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post #16576 of 29490
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Originally Posted by UnluckyShot View Post

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!

I only have experience with the D1100 but i can tell you that they are really dark and bassy. If its for music then ES7? 

post #16577 of 29490

Looking at the Sennheiser 4xx line right now and the 518, and 280 pro, maybe the 555. I listen to alot of well pretty much everything but i like good bass not so much where it takes a way from the headphones themselves. Also can you ask best buy if you can demo headphones?

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Hey guys! I'm looking to go for a custom IEM, haven't quite decided on price range yet, certainly not some 300 dollar IEM and probably not something over 1000 either. But I've had a lot of interest in Unique Melody but from the looks of it the Merlins may be too bass heavy for me, while something like the mage may not be sufficient. Can anyone familiar with UM give me a hint at what may be a good model for me? Or any other brand with a reasonable price would be appreciated. Thanks =)

post #16579 of 29490
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

Used Sennheiser HD558, sold on Amazon.

Or, if you're willing to mod the earpads on them, a pair of SR60s, they're $70, and hey, can't go wrong with Grado at any price range, Can't go wrong with Senn either.

post #16580 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Cotnijoe View Post

Hey guys! I'm looking to go for a custom IEM, haven't quite decided on price range yet, certainly not some 300 dollar IEM and probably not something over 1000 either. But I've had a lot of interest in Unique Melody but from the looks of it the Merlins may be too bass heavy for me, while something like the mage may not be sufficient. Can anyone familiar with UM give me a hint at what may be a good model for me? Or any other brand with a reasonable price would be appreciated. Thanks =)

 

Call them.

 

For the money you can't go wrong with Heir Audio 8A though under 1k. It promises to be superior to the JH13/JH16 but for the low promotional Head-Fi price of like 8 or 900 right now, you can't lose with that.

post #16581 of 29490
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Originally Posted by veyrongatti View Post

I only have experience with the D1100 but i can tell you that they are really dark and bassy. If its for music then ES7? 

Well, the D1100 is out. I like bass, but it's not so good for gaming. And I certainly don't want a "Dark" sound to my headphones. o.O

 

The ES7s look pretty nice. I'll be researching them for sure. :)


Edited by UnluckyShot - 7/17/12 at 1:32pm
post #16582 of 29490

Hi guys,

I'm looking to buy a new pair of headphones along with a desktop amp/dac combo. Hears the gear I was looking at:

audio technica ath-m50

Hifiman ef2a

 

I listen to pretty much everything, Classical, jazz, Hip-hop, a bit of electronic music, choral, Steve Reich

 

I've read about some problems with the EF2A which is why I'm asking for suggestions

 

my budgets under $400

 

-

A headphone noob

post #16583 of 29490
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Originally Posted by saxanguitarplyr View Post

Hi guys,

I'm looking to buy a new pair of headphones along with a desktop amp/dac combo. Hears the gear I was looking at:

audio technica ath-m50

Hifiman ef2a

 

I listen to pretty much everything, Classical, jazz, Hip-hop, a bit of electronic music, choral, Steve Reich

 

I've read about some problems with the EF2A which is why I'm asking for suggestions

 

my budgets under $400

 

-

A headphone noob

 

The problems with early EF2A releases are a thing of the past.  I have purchased two this year and they work great--no channel imbalance and smooth symmetrical volume control.

 

On the other hand the M50 with its recessed mids is a poor choice for an all rounder.  It is a bad match for classical, jazz and choral for starts.  The Shure SRH 840, by way of one closed example, is a much better choice.


Edited by KG Jag - 7/17/12 at 1:57pm
post #16584 of 29490

Hi guys,

I'm looking to get a new higher end setup.

Budget: $1300 max

Music Preference: Rock, Electronica, Pop, Jazz

 

I'm open to buying used gear. I'm looking for a full setup (DAC, amp, and headphones).

The difficulties of this budget are that obvious choices like LCD-2 and bitfrost/lyr are beyond my budget.

 

I look forward to your help, fellow Head-Fi'ers!

post #16585 of 29490

Hi everyone,

I don't know if this has been asked before, but I'm looking for a headphone with a similar sound signature like my DT 990 pro, but with a bit less trebble. My budget is up to 400 euro less would be better, more would not be ideal but I could stretch the budget a bit if needed.

post #16586 of 29490

Is the 840 good with the EF2A and does it have good bass response for hip-hop and electronic music?

 

Thanks

post #16587 of 29490
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Originally Posted by kottav View Post

Hi guys,

I'm looking to get a new higher end setup.

Budget: $1300 max

Music Preference: Rock, Electronica, Pop, Jazz

 

I'm open to buying used gear. I'm looking for a full setup (DAC, amp, and headphones).

The difficulties of this budget are that obvious choices like LCD-2 and bitfrost/lyr are beyond my budget.

 

I look forward to your help, fellow Head-Fi'ers!

 

With the LCD-2, you have clearly moved onto the turf of the Summit-Fi section of the forum.

post #16588 of 29490
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Originally Posted by saxanguitarplyr View Post

Is the 840 good with the EF2A and does it have good bass response for hip-hop and electronic music?

 

Thanks

 

I like them very much with the EF2A.  They have good bass and a bit of a mid bass hump.  They are a great pick if you want to listen to music as it was put down  They will not give you massively more bass than is there.  They are not cans for bass heads.

post #16589 of 29490
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

 

With the LCD-2, you have clearly moved onto the turf of the Summit-Fi section of the forum.

Onto Summit-Fi! I never thought I'd be directed there.

post #16590 of 29490
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Originally Posted by kottav View Post

Hi guys,

I'm looking to get a new higher end setup.

Budget: $1300 max

Music Preference: Rock, Electronica, Pop, Jazz

 

I'm open to buying used gear. I'm looking for a full setup (DAC, amp, and headphones).

The difficulties of this budget are that obvious choices like LCD-2 and bitfrost/lyr are beyond my budget.

 

I look forward to your help, fellow Head-Fi'ers!

 

LCD-2

HE-500

 

Pair it with:

Nuforce HDP

NFB-12

HRT Musicstreamer and Matrix M-Stage

HRT Musicstreamer and Hifiman EF5

Matrix Mini-i + Matrix M-Stage

 

Those are all setups I've listened to and they all sound great. I've owned both of those headphones as well and it's a win-win scenario.

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