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post #12826 of 29490

Hi,

 

First of all I'm from Denmark, so I'm sorry if not that good in writting english.

 

Second I'm new into this head-fi world, I do have some experience in the hifi world though, so listen to music isn't all new to me :)

 

I just finished my B.Sc.E.E, and during my thesis I were at a company where they borrowed me a pair of Beyerdynamics DT770 pro - and I really enjoyed using them. IMO they were high in comfort, and the sound was good! Though I think they lacked a bit in the low freq.

Now I'm finish with my thesis, and I'm not working at the company anymore, and no they didn't let me go with the DT770 :P but lately I started to miss having sound from a full-size headphone when I'm using my laptop :(

 

At the moment I'm using a pair of Klipsch Image S4 IEMs - and I like the sound of them, and on the go I really think they do the job for me. But when I'm not on the go I would like to have a better solution :)

 

I'm looking for a solution for my laptop, where I'll be listening to music through Spotify @ 320 kbits/s - since it's not FLAC and this head-fi is all new to me, I'm not looking for a high-end solution.

 

I would like a pair of closed headphones and a usb driven dac/amp. At the moment I've been looking at nuForce UDAC-2 and Fiio E10 - whey seems to be fairly priced and they seems to do the job for me :) - though the Fiio E17 also looks good on the paper, but I'm not sure I need the extra power - if I even need a dac/amp at all?!

 

I have a friend whos brother works in a hifi store, so I should be able to get a good price on denon and b&w. I've been reading about the Denon AH-D2000 and B&W P5 - but I know there are many other headphones out there! But if I could get a good price on en Denon AH-2000 or B&W P5, are there any competitors in the pricerange (~250 usd or ~200 eur)?

 

If I had to start of with buying something, what would be the best solution for me:

- buy a usb dac/amp and a pair of headphones?

- buy a better (more expensive) pair of headphones and no amp/dac, and get the usb dac/amp later?

or

- but a better usb dac/amp and a cheaper pair of headphones, and get a better pair of headphones later?

 

If you guys have any comments, suggestions or links (where a can learn more about this world), please let me know :)

 

Best regards

- a guy from Denmark :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by amkleistDK - 3/8/12 at 12:56am
post #12827 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by amkleistDK View Post

Hi,

 

First of all I'm from Denmark, so I'm sorry if not that good in writting english.

 

Second I'm new into this head-fi world, I do have some experience in the hifi world though, so listen to music isn't all new to me :)

 

I just finished my B.Sc.E.E, and during my thesis I were at a company where they borrowed me a pair of Beyerdynamics DT770 pro - and I really enjoyed using them. IMO they were high in comfort, and the sound was good! Though I think they lacked a bit in the low freq.

Now I'm finish with my thesis, and I'm not working at the company anymore, and no they didn't let me go with the DT770 :P but lately I started to miss having sound from a full-size headphone when I'm using my laptop :(

 

At the moment I'm using a pair of Klipsch Image S4 IEMs - and I like the sound of them, and on the go I really think they do the job for me. But when I'm not on the go I would like to have a better solution :)

 

I'm looking for a solution for my laptop, where I'll be listening to music through Spotify @ 320 kbits/s - since it's not FLAC and this head-fi is all new to me, I'm not looking for a high-end solution.

 

I would like a pair of closed headphones and a usb driven dac/amp. At the moment I've been looking at nuForce UDAC-2 and Fiio E10 - whey seems to be fairly priced and they seems to do the job for me :) - though the Fiio E17 also looks good on the paper, but I'm not sure I need the extra power - if I even need a dac/amp at all?!

 

I have a friend whos brother works in a hifi store, so I should be able to get a good price on denon and b&w. I've been reading about the Denon AH-D2000 and B&W P5 - but I know there are many other headphones out there! But if I could get a good price on en Denon AH-2000 or B&W P5, are there any competitors in the pricerange (~250 usd or ~200 eur)?

