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Local store has denon ahd700 for 450 pounds (~680US) is it a good price?? Also I have the Fiio E11 will it drive the 7000 decently enough? I am also planning to get the nuforce icon hdp soon (ASAP if I get the 7000) but is it necessary if I am stuck with the m50s? The 7000?

Thanks!
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Local store has denon ahd700 for 450 pounds (~680US) is it a good price?? Also I have the Fiio E11 will it drive the 7000 decently enough? I am also planning to get the nuforce icon hdp soon (ASAP if I get the 7000) but is it necessary if I am stuck with the m50s? The 7000?
Thanks!

 

In the U.S. that would be on the high side (by $100 to $130) for the D7000--at least before is was announce (and them pulled back) that the D2000, 5000 & 7000 line would be discontinued.

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Hey guys, hopefully somebody here can help me pick my first mid-range headphones. My Sennheiser HD212s have served me well over the years, but now it's time for a long overdue upgrade!

I've set aside a budget of $400 for the phones and $150 for a DAC to go with it. I'm after a pair with a good sound stage, satisfying bass but not too overpowering. Mids and Highs that are detailed, but not uncomfortably bright.
I'll mainly be listening to Metal, (Prog) Rock, Classical, Jazz, IDM/Ambient. I will also be using them for gaming, movies and live concerts (hence the need for good sound staging.)
They should also be comfortable for extended use and not fatiguing. Closed ear phones with good isolation would be nice, but not a priority.
My source is a PC with FLAC files, via a DAC that I'll also be purchasing. (perhaps ASUS Xonar SXT?).

 

Headphones considered so far are Sennheiser HD650, Hifiman HE400, Denon AHD2000 and AKG K701.

 

That's a decent list.  I would replace the K 701 with the Q 701 and the D2000 with the D5000.

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@Music Guy123 you could get yourself some Koss ports pros. Also, I apologize for recommending something out of your price range. I'm from America so I'm pretty unfamiliar with your currency.

Don't worry, thank you very much for trying to help me. I assume you mean 'portapros', I looked them up, I must admit, I don't like the look of them but that isn't a problem, I am more concerned about the functionality. Firstly, Isolation is virtually nil on them which is a bit of a problem, especially as I will be using these in the car and I don't want to turn up the volume masses, nor do I need no noise though externally. I looked at the shootout here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/433318/shootout-102-portable-headphones-reviewed-panasonic-rp-htf600-added-04-29-12 Seems like sound quality is pretty good on both phones. Comfort seems better on the Koss but I am assuming that is because they aren't closed back but as said before, the disadvantage is Isolation. The build quality on the m30 does look better. I have got £50 to spend so I may as well spend it, so I am probably still going to look at the m30s although I will keep the Koss in mind. I will listen to the m30s in the shop when I get time soon and if I don't like them, then I will have a look at the Koss as they do seem next best. Thank you for trying to help and giving the idea of the Koss, much appreciated!

 

@luberger, the price for those denon ahd7000s at 450 is very good.

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@ Music Guy321 the kicker hp541 seems like a good choice, and do do the m30's. You seem like you really want the m30's do that's what I would go with, and when you're going to upgrade you could get the m50's
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@ Music Guy321 the kicker hp541 seems like a good choice, and do do the m30's. You seem like you really want the m30's do that's what I would go with, and when you're going to upgrade you could get the m50's

Ok, well, what I will do is give the m30s a try in the shop and then go from there. I love the look of the m50s but they are just a bit too expensive. So yes, I am sure the m30s will get me through the next couple of years of college and then into my uni a bit, depending on whether I have got bored of them or not! They are relatively cheap as phones so I think will last me a few years at least. When I go test the m30s in the shop, i am going to bring my classic, I'll put a few lossless songs on it to see how they sound as well as the 256kbps. More importantly though, which songs should i use to test the phones? I'd guess something rock and roll (maybe highway to hell), something pretty instrumental (maybe praise you by fatboy slim?) something electronic (blue shift by lemaitre or 19-2000 souclhild remix by gorillaz?) Then something 80s pop and some folk or Indy? What do you suggest?

