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post #11866 of 29490
What should my next step be? Currently i have the Sennheiser hd518 with a Fiio e11 that i got pretty recently (Christmas). They are played out of a cowon j3 in wav and from an iPad, which sounds pretty good to me. However, i havent gotten to try many other headphones out. My preference is mostly rock/classic rock, new wave, vocals, pop, and some hip hop. So im guessing i need a balanced can. I research a tonn, but there is just way too many options. My price range is about 500, but i would be willing to save money if a more expensive headphone is worth it. Any ideas? Also, i plan on buying a new amp, as the e11 probably cant drive the next headphones i buy.
post #11867 of 29490

Are the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro headphones good for comfort + music with bass? Was looking at the 80 ohm ones for my iPod or is there better for the price? Comfort is a big issue for me (Big head & ears plus glasses) as well as basically getting the best for my money. Bass heavy music is my main type of music but I listen to pop, rap, R&B, rock, dubstep, techno, dance, trance, you name it.


Edited by Mackem - 2/7/12 at 1:48pm
post #11868 of 29490

I bought from 4ortex.com and what a mistake! First of all they sell counterfeit products that come direct from China. They carry no stock and can't meet any shipping commitment. I actually cancelled my order when I realized it was a scam - too late! They shipped anyway. As I feared the Dr. Dre. Headphones I got were indeed counterfeit. I sent them back - at my own expense. It's now been more than a month - no refund. They acknowledge getting the headphones back and that I am due a refund but want me to contact THEIR CREDIT card processing company - the one who dropped them because it's a scam. Of course hey won't even talk to me.

 

STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY - ITS A SCAM!!

post #11869 of 29490
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Originally Posted by davidrey View Post

I bought from 4ortex.com and what a mistake! First of all they sell counterfeit products that come direct from China. They carry no stock and can't meet any shipping commitment. I actually cancelled my order when I realized it was a scam - too late! They shipped anyway. As I feared the Dr. Dre. Headphones I got were indeed counterfeit. I sent them back - at my own expense. It's now been more than a month - no refund. They acknowledge getting the headphones back and that I am due a refund but want me to contact THEIR CREDIT card processing company - the one who dropped them because it's a scam. Of course hey won't even talk to me.

 

STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY - ITS A SCAM!!

Have you contacted your credit card provider to dispute the payment?
 

 

 

post #11870 of 29490

I've got a hopefully easy question.

 

I've got a pair of DT880 250ohm's. I've had them since 2004, used them everyday. They're the only constant piece of gear through many different amps, headphones, sources, etc.

Unfortunately, they've got a grattle/rattle that seems to be more or less unfixable (I've disassembled them down as far as is possible about a dozen times, done lots of different things) and might actually be a driver giving up the ghost.

 

I'm willing to buy a new pair of headphones right at the same price range, hopefully around or below $300. Current amping situation is nothing more than a Total Bithead, but I have a HRT Music Streamer II sitting around, and I will probably pick up a Schiit Asgard or Bottlehead Crack (or something similar. Open to recommendations there, too).

I'm very happy to just pick up a pair of new DT880 600ohm's, but it'd be nice to have a change from the same headphones I've had on my head for the past ~7 years (with some extra ohms, anyway), but I figured I should be open for discussion.

 

I listen to a massive range of music, anything from classical to lo-fi punk to sludge metal to indie to pop. I've always loved the bass extension of the DT880's and the decidedly noticeable bass (varies an awful lot from song to song). Detailed highs are wonderful on them, I like a nice present mid.

 

So, short version is I've got a dying pair of DT880's that I would like to retire in favor of something similar. I've got zero qualms about open/closed, and I listen to damn near everything. I'm a big fan of the sound signature of the 880's, but looking for other suggestions rather than just picking up a new set of 600ohm 880's (which I'm considering).

post #11871 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by HypnoLobster View Post

I've got a hopefully easy question.

 

I've got a pair of DT880 250ohm's. I've had them since 2004, used them everyday. They're the only constant piece of gear through many different amps, headphones, sources, etc.

Unfortunately, they've got a grattle/rattle that seems to be more or less unfixable (I've disassembled them down as far as is possible about a dozen times, done lots of different things) and might actually be a driver giving up the ghost.

 

I'm willing to buy a new pair of headphones right at the same price range, hopefully around or below $300. Current amping situation is nothing more than a Total Bithead, but I have a HRT Music Streamer II sitting around, and I will probably pick up a Schiit Asgard or Bottlehead Crack (or something similar. Open to recommendations there, too).

