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post #12211 of 29490
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Originally Posted by 50an6xy06r6n View Post

 

Are you sure it's legit? That's an incredibly low price, and almost too good to be true. Also, the SRH940s are a lot more neutral than the M50s, and will have an increased treble presence and less bass. Be sure you like this kind of sound, or you might find yourself preferring the M50s anyway.

 



Thanks for all your help first off. :D Also, yea, it's legit, it's pretty much like new, but it is used and he can't find any buyers for them so I guess I'll take them. Also, If I end up not liking them as much as the M50's I might just sell them again, maybe here on Head-Fi. I might also be getting DT770-Pro's, just because I want some really bassy cans for certain genres, DT770-Pro's are good for that right?

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50an6xy06r6n -appreciate the help, just wish i could give a little back to this forum!

 

i have to admit from my experience i tend to really like definition and detail in my music.  i would like to have something that's good at positioning and soundstage, at least better than the rx700.  i really think my current phones are no slouch (best/most dependable i've had), but it's probably a good time to upgrade.  in my limited experience and ability to define a signature i like i'd probably just say: similar to the rx700s but better/more defined.  i appreciate warmth and bass to keep things from being too sterile, but i don't want it overshadowing everything.  i do like extension and when it's deep, just not overwhelming, and i think i'd go for detail first (i'm guessing more mids + highs) before any improvement on the bass side.

 

have a set of akg q701's at my work that i think goes to $250 or thereabouts after my discount, but i don't think i'm ready to make that kind of commitment :lol: i also recall hearing they can be very polarizing in their sound signature.

 

sorry for sounding like an uneducated pleeb, thanks again!

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B002DP8IEK/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&qid=1329520215&sr=8-1&condition=used also what's the likelihood that these shures (the ones for $130) are legit?  believe i've seen them close to that price for new before...

post #12213 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Shogunner View Post



Thanks for all your help first off. :D Also, yea, it's legit, it's pretty much like new, but it is used and he can't find any buyers for them so I guess I'll take them. Also, If I end up not liking them as much as the M50's I might just sell them again, maybe here on Head-Fi. I might also be getting DT770-Pro's, just because I want some really bassy cans for certain genres, DT770-Pro's are good for that right?


Yes--without being overly bass heavy (at least to my ears).

 

post #12214 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Shogunner View Post

So I'm getting offered some like new SRH840's for 90 bucks, I already have ATH-M50's, but yea...

 

Should I go for it?



If they are new, that is about the price for the 440's.  Hope it's not one of those too-goo-to-be-true deals.

post #12215 of 29490
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


Yes--without being overly bass heavy (at least to my ears).

 


 

Cool, I'll look into it then.


 

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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post



If they are new, that is about the price for the 440's.  Hope it's not one of those too-goo-to-be-true deals.


Well, they're not new new, they're just in really good condition.

 

post #12216 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Shogunner View Post



Thanks for all your help first off. :D Also, yea, it's legit, it's pretty much like new, but it is used and he can't find any buyers for them so I guess I'll take them. Also, If I end up not liking them as much as the M50's I might just sell them again, maybe here on Head-Fi. I might also be getting DT770-Pro's, just because I want some really bassy cans for certain genres, DT770-Pro's are good for that right?


Sounds like a plan! Just kind of test the waters, and see what you like best. 

 



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Originally Posted by Rhymenoceros View Post

50an6xy06r6n -appreciate the help, just wish i could give a little back to this forum!

 

i have to admit from my experience i tend to really like definition and detail in my music.  i would like to have something that's good at positioning and soundstage, at least better than the rx700.  i really think my current phones are no slouch (best/most dependable i've had), but it's probably a good time to upgrade.  in my limited experience and ability to define a signature i like i'd probably just say: similar to the rx700s but better/more defined.  i appreciate warmth and bass to keep things from being too sterile, but i don't want it overshadowing everything.  i do like extension and when it's deep, just not overwhelming, and i think i'd go for detail first (i'm guessing more mids + highs) before any improvement on the bass side.

 

have a set of akg q701's at my work that i think goes to $250 or thereabouts after my discount, but i don't think i'm ready to make that kind of commitment :lol: i also recall hearing they can be very polarizing in their sound signature.

 

sorry for sounding like an uneducated pleeb, thanks again!

