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Originally Posted by Bad Intentions View Post

This is probably a really lame question, but hey, I'm new here...

 

Is there a consensus best pair of headphones? Like the absolute best money can buy, or does it ultimately just come down to personal preference? 

 


It just come down to personal preference..

anyway i thing 99 percent agree that any flagship of any top of the line brand could be the best headphone under 5000$(!)

a thread about voting the best headphone democratically from head-fi users would be nice....

post #10547 of 29490

Hi,

 

I'm deciding to buy headphones for myself, I'm almost sure I want something of ATH AXXX series, because I've had JVC HA-RX700 and loved them until gave away, the thing I did not like about RX700 was not enough detail, otherwise I liked the signature and bass.
I just popped up to my local music shop which deal in AT and they said they can order ATH A500X for me in 10 days. The price is £130, I've almost agreed to buy from them, but they want a deposit so I've dalayed for a day or two.

I would not like to spend more than £130 any way, I have to eat.
I'd want advise, is it a good choice for me. I'd use them for gaming > music (My tastes vary, I like to listen to some vocal smooth jazz online radio, classics, progressive metal like dream theater, and even folk-rock) > Movies.
My source is Asus Xonar DG. I do not have any amps or other audio equipment except ipod, but I'm sure I will not go with AT's to public.

Thank you.
P.S. These forums are evil, I just cannot get enough of headphones. Am I alone feeling like that.

post #10548 of 29490
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Originally Posted by ugnius40 View Post
I'm deciding to buy headphones for myself, I'm almost sure I want something of ATH AXXX series, because I've had JVC HA-RX700 and loved them until gave away, the thing I did not like about RX700 was not enough detail, otherwise I liked the signature and bass.

I just popped up to my local music shop which deal in AT and they said they can order ATH A500X for me in 10 days. The price is £130, I've almost agreed to buy from them, but they want a deposit so I've dalayed for a day or two.

I would not like to spend more than £130 any way, I have to eat.
I'd want advise, is it a good choice for me. I'd use them for gaming > music (My tastes vary, I like to listen to some vocal smooth jazz online radio, classics, progressive metal like dream theater, and even folk-rock) > Movies.
My source is Asus Xonar DG. I do not have any amps or other audio equipment except ipod, but I'm sure I will not go with AT's to public.
P.S. These forums are evil, I just cannot get enough of headphones. Am I alone feeling like that.


The ATH-A500X is so new and I'm sure only a few have been sold, so there would be very few reviews, if any, out there.

You might be able to get a good price on a used ATH-A900?

 

 

post #10549 of 29490

Thanks for your responses, everyone. I have another question, if you don't mind enlightening me.

 

Which would be better for the DT770 pro, the creative sound blaster 1240 amp, or the astro mix amp? I am planning on using the headphones for gaming, music, and movies.

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Are these the 80Ω straight cable or the 250Ω coiled cable versions?  It may not matter between the 2 amps you have listed; however, someone may offer something different for you to think about, and the impedance might be important to know.
 

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Originally Posted by kazooki117 View Post

Thanks for your responses, everyone. I have another question, if you don't mind enlightening me.

 

Which would be better for the DT770 pro, the creative sound blaster 1240 amp, or the astro mix amp? I am planning on using the headphones for gaming, music, and movies.



 

post #10551 of 29490
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post


The ATH-A500X is so new and I'm sure only a few have been sold, so there would be very few reviews, if any, out there.

You might be able to get a good price on a used ATH-A900?

 

 


Thanks, point taken, I've managed to get used ATH-A900 on gumtree, to my surprise it was head-fi member who sold me those :). Very impressed with my purchase. Thanks again for advice.

 


Edited by ugnius40 - 12/30/11 at 8:30am
post #10552 of 29490

Hey Guys 

I am buying the HD598 and I realize I need a mic.

The webcam mic and my other mic pick up a lot of ambient noise. I want a good mic that won't do that and people won't frustrated with me when I am playing games. Any suggestions? (Clip on mic)

post #10553 of 29490

 

I like srh940 so far.

 

I loved it so much that I want to upgrade my phone already.

 

I wish I can get more bass out of it, I use C421 with LOD out of my ipod4.

 

I'm thinking about Z1000, t70, and pro900. (somewhere around 500$range)

 

I need a closed portable phone, because I mostly listen when I'm in library, or when I'm in the bus for a long ride.

