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post #16516 of 29490
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Originally Posted by DemonFox View Post

HIFI 780's for $149 will blow you away but lack nothing. Great cans for the money.

I'm assuming you mean Ultrasone HFI 780, as they're were the only thing that came up when googled.

 

I dont know much about the "surround sound plus" they're listing, are they emulating surround sound similar to dolby headphone?

 

What would you recommend around $125-$135ish? If you didnt see my original post asking for help, I'm pretty much looking for something for Metal/Rock/Alt. Maybe a little bit of dubstep, something with a good amount of bass (not overwhelming and without bleeding into the mids, just something someone would be impressed by)

post #16517 of 29490

Ok Guys I have one...

 

Out of these Can which are the best overall. I know its subjective but I still am very curios to see what everyone says. They will used from everything from gaming to Classical and everything in between... Now I'll put them on the list but I'll put it out there that I am in now way a fan of Sennheiser because the total and udder lack of bass that they put out (something of a Bass Head basshead.gif)..  I was told that the one on my list is in no way punchy but can still hold its own. Ok, tell me what you think of!!! And of course if there is something that I may be missing please feel free to let me know. Dare to be different :) I already own so you know Pro 900's and Hifi 780's M-audio Q40's (that are for sale btw) to name a few...

 

Here are the choice I am considering 

 

Denon Ah-D2000

 

Shure 840

 

Sennheiser HD598

 

HIFIMan HE-300

 

AT M50

 

Beyerdynamic 770/80

 

Beyerdynamic 880/32

 

Ok, so those are the choices and based on your feedback I'll be buying one of those pairs in the next few days.

 

Thanks guys and lets hear it. I wanna get a good conversation going. 

 

basshead.gif

post #16518 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Failuyr View Post

I'm assuming you mean Ultrasone HFI 780, as they're were the only thing that came up when googled.

 

I dont know much about the "surround sound plus" they're listing, are they emulating surround sound similar to dolby headphone?

 

What would you recommend around $125-$135ish? If you didnt see my original post asking for help, I'm pretty much looking for something for Metal/Rock/Alt. Maybe a little bit of dubstep, something with a good amount of bass (not overwhelming and without bleeding into the mids, just something someone would be impressed by)

My bad yes I was referring to the Ultrasone line. The 780's are amazing for the genre of music you listed the bass is amazing but it does not bleed into the mids. Now the price right now is at about $145 but if you want similar you can look at the (Ultrasone) Hifi 580's. Amazon has a great deal on them and they are basically the little brother to the 780's so they dont have as much punch as the 780's but they still rock pretty hard. They have a 50mm driver (780's have a 40) so the bass may not be as loud but its definitely as deep and still very impressive. You may like them more because the highs are not as harsh as they are in the 780's and the bass wont overwhelm you either but its always were you need it to be. Now the S-Logic that you are referring to is like a virtual surround sound that you dont really notice it until you notice it if you know what I mean. You hear things that are coming from all around you not just smack dab in your ear like most other closed back cans. It really is a take it or leave it for some but I love it!! With Rock, Metal, and Dub they really come alive but they are peaceful enough to where you can listen to any type of music without wanting to switch headphones. My Favorite part about the HiFI line is that leak little to no sound at most volumes. That type of seal is a big deal to me so I dont have to share all my music with everyone around me. 

 

If you have any questions please let me know and I hope this was some what helpful. 

 

basshead.gif

post #16519 of 29490
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Originally Posted by DemonFox View Post

My bad yes I was referring to the Ultrasone line. The 780's are amazing for the genre of music you listed the bass is amazing but it does not bleed into the mids. Now the price right now is at about $145 but if you want similar you can look at the (Ultrasone) Hifi 580's. Amazon has a great deal on them and they are basically the little brother to the 780's so they dont have as much punch as the 780's but they still rock pretty hard. They have a 50mm driver (780's have a 40) so the bass may not be as loud but its definitely as deep and still very impressive. You may like them more because the highs are not as harsh as they are in the 780's and the bass wont overwhelm you either but its always were you need it to be. Now the S-Logic that you are referring to is like a virtual surround sound that you dont really notice it until you notice it if you know what I mean. You hear things that are coming from all around you not just smack dab in your ear like most other closed back cans. It really is a take it or leave it for some but I love it!! With Rock, Metal, and Dub they really come alive but they are peaceful enough to where you can listen to any type of music without wanting to switch headphones. My Favorite part about the HiFI line is that leak little to no sound at most volumes. That type of seal is a big deal to me so I dont have to share all my music with everyone around me. 

