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My comments on the HD598 are included here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/601061/mid-fi-shootout-hd600-hd598-focal-spirit-one-philips-fidelio-l1#post_8226062

and my brief impressions of the DT880 on a different rig are in my RMAF 2011 link in my signature.
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Originally Posted by Acention View Post

As with many others here I am in the market for a new pair of headphones and am a little overwhelmed with choices. For reference I am pretty new higher quality headphones, currently own a pair of Monster Turbine IEM's and Beyerdynamic MMX 300's (MMX 300's are basically DT 770's 32Ohm with a mic attached for reference). I enjoy both sets, but without a real comparison that doesn't do much for me.

 

I am looking for a set around the $300 price range or less. These will be used about 50/50 at home and on the road. They don't have to be particularly portable, I would like to be able to power them with a portable amp which I would like to not spend more than $100ish on (I am open to suggestions on a good amp at this price range as well) or directly from my Ipod itself. I am not particularly worried about sound leakage so both an Open or Closed design is fine. 

 

In terms of music I mostly listen to rock, and hard rock. Occasionally some hip-hop, as well as some punk rock. Some bands/artists include, Three Days Grace, All That Remains, Shinedown, Rise Against, Five Finger Death Punch, Eminem, Chevelle, etc. Ideally I would like to find something with tight punchy bass for the drums that has at least a bit of deeper extension for the hip hop. 

 

I have read about and considered the Denon AHD2000, Ultrasone Hfi2400, Beyerdynamic DT 880/990, and Sennheiser HD598. Each seems to have it strong and weak points and I am having a hard time coming to a conclusion. If anyone has any feedback about the above listed or any other sets it would be greatly appreciated.

 

I have 1, 3 & 4 and the Ultrasone HIFI780.  These are all quality cans of different flavors.  It's a bit like asking someone to pick your flavor of ice cream for you.  You really need some ear time with each.  What I can say (assuming you're OK with either a closed or open can) is buy the 2000 for bass punch and get the 598 for a velvet all around experience.  The other two (or at least the 780) are somewhere in the middle.
 

 

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Hi,

 

I'm hoping to find a  full size headphone sound quality upgrade . My current  full size headphones  are superlux HD 668B .These  headphones output a sound which I prefer other all my other headphones  .Though I'm comparing them to Headphones and I.E.M's of a different form factor HD 25 II'S ,SM3 'S etc  . 

I'd like to spend up to 200 pounds/240 Euros/ / 300 US Dollars ,though I could stretch a little more if needed, to find some full size headphones that offer a more detailed representation of my music than the superlux. .

 

I prefer precision over warmth and will be using the headphones as monitors as well as casual listening. So something of a compromise between the two characteristics would be ideal .Though having said that I believe the superlux are relatively Good monitors, so I can always fall back on them for a more unbiased representation . 

I listen to Genres of music like House ,Trance etc that quite often feature plenty of Bass ,so headphones that are known to have very Good bass extension and that have a fast response .Not Bass heavy Headphones though, simply ones that give a Accurate reproduction that can output the  bass regions well .I don't mind if they are open or closed provided the sound feels balanced for me .

 

In fact something quite like the Superlux 668B ,though with more space/power in the Sub Region for the Bass and more sensitivity to bring out the peaks and troughs in the Mids to highs.I will be using these at home so if some headphones work best with a Amp and still meet my budget they can be considered.I'd like to make a list then go out to a shop and try those on my list.

 

Thanks for any Help :-).


Edited by ib1dance - 3/18/12 at 4:32pm
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Originally Posted by ib1dance View Post

Hi,

 

I'm hoping to find a  full size headphone sound quality upgrade . My current  full size headphones  are superlux HD 668B .These  headphones output a sound which I prefer other all my other headphones  .Though I'm comparing them to Headphones and I.E.M's of a different form factor HD 25 II'S ,SM3 'S etc  . 