 

I was thinking for t5p. but that's a lot of money put in for a portable one.

 

Full size is a must, and over ear like hd25 or dt1350 are not my style.

 

What would you guys recommend?

 

 

post #10554 of 29490

HI All,

 

Looks like I missed this thread and started one, sorry! anyway, here it is copy and pasted.

 

I'm looking to get some nice headphones ($150 max)to use for music at home and work but also playing FPS games. I have a TB DSS 7.1 decoder and will be using them in conjunction with this and will also be attaching a mic. Was thinking about going with the AntLion ModMic (not really comftorable with DIY soldering and such) but would welcome suggestions on this.

 

I was looking at the AD700s but I don't know how I feel about open headphones since I'll be at work and such...any suggestoin in the $100-150 range?

post #10555 of 29490

I think the impedance is 80 ohms. I will not find out until the seller either lets me know what it is or I get the headphones.

post #10556 of 29490

Hey, would this Pyle Pro thing on Amazon work well with a Sennheiser HD598?

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003M8NVFS/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

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A (girl) friend is looking for a fullsized headphone that is not too big, most probably neutral sounding, and around US$ 100

 

I showed my ATH-A700, she liked the sound, specialy the soundstage, but didn't like the size of the cans, too big for her.

 

If anyone have any sugestion for a headphone with this specs or similar for delcate heads and ears, please, tell me. Stylish would be good too, but not absolutely necessary. Also it has to be portable, although it will not leave her home most of the time, but it can leave.

 

Thanks everyone in advance

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What would you guys reccomend for a headphone for around the 50$ price range with these aspects: 

closed/isolating(doesnt let in tons of noise)

Comfy(if they arent comfy whats the point)

on ear(not over ear, looking for them to be portable, generally over ear are too big)

durable(will be used for traveling and be thrown in a backpack most of the time probably)

and of course decent sound, this is one of the least important parts sadly. 

 

They are for my dad, and he does a lot of traveling between iraq and here. He hates iems, says they hurt his ears, and hes not an audiophile at all, he gets mad sometimes seeing how much i spend on headphones. 

 

Any more than 50$ and he wont want them, so yeah.  Thanks, DD. 

post #10559 of 29490

Need a new pair of cans and hoping you guys can help.

 

Price range: Under $200

Music: Synth/IndiePop, Electronic(a), Pop

Bass: Doesn't have to be super heavy but don't want a really light bass response either

Open/Closed: Closed, I'll be using them at work

Amp/Dac: Don't own one so ideally something that can be driven by my computer

Portable: Doesn't matter.

Other info: Ideally, I'd like the padding to NOT be leather. At this price range I think most stuff is leather and it isn't a deal breaker but if you have suggestions for cans that have foam/cloth/et al. pads I'm all ears.

Currently looking at

  • ATH M50
  • V-Moda M80
  • Sennheiser HD 25 1 II
  • Dennon D2000
  • Beyerdynamic DT770
  • Ultrasone HFI-580

 

Can anyone kind of weigh in on what I'm looking at/for and give me some feedback? Thanks!


Edited by regnak - 12/30/11 at 3:10pm
post #10560 of 29490
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Originally Posted by regnak View Post

Need a new pair of cans and hoping you guys can help.

 

Price range: Under $200

Music: Synth/IndiePop, Electronic(a), Pop

Bass: Doesn't have to be super heavy but don't want a really light bass response either

Open/Closed: Closed, I'll be using them at work

Amp/Dac: Don't own one so ideally something that can be driven by my computer

Portable: Doesn't matter.

Other info: Ideally, I'd like the padding to NOT be leather. At this price range I think most stuff is leather and it isn't a deal breaker but if you have suggestions for cans that have foam/cloth/et al. pads I'm all ears.

Currently looking at

  • ATH M50
  • V-Moda M80
  • Sennheiser HD 25 1 II
  • Dennon D2000
  • Beyerdynamic DT770
  • Ultrasone HFI-580

 

Can anyone kind of weigh in on what I'm looking at/for and give me some feedback? Thanks!


Just out of curiosity, why not leather? Also, many of the ones you mentioned actually use pleather (fake) or vinyl/velour pads. Also, how big are you on comfort? Some of the supra-aural models (M80, HD25) may not be as comfortable for long usage periods.

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