P.S. the kicker hp541 looks pretty good, I'll look into it!
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@Music Guy123 I personally use radiohead's "ok computer". The whole album is great for testing music
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Hi there,

 

I am hoping someone can help me here! I am looking to buy some headphones. I'd like them to be full size, closed backs. I am going to use them for working with, I need them to be able to block out a little noise such as computer sounds (fans) or maybe a whispering conversation 10m away etc. Or as close to that as possible, bascialy to remove distractions! Now as for my music tastes, I don't want pounding base, nor do I want muddy/sloppy base if you get me. I have a huge iTunes library (9,000+ songs) in apple lossless format so when I listen through my laptop, I will be using onboard sound with 700-1200kbps (depends on song). I will also be listening to my classic (probably 256kbps). So the headphones will be used unamped. I listen to a huge variety of music from classical to rock and roll to Indie to pop. Most of the time though it will be in the region of Rock and Roll e.g. Status Quo, Led Zep, ACDC to pop like Simon and Garfunkel, Noah and the Whale and some alternative in the middle like RHCP. They don't need to be portable but they need to be relatively durable as they will get a couple of knocks in my bag but I will try to take care of them, I'll leave them with my lappy so they should be fine. They will need to be comfortable as I listening for long periods of time (I know closed backs are susceptible to heat build up but this isn't too much of a problem for me). So, now for the problem...budget! Budget is £60 (I am in the UK) I am afraid I can't push any further than that! I have done some research and the first headphones I came across were the ath-m50s but I had to dismiss them due to cost. So I kept looking and have found their little brother the m30. I can get them in my local shop for £50 which is a competitive price in the UK and I'd always rather buy in a shop than the web, I can also listen to them before I buy. However, are there any other headphones I should consider in this price category? I do like Audio Technica and I think they are good value for money but I am open to other recommendations that would fit the bill. I hope I have put enough info here!

 

I hope you can help.

 

Music Guy

KRK KNS 6400

 

I have not listened to them myself

Superlux 662 or 669

Sony MDR-V6

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Admitedly, I only have 1 radiohead song...Street Spirit. Do you know any other things I could use, I was thinking maybe a selection of genres because that is really what I listen to? Any ideas would be appreciated. Btw, I am liking the look of the kicker! the only problem is sourcing it in the UK. Also, ideally, I'd like to hear it first. Has anyone heard the kicker hp541, if so, what do they think of it?

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KRK KNS 6400

 

I have not listened to them myself

Superlux 662 or 669

Sony MDR-V6

Thank you, i'll look into these.

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Thank you, i'll look into these.

I was thinking, and in all seriosness I would really save your money up to buy yourself some grados. Nonething beats them for rock music, and I mean nothing. You will be so glad you did. I'm sorry if I am being rude but you will thank me after you get them.

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Looking for somewhat portable (closed) medium headphones for under 300 USD

 

has to be bigger than Vmoda V/M80, these were too small

 

considering:

 

Sennheiser HD25

Philips Cityscape Downtown / Uptown

Philips Fidelio L1

Philips Fidelio M1

Skullcandy Hesh 2.0

Skullcandy Aviator

Audio Technica ES10

 

or others

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hello. i would like to get a recommendation for some headphones. i own a pair of swan MKIII speakers and while i love them, i also love my music loud sometimes and where i'm living doesn't really play fair with that. so while i may sell the speakers, i at least would like a headphone setup that can match or out do the speakers until i am able to get some when i am able to listen to whatever volume i please.

 

i would prefer a headphone that has bass in it but not a lot. just enough. a punch and some feeling to it but not bloated or crazy. it's there when it needs to be and gone when it's not necessary. i'm a bit fond on treble and midrange. so i suppose i'm looking for a "neutral" headphone. i would also prefer it to have some isloation but not completely. open is not a deal breaker, but completely closed is. i have a DAC (HRT Streamer II), but if there is one i could use as an upgrade i am willing to make the change. 

 

my budget is $800. i'm looking forward to your suggestions.

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Which is better, monster turbine pro coppers or westone 2s? I listen to hip-hop, rock, pop, oldies, classical, and some blues. I mainly want the turbines because I heard that monster's supertips are amazingly comfortable. However, I also want the westone 2s's sound quality. Thanks for your help! dt880smile.png

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Which is better, monster turbine pro coppers or westone 2s? I listen to hip-hop, rock, pop, oldies, classical, and some blues. I mainly want the turbines because I heard that monster's supertips are amazingly comfortable. However, I also want the westone 2s's sound quality. Thanks for your help! dt880smile.png

 

You'd do better posting this in the section of the forum that covers IEM's.

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