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  1. Drew Neilson

    open-back vs closed-back: fidelity to input signal's sound stage and HRTF

    According to the headphone buying guide, open-back headsets and headphones have a wider sound stage while closed-back headphones sound more direct. I'm speaking broadly, and not about specific models. Do open-back headsets and headphones add more spaciousness than already exists in content being...
  2. CafeRocker

    Monoprice M1060 - Great Condition

    Just picked up a pair of Sundaras, so I'm selling my Monoprice M1060. They are great condition. I picked them up open-box a few months ago. Come with all the original packaging / case / cord. I'll take $180, paypal and shipping included in the continental US. I may consider trades, doesn't...
  3. Ryuuji Voidstalker

    Hifiman HE4xx vs Sennheiser HD58x / HD6xx vs Fidelio X2hr (or other)? For my purpose, which one and why?

    THREAD CLOSED. What would be the best $ 200 open-back headphone for Epic songs / soundtracks (lots of orchestral) and powerful vocals, especially the females one? Will be my first open-back headphone. I was thinking on the HD6xx (HD650), but i saw a lot of reviewers saying that these...
  4. RockStar2005

    Grado RS2e Headphones w/ BONUS OFFICIAL Grado Over-Ear "G Cushion" Ear Pads!!

    **ITEM SOLD!** FREE SHIPPING!! The one and only Grado RS2e! Excellent and very highly-rated open-back headphones with a FUN sound! Unlike many other headphones, NO EQ'ing REQUIRED!! Just plug these in, and listen!! Expertly tuned by Grado (a Brooklyn-based audio company that's been around for...
  5. Audeze LCD-1

    Audeze LCD-1

    OPEN CIRCUMAURAL REFERENCE HEADPHONE The LCD-1 has been meticulously engineered for reference quality sound that will appeal to even the most discerning audiophile ear. Featuring Audeze’s renowned planar magnetic technology within an open-circumaural, foldable and light-weight design, the LCD-1...
  6. Z

    Philips SHP9500, ATH-AD700X, etc for PC/PS4 Use Via Jack, No Amp?

    Hi everyone, I'm relatively new to headphones. For a long time I used the $5 ones from the nearby general store before trying several name ones (Beats, Bose, etc). Eventually I went with the Audio-Technica ATH-M50XBT. I tried them as well as the M40X, and while I preferred the M40X's sound, I...
  7. dogilainen

    Do they exists: Wireless (pref. BT), open-back, over-ear headphones

    Time to get rid of wires. But.. as Bono puts it: I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For. I have been reasonably satisfied with my Sennheiser HD 598 headphones, and would like something similar, sound wise. Little more *ooomph* at lower end would not hurt, but I love the spacious sound...
  8. V

    Lowish-budget open-backs for mixing and general purposes

    I have a tiny recording studio at home and am currently using MDR-V6s for almost everything to do with it. I would however really like a good pair of open-backs - for both higher-quality mixing, and also simply listening to music (the two are just about equally important for me). I wouldn't like...
  9. Standardsixty3

    [US-KY][WTT/S] Focal Elear

    Looking to trade or sell my Focal Elears. Photos: https://imgur.com/a/50l4C These headphones are fantastic and in great shape, I've just got the itch to try something new. I'm open to trade offers and am willing to add cash for the right trade. I'm the second owner, but they were like new when...
  10. Hogcryat

    HD650 vs HD600 vs DT990 600ohm with Little Dot MK3

    Hi guys, I'm new here, and also a beginner audiophile, so please excuse my unprofessional wordings and kindly enlighten me. I will try to give as much detail about my preference I can (Although I am probably not very sure about my preferences as I don't have much experience listening to...
  11. A

    "open back" or non-isolating earphones?

    TL;DR: looking for some earphones which would let sound through while music is not playing. Here's my situation: I go skiing a lot and would like to listen to music while on the chairlift, but I also don't want to have to put in/remove earbuds at the bottom/top of the lift. I don't listen to...
  12. starpause

    [FS] Samson SR850

    Mint... selling because they are unused, hence them being so brand new ;) Budget / bargain studio-reference semi-open backs. $38 new, make your offer!
  13. DudeLebowski

    Help me decide for a headphone between US$ 200 - US$ 300 price range.

    Hi Everyone.I am new here.I am a newbie regarding headphones and want to buy one to start my Audiophile journey. I have an LG V20 and I want to take advantage of the DAC.I started my research into headphones 3 months back and I zeroed between two headphones i.e between BeyerDynamic DT 990...
  14. Yethal

    WTT: Shure SRH1840 w/ all accessories

    Shure SRH1840 in mint condition, comes with the hard case, the box, two sets of cables and a spare set of pads. Want to trade for SRH1540 in similar condition. Will provide photos if needed.
  15. T

    Open Back Headphones for Gaming & Hip-Hop/R&B

    Hey guys, so I'm really new to high quality headphones and have been doing some research for the past couple days. I'm looking for some open-backs for PC gaming and possibly hip-hop and similar sounding genres. I know that open-backs won't give me as much bass as a closed back headphone, but I...
  16. j0val

    Grado PS500e

    Hello, I'm selling my Grado PS500e's that i've had for about two years i believe. I purchased them directly through the Grado store online. They are still in great condition with no scrapes or scratches and come from a smoke and pet free home. I would say there is approximately 200-300 hours of...
  17. SSSN

    Sennheiser HD650 with additional unused spare pads and short cable

    Hello! I am looking to sell my pair of Sennheiser HD650s. They're roughly one and a half year old and in very good shape. In addition you'll get a pair of new, original spare pads. The old ones are still in decent shape though! You also get an original Sennheiser HD650 cable which I shortened...
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