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Can you think of anything that might give a little more oomph then? Maybe a bit more bass or less sterileness. What can you recommend that can make it a little easier to relax and get into the music?

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Originally Posted by LimeANite View Post


http://www.head-fi.org/t/573858/the-neutral-balanced-thread

 

Etymotics have the reputation of being hyper-detailed, which can be good or bad, depending on the quality of your recordings and rips (if you use digital format).  As the previous poster said, they can be a bit sterile, which is great for critical listening, but can make it difficult to relax and get into the music.

 

I've heard good things about the RE-0/RE-ZERO, which also have a strong reputation for detail and neutrality, but tend to be a bit more musical than the Etymotics.  Personally, I like the VSonic GR07, but they're a bit out of your price range (~$160).  They sound nice with Pink Floyd and the Moody Blues - detailed and balanced, but with a bit more body to the bass than the average "balanced" headphones, which tend to be rather thin on the bottom end.  Very clear, clean sound.

 

EDIT: If you liked your old Shures, the SE215 is still around, afaik.
 


 

 

post #10937 of 29491
Hi all,

I am looking for a pair of headphones around $200 so I can play guitar (mostly rock and metal) through my combo amp without bothering my roommates. I have found a used pair of DT 990 (600 ohm) for $200, is that a good deal? I am open to any suggestions/recommendations.

Thanks!
post #10938 of 29491

hello can someone kindly help im soul searching for a perfect bang for the buck headphones.. since my bookshelf speakers are warm sounded i would like to try a set of headphones that  are \bright sounded can anyone offer me advises i am from the Philippines my budget is around 150$.  please do provide me with a selection so i myself can check up on its subjective reviews

post #10939 of 29491

HD515 Or CAL ,,, Movies And Music

post #10940 of 29491
I need new gym earphones. It is reallyimportant that they do not fall out of my ear.
I tried some sport earphones from sony I believe. The thing to go around my external ear was too soft so it didn't keep the plug inside my ear. It kept getting loose and not tight. I have to push them back in like every 30 seconds to get good sound(they dont fall out)


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post #10941 of 29491

sorry, proper post on next page


Edited by ikant - 1/10/12 at 7:31pm
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Can you think of anything that might give a little more oomph then? Maybe a bit more bass or less sterileness. What can you recommend that can make it a little easier to relax and get into the music?


 

 



As I said, the SE215 is still around, and can be had for around $100 (I think street price is $99.99).  I haven't heard them, but people still say good things about them and you've owned them (or something similar) before.  If you're willing to stretch your budget, I really like my GR07s.  Other than that, I don't really have much.  I'm not much of an IEM guy.  You could maybe try |joker|'s huge IEM review thread here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/478568/multi-iem-review-214-iems-compared-jvc-ha-fxt90-and-ha-fx500-added-1-8-12

post #10943 of 29491
I'll keep it brief:
Bought a pair of UM3Xs which I love.
Right ear sounds off compared to left ear. Went to audiologist and found out that while my ears are in awesome condition, and relatively equal in frequency response, my right ear canal is smaller than my left ear's. So I have three options:
1. Buy mid comply/shure tips for my left ear and small for my right ear. That makes a pack of replacement tips $60 here in Australia.
2. Get them reshelled as IEMs. The audiologist said this would cost ~$100-$150 depending on who I chose to do it. She also said she'd do the impressions for free (happy face).
3. Sell the UM3Xs and take a step up to UE5s or UE7s.

I love how close to even the UM3Xs are. While they're more mid/midbass centric, i'd like to keep the sound similar.
Thoughts?
post #10944 of 29491
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I have heard that the bass on the Grados is thin, so those are out. How about the Denon AH-D2000s? I've heard that they're better for pop/hip hop/more beat style music since they're closed and have a heavier bass end, and I listen to metal/death metal/black metal/indie/folk/jazz/blues/classical (strings mostly)/some electronic.  Would they not suit my needs when compared to the HD650s?

 

As a last question, what is the character of the sound produced by the HD650s in comparison to the HD598s? Those were the only Sennheisers I've been able to listen to recently and I was very disappointed with them. They lacked any and all warmth, sounded thin, had horrible bass extension (I'm not a bass head, I just NEED even response since I'm used to high end home audio) and were too large and uncomfortable for my head (kinda small head).


The D2000s might actually be too bass-heavy for genres like classical. The HD650s are supposed to be darker than the HD598s, but not really bass-heavy

post #10945 of 29491

I'm on the market for great closed back headphones under 1.5K (less is better, of course!). Comfort is as important as sound quality since I will be wearing them for most of the work day. They also need to be durable as I'll be caring them to/from work in my messenger bag. 

