Continued from above...
I tried, in fact I bought them in accessoryjack but it was out of stock and they don't answer me when it will be back in stock again, I already waited for more than 1 month.
It's the only option for me since I live in Brazil and they declare a value bellow, here if you import a product above $50 you have to pay extra 60~95% in value.
None option that come even closer?
What can you get in Brazil for a reasonable price then? It's a bit hard to guess...
I'm looking for some headphones, here's some information..
I listen to; The Doors, Pink Floyd, //// Metallica, Black Sabbath //// Fela Kuti (trumpet-stuff music) //// Bass heavy House (I love bass)
200 EURO / 250 DOLLAR < More if needed... ( I am going to NY, but live in The Netherlands)
A headphone with ALOT of bass / ALOT of impact/quantity
A portable to semi-portable headphone, it doesn't have to be small, but it mustn't look silly, (not alot of space between my head and the headband, that's silly...)
A headphone that impresses..
iPhone/iPad + Pa2v2 (usage in train, at home, in the car, plane...)
I already looked at the: Sennheiser HD25-ll, Ultrasone HFI-580, Audio Technica Pro700, Sony xb500 <<<<< still doubting about these
Add the V-Moda M80, and note that all dj cans (including the 580s and PRO700s) stick out quite a lot from your head, which sucks, I know. The XB500s are a step down SQ wise from the others except for the part about bass. HD25s look good though, though I'm not sure if it'll have earthshaking amounts of bass.
LP2 is a revised, less muddy version of the original crossfades. The M80s are on-ear, and are more balanced than either of those. The V80 are the M80s with True Blood design accents. The XB500s are very bass-oriented, comparable to the LPs (according to ljokerl).
I'm going to buy a step up full-size headphones from my Koss porta pro and need some advice So what I'm looking for is a portable non-leaking headphone that can be used in public. I do not intend to buy an amp or something like that, neither does it matter what "kind" of sound it has since i listen to a lot of different music. Pricerange is up too 200 usd.
M80, HD25, M50, HFI780.580, HM5, SRH840, etc...
Headset with a good mic or headphones with a good desk mic
I'm looking for a circumaural, open or closed I'm not entirely sure
Currently looking at the sennheiser pc350, how does the playback compare to other headphones, how does the playback compare to other headsets? How does the mic compare to other headsets, how does the mic compare to desk mics like the blue snowball? Is the pc360 worth the step up in price? Is the pleather itchy? Is the cable nice?
Should sound great for music running off this or something similar in this price range
Should sound fairly balanced, but this isn't so much of a concern as high fidelity in both the mic and headphones
Use - online gaming and general voice chat
no idea about mics, but the PC350/360 are allegedly identical to the HD558/598s, but with a mic. Confirm this, then check out reviews of those two headphones.
Apples and oranges. The Senns for $300 are all open, while the mix masters are closed DJ cans. The Senns will need amping and are totally open, while the Mix masters are closed, and I have no idea about amping. The mix masters have gotten some positive impressions, and they're not widely available yet, though from what I've heard they'll have the standard v-curve for DJ cans.
I've been using Head-fi for a few months now and I have only just discovered this thread. Silly me! Need a bit of help to purchase some headphones so here goes.....
I absolutely love the sound of my PX100-ii's but seeing as I am only using them at home I am looking for something with a bigger and more engulfing sound while retaining a similar signature.
I've seen Sennheiser HD408's and was wondering would they provide this? I am ideally looking for open, on-ear designs.
All advice and opinions welcome...thanks
Maybe the Denon D2000? Not open, but I think it'll work. Read up more on the sound sig to see if you like how it sounds.
Thanks for the advice! Sadly, I forgot to mention in my previous post that I'm not too keen on IEMs. I find the experience too isolating and would rather want on/over ears. Any recommendations then?
1. 400$, balanced, replaceable cords (extra plus), Strong treble presence
Beyerdynamic DT1350? Maybe the M80 as well.
I'm new at this, so I'm not used to the jargon, but I'll try my best to be accurate =)
I'm looking for headphones preferrably in the $60-80 price range, but willing to spend up to $100 if it makes a big difference. I've looked around the forum and narrowed my choices to a few models (but any suggestion is more than welcome). I usually listen to rock/metal and classic, sometimes dubstep. So I'd like to buy an all-rounded pair, with good bass, but a trade-off between bass and mid-high frequencies is preferred to something with very good bass only. Noise isolation makes a big difference, but noise cancellation is not necessary. I'm willing to buy new or used.
