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In theory, your solid-state HP100 will be better with extreme low impedance phones. In theory, a tube amp with high quality transformers will be a better match than an OTL amp for a 25 ohm phone. In practice, everything is colored and maybe the color of the Raptor is more pleasing than the WA6SE color.
Very important point to note .

I'm a trannie-coupled guy for the time being; the coloration I get from my Electraprint iron is really something special imo. If I were going to look into any OTL amp, it would probably be the Zana Deux exclusively. Craig-fanboyism aside, it's probably the best OTL for low-impedance headphones in production right now. While I'm not a huge fan of the output 6C33C tubes that Craig uses, apparently it's unique in its flexibility to handle that low impedance, while still capable of a decent amount of power for high-efficiency speakers (8wpc on EC's new ZDT for example). I guess I can't fault Craig's implementation, but it just doesn't sound as engaging as transformer-coupled :/. Combine that with the lack of speaker posts, and it does not take the cake for me.

Maybe someday I'll have a boatload of cash and settle for the ZD as a preamp in tandem with my main amp .
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Hey Guys.
Here I am again, some deals fell through/I decided against/I was outbid etc...
So I'm still looking for a pair of headphones.

Some help would be great, I'm too undecided/inexperienced.

Could you please riff a list off of the top 5 closed headphones for under $110 USD ($150 AUD)

Uses/Wants:
- I want them for going out/public transport. (Sound Retention/Isolation)
- I would like a pair with only 1 cord. (>2m)
- Can be slung around my neck. (No fancy headband like Audio Technica "wings")
- Good-to-better Bass, without drowning out Mid and High's.
- I listen to Electronica/Rock/Alternative/Metal (And ALL it's derivatives)
- I'd rather not have IEM

Some models I was looking at were Sennheiser HD205/HD215. (Maybe HD212Pro If I decide to deal with dual-cord)

Thank you.
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some other options to look at:

ATH - A500s
ATH - A700s
Beyer - DT770 Pro 80's used, possibly (older model)

check head-fi/audiogon/ebay
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no kidding! ocn still isent working for me! i can only get on through a proxy...... uh yea headpones... um still havent gotten my cable frome quables yet. hopefully today,
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some other options to look at:

ATH - A500s
ATH - A700s
Beyer - DT770 Pro 80's used, possibly (older model)

check head-fi/audiogon/ebay
Thanks, but I said no Audio Technica's. (I have the AD700's, headband is excellent, but not for on the move.)

Also the Beyer's are quite expensive and high impedance @ 250ohm (Can't find any used 80ohms.

Any other suggestions?
 
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nope, but I'd say keep looking for the DT 770 pro 80s... great cans, meet all ur requirements. (good isolation, really GOOD BASS, compy, and cheap *ish) (I got mine for $125 USD + S/h used)
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got my hd650 today add me ^^
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got my hd650 today add me ^^
have you tried them yet?(given i dont think you have an amp if i remember correctly so i wont expect much)
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Hey Guys.
Here I am again, some deals fell through/I decided against/I was outbid etc...
So I'm still looking for a pair of headphones.

Some help would be great, I'm too undecided/inexperienced.

Could you please riff a list off of the top 5 closed headphones for under $110 USD ($150 AUD)
This is a little over your budget, so sorry about that, but how about...

Denon D-1001K


They won't isolate like IEM's, but they would be better than an open phone. Nice build quality and decent sound. Good for electronica/rock/alternative/metal.
    
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