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On ear recommendation 100$-200$ range

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Hi guys, I have been reading this forum for a while and now I had to become a member since I need some help. smily_headphones1.gif I am looking for an on ear. I will be listening alt rock, indie and classical music. My sources will be mainly Sony Xperia Z1 and Ipad. I will be using these in the office and while travelling, so sound isolation (in/out) is pretty important for my need. The other thing is, I'm not really looking forward to get huge bass from my headphones, clear sound and vocals are more important to me! . I have checked harman kardon CL out, but some say it is not good enough for its price range. Other option was shure srh 440, but I am not sure about that also. I'm open to any suggestion, from any brand. Thank you all in advance.
Edited by Scake - 3/17/14 at 3:18am
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I have a Martin Logan Mikros 90 which I like to use especially when traveling. It is a closed design and can insulate quite well.

The sound signature of this headphone is seems voiced particularly towards classical music, jazz and vocals.

As a result the bass is somewhat toned down, but I find it only works to it's advantage, because it sounds very open and detailed.

It can be EQ-ed, if need be, for more pronounced low end and they'll do just fine.

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Beyerdyanamic DT1350s are a good fit for what you describe in a very portable headphone.
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Beyerdynamic DT1350s isolate incredibly well and sound pretty neutral. I would also look at the HD 25-1 ii or one of its variations (Adidas Originals, Amperior) although the bass of the HD 25 hits harder than the DT1350 and (I'm assuming) the MIkros 90.

 

Also worth looking into would be the Onkyo ES-FC300 which go for $149. Haven't heard them, but they supposedly perform better than some of my favorite headphones (V-MODA M-80, HD 25) and on par with more expensive ones (Momentum on-ear, B&W P5, DT1350).
http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/delightful-onkyo-es-fc300-and-es-hf300


Edited by SpiderNhan - 3/17/14 at 6:56am
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The Onkyo ES-FC300 sound great for $150 headphones. I think the DT1350s definitely have the edge in overall clarity and resolution, but the ES-FC300s are more comfortable.
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I'm not looking to buy another headphone right now, and especially not a portable one, but you've certainly sparked my interest with that little FC300.

I have a soft spot for the Onkyo brand, because my first stereo amplifier was an Onkyo. It had a tuner built in and gave me lots and lots of hours of enjoyment listening over the radio to some great concerts. Good times!

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Originally Posted by James neutron View Post

I'm not looking to buy another headphone right now, and especially not a portable one, but you've certainly sparked my interest with that little FC300.
I have a soft spot for the Onkyo brand, because my first stereo amplifier was an Onkyo. It had a tuner built in and gave me lots and lots of hours of enjoyment listening over the radio to some great concerts. Good times!

I tried it based on Tyll's review from the wall of fame. Ultimately, I decided I didn't need a portable headphone enough either and sent it back, but it is very good.
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