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Open back cans with 'recessed' highs
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Open back cans with 'recessed' highs

Guys any suggestions of open back headphones that have a relatively subdued top half of the spectrum (5k+) ??

I have very sensitive hearing and my current phones (Superlux 668b, Yamaha HT-mt05) leave a notable high pitch ringing in my ears after even after low volumes - a feeling like you've listened to digital noise for too long. Doesn't happen with my Neuman monitors even after extended sessions.

Price less of a factor, would rather pay once now than twice later but if I can keep it sub £150 would be good.

Usage: Electronic Compositions/production.

Old 2 weeks ago
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Sennheiser HD650 or (Mass)Drop 6xx - still among the top tier for full range balance. A little fat in the low mids, but with correction are my social distancing desert island phones of choice. Morphit works well with them too.

Even without correction, one of the most linear available. If you're sensitive to exuberant highs, avoid climbing Mt. Beyer. I like the 880s, but they're still too hot up top.
Old 2 weeks ago
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I 2nd Mando's solution based on my ancient Sennheiser hd580's they are very accurate, but also I use a pair of Grado 80's that used to be $80 that are also accurate but more mellow everywhere and are super comfy. Is there a reasons you can't turn down the treble on the phones?
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