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Just tell us what music genres you enjoy. It helps.~

 

That I can tell you ;). It's also in my initial post:

Music genres: Ambient, Trance, Chillout, Popular music and Classical (minimal like Philip Glass). Furthermore it will be used for Youtube and other sites alike, for movies and series.

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I notice a lot of people are recommending the SRH-940 these days, which is really good, but has anyone compared it at length to the KRK KNS 6400?  Just curious.

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Hello again.
I'm upgrading from a JVC HARX900 and i've come up with five different headphones from researching.

Koss ProDJ100

JVC HARX700

Superlux HD668B

Samson SR850

Sony MDR-V6

I do an equal amount of gaming and music listening and i watch movies from time to time. My musical intrests range from Rock to Electronica to Soundtracks from games and movies. I can't afford an amp because i'm on a tight budget and i'm using a cheap realtek card that came integrated with my PC and i don't plan to use it for a mobile device.

Thanks in advance.


Edited by Silverspar - 5/1/12 at 2:01pm
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Originally Posted by Silverspar View Post

Hello again.
I'm upgrading from a JVC HARX900


I do an equal amount of gaming and music listening and i watch movies from time to time. My musical intrests range from Rock to Electronica to Soundtracks from games and movies. I can't afford an amp because i'm on a tight budget and i'm using a cheap realtek card that came integrated with my PC and i don't plan to use it for a mobile device.

Thanks in advance.

 

Fostex T50RP, including an amp - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fostex-T50RP-Headphones-Behringer-HA400-MICROAMP-/230769436184

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Best closed back, with sound isolation (but not as important as sound quality), no-amp required to drive (well), over ear headphones for ~$300?

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Best closed back, with sound isolation (but not as important as sound quality), no-amp required to drive (well), over ear headphones for ~$300?


Sound preference is huge in answering this question. What genres do you listen to the most? Neutral is probably the FA-003/HM5 or SHR-940. A little V-shaped and more fun is the Denon D2000.

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Sound preference is huge in answering this question. What genres do you listen to the most? Neutral is probably the FA-003/HM5 or SHR-940. A little V-shaped and more fun is the Denon D2000.

I would say i listen to electronic music, alternative rock and a mixture of rock/pop

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I would say i listen to electronic music, alternative rock and a mixture of rock/pop


Try the Denon then. This thread will tell you where to get it for around $200: http://www.head-fi.org/t/505970/the-deals-thread. Great place to start...and maybe finish your search!

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Hi. Whats up. I want to buy some beats by dre. I don't know if I want to get the Studios, Solo HD or the Pros. I have the tours and powerbeats and they are great but i have heard one of the big ones and they have more bass then my tours. I want the headphones that will give me the most bass and not muddyish sound. I want to be able to sit in a quiet place and my headphones not leak when i have the volume at 1. Which should I get? Thanks in advance and a side note - (I said what Beats should i get, I know Bose are much better but I really don't want them.)

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I can't answer your amp question, as I am not familiar with it.  The Senn is the hardest to drive of all the cans you have mentioned.

 

The DT 770 has a touch of the "V" EQ signature with recessed mids.  The 80 Ohm is easiest to drive, but is reported to have worst sound (of the DT 770 options).  The 250 Ohm version sounds better and is not that difficult to drive--again I can't speak to your particular amp.

 

If it tells your anything, I can drive all the cans we have discussed with my affordable HiFi Man EF2A hybrid desk top amp.  Remember that it's not just the Ohm rating on a can that will tell you for sure how difficult a can is to drive and what specifications you amp must have to properly drive them.

 

I think it would be advisable for me to make the effort and drive down to Sydney (I live on the mid north coast of Eastern Australia) and audition a few armed with a CD of my favourite music - I appreciate the advice you have given me - thank you.

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Try the Denon then. This thread will tell you where to get it for around $200: http://www.head-fi.org/t/505970/the-deals-thread. Great place to start...and maybe finish your search!

Is it portable as well? From what i hear, you need an amp to drive them nicely 

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Is it portable as well? From what i hear, you need an amp to drive them nicely 


Nope not portable. Have you tried the ATH-M50?

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Nope not portable. Have you tried the ATH-M50?

