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Currently using Q701 but would like less treble more sub bass. Would Ultrasone 2400 fit the bill? I want a bassy open and comfortable all-around headphone.

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Currently using Q701 but would like less treble more sub bass. Would Ultrasone 2400 fit the bill? I want a bassy open and comfortable all-around headphone.

 

 

IMHO, apart from having slightly more bass presence and punch, as well as crisper but slightly lower in volume highs compared to Q701's,  HFi2400's also beat Q701's in every single way for music listening, and with some genres, by a large margin. At least in my opinion.  Extremely underrated headphones. So, yea, if you want bassy opened headphones, without having too much of an exaggerated bass (just enough to make them more pleasing) that won't ruin the rest of the sound, HFi2400's should fit the bill.

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

 


Ultrasone Pro 750, which last I checked are currently priced slightly lower [$235 at Amazon] than their (also good) little brother--the HiFi 780.

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IMHO, apart from having slightly more bass presence and punch, as well as crisper but slightly lower in volume highs compared to Q701's,  HFi2400's also beat Q701's in every single way for music listening, and with some genres, by a large margin. At least in my opinion.  Extremely underrated headphones. So, yea, if you want bassy opened headphones, without having too much of an exaggerated bass (just enough to make them more pleasing) that won't ruin the rest of the sound, HFi2400's should fit the bill.

 


Thanks for the reply.

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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?

 


Assuming you're not in love with or hate the sound signature of either and that the HD 555 is in good shape (check for cracks), it's a student no brainer.  Spend only $75.

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

 


Don't know about the android phone part, but the Ultrasone Pro 750 is an efficient can that provides excellent isolation.  The D2000 is a fine can, but it leaks quite a bit, despite being closed.

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gg i got ignored. 

 

 

personal opinion on IE80 vs IE8 ? 

 

pros vs cons

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gg i got ignored. 

 

 

personal opinion on IE80 vs IE8 ? 

 

pros vs cons

 


You haven't been ignored.  You're just in the wrong section of the forum.  There is a section of the forum that covers IEM's.  This section is for full sized headphones.

post #14319 of 29490

hi guys

first i have to say that i am sorry for my english.

with a little research i found some headphones but i cant decide.and the lack of knowledge about headphones i dont know which can be used for outdoor usage and which be used for mixing or etc.

i am gonna use it only outdoor not professionally and i am gonna use it with my iphone. which do you suggest. and forexample prodipe has a different cable. how do you say it spiral cable. is it ok to use it outdoor or it s just for like ee mixing or studio?

please forgive my ignorance. and my favorite musics are rock and classical music. please make your advise in that way. which one do you suggest?

 

 

koss pro dj 100        
 
ultrasone hıfı 450       
 
sennheiser hd428       
 
prodipe pro 800        
 
AKG K 430             
 
SENNHEISER PX 200 II

Edited by erdemego - 4/25/12 at 3:23pm
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Don't know about the android phone part, but the Ultrasone Pro 750 is an efficient can that provides excellent isolation.  The D2000 is a fine can, but it leaks quite a bit, despite being closed.

 


Thanks for the reply.

 

I happened upon a freaking giant store in my area - 180,000 square feet - that runs an online audio store and they also have a showroom. FullCompass - great, great people BTW and I would recommend them. Anyways, I got some help from a sales guy and he recommended the beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro to me. I was blown away by their comfort and the cans were music to my ears, even right out of the box. They're open, so I'm a little apprehensive about how well that will work in my office, but he basically told me to take them for a test run and take advantage of their 30 day return policy if I wanted to switch to a closed set. Not to mention, he also cut me a deal. Do you know anything about this set?

 

I also checked out the ATH M50, which I liked a lot but I did feel pressure on my head even after a couple minutes. Comparing them to the luxurious comfort of the DT 990 Pro, it was ahrd to get over. I know the M50 is very highly regarded, but unfortunately it wouldn't do me much good to be uncomfortable and not be able to keep them on for an extended period of time.

 

I'm pretty happy so far. I've had them on for about an hour listening. Is there a good resource around here for burn-in tips, how to do it, how long, etc?

