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post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
Hello guys,

I'm new around here. I read lots of threads when I was researching and decided to register in order to get some personal recommendations.

I had a pair of HD 201, and I really liked them but unfortunately I broke them. Now I wanted to buy a better pair of headphones but my budget is still low.

I have about 50 euros to spend, I may buy the headphones online (eBay or Amazon both UK).

I use the headphones mainly when I study, so my priorities are comfort and isolation. The sound is important too, but not as important as the first two. So is the construction and materials quality.

I listen a lot Rock, Indie, Electronic, and I'm not a bass head, I'm not looking for a very bassy headphones. The headphones are going to be used with an iPod Classic, a Nexus 7 and an HP laptop (Dv6 6180ep with beats audio sound drivers).

I have the opportunity to buy a pair of Sennheiser HD 448 by 35 euros but I haven't tried them yet. What do you think about these (comfort and isolation mainly)? I also had an opportunity to grab the AKG K512 MK2 for 20 euros but I'm afraid the isolation is bad.

The local store is selling the Sennheiser HD 335s by 50 euro and those caught my attention too.

What other headphones can you recommend that satisfy my needs?

Thank you all.
post #2 of 19

Have you checked the Buying Guide?

 

http://www.head-fi.org/a/headphone-buying-guide

post #3 of 19
681 EVO?
post #4 of 19
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

Have you checked the Buying Guide?

http://www.head-fi.org/a/headphone-buying-guide
Yes I have. On the budget headphones section, the closed ones are mainly on-ear, not over-ear, and I prefer the first kind.
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681 EVO?
I didn't know this brand/model. I checked them out and they look very interesting. However they are semi-open headphones, so they won't isolate very well, am I right?
post #5 of 19
Tascam looks large enough to be over ear. The HTF600S is also definitely over ear because I used to own those. The Tascam sounds really neutral and surprisingly good for its price.
post #6 of 19

Your budget is very limited for what you seek.  Absent a closeout deal, like under $40 for the UE 6000--as was recently available in the U.S., you will get much more for money with IEM's.

post #7 of 19
Thread Starter 
What about the Senn HD 448 or the 335s I mentioned above can you tell me your opinion? Here in Portugal they cost like 100 euros but they are with a huge discount.
post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by Duarteman View Post

What about the Senn HD 448 or the 335s I mentioned above can you tell me your opinion? Here in Portugal they cost like 100 euros but they are with a huge discount.


I have not heard either and the 448 is discontined (at least in the U.S.).  In light of generally good reviews at Amazon and my experience with other under $100 Senn cans, the HD 448 is probably a pretty good can.  However, you have very specific requirements.  I won't even hazard an educated guess on how either model meets them.

post #9 of 19
Thread Starter 
I started digging on this "Superlux" brand and came up with this: the Superlux HD-662 F, which seem to fit my requirements. Any opinion?

Oh and thank you for all the help you are giving me, I'm really confused and I really want to make a good decision because I'm keeping the headphones for a few years.
post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by Duarteman View Post

I started digging on this "Superlux" brand and came up with this: the Superlux HD-662 F, which seem to fit my requirements. Any opinion?

Oh and thank you for all the help you are giving me, I'm really confused and I really want to make a good decision because I'm keeping the headphones for a few years.


Again I have have not heard it, but its an under $40 can here.  Most of the Superlux cans are Chinese knock-offs of other company's (in this case AKG's) cans.  That's not necessarily bad, but don't expect it to the product they are copying (more or less).

 

I suspect that the HD 448 is a better can for most people.

post #11 of 19
Thread Starter 

And what about the Philips Citiscape Uptown? I can manage to buy them for 40 euros and they seem to fit my needs.

post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by Duarteman View Post
 

And what about the Philips Citiscape Uptown? I can manage to buy them for 40 euros and they seem to fit my needs.


I only know the Downtown--which was a good can for its price class, if you like something with a bass oriented tilt.  See:

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/philips-citiscape-downtown

post #13 of 19

I would suggest the Takstar Pro 80. Check out this thread - http://www.head-fi.org/t/585356/the-takstar-technical-pro-gemini-greathon-thread

 

 

 

Build quality is amazing, metal headband makes it super flexible and strong. Flattish frequency response makes it good for a lot of different genres. Great soundstage for closed cans makes them good for music, movies and gaming. Sound insulation is above average. And as a consolation you get an awesome looking protective box.

 

Thoroughly impressed and satisfied with these cans.


Edited by DJScope - 6/25/14 at 6:03pm
post #14 of 19
Tascam TH-02 vs the Takstar. Go.
post #15 of 19
Thread Starter 

In my opinion the Takstar are very interesting but find them very ugly. But I think that these are a good choice. Thanks for all the help.

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