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smeghead68: Some of the non-noise cancelling headphones such as the V-MODA M80s are isolating enough I find them sufficient for public transport and they are voiced a bit more towards being good for what I call "club" music.

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Thanks for the advice Currawong. Never really heard of Vmoda. How do they compare to the highly praised Audio Technica M50's (and other Senn's or AKG....)? The Vmoda are more expensive than the Audio Technica, so if I am going to fore go the noise cancelling part i may have to re-think which headphones i am getting.

 

I guess my requirements would be what at the best over-ear noise isolating head phones for $150 to $200.

 

 

There are just so many headphones out there and so many choices, it can be very overwhelming!

 

 

Thanks again for your help.

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is aiaiai TMA-1 an upgrade to Hifiman HE300?

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is aiaiai TMA-1 an upgrade to Hifiman HE300?

No.

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Hey smeghead68 I just faced a Simlar decision and after a lot of research settled on a pair of audiotechnica ATH M-50s and have not been dissapointed they sound amazing and sound leakage is not bad and for he price they are great , however they are pretty large and look bulky but feel great on very light and lots of suppor in all the right places.
Edited by NZnewbie - 5/31/12 at 11:47pm
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Hi, I recently bought Shure SRH 440 and looking to upgrade my sound source. My current setup is my 440 to my HP Elitebook with IDT Sound card mostly being used in the office.

 

My two options are

1) Buy a separate DAC

- SRH 440 > Fiio E10 DAC > HP Elitebook

 

2) Buy portable DAP and Amp

- SRH 440 > Fiio amp > iPod Nano/Touch

 

My Question is how does the iPod DAC compare to the Fiio E10s?

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Use(s): I would say I have about a 50/50 split listening to music and gaming. For music, I listen to a variety of genres: alt (40%), rock (30%), electronic/techno (15%). Remaining 15% is hip-hop, pop, jazz, classical...pretty much everything else.

 

Portable: No, only at the computer.

 

Price range: Around $250, but will not go a cent over $300.

 

Amped: Maybe--looking for whatever combination will give me the best sound within my budget.

 

Closed/Open: Open

 

Headphone preference: Comfort is important, and probably equally as important as overall sound quality. I really would like something that is pretty versatile and can handle a wide variety of material. I'm going to be poor for a long time after this too (starting grad school in the fall), so I hope to get something that will last >4 years.

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HDJ-2000 or ES10 for trance? Well, 90% trance/EDM and 10% rock/altrock. I realize the ES10 will have more sub-bass, but I assume that the HDJs are tuned for EDM. I had a pair and can't recall the signature that well. If they were priced the same I would go with the ES10, and the durability on the 2000s is a plus.

 

TIA

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Originally Posted by autotroph View Post

Use(s): I would say I have about a 50/50 split listening to music and gaming. For music, I listen to a variety of genres: alt (40%), rock (30%), electronic/techno (15%). Remaining 15% is hip-hop, pop, jazz, classical...pretty much everything else.

 

Portable: No, only at the computer.

 

Price range: Around $250, but will not go a cent over $300.

 

Amped: Maybe--looking for whatever combination will give me the best sound within my budget.

 

Closed/Open: Open

 

Headphone preference: Comfort is important, and probably equally as important as overall sound quality. I really would like something that is pretty versatile and can handle a wide variety of material. I'm going to be poor for a long time after this too (starting grad school in the fall), so I hope to get something that will last >4 years.


HD598! I really don't think you could do better in that price range. Very comfy, good for games, great for music, open, versatile. You would have money for a cheap amp, too. 

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I initially started out looking for noise cancelling headphones to use on the city transit.However those don't seem to be held in high regard here as sound quality seems to suffer with the noise cancellation on. So I am thinking of getting IEM's instead.

 

Can anyone recommend some good noise isolating IEM's for around $100. Some of the features like comfort and noise isolation would take precedence over sound quality for me as the bus/transit can be loud and the IEM's need to be comfortable. I assume that for this price range a universal fit would have to do as i expect that custom fit would be much more expensive. 

 

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.

 

So basically which IEM's for $100 have good noise isolation and comfortable fit?

 

 

Thanks for any and all help!


Edited by smeghead68 - 6/1/12 at 2:12pm
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Originally Posted by smeghead68 View Post

I initially started out looking for noise cancelling headphones to use on the city transit.However those don't seem to be held in high regard here as sound quality seems to suffer with the noise cancellation on. So I am thinking of getting IEM's instead.

 

Can anyone recommend some good noise isolating IEM's for around $100. Some of the features like comfort and noise isolation would take precedence over sound quality for me as the bus/transit can be loud and the IEM's need to be comfortable. I assume that for this price range a universal fit would have to do as i expect that custom fit would be much more expensive. 

 

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.

 

So basically which IEM's for $100 have good noise isolation and comfortable fit?

 

 

Thanks for any and all help!

This is the full-sized section of the forums. Here is a place that can do a bit better than what we can do here, when it comes to IEM/portables: http://www.head-fi.org/t/596233/buying-portable-or-in-ear-headphones-seeking-guidance-dont-start-a-new-thread-ask-for-advice-here

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"This is the full-sized section of the forums. Here is a place that can do a bit better than what we can do here, when it comes to IEM/portables"

 

 

 

Sorry About that. I'll post it there.

 

Thanks
 

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i'm shopping for over-ear headphones in the $100-$150 range, can go higher but i don't want to spend more than $200
i want to build a millet hybrid MAX amp for them as well, so i want some that will really benefit from it
the headphone ranking list is confusing to me, i feel like price/performance ratio caused some headphones to be higher than they should be...
i picked out Sennheiser HD 580 and Audio Technica ATH-AD700, any other suggestions?

thanks smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by ihatelolcats View Post

i'm shopping for over-ear headphones in the $100-$150 range, can go higher but i don't want to spend more than $200
i want to build a millet hybrid MAX amp for them as well, so i want some that will really benefit from it
the headphone ranking list is confusing to me, i feel like price/performance ratio caused some headphones to be higher than they should be...
i picked out Sennheiser HD 580 and Audio Technica ATH-AD700, any other suggestions?
thanks smily_headphones1.gif

What do kind of music fo you listen to? Does it matter if it's open backed or closed back? This will just help us narrow down your choices.

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What do kind of music fo you listen to? Does it matter if it's open backed or closed back? This will just help us narrow down your choices.

sorry i thought i put that in, i think open is best
and i would like the most neutral or accurate sound reproduction as i will use them for a multitude of things
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