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hey I'm looking for a new set of headphones. i had some hd 428 for about a year and then the band broke so i went to bestbuy (the only place around hear that has any headphones) and i came home whit some hd 380 pro and i like them a lot more then the 428 i had but but they just sound vary hollow. things i liked about the 380s where there are big and fit over my ears all the way, and they are fairly comfortable other they they are a little sung on my head.

 

i need a pair of closed cans that sound good for pc gaming and watching movies and some music, they need to be contbale so i can wear them for 4+ hours at a time, budget is around $500ish maybe a little more, i don't have a amp to drive them just my xfi but my chain of thought is get the best cans i can now and then add a amp down the road.

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Originally Posted by XxDobermanxX View Post

Hey guys ive read that when you get high end headphone you should burn them in for atleast 40 hours , so i put them in the sun for 40 hours total but im worried because i cant get any sound from it now , so what went wrong ? probably i didnt count the hours right ? and its still under 40 hours ? what should i do ?angry_face.gifvery_evil_smiley.gif

 

Have another drink?!

 

Oops..you're in Jamaica and it may or may not be rum that you are using.  But you get the point...


Edited by KG Jag - 5/30/12 at 4:03pm
post #15093 of 29490
Would you recommend the beyer dt 770 80ohms over vmoda m80 for
rap and, some,dubstep.
post #15094 of 29490
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Originally Posted by abhimanyu316 View Post

im lookin for a pair of over the ear headphones for about 100 $. i wanna use dem mostly for music and movies on my laptop mostly. i wont be using an amp. im currently confused between the koss pro dj100 , creative aurvana live (CAL) and the ath-m35. plzz suggest.other dan these three also welcome.

cheers!!!

 

The Koss requires a little amping.  The CAL! is a good, if (at todays US street prices) a little expensive.  You might also take a look at the KRK KNS-6400.

 

I assume you are only considering closed cans.

post #15095 of 29490
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Originally Posted by tunatime View Post

hey I'm looking for a new set of headphones. i had some hd 428 for about a year and then the band broke so i went to bestbuy (the only place around hear that has any headphones) and i came home whit some hd 380 pro and i like them a lot more then the 428 i had but but they just sound vary hollow. things i liked about the 380s where there are big and fit over my ears all the way, and they are fairly comfortable other they they are a little sung on my head.

 

i need a pair of closed cans that sound good for pc gaming and watching movies and some music, they need to be contbale so i can wear them for 4+ hours at a time, budget is around $500ish maybe a little more, i don't have a amp to drive them just my xfi but my chain of thought is get the best cans i can now and then add a amp down the road.

 

The problem is that good headphones in the $500 +/- price range almost universally require or at least cry out for amping to make them sound their best.  I suggest that you spend some of you budget on an amp or lower your budget and get a can that works very well unamped.

 

P.S.--I don't know what a "xfi" is.

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I'm going to try this again, except with a different price range. I often listen to punk rock and acoustic songs. I'll listen to Three Days Grace, Green Day, Third Eye Blind, Relient K, Maroon 5, and Rise Against. I use them in school, so alright isolation, portable, on/over ear, closed back. I have a 130-170$ price range. I'm currently using Audio Technica ATH Es7's. I'm looking for an upgrade. I don't really want really bass heavy headphones, more clarity, but I do want some bass. Could someone suggest me some headphones? Thanks.

^^^^ Could someone answer this again, but my budget has changed to about 250$ give or take. Thanks!


Edited by Michael1026 - 5/30/12 at 4:34pm
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And xfi is a sound card. Well what would you recmend I get if I have to spend more then 500 to get that wow theses sound really good I can
post #15098 of 29490
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^^^^ Could someone answer this again, but my budget has changed to about 250$ give or take. Thanks!

Grados, end of story. Probably the 225i is in your price range and is considered sweet spot in the sr line. The bass on them really satifies me but I'm not sure, you  might want to try them out somewhere, but the bass is enough for me. Also, if you got the 225i and a  fiio e11, you would be only 10 dollars over budget with plenty of bass with the bass boosting eq on the fiio. Just my opionions though.

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Originally Posted by Michael1026 View Post

^^^^ Could someone answer this again, but my budget has changed to about 250$ give or take. Thanks!

 

Assuming that you are looking for something neutral-ish that is not too difficult to drive, check out the Shure SRH 840, KRK KNS-6400 or Ultrasone HiFi 780.

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Grados, end of story. Probably the 225i is in your price range and is considered sweet spot in the sr line. The bass on them really satifies me but I'm not sure, you  might want to try them out somewhere, but the bass is enough for me. Also, if you got the 225i and a  fiio e11, you would be only 10 dollars over budget with plenty of bass with the bass boosting eq on the fiio. Just my opionions though.

 

Won't work; he wants closed.

post #15101 of 29490
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Originally Posted by tunatime View Post

And xfi is a sound card. Well what would you recmend I get if I have to spend more then 500 to get that wow theses sound really good I can

 

You don't have to spend more than $500.  But if you're spending anywhere near that +/- $200 to $300, you need have an amp or a sound card that can has that kind of feature.  For closed cans that don't need/perform much better with an amp, you're probably topped out in the $150 to $200 range.  Even the open Grado/Alessandro above the SR 80/MS-1 are best when amped.

post #15102 of 29490
Hi,

Any recommendations for a semi-open equivalent of the Sennheiser HD598?
I really like the natural, wide soundstage an "fun" signature of the HD598. I'd like something similar, but with a little more bass, hence the semi-open type.

I listen mainly to metal, alternative rock and psy-trance. This doesn't mean I'm a basshead.

Thanks!
post #15103 of 29490
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

 

Assuming that you are looking for something neutral-ish that is not too difficult to drive, check out the Shure SRH 840, KRK KNS-6400 or Ultrasone HiFi 780.

All those headphones are 100-150$. Isn't there anything else better I could get for 250-280? Also, it's not a huge deal if they're open, but I'm guessing if they're open, the sound will leak quite a bit.


Edited by Michael1026 - 5/30/12 at 5:48pm
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Originally Posted by LosNir View Post

Hi,
Any recommendations for a semi-open equivalent of the Sennheiser HD598?
I really like the natural, wide soundstage an "fun" signature of the HD598. I'd like something similar, but with a little more bass, hence the semi-open type.
I listen mainly to metal, alternative rock and psy-trance. This doesn't mean I'm a basshead.
Thanks!

 

I'm not sure there is one.  Maybe the HiFi Man HE-400?

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Originally Posted by Michael1026 View Post

All those headphones are 100-150$. Isn't there anything else better I could get for 250-280? Also, it's not a huge deal if they're open, but I'm guessing if they're open, the sound will leak quite a bit.

 

Yes--but you'll need an amp for them.

 

Open cans tend to leak a great deal.

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