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Best headphone?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

I am currently searching for the best headphone to watch blu ray movies with. I have done a lot of research and have narrowed my selection down to just a few. My price range is $400-600. Which of these is the best headphone?(I am open to any other recommendations)

 

Shure SRH1540 Premium Closed-Back Headphones

 

 

 
Sennheiser HD 650 Headphones
 
 
Shure SRH1840 Professional Open Back Headphones (Black)
 
post #2 of 13
IMO, Shure SRH1540.
post #3 of 13

do you plan to have an amp driving these or no? because the HiFiman and the 650 needs an amp and other wise i would go with a Shure or the NAD HP50.

post #4 of 13
1540:-)
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 

I am planning to watch all my blu ray movies from my blu ray player into my Yamaha RX-V575 AV receiver that connects to my projector. Do you think the Yamaha receiver will be enough to power the headphones?

post #6 of 13

I honestly don't have any idea how much power the headphone output would put out but at 300 ohms for the HD650 and the HiFiman being planar phones, it is not a good idea. Don't let other people fool you when they say "the volume goes loud enough", the sound is just a pain to hear without a proper amp.

Just go for the Shures or think about the NAD.

On the innerfidelity website, they have a new review on the 1540 and one on the NAD VISO HP50, so you might want to check it out.

post #7 of 13
If I may interject, all of the denons, old&new are much better for movies!
I think you should look into the d5000
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by EricCartman View Post

I am planning to watch all my blu ray movies from my blu ray player into my Yamaha RX-V575 AV receiver that connects to my projector. Do you think the Yamaha receiver will be enough to power the headphones?

The 1540 is easy to drive, no worries there. wink.gif

Damn auto-correct on iPhone, had to edit this twice.
post #9 of 13
Another vote for the shure 1540
Its on tyll's wall of fame so it has to be good.
http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/innerfidelitys-wall-fame-full-size-sealed
post #10 of 13
I find the only problem for the SRH1540 is it's slightly thicker-than-usual cable, not annoying but just kind of awkward.
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by zunehdrocks View Post

Another vote for the shure 1540
Its on tyll's wall of fame so it has to be good.
http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/innerfidelitys-wall-fame-full-size-sealed

I like your sense of irony.

OP, do you need isolation from outside noise? Will others need isolation from you? If no, buy an open model.
post #12 of 13

Id really recommend the 650s. My buddy has a pair that he uses all the time for movie/tv all the time. The right amp does make a difference and what you got going on ain't that fun for an amp. Id start with using the headphones and upgrade later and run a sep amp for headphones and maybe the receiver as only a preamp. 

 

Good luck!

post #13 of 13

My Denon AV receiver can drive HD650s perfectly, so there's a decent chance that yours can.

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