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post #16966 of 29491
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Originally Posted by hipster2010 View Post

I haven't heard either of the IEMs you listed. What do you like about each one? Do you need them to be closed/open for isolation reasons? Do they need to have portability? Are you willing to purchase an amp? If you can answer these it might give a better idea of what headphones might work for.

 

The GR-07 is very crisp and clear, but not fatiguing with continued use. What it lacks in bass I am able to accomodate for using the E17. The EPH-100 has a nice, wide soundstage with more depth. I switch back and forth between both quite frequently. 

 

I am actually able to increase my budget more now, into the $400 range. As I said my taste is all over the board. I can listen to classical music, an instrumental piece from a soundtrack, techno, Metallica, Bon Jovi or something harder like Skillet or Seether. I dont need to be sitting front stage when listening to music, but I do prefer depth, crisp vocals, tight mid-bass and little to no sibilance.  

 

I prefer over the ear and comfort is important. I prefer closed for isolation so I dont bug the wife too much. I am hoping to go with something that can be driven by the E17 for the time being, but a new amp down the road will be a possibility. 

 

I originally started out looking at the M50's due to the hype, but started looking elsewhere as I read more and more threads. I have found a good price on the Ultrasone Pro 900's within my budget and was looking into them. 

post #16967 of 29491
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The GR-07 is very crisp and clear, but not fatiguing with continued use. What it lacks in bass I am able to accomodate for using the E17. The EPH-100 has a nice, wide soundstage with more depth. I switch back and forth between both quite frequently. 

 

I am actually able to increase my budget more now, into the $400 range. As I said my taste is all over the board. I can listen to classical music, an instrumental piece from a soundtrack, techno, Metallica, Bon Jovi or something harder like Skillet or Seether. I dont need to be sitting front stage when listening to music, but I do prefer depth, crisp vocals, tight mid-bass and little to no sibilance.  

 

I prefer over the ear and comfort is important. I prefer closed for isolation so I dont bug the wife too much. I am hoping to go with something that can be driven by the E17 for the time being, but a new amp down the road will be a possibility. 

 

I originally started out looking at the M50's due to the hype, but started looking elsewhere as I read more and more threads. I have found a good price on the Ultrasone Pro 900's within my budget and was looking into them. 

 

I personally enjoy the Shure SRH940 which are very detailed and have a tilt towards the bright side, yet I did not find them fatiguing. They have a decent soundstage for a closed cna and the ear pads are quite comfortable as they are velour. The headband however, is a bit uncomfortable for extended use, so unless you come up with a solution for that it might be a deal breaker.

 

I don't think the M50s would be a good choice because you will likely miss some of the music that you are used to hearing due to the recessed mids and the narrow soundstage. The Pro 900s are known to be kings of EDM, but I don't know how well they perform other genres compared to other similarly priced headphones. Many people also find their highs a bit sibilant, so I don't know how much of an issue that will be.

 

I don't have experience with other closed headphones that might fit your preferences, but if you want to try open/semi-open, the AKG Q701 and Beyerdynamic DT880 would also fit your needs.

 

Hopefully someone else can chime in with some other closed recommendations, especially with the budget increased to $400

post #16968 of 29491

I'm looking for a new pair of headphones in the $300 range. Coming from the HD25, I want something with better extension into the lower frequencies, a larger soundstage, and slightly less treble emphasis (not after a dark-sounding headphone, though, just a little bit less peakiness). Right now I'm looking at the K550 and the HE-300. I'll be using them with my Matrix Mini-i so they'll need to be relatively easy to drive. No preference as to open or closed as I'll only be using them at home. What do you guys think?


Edited by loremipsum - 7/26/12 at 4:00pm
post #16969 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Y2HBK View Post

 

Anyone??

 

I have no idea what those IEM's sound like, so I can't help without more.

post #16970 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Xinze View Post

Looking for an IEM recommendation, my music tastes are:

20% Classical

40% Electronic

20% Rock

20% Rap/Hip-Hop

 

I had the MTPCs but lost them, so I want to get a new IEM for outside wear. I have the MTPGs, which are pretty good, not as good as the coppers were, but my dad "stole" them.

 

MTPCs were actually a little too bright for my taste, can someone recommend me some ~$200 IEMs with good mids, acceptable bass, and highs that aren't so bright?

 

My eyes are set on the TF10s, but I'm always open to suggestions :)

 

BTW: For everyone talking about Beyer 770 or 990s, I have a post selling a perfect condition 990, if anyone wants to check it out.

 

You're in the wrong section of the forum--this one is for full sized headphones.

post #16971 of 29491
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Hi i'm looking for a recommendation for some closed back circumaural full sizes... i recently owned the ATH M50's which I initially liked due to the bass thump, but quickly realised they didn't hold enough clarity and the soundstage was too tight. I then bought some K550's which I immediately hated, but realised I was getting a poor fit. Sitting at home I can get a good fit and a good sound, but I really need something that works on the three hours a day I spend commuting, with a much less finikity fit. I want to run them through my ipod classic and an E11 Fiio. I want plenty of bass thump for electronic music, but also a nice clear open sound. Can spend up to about £200-£230 I reckon... please help!

