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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Creative Aurvana Live! (Seems the most fitting for you)

Skullcandy Aviators

V-Moda M80

ATH-SJ55

post #12977 of 29490

I just made my friend a recommendation, he wanted headphones that look cool and are great for rap at around 100 dollars I recommended him the v-moda crossfade lp. Just wondering if I gave him a good recommendation.

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Should i buy the monster turbine pearls or the monster turbine golds.

post #12979 of 29490
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Should i buy the monster turbine pearls or the monster turbine golds.



Get the Golds....

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Hiya Head-Fi smily_headphones1.gif

 

I'm currently in the market for a new budget pair of 'phones - and by "budget", I really mean it. I'm looking to spend around $100 or so, maybe a bit more if it's a significant step-up but I'd really like to keep it at $100 or under. I've never owned a "real" pair of headphones before and I made the mistake of getting a Corsair HS1A "gaming" headset. It sounds decent to novice ears, I suppose, but the bass is virtually nonexistent and the mic has already ceased functioning, so its time for an upgrade.

 

I listen to a wide variety of music, but I'm into the more bass-heavy genres: rap, hip-hop, R&B, lots of EDM/house/trance and that kind of stuff. Occasionally I will listen to some acoustic jams as well. I'm also an avid PC gamer and will be using these headphones for playing BF3 on (I've already learned my lesson and decided to go with a headphone + standalone mic rather than a "gaming headset"), where it can be helpful to hear footsteps and stuff around me.

 

Open- or closed-ear doesn't really matter to me, although I would prefer closed if possible for less-leakage and to help me concentrate when I'm gaming. Comfort would be nice as sometimes I am playing for 2+ hours at a time, although I usually won't have them on for much longer than that. I do not wear glasses and I consider my head to be of average size biggrin.gif

 

If anyone can give me a few recommendations on what headphones I should be looking at, that would be very much appreciated! One last note: these will be powered by a Titanium Fatal1ty Pro for the time being (blah I know) until I can afford a better source.

 

Thanks HF!

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Hey i am thinking about getting HD550 and a new PORTABLE amp, dont want to spend more than 250 on amp..any ideas?

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Are there any difference with the Turbine Pros? 
 

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Originally Posted by LazBro123 View Post



Get the Golds....



 

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Looking for durable, closed portable with excellent mids, but more or less neutral, and decent isolation. Prefer over ear rather than on ear...

Let me know what you think of!

 

Here is my reflection on some of the portables I've tried:

M80: I would have been ok w/ the M80's but the isolation was weak.

M50: The M50's bass was great but the slight v frequency left the mids a little recessed.

ESW9: I like the ESW9a mids but it seemed a little too mid-centric/treble weak and didn't really feel portable because of that nice finish.

HD25: The HD25 had a fantastic sound, but I would like my mids to be closer to the M80's; my real issue w/ the HD25 was head clamp big time!

 

 


Edited by imackler - 3/14/12 at 11:35am
post #12984 of 29490
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Originally Posted by mkyend View Post

Hiya Head-Fi smily_headphones1.gif

 

I'm currently in the market for a new budget pair of 'phones - and by "budget", I really mean it. I'm looking to spend around $100 or so, maybe a bit more if it's a significant step-up but I'd really like to keep it at $100 or under. I've never owned a "real" pair of headphones before and I made the mistake of getting a Corsair HS1A "gaming" headset. It sounds decent to novice ears, I suppose, but the bass is virtually nonexistent and the mic has already ceased functioning, so its time for an upgrade.

 

I listen to a wide variety of music, but I'm into the more bass-heavy genres: rap, hip-hop, R&B, lots of EDM/house/trance and that kind of stuff. Occasionally I will listen to some acoustic jams as well. I'm also an avid PC gamer and will be using these headphones for playing BF3 on (I've already learned my lesson and decided to go with a headphone + standalone mic rather than a "gaming headset"), where it can be helpful to hear footsteps and stuff around me.

 

Open- or closed-ear doesn't really matter to me, although I would prefer closed if possible for less-leakage and to help me concentrate when I'm gaming. Comfort would be nice as sometimes I am playing for 2+ hours at a time, although I usually won't have them on for much longer than that. I do not wear glasses and I consider my head to be of average size biggrin.gif

 

If anyone can give me a few recommendations on what headphones I should be looking at, that would be very much appreciated! One last note: these will be powered by a Titanium Fatal1ty Pro for the time being (blah I know) until I can afford a better source.

