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woop woop, re-posting~ got any recommendations, guys? .o.
 

 

 

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Originally Posted by strider93 View Post

Budget: €120-€150~ (please note that prices in Europe are usually higher than those in the States!)
Genre: mainly metal, rock, d'n'b, dubstep, techno, trance tho I listen to pretty much anything ^^"
Sound signature: I like bass along the lines of moderate-low/moderate. I'm also a critical listener and I prefer listening to instruments instead of vocals (for example, when I listen to metal I pay a lot of attention to the guitar(s) and zero to none to the vocals xD)

Usage: here comes the hard part~ I'll be moving to a uni dorm in a different country and even tho I'll be living alone in a room I'm 100% sure that the people around me won't be quiet 24/7 and I want a pair of good headphones which will be able to isolate noise fairly well. I won't have an amp (nor will I have the money to buy one there) so I'll directly plug the headphones in my laptop. Most of the time I'll use them for listening to music tho I'd love to be able to watch films and play video games with them too i.e. sometimes I might have to wear them for a prolonged period of time so they have to be rather comfortable. 
Open/Closed: hm, I believe semi-open/closed will be better (see why in the usage passage above!)

the two pair of headphones I've been looking at are the AKG K240 mkII and Audio Technica M50 but I totally can't decide which pair to get confused_face(1).gif tho any other recommendations are welcome too!



 

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Plenty of reviewers would disagree. Are you thinking about the LP/LP2s?

http://www.head-fi.org/t/578207/v-moda-crossfade-m-80-reviews



... Yes I was, actually.

 

Please accept this metaphorical apology cookie while I yank my foot out of my mouth. Thanks :P

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Originally Posted by Ton-chan View Post

No harm done~
I agree my music genre is a lil' all over the place. But the most important part would be the vocals, female to be specific. Are the senns treble fatiguing? I've read ljokerl's reviews(really have to thank him/her for the shootout) on both headphones, still not sure about either cans.
Any other recommendations??


I wouldn't say that the treble was fatiguing, really. It's neither recessed nor over-emphasized, making Senns in general pretty relaxing. This is best exemplified by long-time favourite HD 650. Though yeah, the treble is a bit worse on the HD 25-1 IIs compared to the rest of the range, so they're not ideal for extremely long listening sessions (meaning upwards of four or five hours in one sitting). Apart from that though, they're an excellent pair of sealed headphones. 


Edited by ZetsuBozu0012 - 4/14/12 at 4:07am
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Hi guy's, new to the forum :)

 

Is there any recommendation for the following:

 

-Heavy Trance addict.

-LONG hours of headphone usage, 8 hours a day.

-Comfortable

-Budget: $100-250

-Source of Music: Streaming off smartphone (Samsung Galaxy S Captivate)

di.fm (with premium membership), ah.fm

-Types of Trance: Vocal, Melodic, Uplifting

 

I've been taking a quick look around and have these I'm interested in:

-Ultrasone HFI-580 S-Logic Surround Sound Professional Headphones

-Shure SRH840 Professional Monitoring Earphones (Black)

-Ultrasone HFI-780 S-Logic Surround Sound Professional Headphones

-Audio-Technica ATH-PRO700MK2 Pro

 

I've never owned a true pair of decent headphones so this would be my first, but since its for daily heavy usage I want to make sure I get something that's worth it

 

Thanks :)

 

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Quote:
Originally Posted by SpiderNhan View Post


 

Plenty of reviewers would disagree. Are you thinking about the LP/LP2s?

http://www.head-fi.org/t/578207/v-moda-crossfade-m-80-reviews



... Yes I was, actually.

 

Please accept this metaphorical apology cookie while I yank my foot out of my mouth. Thanks :P


Got to say the v-modas are a real eye candy. From ljokerl's reviews, it seems it has a higher value rating than the senns. Probably because of it's tank-like structure, though I'm sure the senns are of equal build quality.

Decisions, decisions. ( ̄ー ̄)
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Hello there,

I'm a new fish in here and I ended up reading for hours in here two days ago! I'm so overwhelmed with all the information I sucked in recently from reading about headphones! I really don't know which headphone to buy. Before I ask any questions, I'll tell you what I listen to! Trance, house, progressive house, uplifting, dance, ambient, chill out. Just like the dude above me ^^! I do listen to a variety of other genres as well. Anything except metal though! A bit of rap here and there as well.... I do have a song to perfectly outline what I generally listen to for hours. The almighty genius deadmau5! If you guys don't know this song, you should really check it out, it will blow you away! I really can't wait to get a decent headphone just so I can listen to this track. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7XF3kry_Ck

Now, about the headphones I want... At first, I was almost sure I was going to get the m50's. Did a lot of reading and concluded it was just a hype? I guess, I'm not sure! Somehow I ended up with the v-moda m80, did my homework about it and didn't feel it was the right headphone for me! If you did listen to the song I just linked up there, then you would know what type of headphnone I'd need? My budget would be up to 250$, if there's anything really worth it for more than that then I can stretch it out a bit more. I'm getting the ipod classic 160gb 7th generation so I'll be listening to music mainly from the ipod. I do not mind getting a portable amp to boost up everything else!

