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post #14176 of 29490

Hey, guys - new to Headfi here and this is my first post actually, but from all the info I've gathered the community looks amazing here.

 

Situation:

I've been looking around for a nice pair of headphones (and possibly an amp/dac). My budget is around $150-200.  From what I've been looking into, I really like the ATH M50s (tried it out on my Google music at a store) - definitely prefer it over Klipsch One, Sennheiser 280/480, AKG something, Shure 440, and Beyerdynamic 770.  I also read some reviews about the ATH A700s and the AD700s.  Then today I saw that the JVC RX700 are like the stepsister to the A700s.  I have no preference on closed vs open, whichever just sounds better is fine - just leaning a bit more on closed in case I wear it somewhere and don't want to annoy others, but I will be mainly using it at my PC (I will occassionally use it when traveling with my nano and/or galaxy nexus using google music).  I was really leaning towards the ATH M50s, but from what I read they were stellar at the $100 price but then the price was increased and now I'm hesitant.  If the JVC RX700 are indead pretty close to the A700s, I wouldn't mind giving them a try before rushing straight to the ATH M50s.

 

AMP/DAC:

Also, I've read alot and it appears that the Fiio portable amps are great.  The e17 looks amazing, but I can't buy anything if I bought that.  I was also wondering what the insight was from audiophiles about what is the best pairing?  Like say if I got the JVC RX700 and the e10 or e11, would that be overall more ideal than just ATH M50s on my Xonar DG?

 

Experience:

Next to none. I have Cyber Acoustics ca-3602 computer speakers, just got a Xonar_DG sound card.  My IEM is Klipsch s4i and a few crappy skullcandys. My old headset was Logitech G930 for gaming.  

 

Type of Music:

I listen to mainly Kpop, american mainstream, R&B, some dubstep/dance (but really lil bit of everything - classic, jazz, rock, etc etc lol - just more of those not in parenthesis). I also do a little bit of gaming and watching movies, but my biggest goal is for music for pleasure. I always like good bass like from my G930 and S4i, but I was hoping for something with overall more improvements (clarity, better treble, etc etc.)

 

Not sure if I left anything out, but hopefully that was detailed enough for some good advice.  I apologize in advance if it's too lengthy =)

post #14177 of 29490

 

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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

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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post #14178 of 29490

Hi guys, long time lurker, only recently signed up. In the market for new headphones, budget got cut down recently due to a little car trouble so I've had to prioritize the funds. 

 

Looking at HD650 or the D5000 realistically. EDIT : maybe HE-400 even?

 

I listen to lots of different genres so I need something that does well enough with most everything. 

 

Highlights would be vocals / midrange (male and female), I listen to radiohead and porcupine tree as far as rock goes, jazz (mostly mellow and relaxed), female vocalists, bit of hip hop and classical of equal parts(when the mood strikes). It would be in that order most probably, thats not to say it would have to be mainly focused around rock (I've heard enough of radiohead not to mind, as long as the vocal's come out clear).

 

Alternatively, my budget is around about $500..ish. I'm open to alternatives. 

 

I come from IEM only background (Shure SE530 + Westone 3's), and I wouldn't mind some real bass. I suppose I'm a bit worried about the HD650 because I've never heard the bass on a set of good opens before, and if it's worse than my IEMS then quite honestly I'm not interested. Both of the IEM's lack any sort of impact, the Westone 3's are probably deep enough, but lack any feeling because the whole "Balanced Armature" thing. That said, i'm not really a bass head, I think I'm just a little starved for some decent impact. If the 650's can give me a bit more feeling than a BA IEM in this department, it's in the cards. 

 

My thoughts on the D5000 is mainly mid range, vocals etc. Also soundstage compared to HD650's. Again from IEMS, I'd like for the sound not to be in my head anymore. For that I'll just use the IEMS. 

 

Both strictly for use at home, for musical listening only (will be playing games etc with them as well, but I dont care at all how they do in that regard). I've got an O2 amp already, will be getting the ODAC when its released as well.

 

Eventually I'm going to get a new set of CIEM's when the funds permit, probably MG6Pro's or UM Merlins, so the HD650's might complement those well in terms of being a different sound signature, maybe, I dont know, just putting it all on the table for any help I can get.

 

Thanks guys, much appreciated in advance.

 


Edited by soalexx - 4/19/12 at 9:47am
post #14179 of 29490
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Originally Posted by ikhayal View Post

 

(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...


Perhaps Fischer FA-011, Creative Aurvana Live!
Edited by Papander - 4/19/12 at 6:00am
post #14180 of 29490

Thaanks! I will search some info about those and see if I can try them

post #14181 of 29490

 

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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post




Ultrasone HiFi 780 for a bright sound with good bass.

 

Shure SRH 840 for less bright.

 

Thanks KG Jag!  Just out of curiosity, I was going to look into the ATH-M50 also.  Can you tell me why you decided to recommend the 780s instead of the M50 or the HD25? Also, the 780s seem to be out of my price range of under $200.  Would the HFI 580 be a good compromise to the 780 (also compared to the M50/HD25)?


Edited by Taktix1 - 4/19/12 at 10:30am
post #14182 of 29490

 

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Originally Posted by Taktix1 View Post

 

 

Thanks KG Jag!  Just out of curiosity, I was going to look into the ATH-M50 also.  Can you tell me why you decided to recommend the 780s instead of the M50 or the HD25? Also, the 780s seem to be out of my price range of under $200.  Would the HFI 580 be a good compromise to the 780 (also compared to the M50/HD25)?

