It's about that time again.
Sep 16, 2009 at 1:14 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 12

swbf2cheater

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Aug 14, 2009
Posts
5,044
Likes
121
Well, I'm going back to college and I have no decent pairs of closed cans at all. I mean it. I have a vast collection of Headphones, but not a single pair of closed cans I can take to school and not look like an idiot with. I own the Shure 440 but jeez they are heavy.

I am looking into the Bose Q2 ONLY because of their portability. I am not sure what to do. I want a great sounding, comfy light weight closed back over the ears with a short cord...fhew

halp meh?
 
Sep 16, 2009 at 1:38 AM Post #2 of 12

K_19

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Sep 29, 2008
Posts
3,072
Likes
63
D1001 checks most of your boxes, but if isolation is a concern they won't be good at it. But they're light, super comfy, closed around ear, and has a shorter cord than most.
 
Sep 16, 2009 at 7:31 AM Post #5 of 12

Kawai_man

500+ Head-Fier
Joined
May 3, 2009
Posts
829
Likes
16
The ath-m50 would be good they fold up for portability, definitely comfortable, I dont remember if they were light weight but I dont recall thinking that they were heavy, you should check these out.
 
Sep 16, 2009 at 7:31 AM Post #6 of 12

Kawai_man

500+ Head-Fier
Joined
May 3, 2009
Posts
829
Likes
16
oops double post
redface.gif
 
Sep 16, 2009 at 8:14 AM Post #8 of 12

paaj

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Apr 28, 2008
Posts
2,139
Likes
22
Location
Amsterdam
get the ESW9 new or an ESW10 from the For Sale section of this forum. Wonderful portable headphones, great sound and good comfort.


[size=xx-small]Last week I gave a Bose OnEar owner my ESW10's to try and it gave him a very big smile
biggrin.gif
[/size]
 
Sep 16, 2009 at 8:09 PM Post #10 of 12

charliex

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Nov 28, 2008
Posts
2,257
Likes
62
ESW10's are VERY pricey, but the ESW9's can be had for reasonable costs especially used - BOTH are fabulous portables!
 
Sep 16, 2009 at 8:16 PM Post #11 of 12

koshman

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Sep 11, 2007
Posts
147
Likes
21
Both ATs are supraaural, though. I also have my doubts about D1001 being circumaural - they surely aren't circumaural for my ears...
 
Sep 16, 2009 at 8:18 PM Post #12 of 12

paaj

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Apr 28, 2008
Posts
2,139
Likes
22
Location
Amsterdam
I remember seeing used ESW10's around $350/400? That's close to the Bose price point.
But yes, the ESW9's are much cheaper, you can find them from $230 and up new.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top