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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

 

Hi mate,

 

Yeah I've used them before.  Unfortunately my problem is what to buy, not where :D   Too much choice :)

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Hi mate,

 

Yeah I've used them before.  Unfortunately my problem is what to buy, not where :D   Too much choice :)

I've got the same problem too. :) It's what, not where. I had a recommendation for the AKG K550, but that's too expensive. 

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Hello, first of all, sorry for my english...

 

Im looking for new headphones, i never used a "good" one, always i bought 5-10$ headphones (trash) and now, i wanna do a jump in quality.

 

I will use mostly for Electronic music and im looking to waste max 70USD, at moment i saw only the Creative Aurvana Live, what are your opinions about this one?

 

Wich one do you recommend me?

 

Thanks very much!

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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

 

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


hahaha sorry, I tried to be punny.. I meant "Bang For The Buck", both are considerably affordable, so which one has the better value? price vs. performance wise...

cause I'm a bit curious about these affordable headphones and I would like to try one myself, so I want to know your opinion on which one should I get...

 

and one with a good soundstage would be awesome...

 

JVC HA-RX900 vs. Superlux HD668B


Edited by bigheadhifi - 6/22/12 at 6:14am
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Being a noob, I had made a post where another user linked me to this massive thread. I just copy and pasted this from the post.
 

First off, these are the cans that I've been looking at. My maximum price to pay is around $220 and these fall under that mark.
 

  • Ultrasone Pro 550
  • Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro <- These are looking to be my first choice as of now, so if you own/have heard them, please tell me some pros and cons.
  • Audio Technica ATH-M50
  • Audio Technica A700x
  • Shure SRH840
  • Sony MDR-7506/V6

 

These seem like decent headphones to me, but I've never heard any of them besides my friend's MDR-7506's which I enjoyed quite a bit. I'm looking for headphones that will have a strong bass for listening to dubstep/DnB/Electronica, but not overwhelming. Clear mid-ranges,treble, and all else is important to me too. I will be using these for gaming and music enjoyment if that helps any. Hearing footsteps in a shooter is definitely a must-have for me. Also, these headphones must be able to be driven by my laptop and andriod. I would prefer NOT to pay for an external amplifier.

I am open to anything you guys have to say smily_headphones1.gif and if you know of an awesome pair of headphones that isn't on the list: TELL ME. I want to make sure I'm getting the best pair for my money. 

Side-Note: I've been considering Sennheiser HD 280 PROs, but I heard they have mushy sound with weak bass. I figured that pair might come up in discussion.


Thanks ahead! 

-Tom


Edited by Beanbaker - 6/22/12 at 1:31pm
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Originally Posted by Beanbaker View Post

Being a noob, I had made a post where another user linked me to this massive thread. I just copy and pasted this from the post.

 



First off, these are the cans that I've been looking at. My maximum price to pay is around $220 and these fall under that mark.

 



[*] Ultrasone Pro 550
[*] Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro <- These are looking to be my first choice as of now, so if you own/have heard them, please tell me some pros and cons.
[*] Audio Technica ATH-M50
[*] Audio Technica A700x
[*] Shure SRH840
[*] Sony MDR-7506/V6

 



These seem like decent headphones to me, but I've never heard any of them besides my friend's MDR-7506's which I enjoyed quite a bit. I'm looking for headphones that will have a strong bass for listening to dubstep/DnB/Electronica, but not overwhelming. Clear mid-ranges,treble, and all else is important to me too. I will be using these for gaming and music enjoyment if that helps any. Hearing footsteps in a shooter is definitely a must-have for me. Also, these headphones must be able to be driven by my laptop and andriod. I would prefer NOT to pay for an external amplifier.


I am open to anything you guys have to say smily_headphones1.gif  and if you know of an awesome pair of headphones that isn't on the list: TELL ME. I want to make sure I'm getting the best pair for my money. 


Side-Note: I've been considering Sennheiser HD 280 PROs, but I heard they have mushy sound with weak bass. I figured that pair might come up in discussion.





Thanks ahead! 


-Tom


Pretty sure you'll be able to hear footsteps with any of these wink.gif I use my m50's for music enjoyment and gaming, and boy are they phenomenal. I've heard good stuff about the dt770, but a little research has shown me that they might be a little harder to drive than the m50. what makes the m50 such a recommendation is its versatility, and their bass is perfect for a bass head who likes detail too. I've not personal heard the dt770 pro but I know they are a little better than the m50 when it comes to sound stage and comfort. But as far as which one will sound louder/better unamped the m50 should be your first choice.