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B002DP8IEK/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&qid=1329520215&sr=8-1&condition=used also what's the likelihood that these shures (the ones for $130) are legit?  believe i've seen them close to that price for new before...


the Q701 goes for $250 on Amazon anyway, so that's not really much of a discount. Also, if you're looking into open cans, generally be aware that they generally won't work for portable use, as they let too much sound in. However, if you decide to go that route, I'd recommend checking out the Sennheiser 558, as they seem to fit the sound you're describing, more or less. As far as closed cans go, maybe something like the M50 or HFI780 would work, but that's stretching your budget as well. Are you sticking to the $100 limit, or are you willing to go higher? Under $100, the Koss DJ100 is another excellent choice.

Also, yeah the Shures used to go for $130 new on Amazon, so I wouldn't worry too much about them being fake. You're probably getting ripped off, price-wise, if anything. And if it is fake, you can go through Amazon, which is generally pretty safe.

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thanks a whole lot again for the help!  looking at the koss i'm actually leaning towards them for their semi-portability and build, and i've got somewhere local i can pick them up (sorry patience is not one of my virtues).  anybody with experience with both can compare the JVC HA-RX700 and the Koss Pro DJ100, and if they'd be an improvement in detail and accuracy?  it'd be hard to save/stretch my budget at this time, but would it be worthwhile to save up for the next higher tier of phones (~$200-$300?)?

 

personally for me i think i'd see a lot of diminishing returns after passing the $100/$150 mark.  pretty easy to please considering how long i've been very happy with the JVCs.

post #12218 of 29490

Sennheiser Hd650 with amp (maybe fiio e17) OR Denon d7000 without amp?

 

It'll be running off laptop and/or ipod, flac files & high bitrate mp3's.

 

Thanks in advance.

post #12219 of 29490

 

Hey guys,

 

I've got ATH A500s at the moment and am looking to get an upgrade. I listen primarily to EDM (trance, house, dnb, etc.), but also dab into a bit of rock. So far the options I've been considering have been:

 

Denon AHD2000

Ultrasone HFI 580/780

 

 

I'm not sure which I should go with. The Ultrasones I can get for about ~$150, and the Denons ~$200. After getting either of the headphones I'll be fairly broke so I'll have to hold back on getting an amp, if that should be a factor in my decision. 

 

Thanks, I appreciate any advice!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #12220 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Rhymenoceros View Post

thanks a whole lot again for the help!  looking at the koss i'm actually leaning towards them for their semi-portability and build, and i've got somewhere local i can pick them up (sorry patience is not one of my virtues).  anybody with experience with both can compare the JVC HA-RX700 and the Koss Pro DJ100, and if they'd be an improvement in detail and accuracy?  it'd be hard to save/stretch my budget at this time, but would it be worthwhile to save up for the next higher tier of phones (~$200-$300?)?

 

personally for me i think i'd see a lot of diminishing returns after passing the $100/$150 mark.  pretty easy to please considering how long i've been very happy with the JVCs.


Maybe for more comparisons you can try another dedicated thread, now that you've narrowed it down. I don't think you'll get a ton more opinions here, seeing as it's only a few people regularly answering questions. I think the $150-$200 range is a nice sweet spot, however, with a lot of excellent choices for any taste.

 



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Originally Posted by Bonobo Loco View Post

Sennheiser Hd650 with amp (maybe fiio e17) OR Denon d7000 without amp?

 

It'll be running off laptop and/or ipod, flac files & high bitrate mp3's.

 

Thanks in advance.


What kind of music, and where are you using them? Denons for bass-heavy music and more portable, HD650s (maybe) for home use and if you're not looking for really strong bass. Not sure if E17s will drive them to their potential though, but at the same time you'll want an amp for the D7000s. Maybe a D5000 and an E17?

 



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Originally Posted by zantif View Post

 

Hey guys,

 

I've got ATH A500s at the moment and am looking to get an upgrade. I listen primarily to EDM (trance, house, dnb, etc.), but also dab into a bit of rock. So far the options I've been considering have been:

 

Denon AHD2000

Ultrasone HFI 580/780

 

 

I'm not sure which I should go with. The Ultrasones I can get for about ~$150, and the Denons ~$200. After getting either of the headphones I'll be fairly broke so I'll have to hold back on getting an amp, if that should be a factor in my decision. 

 

Thanks, I appreciate any advice!

 


The Ultrasones are more portable, if that's a factor, and between the two, the 580s have more bass but less detail. Personally, I think I'd go with either the 780s or D2000s, depending on portability needs. All should sound fine without amping.

