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I have already listened to the LCD2 Rev.1 for a while, but I had no direct comparison to my other cans.

 

It's very hard for me to make a decision here... maybe I'll be able to compare my cans to the LCD2 at home, some day...

 

Is generally someone here that finds the LCD-2 inferior to the above mentioned cans (DT880 (2003), DT880/600, D2000, HD650, T50p, HFI-580, HD600, K701) when it comes to pop/rock/country/blues music?


 

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Originally Posted by plorwax View Post

I think this is something you're gonna have to decide for you're self if its worth it, taka a listen to the lcd 2 first then decide. selling all the cans you mentioned without listening to the lc2 first is probably a bad idea. my suggestion is take a listen to it first then you're the one will know the answer better.
 

 



 

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Thread Starter 

^ You have the HD800? I'd sell all the mid-fi cans to have the yin yang combo of the HD800 and LCD-2. All of them except the HD650, because I love it as much as the LCD-2.

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I have been using Superlux HD668b for 4 months and I'm thinking to buy a better headphone in April or May this year. I'm looking for a full sized headphone and I can spend $300.

 

I'm looking for accuracy, clarity, details and sound stage as I love to hear instrument separation clearly and reveal details in my music. I want to know how my music should sound and what's in the music but still want them to be pretty fun (only if possible), no way listening to music without having fun, right? I willy only use it at home, and it's a quiet place so they need not to be isolating. I accept open, semi-open and closed headphone.

 

My source is a laptop with onboard sound card (Realtek ALC272) with Fiio E10. Maybe I will use it at home with my iPod Nano 5th gen unamped, but that will be a very rare occasion as I always listen to music with my laptop. So I need something that will sound okay unamped in case I have to use my iPod. But, if the headphone needs amping badly, I will save more money to buy it later. Headphone come first, amp later.

 

I listen to various genres of music such as Post-hardcore (Thrice, Thursday, Silverstein) Progressive rock (Pink Floyd), Rock (The National, Beatles, The Script, Coldplay), modern and oldies Pop/Vocals (Frank Sinatra, The Carpenters, Jason Mraz), Instrumental/Acoustic (mostly guitars), and a little Hip-Hop/Rap, Electronic music and Classical (the Classical most likely to come from a reference/demo CD). I will use the headphone to play FPS games too, so I want to hear where the footsteps, gunshots, and explosions are coming from. Maybe I will need an all rounder hmm..

 

I was suggested a Sennheiser HD-598 before by a member here. Will that headphone fulfills all my needs? If not, please give me a suggestion of better headphone for my criteria. If I demand too much, I will lower my criteria.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Anyway, why isn't this thread stickied? Still see many threads of people needing suggestion. Was unsure before whether to make a new thread or post here :p


Edited by ivantoar - 2/12/12 at 5:56am
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Ok since this is the recommendation thread!

Hi all! I am new here and here are my requirements!

Full-size (ears covered)
Amp unnecessary!
Closed back
Durable cable and attachment points (I see this is usually a failure point where braided cable seems to help a tiny bit, detachable would be a wonder then right!)

I have picked closed back assuming it just sort of isolates me from the world. the isolation doesn't have to be more than what a $20 headphone pair would give!

Now budget, I am writing from South Africa so I know the number in Rands. But the equivalent would be $80-$100.

So any suggestions? PMs would be much appreciated.

I want to exclude the following:

Beats by Dr. Dre or whatever...
Sony, Panasonic, all those normal consumer brands
Bose (apparently over priced)

And on a slightly separate note, your opinions about Corsair Vengeance 1500 (yes its not an audiophile headset but still)
post #12005 of 29490

does Denon DN-HP700 sound good with metal and dubstep?

post #12006 of 29490

Could use some advice! I listen to mostly classical, powered by vintage receiver. Comfort of paramount importance. Hat size 8! Isolation not important at all. Price under $200. Thanks.

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I really need some help -_-

I've been on the search for some headphones under $400-ish(may go up to $500 if I'm really interested) that will satisfy my audio needs for quite a while.

