Hey guys. Looking for headphones, nothing revolutionary. I've been using iTunes earbuds for most of games/music and they're really not cutting it for me anymore. They're not very comfortable, easily fall out, and no sense of immersion for games at all. I asked on another form and people directed me to the ATH-M30( while I also saw the M40s at the same price) but I'm still not sure. So I'll just put some guidelines to what type of headphones I want.
>Good soundstage? I think that's the word for it. I want to be able to pin point sound directions from the environment in my games. There was a thread for competitive gaming but that just encompased mainly footsteps in FPS while I'm looking for a sense of atmosphere.
>I have a budget of $60(while I don't mind going a bit higher if it's worth it) and I'd prefer that it'd be available on Amazon if from an online retailer.
>I'm going to be purchasing the ASUS Xonar DG soundcard later so no worries about that. If there's any reccomendations for soundcards I'll welcome those too.
>Looking for good quality in general(both games and music), I'd prefer it to be closed but if it isn't, no worries.
>Something relatively comfortable.
If there's anything else that needs to be known please just reply. Looking forward to answers from people who seem to know what they're doing :P.
For your budget, I think the Panasonic RP-HTF600 with some Beyerdynamic velour pads or the Superlux 668b/Samson SR-850 (basically the same headphones, but the Superlux has a removable cable) would be ideal.
None of them is closed - soundstage and closed headphones generally don't go together. However, they're classified as semi-open rather than fully open, so they do block some noise in and out while still keeping a fairly large soundstage.
Hey guys, could you please help me choosing in-ear earphones.
Purpose: Uncompressed and CD music. Rock, alternative rock, pop, R n B and sometime hip hop.
Budget: up to $400.
With the budget I am torn between:
- Shure SE535
- Westone 4
- Etymotic Research ER-4PT
Could you please provide opinions? I am now leaning towards Etymotic Research ER-4PT, but please correct me if I am wrong.
P.S. I am also getting a portable amp.
Don't know much about IEMs, but the Etys have a reputation of being pretty sterile. They lack bass and are in general not very "fun" to listen to. If that's your preferred sound signature, then fine, but given your genres, it's not what I would expect.
Hi guys, I'm a newbie here, but looking to invest in some headphones.
My current lineup:
Thermaltake Isurus - I love these a lot, to me they have the perfect blend of treble and bass.
Beats Solo HD - only bought these cause I got a deal at 70% off - I dont really like them, they are one of the most uncomfortable headphones ever. the bass is there but the mid and highs sound like crap. pretty disappointed in them.
PortaPros - They sound good, but are pretty cheap and have just about zero bass.
Just ordered a HT omega striker 7.1 sound card for my desktop
What I want: I listen to a wide variety of music. but the top things are hip hop, r&b, trance, dubstep. but i do still listen to just about all the other genres including rock, classical, and whatever else is out there.
I'm looking for preferably Over Ear as the on ear usually end up putting pressure on my ear and making them hurt after 45+ minutes.
So I am looking for something with a good amount of bass. I am kind of using my isurus as a benchmark since, as i've said gives me a great blend of sound and what I am looking for but in headphones.
Budget is 50-150.
I have looked at M50 but it seems the price has been jacked up and people have not been praising it as highly lately.
the other ones i have heard of are the HD280, AD700, A700, and of course the grado SR60 but i think i read that they dont have much bass and are on ear?
Thanks in advanced guys!
I hadn't heard of the Isurus, but apparently it's a pretty good sounding IEM, possibly OEM'd by Audio-Technica (shares similarities in shape and sound with the CKM99 according to at least one head-fi member). With that in mind, I'd recommend the A700. The AD700 (open version) is notoriously bass-light, but the closed A700 doesn't have this problem. The HD280s are decent, but would probably get uncomfortable after a while due to their huge clamping force. The SR-60s are indeed on-ear, and while not exactly bass-light, they don't extend very deep, so you won't get as much of that visceral thump from your electronic stuff.
I'm sure you'd be satisfied with the M50s as well though. The reduced praise has mostly been backlash against raising the price - they used to be under $100 and now retail for ~$150. They're still not a bad choice for the price - there are just other options available.
You could also consider the Ultrasone HFI-580 or 780. They're around the same price atm - the 580 is the bassier of the two, but the 780 isn't bass-light, just a little more balanced, so it might be more ideal for someone who listens to a wide variety.