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)
For OVER-ear, I'd look into the M50s, as a previous commenter suggested, but also maybe the Denon D1100s and perhaps the Ultrasone HFI 580/780 models. Also, will you be using these out and about or only at home? If you're out and about, you probably don't want open cans, which rules out the Grados (which also lack a bit of bass body), and the Senns in your price range. The only over-ear V-Modas are the Crossfades, which aren't the best value for your money, and the Shures might not suit your tastes, as they're more neutral.
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!
For heavy bass at that price range, the XB500 will be your best bet, yeah. Also, where do you live?
What genres will you be listening to? The D1100s are more bass-heavy, and so a bit more suited to bass-heavy genres (i.e. electronic, etc). Also, the M50s fold up nicely, and are a bit more portable.
I did a quick search for an introductions thread because I'm new to this site (been lurking for a while w/o joining; now I'm ready to jump into the discussions a bit more), and I think this is about as close as I can find to a thread for n00bs to say, "Hey, I'm new! Whassup?!"
My current gear incluse Apple In-Ear buds (crap), JVC Marshmallow in-ear (also crap, but actually better than Apple's effort), the requisite Koss Porta-Pro, and--because I actually wanted a good set of cans--a new set of V-MODA LP2, which I just returned because I want to wait for V-MODA to release the M-100. Thanks Head-Fiers for inspiring me to spend money already! As you can tell, I'm just getting started. Oh, and I bought a JDS Labs cMoyBB v 2.03.
I'm a sax player. I like jazz. I'm an ex-professional dancer (modern, jazz, hip-hop). I also love classical, rock, and hip-hop.
And so on.
Are you asking for a recommendation, or just saying hi? In either case, welcome to head-fi, and sorry about your wallet! If you're looking for a recommendation, some usage data would be nice. (i.e. portable or not)
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.
Neither of the first two are particularly portable, as they're a bulky and don't fold up. Unless you really need the noise cancelling feature (i.e. heavy traveler), I'd pass on the Denon NC cans, as that feature detracts from sound quality and adds to price. I'd look into the Sennheiser HD-25s, Vmoda M80s, M50s, etc for full-sized cans, and maybe the JVC FXT90s or GR07s for IEMs.
I'm pretty new to all this headphone business, but I've been lurking for a few weeks (please don't hate me for using the wrong terminology). I was hoping to get some good recs for headphones under $200.
Comfort is a top priority, although I'd hate to sacrifice too much SQ for that. I have glasses and wouldn't like anything that puts too much pressure on my head (was going to get Senn HD280)
Music is mostly r&b/vocals, especially live performances and acapella, usually from my laptop/iphone/mp3.
No preference open/closed, although I heard open means better sound stage, which is better in terms of live performances? Not sure if this is true.
Preferably somewhat portable, as I'll be traveling occasionally, though it's not a huge deal.
Looks are irrelevant, but I'm a tad rough with my equipment, so am hoping for great durability/build.
I was going to get the ATH AD-700, which I heard was extremely comfortable, but I have a medium-size head and heard about the size issue from the reviews.
Any help/recommendations would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
I know you said no pref on open or closed, but it really makes a difference if you'll be using them portably. Open cans will leak a lot of sound both in and out, so they're very hard to use while out and about. For open cans, I'd maybe look into the Sennheiser HD558/598(If you can get them for a good price). For closed maybe try the M50s (they clamp a bit), D1100, or something like that.
Just fyi, phones tend to have pretty bad sound quality, and they're staticky (you'll hear interference).
Question for those with more experience.
I have HD595's that I purchased a couple of years ago and like. I recently purchased an E7 (with an E9 on the way) and immediately noticed a difference in the quality of sound coming from MacBook and iPhone. I also have two pairs of UE canal phones, the superfi 5 and the 600vi's.
My sense is that these two, the canal phones and the HD595's are at very different ends of the headphone experience. The sound is much "tighter" with the canal phones. I'm thinking that I'd like to try a pair of large phones that are closer to the canal phone presentation. Specifically, though the sound improved with the E7-HD595 combo, I feel the bass is a little lacking and sounds, notes on a piano for instance, run together a bit. I'd rather not get on-ear phones, but would listen to suggestions if that sounds like what I'm after sound wise.
Thanks in advance...
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TBH, I don't think you're getting the full experience out of your 595s with just the E7. Wait for your E9 and see what you think then. For around ear, I guess look into closed headphones like the M50s, SRH840s, D1100/2000, Ultrasone HFI580/780, etc.
I don't listen to a lot of metal, but I don't see why they'd be particularly bad at it. They have a v-curve, which lends some treble energy and some bass emphasis. The 750DJ model is not over-ear, and I haven't heard too much about it, other than it being a bit uncomfortable.
Hi, total audio/headphone noobie here. First post. So I'm trying to buy my first pair of good headphones, and the Audio Technica ATH-M50 seems like it has really good reviews, and i like the price a lot, especially for the refurbished pair on soundprofessionals ($120).
My main question is, because it has already been used, would it already be 'burned in'? and secondly, if you would help me out, would you recommend that pair to me? I'm just going to be plugging it into my ipod, no sound work on anything. And also know that I probably wont be heading far down the path of audiophilia, I just want good headphones. Thanks a tonnnnnn, Im so sick of these ****ty cheap skullcandy headphones.
In my experience, the M50 doesn't go through too much burn-in, so that shouldn't be an issue. My M50s sound fine out of my iPod, though perhaps a tiny bit thin. You'll experience a bit of that from every headphone in this price range, though, and the M50s will be a big upgrade over skullcandy, at least in clarity and build quality.