 

If I had to start of with buying something, what would be the best solution for me:

- buy a usb dac/amp and a pair of headphones?

- buy a better (more expensive) pair of headphones and no amp/dac, and get the usb dac/amp later?

or

- but a better usb dac/amp and a cheaper pair of headphones, and get a better pair of headphones later?

 

If you guys have any comments, suggestions or links (where a can learn more about this world), please let me know :)

 

Best regards

- a guy from Denmark :)

 


Your first 2 strategies are probably better, as the consensus is that the headphones themselves make the biggest difference in sound. Depending on what your budget is, though, stuff above ~$300 tends to start needing amps and such to reach their full potential, so if your budget goes that high, it's something to consider. 

Regarding the D2000, it has a pretty good reputation as an all-around can with a fun signature, but not too too colored. The P5s on the other hand are geared more towards portable listening, and are a very good package in that regard, but you pay extra for design and comfort, so sound quality is not quite up to par. The D2000 will probably improve a little with something like the E10, though the E17 might scale up better even if you don't need the portability.

 

post #12828 of 29490

Hey guys.

I need some advice on the Visang RO2. I've been enjoying my little budget spree on IEM'S lately so far my best find is the SoundMAGIC E10 followed by PL21's however I'm very interested in the R02. I've read as much as I can on them though would like to know if I would be taking a step backwards forwards or staying inbetween or not?

Any help would be great please.

post #12829 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by amkleistDK View Post

Hi,

 

First of all I'm from Denmark, so I'm sorry if not that good in writting english.

 

Second I'm new into this head-fi world, I do have some experience in the hifi world though, so listen to music isn't all new to me :)

 

I just finished my B.Sc.E.E, and during my thesis I were at a company where they borrowed me a pair of Beyerdynamics DT770 pro - and I really enjoyed using them. IMO they were high in comfort, and the sound was good! Though I think they lacked a bit in the low freq.

Now I'm finish with my thesis, and I'm not working at the company anymore, and no they didn't let me go with the DT770 :P but lately I started to miss having sound from a full-size headphone when I'm using my laptop :(

 

At the moment I'm using a pair of Klipsch Image S4 IEMs - and I like the sound of them, and on the go I really think they do the job for me. But when I'm not on the go I would like to have a better solution :)

 

I'm looking for a solution for my laptop, where I'll be listening to music through Spotify @ 320 kbits/s - since it's not FLAC and this head-fi is all new to me, I'm not looking for a high-end solution.

 

I would like a pair of closed headphones and a usb driven dac/amp. At the moment I've been looking at nuForce UDAC-2 and Fiio E10 - whey seems to be fairly priced and they seems to do the job for me :) - though the Fiio E17 also looks good on the paper, but I'm not sure I need the extra power - if I even need a dac/amp at all?!

 

I have a friend whos brother works in a hifi store, so I should be able to get a good price on denon and b&w. I've been reading about the Denon AH-D2000 and B&W P5 - but I know there are many other headphones out there! But if I could get a good price on en Denon AH-2000 or B&W P5, are there any competitors in the pricerange (~250 usd or ~200 eur)?

 

If I had to start of with buying something, what would be the best solution for me:

- buy a usb dac/amp and a pair of headphones?

- buy a better (more expensive) pair of headphones and no amp/dac, and get the usb dac/amp later?

or

- but a better usb dac/amp and a cheaper pair of headphones, and get a better pair of headphones later?

 

If you guys have any comments, suggestions or links (where a can learn more about this world), please let me know :)

 

Best regards

- a guy from Denmark :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




My all star list for a quality all around mid-fi can includes the D2000 you mentioned above, Beyer DT 880 Pro--the more balanced open version of the 770 Pro you liked, and the AKG Q 701--king of clarity.  All are excellent mid-fi choices that can be had in the U.S. for under $300 (some well under with a little shopping and a few clues where/how to shop).  Which one you prefer will probably depend on personal taste

post #12830 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Love Music View Post

Hi,

 

I am looking for an portable headphone that excell in jpop and jrock genres. Vocals are the most important factor for me.

