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Closed Over Ear headphones with 3.5mm "standard" detachable cable recommendations

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I am looking for a set of closed over the ear headphones with a 3.5mm "standard" detachable cable. My intention is to use a v-moda boompro mic in conjunction with the headphones for use in VOIP calls. It seems that many headphones with removable cables are using a 2.5mm or a proprietary connector. I think all the sennheisers fit into this category? (Or did I miss one that uses a standard cable?)

I understand that v-moda makes headsets that would work but everything I have read suggested they are bass heavy and are more oriented for bass heavy music. I am interested in something that I think would be classified as neutral.

I also have found the NAD model but I am concerned about comfort; I plan to go demo them soon for both sound and fit performance.

What else is out there that I should be looking at?
post #2 of 7

What's your budget?

 

The ones i can think of off the top of my head are:

Shure SRH1540

Denon AH-D600

V-Moda M100

post #3 of 7
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Originally Posted by Byrnie View Post
 

What's your budget?

 

The ones i can think of off the top of my head are:

Shure SRH1540

Denon AH-D600

V-Moda M100

~300 is the upper limit, would like to spend less.

 

The Shure and Denon do not appear to have standard 3.5mm detachable cable, rather some sort of split cable going to each cup?  Not sure I could swap for cable with integrated MIC (eg boompro)

 

The M100 would work, I am just concerned about the reports that its more geared toward hip-hop/EDM/bass heavy music.  I need to find and listen to them I guess.

 

Thanks!

post #4 of 7

The M100 is a pretty aggressive sounding and bassy headphone IMO. If you want neutral that's definitely not a pick for you.

 

The NAD Viso are quite nice and i could definitely recommend as a headphone that's more neutral than the M100. 

 

Akg K267 Tiesto could be a nice choice as well that has the 3.5mm jack. Also has a sound signature adjusting mechanism so you can be a little more flexible with that.

 

A cheaper option could be the Sol Republic Master Tracks. Theyre bassy but no where near the m100. I dont remember if theyre 3.5mm jack to the headphone though... might need to check that

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Originally Posted by Cotnijoe View Post
 

The M100 is a pretty aggressive sounding and bassy headphone IMO. If you want neutral that's definitely not a pick for you.

 

The NAD Viso are quite nice and i could definitely recommend as a headphone that's more neutral than the M100. 

 

Akg K267 Tiesto could be a nice choice as well that has the 3.5mm jack. Also has a sound signature adjusting mechanism so you can be a little more flexible with that.

 

A cheaper option could be the Sol Republic Master Tracks. Theyre bassy but no where near the m100. I dont remember if theyre 3.5mm jack to the headphone though... might need to check that

Appreciate the feedback on the M100 and NAD - I really need to demo the NADs.  I will have to take a look at the Akg K267 Tiesto's, they were not on my radar - thanks for the heads up!

post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by Jb1677 View Post

~300 is the upper limit, would like to spend less.

The Shure and Denon do not appear to have standard 3.5mm detachable cable, rather some sort of split cable going to each cup?  Not sure I could swap for cable with integrated MIC (eg boompro)

The M100 would work, I am just concerned about the reports that its more geared toward hip-hop/EDM/bass heavy music.  I need to find and listen to them I guess.

Thanks!
Doh! Sorry about that I didn't catch that in your original post.
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I decided to order a set of pre-modded ATH-M50's - the price was well below budget (130) and meets my requirements (closed, over ear, neutral, removable 3.5mm).

 

Still want to try out those NADs but for now this will be a good step up from the Senheiser PX100's I have been using

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