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Originally Posted by 0liver View Post

 



If the Grados are significantly better, then I definitely would be able to deal with it being open. Which model of Grado would you suggest?

Well, the sr225i,sr325i, rs1 are all great choices and trust me they are incredible for rock. I still use my sr60i's for listening to rock and metal just for fun sometimes.

post #15017 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Dark54555 View Post

Looking to finally step to buy a decent set of headphones (or rather, asking for them for father's day), and wanted to give the wife a more concrete recommendation so that I don't end up with, say, a pair of beats or Bose.
Having not previously spent more than $40 on headphones, I started trying to do some research and I'm now more confused than when I started. Generally, I'm probably looking $200 or less. Because I'll be using these traveling, reasonable size and comes with a good case are a big plus. I'll be using them with a lot of potential sources: iPhone, iPad, 3DS/other handhelds, laptop, and possibly even with the PC or consoles at home in a pinch. So it needs to be flexible between music, movies, and games. Music wise, I lean rock, hard rock, metal, and some electronic generally, but occasionally fall as far from that as classical. So, what I'm really looking for is versatility and portability. I think I'm leaning on ear, but could go over the ear or IEM. Because of the travel aspect, long term comfort is important, which is why I thought on ear was the best middle ground..I have a couple overseas flights coming up later in the year, so I mean potentially 10 hours plus. My head isn't huge, so some of the "too small for my head" issues shouldn't be a problem.
Thoughts? I think I'm leaning vmoda m-80, but have looked at everything from the sennheiser Hd25-ii to the Ath-m50 to the vmoda vibrato to the klipsch s40. I even checked out the monoprice dj set that people seem to be overly mpressed with for the price (love monoprice for cable, but I'm skeptical that a $20 pair of headphones can really be that great).

V moda m80 sounds like exactly what you want. It comes with a reallly cool hard shell case thing which is a real plus. The m80 vs sennheiser hd25 is a bit of a controversy here. So, since   you're leaning towards them  I would go with them.

post #15018 of 29490
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Originally Posted by jamc View Post

Hello!

I need advice for a second set of headphones- I'd like to improve the sound quality.

Current setup- Asgard, Bifrost, Senn 598, using optical out and Audirvana, Deadbeef, and JRiver. My music is all lossless AIFF and FLAC and have dabbled with 24/192 downloads from channelclassics.com. I listen to classical, dub, ambient.

I am looking at the HE-400 and AH-D5000- (others?)- that's the price point, more or less.

Thanks

 

The D5000 would be a good complementary can.  They are on Tyll's Wall of Fame for good reasons.  Too bad you missed the EE sale on them earlier this weekend.  Amazon may still have some good prices on this to-be-discontinued can.

 

I understand that the HE-400 is also an excellent can, but have not spent any time with it.

post #15019 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Malav View Post

Looking for deep head wobbling bass heavy headphones I have seen that these are supported by a lot of people and fit my budget,, I also listen to dubstep ,electronic , rap/rock.
M audio q40
Shure 750
Shure 840
Denon hp1000
House of marley destiny
Ps-I can only get one of these because I'm getting them from my reward points so which has the best low end sound.
Thanks in advance!

 

From this list the Shure has the best (if imperfect) bass, but certainly not the most bass.

post #15020 of 29490
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Originally Posted by firefiber View Post

Hi folks! Need some advice. Or help. Or suggestions. Etc. 

 

I got a Sansa Clip+ recently, and it's largely made my Cowon D3 obsolete. I initially had the stock in-ears. And they were "ok" 'cause, I never stepped it up. Then I got the Razer Orca's. They were pretty darn great. The bass actually "kicked", without being too muddy or muffling things out. Towards the highs there, they did become too "shrill" (is that the right word? >.<). Anyway, I soon realized that they aren't durable at all. They broke in two months. So now I want a good pair. 

