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Suggestions for headphones a little “warmer” than Sony MDR-V6?

Dogen

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I’m enjoying my V6 headphones, but for fun I’d like to get an alternate pair that’s a little warmer, without losing detail. The V6’s seem ruthlessly accurate, perhaps lean with a lower treble peak, and I’m looking for something with more bass and midrange body, and less sizzle. Over ear under US$150 would be nice. Driving them with a Topping D3 DAC/amp. Thanks!
 

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open or closed ?

For closed consider this one (needs other pads) amongst other recommendations you may get.
 
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I’ve no experience with open (the V6 is closed) but would be...uh...open to open. Isolation is not a primary concern. Thanks for the suggestion!
 

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Bumping once to see if there are any other recommendations out there. Thanks!
 

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ATH-M50X
Brainwavz HM5
Beyerdynamic DT770

These all differ somewhat here and there but are all 'side grades'
 
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Sennheiser HD 598 or Senn x Massdrop 58X for $150 or less.

If you can get stretch your budget another $50 you could just get the 6XX and be done with it. It's a rebranded HD650 and the absolute best bang for your buck in full size headphones.
 

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The DT770s - this is the 80 ohms Studio version? I like what I’m reading about these.
 

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All the versions sound very similar. The 80 ohm pro version has a tighter headband with a lot more clamp.
 

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1MORE Triple Driver Over Ear. Just a tick under $200. Definitely a warm sound.
 

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Aw heck...just ordered a pair of Sennheiser 6xx from Massdrop. It’ll be fun to try something different. Never heard an open-back pair.
 

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Closed AKG K550/551/553 - u can get them on harmanaudio refurb pretty cheap. Open - AKG K7xx, Senn 58x, 6xx. Also try Monoprice 8323 with HM5 pads - I have yet to have any headphones so linear (and boring), I had to EQ them to have any fun.
Also, I have Sony 7506, those r sensitive, but too linear.
Audiotechnica M40x is closed, fun, V-shaped.
 
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