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post #16351 of 29490

Hey,

 

I currently have the ATH-M50's and was looking to upgrade a bit. I would like a headphone with a bit more isolation and a bit more bass. I basically listen to Hip-Hop and R&B!

 

Thanks!

 

Edit: Price Range would be in-between 100-200, but I can go a bit more higher if it's worth it!

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Originally Posted by AHShadow View Post

Hey,

 

I currently have the ATH-M50's and was looking to upgrade a bit. I would like a headphone with a bit more isolation and a bit more bass. I basically listen to Hip-Hop and R&B!

 

Thanks!

 

Edit: Price Range would be in-between 100-200, but I can go a bit more higher if it's worth it!

 

The Beyerdynamic DT 770 is perfect for those genres IMO. Not sure if it would isolate more but it would be an upgrade in overall SQ and would probably be more comfortable.

post #16353 of 29490
Hi All
 
This is first time i am buying a $100+ headphones
I am planning on getting either audio technica m50 or Ultrasone HFI-580
After going through these forums a lot i found out HFI 580 is the best for me since i listen to rap and hip hop/rap most of the time
None of these are available localy at Sri Lanka. So on ebay ATH m50 cost $150 and HFI 580 cost $185.
So is the HFI 580 worth the extra $35 or should i just buy the m50.
 
Thanks
post #16354 of 29490

What DAC would be best for 598s? I was looking at the fiio e17 and an asus Xonar STX sound card, but I can't decide what's best.
 

post #16355 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Markcso View Post

What DAC would be best for 598s? I was looking at the fiio e17 and an asus Xonar STX sound card, but I can't decide what's best.
 

 

If you dont need portability , definitely go for STX.

post #16356 of 29490
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Originally Posted by steelgtr View Post

 

They, meaning the 5's or 6's are the more comfortable? Why did he say torture on the 5's ??

Yes 5 & 6 series are more comfortable, and im not sure why he find the 5 series uncomfortable, odd shaped head maybe? rolleyes.gif

post #16357 of 29490

Hey everyone. I'm looking for a little help.

 

I'm currently sitting on a mid-ish range set-up my current set-up is as follows. 

  • Sennheiser HD558's
  • Astro Gaming Mixamp with TOSLINK connection

 

I'm looking to spend around £400 ($615) on upgrading it. I mainly listen to Deadmau5, Linkin Park and Red Hot Chilli Peppers and mid to high volume. All of which being .flac files also.

 

Following on I have been looking into some Sennheiser HD650's though I don't know what amp I should look for.

 

Thank you for you're time !

post #16358 of 29490
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Originally Posted by iZMXi View Post

I'm looking for some open back headphones with good sounstage and bass.  I'd like to stay under $200, but I can spend more if adequately inspired.

I don't particularly want crazy accuracy.  I just want to hear nice sounds.  70% Music, 15% Movies, 15% Games.  I probably prefer things a bit on the warm side.

Currently, I have some MDR-V6s (no amp).  I don't quite despise the "inside my head" sound stage, but I'm wanting more.  I've heard some Sennheiser 280s powered by a MacBook Pro, and the bass is what I'd call legitimate, but I not as powerful as I'd like.

I read some reviews of the Fischer Audio FA-011s, and it looks like they would suit my need.  But, I've also come across some bad stories with quality of control.  Combine that with a drawn-out overseas ordering process, and I'm too wary to make the purchase.

In reading about ATH-M50s, I hear that they offer very competent bass, but some that it's a bit lacking.  Plus, they aren't open back.

I don't think I'm in the full on basshead territory, but perhaps half way?  I love hearing super lows at a reasonable volume.

Also, there's a high likelihood I'll be picking up some amplification, probably a Fiio E17.

What source(s) do you plug you headphones into now?

post #16359 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Alec246 View Post

 

The problem is I read the list of best amps for desktop low price, and the cheapest one is like 400 dollars! Come on!!

 

I read a lot of good stuff about Sennheiser HD558, do they need an amp to sound good? No way I could make it work with my Sound Card? Oh I have a E-MU Tracker Pre Sound Interface, does that help? I don't think it works as a headphone amp :"(

 

You don't need one the "best" for $200 can.  There are many good entry level amps--even desktop amp-- for far less than $400.  One example--the Topping TP 30 (solid state) or the HifiMan EF2a (hybrid).  Good portable amps can be had for well short of $100.

 

If have a decent headphone section on a receiver, you can also use it.

post #16360 of 29490

I'm looking for a can that is about 130$ i listen to pretty much everything but i like good bass but not so much where it takes away from the overall sound, will be listening to them on my samsung fascinate, and pavilion dv7 with beats audio. My 2 main choices right now are the ultrasone hifi 580 , and the ATH-M50.

I am open to suggestions!


Edited by Kosmik Panda - 7/12/12 at 2:02pm
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Originally Posted by Kosmik Panda View Post

I'm looking for a can that is about 130$ i listen to pretty much everything but i like good bass but not so much where it takes away from the overall sound, will be listening to them on my samsung fascinate, and pavilion dv7 with beats audio. My 2 main choices right now are the ultrasone hifi 580 , and the ATH-M50.

I am open to suggestions!

 

The HiFi 780 is a much more balanced can that the basshead 580 and provides strong (but not overwelming) bass.

 

In the U.S. the Shure SRH 840 generally sells for the same price as M50.  Even with its mid bass hump, it has a more balanced sound signature than the M50.  But if you want bigger bass at the cost of recessed mids, go for the M50.

post #16362 of 29490

Somebody know if the beyerdynamic EDT 770 ear pad, works with the samson SR850?

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0016MMYKA/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=A30BLJGJO43UD4

 

Or this one: http://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-EDT-Replacement-Cushions-Pair/dp/B007VCKACI/ref=sr_1_75?ie=UTF8&qid=1342143015&sr=8-75&keywords=beyerdynamic

 

Here observe the beyerdynamic DT 990 ear pad on the HD668B Super lux, but I don't know if the HD668B's diameter is equal to the samson SR850?

 

990vs.jpg


Edited by jazh23 - 7/12/12 at 6:49pm
post #16363 of 29490
I've pretty much stuck myself on buying the Phillips Citiscape Uptown. But then I saw someone in the "Post portable rig" thread, post a picture of a Fostex T50 headphone connected to a portable amp that changed the jack from 6.5mm to 3.5mm. I was considering getting that Fostex headphone until I saw that it was a 6.5mm. I never looked into amps converting it into 3.5mm though. It is a double positive there where I can get a better sounding headphone which I can hook up to my electric piano's 6.5mm jack, as well as hook it up to an amp and then my ipod.
I guess my main concern is portability and price. They cost the same but for the Fostex, I need to buy that new amp, and I only have $160 to work with here. I am also an EXTREMELY frequent music listener. I don't think it is the most casual thing to take a headphone like that into public.

So.. Any help with this decision?
Edited by Lux Nocte - 7/12/12 at 11:07pm
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Originally Posted by linuxid10t View Post

IMHO, I have the D1100 and they are awful for gaming.  They have way too much bass, although the fun factor for gaming is pretty high.  Also, they are way out of the price range.

They may have bloomy bass but  they have very good Sound quality and are under $200. you can get one used for $110


Edited by Ampeezy - 7/12/12 at 11:27pm
post #16365 of 29490

Looking for headphone for around $200 - 300 USD.

 

Considering Modded Fostex T50RP, AKG K702, DT-880. HE-400, V-Moda M-100

 

What is the best in this price range?

 

Also how is the build quality of Fostex T50RP? I read it feels like cheap plastic.

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