 

I'm thinking about Audio-Technica, because my ATH-AD700s sound great for the money and are the most comfortable headphones I own. However, I don't know anything about their more expensive models. I see some interesting closed back models from Ultrasone, but I'm not familiar with the brand at all.

 

(I looked for an existing topic, but did not find one, so I'm asking for recommendations here.)

 
 
 

Edited by VandyMan - 1/10/12 at 5:12pm
post #10946 of 29491

Trying to decide between Audio Technica ath-m50 and the bose ae2. I currently have the Sennheiser 448 and enjoy them for their sound and they are pretty comfortable. I am looking for new headphones because I want something that is closed ear (goes around my ears all the way) not as much leakage, and the best sound isolation. I feel that I would only be pick the AT's because they sound better, but I want something that sounds good as well. If it's important, I also have a bigger than average head and I also wear glasses.

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Originally Posted by VandyMan View Post

I'm on the market for great closed back headphones under 1.5K (less is better, of course!). Comfort is as important as sound quality since I will be wearing them for most of the work day. They also need to be durable as I'll be caring them to/from work in my messenger bag. 

 

I'm thinking about Audio-Technica, because my ATH-AD700s sound great for the money and are the most comfortable headphones I own. However, I don't know anything about their more expensive models. I see some interesting closed back models from Ultrasone, but I'm not familiar with the brand at all.

 

(I looked for an existing topic, but did not find one, so I'm asking for recommendations here.)

 
 
 

 

At that price range, I can't really think of a whole lot of closed headphones. I now there's the Denon D7000 and a couple of very high-end Audio-Technicas, but not a whole lot else... Also, are you planning on getting an amp? At that performance level, an amp will definitely be necessary to bring out the headphones' full potential. For more information, you might be better off going to the Summit-Fi forum, btw.

post #10948 of 29491

The AT's.  The Bose AE2's are only semi closed so they don't isolate very well.  They are also very overpriced for what you get.
 

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Trying to decide between Audio Technica ath-m50 and the bose ae2. I currently have the Sennheiser 448 and enjoy them for their sound and they are pretty comfortable. I am looking for new headphones because I want something that is closed ear (goes around my ears all the way) not as much leakage, and the best sound isolation. I feel that I would only be pick the AT's because they sound better, but I want something that sounds good as well. If it's important, I also have a bigger than average head and I also wear glasses.



 

post #10949 of 29491

[long post, TL;DR at bottom]Hey, I am looking for a decent set of headphones in the price range of 100-200$. I listen to mostly Hip Hop and Rap(plenty of bass) and some rock. I will be using the headphones with my laptop and iPhone. I am not really a audiophile in the general sense but i do appreciate good sound. What I am looking for in the headphones is good bass, but not just bass like on the Sony XB500s(I dont know a lot about headphones but i listened to a couple of headphones at best buy yesterday when a friend suggested that i should ask you guys, I tried the XB500s and Bose AE2s, i hated the XB500s and the AE2s sounded okay but the same friend told me that Bose stuff is not that great and i should ask you guys which ones should i be buying). Alright so what do you guys think i should buy. I currently own the Image S4s which were suggested to me the same friend that suggested this website.(I asked him about headphones too but he says he does not know a lot about the headphones in my budget, he is a big audiophile and usually spends thousands of dollars on audio equipment). I really like the S4s but i would like to step up in terms of quality with bigger full sized headphones
TL;DR I am looking for headphones with good bass in the 100$-200$ range. Have tested out the Xb500s and did not like them. These are gonna be my first headphones, I am a complete headphone noob


Edited by ikant - 1/10/12 at 7:36pm
post #10950 of 29491

Denon D1100.  Great bass and clarity at all frequencies.
 

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Originally Posted by ikant View Post

Hey, I am looking for a decent set of headphones in the price range of 100-200$. I listen to mostly Hip Hop and Rap(plenty of bass) and some rock. I will be using the headphones with my laptop and iPhone. I am not really a audiophile in the general sense but i do appreciate good sound. What I am looking for in the headphones is good bass, but not just bass like on the Sony XB500s(I dont know a lot about headphones but i listened to a couple of headphones at best buy yesterday when a friend suggested that i should ask you guys, I tried the XB500s and Bose AE2s, i hated the XB500s and the AE2s sounded okay but the same friend told me that Bose stuff is not that great and i should ask you guys which ones should i be buying). Alright so what do you guys think i should buy. I currently own the Image S4s which were suggested to me the same friend that suggested this website.(I asked him about headphones too but he says he does not know a lot about the headphones in my budget, he is a big audiophile and usually spends thousands of dollars on audio equipment). I really like the S4s but i would like to step up in terms of quality with bigger full sized headphones
TL;DR I am looking for headphones with good bass in the 100$-200$ range. Have tested out the Xb500s and did not like the muddy sound.



 

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