 

If you have any questions please let me know and I hope this was some what helpful. 

 

basshead.gif

 

Very helpful, my ears are actually pretty accustomed to simulated surround sound (I use Astro's Pro Mixamp while gaming), so I wouldnt really notice it, I just know from looking at gaming headphones that a lot of people dont like surround for music, but then again, if its an audio company doing it, it's probably accustomed to music xD. The reason I want them cheaper is because I'm picking up a pair of IEMs aswell, and want to keep it under $200 as much as possible. My source is going to be an iPod touch for the record, and preferably something that doesnt need an amp. I might just drop my IEM budget a little, but I'd rather not.

 

What do you think about V-Moda Crossfade LP's? I know a lot of people like the M-80s.

post #16520 of 29490

- Under $200

 

- Closed

 

   Hello there everyone.  I am stuck with quite a predicament: finding a headphone that will cover multiple genres very well for $200 or under.  My main listening is composed of metal, which spans from the 90's style metal, to cymbal and snare-heavy metal core, to bass heavy (808 drops included) hardcore and death core.  This is where it gets interesting:  I also like quiet melodic pieces and rock instrumentals.  (Like this, this, and this.)   There are a few things I can add that may help.  I tried some MEElectronic's M9's (IEM) and found them to be a bit too harsh (Though they may not have been burned-in).  I am currently using Visang R03's (Brainwavz M2) and like them very much, but I have had nothing else to compare to except cheap ear buds.  So I'm certain there is room for improvement that I cannot even imagine.  When I was convinced I wanted an IEM, I chose the Future Sonic's Atrio for its low frequency capabilities and lack of a harsh treble.  Now I'm opening up to the thought of a headphone. 

 

   I chose the Visang R03's partially for their solid aluminum build, which I like very much.  I use only 320kbps non-VBR mp3's, un-amped.  I appreciate quality, but would not consider myself an audiophile.  I like a fun, non-tiresome, closed headphone that I can use for background music, yet be interesting enough to appreciate the intricacies of music.  Lots of mids, with the ability to deliver bass when it is demanded (Not always blaring), yet careful highs, since those are a bit dissonant to me. 

 

   Is this too much to ask for?  If it is, where would I have to compromise?

 

Thank you so much,

 

- SF_101


Edited by SF_101 - 7/15/12 at 10:29pm
post #16521 of 29490

So, I had access to a few headphones for testing, and I just wanted to know how is their lows compared to the HD558. I know the 558 doesn't have much bass, but I just want to know what I'll be dealing with.

 

The headphones I listened to were:

HD201

Bose OE2

AKG k518

 

Could anyone tell the difference?

 

Thanks.

post #16522 of 29490
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Originally Posted by DemonFox View Post

Ok Guys I have one...

 

Out of these Can which are the best overall. I know its subjective but I still am very curios to see what everyone says. They will used from everything from gaming to Classical and everything in between... Now I'll put them on the list but I'll put it out there that I am in now way a fan of Sennheiser because the total and udder lack of bass that they put out (something of a Bass Head basshead.gif)..  I was told that the one on my list is in no way punchy but can still hold its own. Ok, tell me what you think of!!! And of course if there is something that I may be missing please feel free to let me know. Dare to be different :) I already own so you know Pro 900's and Hifi 780's M-audio Q40's (that are for sale btw) to name a few...

 

Here are the choice I am considering 

 

Denon Ah-D2000

 

Shure 840

 

Sennheiser HD598

 

HIFIMan HE-300

 

AT M50

 

Beyerdynamic 770/80

 

Beyerdynamic 880/32

 

Ok, so those are the choices and based on your feedback I'll be buying one of those pairs in the next few days.

 

Thanks guys and lets hear it. I wanna get a good conversation going. 

 

basshead.gif

 

 

I think you would be very pleased with the Denon D2000 or the Beyer DT770. The DT770s were my first pair of nicer phones and I loved them. They have a fun sound sound and I felt that they did many genres well. I have not tried the Denon D2000s, but I have the D5000s so I will assume that they are of the same flavor in their sound. Both of these cans have a nice emphasis on the low end, but still have ok mids, good highs, and nice soundstage to make them pretty good all-rounders.

