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I'm looking for some headphones mainly to use outside (school, library, bus, etc) so I'd like something closed and if possible have some kind of noise canceling feature.
I've been looking through the "most recommended audio" thread and it seems most of the ones recommended are open headphones like the sr850...not sure if that would make a lot of noise when im using it in a quite place like the library at school.

Most of the music I listen to is rock, jazz, and a tad of pop/rap, so I'd like some bass but a whole lot isn't necessary. I've been looking at the sennheister HD 280 pro, which can be found around $70ish or so on ebay, plus they seem to have pretty decent reviews. I've also been recommended Sony MDR-V6.

Also since I'll be using my phone as the audio source (Samsung S III) would it wise to invest in an amp like the fiio e6 since it seems the phone has a lot of impedance?

thanks!
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Anyone? Theres also a pair for ATH-A700s for $85 if a stretch my budget a little? Would that be worth it?
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JVC Rx-900 maybe.
    
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Outside? Don't go outside with full-sized headphones.

In-ears, bro, in-ears.
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Yeah I have the JVC RX900 and I love those headphones - but they are giant and not really... practical to wear out. I just got some KRK KNS-8400s though and I love them - I would wear them out, but the only reason I don't is because they are part of my studio equipment which does not leave my house. But if you look into the KRK KNS-6400, they are similar and within your price range - they fit on your head very well.

Oh and after getting the KNS8400, I almost can't listen to my JVCs anymore - they sound muddy in comparison! Still great headphones for the money though.
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Yeah I have the JVC RX900 and I love those headphones - but they are giant and not really... practical to wear out. I just got some KRK KNS-8400s though and I love them - I would wear them out, but the only reason I don't is because they are part of my studio equipment which does not leave my house. But if you look into the KRK KNS-6400, they are similar and within your price range - they fit on your head very well.
Oh and after getting the KNS8400, I almost can't listen to my JVCs anymore - they sound muddy in comparison! Still great headphones for the money though.

Removed felt ring and did that mod over at hifi or some other music forum. Cleared them up a lot, because I agree with the muddiness premod. Cost me like 15 bucks. Also gave me motivation to sleeve that cable =)

Also totally ignored didn't see the whole 'wear them out' bit. Assumed for listening at home redface.gif
    
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Oh I actually already did that mod on my JVCs years ago and it helped a TON. Don't get me wrong, I love those headphones but I still just use them for gaming nowadays. If I'm listening to music on my KRKs and then switch to the JVCs... I just can't handle it haha. The JVCs just don't touch the KRKs in detail.
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Quote:
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Oh I actually already did that mod on my JVCs years ago and it helped a TON. Don't get me wrong, I love those headphones but I still just use them for gaming nowadays. If I'm listening to music on my KRKs and then switch to the JVCs... I just can't handle it haha. The JVCs just don't touch the KRKs in detail.

Oh great. Now I need to buy a new pair of cans. Quickly leaving this thread =)
    
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Haha sorry for putting the doubt into your head. I was satisfied with my headphones but I just needed some monitor headphones for when I'm recording music and I already have KRK speakers so I figured I'd try out their headphones because I've heard nothing but good things about them - and they're great. Just light on the bass - but the bass sounds super clean.
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post #10 of 20
Have you considered the ATH-M50. Those would work well for music.
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