Portable headphones and amp for under £100

Discussion in 'Portable Headphones & Earphones' started by bmf, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. bmf

    bmf Casual Listener

    Apr 3, 2011

    I've been using inner ear headphones at the office and these recently died. I've found them a bit too isolating, and would prefer some closed-back ones. I also want to use them on my commute so want them to be quite compact. I don't want anything massive.

    Can anyone recommend a some closed headphones that are fairly compact? And would you recommend a headphone amp with them? The source device is an ipod classic. I'll be listening to pop / jazz mostly.

    So far the ATH-ES55 are looking nice but I don't know much so would be happy for suggestions.
  2. Shaun-HiFi

    Shaun-HiFi Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 30, 2008
    Portable headphones and amp

    The Audio-Technica ATH-ES55 is an excellent headphone for portable use. Well balanced sound and very well made.

    You may find that the on-ear design of the ES55 becomes a little uncomfortable when using them in the office for extended periods. I'm afraid this will be the case with any on-ear designs.

    I personally have a pair of in-ears for portable use and some full size closed back cans for the office.
  3. tiduslrg

    tiduslrg Well Balanced

    Apr 4, 2011

    there is another website i found interesting on this topic aietao.com

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