Comfortable closed headphones for casual listening for $100-200?
Oct 14, 2013 at 4:32 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 2


New Head-Fier
Oct 14, 2013
Just got a new job, one that requires a lot of long hours. Unfortunately, all my headphones are open, which, while fantastic when I was working by myself, not so great when I'm at a desk with 8-10 others. Over ear is preferred since I wear glasses, but on ear may be okay as well. The biggest issue is that I'm going to be wearing these things for up to 12 hours at a time, so comfort is a must. As for what kind of sound I'm looking for, I need something slightly warm, without being too fun/punchy, or else listening fatigue will start to set in. Usually a mix of EDM, classical piano/violin, classical guitar, and a small smattering of acapella. I'll be listening through a Fiio E10 amp. Anything from between $100-200 would be perfect. Currently looking at Brainwavz HM5's as my best bet, but that pleather... doesn't look like it'd feel too great after hour 3 or 4. Maybe if it were softer. Any suggestions?
Oct 16, 2013 at 4:15 AM Post #2 of 2


100+ Head-Fier
Nov 25, 2006
I'd recommend my favorite Yamaha 400s, but they aren't that comfortable. Nothing I own is that amazingly comfortable. I tried a Senn hd280 at best buy the other day and thought it sounded real good and was very comfortable. Maybe amongst the most comfortable I've tried.

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