Best headphones for classical music under 200$ ?
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23rd April 2012
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Best headphones for classical music under 200$ ?

Hey does anyone have any recommendations for a headphone that will do a great job of presenting classical music for under 200$ ? It seems a number of the popular headphones in that price range (eg. ATH-M50) are known for being less-than-ideal for classical music. Suggestions?

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I have a pair of Grado SR125 that I think sound great - I don't use them primarily for classical music but I have listened to classical through them and think they sound very nice. They are well balanced and have a great sense of depth.

They can be had for around $150.

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For under $100. The AKG K240 is another great option. I use the K271 MkII but it's a lot more expensive than the K240. Worth checking out.
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I am a big fan of Sennheiser HD280's for any kind of music. I have used them for mixing all kinds of music from rock to the blues to bluegrass to singer songwriter to big band standards.
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So how is the sound quality of Sennheiser HD280's, is it working fine with all kind of music???
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If there is a best piece of hardware for a certain task then it is known as such. If there isn't, then it could be a question of quality and personal taste. Me thinks in this case you should go to a store and try headphones.
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Originally Posted by jenniferjoerge View Post
So how is the sound quality of Sennheiser HD280's, is it working fine with all kind of music???
They work great for me. Very even sound, not hyped bass but clean and clear. Pretty much what I hear with the headphones sounds the same on my monitor system.
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I'm very fond of my Sennheiser HD280s as well -- they work well with any style. I myself listen mostly to classical music. They are decent to mix with, as well (as far as headphones go).
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Went with the AKG 240 mkii - so far they sound great.
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Glad you like them! There aren't a lot of love for AKG headphones on this forum but I swear by my K271 MKII.
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Hi Hoontar! With classical music you want your headphones to have a wide and deep soundstage. It helps give you that sense of expansiveness that classical music does so well. Open backed headphones are best for this because it gives you more of that "being there" feeling.
My favorite open backed headphones under $200 is the Sennheiser HD518s. I love Sennheiser's soundstage.
There's also the Klipsch Image S4s earphones, which are just plain old awesome at everything they do.
hope this helps!
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