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post #1 of 12
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Hello,   I am looking for some recommendations for an over ear phone in the mid price range.  To give you an idea what I am after, I am replacing a very poor pair of Yamaha hph300 s which I find shrill at the high end and dull at the low.  I also own a pair of Soundmagic E10 for when out and about, I really like the sound on these. I mostly listen from I phone 4s, laptop or home  Sony hifi.  

My musical tastes are varied but include punk/alternative, Edm , ska, reggae, drum and. bass and quite a lot in between

 

Have been looking at Ath M50 , Soundmagic hp100  Denons etc etc . I usually amp with iphone with fiio 11.   Any advice or recommendations  very welcome as having a nightmare trying to decide. Thanks guys.

post #2 of 12
Hello,

The HP100 may be too neutral for you if you need bass IMO. Look into the UE6000. I like it over ATH-M50 with exception of build quality. Otherwise, the Sennheiser HD439.

Both are tuned to darker sound signature which may suit your needs. The HD439 for soundstage, and imaging but the UE6000 for cleaner sound. Both are excellent for EDM

Hope it helps
Billson smily_headphones1.gif
post #3 of 12
The design of the UE6000 is also better than the M-50. So, I'll support BillsonChang007 and recommend the UE6000.
post #4 of 12
What does "mid price range" mean to you? People kind of interpret that differently. smily_headphones1.gif

And do you plan to use these outside of the home? If in home, do you need isolation? Open headphones could be something to consider if sound leakage and hearing your environment is not a problem.
post #5 of 12
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Thanks for replies, isolation is not an issue will mainly use indoors. price range up to around £200 not sure what that is in US$ .  Have been thinking about an open pair but having never owned or tried any am not sure whether to take the plunge. Not a lot of audio retailers in my local area to try out either. All advice much appreciated.

post #6 of 12
Sennheiser Momentum! They should suit you very well smily_headphones1.gif
post #7 of 12
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Thanks Bilson have considered the momentum but my budget will only go  to the on ear version. Over ears retail at  £260 in the uk and most reviews I have read suggest they are the ones to get.

post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by Charl68 View Post

Thanks for replies, isolation is not an issue will mainly use indoors. price range up to around £200 not sure what that is in US$ .  Have been thinking about an open pair but having never owned or tried any am not sure whether to take the plunge. Not a lot of audio retailers in my local area to try out either. All advice much appreciated.

Open headphones will give you a bigger soundstage, creating a better immersion experience in the music. For example, check out the Philips X1. Here's a review: http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/big-bottom-and-lively-top-philips-fidelio-x1

Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 250 would be another (you will need your FiiO e11 for portable devices with this one).
post #9 of 12
OWH yes, +1 for X1 forgot about it xD

On-Ear a momentum is good too! It's more towards aggressive sound though
post #10 of 12
Momentum on-ears sounds a bit muddy though, not as aggressive as Amperior either.
post #11 of 12
Muddy when compared to original Momentum, yes but for the price, they are pretty good. Not sure about the Amperior though
post #12 of 12
Amperior sounds nearly identical to the hd25, great pair of on-ears.
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