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I am in a little bit of a debate at the moment about which set of headphones to buy: Beyer DT990/600ohm or the Denon AH-D7000. I know that there is a pretty big price difference but if I am going to get what I pay for then I am all for it. I will just have to save up for a little while longer.

These headphones will be hooked up to my Xonar Essence STX and won't be going anywhere else. They will be multipurpose cans as at this point in time as I don't really see a need for two sets of headphones. I still would like defined sound as I have a variety of music that I listen too. Everything from classical to punk, from rock to reggae, ska, dubstep, house and electronica stuff too. As far as games go, as I will be using them for this too, I normally just play ArmA 2: Combined Ops with a sound mod that uses actual firearm recordings. I do play other games like Mass Effect 3, Skyrim, Battlefeild 3, Medal of Honor but sadly enough no COD tongue.gif IMHO it has a nice story line, but the gameplay is just horrible.

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Edited by PreRunnNissan - 3/23/12 at 4:28pm
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How does the m50 compare with the 

rezero/re0 (I know they are different IEMS)

triple.fi 10 

CAL!

Shure SRH440

Shure SRH840

anything else

 

I know I'm comparing IEMS with over ears but I don't care which one I have, though IEMS are obviously more portable. 

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edit: I noticed you already edited the extra info... ignore this post
 

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Originally Posted by PreRunnNissan View Post

I am in a little bit of a debate at the moment about which set of headphones to buy: Beyer DT990/600ohm or the Denon AH-D7000. I know that there is a pretty big price difference but if I am going to get what I pay for then I am all for it. I will just have to save up for a little while longer.
These headphones will be hooked up to my Xonar Essence STX and won't be going anywhere else. They will be multipurpose cans as at this point in time as I don't really see a need for two sets of headphones. I still would like defined sound as I have a variety of music that I listen too. Everything from classical to punk, from rock to reggae, ska, dubstep, house and electronica stuff too. As far as games go, as I will be using them for this too, I normally just play ArmA 2: Combined Ops with a sound mod that uses actual firearm recordings. I do play other games like Mass Effect 3, Skyrim, Battlefeild 3, Medal of Honor but sadly enough no COD tongue.gif IMHO it has a nice story line, but the gameplay is just horrible.
Thanks
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I have a DT990 pro 250 Ohm, I doubt they sound much different from each other, so these are my opinion on the DT990 pro. They are nice for almost anything although a little too fatiguing since the bass are very emphasize and the high are too bright. I find them horrible for jazz and blues due to the heavy use of cymbles and brush drumsticks. I have not heard the D7000 so I can't help you there with a comparrisson, I do suggest you look for a more neutral set of headphone if your music preference is so broad.
 

 


Edited by Blurr - 3/23/12 at 5:01pm
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Originally Posted by tao1 View Post

this seems to be the thread for it - I am looking for advice in buying a set of headphones

 

for the most part I listen to jazz, funk, blues, rock, but also some electronica, punk, ska. When previewing stereo gear my go-to cd's / albums are Stanley Turrentine - "Cherry" (Japanese version) Stanley Turrentine " Don't Mess with Mr. T" and Papa Mali' "Do Your Thing".

 

Listening to various genre's I tend to like accuracy - if it's bassy I want to hear that, but if it's a more mellow track I want to hear that too.

 

I started out with Sony MDR 7506 many years ago, and I liked them for what they were which was back then a $90 pair of foldable headphones with decent if not great sound. Been reading here for a while and now I'd like to get something a bit better I am still not sure of the price range to be in figure in the $300 plus / minus range.

 

To give you an idea I started looking at this forum looking for IEM's in the $200 range (max) well I ended up with a P-51 amp and Westone um3x-rc's. I really like the sound from this combination. It also means I have an amp to use so it opens a lot of headphone options, hence my looking for advice

 

I am now looking for cans to use at home - typically late night when I can't just listen to the stereo. (ahh apartment life) I am open to open back designs as well as full cans as I don't think even the open cans will really bother the neighbors too much. So recommend away, thanks.


Look into the AKG K550's. Stylish, sturdy, brand new (came out this year). Apparently it's quite a spectacular headphone. 

 

http://www.amazon.com/AKG-Acoustics-K550-Closed-Back-Headphones/dp/B006IBILRO

 

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Should I pay $50on the Sampson SR850's or pay $30 for the JVC HARX700's and do the foam mod on it?

