Need help finding good set of open over ear headphones
Jan 6, 2014 at 1:29 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 3

nmatheis

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Hi all,
 
I'm looking for a pair of open over ear headphones and will give some details on the gear I'll be using them with and what I'll be listening to.  I'm willing to spend $2-300 apiece and don't mind buying used from the buy/sell forums.
 
Sources
Rockboxed iPod Video + Old Xin amp or Fiio E12
iPhone 3GS + Venturecraft Go-DAP
iPhone 5s + Fiio E12
Hoping to get a Fiio X5 when they come out for portable use and as a dad/amp with my MacBook Pro
 
Ear/Headphones I Own And Like
Beyerdynamic DT250 (80ohm)
Fischer DAB02
Incase Sonics
Meelectronics A161P
Ultrasone HFI650 Trackmaster
 
What I'll Be Listening To (in order of listening time)
Electronic: Autechre, Boards of Canada, Oval, Pansonic
Metal: Ghost, Iron Maiden, King Diamond, Megadeth
Rock: Flaming Lips, Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Stereolab
Minimalist Classical: Cage, Glass, Reich, Sakamoto, Satie
Jazz: Coltrane, Miles, Rollins
 
Format
Mix of 256kbps AAC, 320kbps MP3, and Rdio on portables
ALAC and FLAC on my MacBook Pro
 
Where I'll Be Listening
Mostly while chilling out at home after the wife and kids go to bed.
 
Thanks in advance.  I appreciate your help.
 
Nikolaus
 
Jan 6, 2014 at 5:31 AM Post #3 of 3

davidsh

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HE-400 would be nice considering your needs and genres.
 

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