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post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by GeraldBaez View Post

Ok so based on the recommendations I have gotten so far, I have eliminated the AKG K550's because of portability issues. I read that the cable is very long.

The ones you mentioned are too pricey and I don't want active noise cancellation with the U6000.

So I've finally narrowed it down to the Soundmagic hp100 and the Seinnheiser Momentums.

As to whether or not they are neutral, I don't know. But what are your thoughts on these two and which one would you ultimately pick?


OK--but if you read the review, the UE 6000 can be played and sound best with their active noise cancellation turned off.  Yet, it is good to have if you are sitting next to a jet engine.

 

If it's down to the other two, I don't especially like the Momentums (although many others do) and--as I have mentioned above--have not heard the the Soundmagic.

 

BTW--are you considering the on ear or over ear version of the Momentum?  If the latter, many people have found their ear cups to be too small for comfort.


Edited by KG Jag - 7/4/14 at 11:17pm
post #17 of 20
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I was considering the over ear version, but I'm not sure if they'll fit comfortably. I don't think I have big ears, but they're definitely not small.

Honestly, I've been doing a lot of research and I want to buy something reputable, that I won't have to return.

Let's forget about the Sennheiser Momentums (because they're out of my budget and they might not fit me) and let's start fresh.

Suggest headphones that have the following:

1) Superb sound quality. I don't know if neutral or flat is the term, but I really want to hear my music the way the producer intended for it to be heard. Something that is very balanced between the lows, mids, and highs would be nice, I suppose, right? Are neutral/flat the best for what I want?

2) Comfortability. I want something that doesn't have a death grip and that I can use for extended periods of time. I know that comfortability is subjective, but let's go with the general consensus on this front.

3) Portability. A great headphone that doesn't have a long cable. Nobody wants to carry a headphone with a 9ft cable.

4) Headphones that can be powered without an amp. I'm going to be using them entirely on my iPhone.

5) Maximum budget is around 230 dollars.

6) Closed headphones. I don't want to disturb people around me.

That is ultimately what I'm looking for.

I apologize. I should've been crystal clear from the very start. If you have any other questions, let me know! smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by GeraldBaez - 7/5/14 at 12:33am
post #18 of 20

You have been given very good information and some quality cans from which to chose.  About the the only major thing left for you to do is to go out to a store and try as many of these recommended cans (and not recommended cans--if you wish) as you are able on your iPhone.  No amount of advise can replace personal "on your own ears" experience, especially with the music files and equipment that you will be using with them.

 

The ball is now in your court for you to make your decision.

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Thanks! I'm going to take a look at these :)

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