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Originally Posted by jimmyhart View Post



There's a headphone store that have a website that are apparently very good, so I'll ring them tomorrow to make sure. Ideally I want to compare the 32 and 600 ohm 880s and the 598s. It's strange because Beyers seem to be really popular on here and another forum I read.

I called 2 shops earlier, one just said they don't stock them any more, but they have others if I want to try them, they were really nice. This other shop said they have others, I said ah I'd like either the Beyers or Senns really, I've tried a friends Grados on my system and they sound fantastic but don't have enough bass for my taste. He replied "well I don't think you can accuse Grados of not having bass, it's probably your setup isn't good enough, that's why we stock them and not Beyerdynamic." lol. I thought you cheeky sod, they just aint for my personal needs, I didn't say they were bad! And if my sound card amp causes them to be too loud above 10% volume, I'm pretty sure it's good enough to drive Grados! But there we are, I'll just shop somewhere else who are more helpful.

Wow you must have lots of stores with headphones lol. Where I am the closest is 2 hours away, except for best buy which only has beats and bose. frown.gif
post #10682 of 29490

Hey mate,

Have you heard any of the phones you are recommending to folks?
 

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Originally Posted by PomPWNius View Post


Not completely equal. They are quite different actually, but they are the best closed for the money you can pay. Yes, they are expensive, I got mine for $200 Open Box on ebay from this guy. . Heres some differences between The shure and the sennheiser. The Shures soundstage is comparable to the 598's, it is pretty big. You will hear more details. The bass is about the same (not much, but you can hear it). I think the SRH940 is a great closed option for you. If you can't pay that much go for the shure srh940 or Brainwavz HM5. you can get the HM5 for $140 and the SRH840 for $160


 

post #10683 of 29490
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Originally Posted by dziendobry View Post

Hey mate,
Have you heard any of the phones you are recommending to folks?

 


I have heard the 940. Not the 598 though. I have read a lot about them though
post #10684 of 29490
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Originally Posted by xaolindragon View Post

Back again with basically the same situation/conditions.

 

Good isolation.

Under $75.

Using a laptop for the majority of the time.

Listen to music and a bit of gaming.


 

Anybody? I hate to repost an exact same thing, but I'd appreciate some sort of reply. Thanks, guys.

 

Anyone have anything to say about Shure SRH 240's?


Edited by xaolindragon - 1/2/12 at 9:21am
post #10685 of 29490
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Originally Posted by PomPWNius View Post


Not completely equal. They are quite different actually, but they are the best closed for the money you can pay. Yes, they are expensive, I got mine for $200 Open Box on ebay from this guy. . Heres some differences between The shure and the sennheiser. The Shures soundstage is comparable to the 598's, it is pretty big. You will hear more details. The bass is about the same (not much, but you can hear it). I think the SRH940 is a great closed option for you. If you can't pay that much go for the shure srh940 or Brainwavz HM5. you can get the HM5 for $140 and the SRH840 for $160


 

Sensitivity (1kHz)
100 dB/mW

 

Isnt that low :( Im talkin about Shure SRH940

 

 

post #10686 of 29490

Hi there.

 

I'm thinking about getting the Ultrasone HFI-580, but before I go ahead and purchase them I would like to know if there is anything better  within the same price range.

 

I like to to listen to clear, detailed sound, but I also like deep, powerful bass (not overpowered or distorted like Beats).

 

Are the HFI-580 my best choice, or is there something else I should look at?

 

I will be listening to them through the Asus Essence STX.

post #10687 of 29490
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Originally Posted by PomPWNius View Post


Wow you must have lots of stores with headphones lol. Where I am the closest is 2 hours away, except for best buy which only has beats and bose. frown.gif


 

I live in Wales, everything is pretty close together. There's 3 chain stores quite close, probably some independants as well, plus department stores.

post #10688 of 29490

I posted this in another thread, but forgot this thread existed. Going to move it here, and delete the other one. But basically:

 

Need help deciding between the HiFiMan HE-300 and HD-650 (Details Below):

 

I'm torn on this as well. My journey with headphones has been an interesting one to say the least.

 

I went from Grados, to Audio Technica, to Sennheiser, to AKG to Denon to Hi-Fiman. 


The Grados were a bit too crass for me. I would always get headaches. So then I went to ATHM50's. I actually still have those today. For $80 (they were on sale), they have been the most balanced headphone I've heard to date. It does a lot of things well, but nothing phenomenal. But I'm okay with that. They are nice little headphones that I take with me when I travel. Then I got the HD-600's, which I enjoyed, but felt the bass was a little too low for my personal taste. But I loved the clarity of the acoustics and the soundstage. AND most of all, they didn't give me headaches. But this was back in the day when I first started my journey, so I passed up on those. Then I went to AKG, and I hated those. I know they have a similar sound to HD-600's (I think?) but the K-702s drove my ears nuts. I don't know what it was about the sound, but I would get a burning sensation in my ear. Only with those. So then I went to Denon, and I enjoyed those as well. But I didn't really care for their sound style overall, so I went to Hi-Fiman.

