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Hey guys, I'm looking for a good pair of 'phones for portable use with my iPhone 4S. I would prefer them to be over the ear, rather than on the ear. Coiled or straight cable is fine; so long as they're not 12 feet long. I would also being using them, wait for it, wait for it, with my macbook pro --- oh noes jam3s is a hipster!! hehe. Anyways, I was thinking CLOSED headphones. My first inclination is to go with the ATH-A700's Can anyone recommend these? Or a pair of good over-the-ear (I wear hearing aids... ironic isn't it?) headphones? Again, Closed, circum-aural, for portable use, and cable length around 2-3 feet if possible. Thoughts?
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What do you listen to?

I enjoy the Grado SR125i
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I own the vmoda crossfade LPs and LOVE them...use them on my iphone
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I forgot to add. I'm heavy into hardcore, some metal but mostly hardcore. I do enjoy dubstep too


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The Grados are definitely what you're looking for.

I listen to mostly hardcore/metalcore and the Grados are pretty on par with that type of music.

I'd check out THIS website. Tons of info.
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I'm pretty set on the a700's

Anyone wanna say nay and provide a reason as to why I should go with the grados famine suggested?


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Either choice is great.
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One thing to consider is that grados leak alot of sound
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just a note, most high end headphones suck unless you have some sort of headphone amp, not sure about iphones, but the last ipod i had ( which i would assume is the same as the iphones ), the built in amp barely pushed my high end cans, meanwhile, in my desktop with a sound card and headphone amp, the things rocked.
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One thing to consider is that grados leak alot of sound

This. I can carry on a conversation with my SR80i's on at a respectable volume. Not for outdoor use at all.
A friend has the A700's. They are okay but nothing fantastic. I prefer the Grado sound to A700, but again... open v. closed.

Check out the Phiaton MS series from Headphonebar.
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