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Good quality non-open headphones

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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   EricDeB


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Posted April 22 2008 - 07:44 AM

Hey guys I'm looking to get a new pair of headphones. I've had the Grado SR-80s for a couple years and they've really broken down. I've been satisfied with them, but I'm looking for a new pair that doesn't have the open-air design but still sounds good. I don't like disturbing people when I listen to them on the road. Anyway, my price range is anywhere from $100-300 so any recommendations would be great. Thanks Eric

#2 of 5 OFFLINE   Walter Kittel

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Posted April 22 2008 - 10:30 AM

I have a set of Beyerdynamic DT-250 closed 'phones that I have used at work on a daily basis for a number of years. Adjustable, and extremely comfortable.

Edit: Using the 80 ohm version, not the 250 ohm version...

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#3 of 5 OFFLINE   aht3


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Posted April 22 2008 - 03:17 PM

Hi Eric, I have a pair of the Koss MV-1s and they really sound great. THey are comportable and built well. If you plug them into a receover that has a built in suround simulator, you will really be in for a treat. They can be had for less than $120 in most places. Hope this helps
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Posted April 23 2008 - 02:40 PM

For all day comfort I have the sennheiser hd-590's and really like them. They sound great and while benefiting from a headphone amp - do not require it to sound great.
Mains............Polk LSi15 (Cherry)
Center...........Polk LSiC
Surrounds......Polk LSi7 (Gloss Black - Wood sides removed)
Subwoofers....SVS 25-31 CS+ and PC+ (both 20hz tune)
PrePro..........NAD T163 - Modded with LM4562 opamps Amplifier.........Cinepro 3k6 (6-channel, 500wpc@4ohms)...

#5 of 5 OFFLINE   MaxL


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Posted April 28 2008 - 03:04 PM

Sennheieser HD 280 Pro

i'm not sure they're my favorite ever but i certainly like 'em + think they're good value. i like them for home use, but they're a bit big for travel or commuting IMO.
HT: Marantz SR8000, PSB Alpha B fronts, Alpha C center, CSW Newton S200 surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo Sub, Marantz DVD, Sony CRT TV

Stereos include vintage Sony receivers/amps into vintage AR and KEF speakers.

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