So, these are the models I've seen:
Thanks a lot for your help!
Also add the Koss DJ100. The Samsons are semi-open, and may not isolate enough. The AD 400s are completely open as well, so they're out of the running too. The M-Audios are fairly popular around here, so you could ask around.
Looks like i'm back with more questions LOL.....
I went over to Addicted To Audio (Melbourne) the other day and trialed quite a few different headphones..
M50, AD700, SRH840, HFI580, DJ1, PRO700MK2, one of the Beyer DTs...and some i cant remember
Of all of them, I really liked the HFI-580 and the Shure SRH840..580s a tad more i'd say...
The guy who runs the place said that out of the ones that were available for trial, the only ones that met my needs of a CLOSED set of PORTABLE headphones that do well with HIP-HOP, RAP and a tad of DUBSTEP as well as gaming were the HFI-580 and the Shure SRH840s....
APPARENTLY, they have a soundstage good enough for gaming.. because i couldnt test them with any games, i dont really know...
I PMed a member of these forums who had recommended to another meber the SRH940 for gaming and according to him, "As far as competitive tracking goes - ie directional positioning - the SRH 940 is definitely better - it just has more detail retrieval, so it's clearer. The SRH 840 is more 'fun' though - it's more immersive because of the mid-bass. Neither is particularly good on sound-stage"
He reckons that, "If you want a cheap closed allrounder - that is really good with music, and still ok at gaming - consider the Fischer FA003 / Brainwavz HM5. You'll find plenty of reviews around for both. I currently own the HM5 - and it's a really good can"..
"SRH940 was pretty good for gaming - but very narrow genre range for music. To me, the SRH 840 was a lot better for music (not as detailed, and bass a little boomy at times - but at least it sounded real)."
Sorry about the quoting crap and massive posting, but can someone tell me whether any of the mentioned headphones are worth getting? I have read MLE's Gaming thread but didnt find much because that is based around use with Dolby Headphone..
Thanks, Abz :D
How good is their return policy? Maybe they'll let you buy both and keep the one you like more? Or somehow find a way to bring a gaming system in to test them on.
Posted this in its standalone thread and just not noticed this Thread, whoops! haha :P Well here it is:
Okay, well as far as Headphones are concerned I'm effectively a total noob in the department. I currently have a pair of Klipsch Image S4 in ears for use for the majority of my music but I'm looking to upgrade to a pair of on ears/over ears.
Primarily I listen to EDM music as I'm a huge EDM junkie and love the Electronic Genre as a whole. I'm also currently trying to teach myself how to produce with Ableton and just fiddling around with it which I find extremely fun and intend to take it to a more serious extent over the summer and I might start DJ'ing at some point next year. Aside from EDM, Indie/Classic Rock are my secondary choices for music and hold up a large bulk of my Music Collection so headphones that took these into consideration would be nice as well!
I'm looking to spend no more then $200 on a pair of Headphones at the moment, preferably under $150. Also I have no problem with buying a pair of used Headphones and if I can get more bang for my buck, would actually preferably like to buy a pair used. Also I would like a pair that would be effective when walking around as well as I'd probably frequently use them on my average commutes through my Campus and going out anywhere in general as well as using them at home.
Upon first thought's I was looking at a pair of Sennheiser HD25-1 II's from a recommendation of a friend who I know has them, however I can't test them out as he unfortunately lives nowhere near me. So I figured I'd post on this website and see some opinions of people who are more versed on the subject! Any help would be appreciated! Also I'm not in a super rush for finding a pair as I plan on buying them in 2-3 weeks. So, any recommendations? :)
the HD35s are a good choice, also look into the v-moda M80s, M50s, and HFI580/780s. Check the for sale forum for good deals
At this point you're better off starting your own thread in the cables and accessories forum. This thread is more for general information purposes, and it's hard to answer such specific answers authoritatively.
For monitoring, what are your requirements? Good isolation? Comfort? Any part of the spectrum you want emphasized? The HD280s and HD25s are 2 very popular choices for professionals, however, so start there perhaps.
What's a good headphone/iem for jrock and kpop? Only thing I need is it to be closed and single-sided cable. Also, it wouldn't hurt if it didn't look too bad
I was thinking of something like the Monster Miles Davis Trumpet or one of the Turbine Pros, but I'm not sure exactly why..
Well, what sound do you like? It's hard to answer such vague questions. Also a price range would be nice.
