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post #10786 of 29490

Hey guys :) I know I wrote a long testimonial but I really need some advice!

 

(http://www.head-fi.org/t/529144/buying-headphones-seeking-guidance-dont-start-a-new-thread-ask-for-advice-here/10755#post_8027742)

 

To put short, and from what I read:

 

IF I buy audiophile SQ stereo headphones and use a Dolby Headphone soundcard I will both enjoy music at nice quality AND be provided with virtual 5.1 for gaming?

 

Cheers!

post #10787 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Dakota Vult View Post

Hi, I'm looking to buy headphones for a friend but I'm having trouble choosing the right pair.

 

A Quick few things to note about what he'd be looking for in headphones

 

- Flexibility in the earcups

- Detachable Cable

- The bass needs to be good as it will be used mostly for listening to hip hop/rap/house

- Collapsible design

- Will be used for DJing

 

Price Range $200~

 

Also if it helps this friend of mine used to have a pair of Beats by Dre Studio and loved them so anything with specs like that would be awesome.

 

Posting this again
 

 

post #10788 of 29490

Ok audiophiles, I'm torn right now.

 

I have a total of $250 right now and I'll get another $80 or so for my birthday in a few months. At this point I'm thinking about the HFI-580's and a niBasso D-zero, but I'm not sure how much difference it'll make in all honesty. With the the money that I could spend on the D-zero I could buy an FA-011, which really does look quite nice and I'm really craving. 

 

You're probably thinking something along the lines of, "Why don't you get the Fischer and the iBasso? Problem solved." Except that I need a closed 'phone for when I have people home around me. So, can someone help me out here? Is the D-zero worth it over another headphone, which would be a whole new experience for me (I've never heard an open headphone before)? 

 

And @Dakota, have you looked at the Audio-Technica Pro700mk2? 


Edited by scottie584 - 1/5/12 at 2:17am
post #10789 of 29490

 

Can anyone help me to find the perfect headphone for following specs: 

 

Music genres: I'd say 40% soft-rock, 30 % rock, 10 % metal, 5 % electro-rock,5 % hiphop, 10 % of all other kinds 

Portable: Yes, 40 % of the time. 

Price range: not much, about an 100 euros or in case of USD: 130-140, but in most cases the prices of euro and USD are the same. 

Closed/Open: Closed, but not too isolated so I can hear traffic coming when I'm riding with my bike :-).

post #10790 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Ewald View Post

 

Can anyone help me to find the perfect headphone for following specs: 

 

Music genres: I'd say 40% soft-rock, 30 % rock, 10 % metal, 5 % electro-rock,5 % hiphop, 10 % of all other kinds 

Portable: Yes, 40 % of the time. 

Price range: not much, about an 100 euros or in case of USD: 130-140, but in most cases the prices of euro and USD are the same. 

Closed/Open: Closed, but not too isolated so I can hear traffic coming when I'm riding with my bike :-).

 

 

Hmmm maybe Sennheiser HD380 or HD25?
 

 

post #10791 of 29490

I Can't Say That I Am An Audiophile ,,, but i have owned a lot of headphones and mp3 players and speakers , but none of them has satisfied me ,, I am thinking now of buying A headphone for about 100$ ,,, i want a headphone good for both music and movies both ( But Music Comes First ) ,,,

I Heard That Sennheiser HD518 Is Good ,,,  Want Ur Opinions Please ,,,,,

Music           : Doom Metal / Symphonic Metal

Sound Card : I have creative x-fi titanium sound card ( i know it is not good but i am going to upgrade it later )

Price Range  : 70$ - 120$

Sorry For The Bad English :D

post #10792 of 29490

 

Well my Beyer 880s came. They aint bad are they beyersmile.png
 
Generally to me in both movies and music (not tried games yet), they are very balanced and neutral, nothing overpowers anything else. Bass is nice and punchy and not droning. Nice and detailed and very clear. I listened to different music and compared them with my Razer Carcharias and every time I put the Razers in, I just laughed, they sound like you're underwater they are so muffled. So just goes to show how good these are.
 
I don't think I'm gonna bother trying out the Senn 598s to compare, as I don't think they will be much different. Probably sound slightly smoother and better and are fullrather than semi open, but I don't think its worth the hassle.
 