Requirements:

Over-ear

CLOSED

Not too bass-heavy

Needs to be able to be driven well by a FiiO E7

Somewhat Durable

Somewhat aesthetically pleasing

Music I listen to:

Chillwave

Dubstep

Hip Hop

Rap

Some Classical

Rock

 

 

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Originally Posted by Bayou Self View Post

Could use some advice! I listen to mostly classical, powered by vintage receiver. Comfort of paramount importance. Hat size 8! Isolation not important at all. Price under $200. Thanks.

 

This is an easy one. Look at the Sennheiser hd598. The big sound stage, and neutrality is ideal for classical. However, they are not currently available under $200 (as far as I know). Might have to wait a while until the Amazon price sinks back down.

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Originally Posted by walden View Post

 

This is an easy one. Look at the Sennheiser hd598. The big sound stage, and neutrality is ideal for classical. However, they are not currently available under $200 (as far as I know). Might have to wait a while until the Amazon price sinks back down.



There are refurbed ones somewhere for $170..I saw them earlier today somewhere on Head-Fi.

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(First paragraph is my life story! Skip that if you don't care!)

 

Hey everyone, new guy and total newbie here who has done a lot of lurking this past week to get a grip of some knowledge about headphones. I already came into this thread knowing the mainstream headphones such as Beats, Bose, and SkullCandy are overpriced and overrated. Heck, I can sort of feel it when I compare them to my Koss Porta Pro. Anyways, this is the second time my Porta Pro have "broke" on me, and even though it's a lifetime no questions asked warranty, shipping + return shipping costs about 13 dollars, and having to pay that twice in 2 years is essentially paying for another set of Porta Pro (I bought them for 30.)

 

As of now, I am using my friend's Sony MDR-V150s. He has lent them to me since he owns a Beats Studio something majigger. They are alright, but hurt my ears after 30 minutes or so. Not as good as the Porta Pro that are still in need of repair. Here are the things I'm looking into, priortized in order...

 

1. Budget. 50 or less. I am willing to spend 60, if the jump is big enough.

2. Warranty. Something like Koss' warranty would be great!

3. An "upgrade" over the Porta Pro. Basically, I like the sound of my porta pro, so I want something like that, but better! After making the jump from my ipod ear buds to that, it's amazing how I could hear so many subtleties in a song. Of course, nothing compared to the more expensive stuff, but it was impressive!

4. Lack of leaking + isolation. I know I'm cherry picking here, but I will be using these everywhere around campus. Whether it's walking the bustling streets of downtown, to the gym, to my apartment, and of course to the quiet library. I will also be using these on my bus/flight rides back, and those can especially get loud.So I want something that won't leak too much to bother others, but at the same time sort of block some stuff from coming in.

5. The X-Factor: My mom is traveling to Pakistan next week and won't be back until May. Chances are, she might be able to find a legitimate pair of Bose or Beats headphones (since they are the most popular brands around) for around the same price when you translate currency rates. So if this is the case, would it be "worth" it to say, own a pair of Beats Solo HD for 50 dollars or the Bose pair for 60?

 

Overall, I'd say my music tastes are everywhere, but I generally listen to Alternative Rock and Rap. Groups I like include Kanye West, Bad Meets Evil, Lupe Fiasco, Oasis, The Offspring, Sum41, and One Republic should give you a good idea of what I'm into. I also mentioned I would prefer something with an "upgrade" over how the Porta Pro sound like. Here are some headphones I've come across after doing some research...though it's hard to retain information on which ones I like more than others, so I've compiled them here. Though I guess I should be taking notes...

 

 

Sennheiser HD201

Sennheiser HD 202

Shure SRH240 (these look sexy!)

Superlux HD 681 (heard great things, but also heard it leaks?)

Studio Pulse High Velocity

Audio Technica ATH-SJ55

 

Thanks a bunch! If you need more info, feel free to ask. Remember, you're talking to a low budget, noobish guy who doesn't really understand a lot of "terms" in this field =).

 


Edited by theeboredone - 2/12/12 at 10:46am
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Originally Posted by vese View Post



There are refurbed ones somewhere for $170..I saw them earlier today somewhere on Head-Fi.



It was my thread. I asked about refurbished HD-598 today :p Just search for my username. I posted the link to the store also.

