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Would either the Shure 840's or Audio Technica ATH-M50s benefit from a portable amp? I've read some mixed opinions on the matter and I'm getting confused lol.

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I had the ATH-M50s and I couldn't hear a difference w/ the Fiio E11.

 

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Originally Posted by 10halec View Post

Would either the Shure 840's or Audio Technica ATH-M50s benefit from a portable amp? I've read some mixed opinions on the matter and I'm getting confused lol.



 

post #14133 of 29490
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Bump bump bumpz!!
 



 


Per the Beyer USA web site:

 

"The DT 880 PRO is designed for use in studio and on stage for professional use. It's headband has a more rugged construction (thicker material) and gives a more secure fit for the listener in comparison to the DT 880 Edition. This provides a better fit and causes also a more powerful compressed sound which is necessary for professional applications in studio, OB and FOH. The DT 880 Edition therefore is designed for easy listening. The headband provides a long wearing comfort for hours, causing the DT 880 Edition to have a more transparent and open sound in comparison to the DT 880 PRO.

 

The differences of both headphones are not huge in mechanical design, but only that small change causes a big difference in sound and application.

 

The following headphones:
DT 990 PRO - DT 990
DT 770 PRO - DT 770
have a very similar difference."

 

The English isn't great--but it easily translates to "get the cheaper one" unless you have a very specific reason not to do so.

 


Edited by KG Jag - 4/18/12 at 12:00am
post #14134 of 29490

Hi guys :) Want to buy Sennheiser HD 438 or 439, what r the differences? Should i grab 438 or 439? I'll use these only with my home PC. Does these need AMP? Plz, recommend some affordable AMPs, preferable from FiiO. Thanks a lot in advance :) Plz dont recommend anything other than Sennheiser coz I m from India where I can not find all kind of headphones :(

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Originally Posted by 10halec View Post

Would either the Shure 840's or Audio Technica ATH-M50s benefit from a portable amp? I've read some mixed opinions on the matter and I'm getting confused lol.


Opinions are often mixed.  According the those who wrote the Head-Fi buying guides, there is agreement that the AT does not need an amp.  The Shure either doesn't need an amp or is on the cusp where you don't need one, but it improves somewhat with one.  I agree--the AT does not need an amp and the Shure does not need one, but might benefit from one.

 

post #14136 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Roller View Post

When soundstage is mentioned, it's in the sense of how large sound feels, whether in height, width, length or all the previous. Open headphones have bigger soundstages by design, but unless you're specificaly looking for that, you should focus mainly on getting headphones that sound best with both your music genres and listening habits (music, games and/or movies).

With your specified budget, I think you should consider the Ultrasone HFI-580, Ultrasone HFI-780 and Beyerdynamic DT990. The first two are closed but employ a proprietary technology called S-Logic that increases the soundstage size above what closed headphones usually have. The last one is open, and while it handles movies nicely, I find Ultrasones to really shine in electronica and bass emphasized genres when you want both a strong bass presence and plenty of overall clarity.

 

Those Ultrasones look and seem really nice. Any input on the 2 pairs I mentioned? The Sennheiser HD25-1 II seems to be pretty high up on the shootout list. And any more recommendations are welcome too. If you've got any more questions about what I'm looking for let me know.
 

post #14137 of 29490
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Originally Posted by keyweez360 View Post

 

Those Ultrasones look and seem really nice. Any input on the 2 pairs I mentioned? The Sennheiser HD25-1 II seems to be pretty high up on the shootout list. And any more recommendations are welcome too. If you've got any more questions about what I'm looking for let me know.
 