 

Thanks HF!


I may not be a veteran on here, but if gaming is your main concern than I recommend the Logitech G35 gaming headset. Yes, it is a headset that you said you would avoid, but this thing is the real deal. Has a woven cable and is built like a tank with very good construction. The mic is very good, very flexible and picks up practically no background sound and the headset is very adjustable and comfortable. My ears don't touch the inside of the pads, and they can stay on for hours. It is completely circamaural. The only downside I can say is that they are fairly heavy, so they don't stay on as well as they might if you move a lot. I have a fairly small head, so it should be better for people with larger heads because they will have more "clamp".

 

I am a fairly new audiophile but here it goes for sound:

 

They have a wide soundstage, especially for being closed. The bass is big, accurate and crisp. They can really produce some skull shaking bass. Overall, the sound is very detailed and crisp. The highs were perhaps a bit too tinny, and the low mids suffer a bit. But, using the equalizer to done down the highs and boost the mid they sound absolutely wonderful. You will hear everything crisply, un-distorted or masked by the mids or highs.

 

They also have 7.1 audio which is un-freaking believable. When used with things that were actually encoded in 7.1 you will be blown away. This means games and movies. You will hear every directional footstep, here the bullets whizzing past. It is great.

 

I would highly recommend these. Despite being "Gaming", they are truly great audiophile headphones. Just be sure that you get the latest software from the website and use the equalizer to shore up its shortcomings, and you will not regret it.

 


Edited by kilobot6 - 3/14/12 at 11:27am
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Looking for some advice to purchase Professional Studio Headphones for Production of Electro House and Dubstep music.

 

I am willing to spend up to $500.00 for headphones so I can do it right the first time to produce music

 

Thank you for your help in advance

 

post #12986 of 29490
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Originally Posted by XS850 View Post

Hi- new to the site, looking for advice on my first set of real "headphones".

 

I am a musician, looking to monitor guitar, studio monitor, and casually listen in a single package if possible.  If I had to pick the most important- it would be "casual" listening.  I should clarify that when I like to casually listen, I like crisp, clear audio.  I ran old school Altec Lansing loudspeakers before switching to Martin Logan for my home listening environment, and utilize a combination of JL Audio and Infinity in my vehicle. 

 

I listen mostly to classic rock, blues, country, jazz, and classical music, but I have a very eclectic collection that includes a vast variety of tonal qualities and sounds.  I would want each to be reproduced as accurately as possible.

 

I have a large head- 7 & 5/8th hat size, and big ears that stick out.  I want something comfortable as well.

 

So when you want it all- what do you buy?  When I'm traveling, I don't care how compact they will be, I just want to carry one pair and not multiples.


Beyer DT880 600 ohm would work for a really comfy full sized can, but really for traveling I would be thinking iem like the Westone UM-3X.  Both will give you fairly flat response and good definition especially with guitar.  Thanks for telling us about your home speakers, it helps.

 

post #12987 of 29490
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Originally Posted by PixelVandalism View Post



In my bedroom, I've never taken any previous headphones anywhere. I don't mind if sound leaks.

I usually listen to dance, and house. I think I want a balanced flat sound, I've got no experience though, so I don't really know what I want.


If you like the AKG 240s then go with them, they are very good in the mids, but have no low bass.  For something a bit better try the Shure 840s.  I owned both and enjoyed them for different reasons.

 

post #12988 of 29490
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Originally Posted by the zodiak View Post

Hey i am thinking about getting HD550 and a new PORTABLE amp, dont want to spend more than 250 on amp..any ideas?


yup JDS Labs c421

 

post #12989 of 29490

Looking for some advice to purchase Professional Studio Headphones for Production of Electro House and Dubstep music.

 

I am willing to spend up to $500.00 for headphones so I can do it right the first time to produce music

 

Thank you for your help in advance

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Originally Posted by xavierdjm600 View Post

Looking for some advice to purchase Professional Studio Headphones for Production of Electro House and Dubstep music.

 

I am willing to spend up to $500.00 for headphones so I can do it right the first time to produce music

 

Thank you for your help in advance


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