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Looking for closed headphones - up to 100€

post #1 of 5
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Hello everyone!

I’m a noob looking to buy closed headphones. I’ve followed this forum for about one month now and I’ve read a lot of articles and reviews (great forum btw!!). It looks like that the more I read, the more confused I am. There’s so many choices and, worse, not everyone seems to agree on everything.

So let me explain what I’m looking for:

Closed headphones to listen continuously in a lousy open space at work (8 hours a day). I listen to pretty much everything but mostly Indie, Alternative, Rock and Metal.

My main requirements are (from most important to less important):

-          Noise leaking

-          Isolation

-          Comfort

-          Sound obviously ;)

 

I’m thinking of spending at most 100€ (120$ +-). From what I read, it looks like the ATH-M50(x) would be perfect. I live in Portugal and, unfortunately, everything is much more expansive here and a lot of brands are not available locally. Ordering them from international sites like amazon is possible but shipping and importing fees make a huge difference in the price.

Here’s a few examples of prices:

 

            ATH-M50x: 180€ (amazon) – ( if only they were 50€ less expansive :( )

            ATH-M40x: 120€ (local)

Sennheiser HD 439: 59€ (local)

Sennheiser HD 380 PRO: 106€ (local)

 

Any help/sugestion would be greatly appreciated.

PS – Sorry for my bad English

post #2 of 5

Takstar Pro 80 (Gemini HSR-1000) closed headphones.

Best sounding closed headphones I know of, for under $100 (75 Euros).

If Sony put their name on them I would think they would sell for over 100 Euros.

I would assume the import tax would still make the headphones a good value.

Maybe the headphones are sold locally in your area.

They are sold under several different names.

 

$67.99 (50 Euros) on eBay (free shipping).

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Takstar-Pro80-Professional-Audio-Mixing-Monitor-Headphone-Foldback-Monitor-/131164967124?pt=US_Headphones&hash=item1e8a0a90d4

post #3 of 5
Check out the Brainwavz HM5 and Fisher FA-003, well known for comfort:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/585281/review-brainwavz-hm5-a-new-neutral-champ
http://www.head-fi.org/t/491632/review-fischer-audio-fa-003-a-neutral-champ

One manufacturer makes the same cups and drivers and they are rebranded for different sellers, so same sound. Another version that is the same is the Lindy HF-100. Perhaps you can find one of the versions for a good price for you. These would be more neutral than the M50x, but more comfortable.

Now I have not tried them, but the Chinese/Asian brand thread has been talking about the Donscorpio Dolphins a lot (ask questions there) as a great value. You have to buy them shipped from Hong Kong, so I bet they ship to Portugal.
post #4 of 5
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

Check out the Brainwavz HM5 and Fisher FA-003, well known for comfort:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/585281/review-brainwavz-hm5-a-new-neutral-champ
http://www.head-fi.org/t/491632/review-fischer-audio-fa-003-a-neutral-champ

One manufacturer makes the same cups and drivers and they are rebranded for different sellers, so same sound. Another version that is the same is the Lindy HF-100. Perhaps you can find one of the versions for a good price for you. These would be more neutral than the M50x, but more comfortable.

Now I have not tried them, but the Chinese/Asian brand thread has been talking about the Donscorpio Dolphins a lot (ask questions there) as a great value. You have to buy them shipped from Hong Kong, so I bet they ship to Portugal.

 

The Donscorpio Dolphins are only 16-Ohms.

post #5 of 5

Creative Aurvana Live! (original version, not the recent Creative Aurvana Live 2)

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