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Originally Posted by Eit8 View Post

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 )

 

Any comment on this ?

 

post #11612 of 29490

Hi Head-Fi, first post. :P

 

Uhm, I currently own the HARX-900 and HARX-700's and I love them, but it's time I step it up I think.

 

I wanted to get two headphones, one for music and one for competitive Dota/FPS'es.

 

I was thinking for my music I'm going with closed back since I don't want any reverb when I'm doing radio, so I was thinking for getting some ATH-M50's. Then for gaming since I'd much rather have a good soundstage, I was reading that Sennheiser 555's with the 595 mod are extremely good? Is that correct?

 

Also, I'll be using them with my TASCAM US-100 interface, are there any problems with that either? 

 

All advice is welcome, cheers guys!

post #11613 of 29490

Anyone have a preference between DBI 700 Pro, AKG K 518s and Superlux HD688B?

post #11614 of 29490
It took me all of 5 minutes to determine the JVC HARX900 is ****. I don't understand how anyone can possibly like that headphone for any genre that has bass. Classical/ambient/instrumental is the only thing that works with it.
post #11615 of 29490
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Originally Posted by jiggawhat View Post

It took me all of 5 minutes to determine the JVC HARX900 is ****. I don't understand how anyone can possibly like that headphone for any genre that has bass. Classical/ambient/instrumental is the only thing that works with it.


Well gee thanks, I totally know how to improve my listening experience now due to this great advice.

post #11616 of 29490
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Originally Posted by genome852 View Post

 

I do not have an amp and don't intend to buy one either. IF I did get one it would probably be the Fiio E9, but then I wouldn't be able to use the headphones with my ipod.

 

For use with an iPod, you could get the E11 instead, which is also cheaper than the E9. Although it has the annoying disadvantage that it is battery powered, and cannot be used and charged at the same time.

 

post #11617 of 29490

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Originally Posted by Destide View Post

Ello

I'm looking to upgrade from my Sennheiser 280 pro's 

I have been using the Sennheiser's for a couple of years in music production. Looking to buy another pair of cans for listening to FLAC. Is it worth getting another pair or would an amp be a better purchase? Currently using my UA-25.

 

It will be purely for home listening so doesn't matter too much about ruggidness or open back design

 

Seems to be from the forums, that there's no one Headphone to rule them all so maybe this will help. I listen to a wide range of music from Zappa,The Who,Max Ritcher,Arcade fire Daft punk, Joanna Newsom, Tom Waits, Coltrane, Hendrix,Floyd with various classical and electronica thrown aobut.

 

Thanks in advance guys



Sorry looking at spending £200/$315

post #11618 of 29490

Thank you 50an6xy06r6n for the advice...

i will look into it.

post #11619 of 29490

I'm looking for headphones that are a complete opposite of HD650's in terms of sound representation.  I want something that is fun.  I don't care if its colored, or not natural, or overly bassy, or has a unrealistic soundstage....I just want headphones that will make me tap my foot.  I've had 650's for some time now, and I find them very very boring and dull, although they are great in terms of sound quality, in a same way that an expensive custom made tuxedo is great in terms of tailoring craftsmanship, but it doesnt make me excited.  They never make me smile, or go WOW, or tap my foot...and that's what I want.   My ancient HD212's are broken, and they were very fun to listen to actually, they were my go-to-cans when I just wanted to enjoy music, instead of sitting down and focusing on the sound like with 650's.

 

So...a fun can...with these requirements:

 

- preferably closed

- very comfortable

- fun sound signature (punchy bass, fast sound, nice forward mids, clear highs that aren't too bright)

- under 500 dollars

- proper amplification is provided

post #11620 of 29490
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Originally Posted by stv014 View Post

 

For use with an iPod, you could get the E11 instead, which is also cheaper than the E9. Although it has the annoying disadvantage that it is battery powered, and cannot be used and charged at the same time.

 


 

That's the exact reason I want to avoid them... I don't want to need to use batteries or charge them. Are there any other desktop amps similar to the E9? Or could I just buy an Asus Xonar STX sound card (which I hear has good op amps?)

 

Anyways I bit the bullet and bought DT770 80 ohm from amazon. Hopefully there's enough juice to power it.

post #11621 of 29490

Can someone provide me an in-depth comparison of the V-moda M80 and the Audio-Technica M50? 

I listen to artists like John Waite, Thin Lizzy, Zz Top.. which is better for those kinds of music? And what is the bass rolloff for both headphones?

post #11622 of 29490
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Originally Posted by LimeANite View Post

For PC, you'll only need to connect the USB cable.  Not sure about the PS3 - you may have to run the E17 off battery power and use a 3.5mm interconnect cable.  The E17 should come with a couple of them.

Thanks for the response on how it would connect to the PC


 

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Originally Posted by 50an6xy06r6n View Post

Setup sounds good, but it may depend on what music/games/whatever you want to listen to. You connect the PC to the E17 via USB, then plug in your headphones. 

Music right now is mainly techno, electronic, DnB, dubstep kind of music but often do listen to rock, metal, classical, kpop, and so on. 


