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post #15976 of 29490
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Originally Posted by devhen View Post

 

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.

 

Just because headphones play at a decent or even loud volume doesn't necessarily mean they are being adequately powered.  For example the Ultrasone Pro 750 will sound plenty loud straight out an iPhone.  However, it will also almost completely lose its bass.


Edited by KG Jag - 7/2/12 at 4:19pm
post #15977 of 29490
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

 

Just because headphones play at a decent or even loud volume doesn't necessarily mean they are being adequately powered.  For example the Ultrasone Pro 750 will sound plenty loud straight out an iPhone.  However, it will also almost completely lose its bass.

 

Agreed. Though in my experience my 600s sound pretty much the same regardless of what I plug them into. My 770s on the other hand are much pickier and can underperform even when the volume is adequate. Based on this I would say if he gets the 880 it might be a concern but the 600s should work fine with the E10.

post #15978 of 29490

Guys, i need help. For $50, what options we have for a good headphone? i dont mind about design at all, i needs to be comfortable though. Thanks!

post #15979 of 29490
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

 

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.


I definitely can't spend that. And I don't want to upgrade in a year, so I guess it's down to this: Of the most comfortable cans in my budget, which will give me the best of the other features? If that's asking too much, can you rank a few comfortable ones that I can research? Thanks again.

 

(For reference, my post requesting advice is here.)


Edited by BourneAudio - 7/2/12 at 4:45pm
post #15980 of 29490
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Originally Posted by BourneAudio View Post


I definitely can't spend that. And I don't want to upgrade in a year, so I guess it's down to this: Of the most comfortable cans in my budget, which will give me the best of the other features? If that's asking too much, can you rank a few comfortable ones that I can research? Thanks again.

 

(For reference, my post requesting advice is here.)

 

If you're willing to spend $79 to $89 (Amazon day to day floating price range), get the AKG Acoustics K-240 Semi Open Studio Headphones.

 

If you want stay within your original budget get the Superlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones.

 

Neither is perfect; both are very good cans in their class.

post #15981 of 29490

i am planning on getting the Audio Technica ATH-AD900 paired with the FiiO E10 USB DAC for watching movies and shows on my macbook which i saw recommended in another thread and i would like to know if this is a good decision for me. Or are there better options? I've seen people recommend beyerdynamic headphones for watching movies or AKG headphones so im unsure if i should buy the Audio Technica ATH-AD900s.  i watch movies at home so i dont care about sound leakage and looks dont matter either. my price range would be $300 including an amp if needed.

 

 

 

--on a side note which isnt really important i am planning on buying another pair of headphones for just listening to music from a price range of $300 including amp too. is there a headphone that kills 2 birds with one stone out there that you know of?If there is, then my price range will change to a combined $600 max including amp.  I've read about the denon ah-d2000 and the denon ah-d5000 headphones on this site with good reviews. are they perfect for me or is there some other headphones that match my needs? if the headphones you recommend is a little out of my price range like $50 you can still recommend them to me cause if i have to i will wait for a sale or a price drop.


Edited by Ballin AZN - 7/2/12 at 6:54pm
post #15982 of 29490
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

 

If you're willing to spend $79 to $89 (Amazon day to day floating price range), get the AKG Acoustics K-240 Semi Open Studio Headphones.

 

If you want stay within your original budget get the Superlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones.

 

Neither is perfect; both are very good cans in their class.


Thanks! One final wrench: How do those two compare to the Grado SR80i? ETA: Nevermind. I completely missed the wiring difference. Looks like the K-240 is the one. Thanks again.


Edited by BourneAudio - 7/2/12 at 7:08pm
post #15983 of 29490

OK, due to price concerns, the MDR-7506 is out of the question as a possible upgrade candidate, so now it's between the HD-201 and HD-202 II, which of the two should I get? Currently own MDR-V150s and Bass Freqs, but looking for an upgrade to both, and want to upgrade the two sets of headphones ASAP.

