or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Help and Getting Started › Introductions, Help and Recommendations › ++ FULL-SIZE HEADPHONE RECOMMENDATIONS THREAD++ CLOSED: Please post a thread in the Introductions, Help and Advice forum
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

++ FULL-SIZE HEADPHONE RECOMMENDATIONS THREAD++ CLOSED: Please post a thread in the Introductions, Help and Advice forum - Page 1103  

post #16531 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by Failuyr View Post

 

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.

 

 

As do I with the Mix-amp, I love that thing!! I owned the LP's for a few weeks and that was long enough for me. Some like them and give them rave reviews but not I. People call them bass monsters but not I. The overall sound I would give a 6.5 out of 10 which of course isn't bad but not as touted as some reviewers out there. I was thinking about listening to them again just to be sure but I wasn't really a fan. It felt like they couldn't keep up with the music they promoted they were made for. Now I will say that the style is pretty nice and the presentation is amazing. The build quality is very good and the case the cable and all the accessories that they give you are really really nice but (always a but) the sound is average and the speakers start to fade and distort at volumes that they should be able to handle. Personally I think they are way over priced but if you can get them for around $100 or under than thats ok because they are very portable and are very cool looking and do what they need to but are clearly not audiophile quality. I guess it really just depends on how much you spend on them you know?? 

post #16532 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by hipster2010 View Post

 

 

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.

 

Awesome thanks, the DT770/80 are very high on my list because of price value and look and the D2000 seem to be the choice of a lot of people for exactly what you mentioned. The low end and sound stage and fact that they dont need to be amp'd. Now I do have an e11 which isn't great but can definitely get the job done. From what I've gathered the D2000 has the better bottom end and has more of a complete sound. Do you think that is true?? I know you have the D5000's but I'm sure they have a very similar sound stage so what are your thoughts between the two??

post #16533 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by hova View Post

I need full size headphones in the $30-70 range, I was looking at the Superlux HD-668B but i was wondering if you guys have better suggestions.

The headphones would be used for mostly stationary use on a PC/Laptop without an amp.

I usually use speakers but because i'm moving to a new place i don't want to anger the neighbours i'd be wearing them for several hours so they should be comfortable to wear.

Use would be for movies, games and music, with emphasis on music.


Here are three in your price range that I own and use more that the Samson SR850 (a close relative of the Superlux HD-668B): Philips SHL 5500, Beyerdynamic DT 235, Koss PortaPro.  These are over-the-year designs; the first two are closed; the PortaPro is open, but it does not leak much for an open design. I (and some others) find the SR850 treble too bright and fatiguing.  Some others do not. You are warned! 


Edited by MarcoGV - 7/16/12 at 9:24am
post #16534 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by rawrified View Post

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!

Hey, you're among friends and the type of music you listen to will never be made fun of because we all listen to all kinds of crazy stuff. Have you ever listened to Dub step?? Its bonkers and we love it!! :) 

 

But Devhan said it best. The Ultrasone Pro 900's would be amazing for that price range because amp'd or unamp'd they are amazing. I own them now and my God they are good. Super light weight and very comfortable and they are closed back but because they use super soft cushy velour ear pads (they also come with a replacement pair) they do leak sound but its not as bad as open back cans but it is more than you usually see out of high end closed back headphones. I've owned about 15-20 pairs of headphones and they are by far the best by a mile!! But of course the search never ends smily_headphones1.gif Good luck!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by devhen View Post

 

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.

