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post #11041 of 29490

Hello,

 

I am looking for some advice on my first pair of decent headphones. Ideally I would be looking to spend up to £350 which I think roughly equates to $550.

 

I'm not fussed if the headphones are either closed or open back as all my listening will be done at home. I listen to rock / dubstep / small amount of orchestral & vocals. Im after a headphone that deals with bass well. As bass is a bit of priority due to my musical tastes, I like my bass to be nice, tight and deep but so that it integrates well into the song and dosen't completely take over. Basically I don't want tweaked over bloated bass that sounds god awful.

 

For sources I would used my PC. Depending on the headphones that I choose I would need an amp/dac that suits it. So Im kinda open on this untill i get my cans sorted.

 

If anyone has any recommendations it would be greatly appreciated. biggrin.gif

 

post #11042 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Battery35 View Post

Hello,

 

I am looking for some advice on my first pair of decent headphones. Ideally I would be looking to spend up to £350 which I think roughly equates to $550.

 

I'm not fussed if the headphones are either closed or open back as all my listening will be done at home. I listen to rock / dubstep / small amount of orchestral & vocals. Im after a headphone that deals with bass well. As bass is a bit of priority due to my musical tastes, I like my bass to be nice, tight and deep but so that it integrates well into the song and dosen't completely take over. Basically I don't want tweaked over bloated bass that sounds god awful.

 

For sources I would used my PC. Depending on the headphones that I choose I would need an amp/dac that suits it. So Im kinda open on this untill i get my cans sorted.

 

If anyone has any recommendations it would be greatly appreciated. biggrin.gif

 

 

 

 

Sounds like HD650's would fit you nicely. They work very well with all genres you posted and have some of the deepest and most powerful, yet very controlled and clear bass.  And if your PC is a source,  to keep things simple, you can get a nice sound card with a good high quality amp on it,  like Asus Xonar Essence ST (really, there's nothing in external amp/dac category for similar price that can match the level of performance that this card offers)....and you're in for a treat.
 

 

post #11043 of 29490

 

Greetings! :)

 

I think I need your super expert advices!

 

I need a good pair of headphones for professional use: I'm a japanese translator and I need them to listen to movies and to catch the japanese language the best as possible. I think they should be noise canceling (it should permit me to separate better the japanese words) and I don't mind if they're wirless or not.

My budget is 250-300€ max. (if they're less expensive is better)

 

Thank for your help! Anna

post #11044 of 29490

Hello guys, head-fi newbie here.

 

I'm going to NY with my family in Feb (I'm 15 and from the UK), so I figured I could buy a nice pair of headphones over there. Two problems though: what to to buy, and where to buy them.

 

My budget will be around $100 (give or take). I currently have Sennheiser HD201 headphones, and while I do enjoy them, there are certainly better options out there. I'm after:

  • A portable headphone, that folds up and/or comes with a carrying case.
  • Something a bit comfier than the 201s, which don't exactly excel in that department.
  • Good noise isolation, as I cannot hear the sound of my 201s over the noise of a car engine. I would also like leakage to be minimal.
  • Good looks - not the most important factor obviously, but I may lean towards a nicer looking headphone.

 

My source will be a Galaxy S2. My music is mostly 256kbps (iTunes Plus) and 320kbps AAC, with a few 256kbps and 320kbps MP3s and the odd 128/192kbps MP3. I predominantly listen to electro/house music, dubstep and rap, but I do listen to classic and indie rock from time to time.

 

So, based on my criteria, I would like to know:

  • What headphones to get
  • Where to get them from in NY
  • And whether or not an amp is necessary to get the most out of my GS2.

 

Thanks guys, I look forward to your suggestions. wink.gif

 

 


Edited by JoeLaad - 1/14/12 at 11:04am
post #11045 of 29490

Hi,

Im looking to buy mt first pair of IEM's. I already have a pair of Shure SH940 over ear. I would like to keep the price around $250. I listen too classic rock, jazz, metal, some rap, hard rock/rock, acoustic. I want to get as much detail as possible while getting a good amount of bass- not too much but just enough. I was thinking about getting the TF10, SE215, RE0. What do you guys think?

Thanks 

post #11046 of 29490
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Originally Posted by SupersonicDave View Post

Hey all,
I'm looking for a new set of cheap (under £50) closed headphones now that my HD202's have finally died mad.gif
Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
Sound quality is my primary concern although I'm not after anything too special as they will only be used through my laptop/phone. As long as there's some improvement over the Sennheisers I'm happy. Primary genres will be hard rock and some metal.
Thanks for any help!


Are there any specific aspects of the HD202 sound that you'd like to see an improvement on?  Bass?  Treble?  Midrange?  Soundstage?  Comfort?  Something else?

 

Off the top of my head, the Koss Pro DJ100, Samson SR850, and Superlux 668B all fit your price range and are well-reviewed.

 

If you're willing to stretch your budget a little bit, the Creative Aurvana Lives can be had for 57 GBP on Amazon.  Another popular, well-reviewed headphone.

 


Edited by LimeANite - 1/14/12 at 12:40pm
post #11047 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Hanabiko View Post

 

Greetings! :)

 

I think I need your super expert advices!

