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Recommended first headphones
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Hello,

Previously I've owned a Klipsch S4, it was decent, but I found the bass too overwhelming and I had a hard time distinguishing between instruments.

I can miss about 100$.

 

I think it's good to know for you that I will be using them on my way to and from work, at work, and whilst playing some guitar at home.

 

I think I made up my mind and that I will go for a pair of headphones in stead of IEM's.

 

The SR80i sound very much like my taste according to reviews, but there are so many choices, and I'm pretty worried about the sound leakage.

 

I want the headphones to work really well with Rock,  Acoustic, Blues, Funk, Metal and even some 8-bit. I also listen to ALOT of slide guitar.

 

I want headphones that sound natural, and that produce a sound as close to the source as possible, for instance, I want to hear that Death Magnetic has been mixed horribly.

 

I hope I gave you sufficient information

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RE: Recommended first headphones

lododo wrote:
Hello, Previously I've owned a Klipsch S4, it was decent, but I found the bass too overwhelming and I had a hard time distinguishing between instruments. I can miss about 100$. I think it's good to know for you that I will be using them on my way to and from work, at work, and whilst playing some guitar at home. I think I made up my mind and that I will go for a pair of headphones in stead of IEM's. The SR80i sound very much like my taste according to reviews, but there are so many choices, and I'm pretty worried about the sound leakage. I want the headphones to work really well with Rock,  Acoustic, Blues, Funk, Metal and even some 8-bit. I also listen to ALOT of slide guitar. I want headphones that sound natural, and that produce a sound as close to the source as possible, for instance, I want to hear that Death Magnetic has been mixed horribly. I hope I gave you sufficient information

A neutral/natural sound for 100$? Is that U.S. dollars? The Beyerdynamic DTX501p is probably the most neutral item in that price range I know of. It's a great headphone and seems durable to me. The 501p would have low leakage, and the SR80 would have high leakage.

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RE: Recommended first headphones

You should be able to pick up the AKG K450s for that price now. 

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The AKG K450s are £40 at Richer Sounds (UK).

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