I have a family member in hospital, that would like to listen to music. To keep noise out (and in) I'd like to get a closed headphone. But since lying on a pillow isn't easy with an over ear large set, I think an on ear would be better. Neutral to warm sounding, no bass head stuff.
Can anyone advise a good one, for not too much money? Thanks!
Well...it's delicate. The earcups of dt240 are larger than typical on-ear headphones but thinner and more compact than typical over-ear headphones. Most people will find their ears fit in while some may not for this reason. So I thought they could give as much space to turn your head around as on-ear headphones do, maybe more than some bulky ones. Also they have two cable connectors on both sides which I find useful when I don't want the cable to be tangled with an instrument which occupied my left body...Oh gosh I forgot dt240 come with coiled cable. Never mind.
Solderdude, what is the dedicated amp you're including with the 1350? I checked on Amazon.de, and a lot of people say the sound isn't the greatest, mids and treble are poor. Not sure why they hear so much difference than other people. Maybe they got a different revision or a fake?
Coolblue has the Marshalls pretty low priced, so it's going to be either that one or the 1350. I'll ask the patient what she'd prefer :-)
IMO one of the best on-ear headphones around. Certainly with the dedicated (filtered) headphone amp.
A rather small over-ear with excellent SQ is the NAD VISO HP50. Also for sale (see link above).
The latest Marshall Major 3 (wired) isn't expensive and probably a good listen. The major 2 is cheap at the moment but a bit dark sounding (needs EQ) The major 3 has more presence/clarity
Also Marshall Mid BT is good sounding after modded. May be difficult to find nowadays? From ebay 78$/69€. If it's genuine its a good deal. It only issue is treble spike and it can be fixed easily. I did not play that long to mod it but I could have done it better because with trade off 3-5 kHz bumps few dB and 15-16 kHz loweres 10 dB. Bass had good extension, punchy and clear, middle nice but slightly elevated, slightly recressed upper frequencies and tiny ringing at 5 KHz. Some superluxs doing better but needs alot more precise modding, EQ and overear.
I have owned a pair of DT-1350 for a few years now. I have to agree with Solderdude. They are the best on ear headphones I have heard. Only problem was an apparent QC issue with some units. A good sounding pair is very satisfying. You just have to buy from a trusted seller. They are also very solidly built.