I'm very happy to just pick up a pair of new DT880 600ohm's, but it'd be nice to have a change from the same headphones I've had on my head for the past ~7 years (with some extra ohms, anyway), but I figured I should be open for discussion.

 

I listen to a massive range of music, anything from classical to lo-fi punk to sludge metal to indie to pop. I've always loved the bass extension of the DT880's and the decidedly noticeable bass (varies an awful lot from song to song). Detailed highs are wonderful on them, I like a nice present mid.

 

So, short version is I've got a dying pair of DT880's that I would like to retire in favor of something similar. I've got zero qualms about open/closed, and I listen to damn near everything. I'm a big fan of the sound signature of the 880's, but looking for other suggestions rather than just picking up a new set of 600ohm 880's (which I'm considering).


Well, if you do want to stick with the DT880's I would recommend the Bottlehead Crack as they are a great pair. If you want to try something different, but still have a versatile headphone, I would recommend the Sennheiser HD600. More bass and more laid back than the DT880, but still very neutral. Great with rock and fantastic with classical.

 

post #11872 of 29490

 

Before I start I wanted to say two things. 

  1. I'm an audio noob, I would like to say otherwise, but I can't.
  2. It took me a little while to post... You guys are talked about quite respectfully when audio is mentioned.

 

 

Anyways, if you say something technical,I should be able to figure it out quick enough. I'm interested in buying my first set of decent cans. They will be used for gaming (BF3 mostly), and music. On the music, a little bit of everything,some Hip-Hop/Rap, but when I'm studying, classical, and Jazz. I know that this  price range is posted quite often here sounds like a lot of threads on this forum, but they were not exactly what I wanted.

 

I had originally been recommended some Ultrasone 550's, (different forum) and while they were nice, I had two of the attached cables short out in one week, actually, one came defective, and the other broke after a week without any type of harsh treatment, so I returned them.If they are a good deal I wouldn't be against buying them again. 

 

With my budget, I was thinking of spending 150$ on the over ear headphones, and I also needed something portable. Obviously for under 50$ I can't get anything "good" but I don't want to spend tons on IEM's, as these will be used at school, and those wouldn't be the greatest place for big, expensive headphones, or expensive IEM's for that matter.

 

After reading similar threads I have seen the M50's recommended a fair amount. I am a member of overclock.net, and they said those weren't very good.

 

 

 

Quote:
"M50s have no sound stage"

 

 

Thanks!

 

This is also a thread. I saw this after I posted. If this was dumb to post here too, tell me, and I'll edit it too something else... :)

I would love to order tomorrow, so any advice would be appreciated...

post #11873 of 29490
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Originally Posted by RaptorMan View Post

 

Before I start I wanted to say two things. 

  1. I'm an audio noob, I would like to say otherwise, but I can't.
  2. It took me a little while to post... You guys are talked about quite respectfully when audio is mentioned.

 

 

Anyways, if you say something technical,I should be able to figure it out quick enough. I'm interested in buying my first set of decent cans. They will be used for gaming (BF3 mostly), and music. On the music, a little bit of everything,some Hip-Hop/Rap, but when I'm studying, classical, and Jazz. I know that this  price range is posted quite often here sounds like a lot of threads on this forum, but they were not exactly what I wanted.

 

I had originally been recommended some Ultrasone 550's, (different forum) and while they were nice, I had two of the attached cables short out in one week, actually, one came defective, and the other broke after a week without any type of harsh treatment, so I returned them.If they are a good deal I wouldn't be against buying them again. 

 

With my budget, I was thinking of spending 150$ on the over ear headphones, and I also needed something portable. Obviously for under 50$ I can't get anything "good" but I don't want to spend tons on IEM's, as these will be used at school, and those wouldn't be the greatest place for big, expensive headphones, or expensive IEM's for that matter.

 

After reading similar threads I have seen the M50's recommended a fair amount. I am a member of overclock.net, and they said those weren't very good.

 

Thanks!

 

This is also a thread. I saw this after I posted. If this was dumb to post here too, tell me, and I'll edit it too something else... :)

I would love to order tomorrow, so any advice would be appreciated...


