Closed back Headphones

I am looking for a pair of closed back headphones, to use, if I ever have to go back into hospital.
I have a good music player, phone, tablet and Kindle, in my kit bag.
I want them to be very comfortable and musical, rather than up front, lots of detail, etc.
Say £250 budget.

I should add, I have a pair of Sennheiser HD250’s, and they are fine, but a little hard to drive.
I also have a pair of Sennheiser HD280’s which I don’t like the sound of.

Would wireless suit?

I have wired Momentum 2s and I’d definitely call them musical rather than analytical, although they are detailed.

I would prefer just wired. No frills like noise cancelling, wireless, etc.

FoL1 Ellie has the open backed version of these:

They’re certainly comfortable and sound great too, possibly they enhance the bass a little too much, but I’m sure you could adjust the settings on your player to compensate.

Beyer DT770.

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Dumb question, which version? 32ohm, 80 ohm, 10000000000ohm…I guess some are more suited to studio desks and other headphones outputs on domestic amps?

32/80 ohm for portable devices. 250 for stand alone amps. The 250s have more refined/neutral bass but otherwise I like them all.

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Bose echo cancelling, great for cancelling out the wails and screams of the OAPs left to die in corridors .


Audio Technica AT-M40X, surprisingly good sounding for not a lot of money and very easy to drive.

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I will try Edd’s 80 ohm Beyer DT770 against my Sennheiser HD 250’s, 300 ohm, and see what the difference is in driving them, as well as sonic differences.


I’m looking at getting a new pair of closed back headphones for the office. Would most likely use them with an epiphany acoustics 02 amp. Any recommendations? I like my momentums. Was wondering about the HD599S

Got the same as edds …dt 770 …nice phones…

Thanks- 80 or 250?

I like the sennheiser sound- are these brighter would you say?