Portable, closed back, midrange headphones

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  1. curitiba1982

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    So as the title states, Im lokking to buy a pair of portable, closed back, midrange headphones.

    After searching the forum there seems to be so much choice and I cant seem to narrow it down by my requirements. So are there any recommedations?
     
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    What price range is 'mid range'?
     
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    i would say up to £200.
     
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    I wish £200 was mid range to me! What about the Beyerdynamic T50P?
     
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    ok, £150 hahaha.
    basically i dont want the low end models and I dont want to pay for the very high end as they will be used as a portable pair.
     
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    Ok based on your requirements of closed back, portable, less than £200 then go for the sennheiser hd25 mkII
     
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    I do like the sound of those but Im slightly put off by people compalining about them being uncomfortable. I guess I really need to try them before buying.
    I will have to try and find a place in Brasil that stock them.
     
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    Ive recently got a set of HD25's and was a bit apprehensive about how comfortable they would be. I actually find them ok for short periods, say, 30-40mins (my walk to work) and after a few weeks i find them to be more comfortable than my Grado's and PX100's. In fact i actually feel they have loosened up quite nicely since i first got them.
     
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    Thanks for the brief review. The issue I have is I need them for long haul flights. Regular 11hr uk to brasil flights
     
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    I think as long as you take breaks the HD25 should be fine but i know its a personal thing. I dont have a lot of experience with headphones so cant really say whats better but i got mine for the sound isolation, and having been on the tube and walk to work along very busy roads im more than happy i choice the correct ones.
     
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    if there are good on the tube then im sure they can handle a plane. my wife wants pair too so i think i'll order a different pair for her and keep the ones i prefer as she wont use to much of hers
     
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    They work well on the tube, i can listen to fairly quite music without having to turn them up. you can still hear something but it now becomes background noise.
    I work with a large digital photocopier that has driven me nuts for the past few years, now i dont even know its running (ive been told off a few times as it has in fact jammed and ive not noticed it lol)
    again, its the fit that could be a problem but its also something you can get used to. My advice is to wear them as much as you can before the first trip with them.
    If you get the HD25-1-II they come with a softer set of ear pads. These are a bit more comfortable but do let in and out a bit more sound. Ive not tried these on the tube yet as its the max noise cancellation im after but at home i do use them more than the standard pads.
     
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    Sounds like a plan. They will definitely be one of my purchases. Cheers
     
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    Good luck with them. By the way, there is a iphone version coming out very soon, not sure if thats any use but if it is it might be worth waiting for.
     
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    im not an iphone guy. android all the way and i plan to use the headphones on a cowon mp3 player.
     
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    Ps I hope that didn't come across as rude. I was just quickly trying to state that there would be no need to wait before pulling the trigger
     

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