Full size close-back inexpensive headphone driven by smart phone and PC
Jul 3, 2017 at 4:01 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 9

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I had a few head phones which work for me greatly at home.

I am looking for one that I will use at office. My Sennheiser HD Pro 380 is closed back and it does not feel comfortable. I haven't frequented this board for quiet long and I am not aware if any headphone meet what I need.

1. decent sound (this might be tricky given what I use at home but I won't expect it as good as HD650)
2. full size and feel comfortable
3. close-back, so I won't bother others and others won't bother me
4. inexpensive, say within $100
5. used directly on smart phone and PC
6. wired or wireless doesn't matter
 
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Jul 3, 2017 at 4:00 PM Post #3 of 9

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ATH M40X for sure
 
Jul 12, 2017 at 10:16 PM Post #4 of 9

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Ordered ATH M50X, it's on sale now at $111.75, hope it will feel good. Thank you guys.
 
Jul 12, 2017 at 10:46 PM Post #5 of 9

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Ordered ATH M50X, it's on sale now at $111.75, hope it will feel good. Thank you guys.
Sorry but they are not very comfortable and have bloated bass for me.
 
Jul 12, 2017 at 10:53 PM Post #6 of 9

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Yes, I read it's not very comfortable, maybe it feels like what I feel from Sennheiser HD 380 Pro. I read someone changed ear pads and it became comfortable. I will try that. After this I am done with headphone. I have close to 10 already. Unless I have a few $$$$ for an STAX SR-009
 
Jul 18, 2017 at 6:19 PM Post #7 of 9

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Received ATH-M50X, sound is good. It does not feel comfortable to wear but tolerable. Ear piece is small. It's probably I got used to bigger ear pieces like HD800.
 
Jul 18, 2017 at 10:20 PM Post #8 of 9

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The clamping pressure on the m50 is known to be pretty strong too.
If you decide to give it another go, with a small expansion to budget, I'd recommend the PSB M4U1/NAD Viso HP50, or possibly IEMs like the Fiio Ex1
 
Jul 19, 2017 at 4:43 PM Post #9 of 9

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If you wanted something decent sounding, cheap, not worried about breaking, big, closed, and decent comfort I would search on ebay for LyxPro Has-30. It's made to look and sound similar to the M50x, although I think the plastic is a bit weaker. Still you can pick up the cans + case for $45 shipped right now. I have them and use them at work for the same reason. If for some reason the get broken or the cleaning crew swipes it, which hasn't happened, I'm not worried about it. They sound pretty close to the m50x, not exact but close enough, and are much more comfortable to me at least.
 

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