I am planing to buy a headphone which is about $400. However, I don't know which headphone is good for classical music listener. In addition, I just use my computer and my iPhone to listen to music so which headphone suits me the most ??. thanks
need some advices for headphone for classical music.
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As an iPhone 5c user and a classical music listener... I can say definitively NOT the HD650 and K701. The HD650 is loud enough but its muddy upper mids and rolled off highs (even more so than what this headphone is already known for) . The K701 sounds even worse... flat, dull, lifeless, very one dimensional in just about every way. A well made cmoy amp-ing the headphone output is a noticeable improvement for both cans.
Shure SRH 1840 - really easy to amp. Very neutral. Sounds great from an iPhone too.
They're currently USD499 on Amazon - but there are at least 2 in the FS section going sub $400.
One of the best (IMO) summaries on Head-Fi describing this headphone is here:
Check the Head-Fi FS section. At least 2 of those at sub $400 - right where your budget is. The one from David Solomon (David Mahler) will be "like new".
For your budget - and considering you want it unamped - it's what I'd recommend. Alternate would be HD600 or K701/2 or Beyer DT880 + suitable amp. As long as you stick to used (ie FS section) you could probably make something like that work as well.
Yup. If you buy from David, you won't have any problems with the product.