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New Planar Headphones from Monoprice..

Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:56 pm

particularly 2 minutes in (though there is a cheaper one before it):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5w08zCatkA

https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=16050
 
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Re: New Planar Headphones from Monoprice..

Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:20 pm

I'm quite happy with my Oppo PM3s, which have the work-friendly benefit of being closed-back as well.
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Re: New Planar Headphones from Monoprice..

Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:54 pm

I generally (much) prefer open-back headphones (..getting some of that natural cross-feed for a more expansive soundstage).

These $299 headphones look a lot like some of the more expensive Audeze models.  I wish though that they hadn't continued with the plether/leather-look and instead used an open-cell foam with a velvet cloth (..for the ear-cups, the headband is OK).  I think it's likely though that someone will start offering a replacement for precisely that desire.

..and despite all that it still doesn't look as well built as your Oppo. :oops:
 
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Re: New Planar Headphones from Monoprice..

Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:27 am

Open back headphones are my go to headphones. I work in a preferably quite cabin setup, so the open-air design would not be a problem for you. I have Sennheiser HD 700.

After digging up, here's a good list.

1. Shure SRH1840 Professional
2. Sennheiser HD 700
3. Sennheiser HD 600
4. AKG Q701
5. Philips X2/27 Fidelio

(source: https://www.soundmaximum.com/best-open-back-headphones/)

ATH-AD700X would not disappoint you at the $100 range.
 
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Re: New Planar Headphones from Monoprice..

Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:48 am

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