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Old 10-11-2015, 12:09 AM
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AA Comrades, Need your help in identifying the best closed back headphones that can be used without a headphone amp. What say you...
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AA Comrades, Need your help in identifying the best closed back headphones that can be used without a headphone amp. What say you...
Love my audeze EL-8.
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I have some el8 closed back for sale on gon if ur interested. Pm me
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I like the Stax 4070's. but they are hard to find now.
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Old 10-11-2015, 07:28 AM
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AA Comrades, Need your help in identifying the best closed back headphones that can be used without a headphone amp. What say you...
The best I can think of are the Audeze LCD XC but they are pricey...MSRP $1,799.

"The LCD-XC is the finest closed-back planar available, sensitive enough to be driven directly by portable players and mobile devices, but an external amplifier produces better sonic results."

https://www.audeze.com/products/lcd-collection/lcd-xc

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I suggest the Fostex TH900 but any decent headphone will always sound better with a headphone amp.
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The Bowers & Wilkins P7 is also fantastic.
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The best I can think of are the Audeze LCD XC but they are pricey...MSRP $1,799.

"The LCD-XC is the finest closed-back planar available, sensitive enough to be driven directly by portable players and mobile devices, but an external amplifier produces better sonic results."

https://www.audeze.com/products/lcd-collection/lcd-xc

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It will not work without serious head amp.

If TS will declare price limits...
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Alpha Dog Primes are nice and they are on sale now, down to $799 from $999, new. I love mine.

I attached the link to the company and a review.

https://mrspeakers.com/shop/1-headph...me-headphones/

The Alpha Prime by MrSpeakers | Headfonics

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Even though they are colored a bit, the Denon 7000's sound pretty nice (the older version).
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