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post #15721 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Spaz115 View Post

I think that I'm more looking for something supra-aural- I find full size around the ear headphones rather uncomfortable. I wear glasses and whenever I wear those 'phones it feels really heavy on my head and my ears do feel quite cramped.. I tried a Audio Technica full size headphone @ a store and they were quite uncomfortable (I don't remember the model, but they do look like M50's). Are the 518's similar in terms of comfort or are they rather different? 

 

Thanks

 

EDIT: I live in Hong Kong so I have fantastic shops to go find IEMs/Headphones ^.^ The guys at the store do recommend 'phones to me but I wanted a second opinion from headfi before making my decision.

 

I find the 518 to be comfortable (it's big bro the 556 & 598 are more comfortable.  However, I also find the that the M50 is comfortable.  On these issues only you, wearing these cans for the duration of your listening sessions will be able to tell if they are comfortable for your head and sensitivities.

post #15722 of 29490
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Originally Posted by JohnLD View Post

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?

The HD439 has what I would say is neutral bass and i don't think they have very good isolation (I'm not too sure how much isolation, as I no longer have HD439s in my possession), but have brilliant comfort as they have velour ear pads. From what I've heard from/about the WS55 (I've demoed them a few times), it also has fairly neutral bass (perhaps a touch more), and will have better isolation as it uses pleather ear pads and is on ear, but won't beat the HD439 in comfort. 

post #15723 of 29490

A friend of mine is wanting to get some new headphones. He asked me for some help, so I thought that I would come here to get some advice. They will be played from his computer/iphone, so they need to be easily driven. He said they'd be mostly for home use.

He wants:

Closed headphones that isolate well (passive)

Over the ear

Comfortable

Under $200 US

 

Mainly listens rock, ska, and metal (nothing that extreme). Some of his favorite bands are Pink Floyd, System of a Down, and The Greatful Dead.

 

What would you guys recommend? So far, I've looked into the KRK KNS 8400, AKG K 272 HD (They're under 200 on Amazon), and the Audio Technica A900, but I haven't listen to any of them so I don't know which would be best.

 

Thanks.

post #15724 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Spaz115 View Post

I'm looking for a set of headphones in the 100-120USD range. I've looked at the AT AD700's and Grado SR60/80. However I am not sure which one is right for me.. I listen to all types of music, and I'm looking for something extremely comfortable. I don't want to have the earpads heat up quickly and also I don't want a strong clamping force on my head. I will like a nice sound stage but its not a must. Will be used for music and gaming at home. I tried the SR80's @ my friends at the were quite comfortable for me, but they don't seem to have a nice sound stage...is that correct? Also on Inner-Fidelity's website they talk about the Sennheiser HD239...do they compete? 

 

Thanks :) 

There are some nice things to be said about the ATH-AD700, but their light bass is a turn off.

post #15725 of 29490
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Originally Posted by DukeDevlinIX View Post

A friend of mine is wanting to get some new headphones. He asked me for some help, so I thought that I would come here to get some advice. They will be played from his computer/iphone, so they need to be easily driven. He said they'd be mostly for home use.

He wants:

Closed headphones that isolate well (passive)

Over the ear

Comfortable

Under $200 US

 

Mainly listens rock, ska, and metal (nothing that extreme). Some of his favorite bands are Pink Floyd, System of a Down, and The Greatful Dead.

 

What would you guys recommend? So far, I've looked into the KRK KNS 8400, AKG K 272 HD (They're under 200 on Amazon), and the Audio Technica A900, but I haven't listen to any of them so I don't know which would be best.

 

Thanks.


With no amp: Shure SRH 840, Sony MDR 7510 and Sony MDR-V900HD.

post #15726 of 29490
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


 In the U.S. none of the three falls within his budget.  The 518 is $9 more than his $120 max.  Hopefully where he is the Senn prices are lower.

I have seen them for as low as $116.

post #15727 of 29490
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

 

Assuming that power-wise your phone is similar to an iPhone 4, you need something easy to drive unless buy and use an amp.  Further assuming that you will use your phone unamped palying MP3 quality audio and that open is OK with you since you referenced the open HD 558, you should check the buying guides linked in the opening post of this thread.  Look for cans rated "1" to be assured they will play from a phone.

 

Consider the Alessandro MS1, Ultrasone HiFi 780, Shure SRH 840 (this one many not play loud but should play loud enough), KRK KNS-6400, Sony MDR-7510, Grado SR225i--all of which I pick for sound quality and characteristics over the M50.  The HD 598 is a very good can and is over your budget based on US prices.  Beyond that it may or may not play with suffient volume out of your phone.

 

Thanks mate, much appreciated.  I ended up going for the SRH840 (and all my music is FLAC).

