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Originally Posted by riahc3 View Post

Hello :) This thread is looking like a mess (huge recommendation threads tend to not work) but Ill post anyways: Music genres: Hip-hop. Only thing I listen to. Price range: Technially I dont have one. Obviously Im not going to carry around 500 dollar headphones around with me either in a public/street enviroment. Portable: Yes. Without a question they have to be portable Closed/Open: Open. I perfer open as its more comfy than having your ears surrounded. I dont care if it leaks sounds as that doesnt affect me. Looks: Around the neck. I listen to a lot of music a lot of hours during the day. Miscellaneous: I like bass in my hip-hop and very loud volumes BUT the most important thing would be that the artist's voice (vocals) is completely clear and understandable. Also please comfortable as there are some around the neck that you have to "stretch" before your body gets use to them. Looking at: Sennheiser PMX 90, Siberia Neckband Headset Had: Grado iGrado, Sennheiser PMX 60 I want to order ASAP as I like being with music very much and Im going to be at least a week without it (no headphones) because of shipping

I think you should look at the Pannasonic HTF600 with the Beyerdynamic DT250 velour earpads. The downside is that the cord is quite long, so you have to keep it wrapped up. It has great bass and after burn-in and a quick and easy mod or two, it sounds wonderful. Even after the velour pads the total cost is only around $50. check out this thread to read a bit more about it.

post #17102 of 29490
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Originally Posted by fyre View Post

My girlfriend is looking for headphones that are purely for style and durability.

 

She went through some skullcandy lowriders but they have broken really quickly.

 

She really likes the look and prefers ones that don't 'stretch' out when you put them on (and maintain a more circular shape)

 

Does anyone have any recommendations? Budget is around ~50. I'm located in Canada so a lot of amazon and other sites don't ship here (or do for some ridiculous s&h rate)

 

I've recommended the ATH-SJ55/SJ33/SJ11 but she's worried they will look 'wide' when worn.

 

Thanks

Quoting again, haven't had any luck

post #17103 of 29490

Hey guys. I'm pretty new to the audiophile scene; my first and currently only pair of real headphones are the Grado 225is, and I love them to death, but I've been bit by the head-fi bug, and want to try some new things. I listen to rock music, which the Grados performed well at, although the bass was quite lacking for me, and the treble was too grating, so on my next headphone I'd like those to be reversed. The most important thing for me are the mids: the vocals have to be rich and up front. Keeping this in mind, I did some research and I've got three choices in my price range: 

Audio Technica ADH-M50s

Denon D2000s

Ultrasone Hfi 580s

I will be listening to them through Voodoo Sound on my phone (a small dac/amp). 

I don't want a "neutral" sound- I want my music to be dynamic, fun, involving, and I want to really feel it. 

Since I have no way of demoing the headphones, I'm relying on you guys :) 

Lastly, I'd like to say a few words that I found on a review for the Ultrasone Hfi 2400s: 

"There are people who listen to their equipment through music, and those that listen to music through their equipment." 

I definitely belong to the latter group, so please keep that in mind. Thanks!

 

EDIT: Also, if I've missed any, please feel free to suggest other headphones as well :) 


Edited by akong - 7/29/12 at 1:29pm
post #17104 of 29490
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Originally Posted by akong View Post

Hey guys. I'm pretty new to the audiophile scene; my first and currently only pair of real headphones are the Grado 225is, and I love them to death, but I've been bit by the head-fi bug, and want to try some new things. I listen to rock music, which the Grados performed well at, although the bass was quite lacking for me, and the treble was too grating, so on my next headphone I'd like those to be reversed. The most important thing for me are the mids: the vocals have to be rich and up front. Keeping this in mind, I did some research and I've got three choices in my price range: 

Audio Technica ADH-M50s

Denon D2000s

Ultrasone Hfi 580s

I will be listening to them through Voodoo Sound on my phone (a small dac/amp). 

I don't want a "neutral" sound- I want my music to be dynamic, fun, involving, and I want to really feel it. 

Since I have no way of demoing the headphones, I'm relying on you guys :) 

Lastly, I'd like to say a few words that I found on a review for the Ultrasone Hfi 2400s: 

"There are people who listen to their equipment through music, and those that listen to music through their equipment." 

I definitely belong to the latter group, so please keep that in mind. Thanks!

 

EDIT: Also, if I've missed any, please feel free to suggest other headphones as well :) 

Denons are great, but they have slightly recessed mids. The Hfi580 and ATH-M50 are going to be even more "V" shaped in their sound signature. You may like a Sennheiser headphone (558, 598, 600, 650) if you properly amp it. They won't have powerful bass (except maybe for the 650), but it is more neutral.

post #17105 of 29490
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Originally Posted by hipster2010 View Post

Denons are great, but they have slightly recessed mids. The Hfi580 and ATH-M50 are going to be even more "V" shaped in their sound signature. You may like a Sennheiser headphone (558, 598, 600, 650) if you properly amp it. They won't have powerful bass (except maybe for the 650), but it is more neutral.

