closed back headphones
  1. sennheiserhd485

    Why are super expensive closed back headphones created?

    Why are super expensive closed back headphones created? I ask because, isn't it true that open is always going to be the superior design for raw sound quality?
  2. JCRG

    Something similar to Nightowls but with better 1.2 khz to 10 khz response

    Looking to upgrade from my Audioquest Nightowls, cans with superb sound and sublime soundstage, but that factually suffer in the upper midrange (?) to lower treble regions. Recently I tried the Ultrasone Signature Studio, but man, they were super harsh to my ears. I am returning them as I type...
  3. E

    Fake Sony mdr 7506?

    I bought a pair of mdr 7506 for 109$ but when I opened it up I found that the bag was fabric with a felt inside and a black embossed sony logo instead of the white one on a leather bag most people say they have, this is my first pair of mdr 7506 so I cannot tell if the sound is supposed to sound...
  4. LoyalPotato

    Closed backs up to ~100 €/$

    Hello everyone, I just wanted to hear some opinions about which closed back would be a good pick, around the 100 €/$ mark. I’m planning on getting a Fiio btr3k to serve as an amp/dac (in case some new suggestions required an amp to power). From what I’ve seen so far, it’s between: ATH-M40x...
  5. M

    Smooth closed backs for ~600$

    I’m wanting to upgrade from my nighthawks, and want something nice and smooth with a good beefy low end. Any recommendations? Will be using an ifi zen dac to run it.
  6. A

    DT1770Pro vs DT177x Go? Or just go for Dan Clark Ether CX 🤔

    I have had attempted multiple search, yet i am not able to make any conclusion. Help: I am very confused between DT177x Go or DT1770 Pro, and i will be able to get them at same price of $450. Or should i spend more and just get the Dan Clark Ether CX for $750 on sale? Also, i want to use stock...
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  8. A

    I need some tips before I pull the trigger between the fostex th610 or the denon7200.

    Hello guys, I want to buy the Fostex th610 or an Denon d7200. I like the rumble in my lows but also a great sounding mids I would really appreciate if somebody can tell me the differences between these two in terms of lows and mids. I also got the DT-1990 pros and expect them to excel them in...
  9. reiten966

    Best Closed back headphones?

    Home office is becoming a new norm, and a closed-back can is essential for blocking noise from kids or other people at home. Does anyone have recommendations for TOTL closed-back headphones?
  10. M

    300$-500$ Closed Back Headphones Recommendations

    Looking for a closed back recommendation around 300$-500$ which will be powered by a Schiit modi/magni stack. I already have a HD6xx but need a closed back pair for when it gets loud in my house. Currently eyeing up a Shure SRH1540 or Denon AH-D5200, any thoughts? I'd prefer a sound signature...
  11. Shabda

    Open sounding closed backs

    Hi All, I just stole a set of akg k533 mkii’s for 100 bucks and now i’m a believer, but they arent the most comfy for me. Too heavy, loose fitting. Can anyone recommend other closed backs that are surprisingly open sounding? Not really too concerned with good isolation. I hear srh 1540s are...
  12. MoonAudio

    Arrived Today: FOCAL Radiance Headphone

    What landed at Moon Audio Today Focal Radiance Closed-back Headphones $1,290.00 USD Order Now Born from a common passion for excellence, Focal (1979), Naim Audio (1973), and Bentley Motors (1919) combined their expertise...
  13. E

    PC audio gear + closed headphone advice?

