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post #12421 of 29490
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Originally Posted by SpeedyClaxton4 View Post

Yea, I like the S-Logic, it does widen the soundstage a bit, but it probably isn't going to create enough of a 3D type sound for gaming. Not many closed headphones that are made for music are going to be good for that though. I'd say you should search the forums for other gaming friendly sets as I don't have knowledge of them.

 

I just recently purchased both to see which one I liked. I ended up keeping the 780s, better detail at every level. I listen to mostly hip hop and rock too...If you already have the M50s and are looking to upgrade I'd say go for something better than the 780s though, but that's just me. Maybe something like the D2000 if you have the budget?

 


I want to spend 250 dollars max.

 

post #12422 of 29490
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Originally Posted by kurd View Post

I've raised my budget because I couldn't really find something interesting for 50 euros max. 

I'm still counting the creative aurvana live in, they still seem pretty good, from what I've heard on this forum. 

but I've raised my budget to 80 euros. I tried the sony zx-700, I liked them a lot, the sound quality sounds good to me. I'm not a sound quality expert though. 

are there any other headphones out there around 80 euros that are better than the zx-700 or comparable? and which is actually better here, the CAL or the zx-700? 

thanks!

 

oh and if someone knows a reliable source to buy the CAL!, could you please share the link? 


You can get the CAL here: http://www.amazon.com/Creative-EF0060-Aurvana-Live-Headphones/dp/B000ZJZ7OA/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_T1?ie=UTF8 

 

That's a fantastic price for those headphones. Another great pair of headphones is the Koss DJ100 and Audio Technica ATH-M40. Check those out toobiggrin.gif

 

post #12423 of 29490
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Originally Posted by LazBro123 View Post


You can get the CAL here: http://www.amazon.com/Creative-EF0060-Aurvana-Live-Headphones/dp/B000ZJZ7OA/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_T1?ie=UTF8 

 

That's a fantastic price for those headphones. Another great pair of headphones is the Koss DJ100 and Audio Technica ATH-M40. Check those out toobiggrin.gif

 



I forgot the mention I'm from the Netherlands. amazon doesn't ship the CAL! to the Netherlands


Edited by kurd - 2/25/12 at 11:04am
post #12424 of 29490
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Originally Posted by kurd View Post



I forgot the mention I'm from the Netherlands. amazon doesn't ship the CAL! to the Netherlands



I checked and amazon actually does ship to the netherlands bigsmile_face.gif

post #12425 of 29490
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Originally Posted by LazBro123 View Post



I checked and amazon actually does ship to the netherlands bigsmile_face.gif



I appreciate it that you've checked it, but I've also put in my own address and it said that it doesn't ship to my address and I had to change my address, which I can't :p 

post #12426 of 29490
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I appreciate it that you've checked it, but I've also put in my own address and it said that it doesn't ship to my address and I had to change my address, which I can't :p 



Ohhhh okay. You can buy it off the Creative website. It's 79.99 euros and free shipping to the Netherlands. smile.gif

post #12427 of 29490
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Originally Posted by doughing View Post

Hi guys! I'll make this brief! I need advice / suggestions on headphones with:

 

RangeMid to low range (terms of pricing) headphones

Type: Closed back circumaural

Hours: 4-6 hours a day, longer if weekends.

Size: Full-sized

Source: Laptop & iPhone

For: In order of importance, Music > Movies > Occasional garageband for fun.

Music genre: Mainly alternative rock, heavy metal, psychedelic & prog rock, occasional trance and dubstep.

Movies: At least twice a week, but mostly of indie genre.. not as important as music.

Points: In order of importance, Sound > Comfort > Build quality > Design.

 

Bass ?: Can't really say as I have little-to-no experience. But I do enjoy white stripes, rhcp, ratm and more that I can't think of right now which have strong bass presence in their music.

 

Prev exp: I had an HD555 back in 2004 and I really enjoyed the design and comfort, but stopped using as I needed something closed.

Budget: <$150
Would be great (but not necessary) to have: detachable wires, as I plan to use jabra clipper (for wireless bluetooth) if possible.
 

