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Originally Posted by csmdustbuster View Post

I posted this as a new thread before seeing that I should bring it here first, whoops.......

 

Hey all,

  First post here.  I found y'all during my search for good headphones and after looking around for a bit it seems you guys are the best place to go for knowledgeable opinions.  I've finally decided to grow out of my skullcandy/beats/etc. phase (stupid college kid, sue me) and am looking for for a really decent set of headphones.  I will be primarily using these to listen to my vinyl collection, which is mostly classic rock, although there's a bit of classical mixed in, but really my listening covers all ranges from country to electronica.  I also want something that will sound decent when plugged into my phone, computer, etc., but again, listening to records is my main driver, I can deal with less quality when listening through another medium.  Through my searchings, and this site, I've found Grado SR60s (which seems to be a go-to first pair of phones), Alessandro MS-1s, and Sennheiser HD439s.  It seems that if I'm looking for good listen-at-home rock phones the MS-1s are the way to go.  They all are in my price range, max I'm looking to spend is about $150 (remember broke college kid).  Any thoughts or opinions on these?  Perhaps any others I've missed or overlooked?   Any and all help is appreciated, much thanks

 

EDIT: I'm trying to delete the original post now...

 

You're on the right track with the MS-1--at least for classic rock and country.

post #16607 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Moosecraft View Post

Hey i've been looking for some full sized headphones in the 200-400 range

 

I want something with a balanced sound with good subbass performance, they will be driven from O2/ODAC combo

 

Phones ive looked at

Philips Fidelio L1

Psb M4U2

Mad Dog t50rp

Ultrasone Pro900, Pro 750

Beyerdynamic Dt990,880 (600 ohm)

Sennheiser HD 650

 

Initially i looked at the Denon D2000 but they're not available in Sweden anymore and all prices online seem pretty high

 

I listen to alot of rock and electronica, also some metal

 

Any help is much apprieciated :)

 

The DT 880, HD 650 and Pro 750 are all very good to excellent cans.  If you want bass heavier go with the Pro 750; if super analytical and very unforgiving get the DT 880; if just off pure neutral and forgiving go to the HD 650.

 

I don't have any personal experience with amp/dac.

post #16608 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Stonez View Post

I've a friend who likes country music and especially Tim McGraw.  She saw the on ear JBL McGraw series by Harmon at Walmart's website and asked me what I thought of them.  TBH I no nothing, but I told her I would look into them for her.  Has anyone here any experience with them, and if not can someone recommend a pair of on ears at the same price point for country music played from an iPhone.  Cheers!

 

Edit:  I also know nothing about country music except she's always left him, or he's a drunk with a bad temper...

 

Don't know these cans, but red flags are up with celebrity endorsed headphones at Walmart.

 

What's her budget?  Does she prefer classic country (e.g. steel guitar and twin fiddles) or current country (e.g. pop sung with a southern accent)?

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Hi, I was wondering which pair of headphones I should get.  M50s Or HFI 780s

 

Sound 1/10

 

Bass 1/10

 

Comfortable 1/10

 

Portability 1/10

 

I will be using FiiO E17 with the headphones too. Will that make much of a difference?

And something else.. I heard the HFI 780s were a V sounding blah blah.. What does V mean and is V bad? And what other letters are there to describe sound?

 

Genre/Artists I will be listening to.

Techno

Dubstep

Chiddy Bang

Sammy Adams

Mac Miller

Matisyahu (One Day)

Jack Johnson

Foster The People

Franz Ferdinand

The Beatles

Gorillaz

Classic Rock

and some Post-Hardcore

 

The 780 has more present mids than the M50.  The 780 is somewhat like a closed Grado SR 80 or 125 with more bass.

post #16610 of 29490
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Originally Posted by saxanguitarplyr View Post

Hey everyone,

 

I'm looking to buy a new pair of headphones, I listen to classical, rock, jazz, hip hop, electronic, choral, and pretty much everything.

The headphones I was looking at are the:

Audio Technica ath-m50

Shure srh-840

Beyerdynamic DT-880 (not the pros)

 

I'm also looking to buy an amp/dac combo, here's what i was looking at:

Hifiman EF2A

Audioengine D1

 

Which combination do you guys think works best? Any other suggestions? 

 

-

A headphone noob

 

The DT 880 (get 250 Ohm or higher) is the best can of the three and it's not close.  The Beyer is also more expensive than the other two.

 

The EF2A, as I mentioned to you on your earlier thread is a very good entry level amp.  I don't know about the other one.

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What DAC and Amp would you guys recommend to get the best sound possible with the Shure SRH-940?

Gear setup:

- iMac late 2011
- Audirvana Plus
- DAC?
- Amp?

Musical taste:

Soul/R&B, Jazz (as well as vocal jazz), Instrumental music, Blues, sometimes Pop and Rock

Thanks in advance...
 

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Originally Posted by metsat View Post

What DAC and Amp would you guys recommend to get the best sound possible with the Shure SRH-940?

Gear setup:

- iMac late 2011
- Audirvana Plus
- DAC?
- Amp?

Musical taste:

Soul/R&B, Jazz (as well as vocal jazz), Instrumental music, Blues, sometimes Pop and Rock

Thanks in advance...
 

 

Budget? A good cheap DAC is the HRT MusicStreamer II -- I own it myself and a lot of Head-Fiers believe that you can't do much better for the money (~$150). The ODAC and O2 combo is pretty popular too at a decent price.

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Hello I'm looking for a pair of cans under 150$ been looking at the hd 439, hd 449, maybe 518, and recently Phillips uptown. I listen to pretty much everything I like good bass, open to suggestions. Please help me out here. Sources are samsung fascinate and up pavilion dv7 with beats audio
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i finish my research and i decided to buy  beyer dt770 pro(80 ohm )+e11 from amazon. is it trustable? there are 4 sellers is there any difference between them? as a result i didnt use amazon before please help..  Thank you.


Edited by blackdeath - 7/18/12 at 12:30pm
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i finish my research and i decided to buy  beyer dt770 pro(80 ohm )+e11 from amazon. is it trustable? there are 4 sellers is there any difference between them? as a result i didnt use amazon before please help..  Thank you.

 

You need to take a hard look at each 3rd party seller at Amazon.  Buying from any of them is not the same as buying directly from Amazon.  They may not be authorized dealers or even marginally trustworthy.  On the other hand others are top notch.

post #16616 of 29490
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Originally Posted by metsat View Post

What DAC and Amp would you guys recommend to get the best sound possible with the Shure SRH-940?

Gear setup:

- iMac late 2011
- Audirvana Plus
- DAC?
- Amp?

Musical taste:

Soul/R&B, Jazz (as well as vocal jazz), Instrumental music, Blues, sometimes Pop and Rock

Thanks in advance...
 

 

Hifiman EF2A. It'll do just fine and then some.

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Edited by hvizuett - 7/18/12 at 10:16pm
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Edited by hvizuett - 7/18/12 at 10:17pm
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Thank you so much i appreciate your help

post #16620 of 29490
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Originally Posted by blackdeath View Post

i finish my research and i decided to buy  beyer dt770 pro(80 ohm )+e11 from amazon. is it trustable? there are 4 sellers is there any difference between them? as a result i didnt use amazon before please help..  Thank you.

 

Those were my least favorite closed headphones out of many that I've tried in that price range :(  The e11 has bass boost, so you could get much better headphones with the strong bass that you crave.

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