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I'm really just looking for good mids, but since my refund from amazon is going to be in the form of an amazon gift card, I don't know if I could buy a pair of used headphones. Maybe just save the gift for other things. I suppose I could always get an E9 later and throw my E10 on top of it. 

 

How low do used hd-600s usually get in terms of price. 275 is really pushing it even, I'd prefer to keep it around 260 or so.


Amping the amp is never a good idea.

post #15962 of 29490
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Amping the amp is never a good idea.

There's a line out that only uses the DAC on it, for speakers and such I believe.

post #15963 of 29490
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Originally Posted by lostmage View Post

I'm really just looking for good mids, but since my refund from amazon is going to be in the form of an amazon gift card, I don't know if I could buy a pair of used headphones. Maybe just save the gift for other things. I suppose I could always get an E9 later and throw my E10 on top of it. 

 

How low do used hd-600s usually get in terms of price. 275 is really pushing it even, I'd prefer to keep it around 260 or so.

 

Agreed, you don't want to double amp. 

 

New HD600 is $300 from RazorDogDeals. I've seen HD600 go used as low as $200, but depending on wear, age and price $250 is fairly common around here. 

 

They do have excellent mids. 

post #15964 of 29490
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I want to get some headphones for my father.  He has pretty bad hearing and uses a hearing aid.  I want something that will help him understand speech in TV and movies.  Being good for music would be a plus.  Something around $100 or less, preferably.  Any suggestions?
 


Any ideas?

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Any ideas?

Why don't you start off w/ something cheap like the HD202 and see what he likes/dislikes about them? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003LPTAYI/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8

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Headphones for gaming and movies in STEREO (no dolby headphone), and dubstep/electronica off of of youtube/pandora/stopify/CDs:

 

Philips Fidelio L1 versus Denon AH-D5000?


Edited by lubczyk - 7/2/12 at 2:09pm
post #15967 of 29490
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Probably not because they leak a great deal.


I wouldn't care if they leak, since I would hardly use them in public. It would be used in my house. But you have more experience with headphones than me so what do you recommend?

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hello people  i need help to dicide which headphone i have to take so i want one for listen eletronic music and also rap . i would like one that have many bass mainly so he has to be a closed headphone i think . i will not use in a CDJ . i will use in my computer and on my ipod . about the price i would like between 300 and 500 U$ . thanks very much ...

post #15969 of 29490
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The Superlux are among with most comfortable in your price range.  It seems that what you want will require you to increase your budget or make some compromises.


I know I'm not spending alot, but I can't enjoy them if they're not comfortable for 2-4 hour sessions. If I increased my budget, say $80 - $100 (max), I'd want to get some great cans. Thanks for the help, I appreciate it.

 

For reference, my post requesting advice is here.


Edited by BourneAudio - 7/2/12 at 3:05pm
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Hello,

 

Looking for an upgrade from my DT770 Pro 80ohm. Going to be for home use, so it doesn't matter whether it's open or closed. I'm looking for a similar-ish sound signature, except less recessed mids, tad more treble, tad less bass, with a much bigger soundstage (soundstage is the main reason for the upgrade). Hopefully power-able by my Fiio E17, but I might be able to upgrade to a different amp ~$150 (Objective 2 maybe). Price range is ~$300-$350 CDN for the headphones. Was thinking Beyerdynamic DT880 600ohm or AKG Q701. Can the O2 run the DT880s?

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Originally Posted by Fortunex View Post

Hello,

 

Looking for an upgrade from my DT770 Pro 80ohm. Going to be for home use, so it doesn't matter whether it's open or closed. I'm looking for a similar-ish sound signature, except less recessed mids, tad more treble, tad less bass, with a much bigger soundstage (soundstage is the main reason for the upgrade). Hopefully power-able by my Fiio E17, but I might be able to upgrade to a different amp ~$150 (Objective 2 maybe). Price range is ~$300-$350 CDN for the headphones. Was thinking Beyerdynamic DT880 600ohm or AKG Q701. Can the O2 run the DT880s?

I would say DT880 Pro 250-Ohm, then spend as much as you can for a DAC and amp.

What source(s) do you plug your headphones into?

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Any ideas?

 

That's a very unique and individualized situation.  I suggest that you obtain advice through your father's ear doctor and/or audiologist.

post #15973 of 29490
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I wouldn't care if they leak, since I would hardly use them in public. It would be used in my house. But you have more experience with headphones than me so what do you recommend?


They're a great set of cans at an excellent price if you like the Grado house sound (I and many others do, but a large group does not).  People near you will hear your music from the open backs of these headphones.

post #15974 of 29490
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Originally Posted by BourneAudio View Post


I know I'm not spending alot, but I can't enjoy them if they're not comfortable for 2-4 hour sessions. If I increased my budget, say $80 - $100 (max), I'd want to get some great cans. Thanks for the help, I appreciate it.

 

For reference, my post requesting advice is here.

 

It doesn't do much for you.  The Shure SRH 440 comes into play, but for your purposes all it adds is better build quality.  It needs the SRH 880 pads to be comfortable at the level you seek.

 

You really have to jump to about $150 +/- to get another set of cans that have the features you seek.

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Both of those cans require a decent amp.  I have doubts that what you have would adequately power either.

 

I haven't tried the E10 myself but I highly doubt this would be the case. My 600s are too quiet plugged straight into a super weak android smartphone, but not by a lot. The E10 should power it to adequate volumes easily and the 250 ohm DT 880 should be the same. Though I wouldn't be surprised if he decided to upgrade his amp sometime down the road... I just don't think he should avoid the 250 ohm 880 and 600 based on inadequate power to push them as I'm willing to bet he'd be happy with the volume level of either phones pushed by the E10. Unless the E10 is no more powerful than a decent laptop audio jack, for example the ones in Thinkpads. But.. the E10 would be fairly worthless if that were the case. IMO.

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