 

 

My budget is around $200 or more. I will be playing it straight out from my cowon j3 without an amp.

 

 

I like a closed headphone that is quite small in size. I like headphones that are engaging with good soundstage, mids and treble. Also i am not much of a basshead.

 

 

Any help will be appreciated.

 

 



An Esw9 will work quite well mmmm smooth vocals 

post #12831 of 29490
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Originally Posted by 50an6xy06r6n View Post


Your first 2 strategies are probably better, as the consensus is that the headphones themselves make the biggest difference in sound. Depending on what your budget is, though, stuff above ~$300 tends to start needing amps and such to reach their full potential, so if your budget goes that high, it's something to consider. 

Regarding the D2000, it has a pretty good reputation as an all-around can with a fun signature, but not too too colored. The P5s on the other hand are geared more towards portable listening, and are a very good package in that regard, but you pay extra for design and comfort, so sound quality is not quite up to par. The D2000 will probably improve a little with something like the E10, though the E17 might scale up better even if you don't need the portability.

 



 


 

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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post




My all star list for a quality all around mid-fi can includes the D2000 you mentioned above, Beyer DT 880 Pro--the more balanced open version of the 770 Pro you liked, and the AKG Q 701--king of clarity.  All are excellent mid-fi choices that can be had in the U.S. for under $300 (some well under with a little shopping and a few clues where/how to shop).  Which one you prefer will probably depend on personal taste


 

Since I'm not going for a headphone to use on the go, I think that B&W P5 is out for now!

 

Considering that I'll get a good price on the Denon AH-D2000, it look like a good headphone to start with :)

Here in Denmark a pair of D2000 is around 480 usd, Beyerdynamics DT 880 pro is around 410 usd and AKG Q 701 is around 440 usd.

 

The D2000 can be bought from amazon.de for around 200 eur which is ~260 usd! - I actually doubt that my friend can get a better price for the D2000 confused.gif

 

The Denon AH-D1100 is quite cheaper than the D2000 (210 usd here in Denmark, and 170 usd from amazon.de) - but is 32 ohms, and since the D2000 is 25 ohms, does that mean the D1100 are harder to drive than the D2000?

The D1100 is almost 100 usd cheaper, and I'm wondering if the D1100 is also a good headphone to start out with?

 

Next week, when I've been reading/looking about different types of headphones, I'll go for a ride to the nearest hifi-store and listen to the different headphones :) - I'd like to be sure what to go after, before I just go down and spent a lot of time listening to different stuff.

 

post #12832 of 29490
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Originally Posted by veyrongatti View Post



An Esw9 will work quite well mmmm smooth vocals 



That was one of my first choices but because i listen to a wide variety of genres, i decided not to go with it because people have mentioned that it wasn't fast enough. The way you said it is so convincing tho LOL.

post #12833 of 29490
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post

Hey guys.

I need some advice on the Visang RO2. I've been enjoying my little budget spree on IEM'S lately so far my best find is the SoundMAGIC E10 followed by PL21's however I'm very interested in the R02. I've read as much as I can on them though would like to know if I would be taking a step backwards forwards or staying inbetween or not?

Any help would be great please.


For info on specific IEMs, I think you're better off posting in a review thread, but just based on ljokerl's review, the R02s look to be about on par with the E10s and better than the PL21 by quite a bit. Another option I guess would be the Brainwavz M1, though that's straying a little out of budget territory.

 

post #12834 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Love Music View Post



That was one of my first choices but because i listen to a wide variety of genres, i decided not to go with it because people have mentioned that it wasn't fast enough. The way you said it is so convincing tho LOL.



i would get one if it wasent so expensive mmmm i still remember how sweet the vocals were...... anyways ill probs get a CAL! since im broke now :D

post #12835 of 29490
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Originally Posted by 50an6xy06r6n View Post


For info on specific IEMs, I think you're better off posting in a review thread, but just based on ljokerl's review, the R02s look to be about on par with the E10s and better than the PL21 by quite a bit. Another option I guess would be the Brainwavz M1, though that's straying a little out of budget territory.

