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Simple Question I Can't Find The Answer To.

 

Velour/ Custom Pads For Numark Red Waves.

 

Apparently, nobody knows the answer, but I thought, hey, I'll give it ONE more shot.

 

AGAIN, fingers crossed... :/

post #16307 of 29490
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Originally Posted by DragoslaV View Post

Thanks, but it seems I can only get it for 399euro in the Netherlands.. that is double out of budget.. I can import it from amazon for 240 euro but then I need to pay alot of import tax. Maybe I should get an DAC with AMP and save my money for a high-end??

Man, thats the problem when shipping stuff in my country too , if a buy something for $300 i pay half the price of the item in taxes and clearing ($450), i wonder if fedex is in Netherland and is it cheaper to use ? if that doesnt work you should save a little more and get the denons (they will blow you away)

post #16308 of 29490
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post

And no worries, definitely not bass heavy. I really can't think of anything better for your dad: closed, comfortable, mid rich and kind of bright at under $100. Check the for sale thread too; they were actually selling for less in the last month or so new.

Sennheiser HD 449 suit him perfectly for just 12 dollar more 

post #16309 of 29490
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Originally Posted by johnny sleven View Post

Thanks. I was kinda thinking the same about the denons myself. Although I must admit I know nothing about the Grado's. I keep hearing good things about these ATH m50s but what turned me away from them (i thought) was the slow response. Is this true? 

On a side note im a not well educated when it comes to portable amps. however, the thought of having a USB adapter for listening from my laptop sounded appealing. I would not want to sacrifice the "portability" of it though because its mainly for my phone.

Yes they are slow , recessed mids , crappy soundstage and boomy bass , for $400 dollars d2000, sennheiser hd 25 - II or sennheiser amperior will do 

post #16310 of 29490
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Originally Posted by William007 View Post

Schiit asgard with hd600 or hd650?

Noooo or schiiit will happen eek.gif

post #16311 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Chupika View Post

Hi guys. I'm new to headphones and I think it's time that I get a decent pair. My budget is $100-$150, and I am looking for clarity all around, and while I don't want a bass that will blow my head off, I really don't want an understated bass. I have found the following:

 

-Monster NCredible NTune headphones ($150)

 

-Sony MDR-V55 ($100)

 

-Audio Technica ATH-WS55 ($100)

 

-Sennheiser HD 229 ($80)

 

-MEElectronics Air-Fi AF32 ($100)

 

-Fanny Wang 1000 Series ($170) <- a little bit out of my price range, but if it's a lot better than any of the above, I am willing to foot the price.

 

So, for my requirements, which would be the best and do you guys have any more recommendations?

Sennheiser 239 ftw 

post #16312 of 29490
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Originally Posted by steelgtr View Post

Sennheiser HD558   vs.   ATH-AD700 ?  :

 

 

 

 

I have large ears;  ATH-M40's and Koss DJ-100 felt very uncomfortable!

 

I am not a Bass head. Accurate bass is fine.

 

VOCALS:  I really need to hear smooth vocals, forward in the mix (Dianna Krall. Lee Ann Womack (country), etc.

 

Trying to stay around $100 or so.

 

Which (if either) of these 2?

 

thx

 

bob

Cant beat the sennheiser HD 558 its an all-round beast 

post #16313 of 29490
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

Asus Xonar DG (or DGX) sound card, better DAC then your motherboard's.

Used (on Amazon) Sennheiser HD558.

Total $110 to $140.

+1 or Sennheiser HD 449 

post #16314 of 29490
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Originally Posted by derbigpr View Post

 

 

Well I can vouch for HD439 (I have the HD438). Not only does it sound great out of the box, but when EQ'ed its in fact more enjoyable to listen than some much more expensive headphones. Extremely balanced sound, great opened sound, they actually sound more airy and opened than many opened headphones, great detail, particularly sparkly highs. And it is by far the most comfortable headphone I've ever tried, and I've tried a lot of them. Basically, there are comfortable headphones, then there's a big gap, and there's the HD4x9 or HD4x8 series. They make the HD558's or HD650's feel like torture devices. They're just so perfectly sculpted, not too big, not to small, with plenty of room for big ears, with virtually no clamping force, and they feel as light as wearing a hat. Truly the only headphones you forget you have on your head. People often say that, and don't really mean it. I REALLY mean it.

Lol actually the only problem with the HD 5xx and HD6xx is that the are very big when compared to the HD 4xx but they are more comfortable


Edited by XxDobermanxX - 7/11/12 at 12:37pm
post #16315 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Fjantefot View Post

I am willing to spend 120 USD for a pair of headphones. I want them to be stylish and have a good sound.

I listen to 50s, 60s music, pop and old school rock. 

I have my eyes on Earpollution but maybe they suck? I do not know :S

Sennheiser hd 449 

post #16316 of 29490
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post

Sadly, the only option there for closed is the M50. Have you considered the D2000 for closed? Personally if you don't need closed, I'd pick the HD598 from that list and a cheap amp, which it benefits from.  

