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post #16666 of 29490
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Originally Posted by solidsnake4119 View Post

Background: Listened to Pro 2900, HD555 (with mod), ATH-M50, HD-280.

Listen: R&B, Rap, House, Trance, Pop, Dance

Budget: Max $350

I will also be using it for games.

 

I love the Pro 2900, I think they sound amazing in every aspect. I also love the HD555 with the mod (not so much without the mod). Surprisingly, I don't like the ATH-M50. I've had them so far for around 2 years and never really grew to loving them. I even hated the bass which was the main selling point of those. I am still currently using them with much disappointment. I had the HD-280's for 2 years as well. Hated the living crap out of them. So much discomfort with sweaty earpads made me sad.

 

I am interested in comfort and sound. I only want velour, no pleather, no leather. Another note, this is mainly for a computer with a Soundblaster X-Fi Xtremegamer. Yeah I know, it's a piece of crap. Not much I can do with that. I do not have an AMP either.

 

Looking into these headphones: HD598, Pro 2900.

 

What else would you guys recommend? Any helps appreciated.

 

My understanding is that the Pro 2900 is very similar to the Pro 900 with the main difference being that the 2900 is open. I say this because the Pro 900 can typically be found much cheaper since it isn't as new. Used Pro 900s have gone as low as $250. The price of a new one just jumped to $549 on Amazon, but it was recently at $350 for a few weeks.

 

Also, the HD598 is a good choice. It was my second "nice" pair of headphones and I really enjoyed them. I also used to have a modded pair of HD555s but I never had them at the same time so I can't give a you a direct comparison. They do have similarities and if you liked the modded 555s you'll likely be at least as happy with the 598s.

 

EDIT: Seems to be a Open box - Like New Pro 2900 for $300 shipped via Blinq on Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B003PJYBYE/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used


Edited by hipster2010 - 7/19/12 at 11:08pm
post #16667 of 29490

I have a question about the AKGs K550... How good are the seal on these HPs? Some people say its perfect but others say its very bad... How big of a head do you have to have to wear these? 

 

Thanks

post #16668 of 29490
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Originally Posted by hipster2010 View Post

 

My understanding is that the Pro 2900 is very similar to the Pro 900 with the main difference being that the 2900 is open. I say this because the Pro 900 can typically be found much cheaper since it isn't as new. Used Pro 900s have gone as low as $250. The price of a new one just jumped to $549 on Amazon, but it was recently at $350 for a few weeks.

 

Also, the HD598 is a good choice. It was my second "nice" pair of headphones and I really enjoyed them. I also used to have a modded pair of HD555s but I never had them at the same time so I can't give a you a direct comparison. They do have similarities and if you liked the modded 555s you'll likely be at least as happy with the 598s.

 

EDIT: Seems to be a Open box - Like New Pro 2900 for $300 shipped via Blinq on Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B003PJYBYE/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used

 

I can get a Pro 2900 for $340 new. It's no big deal about the cost. Any open velour cans you would recommend in that price range?

post #16669 of 29490

DT770 might be a good idea, you could also look into HD25-1, though those are more portable (the Senns have fantastic isolation).
 

post #16670 of 29490
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Many folk here like the AKG K 550, but I have not heard them yet.

 

The Ultrasone Pro 750 are good, but the highs may be too bright for you.

 

The Shure SRH 940 are also good, but may be a bit bass light for you.

 

The Denon D5000 are probably out of your price range


DT770 might be a good idea, you could also look into HD25-1, though those are more portable (the Senns have fantastic isolation).

post #16671 of 29490
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New Head-Fi'er here. I'm looking for a good around the ear headphone for indie rock, acoustic rock, classic rock, classic, jazz, blues. I mostly stay away from rap, and electronic. I will be using these at first with my Xonar STX, and then eventually possibly a desktop and/or portable amp.    Build quality is a essential. I'm not a "basshead" but a good bottom end is essential. My budget is <$500 for the phones.

 

I'm currently considering HiFiMan HE-400's, or possibly DT990's. What else can you recommend for me?

 

Thanks in advance!


