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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

 

Unless someone's having a fire sale on very good cans, you will be very hard pressed to beat an HD 598 at $175.  

 

Would they need amplification? Because I wouldn't be able to afford a decent amp on top of that. 

post #16562 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?

 

There are some DT990 32ohm for really cheap ($150)  through Amazon warehouse right now which could work well

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0024NK344/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used

post #16563 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

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'll look up the AKG, but somehow I don't think the rest of this would fit in my budget... although I have been needing to lose some weight... maybe I can scrounge up some money there biggrin.gif

post #16564 of 29490
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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..

The HFI-580 is fantastic, definitely better than the M50 in every way. The dt990 pro is great.. if you can deal with the coiled cord. For hip-hop I'd recommend the AIAIAI TMA-1 (unfatigueing highs make for smooth snare , not to mention BASS by the buckets). The dt880 would be better if you adequately amp it. Fiio e7/e11/e17 will do the job. 

post #16565 of 29490
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Originally Posted by UnluckyShot View Post

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...?

 

You may have been thinking about the HIFI 580's and the Pro 550's they're both under $150

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Are beyers DT 250ohms better than 32 ohms ?

I read  DT990 and DT770 are fit to me but i don't know whats the difference between premium and pro ?

Finally Fiio E11 is in my price range for portable amp, is it enough for the DT990/770 250 ohms?

 

 

I want really good quality bass, not just punchy, so in my price range which is the best ?

 

Thank you...

post #16567 of 29490
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Are beyers DT 250ohms better than 32 ohms ?

I read  DT990 and DT770 are fit to me but i don't know whats the difference between premium and pro ?

Finally Fiio E11 is in my price range for portable amp, is it enough for the DT990/770 250 ohms?

 

 

I want really good quality bass, not just punchy, so in my price range which is the best ?

 

Thank you...

Premiums make Beyerdynamic more profit then the pros.

Pros are usually just 250-Ohm

Premium come in 32-Ohm (for portables) and the 600-Ohm are bought by people who hopefully (should) have a decent amp.

Premiums are usually a little more comfortable then the Pros.

post #16568 of 29490
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Originally Posted by blackdeath View Post

Are beyers DT 250ohms better than 32 ohms ?

I read  DT990 and DT770 are fit to me but i don't know whats the difference between premium and pro ?

Finally Fiio E11 is in my price range for portable amp, is it enough for the DT990/770 250 ohms?

 

 

I want really good quality bass, not just punchy, so in my price range which is the best ?

 

Thank you...

 

When you get higher in impedance, you shrug off some of the noise floor (hiss) that can be present with higher gain amps or just plain noisy sources. Premium is the swag version, they're the same, just super super pimp.

 

E11 should be aight for that.

 

DT990 I like more than the DT770. It's semi-open, but more closed than open so just be mindful when you're listening.

post #16569 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Xaverian View Post

 

Would they need amplification? Because I wouldn't be able to afford a decent amp on top of that. 

 

No--but will benefit from an amp when you can afford one.

post #16570 of 29490

Hi,

 

I tried using search, but didn't get the answer for my needs, so here is my question.

The music that I listen to is mostly Broadway tunes, and also some singers like Adele so I care about vocals a lot. I also listen to some rock from time to time. My player is an iPhone4, music is all converted to AAC.

What would you recommend? I can spend around 200$ but I don't know if it's worth it as long as I'm just listening to a lower quality compression.

post #16571 of 29490
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

Premiums make Beyerdynamic more profit then the pros.

Pros are usually just 250-Ohm

Premium come in 32-Ohm (for portables) and the 600-Ohm are bought by people who hopefully (should) have a decent amp.

Premiums are usually a little more comfortable then the Pros.

Most of the people I see buying Pros buy the 80 Ohm version, not the 250.

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What would you guy's recommend for $200 or under for this type of music:

I will be using them with a Asus Xonar DG so they must be able to be driving by it. If possible I would also like a headphone that is good for positional audio in gaming such as competitive Counter Strike. Thank you in advance this forum is a life-saver for a headphone newb such as myself. Cheers!

 EDIT: Also for a bit more of info on what I'm looking for. I will be using these headphones in a room by myself. I'm not looking to travel with them but I would like them to be able to be worn for extended periods of time. Look doesn't really matter to me. Also open or close I have no pref. Easily driveable cans are also a plus. Thanks again!


Edited by TheFlipsideDown - 7/17/12 at 2:56am
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Hey yall. So I've got a list of headphones for you all to debate upon. I've basically gone through all the major brands and picked the phones that fell nicely into my price range. I'd be using them for music/gaming. Mainly music. (The Script, Deadmau5, Tiesto, One Republic) I also do not have any type of AMP at the moment, so if you could recommend a cheap one for the specific headphone they'd be powering, that'd be a nice bonus. :)

 

Also, for reference, I would be upgrading from a pair of Turtle Beach x12s... Yeah, I know.

 

AKG: K240MKII

Sony: MDR-V600

Denon: AH-D1100 (a bit pricey)

Audio-Technica: ATH-A900

Sennheiser: HD 558

Ultrasone: HFI-780

 

There ya go. These are just the ones I could find, so if you can think of any in my budget ($100-$180) than feel free to post.

 

Thank you! :D

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Not sure if this question belongs here, if it is not I'm sorry in advance.

I'm currently having issues with my HD-600's, the sound (ONLY on the left ear) cutting off/ jittering. The only way to solve this is to find the cable's right position where the sound would come back. Done by wiggling it around. The left cable is in tight.

Is this problem caused by my stock cables? or by the headphones itself. Thank you in advance!

post #16575 of 29490
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Originally Posted by sipter View Post

Not sure if this question belongs here, if it is not I'm sorry in advance.

I'm currently having issues with my HD-600's, the sound (ONLY on the left ear) cutting off/ jittering. The only way to solve this is to find the cable's right position where the sound would come back. Done by wiggling it around. The left cable is in tight.

Is this problem caused by my stock cables? or by the headphones itself. Thank you in advance!

should bee a loose jack send it back to senn 

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