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I'm looking for my first closed over the ear (circumaural?) headphone recommendations in the $50 range.  I've done some research and have narrowed my choices down to the following.  I did consider some others such as JVC and Sennheiser's lower priced headphones and they seemed a little too bulky or I didn't like the looks.

Right now, I'm using Thinksound TS-01 IEM's, Sennheiser PX-100 both of which I like the sound of.  I think I probably like what's considered "fun and/or warm" sounding headphones.

Audio Technica ATH-M30's or M35's (foldable)
AKG K-44MII (I'm not too thrilled about the headband though)
Creative Aurvana Live (a little bit out of my price range but the reviews seem pretty good)

source - Cowon s9, flat eq
genres - rock, pop, classical
comfort - I have a shaved head...
isolation - semi-important
decent frequency range - highs, mids, bass w/o bloat

Anything else I should consider?  Thanks for any advice!  Oh, I'm in the US if that matters..


Edited by dantat8 - 2/12/12 at 11:27am
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Hello everyone, this is my first thread here and I was wondering what headphones you would recommend to me that are under £100. I am looking to use these mainly for listening to music at home and also gaming, so I don't really mind if they aren't portable, and I don't mind if they are open or closed.. I want them to look decent, and I want them to have heavy bass whilst remaining clarified. I don't know much about amps, but if I can get the total to stay under £100 I don't mind getting one if necessary. They need to be long lasting and comfortable too.

I have been looking at Sennheiser mainly because I have, owned a pair of CX-500's and I loved them but they broke, so I now own IE7's and I like how they sound too.

The model I was planning on getting was the HD 555's but they aren't available anywhere that I can see.

Denon look good also.

So if anyone can recommend me something, then please help me out, I don't know what I should buy.

 

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Originally Posted by theeboredone View Post

 

Sennheiser HD201

Sennheiser HD 202

Shure SRH240 (these look sexy!)

Superlux HD 681 (heard great things, but also heard it leaks?)

Studio Pulse High Velocity

Audio Technica ATH-SJ55

 

Thanks a bunch! If you need more info, feel free to ask. Remember, you're talking to a low budget, noobish guy who doesn't really understand a lot of "terms" in this field =).

 


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Originally Posted by dantat8 View Post

Audio Technica ATH-M30's or M35's (foldable)
AKG K-44MII (I'm not too thrilled about the headband though)
Creative Aurvana Live (a little bit out of my price range but the reviews seem pretty good)


Anything else I should consider?  Thanks for any advice!  Oh, I'm in the US if that matters..

You should consider these also

 

Cad mh310

 

Review:http://www.head-fi.org/products/cad-mh310-superlux-hd662/reviews/6244

 

 

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I have been looking to grab a pair of over ears for a few weeks now, the last I had was a pair of Triports back in high school. I have mostly used earbuds, or in-ears since they broke a while back (of course). The Triports never sounded that bad, just horrible build quality and not worth the $150 price tag.

 

Anyway, I mainly listen to my TF10s now, which are fantastic, but I want some closed over ears for home listening. Lot of Hip Hop and Rock, but I listen to just about everything from that to Classical so I'd like them to be somewhat versatile, or as much as one can expect. I'm not necessarily a bass head, but the three below all have decent bass response from what I've read (580s in particular are bass heavy). I'm looking for something in the $150-200 range and have basically narrowed it down to these three, I was actually planning on ordering two of them to try them out, may not be able to get a decent burn in on both, but hopefully enough to make a proper decision.

 

HFI-580

HFI-780

M50s

 

I would really like to try the M50s, from reading they seem to fit my needs, decent for the price and fairly versatile. I've heard a lot of good things about the Ultrasones too and many like them over the M50s. I can't really seem to pick between the 580 and 780 despite reading numerous comparison threads. From looking at the graphs at headroom (which only mean so much without hearing them) it appears the 580s are more similar in sound to the M50s than the 780s are. So the way I'm leaning is buying the M50s and the 780s to get a bigger contrast in sound to compare. Seems like a good idea to me, but quite possibly doesn't make much sense if the M50s and 580s are both closer to my needs? The price of the 3 are mostly within about $25 or $30 so that doesn't matter a whole lot, unless the 580s are easily a better value.

 

Thanks so much for your help, lots of great knowledge always floating around this place.

 

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