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What to used as travelling headphones after using DT880 pro's

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

New to the forum, so hello to all!

 

Now straight down to business. 

After prolonged use of my DT880 pro's, which I have fallen in love with, I am struggling to find any headphones suitable (or that I like) to travel with on holidays or journeys.

Recently bought some philips SHL3300, which sound good, but with a lot more bass than the 880s which is ok (not particularly my cup of tea), and fold up nice and small. Only problem i find is the pressure can be a bit too much after a while, and they make my ears very hot.

 

Obviously as they are headphones for travelling, I need them to be cheap, fold up small (if they are large) and comfy, as well as sounding good.

I do also use a Fiio E12 amp with my 880s which will be coming on my travels with me.

 

Any suggestions gratefully received!

 

Cheers!

post #2 of 8

Why not a good pair of IEMs?

Welcome to the forums btw..

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the welcome Nihl

 

I have not ruled out IEMs, just haven't used any for over 10 years so have no up to date experiences with them. They would be ideal to be honest, as my next trip is snowboarding and i could use them on the slopes.

 

Have done quite a bit of research on the forum, and came up with the Soundmagic E30's as maybe a starting point?

 

I'm just concerned about comfort over prolonged use.

 

Again, any suggestions gratefully received.

Quite difficult with headphones and earphones, as its quite rare that you can try before you buy.

 

Thanks

post #4 of 8

I hear ya. There's quite a lot to take in when choosing a new pair of 'eardom'.

Check out these links:

Headhpone Buying Guide/Tips
http://www.head-fi.org/a/headphone-buying-guide

300 IEMs Compared
http://www.head-fi.org/t/478568/multi-iem-review-309-iems-compared-rha-ma750-added-01-20-14-p-846

The IEMs may be a better choice for portability -- just something to consider..

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thats awesome!

 

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction

post #6 of 8

you should check out the PSB M4U series.

post #7 of 8
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Thats awesome!

 

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction


No problem. :)

post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

Well, as a starting point, I have just purchased a pair of Sennheiser CX475s as they were half price for £19.99 at Argos. Quite impressed so far, and as my first experience of IEM's for over 10 years, much more comfortable than anything I have experienced before.

Nice natural sound, without too much bass (even though they say "massive bass" on the box, this is certainly not the case when played naturally (without EQ)). Very light, and very thin cable which is not really my taste, but results in a non intrusive listening experience which I like.

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