closed back headphones
  1. thegreatpeng

    Looking for portable closed-back over-ears with "thick and warm" sound

    Hello there I am looking for a pair of portable headphones to replace my IEMs for better comfort during long time listening, have come across the dt880, k7xx, msr7, shure 840, ath m50, but found them all having "thin & cold" and to some extent textured soundings, especially in term of female...
  2. Catus54

    Looking for new closed headphones (~$100)

    Hi all. I'm on the market for a pair of closed headphones. I'm mostly looking for comfort and ease of listening as I'll be wearing these at work for 6-8 hours a day, as well as on the metro. I'm less so picky about the sound signature aside from that. Not a bass-head, and already have a pair...
  3. atino

    Sony wh-1000xm3 or something else?

    Hi, I'm looking for wireless bluetooth closed back headphones. My use case is taking this on the train in my city while commuting to work, plugging them in with a cable when I get to work, commute home, and then sometimes plug them in for short gaming sessions. Also a bit of travel (short...
  4. nnordstr

    Closed Back Orthodynamic Headphone Thoughts

    Hello All, I'm looking to acquire some closed back planar magnetic headphones to use at work. My budget is in the $300 range. I've got a Schiit stack to power them. I've looked at the Oppo PM-3's which I'm interested in. The Audeze EL-8's do not. Does anyone have any thoughts on any other...
  5. bluebair

    Best options for portable (easy/easier to drive) closed back headphones

    Hello everyone, excuse me if there is already a thread for this. I just wanted to compile a list of good options for easier to drive closed headphones. Can be on ear or over ear, can be any sound signature, and any price range, although I feel that there are lots of info for sub $200, so above...
  6. jude

    Focal Elegia Measurements

    I'll offer up more commentary about the Focal Elegia and its measurements, but it will have to wait until after CanJam @ RMAF, just due to time constraints during the show. The measurements in this post were made using: GRAS 45CA Headphone Test Fixture, with: GRAS RA0401 High Resolution Ear...
  7. T

    Closed Headphones Update Needed

    Hey all, I'm looking to get new headphones, closed back and over the ear. I love the sound of my MH50s but the headband has become crazy uncomfortable, even with the wool add on piece you can get off Amazon. Anyways I'll keep it short. I've looked over some of the other posts similar to this...
  8. S

    Closed Back Headphones for Classical, Jazz, etc <$650

    Hi all, I'm looking for a closed back headphone with a relatively big soundstage and neutral+analytical, smooth mids and a little bit of sparkle on the treble as well. I primarily listen to orchestral pieces as well as jazz, indie rock and acoustic/folk pieces. Bass doesn't matter too much to...
  9. A

    Closed back headphone recommendations for fun listening to music

    Hi Guys, I'm new both to the site and also in audio. I am looking for a closed back headphone for fun listening to music, nothing critical but I would like it to be as close to what audiophiles would describe as a great headphone without loosing the fun part and perhaps I should mention I do...
  10. DrSeven

    ZMF Blackwood VS Mrspeakers Aeon Flow Closed

    Ive narrowed my search for a complementary closed headphone to the Focal clear down to these two as they supposedly sound similar to the LCD2 pre fazor and LCD2C sound signature and I very much would exactly like something like that ( the LCD XC didnt fit the bill unfortuantely ). I had some...
  11. sauronmordor756

    Choosing between the Meze 99 Classics and the DT770

    Hi I need help choosing between the Meze 99 Classics and the DT770. I listen to Hamilton and other classical/hip music. Which one would be better for vocals and treble? Which one is better well rounded? Thanks so much for helping
  12. DDHector94

    ¿Closed headphones under 300€ for games, movies and music?

    Hello everyone. I'm looking for closed headphones to use on the PC with a Sound Blaster Z. I want them closed to mitigate the sound of the outside and the noise generated by my pc (I don't want ANC and I don't care about the sound leaks, I'm usually alone in the room). Its use will be mostly...
  13. B

    Which headphone should I choose for hip-hop/bass?

