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Originally Posted by eduardgur View Post

Hey, I'm looking for apair of headphones mainly for electro music but also for clasic music.
I need something with deep sound and not messy meaning no gap between high and low, alsow I have trouble with high sounds.
I've been using the akg k518le for the past 2 years and have been very happy with them.I tried many skullcandy headphone but didn't like them at all , I tried the beats solo and studio and HATED them.
I'm looking for comfortable pair with some looks as well :-) .
I've been thinking about the klipsh m40 what else is there at this level?
And what player can I use without compromising the sound?
Thanks in advance.

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post #15992 of 29490
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

 

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.


for my music cans i want the best of both worlds good but not overpowering bass and has nice highs and mids. i read in the headphone buyers guide from this site that the AKG Q701 are hard to amp. Do u believe that statement? what amp goes well with it? i didnt say this but i did buy an AKG Q701 before and they broke on me the first day and i had to return it the headphone cable got stuck in the headphone jack and when i tried to take it out the headphone jack came out. so i am kind of scared of getting it again. are the Audio Technica ATH-AD900 or denon ah-d2000 really bad for movies?

post #15993 of 29490
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

 

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.


Thanks, KG

 

What size/shape are the ear cups on those?

post #15994 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Ballin AZN View Post


for my music cans i want the best of both worlds good but not overpowering bass and has nice highs and mids. i read in the headphone buyers guide from this site that the AKG Q701 are hard to amp. Do u believe that statement? what amp goes well with it? i didnt say this but i did buy an AKG Q701 before and they broke on me the first day and i had to return it the headphone cable got stuck in the headphone jack and when i tried to take it out the headphone jack came out. so i am kind of scared of getting it again. are the Audio Technica ATH-AD900 or denon ah-d2000 really bad for movies?

 

I don't have any problems amping the Q701.  They work fine out of my receivers, HiFiMan EF2A hybrid amp and even sounded good (somewhat to my surprise) out the headphone jack of my Hannspree TV.

 

I'm very surprised that you had build quality problems with you Q701.  Were they new?  I have two of these Austrian made cans and haven't had any problems.  I'm generally careful with all my audio equipment.

 

I have the Audio Technica ATH-A900 and am not impressed to the point that I have not tried its open sibling.  The D2000's recessed mids and lack of sound stage makes it less than ideal for movies.

 

Turning to music, the Q701 is not too far off your mark.  The open Senn HD 598 might also meet your needs--and should be good for movies and gaming too.  You might also like the mid to upper level Sonys (e.g. MDR 7510 & 7520 and the open MDRMA900--now at Amazon for under $200).

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Thanks, KG

 

What size/shape are the ear cups on those?

 

They're round on ear.  You can easily find pictures on line.

 

The M50 pads fit them and is an easy upgrade for the future.

post #15996 of 29490
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Originally Posted by eduardgur View Post

Hey, I'm looking for apair of headphones mainly for electro music but also for clasic music.
I need something with deep sound and not messy meaning no gap between high and low, alsow I have trouble with high sounds.
I've been using the akg k518le for the past 2 years and have been very happy with them.I tried many skullcandy headphone but didn't like them at all , I tried the beats solo and studio and HATED them.
I'm looking for comfortable pair with some looks as well :-) .
I've been thinking about the klipsh m40 what else is there at this level?
And what player can I use without compromising the sound?
Thanks in advance.

?

 

Where to start...

 

Do you mean classical music?

 

Out of what will you be playing these headphones?  Will you use an amp?

 

What is the format of your music?

 

Are open cans OK (they leak sound)?

 

What is your budget?

 

Where do you live?  If outside the U.S., what brands are available (or unavailable) to you?

post #15997 of 29490
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

Where to start...

Do you mean classical music?

Out of what will you be playing these headphones?  Will you use an amp?

What is the format of your music?

Are open cans OK (they leak sound)?

What is your budget?

Where do you live?  If outside the U.S., what brands are available (or unavailable) to you?
Sorry, yea I mean classical music.
Right now I'm plying fro my cell phone galaxy s1 or a sansa.
I'm looking for agood player to, and an amp if will be needed.

Flac and 320 mp3.

I'm travailing alot so ANC will be a must.
Budget. 400$ +-
Dosent matter ill find what I need
Thx
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Would Sony XB700's be a solid choice for listening to rap/hip hop? I would be using them with my macbook and my iphone occasionally. Any opinions?

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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.

Thanks again for suggesting these. I didn't want to wait, even for Prime shipping, so I picked up a pair locally. I'm happy. I've been going through my music for 4 hours and they're still comfortable. As a bonus, the included cord is long enough to reach my receiver from my main listening position.

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Originally Posted by BourneAudio View Post

Thanks again for suggesting these. I didn't want to wait, even for Prime shipping, so I picked up a pair locally. I'm happy. I've been going through my music for 4 hours and they're still comfortable. As a bonus, the included cord is long enough to reach my receiver from my main listening position.

 

Glad to hear that they're working out for you.

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Originally Posted by DReK View Post

Would Sony XB700's be a solid choice for listening to rap/hip hop? I would be using them with my macbook and my iphone occasionally. Any opinions?

Try these 

http://www.amazon.com/Ultrasone-HFI-580-Surround-Professional-Headphones/dp/B00101UHS8/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1341308973&sr=1-4&keywords=ultrasone

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Budget: max 90euros/115 usd

Usage: 95% music, 5% movies&tv

Music format: 90% MP3 V0, 10% FLAC

Source: iPhone

Music type: Techno, dubstep, old pop rock (Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan, Neil Young), modern pop & electro-pop.

Headphone/sound preferences: I would like a pair of closed headphones that offer detailed sound with good amount of bass. I will be using them indoors only (in relatively noisy surroundings, that's why i would prefer closed). I'm not strictly against amps, but due to my budget, i would not prefer one. They will be worn for 4-5 hours a day so comfort is very important.

Currently considering: ath-m50, sure srh-480, beyerdynamic dt770 (hard to get at my budget)

 

What would you suggest?

post #16003 of 29490

Are those the better choice than the Sennheiser hd439? (portability is important for me, and I listen to Jazz/hiphop)

 

Thanks

post #16004 of 29490
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Originally Posted by likeat100 View Post

Are those the better choice than the Sennheiser hd439? (portability is important for me, and I listen to Jazz/hiphop)

 

Thanks

 

They're too bass heavy to be good for jazz.

 

These are more balanced than the 580's:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Ultrasone-HFI-780-Surround-Professional-Headphones/dp/B00101XVH2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1341310993&sr=8-1&keywords=ultrasone+hfi-780


Edited by KG Jag - 7/3/12 at 3:24am
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Thank you, they seem to be some excellent headphones.

 

Last question: Do you really hear a difference between a Sennheiser HD439 and the Ultrasone HFI-780 S-Logic, when listening to mp3 files (either 192 or 320 kbit/s) from an IPod? Or is the difference in sound quality mainly remarkable in studios or while listening to vinyls or .flac files?

 

Thanks a lot.

 

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