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Over Ear Headphones for Fiio X5

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Hello:

 

Looking for a headphone that is over the ear & open back that can be comfortably driven by the Fiio X5.  Will be for home use, but I move between living room, porch, & bedroom so I don't want to be tied down to the stereo amp or a full-size headphone amp.  Is the HD 650 too much for the X5?  Any other suggestions?  Thanks!

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Hi,

 

What kind of music do you normally listen to?

Do you prefer a laid back sound, with somewhat boosted bass, or do you prefer a more neutral (Studio-like) presentation?

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Acoustic jazz, roots rock, roots reggae, blues. Neutral, accurate, detailed sound. Thanks .
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Acoustic jazz, roots rock, roots reggae, blues. Neutral, accurate, detailed sound. Thanks .

 

I have the NAD HP50's paired with the X5 and I think it's a very good pairing. The X5 drives these cans without breaking a sweat. I find the X5 to be very neutral and clinical in sound and therefore the NAD's were perfect for me.

 

I listen to SRV, Tony Joe White, Fourplay, The Crusaders, Larry Carlton, Joe Sample to name but a few and I think the match is brilliant. Slightly warm emphasis with the NAD's but for the genres mentioned ideal.


Edited by oldmate - 5/24/14 at 9:50pm
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Acoustic jazz, roots rock, roots reggae, blues. Neutral, accurate, detailed sound. Thanks .

You should consider AudioTechnica AD900X.
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The NADs are very tempting. But I'm concerned they'll be a bit small for my large head / ears. Ordered a pair of AKG K712 pros. I'll let you know how I like them. Thanks.
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The NADs are very tempting. But I'm concerned they'll be a bit small for my large head / ears. Ordered a pair of AKG K712 pros. I'll let you know how I like them. Thanks.

 

Sweet!!

 

Enjoy your new headphones.

 

Cheers.

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