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No problem, just wanted to clarify things!


Anyone have suggestions for a dark, bass-heavy (clear, deep and impactful) close-backed, portable, headphone for $300 or less?

I'm kinda flexible on the sound reuqirements, but I need to avoid v-shaped sound signatures, lack of bass and sharp treble.

Considerations:
Sennheiser Momentum
Philips Fidelio L1 and L2 (not closed but I'm not having much luck looking)
Have you had a look at any of the V-MODAS?

Specifically the Crossfade M-100, I listened to a pair recently and I was very impressed.

The sound signature is U shaped, so due to the lack of mid and upper-treble some people may not like it, the detail isn't quite as good as other similarly priced headphones. The bass extension and impact is definitely there though, if that's what you're after.
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No problem, just wanted to clarify things!


Anyone have suggestions for a dark, bass-heavy (clear, deep and impactful) close-backed, portable, headphone for $300 or less?

I'm kinda flexible on the sound reuqirements, but I need to avoid v-shaped sound signatures, lack of bass and sharp treble.

Considerations:
Sennheiser Momentum
Philips Fidelio L1 and L2 (not closed but I'm not having much luck looking)
Have you had a look at any of the V-MODAS?

Specifically the Crossfade M-100, I listened to a pair recently and I was very impressed.

The sound signature is U shaped, so due to the lack of mid and upper-treble some people may not like it, the detail isn't quite as good as other similarly priced headphones. The bass extension and impact is definitely there though, if that's what you're after.

I don't want V or U shaped responses. I need rich mids.
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Alright guys, I need some help, and I figure you are the best suited to give it.

My Grandma is looking for a pair of headphones for use in traveling. It probably will not be connected to anything better than her HTC One or iPad. As a result, long-use (several hours) comfort and durability are more of a concern than actual quality, but since she is a musician, it does still matter. Her biggest concern is that it will crush her ears from pressure, so it not doing that is priority #1.

Is there anything you guys would recommend in the $150 or less range? She's currently looking at some flimsy and easily broken things that I do not believe would last. I would much rather recommend something that will be good for years to come. Thoughts?
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Alright guys, I need some help, and I figure you are the best suited to give it.

My Grandma is looking for a pair of headphones for use in traveling. It probably will not be connected to anything better than her HTC One or iPad. As a result, long-use (several hours) comfort and durability are more of a concern than actual quality, but since she is a musician, it does still matter.

Is there anything you guys would recommend in the $150 or less range? She's currently looking at some flimsy and easily broken things that I do not believe would last. I would much rather recommend something that will be good for years to come. Thoughts?

I imagine since she is traveling she wants something closed and smallish. That means usually closed on-ear headphones similar to like say B&W P3/P5 or Focal Spirit. Does it have to be new? Used would give a lot of options since most good, efficient closed on-ear headphones are over your budget.
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Alright guys, I need some help, and I figure you are the best suited to give it.

My Grandma is looking for a pair of headphones for use in traveling. It probably will not be connected to anything better than her HTC One or iPad. As a result, long-use (several hours) comfort and durability are more of a concern than actual quality, but since she is a musician, it does still matter.

Is there anything you guys would recommend in the $150 or less range? She's currently looking at some flimsy and easily broken things that I do not believe would last. I would much rather recommend something that will be good for years to come. Thoughts?

I imagine since she is traveling she wants something closed and smallish. That means usually closed on-ear headphones similar to like say B&W P3/P5 or Focal Spirit. Does it have to be new? Used would give a lot of options since most good, efficient closed on-ear headphones are over your budget.

She would prefer new, and to be honest so would I. I have this tendency to not trust most people, though if someone here was willing to sell I may make an exception since I'm sure you all take good care of your stuff.

I know very well I'm sweeping your guys legs out from under you by imposing a $150 budget, but it's not easy to convince someone they need $400 headphones. redface.gif They don't need to be perfect, they just need to be comfortable and not break.

I noticed that the Audio Technica AD700 are listed in the OP a lot, and I can find them for $120 used which is within the budget. The problem as always is they are used, and from people I don't know.
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She would prefer new, and to be honest so would I. I have this tendency to not trust most people, though if someone here was willing to sell I may make an exception since I'm sure you all take good care of your stuff.

I know very well I'm sweeping your guys legs out from under you by imposing a $150 budget, but it's not easy to convince someone they need $400 headphones. redface.gif They don't need to be perfect, they just need to be comfortable and not break.

I noticed that the Audio Technica AD700 are listed in the OP a lot, and I can find them for $120 used which is within the budget. The problem as always is they are used, and from people I don't know.

The AD700 while efficient, are open (everyone around can hear and vice versa), over-ear (big), and due to its unique design, not portable at all.
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i'm thinking of building a hybrid headphone amplifier (tube gain stage with discrete output stage) and the wiring will mostly be point to point. the amplifier will have things like a external power supply, delay circuit, ability to change output impedance and i'm thinking of mounting meters to give visual feedback for each tube.

challenge accepted! lol

shoot any ideas.

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i'm thinking of building a solid state amplifier with a tube output stage and the wiring will mostly be point to point. the amplifier will have things like a external power supply, delay circuit, ability to change output impedance and i'm thinking of mounting meters for each output tube to give visual feedback on tube matching.

challenge accepted! lol

shoot any ideas.

You could probably make your life about a million times easier by either making a tube preamp and then a solid state power amp. That way if you do not like the way the tube portion of your chain, you can change it and vice verse with your solid state section without having to gut and redesign your amp.

Divide and conquer. wink.gif
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She would prefer new, and to be honest so would I. I have this tendency to not trust most people, though if someone here was willing to sell I may make an exception since I'm sure you all take good care of your stuff.

I know very well I'm sweeping your guys legs out from under you by imposing a $150 budget, but it's not easy to convince someone they need $400 headphones. redface.gif They don't need to be perfect, they just need to be comfortable and not break.

I noticed that the Audio Technica AD700 are listed in the OP a lot, and I can find them for $120 used which is within the budget. The problem as always is they are used, and from people I don't know.

For portable on-ears look at Beyer DT1350, Sennheiser HD25-1 II, or V-Moda M80

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000TDZOXG
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004QMH8KI

Most people would find full size over-ear headphones too gaudy to wear in public. You could also look at IEMs if she would use them.
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