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    Sound leakage in Monolith M565C

    Hi, so I got a new M565C from Amazon. My friend was sitting next to me and told me he could hear the music I am listening to. Does this mean I got faulty headphones? They are closed-back so this means that they should not leak sound. Should I return them? Do all M565C suffer from this? I could...
  2. AKG K-52

    AKG K-52

    Our K52 headphones deliver authoritative, extended low-frequency response that gives definition to kick drums and bass guitars. At the same time, the detail yet precisely balanced high-frequency response reveals the nuance in vocals, guitars and acoustic instruments. Our generous 40mm drivers...
  3. 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?
  4. 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...
  5. Audio-Technica ATH-WP900

    Audio-Technica ATH-WP900

    Headphones Type Closed-back dynamic Driver Diameter 53 mm Frequency Response 5 – 50,000 Hz Maximum Input Power 1000 mw Sensitivity 100 dB/mW Impedance 38 ohms Weight 243 g (8.6 oz), without cable Cable Detachable 1.2 m (3.9') cable (A2DC to 3.5 mm (1/8") gold-plated stereo...
  6. 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...
  7. T

    Sony MDR1AM2 VS Meze 99 Classics

    I have around $300 to spend on new headphones, but I can't decide between the Sony MDR1AM2 headphones or the Meze 99 Classics headphones. Which one is better in terms of sound quality, build quality, and comfort (I have a "bigger" head). For sound quality, I prefer a warmer-sounding headphone...
  8. Rabco

    Help please. Haven’t bought new cans in years: <$400, over ear, wired, comfy w/eyeglasses

    Like some other posts I’ve read, the current market has a myriad of choices. My current headphones are years old Sennheiser 555’s. They were purchased partly because the Sony’s I had back then seemed harsh to me. I’m not interested in earbuds, in-ear, etc as my ear canal openings are no where...
  9. Kennerton Rognir Closed Back Plannar Magnetic Headphones

    Kennerton Rognir Closed Back Plannar Magnetic Headphones

    Kennerton Rognir CLOSED-BACK PLANAR MAGNETIC HEADPHONES (Shown Above: Rognir Silky Walnut) Kennerton Audio is proud to showcase the Rognir closed back Planar Headphone crafted with one goal in mind- excellence. After 3 years of extensive research and development, we are proud to finally state...
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    Moving from wireless to wired

    Hello! first time posting, thanks for having me 😁 currently using the Astro A50 gen 3 on my PS5 / PC and would very much like to go for an upgrade and get wired closed back but I have no idea where to start. I mainly play FPS games with the odd single player game every now and again so I...
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    IEM below 900$ for A&Ksr25

    As the title says, i'm an happy owner of the DAP, but i'm searching for a bass boosted, easy to drive IEM to match with it. Contenders (for now) are: 1) Kinera Nan-Na 2.0 (balanced, because of its 60Ohms) 2) Empire Ears Bravado MKII 3) Thieaudio Monarch. 4) Shure Se846. I would love to use...
  12. N

    Looking for Wired Headphones with Great Mids, Good treble, and Closed Back

    My Budget - $700 Source I Plan On Using: -Standard 3.1 MM AUX. Haven't begun to use DAC yet My Preferred Type of Headphone - Over Ear, No Wireless, Closed Back headphones (i hate open back cause other people can hear what your listening too and i live with my mother) Tonal Balance I'm...
  13. Spirit Torino Radiante Ragnarr Professional Edition

    Spirit Torino Radiante Ragnarr Professional Edition

    "A Ragnarr headphone doesn’t accept any construction compromises and combines the neodymium-enhanced drives with the fixed cables that have been the trademark of Andrea Ricci‘s most successful elaborations. The performance of this configuration is exceptional and guarantees professional-level...
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    Not satisfied with the Akg k240 need help finding replacements

    I bought a pair of AKG K240 like 2 years ago and I'm not satisfied with the sound, I regret investing in the whole open back thing. I always used cheap closed back headphones so I thought open back weren't going to be such a problem for me, but I was wrong. I can't focus on the music and every...
  15. AKG K371

    AKG K371

    Whether you’re a musician, engineer, podcaster, video editor or content producer, you’re always in creative mode. AKG K371 Professional Studio Headphones strike the perfect balance between studio-quality sound, plush comfort, and a sleek, sturdy design that stands up to your mobile lifestyle...
  16. jtommy186

    Looking for best closed-back headphone for rock music

    Hello, I am looking for a great sounding headphone that does well with classic and arena rock music. i want to stay in the $250 or below range, and am also anticipating to use the phones for some mixing/recording. I have heard the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pros are a great all a rounder, but have...
  17. MoonAudio

    Preorder: Fostex TH900 mk2 Pearl White Limited Edition Headphone

    Fostex TH900 mk2 Pearl White $1,699.99 Preorder Now This beautiful Pearl White finish is handmade with Uruish lacquer and a Gold Fostex logo. Only 50 units available in the US, so don't wait long. Preorder Now
  18. T

    Over ear, closed back headphones advice

    I want new headphones and was considering the HD 280 pro because of it's isolation and durability. I also considered the akg k361 and m40x with replacement pads, but I'm leaning towards the sennheiser because of it's isolation. I would be using these at home for movies/series, gaming and music...
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    Best Audiophile Closed Over-ear Headphone with Good Bass (Around $1500) - Recommendation

    Good day everyone. As the title stated, I am interested in buying a closed-backed over-ear headphone with a budget of up to $1500 (+-$200). I am looking for a headphone that will work with my already existing set of DAC/amp and would be suitable for jazz, classic rock, rock/hard rock, indie...
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    Most engaging/dynamic closed back headphones

    Hi, I love my STAX L700 setup for sitting down and really appreciate my music library. Now i am looking for a more portable option preferably closed back for my more engaging and energetic genre's of music(ex Sons Of Kemet, Dub Inc, Chemical Brothers, Faithless,...). Emphasis on a dynamic sound...
  21. Mason.

    I'm looking for some new closed back headphones

    looking for some new headphones since mine broke (ws1100is) my budget is $400 (CAD). id be willing to try open backs, but i just prefer closed backs. only thing i will not get is on ear I listen to edm, mostly drum and bass and dubstep, i'm using mdr1a but im borrowing them from someone until i...
  22. Johnny Golden

    Any reason to buy closed headphones

    For home use in private is there any reason to use closed back headphones?. Let's assume ideal open back headphone conditions. What SQ advantages do closed back headphones have. I can't imagine any and yet people buy high end closed back headphones for home use, even when they own other high...
  23. Gjallarhorn GH50 Closed Back Headphone Review

    Gjallarhorn GH50 Closed Back Headphone Review

    Kennerton's newest version of the Gjallarhorn GH50 Closed Back Headphone vs the Kennerton Magni latest version go head to head GJALLARHORN- HORN-TYPE HEADPHONES with GRAPHENE MEMBRANES - the first in the world horn-loaded headphones
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    Newbie Advice

    Hi all, I'm looking to buy a new pair of closed back, wired headphones. I've been doing my research, but I keep seeing contradicting opinions and I'm kinda lost. I'm looking for and everyday pair that I can use for music and games. I'm looking to spend less than $300 USD and as I said above, I...
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    Best Flat/Neutral Closed Back Recording/Tracking/Reference headphones under $1000?

    I've been researching many hours so far and haven't found anything that stands out. I know everyone's ear is different and is looking for different qualities. I'm looking for something that is closed back, so I can track, but also for referencing while I listen back to a track. I want the...