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Friendly Bump :D Planning to buy something next week
 

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Originally Posted by PuppetSin View Post

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 :)

 



 

post #13937 of 29490

Hey guys,

 

I am selling my HFI 2400. They leak too much sound and have bad isolation. I want a closed headphone. Max is 250 dollars. I want bass heavy headphones, but remaining clear in the mids and highs, but still do not want muddy bass. I am thinking about upgrading to the Pro 750. What do you recommend? I listen to mainly hip hop an rock. I want closed headphones! And I want comfortable headphones with good leakage and isolation.

 

Thanks,

 

LazBro123

post #13938 of 29490
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Originally Posted by LazBro123 View Post

Hey guys,

 

Which amp do you think is better? The Fiio E11, the JDS Labs CmoyBB or the Electric Avenue PA2V2?

 

Thanks,

 

LazBro123



This helped me out. (I ended up with a cMoyBB)
http://www.headfonia.com/music-on-a-budget-sub-100-portable-amps-shootout/

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Originally Posted by LazBro123 View Post

Hey guys,

 

I am selling my HFI 2400. They leak too much sound and have bad isolation. I want a closed headphone. Max is 250 dollars. I want bass heavy headphones, but remaining clear in the mids and highs, but still do not want muddy bass. I am thinking about upgrading to the Pro 750. What do you recommend? I listen to mainly hip hop an rock. I want closed headphones! And I want comfortable headphones with good leakage and isolation.

 

Thanks,

 

LazBro123


Pro 750 sounds like a good choice if you like a bright sound signature.

 

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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


Pro 750 sounds like a good choice if you like a bright sound signature.

 



What other closed headphones would you recommend? 

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Originally Posted by LazBro123 View Post



What other closed headphones would you recommend? 


The Denon D2000 is very good with outstanding bass/sub bass for its price class BUT--it leaks for a closed can; it is not made for portable use; its mids are somewhat recessed.

post #13942 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Ton-chan View Post

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 :)



I see. That's actually the same reason why I skipped out on getting Grados/Alessandros, and stuck with whatever my local retailers can offer (which, on a happy note, included a wide range of Sennheisers, AKGs, and... I think that's more or less it). International shipping is a pain, especially now that I'm looking to get a Schiit amp. 

 

By the way, if it's alright with you, I'd like to recommend the same cans I suggested to another person a few posts ago, the AKG K550. They're a bit of a portable/home-use hybrid; while the cable ends in a 3.5mm plug, and the cans are sensitive with only a 32 ohm impedance, they're fairly large and weighty. The pads are foldable though, for easy transport and storage. You could also wear them around your neck, if you want to.

 

There's an excellent review over at InnerFidelity, which can do a much better job at justifying your buying these cans:

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/wonderfully-competent-akg-k550-sealed-headphone

 


It is unavailable on amazon and my local audio shop. Finding the right headphones is really such a pain in the neck -.-
post #13943 of 29490
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


The Denon D2000 is very good with outstanding bass/sub bass for its price class BUT--it leaks for a closed can; it is not made for portable use; its mids are somewhat recessed.



Damn. I really need portable headphones. How is the bass on the 750s? Is it better than the 780s?

 

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Damn. I really need portable headphones. How is the bass on the 750s? Is it better than the 780s?

 



The Pro 750 is an all around refined version of the HiFi 780.

post #13945 of 29490
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The Pro 750 is an all around refined version of the HiFi 780.



But do I need an amp for the 750s? Do they sound fine out of an iPhone, iPod or Macbook Pro? 

post #13946 of 29490
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But do I need an amp for the 750s? Do they sound fine out of an iPhone, iPod or Macbook Pro? 


You shouldn't--at 40 Ohms, they are only 5 Ohms less efficient than my very similar HiFi 780's, which works fine from an iphone or basic Dell laptop.

 

post #13947 of 29490
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Originally Posted by LazBro123 View Post

Hey guys,

 

I am selling my HFI 2400. They leak too much sound and have bad isolation. I want a closed headphone. Max is 250 dollars. I want bass heavy headphones, but remaining clear in the mids and highs, but still do not want muddy bass. I am thinking about upgrading to the Pro 750. What do you recommend? I listen to mainly hip hop an rock. I want closed headphones! And I want comfortable headphones with good leakage and isolation.

 

Thanks,

 

LazBro123


How important is bass to you? If you're alright with something that has decent mids and highs, but bass that feels like your ears are getting whaled on by loudspeakers, go for the A-T PRO700 MK2. They make the Denon's bass seem frail in comparison.

EDIT:
Also, since they were designed for DJs and the like, they're foldable and not all that hard to wear around your neck when not in use. On the plus side, they look pretty dang impressive too.
Edited by ZetsuBozu0012 - 4/14/12 at 6:51pm
post #13948 of 29490

Hey guys,

 

I currently own a pair of AKG K240 headphones (with no amp) and am looking to move up to the next level. My budget is about $500.

 

I looked through all the guides and it seems like the AKG K702 are a great value for the price. The problem is, I'm not really sure how to amp headphones. Are there any amp/headphone combos any recommends in my price range? I would also be willing to invest in a new sound card for my computer if that does the same thing as an amp.

 

Thanks for your help in advance!

 

 

post #13949 of 29490
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Originally Posted by piratetrips View Post

Hey guys,

 

I currently own a pair of AKG K240 headphones (with no amp) and am looking to move up to the next level. My budget is about $500.

 

I looked through all the guides and it seems like the AKG K702 are a great value for the price. The problem is, I'm not really sure how to amp headphones. Are there any amp/headphone combos any recommends in my price range? I would also be willing to invest in a new sound card for my computer if that does the same thing as an amp.

 

Thanks for your help in advance!

 

 


I have seen other threads on the forum that talk about amping the K/Q 701/2.  You might want to search for them and check out the "Headphone Amps" and "Computer Audio" sections of the forum.

 

post #13950 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by piratetrips View Post

Hey guys,

 

I currently own a pair of AKG K240 headphones (with no amp) and am looking to move up to the next level. My budget is about $500.

 

I looked through all the guides and it seems like the AKG K702 are a great value for the price. The problem is, I'm not really sure how to amp headphones. Are there any amp/headphone combos any recommends in my price range? I would also be willing to invest in a new sound card for my computer if that does the same thing as an amp.

 

Thanks for your help in advance!

 

 


K702 will need an amp to shine. You can probably find hundreds of post on amp for K702, good luck reading. Also you might want to check on Q701 as well, I believe this is the newer model (doesn't mean its superior to K702, just that they are slightly different, if there are no special preference, then go with the lower price I guess)

 

If you are looking at $500, then maybe these posts can give you a good impression, base on your music interest

http://www.head-fi.org/t/524569/review-20-headphones-compared

http://www.head-fi.org/a/headphone-buying-guide

 

If you PC does not have comes with acoustic or EMI shielding treatment, then I would say for or an all in one box (DAC + headphone amp with USB connection), to avoid all these computer noise problem - I had a Asus Xonar ST, which is a good match to K702 IMO, however I need work on some DIY EMI shielding to improve the situation, but never got rid of the noise completely... This is worsen if you have highly efficient phones such as IEMs...

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