 

I used to have the Senn HD598, and Beyer DT880 and really enjoyed both of them and generally recommend them to anyone who is interested. However, they both may lack some of the bass which you are seeking (the HD598 especially). I have not tried the others on your list so I cannot comment based upon experience.

post #16523 of 29490

Hey guys!

 

Another complete noob here looking for some help. I arrived via the mistaken belief that beats would be a good purchase, and a few good comments showed me the error of my ways and redirected me here!

 

So I've never spent more than £30 on a pair of headphones, and I'm looking to get some which will really blow me away. The price range is anything up to £300.

 

The main criteria I'm looking for are phones which make the best out of the music I really love, which is Lady Gaga's latest stuff (heh, i'm guessing I'm getting a lot of judgement now but oh well). Particularly I would say the tracks Scheiße and Judas off of Born This Way are the type of songs I'd be aiming to vamp the most out of, so If anyone is a fan (unlikely I know) and could give some opinions on how well the tracks stack up, it would be ideal really.

 

I dont really have much preference other than making those types of songs sound as good as possible, and from my own research now I'm thinking something bass heavy like the Ultrasone Pro 900s might be ideal, but I've come across a few things I'm not sure about:

 

1) Would bass heavy phones be the ones to go for, or would I lose too much of the vocal to enjoy the type of songs I like? Would midrange  focused phones be better?

 

2) I'm not really sure I understand the difference between 'consumer bass' and 'audiophile bass', and only owning poor headphones I don't really have any way of working out which I'd prefer. Any guidance?

 

Other points - for use at home in my room, so don't care about looks or leakage or anything. And going to buy an amp to, so additional advice on this is always welcome (though not essential).

 

TL:DR version - under £300 phones that are the best for playing Lady Gaga songs and the like, with an emphasis on her bassier/heavier ones.

 

Thanks for any help!

post #16524 of 29490
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Originally Posted by steelgtr View Post

I do have it and yes, it pairs up nice with my Wolfson DACs Ipod Gen 5.5

 

bob

Yeah, if you don't care about sound leakage, I think you will be good.  Also, BTW, I have the iPod 5.5.  It is quite warm sounding, and there is a noticeable difference upgrading to a better source.

post #16525 of 29490
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Originally Posted by rawrified View Post

TL:DR version - under £300 phones that are the best for playing Lady Gaga songs and the like, with an emphasis on her bassier/heavier ones.

Thanks for any help!

 

In that price range you can get headphones with very strong bass but whose bass doesn't drown out the other frequencies. The Pro 900 might indeed be a good choice, as would the Beyerdynamic DT 770 though they have slightly recessed mids. Others can give you more specifics as I've never tried any of the Ultrasones myself.


Edited by devhen - 7/16/12 at 6:11am
post #16526 of 29490

Hi, I'm looking for a new set of headphones. I currently have some Grado 225is and am essentially looking for something to compliment these.

 

I would like them to be circumaural, closed and with slightly more emphasis towards the lower frequencies. Ideally I would like them to be small enough and strong enough to be suitable for portable use, although this is of secondary concern.

 

Any tips, I have been looking for a few days now and as soon as something seems appropiate I read about another set and end up going round in circles!

 

Thanks

post #16527 of 29490
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Originally Posted by linuxid10t View Post

Yeah, if you don't care about sound leakage, I think you will be good.  Also, BTW, I have the iPod 5.5.  It is quite warm sounding, and there is a noticeable difference upgrading to a better source.


Upgrading my 5.5 Ipod? or   source meaning, FLACS, etc?

 

 

thx

post #16528 of 29490
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Originally Posted by steelgtr View Post


Upgrading my 5.5 Ipod? or   source meaning, FLACS, etc?

 

 

thx

 

I think he means upgrading your iPod, i.e. the iPod 5.5's headphone jack produces a somewhat warm sound. Using a different format like FLAC etc. won't change the warmness (sound signature).

post #16529 of 29490
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Originally Posted by devhen View Post

 

I think he means upgrading your iPod, i.e. the iPod 5.5's headphone jack produces a somewhat warm sound. Using a different format like FLAC etc. won't change the warmness (sound signature).

Thanks but I did buy the LOD at the same time I got the amp.

 

 

bob

post #16530 of 29490
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Thanks but I did buy the LOD at the same time I got the amp.

 

Yeah in that case I don't think its an issue for you.

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