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post #14146 of 29490

Omnom, you should consider the Ultrasone HFI-2400, it's an open set that has a wide soundstage and impactful sound that does help with immersion in gaming, as well as handling the genres you posted quite well, especially bass emphasized genres. Also, it sits on the upper end of your budget but still within it: http://www.amazon.com/ULTRASONE-HFI-2400-Professional-Open-Back-Headphones/dp/B002W37ESY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1334742399&sr=8-1

You should be able to find lower prices with some research.

post #14147 of 29490

Jjacq,

 

I've never owned a pair of SR60's but after listening to the SR80's I cant imagine going down a notch. Both the SR60's and SR80's get good reviews as entry-level, bang-for-your-buck Grados. I was hesitant about buying a more expensive one because I was afraid I wouldn't like the highs that people described. After hearing them, I wish I bought those SR325's! Ha! But I am very happy with my 80's for now, though.

 

There's a thread about the ProDJ's on here somewhere and a guy who loves them (which is why I got them as I was looking for a sub-$100 closed-back HP.) Check out the thread and read the reviews to get an idea about them.

 

So to answer your question: get the SR80's!

 

And good luck!
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jjacq View Post

^I'll look into the ProDJ's and I'm actually saving up for a FIIO E17. I hope I can buy it soon.

But yes, since people said that it leaks I was just planning to get a cheaper pair because they just look so pretty. But also, someone is selling the SR60i used for a good price($55) and I'm wondering how it matches with the SR80i? Should I buy the SR80's or is the SR60 already a great buy in itself?

Thanks!



 

post #14148 of 29490

I will be using these in outdoor situations. Would the HFI 2400 be ideal for this?
If I'm looking at this kinds should I be looking at the PROline?

and I'm not to sure about the K/Q701's after reading many mixed reviews.


How do you guys feel about the 
Denon AHD1100

or
ATH Pro 700 MK2

 

Are they good for gaming/music?


Do they have big soundstages? W

Will I be able to define where I'm being shot at (although im not a serious gamer it would be nice :)?

 

Also what do you reckon of the upcoming Vmoda M100? would you say that would suit my needs more?

 

Thanks heaps

post #14149 of 29490

Thanks for the reply 50an6xy06r6n, but sadly my budgets been slashed to a maximum of 100$ 

i'm pretty much looking for something thats comfy, is good for gaming and rock/metal in terms of music.

i'm probably going to order from headphone.com since amazon wont send headphones to turkey (shure and grado won't ship from headphone.com for some reason...)

 

So apparently the Sony MDR-XB500 is extremely bassy and the clarity isn't something to write home about, i'll keep that in mind.

the Koss PRO DJ 100 seems to be new and good based on some reviews, and there's always the Sennheiser HD 439 thats right in my budget

post #14150 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by stykerwolf View Post

Thanks for the reply 50an6xy06r6n, but sadly my budgets been slashed to a maximum of 100$ 

i'm pretty much looking for something thats comfy, is good for gaming and rock/metal in terms of music.

i'm probably going to order from headphone.com since amazon wont send headphones to turkey (shure and grado won't ship from headphone.com for some reason...)

 

So apparently the Sony MDR-XB500 is extremely bassy and the clarity isn't something to write home about, i'll keep that in mind.

the Koss PRO DJ 100 seems to be new and good based on some reviews, and there's always the Sennheiser HD 439 thats right in my budget



Remember that you have to pay customs tariff (tax or w/e it is called) when ordering over seas. I checked that Turkeys vat is 18% so 100 dollar free shipping headphones will cost at least 118 dollars. Not saying you shouldn't order from there, just a friendly reminder.

post #14151 of 29490

Hey guys, EXTREMELY new to the headphone game.  I'm going to be doing a lot of travelling so I figured a good set of headphones would serve me well.  I'm trying to get recommendations on:

 

 

Music genres: 70% techno/trance with lots of vocals, 20% rap/hip hop, 10% pop.

Portable: Yes, mainly used for travel (airplanes)

Price range: $100-$200

Amped:  No.

Closed/Open: I'd like something closed to block out some noise.

 

They will be used for playing music from my iPhone/iPod only. 

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!


