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Originally Posted by Tisana View Post

Hi

 

I'm a complete newbie if it comes to headphones and i'm planning on buying new more expensive ones than i previously used. 
I'm going to use them solely for music so the most important feature for me would be sound quality. I need to mention that all of my previous  headphones didn't last for long (max 6 months) because one of the phones would stop working - i usually coiled the cable around my hand before putting them in my bag so it wouldn't tangle (not sure if that caused the problem) - so right now i'm looking for something more durable.

I've been considering few headphones (i chose them basing on online opinions): Sennheiser XP 360, Bose AE2, ATH M50.

Let me know if they are suitable or maybe recommend something else.

 

Thanks

No one has replied to me yet so i'll try once again. Can't anyone say which is better? D:

post #16367 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Ampeezy View Post

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

Even for $110 they are out of his price range, and just generally not good for gaming.  I have them and love them.  I would love to recommend them, they are just way out of his price range even used.  At the upper tier of his price range though, I hear AD700 are good for gaming as well as the Sennheiser HD518.

post #16368 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Tisana View Post

No one has replied to me yet so i'll try once again. Can't anyone say which is better? D:

 

We need more info. What genres do you listen to? Do you need good isolation (i.e. open back or closed back). Those headphones are all ~ $150 is that your budget? Do you have an amp?

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Originally Posted by devhen View Post

 

We need more info. What genres do you listen to? Do you need good isolation (i.e. open back or closed back). Those headphones are all ~ $150 is that your budget? Do you have an amp?

 

No amp; yes, this is my budget - can go a little above that if it's worth it tho; i'd like good isolation but it's not a priority for me; i listen to almost all genres (classical music/osts, pop, rock, reggae, metal, electronic)

post #16370 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Tisana View Post

 

No amp; yes, this is my budget - can go a little above that if it's worth it tho; i'd like good isolation but it's not a priority for me; i listen to almost all genres (classical music/osts, pop, rock, reggae, metal, electronic)

 

The ATH-M50's are a popular choice in that price range. I don't know a lot about the Senn XP 360 or Bose AE2 but you can probably do a lot better at $150. Since you don't have an amp I would also look at the Beyerdynamic DT 440 and DT 660. The DT 660 is a bit above your price range ($180 right now on B&H) but I've heard it does very well with classical music. And probably wouldn't be too shabby with your other genres either.

post #16371 of 29490

Everyone looking for advice on headphones purchases-- you might want to checkout the summer 2012 buying guide:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/618255/check-out-the-head-fi-summer-2012-buying-guide

post #16372 of 29490
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Originally Posted by jazh23 View Post

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

I'm sure you will find an answer on the Head-Fi "Superlux Express Train" thread.

post #16373 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Tisana View Post

 

No amp; yes, this is my budget - can go a little above that if it's worth it tho; i'd like good isolation but it's not a priority for me; i listen to almost all genres (classical music/osts, pop, rock, reggae, metal, electronic)

 

The Shure SRH 840 and KRK KNS 8400 are better choices than those cans you listed.

post #16374 of 29490

Complete n00b here, trying to get into this whole headphone thing.

My budget's $100. So that means, either headphones under $100, OR headphones+portable amp (I'm guessing E6 is the only one that would fit my budget?) under $100.

 

So, I know that you hear magical things when you listen to FLAC's, but you can't pick up this difference with cheap headphones/earphones. First question: What's the cheapest pair of headphones I can buy which will let me hear this difference?

Second question: What set would get me the best sound quality under $100?

 

I listen to a lot of different music, alternative, rock, kpop, pop, trance, and so on. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks.

 

EDIT: Isolation's not a priority for me

post #16375 of 29490

Hi guys, I'm a long time lurker and I've posted here before. In the past, I've owned Audio Technica ATH-M50s (stolen) and a few months ago bought a pair of AT CKM50 IEMs. I like them, but after a couple hours, they start to get uncomfortable. I use my speaker system for watching movies, I'll use my IEMs and my car for listening to music on the go. I want a pair of full size headphones, open or closed, I don't care, that I can use for my PC.

I'll be doing 80% gaming and 20% music. Positional audio and sound stage is obviously important to me for this reason. COMFORT is the biggest issue as I want to be able to wear these for 4-5 hours and not think twice about it. I do have air conditioning, so a material that is a little sweat inducing under outdoor conditions isn't a problem. It's usually 78f in here. I've looked through a few threads on here and have come across suggestions for the Samson SR850, Sennheiser HD 518 and the Audio Technica AD700. Right now I'm leaning towards the SR850 as I've read favorable reviews favoring it over the AD700.

The less I pay the better, but I would say about 100 USD is my limit. I have bills to pay, and I'd like to put together a gaming PC for my younger brother for when GW2 comes out in August. I'm willing to go a little over this if it will get me something measurable. Superior comfort, superior construction or SQ or sound stage.

 

Any suggestions? Thanks guys.

post #16376 of 29490
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Originally Posted by jazh23 View Post

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 Superlux, but I don't know if the HD668B's diameter is equal to the Samson SR850?

 

990vs.jpg

I believe (like 98%) the Superlux HD668B and the Samson SR850 (made by Superlux) have the same cup size.

I own both and just checked.

I would like to say 100% match, but the HD668B is using Superlux pads and the SR850 is using AKG K240\K241\K271 Velour ear pads,

but I did feel like having to pull off both ear pads to check down to the millimeter and have to put the pads back on.

post #16377 of 29490

The sound of my DT990s has become too treble-heavy for my taste, and is starting to distort a bit.

I would like something similar to the sound of my Monster Turbine Pro Gold IEMs in a full-sized headphone.

I like a bit of extra bass, as I listen to mostly rock/alternative, but like a range that includes electronic and folk rock as well.

Using Foobar and FLAC/ALAC files with an X-fi titanium and a Fiio E9 Amp for my desktop.

Using a Fiio E6 for my ipod.

 

Also apologies for starting a new thread earlier.

post #16378 of 29490

I'm looking for a new pair of headphones for ~$100-$150 to replace my HD555 that just broke after 3years. The only pair i've seen that are similar in that price range are the ATH-AD700. Was hoping for some suggestions and links as I would like to replace these asap.
 

post #16379 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Zoomer13 View Post

The sound of my DT990s has become too treble-heavy for my taste, and is starting to distort a bit.

I would like something similar to the sound of my Monster Turbine Pro Gold IEMs in a full-sized headphone.

I like a bit of extra bass, as I listen to mostly rock/alternative, but like a range that includes electronic and folk rock as well.

Using Foobar and FLAC/ALAC files with an X-Fi titanium and a Fiio E9 Amp for my desktop.

Using a Fiio E6 for my iPod.

 

Also apologies for starting a new thread earlier.

Is that a Titanium HD or older Titanium (non-HD).

Is the Fiio E9 plugged into the Titanium's (if HD) headphone jack or RCA line-out jacks?

post #16380 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Zoomer13 View Post

The sound of my DT990s [...] is starting to distort a bit.

 

Really? Is this even possible? Have you actually managed to blow your drivers without blowing your eardrums first? If its rattling on low notes you've got a hair stuck in them. Take off the ear pads and run a lint roller over the foam pad covering the drivers. Or you might have to take them apart, if the hair has gotten all the way inside, so you can suck/blow the hairs out.


Edited by devhen - 7/13/12 at 2:03pm
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