given some Bose 0E2i's but the sound leakage was bad and i dont like that so looking for some replacements:

 

- Budget up to £115

- Listen to pop and 60's rock mostly

- Mostly for commuting but also home listening

- Need to fold flat to go in briefcase (dont need to go small but do need to go reasonably flat/narrow)

- Source is Ipod touch and laptop

- Want to limit sound leakage - don't listen loud but dont want to have to worry about those around me getting annoyed by my music.

 

based on reading this forum I have come up with the following options but happy to consider others...

 

ATH-M50

AKG-451 £60

Creative Aurvana Live! 2 £100

Logitech Ue6000 £80

 

Also would I be better spending some of my budget on a portable amp (Fiio 6?). TBH i dont like the idea of the amp as its one more thing to have to charge up but I want to get a sound that is going to be significantly better than my £20 sony's...

 

Thanks in adance.

 

Rufus

post #2 of 3
Thread Starter 
Managed to get into a store today to test some phones but not any of my preferred options. But i do now know that

- i dont like the look of the logitechs
- i think the m50s will be too big
- i dislike shrill treble and want the bass to be tight and punchy rather than flabby.

The phones i liked tended to be more even across the range and be detailed in the mids.

Any thoughts on whether the k451 s would fit this?

Thanks
post #3 of 3

JVC S500 is a great portable. Has slight bass emphasis but everything is represented and very forward fun sounding. I still haven't found a around ear that's as fun to listen to as these. 

 

If you really want mids also try out the DJ100's. Very detailed great for vocals. But their drawback is they're uncomfortable but that can be remedied with m50 earpads.  

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