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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 

Hey. title say it all.

I'm looking for a closed cans for music for listening to music in livingroom while people around (I hate it when people can hear what I listen to). so yeah, they must be completley closed. ZERO SOUND LEAKAGE just IEM alike.

 

My budget is up to 400$. I listen to every genre of music, and I'd like it to be natural and detailed as possible for closed cans in this budget. Also, i'd like them to have a bit of lows ("body" more like it) but not bass heavy. I like feel the bass but I want it to be in place, not everywhere.

 

Those will be paired with Essence STX amp+source. 320 mp3 and flac.

 

I thought of the Ultrasone PRO 750. suggestions? thanks!


Edited by Rayz - 6/2/14 at 7:43am
post #2 of 18
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Originally Posted by Rayz View Post
 

... Also, i'd like them to have a bit of lows ("body" more like it) but not bass heavy. I like feel the bass but I want it to be in place, not everywhere.

 

Those will be paired with Essence STX amp+source. 320 mp3 and flac.

 

I thought of the Ultrasone PRO 750. suggestions? thanks!

 

As someone who owns the PRO 900 and listened to to complete line-up of closed Ultrasones, i´d say they´re all "bass heavy"... dark, bass heavy sound is the ultrasone sound-signature imo... great for electronic music

 

There will be some suggestions about the MrSpeakers i´m sure... FOTM... so have a look... only a few posts under your thread

 

cheers


Edited by neopac - 6/2/14 at 4:36am
post #3 of 18
Thread Starter 

Eh, I might be having hard time getting in my country something rather then phones of Ultrasone, sennheiser, AKG, Beyer, etc'.

 

Actually, Ultrasone sounds good- I need a "fun sound" for listening in a day (I pull out my K701 for reference sound in nights when they all sleep ;) ). it's okay if they has alot of bass as long it's not too-bassy.


Edited by Rayz - 6/2/14 at 4:40am
post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by Rayz View Post
 

Eh, I might be having hard time getting in my country something rather then phones of Ultrasone, sennheiser, AKG, Beyer, etc'.

i see... same here in austria... i´d be very interessted in these MrSpeakers... guess some day an amazon trader will list them..

 

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Actually, Ultrasone sounds good- I need a "fun sound" for listening in a day (I pull out my K701 for reference sound in nights when they all sleep ;) ). it's okay if they has alot of bass as long it's not too-bassy

The sound is alot of fun, that´s for sure... and the closed PRO cans from Ultrasone are very suitable for DIY modding.. you can alter the sound by damping the housing (easy task)... an undamped PRO housing got alot of unwanted resonance bloating to bass... you can reduce it and tame the lows by adding so "weight" to the material with "bitumen-sheets" or something similar ( car-audio-product self adhesive ). I did this to mine and was very(!)pleased.

 

there´s an interesting thread about this topic

http://www.head-fi.org/t/253489/ultrasone-proline-650-mods

 

P.S: don´t expect the closed Ultrasone to be absolute silent to your surrounding... me wife hears exactly what i´m listening sitting on the same couch.. i´ve also got a pair of sennheiser hd 25-1 II and they are very quite to everyone... but they are very edgy to listen.. little low-bass but alot of "in-your-face-kick-bass", great for metall music.. they don´t fit everyones head..

 

cheers


Edited by neopac - 6/2/14 at 5:12am
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post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 

Thanks! I think I can manage as I sit far from the others + listen in not-too-high-volume. question is how much it's lousy?

By the way, what are the main differences between PRO 750 and 900 and how big they are?

post #7 of 18
I have the pro 750, never heard the 900. I had the DT880 250ohm. Compared to the DT880 the Ultrasone has more bass and impact. More than neutral but not basshead heavy. A slightly recessed lower mid and kind of rough highs. I liked the DT880 better in all respects except bass impact for certain songs. And they were more comfortable, but needed money so I sold them.
post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 

Thanks. actually, i'm now seriously considering the Senn 25-1 II as this guy said they are very closed. also in my budget. do I go wrong?

post #9 of 18
Looks good for portable use but you could probably do better with a $400 budget. You might also look up the Yamaha mt220, Soundmagic HP100, NAD Viso HP50, PSB M4U and Focal Spirit Classic.
post #10 of 18

I'd get Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro 250ohm cans. They are awesome.

post #11 of 18
+1 I was going to add those to my list you should check out, plus Beyers are super comfy like pillows on your head.
post #12 of 18

I wouldn´t recommend the Senn HD 25 if you don´t need a protable headphone built like a tank.

what about a nice set of IEMs ... nobody would hear your music..

post #13 of 18
Thread Starter 

Nah, I hate IEM. 

How is the sound leakeage of the DT770? I need a zero leakage like IEM. 

post #14 of 18

Almost no leakage. They are really quiet. And like AzraelDarkAngel said they are super comfortable.

post #15 of 18

If you could get ahold of one of the no longer made Denon 2000, 5000 or 7000 series that would be great. :basshead:

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