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I know there have been 1000 threads with this comparison but im looking to make a decision with regards to the type of music i listen to with some of your help hopefully redface.gif. Ok so looking to decide between the Sennheiser HD800 or the Beyerdynamic T1. Cost is irrelevant.

 

I listen to a lot of modern music which probably doesnt have the best mastering. A few of the artists i listen to include:

 

Ashanti  (Rnb)

Bow Wow (Rap/Rnb)

Cassie (RnB)

Chris Brown (RnB/Dance)

David Guetta (Dance/Electronic)

Drake (Hip Hop)

Skrillex (Dubstep)

Lady Gaga (Pop)

London Elektricity (Drum n' Bass)

Mariah Carey (RnB)

Nicki Minaj (RnB/Hip Hop)

Nicole Scherzinger (Pop)

Pendulum (Drum n' bass)

Rihanna (Pop)

Serge Devant (House)

 

This is just a small sample of the artists i listen to. As you can see, i pretty much listen to all kinds of genres. Moslty modern music if that matters. Now onto the headphone comparison.

 

The HD800 has awesome detail resolution, soundstage, and clarity. Those are huge pluses for me. However i hear that it can be too analytical and not very 'musical'. I suppose those are negatives for my kind of music.

 

As for the T1, it's more of a jack of all trades. It does well with all genres and is more musical than the HD800. Advantage T1. But i hear that it's not as good as the HD800 in soundstage or detail retrieval. Kind of off putting. 

 

So what does Head-Fi think is the better choice for me? Im still a noob to hi-fi audio. Only recently got into the game but im looking forward choking the life out of my wallet in return for quality sound wink_face.gif.

 

I'll be looking to pair whichever headphone with a nice amp like one of the Woo ones, and maybe the Schiit Biforst or similar dac.

 

Thoughts would be very welcome biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post

I know there have been 1000 threads with this comparison but im looking to make a decision with regards to the type of music i listen to with some of your help hopefully redface.gif. Ok so looking to decide between the Sennheiser HD800 or the Beyerdynamic T1. Cost is irrelevant.

 

I listen to a lot of modern music which probably doesnt have the best mastering. A few of the artists i listen to include:

 

Ashanti  (Rnb)

Bow Wow (Rap/Rnb)

Cassie (RnB)

Chris Brown (RnB/Dance)

David Guetta (Dance/Electronic)

Drake (Hip Hop)

Skrillex (Dubstep)

Lady Gaga (Pop)

London Elektricity (Drum n' Bass)

Mariah Carey (RnB)

Nicki Minaj (RnB/Hip Hop)

Nicole Scherzinger (Pop)

Pendulum (Drum n' bass)

Rihanna (Pop)

Serge Devant (House)

 

This is just a small sample of the artists i listen to. As you can see, i pretty much listen to all kinds of genres. Moslty modern music if that matters. Now onto the headphone comparison.

 

The HD800 has awesome detail resolution, soundstage, and clarity. Those are huge pluses for me. However i hear that it can be too analytical and not very 'musical'. I suppose those are negatives for my kind of music.

 

As for the T1, it's more of a jack of all trades. It does well with all genres and is more musical than the HD800. Advantage T1. But i hear that it's not as good as the HD800 in soundstage or detail retrieval. Kind of off putting. 

 

So what does Head-Fi think is the better choice for me? Im still a noob to hi-fi audio. Only recently got into the game but im looking forward choking the life out of my wallet in return for quality sound wink_face.gif.

 

I'll be looking to pair whichever headphone with a nice amp like one of the Woo ones, and maybe the Schiit Biforst or similar dac.

 

Thoughts would be very welcome biggrin.gif

Might want to this to the summit-fi section of the forum.

post #16008 of 29490
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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post

I know there have been 1000 threads with this comparison but im looking to make a decision with regards to the type of music i listen to with some of your help hopefully redface.gif. Ok so looking to decide between the Sennheiser HD800 or the Beyerdynamic T1. Cost is irrelevant.

