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+1. Especially if you really liked your 555s. The 518 and 558 should be very similar and a slight improvement.

 

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 HD 518; HD 558 if you can stretch you budget.  You do not say (or indicated in you profile when posting) where you live.  In the U.S. Amazon and most other retailers has them--and at the same prices thanks to the Senn MAP.


I do live in the US but the cheapest 558 are almost twice what I payed for my HD555($100 on amazon). I was hoping there was a sale today somewhere, been looking all day, but havent seen anything.

post #16397 of 29490
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I do live in the US but the cheapest 558 are almost twice what I payed for my HD555($100 on amazon). I was hoping there was a sale today somewhere, been looking all day, but havent seen anything.

 

Well I guess one option would be refurbished. Dakmart has the 555 refurb for $60, 518 refurb for $80, and 558 refurb for $100. Can anyone vouch for these refurbs from Dakmart? Its been many years since I bought refurbished Senns but my experiences were good (one was purchased from Dakmart in fact, IIRC).

 

http://www.dakmart.com/p9816/SELDD-SENNHEISER-HD55-HD-555-HEADPHONES-CD-DVD-MP3-CDR/product_info.html

http://www.dakmart.com/p12259/SENNHEISER-HD518-HD-518-Open-Circumaural-Headphones/product_info.html

http://www.dakmart.com/p12251/SENNHEISER-HD558-OPEN-EAR-STEREO-HEADPHONES-W-WARRANTY/product_info.html

post #16398 of 29490
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Superlux HD668B or HD-681

Samson SR850 (made by Superlux)

Just making sure, I wouldn't need an amp with any of these headphones, right? (While playing through my iPod or laptop)

post #16399 of 29490
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Just making sure, I wouldn't need an amp with any of these headphones, right? (While playing through my iPod or laptop)

HD668B 56-Ohms

HD681 32-Ohms

SR850 32-Ohms

Yep, all three low Ohm headphones, easy to drive.

Laptop easily,

iPod very easily

post #16400 of 29490

Hey guys what you think about the citiscape uptown?Any better alternatives?I would like something more neutral cause I like acoustic and folk music.I'm afraid because it is new, and there is not a good amount of reviews about it, but most of the review say good things about them.

post #16401 of 29490
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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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Are you OK with open cans (they leak sound)?

Yes, doesn't matter if open, closed, etc.

 

What equipment will be powering these cans?  Will you be using an amp?

Little Dot I+ and Fiio D3, if the amp Little Dot doesn't work well will use a different one such as Fiio E9 or O2 amp

 

What is the format of your music and other sounds you will putting into these cans?

mp3, flac, they vary

 

Describe the sound signature that you are seeking?

neutral, extra bass is fine

 

To what music genres do you plan run through these cans?

Most is either pop, rock, or dance. David Guetta, Sia, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Paramore, Taylor Swift, Kris Allen, Lady Gaga, Led Zepplin, Queen, Marina and the Diamonds, OneRepublic, etc...

 

Except that they aer popular with modders, I can't tell you about the Fostex, as I haven't spend any time with them.

post #16402 of 29490
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From your list, I would recommend the DT 880 (I have the 250 Ohm Pro) and the HE-400 (based on having the HE-500 + reading about the 400).

post #16403 of 29490

Hey guys, what kind of SQ changes can I expect upgrading to He-400's from my SR-60i's? I love my Grado's dearly, but it seems the time to upgrade to something a little more refined. The he-400's are attractive because of their mid-fi bargain price and planarmagnetic technology, but can someone who has had experience with Grado's (in general) please elucidate how such a switch should go? 

 

On a broader note, I'm looking for a mid-fi level closed-back headphone that's sparkly with engaging mids/treble. Bass quantity isn't important to me, but I love me some good extension. Instrument separation is far more important to me than soundstage, as well as speed/PRAT and intimacy.


Edited by vaed - 7/13/12 at 5:14pm
post #16404 of 29490
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Hey guys, what kind of SQ changes can I expect upgrading to He-400's from my SR-60i's? I love my Grado's dearly, but it seems the time to upgrade to something a little more refined. The he-400's are attractive because of their mid-fi bargain price and planarmagnetic technology, but can someone who has had experience with Grado's (in general) please elucidate how such a switch should go? 

