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Budget: $300
Genre: Classical Jazz, Folk, Modern Jazz, Classical, Rock
Sound signature: Colder than warm, crisp, detailed no V shaped FR
Usage: Personal enjoyment, with Fiio E6 [hopefully E11]
Open/Closed:Does not matter.
Previous Cans: Sony XB700 [Modded]

 

So I enjoy Classical Jazz, Folk, rock ect... on my XB700's but I definatley need something better, mids are definatley lacking and most everything is to warm. "Beyer Dynamic DT 880 Premium 250 OHM Headphones" "Ultrasone PRO 750" as well as AKG k702 [which are a little above my price range] are what I've looked at.

 

Again I don't care much about Sub bass, Punchy Mids, rich Mid bass and bright highs. But what do you guys think?

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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

Budget: $300
Genre: Classical Jazz, Folk, Modern Jazz, Classical, Rock
Sound signature: Colder than warm, crisp, detailed no V shaped FR
Usage: Personal enjoyment, with Fiio E6 [hopefully E11]
Open/Closed:Does not matter.
Previous Cans: Sony XB700 [Modded]

 

So I enjoy Classical Jazz, Folk, rock ect... on my XB700's but I definatley need something better, mids are definatley lacking and most everything is to warm. "Beyer Dynamic DT 880 Premium 250 OHM Headphones" "Ultrasone PRO 750" as well as AKG k702 [which are a little above my price range] are what I've looked at.

 

Again I don't care much about Sub bass, Punchy Mids, rich Mid bass and bright highs. But what do you guys think?

Below your price range for classical music and classical jazz: Audio Technica ATH-AD700 and Fostex T50RP.  The Fostex is darker and has a very "closed" sound.  I find the Ortofon O-One (about $200, but B-stock at headroom.com for $79 recently) to have a beautiful "open" sound for classical and classical jazz music, despite its being a closed headphone.  This makes it a versatile headphone for this kind of music; I even use it on walks with my Android phone sometimes.  You may find, however, that the treble on the Ortofon is a little bright.  I suspect that any of these three would be a significant improvement over the headphone you own for the genres you list.

post #13773 of 29490


Anybody help me?

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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

$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.



 

post #13774 of 29490
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post


Anybody help me?



 

 

AKG K181DJ:

http://www.amazon.com/AKG-High-Performance-Closed-Back-Headphones/dp/B000GHDQO4/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1333939561&sr=1-2
 

Philips Citiscape (Black):
http://www.amazon.com/Philips-SHL5605PP-28-CitiScape-Headphones/dp/B006WHPQUO

Phiaton MS 400 (a bit over your budget, but look at the sexiness):

http://www.amazon.com/Phiaton-MS-400-Carbon-Headphones/dp/B001EUE6AK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333939201&sr=8-1

 

House of Marley Exodus (I think they look nice, but the headband needs a little modification. These sound awesome!):
http://www.amazon.com/The-House-Marley-EM-FH003-HA-Exodus/dp/B005FO2CBG/ref=sr_1_6?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1333939337&sr=1-6

 

V-Moda M-80 (This is what I have. Semi-open, but no leakage. Nothing looks sexier IMO):

http://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-Crossfade-On-Ear-Noise-Isolating-Headphone/dp/B005HSDLCO/ref=sr_1_12?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1333939396&sr=1-12

 

Sennheiser HD-25-1 ii:

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD25-1-II-Closed-Back-Headphones/dp/B000TDZOXG/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1333939748&sr=1-1

(Adidas version. $50 more)

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-Adidas-HD-Orginals-Headphones/dp/B0030T0QBG/ref=pd_cp_e_2

 

All of these headphones have gotten great reviews from Tyll over at Innerfidelity.com. I've only listened the the Exodus and the M-80 and they both sound great. Hope this helps.

post #13775 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Kurbster View Post

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


 

 


The 580's are a basshead can.  The HIFI 780 is much more balanced.  It is also bright with strong bass.

 

post #13776 of 29490
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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?


Hey, roma, I think I was wrong. The MDRZX700 looks almost exactly like the Z1000 and considering the ZX700 is $100 and the Z1000 is $400+, I think the one they had on demo was the cheaper one. Sorry for the mistake. I pulled a Mary Kate and Ashley.

post #13777 of 29490
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Originally Posted by iburdeinick View Post

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.)



I will be able to in a couple weeks.  I can tell you about the Shure and the HIFI 780.

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That helped so much! The V Moda is so sexy :P So I dont want to get the Phillip, the Phiaton, The Sennheiser Addidas, or the House of Marley. So out of the AKG, V Moda, and he Sennheiser HD 25-1 ii which would you recommend? And if I may ask, why did you only put on-ear headphones?
 

