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Closed back headphones - recommendations

i need a new pair of closed back headphones for bedroom listening as not to upset the GF - some flex on price although initally keep the right side of £100

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Re: Closed back headphones - recommendations

Take a look at Beyer-Dynamics. I've got a pair of DT770PRO which are closed back and I absolutely love them. Actually I prefer them to my Sennheiser HD595 open back 'phones.

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Re: Closed back headphones - recommendations

How much do the Beyers leak sound? If you are listening in a quiet bedroom, even closed backed headphones can leak sound that would be heard and could annoy someone trying to get to sleep. According to What Hifi the Senn HD380s hardly leak sound, but I see in the new magazine they have dropped to 4 stars. In the past a review stated they were the best closed backed headphones they had heard for a while.

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Re: Closed back headphones - recommendations

The Beyers leak very very little sound. It was one of the reasons I opted for them in the first place. They are lovely headphones.

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Re: Closed back headphones - recommendations

i have picked up a pair of AKG Acoustics K271 really cheaply so hoping should be here tom or tues with my new head phone amp - looking forward to it!

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Re: Closed back headphones - recommendations

well my AKG's never turned up - so recently picked up a pair of Senn HD 280 cheap and they have just arrived and are sat on my desk and should have my Firestone Supplier waiting at home to play with.

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Re: Closed back headphones - recommendations

Have a look at the Ultrasone HFI range. I have the HFI780 which are a little above your budget (I paid £125 about 18 months ago and they've gone up since). They leak very little sound and sound very very good. Perfect for use around others and appear to be very popular on another headphone forum with those who like to listen whilst someone is asleep nearby.

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