Best headphones on the go?

more_vert
I'm an audiophile noob, but want to get some good headphones for walking to work, and taking to and from home / on airplanes etc.
I am currently using HiFiMan HE-350 at work, and have cheap IEMs I use for working out. I think I'd prefer some light, over ear headphones for walking around and with my iPhone, but I find the HiFiMan a little too heavy and awkward when moving around (but maybe it's just the cord?).
What would you recommend for portable, high quality headphones?
9
52
remove_red_eye
3.2K
bradr
963

search
close
Turkay
363
Apr 16, 2018
Try Fiio FH1 for $75
Medic64
7
Dec 6, 2017
KOSS has reasonable models which all come with life time guarantees. I believe there are some currently dropped! The sad thing is they are rarely thought about with all the other brands on the market. KOSS has been around for many years and has withstood time.
phoenixsong
1050
Nov 29, 2017
Try the E-Mu Purplehearts
prestidigitator
77
Aug 20, 2017
Walking around is different than most other applications you mentioned. For flying, train commute, office environment, etc, isolation is desirable. But for walking around, you really need to be able to hear cues from your environment like oncoming vehicles, etc.
rastus
1319
Aug 17, 2017
I have Sennheiser HD 700's (recent MD purchase:) and had (gifted away) 598 SE's at home; used to have older Bose NC for air-travel (lost), now replaced by Sony MDR-NC500D's; but if buying again for air-travel (hi-level constant noise) I would get the Bose QC 35's.
But,, if you are looking for walking around mobility, put down anywhere, audiophile quality (wired), closed but not noise canceling; you are in an in-between, hybrid, audiophile/mobile can market. I have never tried them, but it looks to me that there is an unsung sleeper in these road-worthy, HD audio quality metal cans: https://en-us.sennheiser.com/high-quality-stereo-headphones-around-ear-hd-630vb Review/blog: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/sennheiser-hd-630vb-review-first-impressions.766311/ Ignore the bass-boost thingy, they had to do that because marketing told them too... doesn't deter from the base quality of the cans, and you can use it for 'kicks' when you want.
Or,,, just go retro for fun: http://www.ebay.com/itm/SENNHEISER-HD424-HEADPHONES-NEW-FOAM-PADS-NEW-BRAIDED-CABLE-NEW-CARRYING-CASE/172213148010?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D29e7aae8b94b43fe922a09075843ecfe%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D5%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D252771730895&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%253Aedb0567c-836d-11e7-8f96-74dbd1803ee4%257Cparentrq%253Af125f17415d0a9c4e2f6308cfff8b1c9%257Ciid%253A1
Yyz2112
1
Aug 13, 2017
Koss Portapro's. $40. Lightweight. Right angle connector. Lifetime guarantee. No brainer.
MidfiM
15
Aug 12, 2017
Well I just picked up a set of m40x's for exactly this purpose. There's a bundle on Amazon that includes a short cable and also got a pair of zmf cowhide pads to solve the comfort issue. You now have a neutral set of closed cans that are very comfy and have incredible sound isolation. Plus they feel really well built in a could take a beating and still keep going type way.
Go buy those Porta Pros lol
spag
22
Aug 9, 2017
I don't see one set handling all things well. I'd want buds for walking, as you really should have some awareness around you. Office/home, you can go nuts with a tube amp and a big set of cans. Airplane, you want portable, but noise cancelling. Bose 35s kick ass here. I actually work in a noisy office next to the industrial area, and started bringing my 35s to work. While not the best headphones, they are the best at making the world go away and I don't have to blast my music to hear it.
Gstone
1
Aug 9, 2017
I recently got some symphonized NRG 3.0 earbuds that are great! I got them during Amazon prime day at 15€ but are normally worth 60€ i say while not cheap they are really worth every penny they are the best headphones I've ever gotten
Showing 10 of 50
keyboard_arrow_up
Newest
50 OF 50 POSTS
keyboard_arrow_down
Oldest
Trending Posts in Audiophile
LouMag
What Amp???
Hello audiophilers!! While I am waiting for my first bought item from Drop (can't wait!!) I was planning my next purchase ;-P... An amplifier... I wander which is better among the Drop O2 and drop+thx
Jul 4, 2022
Questions
cyberbro281
Hello guys
How are you?
Jul 4, 2022
Sebastian101
You only live once.
Let your ears fly!!! Vuela Vuela.
Jul 3, 2022
General
s1mply
Swedish shipping
Has any one whos swedish ordered from here ? Does it come with dhl or post nord ? Thanks in advance
Jul 2, 2022
Questions
MrChiSox
An upgrade to my Little Dot MKII
I made the decision to upgrade my modest Little Dot MKII Tube Amplifier this past week and it just got here yesterday. This is a used piece of gear, it's the first generation Woo Audio WA6. I wanted to go with Silver as it would match my Solid State Burson Conductor 3 Performance Headphone Amp/DAC/Pre-Amp, as well as the Schiit Lokius I also picked up recently. I wound up with Black; it was in the best condition of those I saw available, it was priced better and it came from an audio dealership with a brick & mortar store which displayed a working telephone number and an A+ rating with the BBB so I knew that I was probably safe in dealing with the gentleman. The Lokius is brand new. What I've learned is that I am going to have to do some figuring out how to deal with all of this new stuff, including how to get it all onto my 6 foot desk along with my lamp and modem. Apparently the Lokius has to be connected between Amp and DAC, so it would fit in between...
Jun 30, 2022
General
SnowFoxx
Need help for THX AAA One
Gonna get THX XXX One, may I know where can get Dc30v/0.4A UK plug or other alternative way to support this unit? Thanks.
Jun 25, 2022
Questions
9199170022
tise are good
wow
Jun 22, 2022
Questions