The Ultrasone HiFi 580 is a basshead can with a "V" shaped EQ.  The 780 has strong bass, but is much more balanced--a strong all-around choice.

post #14138 of 29490

Hello There

I am new to these forums as I found that this was the place to ask about headphones. Now I currently on the search for a pair of headphones for myself, which I will use for gaming and music. I'm not so much of a competitive gamer but I do enjoy gaming and wish for a good pair. My music genres are dubstep, rock, pop, and generally anything that's recently come out. I do love my bass so I would prefer bass heavy headphones. I kind of wish for slightly stylish headphones like the AKG Q701 headphones but they are a tad over my budget of $100-$250

Ok so what I've found so far:

Beyer DT 770 Pro 80 ($150-$200):

http://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-Pro-80-Closed-Studio-Headphones/dp/B0016MNAAI/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1334117964&sr=8-3

 

Beyer DT 880 32 Ohm ($270+):

http://www.amazon.com/Beyer-Dynamic-Premium-32-Headphones/dp/B0024NK358/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1334118018&sr=8-1

 

Ultrasone HFI 580 ($150-$190):

http://www.amazon.com/Ultrasone-HFI-580-Surround-Professional-Headphones/dp/B00101UHS8/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1334118088&sr=1-1

 

Ultrasone HFI 780 ($150-$200):

http://www.amazon.com/Ultrasone-HFI-780-Surround-Professional-Headphones/dp/B00101XVH2/ref=pd_cp_e_0

 

Ultrasone Pro 550 ($150-$230):

http://www.amazon.com/Ultrasone-PRO-550-Professional-Headphones/dp/B000YDYEDW/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1334118168&sr=1-1

 

Ultrasone Pro 750 ($225-$275):

http://www.amazon.com/Ultrasone-PRO-750-Professional-Headphones/dp/B000Y556M8/ref=pd_ybh_17

 

Denon 1100 ($200-$300):
http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AH-D1100-Advanced-Over-Ear-Headphones/dp/B0042ETXRQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1334118239&sr=1-1#productPromotions
 

Audio Technica ATH M50 ($150+):
http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-M50-Professional-Monitor-Headphones/dp/B000ULAP4U/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1334118850&sr=1-1

 

Audio Technica Pro 700 MK2 ($200):
 

Vmoda Crossfade LP2 ($200):

 

Panasonic HTF600 S ($40-$60):

 

M-Audio Q40 ($135-$150):

http://www.amazon.com/M-Audio-Studiophile-Closed-back-Dynamic-Headphones/dp/B000XT8JTM/ref=pd_ybh_20

 

Shure SRH840 ($140-$160):

http://www.amazon.com/Shure-SRH840-Professional-Monitoring-Earphones/dp/B002DP8IEK/ref=pd_ybh_24

 

I know this is a wide range of studio and monitor headphones but out of these I wish to know which one has the best bass and sound clarity. Also I'm not so sure about the open and closed headphones, so If someone could inform me it would be great. Also I will be sometimes be wearing these in public so some thought of style is needed to be considered. 

 

Ok so I hear that using a portable amp is necessary for some higher Ohm headphones but will I need one? If I were to get one could I just get the cheaper FiiO E6. Please note that this has to be included in the budget.


Alright it's quite a lot and this took me a while to write but please remember, the cheaper the better!


Thanks

 

Sorry also if you were to rank these from best to worst for gaming then for music it would be great e.g.

 

Games:

denon ah d1100

sennheiser hd 280 pro

 

Music:

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro

Denon AH D1100

 

Thanks again

 

If you would like to PM me that would be just as fine :)

post #14139 of 29490
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Originally Posted by keyweez360 View Post

 

Those Ultrasones look and seem really nice. Any input on the 2 pairs I mentioned? The Sennheiser HD25-1 II seems to be pretty high up on the shootout list. And any more recommendations are welcome too. If you've got any more questions about what I'm looking for let me know.
 



There's no doubt that the Sennheiser HD25-1 II are enjoyed by a lot of head-fiers, and they certainly are a quality pair. But you do realize that they're supraaural rather than circumural, right?

post #14140 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Roller View Post

There's no doubt that the Sennheiser HD25-1 II are enjoyed by a lot of head-fiers, and they certainly are a quality pair. But you do realize that they're supraaural rather than circumural, right?

 

I didn't realize, but how does that play into things? I'm not too familiar with how that factor makes a difference in sound. Aren't my current PX100s supraaural? Is it better to go the other way? Know little about good headphones, so bear with me.

