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Originally Posted by FlobHobNob View Post
Originally Posted by basmith2004 View Post

Will be listening to mainly jazz and country along with a little bit of everything else through a PC, phone and ipod. Need to be circumaural, closed and somewhat portable. I also would like to use these without an amp.

 

  • Shure SRH940
  • Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80 ohms
  • Ultrasone 750 PRO

 

Shure srh 940 is amazing for jazz the other two have to much bass for my liking

 

Indeed the SRH-940 is very good at country and jazz music.

 

It may require an amplifier though, but nothing too fancy, I suspect the iBasso D-Zero would be perfect, though I haven't heard that combo quite yet.

 

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Originally Posted by odehib View Post

If I were to get the sennheiser hd 598, would it still sound great without an amp? I've heard mixed views on this. Some say it really benefits from one, others don't notice much difference. Would a newbie such as myself enjoy these directly out of my laptop's headphone jack? Would I notice much difference at all with an amp?

 


The 598 is easy to drive, but I can't tell for sure that your laptop (no details provided) could drive it at or near its full potential.  What I can tell you is that if an amp/dac is needed, you can almost certainly get by with a very affordable one, such as made by Fiio.

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Is it worth it to get an Asus Xonar DG with Superlux HD668s or would it not be worth the upgrade from onboard audio?  And are the 668b's good for listening to alternative music (Coldplay, U2, for example)

 

 

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looking at these headphones : nggzl.gif

 

anyone know what headphones they are?
 

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Around 250$-300$, what would be best for Progressive Rock/Metal, Jazz, Acoustic, Classical?
I currently own a Grado SR80 set.
For ordering from Israel, the prices would be as following:
hd598 290$
a900x 305$
ad900 275$
q701  324$
etc...
 
Any absolute best choice for my music types?
BTW, I don't have any dac/amp to match, thinking about a Maverick Audio D1 or something...
 
post #14406 of 29490

The AD900's do pretty much everything wonderfully. All that they "lack" is bass quantity and bass impact. Their soundstage, detail and speed is suburb though. Love mine !
 

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Originally Posted by squawkBirdies View Post

 

 


I really like the Sennheiser HD 280s. That's a good sounding, reliable pair of headphones.

 

I'm hoping to buy an awesome portable audio system soon. Which one would be better?

 

iMod 5.5G > ALO Audio Rx MKII > HD800

--or--

iPod Touch>Centrance DACport lx>ALO Audio Rx MKII > HD800

 

I hope you aren't talking about using HD800 for portable use...

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Originally Posted by Supertoaster View Post

Is it worth it to get an Asus Xonar DG with Superlux HD668s or would it not be worth the upgrade from onboard audio?  And are the 668b's good for listening to alternative music (Coldplay, U2, for example)    
It depends on the onboard to be honest, with laptops any upgrade is good, but with desktops it's more tricky. Try to find the SNR figure for your onboard, if it's less then 85db them it may be worth it, just as a rough idea anyway.
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Originally Posted by Gerbil View Post

  Around 250$-300$, what would be best for Progressive Rock/Metal, Jazz, Acoustic, Classical? I currently own a Grado SR80 set. For ordering from Israel, the prices would be as following: hd598 290$ a900x 305$ ad900 275$ q701  324$ etc...   Any absolute best choice for my music types? BTW, I don't have any dac/amp to match, thinking about a Maverick Audio D1 or something...  
An all rounder.... Screams Denon D2000, you should be able to get it for a reasonable price from headphonehk.Com, yes the website is very dodgy.
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Originally Posted by Ora M View Post

  Quote: Originally Posted by squawkBirdies      I really like the Sennheiser HD 280s. That's a good sounding, reliable pair of headphones.   I'm hoping to buy an awesome portable audio system soon. Which one would be better?   iMod 5.5G > ALO Audio Rx MKII > HD800 --or-- iPod Touch>Centrance DACport lx>ALO Audio Rx MKII > HD800   I hope you aren't talking about using HD800 for portable use...
I think he is LOL

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Hello,


I've been lurking this website ever since around february and have seen alot of headphones, but i don't know what pair to choose from.
I'm looking for a pair of headphones that are around $70 or less and good for gaming, movies and music. My music tastes vaires from Electronic (DnB and Trance) to Rock(Grunge and Metal) and Soundtracks from Video Games and Movies. I've looked into budget headphones praised around here such as the Superlux 668b and the Samson SR850. Thanks.


Edited by Silverspar - 4/30/12 at 8:04am
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Hey guys which is a better alternative for ATH-M50 for portable use? Shure SRH440 or SRH750DJ? Thanks in advance.


Edited by Mironov - 4/30/12 at 7:32am
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What is the next step up from the ATH-M50 for closed cans that have a bit wider soundstage yet maintain the great punchy bass and clarity without getting fatigue? Looking to use iPad as my source not really interested in anything I'd have to amp. Does this exist or should I stick with getting the ATH-m50?
post #14412 of 29490

 

Originally Posted by squawkBirdies View Post

 

I'm hoping to buy an awesome portable audio system soon. Which one would be better?

 

iMod 5.5G > ALO Audio Rx MKII > HD800

--or--

iPod Touch>Centrance DACport lx>ALO Audio Rx MKII > HD800

 

A few more ideas ...

 

iBasso DX100 -> AKG K1000 ...

 

Sony Z1070 -> Tesla T70p

 

Sony Z1070 -> Leckerton UHA-4 -> Tesla T70

 

iPod/Phone -> Fostex HP-P1 -> Audio Technica A2000X

 

IEM ...

 

-> FI-BA-SS

 

-> CK100Pro

 

-> JH11

 

Hifiman HM-901 -> Sony EX1000

 

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Silverspar View Post

Hello,


I've been lurking this website ever since around february and have seen alot of headphones, but i don't know what pair to choose from.
I'm looking for a pair of headphones that are around $70 or less and good for gaming, movies and music. My music tastes vaires from Electronic (DnB and Trance) to Rock(Grunge and Metal) and Soundtracks from Video Games and Movies. I've looked into budget headphones praised around here such as the Superlux 668b and the Samson SR850. Thanks.

 

Perhaps Audio Technica AD700, or an IEM... like the Vsonic R04.

 

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gerbil View Post

 

Around 250$-300$, what would be best for Progressive Rock/Metal, Jazz, Acoustic, Classical?
I currently own a Grado SR80 set.
For ordering from Israel, the prices would be as following:
hd598 290$
a900x 305$
ad900 275$
q701  324$
etc...
 
Any absolute best choice for my music types?
BTW, I don't have any dac/amp to match, thinking about a Maverick Audio D1 or something...
 

 


The two best are the Senn and AKG.  Between the two, the best one for you depends on what flavor of ice cream you like.  The Senn is the easier of the two to power.

 

You did not mention the sources through which you play your music.

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I had a question.
What kind of amping do the grados need? They're easy to drive right? Should a fiio e17 be sufficient?
The specific grado model I'm getting is the sr325is.
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