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post #16 of 20

Sennheiser is world renowned for their true to life, accurate sound reproduction.  I am a big (unapologetic) fan of Sennheiser.  I think you would be happy with any model in the Sennheiser HD 500 series and many can be had for $100 or less, particularly the HD 515 or HD 518.  $200 will even get you the flagship of the 500 series, the HD 598.

 

If you want a closed back design (for isolation and no sound leakage) for use in public areas, take a look at the Sennheiser HD 280 pros or the Audio Technica ath-m50. Both are highly regarded and produce excellent sound quality.

post #17 of 20
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Sennheiser is world renowned for their true to life, accurate sound reproduction.  I am a big (unapologetic) fan of Sennheiser.  I think you would be happy with any model in the Sennheiser HD 500 series and many can be had for $100 or less, particularly the HD 515 or HD 518.  $200 will even get you the flagship of the 500 series, the HD 598.

 

If you want a closed back design (for isolation and no sound leakage) for use in public areas, take a look at the Sennheiser HD 280 pros or the Audio Technica ath-m50. Both are highly regarded and produce excellent sound quality.

It looks like I could get a pair of refurbished Sennheiser PXC 450s for only a bit more than $200. Are they any good, or are the 598s better? I think that I could get used to the aesthetics of the 598s if they make up for it and sound quality.

post #18 of 20

From what I've heard the 598s are one of absolute best for $200

post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by Boochie View Post
 

Sennheiser is world renowned for their true to life, accurate sound reproduction.  I am a big (unapologetic) fan of Sennheiser.  I think you would be happy with any model in the Sennheiser HD 500 series and many can be had for $100 or less, particularly the HD 515 or HD 518.  $200 will even get you the flagship of the 500 series, the HD 598.

 

If you want a closed back design (for isolation and no sound leakage) for use in public areas, take a look at the Sennheiser HD 280 pros or the Audio Technica ath-m50. Both are highly regarded and produce excellent sound quality.

It looks like I could get a pair of refurbished Sennheiser PXC 450s for only a bit more than $200. Are they any good, or are the 598s better? I think that I could get used to the aesthetics of the 598s if they make up for it and sound quality.

 

PXC 450 uses HD595 (the predecessor of HD598. Very few differences) drivers. If you can endure technical problems casued by noise-cancelling circuit and uncomfortable fit, it is not that bad choice.

post #20 of 20
I have never had the PXC 450 but I suspect it has good SQ as I have never listened to a pair of Sennheiser headphones that had poor SQ. But I can attest to the 500 series They have very accurate sound reproduction and are butter smooth. I also have the 280 pro ad the Audio technica ath-m50s and they are solid as well.
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