    Dear Head-Fiers, I have browsed this forum a lot a decade ago and decided to buy an AKG K271 Studio and a Prodigy HD2 sound card. I have enjoyed this experience a lot, but now it is time for an upgrade. I believe this forum is the place to be! I'm trusting you experts. About me: I am not an...
  14. ScornDefeat

    [FS] Excellent Condition Sennheiser Momentum (OG Version) - $60 PRICE DROP

    Good Evening All, I am offering a (conservative, due to age alone, because it appears unblemished) 8.5/10 condition (see attached photos) Sennheiser Momentum for sale. This is the original, first version Momentum; no wireless, no BT, nothing but enjoyable, portable wired enjoyment. This was...
  15. HiGHFLYiN9

    SOLD: Focal Elegia Closed Back Headphones with Portable Case

    SOLD I purchased these Focals for myself as they are closed back but I think I'll be able to get by with my Ether CX for now. They are literally brand new in box. If you'd like a picture of the outer carton with my screen name I can provide. I got them for a good deal so I'll pass that on. $OLD...
  16. SDBiotek

    SDBiotek's Overdue Headphone Clearance: Koss e-stat, Shure, VModa, Philips DJ

    Hi all, I am changing over this single Shure SRH 400 listing to a running list of all on ear, over ear headphones, and iems I am putting up for sale. I will update this post and add more photos to this sale thread as I sift through my collection. Please scroll through the posts for photos. I...
  17. QwertyQmin

    [SOLD] [US-TX] Focal Elegia great condition

    Hi! I recently bought an Elegia as a part of a campaign to find the perfect closed backs to work with. Although this doesn't meet the strict guidelines I have for elimination of external noise, I thought it'd be best to talk about the sound objectively, as there are many conflicting opinions...
  18. DesignTaylor

    MrSpeakers ÆON Flow Closed-Back Headphone

    Clean pair of MrSpeakers ÆON Flow Closed-Backs with original case, cable, box, certificate. I also have a 7ft Periapt balanced XLR cable that I would include for another $45. I haven't been on Head-Fi for long but I have good reviews on Audiogon, US Audio Mart, Ebay, etc. PM me and I can send...
  19. S

    [SOLD] Focal Elegia

    They're in excellent condition. Only 3 months old, barely used, absolutely smoke-free environment. Comes with an aftermarket cable, as the stock cable is absolute rubbish. Selling because I no longer have the need for a closed-back headphone, but nonetheless, they are absolutely brilliant...
  20. Mitchell Lee

    [WTT/WTS] Focal Stellia

    For sale is my Focal Stellia headphones. I am the second owner of these headphones. I only have the headphones and the 3.5mm cable with an aftermarket adapter. I do not have the original packaging or the balanced output cable. I bought them from eBay from a pawnshop in Paris. I had them for less...
  21. capsilver

    I'm searching for this kind of headphone. Recommendations?

    Hi there HF. I'm going to go straight to the point. I want a pair of headphones that: Closed backed Can wear for more than 2 hours. $150 - $200 price range Sounds great for most modern music Has great bass extension Low impedance Doesn't look like crap Not too big Any other suggestions beside...
  22. M

    Balanced or warm closed headphones at a reasonable price

    Hi everyone! I'm not a headphones lover, since when going around I just use my IEMs, but lately I realied that after studying for a while they are a little annoying and at least for home use I've decided to buy a pair. The main problem is that since i space from Rock to Metal to sometimes movies...
  23. C

    M&D MH40 vs DT770 vs W110is vs M-100 - Closed Back Contest

    Hi everyone thanks for taking the time. I recently bought a pair of Philips Fidelio X2HR as my first good headphones. I could not be happier, they are amazing. Now I'm looking for a Wired, Over Ear, Closed Back pair I can use at work. (No I'm not getting drawn into this as a hobby/obsession...
  24. donpablo

    Closed Back Headphones with Biggest Soundstage and Great Imaging

    Hello! I am on Head-Fi since quite of time so far however I have never created my own thread. I already have and have listened several HPs, most of them were openback. I am on the journey with find the perfect closed back for me, and probably found one with I can live as a happy audiophile...
  25. puck

    Meze 99 Classics-SOLD

    I’m selling my Mezes to thin my collection a bit. I love these cans but have too many. I bought them new and they have around 40 hours on them. They come with all original packaging and accessories. They are in like new condition and there’s nothing wrong with them. Sold .