 

I need a good pair of headphones for professional use: I'm a japanese translator and I need them to listen to movies and to catch the japanese language the best as possible. I think they should be noise canceling (it should permit me to separate better the japanese words) and I don't mind if they're wirless or not.

My budget is 250-300€ max. (if they're less expensive is better)

 

Thank for your help! Anna


You won't need the noise cancelling unless you're going to be working in a noisy environment, as it doesn't really do much for the sound itself. As for picking out words, any good pair of headphones will probably be sufficient for your uses, maybe something with a midrange emphasis would work. That being said, you probably don't really need to go up to $380 USD to get that. I would suggest looking into the Sony V6/7506 and Sennheiser HD280/380 models, as they're very popular for professional use, and have pretty good passive isolation already.

 



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Originally Posted by shadowspine View Post

Hi,

Im looking to buy mt first pair of IEM's. I already have a pair of Shure SH940 over ear. I would like to keep the price around $250. I listen too classic rock, jazz, metal, some rap, hard rock/rock, acoustic. I want to get as much detail as possible while getting a good amount of bass- not too much but just enough. I was thinking about getting the TF10, SE215, RE0. What do you guys think?

Thanks 


I would add the Vsonic GR07 and the JVC XT90 to your list as well. I don't think the RE0 will have the kind of bass you're looking for, however.

 

post #11048 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by shadowspine View Post

Hi,

Im looking to buy mt first pair of IEM's. I already have a pair of Shure SH940 over ear. I would like to keep the price around $250. I listen too classic rock, jazz, metal, some rap, hard rock/rock, acoustic. I want to get as much detail as possible while getting a good amount of bass- not too much but just enough. I was thinking about getting the TF10, SE215, RE0. What do you guys think?

Thanks 



I'll second the previous poster's recommendation of the GR07.  They're mostly neutral, with a very slight bass emphasis compared to the average "neutral" headphone, which tend to be pretty anemic in the bass region.

post #11049 of 29490

I don't have any trouble with sibilance. As far as an amp, what would you be using as your source?

 

Originally Posted by tseliottt View Post


 



Hey, thanks a lot. I'll probably pass on the M50s then. I was actually looking at the D2000 as well, but I've heard that sibilance can become a problem. I might just buy online, see if I like them, and return them if I don't. They can be driven pretty well without an amp right?



 

 

post #11050 of 29490
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Originally Posted by BillOhio View Post

I don't have any trouble with sibilance. As far as an amp, what would you be using as your source?

 



 

 


Thanks for the input. I'm pretty set on the D2000s at this point. I've read that they supply the deep, low frequency rumble I want coupled with pretty good sound staging. And I'm using my phone at the moment, as I lost my old Cowon, but I'm looking to buy the new Cowon iAudio 10 soon.

 

post #11051 of 29490

 

Newbie wanting some advice here thanks :) Looking for a nice pair of headphones.

 

Music genres:  Mostly Dubstep and pretty much most electronic music like trance, house etc but i do enjoy the occasional hip hop/pop. So i would like them to have a great low end/bass but without sacrificing the mids and highs.

Portable: Needs to be fairly portable as i will not only be using them at home but also when i travel on Bus, plane etc.

Price range: $200 max

Closed/Open: closed

Headphone preference: id like something that looks decent but most importantly sounds great. I will only be using through my Iphone 4S and imac Computer. Also i would like good noise isolation for those loud traveling environments and as little sound leakage as possible.

 

thanks in advance

dubstepman

post #11052 of 29490

hey guys can you help me?

 

 

i need over-ear headphones that sounds good for metal, rock, dubstep, and a few bassy songs.

 

my budget is only 150-200 dollars. my choices are Sennheiser, Shure, Sony, AudioTechnica, Grado, and V-Moda.

 

i hope that somebody will help.

thanks in advance.

 

 

 

 

 

(i'm only a teenager by the way)


Edited by Mironov - 1/15/12 at 1:59am
post #11053 of 29490

Hey,

 

I'm looking for a very cheap headphone (<€50). I have looked at the Koss Pro DJ100, Samson SR850, and Superlux 668B but it they aren't available anymore in my country.... I saw something like a Shure 240, Sony MBX500. Is that good? I will listen to pop or dubstep and I like a heavy bass. 

 

Thanks in advance!

post #11054 of 29490

Hey guys, hoping for some assistance here.

 

I listen to mostly rap/hip-hop, but also rock and alternative music. I'd be using these headphones for music, movies/TV, and some gaming. It has to be portable, but I'm fine with buying a small amp to pair with my iPhone4.

 

I saw the Dennon D2000 (open box) for $199 and the Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 250-Ohm for $166. Do they need to be amp'd? Do they fit my criteria? Are either good values?

 

I also saw the Denon AH-NC732 for $159. Any thoughts on that?

 

I don't need one specific headphone/IEM recommendation if none of the above fit my criteria, because I'm looking for good values on the headphones. If no good value comes up for one of the more expensive headphones, I'd go with a cheaper one like the M50's or an IEM. My budget is set at $~200, but again value is important.

 

Thanks!

post #11055 of 29490

What do you think? Denon D1100 or Audio Technica M50? Both are about the same price. Which one do you reccomend? I'll be using them with my iPhone and a MacBook.

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