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post #1 of 15
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Well I know this request will make some of you facepalm a bit, but here it goes:

I'd like to get recommendations for some closed headphones for myself.

Relevant info:
  • <$200
  • Will be amped in the future, but can survive 3-6 months unamped without sounding like garbage
  • Musical Interests: Vocal trance, piano instrumentals, female vocals. However, I want emphasis for this pair to be on the vocal trance

And here's the bit that will make some of you go
  • Must be an AKG or have similar aesthetics to typical AKG headphones
I like how they look; I can't help it

And by "typical AKG headphones", I mean stylings similar to the K171, K240, K241, and K271.

I've already the K171 and K271 Mk IIs on my list, but not sure which one to choose or why; can't get a clear answer from reading about these headphones. I'd also like to know if there are any other options I haven't come across yet. Thanks
post #2 of 15
Considering the "personal audio" usage, and the fact that they can be had for $199 on Amazon...I don't see how you could go wrong with these.

http://us.akg.com/akg-product-detail-us/k272-hd.html
post #3 of 15
the K240 MKII is the one you want if you want that sort of design + upper bass.
post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by jlells01 View Post
Considering the "personal audio" usage, and the fact that they can be had for $199 on Amazon...I don't see how you could go wrong with these.

http://us.akg.com/akg-product-detail-us/k272-hd.html
drops off significantly below 70Hz.
post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by chinesekiwi View Post
the K240 MKII is the one you want if you want that sort of design + upper bass.
They're semi-open though, would that be an issue? My primary reason for wanting closed headphones is for noise isolation both ways.
post #6 of 15
They're the only ones with that design that I can think with well, sub-bass. But no, it won't isolate too much.
post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by chinesekiwi View Post
drops off significantly below 70Hz.
Could you provide us with some info?

http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/review..._272_hd/251831
"With an exceedingly flat frequency response all the way from 16 to 26,000Hz, these headphones are versatile enough to suit any musical style."
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by jlells01 View Post
Considering the "personal audio" usage, and the fact that they can be had for $199 on Amazon...I don't see how you could go wrong with these.

http://us.akg.com/akg-product-detail-us/k272-hd.html
This. You sort of narrowed the choice down to this with your criteria .

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post #10 of 15
The A900 is a pretty good choice actually. It has pretty much everything you're looking for.

Excellent with female voices, AKG "Styled", excellent isolation, actually good bass. Under 200.

I'd say that's your pick.
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