 

I need them to be closed-back (I hate noise leakage, the Orca's leaked quite a bit). I'll be using my Clip+ most of the time, and on an average day the longest I'll go on a stretch listening to music is about 1 to 2 hours. So they need to be comfy. As for the type of music I listen to: there's dubstep, there's melodic death metal, there's Norah Jones, there's Sara Bareilles, there's Slipknot, there's Enya. So I can't really place it. It should be balanced, I guess. 

 

I was looking at the AKG HD 272's, but apparently they lack bass. Now I'm not looking for bass monsters. But I do need to feel that "kick". Not bass-y. Just punchy. Does that make sense? If I do get the HD 272's, and I get an amp (maybe a FiiO E5 or something?) will that be enough? I'm looking at $150 - $250 price range (for now at least, start small right?)

 

Thanks guys! 

 

The Ultrasone HiFi 780 without and amp or the Pro 750 with one.  These are both bass prominent, but not full on basshead cans.

post #15021 of 29490
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Originally Posted by sagebeard View Post

hello 'erryone,

i'm planning to buy a new (full size) closed headphone for travelling this summer. as my current Audio technica ATH-M40fs is a bit too bulky for travelling, and i want to try something with better SQ...

 

as for my music taste, i listen to pretty much everything that is not R&B, rap, hip-hop etc...

i will also use it for watching movies and an occasional monitoring session.

 

as a dutchman, i have great difficulty pinning down reasonably prized headphones, as most brick/mortar stores are focusing heavily on beats/monster and Sennheisers, and i feel that webshops aren't well stocked either...

 

so far, i've pinned down two can's that seem promising, and are reasonably availlable. these are the Sony mdr-7506 and the sennheiser hd 25-II.

so far, i prefer the look of the sony, but I don't have a clue on what to expect on SQ for both, as I cant seem to find stores that let me try them.

 

also, my current m40fs' seem to be in the same pricepoint as the sony mdr V6 was. how much of an improvement can I reasonably expect?

 

tl;dr version:

need new cans at the 100 eur price range, looking at either the sony mdr-v6/7506 or sennheiser hd 25-II.

 

p.s.

first post here ^_^,

hope to learn lots and lots here. 

 

p.s.s

forgive me for my awkward english in this post. english is not excactly my mother tongue, and I'm extremely tired right now.

 

The Sony 7506 or newer 7510 are good all around cans for what you want.  Have read good things about the Senn, but have not heard them.

post #15022 of 29490
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Originally Posted by bruddah View Post

heyy everyone! i was just wondering which of these 2 headphones i should get.  should i get the Meelectronics new A161P or the Atrio Mg7?

 

This is the full sized headphones corner of the forum.  You should repost in this section of the forum:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/f/103/portable-headphones-earphones-and-in-ear-monitors

post #15023 of 29490

ohh okayy sry :S

post #15024 of 29490
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Originally Posted by 0liver View Post

Hi,

I'm looking to get some decent headphones after basically using crap for too long. I'm going to be mainly using them from my PC without an amp or sound card, but occasionally off of my iPod touch as well (although the PC use is much more important than the iPod use). I'll largely be listening to metal and rock with them, and I have about £200 spare (I'm in the UK). I'm looking at the AKG K550 at the moment because of the low impedance as I won't be using an amp until I have enough money to get myself one, but I'm not at all sure if they would be the best for me because I'm a newbie to the world of decent gear.

Any advice?

 

There's a very large thread here on the AKG K 550.  You can check there, but I believe that it will require an amp to sound its best.  Two good closed cans that don't need an amp are the Ultrasone HiFi 780 and the KRK KNS-6400.

post #15025 of 29490
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Originally Posted by 0liver View Post

 



If the Grados are significantly better, then I definitely would be able to deal with it being open. Which model of Grado would you suggest?

 

Be aware that the Grados (and their Alessandro cousins) are smallish and fold flat, but I would not call then durable for knock around use.  They leak a great deal.  Many find them to be less than comfortable.  They have a unique bright and in-your-face-sound signature that makes them excellent for rock, metal, blues, classic country and some other genres.  They will not work for you if you are a basshead or want a deep soundstage.