Denon D5000/7000? Those should be a nice contrast to the neutral K701s.
Oh hey just saw this thread... so I'm in need of some good headphones. I just got a brand new HP laptop with beats audio in it, so I was looking at the Beats Studio headphones to go along with it. But not sure if that would be worth the money since I see they get a lot of hate. I'm in a band and we play some heavy music (Pantera, Tool, A7X) I'm the bassist so I would like something that would produce some good bass, and I need a pair that will cancel out sound because our drummer is heavy with his sticks and I feel like I will go deaf after practice each week. For music I listen to mostly hip-hop like Kanye, and Kid Cudi. I have $350 to spend, but I'd like something around 150-200.
M50, HFI580/780, HD280, HD25, and I think Beyerdynamic has some headphones with extra isolation for drummers.
Hey guys, i have a budget of 150 Pounds (UK) and they need to be decent allrounders, at the moment im into lindsey stirling, but i like my alt rock and sometimes dubstep/dnb, and have been looking at the m-audio q40 but was wondering about any other suggestions? d2000's are 220 pounds here so there out :( needs a secure fit on a smallish head and have little or no sound leak. thanks!
the Q40s are a solid choice, but there's also the M50s, HFI780s, etc. How much do those run for in the UK?
Hi, I'm looking for some advice on a pair of headphones. My previous headphones are Sennheiser HD485s and Phillips HP910s. I prefer the sound and comfort (velvet pads <3) of the HP910s. Since I don't have a great vocabulary for these things, I'll cite someone else's description of their sound: "all of the frequencies are adequately represented. The bass is rolled off, the mids shine true, and the highs bright." So that is the kind of sound that I would prefer. I like to be able to hear deep bass frequencies but I don't like it to be exaggerated or boomy. They HP910s also seem to have more soundstage and the separation of different instrument is better. The HD485s in contrast sound a bit too much like my memory of the Grado SR60s, very "flat" sound, no soundstage, somewhat fatiguing.
I listen to a wide range of music, but if the cans were to sound especially good with certain types of music they should be techno/electronica/downtempo/ambient.
So here's what I'm looking for:
Comfort: Very important, I listen for long periods (~6-8 hours at a time)
Size: Ideally portable (I travel for 3/4ths of the year), note that I consider the HD485s to be portable
Sound: Big soundstage
So far I have been considering:
Fischer Audio FA-004/Incipico nx104
AKG K518 LE (afraid they might be too bassy)
Panasonic RP-HT770 / Audio Technica ATH-AD700
Would any of these cans actually be an upgrade from what I have now? Am I missing an obvious choice?
Answered in the portables thread. Sorry for the delay!
I'm looking for some help. I want either IEMs or (full-size) headphones. My budget is around 150-200 dollars. What are the big differences between IEMs and headphones? I listen to (Instrumental) Rock, classical, a bit of everything really. So I would like them to be versatile. If it's a headphone, then I want them to be comfortable (I have glasses). So far I've been looking at:
Audio Technica ATH-M50
Sennheiser HD 598
Monster Turbine Pro Copper
Monster Turbine Miles Davis
Logitech / Ultimate Ears TripleFi 10
I will be driving these from my iPhone 4 / laptop, I might buy a CmoyBB though.
Thanks in advance!
Headphones can offer more visceral bass and more expansive soundstage, though it depends on the specific headphone. IEMs are more convenient, isolate better, and the top-tiers can offer very good microdetail compared to similarly priced headphones. Also IEMs tend to have lower amping requirements at the highest levels. For your headphone choices, keep in mind that open cans will let in all the ambient noise, which can be annoying if you're in a noisy environment. Also, the K701 will probably need amping beyond a portable Cmoy.
ok im sick of audiophile sound for the moment. i don't listen to good music half teh time, it's all CD ripped but mainstream crap. This means regular not so prominent vocals usually and ...moooaar basss. I like my Shure's and Ultrasone's but as you can see from my reviews, i differentiate between consumer bass and audiophile bass. I currently now want the former. And, it has to be comfortable, i mean comfortable, and not looks or meh comfortable. Price is $50 at most, preferable...and I mean preferably $30 full size or portable, IEM, or open I don't care.