 

I bit the bullet, and got the HE-500s. And I was floored. Absolutely loved everything about those headphones, BUT...they were too heavy. My head would get massive headaches, I could only listen to maybe an album or two before having to take them off. I just have a sensitive head/hearing I guess. But the real issue for me was, they cost $950. And given where I was at, at the time, I realized financially I shouldn't be owning them. So I returned them. (I know they have a price drop now, still out of my price range, and doesn't address the weight issue). 

 

So, I've just been using my ATHM50s for a year or two now. After Christmas though, I got some money kicking around. And I was seriously considering the HD-650s or the HE-300s. I'm torn because, I loved the hi-fiman sound on the HE-500s. But those were planar magnetics, and these are not. So I'm not sure how much different it will be. The HD-650's are headphones I've always wanted to try, and regretted. I loved the 600's at the time, so apart of me wants me to try them again. But I want to go with the 650's, because the bass is a bit more pushed up on those (and my issue with the 600's was lack of bass). I mean, obviously I know the 650s won't have booming bass lol. I'm okay with that.

 

Long story short, I'm considering either the HE-300s (because I love hi-fiman). The pros are they are only $249 + the leather (pleather?) pads will make them more comfortable. They are also light. The HD-650s clamp (but can be adjusted), but are also a lot more revered on this site. 


Not sure what I'm going to do. 

post #10689 of 29490
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Anybody? I hate to repost an exact same thing, but I'd appreciate some sort of reply. Thanks, guys.

 

Anyone have anything to say about Shure SRH 240's?



In the $75 range, you should look at the Sony MDR-V6.  I don't know about those Shure headphones....the only thread I've read about them was very critical of their sound, and the 440's are said to be a big step up in quality.  KRK 6400's are another possibility if you find them on sale.

 

Creative Aurvana is also in this price range, but isolation isn't a strong suit for it. 

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Can anyone give any sort of feedback on the House of Marley Stir it up on ears? I've read the feature by innerfidelity, which only goes so far as saying the highs are too rolled off. Would like to know about build quality, comfort along with sound. Thanks 

post #10691 of 29490
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Sensitivity (1kHz)
100 dB/mW

 

Isnt that low :( Im talkin about Shure SRH940

 

 


If you want bass, look at the ultrasone HFI580
post #10692 of 29490

Hey guys I listen to:

 

75% Rap/Hip-Hop

 

and

 

25% Rock/Hard Rock

 

and 

 

a little bit of reggae and house

 

What headphones are for me? I just got a pair of TMA-1's. Do I keep em or look elsewhere? 

$250 and Under

 

Thanks!

post #10693 of 29490
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Originally Posted by VIK96T View Post

Hey guys I listen to:

 

75% Rap/Hip-Hop

 

and

 

25% Rock/Hard Rock

 

and 

 

a little bit of reggae and house

 

What headphones are for me? I just got a pair of TMA-1's. Do I keep em or look elsewhere? 

$250 and Under

 

Thanks!

 

I just moved from the Tma's to a pair of Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro's and absolutely loving it! Ever since I put them on I got a huge wow factor, especially with Reggae and Hip Hop. I'm not beating the Tma's down or anything since they're great phones, but IMO for bass orientated music in particular like D&B/dubstep/hip hop/reggae, they surpass them in all areas. Its not excessive bass but has a great punch and deep resonance in low frequencies and highs are great too. I'd say the mids are their weakest asset, but I EQ'd them and that more than made me happy. Very comfy too, unlike the Tma's :)

 

post #10694 of 29490

 

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. 

 

Any more input on this? Seems like the akgs have a bit of a comfort/wire issue, and they havent been reviewed on amazon in 6 years. If not ill just go with em, and see what i can do. Thanks again. 

 

Im kind of liking the looks(feel and reviews) of these. 

http://www.amazon.com/beyerdynamic-DT-235-Headphone-Black/dp/B00198BY48/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

 

Or these(if they are noise canceling, it seems like they are closed design, but arent meant to block noise. 

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-100-II-Ear-Miniheadphone-Black/dp/B002VPDOH8/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top


Edited by Deathdeisel - 1/2/12 at 12:34pm
post #10695 of 29490
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Originally Posted by PomPWNius View Post


If you want bass, look at the ultrasone HFI580


Noo i didnt say that
 

so sensitivity(these numbers 100,101,112,1**) actually means how big bass is ?

 

 

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