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Need some help choosing a quality pair of entry-mid rang level, over ear headphones. Mostly for ambient, postrock, slowcore, emo music

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Hi, i have been dipping my feet into to world of headphones lately and I am wanting to purchase a decent pair, but i am getting to a point where it is starting to eat me up, so i would really appreciate some assistance and for you more experienced listeners to shed more knowledge onto me. I have looked at buyer's guides and have browsed quite a bit of headphone forums and have been through a bit of Reddit's headphone subreddit.

 

 

Looking for:

 

$175ish price range. I am willing to fluctuate the price a bit up and down, but hopefully not too much over $200 

 

My source will mainly be my Samsung Galaxy S3, so something portable and be able to run ampless would be nice.

 

I will also tend to use these in public so closed headphones would be also preferred so i can have minimal leakage and hopefully having some sound isolation would also be nice.

 

Tonally i would like an neutral sound maybe a touch up on bass and highs, but overall just clear and full sounding and a decent soundstage

 

Comfort is preferred, but i would definitely take sound quality over comfort

 

And a detachable cable is a definite want

 

 

Anyways, thank you for taking the time for reading this and i hope that with your help i can get ahold of a good pair of cans. Thank you!

post #2 of 8

Hi,

 

You should consider Shure SRH-840. They have good bass and detailed highs, but still pretty neutral presentation. They come with extra pads and detacheable cable.

SRH-840 don't need extra amplification and its built quality is very good.

 

Best Luck!

post #3 of 8
I find it interesting that a lot of the recent help requests have asked for a 'phone recommendation with a detachable cable. Why is that important? I have been using headphones for decades, some with a detachable cable - but I have never once actually detached the cable (other than to just see how it worked) redface.gif
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

I find it interesting that a lot of the recent help requests have asked for a 'phone recommendation with a detachable cable. Why is that important? I have been using headphones for decades, some with a detachable cable - but I have never once actually detached the cable (other than to just see how it worked) redface.gif


+1

post #5 of 8
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I have looked at the SRH 840s and they seem to be good. There  also another pair that I have been looking while, the Ultrasone pro 550. I know they are not as hyped as most headphones but  whole "s-logic" sounds really interesting. What do think, right  I  definitely leaning to the 840s though.

 

Thanks for the recommendation though, I really appreciate it.

post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 

I personally like detachable cables for  convenience and also extremly paranoid of the wire possibly getting messed. With a canle being  it is an easy fix.

post #7 of 8
Like most things that mess with the sound, people either really like S-Logic or they really hate it. I don't have an opinion - I have not heard it.

It is an old topic of flame wars at head-fi:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/382287/ultrasone-s-logic-logical-or-not
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
Wow thanks, that forum was informative. Basically in the end its just kinda more hyped than it should be. Thank you, I will probably go with the srh 840s. Thanks again!
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