Currently looking at, Panasonic 600,Portapro,XB500,JVC700.
for what i want eh XB500 looks to be a great choice. I recommend it all the time, when I demo'd it I knew it wasn't audiophile and was not what I was looking for back then(audiophile sound) but it fits my current purpose. Now, anything cheaper? Despite what people say about the Panasonic's and JVC's I have my doubts, I know what head-fi'ers like to do with their recommendations on bass and what not, and all the stereotype's and Placebo's, plus I'm also young. I want legit consumer bass, and my impression is that the Panasonic 600's won't deliver and the JVV's are iffy.
As you can tell, I'm in a iritable mood. My HFI's don't deliver the bass I need and my Shure's are basicaly movie and gaming computer use headphones. I'm ranting like Jgray now. just...a consumer bassy headphone. ill go to best buy one of these days again. my PL11's are very close to what I am looking for, however it all goes to you know where as soon as i pump it up, mids get drowned out and lows just start distorting and bashing uncontroulably
I don't think you'll find a significant upgrade to the M50s for $200. There might be better headphones, but nothing that's miles better. You're probably better off saving to go higher.
From what I hear, they're a bit mid-centric and generally unoffensive. I've tried some on briefly and they seemed very comfortable.
The E6 is not a particularly serious amp, and the main selling point would be the bass boost.
Since they've just been released, no one's heard them except for important people like tyll... The Downtowns are more consumer oriented, and might have a more fun sound sig, but this is purely conjecture. Perhaps watch some of Jude's CES vids covering them.
I would like some advice on a setup. Would the Audio-Technica M50's plus the Fiio E11 be a good setup? I listen to music mainly through my iPhone 4s and macbook. would those be compatible? my budget for headphones is anywhere under $200 and I would prefer closed ear, if anyone would recomend a different pair of headphones. thanks in advance
Sure. The M50s are certainly a solid choice, but it's hard to give alternatives without knowing what kind of music you listen to and what sound you like. Also, I don't think the E11 is entirely necessary, and you might be able to use that money to buy a better pair, unless you already have it...
I'm looking for some headphones for the office. My main criteria are:
1) Comfort (not clamping)
2) Low leakage
3) Sound quality
4) Budget is around 300€
I currently have a pair of Sennheiser PX-200. At the volume I'm listening to music, they don't seem to leak at all. (Which I find pretty amazing for something that's on-the-ear. My coworker's in-ear thingies leak a LOT more.) Any new pair I'm buying should leak just as little as these. (Or less.) For another reference point, I also have a pair of Sennheiser HD-555's, and those definitely leak too much.
I want to switch away from the PX-200 because the padding on one ear is starting to fray. I'm also getting annoyed with having them push on my ears for hours at a time.
Type of music I'm listening to: alternative rock, indie rock, some metal. Think Tool, Muse, Radiohead, Eels. Also classical music. And Rammstein.
Any suggestions? To emphasize: sound leakage (to the outside, the other way around is a bit less important) and comfort are the absolute most important criteria here.
Denon D2000 for fun and bassy, HM5 for neutral
I need some advice. I have Sennheiser 598's and love them, but I am going on the road for work next tues and need some closed headphones. I listen to a little bit of everything music wise. I was looking at the Beyer DT770 M, Koss DJ100, but any suggestions would be welcomed.
the DJ100 are supposed to be good all-rounders.
Hai, I was wanting to know which pair of headphones are better: V-Moda's Crossfade LP's or Audio-Technica's ATH-M50's? I need something for making dubstep, so basically music production and for everyday listening. I want something with a good amount of bass as well. The genre of music I listen to is: Dubstep, Hip Hop, Pop, J-rock, J-Pop, Rock, Punk, some Alternative, and a little bit of Rap. I really wanna know the difference between these two pair of headphones
The M50s are miles better than the original Crossfade LPs, which tend to be muddy and very bassy.
I think Jude did a review of the MM450 for Head-Fi TV, if that helps.