    I am currently looking for a pair of closed-back headphones: that are good for hip-hop around the $60 price range. I do like a V-shaped sound, but not when it ruins the mids and highs. Below are the choices I currently have and I wanted to know which was the best: LyxPro HAS-30...
  14. N

    Closed back, audiophile headphones <$550 (purchase advice)

    Hi everyone, I am an audiophile who listens mostly to 24/48kHz lossless files and I want to buy new headphones. Musical genres are metal, jazz, blues, electronica, underground and so on...so basically I listen to everything except Pop music. The headphones should be closed back, on or over ear...
  15. H

    Please help, Need Help Picking Budget Closed Back Over Ear Wired

    Hey everyone, I have been lurking here for a bit reading what you all have written in reviews and am getting close to making a purchase. I am looking for a set of Over ear, Closed back, wired headphones. My primary use will be on a desktop computer with onboard sound that is currently running to...
  16. CardinalBlood

    Advise for office set up

    I'm a noob. I freely admit it. And I have been ruined by my first higher end combo of headphones, DAC, and AMP. I have gone over to the dark side and will never turn back. I do not have the vocabulary down yet, but I know what I like and the combo of an Audio-GD R2R 11 and HifiMan He-400i...
  17. someyoungguy

    Looking for a closed back headphone with balanced option

    Hello fellow head-fi'ers. To date, I've only ever owned single-ended (SE) headphones. Since more and more DAPs are coming out with balanced connections I'd like the ability to tap into this functionality. I've got a pair of Massdrop HD6XX's on the way, which (with an aftermarket cable) will...
  18. DX-1113

    Back for real this time. Want recommendations for headphones.

    Ideally, I want to spend no more than ~$200-$250 on this set of over the ear phones {But I'd like to hear of headphones in the $300-$450 range as a future upgrade or alternate option if it's significantly better}. Music genres are EDM, Rock, Rap, Country, and some orchestral stuff And subgenres...
  19. T

    Are there headphones like this under $500 USD?

    Hello! I looking for a pair of headphones and I am wondering if there are headphones like this: a mostly neutral sound but with more emphasis on bass. It would have to be closed back. Thank you!
  20. S

    HD 598 or Meze 99 Neo?

    Hi everyone, So I've been wanting to buy a pair of full-size over-ear headphones for a while, because right now I own the 1More Triple Driver IEM's, and though they're great, I've come to the conclusion I just don't like IEM's. I was looking at the Sennheiser HD 598 since right now they're on...
  21. J

    Help me choose the right headphones

    Hello everyone For some days, I've been thinking about buying headphones. I know that gaming headsets are just pure commercial and that normal high-end headphones are actually better in terms of audio quality. A mic is not needed, I already own one. My first choice is the dt 990 25 ohms...
  22. T

    Best Closed Back Over-Ear Headphones under 500 USD?

    Hello everyone! This is my first post here. I am quite new to the high end audio scene and I plan to get a new pair of headphones. Due to my current situation, closed back is necessary for me. My budget is 500 USD. I have been looking around online and made a list of what I think would be the...
  23. fianbarr

    Closed headphones for OTL Tube Amp

    Due to unforeseen circumstances I had to move my Schiit Valhalla 2 to the office. I am looking for a good set of closed headphones to use on a daily basis with the Valhalla 2. I understand that the amp works best with 250-600ohm headphones, where closed headphones are mainly portable and...
  24. B

    Seeking advice for closed-back headphones

    Hello everyone! I'm fairly new to head-fi and am looking for some advice on my next pair of closed-back purchase. I already have an HD 650 and LCD 2 for open back, and now I am trying to decide between the Sony MDR-Z1R or the Fostex TH-900 MK2. I'm open to any and all recommendations. My source...
  25. M

    Closed back headphones for a SE215 (blue edition) user?

    Hello everyone, to be honest I don't have much knowledge of audio equipment so I'd appreciate some help picking out a pair of headphones that I'll like. I got my first expensive pair of earphones, a limited edition blue pair of se215s, a good 2 years ago and I've probably listened to them daily...
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