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So I'm tossing around the idea of picking up either a pair of Ultrasone HFI-780's or PRO 750's and I was curious if the velour pads of the PRO series would fit on the HFI series.

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Originally Posted by AxelCloris View Post

So I'm tossing around the idea of picking up either a pair of Ultrasone HFI-780's or PRO 750's and I was curious if the velour pads of the PRO series would fit on the HFI series.


 No--the ear cups of the 750 are bigger.

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 No--the ear cups of the 750 are bigger.

 

Thanks much, appreciate the help.

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Sorry, should have posted here. I am currently using Beats Solo (I know, I know). I have 200 to spend at Best Buy and am thinking Skullcandy Aviators or Klipsch Image one. I want to get a good portable amp, and next year after my wedding am gonna save for a real pair, probably Denon 5000. Any suggestions would be awesome. I listen mostly to dubstep/electric and some rock/rap. Preferably the phones won't leak a lot of audio... any help is appreciated,thanks!

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Originally Posted by NoUse4AName68 View Post

Sorry, should have posted here. I am currently using Beats Solo (I know, I know). I have 200 to spend at Best Buy and am thinking Skullcandy Aviators or Klipsch Image one. I want to get a good portable amp, and next year after my wedding am gonna save for a real pair, probably Denon 5000. Any suggestions would be awesome. I listen mostly to dubstep/electric and some rock/rap. Preferably the phones won't leak a lot of audio... any help is appreciated,thanks!

If I'm not mistaken, BestBuy carries the Sony XB700. This headphone should cover the genres that you listen to and is well within your price range. Tyll gave the Aviators a pretty good review. Here it is: http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/skullcandy-roc-nation-aviator  You should also read around on the previously mentioned XB700. Strictly buying from BestBuy really limits your selection...

 

Also, I know anything about the Klipsch Image Ones. I'm also not so sure that any headphone that you get from BestBuy will benefit from an amp. Someone else will have to confirm that for you though.

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I've noticed Best Buy having a big step up in the quality and number of headphones they stock, especially if there's one with a Magnolia home theater. The one near me has several nice models on display, The AT ESW9A ad A900x, AKG K550, Sennheiser HD558 and PX360 just to name a few. The normal best buys are stocking things like the more entry level Sennheisers, an AIAIAI TMA-1s. And that's just what they have on display. Not to sound like a Best Buy poster boy or anything, but I'm impressed with the changes they've made to the brands and selection they carry. So NoUse, if there's a Magnolia store near you stop in and give them a listen. Though I will say I couldn't get any information out of the sales rep about what kind of amp system they have in place when I was in there. It was a planogrammed demo station.

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Is there a way to reduce the audio technica ATH-M50s clamping force? I heard that it gets better if you put it around a shoe or box, does that work?

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Senn HD 598.

Thanks for the recommendation! One question though... do those come in any color scheme other than "burl wood accents"?  I checked both newegg and amazon for a quick reference and both only have that one color.

 

I'm usually not picky about the color of items that will only be used around the house (hell I'm usually not all that picky about stuff I wear out in public either) but for whatever reason the black & beige scheme just really doesn't appeal to me at all. I absolutely love some wood accents but that one just doesn't do it for me frown.gif

 

I'd also love any other recommendations if there's anything else I should try out if the chance arises. I may try and find a local audio shop and sample as many headphones as possible before committing to a purchase.

 

Edit - and I saw recommendations around here that the 558 could be 'modded' (e.g. remove foam) to nearly, if not exactly, replicate the 598s. Is this true? I have no problem with modding and would be more than willing to do the required work since those are readily available in a more aesthetically appealing black/silver color scheme


Edited by intel8052 - 6/7/12 at 6:24pm
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Originally Posted by Ora M View Post

If I'm not mistaken, BestBuy carries the Sony XB700. This headphone should cover the genres that you listen to and is well within your price range. Tyll gave the Aviators a pretty good review. Here it is: http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/skullcandy-roc-nation-aviator  You should also read around on the previously mentioned XB700. Strictly buying from BestBuy really limits your selection...

Also, I know anything about the Klipsch Image Ones. I'm also not so sure that any headphone that you get from BestBuy will benefit from an amp. Someone else will have to confirm that for you though.

You could also give the Philips Downtown a whirl. They have them on demo at the store near me.
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Thanks for the recommendation! One question though... do those come in any color scheme other than "burl wood accents"?  I checked both newegg and amazon for a quick reference and both only have that one color.

 

I'm usually not picky about the color of items that will only be used around the house (hell I'm usually not all that picky about stuff I wear out in public either) but for whatever reason the black & beige scheme just really doesn't appeal to me at all. I absolutely love some wood accents but that one just doesn't do it for me frown.gif

 

I'd also love any other recommendations if there's anything else I should try out if the chance arises. I may try and find a local audio shop and sample as many headphones as possible before committing to a purchase.

 

Edit - and I saw recommendations around here that the 558 could be 'modded' (e.g. remove foam) to nearly, if not exactly, replicate the 598s. Is this true? I have no problem with modding and would be more than willing to do the required work since those are readily available in a more aesthetically appealing black/silver color scheme

I'm not really sure on what the color problem is, tbh. I think they look classy. Also, you won't be looking at them all day. They'll be on your head. So, what's to see?tongue.gif

 

Though, I did do the sticker mod on my HD555's. It really opens up the soundstage, and the sound starts to have a bit more presence. I have no clue what the experience with 558's are though. I also have no experience with the 595.

