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Originally Posted by theRunawayV View Post

Hey guys, I'm back! Got that head-fi fever... Anyways, I would like some input on a CD player setup.

 

Things I need:

CD player

Tube amp - I'll probably be using this with other setups as well.

DAC (possibly) <-- would like to hear if they really actually make a difference to justify the money. I have no way of auditioning much of anything.

 

I'm currently listening to Cd's through a sony home theater receiver that has a 5 CD disk changer. Cans are some Grado 325is'.(would be nice if the headphone input on the amp had a 1/4 inch jack, but I'm flexible). And that's it. The Grado's make it sound great, but I know with real gear it will all sound so much better. So any ideas? Thanks in advance.

This a headphone recommendation thread. You'll be better off posting the dedicated threads for each of those items.

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I have come down to beyerdynamic DT770 PRO 32 Ohm vs Denon AH-D2000.
I am going to mostly not be using it with amps.
I listen to mostly prog rock and electronic music of lots of types.

Any other suggestions are welcome, even other suggestions above these in price as my budget is quite flexible,

or I might spend less if it is not worth it using these without an amp.


Thanks Tim!

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Originally Posted by Ora M View Post

This a headphone recommendation thread. You'll be better off posting the dedicated threads for each of those items.

Oh, right. Haha didn't realize it was just headphones.

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Hi,

I'm looking for portable headphones, must be comfortable for big heads!

 

For home use I have AKG K550 which I'm very happy with.

For portable use I bought a pair of Sennheiser HD-25 II which sound ok but I find uncomfortable for extended periods or when wearing glasses so I gave them to my gf, I do have a large head!

For years I have owned a pair of Etymotic ER-4s which I also find uncomfortable for any more than a short period.

 

My budget is around $200 but flexible and I would like headphones which are comfortable for larger heads, sound great with an iPod and rock/pop/indie music.

Lack of leakage and good isolation is extremely important as they will be used on train/aircraft.

 

Audio Tecnica ATH-ANC7 look worth considering, what else should I look at?

 

Thanks in advance

post #14660 of 29490
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Originally Posted by ecosse_011172 View Post

Hi,

I'm looking for portable headphones, must be comfortable for big heads!

 

For home use I have AKG K550 which I'm very happy with.

For portable use I bought a pair of Sennheiser HD-25 II which sound ok but I find uncomfortable for extended periods or when wearing glasses so I gave them to my gf, I do have a large head!

For years I have owned a pair of Etymotic ER-4s which I also find uncomfortable for any more than a short period.

 

My budget is around $200 but flexible and I would like headphones which are comfortable for larger heads, sound great with an iPod and rock/pop/indie music.

Lack of leakage and good isolation is extremely important as they will be used on train/aircraft.

 

Audio Tecnica ATH-ANC7 look worth considering, what else should I look at?

 

Thanks in advance

 

You'll probably want to post this is the portable headphones section of the forum.

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Originally Posted by ecosse_011172 View Post

Hi,

I'm looking for portable headphones, must be comfortable for big heads!

 

For home use I have AKG K550 which I'm very happy with.

For portable use I bought a pair of Sennheiser HD-25 II which sound ok but I find uncomfortable for extended periods or when wearing glasses so I gave them to my gf, I do have a large head!

For years I have owned a pair of Etymotic ER-4s which I also find uncomfortable for any more than a short period.

 

My budget is around $200 but flexible and I would like headphones which are comfortable for larger heads, sound great with an iPod and rock/pop/indie music.

Lack of leakage and good isolation is extremely important as they will be used on train/aircraft.

 

Audio Tecnica ATH-ANC7 look worth considering, what else should I look at?

 

Thanks in advance

Check out the v moda m80, great can.

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what headphones to use in an office environment, that is open and also cheap, and uses the motherboard output on board audio?

 

audio technica ad700?

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Does anyone know where I may buy a  Beyerdynamic Dt990 250 ohm for  reasonable price including shipping to Hawaii?  Preferably from a authorized seller but cheapest would be ideal.

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Does anyone know where I may buy a  Beyerdynamic Dt990 250 ohm for  reasonable price including shipping to Hawaii?  Preferably from a authorized seller but cheapest would be ideal.

amazon.com

user geartree is selling pretty cheap for ~180 dunno bout shipping its the pro versions

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Originally Posted by Rerona View Post

Does anyone know where I may buy a  Beyerdynamic Dt990 250 ohm for  reasonable price including shipping to Hawaii?  Preferably from a authorized seller but cheapest would be ideal.


Check out ProAudioStar on ebay. http://www.ebay.com/sch/proaudiostar/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686 They normally are pretty fair when you offer a "best offer" price. They're authorized, too.

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I just ordered from ProAudioStar, and I must say they have one of the best customer service I have ever seen.  Fast response, really fair shipping to Hawaii, and he even let me get brand new ones instead of the used ones listed for the same price, it's as if I got the brand new ones with free shipping!

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Originally Posted by Rerona View Post

I just ordered from ProAudioStar, and I must say they have one of the best customer service I have ever seen.  Fast response, really fair shipping to Hawaii, and he even let me get brand new ones instead of the used ones listed for the same price, it's as if I got the brand new ones with free shipping!

Leave some impressions when you get them and burn them in.

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Whats a good headphone in the 100-200dollar range . I listen to hip hop this is my first audiophile quality headphone .I have no amp or dac.Does a dac improve sound by alot? Would the ultrasone 580 or vmoda m80 be good.
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Originally Posted by Zayalor View Post

Whats a good headphone in the 100-200dollar range . I listen to hip hop this is my first audiophile quality headphone .I have no amp or dac.Does a dac improve sound by alot? Would the ultrasone 580 or vmoda m80 be good.


 What is your current music source or sources?

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I am looking to get a headphone almost exclusivly for movies since I don't listen to much bass heavy music. That and maybe some gaming depending how they sound. Something with strong deep bass good mids and non shrill/sharp highs

The headphones I have are a q701 t50r I have yet to mod and a m audio q40. Sadly I just put on my q40 and my cable is going out I am super bummed.

My favorite at the moment is the q701 mostly because its open. But I listen to the q40 the most.

Since it will have limited use I want to keep the budget under control. The main ones I am looking at are.

Ultrasone hfi2400
Denon 2000

Runner up

Beyer dt 770 pro 80
Beyer dt pro 990


For last headphne to buy hopefully as in max budget

Denon 5000/7000
Hifiman 400
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