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Originally Posted by Jiwi View Post

Hello!  Casual listener here that's been reading around for a while now.  

Budget: <$200

 

Type of headphone desired: Closed cans (possibly IEM's, but most likely not)

 

Options so far: m50's mk2's hfi780's (MDR-V6's if they're that great for the price) and any other fun sounding cans with a good bass.

 

Music genres/artist: Mainly rap + alternative

 

Notes: Just looking for a general recommendation with reasoning behind it.  Any help would be very much appreciated! 

I'd go with the M50s or 780s. Go for M50s if you like bass, and 780s if you like a better overall balance. The Mk2s have more bass than the two by a long shot, but sacrifice mids and highs quality.
 

 

post #13757 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Kurbster View Post

Hello everyone

 

Just registered to ask for a recommendation

 

Budget: $150
Genre: Rock, New Age, Jpop/Anime
Sound signature: I like bass.  Probably along the line of moderate/heavy
Usage: Mostly gaming.  I'd like a well-balanced headset that won't crap out on music, though.
Open/Closed: I heard that open headphones have a larger soundstage.  Noise isn't really a problem, since I live alone.
Previous Cans: Plantronics GameCom 377 (feel free to laugh)

concerning my previous inquiry, I was thinking about getting the ATH-M50. I heard they are great for music, but I'm still trying to find how good they are for gaming. I realize they are closed, so the soundstage isn't that huge.....but for someone who doesn't play on a professional level, will the gaming capabilities of this headset be more than sufficient for positional audio while using Dolby Headphones technology?
post #13758 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Kurbster View Post

concerning my previous inquiry, I was thinking about getting the ATH-M50. I heard they are great for music, but I'm still trying to find how good they are for gaming. I realize they are closed, so the soundstage isn't that huge.....but for someone who doesn't play on a professional level, will the gaming capabilities of this headset be more than sufficient for positional audio while using Dolby Headphones technology?


Most closed cans--especially in your price range--are not going to be great for gaming for the reason you stated.  For music the M50 may be your ticket, as they have heavy bass and a "V" shaped EQ signature.

 

Those who want a more neutral EQ--including bass, are better served for less money with the Shure SRH 840.

 

post #13759 of 29490
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


Most closed cans--especially in your price range--are not going to be great for gaming for the reason you stated.  For music the M50 may be your ticket, as they have heavy bass and a "V" shaped EQ signature.

 

Those who want a more neutral EQ--including bass, are better served for less money with the Shure SRH 840.

 

so you think these SRH 840s will provide a better balance between gaming and music?

 

edit> what about the Ultrasone HFI-580?  It looks like they have a better soundstage for gaming, as well better bass and treble


 

 


Edited by Kurbster - 4/8/12 at 1:14pm
post #13760 of 29490

$200 and lower. Dont need to be portable. Source is iPod Touch. Amp is Fiio E11. Needs to be closed. Needs to be comfy. Needs to look fine (Cant look like crap and the designers had no clue what they were doing.) Can be used. Thanks! I listen to may genres. I liek bass but not too much.


Edited by wolfetan44 - 4/8/12 at 1:35pm
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Hello :)

 

Has anyone compared the Shure SRH 940 (or 840?) Vs The Ultrasone Pro 750.

 

Thanks for any input

 

(iPod Classic 5G 80GB + Fiio e11. Rock, Pop, Indie, Electronic.)


Edited by iburdeinick - 4/8/12 at 1:23pm
post #13762 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Jiwi View Post

Hello!  Casual listener here that's been reading around for a while now.  

Budget: <$200

 

Type of headphone desired: Closed cans (possibly IEM's, but most likely not)

 

Options so far: m50's mk2's hfi780's (MDR-V6's if they're that great for the price) and any other fun sounding cans with a good bass.

 

Music genres/artist: Mainly rap + alternative

 

Notes: Just looking for a general recommendation with reasoning behind it.  Any help would be very much appreciated! 


Maybe Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80ohms? Hard hitting bass, good mids (some people say recessed but I don't hear it in most songs unless they have a lot of highs in them) and crisp highs.
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I tried asking a couple of days ago but got no reply so I'll try again, this time I'll use a template to make my needs more clear:

 

Budget: $350
Genre: Rock, Reggae, Trance (Psy/Goa)
Sound signature: Preferably natural for the following reason:
Usage: I record bass guitar often so they should fit mixing/recording and general listening to music (I also have USB soundcard that has a slightly-amplified headphones port).
Open/Closed: I prefer open for being able to hear people calling me but I don't particularly care so feel free to recommend closed cans if you think they are better.
Previous Cans: 5 dollar nameless brand + a pair of In-Ears that came with my Android phone



 

post #13764 of 29490
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Originally Posted by BullHorn View Post


I tried asking a couple of days ago but got no reply so I'll try again, this time I'll use a template to make my needs more clear:

 



Perhaps the Ultrasone HFI-2400.

post #13765 of 29490

Hey guys, I have a small budget of under £40 so I was looking for a decent headset which could be good for both gaming and music, I have a Asus Xonar DX soundcard in my pc so a decent headset to go with that would be nice, thank you for any advice.

post #13766 of 29490

Hey, can anyone compare the bass quality/quantity between the KRK KNS-8400 vs the Sony MDR-Z1000? I enjoyed the bass on the KRKs and I'm a little worried the Z1000 won't have enough. Any input is appreciated.