 

lastly, I've got an Fiio E11 (gift from a friend) so I'd like something that would match well with these and something that would get out of it the most. 

 


Look into the Audio Technica ATH-M50s. They sound like they might fit the bill for what you're looking for; worth investigating, anyway. There should be plenty of threads around about them, just give 'em a search up top.

 

post #12428 of 29490

Please & thank you!

 

- $400 used max.

- really forgiving of bad source material. (like 142kps MP3)

- for dubstep, many other kinds of EDM, acoustic, classical (i pretty much need an all-arounder)

- needs at least DECENT noise isolation.

- closed.

- amp/DAC: E10, to be used at home.

post #12429 of 29490
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Originally Posted by zeratul292 View Post

How does the AKG K181DJ compare with the ATH-M50?  Right now the AKG is $90 and the AT is $160.  Is it worth splurging for the AT?  How do they compare in sound, comfort, and build quality?



I have never heard the K181DJ, but I can tell you the ATH-M50s are definitely worth the price. 

post #12430 of 29490
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Originally Posted by MiniWumbo View Post

I have a question that isn't too much about headphones.., but where do most of you get your music files from?  I've been thinking of getting music from either Amazon or iTunes, but which is better overall?  They are mostly at 256 kps, I believe on both sites.  Is there a difference?  I know CDs usually have better quality, but I don't have the time to do that.  Thanks!


I think Amazon has its files in a high quality VBR, which IMO is comparable to 320 kbps.

 



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Originally Posted by StevoWALLY View Post

Hi Everyone,

 

 

New to this forum, but there is some great info,

 

im looking to upgrade from these ****ty stock apple head phones to something alot better,,  

 

im currently looking at ibeats by dre, Monster Jamz and Skullcandy 50/50s 

 

I want a in ear head phone that packs alot of bass ( as i listen to alot of dub step, electro, heavy bass music) 

 

Ideally in the 100-150 price bracket..... reply on this Thread or message me personally would be great.

 

:)


JvC FXT90, ask again in the portables thread for more details.

 



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Originally Posted by KrunchyLex View Post

 

Ha!  That'll teach me to try and be concise!  

 

Anyway, what you said made a lot of sense and resounded with some thoughts I had, so I've decided to stick with open cans.  Now I just have to figure out which pair to go with, but I think I'm in good shape.  Many thanks for the advice! :)


No problem! hope you find what you're looking for.

 

post #12431 of 29490

Would grado Sr80 with a pair of bowl pads be able to provide me with decent insolation? 

post #12432 of 29490
Superlux hd440? Saw these from the budget king manufacturer, resemble oh so closely the dt770, how do they compare for gaming sound quality? Can they even approach the level of the dt770? They seem to be marketed as gaming cans. Also Hd440 vs hd668b for gaming, anyone compare?
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Would it be worth it to upgrade my sr80s to the sr325s?  I currently own the LCD-2s and m50s along with the sr80s.

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Originally Posted by zeratul292 View Post

How does the AKG K181DJ compare with the ATH-M50?  Right now the AKG is $90 and the AT is $160.  Is it worth splurging for the AT?  How do they compare in sound, comfort, and build quality?


I found the AKG's bass muddy and bloated. The M50 is more refined and is also built like a tank. I'd recommend the AT but wouldn't pay more than $120 for it.

post #12435 of 29490
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Originally Posted by abbztract View Post

Hmmm...i read up a bit more on whats so special about the S-Logic surround stuff and apparently theres not a lot to it except a bigger soundstage compared to other closed headphones :(

 

Would you know of any other headphones that are like the HFI780 in terms of price, sound, isolation and portability yet are good enough for FPS gaming?

 

Cheers dude, Abz :)


Pretty much just soundstage. Honestly I know next to nothing about headphone gaming, so ask in the gaming thread?

 



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Originally Posted by ttran56 View Post

Hi guys,

 

I'm new here and don't know much about headphone. I got the IEM SoundMagic PL50 before, but I found it missing something when I listen to Beyonce. I'm currently interested in those Sony MDR-ZX100s and Sony MDR ZX-300s. So, could you guys give me any comparison of those two? I listen to all sorts of music, but I rarely listen to dance.