 


Thanks for the reply. About 45 seconds before I checked back here I pulled the trigger and bought RO2's. (seriously 45 seconds) If they're on par with E10 which also is stated on another list I've been keeping an eye on I'll be getting similar SQ however they may offer a slightly different signature which is all good by me. I do have thoughts of venturing to higher prices but for now tinkering around with what's out there on a budget is fine.

Cheers!

 


Edited by H20Fidelity - 3/8/12 at 3:06am
post #12836 of 29490
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Originally Posted by veyrongatti View Post



i would get one if it wasent so expensive mmmm i still remember how sweet the vocals were...... anyways ill probs get a CAL! since im broke now :D



Yeah it is expensive. Accessory Jack sells them at quite a good price tho ($289). I might get the M-80's.

 

Have you tried the ortofon eq7 before how does it compare with the ESW9? 

 

post #12837 of 29490

is there a major difference between the SONY MDR ZX-700 & SONY MDR 7506? 

if so, which one is better?

is the 7506 worth the 23 euros more?

post #12838 of 29490
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Originally Posted by kurd View Post

is there a major difference between the SONY MDR ZX-700 & SONY MDR 7506? 

if so, which one is better?

is the 7506 worth the 23 euros more?



The MDR-ZX700 is a consumer grade headphone, while the MDR 7506 is a professional grade headphone. If you want a flat (neutral) sound, spend the extra 23 euros and go for the 7506. If you don't want a flat sound, save your 23 euros and go for the MDR ZX700. What are you going to use your headphones for? smile.gif

post #12839 of 29490

Hello! First time poster, though I been lurking for a little bit.

 

I need some guidance here, real bad because I understand very little of this.

 

Currently I am using AD700s on a onboard sound device on my pc.

Looking for a huge upgrade from this. From what I understand, sound card and amp`s are necessary to get the real juice going.

 

Now, what exactly should I get? Thinking from the whole soundcard to headphones. 

I need a complete setup for what would really **** on what I currently have.

Money isn`t a issue, though 1500-2000$ should suffice.

So what amp,headphones,soundcard should I get?

 

I mostly listen to hip hop and electronic, so bass is a must. 

post #12840 of 29490
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Originally Posted by amkleistDK View Post






 


 
Since I'm not going for a headphone to use on the go, I think that B&W P5 is out for now!

Considering that I'll get a good price on the Denon AH-D2000, it look like a good headphone to start with smily_headphones1.gif
Here in Denmark a pair of D2000 is around 480 usd, Beyerdynamics DT 880 pro is around 410 usd and AKG Q 701 is around 440 usd.

The D2000 can be bought from amazon.de for around 200 eur which is ~260 usd! - I actually doubt that my friend can get a better price for the D2000 confused.gif

The Denon AH-D1100 is quite cheaper than the D2000 (210 usd here in Denmark, and 170 usd from amazon.de) - but is 32 ohms, and since the D2000 is 25 ohms, does that mean the D1100 are harder to drive than the D2000?
The D1100 is almost 100 usd cheaper, and I'm wondering if the D1100 is also a good headphone to start out with?

Next week, when I've been reading/looking about different types of headphones, I'll go for a ride to the nearest hifi-store and listen to the different headphones smily_headphones1.gif - I'd like to be sure what to go after, before I just go down and spent a lot of time listening to different stuff.

IMO, avoid the D1100s, they're very bloated in regards to bass and I couldn't stand listening to them. A better choice would be the Creative Aurvana Live!. They're the same as the now discontinued Denon D1001s and they have a much more neutral and balanced sound. Here in the USA they sell for well under $100 and they're the best bargain in headphones right now, IMO.
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