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Seeking advice on Portable HP's with nice high end

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Hello everyone,

 

I have been researching here and on the net for a nice set of portable headphones for work.  Not looking for total isolation, so on ears are fine.  I'm looking for something similar in sound to Beyer DT-990's, but in a portable package. A carrying case for protection when thrown into my backpack would be a plus.  Some of the prospects are (but not limited to):

 

Vmoda XS; Beyer DTX 501p, Senn PX 100ii; Audio Technica ATH-es700; AKG K-452.  Unfortunately, there aren't any retail stores that sell these options, so I have to buy based on what I read.

 

In researching it appears that most of the portable's are lacking in the area of Treble, which I love.  Not to say I don't like a nice bottom end, also.  I had demo'ed a pair of DT-990's before and was blown away, but they are way too big for portable use.

 

I currently have Grado Sr-60's, Amperior's & KSC 75's.  My KSC 75's usually last about 6 months to a year before they become intermittent due to cable failure, which is one benefit of the VMODA's, you can just replace the cable.

 

I'm currently using an ipod classic into a JDS labs c5 via a lod.

 

Anyway, I'm sure I missed some better options, and would sure appreciate some advice.

 

Steve


Edited by desmoface - 7/1/14 at 5:00am
post #2 of 6

The yamaha pro 500 has had a huge price drop in the US's amazon (from $400 to $200)

its got a bassy signature like the dt990

http://www.head-fi.org/t/653626/yamaha-hph-pro-500-review

http://www.head-fi.org/t/628488/yamaha-pro-headphones

post #3 of 6

What's the max you will spend and ideal amount spent?

post #4 of 6
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Hey everyone, thanks for the advice. How is the treble on those yamaha's? I'm looking to stay under $200 if possible. Thanks again.

steve
Edited by desmoface - 7/2/14 at 5:24am
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Hey everyone, thanks for the advice. How is the treble on those yamaha's? I'm looking to stay under $200 if possible. Thanks again.

steve
I haven't heard them myself but the treble seems to be really good
http://www.head-fi.org/t/653626/yamaha-hph-pro-500-review
http://www.head-fi.org/products/yamaha-pro-500
http://www.head-fi.org/t/628488/yamaha-pro-headphones
post #6 of 6
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Hey Zunehdrocks,

 

Thanks those sound nice, but those are going to be way too big for me....I guess maybe the Pro 300 or 400's might be more suitable..those look nice though.  Thanks for the recommendation.


Steve

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