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Originally Posted by Wraithe View Post

I'm looking for a nice budget set of phones for around $50. I'm looking for ones that would be good for gaming mostly rpg's and single player games. And my taste in music is mostly rock, classical, and orchestra's. I would like something with a nice sound stage without a ton of bass im not really a bass nut some is ok but if its too much I start getting annoyed with it. And on the opposite side I don't want a lot of treble either.

 

Sadly I don't live anywhere close to somewhere that i could try out any headphones closest place would be about 2 hours away. And as i dont have a car its almost impossible to get there XD

 

Sorry i don't really know how to describe what im wanting well im a complete noob when it comes to this stuff. The headphones i've been seeing everyone recommend are

 

Panasonic htf600 (I have heard these can be quite bass heavy so i dont know how much I would like them)

 

superlux 668b/samson sr850

JVC harx700/900

superlux 681

 

As you can tell I am looking for mostly over ear headphones so i would like that. 

 


I think the 668Bs are an excellent fit for your needs, as long as you can find them in your price range.

 



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would i get a big improvement with Fiio E7/E10/E17 with Macbook Pro and ATH m50?


By all accounts, Macbooks have pretty good audio hardware, so you might be better off putting the money towards an upgrade of your headphones.

 



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What's better at isolation? Denon AH-D1100? or B&W P5?


I think you can find detailed info on that in ljokerl's portables thread, as I think he's reviewed both. Off the top of my head, the P5s isolate superbly, even though they're supra-aural.

 

post #11762 of 29490

Okay so, I got my ATH-M50's and they're solid for music, not worthy of their crazy hype, but definetely keepers. I've found that in games though my HARX-900 can outperform them, so I want something in the $100-150 range (slightly above is fine) that can destroy my HARX900s for games but they don't have to be particularly good for music.

 

I was thinking that the Sennheiser 558 might be good for gaming/epic war movies and things like that. I heard that it's not as good as the 595s though, so maybe I should get 555s and do the 595 mod on them? I'm not sure. Suggestions? 


Edited by Shogunner - 2/4/12 at 10:34pm
post #11763 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Shogunner View Post

Okay so, I got my ATH-M50's and they're solid for music, not worthy of their crazy hype, but definetely keepers. I've found that in games though my HARX-900 can outperform them, so I want something in the $100-150 range (slightly above is fine) that can destroy my HARX900s for games but they don't have to be particularly good for music.

 

I was thinking that the Sennheiser 558 might be good for gaming/epic war movies and things like that. I heard that it's not as good as the 595s though, so maybe I should get 555s and do the 595 mod on them? I'm not sure. Suggestions? 


I've actually heard the 558s are better than the 595s, and they're actually cheaper than the 555s atm. 

 

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I'm planning on an upgrade. Just wanted to know what headphones have the biggest sound stage and best instrument separation at the 300 - 400 price range. I'm looking to try an open headphone and right now I have the m50's paired with the fiio e7/9. 

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I notice a slight but still noticeable difference when I pair my m50's with the e7/9 with my mac. 

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Originally Posted by mc906 View Post

would i get a big improvement with Fiio E7/E10/E17 with Macbook Pro and ATH m50?



 

post #11766 of 29490
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Originally Posted by 50an6xy06r6n View Post


I've actually heard the 558s are better than the 595s, and they're actually cheaper than the 555s atm. 

 



Cool, I might just pick up a pair then. Cheers!

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Hi everyone!

 

In advance, thanks for any help with this :)

 

In terms of the Music I listen to, I would say it's about 55% Hip-Hop/R'n'B, 15% Soul, and the other 30% comprises of some other genres like electronic music, rock, pop and so on. Also, I'm gonna be using them with my phone on the go but I have a Mini^3 amp that I'm using right now with my TMA-1's

I've already made my headphone amp so price isn't too much of an issue, definitely something under $1000 though (so it comes down to under £600 for me :) ) In terms of the sound, I'd kinda prefer something that's not too dark, and that's good in the whole spectrum (going from bass to treble)

 

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I'm trying to decide between the sennheiser hd 600 and the hifiman he300.

