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post #11716 of 29490
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Originally Posted by rosen View Post

Need some help.

 

I have owned E2C, SHP8900, SR80, d-JAYS, CX300 and some other cans.  

 

I'm looking for new headphones to use with my iPhone. I have a Fiio Amp but I just want to use the phone itself. I am listening to all kinds of music and I'm choosing between these cans:

 

Triple Fi 10

(I can get these for 170. How's the microphonics?)

 

Etymotic HF3

(Are these the best sounding IEM with a remote and that you can wear with the cables down and not over your ear?)

 

Jays Four

(Maybe getting some cheaper phones with a mic that are easier to insert into the ear is better?)

 

HD25

(Comfort wise are these good for long listening sessions? Maybe they are to ugly to wear in public?)

 

TMA-1 

(I'm listening to al kinds of music so these cans may be to dark for my liking.)

 

M50

(How is the sound compared to HD25? And are the cable to long and the headphones to big to wear in public? Isolation?)

 

I have the hf5 (hf3 but no remote) and the m50s. While in-ears give you much greater portability, and great isolation (especially with the eymotics) full size cans will have more accurate placement, and tend to sound much more natural. You can cross off half your list depending on which you want.

 

The hf5 is very detailed, has unmatched isolation, but sounds dry and soul-less in comparison to all of my full-size cans. These can be worn over the ear, which gets rid of pretty much all microphonics.

 

I haven't heard them but the Triple Fi 10 should be less dry sounding than the etymotics.

 

I find the m50s are fun to listen to, and work well with all genres. However, when it comes to portable cans I don't see anything recommended more than the hd-25. If you decide on full size, I would choose between these two.

 

Hope this helps
 

 


Edited by walden - 2/3/12 at 5:42pm
post #11717 of 29490

Ok so I have recently gotten into nice headphones. My first purchase after my Sennheiser CX380 failed (owned them for nearly 4 years) was a pair of new IEMs I got the Atrio M5 with the MG7 driver. I love them  they have plenty of bass but it is very high quality bass at the same time when listening to them on a flat EQ I find they have good mids and highs (not harsh at all). 

 

So I am looking for something similar in sound but in a full sized headphone.

 

I will list a few that I have thought about purchasing and would like peoples opinions as well as suggestions on any I don't list.

 

Here is the list I am considering in no particular order:

 

1. ATH-M50

2. Denon D2000

3. Beyer DT990/600ohm

4. Sennheiser HD25-1 II

 

I will be using them at home only. I listen to all types of music but mainly Classic Rock (Pink Floyd, The Who, The Eagles, Led Zeppelin) Metal/Hard Rock (GNR, Metallica, Megadeath, Rammstein etc) Rap (Eminem, Kanye, thePhantom) Alternative (U2, Sting, Dave Matthews Band, Muse) Acoustic and Female Vocal stuff and Electronic/Dubstep (Infected Mushroom, Skrillex, Deadmau5).

 

My budget is $300 less is fine but I want quality. I enjoy bass but wouldn't say I'm a bass head as I don't typically EQ in extra bass during normal listening or use any type of bass boost.

 

Thanks for all your help.

 

Let me know what you recommend and why as well as if they work with all the music types I listed well.

post #11718 of 29490
@scohen158

Those options are all over the map.

The DT990 are great, but you might find the mids a bit recessed. The HD25 are awesome, but really not full-sized. I think some additional research might help you narrow to a more useful list.
post #11719 of 29490
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Originally Posted by joelpearce View Post

@scohen158
Those options are all over the map.
The DT990 are great, but you might find the mids a bit recessed. The HD25 are awesome, but really not full-sized. I think some additional research might help you narrow to a more useful list.


This is what I came up with after hours and hours of research. I know the HD25 are not full sized and really are probably my least likely of the 4. The problem with research is I swear I can read a reviews on all 4 of these headphones and change the name of the head phone and they say very similar things as far as good bass good quality sound etc. Also this list is just what I've come up with on my own I am looking for suggestions also.


