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The HiFis are $250. As for the CALs, are they fair at $100? Read about them recently going up in price due to demand and that they are a great value at $70 or so.



I like the CAL quite a lot, but $100?  That brings a lot of other good headphones into play, like the AKG K240 Studio, Sony ZX700 and the virtually indestructable Sony MDR V6.  Looking at your other post, this is for your girlfriend and will be used as a portable?  In that case I think you should take a look at the Sony ZX700.  MacMall has them for $75.

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The HiFis are $250. As for the CALs, are they fair at $100? Read about them recently going up in price due to demand and that they are a great value at $70 or so.



How about the HFI 450. They are big, but deliver fantastic sound for the money.http://www.djdeals.com/ultrasoneHFI450.htm

post #14088 of 29490
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I've been perusing these forums for some time, but figured I'd make an account and join in!

 

I recently added the Denon D7000 to my collection, and had a few questions/ comments.

 

I got started into the headphone game with the AT AD-700, and then quickly upgraded to a 598 HD, followed by a pair of K702's, which remain with my setup along with the new D7000. For amplification, i'm currently using a Hifiman EF2A, which I swapped american tubes into. 

 

The D7000's sound fantastic. I've never listened to, much less owned, cans of this quality. I don't characterize myself as a bass head, but the deep, punchy low end sure feels like an improvement over my 702s. The 702s are very clean and analytical and have an airy soundstage, but I find the D7000's so far to be much more pleasing to listen to (as well as more comfortable!) 

 

Is my amp a decent match for these two pairs of headphones? Would a more expensive headphone amp push these headphones significantly further, or would it be a case of diminishing returns? And if I were to invest in another amp, are there any which would be well suited to both headphones? 

 

Thanks for the help!

 

 




I have the same amp and it works well for my D7000, Q 701 and Senn HD 600.  It should be a good match for all your cans.

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I am in the market for a new pair of headphones. I am looking for full-size headphones that i will be listening to both, in doors and out. I would like headphones that are at-least decent with the wattage supplied by an i-phone. I am looking to spend around $250. I have heard good things about the Sennheiser 598 headphones. If there is anything just as good with a little better bass, that would be amazing. I am new to this so if there is anymore info that I need to provide I will make sure to do that. 

-Thank you in advanced. 


Consider the Shure SRH 840 & 940 and the Ultrasone HiFi 780 & Pro 750 (for a brighter sound). 

 

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The HiFis are $250. As for the CALs, are they fair at $100? Read about them recently going up in price due to demand and that they are a great value at $70 or so.



The CAL! delivers $100 sound, but I got mine for $50 something not long ago and they were very recently regularly at $70 something from Amazon.  I would wait for a while for the current $100 price to come back down.

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What does an amp do? Does it just make the audio go louder? Something that I have been wondering. And also would a Hifiman HE300 be better than the Beyer DT990 Premium? 

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I'm looking for some smallish closed back portables that fold and are in about the $100 range, and it'd also be nice if there's a hard case for it.

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What does an amp do? Does it just make the audio go louder? Something that I have been wondering. And also would a Hifiman HE300 be better than the Beyer DT990 Premium? 


An amp can add volume, increase frequency response, better sound (e.g. deeper and tighter bass), improve clarity and open the sound stage.

 

Sometime is will do none of these things with a particular headphone and sound source.

 

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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

What does an amp do? Does it just make the audio go louder? Something that I have been wondering. And also would a Hifiman HE300 be better than the Beyer DT990 Premium? 


An amp can add volume, increase frequency response, better sound (e.g. deeper and tighter bass), improve clarity and open the sound stage.

 

Sometime is will do none of these things with a particular headphone and sound source.

 

So is it worth it to get the 250 ohms version of the beyer dt990 for $50 more or is the 32 ohms fine? And is the hifiman he300 better or no?
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At this moment, I am amp and headphone-less. I pretty much sold my T1, D7000, AD2000, and my Nuforce Icon HDP to fund for Burson 160-DS, HD800, and LCD-2 Rev 2 With Q Audio Cables.

 

I think I will get the black dragon v2 cable for the HD800, but I am now currently without a good closed headphone. Recommend me some closed headphones which are around the 500-1000 dollar price range.

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I work in a fairly quiet office and sit close to several coworkers. I need a headphone that meets the following requirements:

 

- low sound leakage

- doesn't require amp

- sounds fine with laptop or phone as source

- comfortable for extended periods

- mostly listen to electronica, rock, and sometimes rap

- under $200

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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

So is it worth it to get the 250 ohms version of the beyer dt990 for $50 more or is the 32 ohms fine? And is the hifiman he300 better or no?


With regard to the Beyers--it depends mostly on what your downline equipment and source is.  With an unamped computer or portable device, the 32 Ohms version makes the most sense.  That said there is generally going to be better performance going to the 250 Ohm version, which I believe is reflected in the reviews that has compared the two.

 

Can't help you the HE 300.

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Originally Posted by acti0n View Post

 

I work in a fairly quiet office and sit close to several coworkers. I need a headphone that meets the following requirements:

 

- low sound leakage

- doesn't require amp

- sounds fine with laptop or phone as source

- comfortable for extended periods

- mostly listen to electronica, rock, and sometimes rap

- under $200


Shure SRH 840, although an inexpensive amp/dac might make it even better.

 

The Ultrasone HiFi 780 would work, except it may not be comfortable enough--especially if you wear glasses.

 

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Audio Technica ATH-A700s! Super comfy, decent sound, as long as you can deal with some bass. Closed design, so little leakage. They run fine without an amp, but will likely be improved with one. I think they're around 125 on amazon.

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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post
What does higher ohms do? Wondering whether to get the better dt990 32 ohms or 250 ohms


Can't remember the exact words.

Something about the higher the Ohm, the better control of the signal sent to the diaphragm, or something like that.

 

 

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