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post #13201 of 29490

I am looking at the Dt770 are there any headphones similar to this that are under 140 because i cant find these headphones anywhere under 170

post #13202 of 29490

really need a pair of good comfortable monitoring headphones between $100-200 with one wire exit, no wires out of each side, cannot stand that...

 

also a cord that wont get all wrapped up and messy

 

PLEASE RECCOMEND ME SOMETHING

 

thanks

post #13203 of 29490

Does the DT1350 have full rotating cans?

 

post #13204 of 29490
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Originally Posted by HaggisMacJedi View Post

Open is fine.  I have a private office.  And I'm not opposed to small amplifiers if the amp + cans total is close to my price point of $300 give or take.  I just don't know ANYTHING about amplifiers, good cans, etc.  I didn't realize until this week just how very little I know about this subject.



With a small amp, your weakest link becomes your music files.  If they are of high quality, you should look/listen to a number of quality all around mid-fi cans within your budget (with some shopping and help from this forum), including the AKG Q701, Beyer DT 880 Pro and Denon D2000 (in addition to the HD 598).  Each is like an ice cream flavor--reasonable people on these boards will like each the best.  The AKG has great clarity a and a good sound stage.  The Beyer is neutral but a little more forward and "fun".  The Denon (only closed can on my list) has excellent bass and (perhaps most important) sub bass.

 

If you are listening to itunes quality files, you'd do just fine with cans like the CAL or Koss Prodj 100 or its sibling, the Tony Bennett TBSE1 Signature Edition Headphone--each of which you can get shipped from Amazon for about $82 or less.  In addition you probably won't need an amp--although it will probably help to some degree.

post #13205 of 29490
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Originally Posted by vacuumnoise View Post

really need a pair of good comfortable monitoring headphones between $100-200 with one wire exit, no wires out of each side, cannot stand that...

 

also a cord that wont get all wrapped up and messy

 

PLEASE RECCOMEND ME SOMETHING

 

thanks



Sounds like the Audio Technica ATH-M50 or M50s to me.

post #13206 of 29490
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post



Sounds like the Audio Technica ATH-M50 or M50s to me.



thanks

post #13207 of 29490
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thanks



You bet--I did not mention the Shure SRH840 because it has exposed thin wires above the ear cups.

post #13208 of 29490

Ok, I think I've narrowed it down..

 

Beyerdynamic DT 770 (80? / 250?)

($200 w/"free" amp)

http://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-DT-770-PRO-250/dp/B006CU928I/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1332360007&sr=1-2

 

($187 without "free" amp, lol)

http://www.amazon.com/beyerdynamic-DT770-PRO-250-ohm/dp/B0006NL5SM/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1332359648&sr=1-1

 

or

 

AKG 550

($250)

http://www.amazon.com/AKG-Acoustics-K550-Closed-Back-Headphones/dp/B006IBILRO/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1332360069&sr=1-1

 

So, some questions here:

 

- For the DT 770, what is the difference between the 80 ohm vs the 250 ohm (besides the obvious increase/decrease in ohms)

 

- Is the AKG 550 a worthwhile jump from the DT 770 for the price?

 

- I am also willing to get an Amp & DAC at a later point (which of these will benefit more from an amp?)

 

 

(Should also clarify that competitive gaming is the least of my gaming headphone desires, but I will still be competitively gaming)

 

Lastly, I could be talked into the Senn HD598's, but no one has really given me any reason why they are a worthwhile choice..

 

Once again, +1 thank you.

 

post #13209 of 29490
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Originally Posted by TheCheshire View Post


Lastly, I could be talked into the Senn HD598's, but no one has really given me any reason why they are a worthwhile choice..

 

 

The 598's are ranked #18 on this site for all headphones of all types and in all price ranges.

 

Here"s a place to start for more:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/sennheiser-hd-598

post #13210 of 29490

I just found this wonderful forum a few days ago, and I think I'm ready to get rid of my current ass headphones and step it up a little bit. I'm currently looking to spend ~$200USD or less on a set of headphones. I am willing and very likely to amp it as well, the cost of an amp would be separate to the headphone price.

 

So, here's my set up / preferences: About half of my music is FLAC, while the other half is V0 mp3. I mainly listen to newer metal/hardcore like 36 Crazyfists, After the Burial, Darkest Hour, Every Time I Die, as well as some of the older "nu metal" like myDownfall. I also have a penchant for oldies (Beatles, Turtles, etc) as well as some orchestral pieces. That said, I am usually listening to aggressive music.

 

I have a Xonar DG that I've had for a while, and right now I'm either running it through my z5500's (got 'em for $50 so yay me I guess) or a cheap headset (Gamescom was the brand I think). While I was converting my collection to FLAC and dumping the old V0's I noticed I wasn't getting too much of an increase in quality. 

