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    Are there over the ear headphones that anyone recommendeds for use while listening to and watching a movie at home. Right now there are times that I want to use my theater room but the kids are in bed and the old lady is watching soemthing that requires her complete and undevided attention. After reading some posts I was hoping to find something on headphones designed for the movie watcher bit I was unsuccessful, I would spend up to $300 on a pair or more if they are highly recommended. I suppose I could attempt some sound proofing but for now I think a good set of headphones just might do the trick.

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    Welcome to Club Polk!

    You'd need a good closed back can that has decent isolation. Some HPs to try:

    Beyerdynamic DT 770
    Sennheiser Momentums (the larger ones)
    Sony MDR-1R
    AKG K-550

    See if you can listen to some of these. And choose what sounds best to "you"?

    Others will chime in!

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    I'm biased since I own them, but the Sony MRD1R ain't too bad. Easy to drive with anything you can shove the plug into even an iPhone can drive them fairly well. That said there is also the Sennheiser Momentum but not for all heads/ears as far as fitment goes. Best thing you can do is go audition a few pairs and no, Beats will not make you happy.
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    Another choice I like are the Sennheiser R160 :) they are cordless and I think the sound pretty dang good, and mine work perfectly all around the house even though they have this little base unit that just set next to or on top of your AVR and their only $147 on amazon. the sound from them is super clean and the best cordless heldset's I've heard...I also have the R180's which sound even better but their more open design bleeds more noise and there like about $270.

    I don't have my R160's anymore cause my sister borrowed them and like them some much see would not give them back , she just said thanks for the gift :) I really enjoy them.
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