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Originally Posted by roma101 View Post

Hey, can anyone compare the bass quality/quantity between the KRK KNS-8400 vs the Sony MDR-Z1000? I enjoyed the bass on the KRKs and I'm a little worried the Z1000 won't have enough. Any input is appreciated.



I haven't heard the KRK KNS-8400 but I've listened to the MDR-Z1000 at a Best Buy through my phone. Compared to the V-80, the bass on the Z1000 is much less pronounced. I think it's more a studio monitor and lacks the fun sound of the V-80. You planning on buying something to tide you over until the M-100?

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Originally Posted by Xinze View Post



I had the Shure SRH 840 for a while, and they were a lot more neutral than most other 'phones I've tried. Electronic and mainstream music sounded great on them, and I only returned them because they're way too big and heavy.

 

If you're fine with a heavy pair of headphones that clamp hard but is built like a tank, then try out the Shures.. they're also 44 ohms, and have a detatchable cable and no need for amp

 


Thanks for the reply. Reading through various other reviews I can't tell if the SRH840 or M50 are better in the (sub) bass department. Another pair I can consider are the Roland RH-300s.

 

I suppose I'm just asking for a brief comparison of the SRH 840, M50 and RH-300, baring in mind I'm a bit of a bass head and i mainly want to use these for production, so detail (mainly in lower frequencies) is priority. Also, to reiterate, budget is also about £150 (even though RH-300s are £160, if they're worth it I'll definitely wait a bit longer for more money and get them instead).

 


Edited by Error403 - 4/8/12 at 6:16pm
post #13769 of 29490
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Originally Posted by SpiderNhan View Post



I haven't heard the KRK KNS-8400 but I've listened to the MDR-Z1000 at a Best Buy through my phone. Compared to the V-80, the bass on the Z1000 is much less pronounced. I think it's more a studio monitor and lacks the fun sound of the V-80. You planning on buying something to tide you over until the M-100?



Haha, maybe at least to try out although the suspense of the M-100 is killing me. I've read many good things about the Z1000 and how natural they sound and well, you know what Head-Fi + curiosity will do to you. Not to mention, they look like they will isolate very well for portable use. My only concern was the bass on these since I had read that the HD25s are punchier (no surprise that the V-80 is punchier too). I'm not a huge basshead but IMO a big part of a headphone sounding natural is proper bass response/decay. Thanks for your response, btw! Certainly does help since I was just listening to my M-80s. :)

 

Anyone else heard the KRK vs. the Z1000 and can tell me how the bass on these two cans compare?

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I've had a pair of DT 770 32 ohms for a few months now and my only gripe is this god awful cable. It's so long I have to wrap it around my desk or bunch it up with a rubber band just to get it down around 7ft so I can manage it. I'm looking to do a recable but I'm really not sure where to start. I'm not unfamiliar with a soldering iron and splicing cables but there's a lot of myth about splice/solder joints effecting audio quality. I'm convinced that if it doesn't make a difference electrically, then it shouldn't sonically. 

Anyways, my plan was to avoid opening up the drivers and drilling by just splicing an auxiliary cable into the existing connection, but I'm not confident in picking a cable. I was looking for a braided cable in white or black around 7 ft. long. I'd be willing to solder a connector to it if need be but I wasn't confident in the cable choice, let alone a connector. This was the cable I was planning on using;

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003SGFVKC/ref=s9_simh_gw_p23_d0_g422_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=02J8ETM1VX40PWENKFFV&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938811&pf_rd_i=507846

I'm pretty set on the braided cable...it's nice =3. I just wanted something that 

 

a. Isn't so stiff that it has kinks in it all the time
b. Is considerably shorter. 

c. Is easy on the eyes
d. Sounds good. 

 

Any advice or suggestions for a different approach are much appreciated! 

 

Edit: I just opened up the driver to take a peak at what I'd need to do. It wasn't all that scary. If I'm not mistaken it just looks like I need to solder 3 wires in the left cup to replace the cable. Easy peasy. I just need to make sure that I get a decent (3 wire) cable and connector. 


Edited by SneakyPanda - 4/8/12 at 6:22pm
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