Headphones £ 180 pounds range for main system *

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Kristofferabild, Aug 14, 2019 at 6:56 AM.

  1. Kristofferabild

    Kristofferabild Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Denmark
    I am contemplating getting a pair of wired headphones for my stereo. I want something that isn’t bright in the 180 pound range. What do you use?
    My system is primarily rega / vinyl.
    Apart from this I also have a Squeezebox Touch and a Carat amp with headphone input.
     
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  2. octaneTom

    octaneTom Man of Leisure

    Location:
    Detroit-ish
    I love my Massdrop Sennheiser 6XX headphones — I paid $199USD, I think they're up to $220USD these days. Not sure if they ship to Denmark, however.

    If the actual Sennheiser 650s are in your price range over there I can recommend them wholeheartedly (same headphones, just badged differently).

    Warm, smooth, sound great with my analog rig as well as the steaming digital setup.
     
  3. Kristofferabild

    Kristofferabild Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Denmark
  4. rodentdog

    rodentdog Forum Resident

    You are going to need a dedicated amp to make those Senn's shine.
     
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  5. Angry_Panda

    Angry_Panda Well-Known Member

    Slightly off topic, but I keep looking at the thread title and thinking, 'your neck is going to be so tired from all that weight...'

    Not terribly familiar with the higher end Sennheisers, but both the pair I have (an older version of the 280) and several others I tried while shopping strike me as very good, if not exceptional, products for the money. I've always liked their microphones as well.
     
  6. Kristofferabild

    Kristofferabild Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Denmark
    Ha ha! I didn’t think about that.
     
  7. Ken Clark

    Ken Clark Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chicago Suburbs
    Sennheiser HD600 (or 6xx Massdrop) are excellent. Not bright and also very comfortable to wear.
     
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  8. Helom

    Helom I'll take the monkey coffins

    Location:
    U.S.
    I love my Grado SR80s. They're light-weight, they never hurt my head and produce a non-fatiguing, natural sound with good detail. Maybe not the best choice for bass-heads but what bass they do produce is articulate and natural. I like them so much that I recently ordered the RS2Es. Yeah, Grados look like headsets you'd find at the library or the audiologist but I suspect most of their cost goes into what matters - the drivers. I wouldn't hesitate to get the SR225es in your budget range.
     
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  9. Ken Clark

    Ken Clark Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chicago Suburbs
    The Grados at that level are good, sound good but don't produce any soundstage. The Senn 600/650's do a good job of soundstage, and I actually prefer the 600's.
     
  10. Gary

    Gary Nauga Gort! Staff

    That's exactly what I thought! You'd need shoulder pads to help support the weight. :)
     

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