I'd like to spend up to 200 pounds/240 Euros/ / 300 US Dollars ,though I could stretch a little more if needed, to find some full size headphones that offer a more detailed representation of my music than the superlux. .

 

I prefer precision over warmth and will be using the headphones as monitors as well as casual listening. So something of a compromise between the two characteristics would be ideal .Though having said that I believe the superlux are relatively Good monitors, so I can always fall back on them for a more unbiased representation . 

I listen to Genres of music like House ,Trance etc that quite often feature plenty of Bass ,so headphones that are known to have very Good bass extension and that have a fast response .Not Bass heavy Headphones though, simply ones that give a Accurate reproduction that can output the  bass regions well .

 

In fact something quite like the Superlux 668B ,though with more space/power in the Sub Region for the Bass and more sensitivity to bring out the peaks and troughs in the Mids to highs

 

Thanks for any Help :-).


The Shure SRH940 is down to $220 today in the USA on Amazon--and the 840 is $130.

 

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Originally Posted by mastervzla69 View Post

 

Okay so HP700! +   from denon...,  so no Sennheisers from that list?  i heard some really good things from the 212 pro's,  and some videos on utube... ?..  the  HD 480 pro looks cool ,..?  but bass? i dunno,...  my local store dealer recommend me the pioneer HDJ-500K  :S

 

 


Well, the HP700s are really the only ones I've heard much about. The Senns you listed seem to be on the lower end, and the HP700s are compared with headphones a price tire higher.

 



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Originally Posted by atulraj View Post

how do u know if a headphone is loud enough or not, and how good d bass is??


You listen to it... Though I can never understand why people are so obsessed with how loud their headphones can get...

 



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Originally Posted by havishpatel View Post

Hello! Please help me!

 

Need some advice, looking for something: 

 

Price range: up to £120 GBP. Source: iPod touch 3rd gen + Laptop. 

 

1) That has the best sound quality for this price range. 

2) Has amazing bass that is there and can be felt but is not overpowering/doesn't bleed very much. 

3) Looks amazing!

4) Is "lively" and "interesting" and "fun" to listen to. 

5) Is portable.

6) Is comfortable. 

 

 

Please help!

 


V-Moda M80 fits that bill ok, esp. 4, but maybe not so much 6

 



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Originally Posted by Mods12 View Post

Hey i am new here, i have been researching headphones for a few days now. My budget is around $100-120. I am considering Grado but i dont like open headphones, i see countless of different recommendations but i cant decide, they will be for music/movies and some gaming. I was looking at the AD700s but they need an amp. I am looking for a good overall headphones without the need or recommendation of an amp Thanks


M50, DJ100, etc. Do you have any particular music or sound signature preferences? Also, will you be using them portably? That generally decides closed v. open.

 



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Originally Posted by MagixSoni View Post

 

I'm a high school student, starting university next year, and I'm looking to invest up to 150 (pre-tax) in a pair of headphones. I don't mind going a little above that limit, but not too much.

 

I listen to literally all kinds of music, from classical / jazz when I'm working to house / bass heavy music when I'm just loafting. I want some proper headphones that are versatile, but can still pump out some decent bass. I'd prefer if they were relatively portable - I will use them both in home and while traveling.

 

I need headphones that are comfortable and preferably not too heavy. I've been browsing the forums and seen that you guys are fans of the ATH-M50's, but I've also been recommended some other headphones. What do you think would be the best purchase for me?

 

I want only over-ear headphones, no IEM's. Also, they shouldn't be ridiculously ugly looking. I don't mind wired vs non-wired. If a pair of good, active noise cancelling headphones exists without comprimising the mids and high's too much, I'd love to give hear about them as well.

 

Below is a list of all the headphones I've been recommended / have heard good things about.