 

post #14141 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Omnom View Post

Hello There

I am new to these forums as I found that this was the place to ask about headphones. Now I currently on the search for a pair of headphones for myself, which I will use for gaming and music. I'm not so much of a competitive gamer but I do enjoy gaming and wish for a good pair. My music genres are dubstep, rock, pop, and generally anything that's recently come out. I do love my bass so I would prefer bass heavy headphones. I kind of wish for slightly stylish headphones like the AKG Q701 headphones but they are a tad over my budget of $100-$250

Ok so what I've found so far:

Beyer DT 770 Pro 80 ($150-$200):

http://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-Pro-80-Closed-Studio-Headphones/dp/B0016MNAAI/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1334117964&sr=8-3

 

Beyer DT 880 32 Ohm ($270+):

http://www.amazon.com/Beyer-Dynamic-Premium-32-Headphones/dp/B0024NK358/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1334118018&sr=8-1

 

Ultrasone HFI 580 ($150-$190):

http://www.amazon.com/Ultrasone-HFI-580-Surround-Professional-Headphones/dp/B00101UHS8/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1334118088&sr=1-1

 

Ultrasone HFI 780 ($150-$200):

http://www.amazon.com/Ultrasone-HFI-780-Surround-Professional-Headphones/dp/B00101XVH2/ref=pd_cp_e_0

 

Ultrasone Pro 550 ($150-$230):

http://www.amazon.com/Ultrasone-PRO-550-Professional-Headphones/dp/B000YDYEDW/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1334118168&sr=1-1

 

Ultrasone Pro 750 ($225-$275):

http://www.amazon.com/Ultrasone-PRO-750-Professional-Headphones/dp/B000Y556M8/ref=pd_ybh_17

 

Denon 1100 ($200-$300):
http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AH-D1100-Advanced-Over-Ear-Headphones/dp/B0042ETXRQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1334118239&sr=1-1#productPromotions
 

Audio Technica ATH M50 ($150+):
http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-M50-Professional-Monitor-Headphones/dp/B000ULAP4U/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1334118850&sr=1-1

 

Audio Technica Pro 700 MK2 ($200):
 

Vmoda Crossfade LP2 ($200):

 

Panasonic HTF600 S ($40-$60):

 

M-Audio Q40 ($135-$150):

http://www.amazon.com/M-Audio-Studiophile-Closed-back-Dynamic-Headphones/dp/B000XT8JTM/ref=pd_ybh_20

 

Shure SRH840 ($140-$160):

http://www.amazon.com/Shure-SRH840-Professional-Monitoring-Earphones/dp/B002DP8IEK/ref=pd_ybh_24

 

I know this is a wide range of studio and monitor headphones but out of these I wish to know which one has the best bass and sound clarity. Also I'm not so sure about the open and closed headphones, so If someone could inform me it would be great. Also I will be sometimes be wearing these in public so some thought of style is needed to be considered. 

 

Ok so I hear that using a portable amp is necessary for some higher Ohm headphones but will I need one? If I were to get one could I just get the cheaper FiiO E6. Please note that this has to be included in the budget.


Alright it's quite a lot and this took me a while to write but please remember, the cheaper the better!


Thanks

 

Sorry also if you were to rank these from best to worst for gaming then for music it would be great e.g.

 

Games:

denon ah d1100

sennheiser hd 280 pro

 

Music:

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro

Denon AH D1100

 

Thanks again

 

If you would like to PM me that would be just as fine :)


Have you explore K702 / K701? On cheapest they can go 250 on amazon. Mayn argue they are a repackaged Q701, some argue otherwise, but they are similar. Also they are aurgueably the best gamers set you can find too. Good luck.
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^Actually, they are some of the best competitive gaming headphones, but aren't even close to being the best in immersive gaming.

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Originally Posted by keyweez360 View Post

 

I didn't realize, but how does that play into things? I'm not too familiar with how that factor makes a difference in sound. Aren't my current PX100s supraaural? Is it better to go the other way? Know little about good headphones, so bear with me.

 


Supra-aural type of headphones sit on your ear, whereas circumaural cover your ears.

 

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

 

^has pictures and description at the beginning


Edited by Papander - 4/18/12 at 2:09am
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Originally Posted by keyweez360 View Post

 

I didn't realize, but how does that play into things? I'm not too familiar with how that factor makes a difference in sound. Aren't my current PX100s supraaural? Is it better to go the other way? Know little about good headphones, so bear with me.

