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Would an upgrade from the Klipsch S4is to either the Sony MDR-V6s or the the ATH M50s be noticeable? I thought the S4s were already pretty decent so I don't know if I should spend a ton of money (for me) on the M50s or just get the V6s if the improvement in sound isn't that significant. I listen to country music by the way, mostly female vocals, but I also like a bit of bass. 

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Hello everyone. I'm in need of some new headphones as my HD-555's are starting to fall apart.

I listen to a lot of different music. Jazz, metal/rock, female vocals, bluegrass/country and occasionally classic. So I really need a good pair of all-rounded phones. I have an Audiotrak DR.DAC 2 amp at the moment and my budget for the hp's is around $250, give or take $50. They don't have to be portable or isolating because they are strictly for home use.

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Hello everyone. I'm in need of some new headphones as my HD-555's are starting to fall apart.

I listen to a lot of different music. Jazz, metal/rock, female vocals, bluegrass/country and occasionally classic. So I really need a good pair of all-rounded phones. I have an Audiotrak DR.DAC 2 amp at the moment and my budget for the hp's is around $250, give or take $50. They don't have to be portable or isolating because they are strictly for home use.

Senn HD558ss
 

 

 

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Everyone says the M50s have recessed mids, so female vocals really wouldn't shine in those. The S4i are good for ~$70 earphones, and the M50s are good for $150 headphones, and similarly priced headphones generally sound better than earphones so the quality difference would be a big step up..

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Hello everyone. I'm in need of some new headphones as my HD-555's are starting to fall apart.

I listen to a lot of different music. Jazz, metal/rock, female vocals, bluegrass/country and occasionally classic. So I really need a good pair of all-rounded phones. I have an Audiotrak DR.DAC 2 amp at the moment and my budget for the hp's is around $250, give or take $50. They don't have to be portable or isolating because they are strictly for home use.



 

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I hate keep asking what hp to buy but this is my first nice headphone that I will buy and want something nice dt880smile.png. I want a hp that is a bit bassy, comfy, and these will be used at home. Source: iPod Touch. Amp: Fiio E11. So I would want close. But how much sound does semi-open leak? I think I would be fine with semi-open because I would LOVE really good soundstage. Budget: $200-$250. $300 IF needed.

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I hate keep asking what hp to buy but this is my first nice headphone that I will buy and want something nice dt880smile.png. I want a hp that is a bit bassy, comfy, and these will be used at home. Source: iPod Touch. Amp: Fiio E11. So I would want close. But how much sound does semi-open leak? I think I would be fine with semi-open because I would LOVE really good soundstage. Budget: $200-$250. $300 IF needed.



Bassy and Comfy? BeyerDynamic Dt770 or 990s. 770s are closed and are about 190 on Amazon right now, 990s are open, much bassier, and are 179 on amazon. Both are the most comfortable headphones I've ever worn

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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

I hate keep asking what hp to buy but this is my first nice headphone that I will buy and want something nice dt880smile.png. I want a hp that is a bit bassy, comfy, and these will be used at home. Source: iPod Touch. Amp: Fiio E11. So I would want close. But how much sound does semi-open leak? I think I would be fine with semi-open because I would LOVE really good sound stage. Budget: $200-$250. $300 IF needed.


For around $160 you could order two Superlux headphones and add Velour ear pads (total including shipping, $160).

Just order the Superlux HD660 (DT770 knock off) & HD681F (AKG K240 knock off), both with Velour ear pads, from Thomann in Germany.

 

 

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For around $160 you could order two Superlux headphones and add Velour ear pads (total including shipping, $160).

Just order the Superlux HD660 (DT770 knock off) & HD681F (AKG K240 knock off), both with Velour ear pads, from Thomann in Germany.

 

 



Why buy 2 pairs of headphones?

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Originally Posted by ChristianT View Post

Hello everyone. I'm in need of some new headphones as my HD-555's are starting to fall apart.

I listen to a lot of different music. Jazz, metal/rock, female vocals, bluegrass/country and occasionally classic. So I really need a good pair of all-rounded phones. I have an Audiotrak DR.DAC 2 amp at the moment and my budget for the hp's is around $250, give or take $50. They don't have to be portable or isolating because they are strictly for home use.


HD 598 or AKG Q 701--based on U.S. street prices.

 

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I have been searching this thread for 3 days but can't find what I'm looking for.  I hope someone could make a recommendation to me. I am looking for portable over ear or full size closed headphones for rock/metal. I listen to bands like megadeth, metallica, pantera, hurt, avenged sevenfold, etc.  I do not have an amp but I am willing to get one as long as it is portable.  I don't really have much of a price cap (<$2000) but it is important that they don't have a lot of sound leak.  I currently have klipsch image one cans and am looking for an upgrade. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks


Edited by Lardass - 4/10/12 at 8:27pm
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

I hate keep asking what hp to buy but this is my first nice headphone that I will buy and want something nice dt880smile.png. I want a hp that is a bit bassy, comfy, and these will be used at home. Source: iPod Touch. Amp: Fiio E11. So I would want close. But how much sound does semi-open leak? I think I would be fine with semi-open because I would LOVE really good soundstage. Budget: $200-$250. $300 IF needed.


In your price range, you will probably have to decide between bass/closed and big sound stage/open (or semi-open).  Since bass, comfy and closed are three of your four desires, go with the Denon D2000.

 

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In your price range, you will probably have to decide between bass/closed and big sound stage/open (or semi-open).  Since bass, comfy and closed are three of your four desires, go with the Denon D2000.

 



What if I were to get the AKG K702? Would those fit my needs? Semi-open I would be fine with. And would the AKG K702 or the Denon D2000 be significantly better than the UE TripleFi 10s?


Edited by wolfetan44 - 4/10/12 at 8:51pm
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post
For around $160 you could order two Superlux headphones and add Velour ear pads (total including shipping, $160).

Just order the Superlux HD660 (DT770 knock off) & HD681F (AKG K240 knock off), both with Velour ear pads, from Thomann in Germany.

Why buy 2 pairs of headphones?

The HD660 are more bassy & closed and the HD681F more midrange/sound stage & are semi-open.

So you can switch depending on what your listening to.

It only cost $18-$20 each to add velour ear pads, those same pads would cost $40-$50 each in the USA.

The shipper/seller Thomann charges a straight $40, so the more you order, it spreads the $40 shipping charge over more items.

I order $245 worth of stuff from Thomann last month and the same stuff would have cost me $360 in the USA.


 

 

 


Edited by PurpleAngel - 4/11/12 at 5:57pm
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What if I were to get the AKG K702? Would those fit my needs? Semi-open I would be fine with. And would the AKG K702 or the Denon D2000 be significantly better than the UE TripleFi 10s?



With the K 702 you get the sound stage but weak bass.  The Q 701 gives you a bit more bass (but still significantly less than the D2000) and close to the same sound stage.

 

I know nothing about the UE.

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The HD660 are more bassy & closed and the HD681 more midrange/sound stage & are semi-open.

So you can switch depending on what your listening to.

It only cost $18-$20 each to add velour ear pads, those same pads would cost $40-$50 each in the USA.

The shipper/seller Thomann charges a straight $40, so the more you order, it spreads the $40 shipping charge over more items.

I order $245 worth of stuff from Thomann last month and the same stuff would have cost me $360 in the USA.


 

 

 

IME, the HD681 is much more bassy than HD660. I find the bass on HD660 is only sufficient, HD660 is all about mid, it has foward, smooth midrange that sound "real". 
 

 

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