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A/V New headphones

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Tangster, 13 Dec 2011.

  1. Tangster

    Tangster Butt-kicking for goodness!

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    Currently a bit bored with my Denon AH-D2000's so I'd like some suggestions on a new set(as a little xmas treat).
    Must be:
    -Closed
    -Not sennheiser
    -Circumaural
    - Less than £300

    Ideas?
     
  2. GrameSmith

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    Sony MDR-XB700, try this one. i hope its well for you.
     
  3. Tangster

    Tangster Butt-kicking for goodness!

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    No suggestions at all?
    :(
     
  4. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    Erm.. the denon AH-D200 is basically the best headphones for that kind of money. Are you using a proper headphone amp?
     
  5. Tangster

    Tangster Butt-kicking for goodness!

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    I'm using a Xonar DX with a Sony TA-FE370 amp(with a Fiio E10 for uni).
    Hmm. I may just save the money for IB-E then, or a 256GB SSD.
     
  6. bagman

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    Why are you bored of them? what kind of music do you listen to?
     
  7. Tangster

    Tangster Butt-kicking for goodness!

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    Not really more of an upgrade itch, new headphones is far easier than delving into watercooling.
    I listen to a lot of orchestral music, vocal music and some dance/trance/dnb. Not so much rock, metal. Very little jazz.

    I haven't really gone out at all the last term at uni, yet still had a reasonably well paid job...so I have money left over.
     
  8. Ficky Pucker

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    i think you'd be better off asking this on head-fi tbh :/
     
  9. Katty123

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    You can try AKG K272 HD Closed Back Headphones. They cost about £130 and seem to meet your needs.
     
  10. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    MDR-V6. It's bright on the midrange, but it's cheap and pretty bulletproof. Really cheap actually.
     
  11. feathers

    feathers Well-Known Member

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    Watercooling is far more interesting and you get to build a cooler, quieter pc.

    Headphones important though. I use them a lot.
     
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  13. Cleggmeister

    Cleggmeister Of reasonable knowledge...

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    Not Sennheisers? £300 buys the HD650, I've had mine for about a year, can't fault them...
     
  14. Tangster

    Tangster Butt-kicking for goodness!

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    They just don't fit right and whats the point of £300 worth of audio quality if your ears hurt after a couple hours or they slip from your head when you move?

    I'm probably going to put the money towards Ivy Bridge or a new GPU instead.
     
  15. feathers

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    You need soft cotton wool because clearly you have a delicate head.
     
  16. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    The HD 650 is very comfortable once it's broken in, open though.

    How about some of Shure or Ultrasone's higher end closed cans? At the high end, closed headphones aren't as common as closed, but they do exist.

    How about new pads for your D2000? Jmoney makes quality replacements, they will change the sound.

    If you like Denon, there's always the D5000 and D7000 :p
     

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