 

Between this place and FullCompass I feel very taken care of dt880smile.png

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Thanks for the reply.

 

I happened upon a freaking giant store in my area - 180,000 square feet - that runs an online audio store and they also have a showroom. FullCompass - great, great people BTW and I would recommend them. Anyways, I got some help from a sales guy and he recommended the beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro to me. I was blown away by their comfort and the cans were music to my ears, even right out of the box. They're open, so I'm a little apprehensive about how well that will work in my office, but he basically told me to take them for a test run and take advantage of their 30 day return policy if I wanted to switch to a closed set. Not to mention, he also cut me a deal. Do you know anything about this set?

 

I also checked out the ATH M50, which I liked a lot but I did feel pressure on my head even after a couple minutes. Comparing them to the luxurious comfort of the DT 990 Pro, it was ahrd to get over. I know the M50 is very highly regarded, but unfortunately it wouldn't do me much good to be uncomfortable and not be able to keep them on for an extended period of time.

 

I'm pretty happy so far. I've had them on for about an hour listening. Is there a good resource around here for burn-in tips, how to do it, how long, etc?

 

Between this place and FullCompass I feel very taken care of dt880smile.png

 

It sounds like you favor a "V" shaped EQ, as both the DT 990 Pro and M50 have it to one degree or another.  The Beyer DT 770 Pro is the closed (and closer to neutral) answer to the open DT 990 Pro.  Both are extremely comfortable.  I don't know of any can in their price range than is more comfortable than these two Beyers.

 

What is the Ohm rating on your 990?  It could be a little (or more than a little) tough to drive with a portable device or smart phone.

 

For burn in just play them with reasonably loud music (I use HD radio) for at least a couple days, checking them as you go.  Some people like to use pink noise or certain types of tracks, but I have found that this is not necessary.  Your ears should tell you when they are burned in.  That said--the difference after burn in can range from nothing to significant improvement.  This sometimes even varies between the same model and makes of headphone--or so it has been reported and confirmed by my own ears at least to a point.

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It sounds like you favor a "V" shaped EQ, as both the DT 990 Pro and M50 have it to one degree or another.  The Beyer DT 770 Pro is the closed (and closer to neutral) answer to the open DT 990 Pro.  Both are extremely comfortable.  I don't know of any can in their price range than is more comfortable than these two Beyers.

 

What is the Ohm rating on your 990?  It could be a little (or more than a little) tough to drive with a portable device or smart phone.

 

For burn in just play them with reasonably loud music (I use HD radio) for at least a couple days, checking them as you go.  Some people like to use pink noise or certain types of tracks, but I have found that this is not necessary.  Your ears should tell you when they are burned in.  That said--the difference after burn in can range from nothing to significant improvement.  This sometimes even varies between the same model and makes of headphone--or so it has been reported and confirmed by my own ears at least to a point.

 


The ohm rating is 250. I was concerned about that as well - not having an amp and using my phone. Do you think that will end up being a problem? Truth be told, I have not listened to anything on my phone yet. I don't want to be completely putting them to waste by not giving them enough juice.

 

I really wanted to try the Sennheiser HD 598, but they did not have any in stock. The ohm rating on those is 50, which I suppose is more reasonable for a phone?

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Originally Posted by renergy View Post

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?

 

so far i've got 2 votes for the senn's and two for the Berer. Picking up one or the other tonight. Any last minute input?

 

Will be powered by a Yamaha receiver and used primarily for gaming, movies, music, in that order. I'm leaning towards the DT's because of the larger sound stage and higher impedence, but I've heard they have weak midrange, which is a big problem with my current phones. I like to be able to hear those voices in my games and movies. However, that $100 less in price keeps nipping at me. I'm on a tight budget. 

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Hey guys, can someone tell me how the shure srh840 works for rock music. Thanks.

post #14325 of 29490
I'm just looking for something interesting to get...
I have around... 250$?
I currently own the beyer t5p with a fiio e17 amp.
Not sure what I should go for or save it up and buy a nice home pair. Right now I'm using my t5p for everything including portable use. I tried the k701 at a show and didn't like them that much. I was thinking maybe the pro700mk2 so I can indulge in bassy songs every once in a while.
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