 


Haven't heard anything really about either, but I assume the ZX300 is higher up the food chain? Between the two I'd go for that, but also check out the AKG 518 LE.

 



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Originally Posted by BrandedBow View Post

Best headphone for 150-200 dollar price? For hip hop, punk rock, basically more bass songs but I would still like the treble and mid.


HFI780/580, M50, M80, HD25, etc

 



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Originally Posted by gglee0915 View Post

I am having a bit of trouble here deciding which headphones(headphones only) to get. 

 

Two of the genre I listen to the most are Hip hop and Rock. I would be leaning towards have headphones with booming base.

These headphones are generally for home use and airplane use too. Noise canceling would be good plus also. I have read in some other 

thread that the noise canceling feature reduces the sound quality quite some bit, is this true and would it be noticeable? Perhaps rock and hiphop are 

considered opposite genres and it is pretty hard to find a good headphone to satisfy the two, but I am just wondering if there is any cans out there that

does the job well in two worlds. Hip hop would be ruled over rock though.

 

My budget is 350 or less. Obviously, the cheaper the better, however, I would rather invest a little bit more in these headphones than just buy a cheap

pair and be disappointed in them. I prefer these cans to be used for quite some time, so perhaps spending more money on it would be better in the long run. 

 

I am not know a lot in terms of which headphones are good, so therefore it would be super if you guys can help me out!!!

 

Once again, I would like noise canceling, but if it does effect sound quality, then forget it.

 

 


Yeah, the difference from ANC is pretty noticeable, and jacks up the price a lot. Well-isolating closed cans can do just as well. Some options would be the M50s, HFI780/580s, M80s, HD25s, etc. Maybe the P5s if you like their looks and usability, though sound quality is a little underwhelming for the price.

 



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Originally Posted by alptekinyilmaze View Post


 

Okay, I am going to buy Philips SHO9560 - $59, people say pretty good things about SHO8801 too but SHO9560 seems to be the better one. I will upgrade it when I come to US, with a normal price. Thank you for your help.


Yup, no problem

 



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Originally Posted by algidus View Post

Hello!

I am going to buy a new pair of headphones, and I'm in desperate need of advice. Currently I'm looking at Sennheiser 518/558/598 series, Audio-Technica ATH-AD700 and Beyerdynamic DTX-910. The budget is low, and 598 is maximum I can afford. Going to use them with my pc, so I plan to get Xonar D1/DX or maybe Audiotrak Prodigy.

The goal is not to buy the most expensive headphones, but to get ones which play the best for their pricetag. All kinds of opinions and advices are welcome.


For all-around headphones at a good value, I'd pick the 558s. Just to check though, you know the limitations of open headphones, right?

 



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Originally Posted by emericanchaos View Post

I need comfort.  There's no point in getting great sounding headphones that I don't want to wear.  I also need some bass.  

 

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Originally Posted by 50an6xy06r6n View Post


I can't really comment on sound, but I've heard that the K601s can be very hard to drive. And just curious, why did you rule out Grados? It seems like you listen to a lot of metal.

 

 


Ok, makes sense. Unfortunately, I can't help too much with that comparison. I can tell you however, that open cans will not be able to deliver thumping bass.

 



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Originally Posted by LazBro123 View Post

Hey guys,

 

I own the ATH-M50, and they are fantastic headphones, but I am browsing online and I am looking for another pair of great headphones.

 

I think I am probably going to buy the HFI780. I listen to hip hop, rap and rock. Do you think the Ultrasone HFI780 is a better pair of headphones than the M50s?


They're pretty similar, and I think it can come down to personal preference. i'd recommend waiting to upgrade outright or get a pair with a different sound signature to complement them.

 



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Originally Posted by NotSoSerious View Post

Pref. Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap.

Pref. Sound: Yes, I like large portions of rich meaty bass, but without skimping on quality vocals and mids with somewhat distinct highs.

Budget:      $0~160

What I found:

I am looking for maximum portability,and decent isolation. as I am already very used to IEM's. Having a removable cable is a must.

 

M-Audio Q40- Seems to be what I need, bassy sound sig, removable cable,  cups seem to large for portable use, however.

