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post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post
 

 

Not only that...what is the boss going to think? 

 

 

Are you there to work or to enjoy music?  I would go for something more understated.  Perhaps a high-end IEM.

Agreed!

post #17 of 19
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Jeez, has this thread been derailed from useful to pointless.  I wouldn't have expected that on a forum devoted to music lovers and headphone enthusiastic that I would receive more comments regarding why I shouldn't buy a pair of nice headphones then recommendations.

 

While I really do appreciate all of the concern about my work environment, honesty of my co-workers, and assumptions regarding my employment status, let me please put all of these concerns to rest.  My office has several hundred thousands of dollars worth of equipment in it and most of which could easily be carried out the door.  I'm not concerned about the safety of my personal belongings.  Also, maybe unlike some other work environments I actually trust my co-workers.  The risk of them being stolen or damaged is a risk I am perfectly comfortable with. I already wear head phones all day and it's not an issue and doesn't cause any problems.  For the most part my job is to sit at a desk and tinker with things and use my brain.  Having music helps me do this actually - opposed to hindering me.  If wearing them at work was going to get me fired or raise any questions about my work ethics I'm sure somebody would have mentioned it in the last 10 years.  Even if it did, I'm not concerned with that either.

 

I already have a pair of Etymotic ER-4's which are fine but I don't like IEMs and so they just lay around and haven't been used in a couple years.  That's why the thread title and my OP was asking for recommendations on closed head phones.  Because that's what I'm looking for.

 

Again! I really do appreciate the help that was given.  I just want to keep this thread focused on the actual question not have it wondering off into some downward spiral of another topic.

 

So far we've got the LCD-XC's and the Alpha Dogs.  I'd love to hear about any other fantastic closed head phone options that work especially well with jazzy vocal music.  Right now I'm actually leaning toward the Alpha Dogs but I'm just not sure yet.  I'd love to hear about any comparisons between the two though.

post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by bwmarrin View Post
 

 

So far we've got the LCD-XC's and the Alpha Dogs.  I'd love to hear about any other fantastic closed head phone options that work especially well with jazzy vocal music.  Right now I'm actually leaning toward the Alpha Dogs but I'm just not sure yet.  I'd love to hear about any comparisons between the two though.

 

 

If you insist in getting fired, you might as well go out in style...so I'll throw the T5p into the mix. :wink:

 

I have not had the chance to hear the LCD-XC, but I'm sure it is an excellent can.  The Alpha Dogs and the T5p are the two best closed cans that I've heard.  I liked the bass of the T5p a little better, so I purchased the Beyerdynamic.   The Alpha has a little more midbass...the T5p has a little deeper sub-bass.  Both cans have excellent highs and mids (nothing to complain about).


Edited by elvergun - 3/9/14 at 6:42pm
post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post
 

 

 

If you insist in getting fired, you might as well go out in style...so I'll throw the T5p into the mix. :wink:

 

I have not had the chance to hear the LCD-XC, but I'm sure it is an excellent can.  The Alpha Dogs and the T5p are the two best closed cans that I've heard.  I liked the bass of the T5p a little better, so I purchased the Beyerdynamic.   The Alpha has a little more sub-bass...the T5p has a little deeper sub-bass.  Both cans have excellent highs and the mids (nothing to complain about).

 

Thanks! I'll read up on the T5p's as well :).  That'll keep me busy for a couple of days.  I wish there was a store selling these in my area were I could demo them all first.

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