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Best headphone for travel with an ipad

post #1 of 7
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Hi to every one, I need an headphone to use during plane/train travels but the source is an ipad. So best quality (considering the source), confortable, not only in-ear if they are not so big, noise reduction is welcomed but not necessary.
suggestions are welcomed smily_headphones1.gif
post #2 of 7
Budget?
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Up to € 300 (but I think the quality of the source is far lower....)
P.s. I will not use an Amp
Edited by aranollo - 12/3/14 at 10:54am
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
No suggestions? confused_face.gif
post #5 of 7

Look up reviews on the AKG K551 and K545. I got the try the K550 on my iPad and my SGS3, works fine. You'd need a better amp and source to improve the sound  far beyond what the iPad can do - it's a decent enough source and has a clean enough output for what the K551 needs. That said the K550 had the headband mod plus some tweaks to the stuffing, so you'd want to read up on those too. Alternately, there's the MDR-1A - tried the 1R and as it was it was a lot better. Problem with it was the earcups were too small for my ears.

 

There's also the Focal Spirit Pro, but it might be a little over your budget. Doesn't sound as dark as the Spirit One, had a bit more space around my earlobes also. Plus the finish is the kind that can take a bit of abuse as a portable even without a dedicated bag, and ven with minor scratches it won't look as depressing as having the same scratches on all the other phones mentioned here, which were designed to look stylish.


Edited by ProtegeManiac - 12/5/14 at 1:17am
post #6 of 7

+1 for the AKG K550.

 

I use it as my travel can - mainly plane. Doesn't need amplification to sound good and provides reasonable isolation from outside noise. That's if the AKG K550 sound is something you're looking for

post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
Akg k550 on The list, and what about the beyerdynamic t51p?
Edited by aranollo - 12/6/14 at 2:10am
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