Correct on the M50s - they aren't really good for gaming.  Closed headphones in general aren't the best for gaming because (for the most part) they have smaller soundstages.  Ultrasone has their S-Logic technology, which helps, so you could give those a shot again (maybe a different model, like the 580 or 780?  I know the 580s are under $150; not sure about the 780s).  You could also try semi-open headphones like the Superlux 668B/Samson SR-850 (same headphones, just rebranded).  They won't leak too much sound, and they'll have more soundstage than the average closed headphone.

 

The only closed headphones I've used for gaming (barring gaming headsets that I used before I caught the audiophilia bug) are the Denon D2000s, which are excellent, but nearly impossible to find for less than $200.

 

post #11874 of 29490

Hey guys, first time poster here.

Currently I use a Grado SR125i paired with a M-Audio Fast Track Pro audio interface. I really like the open back Grado for its soundstage and the deep but not overwhelming bass, however I think the high ends are sometimes a little too harsh, plus it doesn't have as much detail as I like. I'm thinking about upgrading to a SR325i, but I also wants some suggestions on other cans. Some of the other headphones I've considered are AD-H5000, beyer dt990, and HD650. What are some of the pros/cons? Also should I get an amp?

post #11875 of 29490

 

I would like some recommendations for full size, or on ear headphones that have good comfort, and minimal leakage.

I would be listening to them on the go, so in public. I don't have money for an amp/dac, and I'm most worried about the actual headphones and not amps/dac's. I would be playing music from an iPod. I listen to mainly electronic music, but I still listen to a little of everything. My budget is $250. And I do care about looks, so, I don't want the biggest headphones.

post #11876 of 29490

FA-011

Modded T50RP

HD600 (or HD650)

D2000

Anything you suggest

post #11877 of 29490

The ATH-M50s are a great suggestion. Some people might not receive them as well as others, but people have different preferences. From my experience, their soundstage is pretty respectable for a headphone of that price range. They're also pretty versatile; it sounds like you have pretty variable music preferences, and I believe that they should cover most genres pretty well. They're definitely comfortable, and they have a nice design if that's a factor that you might take into consideration.
 

As far as ~50 IEMs, I'd consider the Etymotic MC5. I've heard good things regarding them, but be sure to do your homework first before buying. Amazon price is $51 right now, which is a pretty good price for them I believe, so it's worth looking into.

Hope any of this helps! Feel free to PM me if you have additional questions.

Quote:
Originally Posted by RaptorMan View Post

 

Before I start I wanted to say two things. 

  1. I'm an audio noob, I would like to say otherwise, but I can't.
  2. It took me a little while to post... You guys are talked about quite respectfully when audio is mentioned.

 

 

Anyways, if you say something technical,I should be able to figure it out quick enough. I'm interested in buying my first set of decent cans. They will be used for gaming (BF3 mostly), and music. On the music, a little bit of everything,some Hip-Hop/Rap, but when I'm studying, classical, and Jazz. I know that this  price range is posted quite often here sounds like a lot of threads on this forum, but they were not exactly what I wanted.

 

I had originally been recommended some Ultrasone 550's, (different forum) and while they were nice, I had two of the attached cables short out in one week, actually, one came defective, and the other broke after a week without any type of harsh treatment, so I returned them.If they are a good deal I wouldn't be against buying them again. 

 

With my budget, I was thinking of spending 150$ on the over ear headphones, and I also needed something portable. Obviously for under 50$ I can't get anything "good" but I don't want to spend tons on IEM's, as these will be used at school, and those wouldn't be the greatest place for big, expensive headphones, or expensive IEM's for that matter.

 

After reading similar threads I have seen the M50's recommended a fair amount. I am a member of overclock.net, and they said those weren't very good.

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks!

 

This is also a thread. I saw this after I posted. If this was dumb to post here too, tell me, and I'll edit it too something else... :)

I would love to order tomorrow, so any advice would be appreciated...



 

post #11878 of 29490

I had a positive experience with the Ultrasone HFI-580s for electronica. I'm a bit of a basshead, and these remain the bassiest headphones I've ever listened to while still having a lot more mid and high resolution than say, Beats by Dre. They're generally around $150, and look sleek in my humble opinion. They sound good without an amp, too; can be driven from an iPod.

There's some divided opinion on the S-Logic technology from Ultrasone. I personally enjoyed the headphones very much, but they're not everyone's thing. If you can audition them first, it would behoove you, but if not, I'd do a little research before buying.
 

