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Recommendations for new over-ear headphones ($200-$500)

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Hi, I want to buy a new set of headphones but I am not sure of which in midst of all these brands and models. Please help to recommend some that you feel are the best you ever listened to. Thanks!

 

PS: My budget is $500, please don't burn my wallet.

post #2 of 8
What kind of sound signature are you looking for ?
Are you ok with having an open can (no isolation)?
Do you have any experience with other mid level cans ($500 might be overkill for a first good can)
Edited by zunehdrocks - 6/30/14 at 4:34pm
post #3 of 8

Have you looked over the Buying Guide?

 

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

 

If so, what appeals to you and why?

post #4 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by zunehdrocks View Post

What kind of sound signature are you looking for ?
Are you ok with having an open can (no isolation)?
Do you have any experience with other mid level cans ($500 might be overkill for a first good can)

+1

And in addition to those questions, do you have a headphone amp? What devices (make/model) will you use them with?
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

I am fine with open can. I used to use Sony Studio headphones that my school provided for sound editing.

 

I am a huge fan of K-pop, so I would like it to have good soundstage and vocals. I do some video editing together with remixing and composing.

 

I will be using it with a Sony NWZ-F806 and on my laptop.

 

I am using my scholarship allowance to buy it so I am thinking of investing in a really decent one for many years of use. If you feel like $500 is overkill for me then feel free to recommend more affordable ones.


Edited by maybe4sg - 7/1/14 at 6:53am
post #6 of 8
There are some excellent open headphones in the $200 to $300 range, and they will have the best soundstage and good mids for vocals. I would suggest looking into the AKG Q701s or Beyerdynamic DT880s. However, they may (likely) would need an amp to sound their best. There are some good portable amps for around $100 that would work well.
post #7 of 8

Open cans:

Beyerdynamic dt880 premium (these may need an amp...  A c&c bh2, fiio e17, or fiio e11 should be fine )

Soundmagic hp200

shure 1440 (may need amp)

 

closed cans:

Yamaha mt220 (benefit from amp)

Beyerdynamic dt150 (may need amp)

Focal spirit professional (benefit from amp)

post #8 of 8
DT 1350? From the ijoker reviews this headphone have great score..


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