The m50 isnt balanced enough for all genres , push the budget and get the denon d2000 


Edited by XxDobermanxX - 7/11/12 at 12:51pm
post #16317 of 29490
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Originally Posted by brendonintendo View Post

I originally started my own thread, but after finding this, I decided to post my needs here, especially since looking some of my preferences and priorities have changed. I will try to list out everything I am looking for, as well as the priority or emphasis I place on each category.

 

In order of priority:

 

1. Price- ($75-$100) Im a college student on a tight budget.  I can't afford to splurge on entry level hi fi headphones.  I have only very recently begun looking into some quality headphones after breaking numerous sets of in ear buds, and deciding I want something with a good build and better sound quality than I have experienced.  I am willing to go slightly above or slightly below this range if something cheaper has just great quality for the price, or if something more expensive has a big boost in quality for the price increase.  However I will definitely be more reluctant to spend more than $100.  

 

2. Music Genres- I listen to a good mix of Electronic, Indie Rock, Alternative, Dub Step (when I'm in the mood), and Hip Hop every now and then.  I like bass.  I realize that for many of you that is not a top priority, but I don't want to get a pair and be disappointed by the level of bass.  At the same time I don't want something like beats or skullcandies that are gonna cause brain damage from small magnitude earthquakes in my ears.

 

3. Comfort- This only comes slightly after the other 2 categories.  I want something that I can where for extended periods of time without feeling uncomfortable and needing to take off.

 

4. Closed/Open- Being inexperienced I'm not very knowledgeable about which I would prefer.  I think I would prefer the noise isolation of the closed style, as well as the generalization of a punchier bass, but I am open to both options. 

 

5. Portability/Listening Mode- I would like something to be decently portable, just to the point that I could possibly fold it up in a case and put in my bookbag to take to campus.  Maybe walk around with them and listen to my phone or something, but for the most part I plan on using this at home, with my computer, PS Vita, phone, and possibly my PS3.  If I can find something with inline mic and volume control that would be a plus, but not a necessity.

 

6. Style- Hey if there is something out there that has all of this things that looks sleek and stylish thats fantastic.  If not, no biggie.  Although I don't see myself placing too much emphasis on this, I suppose there may be something ugly enough to prevent me from buying it. (For instance I can get some great looking Incase Sonic's for $80 with discount and promo code PASSON20, but I feel like I may be trading quality for looks, and that I would be disappointed with the bass)

 

7. Amped-  I dont want to deal with this.  I want something that sounds good out of the box.

 

Products I have looked at so far include:

  • ATH M-50: Like I said, I just can't justify the price right now.
  • Ultrasone HFI 580: Have seen issues with comfort level for some people, and this is a huge downside for me
  • Incase Sonic: Mostly just look really cool and they are having a big sale on the website right now, but again I dont wan't to sacrifice sound quality
  • Sony MDR V6: I've heard this is a solid set that has been around for years.  Idk if I will be satisfied with it though being an older product.
  • Shure SRH840: Again, just a little pricey. 

 

I have made this as detailed as I possibly can, to try and cover all my bases.  Im really hoping some of  you out there who have experience with a wide variety of headphones can make suggestion for me.  I'm an extremely spending conscious individual, and when I buy electronics I tend to research the hell out of of before I make a purchase.  Please help me move beyond my indecision so I can move on with my life and start listening!

http://www.amazon.com/Ultrasone-HFI-580-Surround-Professional-Headphones/dp/B00101UHS8

post #16318 of 29490
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

 

The Sony MDR-ZX700.  See:

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/sony-mdr-zx700

 

The Shure is a godd second choice.  The Koss is good but is not up to the others without an amp.  I have not heard the Philips.

Any other options?  The Shure actually are more like $100 - idk why I thought I saw them for under $80 before.  The Sonys look alright, but I want to have a few good options (not to mention the Sonys are ever-so-slightly over $80, and I was looking at $80 as a strict upper limit).

post #16319 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Slivortal View Post

Any other options?  The Shure actually are more like $100 - idk why I thought I saw them for under $80 before.  The Sonys look alright, but I want to have a few good options (not to mention the Sonys are ever-so-slightly over $80, and I was looking at $80 as a strict upper limit).

 

Check the buying guides linked in the opening post of this thread.

 

The best way to get more quality options is to increase your budget and/or to add an amp (or amp/dac).

post #16320 of 29490
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

 

Check the buying guides linked in the opening post of this thread.

 

The best way to get more quality options is to increase your budget and/or to add an amp (or amp/dac).

I guess my issue is that there are quite a few of those headphones that either sound better amped (DJ100s), or are practically unfindable for their listed price (CALs), that it's hard to really get things straight.

 

Also, let's say I was up for getting a cheap (<$30) amp.  Would an E5 or E6 give me vastly better options?

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