Anything from the HD25-1s to the M80s will work well for you.
Yeah, I dunno if I'd call my superluxes too piercing, but then again it does depend on the songs, I have messed with the equalizer which helped them quite a bit.
So far I'm gonna go for the 780s..I think maybe even the SR80i again, I wish I could test all these headphones out! haha.
Is there a huge difference between the 780s and SR80i?
and the 580s are just bassier than the 780s, right?
Sorry if I'm asking so many questions, I'm just trying to find the best possible headphones and I'm real bad at making decisions.
oh yeah, I'm canadian so on Amazon.ca it says that the 780s are more expensive than the 580s.
Again, the decision on the grados will probably come down to whether you're going to be using them in public or not. However, given your issues with treble, I think you might be safer going with the Ultrasones, which might also complement your existing cans better.
I looking for headphones that fit my music well. I lisents most to Muse,Radiohead,Placebo,Tori Amos,Norah Jones,Pixies,The Doors
I have now denon-ahd1100 and I dont want bass like the denon-d1100 i have now, but lesser than the denons and more clear natural sound I think maybe an open can HD 598? or something else come with advice :)
If you're using them exclusively at home or in private places, the HD598s will work very nicely. However, if you'll be going out in public, maybe look into the HM5s or SRH840s.
I'm posting this again. Sorry if you've seen it. I'm seeing some new faces that could help.
Its official I've been bitten by the audio bug. It started when I wanted a decent IEM. Did some research here and found the re0. Then I ran into the hf3 at Best Buy and could not resist the price. Yeah I know the two are pretty similar, but could not resist the value. So I experienced my audio epiphany and now have decided that I need a pair of full-headphones, and thus, have been scouring these forums. I have some ideas about what I might like, but I want to start open ended and not lead recommendations in any direction.
Firstly, please excuse my lack of audio verbage, as I am still learning. I love the sound of both my re0s and particularly my hf3s. The clarity and mids mmm mmm. However, there are sometimes when I think to myself man this sounds spectacular, but I'm not having fun listening to this. Also, I don't consider myself a bass head by any means, but there are times when I wish the bass on these had a little more impact. The other compliant I could have is that both have a similar stage and sometimes I think I want something that could immmerse me more in the music. So I want to find a headphone that will compliment these IEMs.
What I like
(excuse my ignorance if I classify something as the wrong genre):
I listen to alot of alternative, rock, indie, & piano rock. But I feel alot of the alternative I listen to has become more electronic. I do listen to techno, as well. I wouldn't mind gaming with these cans on my ps3 either.
Incubus, Modest Mouse, Killers, Phoenix, Audioslave, Angels and Airwaves, Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd, The Police, MUSE, Oasis, Queens of the Stoneage, Radiohead, RHCP, Breaking Benjamin...I go as hard as Metallica
Foster the People, Two Door Cinema Club, Naked and Famous, Passion Pitt, M85. I also like techno
Coldplay, Jack's Mannequin, Something Coporate, Billy Joel, Elton John, The Fray, Keane
Muford and Sons (obsessed), Vampire Weekend, Forence and the Machine, Bon Iver, Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Civil War Kids
What I want in a headphone
Considering the above, I want something that has the clarity and mids I love with the hf3s, but can be a little more engaging and provide that extra bass I'm looking for when I'm feeling more electronic. However, this bass cannot come at the expense of my mids especially not vocals. Like I said, my priority is not bass, but there are some instances I have wished the hf3s had more impact even in some of my rock tracks. Furthermore, I want something with a big sound stage, but still won't make me feel detached from the vocals. Since I am just diping my toe in and know how infectious this hobby is already becoming, I may need to think about room for scalling upward.
All of this for the measily grand total of $300. I could possibly be talked into a bit more, but the increase would need to come with major benefits. I am open to any suggestions be it modding be it buying used, or waiting for a sale. I am a patient man if the juice is worth the squeeze.
Well I don't really have one. I plan to use my onboard motherboard soundcard and my android galaxy nexus for now. I'm not opposed to an amp; however, I might prefer something that will sound good unamped that I can later supplement with an amp. As far as my tracks go they are mixed many of them unfortunately as low as 128 kbps. I plan on working to rectifying this.
Sorry for the long read. I just wanted to provide as much detail as possible. Thanks for your help in advance. I love this place!
The HD598s will certainly work, but perhaps something like the Denon D2000s will contrast more with your existing IEMs.
My god, i didnt saw it. So sory :( Iike i was in hurry. Arhg
The XB700 sounds like it fits.
New and after doing some research am looking for some help.
What I am looking for
*Closed back over ear
*Good for a wide range from rock to techno to acoustic
*Price Range of up to 120 with shipping preferred.
*Comfortable for extended periods of time
*Portable (If possible)
So far I have seen the
*CAL's (Leaning towards these unless something better out there)
*M-50s (like them but alittle out of my range)
*All different models of seinheisers
*Ultrasone Hifi-580 (might stretch budget for these)
Where are you buying from? If you're in the US, the HFI780s are the same price as the 580s, so I would go with that over the 580s. I don't think there's really any Sennheisers that fit your requirements too well besides maybe the HD449s. If you're considering the Ultrasones, consider whether you'll like their S-logic soundstaging technology.
So I've been browsing the forum and looking at reviews all day and it has come to the point that getting feedback specific to me is probably the best idea.
So I have around $200 to spend (give or take about 100) and I am really looking for the best setup I can get. Now ideally some well rounded headphones would be nice since I would like to watch movies, play games and listen to music of all types. Now the hard part is that I also would like to use them with my guitar setup. I run my guitar through an effects processor and would like to be able to use the headphones with the processor so I can play my guitar more often during the night time (in an effort to only slightly bother the neighbors less).
I understand that this is a fairly tuff request, but if I had to choose one over the other than I would like to just find the best well rounded setup I possibly can with my budget.
Is there something peculiar about your effects processor that doesn't let you plug in headphone inputs?
Otherwise, this sounds like a job for the usual suspects, which include the M50s, HFI780s, HD25-1s, and M80s.