Open-Back Headphones for Musician and listening?
Sep 14, 2020 at 11:52 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 5

andreygrooves

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Thank you for reading my post :)
Looking for open back headphones, I am a musician and I love quality audiophile sound. I use headphones for instrument practice (piano, guitar, and bass) not to bother others living in the house. My ears get sweaty and itchy with closed-back headphones, so my current go-to is open-back Hifiman HE350 with velour pads. I really like the clarity of Hifiman, and I'm looking for headphones that could cover those 3 bases - open back, good for hours of instrument practice and audiophile quality. Would anyone recommend me a pair? Thanks!
 
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Sep 18, 2020 at 4:35 PM Post #3 of 5

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Audio Technica ATH-R70X. They're hard to drive, though, and pretty resolving, so you'll likely end up spending as much (or more) on a quality DAC and headphone amp.
 
Sep 20, 2020 at 3:47 PM Post #5 of 5

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Sennheiser HD 600 but you'll need a good amp to get the most out of them, preferably tube OTL. Hard to find a more musical set of headphones for anywhere near the price.
 

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