On another note, the hd280 shouldn't even be mentioned when it comes to dubstep Haha. But yeah I would narrow it down to those 2.
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Pretty sure you'll be able to hear footsteps with any of these wink.gif I use my m50's for music enjoyment and gaming, and boy are they phenomenal. I've heard good stuff about the dt770, but a little research has shown me that they might be a little harder to drive than the m50. what makes the m50 such a recommendation is its versatility, and their bass is perfect for a bass head who likes detail too. I've not personal heard the dt770 pro but I know they are a little better than the m50 when it comes to sound stage and comfort. But as far as which one will sound louder/better unamped the m50 should be your first choice.
On another note, the hd280 shouldn't even be mentioned when it comes to dubstep Haha. But yeah I would narrow it down to those 2.

Thanks for the feedback!

I would like to hear more about the M50s comfort. Would I be able to wear these for a good 6 hours without them getting very uncomfortable? I want something good for gaming binges. The issues that I've found is that their frequency range is smaller than the other headphones on my list (15Hz to 28kHz) and they are pretty hefty at 10.1oz. Will I notice that the frequency range is shorter? I want to be able to feel the bass with these headphones and I don't know if this will restrict that. The Sony MDR V6s for example have a frequency range of 5Hz to 30kHz.

As for the D770s, will the sound quality be very restricted? My laptop is an Asus G53sx and I don't know if my sound card will handle their high impedance (The lowest I can find is 80ohms). 

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The comfort of the m50 is pretty good, but I can really only wear them for like 2-4 hours before the tight clamping force gets fatiguing. I usually just have to take them off for literally 5 seconds and Im good. I use them for game binges all the time. As far as frequency goes I haven't really understood the importance of range. It's more about how the headphones reproduce the ranges they do hit, rather than how many they hit. And the m50 is better than the Sony by a lot in my opinion, and others too. I think your laptop will handle the phones pretty decently, Asus makes good equipment.

A high impedance means 2 things if the source can't handle it. First it will probably be a little too quiet. Second, you won't be able to fully realize the intended price- sound of the headphones.

Any headphone sounds better amped however.
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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.

I have the Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series sound card.

 

And yes, i've seen the ATHA900s, they've gotten some fantastic reviews.. but I dont know if I'm just too picky but to me it's not the type of headphone id wear in public.. which is an issue.

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Originally Posted by InRainbows View Post

The comfort of the m50 is pretty good, but I can really only wear them for like 2-4 hours before the tight clamping force gets fatiguing. I usually just have to take them off for literally 5 seconds and Im good. I use them for game binges all the time. As far as frequency goes I haven't really understood the importance of range. It's more about how the headphones reproduce the ranges they do hit, rather than how many they hit. And the m50 is better than the Sony by a lot in my opinion, and others too. I think your laptop will handle the phones pretty decently, Asus makes good equipment.
A high impedance means 2 things if the source can't handle it. First it will probably be a little too quiet. Second, you won't be able to fully realize the intended price- sound of the headphones.
Any headphone sounds better amped however.

Awesome. One last thing, how are the ear pads? Do they have a decent sound-stage and do they COMPLETELY go around your ears? This is very important to me, as my current headphones do not frown.gif

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Awesome. One last thing, how are the ear pads? Do they have a decent sound-stage and do they COMPLETELY go around your ears? This is very important to me, as my current headphones do not frown.gif

The sound stage is gonna be pretty small due them being a closed can. You have to make some sacrifices. You can't have everything for around that price range.

 

I have fairly large ears and they go all the way around my ears with a little bit of adjusting on the head. The pads are really comfortable too. Also, I just got my M50's a couple days and I have no clue what the complaint about the clamping pressure is about. The pressure seems perfectly fine to me.

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http://www.head-fi.org/t/614166/sennheiser-hd-380-pro-price-drop-send-best-offer

 

I am selling my Sennheiser HD 380 PRO. PRICE DROP! 


Edited by LazBro123 - 6/22/12 at 3:25pm
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Ah I'm 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 as well 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 I've 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 in case 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 don't want tubes as that requires maintance.

The is a website Brainbit which has third party drivers for Xonar cards 'Unified Xonar Drivers".

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I have the Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series sound card.

 

And yes, i've seen the ATHA900s, they've gotten some fantastic reviews.. but I don't know if I'm just too picky but to me it's not the type of headphone id wear in public.. which is an issue.

For headphone to use in public and travel, the KRK KNS 8400.

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Hey I was wondering which headphone is the best for Bass, Noise Isolation and Comfort out of the Sennheiser HD 439 and the Audio Technica ATH-WS55?   I listen to dub step and like to blast my music without anyone else hearing. Help?

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