 

So far, I think I have my choices down to:

  • Denon D2000 (IF I can get them from J&R for 200-210)
  • ATH-A700 / ATH-AD700 (how much bass  / soundstage difference is there?
  • DT770/880/990

 

I should note I also do play games every once in a while, and I prefer playing them with headphones on. An ACCURATE soundstage would be nice, but is not necessary. I would take an impressive soundstage over knowing if footsteps are at 7:00 or 7:30.

 

I know the Grados are generally recommended for rock, but right now I think I would prefer a set of headphones that can do the majority of my preferences WELL and one or more GREAT, as opposed to having a pair of headphones that are focused on one general style. I don't think I'm quite ready for multiple headphones yet.  That said, any recommendations? 

 

 

 

post #13211 of 29490

Not fully headphone related, but instead of creating a new thread I thought I'd ask here:

 

I've seen all the hype and rave reviews Cowon players are getting around head-fi, and I am wondering; Is the audio quality better than an iPhone or Laptop when playing the exact same MP3/ALAC file? What if I use a LOD for the iPhone?

post #13212 of 29490

College student looking for a good setup. I'm pretty set on the ATH M50s, and want to pair them with a DAC/amp that'll serve me well with further HP upgrades (hopefully some higher level Senns when I have more $$$).  I'm debating between the iBasso d-zero and FiiO e10, want to stay ~$100.  Which of these amps would pair better and give me more room to grow? Feel free to suggest other phones as well

 

Thanks

 

post #13213 of 29490


 

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Originally Posted by AR Cascade View Post

College student looking for a good setup. I'm pretty set on the ATH M50s, and want to pair them with a DAC/amp that'll serve me well with further HP upgrades (hopefully some higher level Senns when I have more $$$).  I'm debating between the iBasso d-zero and FiiO e10, want to stay ~$100.  Which of these amps would pair better and give me more room to grow? Feel free to suggest other phones as well

 

Thanks

 



Do what I did, order a couple of pairs from Amazon and take your pick. Return the rest.

post #13214 of 29490

The d2000 is a really good choice. Just an overall fun hp to listen to and very comfy. I just don't see people have many negative things to say about them. They are a great entry into headfi and will serve you well for most genres. The dt700 is also very good. Even a little more comfy than the denon and extremely well built. The beyer is a bit more portable in a pinch and the denon is pretty much home use only. I own both and they are close. The denon gets most of my head time though if that tells you anything.

 

Good luck!!

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Originally Posted by spoonstar View Post

I just found this wonderful forum a few days ago, and I think I'm ready to get rid of my current ass headphones and step it up a little bit. I'm currently looking to spend ~$200USD or less on a set of headphones. I am willing and very likely to amp it as well, the cost of an amp would be separate to the headphone price.

 

So, here's my set up / preferences: About half of my music is FLAC, while the other half is V0 mp3. I mainly listen to newer metal/hardcore like 36 Crazyfists, After the Burial, Darkest Hour, Every Time I Die, as well as some of the older "nu metal" like myDownfall. I also have a penchant for oldies (Beatles, Turtles, etc) as well as some orchestral pieces. That said, I am usually listening to aggressive music.

 

I have a Xonar DG that I've had for a while, and right now I'm either running it through my z5500's (got 'em for $50 so yay me I guess) or a cheap headset (Gamescom was the brand I think). While I was converting my collection to FLAC and dumping the old V0's I noticed I wasn't getting too much of an increase in quality. 

 

So far, I think I have my choices down to:

  • Denon D2000 (IF I can get them from J&R for 200-210)
  • ATH-A700 / ATH-AD700 (how much bass  / soundstage difference is there?
  • DT770/880/990

 

I should note I also do play games every once in a while, and I prefer playing them with headphones on. An ACCURATE soundstage would be nice, but is not necessary. I would take an impressive soundstage over knowing if footsteps are at 7:00 or 7:30.

 

I know the Grados are generally recommended for rock, but right now I think I would prefer a set of headphones that can do the majority of my preferences WELL and one or more GREAT, as opposed to having a pair of headphones that are focused on one general style. I don't think I'm quite ready for multiple headphones yet.  That said, any recommendations? 

 

 

 



 

post #13215 of 29490
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

 

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.
 

 


Thanks for the reply KG Jag. I would love to get some ear time with some if not all of these to really pick out the one that works best for me, unfortunately I don't know of any place around where I live where I could audition any of these. I also understand having a variety of headsets would be ideal, and in this case per your recommendation the 2000's and the 598's but at the moment I am really looking at getting just one set. I am still looking and open to any ideas or suggestions that anyone has. 

 

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