Edited by Taktix1 - 4/18/12 at 9:54am
post #14152 of 29490

OK, in spite of it being over the budget I set out, I'm thinking of getting the Ultrasone PRO 550, but it seems as though all the stores I've seen are stocking the (old?) violet version.  I'm looking at the Ultrasones partly because their cups twist but don't "flap" all the way around, similar to the QC15.   

post #14153 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by Taktix1 View Post

Hey guys, EXTREMELY new to the headphone game.  I'm going to be doing a lot of travelling so I figured a good set of headphones would serve me well.  I'm trying to get recommendations on:

 

 

Music genres: 70% techno/trance with lots of vocals, 20% rap/hip hop, 10% pop.

Portable: Yes, mainly used for travel (airplanes)

Price range: $100-$200

Amped:  No.

Closed/Open: I'd like something closed to block out some noise.

 

They will be used for playing music from my iPhone/iPod only. 

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!




Ultrasone HiFi 780 for a bright sound with good bass.

 

Shure SRH 840 for less bright.


Edited by KG Jag - 4/18/12 at 1:14pm
post #14154 of 29490

Hey guys,

 

A few people are telling me that the 750s do not have enough bass and are not for average consumers, like me. Is this right or wrong? Should I look at a different pair of headphones?

post #14155 of 29490

Hey Guys,

Apparently this is the recommendation thread so here goes.

 

I live in a condo so it is not possible to blast the music as we did in our house. What we listen to primarily is 80’s Music Videos captured years ago on VH1 Classics using a high end Pinnacle DC-1500 setup. It has been 10 years so I don’t remember the sampling rate they were captured at but it was the maximum the equipment would allow at the time.

We also listen to 80’s music like Alan Parsons, ELO, Eagles, and some country ripped at 320 kbps.

 

The computer has a Creative Sound Blaster Live! 24 bit card hooked to a Pioneer Elite VSX-49 receiver we used as the amp for our Klipsch home theater setup we had in our house.

 

For the last 12 years we have been using the Sony MDR-V600’s and we thought they were pretty good. But since the internet contains much more information now than it did when we bought them it appears these were not the high-end headphones we thought they were.

 

Please don't remind me how lousy the MDR-V600's are. After looking through the threads I now realize that. The sad thing is when we bought them they were not cheap and since Circuit City had very little to choose from we thought we were buying high -end.

When you have nothing else to compare them to you believe they are good solely on what you had to pay for them.

If I had known that at the time we would have bought something else, but like I said- the internet 12 years ago was not what it is now.

 

I ordered the Sennheiser HD 600 before I found this forum. Fortunately they have yet to be delivered so they can be returned if necessary (or better still I will give them to my wife).

The problem is the days of going down to the Local Stereo shop and auditioning these things in person is long gone. And the more reviews you read the more confusing it can get.

 

After I ordered the HD 600’s I found another review on the Sennheiser HD800’s which stated the HD600’s were junk compared to the HD800’s. That was when I started to wonder if I went too cheap.

 

I have owned a lot of relatively high-end stereo equipment through the years and am aware the best speakers in the world will only sound as good as the source material being pumped into them.

So considering the source material we are using would there be any real benefit in going to the HD800’s or are the HD600’s about evenly matched for the material we are playing?

 

Or are there any better recommendations I have not run across. I am not that price sensitive if the extra money will be worth it considering the source material.

Well within reason- I don’t think I would spend $3000.00 for a pair of headphones regardless of how good they were.

 

I am not that concerned about a tremendous bass output but instead a well balanced headphone.

Either open or closed are acceptable as long as it would not disturb my wife in the bedroom at the other end of our condo.

 

I realize there is a big difference between a $400.00 price tag ( HD600) compared to a $1500.00 price tag ( HD800).

I am not trying to see how much money I can spend for the sake of spending it. But if the higher cost would give me a sound worth an extra thousand dollars I would probably spend it. Especially considering we have used the Sony’s every weekend for the past 12 years.

 

One final question- I realize the sound card I am using is old. Any recommendations on a better one or is this one good enough.?

I have no use for 7.1 etc. It will only be used to listen to music through the Pioneer receiver.

It does not need to be amplified.

 

If you would please start your reply with proton32176 at the top. I can understand putting recommendations in one place but I can see how a reply to one poster could get lost in the many replies to others.

 

Thanks


Edited by proton32176 - 4/18/12 at 1:27pm
post #14156 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by LazBro123 View Post

Hey guys,

 

A few people are telling me that the 750s do not have enough bass and are not for average consumers, like me. Is this right or wrong? Should I look at a different pair of headphones?