 

 

Based on US price points (you mileage may vary widely in Europe), get the Allesandro MS-1 (less bright Grado cousin based on the Grado SR 80--but generally compared to the upline SR 125) or the more expensive Grado SR 225.

post #15026 of 29490
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Originally Posted by FlobHobNob View Post

V moda m80 sounds like exactly what you want. It comes with a reallly cool hard shell case thing which is a real plus. The m80 vs sennheiser hd25 is a bit of a controversy here. So, since   you're leaning towards them  I would go with them.

i agree with that!

post #15027 of 29490

Hey guys i want to know what would be best the JVC HA M5X or the Sony MDR XB500 i want one of them for BASS such as music and Gaming i can't decide but im more into the M5X as i like the look of em ^_^ thx for any help

post #15028 of 29490
I need some help picking out some headphones. I'm brand new to shopping for/choosing headphone and don't know where to start. I'm currently using some in-ear Skullcandy's. Which I really like, but I want something nicer for around the house and when I can really focus on the music. I listen to mostly rock/alternative, but also listen to jazz. I want some headphones that have pretty good bass but that's not my main drive, they need to be well balanced. I'd like them to be slightly portable, comfortable, and block out outside sound. They don't have to be 'noise canceling' but ones that I can use outside and such (I'd prefer over the ear for that reason). My price range is under 200 dollars though closer to 150 would be better. Currently I've been looking at Sennheiser HD 280 Pro, and 380 Pro , Audio Technica ATH M50 but have heard they're uncomfortable. I've also heard of amps but don't know what an amp would do and why I'd need one. Anyways, if someone could suggest a few different models either from the ones I have found or others that I could look into that'd be great. Thanks.
post #15029 of 29490

I need a recommendation for my cousin. We might get him headphones since he liked my Bose IEM's, and I know there's better ones out there.

 

Budget - 100-115$

Isolation would be nice.

Closed

In-ear

 

He listens to rock and rap. I think he listens to Nickelback quite often. Which IEM's would you guys recommend?

post #15030 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Dark54555 View Post

Looking to finally step to buy a decent set of headphones (or rather, asking for them for father's day), and wanted to give the wife a more concrete recommendation so that I don't end up with, say, a pair of beats or Bose.
Having not previously spent more than $40 on headphones, I started trying to do some research and I'm now more confused than when I started. Generally, I'm probably looking $200 or less. Because I'll be using these traveling, reasonable size and comes with a good case are a big plus. I'll be using them with a lot of potential sources: iPhone, iPad, 3DS/other handhelds, laptop, and possibly even with the PC or consoles at home in a pinch. So it needs to be flexible between music, movies, and games. Music wise, I lean rock, hard rock, metal, and some electronic generally, but occasionally fall as far from that as classical. So, what I'm really looking for is versatility and portability. I think I'm leaning on ear, but could go over the ear or IEM. Because of the travel aspect, long term comfort is important, which is why I thought on ear was the best middle ground..I have a couple overseas flights coming up later in the year, so I mean potentially 10 hours plus. My head isn't huge, so some of the "too small for my head" issues shouldn't be a problem.
Thoughts? I think I'm leaning vmoda m-80, but have looked at everything from the sennheiser Hd25-ii to the Ath-m50 to the vmoda vibrato to the klipsch s40. I even checked out the monoprice dj set that people seem to be overly mpressed with for the price (love monoprice for cable, but I'm skeptical that a $20 pair of headphones can really be that great)

 

I've owned both the HD25 and M80. Both of them have an excellent sound, I think preferring the HD25 for rock. But I would not recommend the M80 if you need isolation and I would not recommend either for wearing ten hours. Both of them got painful for me after an hour or so, and my head is not huge. I think iem's are the way to go when you want portability, comfort and isolation. Something like the W2, Gr07, or SE425 (which I'm selling) will treat you well in that price range.

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