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You can't go wrong with the HD598. I strongly affirm that choice at that price point for those genres and listening environments. They do amp well, too if you ever want to plunk more money down but you don't have to start enjoying them!

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by GodOfDeath View Post



Budget: ~$200

Music: Rock, today's hits, jazz, Sinatra music, today's hits

Use: Music/movies/games

Location: US

Interest: HD598, need something in the comfortable area for if I use it for long hours



 

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First off, I'm a completely noob to the sound world and am looking to upgrade my current headphones (http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Portable/Headphones/Clip-On/SE-E33-X1). I have gone from almost buying a new pair to being somewhat unsure to now being completely confused over the past few days while searching the internet and this site. Here is my situation:

 

Budget: $200ish

Music: Southern Gospel, Contemporary Christian, Country, Today's hits, some Rap/Hip-Hop/R&B

Use: At home and will possibly transition to work. Will plug directly into the computer (Gateway FX6800-01e with an integrated sound card. I have no idea what my work computer has; I assume a worse integrated card). Listen to mp3 and pandora

Portability: Not an issue. They will either stay with me at home or at work, not going back and forth.

Open/Closed: Strongly prefer closed but not completely against open.

Comfort: Will be wearing for many hours at a time so need something very comfortable.

Currently Looking At:

  • Sennheiser HD 449, 518, 598
  • Ultrasone HFI 580, 680, 780

 

I would like something has some bass and clear sound/vocals. After re-reading this, if I can find a good pair or pairs for the $100-$150 range, I may get one for at home and one for work which in that case I would need one closed pair and one either open or closed. 

 

If any other information is need, let me know. Thanks in advance for the help/suggestions!


Edited by basmith2004 - 4/15/12 at 10:13am
post #13968 of 29490
Hey guys,

Check out my ad for the Ultrasone HFI 2400. I am selling it. If you are interested, send me a PM smily_headphones1.gif
post #13969 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Skar View Post

I own a Fisher Audio 003 and a Denon D2k, both on a Fiio E7/E9 combo and mostly for music (not limited to a special genre) and pc gaming.
 

Of those two I loooove the d2k, and cannot quite get used to the fisher audio 003 who cannot compete with the d2k.
However the d2k headband feels rather quickly uncomfortable for me, which is a major issue for me.

 

So, I am looking for closed cans with high comfort, especially for the headband, that are as fantastic sound wise as the d2k (or better).

As d5k and d7k use the exact same headband, they are out.

 

I considered the AKG K550, but due to the headband being almost not padded at all i am reluctant to give it a shot.
 

Another contender would be T70, however headband cushion seems to be the same as the one the mmx 300 uses, with which i had the very smae issue as with the d2k.

 

Maybe ATH-A700 would be an option. Some thoughts? Help is appreciated.

 

 




Beyer DT 770 Pro

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Skar View Post

I own a Fisher Audio 003 and a Denon D2k, both on a Fiio E7/E9 combo and mostly for music (not limited to a special genre) and pc gaming.
 

Of those two I loooove the d2k, and cannot quite get used to the fisher audio 003 who cannot compete with the d2k.
However the d2k headband feels rather quickly uncomfortable for me, which is a major issue for me.

 

So, I am looking for closed cans with high comfort, especially for the headband, that are as fantastic sound wise as the d2k (or better).

As d5k and d7k use the exact same headband, they are out.

 

I considered the AKG K550, but due to the headband being almost not padded at all i am reluctant to give it a shot.
 

Another contender would be T70, however headband cushion seems to be the same as the one the mmx 300 uses, with which i had the very smae issue as with the d2k.

 

Maybe ATH-A700 would be an option. Some thoughts? Help is appreciated.

 

 



Why don't you just add some padding to the D2000 headband? Velcro some foam to it...or whatever. If you found the sound you like, don't throw it away because of an issue which can be so easily fixed. Just my thought.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by basmith2004 View Post

First off, I'm a completely noob to the sound world and am looking to upgrade my current headphones (http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Portable/Headphones/Clip-On/SE-E33-X1). I have gone from almost buying a new pair to being somewhat unsure to now being completely confused over the past few days while searching the internet and this site. Here is my situation:

 

Budget: $200ish

Music: Southern Gospel, Contemporary Christian, Country, Today's hits, some Rap/Hip-Hop/R&B

Use: At home and will possibly transition to work. Will plug directly into the computer (Gateway FX6800-01e with an integrated sound card. I have no idea what my work computer has; I assume a worse integrated card). Listen to mp3 and pandora

Portability: Not an issue. They will either stay with me at home or at work, not going back and forth.