 

Want to try to spend between $20 and $50.

post #15984 of 29490
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Originally Posted by HPuser9083 View Post

OK, due to price concerns, the MDR-7506 is out of the question as a possible upgrade candidate, so now it's between the HD-201 and HD-202 II, which of the two should I get? Currently own MDR-V150s and Bass Freqs, but looking for an upgrade to both, and want to upgrade the two sets of headphones ASAP.

 

Want to try to spend between $20 and $50.

 

They are both basic headphones.  Between them get the HD 202 II.  If you have enough amp, get the Superlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones (just under $50 at Amazon).

post #15985 of 29490

This is mainly for use both with my iPod and anything else with a headphone output too.
 


Edited by HPuser9083 - 7/2/12 at 8:07pm
post #15986 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Ballin AZN View Post

i am planning on getting the Audio Technica ATH-AD900 paired with the FiiO E10 USB DAC for watching movies and shows on my macbook which i saw recommended in another thread and i would like to know if this is a good decision for me. Or are there better options? I've seen people recommend beyerdynamic headphones for watching movies or AKG headphones so im unsure if i should buy the Audio Technica ATH-AD900s.  i watch movies at home so i dont care about sound leakage and looks dont matter either. my price range would be $300 including an amp if needed.

 

 

 

--on a side note which isnt really important i am planning on buying another pair of headphones for just listening to music from a price range of $300 including amp too. is there a headphone that kills 2 birds with one stone out there that you know of?If there is, then my price range will change to a combined $600 max including amp.  I've read about the denon ah-d2000 and the denon ah-d5000 headphones on this site with good reviews. are they perfect for me or is there some other headphones that match my needs? if the headphones you recommend is a little out of my price range like $50 you can still recommend them to me cause if i have to i will wait for a sale or a price drop.

 

For video, consider the AKG Q701 + amp.  They are also very good for music, but may not be your cup of tea if you're a bass lover.

 

With regard to music cans, you need to describe the sound signature that you prefer before we can be of much help.

post #15987 of 29490
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Originally Posted by HPuser9083 View Post

This is mainly for use both with my iPod and anything else with a headphone out too.
 

 

I take that to mean that you will not be amping them.  If that is the case, the Superlux may or may not work well straight out of your computer and/or portable devices.

 

In case you don't know, running headphones directly out of portable devices and computers with on board sound is not the same as running them from a headphone out jack of a receiver, headphone amp and certain sound cards.

post #15988 of 29490
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Originally Posted by steelgtr View Post

 

 

Maybe you guys could just tell me if these are more neutral than the V shape big brother M50's?

 

 

 

 

One last request.  Surprised no one has any experience with these.  Good Amazon reviews, decent price @ $60.00?

 

thx

 

 

 

Audio-Technica ATHM40FS:

 

Could you guys describe the sound sig of these? I've learned a lot reading here for weeks.  These were always on my buy list, especially @ $60/shipped but I would like other choices for a neutral to warmish sounding pair. I hate grainy, brittle highs. Ipod gen 5.5. Classic country, smooth jazz, some disco and funk.  NO Metal, heavy rock!

 

 

thx

 

bob

post #15989 of 29490
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Originally Posted by steelgtr View Post

 

 

 

 

One last request.  Surprised no one has any experience with these.  Good Amazon reviews, decent price @ $60.00?

 

thx

 

 

 

Audio-Technica ATHM40FS:

 

Could you guys describe the sound sig of these? I've learned a lot reading here for weeks.  These were always on my buy list, especially @ $60/shipped but I would like other choices for a neutral to warmish sounding pair. I hate grainy, brittle highs. Ipod gen 5.5. Classic country, smooth jazz, some disco and funk.  NO Metal, heavy rock!

 

 

thx

 

bob

 

Probably the best closed cans for about $50 street are the Koss ProDJ100.  However, to achieve your preferred volume level they may need an amp from your portable device or computer with basic on board sound.

post #15990 of 29490
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

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?

I use a Fiio E17.

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