 

ATH-M50 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/tags-on-product/B000ULAP4U)

Ultrasone DJ1 Pro (http://www.amazon.ca/Ultrasone-DJ1-PRO-Professional-Headphones/dp/B00101TBB2)

Sennheiser HD555 (http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD555-Professional-Headphones-Channeling/dp/B0001FTVDQ)

Sennheiser HD595 (http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD595-Performance-Premiere-Headphones/dp/B0001FTVE0)

Sony ZX 700 (http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDRZX700-Outdoor-Headphones/dp/B004P150LY)

ATH-AN7CB (http://www.amazon.com/Technica-ATH-ANC7B-Noise-Cancelling-Closed-Back-Headphones/dp/B002HWJT1A)

ATH-PRO700MK2 (http://www.americanmusical.com/Item--i-AUD-ATHPRO700MK2-LIST?SRC=D0301DT0HAMS0000&utm_source=shopping&utm_medium=feed&)

Shure SRH840 (http://www.amazon.ca/Shure-SRH840-Professional-Monitoring-Earphones/dp/B002DP8IEK)

Sony PIIQ (http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDRPQ1-PIIQ-Headphones/dp/B003MG07KW)

Sony XB500 (http://store.sony.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=100803&storeId=20153&langId=200&productId=8198552921665774402)

 

I know that is a huge list...that's why it is so tough for me to choose. With some of the pricier ones, I would probably buy a used pair (such as with the HD595) so that they still fall in my range. However, the fact that it is used would slightly lower it's standings in my opinion, because the warranty is probably out. However, let me know what you think.

 

I'd appreciate any feedback, and if you think that the best headphone set for my requirements isn't on this list at all, then I'd like to hear your opinion on your recommended pair (and maybe a link).

 

Thanks for your feedback!


Maybe also add the M80s and HD25s, and take out the last 2 Sonys and the PRO700.

 



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Originally Posted by UberB View Post

Hey all,

 

Buying a closed pair of headphones, around the $100 range. Looking for:

 

1. Neutral sound signature (classical music)

2. Isolation

3. Portability (ideally straight/detachable cables, collapsible design)

4. Comfort

 

Any ideas? Currently considering the SRH440 at $80, SRH840 at $130, and Ultrasone DJ1PRO at $140.  The M50s tend to be praised a lot around here but they are currently going for $140 on Amazon. At that price I'm sure there are better headphones to be bought, true?


Brainwavz HM5 or SRH840. The M50s aren't all that great for classical tbh. They can still compete at $140, but aren't a clear favorite, and won't fit your needs I don't think.

 



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Originally Posted by csf101 View Post

Hello everyone,

 

I'm currently an owner of a Skullcandy Hesh Headphone, and since I'm going on trip to SC in less then two weeks, I was looking forward to buying a decent pair of cans for $300.00 or less. I usually listen to Rock, Rap, and Metal most of the time too if that helps. Currently, I'm interested in the Sennheiser HD598, the Audio-Technica m50s. and possibly the Beyerdynamic DT 880, although I'm open to new ideas. What do you guys think the best headphone is to go for for the price and the genres of music I listen to?

 

Thanks for any advice. :D


open or closed? Open headphones allow a lot of sound in, and won't be good for use on busses, planes, or while walking around, in general.

 



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Originally Posted by airapollo View Post

Hello guys,

I need a new pair of headphones.

My budget is around 150$

I want them to be pretty small since i have a small head,with good bass,good sound quality,durable and nice looks.

I mainly listen to house/hardstyle/electro/trance etc...

Please help me :)

 

And if you can recommend a good amp for them i would appreciate it!

 

my source is ipod/iphone 4s/PC

 

Thanks!


V-Moda M80

 



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Originally Posted by HelmholtzW View Post

Hey guys,

I want a pair of Open headphones. Budget is ~$200 max, ~$150 ideal.

I'm not an expert with headphones, but I think I'd want a fairly balanced sound. I mainly listen to alternative rock. Example bands: The Flaming Lips, Arcade Fire, Radiohead, The National, Animal Collective

 

I was looking at the HD598, but the price increased from $180 to $250 before I could buy them.

Any recommendations would be great.


