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post #16546 of 29490
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Originally Posted by UnluckyShot View Post

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!

 

The 750 is better in all respects than the 780.  But the 750 needs to be amped; the 780 does not.  See the short write up on each in the buying guides linked in the opening post of this thread.

post #16547 of 29490
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Originally Posted by UnluckyShot View Post

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!

 

I had the same thought when I first started looking into Ultrasones. They are bigger than they look in the pictures. I did a quick Google images search and found this, I think this does a better job of showing the size:

 

http://a1.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/1/a12233f2a9954070b5695a6dc57eb4d5/l.jpg

post #16548 of 29490
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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.

 

I'll give you a few that I've heard a lot of positives about but have not personally heard myself.

 

1. JVC HARX700 & 900

 

2. Monoprice Premium HIfi DJ Headphones

 

3. Ultrasone HIFI 450 & HIFI 15G

 

 

All of these have great prices looks build quality and get rave reviews. Hopefully these can help your search.

 

Good Luck

post #16549 of 29490
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Originally Posted by devhen View Post

 

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

 

HAHA!! Thanks man and that would be awesome!! I definitely think I'll give them a try!! I was going to get the MMX 300 gaming headsets until I figured out that they are just the 770's with a mic and double the price so I already own a nice clip on mic so why waist the extra money you know... Thanks again and now I'm on the hunt for the best price!!

 

Thanks a lot basshead.gif

post #16550 of 29490

Hey, Im looking for some nice headphones its my first step in to the audiophile world so help me out here, I listen to pretty much everything I want awesome sound quality also some good bass. HEadphones im looking at right now are the ATH-M50, Ultrasone hifi 580, Philips Uptown, and Beyerdynamic DT 440. So please help me out. Thank you!

NOTE: sources are Samsung Fascinate, HP Pavilion dv7 with beats audio. I will use them for gaming and lots of music.

post #16551 of 29490
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Originally Posted by UnluckyShot View Post

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!

 

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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

 

The 750 is better in all respects than the 780.  But the 750 needs to be amped; the 780 does not.  See the short write up on each in the buying guides linked in the opening post of this thread.

 

I would have to agree with KG.. I own the 900's and the 780's and if its any indication the Pro series sounds a lot better than the HIFI series. Now honestly if I'd never owned the pro's I would never have known because I absolutely love the 780's. That are manics!!! Bass monsters and the highs do bite quite a bit at first but they get better with time and then wow!! I had no idea that anything could sound that fantastic... That is until I bought the pro 900 and then Boom!! So the 750 are just a small step down but still pretty far ahead and at the time I actually found the 900's cheaper than I could find the 750's if you can believe that so that was a no brainer in my book.

 

Good luck! basshead.gif

post #16552 of 29490

Wow I'm stupid. I looked at both the 750s and the 780s and somehow got it in my head that they were both around $150... NOPE. Hahaha.

 

Guess it's the 780s for me. :P Unless yall can recommend something a bit better in the $150 range...?

post #16553 of 29490

My budget is around 250 $. Main music genre is hip hop. You can add different headphones too...

 

Ultrasone HFI 580, Pro 550 

Audio Technica M50

Beyerdynamic DT series 

 

i dont know much about amps so is the fiio's under 100$ amps can drive 250 ohms beyerdynamic dt880/990 ?

 

Thank you..

post #16554 of 29490

Are the spider powerforces worth it ? 

post #16555 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Kosmik Panda View Post

Hey, Im looking for some nice headphones its my first step in to the audiophile world so help me out here, I listen to pretty much everything I want awesome sound quality also some good bass. HEadphones im looking at right now are the ATH-M50, Ultrasone hifi 580, Philips Uptown, and Beyerdynamic DT 440. So please help me out. Thank you!

NOTE: sources are Samsung Fascinate, HP Pavilion dv7 with beats audio. I will use them for gaming and lots of music.