 

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Originally Posted by Riku540 View Post

Just want to clarify since nobody seems to have given a straight answer:

 

E17 + PS3 via USB will only transmit power, and will NOT transmit any audio data. You will want an optical/TOSLINK cable to go from the PS3 (you will need to change your sound output settings) to the E17 for best quality.

Thanks for informing me that the ps3 needs more than just USB.
For the optical/TOSlink would this type of cable work http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Optical-Audio-TosLink-Cable/dp/B001ZU3G2I and would that go into the S/PDIF or the AUX port?



 

Thanks to all for all the help I have received so far and ahead in my adventure of finding a great setup!

post #11623 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Eit8 View Post

 

Any comment on this ?

 


Comfort for Grados is a bit hit and miss depending on your own ear shape, etc. I've worn a pair for a few minutes, and they seemed pretty comfortable in terms of clamp and weight, but I can see the scratchy pads get uncomfortable after a while. Also, if you're international, look into the Alessandros, which are basically Grados, but they sell internationally (ergo, they're cheaper). 

 



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Originally Posted by Shogunner View Post

Hi Head-Fi, first post. :P

 

Uhm, I currently own the HARX-900 and HARX-700's and I love them, but it's time I step it up I think.

 

I wanted to get two headphones, one for music and one for competitive Dota/FPS'es.

 

I was thinking for my music I'm going with closed back since I don't want any reverb when I'm doing radio, so I was thinking for getting some ATH-M50's. Then for gaming since I'd much rather have a good soundstage, I was reading that Sennheiser 555's with the 595 mod are extremely good? Is that correct?

 

Also, I'll be using them with my TASCAM US-100 interface, are there any problems with that either? 

 

All advice is welcome, cheers guys!


First off, what do you mean by reverb? If anything, you're getting more resonance out of a closed pair, though it doesn't make a huge difference either way. Also, where are you going to be using the headphones? I assume you're gaming from home, but will you be listening to music on the go a lot? If not, open cans are perfectly good for music listening and general purposes, as long as you don't need noise attenuation from the outside world, so you don't necessarily need two pairs.

If you do plan on listening on the go, consider getting a more portable pair for dedicated use on the go.

Also, since the 5X5 series has been discontinued, look into the 5X8 series, which replaced it and is supposed to be significantly better.

And I doubt you'll run into issues with your interface.



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Originally Posted by HeadBeats View Post

Anyone have a preference between DBI 700 Pro, AKG K 518s and Superlux HD688B?


The better question is, do you? wink.gif I haven't heard of the DBIs, but between the AKGs and the Superluxes, the AKGs are closed, more portable, and bassy, while the Superluxes are more precise, less bassy, and semi-open. It all comes down to personal preference and usage scenarios.

 


 

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Sorry looking at spending £200/$315


Do you have an amp? If you don't already, factor that into the cost.

for $300, you can get the Q701/E10 combo, or the HD598/E10.

If you have an amp, maybe the HD600?

 


 

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Originally Posted by stexzedio View Post

Thank you 50an6xy06r6n for the advice...

i will look into it.


No problem!

 



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Originally Posted by derbigpr View Post

I'm looking for headphones that are a complete opposite of HD650's in terms of sound representation.  I want something that is fun.  I don't care if its colored, or not natural, or overly bassy, or has a unrealistic soundstage....I just want headphones that will make me tap my foot.  I've had 650's for some time now, and I find them very very boring and dull, although they are great in terms of sound quality, in a same way that an expensive custom made tuxedo is great in terms of tailoring craftsmanship, but it doesnt make me excited.  They never make me smile, or go WOW, or tap my foot...and that's what I want.   My ancient HD212's are broken, and they were very fun to listen to actually, they were my go-to-cans when I just wanted to enjoy music, instead of sitting down and focusing on the sound like with 650's.

 

So...a fun can...with these requirements:

 

- preferably closed

- very comfortable

- fun sound signature (punchy bass, fast sound, nice forward mids, clear highs that aren't too bright)

- under 500 dollars

- proper amplification is provided


Maybe the Denon D5000s?

 



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post #11624 of 29490
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Originally Posted by genome852 View Post
Anyways I bit the bullet and bought DT770 80 ohm from amazon. Hopefully there's enough juice to power it.


If you intend to use it with a computer with onboard audio only, a FiiO E10 (USB DAC+amplifier) may be worth buying, not only for more power, but also because the onboard audio outputs often have high impedance that reduces the bass quality.

 

post #11625 of 29490
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Originally Posted by 50an6xy06r6n View Post

 

First off, what do you mean by reverb? If anything, you're getting more resonance out of a closed pair, though it doesn't make a huge difference either way. Also, where are you going to be using the headphones? I assume you're gaming from home, but will you be listening to music on the go a lot? If not, open cans are perfectly good for music listening and general purposes, as long as you don't need noise attenuation from the outside world, so you don't necessarily need two pairs.

If you do plan on listening on the go, consider getting a more portable pair for dedicated use on the go.

Also, since the 5X5 series has been discontinued, look into the 5X8 series, which replaced it and is supposed to be significantly better.

And I doubt you'll run into issues with your interface.

 



Leaky noise from the M50's is what I mean, because I don't want my microphone to pick it up when I'm doing radio shows in my studio.

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