 

post #12221 of 29490

I'm looking at buying some new headphones for work, something more comfortable than the Sony MDR-V6s that I'm currently using. They need to be closed and easy to drive (they'll be used unamped with a Zune, iPod and cell phone). I really like a sound signature with slightly emphasized bass, neutral to bright on the treble, and I don't care about sound stage. Comfort is the most important factor, the ear cups need to be bigger than the V6s so I can wear them for a couple hours at a time without my ears getting sore (yeah, I have kinda big ears). The Beyerdynamic DT770-80's were the first things that came to mind, I used to have the 250 ohm version and loved everything about them but the distant mids. I'm looking to stay in the $200 range, I'd go up to $250 if it was really worth it but the cheaper the better.

post #12222 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Head Creep View Post

I'm looking at buying some new headphones for work, something more comfortable than the Sony MDR-V6s that I'm currently using. They need to be closed and easy to drive (they'll be used unamped with a Zune, iPod and cell phone). I really like a sound signature with slightly emphasized bass, neutral to bright on the treble, and I don't care about sound stage. Comfort is the most important factor, the ear cups need to be bigger than the V6s so I can wear them for a couple hours at a time without my ears getting sore (yeah, I have kinda big ears). The Beyerdynamic DT770-80's were the first things that came to mind, I used to have the 250 ohm version and loved everything about them but the distant mids. I'm looking to stay in the $200 range, I'd go up to $250 if it was really worth it but the cheaper the better.


Have you listened to the SRH840 before?

 

post #12223 of 29490

Hi guys, audio newbie here. I've been looking at reviews and digging around a ton but i have yet to say 'i want that headphone'. I have a big old pioneer amp (SA-900) pretty old machine but it works. I mostly listen to rock, metal, br00talz metal and sometimes even indie pop but i pretty much listen all around. I'm mainly going to use it for use at home and i'd really prefer it if it had very low leakage. Budget wise i'm pretty much looking for around 200 USD but since i live in Turkey i might not be able to obtain some headphones.

 

So basically:

- around 200$

- rock, metal (needs to have good bass for that doom metal)

- low leakage

- over ear, i really hate on ears

- has to be comfy

- i don't really care much about portability, if it gets into my knapsack then it's good

 

I've been looking at these headphones:

- AT M50

- Ultrasone 20Th Anniversary (basically the 650s i've read)

- Denon D2000s (a little out of my budget + shipping would pretty much be :/ for me)

- Grado (sadly these are all open cans i've pushed them to the side)

 

Hope that helps, thanks!

post #12224 of 29490

Hi!

 

I have been stalking Head-Fi for a while now, but this is my first post.

 

For the past 7 years I have been using a pair of Stantons that I bought relatively cheaply and considering they have been dragged and thrown almost daily from location to location they were worth every penny. They have started falling apart though. I keep repairing them but it is just a pain in the bum. I am sure they are also not the best headphones around but I found them fairly neutral and my ears are used to them so they had their use.

 

As a replacement I have been using a pair of Sennheiser HD 205's someone left lying around. I hate them. They are uncomfortable, painfully so even (I wear glasses), and they sound muffled, closed in, with flabby bass, just awful.

 

So I have 100 Euro to spend (131 USD / 83 GBP), no more.

 

I tried out a pair of KRK KNS 6400 from a friend, and I really really like them. I did an extensive listening test basically using them for everything I intend to use them for. I also read all entries about them here on Head-Fi and other pages. So I am fairly convinced and am about to order them. The place I order my gear offers them for 99 Euro.

 

I was just wondering if anybody would have another suggestion in the same price range, nothing over 100 Euro.

 

I will be using them for mixing/mastering/editing. So neutrality, detailing, sound stage is important to me. As is sound isolation. I work in fairly noisy environments sometimes, and I also want to shield others from my noise.

 

I will also be using them simply for listening to music and watching movies when I don't want to disturb others.

 

The music I listen to / work with, is across the board as far as genres go. I listen to quite a lot of Jazz and contemporary composition (classical), but also abstract electronic / IDM, electro, noise rock, extreme metal, sludge, industrial noise, folk, singer/songwriter, pop, almost any genre as long as it is progressive in its approach. Some is exceptionally well produced/engineered, some (sometimes intentionally) not.

 

The mastering is mainly for music that was recorded live through the mixing board, some of it will be studio recorded or created in the computer. Some of the use will be recording sound on location.

 

So, any suggestions? Many thanks in advance.

 

Cheers!

post #12225 of 29490

I'm looking for some closed phones, right now I have some modded sr80i's and I love their sound signature. Are there any closed cans that sound similar to these? Or is that near impossible to find?

Thanks a lot!

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