XB500/700 - Lack of removable cable. I really don't need THIS much bass. Treble seems much to recessed. Much too bulky. 

ATH-M50 - Too Neutral/ Boring Sounding. Lack of removable cable.

K181DJ- Don't know too many people that were actually impressed by these. Not interested.

HFi-580/780 - Lack of removable (10 foot!! ) cable. 

V-Moda M-80 - Too Neutral, lack of decent isolation. Over- Budget.

V-Moda LP - Nice bass depth, could be a decent value at $100.

Pro700Mk.2 - The one I am the most interested in. Deep bass and removable cable while still being portable. The small amount of reviews talk about comfort problems, however. 

 

 

Besides these, any other reccomendations? If not, I think I will go for the pro700, or if my budget randomly cuts, the LP. 

 

 

 


So your top choices seem to be the M-Audios and Pro700s? Between them, I don't think there's a big size difference, and if anything the Q40s are smaller. Also, l don't think you'll be happy with the Crossfades, as the original version tends to be muddy. Otherwise, your assessments seem pretty solid.

 



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Originally Posted by kurd View Post

I've raised my budget because I couldn't really find something interesting for 50 euros max. 

I'm still counting the creative aurvana live in, they still seem pretty good, from what I've heard on this forum. 

but I've raised my budget to 80 euros. I tried the sony zx-700, I liked them a lot, the sound quality sounds good to me. I'm not a sound quality expert though. 

are there any other headphones out there around 80 euros that are better than the zx-700 or comparable? and which is actually better here, the CAL or the zx-700? 

thanks!

 

oh and if someone knows a reliable source to buy the CAL!, could you please share the link? 


Both the ZX700 and CAL!s are solid pairs. From what I understand, the CAL!s might be a bit more bass-oriented than the ZX700s, i that makes a difference. One third choice could be the Koss DJ100s.

 



Quote:
Originally Posted by doughing View Post

Hi guys! I'll make this brief! I need advice / suggestions on headphones with:

 

RangeMid to low range (terms of pricing) headphones

Type: Closed back circumaural

Hours: 4-6 hours a day, longer if weekends.

Size: Full-sized

Source: Laptop & iPhone

For: In order of importance, Music > Movies > Occasional garageband for fun.

Music genre: Mainly alternative rock, heavy metal, psychedelic & prog rock, occasional trance and dubstep.

Movies: At least twice a week, but mostly of indie genre.. not as important as music.

Points: In order of importance, Sound > Comfort > Build quality > Design.

 

Bass ?: Can't really say as I have little-to-no experience. But I do enjoy white stripes, rhcp, ratm and more that I can't think of right now which have strong bass presence in their music.

 

Prev exp: I had an HD555 back in 2004 and I really enjoyed the design and comfort, but stopped using as I needed something closed.

Budget: <$150
Would be great (but not necessary) to have: detachable wires, as I plan to use jabra clipper (for wireless bluetooth) if possible.
 

 

lastly, I've got an Fiio E11 (gift from a friend) so I'd like something that would match well with these and something that would get out of it the most. 

 


M50, HFI780/580 are all around $150 and fit the sound preferences, but none have detachable cables. HM5 and SRH840 have that, but are more neutral and might not work for dubstep, etc. 

 



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Originally Posted by zeratul292 View Post

How does the AKG K181DJ compare with the ATH-M50?  Right now the AKG is $90 and the AT is $160.  Is it worth splurging for the AT?  How do they compare in sound, comfort, and build quality?


I think the M50 is agreed to sound better, but the AKGs have a different form factor and are a lot cheaper atm. I don't know that they're worth $70 more tbh. Maybe search for a lower price or look into Ultrasones? The M50s are more comfortable, but build is comparable.

 



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Originally Posted by ende View Post

Please & thank you!

 

- $400 used max.

- really forgiving of bad source material. (like 142kps MP3)

- for dubstep, many other kinds of EDM, acoustic, classical (i pretty much need an all-arounder)

- needs at least DECENT noise isolation.

- closed.

- amp/DAC: E10, to be used at home.


Denon D2000? Not a whole lot of stuff in that range is terrible forgiving IMO.

 

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