Edited by scohen158 - 2/3/12 at 7:40pm
post #11720 of 29490

I currently have Shure Se 535s, and am looking to upgrade. I am considering re shelling my 535's and adding 2 or 3 drivers per side through unique melody, or purchasing a pair of thunderpants from smeggy. Which would be the best bang for my buck, and best option sound wise, excluding functionality.

post #11721 of 29490
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Originally Posted by ads295 View Post

Hello all, I am currently looking to buy headphones. Here are some things you should know.
1. I listen to mainly rock and a little classical. My main requirements are decent clarity and above average bass.
2. I will be using the 'phones on my Cowon S9 and phone (Nokia 701) without external amplification.
3. I am open to in-ear buds too. I used to own a pair of Creative EP-630 and currently own the Sennheiser CX-250.
I would prefer that my phones come in under INR 1000. But if something is exceptionally good I can go to 1500 INR.
Since I live in India and we have limited choices for audio hardware, I will tell you where I'm buying from; an online store called Flipkart. Here are the choices I have, tell me what's best in my budget.
flipkart.com/computers/laptop-accessories/headphone-20221
By the way, I have used a friend's Phillips SHL5000 and they sounded DAMN good. Just an opinion.
Thanks!
*edit* here are some Koss options (heard it's a good brand)
Koss CS100 , Price: Rs.1454
Koss CS95 , Price: Rs.1085
Koss KC25 , Price: Rs.2308
Koss KPH5 , Price: Rs.263
Koss KSC17 , Price: Rs.1154
Koss KSS10 , Price: Rs.729
Koss KTXPro1 , Price: Rs.1939
Koss P9 , Price: Rs.648
Koss PRO DJ100 , Price: Rs.6925
Koss PTX6 , Price: Rs.692
Koss SB45 , Price: Rs.3693
Koss Sporta-Pro. , Price: Rs.2825
Koss UR10 , Price: Rs.831
Koss UR20 , Price: Rs.1883
Koss UR40 , Price: Rs.3767
tell me if any of the ones in my budget are any good.


Try sennheiser hd 202 and audio technica ath t200

 

post #11722 of 29490

 

Please suggest the best one among them or any other in this segment.

sennheiser hd201, 202, 218, 408 , pmx 40 px 30 , pc31

sony mdr xd200, mdr zx300

skullcandy uprock

audio technica ath t200

koss ur18, cs100

 

post #11723 of 29490

Guy's, what would you choose for alternative/progressive/indie/classical rock and some psicodelic, bands like Pink Floyd, Yes, CCR, Camel, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, King Crimson, etc?

 

-Denon AH-D2000;

-SS HD 600;

-Grado 325i;

 

Listening via FiiO combo/LD MKIII, source is FLAC in computer and Vinyls, in the turntables(you don't say?).

post #11724 of 29490
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Originally Posted by gulatiishank View Post



thanks

but this is outta mu budget.

Please suggest some other from above list.


What is your budget roughly in USD?  I don't recognize the symbol for your currency.  It might also be good to know what brands are easily available in your country, or even a link to the headphone section of a website you might buy from.  I ask because the HTF-600s are only around $30 US, and you can't get much cheaper than that.  Only other things I can think of are the Koss KSC-75 or Portapro.

 

post #11725 of 29490
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Originally Posted by LimeANite View Post


What is your budget roughly in USD?  I don't recognize the symbol for your currency.  It might also be good to know what brands are easily available in your country, or even a link to the headphone section of a website you might buy from.  I ask because the HTF-600s are only around $30 US, and you can't get much cheaper than that.  Only other things I can think of are the Koss KSC-75 or Portapro.

 



 

sennheiser hd201, 202, 218, 408 , pmx 40 px 30 , pc31

sony mdr xd200, mdr zx300

skullcandy uprock

audio technica ath t200

koss ur18, cs100

these head phones are in my budget

 

here is the web link

http://www.flipkart.com/computers/laptop-accessories/headphone-20221?_l=35MwG8n3EfqfVfKqO87H3g--&_r=n_2yuAC4xgh0SZTuulvAtw--&_pop=flyout

 


Edited by gulatiishank - 2/3/12 at 9:40pm
post #11726 of 29490

How much sound does the V-Moda M80 leak?

post #11727 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Skizzy View Post

So I'm thinking about getting either an HD 558 or 598 but can't decide on which one. Here in Canada the cheapest I can get the 558 for is 209.99 and 279.99 for the 598, the 558s were just on sale for 149.99 at futureshop but I found out about it too late, noobd hardcore.

