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Looking for a good versatile over ear headphone for $200 - $300 (approx £200)......any suggestions?

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Evening all

 

As per the title suggests, I need a little help

 

I am looking for a set of headphones with a flexible budget of around £200 GBP. I will mainly use them for home listening from an iphone or laptop playing high quality mp3s (256/320kps) with some VBR involved. (no amplifier)

 

I have auditioned a few sets so far and have been left feeling disappointed with them all. Heres the list...

 

Sony XB800

Denon AH D600

Sennheiser Momentums over ear

Dre Beats studio mkii

AKG K550

B&W P50

Kef 500

Technics DH1200E

 

I am huge fan of music and listen to various genres including rock, acoustic, Jazz, hip hop & electronic. I love great sounding deep bass but don't appreciate it drowning everything out (the case with the xb800s)

 

Sets that I've heard lots about but yet to try include

 

Sennheiser HD 598

Sony pulse wireless

custom one pros

v-moda m100

Monster DNA

Focal spirit one

Audio technica ATH M50s

 

 

So I hope people may be able to steer me in a new direction?? 

 

Am I better off looking at a mid range sennheiser with a decent portable amp?

 

Or is there a good "plug n play" hidden gem that I may have missed along the way?  

  

I also wanted to thank everyone who contributes to these forums as it makes fascinating reading and proves very helpful for the likes of myself. Thanks!

 

JC

post #2 of 3

You may want to audition the B&W P7/KEF M500/Thinksound On-1. These are all equally good choices. It narrows down to clamping force and comfort.

post #3 of 3
Thread Starter 
Thanks shiny! I'll have a look at them and hopefully find somewhere to audition.

Anyone else have any good suggestions?

I will add that I am not that bothered about noise cancelling or closed back design as these will be used mainly at home. Not a big fan of having to keep buying batteries for them either....

Thanks all
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