Yeah, I agree.  For mids, open back Sennheisers are excellent.

post #17106 of 29490
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Originally Posted by akong View Post

Hey guys. I'm pretty new to the audiophile scene; my first and currently only pair of real headphones are the Grado 225is, and I love them to death, but I've been bit by the head-fi bug, and want to try some new things. I listen to rock music, which the Grados performed well at, although the bass was quite lacking for me, and the treble was too grating, so on my next headphone I'd like those to be reversed. The most important thing for me are the mids: the vocals have to be rich and up front. Keeping this in mind, I did some research and I've got three choices in my price range: 

Audio Technica ADH-M50s

Denon D2000s

Ultrasone Hfi 580s

I will be listening to them through Voodoo Sound on my phone (a small dac/amp). 

I don't want a "neutral" sound- I want my music to be dynamic, fun, involving, and I want to really feel it. 

Since I have no way of demoing the headphones, I'm relying on you guys :) 

Lastly, I'd like to say a few words that I found on a review for the Ultrasone Hfi 2400s: 

"There are people who listen to their equipment through music, and those that listen to music through their equipment." 

I definitely belong to the latter group, so please keep that in mind. Thanks!

 

EDIT: Also, if I've missed any, please feel free to suggest other headphones as well :) 


All the cans you have listed have recessed mids--especially relative to their respective bass.  In the cases of the first two--also relative to their treble.

 

You sound like V-Moda M80 kind of guy.

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So I am thinking of buying a good <$50 headphone for the first time, an upgrade from my cheap ipod earbuds. Which from among these would you recommend? I need it for:

 

1. All around use. Music (classical and rock) and movies.

2. Durable.

3. Preferably sound isolating.

 

Looking at Panasonic HTF600 and JVC HARX700 and Superlux HD 681 and Audio-Technica ATH-M30 and possibly skullcandy. Am super confused with reviews because they are so mixed! What do you think best fits my needs?

post #17108 of 29490
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


All the cans you have listed have recessed mids--especially relative to their respective bass.  In the cases of the first two--also relative to their treble.

 

You sound like V-Moda M80 kind of guy.

+1

post #17109 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Elastine View Post

So I am thinking of buying a good <$50 headphone for the first time, an upgrade from my cheap ipod earbuds. Which from among these would you recommend? I need it for:

 

1. All around use. Music (classical and rock) and movies.

2. Durable.

3. Preferably sound isolating.

 

Looking at Panasonic HTF600 and JVC HARX700 and Superlux HD 681 and Audio-Technica ATH-M30 and possibly skullcandy. Am super confused with reviews because they are so mixed! What do you think best fits my needs?

 

The Superlux HD668B or Samson RH600--with sound being the priority.

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do the superlux and samson have good warranty and durability?

 

i cannot afford to waste money at all. 

post #17111 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Elastine View Post

do the superlux and samson have good warranty and durability?

 

i cannot afford to waste money at all. 

 

That depends on how you plan to use them.  I would not get either if you plan to throw them into a backpack every day.

 

You'll have to check their respective web sites for details on their respective warranties.

post #17112 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Elastine View Post

Do the Superlux and Samson have good warranty and durability?

 

I cannot afford to waste money at all. 

Warranties, for the price you pay for the headphones it's better to toss and buy new.

post #17113 of 29490

Sorry to bump this thread again so soon, but I now need a definitive answer ASAP. I listen only to rock music, I like my highs not too bright, my lows nice and thumpy, but I'm not a basshead by any means, and the most important thing for me are the mids. I want the vocals to be rich, warm, and up front. Here are my two choices: 

Audio Technica M50s 

V-moda M80s

Thanks! 

post #17114 of 29490
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Originally Posted by akong View Post

Sorry to bump this thread again so soon, but I now need a definitive answer ASAP. I listen only to rock music, I like my highs not too bright, my lows nice and thumpy, but I'm not a basshead by any means, and the most important thing for me are the mids. I want the vocals to be rich, warm, and up front. Here are my two choices: 

Audio Technica M50s 

V-moda M80s

Thanks! 

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/v-moda-crossfade-m-80-and-v-80-true-blood-headphones

 

vs.

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/audio-technica-ath-m50

post #17115 of 29490
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Originally Posted by akong View Post

Sorry to bump this thread again so soon, but I now need a definitive answer ASAP. I listen only to rock music, I like my highs not too bright, my lows nice and thumpy, but I'm not a basshead by any means, and the most important thing for me are the mids. I want the vocals to be rich, warm, and up front. Here are my two choices: 

Audio Technica M50s 

V-moda M80s

Thanks! 

V-moda M80. ATH-M50s have recessed mids so you won't be happy. The highs on the M80 are also pretty tame

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