Anyway, are the 70 dollars worth the difference? I'd probably end up doing the mod if I get the 558s so I'm starting to look at it as $70 for a 2 year warranty since the mod voids it, I've read the 558s still don't sound quite as good as the 598s after the mod but that brings me to my next point. These will be my first pair of audiophile level headphones, so I probably won't even be able to tell the difference between the headphones as well as other people, which obviously sways my decision in the direction of the 558s. Thoughts?


People have said that the 558s and 598s have the same drivers, and that a simple mod can make them identical, but there's a bit of debate about that. I'd say go for the 558s and try the mod.

 



Quote:
Originally Posted by gulatiishank View Post

Thanks for fast reply

Head phones available here in my range are

sennheiser hd201, 202, 218, 408 , pmx 40 px 30 , pc31

sony mdr xd200, mdr zx300

skullcandy uprock

audio technica ath t200

koss ur18, cs100

Please suggest the best one among them or any other in this segment asap.


TBH, none of those are particularly good, but The 202 is a classic choice, and I've heard some good things about the Uprock(?). Also look at those Kosses that the last poster suggested. 

His budget is about $25 btw.

 



Quote:
Originally Posted by ads295 View Post

Hello all, I am currently looking to buy headphones. Here are some things you should know.
1. I listen to mainly rock and a little classical. My main requirements are decent clarity and above average bass.
2. I will be using the 'phones on my Cowon S9 and phone (Nokia 701) without external amplification.
3. I am open to in-ear buds too. I used to own a pair of Creative EP-630 and currently own the Sennheiser CX-250.
I would prefer that my phones come in under INR 1000. But if something is exceptionally good I can go to 1500 INR.
Since I live in India and we have limited choices for audio hardware, I will tell you where I'm buying from; an online store called Flipkart. Here are the choices I have, tell me what's best in my budget.
flipkart.com/computers/laptop-accessories/headphone-20221
By the way, I have used a friend's Phillips SHL5000 and they sounded DAMN good. Just an opinion.
Thanks!
*edit* here are some Koss options (heard it's a good brand)
Koss CS100 , Price: Rs.1454
Koss CS95 , Price: Rs.1085
Koss KC25 , Price: Rs.2308
Koss KPH5 , Price: Rs.263
Koss KSC17 , Price: Rs.1154
Koss KSS10 , Price: Rs.729
Koss KTXPro1 , Price: Rs.1939
Koss P9 , Price: Rs.648
Koss PRO DJ100 , Price: Rs.6925
Koss PTX6 , Price: Rs.692
Koss SB45 , Price: Rs.3693
Koss Sporta-Pro. , Price: Rs.2825
Koss UR10 , Price: Rs.831
Koss UR20 , Price: Rs.1883
Koss UR40 , Price: Rs.3767
tell me if any of the ones in my budget are any good.


See above, though your budget seems a bit higher. what is it exactly?

 



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Originally Posted by sundial911 View Post

Just a quick question
Is the DT-770 Pro (250 ohm) still good value if I can only get it at its SRP of $299?


Probably not a good value at that point.

 



Quote:
Originally Posted by rosen View Post

Need some help.

 

I have owned E2C, SHP8900, SR80, d-JAYS, CX300 and some other cans.  

 

I'm looking for new headphones to use with my iPhone. I have a Fiio Amp but I just want to use the phone itself. I am listening to all kinds of music and I'm choosing between these cans:

 

Triple Fi 10

(I can get these for 170. How's the microphonics?)

 

Etymotic HF3

(Are these the best sounding IEM with a remote and that you can wear with the cables down and not over your ear?)

 

Jays Four

(Maybe getting some cheaper phones with a mic that are easier to insert into the ear is better?)

