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post #14296 of 29490

Bererydynamic DT 990's new at $170

 

vs

 

Senn HD 555 used at $75

 

Price is a pretty big concern. Are the 990's worth the extra $100 on a starving college guy's budget?

post #14297 of 29490

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jjacq View Post

Hi guys, my friend wants an opinion about a new set of cans, his budget is $350 and he wants noise cancelling and cans that won't leak out. He dorms so it'll be nice if it's portable and he listens to hip hop and pop and pretty much everything else. Lots of bass would be nice too. He kinda wants the Denon NC800's but idk much about it. Anyone want suggestions?

Basically the best bang for his buck rn.

 


bump!

post #14298 of 29490

Noise-cancelling headphones usually suck sound wise. So perhaps convince him to buy sealed headphones that isolate well instead.

 

I guess I'll add that I haven't heard those Denon NC800 headphones before, they might be this awesome sounding NC-type of headphone, but generally speaking noise-cancelling isn't that good.


Edited by Papander - 4/25/12 at 3:00am
post #14299 of 29490

^if that's the case, any headphones that you can recommend @ $350? Closed, doesn't leak?

post #14300 of 29490

Maybe AKG K-550, I haven't heard these either so can't personally help you on that, but check out reviews/threads about them.

 

www.innerfidelity.com/content/wonderfully-competent-akg-k550-sealed-headphone

 

tyll also added them to his 'wall of fame'.


Edited by Papander - 4/25/12 at 3:01am
post #14301 of 29490

I briefly listened to a pair of NC800's, they're not great.  I think my QC15's are better when it comes to sound quality.  For use in a dorm passive sealed cans should isolate enough.  

post #14302 of 29490

hey guys

i am looking to upgrade my headphones.  my primary use is for gaming but with about 20% for musif movies.  i have a creative x-fi card  i was looking at the sennheiser p360.  i like the open ear and a good mic.  although on these forums i read its best to get headphones and add a mic .  if i get these headset i need a new soundcard as well then. i only have pci legacy.  what do you guys recommend i look at? thanks for any info at all

cheers

post #14303 of 29490

 

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Originally Posted by terferi View Post

hey guys

i am looking to upgrade my headphones.  my primary use is for gaming but with about 20% for musif movies.  i have a creative x-fi card  i was looking at the sennheiser p360.  i like the open ear and a good mic.  although on these forums i read its best to get headphones and add a mic .  if i get these headset i need a new soundcard as well then. i only have pci legacy.  what do you guys recommend i look at? thanks for any info at all

cheers

 

Hey check out this gaming thread

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/534479/mad-lust-envys-headphone-gaming-guide-updated-4-12-2012-akg-q701-added

 

It also has PC360 mentioned somewhere in that long first post.


Edited by Papander - 4/25/12 at 4:26am
post #14304 of 29490

Headphones for movies and music in laptop

 

Hi

 

I'm looking for some decent sounding headphones to use with my laptop. I'll mainly use them to listen to music (mainly solo piano, classical and jazz) and movies (about 70% music and 30% movies). I also game occasionally. I'll use them at home and in public places (libraries, mainly). Here's what I'm looking for:

 

- Comfort

- Good isolation

- Good soundstage

 

I'll carry them in my backpack along with my laptop so I'm not interested in anything exceedingly big or heavy. Budget: 80 Euros max.

post #14305 of 29490
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Originally Posted by katabatik View Post

Headphones for movies and music in laptop

 

Hi

 

I'm looking for some decent sounding headphones to use with my laptop. I'll mainly use them to listen to music (mainly solo piano, classical and jazz) and movies (about 70% music and 30% movies). I also game occasionally. I'll use them at home and in public places (libraries, mainly). Here's what I'm looking for:

 

- Comfort

- Good isolation

- Good soundstage

 

I'll carry them in my backpack along with my laptop so I'm not interested in anything exceedingly big or heavy. Budget: 80 Euros max.