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I'm not really sure on what the color problem is, tbh. I think they look classy. Also, you won't be looking at them all day. They'll be on your head. So, what's to see?tongue.gif

 

Though, I did do the sticker mod on my HD555's. It really opens up the soundstage, and the sound starts to have a bit more presence. I have no clue what the experience with 558's are though. I also have no experience with the 595.

99.9% of the time I don't care what something looks like even out in public but sometimes the aesthetics of a certain item just bug me... the 598s happen to be one of those things. rolleyes.gif

 

And while I'll be wearing them during use I'll still have to look at them when they are not in use. My entire room/computer/theater system is black/silver/grey. The beige headset just REALLY doesn't fit in.

 

Still... if I had to choose based on aesthetics or sound quality, SQ would take the win hands down. I don't mind modding and can paint/dye the plastic/leather of the headset. Just not something I necessarily want to deal with doing.

 

If there are no other recommendations for something with my criteria (similar to the AD900 w/ slightly better bass) I might just have to paint/dye them to my liking. I do hope to get out to a store and try some samples before I start throwing my money around, but we'll see.

 

Part of me says I should buy an AD700 and see just how "poor" it is wrt bass. Worst comes to worst I have a decent set of phones for audio that doesn't call for low bass. The rest of me says to just buy one set based on this forums recommendatiosn and be done, otherwise I'll have another money-pit hobby tongue.gif My Jeep, car, and computer already consume enough money, don't need another!


Edited by intel8052 - 6/7/12 at 8:30pm
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Originally Posted by intel8052 View Post

99.9% of the time I don't care what something looks like even out in public but sometimes the aesthetics of a certain item just bug me... the 598s happen to be one of those things. rolleyes.gif

 

And while I'll be wearing them during use I'll still have to look at them when they are not in use. My entire room/computer/theater system is black/silver/grey. The beige headset just REALLY doesn't fit in.

 

Still... if I had to choose based on aesthetics or sound quality, SQ would take the win hands down. I don't mind modding and can paint/dye the plastic/leather of the headset. Just not something I necessarily want to deal with doing.

 

If there are no other recommendations for something with my criteria (similar to the AD900 w/ slightly better bass) I might just have to paint/dye them to my liking. I do hope to get out to a store and try some samples before I start throwing my money around, but we'll see.

 

Part of me says I should buy an AD700 and see just how "poor" it is wrt bass. Worst comes to worst I have a decent set of phones for audio that doesn't call for low bass. The rest of me says to just buy one set based on this forums recommendatiosn and be done, otherwise I'll have another money-pit hobby tongue.gif My Jeep, car, and computer already consume enough money, don't need another!

Fischer Audio FA-011.

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Fischer Audio FA-011.

Where the hell do you buy them (in the US)?!?

 

I read a review on them, thought they sounded (and looked!) pretty damn good based on the review, but then searched google for a retailer and found myself SOL based on a quick search.

 

Granted when I searched I was in the office so I had limited time on my breaks... but could you recommend an online (or chain) retailer who carries them?


Edited by intel8052 - 6/7/12 at 9:06pm
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Originally Posted by intel8052 View Post

Thanks for the recommendation! One question though... do those come in any color scheme other than "burl wood accents"?  I checked both newegg and amazon for a quick reference and both only have that one color.

 

I'm usually not picky about the color of items that will only be used around the house (hell I'm usually not all that picky about stuff I wear out in public either) but for whatever reason the black & beige scheme just really doesn't appeal to me at all. I absolutely love some wood accents but that one just doesn't do it for me frown.gif

 

I'd also love any other recommendations if there's anything else I should try out if the chance arises. I may try and find a local audio shop and sample as many headphones as possible before committing to a purchase.

 

Edit - and I saw recommendations around here that the 558 could be 'modded' (e.g. remove foam) to nearly, if not exactly, replicate the 598s. Is this true? I have no problem with modding and would be more than willing to do the required work since those are readily available in a more aesthetically appealing black/silver color scheme

 

The 598 comes in only one color.  The 598 and 558 have the same drivers.  I have not tried the mod, so can't give you any first hand knowledge on that.

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Originally Posted by intel8052 View Post

Thanks for the recommendation! One question though... do those come in any color scheme other than "burl wood accents"?  I checked both newegg and amazon for a quick reference and both only have that one color.

 

I'm usually not picky about the color of items that will only be used around the house (hell I'm usually not all that picky about stuff I wear out in public either) but for whatever reason the black & beige scheme just really doesn't appeal to me at all. I absolutely love some wood accents but that one just doesn't do it for me frown.gif

 

I'd also love any other recommendations if there's anything else I should try out if the chance arises. I may try and find a local audio shop and sample as many headphones as possible before committing to a purchase.

 

Edit - and I saw recommendations around here that the 558 could be 'modded' (e.g. remove foam) to nearly, if not exactly, replicate the 598s. Is this true? I have no problem with modding and would be more than willing to do the required work since those are readily available in a more aesthetically appealing black/silver color scheme

I removed the black rubber tape from my HD558s and I like the sound.

Would be nice to compare them to the HD598, see how much of a difference there is.

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