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Sony 7506 (or V6) vs Sennheiser HD 280 Pro

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Hello,

I am new here and like any other newbie I would like to have some help choosing my first cans.
The main purpose of these cans is listening to a wide variety of genres while studying. I will also use them on the go and maybe the gym. The reason for these two is that people claim they are repairable and durable. I also need cans that can go around my ears (little longer that average size, BOSE AE2 can go around my ears). Thank you in advance!
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Both Sony's are pretty well regarded for their price point. Personally I own the 7506's and I love them. They are also the highest recommended over-ear phone for under $150 by The Wirecutter - see here: http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/the-best-150-over-ear-headphones/

 

The V6's are similar, and some seem to prefer them over the 7506's. Reading the Head-Fi Winter Buyers Guide, you can see that they were the cans that got site founder Jude started down the path to being an audiophile, and as such hold a special place in his heart. See here: http://www.head-fi.org/a/2013-head-fi-winter-gift-guide-over-ear-headphones

Although note what he says: 

"Is it the best at the price?  No, and hasn't been in a long time. You can find headphones that isolate more, sound more refined, have better detail retrieval, etc."

 

I can't speak on the Sennheisers, but if it were me, I'd get the 7506's now as a solid, rugged, classic, low-priced beginner headphone, and then later on once you're hopelessly addicted and able to splurge more, get a pair of Senn HD 600's.

 

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thanks a lot for the reply. The price is kind of high right now taking into consideration the previous prices is has sold at. I will try to get a few more replies to make my decision. I'll check out your links. Thanks
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