 

HD25

(Comfort wise are these good for long listening sessions? Maybe they are to ugly to wear in public?)

 

TMA-1 

(I'm listening to al kinds of music so these cans may be to dark for my liking.)

 

M50

(How is the sound compared to HD25? And are the cable to long and the headphones to big to wear in public? Isolation?)

 

 

 


May I suggest the M80s? They fit all your criteria pretty well. And yes, the M50 cable is a bit long. 

 



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Originally Posted by Rezound Sound View Post

Sennheiser Hd 25-1 II

B&W P5

Audio Technica ATH-WS70

Klipsch Mode M40

 

Which are the best for sound quality, comfort, portability, and least sound leakage?

I typically listen to electronic music genres, so pretty much bass heavy stuff.

Also, no amps, or dac's. Just playing from an iPod.


The M40s are new, so not a lot of impressions, but they're very pricey. The HD25s might work for your genres, but the comfort might be less than ideal. The P5s balance everything very well, but the sound signature might not work that well for electronic music. Another option could be the M80s (V-Moda) as well.

 


 

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Originally Posted by Chris153 View Post


Single side is just a matter of preference, but everyone seems to love these, so I might go with them. If they're so great, why don't major companies carry them? Every other set i've looked into has been available on amazon, not these.


They used to be on Amazon until MP4nation ran out of stock, so the listing disappeared. You can preoder them directly from MP4nation, and they'll be back in stock next month sometime.

 


 

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Originally Posted by yawny View Post

First post here in a long time, but i'm looking to buy a new set of over-ears before i go off to college.

 

Right now i have some HD595s, which i like, but they're getting old and i'm GASing (HASing?) for a new set that'll work for me.

 

My main issue is that when i get the 595s to the volume level i want, there's a ton of leakage, being open-backed. This isn't ideal for dorm listening or for instrument/vocal monitoring, which i do fairly often in my home studio.

 

These are the only "cans" i've ever owned. I do have a set of SE530s, but those aren't comfortable for long periods and are a pain to take on and off.

 

I'm not looking to break the bank, i'd like to set a limit at $300, but really i'll spend what i need to get the best at somewhere around that range.

 

I'd prefer closed-back, unless the Senns are just abnormally loud and another set of opens would do, but i don't want anything that gets to the "noise-cancelling" level of closed.

 

I've taken looks at the AKG 701 family, the GMP 435S, and looked at the 598s, which i hear are only marginally better than the 595s. There's no good place to try out and listen around here, so a set i don't like means a shipped return.

 

I'd also like to note that i do occasionally use these to listen to my iPod, which i know isn't exactly a hi-fi device, but sounds pretty alright with high quality music, and it has some trouble getting the Senns loud enough. If you have a good recommendation that needs pushed fairly hard, i wouldn't be against getting a small dedicated preamp.


D2000s could work.

 



Quote:
Originally Posted by eltocliousus View Post

Looking for some neutral cans for £160 or under (around $200-250), I'm coming from XB500s which are bass heavy and I enjoy them for electronic but for anything else (acoustic and whatnot) they fall flat on their face.

 

My music preferences are very varied, I don't listen to just one thing, however I don't listen to any rock/metal or pop.

Even though my music preferences are varied I do listen to a lot of electronic, acoustic and ambient therefore I feel a more neutral sounding pair of headphones would suit me however I definitely appreciate suggestions of all kind, I'll be using a FiiO E10 as the dac/amp.

I don't prefer open/closed, they're purely at home listening, soundstage is definitely preferred.

 

I've been trying to get a pair of HE-300s to the UK but sellers are limited, I'm also thinking about the DT-990 Pro 250s.

 

Thankyou!


SRH840, HM5, SRH940 for closed. HD598, Q701, DT770 for open.

 



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Originally Posted by scohen158 View Post



This is what I came up with after hours and hours of research. I know the HD25 are not full sized and really are probably my least likely of the 4. The problem with research is I swear I can read a reviews on all 4 of these headphones and change the name of the head phone and they say very similar things as far as good bass good quality sound etc. Also this list is just what I've come up with on my own I am looking for suggestions also.


