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have not considered in ears, budget for closed would be another 140 MAX, lowest possible though
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headphones are largely subjective. there is no "best" headphone because everyone will find different headphone's sound signatures more or less appealing based on personal preference. I would recommend you check out some audio technica headphones based on your music tastes though. good place to start. i think audio technica does phenomenal vocals (sort of stand out from the rest of the music) as well as acoustic guitar. (think that frequency range, not specific instruments.

also you may want to look at

ray samuels audio
ALO audio

and you found head-fi all by yourself =)

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It's not that HD600 aren't good, it's just overrated and overpriced for what it is. Maybe this would be a good way to go for your budget that doesn't include headphones.

    
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post #24 of 31
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$571!!! (said like 1.21 gigawatt) That leaves barely anything for cans or amps, although cool, its kind of out of my budget.

@ Skoobs, I have been looking at those sites you mentioned, wonderful stuff, thanks
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It's not that HD600 aren't good, it's just overrated and overpriced for what it is. [/url]
Really? How so?

I know the hd580 may sound the same but some people can discern between the two and swear by it.
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post #26 of 31
some people probably can, and actually have an amp that is well matched to the phones and is suited to drive them well, but you can never be sure how many people have that kind of setup AND are not experiencing some kind of placebo effect =)

note: im not portraying an actual negative view towards the phone. i really wish i could test these out on a proper setup. but as of right now, i dont have the money to spring for a pair + a nice dac/amp so i can properly give them a listen.

has the OP tried out a large number of headphones? i found that it is useful to listen to a headphone, then read a bunch of reviews on it so that you can start to match the sound you heard to certain audiophile terms, like "warm" "bloated" "tight" etc. then try looking at headphones that reviews say excel in the attributes you like. if that makes sense.
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I think this thread was pretty funny

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...nic-signatures
    
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post #28 of 31
Yes Grados are suited really well to mid-range frequency heavy sounds. That doesn't mean they have a poor eq curve, it just means they don't reproduce at the poles as well as other headphones. I've heard the HF2s, which are a variation on the 325s, and they are sick. I would call the bass tight and not with much release, where as my Senn HD25s have really good isolation and you hear the kick drum/bass line the whole length of the sound, so you can get that sort of reverb effect.

The Beresford would be a good choice. I would look into the new Audio_GD Fun (well its new to me.)
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The HF2s have a typical Grado sound signature, the bass is noticeably rolled off. Have used it for about a week on loan from a friend.
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The HF2s have a typical Grado sound signature, the bass is noticeably rolled off. Have used it for about a week on loan from a friend.
Yea, I wouldn't use them as reference cans, but I still loved how they sounded, especially with disco. The vocals are sick in HF2s and the bass sits right where it should in a well mastered disco track, although I know the HF2 was catered to guitar/string reproduction. Off and on I see one up for sale on head-fi. I bet all of the HF2s have been passed around/re-sold at least once.
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