 

On a broader note, I'm looking for a mid-fi level closed-back headphone that's sparkly with engaging mids/treble. Bass quantity isn't important to me, but I love me some good extension. Instrument separation is far more important to me than soundstage, as well as speed/PRAT and intimacy.

 

The HE-400 is open.  Are you still interested?

post #16405 of 29490

Ahh, that would be fine, too. I was mainly going for the HE-400 because of its alleged price-performance ratio. I PREFER a closed-back, but from what I've read the HE-400 performs wonderfully nonetheless.

 

But I guess I'll humor the fact; how much does the HE-400 leak noise?

post #16406 of 29490
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Ahh, that would be fine, too. I was mainly going for the HE-400 because of its alleged price-performance ratio. I PREFER a closed-back, but from what I've read the HE-400 performs wonderfully nonetheless.

 

But I guess I'll humor the fact; how much does the HE-400 leak noise?

 

I can only tell you from the perspective of having the HE-500 and reading about the HE-400.  So based on that plus owing several Grados:

 

You can expect the HE-400 to leak, but probably not as much as the Grados.  The 400 will be much heavier.  The 400 will give you a much more balanced sound that is much closer to neutral.  There will be more bass and they will be much less bright than the Grados.  The 400's are much harder to drive than the Grados--but less so than the 500.

post #16407 of 29490

I'm looking at upgrading my Shure srh440s for something better soon and wondered if anyone could give any recommendations. 
Price range: >$250

Music: Classical/Electronic 

Amp: Fiio e11
Additional Info: I want a warmer tone, the Shure's can be very cold

                      Some sound isolation would be preferable (not too important) 

                      They need to be durable (I've had to replace the cable for my Shures 3x in the last 2 years eek.gif)

                      Also, I don't want overwhelming bass, but something more than the Shure's offer 

Thanks
-Ben

post #16408 of 29490

I was thinking on getting a HD558, since it seems a good all-around headphone. But then I thought on buying two headphones for half the HD558 price. And came out with the AD700 + AKG K518 combo. The AD700 would go for gaming, movies and orchestral music. And the AKG for some bassy music, like heavy metal and dubsteps.

 

Would that be a good choice?

 

I'll get both for around 100 dollars(because of my location, even though the AKG costs only 50). So it would be expensiver than the HD558, but I should expect better results, right? I could also switcht the AKG for something cheap like Superlux HD681, since the AD700 wil be the most time on my head.

 

So anyway, what are the thoughts towards the AKG K518? Does it worth it? I'm pretty sure the AD700 will be awesome, but still gotta decide the second headphone. Or if the HD558 would still be better.

 

Just for the record, I'll be using them along with a X-fi Titanium soundcard.

 

Thanks.


Edited by Carrek - 7/13/12 at 6:31pm
post #16409 of 29490

I need a quick help guys. I have already asked your opinion, I listen to 70s Rock and Alternative Rock 90s Rock Grunge, etc no electronic, HipHop, etc and I like a sound somewhere around Reference, I don't like music with too much coloration

 

I have the oportunity to get a AKG K240 MKii for a nice price, used but he says it's almost new. How does it compare to the Audio Technica AD-700 I was looking into, or the Shure 840, Sennheiser 558 that's going to be impossible to find for a nice price, etc? I won't run it with Head Amp but I read my Titanium HD soundcard is enough for these less than $200 phones.

 

Let me know guys, is the AKG a nice quality headphone or would you better search for something around the same price with better sound?
 

post #16410 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Carrek View Post

I was thinking on getting a HD558, since it seems a good all-around headphone. But then I thought on buying two headphones for half the HD558 price. And came out with the AD700 + AKG K518 combo. The AD700 would go for gaming, movies and orchestral music. And the AKG for some bassy music, like heavy metal and dubsteps.

 

Would that be a good choice?

 

I'll get both for around 100 dollars(because of my location, even though the AKG costs only 50). So it would be expensiver than the HD558, but I should expect better results, right? I could also switcht the AKG for something cheap like Superlux HD681, since the AD700 wil be the most time on my head.

 

So anyway, what are the thoughts towards the AKG K518? Does it worth it? I'm pretty sure the AD700 will be awesome, but still gotta decide the second headphone. Or if the HD558 would still be better.

 

Just for the record, I'll be using them along with a X-fi Titanium soundcard.

 

Thanks.

 

The 558 is a very nice all around open can.  Unless you need the AKG for portable use, go with the Senn.

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