Best sealed cans under $100?
Jul 10, 2005 at 4:43 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 11

Illah

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I just got a DOPE new loft apartment, but it has a very open floorplan. The only doors in the whole place are the closets and bathrooms
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This means if my fiance is watching TV and I'm on the computer it's going to be a problem. Especially when I play games
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So I don't need super awesome sealed cans, though I most likely will be listening to music once in a while. Under $100 is a must, under $50 would be ideal. Circum-aural would be good so I can really seal out the other noises in the place.

And if you're curious, check out pics of my new place here:

http://www.seanmulholland.com/arc/07...-hill-loft.php

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Jul 10, 2005 at 6:07 AM Post #3 of 11

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Maybe you'd also like to check / search for new hd215, Bangraman did a review not too long ago. Never tried any closed koss - judging from the open versions they might give good bang for the buck.

Edit: that's a nice and large space you have ! Me thinks you can get away with open cans there.
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Jul 20, 2005 at 12:07 AM Post #6 of 11

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Back from the dead...

So anyway, the A500's are nice but the A900's are on my to-do list. Apparently they're some of the best sealed cans you can get. Until then...what about the Senn HD201?

http://www.headphone.com/products/he...ser-hd-201.php

Headroom likes them and at $20 it'll do until I get the $200 for the A900's
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Anyone ever try these?

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Jul 20, 2005 at 12:20 AM Post #7 of 11

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Search for a used MDR-CD series.... the higher end models.

I have the CD870 and just got the CD770. Both were ~$35-40 on ebay shipped. Smooth sounding, balanced spectrum. Not as forward as either my DT770 or MS2, and certainly lacks the sparkle and detail of the MS2, but heck at 1/8 the price I can forgive it. Like a big, closed can version of a KSC75 but a little more tight and refined sounding. Amp with a govibe and they sound very good for the $$$.

Someone else on the forum got a CD2000 for ~$50.

there are a lot of used deals out there if you search.

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Jul 20, 2005 at 9:07 AM Post #10 of 11

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If you get the 201's as a tide-you-over can, it'll do OK, soundstage is better than my alessandro MS-1's when properly driven, and it does classical music pretty darn well. (i'm not a huge fan of classical). Rock music/involved music i default to the MS-1 of course (this is the majority of the music i listen to). The 201 isn't a bad phone, it thoroughly trounce other phones in the same price range, but isn't exactly the be-all end-all that people make it out to be, IMO. I'd go with the Koss KSC-75 if i could choose to spend that $20 all over again ;D

In fact, next time i see some KSC-75 in person, i'll probably pick it up :p
 
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Quote:

Originally Posted by diredesire
If you get the 201's as a tide-you-over can, it'll do OK, soundstage is better than my alessandro MS-1's when properly driven, and it does classical music pretty darn well. (i'm not a huge fan of classical). Rock music/involved music i default to the MS-1 of course (this is the majority of the music i listen to). The 201 isn't a bad phone, it thoroughly trounce other phones in the same price range, but isn't exactly the be-all end-all that people make it out to be, IMO. I'd go with the Koss KSC-75 if i could choose to spend that $20 all over again ;D

In fact, next time i see some KSC-75 in person, i'll probably pick it up :p



Last time I checked, neither the MS-1 nor the KSC-75 were sealed cans
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