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Originally Posted by SpiderNhan View Post

 

AKG K181DJ:

http://www.amazon.com/AKG-High-Performance-Closed-Back-Headphones/dp/B000GHDQO4/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1333939561&sr=1-2
 

Philips Citiscape (Black):
http://www.amazon.com/Philips-SHL5605PP-28-CitiScape-Headphones/dp/B006WHPQUO

Phiaton MS 400 (a bit over your budget, but look at the sexiness):

http://www.amazon.com/Phiaton-MS-400-Carbon-Headphones/dp/B001EUE6AK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333939201&sr=8-1

 

House of Marley Exodus (I think they look nice, but the headband needs a little modification. These sound awesome!):
http://www.amazon.com/The-House-Marley-EM-FH003-HA-Exodus/dp/B005FO2CBG/ref=sr_1_6?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1333939337&sr=1-6

 

V-Moda M-80 (This is what I have. Semi-open, but no leakage. Nothing looks sexier IMO):

http://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-Crossfade-On-Ear-Noise-Isolating-Headphone/dp/B005HSDLCO/ref=sr_1_12?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1333939396&sr=1-12

 

Sennheiser HD-25-1 ii:

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD25-1-II-Closed-Back-Headphones/dp/B000TDZOXG/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1333939748&sr=1-1

(Adidas version. $50 more)

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-Adidas-HD-Orginals-Headphones/dp/B0030T0QBG/ref=pd_cp_e_2

 

All of these headphones have gotten great reviews from Tyll over at Innerfidelity.com. I've only listened the the Exodus and the M-80 and they both sound great. Hope this helps.


 

 

post #13779 of 29490

I have the d7000 and a pico amp/dac.

I want the LCD-3.

I want to buy high-end ciem eventually since i already have a portable amp for it and i would use them the most. (most likely)

 

I would rather buy CIEM's instead of a new amp at the moment cause my last pair of universals broke

 

Should I upgrade to the LA7000's. Is it worth it? Also is the LCD-2 Worth it cause i want the LCD-3 in the future. 

 

So I have Four scenarios i am able to do:

 

1) Upgrade to LA7000 (Lite version first then cable later)

2) Sell my D7000's and get the LCD-2's!!

3) Sell my D7000's get something like the Heir Audio 8.A (so sexy) or anything top of the line like that. Possibly UM Merlin's

4) Get the Heir Audio 4.A's and keep the D7000

 

Any other suggestions would be appreciated!

 

 

post #13780 of 29490

Hello is anyone going reply to my earlier question to recommend me something??

post #13781 of 29490
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

That helped so much! The V Moda is so sexy :P So I dont want to get the Phillip, the Phiaton, The Sennheiser Addidas, or the House of Marley. So out of the AKG, V Moda, and he Sennheiser HD 25-1 ii which would you recommend? And if I may ask, why did you only put on-ear headphones?
 


 

 

 

On-ears are the ones I'm most familiar with. Also, I wear glasses so it helps with comfort since I can put my glasses over the smaller earcups instead of having them smushed against my head with an over-ear. Also, you said you wanted good looking headphones under $200 and these are, IMO, the lookers. Of the AKG, V-Moda and HD 25-1 ii, I've only heard the V-Moda so I can't tell you anything about the sound of the other two. Innerfidelity.com has great video reviews of the V-Moda and HD 25-1 ii and this epic thread will fill in any blanks for you.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/433318/shootout-101-portable-headphones-reviewed-skullcandy-mix-master-added-04-06-12

 

I spent days reading and comparing on that thread until I bit and bought my V-80s. Search around. the HD-25 and M/V-80 are two of the most compared/contrasted headphones on this site. I don't think you'll be disappointed whichever one you choose.

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Originally Posted by LiquidAudio View Post

Hello is anyone going reply to my earlier question to recommend me something??



Yes.

Chill out.

And read this:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/433318/shootout-101-portable-headphones-reviewed-skullcandy-mix-master-added-04-06-12

post #13783 of 29490
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post



I will be able to in a couple weeks.  I can tell you about the Shure and the HIFI 780.



Thanks KG Jag

 

The HiFi 780 are the "old" version of the Pro 750? Yes please, comment about them. 

My wish list is getting larger hahaha and my wallet will get shorter.

post #13784 of 29490

Yeah because I already have TripleFi 10s for portability and was looking for something that wasn't very portable but for home use. Sorry but I should've specified that :(
 

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Originally Posted by SpiderNhan View Post

 

On-ears are the ones I'm most familiar with. Also, I wear glasses so it helps with comfort since I can put my glasses over the smaller earcups instead of having them smushed against my head with an over-ear. Also, you said you wanted good looking headphones under $200 and these are, IMO, the lookers. Of the AKG, V-Moda and HD 25-1 ii, I've only heard the V-Moda so I can't tell you anything about the sound of the other two. Innerfidelity.com has great video reviews of the V-Moda and HD 25-1 ii and this epic thread will fill in any blanks for you.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/433318/shootout-101-portable-headphones-reviewed-skullcandy-mix-master-added-04-06-12

 

I spent days reading and comparing on that thread until I bit and bought my V-80s. Search around. the HD-25 and M/V-80 are two of the most compared/contrasted headphones on this site. I don't think you'll be disappointed whichever one you choose.



 


Edited by wolfetan44 - 4/8/12 at 8:37pm
post #13785 of 29490
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Yeah because I already have TripleFi 10s and was looking for something that wasn't very portable but for home use. Sorry but I should've specified that :(
 



 


 

When I hit up this site, it was specifically to look up portables, so my interests and limited expertise mainly resides with them. Question, though. Why would good looking cans matter if they're gonna be for home use? It makes more sense to me to make the out-and-about headphones look good. Anyway, full-sized cans are not something I'm very familiar with. Plus, all the ones that I think look good and are closed fall way beyond your budget and reach into the $300-$400 plus range. Denon D2000 is one I hear people recommending a lot. And if in doubt, trust Tyll.

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/innerfidelitys-wall-fame-full-size-sealed

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