 




Oh I'm sorry, I didn't mean to say that one form factor is superior to the other. What I'm saying is that while supraaural headphones, like your PX100 just sit on your ear, circumaural headphones cover your entire ear, providing for better isolation, usually having larger drivers and accomodatin chamber, and tend to have a fuller sound.

 

The link Papander posted is a good read.

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Originally Posted by Omnom View Post

Hello There

I am new to these forums as I found that this was the place to ask about headphones. Now I currently on the search for a pair of headphones for myself, which I will use for gaming and music. I'm not so much of a competitive gamer but I do enjoy gaming and wish for a good pair. My music genres are dubstep, rock, pop, and generally anything that's recently come out. I do love my bass so I would prefer bass heavy headphones. I kind of wish for slightly stylish headphones like the AKG Q701 headphones but they are a tad over my budget of $100-$250

Ok so what I've found so far:

Beyer DT 770 Pro 80 ($150-$200):

http://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-Pro-80-Closed-Studio-Headphones/dp/B0016MNAAI/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1334117964&sr=8-3

 

Beyer DT 880 32 Ohm ($270+):

http://www.amazon.com/Beyer-Dynamic-Premium-32-Headphones/dp/B0024NK358/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1334118018&sr=8-1

 

Ultrasone HFI 580 ($150-$190):

http://www.amazon.com/Ultrasone-HFI-580-Surround-Professional-Headphones/dp/B00101UHS8/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1334118088&sr=1-1

 

Ultrasone HFI 780 ($150-$200):

http://www.amazon.com/Ultrasone-HFI-780-Surround-Professional-Headphones/dp/B00101XVH2/ref=pd_cp_e_0

 

Ultrasone Pro 550 ($150-$230):

http://www.amazon.com/Ultrasone-PRO-550-Professional-Headphones/dp/B000YDYEDW/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1334118168&sr=1-1

 

Ultrasone Pro 750 ($225-$275):

http://www.amazon.com/Ultrasone-PRO-750-Professional-Headphones/dp/B000Y556M8/ref=pd_ybh_17

 

Denon 1100 ($200-$300):
http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AH-D1100-Advanced-Over-Ear-Headphones/dp/B0042ETXRQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1334118239&sr=1-1#productPromotions
 

Audio Technica ATH M50 ($150+):
http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-M50-Professional-Monitor-Headphones/dp/B000ULAP4U/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1334118850&sr=1-1

 

Audio Technica Pro 700 MK2 ($200):
 

Vmoda Crossfade LP2 ($200):

 

Panasonic HTF600 S ($40-$60):

 

M-Audio Q40 ($135-$150):

http://www.amazon.com/M-Audio-Studiophile-Closed-back-Dynamic-Headphones/dp/B000XT8JTM/ref=pd_ybh_20

 

Shure SRH840 ($140-$160):

http://www.amazon.com/Shure-SRH840-Professional-Monitoring-Earphones/dp/B002DP8IEK/ref=pd_ybh_24

 

I know this is a wide range of studio and monitor headphones but out of these I wish to know which one has the best bass and sound clarity. Also I'm not so sure about the open and closed headphones, so If someone could inform me it would be great. Also I will be sometimes be wearing these in public so some thought of style is needed to be considered. 

 

Ok so I hear that using a portable amp is necessary for some higher Ohm headphones but will I need one? If I were to get one could I just get the cheaper FiiO E6. Please note that this has to be included in the budget.


Alright it's quite a lot and this took me a while to write but please remember, the cheaper the better!


Thanks

 

Sorry also if you were to rank these from best to worst for gaming then for music it would be great e.g.

 

Games:

denon ah d1100

sennheiser hd 280 pro

 

Music:

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro

Denon AH D1100

 

Thanks again

 

If you would like to PM me that would be just as fine :)




The Q 701 are not heavy bass cans, although they have more bass than the K  701 & 702, which came before the Q 701.

 

The Q 701 (and its K older bros.) has an excellent sound stage & clarity.

 

In the U.S. the Q 701 can be had for under $250 shipped.

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