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If the headphone was tuned to be open and you make it closed it can sound horrible, for example with my grados if you cover the outside with your hands the sound goes thin and tinny.

Ahh, in that case il remember NOT to do that then, thank you.

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Ahh, in that case il remember NOT to do that then, thank you.

Using a small amount of foam would probably be ok, it would most likely change the sound signature somewhat but this shouldn't be anywhere near as bad as making them fully closed.

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Either way.. modding isn't something im ready to do yet, especially not with 200 dollar electronics. How do my other finds compare? Or does anyone else have a suggestion for something just as good as the 558's? I've only looked at Senn so far but im open to anything as long as they look presentable.

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Either way.. modding isn't something im ready to do yet, especially not with 200 dollar electronics. How do my other finds compare? Or does anyone else have a suggestion for something just as good as the 558's? I've only looked at Senn so far but im open to anything as long as they look presentable.

Which model Creative labs sound card do you have in your computer?

My Audio Technica ATH-A900Xs sound really good (closed headphone).

The Brainwarz HM5 is a good deal for a closed headphone.

Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 250-Ohm, need a decent headphone amp.

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Good grief man, selling these SR60s for half a year now......it's almost as if people found out the KSC75 are pretty much the same thing. redface.gif

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Originally Posted by bigheadhifi View Post

hey guys.. another question from me... HD668B or HA RX900?   which one is more bangin'...for the buck? lol                            thanks guysss

 

bumpp?

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bumpp?

I prefer open myself, so HD668B.

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Hey, Im looking for some good headphones around $200, closed, and keep out most if not all noise. (Looking good is always a plus!) 

What music I listen to... Mainly everything but like classic and country. 

 

All I've heard so far is Sony's V6 And ATHM50, any insight on these or should I go with something else? (Anything that has a better build quality?)

 

Also, I don't know if it will help or not but Ill be getting the samsung galaxy s3 as the source of music (mp3 player)

 

Thanks for any help. :)

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Hi gents :)

 

 

So up until now I've been using earbuds (yeah I know), but I just can't do it anymore.  It's time to upgrade to some decent headphones.

 

Now, first up I'll be using a Samsung Galaxy S3 as my main music player, so whatever I get will need to be ok with that.    From all reports, the S3 has a pretty decent DAC (Wolfson Micro WM1811 - http://www.head-fi.org/t/608535/wolfson-dac-confirmed-for-galaxy-s3), and when Supercurio releases Voodoo Sound it should get a fair bit better.

 

As for the music I listen to, it's mostly Alternative guitary stuff (Weezer, NOFX,  Elbow, Yeah Yeah Yeahs,  etc etc).   Nothing terrible nuanced, but I still want to get the most out of it as I've recently upgraded all my music to FLAC.   

 

Budget is under $200 (I'm in Australia but happy to order overseas for the most part.  Amazon etc).  

 

So after bumming around this forum for the past couple of days I've been looking at the Audio Technica M50 and also the Sennheiser HD558.    Now this is by no means a final list as this whole process is terribly hard.   Everyone has different opinions, and as soon as you start to settle on something, someone comes along with "well yeah that's a good set of cans, but these are better....".  Rinse and repeat :)    The M50 are obviously fairly popular on here, being #3 on the list and all, and from what I can tell most people like the HD558's generally as well.   

 

 

Just hoping someone can offer some feedback on those suggestions for me (considering my musical tastes and music player), and maybe offer an alternative or two (without bombarding me with a million new options that'll just make this harder) :D

 

If you need any more info, just let me know.

 

Thanks!!

 

 

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TyTB,

 

"meaning that I need good sound isolation and for them to be over-ear phones."

 

Here is a link to a pair,that meets some of your criteria......Price

These are modded T50rp's..modded by Maddog..they are a closed headphone

I own a pair and they are outstanding,some say they even come close to the Audezez Lcd-2

 

 

http://www.mrspeakers.com/index.php?route=common/home

 

Not sure they meet all your criteria..not over ear,..but,.....good price and excellent SQ...Money back ,if not completely satisfied..

 

 
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I prefer open myself, so HD668B.


any thoughts on the sound comparison? I need something with soundstage and good well balanced clear sound... I will use it for orchestral music

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Could someone please give me help on mine? Had no help, besides one person. If you haven't seen my post, it's on page 1035. 

 

My budget is $200 AUD (willing to stretch about $30), but am willing to order overseas, and on sites such as eBay and Amazon. I was looking at the AKG Q701s, as I found those for about $230 on Amazon, but I found out that they are open. I need closed, as I can't have leakage (will be using at school). I want to use these for gaming, music and movies. They also need to look good. 

 

I liked the AKG Q701s, but they are open. Are there good looking headphones that are like the Q701s, but closed?  

 

I will be using these on my Dell Latitude XT3, my Galaxy S2, and my surround sound system at home (don't know anything about this, besides the brands of the parts). I need these headphones to be able to be driven by these. I am willing to buy an amp, but it has to be portable and fit in the budget alongside the headphones. 

 

All help is greatly appreciated. 

 

Thanks


Edited by DaanaltheNoob - 6/22/12 at 1:10am
post #15688 of 29490
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Originally Posted by bigheadhifi View Post

 

bumpp?

 

I think you're going to have to define "bangin'" as you are using it.

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I talk about adding the DAC because some people have problems hooking an external headphone amplifier up to the RCA outputs on their receiver (not sure why).

And you did say you wanted the headphones to sound "awesome", the $65 external DAC should have a DAC chip that is better then the Onkyo's.

Receivers are going to come with the cheapest DACs that do the job.

I'm not anti-Onkyo, I've owned three of their receivers in the past 4 years.

I like sound cards(Xonars) because they offer Dolby Virtual headphone surround sound for movies and some games

 

I'm all for you first trying the HD650 straight into the Onkyos headphone jack (why not).

And I'm sure most decent aftermarket headphone amplifiers are better at driving the HD650 then the Onkyo.

Just trying to list all your possible options and understand them before spending all that money on the Sennheiser HD650s


ah im really grateful for all your insights and help :) So let's say i'll get Asus Xonar DX and HD650.

 

As I've read about something called "jitter" - http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue43/jitter.htm I was thinking I might aswell replace my source to the onkyo receiver and use ASUS optical out instead of internal motherboard. Not sure if this actually makes a difference... but according to what ive read it will...

 

So it would look like this:

Asus Xonar DX/D1 Optical output > Onkyo

Asus Xonar DX/D1 RCAA > AMP > Headphones.

 

This will also make it easy switching when I want to listen to headphones/speakers.

 

It's either this solution or just get all external which also allows me to use it incase I get a laptop. example like getting Fiio e9/e17 comb or some other solution around 400USD cost.

 

 

I've come to a conclusion that I dont want tubes as that requires maintance.


Edited by forell88 - 6/22/12 at 1:01am
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Originally Posted by simonk83 View Post

Budget is under $200 (I'm in Australia but happy to order overseas for the most part.  Amazon etc).  

I quite like

http://headphones.com.au

 

Specifically the fact that they have free shipping and a 20-day return policy where you get store credit for the value of the headphones you return

http://headphones.com.au/FAQ/#5

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