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This thread does not work so great....

 

 

If this was a sticky it would help.

 

If it was broken down into popular categories it would help more (buying under $$$, studio/mixing, ect.)

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Originally Posted by drtturnip View Post

This thread does not work so great....

 

 

If this was a sticky it would help.

 

If it was broken down into popular categories it would help more (buying under $$$, studio/mixing, ect.)


I was thinking the same thing. If there are 2, 3 or more questions in quick succession many can go unanswered as is the case.

 

Most people I fear tend to look at the last 1 or 2 questions only and then move on to another thread.

 

I had a couple of extra questions to ask but after only one brief reply to my last one (before it was swamped by new one's) I didn't bother.

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Still trying to find an answer,

 

Thanks guys
 

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Originally Posted by Jzbass25 View Post

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. Right now I sold some gear and made some moola so I have a good $275-550 to make some additions to my rig... since this forum has made me a gear whore already haha. (I'd mainly like the budget to be the low-mid range in price since I would like to save a little cash)

 

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. I want them to be very comfortable too since the m-80 sometimes starts to kill me after  4-5 hours. Also, Im not a huge bass head that needs that hip hop thump.

 

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).

 

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.

 

For a little more background I have a biosciencegeek cmoy amp, nothing special but it does its job so if a small headphone needs some amp-age then I at least have the cmoy. Most of my music is only in the 224-320kbits range with some 192kbits sadly so I'm not sure if getting into say a q701 + an amp will change much if I dont get all 320 or flac. 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)
 

Some headphones I was looking at but am completely unsure about- Q701, Beyer Dt880, Gr07, Tf10, ClearTune ct200, as for amps possibly an Objective2?

 

Maybe I'll wait to hear about the senn amperior or v-moda m-100

 

Thanks,

Joe


 

 

post #11554 of 29490
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Originally Posted by 12345142 View Post


I would get the D2000s because a) the soundcard's output voltage is rather pathetic and b) the DT990s are much more revealing headphones.

 


A little confused by this answer. Although im leaning towards the D2000. the spec for a For a Fiio E9 headphone amp  is almost the same as my Audio 4 DJ.

 

Specs for E9

- Output power: 1W (16?); 80mW (600?)
- Headphone Impedance Range:16? ~ 600?
- SNR: ?100dB (A weight)[LINE IN]
- Distortion: <0.003% (100mW) [LINE IN]
- Line Out: 2V rms
- Pre Out: 0-2V rms
- Powere: DC15V/ 1.5A
- Size: 149mm × 96mm × 56mm
- Weight: 445g

Specs for Audio 4 DJ

Headphone Output
Load Impedance 16 Ohms – 600 Ohms Same as E9
Maximum Output Level (100 Ohm load) 1,55 V RMS (load 100Ohm), 3,1V RMS (no load) 1.55V RMS the max here or is 3.1v? Highest E9 goes to is 2V RMS.
SNR (weighted) 93 dBu  Only Difference I see
THD+N (100 Ohms) 0,016%
Frequency Response +/- 1 dBu 10 Hz-40 kHz

 

 

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Hey,

 

I've kind of been "out" of the head-fi scene for a bit, but I want to start back up and upgrade my current set up.

 

Primary Music Genres: Jazz, Funk, Fusion, Classical

Source: Desktop (AuzenTech Bravura)

Amp: Schiit Asgard

Current Full Cans: Sony MDR-V6

Current IEMs: Fischer Audio DBA-02s

 

I'm looking at:

1. HD600

2. HD650

3. AKG k701

4. DT880

 

I'm leading towards the HD600s, but I'm not entirely sure if that's going to really "match" my music genres. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

 

Firemonkey

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Hey guys, me again. I looked into the grado sr80i's, and quickly realized they were the best audio quality wise headphones for $100, but the problem is, I didn't realize that everyone could hear it.

