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Best closed-back headphones under 1000 pounds?

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ngibbs's picture
Joined: 12 Jun 2010
Posts: 185

Hi everyone


I'm jumping into the world of headphones. I've managed to get an open-box Bayerdynamic A1 amp at a reasonable price, and was getting all excited over the matching T1s that I've just bought when I took them off and realized how much sound they leak. No good chez moi unfortunately. So, what are the best closed-back options? I've heard mixed things about the Beyerdynamic T5p on various forums (despite WHF's endorcement). What else should I be looking at/listening to? Many thanks for the help.


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dalethorn's picture
Joined: 7 Dec 2011
Posts: 1077
RE: Best closed-back headphones under 1000 pounds?

Fostex TH600 maybe? ATH W3000ANV?


MrSpeakers Alpha Dog, FAD Pandora IV/VI, Beyer DT1350/T51p, v-moda M100/XS, Beyer A200p/Microstreamer/FiiO E07k DAC/amps, PA2V2 amp.