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My first pro. Cans

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by hishammsm, Jul 4, 2012.
  1. hishammsm
    Hello Head-fi'ers,
    I am new hear and i was looking for your advise to buy my first pro cans, i have a Fiio E11 portable amp and i am putting a 250$ budget.
    Now i will be using my cans with my iPhone and computer (which has a Claro ii card) and i am looking for clear crisp sound and not the all-bass stuff.
  2. whirlwind
    If you have a place where you can go listen to some different types...I would do that.
    Make sure to listen to some Grado's
  3. hishammsm
    Thanks for the reply, however i do not think that i can find a place here in Egypt where i can test different types of cans, so my decision is going to be built on the experience of the head-fi community :)
    I have a friend that suggested to me the Bose AE2 head phones, and he consider him self an audiophile, i know that the AE2 is not a studio cans but can any one confirm that they are actually good ?
  4. PurpleAngel Contributor
    AKG K550, should work fairly well with the iPhone, even without add-on headphone amplifier.
  5. Hasashi
    take a look at the akg k701. don't know how much these are in egypt though. They're definately not that all-bass stuff. Same goes for the k271.
    I second the k550s. Very nice pair of headphones that could be my next purchase after the fostex t50s [​IMG]
  6. BrownBear
    Good suggestions so far. Another to add to your list could be the Audio Technica ATH-A900s. I really like these, they surprised me a lot. Good bass, never too much, and an enjoyable sound overall.
  7. saintyoo
    I'd have to assume that the OP should not go with the AKG701.
    It has great detail/highs (and mids) BUT it requires a well matched amp
    I could be wrong since I've never owned the E11.
    The soundcard seems nice though so no extra DAC needed.
  8. hishammsm
    Thanks a lot guys, i am making a list of all your recommendations and i will be making my purchase online (mostly from amazon).
    So it seems that the AE2 is not quiet famous in here after all :)
  9. PurpleAngel Contributor
    I'm sure if you can get the Bose AE2 for half of the subjected retail price, there a good buy.
  10. hishammsm

    I do agree that it is quiet over priced, but can it be called an audiophile or pro. headphones ?
  11. PurpleAngel Contributor
    You just do not see Head-Fiers into Bose headphones.
    (unless I've missed something?)

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