 

Basically now I'm looking for good headphones that I can pick up for $100, or less. Preferably less.  They can be used or new, and it doesn't matter whether or not they are in-ear or over-ear, but please not open-ear just because I don't want everyone hearing my music (unless I'm mistaken about them projecting the sound to everyone).  

 

Thanks again. 

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Originally Posted by Thing Fish View Post


I was thinking the same thing. If there are 2, 3 or more questions in quick succession many can go unanswered as is the case.

 

Most people I fear tend to look at the last 1 or 2 questions only and then move on to another thread.

 

I had a couple of extra questions to ask but after only one brief reply to my last one (before it was swamped by new one's) I didn't bother.

Haha I agree. I've decided to give mine a day or so, and if no replies I will just create a new topic.

 

 

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Originally Posted by donprime View Post


A little confused by this answer. Although im leaning towards the D2000. the spec for a For a Fiio E9 headphone amp  is almost the same as my Audio 4 DJ.

 

Specs for E9

- Output power: 1W (16?); 80mW (600?)
- Headphone Impedance Range:16? ~ 600?
- SNR: ?100dB (A weight)[LINE IN]
- Distortion: <0.003% (100mW) [LINE IN]
- Line Out: 2V rms
- Pre Out: 0-2V rms
- Powere: DC15V/ 1.5A
- Size: 149mm × 96mm × 56mm
- Weight: 445g >>

Specs for Audio 4 DJ

Headphone Output
Load Impedance 16 Ohms – 600 Ohms Same as E9
Maximum Output Level (100 Ohm load) 1,55 V RMS (load 100Ohm), 3,1V RMS (no load) 1.55V RMS the max here or is 3.1v? Highest E9 goes to is 2V RMS.
SNR (weighted) 93 dBu  Only Difference I see
THD+N (100 Ohms) 0,016%
Frequency Response +/- 1 dBu 10 Hz-40 kHz

 

 



It's kind of unclear, to be honest, since measurements differ a lot between manufacturers. Disregard that then.

Regardless, the D2000s tend to be more forgiving of the source, so I would get those.

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I'm a beginner looking for a decent investment in a new pair of headphones and I need help deciding between a few different cans - can anyone suggest which one I should get or rank them?

 

Audio-Technica ATH-ES88

AKG K450

Beyerdynamic T50P

Grado SR60/SR-80

 

I listen to mostly R&B/Rap/Hip-Hop, if that really should factor in for a beginner.

 

Oh and I'm guessing all of those are closed headphones - I need them closed so I don't bother other people who are studying when I'm listening to them. Feel free to suggest something even better around the price range less than ~100-170


Edited by phasher99 - 1/29/12 at 8:15pm
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Originally Posted by TheChosen0ne View Post

How would you guys rate the HD 600 from 1-10 in terms of sound quality?  

How does it compare to the other high end headphones that are similar priced to headphones that are $200-$300 more?

Are the HD600s still highly regarded after all these years?

And rate on a scale of 1-10 how much better the HD600 is compared to the earbuds that comes with ipod touches.  You can go over 10 if ya want like up to 1 million.

This is all with the E9/E7 or E9/17 amp/dac with all genres.  This is gonna be the last bit of researching I need to decide whether I should get the HD600 over the 650s cause I don't wanna pay $500 for the 650s when I could've gotten them for $350 a month ago.  I need you guys to help convince me to get the HD600 over the HD650s cause this decision to buy the HD600 now or wait for a price drop on the 650 is killing me right now!  I never own any good headphones before btw.



 

Any more opinions before I make my final decision?

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Hi there! I'm looking forward to upgrading from a pair of DT990 Premium 250ohm, I'm looking for a headphone with good bass presence just like the DT990 but with much more impact and definition in the same price range, because the DT990's bass impact is kinda light to me (somebody previously used the analogy of being hitted by a huge balloon). Do you have any suggestion? I'm looking at the HD598 with some hesitation because it's only 50ohm...

