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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.

 

 

KG Jag,

 

Thanks for the recommendation.

 

I think I will use the HD600’s for a few months then give them to my wife. We bought both pairs of the Sony’ at the same time so hers are probably about as worn out as mine.

 

I will then order the HiFiMan - HE-500’s and try them out. Which ever one I like best will be mine and she can have the other pair. She doesn’t really care about this as much as I do and will never know the difference.

 

Thanks again.

 

I assume the soundcard in the computer is adequate for what we are doing.

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(I didn't see this post and I created a new one :()

 

Hi guys!! I'm planning to get a pair of new headphones. Right now, I've got the Apple in-ear earphones (the newest ones) and also Senheisser HD228. 

I want something that I will be wearing at home or maybe sometimes in library/trainto study or do homework, so they have to be very confortable for long periods of time. Note that I wear glasses, so maybe not any headphone will be confortable for me. I usually listen to electronic music, dance, pop, soundtracks and some "Alternative" style like Apple likes to call it (Coldplay, Paramore, but specially Electronic-Dance music... I like bass, but not too much, only when the song has it, I think a prefer something that sounds like the sound was created to sound, but neither too "clear", I think a prefer a warmer sound. 

I have a budget of 80-100€ (110$-140$)... Tell me what you think!!

 

So, summing up:

Headphones

100-150$ (less, better ;D)

Confortable for long periods of use, even with glasses

For: electronic, dance, pop, soundtracks... 

I will use them with my iPhone/Macs

 


I really appreciate your help :)
Thanks and sorry for my bad English...


Edited by ikhayal - 4/18/12 at 2:56pm
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Would it be worth it to save up for the Hifiman HE400? Looking at DT990 right now. Worth it to go higher? 


Edited by wolfetan44 - 4/18/12 at 2:50pm
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Oh okay. So I am not an average consumer. I am a consumer that likes to buy high quality products :D

 



Sorry--I don't quite understand how bass boosted way beyond neutral produces a "high quality product".  At least on this forum, the "average customer" does not want bass bloated cans

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Sorry--I don't quite understand how bass boosted way beyond neutral produces a "high quality product".  At least on this forum, the "average customer" does not want bass bloated cans

 

So are you saying the PRO 750 is not a high quality product? :) So then I am an average customer lol

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KG Jag,

 

Thanks for the recommendation.

 

I think I will use the HD600’s for a few months then give them to my wife. We bought both pairs of the Sony’ at the same time so hers are probably about as worn out as mine.

 

I will then order the HiFiMan - HE-500’s and try them out. Which ever one I like best will be mine and she can have the other pair. She doesn’t really care about this as much as I do and will never know the difference.

 

Thanks again.

 

I assume the soundcard in the computer is adequate for what we are doing.




I'm not a major music through computer guy, so I can't help with the sound card question. 

 

I can tell you that the HD 600 requires a bit of power and you will very likely need a decent headphone amp.  I have the Yamaha Adventage RX-A800 A/V receiver and find its headphone jack is not optimal for the likes of the HD 600, Denon D5000 & D7000 and even the AKG Q 701.

 

By way of example--my affordable Hi-Fi Man EF2A Tube USB DAC Headphone Amp does fine with them, but would probably not be stout enough for the HE-500.

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So are you saying the PRO 750 is not a high quality product? :) So then I am an average customer lol

 

I'm not going to say anything more.

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I'm not going to say anything more.

 

Okay...................... Fine

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Hey guys!

 

So, I've had the ATH-M50 for about a year now and I think it's time for an upgrade. My price range is $150-$250, looking for closed set of cans with really good isolation (atleast better isolation than the ATH-M50), unampted. I listen to  Rock, Hard Rock, Pop, Metal, Classical, Folk, and R&B. I usually listen to music in my dorm or in the library, so something that wouldn't leak as much, size does not matter.

 

Thanks!

 

Bump!

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I have what is probably a stupid question but here goes....I purchased the Ultrasone Pro 750 over the weekend and LOVE them though I've only used them for about 30 minutes. Nevertheless, the straight 3.5mm cord is too short for my needs. Should I get an extension or a new longer screwable cable to replace the short one? I want to make sure that adding an extension will not hurt the performance of the headphones. Also, should I get a certain brand of cable or are all of them the same?

 

Thanks in advance!

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Hi there,

 

After weeks of reading and going back and forth between various headphones, I've brought my decision down to two; ATH-AD900 and Brainwavz HM5.

 

I'll mostly being using them at home but will probably take them on road trips.  My sources are my desktop PC (onboard soundcard) and Cowon s9 but will eventually get a Fiio e17 down the road.

 

My collection includes classical, jazz, trance, rock, and pop.  Now since I'm new to this I don't know what mids, highs, and the other terms specifically but I do enjoy listening to female vocals, strings, bass guitar, and piano in tracks.

 

Any input on which direction I can take would be appreciated and feel free to recommend a different headphone.

 

Thanks!

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I have what is probably a stupid question but here goes....I purchased the Ultrasone Pro 750 over the weekend and LOVE them though I've only used them for about 30 minutes. Nevertheless, the straight 3.5mm cord is too short for my needs. Should I get an extension or a new longer screwable cable to replace the short one? I want to make sure that adding an extension will not hurt the performance of the headphones. Also, should I get a certain brand of cable or are all of them the same?

Thanks in advance!

 

I've had good luck with the cables from Monoprice.

Cheap prices.

 

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I have what is probably a stupid question but here goes....I purchased the Ultrasone Pro 750 over the weekend and LOVE them though I've only used them for about 30 minutes. Nevertheless, the straight 3.5mm cord is too short for my needs. Should I get an extension or a new longer screwable cable to replace the short one? I want to make sure that adding an extension will not hurt the performance of the headphones. Also, should I get a certain brand of cable or are all of them the same?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Although expensive, Mogami makes excellent headphone extension cables.  Grado also has some for less.

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Hi there,

 

After weeks of reading and going back and forth between various headphones, I've brought my decision down to two; ATH-AD900 and Brainwavz HM5.

 

I'll mostly being using them at home but will probably take them on road trips.  My sources are my desktop PC (onboard soundcard) and Cowon s9 but will eventually get a Fiio e17 down the road.

 

My collection includes classical, jazz, trance, rock, and pop.  Now since I'm new to this I don't know what mids, highs, and the other terms specifically but I do enjoy listening to female vocals, strings, bass guitar, and piano in tracks.

 

Any input on which direction I can take would be appreciated and feel free to recommend a different headphone.

 

Thanks!

 

The first costs about twice the price of the second.  So it will be no surprise that it has the better sound (I have the A900).  The advantages of the HM5 are that it isolates well and (while big--if not compared to the AT, which is bigger) will be the better can on the go.

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Would it be worth it to save up for the Hifiman HE400? Looking at DT990 right now. Worth it to go higher? 

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