Open/Closed: Strongly prefer closed but not completely against open.

Comfort: Will be wearing for many hours at a time so need something very comfortable.

Currently Looking At:

  • Sennheiser HD 449, 518, 598
  • Ultrasone HFI 580, 680, 780

 

I would like something has some bass and clear sound/vocals. After re-reading this, if I can find a good pair or pairs for the $100-$150 range, I may get one for at home and one for work which in that case I would need one closed pair and one either open or closed. 

 

If any other information is need, let me know. Thanks in advance for the help/suggestions!




Ultrasone Pro 750 would be good.  If it is not in your budget, then go to the HiFi 780.

 

The Senn HD 598 is good if leakage is not a problem.  

 

If commuting with your new cans and/or use on the go is unimportant, also consider the Beyer DT 770 Pro.

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Here for recommendations.

 

Situation:

 

Currently own the AstroA40s and mixamp, they're a few years old now. My microphone cord has ripped and the fuzz on the earphones have come off, so now im looking to upgrade if possible.

 

My A40s were a massive jump up in quality from my previous headphones so it's hard for me to imagine there even being something better lol.

 

So I come here looking for an 'amazing' headphone replacement to my astros, and wanting to know what else I would need for it. The use would be entirely for my PC/Xbox. I spend all day every day listening to music while gaming/surfing the internet.

 

So yeah, looking for info on what pair of headphones to buy and if I need to also buy a dedicated soundcard/mixamp to get the full effect. (i currently have a gaming computer with just onboard sound, called: "realtek high definition audio")

 

As far as price goes, i'd say the max I am willing to spend is around 500$. I just want a solid, noticeable upgrade to my A40s that will make me happy whenever I use them.

 

Thanks.

 

 

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Hey sorry for all the questions, but this is the last one. I listened to my friend's m50s, and had a lot of bass. Will the Pro 750 have that much bass? Will they go as loud as the m50s?
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Originally Posted by LazBro123 View Post

Hey sorry for all the questions, but this is the last one. I listened to my friend's m50s, and had a lot of bass. Will the Pro 750 have that much bass? Will they go as loud as the m50s?


The 750 has a great deal of bass--but also full mids and treble. 

 

Because the M50s has a "V" shaped EQ you will hear more bass (and treble) in the sound it delivers, but at the expense of the mids--which are recessed on the M50s.

 

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Is the bass on the 750s deep and does it rumble and vibrate. I'm sort of a basshead.. Will the 750s meet my basshead expectations?
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Any suggestions?
 

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Originally Posted by morti View Post

First post here. I'm looking for a portable set up. I was looking at the DX100 and (waiting) HM-901. For cans I was looking at the HE-5LE and HE-500, whats the main difference between the 2 and what would you recommend? Will the DX100 and 901 be able to drive them? What would you recommend for cables? Any other headphones you would recommend? Anything else (amp, dac, etc)?

 

Thanks



 

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Quote:
Originally Posted by LazBro123 View Post

Is the bass on the 750s deep and does it rumble and vibrate. I'm sort of a basshead.. Will the 750s meet my basshead expectations?


If you want distorted bass look elsewhere.

 

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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


If you want distorted bass look elsewhere.

 



No I am not looking for distorted bass. Will they offer more bass than the HFI 2400? (the headphones I am selling.)

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Quote:
Originally Posted by LazBro123 View Post



No I am not looking for distorted bass. Will they offer more bass than the HFI 2400? (the headphones I am selling.)


What you described is distorted bass. 

 

With regard to a comparison, I can't tell you, as I have never heard the 2400.  If the general rule holds for Ultrasone, open cans have less bass than closed cans in the same price range (and company).

 

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Quote:
Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


What you described is distorted bass. 

 

With regard to a comparison, I can't tell you, as I have never heard the 2400.  If the general rule holds for Ultrasone, open cans have less bass than closed cans in the same price range (and company).

 

I am probably going to buy the 750s, but are there any other headphones you would recommend in the same price range as the 750s?
 

 

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