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Neutrality for $200 or less

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 

I justify my choice of price range because they will be used sparingly, because I'm a loudspeaker person; but I would like a pair of headphones to discretely use at home when the situation calls for it. I prefer neutrality and soundstage because my preferred genre is classical.

 

My criteria:

1. About $200 or less
2. Circumaural
3. Neutral
4. Doesn't require dedicated amplification
5. If there happens to be something with a relatively great soundstage that sacrifices a bit (just a wee bit) of neutrality compared to the competition, and fits the above criteria, then I would want that.

 

Please help, I especially value the opinion of users who have compared headphones in many price ranges.

post #2 of 21

The AD 900X fits that bill.

post #3 of 21
If you have a decent source, get the AKG Q701. It's fairly neutral and the soundstage width is hard to beat.
post #4 of 21
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Originally Posted by Za Warudo View Post

If you have a decent source, get the AKG Q701. It's fairly neutral and the soundstage width is hard to beat.


The Q701 needs an amp--so it doesn't pass test #4.

post #5 of 21

What are you plugging them into?  A well designed cmoy, or stereo receiver can sufficiently power a K701 or Q701.

post #6 of 21
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by kramer5150 View Post
 

What are you plugging them into?  A well designed cmoy, or stereo receiver can sufficiently power a K701 or Q701.


I should have specified that. A headphone jack on a computer with onboard amplification. Hence I'm looking for a headphone which doesn't require 'external' amplification.

post #7 of 21
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post
 

The AD 900X fits that bill.

Reading about these now, thank you.

post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

The AD 900X fits that bill.

+1
post #9 of 21
You should also consider Sony Mdr MA900.
post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by Me x3 View Post

You should also consider Sony Mdr MA900.


Good choice but usually priced above his budget.

post #11 of 21

forgo a few hamburgers n check these out...

 

yamaha MT220 ( i have NOT heard this..but i am hot on the buybutton)

 http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-HPH-MT220-monitor-over-ear-headphones/dp/B00B44N0DA/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_dnr_5

 

 

klipsch STATUS ( if u dun have a giant head )...heard this..ooo  v comfy, mighty spaceous n tightbassss

http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-STATUS-Over-Ear-Headphones-Black/dp/B00FIXBZQM/ref=pd_ybh_4

 

Beyer DT150 (for classicals ), heard this recently n straightaway i said this is gonna be great with classicals ;P

http://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-DT-150-250-GREY-Monitoring-Headphone-Environments/dp/B000LDPP1K/ref=pd_sim_sbs_MI_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0ZA7P15R21T5HZ3XW1PE

post #12 of 21
Brainwavz HM5 or a similar model (Fischer F003, NVX XPT100).
post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

forgo a few hamburgers n check these out...

 

yamaha MT220 ( i have NOT heard this..but i am hot on the buybutton)

 http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-HPH-MT220-monitor-over-ear-headphones/dp/B00B44N0DA/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_dnr_5

 

 

klipsch STATUS ( if u dun have a giant head )...heard this..ooo  v comfy, mighty spaceous n tightbassss

http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-STATUS-Over-Ear-Headphones-Black/dp/B00FIXBZQM/ref=pd_ybh_4

 

Beyer DT150 (for classicals ), heard this recently n straightaway i said this is gonna be great with classicals ;P

http://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-DT-150-250-GREY-Monitoring-Headphone-Environments/dp/B000LDPP1K/ref=pd_sim_sbs_MI_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0ZA7P15R21T5HZ3XW1PE


Don't know about the first two, but doesn't the Beyer need an amp to be properly driven.  It's a 250 Ohm can.

post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post
 


Don't know about the first two, but doesn't the Beyer need an amp to be properly driven.  It's a 250 Ohm can.

 

one of the guys who feedbacked on amazon  said he could play it on his ipod....

and i tested it on my android fone loaded with lossless, and it sounded quite engaging,

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no doubt an amp would tighten the bolts a little, 

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(this can is the excuse to get an amp next...its a bait..shhhhhhhhh..lets keep this from him )
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Ok, ignore this can, unless u r planning for an amp down the road:-)
Edited by Lorspeaker - 4/23/14 at 3:55am
post #15 of 21

I dunno much about HPs but you MUST search for MONITORS.

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