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Sold out now, sadly. frown.gif


They disappear and reappear at random.  Keep an eye out.

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Thanks for the info on those, the steelseries can be used as a portable, the USB denotes that it comes with a small USB sound are for increased fidelity and EQ when at a computer or llaptops

 

Now in looking a little more I came across the v-mods crossfade lp2, they look really great, I know they are a little out of the 150 I specified but for an extra 50 bucks would it be worth upgrading to the crossfades? I mean I want something worth the money I'm going to spend 

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Budget: 500-600 dollars for a pair of headphones, an amp and a DAC.

Music: I listen to basically everything. Lots of jazz, rock, pop, electronic, etc. Very wide tastes. Even a bit of metal and speedcore, and hell, baroque!

Portable: Not too important.

 

It's not too important whether it's closed or open, but I'd prefer open.

 

I'm coming from Grado phones, and those were great, but I want to try something new.

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Alright, thanks! I've been looking at the 700s more, so I think I'm going to go with those!

post #11435 of 29490
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Originally Posted by maverickronin


The Q701s might work.  I think my K601s do well with with metal but not as quite as well as I remember the K701s doing.



Appreciate it. I think I'll just get them, haha. If they're not what I expect I'm sure I'll be able to return them. Hopefully.

 

 

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Originally Posted by 50an6xy06r6n
 
 
First off, the Q701s will need an amp, so factor that in to price. Also, if you like the grado sound, why not just upgrade?

 

I've got a proper amplifier, I just don't have a DAC. Sorry for the confusion, I meant the AKG has the sound I like. I honestly never liked the SR60is a whole lot.

post #11436 of 29490
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Thanks for the info on those, the steelseries can be used as a portable, the USB denotes that it comes with a small USB sound are for increased fidelity and EQ when at a computer or llaptops

Now in looking a little more I came across the v-mods crossfade lp2, they look really great, I know they are a little out of the 150 I specified but for an extra 50 bucks would it be worth upgrading to the crossfades? I mean I want something worth the money I'm going to spend 

I've listened to them and they are much better than the previous generation, still really heavy on bass, though. Are they worth $200? Man, I don't know, probably? They do fill a niche, and are closed, attractive, good-sounding cans with excellent isolation and decent comfort. So, all things considered, they're decent. How's that for a ringing endorsement? biggrin.gif I do know that I love my True Blood V-80s, they're my travel phones and they've really grown on me.
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As you can probably tell I am new here. I have just started getting into headphones and I have recently bought beats solo from someone who didn't want them anymore. (They were being sold for $15 so I had to buy them) I have owned a couple of chep in-ear headphones, and I also own an over-ear UR21v Koss headphones. When I first listened to the beats I thought "Wow. These are great."

At that time I was listening to music that sounds good with a powerful bass. (Daft Punk, Dubstep, and some other rap and tecno bands) Then I got to the rock, alternative rock and metal bands (Skillet, Linkin Park, DIsturbed, Dragonforce, Metallica, and Thousand Foot Krutch) The beats solo sounded terrible, distorted even. The $40 Koss headphones sounded good on everything, whereas the $200 beats solo only sounded good on the music with lots of bass, but better in those areas than the Koss headphones. I then started to do some research and I am thinking about getting some Audio Technica M50s. I dont own a pair or know anyone that owns a pair so I wanted to know if the M50s sounded good with all genres of music, I dont really care about country though. The beats only souned good with the rap, techno, and dubstep. Can you please help a lost fellow blinded after stepping into the light? (as in light i mean the world of headphones)

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Hey guys I'm back for more advice, I have some v-moda m-80s (which I love), klipsch custom 3's (broken cable but one channel works and I prefer the m-80 to it judging by only the left ear. I got the m-80s instead of triple fi's as a gift so I still don't have an iem. Right now I sold some gear and made some moola so I have a good $350-550 (I'd like to keep it around the medium/medium low end of that budget) to make some additions to my rig... since this forum has made me a gear whore already haha.

 

I don't really mind what size for headphones, be it CIEM/IEM, Full (on or off), I sort of would like IEM's and I almost pulled the trigger on triple fi's and used some extra for new cables for clarity/midrange sake and/or custom remold but I'm not sure if they'll be better than the m-80 or what, I would like the extra portability that iem's offer but I would love some great audio without exploding my wallet on a UM Miracle haha.

 

But I would definitely also like amp/dac suggestions too. But with the m-80s being really my only functioning headphone at the moment I don't necessarily need an amp; however, it would be nice to have an amp with inputs like the maverick d1 where I can have different sources like my ps3, pc, etc, but I also like the idea of having crossfeeding to get a more speaker-like sound (neither are a deal maker or breaker).

