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    Will do - I get them in a few days

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    I know listening to opera on an mp3 player is not the done thing but I don't care. I like walking & listening to Luciano.

    I was lucky enough to be given a pair of Klipsch Image X10's. They were expensive but they're light & comfortable & I wouldn't be without them.

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    I just ordered some Sennheiser HD-555's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Random View Post
    I just ordered some Sennheiser HD-555's.
    You can't go far wrong with Sennheisers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andante View Post
    You can't go far wrong with Sennheisers,
    I hear the HD-555's are good for classical.

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    And the HD280 pro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Random
    I hear the HD-555's are good for classical.
    They are! I own them and wouldn't listen to music on my mp3 player with anything else. And I'm sure the HD280 pro is even better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff N View Post
    They are! I own them and wouldn't listen to music on my mp3 player with anything else. And I'm sure the HD280 pro is even better.
    Its a bit of overkill isn't it listening to mp3 via good cans
    I have the old 580 HD they are magnificent only problem the internal foam disintegrated after about 15 yrs

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    I have the Beyerdynamic DT 990 600 ohm headphones.
    A lot of people have reported the Senns can sound veiled. I remember the 701k being a bit weak in bass. The other DT 990 versions (250 and 32 ohm) are competely different. The 600 ohms don't have harsh highs, perfect bass, and great soundstage. By the bass I mean its not lacking like some headphones, and its nicely controled. Of course you need an amp to drive 600 ohm, hence I got the Asus STX (which I would have got anyway). Also its on sale for 229

    It is thanks to head-fi.org that I was able to learn about them. I picked it over the Senn 650 and the AKG 701k. Either way, its a good deal so I wanted to put it out there. If your really want to learn more head-fi is easily the best place.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...Open_Back.html

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    A lot of people have reported the Senns can sound veiled.
    They are 'darker' than say, bright open headphones like the Grados. Equally, the Grados are reported as being 'too bright'.

    The advantage of a 'darker' Senn sound, is that by using a portable amplifier, you can really 'open up' the darkness according to your taste. with a 'bright' Grado sound - amping will do very little of benefit.

    I don't like the 'audiophile' Senns very much although they are good value for money and very competent - hard to go wrong with them if you don't know what you want. The 280Pro's were okay, but really needed a good 100 hours burning in otherwise they sounded mushy and weak. They are real head clampers too. Nowhere near as proficient nor as dynamic as the tiny little DJ HD25 headphones which are my favourite Senns. These are perfect for classical music in loud places. Add in a Headamp Pico and you're set!

    Like you say - the AKG 701s are more 'bright' or analytical, but don't major on the bass, unless you know how to mod your headphones.

    I used to be a member of head-fi.org! And then they changed their friggin' software and I lost my password! I just couldn't read the screen and stopped bothering with the site. Some great guys there though. I miss the old forum board

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    I`m not sure if this is the right place, but I`m looking for thoughts on favorite "earphones". I am a Chamber Music "Fan". I am a senior poster on the Chamber Music site, so you may not know my name unless you visit it. Right now I am using Senheiser C500, but would like to up grade. I can`t use Headphones although I wish I could. Any thoughts?
    Last edited by Krummhorn; Nov-01-2010 at 04:13. Reason: Merged this post and following into existing thread of Hi Fi forum

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    The head-fi.org resource will guide you through all the new etymiotic ear phones. Sound people really like them, although I prefer closed back headphones, only because I travel in noisy environments and only closed back headphones, can reduce the sound conduction through the outer ears (etymiotics can do so through the ear canal), allowing listening at gentler volumes without losing the detail.

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    This is a good site http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/

    I use Klipsch Image X10s & love them. They take a bit of getting used to though & not everyone could get on with them as they do go right in your ears.
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    Ditto on the head-fi.org recommendation..but first you need to state:

    A. How much you are willing to spend.
    B. What source you're listening through (stereo, computer, ipod, etc)
    C. If you are willing to spend money on a headphone amp, how much.
    D. Genre you're listening to primarily (for classical you're gonna want something natural).

    There are some pretty good new ones out at around the $80-120 range...Etymotic has some new ones (haven't heard), there's always the RE0 (had for awhile, good but durability might be an issue), and if you're willing to up to around $160 the Fischer Audio DBA-02 are making some REALLY big waves right now. Lots of the big reviewers have been praising them, saying they compete with iems much more expensive. The only place you can get them on the American Continent (literally) new is from Bugden audio, which is run by Ethan from the headfi forums...and as of a few days ago, they became available for prepurchase again (had problems with shipping, and were unavailable for months).

    Ethan has the sole license to them on this continent, and he's canadian...so that's why you can't order them elsewhere.

    Personally, I use the Etymotic ER4S, which are about $170. They sound very natural, eliminate tons of outside sound, and have amazing customer service. They require an amp however. But still..my AKG K701's sound soooo much better, it's a completely different experience, and if you at all can make (open) headphones work, I highly recommend them.

    Also, your first stop in there should be Jokers review thread. He's passed the 100 mark and still going. You can see how everything compares to eachother.

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    I have Sony mdr-7506. There are better headphones, but these are a huge improvement over what I had before.

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