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Oops... Can't well get recommendations unless I list the music type..! 

 

Interested in headphones for symphony music, show tunes, broadway scores type music.

 

Some examples, Soundtrack for Lawrence of Arabia, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, Porgy and Bess.

 

stuff like that.

 

 

 

Thanks!

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Oops... Can't well get recommendations unless I list the music type..! 

 

Interested in headphones for symphony music, show tunes, broadway scores type music.

 

Some examples, Soundtrack for Lawrence of Arabia, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, Porgy and Bess.

 

stuff like that.

 

 

 

Thanks!

 

Shure SRH 840, KRK KNS 8400, Sony MDR-7506 or 7510.

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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.

 

If that points to something neutral-ish: Shure SRH 840, KRK KNS 8400 (or 6400 without an amp), Sony MDR-V900HD.

 

Also good but less neutral: Beyer DT 770 Pro.

 

If open are OK, there are more.

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If that points to something neutral-ish: Shure SRH 840, KRK KNS 8400 (or 6400 without an amp), Sony MDR-V900HD.

 

Also good but less neutral: Beyer DT 770 Pro.

 

If open are OK, there are more.

Which one of these have strong sides?  Mine seem to all crack where the adjuster is

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Which one of these have strong sides?  Mine seem to all crack where the adjuster is

 

The Beyer is built like a tank.

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What would you recommend as an amp?  Is this OK? http://www.amazon.com/FiiO-E5-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B001P9EQH8/ref=pd_bxgy_e_text_c

 

I don't own a portable amp, but can tell you that Fiio is well thought of here as a very affordable entry level line of amps/dacs.

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What would you recommend as an amp?  Is this OK? http://www.amazon.com/FiiO-E5-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B001P9EQH8/ref=pd_bxgy_e_text_c

 

I don't have a portable amp, but many folks here believe that the Fiio line offers excellent entry level amps/dac.  Some of the amps are more powerful than others and you need to match that with the cans you select.

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Hi guys, I have the Philips CitiScape Uptown headphones. I love these phones and were great but Ive been very curious of the AKG k550. I got a il bonus from work and I am still under the 30 days return policy so I couls exchange these and days return policy so I couls exchange these and pay the difference. My philips sound great. I listen to death metal, acoustic, progressive rock, alt rock, classical, indie and classic rock. These sound great but I am very curious of the K550s. Like if they really do make a difference. Ive heard these are the best closed headphones right now. Any thoughts? but I am very curious of the K550s. Like if they really do make a difference. Ive heard these are really do make a difference. Ive heard these are the best closed headphones right now. Any thoughts? Also another reason I am second guessing my philips is because of the in-line remote. If the volume slider gets moved a little then my music player automatically starts on my phone. It gets to be pretty annoying.
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There will surely be difference, though whether or not it is better/worse has a lot to do with personal preference. I'm kind of doubting that anyone's yet done a comparison of these two headphones, but I'd also be pretty interested in one.

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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.

Thanks again. Will keep an eye on the ads.

 

Is there any difference in sound/quality between the red wood and natural wood FA-011s?

 

And sorry for asking tons of questions but I also noticed that GD Audiobass has an FA-011 & HA-02 headphone+amp bundle for $350 which made me wonder:

If I were to eliminate my "<150ohm impedance" restriction by buying a headphone + amp combo... are there any other phones that you would recommend to meet my other criteria?

 

(Ideally keeping headphones+amp within the <$300 budget, but could maybe stretch that to $350ish if I was getting an amp too.)

 

I'm just trying to keep my options open since the more reviews I read it sounds like the FA-011s are bass heavy as opposed to bass light and I'm not sure I want bass heavy, I'd think I'm looking for bass neutral..

 

Gah, I feel like I'm nit picking now. Though I guess that most of you guys are so I don't feel too bad about it rolleyes.gif


Edited by intel8052 - 6/8/12 at 6:22am
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In which store in manhattan can I test out both the m50 and the ultrasone hfi 780?

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Hello!

I'm writing because I need some help about headphones over head.
I have iPod Touch and I'm looking for good headphones.Headphones would be used mainly for listening to music.
I listen to music primarily on the train and bus and  I want headphones that eliminate interference from ambient.
Headphones should be of medium size and preferably should have a nice design.
I listen to music genre like hardcore and hardstyle.Emphasis is  also on bass
This is all. 

 

Thank you  for your answers!

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Hello!  I'm looking for some advice on buying some closed headphones.

I currently own a pair of MS1s which I love for most types music, but I also want another pair better suited to electronica/techno/IDM (i.e. a bit more bass, less sibilant highs). I could also do with a pair that offer more isolation & don't broadcast my music to others, so I've been looking at closed 'phones.

I'd also like something with a similar sound quality (e.g. detail) to the MS1s - I don't want to feel like I'm listening to lesser 'phones when I put them on (like I do with my PX100s & Porta Pros.)

I tried out the Denon D2000s the other day and they sounded very good, but at £200 they're the limit of what I'd like to spend!

I can also get AKG K550s for £160. I've not been able to listen to them, but from reading various reviews & D2000 comparisons I don't think I'd be disappointed.

What I'm most interested in hearing opinions on though is whether the Fischer fa-003/Brainwavz HM5/Lindy would be an acceptable alternative to the Denons/AKGs? I can get hold of Lindy's for £75, which is very tempting.

Do the Fischers/Lindys even compare to the Denons? Would I be very disappointed?

If not, are the Denon's worth 20% more than the K550s?

Any advice greatly appreciated!


 

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I am looking for a pair of headphones for < $50. I have some I am interested in, and am wondering if anyone could put some suggestions in. I have never bought full-sized headphones before, but I want the best value. I prefer headphones that are not bass heavy. I prefer flat or bright headphones. I want them to be over the ear with at least some sound isolation, but on ear is also not an issue. They will be used at work only, so size and portability is not a factor whatsoever.

 

Here are some I have seen with good reviews that I am considering:

 

 

  • Audio-Technica ATH M20 
  • HARMAN K81DJ Akg Closed-Back Folding Dj Headphone
  • Sony MDR-XD200
  • Sennheiser HD203
  • Panasonic RP-HTF600-S
  • Prodipe Pro 800 Professional Monitoring Headphones

 

I listen to literally all genres of music except country and super hard gargle singing rock bands, so that is why I specified a flat or bright headphone. Which in the list has best sound quality? Best comfort? Any opinions or other recommendations?


Edited by sdyarnell - 6/8/12 at 7:11am
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