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HELP!: Recommend Closed Full-Size Headphones for around $250

post #1 of 8
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I am not sure of which headphones to buy for the genres of music I listen to.

 

I usually listen to moderately paced instrumental, post-rock, classical music and indie post-punk music:

- Adele

- Balmorhea

- The Calm Blue Sea

- Celine Dion

- Clint Mansell

- Coldplay

- Daughter

- David Garrett

- Emile Pandolfi

- Explosions In The Sky

- The Flashbulb

- Florence + The Machine

- Hans Zimmer

- Imagine Dragons

- James Blunt

- Jascha Heifetz

- Kenny G

- Ludovico Einaudi

- Michael Jackson

- The National

- Owl City

- The Script

- Sigur Rós

- Snow Patrol

- Tchaikovsky

- Two Steps From Hell

- Tycho

- The XX

 

I am looking for cans for around $250. They must be durable, closed, and full-size.

 

I currently have a pair of Sennheiser HD202II's for 3 or more years and I am looking for an upgrade.

 

I usually listen to music in my house but it would be a nice plus if the headphones are portable.

 

For now I use a laptop, but in the future, I would have a desktop. Thanks!

 

I am currently looking into the ATH-A900x and the Beyerdaynamic Custom One Pro.

 

ps. I might edit this post in the future.

post #2 of 8
A900X are very good, but I was not a fan of the wing system. Also look into the AKG K550 and Soundmagic HP100 for a more neutral sound.
post #3 of 8

If you don't mind refurbished products, try the Sony MDR-7520s.

 

http://www.audiotopia.com/Sony-MDR-7520-Professional-Headphones-FACTORY-REFURB/dp/B004Z58VZ2

 

I promise you that Audiotopia is a legit dealer (I personally checked with Sony).  While I thought it was a slight risk buying something not new, I can attest that this was the best audio purchase I have made to date.

post #4 of 8

The Shure SRH840 is a great place to start. It's a very neutral can with a neutral can with a great balance between the lows, mids and highs. It's about $200 which is great since it's under your budget. 

post #5 of 8

The K550. You'll be pleased with it. 

post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by fabio-fi View Post

The K550. You'll be pleased with it. 

I agree. For his music tastes, I think he'd really like them. smily_headphones1.gif
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks guys, I think I might go with the SoundMagic HP100's, still not so sure though and I am not sure if they require an amp.

post #8 of 8
K550 definitely don't need sn amp. Harman currently has refurbished ones for $130 at their online store.
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