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Requesting suggestions for best neutral, comfortable over-ear headphones for £120/$200. Used for extended listening & audio production.

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Hello all, as stated in the title I'm looking for help finding the best neutral, comfortable over-ear headphones I can within my budget. I have no preference as to whether they're open/closed and I don't care about portability. Currently my source will be my Desktop only (Realtek ALC 892 - Asus P8P67 mobo) as a headphone amp is out of reach for the time being. In order of importance, sound > comfort/weight > then anything else. Also I should note that I'm located in the UK.

 

Some background: I've listened to audio via speakers almost exclusively when indoors for the last few years however I'm currently without my beloved setup so I would love a neutral, comfortable set of phones to use over very long hours for extended listening and audio production (Ableton Live) at home. Most listened to genres: (Not really in any order) electronic, ambient, IDM, abstract, post-rock, trance (pre-2005), modern classical, instrumental, drone, big beat, drum and bass (liquid/atmospheric), instrumental/abstract hip-hop, chillwave/downtempo, 80s, trip-hop.

 

Please inform me if I've forgotten anything, apologies for my very stringent requirements and finally, thanks very much for the help.

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I bought the V-MODA Crossfade LP Over-Ear Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone in December when Amazon had them on sale for $75 (right now they're listed at $130). They're very comfortable & I love the sound. Normally I use IEM's but it's nice to have the headphones for when I want to give my ears a break. The V-MODA's are really nice looking, too, but I bought them for the comfort and audio performance & they didn't disappoint.

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I bought the V-MODA Crossfade LP Over-Ear Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone in December when Amazon had them on sale for $75 (right now they're listed at $130). They're very comfortable & I love the sound. Normally I use IEM's but it's nice to have the headphones for when I want to give my ears a break. The V-MODA's are really nice looking, too, but I bought them for the comfort and audio performance & they didn't disappoint.

The vmoda lp are very bass heavy, so I seriously don't recommend those.

Overr ears (supra-aural) cans doesn't really have the best comfort. You will definitely feel them pressing on your ears after a few hours, probably less depending on how sensitive your ears are.

Around ear (circumaural, full size) are much better in terms of comfort. And since you're not going to take them outside, I recommend open full size cans. The beyerdynamic dt880 is an excellent choice for you. You can sometimes find them for less than 200. They are very neutral and very comfortable. The sennheiser hd5xx series is also worth looking at.
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