Looking for some good over the ear phones to listen to lossless classical from MacBook Pro
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I must keep the cost below $200 preferably $150.  Very open to used or older models.  On-ear second choice but acceptable.  Eventually probably get an Audioengine D1 USB/Optical DAC/Amp in a few months.  Listen to other types of music too, but favorite is classical especially anything with strings.
 
On-ear/Over-the-ear either will be fine, and if you think I should go closed, just give me a model name and I'll check it out.  I have found that I prefer open or semi-open type of sound.
 
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Sony MDR-SA900 if sound leakage is not an issue. I haven't heard anything in the price range that comes close to the sound quality, and despite large drivers they are easy to drive.
 
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Sony MDR-SA900 if sound leakage is not an issue. I haven't heard anything in the price range that comes close to the sound quality, and despite large drivers they are easy to drive.

Think you may be referring to the Sony MDR MA 900.
 
Great headphones BTW.
 
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Hello!

Unfortunately, it's fairly hard...to get a pair of closed headphone for classical music. The only one that I can think of is the Sony MDR-7506! As for open, you can try searching for a used HD598!

I hope this help!
Billson :D
 
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AKG k240 mkII sounds great on classical IMO, and is semi-open with a decent soundstage
 
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