htc hd headphones

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  1. HIBBO

    HIBBO New Member

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    are the audio technica ATH AD700 good for use on a phone based mp3 player or would i be better choosing some other headphones??
    thanks
     
  2. RobinHiFi

    RobinHiFi Super Moderator

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    Hi Hibbo,

    If you mean for walking about or commuting this would be a terrible choice! They are massive, do not clamp onto the head tightly (Audio Technica are all about the comfort) and being open back leak noise like crazy.

    Have a look at our Mobile Phone headphones for good portable headphones with a mic. If you have a great budget and don't need a mic have a look at these -

    Denon AH-D1001 Closed Back Stereo Headphones Black
    £89.95

    Ultrasone HFI-580 Closed-Back Foldable Headphones (HFI 580)
    £115.95

    Shure SRH840 Professional Closed-Back Headphones (SRH 840)
    £153.95
     
  3. HIBBO

    HIBBO New Member

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    hi robin
    They are not so much for walkin about but for home and work
    However i now realise i need closed back, i like the Shure SRH840 you suggested but my top price is about £100, any furthe suggestions would be apreciated.
    Hibbo
     
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  5. Shaun-HiFi

    Shaun-HiFi Administrator Staff Member

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    HTC Desire HD headphones

    If you like the idea of the Shure SRH-840 then the Ultrasone HFI-580 would definitely be a good second choice. Both headphones have chunky bass response with excellent treble clarity and are very well made. The HFI-580 folds away conveniently for storage also.
     
  6. HIBBO

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    Shaun.....Robin.

    Thanks for your help so far, i'm on the final stretch.
    Could you put the following in order of suitability for quality, use in a noisy area, being driven from a phone.
    AUDIO TECHNICA ATH-A500
    AUDIO TECHNICA ATH-A700
    GOLDRING NS-1000
    SENNHEISER HD380 PRO
    SHURE SRH-840
    ULTRASONE HFI-580

    Thanks very much

    Hibbo
     
  7. RobinHiFi

    RobinHiFi Super Moderator

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    Obviously others may diagree but her goes!


    SHURE SRH-840 - Perfect for what you are looking for, other than price I can't see a drawback with these.

    SENNHEISER HD380 PRO - Again great but not amazing sounding as SRH840

    ULTRASONE HFI-580 - Not as good at folding as HD380 not as chunky as SRH840

    GOLDRING NS-1000 - Not as nice sounding and batteries necessary

    AUDIO TECHNICA ATH-A500
    - Great sounds, too big in size for the job!
    AUDIO TECHNICA ATH-A700
     
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