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Originally Posted by DemonFox View Post

Have you heard them your self?? All I hear is how amazing they are and what not but I don't know if its worth it to buy them seeing that I just bought the Ultra 900's. But if I had any since I wouldnt be here in the first place now would I atsmile.gif Will I need to run them with an amp?? 25 Ohm is awesome but I know some still need the amp to clean things up. 

 

I have them myself, but I also have the D5000 & D7000 and started listening to music when 78's were still common.  So what I might do probably is not the best indicator of what is best for you to do.  I also get my pair not long ago for just over $200 shipped.

 

The D2000 have the best bass and sub-bass in their (former) price class.  Further I like them as a non-basshead.  I have never heard the Ultra 900 and have not had much interest in the Pro 900 because the reviews and discussion of it indicate (at least to me) that it, unlike the Pro 750, is a basshead can--and an expensive on at that.

 

The D2000 does not need an amp, but will benefit from one.  Unless I'm on the road I always amp.  In any case, the D2000 is not a good can for on the go.

post #16442 of 29490
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Originally Posted by AndrzejPl View Post

Hello....I'm new at head-fi as I decided its time to end buying the cheap stuff that breaks way too often and offers no quality. And before I spend my cash, I'd like to ask for advice smily_headphones1.gif
Price range Well, living n Poland makes the prices higher then in US, but converting my currency to euro I've like 100 euro
Music I listen to country, Irish folk, Leonard Cohen, shanties, The Who, Frank Sinatra. But, most. Of all, primary role of the headphones will be gaming.
Sound source Creative fatality recon3d - I know, it's not good for music, but great for gaming smily_headphones1.gif, also iPad
As for the headphones in my price range / availability I've looked at following
Creative Aurvana Live
ATH-M35
Beyerdynamics Dt-910
Sony MDR ZX 700


 You'll want to check the first post of this thread and find the link that deals with gaming cans.  I believe that the CAL! is included in that piece.

post #16443 of 29490

Coming off a pair of SRH440s, which had a hinge break on me and are now unusable (super glue lasted about a day, may have to keep re-applying until I can replace them). I've also been through a pair of Grado 80is.

 

Presently looking for something in the middle. I loved Grado's clarity (though disliked its comfort. Neither the default pads or the replacement pads I purchased were particularly comfortable). Shure lacked the clarity but had a bit more power.

 

Sennheiser's seemingly out of the question, as you typically need an amp to power those properly, though their sound does seem ideal for what I'm looking.

 

Looking at the ProDJ100, but I don't think it'll hit what I'm looking for with bass. I like it punchy, though not overpowering. Hard to describe, I suppose. Not sure about the Portapros either. Need to stay under $120 or so, I think, preferably under $100.

 

I use my headphones for gaming (which means a bit of everything tends to go through them) and listen to hard rock/metal material most of the time.

 

I'd honestly go with another pair of Grado 80is if I could find a way to make them comfortable, but I'm also interested in something new.

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I am looking to buy a pair of headphones under $100 and i'v narrowed my decision down to these two. Can someone tell which is better based on your personal experience or reviews you've seen online. I'm looking for more detail and clarity rather than bass since I don't listen to bass music too often. Also do these have good build quality since i want them to last quite a while. if you can recommend a better IEM for the $100 price tag that would be great.

post #16445 of 29490
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Originally Posted by dee ehn View Post

Sennheiser's seemingly out of the question, as you typically need an amp to power those properly, though their sound does seem ideal for what I'm looking.

 

Sennheiser makes an awful lot of headphones-- some higher end ones that require amps and many, many others that do not. The Sennheiser HD518 might be right up your alley and does not require an amplifier.

post #16446 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Davidisawesome View Post

I am looking to buy a pair of headphones under $100 and i'v narrowed my decision down to these two. Can someone tell which is better based on your personal experience or reviews you've seen online. I'm looking for more detail and clarity rather than bass since I don't listen to bass music too often. Also do these have good build quality since i want them to last quite a while. if you can recommend a better IEM for the $100 price tag that would be great.

 

I think you forgot to mention the 2 headphones you're referring to.

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Hey guys, im looking for some IEMs. 

 

Price Range around 100$, preferably no more, but if its worth it I can manage more. 

 

Importance Scale:

 

Must fit flush to ear > isolation> build quality>music quality

 

I know this may seem reverse of so many of our natures here in head-fi, but Ill be using these occasionally when I go ride my motorcycle. Needs to be flush to the ear for comfort and so they dont get yanked out when I put on/take off my helmet. Isolation because of wind noise. 

 

Sound signature wise I love just about everything of my Denon ah5000. Listen to electronic often, and some rock/heavy rock. 

 

Any suggestions? 

 

Thanks, DD. 

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Originally Posted by devhen View Post

 

Sennheiser makes an awful lot of headphones-- some higher end ones that require amps and many, many others that do not. The Sennheiser HD518 might be right up your alley and does not require an amplifier.

This is subjective.  A lot of people feel the HD5XX series doesn't have proper bass without an amp.

post #16449 of 29490
Hey head-fi,

I just discovered you're on the Tapatalk network - sweet!

Now, for my question - I've had a pair of super.fi 5 pros (UE) since December 2005, and loved them. Unfortunately, they've bitten the dust, and I'm now in the market for another pair of phones.

