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need some advices for headphone for classical music.

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 

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

post #2 of 21

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.

post #3 of 21

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:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/634201/battle-of-the-flagships-58-headphones-compared-update-audeze-lcd-2-revision-2-6-4-13#user_SRH1840

 

Quote:
 CLASSICAL & JAZZ MASTER: The SRH1840 excels with classical music. It actually sounds fantastic with most well-recorded music, especially modern-day jazz recordings.
post #4 of 21

For what you want to spend, I would say the HD-600. You will have to pay a lot more to get something significantly better.

post #5 of 21
+2 for the Shure 1840.
post #6 of 21
Thread Starter 

Shure 1840 costs $500 =.='. it's out of my budget @@

post #7 of 21
Actually a used pair of 1840 or 1540's go for under $400 even on amazon. You might even want to look into the 1440.

I would suggest to keep looking tho'.
post #8 of 21
KNS8400 is easy to drive and sounds not so far from K702. It's quite good for classical. Soundstage is only average, but resolution and clarity is way up there. Build, comfort, and isolation are all above average. The only real negative is the bad cable which bears noise; you can replace it with (I believe) the cables from K450, Q460, and M50x.
post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by quoccuong04 View Post
 

Shure 1840 costs $500 =.='. it's out of my budget @@

 

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".

post #10 of 21
Thread Starter 

so the Shure 1840 is only my choose ?

post #11 of 21

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.

post #12 of 21
Thread Starter 

because I seem not to buy the used one, I dont want any problems with my headphone with that money :<. moreover, can you link that in FS section because I cant find it @@


Edited by quoccuong04 - 4/6/14 at 9:49pm
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post #14 of 21

Yup. If you buy from David, you won't have any problems with the product.
post #15 of 21
B&w p7 exactly 400
No need portable amp already near perfect sound
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