Headphones recommendations

morenish

Well-known Member
Hi all,

Looking to buy - over the ear, open, headphones.

My budget is £250ish

They will be replacing my faulty Beyer Dynamic DT 880

My amp is a Marantz PM-66SE, and I will be using the Zen Can headphone amp.

I mainly listen to modern jazz, jazz funk.

Thank you for your recommendations.

Regards.
 

TheHighFlyingBirds

Distinguished Member
I can only recommend Phillips x2's as that is what I have for open back. Fantastic headphone. However the x3 is supposed to be even better and has the option of balanced connection which would suit the zen can.
 

JollyJamma

Active Member
Thanks for that Jolly, but they have been fixed before and really need changing now.

Regards.
Fair enough. When they are done, they are done.

My go to is using WhatHifi's best buy list for headphones and going from there.

I like an easy and musical sound so I got the Momentum 2.0 over ear headphones and they cost me £200 (ish) in 2017.

For your budget, I might say get the Grado SR325e or DT 900 Pro X. If you want wireless noise cancelling, get the Sony MX4.

If you loved your DT880, get the DT 900 Pro X.
 

morenish

Well-known Member
Fair enough. When they are done, they are done.

My go to is using WhatHifi's best buy list for headphones and going from there.

I like an easy and musical sound so I got the Momentum 2.0 over ear headphones and they cost me £200 (ish) in 2017.

For your budget, I might say get the Grado SR325e or DT 900 Pro X. If you want wireless noise cancelling, get the Sony MX4.

If you loved your DT880, get the DT 900 Pro X.
Thanks for that mate 👍
 

iFi audio

Member
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Hi all,

Looking to buy - over the ear, open, headphones.

My budget is £250ish

They will be replacing my faulty Beyer Dynamic DT 880

My amp is a Marantz PM-66SE, and I will be using the Zen Can headphone amp.

I mainly listen to modern jazz, jazz funk.

Thank you for your recommendations.

Regards.
I'm enjoying HiFiMan HE-400se with my Zen setup. Have you heard any planars before?
 

roscopervis

Active Member
I can only recommend Phillips x2's as that is what I have for open back. Fantastic headphone. However the x3 is supposed to be even better and has the option of balanced connection which would suit the zen can.
The X3’s aren’t generally regarded as better than the X2’s. In fact, most serious reviews state that they look nice but the sound signature is a step backwards. Less flat and natural sounding.
 

3rdignis

Active Member
Your amp looks good for these in single ended.


Probably won't sound much better, but I like these with tons of headroom.


 

morenish

Well-known Member
Would like to say, thanks to everybody.

Still researching and looking. For me, this takes lots of time ! 😁
 

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