 

I listen to a lot of modern music which probably doesnt have the best mastering. A few of the artists i listen to include:

 

Ashanti  (Rnb)

Bow Wow (Rap/Rnb)

Cassie (RnB)

Chris Brown (RnB/Dance)

David Guetta (Dance/Electronic)

Drake (Hip Hop)

Skrillex (Dubstep)

Lady Gaga (Pop)

London Elektricity (Drum n' Bass)

Mariah Carey (RnB)

Nicki Minaj (RnB/Hip Hop)

Nicole Scherzinger (Pop)

Pendulum (Drum n' bass)

Rihanna (Pop)

Serge Devant (House)

 

This is just a small sample of the artists i listen to. As you can see, i pretty much listen to all kinds of genres. Moslty modern music if that matters. Now onto the headphone comparison.

 

The HD800 has awesome detail resolution, soundstage, and clarity. Those are huge pluses for me. However i hear that it can be too analytical and not very 'musical'. I suppose those are negatives for my kind of music.

 

As for the T1, it's more of a jack of all trades. It does well with all genres and is more musical than the HD800. Advantage T1. But i hear that it's not as good as the HD800 in soundstage or detail retrieval. Kind of off putting. 

 

So what does Head-Fi think is the better choice for me? Im still a noob to hi-fi audio. Only recently got into the game but im looking forward choking the life out of my wallet in return for quality sound wink_face.gif.

 

I'll be looking to pair whichever headphone with a nice amp like one of the Woo ones, and maybe the Schiit Biforst or similar dac.

 

Thoughts would be very welcome biggrin.gif

 

 

 

Both are overkill for those genres. :P

post #16009 of 29490
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Originally Posted by derbigpr View Post

 

 

 

Both are overkill for those genres. :P

 

Then they're perfect for me :D

post #16010 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Ora M View Post

Might want to this to the summit-fi section of the forum.

 

Hmmm where might i find that?

post #16011 of 29490
Hi all. I'm new here. I'm looking for a ~20$ headphones full-size. I will be using it ONLY on the PC to watch movies. So they have to be VERY comfortable (2+ hours continuos use). Nothing else nothing more. 
 
What headphone do you recommend for me? I was looking at the Sennheiser HD201 but I've read here that they are not really comfortable. 
 
Thanks.
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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post

 

Hmmm where might i find that?

You should be able to find it faster than it took you type out that question.

post #16013 of 29490
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Originally Posted by likeat100

 

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.

 

The difference between any two headphones is based on their sound signatures and characteristics. Unless two headphones have extremely similar sound signatures you will notice the difference between them regardless of the source.

post #16014 of 29490
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Originally Posted by eduardgur View Post


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

The only ANC headphones I have heard mentioned that would be worth trying would be the PSB M4U 2 (which also have a built-in amp, so you shouldn't need to buy one for it - this may make them heavier than desired). It may be worth looking into in ear headphones or headphones that have good noise isolation.

post #16015 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Ora M View Post

You should be able to find it faster than it took you type out that question.

 

Yeah i know, and i did. Sorry for the unecessary post.

post #16016 of 29490

 So which would be better for rap/hip hop? Sony XB700's or Ultrasone HFI-580's? Using for my macbook and iphone occasionally.

post #16017 of 29490
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Originally Posted by DReK View Post

 So which would be better for rap/hip hop? Sony XB700's or Ultrasone HFI-580's? Using for my macbook and iphone occasionally.


Probably XB700 since its made for those genres.

post #16018 of 29490
The XB700 would be a good choice for rap/hip-hop because they have some pretty serious bass on them, like the rest of the XB line.
post #16019 of 29490

Budget: Max $300

Usage: 85% music, 15% movies&tv

Music format: 20% MP3 V0, 80% FLAC

Source: Audio-FD NFB 12

Music type: Techno, dubstep, classic rock, alt rock

Headphone/sound preferences: I currently have a pair of shure SRH-840 and love them. I am ready to a a second pair of headphones to go along with the shures. What I am looking for is something that is different then the 840 probably with more bass. The next equipment upgrade I plan to make is buying a little dot I+ or MK III so I would like something that will pair well with little dot amps.  

Currently considering: beyerdynamic dt770, beyerdynamic dt990 beyerdynamic dt880, Sennheiser HD598, Sennheiser HD650 (used)
 

What would you suggest?

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Originally Posted by likeat100 View Post

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.

 

 

You will hear a difference between those two cans because they have significantly different sound signatures.

 

In addition, the difference between CD/Vinyl of a good recording is signficant vs. MP3.  You will be able to hear it with the 780 and probably the Senn (which I have not placed over my ears).

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