I really love my Earsonic SM3's but sometimes they seem to lack the "Zing" or the "Pop" I'm looking for.
I like Bass, but also I enjoy listening to Indie Music, Rock, Jazz, Pop, Rap, Dub-Step, Trance, and Acoustic music.
Since this is a large variety of genre I was thinking about getting multiple headphones?
I'm often on the go but I find myself at home wanting to kick back and put on a pair of Cans and I also wouldn't mind dragging around clunky headphones if I had to.
The budget ~ $1400.00
I love, love, love IEMs.
I was looking at the UM Merlins and have read some great reviews on how they are "Full-filling" and have good amounts of "Bass"..
The again the JHPro's look nice too.
I also want a nice Over-ear set of headphones...
Maybe a pair of HD-800's? I have heard great things from these heaphones! If I got these headphones I wouldn't have to wait to have them molded either.
I really love the look of AKG's but I don't know if I would like the sound..
Help me make up my mind.
What should I do and what combinations of headphones do you guys suggest?
Thanks soo much!!
One thing to consider with the full-sized cans is that they will definitely need a good amp. I don't know if you have one already, but if you don't that'll factor into cost. For bass, maybe look into the Denon D5000s or something, though it's well under your budget. If you like IEMs though, maybe customs are for you.
HFI780, M50 maybe, M80, HD25.
I just joined head-fi and I'm new to forums and I'm still beginning to understand how this audiophile thing works. I currently have those Marshall Majors and some people say they are bad since they are Urbanears Plattan's that are rebranded?...or so they say. I have a tight budget and I'm thinking of getting new portables under $100. I got my eyes on these and I I'd like to ask if How does the Sennheiser HD-238 compare to the Audio Technica ATH SJ55? Oh and suggestions for alternatives would be great too.
btw. I listen to both slow and fast paced music; from reggae to dubstep to name a few.
also a quick side topic, anyone here know how to differentiate a genuine HD-238 vs a fake one in both sound and some cosmetic differences I'd have to be aware of??
some light on my questions would be much, much appreciated :)
Not many people have heard the SJ55, so I don't think you'll get a ton of feedback in terms of that. As for the 238, keep in mind that they're open, and will consequently leak and let in sound. I've heard mixed reports about the marshall majors, with some people saying thy sound decent. Maybe also consider the AKG K81/K181s or the Creative Aurvana Lives.
i can't help you on the one side cable front, but would bet that sony's top of the line megabass phones sound at least as good as beats if not better and at a fraction of the price. i'm trying to find cans that have full bass but that don't suck otherwise too.
i'm starting to think that instead of looking for phones, it might just be easier to get a portable amp to drive the K44s i already have harder and using some bass boost with my players. it's a clunky solution, but every time i see a review for phones that do bass, they're always called junk by audiophiles.
Well, the Denons all have a lot of bass, and are highly praised around here, as are the Ultrasone models. Regarding the Sony XBs, I have to say I personally thought they were much too bass-heavy, and their signature is also significantly different than the Beats.
I have done a lot of research into headphones and have decided to buy a pair of audio technica ath-m50. The only question I have is where I can get them for the cheapest price ( I live in the UK). On amazon they are 130£ at the moment. On this page http://www.iheadphones.co.uk/audio-technica-ath-m50b.html its 104£. Also on ebay there is an offer for 100£, but it ships from Hong Kong which sounds a bit suspect to me as I don't know what will happen at the customs. Does anyone know of any better deals for the m50?
Thank you very much!
that price seems a bit high for the M50s, maybe you want to see if you can get other cans for cheaper?
I am look for some headphones that would sound great with metal and rap mostly metal though, the headphones right now that I am considering right now are the Denon AH-2000 or The Beats Pro by Dr. Dre. any other suggetions would be helpful also, the price range im in is in $300-400.
Maybe check out the HD25s, M80s, or if you don't mind open cans, Grados.
thank you for the answer! Am trying to find good deals on the ath-m50 online atm :)
another question: I have seen that the koss porta pro is only 17£ on amazon at the moment. since my brother owned these I have actually tried them out and I thought that the sound quality was really really good. I just have never tried any high end headphones so I don't have anything that I can compare it to.