Where will you be listening?  This will influence whether to pursue a closed or open headphone.

post #16672 of 29490
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Originally Posted by JasonCz View Post

New Head-Fi'er here. I'm looking for a good around the ear headphone for indie rock, acoustic rock, classic rock, classic, jazz, blues. I mostly stay away from rap, and electronic. I will be using these at first with my Xonar STX, and then eventually possibly a desktop and/or portable amp.    Build quality is a essential. I'm not a "basshead" but a good bottom end is essential. My budget is <$500 for the phones.

I'm currently considering HiFiMan HE-400's, or possibly DT990's. What else can you recommend for me?

Thanks in advance!

HD600
post #16673 of 29490
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Originally Posted by solidsnake4119 View Post

 

I can get a Pro 2900 for $340 new. It's no big deal about the cost. Any open velour cans you would recommend in that price range?

The HD650s will occasionally pop at that price.  I got mine used two years ago for $320 - but for a couple hours on Amazon, the HD650s popped up for $340 brand spankin' new.

post #16674 of 29490
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I can get a Pro 2900 for $340 new. It's no big deal about the cost. Any open velour cans you would recommend in that price range?

The only other open cans with velour that come to mind are AKG k701, k702, q701 and maybe Senn HD600. Each of those will definitely require an amp though. I say if you're happy with the Pro 2900 get them. If you want a less bassy, slightly mid-centric sound for about $100 cheaper, get the HD598. I'm sure that you will be happy with either. You can also get an external DAC now or in the future to improve the quality even more.

post #16675 of 29490
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Originally Posted by hipster2010 View Post

The only other open cans with velour that come to mind are AKG k701, k702, q701 and maybe Senn HD600. Each of those will definitely require an amp though. I say if you're happy with the Pro 2900 get them. If you want a less bassy, slightly mid-centric sound for about $100 cheaper, get the HD598. I'm sure that you will be happy with either. You can also get an external DAC now or in the future to improve the quality even more.

The HD600/650 will require an amp, but an E9 will drive them.

post #16676 of 29490

Is there a headphone like AKG K550 with better bass (bass of the Audio Techinica M50, or pro 7000) available in the market?

I like the AKG K550, it make me wanna sing, while the M50/Pro7000 make me wanna dance.

Full size or portable doesn't matter to me.

 

Thank you.

post #16677 of 29490
Hey guys,

Will ath m50 pads work for hfi 580? Will it change the sound?
post #16678 of 29490
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Originally Posted by haquocdung View Post

Is there a headphone like AKG K550 with better bass (bass of the Audio Techinica M50, or pro 7000) available in the market?
I like the AKG K550, it make me wanna sing, while the M50/Pro7000 make me wanna dance.
Full size or portable doesn't matter to me.

Thank you.

Hey,

Denon D2000 or Ultrasone PRO 900
post #16679 of 29490
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Hey,
Denon D2000 or Ultrasone PRO 900

D2k is too hot for long use.

I like the AKG K550 form factor. It's better for long use imo

post #16680 of 29490

Hi all, new here and new to the wide world of headphones in general - kinda.

 

Firstly, I've had a few pairs of phones before but began with in-ear ones.  Currently running some Soundmagic pl21s for those - I'd not really rate them that highly tbh but that's for another board at another time.

 

I've had a pair of Bose QC15s until recently when they were stolen from my bag and am back to my Sennheiser HD202s that I used before getting the Bose's.  Now I'm looking for something new and have narrowed it down to either, wait for it because you've ALL heard it before, the Audio Technica ATH M50s or the Bayerdynamic DT770/80 Pros.  Wow, who'd have thought I'd be asking THAT question again!

 

Well anyway, I'd kinda prefer the 770s over the M50s mainly due to comfort, general musical sound, gaming and the forum opinion that they seem a little bit better (if the prices were equal) but, and here's the kicker, I'd like to mod them to make the cable detachable.  Now I've read lots about modding the M50s and it seems easy-ish and there are lots of people who have done it but I've seen conspicuously little regarding modding the 770s.  Is this because there isn't room to do it?  This is probably what will clinch the deal here - though the need for a amp may also push me back to the M50s.

Any help any of you can give will be greatly appreciated

 

Cheers

M

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