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

 

Open cans tend to leak a great deal.

I don't mind buying a portable amp with the headphones as long the total is under 300.

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I don't mind buying a portable amp with the headphones as long the total is under 300.

 

That will open up the Ultrasone Pro 750, KRK KNS8400 Studio Headphones and Shure SRH 940 to you.

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That will open up the Ultrasone Pro 750, KRK KNS8400 Studio Headphones and Shure SRH 940 to you.

Thanks! What amp would you recommend?

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Thanks! What amp would you recommend?

 

Sorry--can't help you there, as I only have desktop amps.  I do know that many folks here like the Fiio line for quality at a low price.

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I didn't see this thread so I started my own earlier, my apologies. I'll just here what I put in my own thread and see what you guys think.

Okay let me start off by saying in really new to the headfi scene. I'm using a fiio e11 paired with koss pro dj100's and I'm looking to upgrade. I find the koss phones to be uncomfortable and I just don't enjoy their sound. I had originally thought about getting the Ath Ad700's until I saw the initial impression thread on the Takstar 2050's. They look very comfortable and well built. I mainly use my headphones for music, paired with some LIGHT gaming. I listen to rock, metal, alternative, rap, and sometimes folk. A lot of folk metal. Which would you guys recommend? The cheap price of the Takstar is very appealing compared to the ad700 as id like to keep it under 100$.


Thanks, aappss01.
post #15111 of 29490
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I'm not sure there is one.  Maybe the HiFi Man HE-400?

Thanks, but the HE-400 is out of my budget. I'm looking for something that sells about $200, used. Also I'm going to use them as portable headphones, and the HifiMan doesn't seem quite up for that job.

I can guess I love the HD598 is because of it's natural, not bassy, wide soundstage, and prominent mids. There is no such headphone that delivers this, which is semi-open? I'm not looking for a closed phone, because I know it can't have the same level of soundstage.
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Hello guys I am having problems with my Sony MDR V6 and it's wiring. Someone please recommend a headphone at the same price point ($85~) with the good sound and straight wire rather than a spiral like the Sony. Thank you. smily_headphones1.gif

 

Edited:

*I like both open and closed cans, so any kind is acceptable

 

Also are there any tips out there for caring headphone so they last longer? Every six months or so I need a replacement.


Edited by SandJacked - 5/30/12 at 8:23pm
post #15113 of 29490
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Thanks, but the HE-400 is out of my budget. I'm looking for something that sells about $200, used. Also I'm going to use them as portable headphones, and the HifiMan doesn't seem quite up for that job.
I can guess I love the HD598 is because of it's natural, not bassy, wide soundstage, and prominent mids. There is no such headphone that delivers this, which is semi-open? I'm not looking for a closed phone, because I know it can't have the same level of soundstage.

 

I don't know of one--especially one suitable for portable use.  The 598 is a unique can, except maybe for its little brother with the same drivers--the 558.  In addition open and semi-open cans aren't ofter designed to be super portable because their leakage (to one degree or another) makes them less than the perfect choice for public or close quarters use.

 

There is the Ultrasone HiFi 2400, but it's above your budget and doesn't really meet the sound signature you have outlined.

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Hello guys I am having problems with my Sony MDR V6 and it's wiring. Someone please recommend a headphone at the same price point ($85~) with the good sound and straight wire rather than a spiral like the Sony. Thank you. smily_headphones1.gif

 

Edited:

*I like both open and closed cans, so any kind is acceptable

 

Also are there any tips out there for caring headphone so they last longer? Every six months or so I need a replacement.

 

Grado SR 60 or 80--if you like their house sound signature.  If you don't abuse your cans, they will last for a long time.

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post #15116 of 29490
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

I don't know of one--especially one suitable for portable use.  The 598 is a unique can, except maybe for its little brother with the same drivers--the 558.  In addition open and semi-open cans aren't ofter designed to be super portable because their leakage (to one degree or another) makes them less than the perfect choice for public or close quarters use.

There is the Ultrasone HiFi 2400, but it's above your budget and doesn't really meet the sound signature you have outlined.

I'm fine with semi-open for portable. Heck, I even use the HD598 for that, but sometimes I can get complaints about sound leakage on the bus, especially when it is a quiet, not crowded one. Other than that, I'm perfectly fine with open or semi-open design. I don't feel I need to rise up the volume on the bus, and isolation is quite good - the only problem is the leakage & it's complaints, so I hope a semi-open design will solve that, by leaking out less sound.

Also, I'm 100% comfortable carrying full-size cans around cool.gif
For ultra-portable setups I'm using IEM's such as TF10 / DBA02 / PL50.

Edit:

I've checked the Ultrasone HFI-2400, and found it at amazon for $195 brand new, how's that above my budget? tongue.gif

http://www.amazon.com/ULTRASONE-HFI-2400-Professional-Open-Back-Headphones/dp/B002W37ESY
Edited by LosNir - 5/30/12 at 10:45pm
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maybe tomorrow the price for the 2400 will change. heheheh...

post #15118 of 29490
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I'm fine with semi-open for portable. Heck, I even use the HD598 for that, but sometimes I can get complaints about sound leakage on the bus, especially when it is a quiet, not crowded one. Other than that, I'm perfectly fine with open or semi-open design. I don't feel I need to rise up the volume on the bus, and isolation is quite good - the only problem is the leakage & it's complaints, so I hope a semi-open design will solve that, by leaking out less sound.
Also, I'm 100% comfortable carrying full-size cans around cool.gif
For ultra-portable setups I'm using IEM's such as TF10 / DBA02 / PL50.
Edit:
I've checked the Ultrasone HFI-2400, and found it at amazon for $195 brand new, how's that above my budget? tongue.gif
http://www.amazon.com/ULTRASONE-HFI-2400-Professional-Open-Back-Headphones/dp/B002W37ESY

 

Then I guess I failed to understand your portability requirement.

 

The 2400 is currently at a lower price than it has been for months--according to the Camelizer.  What difference does it make, if it does not have the sound signature your seek?  I mentioned it because it folds up and in the eyes of most is at least somewhat portable.  However, that is not how you define the term.

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Well, I've created my own thread, possibly I'll get more views there smily_headphones1.gif
Thanks!
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I had initially started a new thread but then i found this thread. Seems like a better place to ask my question.

 

 

 

Been reading these forums for a while now and have been a great resource for anybody looking for headphones. Now I need advice from the head-fi's out there.

 

I looking to get a new pair of $150-$200 active noise cancelling, over ear (back enclosed) head-phones for use on city transit. I like listening to old school new wave / dance / techno (think Depeche Mode, New Order) music mostly and may watch the occasionally downloaded TV show that i missed the night before.

 

From the reading I have been doing I'm kind of leaning toward the Audio Technica ATH-ANC7b for the balance of noise cancelling and sound quality. Do these work for sound if the N/C battery is dead? I heard the Bose headphones will not work if the battery is dead.

Would the ATH-ANC7b be a good match for me or are there other headphones that i should consider?

 

 

I see from the forums that IEM's are much more popular than the noise cancelling type, however my ears tend to get tired with anything stuck in them. I prefer over the ear type headphones but I am open to suggestions for IEM's in the same price range that have multiple ear piece tips. 

 

Thanks for any and all help! 

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