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Originally Posted by donprime View Post


A little confused by this answer. Although im leaning towards the D2000. the spec for a For a Fiio E9 headphone amp  is almost the same as my Audio 4 DJ.

 

Specs for E9

- Output power: 1W (16?); 80mW (600?)
- Headphone Impedance Range:16? ~ 600?
- SNR: ?100dB (A weight)[LINE IN]
- Distortion: <0.003% (100mW) [LINE IN]
- Line Out: 2V rms
- Pre Out: 0-2V rms
- Powere: DC15V/ 1.5A
- Size: 149mm × 96mm × 56mm
- Weight: 445g >>

Specs for Audio 4 DJ

Headphone Output
Load Impedance 16 Ohms – 600 Ohms Same as E9
Maximum Output Level (100 Ohm load) 1,55 V RMS (load 100Ohm), 3,1V RMS (no load) 1.55V RMS the max here or is 3.1v? Highest E9 goes to is 2V RMS.
SNR (weighted) 93 dBu  Only Difference I see
THD+N (100 Ohms) 0,016%
Frequency Response +/- 1 dBu 10 Hz-40 kHz


Ignore the "headphone impedance range" spec, it is only marketing, just like the frequency response specified by the manufacturer for headphones. The fact that the output voltage of the Audio 4 DJ halves with a 100Ω load suggests that it has 100Ω output impedance, which is not great for the AH-D2000. You want the output impedance to be clearly lower (preferably by a factor of 8 or more if possible, but at least 2-3) than that of the headphone. It would output about 15.4 mW to the Denon, and about 11.7 mW to the DT990, which is not too much but maybe enough (you will have to use high volume settings with the DT990) if you do not need particularly high volume or dynamic range.

For the E9, the 2 Vrms is not relevant, it is a line output level. The headphone output is actually about 7 Vrms max. through 10Ω output impedance if you use the 1/4" jack, or 43Ω output impedance if you use the 1/8" jack. Therefore, the E9 is a much more powerful source. In case you intend to upgrade the Audio 4 DJ to a Xonar Essence ST or STX, note that these have a built-in headphone amplifier that matches the maximum power and output impedance of the E9.

 


Edited by stv014 - 1/30/12 at 12:45am
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Originally Posted by sabzingeur View Post

I'm looking at the HD598 with some hesitation because it's only 50ohm...


The HD598 has a more or less neutral frequency response, with less bass and treble, and more mids than the DT990.

 

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Hi all,

I'm currently looking for a good full size headphone to use at home and after reading quite a lot of stuff around and I've ended up considering to get a pair of Grado sr80i

 

 

 

Primary Music Genres: Death Metal, Melodic Metal, Rock, Jazz, Classical. I really like Opeth, Death and Miles Davis, Chet Baker

Source: Clip+ rockbox'd

Amp: I'm probably getting a CMOY

Current Full Cans: Roccat Kave for my desktop.

Current Open: AKG 412p at home (because of leakage)

Current IEMs: MEE A151

 

What concerns me about sr80i is the comfort, I'm reading different opinions about it and I can't get a clear idea and since I'll be using them at home this for me is quite important (ofc I can't try them on anywhere).

I've to say that I'm from Italy and sr80i here are quite expensive, cheapest option is to get them from amazon uk for about 130€ shipped but I've found a guy selling them for less then 100€ shipped (he has used them once and then put them back in the box, they come with warranty )

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Hi guys, I´ve recently bought a pair of krk kns6400, my first pair of good headphones, I´m very happy with them but now I would like to get a pair of open headphones for use exclusively at home (the krk I use at work, commute, etc.). My budget is $200, I might consider adding $100 more for a DAC/amp if it was necessary (my current source is my laptop and my sansa clip+). 

 

I was looking at the Sennheiser HD558 and at the Audio technica ath ad700, are these any good? what are other similar option from another brand?. 

 

 

I´m from Chile, so please consider that shipping cost are usually 30-50 bucks.

 

 

thanks in advance. 

 

pd: I apologise if my english is not so good.

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