Ah, sorry, i forgot to add portability to list of requirements

And no, im actually new to headphones so i have barely tried much

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Hey guys and gals, I'm after a new set of cans for use with my PC. I did make a thread about this a while back but since then my budget and needs (to a lesser extent) have changed. Right now I'm using my Sennheiser HD 448s with an Asus Xonar DG. I'm in Australia and my budget for my new cans is $250, give or take a little. To give you an idea of what that money can buy down here, two of the headphones I'm considering are the ATH-AD900 and the HD598, which I can get for $240AU and $260AU brand new, respectively. I will be upgrading my soundcard to the Asus Xonar Essence STX with whatever new cans I buy. 

 

When I first decided that I wanted to upgrade, my two main points of interest were bass response and build quality. My interest in build quality remains, however I've realised that I don't want as much extra bass as I originally thought. I had been considering the M50's when my budget had been at the 150 mark, but from what I've read I think they would be too bassy for my liking. I genuinely want my bass to be balanced. I tried a friend's pair of Pioneer HDJ-500s on the weekend to compare them to my HD448s, and I knew before I even tried them that they'd be too bassy for my liking being DJ style headphones.

 

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However, they sounded bloody ridiculous to me. With the EQ set completely flat there was way, way too much bass for me. Even in electronic stuff like Dubstep I felt there was too much. So, I think I want my bass a little leaner than I originally believed. I certainly want more than the 448s, but nothing in the way of bloating. This has lead me to consider the ATH-AD900s and the HD598s. 

 

These two headphones are smack-bang in my price range, which is a good starter. They're also both open, which is nice because whatever I choose will not only be used for music but for games as well. I'm just genuinely having trouble picking between the two. The price difference is negligible so I won't take that into account, but these are my impressions of the two headphones:

 

558s: Very comfortable, with a balanced sound. Comes across as 'smooth' so it avoids being harsh and fatiguing. Has "The Sennheiser Veil" so some clarity and crispness is lost in exchange for the lack of fatigue. Slightly above average soundstage. Is known for coming across to some people as 'boring'. Good build quality, but plastic. Sexy looks.

 

AD900s: Picky comfort, often either extremely comfortable or uncomfortable depending on size/shape of head and/or ears. Has a crisp, airy and revealing sound. Is not know for being fatiguing, but maybe for being a little thin. Is relatively balanced, but has less prominent bass response than the 598s. H00ge soundstage, fantastic for games but controversial for music. Great build quality, magnesium construction. Average looks.

 

If there's any misconceptions in either of those impressions, please educate me as it could make this a much easier decision. Those two impressions are based entirely on online research, I don't have anywhere nearby I can go to demo them unfortunately.

 

As for what I'd be using them for, as I said, games are one thing. However, music is what they'd be for 95% of the time. I listen to a wide variety of metal (Black, Death, Jazz-Fusion, Technical, Progressive, Thrash), some progressive rock, some electronic (very rarely when I'm in the mood for it, and usually for about 15 minutes max). I keep saying to myself that I'm after somewhat of an all-rounder, but in reality, the headphone that handles metal best is going to have a massive leg-up for me.

 

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At this point I think the Senns are the safer option. I'm used to my 448s so maybe some of the things (like the veil) would go right over my head? It also would probably meet my two main requirements of better bass and better build quality. At the same time, the AT's have even better build quality but are they truly as airy and anemic as people say? The comfort is also a bit of a gamble where as I'm almost entirely confident the 598s would be comfy for me. Or, do you know of a pair of cans that would suit my needs better than both of these? From what I'm aware, neither of these really shine at metal. One thing: Circumaural, no exceptions!! I would consider the Grado SR225i's but they look terrible from a comfort perspective, and the headband honestly looks pathetic.

 

Sorry for the essay, but any advice would be brilliant. Thanks!

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Hi. Whats up. I want to buy some beats by dre. I don't know if I want to get the Studios, Solo HD or the Pros. I have the tours and powerbeats and they are great but i have heard one of the big ones and they have more bass then my tours. I want the headphones that will give me the most bass and not muddyish sound. I want to be able to sit in a quiet place and my headphones not leak when i have the volume at 1. Which should I get? Thanks in advance and a side note - (I said what Beats should i get, I know Bose are much better but I really don't want them.)

Beats and Bose are both get a bad rep around here for being over-priced and poor sounding for the price range. Also from what I've read, Beats have a muddy low frequency. If you would, please list the genres of music you listen to and the amount of money you wish to spend and the kind folks here will get you pointed in the right direction.

 

If you're dead set on getting Beats, get w/e pair you think looks the nicest. It doesn't really matter. If you can be dissuaded from such a poor choice, then welcome!~ 

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