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Originally Posted by Rezound Sound View Post

 

I would like some recommendations for full size, or on ear headphones that have good comfort, and minimal leakage.

I would be listening to them on the go, so in public. I don't have money for an amp/dac, and I'm most worried about the actual headphones and not amps/dac's. I would be playing music from an iPod. I listen to mainly electronic music, but I still listen to a little of everything. My budget is $250. And I do care about looks, so, I don't want the biggest headphones.



 

post #11879 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by physib View Post

Hey guys, first time poster here.

Currently I use a Grado SR125i paired with a M-Audio Fast Track Pro audio interface. I really like the open back Grado for its soundstage and the deep but not overwhelming bass, however I think the high ends are sometimes a little too harsh, plus it doesn't have as much detail as I like. I'm thinking about upgrading to a SR325i, but I also wants some suggestions on other cans. Some of the other headphones I've considered are AD-H5000, beyer dt990, and HD650. What are some of the pros/cons? Also should I get an amp?



I should also mention that I have a hifiman HM601 for portable listening. It's plenty powerful for the Grado, but how about the others?

post #11880 of 29490
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Originally Posted by rosen View Post


 

ok. Will be looking at YouTube. 

 

Then used pros it is ;). 

 

But what about Tma-1s for everything bass heavy?


The TMA's will probably work for bass-heavy genres, yeah

 



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Originally Posted by Eabgm View Post

Hi to everyone! and sorry about my english, ill try haha.

 

If someone can help me with this i'll really appreciate it :) 

 

I'm trying to buy something at 150 - 200 range mainly for house-travel listening, the source would be an iPod nano, and i mostly listen to 80s-90s pop (Men At Work, The Outfield, etc.), hard rock (Guns N Roses, Scorpions, WhiteSnake and classic like Zeppelin and Pink Floyd), metal (Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Helloween, Stratovarius, Metallica) and some new pop-house.

 

Here is the problem:

 

Since christmas i got curious about beats and stuff, since everyone said they were awesome, i checked out a bit and found that beats aren't worth the price... well, the problem is that i tried the solos and they sounded great for me (i liked how deep the music was, not only bass... since everyone likes that haha) then i tried the sennheiser 515 and dam, i got dissapointed, (both had same source ipod nano touch at bestbuy haha no amps or anything) i felt like when you listen to some old radio or when theres radio interference...i dont know how to explain, it just sounded bad for me somewhat "dry" :( so i'm wondering if all of sennheiser's products have the same type of sound? or is it just that model? maybe it's great for most people but i don't like that sound.

 

 

That sennhesier and beats experience and doubts were to explain in this part that i like a "warm" sound and beats did it for me when i tried them, hence why i didn't like sennheiser's "dry" sound (if there's a problem with the 515s maybe thats the reason why i felt beats had a punchy and warm sound), i wonder if you know of what i'm talking about when i say i like a "colorful" sound, like (to a quick and what most people who likes metal will know reference) on Metallica's Master Of Puppets album they got a punchy guitar sound and bass lines sounded clear and heavy, while drums were strong and vocals were more rough but clear than the past albums, all together pulled out a full sound of good rich bass from guitars and bass, clear highs on harmonies, guitar leads and great kicks on drums just an example, if you heard some songs of that album you will get it, and if you dont mayeb you get the idea haha.

 

Again, thanks in advance if anynoe can help me with this :)



 



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Originally Posted by Mysterious View Post

Hey Guys,
Kinda new to this

Am interested in buying headphones under 100$ .I listen to all kind of music ranging from rap to heavy metal to trance. I'll also want to use them for gaming if possible.

I don't have any fancy equipment so will most probably use it with my PC ( motherboard sound card specifically the one in the gigabyte GA-x58A-UD3R ) and my Galaxy SII.
Currently the three i am looking at are the Superlux HD-668 B , Creative Aurvana Live and Koss Pro DJ100.
Any other headphone recommendations are welcomed

 

Also was looking at the Audio Technica ATH-M50's as they are praised so highly here.
My Question is that will buying the M50's make a noticeable difference if i go for these considering that this costs more than 50 $ more than the budget.

 

Thank you


Within your budget the CAL's will work. The M50s might not be a 150% improvement, no.

 



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Originally Posted by Timmiex View Post

 

Help!

 

I want a Headphone and it has to be priced: 50-300 € and I mostly listen to Hip-Hop, electronic kind of music (J Dilla, Long Arm) or something like dubstep or instrumental hiphop. Who knows a great headphone for me?