 

How portable do you need them to be? That will affect your options and narrow it down. I would add the Ultrasones too, however.



Quote:
Originally Posted by Theolliellama View Post

I currently have Shure Se 535s, and am looking to upgrade. I am considering re shelling my 535's and adding 2 or 3 drivers per side through unique melody, or purchasing a pair of thunderpants from smeggy. Which would be the best bang for my buck, and best option sound wise, excluding functionality.


Those are very very very different and specialized options. Better off asking in a reshell or thunderpants thread. Also, what're the prices? At the very least we need that to give advice. 

 



Quote:
Originally Posted by Leiker535 View Post

Guy's, what would you choose for alternative/progressive/indie/classical rock and some psicodelic, bands like Pink Floyd, Yes, CCR, Camel, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, King Crimson, etc?

 

-Denon AH-D2000;

-SS HD 600;

-Grado 325i;

 

Listening via FiiO combo/LD MKIII, source is FLAC in computer and Vinyls, in the turntables(you don't say?).


Add the HD598s and Q701s. I'm not sure if the Grados will work for all those genres, however, due to lack of soundstaging.

 



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Originally Posted by Rezound Sound View Post

How much sound does the V-Moda M80 leak?


Probably more than other closed cans, but not enough to be annoying to anyone else. Maybe someone who owns them can chime in? Either that or ask ljokerl.

 


Edited by 50an6xy06r6n - 2/3/12 at 10:39pm
post #11728 of 29490

@50an6xy06r6n

is audio technica ath t200 good

cos i just ordered that

 

post #11729 of 29490

Hey guys, Im looking for some closed cans and I found out the Denon D2000 as a reasonable choice and they are nicely reviwed and for most music.. (80's 90's and Trance for me)

 

I've 260$ for the cans. However, I've one doubt about mp3 players + DAC/AMP (within D2000)

 

Will I feel diference on: ??

- D2000 + iPod Touch + E11

- D2000 + iPod Touch

 

- D2000 + Cowon J3 + E11

- D2000 + Cowon J3

 

(replacing my iPod Nanao 1st gen)

 

As I'm going to use the laptop most of times (along with speakers), a DAC will be necessary (E10)..

 

If using the D2000 + mp3 player won't get any addicional feature from the AMP (E11), should I go just for E10? (home use)

 

If you tell me that I won't need an AMP for the mp3 player, I'll stick to E10 for home purposes..

And as for portability Im going to buy the UE 700 (replacing my Sennheiser CX-300II)

 

Thanks in advance

post #11730 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by gulatiishank View Post

@50an6xy06r6n

is audio technica ath t200 good

cos i just ordered that

 


No idea. Report back when you get them!

 



Quote:
Originally Posted by Godinhovsky View Post

Hey guys, Im looking for some closed cans and I found out the Denon D2000 as a reasonable choice and they are nicely reviwed and for most music.. (80's 90's and Trance for me)

 

I've 260$ for the cans. However, I've one doubt about mp3 players + DAC/AMP (within D2000)

 

Will I feel diference on: ??

- D2000 + iPod Touch + E11

- D2000 + iPod Touch

 

- D2000 + Cowon J3 + E11

- D2000 + Cowon J3

 

(replacing my iPod Nanao 1st gen)

 

As I'm going to use the laptop most of times (along with speakers), a DAC will be necessary (E10)..

 

If using the D2000 + mp3 player won't get any addicional feature from the AMP (E11), should I go just for E10? (home use)

 

If you tell me that I won't need an AMP for the mp3 player, I'll stick to E10 for home purposes..

And as for portability Im going to buy the UE 700 (replacing my Sennheiser CX-300II)

 

Thanks in advance


The J3 is supposed to be a nice audiophile DAP, and I think that'll give you the best sound quality, assuming you have good-quality music files. I'd say that'll be sufficient for portable use, get the E10 for home. 

As for the IEMs, you might want to look a bit more, as the UE700s have a very different sound sig than the D2000s. Maybe look into the JVC FXT90s.

 

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