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Fostex T50RPs are closed, and sound amazing for the price after some simple mods. IMHO mine sound way better than the ATH-M50s, but $75 is a great price for M50s...

If you really want something portable with good isolation, have you considered IEMs?

EDIT: The t50rps are $130 now, which is a bit more than usual.

Yeah they have gone up in price recently, and they also need an amp.

They don't absolutely need an amp like some really high impedance headphones, as they seem loud enough on my iPhone at max volume... but they do benefit from one. The price has been fluctuating recently, but if you have a bit of time to mod, IMHO they're still worth the ~$160 you'd spend on the headphones + modding materials... pre-modded t50rps sell for $250+.

Otherwise, I'd get some IEMs to compliment your Grados once you repair them.
Edited by brucethemoose - 4/1/14 at 9:25pm
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They don't absolutely need an amp like some really high impedance headphones, as they seem loud enough on my iPhone at max volume... but they do benefit from one. The price has been fluctuating recently, but if you have a bit of time to mod, IMHO they're still worth the ~$160 you'd spend on the headphones + modding materials... pre-modded t50rps sell for $250+.

Otherwise, I'd get some IEMs to compliment your Grados once you repair them.

Being able to drive something has very little to do with making the headphones loud.
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They don't absolutely need an amp like some really high impedance headphones, as they seem loud enough on my iPhone at max volume... but they do benefit from one. The price has been fluctuating recently, but if you have a bit of time to mod, IMHO they're still worth the ~$160 you'd spend on the headphones + modding materials... pre-modded t50rps sell for $250+.

Otherwise, I'd get some IEMs to compliment your Grados once you repair them.

Being able to drive something has very little to do with making the headphones loud.

Indeed, they're very inefficient and sound better with an amp, but cheap sources will give you enough volume on the move.
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Sorry guys I've been really busy with school and kind of forgot about this thread redface.gif but to answer some questions
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The K550's emulate the soundstage of open headphones, but they don't leak like open cans. They keep things nice and private both inside and out.

$75 is an incredible value for M50's. Where is that at? I might have to pick some up just because they're so cheap.

EDIT- Since you are coming from Grado's and listen to metal/rock, have you considered stepping up to the SR125 Grados? You may be disappointed with any headphone if you are looking for that Grado sound signature. They do leak like crazy though...
No I don't want another pair of open headphones at the moment. Remember I want these headphones so that I can wear them in a loud environment like commuting or at school itself
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Originally Posted by brucethemoose View Post

Fostex T50RPs are closed, and sound amazing for the price after some simple mods. IMHO mine sound way better than the ATH-M50s, but $75 is a great price for M50s...

If you really want something portable with good isolation, have you considered IEMs?

EDIT: The t50rps are $130 now, which is a bit more than usual.
I really don't like iems do to lack of comfort. I want to buy a pair of headphones that I can use all around whether it is commuting or gaming on my loud pc. As such I'd definitely sacrifice some portability for some comfort. Although I do agree that I should invest in some iems somewhere down the line just for their convenience
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