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    Default Closed Headphones for Classical ?

    Can anyone recommend some good quality closed headphones which are particularly good for classical music (everything from string quartets to Rite of Spring). I'm looking in the £100-£300 range. I do have a dedicated headphone amp (Heed CanAmp), and the source will be mainly CD but also lossless audio-files put through a DAC.

    I currently have a set of Beyers but these are semi-open-backed and the sound that leaks from them disturbs my wife (and the sound of the TV detracts from my aural pleasure too!).

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    Check out the Beyerdynamic DT100.
    "Music is a social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is."
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    Good lord!! 100 - 300 $ headphones? You must be loaded.
    COMO YO, NADIE



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    Not $, £

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    The DT100 is about £100. I think that's a sensible amount to pay for 'phones. I use Grado SR60s, which are open & cost about £80 now.
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    Did you buy a pair, bassClef?
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    Nope, still living with the semi-open-backed pair of Beyers - I love them, it's just that my wife doesn't

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    What characteristics do classical music headphones have?

    I use and love these http://www.iheadphones.co.uk/headpho...MDR-7509HD.htm
    for mixing and casual listening. I think they are meant for accuracy rather than enjoyment but I can at least recommend the build quality - (and sony let you easily replace single components if one minor though does break - but mine seem solid).

    I regularly get chills down my spine with these

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    Those Sonys must be terrific.
    BassClef, perhaps you might consider putting the horse before the cart. If your wife doesn't like the sound leakage, & you like the cans, one of you might re-locate. A CD player, a headphone amp. & your favourite cans will fit in a small room; and, let's face it, every chap should have a shed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Harwood View Post
    Those Sonys must be terrific.
    BassClef, perhaps you might consider putting the horse before the cart. If your wife doesn't like the sound leakage, & you like the cans, one of you might re-locate. A CD player, a headphone amp. & your favourite cans will fit in a small room; and, let's face it, every chap should have a shed.
    I thought you meant leave my wife for a second!
    Yep, good idea, though I do have an amp and external speakers hooked up too - for when she goes out

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    Your wife takes issue with you listening to some music?

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    No she just doesn't appreciate Stravinsky at volumes loud enough to shake the walls as much as I do.

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    I´d recommend Shure SRH440. I have had them since last Christmas and enjoy them a great deal.

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    uhm,agree with SRH440.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MEDIEVAL MIAMI View Post
    Good lord!! 100 - 300 $ headphones? You must be loaded.
    My Stax electrostatic headphones cost $1500 several years ago, and their top model is nearly $5,000! (both are open back)

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