 

Do you own the DT 770/80?? If so can you tell me a little more about them for I'm also looking into them. I really like the stats but I also liked the stats on the Focal Spirit Ones and that got me nowhere but a busted speaker and a smelly headphone. So I want some more info this time before I go and waist my money again.

post #16535 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by DemonFox View Post

 

 

As do I with the Mix-amp, I love that thing!! I owned the LP's for a few weeks and that was long enough for me. Some like them and give them rave reviews but not I. People call them bass monsters but not I. The overall sound I would give a 6.5 out of 10 which of course isn't bad but not as touted as some reviewers out there. I was thinking about listening to them again just to be sure but I wasn't really a fan. It felt like they couldn't keep up with the music they promoted they were made for. Now I will say that the style is pretty nice and the presentation is amazing. The build quality is very good and the case the cable and all the accessories that they give you are really really nice but (always a but) the sound is average and the speakers start to fade and distort at volumes that they should be able to handle. Personally I think they are way over priced but if you can get them for around $100 or under than thats ok because they are very portable and are very cool looking and do what they need to but are clearly not audiophile quality. I guess it really just depends on how much you spend on them you know?? 

 

I havent read reviews on the LPs, I see a ton of people looking forward to the M-100's and a ton of people loving the M-80s. I was also appealed to them because of how similar to Astro products they were and how Val is in the M-100 forums looking at direct feedback from the community. The Phantom Chrome LPs can be had for like $108 on Amazon right now. The SpeakerTag-ish customizable shields are cool, and from everything I've seen, they have wonderful customer support (being a computer techie, this is probably what attracts me most to any given company).

Since so many others love them and rave about them, is it possible that they get better with burn-in or that you may have received a faulty/defective pair?

post #16536 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by DemonFox View Post

Do you own the DT 770/80?? If so can you tell me a little more about them for I'm also looking into them. I really like the stats but I also liked the stats on the Focal Spirit Ones and that got me nowhere but a busted speaker and a smelly headphone. So I want some more info this time before I go and waist my money again.

 

Yeah I have the 770 but I have the 600 ohm version. However, the pair I have are particularly bass-heavy and sound a lot like the 770/80. I absolutely love them. They are perfect for genres like rap, hip hop, and electronic and I also like them a whole lot for gaming. The bass on these bad boys is very, very good and is addictive. Very lush and impactful with tons of presence but definitely not overbearing and definitely doesn't drown out the other frequencies even when copious amounts of bass is being produced. If you're putting together a collection of good basshead cans I would definitely recommend giving the 770/80 a try. They do have slightly recessed mids so vocals aren't as forward as on some headphones but I think the V-shaped FR curve actually works out very well for a lot of genres. They are also EXTREMELY comfortable even for all-day use and they are very durable. They don't make your ears hot or sweaty at all, even after many hours of use. They obviously aren't very portable as they are rather large and don't fold up but I always prefer comfort over portability in full-size cans and these are the most comfortable headphones I've ever worn. I highly recommend them especially if you like bass-heavy cans which you obviously do. They would be a wonderful addition to your collection IMO. Who knows, you might even end up liking them more than your Pro 900s. :D


Edited by devhen - 7/16/12 at 10:05am
post #16537 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by DemonFox View Post

Hey, you're among friends and the type of music you listen to will never be made fun of because we all listen to all kinds of crazy stuff. Have you ever listened to Dub step?? Its bonkers and we love it!! :) 

 

But Devhan said it best. The Ultrasone Pro 900's would be amazing for that price range because amp'd or unamp'd they are amazing. I own them now and my God they are good. Super light weight and very comfortable and they are closed back but because they use super soft cushy velour ear pads (they also come with a replacement pair) they do leak sound but its not as bad as open back cans but it is more than you usually see out of high end closed back headphones. I've owned about 15-20 pairs of headphones and they are by far the best by a mile!! But of course the search never ends smily_headphones1.gif Good luck!!

 

Heh, thanks for the help! I think the Ultrasone Pro 900s are the ones I'm going to go for, even if the vocals do suffer a little I think that, from what I've read at least, they're just recessed but still perfectly clear :D

 

Yeah I've listened to Dub step and do like some of it, though again the caliber of the dubstep I like would probably appal more hardcore fans :P At the moment I'm not sure if it's a bit too gimmicky for me in that, if it's there it will really take over the song and essentially be the only part of the song worth hearing, whereas with other bass heavy genres (like Zedd's music, if you've heard of him) the heaviness can still be there but can work better with the other elements to make a more complete song. Though I'm by no means an expert, so that's just my $0.02 and should be taken with a pinch of salt!

