well I was all set to order the A900 when I realized that since I'll be living in a dorm room, i'm probably not going to be able to have speakers, so I may be able to throw down 250-300 now for a pair of new cans. Is there anything Signiifcantly better than the A900s in this price range, or is just wiser to stick with the A900s??
I'm also wondering just how much sound escapes "open" headphones as compared to closed. On my HD 280 pros, minimal sound escapes and minimal enters, nice! I just dont want EVERYONE hearing my music if I were to choose a pair of open cans, nor do I want people talking near/around me to disturb my music enjoyment. ---- In light of this, should I stick to closed or maybe get a pair of open cans? I'm assuming I could get a better set of open cans for the price as compared to closed, right?
still undecided on this subject ^^, but i'm leaning heavily towards closed since that's waht I originally wanted.
THANKS for your advice
I'm hoping to make a purchase ASAP so thanks for quick replies
Originally Posted by mtbiac Is there anything Signiifcantly better than the A900s in this price range, or is just wiser to stick with the A900s??
Emphasis on "significantly better," no. There may be something out there with a sound you prefer to the A900s, but not technically "better." And you can't beat the A900's comfort factor.
Originally Posted by mtbiac I'm also wondering just how much sound escapes "open" headphones as compared to closed.... I'm assuming I could get a better set of open cans for the price as compared to closed, right?
People WILL hear what you're listening to. Expect that with open headphones. And the latter is only true if you have serious issues with the "closed" headphone sound. The A900s play with the big boys.
Closed, comfortable, and unamped (or minimal amping) = A900s.
Now, Closed, unamped, and PORTABLE would be a different story. In this situation I'd recommend the HD-25, having owned the HFI-700.
I'm in a very simalar situation as you. I like rock as well as playing computer games and watching dvd's. I will be living in a dorm room so I decided on a closed headphone and decided on the A900's which I ordered yesterday.