Sorry--I meant to say HiFi 780's.  I'll correct my earlier post.

 

Back the quote above--if you're talking about the Ultrasone Pro 750, then you're almost certainly talking to bassheads.  Even the HiFi 780 (the cheaper little brother of the the Pro 750) have good bass.

 


Each such "average customer" must be the guys running around town with Beats on their necks and ears.


Edited by KG Jag - 4/18/12 at 1:20pm
post #14157 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by proton32176 View Post

Hey Guys,

Apparently this is the recommendation thread so here goes.

 

I live in a condo so it is not possible to blast the music as we did in our house. What we listen to primarily is 80’s Music Videos captured years ago on VH1 Classics using a high end Pinnacle DC-1500 setup. It has been 10 years so I don’t remember the sampling rate they were captured at but it was the maximum the equipment would allow at the time.

We also listen to 80’s music like Alan Parsons, ELO, Eagles, and some country ripped at 320 kbps.

 

The computer has a Creative Sound Blaster Live! 24 bit card hooked to a Pioneer Elite VSX-49 receiver we used as the amp for our Klipsch home theater setup we had in our house.

 

For the last 12 years we have been using the Sony MDR-V600’s and we thought they were pretty good. But since the internet contains much more information now than it did when we bought them it appears these were not the high-end headphones we thought they were.

 

I ordered the Sennheiser HD 600 before I found this forum. Fortunately they have yet to be delivered so they can be returned if necessary (or better still I will give them to my wife).

The problem is the days of going down to the Local Stereo shop and auditioning these things in person is long gone. And the more reviews you read the more confusing it can get.

 

After I ordered the HD 600’s I found another review on the Sennheiser HD800’s which stated the HD600’s were junk compared to the HD800’s. That was when I started to wonder if I went too cheap.

 

I have owned a lot of relatively high-end stereo equipment through the years and am aware the best speakers in the world will only sound as good as the source material being pumped into them.

So considering the source material we are using would there be any real benefit in going to the HD800’s or are the HD600’s about evenly matched for the material we are playing?

 

Or are there any better recommendations I have not run across. I am not that price sensitive if the extra money will be worth it considering the source material.

Well within reason- I don’t think I would spend $3000.00 for a pair of headphones regardless of how good they were.

 

I am not that concerned about a tremendous bass output but instead a well balanced headphone.

Either open or closed are acceptable as long as it would not disturb my wife in the bedroom at the other end of our condo.

 

I realize there is a big difference between a $400.00 price tag ( HD600) compared to a $1500.00 price tag ( HD800).

I am not trying to see how much money I can spend for the sake of spending it. But if the higher cost would give me a sound worth an extra thousand dollars I would probably spend it. Especially considering we have used the Sony’s every weekend for the past 12 years.

 

One final question- I realize the sound card I am using is old. Any recommendations on a better one or is this one good enough.?

I have no use for 7.1 etc. It will only be used to listen to music through the Pioneer receiver.

It does not need to be amplified.

 

If you would please start your reply with proton32176 at the top. I can understand putting recommendations in one place but I can see how a reply to one poster could get lost in the many replies to others.

 

Thanks


A $1,500 headphone--especially one from the same company and in the same line--had better sound way better than the one for $1,100 less.  Try the 600 and see if it gives you what you want.  If not, I'd consider moving up to the very well regarded and "best buy in their class" HiFiMan - HE-500 Headphones.  They're "only" $700.

 

post #14158 of 29490


 

Quote:
Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


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.

 

 

And recommendations on a portable amp for the Shure 840?
 

 

post #14159 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by 10halec View Post


 

 

And recommendations on a portable amp for the Shure 840?
 

 


I don't own a portable amp and my iphone 4 pushes it well enough without one.

 

post #14160 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post




Sorry--I meant to say HiFi 780's.  I'll correct my earlier post.

 

Back the quote above--if you're talking about the Ultrasone Pro 750, then you're almost certainly talking to bassheads.  Even the HiFi 780 (the cheaper little brother of the the Pro 750) have good bass.

 


Each such "average customer" must be the guys running around town with Beats on their necks and ears.


Oh okay. So I am not an average consumer. I am a consumer that likes to buy high quality products :D

 

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