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Headphone suited for J-Rock

post #1 of 10
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Hi there guys,

Actually I already made up my mind about choosing my first full-sized headphones, until I stumbled upon this.

My main music line is J-rock, and reading the thread above troubled me. What if the new cans I bought are too good for J-Rock? That means it will be sitting there collecting dust, ... a 15k++ yen headphone collecting dust is not an option

Okay, let me tell you the cans I chose, it's ATH A900/A700, ATH M-50, or Denon AHD1000. I wanted a MS-1, but couldn't seem to find one here in Japan. There cans will be mainly used with my Walkman NWX-1000.

And one more thing, I had no previous experience with headphone at this calibers, so when I tried it (A900 and M50), I kinda surprised since I have to increase my Walkman volume to 25ish (30 is max) before I can hear the song at tolerable volume. Does this means an amp is needed??

And BTW, headphones other than ones I stated above are welcomed, as long as it doesn't exceed 200 USD

Thanks
post #2 of 10
Alessandro should ship to Japan just fine.

Another VERY good headphone for that genre would be the Audio-Technica ATH-ES7.
post #3 of 10
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Originally Posted by jageur272 View Post
Alessandro should ship to Japan just fine.
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It is possible to buy it by free shipping now.
post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the replies guys. Will check ATH ES7, and try to find out how to buy from Alessandro (got no credit card TT)

Anyway, does this means M50 and A900 does not bode well with J-Rock?

Edit: While researching ES7, I found out about ESW9. Is ESW9 also good with J-Rock?
post #5 of 10
What is J-Rock?

If you have lived in Japan, you think at product that you can verify easily.

If it is the big electric store, isn't Audio-Technica product many displayed?
To the electric store should go with your favorite CD.

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Originally Posted by Fukunaga View Post
Thanks for the replies guys. Will check ATH ES7, and try to find out how to buy from Alessandro (got no credit card TT)

Anyway, does this means M50 and A900 does not bode well with J-Rock?

Edit: While researching ES7, I found out about ESW9. Is ESW9 also good with J-Rock?
post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by T.IIZUKA View Post
What is J-Rock?

If you have lived in Japan, you think at product that you can verify easily.

If it is the big electric store, isn't Audio-Technica product many displayed?
To the electric store should go with your favorite CD.
J-Rock = Japanese Rock
You know, bands like Larc en Ciel, B'z, Abingdon Boys School, etc

I am going to try ES7 later this day ^_^
Problem is, a lot of headphone might not sounds good on the first time, since it requires "burn in" (that's what I learned from this forum). So, headphones that I thought is bad at first impression, might be actually awesome after some burn ins. Being a noob that I am, I think it's best for me to seek help from experts like you guys.

Anyway, thanks for all of your responses
post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by Fukunaga View Post
J-Rock = Japanese Rock
You know, bands like Larc en Ciel, B'z, Abingdon Boys School, etc

I am going to try ES7 later this day ^_^
Problem is, a lot of headphone might not sounds good on the first time, since it requires "burn in" (that's what I learned from this forum). So, headphones that I thought is bad at first impression, might be actually awesome after some burn ins. Being a noob that I am, I think it's best for me to seek help from experts like you guys.

Anyway, thanks for all of your responses
Burn in is more psychological than physical IMO, not a day-night difference. The ES7 has a very impressive first impression compared to what most people have.
post #8 of 10
Get an Alessandro MS 1 for $99 - and this includes shipping anywhere on the planet.
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by charliex View Post
Get an Alessandro MS 1 for $99 - and this includes shipping anywhere on the planet.
I would recommend this also, but if the OP is mainly using it with their Walkman (which means portable), I'd recommend the ES7.

On the topic of J-Rock, have you heard of Base Ball Bear? Their MV's are some of the most interesting I've ever seen ^_^. The video for their song Ai****eru solely consists of them discarding their attire for the entirety of the video .
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
@jageur272:
Thx again for the recommendation. I've tried the ES7, and gotta say I'm liking it. I think I'm already to make my decision.

@charliex
Thx for the recommendation. But I think I`ll go with ES7. Thanks though ^_^

As for Base Ball Bear, quite an interesting band, same vocal as Uverworld's, but still, the female's back vocal is adding quite a touch, with is good. Will add this band to my "watch list". And have you heard of Onmyouza? One awesome band, mixing Japanese traditional-ish sound with rock. Try to look this MV, I think you'll like it
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