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closed back circumaural cans for edm

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hi all,

I'm after a pair of closed back circumaural cans for home use, mobile use and listening on the stereo at home and via a Sony nwz f886/fiio e12

I have a few requirements... (Don't we all)

1) no more than about £175
2) closed back, circumaural
3) great for house, trance, edm
4) very comfortable
5) ideally a shorter or detachable cable

A bit of history....

Had senns hd25's, had vmoda 80's, had beyerdynamic dtx501p, had akg k450 - granted these are all on ear so no need to look at these

After reading a lot of threads, I reckon my short list is from...

1) beyer dt770 80ohm - only real concern is the 3m cable
2) ultrasone hfi580 - ideally would want beyer type pads if poss (dt250's?)
3) ultrasone hfi680 - as above with pads
4) ultrasone pro 550

Is there anything else I should be looking at? I don't mind say seonding £150 on the cans then another £20 on pads or shorter cable

Thanks
post #2 of 13
Ue6000 and creative aurvana live 2.
The ath m50x works too.
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
thanks for the tips - the cal2 look interesting
post #4 of 13

ultrasone hfi580 for EDM for sure. 

post #5 of 13

AKG K550?

post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by swiftW1nd View Post

ultrasone hfi580 for EDM for sure. 

Certainly on the short list. Just being a bit indecisive at present smily_headphones1.gif
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by kraken2109 View Post

AKG K550?

Not anything I'd actually considered to be honest but will look into them
post #8 of 13
What sounds signature are you looking for? Dt770s will do okayif you don't mind non existent mids and pretty rolled off bass. The akgs might not be a bad choice if you want quality bass over quantity. Or you can always just get D2000s if they were your budget.
Edited by linglingjr - 3/11/14 at 2:15pm
post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
I'd prefer a warm signature, decent across the spectrum if poss. Adequate bass for my music tastes but not overpowering or dominant at the cost of elsewhere
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by dimmockg View Post

thanks for the tips - the cal2 look interesting

 

By all accounts the original CAL! are the better headphone and can be had for 1/2 the price ... An excellent pair of headphones and they fit you requirements very well.

post #11 of 13

HD438 modded or 439.

post #12 of 13

UE6000

post #13 of 13
Thread Starter 
still undecided on this, keep swapping my amazon (uk) basket

the cal!2 have just come down by £30 which covers the cost of the "upgrade" cable recommended in reviews - if there were more long term user reviews opinions i may go for these as this is going to be the final purchase (for a while)

I keep looking at the sennheiser momentum on ear as well
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