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Hey guys, been a while since I've been on here. In two weeks I am looking at picking up a pair of closed headphones. My max budget is 300 or so.

I am in Canada so I don't know where to look other than bay bloor radio in Toronto; last I checked they had a very poor selection despite the fact that they claimed they 'knew audio'

Anyways, I'm looking for something that is over the ear, closed, and for music such as hardcore and some dubstep.

One last thing to add, it will be primarily used with my iPhone, and I will be using them for portable use.

I don't need them for gaming at all. This is solely for music.

Thanks!


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Anyways, I'm looking for something that is over the ear, closed, and for music such as hardcore and some dubstep.
One last thing to add, it will be primarily used with my iPhone, and I will be using them for portable use.

Hi!I think you just answered to your own question.smile.gif

Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro.They have really deep bass and they also have coiled cable for portability.
Review

Also,you should first read OCN's Most Recommended Audio Products thread.

Maybe you can go over your budget and get the Denon A-HD 2000 + AMP (Fiio E7).You can find the Denon's on some sites at 300$.

Good Luck!headphone.gif
Edited by amigo092 - 3/16/12 at 9:19am
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Ok great!

Do you think the denons + amp will trump the beyers you suggested?

I don't mind spending more. However I don't wish to spend 450 lol 300 or so is my sweet spot. But having said that if the denons are really good amped, I'll take those over the beyers


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You should check out Planet of Sound, they're on Queen Street. they carry mostly Beyers tho, so your only choice from them for portable use are the T50p. Also take a look at Canada Computers, they carry fairly decent headphones as well. Sony V6, and ATH-M50s come to mind from them. However, they are fairly large, so i dunno about portability. Futureshop also carries Sennheiser HD25-II which are highly regarded in the audiophile community for portable headphones. The Apple store also carries Bower and Wilken P5 which are also very nice for portable headphones. If you arn't dead set on headphones, Klipsh S4s are very nice as well.

A big problem with shopping for ~$300 headphones is that most of them require an amp to be driven properly, and if you're going for portability, i dont think u want to carry another electronic that's the size of your phone.
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That's true. I will see if planet has the buyers you suggested.

An amp would kill the 'portableness' I desire.

If not hoping BBR has the beyers.

I'll look around. Thanks! Oh and +rep when I get home


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Ok so I called BBR and they have the denons in stock for $299. Not bad...


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If you can spend 400$,I say go with the Denons + AMP.You can't go wrong with that.Also,I think you should try to listen to both of them (BD DT 700 PRO and DN 2000) at a store\showroom before you make a decision.
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A big problem with shopping for ~$300 headphones is that most of them require an amp to be driven properly, and if you're going for portability, i dont think u want to carry another electronic that's the size of your phone.

It's not that big of a deal carrying Fiio E7 around.

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Are in-ears an option as they will be much more practical than large headphones and a portable amp?
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Are in-ears an option as they will be much more practical than large headphones and a portable amp?

no, actually i have IEMs and I use JVC Marshmellows. I would prefer over the ear headphones if possible.

I am strongly considering the D2000s however that amp (E7) is pretty beefy and sizeable.

I was told by bay bloor radio that the Denons didnt necessarily need an amp for portable use.

So Im thinking of just buying the Denons and then if i do need the E7, Ill do it.
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