Which do you think is the better of the two?

I listen to mostly hip hop, but im not looking for a bass heavy can.

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I'm planning on an upgrade. Just wanted to know what headphones have the biggest sound stage and best instrument separation at the 300 - 400 price range. I'm looking to try an open headphone and right now I have the m50's paired with the fiio e7/9. 


AKG Q701?

 

post #11770 of 29490
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Originally Posted by hmohammed43 View Post

Hi everyone!

 

In advance, thanks for any help with this :)

 

In terms of the Music I listen to, I would say it's about 55% Hip-Hop/R'n'B, 15% Soul, and the other 30% comprises of some other genres like electronic music, rock, pop and so on. Also, I'm gonna be using them with my phone on the go but I have a Mini^3 amp that I'm using right now with my TMA-1's

I've already made my headphone amp so price isn't too much of an issue, definitely something under $1000 though (so it comes down to under £600 for me :) ) In terms of the sound, I'd kinda prefer something that's not too dark, and that's good in the whole spectrum (going from bass to treble)

 


Perhaps the D5000s will do well with your bass-heavy genres.

 

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Originally Posted by JRoMan View Post


 



 

Wow. Was that all in one place??


Four different places. But I still think it is awesome that you could try that amount of headphones in just four shops. 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by 50an6xy06r6n View Post


Umm, what's the question? The main thing about the Beats Pro is that they're mostly just overpriced, and the build is questionable, given the record of the other Beats models. For style, maybe those new models in Jude's CES interviews could help, as well as some V-Modas like the M80s or the M100s, when they come out. The M50s sound pretty good for the price, but look a bit awkward when worn. For more bass, though, I've heard the new V-Moda LP2s have fixed the muddiness, but are still bass-heavy.

 

Do you have a link to Jude's interviews? I don't think I have watched them all. Philips Fidelio, Parrot Zik, Amperior... any more he has covered? I've been over at Innerfidelity and reading about new cans from CES as well. Unfortunately I can't listen to any V-Modas before buying them here in Sweden. I think I am getting the TMA-1's with a remote and mic and then keeping an eye out for a sub USD 250 pair of Beats Pro showing up. Nad then waiting for a chance to try the Fidelios and Zik. Just making a plan for future headphones ;). What do you guys think of the TMA-1's for some singer-/songwriter and classical music? 

 


Edited by rosen - 2/5/12 at 2:08am
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Newbie question:

 

I want some headphones!

 

- I hate bass light phones

- they should be fun

- big soundstage BUT no recessed mids

- non-fatigueing [sic] treble

- enough detail and seperation

 

Should be less than 300€ and should sound good without any amlification.

 

(maybe denon d2000?)

 

Thank you, sir!

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Originally Posted by 50an6xy06r6n View Post


The 940s might not have enough bass for your electronic music, so maybe keep looking. The Denon D2000s seem to fit your bill quite nicely, except for the lack of detachable cable. 

 


Thanks for the reply! Do you think the V-MODA CROSSFADE LP2 are considerable in my situation?

 

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Anyone know of any headphones that have a detachable cable similar to the AiAiAi TMA-1 or V-Moda M80?  Sort of like how the Monster Beats by Dre line has. Much appreciated biggrin.gif


Edited by MiniWumbo - 2/5/12 at 3:14am
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Originally Posted by Kaffeemann View Post

Newbie question:

 

I want some headphones!

 

- I hate bass light phones

- they should be fun

- big soundstage BUT no recessed mids

- non-fatigueing [sic] treble

- enough detail and seperation

 

Should be less than 300€ and should sound good without any amlification.

 

(maybe denon d2000?)

 

Thank you, sir!


dt 770 pro 80 ohm?

 

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