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Hello, been browsing these forums for a while...and you uppity punks have made me consider that my listening experience is nowhere near what it should be!

First I got a Cowon D2 about 2 years ago, and my ears were happy. But now, after going through a succession of cheap and crappy "sports headphones", stock ear buds, to JVC marshmallows...I realize I need more.

Pretty much all of my listening is via the Cowon, currently using ogg files, but may re-rip to flac again after getting a larger sd card. I am looking for something in the 150-200 range. Preferably closed (used while commuting on buses).

Music is generally metal/hard rock (God Forbid to The Gathering), alternative (Soundgarden to Kyuss), and throw in classic rock for good measure (CCR to The Doors).

On the preference side: I like bass, so long as it is not overwhelming. And I do have a bad habit of listening to things loudly. I would prefer it if my Cowon could drive the cans on its own, rather than needing to get a portable amp, but realize that life isn't all candy and fairy dust. If I need an amp, I would save up and get one.

Unfortunately, the only place I know in the local area that carries anything high end (as in, above futureshop, etc) carries only Grado, limiting my ability to listen and compare headphones myself. Thus, I turn here, for advice...Especially after the sales dude at Futureshop tried to tell me that Dre Beats were good.... (I've never heard something that muddy in my life!)
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Beyerdynamic DT 770 32ohm are great closed back headphones around that price range which don't require an amp. They have an overall balanced sound with a wide sound stage and powerful bass.
Edited by groundzero9 - 2/7/11 at 10:08pm
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I have a d2+ and love it I even use mine for the same music type. Alas I cant help your hunt as I use true IEM. But I will be interested in your results here.
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Beyerdynamic DT 770 32ohm are great closed back headphones around that price range which don't require an amp. They have an overall balanced sound with a wide sound stage and powerful bass.
But are not portable in the least, OP wants to use his cans while on buses. Dt770s are huge and aren't portable in the least.
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Hmm, thanks for the suggestion on the BD 770s, reading up on them now!

Any other suggestions?
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Found a music store that carries AKG, AT, Shure and Senn. Picked up Shure SRH750's
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But are not portable in the least, OP wants to use his cans while on buses. Dt770s are huge and aren't portable in the least.
Why arent they portable? They dont look any bigger than Beats Studios and I see people all over the place walking around with them on. I also heard that Beyers are very durable, more durable than Beats.
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I picked up the Beyerdynamic Dt-770 Pro 80ohm they are not small but I have no issues wearing them around. The bass is great on them, they are fun cans. I don't think the bass is overbearing like some people describe them as. From what I read and I can't attest to this because I never listened to the 32ohm dt-770 (I think that style is considered "consumer", they come in 32, 250, 600ohm) The bass isn't as good as the Pro's and the overall sound is flatter. Like I said, I only have listened to the Pro 80's that I own. They are my first mid-fi cans and I'm more than happy. It makes all my music sound new again. I would definitely recommend them.
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