 

Some other things:

- I don't want Beats by Dr. Dre

- I don't want super ugly headphones,

- I like AKG!  

- It would be great if they work good on a iPod touch and a computer (both)

- I have an amplifier

- I Don't live in USA

- I wan't to use them mostly at home

 

Hope someone can help me out!

 


Denon D2000/1100, HFI780, V-Moda LP2, etc.

 



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Originally Posted by aerolord View Post

Hello, I am rather new here... thanks to this forum, I had purchased a UM3X for my portable entertainment. However, I do want something to use at home, I wonder if HD558/598 will be an upgrade or a downgrade when compared to UM3X? My source is just an iPod touch(which I am looking to upgrade to Sony Z Series or Cowon Z2 in the future) and I might buy an amp if needed. Any help is appreciated... thanks.


The Senns will give you a much nicer soundstage, for sure, and when properly amped the technicals might be on par.

 



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Originally Posted by Mackem View Post

 

So I am looking for some new full-size headphones. I want a pair that are going to be comfortable for hours on end for gaming/listening to music, especially since I wear glasses and have a large head/ears so comfort is important. I want the best headphones to suit my music taste. I listen to a lot of rap, R&B, dubstep, dance and techno but on occasion I do listen to rock music. I suppose in general I listen to quite bass heavy music but sometimes I do switch it up a bit. I can stretch my budget a little further but not much. Also, I am going to be using them on my iPod Touch and PC.

 

If anyone can recommend me some headphones, that would be great.

 

Denon D2000, HFI780, M50.
 

 



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Originally Posted by rosen View Post

I'm looking for a simple headphone - comfort, build quality, clarity, instrument seperation, bass and design... in that order.

 

I just want to wake up in the morning, grab my iPhone and the pair of headphones I threw on the bed side table last night, and head out into the world and be moved by the music. No comfort issues, no crappy built headphones, no amping, no FLAC, no ugly designs, no leakage and no thin bass. Just me, my iPhone, my headphones, Spotify and the music ;)

 

Do you audiophiles think that the Beats Studios (yeah I know that the build quality is bad) and Pros are really that bad for the price if the above scenario is what you want?

 

Or should I try the TMA-1 again even though I feel like they don't have the same comfort as the Beats line?

 

I got one more question ;).

 

Regarding IEM's, how much better are the sound of the top tiers with or without an amp compared to, lets say, a SE215? 50%? 20? 10?

 

Thanks in advance :)


If you like the convenience of the Beats, you could give them a shot, but companies like V-Moda make equally functional cans, so maybe look there. Regarding IEMs, I think the top-tiers will sound better than the SE215, even unamped.

 



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Originally Posted by rosen View Post


I can't try the M80 here in Sweden before buying them. They look kind of funky to me as well. But since Tyll says that they sound great maybe I should buy them and try them. 

 

Which headphones are you refering to that has better build quality than the Beats Pro and are cheaper? Maybe HD25, TMA-1, D2000, DT1350, HDJ2000 or M80? They all look "flimsier" to me.

 

And again I think that if you want a bass heavy (audiophiles read: bloated ;).) sound then the Beats Pro are really good.

 

I have not heard of any build issues with any of those cans except the D2000s, while I have heard of a lot of issues with Beats
 

 



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Originally Posted by Insetick View Post

Hey, new member here looking for his first set of good headphones. I've been looking for headphones in the $50 price range, and I'm really interested in getting the Samson SR850.

 

Some concerns: 1.) From reviews, it sounds like these are really good headphones for analyzing music. Are these still fun to listen to casually?

 

2.) Where can I buy replacement pads by AKG?

 

3.) Will these sound good unamped through an iPod?

 

4.) How bad is the isolation? The sound leakage? At your normal listening volume, can others hear you in a library?

 

5.) What would you recommend that are fun to listen to? How do the Prodipe Pro 800 and Senn HD428 compare?

 

Thanks!


1) It depends on whether you like being able to feel the beat on bass-heavy tracks, or whether you listen for other stuff. Basically, it depends on what you listen to

2) Try the AKG website or Ebay, if Amazon doesn't have them

3) Should be fine

4) If it's quiet, others near you will probably hear, but no worse than someone using earbuds at a high volume.

5) the Prodipe Pros are probably a bit bassier, but the Senns might not be. the CAL!s might be more fun.

 

 

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