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post #16021 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

 

These are $1,000 + cans, so you should be posting this in the Summit-Fi section of the forum.

post #16022 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Gonzakpo View Post

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.

 

For $20 they are about as good as any option at its usual price.

post #16023 of 29490

Hello

 

I am currently in possesion og Monster Beats Studio, but i would like to upgrade them. I dont like the fact that i have to use batteries, and it leaks to much sound to the people around me. I also feel stupid wearing the same headphones as all the 14 year olds around in the city.. but thats another story.

 

I'm going to use them mostly though my Samsung S2. Almost exclusively by listening to music. I use spotify premium on my phone, and i listen to almost all diffrent sorts of generes. Everything from pop, to hip-hop, metal, ect. I would like them to have good bass though.

 

One of the most important things is that they dosn't leak sound. I use them alot on the bus and other public places, and i don't like bothering the people around me with my own music. So thats important. I also want them to look good, and don't be too big.

 

The budget i'm looking at is not so important. Though I dont want to go any higher than 700-800 US dollars.

 

Thanks in advance!

post #16024 of 29490
hey... What do you guys think. I ordered some Japanese pioneer steez 808....will do some comparisons in store when they arrive, but I see a couple sellers selling the akg k450 for about 10 dollars more, so about 6100 (76ish USD) yen. However, they are all no name company's, but all fulfilled with amazon. While 76 USD could be legit pricing it is like 25 under some of the big name online stores (7890 yen).. And like 40 under many like those sold by amazon (10000 plus yen). You think amazon is fulfilling fake merch?
Edited by smallrewards - 7/3/12 at 3:36pm
post #16025 of 29490

Would the Beyer DT 880 250ohm premiums be good for classical music/ rock? Like the Trans-Siberian Orchestra? Or are there better headphones around the 250-300$ mark that would be more appropriate? I like my highs and mids, and I hear the 880s are great for those, and with soundstage.

post #16026 of 29490
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Originally Posted by lostmage View Post

Would the Beyer DT 880 250ohm premiums be good for classical music/ rock? Like the Trans-Siberian Orchestra? Or are there better headphones around the 250-300$ mark that would be more appropriate? I like my highs and mids, and I hear the 880s are great for those, and with soundstage.

 

IMO, I find the HD600/650 does a better job with strings than the DT880, but that is most affected on baroque/quartets/partitas, etc. For orchestra, the DT880 is fine for orchestra. I like the slightly more "organic" sound of the HD600 even if it means a smaller sound stage than the DT880. Its tough to beat the HD600 for classical...

post #16027 of 29490
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IMO, I find the HD600/650 does a better job with strings than the DT880, but that is most affected on baroque/quartets/partitas, etc. For orchestra, the DT880 is fine for orchestra. I like the slightly more "organic" sound of the HD600 even if it means a smaller sound stage than the DT880. Its tough to beat the HD600 for classical...

Cool, I found the 880 250 ohms for 258$, so I think I'll jump on those when I get my refund. I hear they're built like tanks too, so they should last a while.

post #16028 of 29490
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post

 

IMO, I find the HD600/650 does a better job with strings than the DT880, but that is most affected on baroque/quartets/partitas, etc. For orchestra, the DT880 is fine for orchestra. I like the slightly more "organic" sound of the HD600 even if it means a smaller sound stage than the DT880. Its tough to beat the HD600 for classical...

If you really like detail, I would recommend the 880. Otherwise, I agree with the above, though I haven't heard the 600.

post #16029 of 29490

@Metalon:

 

Since you want something small and portable and are plugging directly into an android smartphone I would look into the Sennheiser Amperior and the Beyerdynamic DT 1350. The Amperior might be better if you aren't planning on getting a portable amp as I think the 1350 benefits more from an amp and is less sensitive (higher ohm). Also checkout the Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9.

post #16030 of 29490
Is there anything from AKG or Beyer that's in the $20-$50 price range that would be good for casual iPod listening or listening on an AV receiver?
post #16031 of 29490

Hello everyone, I've been looking through the forums off and on throughout the years and have now finally gotten the funds for a decent pair of headphones. I haven't been keeping up with the new headphones/price drops very well and would like a recommendation based on the following information.

