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Quote: Originally Posted by m0nKeY bUsiNeSs I'll second that. And about the A500 not being portable, Just yesterday i saw someone on the bus with some A500s on So it is not unreasonable to use them as portable headphones Did you see them walking for more than 10 seconds with them on? That's something i'd like to see, but not something I want to try. Even if you put them in your bag when you walk, they're quite large to have to carry around.
We need more detail than "mostly home". If you're going to use them portably at all then they have to be good for portable, or at least acceptable. My advice is get A500s or A900s for home use, and get a pair of EX51s or MD33s from audiocubes.com for when you're out and about.
Quote: Originally Posted by Remi M. I read up some more after all of your recomendations. I think the audio technica A900's are right for me. Commando, why do you think these would be wasted on my setup? Is it because of the amp and DSP or is it the PC as source? Do I need a dedicated Head amp? It's a combination of all three. In your place i'd get A500s or A900s and keep the rest of the setup as it is. It's too easy to get up in the...
Quote: Originally Posted by ixeo i wouldnt say HD590 is a replacement of HD580. HD600 is a replacement of HD580. This is true. The best value option at the moment, IMHO, is the HD595. Quote: Originally Posted by ixeo i've only heard 1 closed phone so far and it sounded like !@#$%. unless you need isolation, i see no reason to choose a closed headphone. You haven't heard any good closed cans? Well there can't be any...
Someone who bought active noise cancellation headphones is pretty unlikely to get cans as open as grados, especially given his earlier points about a noisy computer. My general recommendations are A900s if you're not going to be moving around with them, but the recommendation may change based on the questions I asked above.
Quote: Originally Posted by Nightrain I want the best headphones for the price equivilent or less then to how much I spent on my Bose QuietComfort 2s($300 US). Does that narrow down the search anymore? Not at all. Tell us what you want to use them for (eg music and genre like jazz), where you want to use them (bus/home/walking), source (iPod/sound card/headphone amp). Then we'll be able to help more.
Quote: Originally Posted by svanerik Commando, I miss your old arnold avatar... I changed to this avatar because it's more friendly than a massive politician in camo gear. I found this pic while I was, um, looking at pretty ladies on the net. It needed a crop before I could post it here...
Quote: Originally Posted by Fishy Commando, thanks for getting back to me so quickly. Have you owned the 25s, or only the beyers? Do you know if the 25's 'squeeze'? with regards to canal phones...I have some sony ex 71's that i use for the gym, and about an hour with them is all i can deal with (in terms of feeling like something is in my ear). I never really get used to them. I'm just looking for something i can take with me (usually to the...
Quote: Originally Posted by georgefe I was wondering whether I will be able to tell the difference. Like will I all of a sudden have much better sound? I understand the need to amp this pair of headphones and I have an old Marantz 2250 that I might use and I have a lot of time coming up so I will at a minimum fool with building a CMoy. Oh yes, you will notice a world of difference. The clarity will be much better, the bass will be better...
Thanks, i've updated the entry
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