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post #16 of 19
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Disregard this post- I don't really need any suggestions anymore.


Edited by Mosstrekker192 - 2/9/14 at 9:21pm
post #17 of 19

this video looks good. the akg k845

post #18 of 19
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Well... here's where I'm at. I'm no longer interested in an open back pair, and definitely not a noise cancelling pair, and for the record, I think my issues with background noise largely stemmed from the wiring for my pair being off. Maybe a semi-open, but definitely not what I've been emphasizing previously. I was very misled before about what I wanted, but I'm still kind of at a loss- I'm leaning towards a closed back pair with a high end sound stage emphasizing separation, spaciousness, fine detail etc. as much as possible,  basically a closed pair emphasizing as much of the qualities that define open pairs while still maintaining strong bass. I was at first leaning towards the Beyerdynamic Custom Pro One, but then I hear the ATH-M50's sound was more balanced. Then the Shure-840 I find out is even more balanced, but almost too much, to the point where it's rather flat, and therefore it's classification as a monitor headphone. Then I headed towards the Denon D2000, but then I find they're out of production and getting a reliable, high quality used pair for a decent price is near impossible. So now I'm looking at the ATH-A900X, but there's likely something else I'm missing (and apparently there's a number of big complaints about the band and fitting, and my head isn't that big), and I still haven't really looked into semi-open pairs.


Edited by Mosstrekker192 - 2/10/14 at 10:33am
post #19 of 19
You're out of luck with spacious soundstage with closed headphones. The only closed headphones that I know have a good soundstage are the LCD xc and the Beyer t5p. And those phones are over 1k dollars. It's just an inherent weakness of closed head phones. As for open headphones, realistically you won't hear anything coming from the outside when your music is playing unless there are people shouting or something similarly loud. So I really suggwt getting an open pair if you're not planning on taking them outside the house
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