I plan to mostly use the ath-m50 with my ipod and a portable amp. Will the difference to the koss porta pro be big or is it not worth it to spend ten times the amount of money for the improvement in quality? (since I think that I won't reach the full potential of the ath-m50 with ipod and portable amp?)
thanks for any advices!
for that price, the Porta-Pros are a good deal, though won't quite compete with the M50s. Also, they're open, which means others can hear your music and you can hear your surroundings over the music, which may or may not be good. The M50s should do fine with an ipod, however. Maybe try to find something on the level of the M50s that you can get for cheaper.
I'm currently looking for a pair of Open-back cans under 150€ to use at home.
I've recently bought a zero amp/dac so amp is not a problem
Main genres: Mostly Metal (Opeth, Metallica, Death), Jazz (Miles Davis, Chet Baker) and a bit of Rap and Electronic
Signature: I like natural, detailed sound and clear voices
Sources: Clip+ , Desktop (using DAC )
I'm currently oriented to buy HD598 because of the comfort and because it's probably good with everything I listen too except maybe Metallica and Death, but I'd prefer try to consider some cheaper cans too if possible.
Getting a Grado sr80i costs like 150€ here, and I can get the HD598 for the same price, that's why I'm not really considering the grado even if they would probably satisfy me.
Any other option I can consider possibly cheaper than 150€, ofc for that price I would buy the senn.
I think the HD598 fits the bill nicely, expecially if the SR80 costs you the same.
I am looking for a headphone that makes a piano sound like a piano, with appropriate weight.
Any style, closed or open, any price up to ~ $600, any sensitivity (I'm fine to get an amp), what headphone would most make a piano sound like you are standing beside a real piano?
For example, I just listened to John Lennon's 'Imagine' and 'Let It Be'. In my living room, on my Dunlavy speakers, the piano sounds like a real piano. Weighty but not boomy. You can feel it viscerally. In my studio, even with 'high end' monitors, the piano sounds a little bit lifeless. On my son's headphones it sounds boomy, recessed, and has no presence. On my headphones, it sounds jangly, but not like a real piano.
So what should I go try out if I want to mimic the visceral impact of my Dunlavy's with a pair of headphones?
Perhaps something like the Denon D2000/5000s will give you the oomph you want. However, you might also want to see if open cans like the HD598s, Q701s, HD650s, DT880s, will work for you, though you will need an amp.
Hey gang. I'm an Etymotic ER4P owner who is looking for a really good pair of full sized cans that don't require an amp and could be driven off an iPhone. I kind of like the neutral, revealing sound of the etys, but would love a large soundstage.
Is there anything like this in existence?
My budget is under $500.
Maybe the HM5s will give you the neutrality you want, without an amp, though they are way under budget.
Sadly, the V-Moda M80 are not available in my country and I only have access to brands such as AKG, Audio-Technica, Beyerdynamic, Denon, Sennheiser, Shure.
Although the Denon AH-D1001 will look nice on her. Not sure about SQ though.
The AKG K272 HD will also look very nice on her.
Music taste, well it kinda is varied (not hoping much that they're high bitrate music) but probably a "fun" headphone without the need of an amp will suit her best.
BTW, budget. Very limited. €160 tops. I'm not even sure if I could get that high though, I'll try my best.
Can you get the HD25s, or the Phiaton MS400s in your country? Another option might be the Shure DJ line (I forget the model numbers). Also, the AKG K181s might work.
The P5 is probably too warm for you, though the DT1350 is supposed to be pretty analytical.
I have the Beats Tour and i dont like them very much, i want to buy new heaphones...full size headphone
My budget is 250$ and i want to buy them online, i use them for music and a lil bit for games
What is the best headphones i can get for this budget?
Thank you very much!
What kind of music? Also, will you be using them on the go or not? That will determine open v. closed, pretty much.
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.
Maybe upgrade to the HD598s or HD600/650s, or try the Q701s or DT880s.
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?
You'd probably want an amp for any of those cans. If you generally like the Grado sound, you could straight upgrade, but maybe something like the HD598 or Q701 will give you more of what you want.
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.
HD25, M80, MS400.
Sorry, but can you post your original usage criteria again? We need more context to recommend you something.