Suggestions needed :)

Discussion in 'Headphone & Earphone General Discussion' started by Kranko, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. Kranko

    Kranko New Member

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    Hi, I'm looking for a new set of headphones (full size) for use on my computer (listening to music only). I'm ok as far as dac's and headphone amps are concerned, the real question I have is that of finding a set of phones that would fall between some hd650's and monster beat pro's.

    I guess I'm looking for something that delivers a good open soundstage (like the hd650's) but also provide a deeper bass sound (but not to the scale of monster beat pro's).

    I'm no audiophile, but I enjoy listening to music and feel the urge to find a compromise using the two examples above.

    Not overly fussed about cost, but I'd rather not spend a fortune as this will be my third set of headphones and I doubt my wife will understand.

    My music taste is all over the shop, but if I had to narrow it down to a genre I'd say indie/alternative.


    Grado's have my interest at the moment, along with b&w p5's. But I'd much rather get some feedback from the experienced listeners on this forum.

    Appreciate any feedback.
    Many thanks!
     
  2. dalethorn

    dalethorn Active Member

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    Which headphone?

    I used to have the Grado 325, and the Sennheiser 600 and 650. I listen to a wide range of genres, and much indie pop songs. I currently use a Shure 940 which sounds to me like an improved Senn 650. It is a closed-back design, but I feel or hear no difference between that aspect and the 600/650, because they seem identical in the feel of the earcups. In fact the 940 looks and feels like a 650 in earcups in spite of being closed-back, and the sound is magnificent.

    Edit: I also have the B&W P5 which my wife uses, but the bass is soft and the highs are muffled compared to the Shure 940.
     
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