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Looking for a pair of headphones (Budget ~$350)

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by rt310, Jan 11, 2013.
  1. rt310
    I'm looking for a pair of headphones that can play my music well
    Genres: Asian pop, rock, Electronic 
    Willing to spend ~$200 on an amp/dac if neccessary.
    I've had no experience with headphones (only owned IEMS) so some help would be great.
    Thx in advance!
  2. MalVeauX
    Look into:
    AudioTechnica A900X
    AudioTechnica AD900
    Beyer DT880 PRO
    Beyer DT770 RPO
    Denon D600
    AKG K550
    AKG K167, K267
    AKG K271 MKII
    AKG Q701
    Shure SRH840
    Ultrasone HFI 780
    Ultrasone PRO 750
    Ultrasone HFI 2400
    Sennheiser HD598
    Sony MA900
    Hifiman HE-400
    Hifiman HE-300
    Mr Speakers Mad Dogs
    Logitech UE 6000
    Sennheiser Momentums
    Sony MDR1R
    Amp/Dac, a simple Fiio E10 for home, or Fiio E17 for home/portable.
    Very best,
  3. rt310
    Thanks for the suggestions!
    Do you have any opinions on the Sennheiser HD650'S? I've seen a lot of threads about it and was wondering if it was a good choice for me.
  4. Tangster
    A second hand Denon D2000 will also play well with those genres.
  5. Gren
    Try L3 P200
    Sound is good
  6. MalVeauX
    Sure, it could be good, but it's all a flavor game. The HD650 however requires a little more amplification, so it adds to budget. Also the HD650 costs quite a bit unless you buy it used; you won't find it new for $350 right now likely. I know you stated $200 for amp/dac, but that raises your total budget to $550. And frankly I think you can do better in that budget bracket with a Hifiman HE-400. The HD650 is a dark headphone, great mids, warm mid-bass. It's a headphone that some like, some don't. Most people that like asian pop however seem to like more treble, just a generalization and may not apply to you. You'll have to describe more about the treble (highs) to figure out what might be best for you. For your $200 budget on DAC/AMP, the Schiit Modi & Magni would be great. If you went that route, I would put you on the Hifiman HE-400, Beyer DT880 250ohm or Sennheiser HD600.
    Very best,

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