-Budget: maximum of $200.
-Type: I'm open to suggestions on this, but I did NOT like having earwax clog up the IEMs, even though the UEs were all-day comfortable. I'm leaning towards 1st, open full-sized cans, and 2nd, closed full-sized cans, because you can get the best sound for your money. I have ear lobes that stick rather far out, and don't like being compressed - whatever I get needs to be similarly all-day comfortable.
-Use: mixed between extensive classical, less extensive pop & rock (Goo Goo Dolls, Dido, Daughtry, Vertical Horizon, Coldplay, etc), some country, and extensive gaming (PC). I rarely watch movies with phones on.
-Environment: mix of quiet office (I have my own office), and occasional not-so-quiet home (I have young kids, though I rarely put cans on when the kids are up).
-Amp: I have an EMU 0202 set up on my office computer & a Total Airhead for my laptop and home use.

I've read through a couple of the buying guides/recommendation threads on the first post of this thread, but I kind of want to audition the phones before I purchase, my local Guitar Center is the only place I know of to do that, and it seems that a lot of the recommended phones are ones they don't have.

What do you all recommend?
post #16450 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Deathdeisel View Post

Hey guys, im looking for some IEMs. 

Price Range around 100$, preferably no more, but if its worth it I can manage more. 

Importance Scale:

Must fit flush to ear > isolation> build quality>music quality

I know this may seem reverse of so many of our natures here in head-fi, but Ill be using these occasionally when I go ride my motorcycle. Needs to be flush to the ear for comfort and so they dont get yanked out when I put on/take off my helmet. Isolation because of wind noise. 

Sound signature wise I love just about everything of my Denon ah5000. Listen to electronic often, and some rock/heavy rock. 

Any suggestions? 

Thanks, DD. 

Shure SE215 ?

Edit- BTW, this is off topic here. There's a lot of info/reviews/advice in the portable/IEM forum.
Edited by devhen - 7/14/12 at 11:37am
post #16451 of 29490
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Originally Posted by dee ehn View Post

Coming off a pair of SRH440s, which had a hinge break on me and are now unusable (super glue lasted about a day, may have to keep re-applying until I can replace them). I've also been through a pair of Grado 80is.

 

Presently looking for something in the middle. I loved Grado's clarity (though disliked its comfort. Neither the default pads or the replacement pads I purchased were particularly comfortable). Shure lacked the clarity but had a bit more power.

 

Sennheiser's seemingly out of the question, as you typically need an amp to power those properly, though their sound does seem ideal for what I'm looking.

 

Looking at the ProDJ100, but I don't think it'll hit what I'm looking for with bass. I like it punchy, though not overpowering. Hard to describe, I suppose. Not sure about the Portapros either. Need to stay under $120 or so, I think, preferably under $100.

 

I use my headphones for gaming (which means a bit of everything tends to go through them) and listen to hard rock/metal material most of the time.

 

I'd honestly go with another pair of Grado 80is if I could find a way to make them comfortable, but I'm also interested in something new.

 

There is no perfect fit in your price range.  If you don't need them away from home, the AKG K 240 Studio may be your best choice.  The Alessandro MS1 is great but has the same comfort issue and lack of sound stage as the Grado.

post #16452 of 29490
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Originally Posted by linuxid10t View Post

This is subjective.  A lot of people feel the HD5XX series doesn't have proper bass without an amp.

 

Notsomuch.  The poster said that he likes the sound of the Grado SR 80.  The HD 518 puts out more bass than the 80--and as much if not more than the Shure he has.

post #16453 of 29490
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Originally Posted by dee ehn View Post

I'd honestly go with another pair of Grado 80is if I could find a way to make them comfortable, but I'm also interested in something new.

Get the G-Cush pads.
post #16454 of 29490
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Originally Posted by phendric View Post

Hey head-fi,
I just discovered you're on the Tapatalk network - sweet!
Now, for my question - I've had a pair of super.fi 5 pros (UE) since December 2005, and loved them. Unfortunately, they've bitten the dust, and I'm now in the market for another pair of phones.
-Budget: maximum of $200.
-Type: I'm open to suggestions on this, but I did NOT like having earwax clog up the IEMs, even though the UEs were all-day comfortable. I'm leaning towards 1st, open full-sized cans, and 2nd, closed full-sized cans, because you can get the best sound for your money. I have ear lobes that stick rather far out, and don't like being compressed - whatever I get needs to be similarly all-day comfortable.
-Use: mixed between extensive classical, less extensive pop & rock (Goo Goo Dolls, Dido, Daughtry, Vertical Horizon, Coldplay, etc), some country, and extensive gaming (PC). I rarely watch movies with phones on.
-Environment: mix of quiet office (I have my own office), and occasional not-so-quiet home (I have young kids, though I rarely put cans on when the kids are up).
-Amp: I have an EMU 0202 set up on my office computer & a Total Airhead for my laptop and home use.
I've read through a couple of the buying guides/recommendation threads on the first post of this thread, but I kind of want to audition the phones before I purchase, my local Guitar Center is the only place I know of to do that, and it seems that a lot of the recommended phones are ones they don't have.
What do you all recommend?

 

Quality, neutral-ish, open and comfortable at under $200.  All that points to the Senn HD558.

 

When it comes to individual comfort, there is not substitute for not only putting them on your own head, but also leaving them there for at least as long as your normal listening session.

post #16455 of 29490
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Originally Posted by devhen View Post


Get the G-Cush pads.

Also, I have found that washing the pads a few times in hot water and shampoo greatly increase comfort.

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