Which closed back headphones for use with a Solo UL?

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  1. CageyH

    CageyH New Member

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    Hi guys,

    I have recently bought a Solo UL from you to power my HD650's.
    The Mrs is not too happy with the sound leakage when I listen to it in the same room as her. So, I have two options.
    1 - Move the stereo (or divorce the mrs - only kidding)
    2 - Buy some new closed back headphones.

    I listen to a variety of music from Electronica, Rock, Pop and Classical.

    Any suggestions that won't break the bank?
    I want something with good detail retreival, separation and not too bright.
    I am not a bass head, but do like good quality, punchy, fast bass.
     
  2. dalethorn

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    Which closed?

    Closed Back Headphones

    This is my favorite list sorted by price. Scroll down a ways and my choices would be the Beyerdynamic T70, the Denon 2000, the German Maestro 8.35D, and the Shure 940. The 8.35D and Denon would likely be more like the 650, and the other two a bit brighter. If I were after the ultimate sound for a reasonable price, what I would do is get the Shure 940 and then do the earcup mod as I describe on my youtube video for the Shure 1440.

    http://youtu.be/mKo2FvzssLI
     
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    How does the SRH940 sound compare to the sound of the E2C IEM's?
     
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    IEM's

    No idea about IEM's myself, but one of the main people here should reply by tomorrow or next day.
     
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    CageyH New Member

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    Thanks for the response. It's a bank holiday in the UK today.
    I am in no rush at the moment. I quite like the sound of the E2C so if the SRH940 are similar it could be just right for me.

    I don't have a local shop to try these headphones, so end up in a bit of a blind buy.
    I am a novice in terms of headphones, and am not sure which brand and model will suit me best, so any help and advice is greatly appreciated.
     
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    Srh-940

    I think of the 940 as a pretty safe buy. Neutral, clean, clear, detailed, well balanced, very comfortable, etc. The worst case for a few people is it sounds brighter than some would like ideally. But even that is addressable different ways.
     
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    Any opinions from the folk at HiFi headphones?
     
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    Dale has very good taste so I don't always stick my oar in:)

    SRH940 is impressive for the price, GMP8.35 D is frighteningly good - shame the Denon range has just been discontinued as you would like those (HD650 and GS Solo).

    Similar idea, smaller headphone -

    Beyerdynamic DT1350 Professional Closed Monitoring Headphones
    £229.96
     
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    Thanks guys.
    It's always nice to have a 2nd opinion.
     
  10. UndefinedMemory

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    The DT1350 is a great pair of headphones, but I think the Solo UL is probably real overkill for them. If you already have an amp like that I'd look at something bigger and not designed for portability, something with a higher impedance that would benefit more from the amp. Unless you want something also for out and about, in which case they're amazing and pair up very well with portable amps.
     
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