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Looking for new full-size, open headphones - need help choosing between all the suggestions

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by arbakadarba, Jan 4, 2013.
  1. Arbakadarba
    I have been looking for a new set of headphones for a while, and have received a lot of suggestions. I have already excluded some, but there is still a good bunch to choose from.

    I will use my headphones mainly for music, but they will also be used for movies. I prefer detailed, clear and defined sound with good instrument seperation. Total flat and analytical sound signature is not needed; I am listening to music, not analyzing it. However, I do not want overpowering bass.

    As of now I am using HD25 II as my main portable headphone, and I am very satisfied, but I am sure it can be even better when portability are out of the picture.

    The headphones I have been considering with prices in my country:
    Beyerdynamic DT880 pro 250 ohm ($380)
    Beyerdynamic DT990 pro 250 ohm ($270)
    Sennheiser HD600 ($430)
    Sennheiser HD650 ($450)
    Hifiman HE-400  ($500...I think)
    AKG K701/Q701 ($470)
    AKG K242 HD ($180)
     
    I really would like to stay under $400, so that excludes some of them, but if they are that much better I will always find some money. My main concern is persuading my partner into believing that headphones are the best way to spend our money.

    To power these I am thinking of buying Fiio E10 as it is the only locally available amplifier in my price range.

    Other suggestions are also welcome, but I think these are the only one available in my country (except the Hifiman) and if I want to order from abroad I have to pay 25% taxes, some customs fee (about $20 - $30) and of course shipping.
     
    Thank you...
     
  2. MalVeauX
    Heya,
     
    The E10 can handle 250ohm Beyers just fine. I would go for the DT880 250ohm with the E10. Great combo.
     
    Very best,
     
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  3. Arbakadarba
    Thank you.
     
    Are there any difference between the pro and the non-pro version? Looks like the pro version har much better availability, but the prices are the same.
     
  4. shiorisekine Contributor
    The pro version has a stronger clamp and a little less sound stage which is good considering you will be watching movies.

    Andre
     
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  5. beaver316
    Hifiman HE-400 is $400 not $500 like you mention.
     
  6. Arbakadarba
    They do not sell Hifiman in my country so I will have to order them from abroad. That means 25% extra in taxes + customs handling fee and shipping. All the prices I have mentioned are either lowest price available in my country or prices from amazon + taxes and shipping.
     
    So as you can see; I live in a country with high prices and low selection. And english was never my strong side at school...if that is how the price confusion occurred...
     
    Thank you, shiorisekine. I think I will go for the pro. They are also a lot easier to find at local stores, so maybe I can even try them before purchasing.
     

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