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Portable, closed headphones from $200 to $300?

post #1 of 6
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Hello guys, this is my first post on head-fi. I'm just getting interested in audio gears and it's lucky to find such a forum. I've ordered a sennheiser hd 598 from amazon with a huge discount, but I still need a closed headphone for go-out use. Anyone have suggestions for a closed, smaller sized(over-ear is ok though) and easy-to-drive headphone around $200-$300? Besides that, maybe I'll need a better player like a A&K 100something or ibasso dx90, or a sony zx1. Which is better?

post #2 of 6

I've recently bought a pair of Beyerdynamic T51P which I can highly recommend.

 

I used a pair of  Sennheiser HD-25 before, but the Beyers outclass them.

 

I use them with a Rockboxed iBasso DX50 which I'm very happy with.

post #3 of 6

I know the Bose qc15 have not had very good publicity when it comes to sound quality. But do yourself a favor and just go and test a pair (qc15 are now replaced with the qc25). Internal amplifier means they are stupidly easy to drive and the noise cancelling is a great treat when listening to the music on the run. They are reasonably portable and come with a nice shell and they are super cumfy for the likes of my head and ears.

Also take a look at the V-moda xs. I've heard the sound is pretty good and they are crazy compact and super durable

post #4 of 6
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Thanks for your reply, I'll put it in my list till Christmas, to see if there is a good discount:biggrin:

post #5 of 6

If you have a smart-phone. A new player might not be necessary. Take a look at some portable DAC/Headphone amps. There are a lot out there. Just as an example take a look at the FiiO E18 Kunlun. 

 

I don't have much experience with the various portable rigs but I know you can get some great sound for not too much money.

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I've had a galaxy s3 till last year with a B&O a8 which is still in use. It does have a pretty good sound quality while i'm in trains, buses or anywhere full of people and noises. However, the background noise get louder when I listen music at home:triportsad:. Thanks for your advice though, thought i may put more budget on headphones and consider the hifi player later:beerchug:

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