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Looking for advice on new headphone purchase

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by zclgb29, Nov 7, 2012.
  1. Supertoaster
    Yes they are good but OP said he was looking for something smallish. The 660 are giant and don't fold.
  2. treyedean
    I can personally recommend the Sony MDR-7506/V6.  These were my first headphones and I still use them.  The only problem I have with them is the stock ear pads don't breathe and they fall apart after about a year of use.  You can replace the ear pads with Beyerdynamic velour DT250 ear pads and they will be very comfy and breathable.
    In my opinion the MDR-7506 themselves have a flat response, good isolation and good clarity for their price point.  Also, they are very durable and should last you many years.  They sound great straight out of a portable music player and have a long coiled cord.  They also fold and fit into a bag that comes with them.
  3. stozzer123
    the 660 are not giant.
  4. Lorspeaker
    If u wan something smallish... N just playing it off a fone or iPod...
    I would take along a boss AE2 for around ear..If u can find one on the cheap,
    Or a hd228 seinheiser on ear portable. I got this from amazon for less than 20bucks!
    The sound is clear enough, good isolation, v light on the head.
    The other I like is the AKG k518..it's flat looking, good clarity,foldable.
  5. davidsh
    The etymotic HF5 gives you some of the best isolation and nice sound quality, but they are in-ears, and they are quite intrusive, therefore probably not for you.
    Anyways, somebody should make a 'before you ask for advice about buying headphones first time' post, because nobody writes which genres they hear sometimes even what they want in advance [​IMG]
  6. zclgb29
    These look quite nice - I'm not too concerned if they don't fold, it's more for the looks as people in London don't really tend to wear massive headphones so I don't want to stand out too much!
    Will read some reviews on the suggestions and have a think!  Many thanks for everyone's thoughts!

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