 

Budget: Up to 200 USD, but willing to go a little over depending.

Usage: 80% Music, 20% Gaming/General Use, would definitely be a plus if they are good for long periods of time and have good portability.

Source: Looking at the PA2V2, but until then Laptop soundcard / ipod.

Music: Mostly listen to rock and metal, but I also listen to a lot poppy/pitchy vocals and classical music/piano.

Sound Preference: I would like to keep the music as accurate as possible, but with a little emphasis on bass. By little emphasis on the bass, I would like to be able to appreciate it without it drowning out the mids/highs or sounding muddy.

 

Thank for your time.
 

post #16032 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Signet View Post

Hello everyone, I've been looking through the forums off and on throughout the years and have now finally gotten the funds for a decent pair of headphones. I haven't been keeping up with the new headphones/price drops very well and would like a recommendation based on the following information.

 

Budget: Up to 200 USD, but willing to go a little over depending.

Usage: 80% Music, 20% Gaming/General Use, would definitely be a plus if they are good for long periods of time and have good portability.

Source: Looking at the PA2V2, but until then Laptop soundcard / ipod.

Music: Mostly listen to rock and metal, but I also listen to a lot poppy/pitchy vocals and classical music/piano.

Sound Preference: I would like to keep the music as accurate as possible, but with a little emphasis on bass. By little emphasis on the bass, I would like to be able to appreciate it without it drowning out the mids/highs or sounding muddy.

 

Thank for your time.
 

 

I'd consider the HD598.

post #16033 of 29490

Hi, everyone. I'm pretty new to, well, everything, but I'm looking to pick up a new pair of headphones and I'm having trouble finding something that will fit what I'm interested in. Here's the basic criteria:

 

Budget: Up to ~$120, possibly a bit more.

Usage: 30% music, 30% movies/TV, 30% games, 10% lectures/podcasts/etc.

Music type: Little bit of everything, besides dubstep

Sound preference: I am by no means an audiophile, so I'm not very good at describing sound. I've got a pair of A700's right now, and I like the pronounced-but-not-ridiculous bass. Besides that, I'm just looking for some headphones with really clear sound (or, the opposite of the murky sound I hear from $20 headphones, I guess).

Misc.: Needs to be closed back. I'll no doubt be using them in my dorm when my roommate is in the room, and probably in the library like I did with my current headphones last semester. The ear cushions need to not crush my glasses, since I switch between them and contacts every so often, which also means that the clamping can't be too forceful (like the HD 280's, or so I've been led to believe). Aesthetics would be nice, but are pretty low on the list of priorities.

What I'm considering right now: Sennheiser HD 449, Shure SRH440, Sony MDR-V6, AKG K271MKII, ATH-M50 (straight or coil cable?)

 

I'm completely open to suggestions if anyone has any..

 

Thanks!

post #16034 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Error403 View Post

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.
Hmm.. looks realy realy good, gonna look into it thanks alot,
Now wich player worth buying? I prefer no big screen.
post #16035 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Metalon View Post

Hello

 

I am currently in possesion og Monster Beats Studio, but i would like to upgrade them. I dont like the fact that i have to use batteries, and it leaks to much sound to the people around me. I also feel stupid wearing the same headphones as all the 14 year olds around in the city.. but thats another story.

 

I'm going to use them mostly though my Samsung S2. Almost exclusively by listening to music. I use spotify premium on my phone, and i listen to almost all diffrent sorts of generes. Everything from pop, to hip-hop, metal, ect. I would like them to have good bass though.

 

One of the most important things is that they dosn't leak sound. I use them alot on the bus and other public places, and i don't like bothering the people around me with my own music. So thats important. I also want them to look good, and don't be too big.

 

The budget i'm looking at is not so important. Though I dont want to go any higher than 700-800 US dollars.

 

Thanks in advance!

You might want to post in the portables section of the forum. You'll get better results. Also, in that price range you could start looking into CIEM's.

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