 

Thanks,

~Joe
 

I listen to many genres but I mainly listen to rock, prog metal, blues, instrumental, prog jazz and classical. Some examples of my favorites are are Dream Theater, Steve Vai, Guthrie Govan, Paul Gilbert, SRV, victor Wooten, Marcus miller, Blues Bros and associated acts.
I want them to be very comfortable, portability doesn't matter much to me especially if I get the tf10's. Isolation would be nice but I mainly want them to isolate any bleed to the outside environment. Im not a huge bass head that needs that hip hop thump, I am actually even thinking about relatively flat headphones for mixing my own tracks (guitar/bass usually). But feel free to throw in ideas towards more fun and musical headphones because I really love those tearjerking musical moments.

For a little more background I have a biosciencegeek cmoy amp, nothing special but it does its job so if a headphone needs some amp-age then I at least have the cmoy. I sort of doubt I'll need a better amp since I'm not looking at the super huge expensive headphones and atm most of my music is only in the 224-320kbits range with some 192kbits sadly. But I'm still new to the audiophile scene so I have much to learn so I may be spouting nonsense. (I'm much better at audio equipment related to guitar gear lol)
 


 

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Originally Posted by LimeANite View Post

The M50 isn't a very good gaming headphone, but my D2000 works fairly well.  The PC350/360 aren't exactly portable - the PC360s are open (leak sound) and both have the microphone permanently attached.  Plus you'll always have that extra 3.5mm jack dangling around.


So the D2000 would be decent for gaming, how would it do with a lot of different genres of music? Do you know how well it would work with the e17 DAC/AMP or would another DAC/AMP be better to use with it for home and portable use?

post #11440 of 29490
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So the D2000 would be decent for gaming, how would it do with a lot of different genres of music? Do you know how well it would work with the e17 DAC/AMP or would another DAC/AMP be better to use with it for home and portable use?


The D2000 is a very versatile headphone.  As I told someone else, it doesn't do anything phenomenally, except maybe bass reproduction, but it does everything well.  And the E17 will be great - I use mine with the E10, which is nearly identical to the E17.

post #11441 of 29490
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Originally Posted by ZeNmAc View Post

I've had my M50's for ~3yrs and the pads are starting to get pretty cracked.  Is there anything in the ~$200ish price range that is a step up from them or should I just get new pads?

 

Preferably something more comfortable with at least as good sq

Using out of ipod and onboard

somewhat portable (I bring them to work all the time) but circumaural

I listen to just about anything, but mostly prog metal and rock

Must be closed (i.e. not much sound leakage since I use them at work)

 

I know those are pretty strict requirements.  I was reading stuff today and couldn't find anything that sounded better :/.


I don't think you'll be able to find anything significantly better than the M50s at your price point. Perhaps you can save for a bit longer and get something higher-end?

 



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Originally Posted by Caratacus View Post

Bought Some Beyerdynamic DT235's (after days & days of reading Head-fi) and I'm loving them, coming from some cheap Sony MDR XD200 the difference is astounding. Now I'm wondering how good things could get? 

 

a) What would be the next logical step up in quality with a similar sound to the DT235s?

 

b) Also I fancy trying something with more impact and bass just to see if I like the sound signature, something not too expensive in case I don't like the effect. Preferable something with a bit of control though as I don't think I would like loose/boomy bass, I like the control of the DT235s, but on some songs I just wish it hit a little harder/deeper.

 

I'm going to purchase a Fiio E11 soon and I use an Asus Xonar DS sound card and a Sansa Clip + as sources. I don't mind open or closed cans, I don't like too much treble, reasonable amounts are fine but nothing too tiring on my ears, I find the DT235s treble very pleasant.

 

Thanks

Dan

 

Edited to point out I'm talking about two different sets of headphones in case I didn't make that clear.


I can't really answer for a), but for b) maybe check out the Creative Aurvana Lives, or XB500 if you want a ton of bass.

 



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Hey guys, I'm new here... And I'm looking for a new pair of headphones.

 

I recently got a pair of Sennheiser HD 439s for Christmas this year, and I was not very happy with the bass response on the headphones. So I sold those phones and I'm going to use the money to buy a new pair of closed back headphones. I want something with big bass response (I'm a basshead, I admit it haha). I also want something that has clear highs (like my HD 439s).

 

I've narrowed down my search to two headphones that look very attractive. I'm looking at the Audio Technica ATH-PRO700mk2s and the Ultrasone HIFI-780s. I've heard good things about both headphones. Which one do you think fits better for my situation? I want something that has awesome bass, but doesn't overpower the highs. If you have any other suggestions, I'm open to them also. My budget is $170 and under. Thanks.

 

EDIT: Oh, and I listen to a ton of rap. I also listen to a lot of alternative, pop, and acoustic music. 


Those 2 sound good, but also add the Denon D1100s.

 



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Originally Posted by GreenGiant View Post

Thanks for the info on those, the steelseries can be used as a portable, the USB denotes that it comes with a small USB sound are for increased fidelity and EQ when at a computer or llaptops

 

Now in looking a little more I came across the v-mods crossfade lp2, they look really great, I know they are a little out of the 150 I specified but for an extra 50 bucks would it be worth upgrading to the crossfades? I mean I want something worth the money I'm going to spend 


If you can spend $200, maybe go for the M80s instead, as they're better sound quality-wise.

