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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?

Watch Head-Fi's "Headphone for Sale" thread.

GD Audiobass, Russia (two months shipping time).

Frogbeats, UK (currently out of stock).

 

Fischer Audio has a list of sellers on their website,

Currently no retailers in North America.

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Hey folks,

 

looking for a recommendation for comfortable, well built headphones with good isolation. I have my eye on the sony 7506's, but they seem a bit...old? typically i listen to instrumentals and punk/indie/classic rock. The issue with my current set is that the highs are rather piercing. i'm not an audiophile so i don't think i'd get much value out of really high end sets, so something under 200 would probably do. I'd prefer if they could be run off a portable device, but it's not entirely necessary and i absolutely don't want anything that would require an amp. generally, a well built, neutral set would suit me best i think. Let me know what you think! really

 

thanks

post #15273 of 29490
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Hey folks,

 

looking for a recommendation for comfortable, well built headphones with good isolation. I have my eye on the sony 7506's, but they seem a bit...old? typically i listen to instrumentals and punk/indie/classic rock. The issue with my current set is that the highs are rather piercing. i'm not an audiophile so i don't think i'd get much value out of really high end sets, so something under 200 would probably do. I'd prefer if they could be run off a portable device, but it's not entirely necessary and i absolutely don't want anything that would require an amp. generally, a well built, neutral set would suit me best i think. Let me know what you think! really

 

thanks

 

The 7510 is much newer and the Sony MDR-V900HD is still around.  What is your budget?  Are you interested in open cans? 

post #15274 of 29490
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Hey folks,

 

looking for a recommendation for comfortable, well built headphones with good isolation. I have my eye on the sony 7506's, but they seem a bit...old? typically i listen to instrumentals and punk/indie/classic rock. The issue with my current set is that the highs are rather piercing. i'm not an audiophile so i don't think i'd get much value out of really high end sets, so something under 200 would probably do. I'd prefer if they could be run off a portable device, but it's not entirely necessary and i absolutely don't want anything that would require an amp. generally, a well built, neutral set would suit me best i think. Let me know what you think! really

 

thanks

 

Is there a chance you'd consider a modified Fostex T50RP?  I'm not sure if you're looking for a "turn key" headphone, or if you're the handy type that wouldn't mind performing the modifications.  The base headphone is about $75 and then add in the Shure 840 ear pads, plus the modification supplies and you'll be at $125, or a bit under.  In the end, you'll have a headphone with a nice sound signature that doesn't have piercing high frequencies at all - but, a really nice balanced sound with good bass and a nice mid-range.  If you're not one to perform modifications, there are times when you'll see the headphones for sale here in the F/S section.

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Should I get the Audio Technica ATH-M50 or the Ultrasone HFI 780? I did a lot of research and the ultrasone HFI 780 and the Audio Technica ATH-M50 are the headphones which seem to suit me the best. They are both good, however, I was told in another thread that the Ultrasones cause fatigue after some time of use due to its heavy and boomy sound. Because of this, I was leaning towards the M50s, however, in other threads people mentioned that the ultrasone had better sound quality. Because of this, I honestly dont know which one I should get. Could anyone who has used the ultrasone tell me if the fatigue caused by it is really that bad and makes it worth getting the M50 instead? Something else I wanted to ask, is the isolation in the Ultrasone HFI 780 is as good as the M50? (Meaning people cant hear what music Im listening to)

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Hello everybody, new to headfi. I was looking for suggestions for this type of music. I am looking for closed full size headphones around 150 or less. I have a Fiio E10 and E11. I normally order from Amazon so that is where I research. Any suggestions would be appreciated. They would be for work, so fragility is no issue. Thanks!,

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Hello everybody, new to headfi. I was looking for suggestions for this type of music. I am looking for closed full size headphones around 150 or less. I have a Fiio E10 and E11. I normally order from Amazon so that is where I research. Any suggestions would be appreciated. They would be for work, so fragility is no issue. Thanks!,

 

What type of music?

post #15278 of 29490
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Should I get the Audio Technica ATH-M50 or the Ultrasone HFI 780? I did a lot of research and the ultrasone HFI 780 and the Audio Technica ATH-M50 are the headphones which seem to suit me the best. They are both good, however, I was told in another thread that the Ultrasones cause fatigue after some time of use due to its heavy and boomy sound. Because of this, I was leaning towards the M50s, however, in other threads people mentioned that the ultrasone had better sound quality. Because of this, I honestly dont know which one I should get. Could anyone who has used the ultrasone tell me if the fatigue caused by it is really that bad and makes it worth getting the M50 instead? Something else I wanted to ask, is the isolation in the Ultrasone HFI 780 is as good as the M50? (Meaning people cant hear what music Im listening to)

 

They're quite different and which one you select will depend on your own sound signature preference.  This means that you really have to listen to both.  The M50 isolates better. 

