Feb 13, 201963 views

Closed Back Headphones

Hello everyone, I'm a university student and I'm very new to the audiophile scene so I have very little to no knowledge when it comes to scouting out good headphones. I'm not really into open back headphones as I like being completely isolated when I listen to music or game. That being said, my five year old razer headphone speakers are starting to sound foggy and I'm looking for a new closed back headphone. I'd mainly use it to listen to music and game. I love heavy bass and instrumentals, and most of the video games I play are open world/shooters . My price range caps out at $150usd, however I can spend a bit higher if I'm persuaded to. Thanks and cheers!

I agree with the other 770 responses. I have the DT 770 PRO 80ohm and can't say enough good things about them. I even prefer them to my 58X's most of the time. Can't go wrong with the Beyers. Here's a great write up of the differences between different Beyer headphones: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/guide-sonic-differences-between-dt770-dt990-models-more.513393/

My 770’s got me through college. I still love them for nicely detailed and rich presentation when I want a super-comfy closed back listen. I think that some of my wood cup closed-backs may provide better isolation, but they are heavier and not as portable. You can’t go wrong with the dt770’s!
I can recommend the Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO. They're in your price range depending on where you buy them from, and have great dynamic low end and very clear treble. They also have different impedance versions (32, 80, 250 ohm) so you can choose a lower impedance version if you're just using a phone or regular computer audio out. Super comfortable for all day listening, and build quality is excellent as they are designed to be studio (working) headphones, parts are replaceable, plus they're made in Germany.
I have a pair of 770's... they are great. Honestly, they are tied with my NAD Viso HP50's as my favorite cans among my Senn HD 215, 280, 380 and Urbanites. I also have Sony 1000MX2's, Treblab X5, Portapros, Klipsch cans, etc.. Lots of people seem to like the ATH-50MX too...
Yes, the options you've listed are great closed back cans with professional level quality and great value for money ratio, esp the Sennheiser HD 280's and ATH-50MX's.
And that's Canadian $!! Even cheaper!