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post #12946 of 29490

how do the m80's compare to the audio technica m50s, I've heard good things on the too?

post #12947 of 29490
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Originally Posted by FlobHobNob View Post

how do the m80's compare to the audio technica m50s, I've heard good things on the too?

http://www.head-fi.org/t/588813/ath-m50-v-hd-25-1-ii-v-v-moda-m-80-v-srh940-help-please

Should answer all your questions.
post #12948 of 29490

can someone recommend some headphones that will fit my small head?

my budget is 150$ and i listen to hardstyle/house/electro

thanks

post #12949 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


Check out the Shure SRH840, Brainwavz HM5 (if you can find them) and Ultrasone HFI 780.  You may also find these articles to be helpful:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/a/buying-guide-headphones-by-price-range

 

and

 

http://www.head-fi.org/a/headphone-buying-guide

 

post #12950 of 29490

The thing is, about the v-moda, I really want over the ear headphones

post #12951 of 29490

 

Hey guys,
 
As you may know, I purchased the Ultrasone HFI 2400. When plugged into my Mac and my iPhone, they don't go very loud. They have astonishing sound quality, but I just wish they were louder... My ATH-M50 goes louder........ Can anyone help me? 
 
Thanks :D
post #12952 of 29490
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Originally Posted by airapollo View Post

can someone recommend some headphones that will fit my small head?

my budget is 150$ and i listen to hardstyle/house/electro

thanks



Look at the Ultrasone HFI-580. They have some awesome bass and are made for your genres. The ATH-Pro700MK2 are also a very good choice. Also, look at the Koss DJ100. Great for the price.....

post #12953 of 29490

Wow that's crazy. Cheapest equivalent price I've found in the UK is $200.
 

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Originally Posted by jjanuary View Post



 




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 #12954 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.



Stretching helps, but not enough to make some phones wearable for extended period of time (4hr or more).

post #12955 of 29490

Welp, here I am. Been lurking here for months and decided I should chime in and ask for some help. My beloved Koss PortaPros are finally breaking down after much, much use and I am looking to replace them with a good step up. These will be my first "real" pair of headphones.

 

I will mostly be listening to music while walking around, so a fully portable or light design is preferred, though I will easily drop that requirement for better sound. My biggest requirement is that they headphones cannot be THAT big. There is only so much portability that I can sacrifice, you know? My current budget is preferably ~$100, though I can stretch it to ~$150-$160 if I have a good reason. I listen to primarily Rock/Metal music, with a bit of electronic rock and techno mixed in.

 

Yes, some of these are well above my budget. However, there is currently a nice sale on many headphones/earbuds on Amazon, and I would like to take advantage of that. 

 

I have been looking at the Grado SR80is, Shure SRH440s, and AKG K-240, Audio Technica ATH-A700, Audio Technica ATH-AD700 for ones that fit my price range fairly well. I have also been looking at the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 for one to stretch my budget, and I have been hearing very mixed reviews about the V-Moda M-80. Some swear it is the best looking, best sounding most comfortable thing they ever worn, others say that it is completely junk.

 

Sadly, I am unable to try some headphones before I buy them; there isn't anywhere near my that even sells higher end headphones, and I do NOT appreciate that.

I should also mention that I can buy a portable amp separately if anyone has recommendations for one for a particular headphone. I have never used one before and am at a complete loss with them

 

I have deep, deep reserves about other on-ear style headphones, such as the Grados. I had good luck with the Koss PortaPros, but I still don't understand on-ear headphones. I still prefer closed-ear whenever possible, for comfort, sound quality and isolation.

 

Any help, advice, and other recommendations welcome! Cheers, and thanks in advance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by kilobot6 - 3/12/12 at 6:31pm
post #12956 of 29490

The Shure SRH440's along with the 840's, the AT M50, CAL's and from what I've heard/read from a number of trustworthy sources--the Koss PRODJ100 and their well dressed sibling the Tony Bennett TBSE1 Signature Edition Headphone are all good closed cans that can be had within your budget and which will work on the move.

post #12957 of 29490
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Originally Posted by kilobot6 View Post

Welp, here I am. Been lurking here for months and decided I should chime in and ask for some help. My beloved Koss PortaPros are finally breaking down after much, much use and I am looking to replace them with a good step up. These will be my first "real" pair of headphones.

 

I will mostly be listening to music while walking around, so a fully portable or light design is preferred, though I will easily drop that requirement for better sound. My biggest requirement is that they headphones cannot be THAT big. There is only so much portability that I can sacrifice, you know? My current budget is preferably ~$100, though I can stretch it to ~$150-$160 if I have a good reason. I listen to primarily Rock/Metal music, with a bit of electronic rock and techno mixed in.

 

Yes, some of these are well above my budget. However, there is currently a nice sale on many headphones/earbuds on Amazon, and I would like to take advantage of that. 

 

I have been looking at the Grado SR80is, Shure SRH440s, and AKG K-240, Audio Technica ATH-A700, Audio Technica ATH-AD700 for ones that fit my price range fairly well. I have also been looking at the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 for one to stretch my budget, and I have been hearing very mixed reviews about the V-Moda M-80. Some swear it is the best looking, best sounding most comfortable thing they ever worn, others say that it is completely junk.

 

Sadly, I am unable to try some headphones before I buy them; there isn't anywhere near my that even sells higher end headphones, and I do NOT appreciate that.

I should also mention that I can buy a portable amp separately if anyone has recommendations for one for a particular headphone. I have never used one before and am at a complete loss with them

 

I have deep, deep reserves about other on-ear style headphones, such as the Grados. I had good luck with the Koss PortaPros, but I still don't understand on-ear headphones. I still prefer closed-ear whenever possible, for comfort, sound quality and isolation.

 

Any help, advice, and other recommendations welcome! Cheers, and thanks in advance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Check out the Sennheiser HD518.....Killer value biggrin.gif

 

post #12958 of 29490

OK so I am currently in the market for some new headphones. My budget is about 500 bucks. Right now I have Beyer DT770 250 ohm preimum edition. I would like to get something that is a little more portable, I am thinking about taking the plunge into IEMS. I have been looking at the Westone W4 and the JH audio JH5s. I have amps to power anything I get on the go. I listen to all kinds of music. I am also hoping that if I can get some IEMS that are good enough they can replace my Beyers, I don't know if this is possible. Any suggestions are appreciated.

 

 

post #12959 of 29490

Hey guys! So first off, I now understand why people say "Welcome to head-fi, sorry for your wallet." I just have the sudden urge to get better/different sounds of phones. 

Anyways, so i've been wanted a more fun basshead can. I read a lot of good things about the Sony MDR-XB500's and 700's along with the V-moda crossfades lp.


My output will be coming from my computer(Mac if that makes a difference.) And i wouldn't mind buying an amp/dac if needed. 

I have a student budget soo hopefully i can get the phone and amp for < 100, but i can go up to 150. 

 

Thanks again Head-fi community

-Brandon

 

Edit: A little more research done, and apparently the ATH Pro700 MKII's bass is to be 'thunderous'. Just another option


Edited by WtuBrandon - 3/12/12 at 9:38pm
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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 couple I like in that range are the V-Moda M-80 and Skullcandy Aviators. Sennheiser HD598 can sometimes be had in that range and are excellent all-rounders. They don't seem to excel at any particular genre, but are acceptable for all. The M-80 and Aviators will be a bit more bass heavy and better for non-acoustic music.
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