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Is there a chance you'd consider a modified Fostex T50RP?  I'm not sure if you're looking for a "turn key" headphone, or if you're the handy type that wouldn't mind performing the modifications.  The base headphone is about $75 and then add in the Shure 840 ear pads, plus the modification supplies and you'll be at $125, or a bit under.  In the end, you'll have a headphone with a nice sound signature that doesn't have piercing high frequencies at all - but, a really nice balanced sound with good bass and a nice mid-range.  If you're not one to perform modifications, there are times when you'll see the headphones for sale here in the F/S section

hmmm, i hadn't really thought of modifying anything. What would we be talking? I have no trouble ripping things apart and putting them together, but if we're talking soldering I don't have the tools nor the confidence to do that without worrying about completely botching it. 

 

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The 7510 is much newer and the Sony MDR-V900HD is still around.  What is your budget?  Are you interested in open cans? 

I'm flexible on the budget, but under 200 is my target. I don't want open since I typically use my headphones when I want to block out annoying noises and focus. 

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I'm flexible on the budget, but under 200 is my target. I don't want open since I typically use my headphones when I want to block out annoying noises and focus. 

 

No amp limits your choices.  In addition to the Sonys mentioned, I'll add the Shure SRH 840.

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Hi, I've had tons of around the ear headphones and I lose almost all of them to the same thing, the side adjusters crack and split.  I finally found a pair that I really liked because the sliders were metal. I've had them for a little while now but they're buzzing at low bass and I fear they're on their way out. They're also not very good ones, they're Skullcandy Agents (picture)

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And I'm pretty much harassed my fellow audiophiles because apparently skullcandy is total crap.  Well I just got paid so I have a little money to spend on some new ones, $200 at MOST but I'd prefer around $160 or lower.  The features I like are how they aren't gonna break on me, and I like the graphic design a lot (but I've looked, it seems the big name headphones don't give a **** about looks and they're all just ugly black) but that's secondary.

 

Here's some of my music for reference on what I'll be listening to 

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And here is my last.fm http://www.last.fm/user/AmantisAsoko

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Hi, I've had tons of around the ear headphones and I lose almost all of them to the same thing, the side adjusters crack and split.  I finally found a pair that I really liked because the sliders were metal. I've had them for a little while now but they're buzzing at low bass and I fear they're on their way out. They're also not very good ones, they're Skullcandy Agents (picture)

main.jpg

And I'm pretty much harassed my fellow audiophiles because apparently skullcandy is total crap.  Well I just got paid so I have a little money to spend on some new ones, $200 at MOST but I'd prefer around $160 or lower.  The features I like are how they aren't gonna break on me, and I like the graphic design a lot (but I've looked, it seems the big name headphones don't give a **** about looks and they're all just ugly black) but that's secondary.

 

Here's some of my music for reference on what I'll be listening to 

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And here is my last.fm http://www.last.fm/user/AmantisAsoko

 

To me they look like a 60's hippie bus, but I didn't buy them.  What sound signature do you prefer (my guess is bass heavy)?  Out of what will they be powered?  Will you be using an amp?

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Hi guys,

 

Looking to upgrade from my Skullcandy Lowriders to something more decent and more isolating. I'm no expert but I have been looking into the Audio Technica ATH-M50 headphones due the quality and price but I still can't decide. I mainly listen to music on the bus each day, powered by a iPod Nano. My price range would be around $150 for something durable, that can take the occasional knock.

 

Thanks in Advance.

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Hi guys,

 

Looking to upgrade from my Skullcandy Lowriders to something more decent and more isolating. I'm no expert but I have been looking into the Audio Technica ATH-M50 headphones due the quality and price but I still can't decide. I mainly listen to music on the bus each day, powered by a iPod Nano. My price range would be around $150 for something durable, that can take the occasional knock.

 

Thanks in Advance.

 

If you like a can that emphasizes bass and has a "V" shaped EQ (= recessed mids) they are a good choice.  If you want a can with a more neutral/balanced EQ, there are better options.


Edited by KG Jag - 6/8/12 at 12:20am
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To me they look like a 60's hippie bus, but I didn't buy them.  What sound signature do you prefer (my guess is bass heavy)?  Out of what will they be powered?  Will you be using an amp?

Thanks for replying!  I'm not positive on what an amp is but if it fits in my budget then I'm up for anything :]   I also don't know what a sound signature is but I posted my playlist.  It's mostly Indie, and some pop like Gorillaz.  I never listen to hip hop or rap, and rarely listen to techno.

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