Need help picking what headphones to buy.
Jun 29, 2012 at 9:31 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 12

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Hi, first I want to start out by saying thanks for taking a look at my thread.
I have a dilemma that I need help with. I have had a pair of Audio Technica ATH-AD700s for about half a year now,
and I am extremely happy with them, but recently I acquired a job. I want to listen to music at work, but I don't want
to disturb my co-workers. I listen to music loudly usually, and it is impossible to bring my AD700s to work since
they leak almost as much noise as they produce. I am looking for some pretty good headphones that won't leak noise.
The music genres I listen to are Trance, Techno, and Classical. I do not require bass-y headphones, and my budget is 
around $300. You can go a little over with your recommendations of course, and again thanks for reading my thread!
I hope you find it in your heart to help me. I'm fairly new to the world of actual headphones. 
 
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Hi, first I want to start out by saying thanks for taking a look at my thread.
I have a dilemma that I need help with. I have had a pair of Audio Technica ATH-AD700s for about half a year now,
and I am extremely happy with them, but recently I acquired a job. I want to listen to music at work, but I don't want
to disturb my co-workers. I listen to music loudly usually, and it is impossible to bring my AD700s to work since
they leak almost as much noise as they produce. I am looking for some pretty good headphones that won't leak noise.
The music genres I listen to are Trance, Techno, and Classical. I do not require bass-y headphones, and my budget is 
around $300. You can go a little over with your recommendations of course, and again thanks for reading my thread!
I hope you find it in your heart to help me. I'm fairly new to the world of actual headphones. 

Brainwarz HM5, way under your budget.
 
Jun 29, 2012 at 3:50 PM Post #4 of 12

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These look good! The reviews are good, and they are cheap. If I would get these I would probably want to buy an amp with them as well, so if anyone has recommendations on an amp too, that would be nice.

Fiio E10 USB-DAC-Headphone amp. ($80).
 
Jul 2, 2012 at 11:23 AM Post #6 of 12

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One last question, even with the amp do you think these headphones will leak much noise? I want to make sure I don't disturb my co-workers. Thanks!

The Brainwavz HM5 have thick ear pads, but I'll be home in a few hour and check my HM5 for sound leakage.
 
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Also are you use I should get the e10 as my amp? I don't have to bring it to work, I'm just looking for a good amp. My spending limit is like $400 for headphones + amp. 
 
Also I might be considering AKG k550s. They seem like a worthy candidate, but I will wait for your input since you probably know far more than me in terms of headphones.
 
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Also are you use I should get the e10 as my amp? I don't have to bring it to work, I'm just looking for a good amp. My spending limit is like $400 for headphones + amp. 
Also I might be considering AKG k550s. They seem like a worthy candidate, but I will wait for your input since you probably know far more than me in terms of headphones.

I'm guessing you will do very nicely with the AKG K550.
 
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Do you think it's better than the e10?
 
If it's on par with it, I would consider getting this because you can switch out the tubes, but otherwise I don't know. I'm going to do some research online I guess.
 
I can afford the V3 since it's only $10 more expensive.
 

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