Best Closed back headphones?
Feb 9, 2021 at 10:01 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 19

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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?
 
Feb 9, 2021 at 10:09 PM Post #3 of 19

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Focal Stellia, Sony Z1R, Denon AH-D9200, Fostex TH900, LCD XC, ZMF Verite Closed, ZMF Eikon. Few more I am missing, there's a huge closed back megathread if you scroll down a bit
Thank you so much!
 
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The ZMF Verite Closed would be my recommendation, they are the best closed phones I've heard.
 
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The ZMF Verite Closed would be my recommendation, they are the best closed phones I've heard.
I have the Verite open, How does the closed version sound compare to the open one?
 
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Hmm do the Denon and Fostex really count as closed back? They kinda fail in the noise block department.
Totl my vote would go to Stellia
Stellia is a good option, does it have a similar sound signature to the Utopia?
 
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I recommend the Stellia. Had the ZMF Eikon and VeriteC but sold both. If you don’t mind a brighter sound signature the Beyerdynamic T5p is not bad and considerably cheaper than most competitors.
 
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I recommend the Stellia. Had the ZMF Eikon and VeriteC but sold both. If you don’t mind a brighter sound signature the Beyerdynamic T5p is not bad and considerably cheaper than most competitors.
Thanks for the recommendation. I grew up using the T1, so I thought I would like the T5p. But the T5p sounds way off for me and doesn't sound like a T1. Stellia sounds like a good option.
 
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Sennheiser hd820. I haven't tried any of these but this one is supposed to have a large soundstage and other open back qualities.
Thanks for the recommendation!
 
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Stellia and Verite Closed - tried many closed headphones and they're just the best for me. I also liked Fostex Th900 but they're more like half-open, so there is poor isolation.
 
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Stellia and Verite Closed - tried many closed headphones and they're just the best for me. I also liked Fostex Th900 but they're more like half-open, so there is poor isolation.
I think I will try the verite closed. I do have a verite open. How does the closed version sound compare to the open one?
 

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