List some headphones upto 500$ which dont require amp
Nov 23, 2012 at 10:53 AM Post #2 of 10

MalVeauX

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Closed cans required.
Thanks.

 
Heya,
 
Explore some of these maybe:
 
AudioTechnica W1000X
AudioTechnica A2000X
AudioTechnica A1000X
AudioTechnica A900X
AudioTechnica A700X
Denon D2000
Denon D5000
Denon D400
Denon D600
Ultrasone PRO 900
Ultrasone PRO 750
Beyer T70P
AKG K550
AKG K267
AKG K167
Sony MDR1R
Mr Speakers Mad Dog (T50RP)
Paradox (T50RP)
Thunderpants (T50RP)
 
Very best,
 
Dec 26, 2012 at 7:02 PM Post #6 of 10

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Quoting Jude from his Head-Fi Holiday gift guide: "As far as sub-$500 closed headphones go today, I can't think of another I'd pick over the MDR-1R for long-term sit-down listening sessions, across a wide variance in recording quality, and a wide variety of musical genres."
 
Dec 26, 2012 at 7:11 PM Post #7 of 10

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I want to get a pair of silver MDR-1R for the looks alone. So tempted. I could care less about sound as long as they sound good enough out of my iPod touch for portable use.
 
Dec 26, 2012 at 7:58 PM Post #8 of 10

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OP -
 
All of the major market sub $500 headphones will play without an amp
 
Some headphones will sound better without an amp than
others will sound with an amp simply due to the difference in quality of the headphones -
For example,. Sennheiser 650's will sound better without an amp than 'xyz' headphones
(usually overpriced and overhyped) will sound with an amp.
 
 
I recommend turning your question around to:
What headphones sub $500. really need an amp?
Again, as an example - I wouldn't recommend using Beyer DT 880's or
AKG 701's without an amp, especially if they're being driven from a portable music player.
 

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