'Closed' Headphone for non-audiophile.
Do you really want a “closed” design? or a semi-open design? proper closed cans will warm your ears pretty quick and can be more uncomfortable than is bearable over a long period of time (unless someone is paying you to wear them…) where as a semi-open design will allow more air in and out (and more sound) and is more comfortable.Posted 4 years ago
That’ll be me then. The nuances of tone, bass and treble are largely lost on me. I just want to listen to music off my Mac or Phone without probing my ear canals with in ear ‘phones. I shall not be walking around rocking the ‘urban can’ look merely listening to my middle of the road rock and pop collection in the comfort of my own home.
So a list of what i DON”t need includes
– noise cancelling
– some kind of hipster design cues
– a colour other than black or silver
– any controls other than possibly volume
– to spend a shed load of cash.
I’m thinking £50-£80 max.
What should I be buying?Posted 4 years agofanginSubscriber
Beyerdynamic DT 231
Very cheap but sound great. Ugly though. Have been leaving mine on the desk at work for a decade now and they’ve never been stolen or even borrowed. But they have a clear sound without overdone bass. And as the are closed, I can listen to my music VERY LOUD and still not disturb the rest of the office.Posted 4 years ago
Ta all. Only went for closed so I didn’t have to listen to whatever kids were listening too/watching when I’m in the house! Being a fully card carrying yorkshireman I’m finding the £20 quite compelling although I somehow convinced myself that these were worth http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sennheiser-Closed-Back-Headphones-Outstanding-Performance/dp/B005SNPV94/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1376387513&sr=1-1&keywords=Sennheiser+hd+439 for £70.
However, having checked back at the thread I’m dithering again.Posted 4 years ago
Right, after some considerable time digging around in the morass of articles that exist in the depths of my Flipboard app, I’ve finally found the headphone review I read several days ago:
Can an audiophile find joy in a full-size $40 headphone?Posted 4 years ago
£30.32, to you, squire. At that price, it’s almost rude not to. 😀chiefgrooveguruMember
Most phones can’t drive nicer large headphones without current delivery issues and thus weak lows. Sennheiser PX100 have a fairly substantial bass hump when using a good headphone amp but actually sound really good with an iPhone. I’d hope that the better headphone companies have now cottoned onto this but who knows?Posted 4 years ago
Thanks CZ, after all your efforts it seemed rude not to buy a pair 🙂 Most of my listening at home is thru the mac not the phone. Anything is better than a) getting abuse from my kids due to their misunderstanding of what good music is and b) having to listen to theirs!
Ta all.Posted 4 years agoask1974Member
I have a pair of JVC HA-SR75S-E that meet pretty much all your criteria albeit at the top of your budget (£76 Amazon). Very comfy, look great in a retro kind of way and sound fantastic; hugely impressed.
Spent years in retail selling Sennheiser etc and these are up there with some of the best I heard and very good value.Posted 4 years ago
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