Closed headphones for Little Dot MKIII
Jul 23, 2010 at 10:06 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 6

Denys

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Hi guys,
 
I am considering bringing my Little Dot III at work, so I will need a pair of closed headphones, so I do not disturb my neighbours....
 
From Ipod (80g with Lossless music)-----to Little Dot III to closed headphones...less than $200 if possible...
 
Any suggestions???
 
Thanks in advance
 
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Jul 23, 2010 at 10:13 AM Post #2 of 6

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what headphones were you using at home with the amp? 
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best unmodded closed can i have heard so far within your price range would be the sennheiser hd25 1-II, directly out of a sansa clip... good bass and isolation, adequate sound stage. comfortable and rugged, but supra aural...
 
no experience driving them with a little dot mkIII...
 
what would you be listening to at the office anyway? 
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Jul 23, 2010 at 10:41 AM Post #3 of 6

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Quote:
what headphones were you using at home with the amp? 
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best unmodded closed can i have heard so far within your price range would be the sennheiser hd25 1-II, directly out of a sansa clip... good bass and isolation, adequate sound stage. comfortable and rugged, but supra aural...
 
no experience driving them with a little dot mkIII...
 
what would you be listening to at the office anyway? 
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At home I have the grado 325....I will keep them for my Antique Sound Lab that will move into my bedroom in place of the little Dot.
 
I mostly listen to prog rock and electronica.... I avoid metal at work
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Jul 23, 2010 at 11:50 AM Post #4 of 6

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man your gear list is great! 
 
i used ms2i before for prog rock to great effect, and the 325 is also amazing, if not better (my friend owns one)... though when i paired it with my little dot mkII, i didn't note a great improvement, although i was using stock tubes then...
 
the hd25 is a good all-around can: you get nice detail and isolation, and the rugged construction would survive an office mishap. but i don't think it's gonna compete with the sr325 for that genre...
 
 
Jul 23, 2010 at 3:34 PM Post #5 of 6

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I have that exact same setup and I tell you, it's a very good combo. Even if the HD25 is already efficient running off unamped to a portable source, adding a tube amp does wonders to the sound. I only use the default gain setting and the HD25 really sings on the MKIII; better soundstage, crisper detail, tighter bass, all around better sound. :)
 
Jul 23, 2010 at 3:38 PM Post #6 of 6

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I think the m50 would benefit from the MKIII, but i strongly recommend high impedance headphones, since this is an OTL amp.
 

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