 


Both the Ultrasone HiFi 580 and AT M50 have "V" shaped EQ signatures and both are basshead phones--the 580 for heavy bassheads and the M50 for basshead lite.  The 780's are more accurate than the M50, which not long ago was a $100 can.  The 780 is very different from the 580.

 

I have not heard the HD25, so I can't tell you anything about it.

post #14183 of 29490

The M50 sample I tried definitely wasn't V-shaped, fairly flat I must say without any bass emphasis to talk of but midrange stood out the most next to the ~8kHz treble spike. I still believe in the 2-different versions story of it though.

 

This matches my experiences with M50 very well http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/AudioTechnicaATHM50.pdf

 

This is how the supposedly "bassheavy" M50 should look like http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/AudioTechnicaATHM50B2012.pdf and I'm sure I'd have liked this kind of FR a lot more personally, ~5dB bass boost is what I'd concider "light basshead" material, what I tested definitely wasn't even that.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 4/19/12 at 12:45pm
post #14184 of 29490

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post

The M50 sample I tried definitely wasn't V-shaped, fairly flat I must say without any bass emphasis to talk of but midrange stood out the most next to the ~8kHz treble spike. I still believe in the 2-different versions story of it though.

 

This matches my experiences with M50 very well http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/AudioTechnicaATHM50.pdf

 

This is how the supposedly "bassheavy" M50 should look like http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/AudioTechnicaATHM50B2012.pdf and I'm sure I'd have liked this kind of FR a lot more personally, ~5dB bass boost is what I'd concider "light basshead" material, what I tested definitely wasn't even that.

 


Here's what I know.  The M50 I get early this year has (to my ears) a clear "V" shaped EQ with emphasis on bass.  It is very different from the much more flat Shure SRH 840, which I got at the same time.

 

I also know that folks who post here and who prefer heavy bass, find the M50 to be a popular choice--because of the bass it offers.

post #14185 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!!

 

If you want lots of vocals, go with the Shure SRH840. They do not need to be amped and sound great for all of your musical genres.

post #14186 of 29490

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by thinh4u2 View Post

Hey, guys - new to Headfi here and this is my first post actually, but from all the info I've gathered the community looks amazing here.

 

Situation:

I've been looking around for a nice pair of headphones (and possibly an amp/dac). My budget is around $150-200.  From what I've been looking into, I really like the ATH M50s (tried it out on my Google music at a store) - definitely prefer it over Klipsch One, Sennheiser 280/480, AKG something, Shure 440, and Beyerdynamic 770.  I also read some reviews about the ATH A700s and the AD700s.  Then today I saw that the JVC RX700 are like the stepsister to the A700s.  I have no preference on closed vs open, whichever just sounds better is fine - just leaning a bit more on closed in case I wear it somewhere and don't want to annoy others, but I will be mainly using it at my PC (I will occassionally use it when traveling with my nano and/or galaxy nexus using google music).  I was really leaning towards the ATH M50s, but from what I read they were stellar at the $100 price but then the price was increased and now I'm hesitant.  If the JVC RX700 are indead pretty close to the A700s, I wouldn't mind giving them a try before rushing straight to the ATH M50s.

 

AMP/DAC:

Also, I've read alot and it appears that the Fiio portable amps are great.  The e17 looks amazing, but I can't buy anything if I bought that.  I was also wondering what the insight was from audiophiles about what is the best pairing?  Like say if I got the JVC RX700 and the e10 or e11, would that be overall more ideal than just ATH M50s on my Xonar DG?

 

Experience:

Next to none. I have Cyber Acoustics ca-3602 computer speakers, just got a Xonar_DG sound card.  My IEM is Klipsch s4i and a few crappy skullcandys. My old headset was Logitech G930 for gaming.  

 

Type of Music:

I listen to mainly Kpop, american mainstream, R&B, some dubstep/dance (but really lil bit of everything - classic, jazz, rock, etc etc lol - just more of those not in parenthesis). I also do a little bit of gaming and watching movies, but my biggest goal is for music for pleasure. I always like good bass like from my G930 and S4i, but I was hoping for something with overall more improvements (clarity, better treble, etc etc.)

 

Not sure if I left anything out, but hopefully that was detailed enough for some good advice.  I apologize in advance if it's too lengthy =)

 

Hey guys, any insight to my situation? Would be much appreciated! 

post #14187 of 29490

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by thinh4u2 View Post

 

 

Hey guys, any insight to my situation? Would be much appreciated! 

 


The M50 has the "V" shaped EQ signature and is bass heavy. If that's the sound you like, it's a good choice.  The Shure SRH 840 is more neutral, and also a bit dryer.

 

You might also want to consider the KRK KNS8400 Studio Headphones,  AKG Acoustics K-240 Semi Open Studio Headphones and AKG K271MKII Closed Back Circumaural Headphones.

post #14188 of 29490

Can someone answer this question!!? Would it be worth it to save up for the Hifiman HE400? Looking at DT990 right now. Worth it to go higher? 

post #14189 of 29490

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Can someone answer this question!!? Would it be worth it to save up for the Hifiman HE400? Looking at DT990 right now. Worth it to go higher? 

 


I've seen your posts and would love to help, but I haven't heard either of these cans.

post #14190 of 29490

 

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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

 

 


I've seen your posts and would love to help, but I haven't heard either of these cans.

 

Oh ok. Im just going to post a topic then. Sorry for bugging tongue_smile.gif

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