Maybe the HD558?

 

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Originally Posted by airapollo View Post

so what do you guys think is better between ATH-M50s and HFI 580 for house/hardstyle/electro etc...(or any other headphones you recommend around the same price)

and can anyone recommend a legit site for ordering headphones?

 

The HFI580 is bassier, if you're looking for more bass quantity, but I think it's a personal preference. Some good places to look would be the Head-Fi sponsors, like headroom, or Amazon.

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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


The Shure SRH940 is down to $220 today in the USA on Amazon--and the 840 is $130.

 


 

Thanks .Do these fit my criteria? .

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Originally Posted by 50an6xy06r6n View Post

 

 


M50, DJ100, etc. Do you have any particular music or sound signature preferences? Also, will you be using them portably? That generally decides closed v. open.

 

No but i prefer closed headphones i will look at the dj100, are the sony zx700 good at $80-100

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Originally Posted by ib1dance View Post


 


 

Thanks .Do these fit my criteria? .


Both are quality studio cans-so they should.  For more information check out their respective reviews here and elsewhere.

 

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Both are quality studio cans-so they should.  For more information check out their respective reviews here and elsewhere.

 


 

.I'm wanting to focus my search, so if someone can give me a comparison of the audio improvement any particular headphone has over thee Superlux HD688B,well that would be of a significant help.

 

Have you heard the Superlux HD668B and would you say the Shure SRH940 , 840 are of a Higher Audio Quality ?.


Edited by ib1dance - 3/18/12 at 4:58pm
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Originally Posted by 50an6xy06r6n View Post

 

 

The HFI580 is bassier, if you're looking for more bass quantity, but I think it's a personal preference. Some good places to look would be the Head-Fi sponsors, like headroom, or Amazon.



): uhm i know the sennheisers from my list are low end but , i dont have the budget to get some incredible headphones i wish....   ):  understand me plz

well... i was thinking since im reading things .... the Denon DN-HP700,  hmm... Sony XB 500 ,   AKG K81 DJ,  Sennheiser  202 II , EH 250, 212 pro's , HD 280 pro,  but i can't decide,....  i mean like i said before , i like genres like "electro,  vocal trance, trance, u know electronic sounds...., i wish u could help me choose one from this tier...  (:    ,  i put this list here, cuz in my country is kinda hard to find brands like Beyerd., Atechnica.., ...   

 

i hope u understand :S  and help me... i'll be really grateful.. (:  !

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Originally Posted by ib1dance View Post


 

.I'm wanting to focus my search, so if someone can give me a comparison of the audio improvement any particular headphone has over thee Superlux HD688B,well that would be of a significant help.

 

Have you heard the Superlux HD668B and would you say the Shure SRH940 , 840 are of a Higher Audio Quality ?.


I have not heard the Superlux yet, as mine have been on back order for some time and should arrive late this week.  940's are "in the mail" as well.  I have heard the 840's and would be shocked if it is not a quantum level or two above the Superlux in virtually every respect.  I expect the open Superlux to be a rough overall equivalent of the closed SRH440 (which I have)--without the Shure's portability.  I'll let you know more, when I get some ear time with the Superlux and 940.

 

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With the grado sr80 and them being an open back headphone how loud will the music be to people around you?

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Originally Posted by embesher View Post

With the grado sr80 and them being an open back headphone how loud will the music be to people around you?



Enough to annoy them if they are working, sleeping or trying to concentrate on something else.  But the amount of leakage depends on how loud you like to listen to the music.

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Can someone do me a fast comparison between Beyers 770/80ohm ,Ultrasone HFI 780 ,ATH m50 .

 

like -

phones more inclined to x genre of music.

comfort ?

amp requirements?

bang for buck ?

portability ?

 

 

 

ps : I am into metal and rock genre but comfort comes first.Need a balanced phone more inclined to metal and rock !!

 

Ty a lot!

 

Please help me out this last time.

Its damn confusing :)

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