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Originally Posted by derajfast View Post

I'm looking to get a good pair of cans for an iPhone. I prefer over the ear to in-ear as a matter of comfort. Most of my songs are are 320 kbps AAC files, and I have a bunch of FLACs on my computer that I would also like to listen to. Probably won't invest in any additional equipment in the near future. I was looking at the Denon AHD2000 headphones as I believe they are also closed cans (preferable but not necessary), and do a good job with handling some of the lossier quality music. 

 

Any suggestions are appreciated.

 

Thanks


Good choice.  Grados are very nice too (I use RS-1 with mine) but for the price I prefer the Denons.  The price you pay for such good sound is that they are not really closed.  They will block a little bit of leakage but they will not block external sounds very much at all.

 

post #12932 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Ser182 View Post

Can anyone that has the Sony XB500 and xb300 post a pic of the size difference. I was looking to get my son a pair but concern about the size. Thanks.


Hope this helps.
http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/sony-mdr-xb300-mdr-xb500-and-mdr-xb700-extra-bass-headphones

post #12933 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.

 

 


Hi,

 

I was torn between the v-moda m-80's and sennheiser hd 25-1-ii. Afterwards i decided that i wanted to purchase the m-80's because of the recommendations given and because of the good price it was sold at Amazon. However the m80's have suddenly raised in price and now its about the same as the sennheisers. I was wondering what would be most suitable for me based on my sound preferences and the genres that i listen to. Another headphone i'm considering is the ATH-ESW9. I want something with a live feel and is engaging/intimate.

 

Thanks.

 

 

post #12934 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Love Music View Post


Hi,

 

I was torn between the v-moda m-80's and sennheiser hd 25-1-ii. Afterwards i decided that i wanted to purchase the m-80's because of the recommendations given and because of the good price it was sold at Amazon. However the m80's have suddenly raised in price and now its about the same as the sennheisers. I was wondering what would be most suitable for me based on my sound preferences and the genres that i listen to. Another headphone i'm considering is the ATH-ESW9. I want something with a live feel and is engaging/intimate.

 

Thanks.

 

 


Sorry, just for clarification, where are you seeing the price jump? I still see them as $170 on Amazon atm... Be sure to check the different sellers for that price. 

 

post #12935 of 29490

Oh sorry i forgot to mention that i live in the UK. It was £124 before and it has been raised to £145 now.


Edited by Love Music - 3/12/12 at 3:08am
post #12936 of 29490

Hi there.

I am about to buy my first setup and my budget is:

600 usd, 300 gbp, 400eur or 3000dkk.

 

I want full sized headphones, I am thinking about getting the Denon AH-D2000. I have listened to these and like them, they seemed to suffer from a bit of sibilance, but hey, I was using an ipod touch 2nd gen so might have been the cause.

 

I want an amp with dac, or both dac and amp since I dont think my build in dac is good enough.

It would be preferred if it was portable but could live without it.

I am thinking about the e7 or e17 here.

 

So what are youre thoughts here?

 

I've heard the Beyer DT770 80ohm Pro, like these, though I think they lack some mids.

I've got the Phonak Audeo PFE 122, which it would be nice if the amp could be used with these too.

 

It should be noted that I have a minor hearing problem, my left ear is something like 1-4 db off the right, so some adjustment could be nice, but this is not a necessity from the amp. Remember not something that I NEED, it would just be nice to have.

post #12937 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Mem View Post


Can anyone else give their $0.02 please?

 



 



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Originally Posted by Mem View Post

Ok I have a budget of £150 for a pair of closed cans and I've narrowed it down to the following:
1. Ultrasone PRO550
2. Audio Technica ATH-M50 LE
3. Audio Technica PRO700Mk2
To be driven by an iPhone 4 and probably either Fiio E7 or E11 (only have the iPhone right now). Music is acoustic, classical, jazz, hiphop, drum&bass, dubstep, house.. Just about anything.
I'm going round in circles reading reviews and comparisons, and I really can't decide. They'll be worn mainly while commuting on the train. Yes to comfort and prefer detachable cables, no to leakage.
I own a pair of Denon C751s, and after 3 years of constant abuse they sound muddy and claustrophobic. I like the idea of the Ultrasone's soundstage for when I'm not listening to electronic music, and I'm wondering if I really need a basshead headphone, but I don't want to be disappointed when I'm in the mood for some skull shaking bass.
If I could justify the money I would get PRO 900's for travel and Q701's for when I'm at home!



I sent my PRO700MK2's back, the sound and bass was pretty good but the clamp was too much for that price.  I found myself constantly adjusting the cups trying to find relief especially after listening to my XB500's...they just felt like hell.

I just ordered the Ultrasone Pro 550 but they are on back order so I'll won't get a chance to listen for a while.

