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Do any On-Ears have a sound similar to the Phiaton PS-210?

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Not quite sure if this is the correct forum, but it covers a couple of different headphone styles.

 

I have been using the Phiaton PS-210 "half in-ear" IEMs for quite some time now and I absolutely love them.  I have no desire to try any other in-ear headphones because I believe I have found the perfect ones for me.

 

However, I am looking to get some more traditional headphones to use around the house / on the computer.  Something on-ear, probably sealed would be the best fit (I don't want everyone else hearing what I am listening to).  I have a pair of Sony MDR-ZX600 headphones that I got on sale and they sound like garbage for music.  The Phiatons are quite clear and the Sony's in comparison sound muddy.  I am hoping to find something that has a sound signature closer to what my IEMs give me but I honestly don't quite know where to start.

 

I have been looking at the Phiaton on-ear headphones (MS-430, MS-400) as an obvious starting point but I am open to suggestions.  Budget is $200 or less.  Sources will be my phone, tablet, PC (no amp).

 

Thanks!


Edited by DaveSt - 4/14/15 at 6:04am
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Is there a reason you want on-ear instead of over-ear? I have simply never been satisfied with on-ear headphones. In my experience, those that sound decent are uncomfortable, and those that are reasonably comfortable do not sound good.

In your price range, you might try the Sennheiser HD25-1. I haven't heard the VModa XS, but Tyll at InnerFidelity liked them. For a bit over your budget, there is another headphone I have not heard but is often recommended, the Beyerdynamic DT1350.

I have never heard the Phiaton, so I can't comment on whether any of these are similar.
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They don't have to be on-ear I suppose, but I travel fairly often and I was hoping to get something that was somewhat portable so I could throw them in a bag as I head out the door.  I guess I am looking for something I can use at home as well as take with me when I am on the road.  I should have mentioned that in the original post.

 

Thanks for the suggestions, I will take a look at those.


Edited by DaveSt - 4/14/15 at 7:11am
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