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by tao1 View Post

this seems to be the thread for it - I am looking for advice in buying a set of headphones

 

for the most part I listen to jazz, funk, blues, rock, but also some electronica, punk, ska. When previewing stereo gear my go-to cd's / albums are Stanley Turrentine - "Cherry" (Japanese version) Stanley Turrentine " Don't Mess with Mr. T" and Papa Mali' "Do Your Thing".

 

Listening to various genre's I tend to like accuracy - if it's bassy I want to hear that, but if it's a more mellow track I want to hear that too.

 

I started out with Sony MDR 7506 many years ago, and I liked them for what they were which was back then a $90 pair of foldable headphones with decent if not great sound. Been reading here for a while and now I'd like to get something a bit better I am still not sure of the price range to be in figure in the $300 plus / minus range.

 

To give you an idea I started looking at this forum looking for IEM's in the $200 range (max) well I ended up with a P-51 amp and Westone um3x-rc's. I really like the sound from this combination. It also means I have an amp to use so it opens a lot of headphone options, hence my looking for advice

 

I am now looking for cans to use at home - typically late night when I can't just listen to the stereo. (ahh apartment life) I am open to open back designs as well as full cans as I don't think even the open cans will really bother the neighbors too much. So recommend away, thanks.



In addition to looking at the K550 above, I'd look into the AKG Q701. I just got mine today and they haven't hit a genre they don't sound great yet out of my O2. They can be a tad weak on bass but I've noticed it is pretty recording dependent too. I've also heard the Sennheiser HD 600 is a good all rounder type can. People also really enjoy the darker style of the Sennheiser HD 650 for Jazz and Rock, so maybe look into those too. I really wouldn't buy the Senns at new price though, Sennheiser has been locking prices so they are absolutely horrible for value to price ratio vs other headphones. 

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I'd also like to make the compulsory newbie post about my first "real" headphone purchase. My serious listening goes back to the 70's with Sherwood receivers and Heathkit stereo amplifiers. I was happy with the limited sound quality as I knew that was all I could afford at the time and my music tastes were not too demanding. I'd always been a classical music enthusiast, with a little jazz and blues mixed in.

 

I graduated to Sonic Frontiers and Mirage in the 90's and since then life has thrown me enough curves to curtail my audio addiction for awhile now. I've been making due with a Zune HD and a pair of Senn PX-100s and they sound surprisingly well, but I miss the detail and sound stage I was once accustomed to, and after lurking here for awhile the addiction has now resurfaced. Thanks loads. cool.gif

 

The IRS is providing funding this time around and I'm going to go with the best I can afford, within realistic limits. I've just about decided on a Woo WA6 for the amp, but I'm still undecided on a pair of cans. I'm looking for detail, sound stage and smoothness, with good, tight response in the bottom end. I don't play music at ear bleed levels so I don't require a megawatt of power.

 

So I'm asking the experienced (and hopefully patient) choir here for your headphone recommendations given a budget of $1K or less. I'd also like to hear your opinions about a good CD transport/DAC to go along with the above.

 

Thanks for your time-

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I'm looking for some around ear (I don't like on ear) headphones that are closed and possibly noise canceling. I got the new iPad and would like some decent headphones for my business trips.

I don't really care if they're very portable or not. I just want to keep the price under $100 if possible. I have hd595's for when I'm at home but thy're open air and would not work well on a plane. If the pair you recommend need need to be driven by an amp, I'd like the total price to be around $100.

Thanks ahead of time!!
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Originally Posted by Bogan View Post

I'd also like to make the compulsory newbie post about my first "real" headphone purchase. My serious listening goes back to the 70's with Sherwood receivers and Heathkit stereo amplifiers. I was happy with the limited sound quality as I knew that was all I could afford at the time and my music tastes were not too demanding. I'd always been a classical music enthusiast, with a little jazz and blues mixed in.

 

I graduated to Sonic Frontiers and Mirage in the 90's and since then life has thrown me enough curves to curtail my audio addiction for awhile now. I've been making due with a Zune HD and a pair of Senn PX-100s and they sound surprisingly well, but I miss the detail and sound stage I was once accustomed to, and after lurking here for awhile the addiction has now resurfaced. Thanks loads. cool.gif

 

The IRS is providing funding this time around and I'm going to go with the best I can afford, within realistic limits. I've just about decided on a Woo WA6 for the amp, but I'm still undecided on a pair of cans. I'm looking for detail, sound stage and smoothness, with good, tight response in the bottom end. I don't play music at ear bleed levels so I don't require a megawatt of power.

