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post #14731 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Rerona View Post

So I already ordered a Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 250 which will be for my home use, but currently I'm looking for something that I can use on the go.  Portability and noise isolation would be nice, though honestly I'd consider anything under 100.  Also they must be pretty durable and can work with an ipod nano.  Currently the ones I'm looking at are:
 

AKG Acoustics K240 - $80
Koss PortaPro - $33 

Sony MDR-V6 - $77
Grado SR-60i - $79

Fostex T50RP - $84

Shure SRH-440 - $78

Music I listen to is pretty much all genres, but quite a bit have female vocals.  Reasons I'm considering the bigger headphones is because I might consider trying out modding later on.  Also I currently have no portable amp.  My preference is toward over ear rather then on ear, but the price tag of $33 vs everything else is kind of hard to just let slip by.  Also I live in Hawaii, so it limits a lot of online retailers, most of these prices are based off of Amazon.  Thanks for any input!


Right now I'm really leaning towards the KossPortaPro or the AKG K240.  

 

The Porta Pro sounds great for the price, but isn't very sturdy and will leak.  The AKG has an OK build and will leak a bit--if that will work for you it's a good choice.  The Shure is a good can in this class (at least as good as the Sony) that is very solidly built and is closed.  The Grado leaks a great deal and has comfort issues for many.

 

You may also want to take a look at the KRK KNS6400, is its available to you.

post #14732 of 29490
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

 

The Porta Pro sounds great for the price, but isn't very sturdy and will leak.  The AKG has an OK build and will leak a bit--if that will work for you it's a good choice.  The Shure is a good can in this class (at least as good as the Sony) that is very solidly built and is closed.  The Grado leaks a great deal and has comfort issues for many.

 

You may also want to take a look at the KRK KNS6400, is its available to you.

 

Yes but on amazon they are $99

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For the Grado I know that they are generally known for being exceptional for rock, but otherwise does it hurt the quality of music for other genres?  Should I eliminate it based on the fact that I want a more balanced headphone?  
 

Another thing with the Koss PortaPro that gets me is that with it I could technically afford a cheap amp, such as a Fiio if that would boost it's sound quality. 

Currently my circumstances is that I'm looking for headphones that I'd feel comfortable with in public (so sound leakage could be an issue), and preferably either 1) durable enough to store in a bag 2) foldable to put in a carry case or 3) detachable cable for easy wear around the head/neck.  Music I listen to are generally Japanese anime music.

post #14733 of 29490

Sometime ago I asked about portable on-ear/over the ear headphones with consumer-friendly sound as an alternative to Beats. The purpose it for a girl friend of mine which like(loves would be the correct word) the looks of the Beats(yeah v-v"), and originaly was wanting to spend as little as possible. I presented the Shure SHR440 and she did didn't like it.

 

Beats released a model called Mixr which is about ~ US$ 250, and so she asked me to bring it if I could. Since her budget went higher, I thought in presenting other headphones that might call her atention, and I remembered the Phiaton MS400.

 

Her musical tastes ranges from mainly pop, eletronic, a bit of rock, j-music and some other stuff. Since portability, comfort and looks are a must for her, she will surely take them out of home, what do you think to present her the Phiaton MS400 for her?
 

post #14734 of 29490

i got 160 dolar to spend with headphones.

 

i don''t have amp.

 

i will use the headphones to listen music in my computer.

 

i want a headphone with great bass, confortable and durable.

 

 

what model is better for me ?

 

thanks for the help.
 

post #14735 of 29490

$60 max

I have a one time recording gig that I got volunteered to do...

Don't own closed cans

Rough monitoring of levels and stereo panning. Need good midrange (the singer is family)

 

Want to use the headphones after for general listening

 

The Beyer DT235s are calling my name. Any alternatives?

 

Thanks!

post #14736 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Rerona View Post

 

Yes but on amazon they are $99

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For the Grado I know that they are generally known for being exceptional for rock, but otherwise does it hurt the quality of music for other genres?  Should I eliminate it based on the fact that I want a more balanced headphone?  
 

Another thing with the Koss PortaPro that gets me is that with it I could technically afford a cheap amp, such as a Fiio if that would boost it's sound quality. 

Currently my circumstances is that I'm looking for headphones that I'd feel comfortable with in public (so sound leakage could be an issue), and preferably either 1) durable enough to store in a bag 2) foldable to put in a carry case or 3) detachable cable for easy wear around the head/neck.  Music I listen to are generally Japanese anime music.


Here it is for $79.00 new and shipped:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Package-Professional-Headphones-High-efficiency-Integrated/dp/B0053ECILW/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S?ie=UTF8&coliid=I1C5OQANL5XOIR&colid=3TMR6IEFCG0JX

 

The Grado sound signature is polarizing, and especially at the entry level SR cans is not a particularly good all arounder for most.