Please do excuse me for my english, it is my second language so yeah!
Thanks a lot!

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Such a different sound signature! The M80 has much smoother treble and sloppier bass with awesome mids. The HD25 is a little more v shaped frequency w/ tight bass and sparkly treble; a little more aggressive overall. Both have pretty good headclamp to start off, but with the HD25 you get fantastic isolation. Not so much the M80.

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Got to say the v-modas are a real eye candy. From ljokerl's reviews, it seems it has a higher value rating than the senns. Probably because of it's tank-like structure, though I'm sure the senns are of equal build quality.
Decisions, decisions. ( ̄ー ̄)

 

 

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Originally Posted by Ton-chan View Post

- My Rig: iPhone, sansa clip+, laptop, desktop (no amp)
- Type of usage: mainly music
- File format: FLAC, mp3
- Music genre: Japanese vocals(Kajiura Yuki), rock(death cab, muse), orchestra(anime/movie OSTs)
- Budget: Around $200
- Headphone/ earphone type: On-ear/Over-ear Headphones(high portability is appreciated but not essential)
- Other requirements (if any): I am hoping to find something with good mids, as I read vocals tend to be centered on the mids. Less analytic, more engaging maybe?
Thanks in advance!


Try Ultrasone HFI 780.... If you can go open, get the hd 558

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Try Ultrasone HFI 780.... If you can go open, get the hd 558



In the case of open, then definitely the HD598 over the HD558 for those genres.

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In the case of open, then definitely the HD598 over the HD558 for those genres.



 



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Try Ultrasone HFI 780.... If you can go open, get the hd 558


 

 

The price for the HFI-780 is quite high, from what I've gathered(limited dedicated reviews on head-fi), they are all-rounder cans, am I right? Unfortunately, my country doesn't have them...so no luck trying.

 

HD-558 has a 6.3mm jack. That is a weird choice... Read that the Senns are more neutral than musical? True?

 

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Originally Posted by Ton-chan View Post


The price for the HFI-780 is quite high, from what I've gathered(limited dedicated reviews on head-fi), they are all-rounder cans, am I right? Unfortunately, my country doesn't have them...so no luck trying.

 

HD-558 has a 6.3mm jack. That is a weird choice... Read that the Senns are more neutral than musical? True?

 



Considering that they were made for home use, a 6.3mm jack is actually pretty normal. Sennheisers are considered to be generally neutral, at least when compared to the offerings of other manufacturers. But they're by no means unmusical. 

 

By the way, you could just order the HFI-780s on amazon and have them shipped, couldn't you?

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The HD598 is extremely musical. Not a typical sennheiser sound. Very fun while still keeping the Sennheiser lush. Its remarkably good at its price point really, and comfy for over ear. It does have an adapter.

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Considering that they were made for home use, a 6.3mm jack is actually pretty normal. Sennheisers are considered to be generally neutral, at least when compared to the offerings of other manufacturers. But they're by no means unmusical. 

 

By the way, you could just order the HFI-780s on amazon and have them shipped, couldn't you?



 

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I see. I guess I should be focusing on portables then.

 

With the HFI-780 pricing at $249, shipping internationally, risking custom tax...the total price will probably be way above my average-student budget. So, those most likely are not the right headphones for me, financial-wise, of course :)


 

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Considering that they were made for home use, a 6.3mm jack is actually pretty normal. Sennheisers are considered to be generally neutral, at least when compared to the offerings of other manufacturers. But they're by no means unmusical. 

 

By the way, you could just order the HFI-780s on amazon and have them shipped, couldn't you?



 



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Originally Posted by imackler View Post


The HD598 is extremely musical. Not a typical sennheiser sound. Very fun while still keeping the Sennheiser lush. Its remarkably good at its price point really, and comfy for over ear. It does have an adapter.



 

 

 


Edited by Ton-chan - 4/14/12 at 10:16am
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post


The HD598 is extremely musical. Not a typical sennheiser sound. Very fun while still keeping the Sennheiser lush. Its remarkably good at its price point really, and comfy for over ear. It does have an adapter.



 



But you can't deny that lugging around a pair of cans meant for home use when on the train is a bit inconvenient. Also, 6.3mm>3.5mm adapter>3.5mm jack seems like something that'd get easily damaged :P

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Originally Posted by imackler View Post
In the case of open, then definitely the HD598 over the HD558 for those genres.
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Originally Posted by LazBro123 View Post
Try Ultrasone HFI 780.... If you can go open, get the hd 558

The price for the HFI-780 is quite high, from what I've gathered(limited dedicated reviews on head-fi), they are all-rounder cans, am I right? Unfortunately, my country doesn't have them...so no luck trying.

HD-558 has a 6.3mm jack. That is a weird choice... Read that the Senns are more neutral than musical? True?


I would not call the HD558s "warm" so neutral kind of makes sense, but to me they are good all around headphones.

Lucky my sound card and A/C receiver have 1/4" jacks.

 

 

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