 

Bump - considering i'm coming from the K550 frustrated with placement / fit - how do you all feel about moving over to the ultrasone pro 900?

post #16972 of 29491
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Originally Posted by RoMee View Post

I need help deciding on small headphones for road trips

I nailed it down to the Sennheiser HD238 and the AKG K450.

I'm leaning towards the HD238 but I would like to know how the bass is on both headphones.

I am a basshead, but I'm not expecting these to be basshead phones. I do hope one of these can at least give me decent to okay bass

 

Any advice is appreciated


You should post this question in the portable, IEM, etc. section of the forum.

post #16973 of 29491
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Bump - considering i'm coming from the K550 frustrated with placement / fit - how do you all feel about moving over to the ultrasone pro 900?


The Pro 900 is very bassy.  The (also must be amped) Pro 750 is a better choice.  Both are very different from the AKG.

post #16974 of 29491
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Originally Posted by loremipsum View Post

I'm looking for a new pair of headphones in the $300 range. Coming from the HD25, I want something with better extension into the lower frequencies, a larger soundstage, and slightly less treble emphasis (not after a dark-sounding headphone, though, just a little bit less peakiness). Right now I'm looking at the K550 and the HE-300. I'll be using them with my Matrix Mini-i so they'll need to be relatively easy to drive. No preference as to open or closed as I'll only be using them at home.

 

Beyer DT 880 (+/-Pro) 250 Ohm.

post #16975 of 29491
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You should post this question in the portable, IEM, etc. section of the forum.

Nah, I'm not going to even bother with it. These "recommend" thread don't work. I see a lot of questions go unanswered.

I bet if I ask, "what's better beats or skullcandy", there will be a 5 or more pages discussion.

 

I'll just research it and decide it on my own. 

post #16976 of 29491
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Nah, I'm not going to even bother with it. These "recommend" thread don't work. I see a lot of questions go unanswered.

I bet if I ask, "what's better beats or skullcandy", there will be a 5 or more pages discussion.

 

I'll just research it and decide it on my own. 

It seems as if alot of people are given advice, which is the main purpose of this thread.  Now, generally speaking, your reaction inclines people towards not being helpful, seeing that they are taking time out of their lives to try and be helpful.  And ultimately, you will be making the decision anyways.  We all hope you do find something you are pleased with and it brings you countless hours of enjoyment.

 

Hint hint - I know I'm still hoping to get a lil advice :p

post #16977 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post

Hiya.  I'm realizing I have a little bit of play money on amazon (around $125) that I will not miss whatsoever, so been debating getting a headphone.  I already own a Grado SR-80i and a Skullcandy Aviator (Yep, bought it b/c I loved the looks and using it while on the phone, thankfully it turned out to actually be pleasing to listen to.)  I also ordered a Fostex T50RP to see how I like that headphone.  Musically, I listen mainly to alternative music, but branch out quite a lot depending on my moods and who's exposing me to new music, except rap and country.  Most of my listening will be at computer, for which I am currently using a soundblaster x-fi hd.  Portably, I'd be listening on an iphone using ALAC, along with a CMOY altoid amp a friend of mine made for me (I think I remember him mentioning something about the same chip Grado's RA-1 uses.)

 

Mainly, I'm curious if I can buy a headphone for around 125 that might be an upgrade, or add something I don't have, basshead route most likely in that respect.  If there really isn't anything that'd be worth pursuing for that amount, I can just save up for later.

 

Either way, thanks for the consideration and possible info!

I'm not sure that you'll find something that is an upgrade, but you will likely find something with a different sound signature. Grado is known to be good for rock as it has nice mid/s and highs, but can be lacking in lows. I do not know what the Aviator sounds like, but I'm assuming that is a warm sounding phone, maybe even a bit dark. If you want to try a basshead headphone you could pick up one by Ultrasone. You could get the DJ1/HFI-580 or if you want a slightly more balanced bass response there is the DJ1 Pro/Pro 550. These should be right in the range that you are looking at. If you don't think that you need a basshead type phone, you may want to save up for a nicer pair and ask for advice again at that time.

post #16978 of 29491

Hmm, I'll think on it, but I'll probably just save up for now.  Thankya!

post #16979 of 29491
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Originally Posted by RoMee View Post

I need help deciding on small headphones for road trips

I nailed it down to the Sennheiser HD238 and the AKG K450.

I'm leaning towards the HD238 but I would like to know how the bass is on both headphones.

I am a basshead, but I'm not expecting these to be basshead phones. I do hope one of these can at least give me decent to okay bass

 

Any advice is appreciated

Get the Pannasonic HTF600 if you want some bass, else get the Monoprice 8323 and then get this if you want some added comfort on the headband.

 

both of these are compatible with the Beyer DT250 velour pads too.

post #16980 of 29491

HE400 v. Q701?

 

 Will be used for music and movies. Have partially modded D2000, love them, but looking for something with a great soundstage and more open sounding. Currently have the E17, going to be picking up a Little Dot (mkIII or 1+).or a Valhalla. Essentially looking for something different than the D2000's. Thoughts?
 

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