 

There is no need for any amp with the Porta-Pro.  Go to the first post of this thread and check out the buying guides.  Any can with a "1" does not need an amp.

post #14737 of 29490
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Originally Posted by jhelsas View Post

Sometime ago I asked about portable on-ear/over the ear headphones with consumer-friendly sound as an alternative to Beats. The purpose it for a girl friend of mine which like(loves would be the correct word) the looks of the Beats(yeah v-v"), and originaly was wanting to spend as little as possible. I presented the Shure SHR440 and she did didn't like it.

 

Beats released a model called Mixr which is about ~ US$ 250, and so she asked me to bring it if I could. Since her budget went higher, I thought in presenting other headphones that might call her atention, and I remembered the Phiaton MS400.

 

Her musical tastes ranges from mainly pop, eletronic, a bit of rock, j-music and some other stuff. Since portability, comfort and looks are a must for her, she will surely take them out of home, what do you think to present her the Phiaton MS400 for her?
 

 

Son--you're already in deep trouble when you're asking strangers what gift will be esthetically pleasing to your girlfriend.

post #14738 of 29490
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Originally Posted by tonhaum View Post

i got 160 dolar to spend with headphones.

 

i don''t have amp.

 

i will use the headphones to listen music in my computer.

 

i want a headphone with great bass, confortable and durable.

 

 

what model is better for me ?

 

thanks for the help.
 

 

Not my cup of tea, but check this buying guide for cans with a rating of "1" and a red "B":

 

http://www.head-fi.org/a/headphone-buying-guide

post #14739 of 29490

Yea I know that the Koss PortaPro doesn't require an amp but I do remember reading somewhere that it does still make the sound better.  it's just an consideration.  Is the KRK KNS6400 something you strongly recommend after personaly trying it out?

post #14740 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Rerona View Post

Yea I know that the Koss PortaPro doesn't require an amp but I do remember reading somewhere that it does still make the sound better.  it's just an consideration.  Is the KRK KNS6400 something you strongly recommend after personaly trying it out?

 

I have not yet heard the (or any) KRK.  My suggestion to check it out is based on reviews, buying guides and recommendations from folks on this site that I trust.

post #14741 of 29490
I need help with purchasing headphones.I go out ALOT and I would like for something portable and stylish(optional). I listen to all kinds of genres. But I mostly listen to electro, house progression, hip-hop & rap. I'm really looking for over-ear headphones(I try to avoid anything else).If possible, I want something better than the ath-m50s.I would like the mids, highs, and lows sound crystal clear without the requirement of purchasing an amp. Also I do love bass. I'm trying to keep the price below $180. Any suggestions would be much appreciated
Thanks.
post #14742 of 29490
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

 

Son--you're already in deep trouble when you're asking strangers what gift will be esthetically pleasing to your girlfriend.

 

    First, she is not my girlfriend, she is a childhood friend, sorry if I wasn't clear, but without being rude I was hoping for something usefull.

 

    My question is not just a question of aesthetics, my question is that I want to help her to buy something that is good, and not that is inflated by propaganda. Interpret as you wish, but my present problem is not very diferent of many here that have friends who like beats, but wish to present something better, just is my case the friend is a girl. In her case, I have the aditional constraints that I mentioned above.

post #14743 of 29490
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Originally Posted by jhelsas View Post

 

    First, she is not my girlfriend, she is a childhood friend, sorry if I wasn't clear, but without being rude I was hoping for something usefull.

 

    My question is not just a question of aesthetics, my question is that I want to help her to buy something that is good, and not that is inflated by propaganda. Interpret as you wish, but my present problem is not very diferent of many here that have friends who like beats, but wish to present something better, just is my case the friend is a girl. In her case, I have the aditional constraints that I mentioned above.

 

With her present, go through the buying guides that appear in the first post of this thread.  Find some cans that appear to meet her music and other preferences.  Check the reviews (linked in both guides); they often include photos.  Listen to the finalists if possible.

post #14744 of 29490
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Originally Posted by H1GHVLTG View Post

I need help with purchasing headphones.I go out ALOT and I would like for something portable and stylish(optional). I listen to all kinds of genres. But I mostly listen to electro, house progression, hip-hop & rap. I'm really looking for over-ear headphones(I try to avoid anything else).If possible, I want something better than the ath-m50s.I would like the mids, highs, and lows sound crystal clear without the requirement of purchasing an amp. Also I do love bass. I'm trying to keep the price below $180. Any suggestions would be much appreciated
Thanks.

That's very easy, and you have two great options. You might have to stretch your price range twenty bucks though. The sennheiser hd25 sound exactly like what you want. It sounds great strait from an ipod/computer, but will benifit from a small amp ala the fiio e6. The v moda m80 is also an excellant choice.

post #14745 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Rerona View Post

Yea I know that the Koss PortaPro doesn't require an amp but I do remember reading somewhere that it does still make the sound better.  it's just an consideration.  Is the KRK KNS6400 something you strongly recommend after personaly trying it out?

Bass isnt really needed in most jap anime music (more pop genre), so i'd get the alessandros instead. You wont need an amp to drive any of them, thats only useful for the higher end products,
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