 

Thanks again for the advice!

post #16538 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by DemonFox View Post

 

Awesome thanks, the DT770/80 are very high on my list because of price value and look and the D2000 seem to be the choice of a lot of people for exactly what you mentioned. The low end and sound stage and fact that they dont need to be amp'd. Now I do have an e11 which isn't great but can definitely get the job done. From what I've gathered the D2000 has the better bottom end and has more of a complete sound. Do you think that is true?? I know you have the D5000's but I'm sure they have a very similar sound stage so what are your thoughts between the two??

It's been awhile since I've heard the DT770 since I sold them about 5 months ago, but I think the Denons have a slightly better bass extension. The Beyers have a slightly bigger bass hump which may make them a little bit less ideal as an all around. The Denons also have some mod capabilities which can help refine it further. Both are top notch in comfort so that's not a differentiating factor. I should point out that the Beyers are build like a tank whereas the Denons are solid but feel a bit fragile so I'm worried about setting them down wrong or dropping them. Not sure if that matters to you but it is worth mentioning.  However, I think either one would be a great choice with the Denons being slightly better which is reflected in the higher price.

post #16539 of 29490

what is the best headphones i can get for $200? i listen to a lot of Ex-yugoslavian Rock music but also house/techno and dubstep from time to time. what headphones would be good for both? or am i just out of luck and would have to have two headphones? i have grado SR80i's atm but theyre not as great as id like..

post #16540 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by blackhand View Post

what is the best headphones i can get for $200? i listen to a lot of Ex-yugoslavian Rock music but also house/techno and dubstep from time to time. what headphones would be good for both? or am i just out of luck and would have to have two headphones? i have grado SR80i's atm but theyre not as great as id like..

Ultrasones might work pretty well for you. Maybe the HFI 780

post #16541 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by blackhand View Post

what is the best headphones i can get for $200? i listen to a lot of Ex-yugoslavian Rock music but also house/techno and dubstep from time to time. what headphones would be good for both? or am i just out of luck and would have to have two headphones? i have grado SR80i's atm but theyre not as great as id like..

maybe you could let us know what you like and dislike about the grados sound.  obviously the comfort sucks xD

post #16542 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by pb21cyclist View Post

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

 

If you amp, the Ultrasone Pro 750 may be your ticket.  If not what's your budget?

post #16543 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

If you amp, the Ultrasone Pro 750 may be your ticket.  If not what's your budget?

My maximum would be £200 or $300, although ideally less. I don't have an amp at the moment but am considering it, maybe an fiio E11?
post #16544 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by pb21cyclist View Post


My maximum would be £200 or $300, although ideally less. I don't have an amp at the moment but am considering it, maybe an fiio E11?

 

I don't own any portable amps--so can't help you with specifics.  I know that FiiO has a good reputation.

post #16545 of 29490

I need help deciding between the Ultrasone Pro 750s or the Utrasone HFI 780. I would be using them for Music/Gaming with music being the main attraction. I know the 900s are often recommended for gaming, but I unfortunately can't afford them... *Sadpanda* I also don't have any type of Amp atm. Though I'm planning on buying the Asus U3.

 

(I'm not stuck on ultrasone. So if you can think of any other brands I should check out, please post.) MAX Budget: $180 and under.

 

Also, is anyone having issues with these cans not fitting over your ears? I know they're "Around ear" headphones but they just look so small in pictures!


Edited by UnluckyShot - 7/16/12 at 3:12pm
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
This thread is locked  
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Help and Getting Started › Introductions, Help and Recommendations › ++ FULL-SIZE HEADPHONE RECOMMENDATIONS THREAD++ CLOSED: Please post a thread in the Introductions, Help and Advice forum