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  1. pixelpidgeon

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    ... to annoy the girlfriend when shes watching tv?

    Hi. From reading here i undersatnd that the HD25-1's
    link: http://www.rebelio.co.uk/app/urwfilt...ack/index.html
    are a good closed headphone. Also the AKG 271, Beyerdyamic DT100?

    But my question is which cant be heard best by others? Anyone who has experience with any of the above care to share.

    Thanks, pixel:)
     
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    I only have experience of the Beyer DT100 which has been a bit of a studio workhorse for as long as I can remember.

    Very effective in terms of shutting out sounds in both directions but a bit heavy and not the most subtle transducer in the world.
    You could also think about in-ear designs such as the Shure,Ultimate Ears etc.
     
  3. pixelpidgeon

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    hi alex2. The beyers definately are in the running. Regards to in-ear, im not really looking for this type of phone for home use. I currently have sen cx300's for my mobile music. Although at the price of the shures on amazon at the moment i might even upgrade those at some stage.

    cheers, pixel

     
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    With the HD25 your girlfriend would need to put her ear against the HD25 to hear anything i.e. her ear less than an inch from the HD25 ear cup.

    Steve
     
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    Now thats what i wanted to hear. :smashin: i was hoping that might be the case. likethe look of these. cheers, pixel

     
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    i have to say my wife never complains when i put my HD25-1's on
     
  7. pixelpidgeon

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    yes. i find headphones have other great uses than listening to my music collection. One of them being hearing less complaining! lol :D

     
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    It depends on how long a period you were going to wear the headphones.
    The hd-25's are a good closed set but I can't wear them for anything over a half an hour. The velour earpads make them a lot more comforable but I'd look a maybe the hd-212 pro's or the hd-280 pro's. They are also cheaper.
     
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    thanks for your input. Arent the hd-25's much better sounwise than the hd's you mentioned? Because i am also looking for these to provide a decent upgrade to my Goldring 150's. I also hav some hd-201's. And i must say they sound more blunt than the Goldrings. I prefer the Goldrings but then they cost about 4 times as much as 201's.

    I appreciate that the 25's must be a much tighter fit than my current headphones, but dont they stretch to your head a bit after a while?

    cheers, pixel

     
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    Sorry, I read your first post wrong.
    I thought you meant you wanted to watch TV and listen to it on the headphones.
    In which case the hd-25-1 II's are unsuitable, mainly because of the cable lenght and the absence of some treble.
     
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    hi eirejam. Not for tv watching. For listening to my music cd's & mp3, flac files from my NAD cd play/roku through my Beresford DAC headphone amp output. Surely the hd-25-1 II's would be suitable. Im in a muddle now!:confused::D

     
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    Well the hd-25 were originally designed for infight entertainment on planes. Then DJ's started to use them and they caught on. They were sennheisers best selling headphone for a long time.
    As for your your needs, they would be perfect but you should also look at other manufacturers headphones too.
     
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    thanks for replying. Yes i agree. Why ive listed the other phones in this thread. The problem is, where i live, theres not mach chance of getting a listen of them. I guess i will just have to search on here for more reviews of them. Then i can try and make a decission which ones to go for.

     
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    You can find short descriptions about most of them at Headphonic and click on "Products > Closed" for a complete list of what you're looking for
     
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    morning all! Right now ive weedled my choices down to the following, bearing in mind i will be pairing with the Beresford TC-7510 DAC using headphone out.

    Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro £79 Amazon
    Impedance: 250ohms
    Frequency response 5 - 35,000 Hz
    Powerful Bass

    Beyerdynamic DT 770 Premium Edition Headphones £145 Amazon
    Impedance: 250ohms
    Power Handling: 100mW
    Frequency response: 5 - 35,000 Hz
    *more comfortable than 770 pro only big step up from the pros above?
    Powerful Bass

    Also the Beyers both have an impedance of 250. Will my Beresfor DAC/Headphone amp be able to run them ok? Not really bothered about using the phones with anything portable.

    Sennheiser HD 280PRO Headphones £70 Play.com
    Impedance: 64ohms
    Frequency response: 8 - 25,000Hz
    High isolation

    Beyerdynamic DT 660 Headphones £99 Amazon.co.uk
    Impedance: 32ohms
    Power Handling: 100 mW
    Frequency response: 5 - 32,000 Hz
    Good isolation

    Audio Technica:ATH-A900 £100 Audiocubes.com
    Impedance: 40ohms
    Power Handling: 2000mW
    Frequency response: 5 - 40,000 Hz
    High quality sound

    Denon AH-D2000 £130 Audiocubes.com
    Impedance: 25 ohms
    Largest input: 1,800mW
    Playback frequency: 5 - 45,000Hz

    * the above two i beleive are delivered from china? So this could be a problem if they become faulty.

    RP-22 EQUATION AUDIO PROFESSIONAL HEADPHONES £85 del Ebay
    Impedance: 32 Ohms ( 15%)
    Fantasy Response: 1Hz– 100kHz Whatever!

    Im really stuck at the moment. Mainly due to the fact that one of my main reasons for buying are for isolation . and mainly so that others can hear as little of the music playing as possible. Im also looking for the best overall sound quality.

    I listen to anything from Pink Floyd, Le Zep, Stones, Love, Bob Dylan, Nick Drake ( i like a bit of acoustic folk type stuff) and the Foo's, KT Tunstall, Massive Attack, The Bees etc. So quite varied.

    Anyone got any of the above, that can help? As you can appreciate these are all quite an expensive investment and any help in making my choice would be great.

    cheers, pixel
     
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    Evening. Went for the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Premium Edition Headphones £145 Amazon today. Should hopefully receive them tomorrow.

    I know these are meant to be quite bassy. But ive just read an average review of them in the latest stuff mag.

    Well ill be able to review these myself soon. Ill post on here what i think.

    I hope i havent made a mistake. As the stuff review hints at a lot of leakage with these phones. :rolleyes:
     
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    morning. phones turned up at nine. good delivery. But they'll be going back. As i thought they leak badly.
    Also, to be honest, i wasnt that impressed with sound quality with my setup.
    I know they will probably sound loads better when used for a while. But out the box i prefer the sound coming from my Glodring 150's.
    Also for closed backs they dont want to stay on my head. Maybe i prefer a tighter feel?
    So i think i will try the 660's as i should probably done in the first place!

    cheers, pixel
     

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