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My headphone left side broke off, sad-smiley-002.gif so as the title says I am in the market for a new set of cans. I am in Hong Kong with global roaming right now and most of the stuff I found locally seems to be Takstar. Which isn't bad since the phones I have right now are also from Takstar, they are the TS800 something, they were pretty nice for listening to music, watching movies, they were also loud enough at max volume for me to be able to listen to them a few feet away. Anyway I was thinking about picking the HI-2050 one up but thought I'd come by and ask away biggrin.gif

dont worry about the budget, its not like I want to spend hundreds and thousands, but I want something very good. maybe within the $100 $200 max.

anyway I don't know what open headphones are, is it so that other people can listen to what your listening to? wth.gif
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My headphone left side broke off, sad-smiley-002.gif so as the title says I am in the market for a new set of cans. I am in Hong Kong with global roaming right now and most of the stuff I found locally seems to be Takstar. Which isn't bad since the phones I have right now are also from Takstar, they are the TS800 something, they were pretty nice for listening to music, watching movies, they were also loud enough at max volume for me to be able to listen to them a few feet away. Anyway I was thinking about picking the HI-2050 one up but thought I'd come by and ask away biggrin.gif

dont worry about the budget, its not like I want to spend hundreds and thousands, but I want something very good. maybe within the $100 $200 max.

anyway I don't know what open headphones are, is it so that other people can listen to what your listening to? wth.gif

 

I assume you already went through the recommended headphone sticky and didn't find exactly what you needed.

 

Also, what are you using the headphones for? Music? Gaming? Which of the two are you mostly doing? Do you have a sound card?

 

From what I understand, open headphones have a better sound stage and I'm sure a few other benefits.

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Open-back headphones have the back of the earcups open. This leaks more sound out of the headphone and also lets more ambient sounds into the headphone, but gives a more natural or speaker-like sound and more spacious "soundscape" - the perception of distance from the source.
Closed-back (or sealed) styles have the back of the earcups closed. Depending on the model they may block 8-32db of ambient noise, but have a smaller soundscape, giving the wearer a perception that the sound is coming from within their head.[10] One reason for this is that there are sounds reflected back towards the ear.
(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Headphones#Open_or_closed_back)

I hope that clears it up.

I would say that a Bose AE2i should be good, since it's comfortable and the sound is good, with a decent price. I have a friend who owns one, and she's quite happy with it.

And I'm assuming that your budget is in USD, not HKD, right?
   
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Yea my budget is not in HKD lol tongue.gif I am using them for Music and Movies, So I think I will need a good set of Closed headphones, not open ones like the HI 2050? Shame since they looked awesome and I'm already familiar with takstar. Any suggestions off amazon or ebay?
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Beyerdynamic DT770
Ultrasone Pro 550
Sony MDR7506
If you're willing to buy used you can sometimes find Denon D2000 for just over 200
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