$100 max for an open headphones for classical music
Sep 20, 2013 at 10:55 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 3


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Jun 28, 2011
Hi. I almost exclusively listen to classical music, and I don't have any fancy amps or DACs. I want to spend $100 and the best sound I can get for that price range.
Browsing the FS section of the forums, I see Alessandro MS1i, Grado SR80i, and Sennheiser 555. Which would be ideal for classical music? I am looking for airy soundstage and clarity, though anything would be an upgrade from the cheap Sennheisers I have right now.

What should I get?
Thank you
Sep 20, 2013 at 11:07 PM Post #2 of 3
Sometimes used Sennheiser HD558 sell for around $100.
Sep 20, 2013 at 11:22 PM Post #3 of 3
For an open headphone in that price range, I think you might be better off with a Grado.  I agree that Sennheisers are good, but really - your price range is probably below the threshold for a really good open headphone.

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