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Loud Headphones for MP3

by finikylistener / June 8, 2007 4:46 AM PDT

Anyone have a recommendation for headphones that are not only loud with use on portable MP3 players, but also produce nice bright clear mid and high frequency sounds? I've bought and returned 3 pair so far:
-Senheisser HD205 was not loud
-Senheisser 300 was not loud
-AKG K28 NC produced muddled mid/high frequency sounds

Please help!

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by Riverledge / June 8, 2007 11:39 AM PDT


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here is your problem
by masterying01 / June 8, 2007 5:11 PM PDT

to be simple, your ipod can't handle "loud" headphones by themselves.
technical part, all the headphones you've tried are pretty midrange to high end headphones. imagine a bucket. a bigger bucket will require a lot more water but at the end of the gay, the smaller bucket will always have less water. now imagine your ipod as a little tube trying to fill that bucket. it'll take forever.

plus, if those headphones are turned all the way up and its still too soft? i recommend you check your hearing (for noise damage) and/or the songs that you are listening to are from a BADLY compressed source. a search for "best ipod headphones". you'll see a lot of recommendation for headphones made by Shure and Grado .

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by crs0410 / July 9, 2009 6:17 AM PDT

Also looking for headphones that work well with movie dvds. I read somewhere that there is something about the way the audio is configured on dvd's that compromises the output to your headphones.

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by Dan Filice / July 9, 2009 9:45 AM PDT

I use both a set of Sennheiser HD 433 headphones and Sony MDR-7508 headphones at work with my iPod Classic. Both work great, but the Sennheiser's are open-air, so I can hear ambient sounds. But, they don't have the same deep bass and punch that the Sony's do, probably because the Sony's are fully enclosed around the ears. Different designs sound differently. Both headphones get plenty loud, in fact too loud. The Sony's get unbearably loud.

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Audio Technica
by bearvp / July 10, 2009 12:47 AM PDT

I bought a pair of Audio Technica's noise canceling headphones (work just as well as the more expensive Bose ones) and I love them. I don't think you want noise canceling headphones, but they do make regular ones (both closed back and open-air types). Check out what they have:

I think the ones you want are in the "Studio Headphones" section.

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by matthewbrode779 / August 9, 2011 8:17 AM PDT

Beats By Dr. Dre are the best i thank

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