Good set of sealed cans cheap?

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  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 630
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Linday Lohan seems to be starting up her own branded cans. Probably trying to compete with Dr. Dre. Here's a side shot. Looks like solid 50mm drivers.

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    These do not fit the OP's question as they are certainly not sealed!
    Aaron
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 14,900
    I'm gonna suggest a set of comfy fun cans. Beyerdynamic DT-770s.

    Easy to drive off a phone, get very loud, can wear them 12 hours straight (with glasses to boot) without sweaty ears or pain from clamp force.

    V shaped sonic sound but for me at work while coding or doing work they are GREAT. Not the best for making sure others don't hear your music but not the worst either.

    Pads can be replaced as well which is quite nice.
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  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 12,670
    The Momentums have had a redesign that is supposed to be more comfortable.

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  • msgmsg Posts: 3,476
    V shaped sonic sound - lows and highs bumped?
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 14,900
    msg wrote: »
    V shaped sonic sound - lows and highs bumped?

    Yup... But I really enjoy them personally.
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  • msgmsg Posts: 3,476
    Yeah, that's kind of how the old Bose Triports are. Can't quite get 12hrs out of them, but I enjoy them as well. Feel naked without them on, even if I'm not listening to music. Sometimes I just have them on to block out ambient noise.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 3,365
    I got some time on these 40's and I like em ok the 558 are better in my opinion. I wish I had the ducats to try some noise cancelers but that is out of the question for now. I am just going to get a wye splitter to A/B them for fun. Thanks for all of the ideas!
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    Self Control is over rated.
  • msgmsg Posts: 3,476
    Better how, Bruce?
    I'm kinda dipping a toe into HPs, myself.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 3,365
    msg, I am not good at reviews but the best I can tell you is that the SENNHEISER open backs sound more like listening to speakers in a real room, imaging, sound stage etc. Sounds better to me. I really do like both but it really depends on what I am looking for at the moment. I do like the boxed in and spaced out sound of the 40's too.
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    Self Control is over rated.
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,435
    edited August 2016
    Bruce I'm not an HP guy, but I don't think it's a good idea to use a Y cable as you are adding a load like putting speakers in parallel or series on a regular amp.

    You would need an passive A/B switch
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  • msgmsg Posts: 3,476
    afterburnt wrote: »
    msg, I am not good at reviews but the best I can tell you is that the SENNHEISER open backs sound more like listening to speakers in a real room, imaging, sound stage etc. Sounds better to me. I really do like both but it really depends on what I am looking for at the moment. I do like the boxed in and spaced out sound of the 40's too.

    I gotcha, Bruce.
    Yeah, so for my first impression, biggest thing I notice with open design is significantly less bass. Of course, I realize I've been listening to HPs with exaggerated bottom end for years, so I'm trying to take that into account. On the Senns I've been testing from an all too gracious buddy, I now know what it's like to experience a more balanced presentation now that there's midrange presence to speak of. It just sounded tinny to me at first, but my ears adjust as I switch, and it's probably more natural what I'm hearing with the Senns than the Bose. Like you, preference depends what I'm listening to and where. I also need a closed design for isolation at work.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 3,365
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Bruce I'm not an HP guy, but I don't think it's a good idea to use a Y cable as you are adding a load like putting speakers in parallel or series on a regular amp.

    You would need an passive A/B switch

    You are probably right. I only thought of doing it because I am using this POS Emotiva "Little Ego" headphone DAC it will not accept the standard Senns mini adapter due to the sorry design from an even more pathetic company. Besides I kindda want to put phones on the ol lady too, that way we could be together while ignoring each other.


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    Hello Kitty boombox

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    Self Control is over rated.
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 6,999
    afterburnt wrote: »
    due to the sorry design from an even more pathetic company.

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