 

So I'm asking the experienced (and hopefully patient) choir here for your headphone recommendations given a budget of $1K or less. I'd also like to hear your opinions about a good CD transport/DAC to go along with the above.

 

Thanks for your time-

 

 

Bogan, it sounds to me like the Sennheiser HD 600/650 might be perfect for you. I haven't heard them myself, I am just going off what I have read. They are described as being some of the best at classical and jazz. The HD 600 is more bright and neutral, while the HD 650 is darker with more focus on mids and the lower end. People also say those cans are boring. People also said the Q701 was boring but I love it. So, your mileage may vary. 

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bogan View Post

I'd also like to make the compulsory newbie post about my first "real" headphone purchase. My serious listening goes back to the 70's with Sherwood receivers and Heathkit stereo amplifiers. I was happy with the limited sound quality as I knew that was all I could afford at the time and my music tastes were not too demanding. I'd always been a classical music enthusiast, with a little jazz and blues mixed in.

 

I graduated to Sonic Frontiers and Mirage in the 90's and since then life has thrown me enough curves to curtail my audio addiction for awhile now. I've been making due with a Zune HD and a pair of Senn PX-100s and they sound surprisingly well, but I miss the detail and sound stage I was once accustomed to, and after lurking here for awhile the addiction has now resurfaced. Thanks loads. cool.gif

 

The IRS is providing funding this time around and I'm going to go with the best I can afford, within realistic limits. I've just about decided on a Woo WA6 for the amp, but I'm still undecided on a pair of cans. I'm looking for detail, sound stage and smoothness, with good, tight response in the bottom end. I don't play music at ear bleed levels so I don't require a megawatt of power.

 

So I'm asking the experienced (and hopefully patient) choir here for your headphone recommendations given a budget of $1K or less. I'd also like to hear your opinions about a good CD transport/DAC to go along with the above.

 

Thanks for your time-


HD650 + Bifrost. The Woo amps are reputed to have great synergy with the HD650 so I suspect you may find exactly what you're looking for with this setup.

 


Edited by olor1n - 3/23/12 at 6:25pm
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Originally Posted by olor1n View Post


HD650 + Bifrost. The Woo amps are reputed to have great synergy with the HD650 so I suspect you may find exactly what you're looking for with this setup.

 



That is most encouraging. Thanks for your thoughts!

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Originally Posted by shorke View Post

 

 

 

Bogan, it sounds to me like the Sennheiser HD 600/650 might be perfect for you. I haven't heard them myself, I am just going off what I have read. They are described as being some of the best at classical and jazz. The HD 600 is more bright and neutral, while the HD 650 is darker with more focus on mids and the lower end. People also say those cans are boring. People also said the Q701 was boring but I love it. So, your mileage may vary. 


The HD650 is sounding good. Thanks!

 

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Originally Posted by TheOutlaw View Post

HD800/HE6/LCD3/T1 with decent amp/DAC or save my self some money and get LCD-2/D7000/HE500 with IE80's and Lyr/Bifrost? What do you think? or what is a decent set up for $1500 - $2000. Many people are going against D7000 and many people are recommending LCD-2 or HE500 with Lyr/Bifrost with IE80 or FX700 for on the move. or just get a high end headphone with no IE80's? otherwise, should I get HE500 or LCD-2?



I'd suggest you go out of your way to audition these headphones. Find the one that best suits your preferences and then build a system around it within your budget.

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Originally Posted by cardboardhome View Post

How does the m50 compare with the 

rezero/re0 (I know they are different IEMS)

triple.fi 10 

CAL!

Shure SRH440

Shure SRH840

anything else

 

I know I'm comparing IEMS with over ears but I don't care which one I have, though IEMS are obviously more portable. 

Any help guys? 
 

 

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Originally Posted by cardboardhome View Post

Any help guys? 
 

 



That's kind of a hefty question, because there isn't a person here (so far) that owns every single one of those headphones. But, IMHO, the M50 outclasses them because it's more expensive and more of a higher tiered entry level headphone than all of those. If there was one thing that Head-Fi has preached over, and over, and over again, you will NOT be disappointed with Audio Technica ATH-M50's. Every single person here who owns a pair (legit, mind you) will attest to that. 

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