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Old 10-23-2007, 01:16 PM
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alright, I am trying to draw up my shopping list for my next run to the UK, and I realize that I just burned out my unknown Technics full-can headphones. They were decent too...

Anyways, so I am in the market for a closed or semi-open or open set of headphones. So would like some advice about it.

This is mainly for home use, so I don't mind them being full size. Most of my music is rock/metal with some jazz and classic thrown in once in a while, so I am not looking for exactly heavy THUMP THUMP bass, but a rather more defined experience.

Oh, and my budget is under a 100 pounds.

So please people, help me out!
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Old 10-23-2007, 02:32 PM
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A small list of headphones that people recommended me in another thread:

Grado SR60
KSC75
Beyerdynamics DT231 Galactics
Sony MDR7506
AKG K81DJ
Sennheiser HD-280 Pro

I bought the K81DJ and I'll hopefuly have them before next monday

Visit headfi. for more info www.head-fi.org

Or research in amazon
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Old 10-23-2007, 05:46 PM
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My suggestions are:

KSC75
Any Grado or Alessandro headphone

These are open but will work great for the genres you like.
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please note, I have slightly changed my needs...since I am going to be home after all, I can have the headphones open well I realize...
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please note, I have slightly changed my needs...since I am going to be home after all, I can have the headphones open well I realize...
In the GBP 100,- range? Sennheiser HD555, AKG K601, Ultrasone HFI-700. Or the Senn HD595, for a little more... All these phones should work without a dedicated headphone amp.

(My favorites in that price range are the Beyerdynamic DT770 (closed cans), but they might have a little too much bass and recessed midrange for your taste.)
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Another vote for the Alessandro's. I got the MS-1's and they are simply great for rock/metal. The bass doesn't overshadow other frequencies and the guitars have a "natural " or "organic" sound that I can't get from any of my other headphones (or course, they are in lower price ranges).
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