Oh and my sound card drives the 600 ohm fine. The 32ohm I can't put them above about 20-30% or they are too loud, the 600ohm between about 50-80% (the range because of different types of music). If they had the 250ohm I would have got them, but these will do me just fine. Plus I can use them on my dads hi fi as well and they'll be driven even better on there.
post #10793 of 29490
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Originally Posted by ParanormalBeing View Post



So which one in the list would you buy if you were to? why?

 

Thanks :)


Well, what kind of music will you listen to? The V-Modas seem to be better for rock, while the B&Ws are warmer and forgiving of everything, but may not have as much detail or clarity. From what I remember, the B&Ws were very comfortable, and isolate extremely well, and they're not even circumaural.I have heard that the V-Modas are less comfortable, and isolate below average for portables. Also, keep in mind that the B&Ws are about $100 more than the V-Modas, which almost puts them in different price tiers. If I were looking for a pure portable and didn't care about price, I'd probably go for the B&Ws, but if I were on a budget and I planned to also use my headphones at my desk, I might lean more to the V-Modas. 

I can't tell you a lot more, because i haven't heard the v-Modas, just the B&Ws, and only briefly. 

post #10794 of 29490

Thanks for the help and the coupon to Electronic's Expo guys.  I ordered the Sennheiser 598 for $170 shipped and am psyched to get them :)

post #10795 of 29490

Hi,

 

I'm new to this forum and like so many I'm shopping for headphones and hoping to get some feedback from others who know much more about headphones/sounds than I do!

 

I currently own a pair of AKG K26p. I've had them for almost 2 years now and I love them but I edit music (not professionally but for my own pleasure) and after a few hours wearing the AKG's it becomes slightly painful and I have to take them off. Yesterday I bought a pair of Grado SR80i and although they feel much more comfortable than the AKG's the sound is lacking. I listen to mostly hip hop, dancehall and electronic music so bass is important and when it comes to bass there's a dramatic difference between the AKG and these Grado. I'm just looking for a comfortable pair of headphones under $150 that I can wear for extended periods of time with a nice sound. Can someone please help me decide what would work best for me?

 

I appreciate any and all information you can give me. I have researched but it leads to the same headphones having one "best headphones ever" review and next "worst headphones ever" so researching is confusing me even more! Also this may sound ridiculous to some but aesthetics is important to me. I do not want to buy any headphones that are red, blue, yellow, etc. I much prefer black, silver and/or gold and that's it.

 

(I'll be using my headphones on my MacBook Pro and the format of most of my music is mp3 files)


Edited by Robin212 - 1/5/12 at 4:29pm
post #10796 of 29490

Hi guys, life's been a bit overwhelming lately; I have to take a break from this thread. Sorry. 

post #10797 of 29490

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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

Hi guys, life's been a bit overwhelming lately; I have to take a break from this thread. Sorry. 


Well one thing is for certain... the speed of requests on this thread shows that there is a great market thirst for head-fi'er knowledge... so one of two things could come out of this... more information and product comparison from the companies/product providers (I doubt though... they don't want full information on the market :P) OR some elite of the elite of audiophiles with different characters gets together and make some sort of blog where one can ask questions for a "small price" :) I tell ya... the risk is low... the elite would get free summer vacations for the rest of their lives xD

 

(sorry for going away from the topic but had to say it! Proceed!!!)

 

post #10798 of 29490

Hello there. I got 2 last options: Koss pro DJ100 and Shure SRH440. I listen mainly to alt rock, punk, jazz, classical, clasic rock & instumental. SO wich one would fit better these genres. I'll be driving them on ipod, LOD and CmoyBB for main use in commuting (bus, foot, etc) and with my pc at home and I'm looking for isolation, instrument separation and detailing since I'll use for studio purposes at home. So wich would be my best choice? Thank you very much. Best regards.

post #10799 of 29490

I got my Ultrasone PRO 750's in today and they sound SO GOOD with my laptop. I'm really happy ^_^

However, it is a different story with my itouch. It seems that it can't drive these cans cause they sound worse than my Aviator's (might be over exaggerating here but yea lol). So can anyone recommend a small portable amp that can hold me over?

post #10800 of 29490
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Originally Posted by refusedchaos View Post

I got my Ultrasone PRO 750's in today and they sound SO GOOD with my laptop. I'm really happy ^_^

However, it is a different story with my itouch. It seems that it can't drive these cans cause they sound worse than my Aviator's (might be over exaggerating here but yea lol). So can anyone recommend a small portable amp that can hold me over?



Look at the Fioo E-Line for tiny cheap portable amps, they work pretty good. 

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