You might want to check the sony XB series headphones as well.  Not sure how much bass you are looking for but they will definitely do the job.  The M50 has pretty decent bass quantity as well.  At least I find it to be more than enough bass for my personal tastes.

post #16556 of 29490
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Originally Posted by blackdeath View Post

My budget is around 250 $. Main music genre is hip hop. You can add different headphones too...

 

Ultrasone HFI 580, Pro 550 

Audio Technica M50

Beyerdynamic DT series 

 

i dont know much about amps so is the fiio's under 100$ amps can drive 250 ohms beyerdynamic dt880/990 ?

 

Thank you..

 

Yes they can.  Pretty much any aftermarket amp can drive any headphone except for those known to be really, really hard to drive.  Generally speaking you should try to find an amp meant for the impedence of your headphones, but even the e5 should do well with the 880/990.  As amplifiers get more expensive, it's not necessarily about power.  It's about design philosophy, (sometimes features) part quality, and transparency, which depending on your source can matter more or less.

post #16557 of 29490
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Originally Posted by itsderpxd View Post

Are the spider powerforces worth it ? 

 

As a second tier winner of a reduced price pair, mine arrived today.

 

After just a few cuts from "Who's Next" Deluxe Ed. CD's (not yet burned in at all), I have to say I'm impressed.  Initial impressions are that they have much better than expected clarity, excellent separation and good to very good sound stage for closed cans.  As will be of no surprise, they are certainly basshead cans--and I'm not one.  You can certainly tell every time Moonie used his kick drum and hear Entwistle's bass. 

post #16558 of 29490

Hey fellow head-fiers, 

I'm looking for a pair of headphones for home use in the >$200 price range. 
I'm replacing my Shure srh440s which I'm going to dedicate to my ipod. 

 

I listen mostly to Classical music on my macbook, which I have in ALAC format. I also listen to the occasional Electronic/Hip-hop music which is mostly in AAC format. 

 

I don't currently have an amp but would consider buying one if it was necessary for the headphones and didn't go too far off my budget.

 

I was looking at the Sennheiser HD 558s/598s (I found a pair for $175), but these are at the very top of my budget. 

Could anyone suggest something that is cheaper, but will still give me an improvement over my old headphones? Or is this a good choice?

post #16559 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Xaverian View Post

Hey fellow head-fiers, 

I'm looking for a pair of headphones for home use in the >$200 price range. 
I'm replacing my Shure srh440s which I'm going to dedicate to my ipod. 

 

I listen mostly to Classical music on my macbook, which I have in ALAC format. I also listen to the occasional Electronic/Hip-hop music which is mostly in AAC format. 

 

I don't currently have an amp but would consider buying one if it was necessary for the headphones and didn't go too far off my budget.

 

I was looking at the Sennheiser HD 558s/598s (I found a pair for $175), but these are at the very top of my budget. 

Could anyone suggest something that is cheaper, but will still give me an improvement over my old headphones? Or is this a good choice?

 

Unless someone's having a fire sale on very good cans, you will be very hard pressed to beat an HD 598 at $175.  In fact that was about their old U.S. pre-MAP good deal price.

 

The only down sides is that they probably don't have enough bass for hip-hop lovers and are not fast enough for electronic music.  They are also open and leak a great deal.

 

For classical music they are great.

post #16560 of 29490

if i just wanna plug into the macbook n not fret further with money..

then the  AKG K271Mkii  :P  ( a nicer looking one would be the philips citiscape Uptown )

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if i am thinking of a dac n amp setup in a closed can situation..

i would go for the dt770/600 ohm

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if i wan an open can with dac n amp...then the hd600 ( no quarrels with Q701 too :P)

 

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out of macbook, i would buy the  v portable dacportLX as a dac...and add a tube amp..or hybrid amp.

the dacport itself is very versatile, it can power quite a few cans..not an issue.

the tube amps just add warm and give u a variation to your music taste.

 

i would do the above for Classical music...just my view.

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