 

Thanks again :)

post #15728 of 29490

hi guys looking for my first set of closed full-size headphones

 

i'm willing to spend $100-$200, absolute max is $250, will prefer (but not necessary) something around $150

 

won't be getting an amp and i'll mostly be listening to v0 mp3s off of my laptop/zune

 

i listen to mostly hip-hop and dubstep (so good bass would be nice), with a variety of other things (indie pop, post-rock, jazzy hip-hop, lighter electronica). here's my last.fm for reference: http://www.last.fm/user/aznegglover

 

so far i'm looking to get one of these, but any other suggestions are welcome:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-M50-Professional-Monitor-Headphones/dp/B000ULAP4U

http://www.soundprofessionals.com/cgi-bin/gold/item/ATH-M50s-SPECIAL

http://www.amazon.com/Ultrasone-HFI-780-Surround-Professional-Headphones/dp/B00101XVH2

http://www.amazon.com/KRK-KNS8400-Studio-Headphones/dp/B004ARUO2S

http://www.amazon.com/M-Audio-Studiophile-Closed-back-Dynamic-Headphones/dp/B000XT8JTM

http://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-Pro-80-Closed-Studio-Headphones/dp/B0016MNAAI

 

i'm especially looking for something that's comfortable and looks good

 

thanks!

post #15729 of 29490
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Originally Posted by gchan View Post

hi guys looking for my first set of closed full-size headphones

 

i'm willing to spend $100-$200, absolute max is $250, will prefer (but not necessary) something around $150

 

won't be getting an amp and i'll mostly be listening to v0 mp3s off of my laptop/zune

 

i listen to mostly hip-hop and dubstep (so good bass would be nice), with a variety of other things (indie pop, post-rock, jazzy hip-hop, lighter electronica). here's my last.fm for reference: http://www.last.fm/user/aznegglover

 

so far i'm looking to get one of these, but any other suggestions are welcome:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-M50-Professional-Monitor-Headphones/dp/B000ULAP4U

http://www.soundprofessionals.com/cgi-bin/gold/item/ATH-M50s-SPECIAL

http://www.amazon.com/Ultrasone-HFI-780-Surround-Professional-Headphones/dp/B00101XVH2

http://www.amazon.com/KRK-KNS8400-Studio-Headphones/dp/B004ARUO2S

http://www.amazon.com/M-Audio-Studiophile-Closed-back-Dynamic-Headphones/dp/B000XT8JTM

http://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-Pro-80-Closed-Studio-Headphones/dp/B0016MNAAI

 

i'm especially looking for something that's comfortable and looks good

 

thanks!

Looks good, comfortable and sounds good. I think these will also meet your criteria.

 

http://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-Crossfade-On-Ear-Noise-Isolating-Headphone/dp/B007TRUY6C/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1340501566&sr=8-3&keywords=v+moda+m+80

 

http://v-moda.com/

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/578207/v-moda-crossfade-m-80-reviews

 

Edit:

Sorry, didn't see full-sized at first. You could wait for the M-100, which are the big brothers of the M-80. They are expected to come out next month. Also, the V-MODA LP2.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Crossfade-Limited-Over-Ear-Noise-Isolating-Headphone/dp/B005HMBQR2/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1340501747&sr=1-1&keywords=lp2


Edited by SpiderNhan - 6/23/12 at 6:36pm
post #15730 of 29490

can someone recommend me a in-ear earphones that cost $20-100.

 

Thanks, I'm currently looking at the Bose IE2.

 

Let me know thanks!

 

I'm looking for clear sound clarity or quality.

 

Bass I could careless, I prefer clear vocals.

 

Thanks.

post #15731 of 29490

Can anyone recommend me a pair of closed headphones for travel and home use around 100~ (no more than 110). 

 

I've been looking up some headphones as this will be my first full sized headphones purchase (usually stick to IEM's), and I like the Creative  Aurvana Live! headphones. I listen to a wide array of genres (rock, metal, hip-hop, alternative, blues, reggae etc.) but I really do like my bass.

 

Any recommendations? Thanks.

post #15732 of 29490
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Originally Posted by linuxid10t View Post

I have seen them for as low as $116.


 I've seen them below $100 new and from an authorized dealer, but not since Senn invoked its new MAP policy in the the U.S.

post #15733 of 29490
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Originally Posted by lovemusic101 View Post

can someone recommend me a in-ear earphones that cost $20-100.

 

Thanks, I'm currently looking at the Bose IE2.

 

Let me know thanks!

 

I'm looking for clear sound clarity or quality.

 

Bass I could careless, I prefer clear vocals.

 

Thanks.

 

This is the full size headphone section of the forum.  There is another section that addresses IEM's and portable cans--that's where you need to post this request. 

post #15734 of 29490
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Originally Posted by ofiveo View Post

Can anyone recommend me a pair of closed headphones for travel and home use around 100~ (no more than 110). 

 

I've been looking up some headphones as this will be my first full sized headphones purchase (usually stick to IEM's), and I like the Creative  Aurvana Live! headphones. I listen to a wide array of genres (rock, metal, hip-hop, alternative, blues, reggae etc.) but I really do like my bass.

 

Any recommendations? Thanks.

 

The CAL! are good but expensive these days.  However, still within your budget.

 

Also check out the Sony MDRZX700, Shure SRH 440 and KRK KNS-6400.

post #15735 of 29490
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Originally Posted by ofiveo View Post

Can anyone recommend me a pair of closed headphones for travel and home use around 100~ (no more than 110). 

 

I've been looking up some headphones as this will be my first full sized headphones purchase (usually stick to IEM's), and I like the Creative  Aurvana Live! headphones. I listen to a wide array of genres (rock, metal, hip-hop, alternative, blues, reggae etc.) but I really do like my bass.

 

Any recommendations? Thanks.


The ATH-M50 is $110 shipped at http://www.soundprofessionals.com/cgi-bin/gold/item/ATH-M50-PROMO w code ATH-M50-PROMO-60.

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