 


 

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Originally Posted by dorino View Post

Budget: 500-600 dollars for a pair of headphones, an amp and a DAC.

Music: I listen to basically everything. Lots of jazz, rock, pop, electronic, etc. Very wide tastes. Even a bit of metal and speedcore, and hell, baroque!

Portable: Not too important.

 

It's not too important whether it's closed or open, but I'd prefer open.

 

I'm coming from Grado phones, and those were great, but I want to try something new.


For a change from the Grado sound, maybe check out the Sennheiser HD598/600/650, which should be darker and less treble-happy. I can't really help too much with the amp.DAC search however, other than recommend Fiios on a budget.

 



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Originally Posted by lugiasrddl1 View Post

As you can probably tell I am new here. I have just started getting into headphones and I have recently bought beats solo from someone who didn't want them anymore. (They were being sold for $15 so I had to buy them) I have owned a couple of chep in-ear headphones, and I also own an over-ear UR21v Koss headphones. When I first listened to the beats I thought "Wow. These are great."

At that time I was listening to music that sounds good with a powerful bass. (Daft Punk, Dubstep, and some other rap and tecno bands) Then I got to the rock, alternative rock and metal bands (Skillet, Linkin Park, DIsturbed, Dragonforce, Metallica, and Thousand Foot Krutch) The beats solo sounded terrible, distorted even. The $40 Koss headphones sounded good on everything, whereas the $200 beats solo only sounded good on the music with lots of bass, but better in those areas than the Koss headphones. I then started to do some research and I am thinking about getting some Audio Technica M50s. I dont own a pair or know anyone that owns a pair so I wanted to know if the M50s sounded good with all genres of music, I dont really care about country though. The beats only souned good with the rap, techno, and dubstep. Can you please help a lost fellow blinded after stepping into the light? (as in light i mean the world of headphones)


The M50s are generally pretty good for general listening, and the bass is pretty clean overall.

 



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Originally Posted by Jzbass25 View Post

Hey guys I'm back for more advice, I have some v-moda m-80s (which I love), klipsch custom 3's (broken cable but one channel works and I prefer the m-80 to it judging by only the left ear. I got the m-80s instead of triple fi's as a gift so I still don't have an iem. Right now I sold some gear and made some moola so I have a good $350-550 (I'd like to keep it around the medium/medium low end of that budget) to make some additions to my rig... since this forum has made me a gear whore already haha.

 

I don't really mind what size for headphones, be it CIEM/IEM, Full (on or off), I sort of would like IEM's and I almost pulled the trigger on triple fi's and used some extra for new cables for clarity/midrange sake and/or custom remold but I'm not sure if they'll be better than the m-80 or what, I would like the extra portability that iem's offer but I would love some great audio without exploding my wallet on a UM Miracle haha.

 

But I would definitely also like amp/dac suggestions too. But with the m-80s being really my only functioning headphone at the moment I don't necessarily need an amp; however, it would be nice to have an amp with inputs like the maverick d1 where I can have different sources like my ps3, pc, etc, but I also like the idea of having crossfeeding to get a more speaker-like sound (neither are a deal maker or breaker).

 

Thanks,

~Joe
 

 


For IEMs maybe look into the JVC FXT90 or Vsonic GR07.

 

post #11442 of 29490
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Originally Posted by 50an6xy06r6n View Post

 

If you can spend $200, maybe go for the M80s instead, as they're better sound quality-wise.


I would rather stick with Over Ear cans, having large ears, and wearing glasses makes On-Ear start to get uncomfortable after even just half an hour of wear (thats from a couple different sets I have had in the past)

 

Thanks for the advice though, I think that I am going to go with the LP2's once I get my tax money back

 

post #11443 of 29490
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I would rather stick with Over Ear cans, having large ears, and wearing glasses makes On-Ear start to get uncomfortable after even just half an hour of wear (thats from a couple different sets I have had in the past)

 

Thanks for the advice though, I think that I am going to go with the LP2's once I get my tax money back

 


 

Well for $200, I think you can do better than the LP2, unless you like the bass-heavy sound. Not totally sure about the LP2, but the original LP was pretty muddy as well...

post #11444 of 29490
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Originally Posted by 50an6xy06r6n View Post


I don't think you'll be able to find anything significantly better than the M50s at your price point. Perhaps you can save for a bit longer and get something higher-end?

 

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Any suggestions for 'higher end'?  As you can imagine, im a little cautious of spending too much on hps ill be carrying around with me to work, especially since I have just ok sources most of the time.  Ipod and onboard at work.

post #11445 of 29490
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Any suggestions for 'higher end'?  As you can imagine, im a little cautious of spending too much on hps ill be carrying around with me to work, especially since I have just ok sources most of the time.  Ipod and onboard at work.


Carry an E17 with your headphones and source shouldn't a problem until you're spending 500+ dollars on headphones or dealing with particularly difficult ones. Of course, that's 150 dollars by itself.

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