Hi everybody, I've begun looking for my first decent pair of headphones ($150+), and it's proving to be quite the daunting task. I've been doing a lot of research over the past couple of days on everything from Sennheiser to Ultrasone to Skullcandy. My major problem is that I want good sound quality for the type of music I listen to (mostly electronic: house, dubstep, electro hip hop... usually not much vocals other than samples), but I also want something relatively portable and that I can wear with pride in public (or at least not feel completely ridiculous with). Besides casual listening I do produce some of my own electronic tunes (dubstep and electro-house mostly) from time to time so that is an important consideration as well. Here are some of the phones I've been considering:
-Very stylish imo
-Seems to have a pretty balanced frequency response
-Seems relatively well respected here (esp for skullcandy)
-Relatively cheap (~$140)
-Lifetime warranty (always skeptical about these, but hey it's there)
-Control talk for my ipod touch (sounds really handy... the one thing about my itouch that makes me miss my old ipod classic is it is harder to switch songs or volume on the fly)
-Low impedance -> don't necessarily need amp
-Maybe not the best bang for the buck in terms of SQ (although I've heard varying reports, some claiming it is better than the ATH-M50s)
-Amplitude peaks at a higher frequency in the lows than I might like (~100 Hz)
-treated like the holy grail here far as I can see
-very balanced frequency response
-Decent price (~$160)
-Low impedence again
-Amplitude peaks at a frequency that seems good to me (~60-70 and again at 100 Hz)
-Unremovable cord if I recall
Ok, I'm getting lazier so only brief descriptions of other ones I'm considering right now:
Sennheiser HD25-1 ii: Supposed excellent sound quality, but ugly as sin. Also more expensive ($200).
Ultrasone DJ1 and DJ1 pro: "Surround sound" but maybe not direct enough for electronic music? Look quite stylish imo w/ the black and white, although the pro version might be a little too huge. Good price (~$150)
Skullcandy Mix Master: The other supposedly good quality skullcandy cans, and SC live up to their reputation with another stylish pair of headphones. They are also supposedly better for electronic music with pronounced bass and easy on the ears due to roll off at the top. However, they are at the very top of my price range ($250).
And the last one (don't laugh)... Beats Mixr: Ok obviously beats gets a lot of hate here, and that may be justified considering how warped the frequency scheme is, with massive bass and everything else diminished. But I guess who's to say if that isn't a valid scheme... I mean people seem to like it, and what little I've heard from them still sounds pretty clean to my ears. The mixr also seems to be getting better reviews than previous iterations, and as always is an excellent looking specimen (and has control talk). However the price is a turn off ($250 again), and I might feel like a tool buying them, which somewhat contradicts the whole "wearing with pride" thing despite how nice they look.
V-moda Crossfade: just saw someone mention these here, and they certainly look pretty cool. I have no idea about the audio quality, but they are the cheapest of the bunch at 100 bucks (for lp1) and got rave reviews on Amazon.
So, if anybody could help me out here it would be much appreciated. There are so many options I know I've only grazed the surface, so please feel free to suggest anything you think fits the bill (good for electronic music, looks good, $150-$250)
I would add the V-moda M80s but take off the M50s and DJ1s, as DJ cans tend to look a tad ridiculous when worn in public, and long cables are a pain. Also take off the Crossfades, which are muddy and a step down in terms of sound quality.
hi I'm looking for some decent headphones on a budget
long story short I'm off on a school trip to Paris which is a 10hr+ bus journey
with kids shouting and bus engine humming it will disturb my music
heres a list of requirements;
price range £0-£50
ive seen some Sony xb300 and sennheiser xr 200 or something like that
i know at that budget I won't get anything amazing and also I listen to dubstep
and drum and bass and rap and I'm using an iPod touch 4g if that helps.
Are there any headphones similar to the ATH-M50, but has the option of letting me replace the cable with one that has iPod controls? I thought the ATH-M50 would be perfect, but, once I received it in the mail, the cable was long enough to touch the floor and come back up to my pant's pockets. So close..
I liked the sound, though..
V-Moda M80? Or you could recable it yourself and add a detachable socket. I've been wanting to try that myself with my M50s.
Hi all! I am currently using Bose QuietComfort 3, and Triple-fi 10 pro daily, and I am looking for an upgrade for my Bose QuietComfort 3, I find Bose's bass kinda muddy and blurry >< not nice! I want a pair of headphones that has detachable cables and it has good isolation, very little leakage and comfortable, because I will be mainly using them on the street (as i have my focal xs book at home :D) with or without an amp, in library, and in transport.
I listen to all kinds of songs including pop, dance, r n b, classical, opera, jazz, blues, just a mix of everything :P, so far i have the fedelio l1, Focal Spirit one, v-moda Lp2, sony z1000 in mind, just wondering which one u guys think will be the best for me or u can give me other suggestions :D
The Fidelio 1 is not out yet, so there's not a whole lot of impressions or comparisons of them yet, and the same is true for the Focal Spirits. The LP2s are supposed to be very bassy, so may not work well for everything. The Z1000 are supposed to be good, though and seem like the most established choice. However, is there a particular sound you're looking for? Fun? Neutral?