Koss PRO DJ100. They cost ~68€ at amazon.de

http://www.head-fi.org/t/571216/koss-pro-dj-100-the-budget-king
http://www.head-fi.org/t/579318/koss-pro-dj100-vs-creative-aurvana-live-budget-fi-throwdown

Though they might need an amp to be at their best..

So maybe something like Sony MDR-V6 instead, which costs about 82€ in amazon.co.uk

http://www.head-fi.org/t/6149/my-sony-mdr-v6-review-extremely-long

or Shure SRH440, 75€ at amazon.de

http://www.head-fi.org/t/458545/shure-srh440-impression

/edit: Since I don't know where you live exactly I just used amazon prices as a guideline of what kind of prices you should be expecting

Also check out this www.head-fi.org/a/headphone-buying-guide
Edited by Papander - 4/25/12 at 5:29am
post #14306 of 29490

Hi.

I'm buying new headphones for under 110€. So the folowing are in my opinion the best for the price in my country(i live in Slovenia):

AKG K 242 HD-105€

Shure SHR440-100€

KRK KNS6400-100€

Audio Technica M40fs-85€

Ultrasone HFI 450-95€

 

Any other sugestions are welcome, as long as the product is in EU(like ebay.de).

Thank you for your help.

 

post #14307 of 29490

 

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Originally Posted by MikeIsGood View Post

Hi everyone. I've been a lurker here for many years, and a first time poster now. I'm looking for help choosing my next pair of headphones.

 

I've had a pair of Shure E3c's for about 8 years now. I got them my Freshman year of college, and at the time I wanted something highly portable and I liked the in-ear design over the - what was hip at the time - white ear bud. I love them, but my circumstances have changed over the years. I have worked in an office setting for about two years now, and it's time for me to move on to something better. Portability is less of a concern this time around.

 

Here's my general criteria:

  • Price: Up to $250. I'd like to spend less, but if the perfect set for me is around $250 I'll go for it.
  • Setting: I work in an office. It's not dead quiet - lots of conference calls, general chatter, etc.
  • Source: In the office I listen to music on my Android phone. To my knowledge, there isn't an amp that works on Android phones yet (please correct me if I'm wrong). I will listen some on my computer, too, where I can use an amp, but I don't want to go overboard on something when my main source is my phone.
  • Type: I'd love to have an open set, but the sound bleeding is a bit worrisome. Some bleeding would be okay, and I usually don't play music super loud anyways (though maybe because I have in-ears), but I can't have them be overly disturbing to others in the office. Closed is okay, but opens are preferred so long as they are known to not bleed too badly (if that's possible).
  • Music: I listen to indie rock, alternative, singer-songwriter accousticy stuff, folk. I listen to some other stuff, too, but that's my wheelhouse and what I'm focused on.
  • Also: My parents blessed me with kinda a big head smile.gif

 

I would greatly appreciate some help on this. I'm a little overwhelmed because I have a really tough time making decisions.

 

Thanks in advance.

 


This is a busy thread. Sorry - bumping my post. Would love some help. Thanks guys.

post #14308 of 29490

 

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Originally Posted by MikeIsGood View Post

 

 


This is a busy thread. Sorry - bumping my post. Would love some help. Thanks guys.

 

Check out "Denon AH-D2000". You might need an amp, though I suspect they sound pretty good without one too. They can be sometimes found as low as 200$ (open box). I don't personally own these so I can't comment much about these, but since nobody replied to you I decided to do it.


Edited by Papander - 4/25/12 at 9:07am
post #14309 of 29490

Thanks. I did notice that those were going out of production and they were one of the units on my radar. I'm sure I can find some specific information on them somewhere.

 

The amp thing could be an issue for me, though. And I don't want to buy something big if an amp is needed to truly make it worth while to upgrade. I wish their was an Android amp solution...

post #14310 of 29490

Guys, should I get the Sennheiser HD 380 PRO? 

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