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lowendall

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So just asking i have a set of sennhieser ovations , and a set of the sony older pro studio things not the modern ones , i forget model number but folding cups nice metal out sides etc , coil wired etc , so i am looking for a bit of a up grade sort of along the lines of the sennhieser but with a more open top end i like the sonys ,myou seem to be 20 feet nearer the orchestra ,mi listen to mostly clasical and jazz all styles, i was a little shocked the first time i put the sonys on at how much more detail in the highs i was getting, which i liked but i do find my self going beack to the ovations for classical a lot of th time, happy to try open or closed, just got a cheap befesrod original dac for head phone duties , i have tried several gradoes up to a set at £180 i didnt really enjoy the sound not sure why ,just a few things, 

i have no experiance of other things , i wonderhow the hifi beyers £130 might be like, the 250 i think there called, in fife scotland so its tricky to hear things, do like a strong but not over blown bass, 

happy to hear your suggestions, i was previously driving headphones via aold kenwood 2030 special edition  amp with tone controls and it actually seemed to do a good job or driving things along, 

not wanting to spend too much at all prehaps £150 max maybe a bit more dont mind second hand if i can find some not abused etc, . Thank you 

lowendall 

 

v1nn1e

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I've been really pleased with my Shure's, albeit somewhat higher budget. I listen to a wide range of music and have not been disappointed.

Not sure whether the SRH1440 is affordable...?

 

twinpot

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You might want to try the Philips Fidelio L1 if you can find a set (or X1, X2HR, but I've not listened to them).  They're a few years old now, but still really enjoyable, well made and comfortable to boot.

 
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rallychief

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I have the Shure SRH1840s which i picked up used for £160 they are a very clean analytical sound, bit reminiscent of the Senn 600s but easier to drive being 50 ohm 

 

Stargazer

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I have Beyerdynamics DT770 80ohms closed back and Beyerdynamics DT990 250ohms PRo open back headphones.  Both give what I find a musical and refined presentation of music suitable to a lot of genres of music.  With the DT770 I can use satisfactorily connected directly to PC while with the other I use via Zen Dac + Pc. The former is in your mind kind of sound but I still feel that in a playing soundstage.  The latter really give within the stage and in front row sound eg listening to Chuck Berry's greatest hits CD the track 'You can never Tell' the drums and bass are on my right hand side and the old honky tonk piano and saxaphones are on my left and Chuch Berry's voice is coming through the middle.   Now imagine this listening to other genres of music eg Classical, Jazz so much fun to have and they have quite an analytical sound too.  The bass on the DT990's is a little on the strong side but it does not really get in the way considering the whole scheme of things... Both headphones great buy for me... :)  

 

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