 

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/568387-REG/Ultrasone_PRO_550_PRO_550_Closed_Back_Professional.html

 

^^^best price that I found.

post #12938 of 29490

^ I find it amusing people send their headphones back because of clamping when you can easily fix that. Overnight streching over some suitable wide object is your friend. My AKG K518 DJ went from 15~20 mins wearable tops until intense pain in the ears started to develop to at least 1½ ~ 2 hrs wearable from 2 overnight streching sessions.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 3/12/12 at 8:53am
post #12939 of 29490

Hi All,

I'm looking for a really comfortable headphone.  It needs to be around the near and have a closed back.  I'm going to be using it in an office environment so it can't leak much sound.  At home I use a Sennheiser PC-360 for gaming/skype and I love it. It's really comfortable because the ear cups are large enough where they don't touch/squish my ears and they have a soft velvet instead of sticky plastic. I'm look for something similar to this except with a closed back and without the microphone.  Comfort and sound leakage are my most important requirements.  Until recently (broke in half) I was used a pair of Denon AH-D1001 which didn't leak much sound but the ear cups weren't very big and squished my ear making them hurt after a while. My ear stick out a big more than average so large ear cups help.

 

Any thoughts?

post #12940 of 29490
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Originally Posted by mikkelmmk93 View Post

Hi there.

I am about to buy my first setup and my budget is:

600 usd, 300 gbp, 400eur or 3000dkk.

 

I want full sized headphones, I am thinking about getting the Denon AH-D2000. I have listened to these and like them, they seemed to suffer from a bit of sibilance, but hey, I was using an ipod touch 2nd gen so might have been the cause.

 

I want an amp with dac, or both dac and amp since I dont think my build in dac is good enough.

It would be preferred if it was portable but could live without it.

I am thinking about the e7 or e17 here.

 

So what are youre thoughts here?

 

I've heard the Beyer DT770 80ohm Pro, like these, though I think they lack some mids.

I've got the Phonak Audeo PFE 122, which it would be nice if the amp could be used with these too.

 

It should be noted that I have a minor hearing problem, my left ear is something like 1-4 db off the right, so some adjustment could be nice, but this is not a necessity from the amp. Remember not something that I NEED, it would just be nice to have.


Open or Closed? Unless you're looking for bass, I'd say you could probably do a little better than the D2000s for $600, unless prices are really inflated wherever you live. The disadvantage to open headphones of course is that they leak both ways, so they won't be too suited to outdoor and portable use. Between the E7 and E17 though, the E17 is definitely a step up.

 



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Originally Posted by thinkingorange View Post

Hi All,

I'm looking for a really comfortable headphone.  It needs to be around the near and have a closed back.  I'm going to be using it in an office environment so it can't leak much sound.  At home I use a Sennheiser PC-360 for gaming/skype and I love it. It's really comfortable because the ear cups are large enough where they don't touch/squish my ears and they have a soft velvet instead of sticky plastic. I'm look for something similar to this except with a closed back and without the microphone.  Comfort and sound leakage are my most important requirements.  Until recently (broke in half) I was used a pair of Denon AH-D1001 which didn't leak much sound but the ear cups weren't very big and squished my ear making them hurt after a while. My ear stick out a big more than average so large ear cups help.

 

Any thoughts?


HM5? DJ cans tend to clamp a bit, and the Denon D2000s, while comfortable, aren't too isolating.

 

post #12941 of 29490
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Originally Posted by mikkelmmk93 View Post
It should be noted that I have a minor hearing problem, my left ear is something like 1-4 db off the right, so some adjustment could be nice, but this is not a necessity from the amp. Remember not something that I NEED, it would just be nice to have.


The E17 does have a balance control, in addition to treble and bass.

 

post #12942 of 29490


 

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Originally Posted by 50an6xy06r6n View Post


Open or Closed? Unless you're looking for bass, I'd say you could probably do a little better than the D2000s for $600, unless prices are really inflated wherever you live. The disadvantage to open headphones of course is that they leak both ways, so they won't be too suited to outdoor and portable use. Between the E7 and E17 though, the E17 is definitely a step up.

 


HM5? DJ cans tend to clamp a bit, and the Denon D2000s, while comfortable, aren't too isolating.

 


 

Denon D2000 look to be the same size as the Denon AH-D1001. The area inside the cans for my ears is too small. I have big ears =)

post #12943 of 29490
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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post

^ I find it amusing people send their headphones back because of clamping when you can easily fix that. Overnight streching over some suitable wide object is your friend. My AKG K518 DJ went from 15~20 mins wearable tops until intense pain in the ears started to develop to at least 1½ ~ 2 hrs wearable from 2 overnight streching sessions.



Well I'm glad I amuse you.  I did not list out the ways I tried to make my Pro700's comfortable.  But what I did do is choose to use that money and discover/listen to another set that I am curious about.  This is not a DIY thread.

post #12944 of 29490

Hey what  are the best headphones for  around 150- 200 dollars, I listen to the all kinds of music so just the best  overall headphones I can get

post #12945 of 29490
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Originally Posted by FlobHobNob View Post

Hey what  are the best headphones for  around 150- 200 dollars, I listen to the all kinds of music so just the best  overall headphones I can get

A lot of people like the V-moda M-80s and the Sennheiser HD-25-II. I haven't heard the HD-25s, but I absolutely love my V-80s(same thing as M-80 but with True Blood branding and some color tweaks.)
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