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Highly portable headphones

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by saoshyant, Mar 19, 2013.
  1. Saoshyant
    Hi all.  As this forum is slowly draining my expendable funds, I'm growing curious about highly portable headphones, and when I mean portable, I mean on the level of the KSC75 and PX200-II.  Disregarding IEMs and similar, what might be an upgrade beyond the two listed headphones?  Any help/advice/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  I'd hand out cookies, but they don't ship very well.
     
  2. McPatD
    The Beyer DT235 is excellent and inexpensive. My current fav portable. I did have to mold the plastic headband to my big head by dunking it in a pot of boiling water but now they are beyond comfy. Not as drastic as it sounds.
     
  3. korewest
    I personally like the AKG K840L, which is also my profile pic,
    but they have been discontinued.
     
    Have you looked into Forum>Equipment>Portable headphones yet? they may have better response there
     
  4. Saoshyant
    I figured I'd start here, due to the avoidance of the IEM route.
     
  5. korewest
    I see, that's perfectly fine. I see a lot of portables mentioned in this section.
    Maybe list your music preference and budget as well
     
  6. RoMee Contributor
    The JVC S400/S500 folds up pretty small and sounds great.
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  7. Aerial Wave
    Been reading a lot of good things about the JVC mentioned above ^
     
  8. Saoshyant
    Musically, I mostly listen to alt/rock, with a little EDM, classical and musical mixed in.  As far as a budget, I think 150 or under will be fine, but mainly just getting ideas to see if anything catches my interest enough.
     
    Btw, does anyone have any experience with the ATH-EW9?
     
  9. Saoshyant
    Any other suggestions?  I'm mainly looking for something similarly small to the PX200 that can outperform it, assuming anything roughly that size will.
     
  10. lukEM22
    I say look into those JVC's. I haven't heard of anyone who didn't like them yet, one guy says he prefers them over HD800's (>$1000)
    Although thats more based on his music preference, by no means are they as detailed or analytical.
     
  11. Saoshyant
    Hmm, carbon nanotube on the s400?  if so I very well might be sold, if not, I'm still probably sold
     
  12. Saoshyant
    Well, decided to give the s400 a try.  My normal headphones are just too bulky for me to want to drag around with me on a regular basis, and while I have a couple nice IEMs, comfort can certainly be an issue.
     

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