Help Looking for Great Sounding (Wired) Portable Headphones
Sep 9, 2020 at 5:51 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 13

gswilder

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Need a smaller, more portable set of headphones for travel... Got LCD's, Focal, Senns, etc... But too big.

This is for times, when I tired of my Campfire Audio IEM's.

Seems like everything is wireless these days.

Thanks in advance
 
Sep 9, 2020 at 6:56 PM Post #3 of 13

gswilder

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I am open to any price, but would probably prefer under $1,000.... I'd like something that is compact and/or foldable. Something along the size of beats or Bose, but again wired and no noise cancelling....

Thanks again,
 
Sep 10, 2020 at 8:20 PM Post #5 of 13

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Oh and one more thing, I'd like the portable headphones to have balanced capability to connect to my Astel and Kern DAP.

Sony MDR1AM2 or Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7b would be good options for closed portable headphones that you can run balanced. Campfire Audio Cascade would be another option in a higher price tier.
 
Sep 11, 2020 at 9:54 AM Post #7 of 13

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Koss porta pro. I just got one of these only for the sake of testing them out.

As for having the MDR-Z1R, IER-Z1R, IER-M7. I can say koss Porta pros deliver quite good sound quality for the price I got them.
 
Sep 11, 2020 at 9:55 AM Post #8 of 13

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I also have the Campfire Andromeda and I have the AFC 2 as alternative portable headphones. So I would say give the AFC 2 a try.

For wireless stuff. I personally prefer the Bose NC 700 over the Sony WH-1000XM3 (I own both).
 

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