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post #17206 of 29490
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Originally Posted by nick21627 View Post

I'm new to the headphone game but I've got a pretty good idea of what I want in a set of cans. What I'm looking for:
-Good looking (I'm in high school and I don't want to be embarrassed wearing them.)
-Good sound (I would prefer a little bit of bass)
-Comfort (I want to be able to listen to them on long car rides)
-Noise isolation (I don't want to be completely blocked of outside noise, but most of it)
-Little to no leakage (It must be my OCD, but I can't stand when people can hear my music)
-Detachable cable -Case (hard shell if possible).
-Affordable (anything over $150 is a stretch.)
-Durability
I've had my eyes on 3 headphones lately: the Sol Republic Tracks HD, Sennheiser HD 439's, and the Vmoda Crossfade LP2's. Each one has something or other holding me back from getting them. I've heard that the Sol Republic's have a comfort issue, the Sennheiser's don't come with a case, and the Vmoda's are a little out of my price range even though they are all I want in a headphone. Of the three, which should I get? Or, can you recommend new ones?

Asking for a hard case is kind of crazy for that price.  You might want to try the Koss TBSE1.  It comes with a semi-hard case, has a detachable cable, etc, etc.

post #17207 of 29490

First of all I'd like to say I'm completely clueless when it comes to headphones and this will be my first pair of big ones (Own Senn CX-870 and Klipsch S4 Which I may be selling) I've already asked at a non expert forum and got the general consensus that the best I could get was the Audio-Technica ATH M50 or one of Senn HD models i.e the 558

 

I listen to all sorts of music depending on the mood I'm in, so that ranges from stuff like Crystal castles to Mic Righteous to Kid Cudi to Iron Maiden ( Electro, Rap, Hip hop and Rock) . The headphones need to sound good but need to kinda look good as well. I'd pretty much be using them everyday so yh, would like to hear some suggestions. Oh and I wouold probably be able to stretch over the budget by like £20/£25 but no more really  

 

I'd be using the headphones to walk from where I'll be living and to my Uni, so will prob be using it there and prob in the library when doing work, which means I can't really have them leaking with noise :l

 

So yh would really like to hear some suggestions on what I should get :)

 

EDIT: I honestly have no idea why my username is 'ThegreatBoner' so just ignore that :P

 

Looking to spend £150 but no more


Edited by ThegreatBoner - 7/30/12 at 11:06pm
post #17208 of 29490

I am looking to spend $100-$150.

 

Looking for:
Comfort - This is very important to me.  I will be wearing these a long time.

No leakage

Good Bass - I don't want any with weak bass but it doesn't have to be a super basshead can. 

 

I listen to Rock/Alternative/Dubstep/Elec.  I also game a lot.

 

Some I have been looking at but not sure on (new to good headphones):

ATH-M50 - comfort is a concern

Beyer DT 770 80 - A bit over my price range plus I might need an amp? 

HFI 580 ?
Ultrasone DJ1 PRO ?

Any other recommendations???


Edited by Langola - 7/30/12 at 11:05pm
post #17209 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Langola View Post

I am looking to spend $100-$150.

 

Looking for:
Comfort - This is very important to me.  I will be wearing these a long time.

No leakage

Good Bass - I don't want any with weak bass but it doesn't have to be a super basshead can. 

 

I listen to Rock/Alternative/Dubstep/Elec.  I also game a lot.

 

Some I have been looking at but not sure on (new to good headphones):

ATH-M50 - comfort is a concern

Beyer DT 770 80 - A bit over my price range plus I might need an amp? 

HFI 580 ?
Ultrasone DJ1 PRO ?

Any other recommendations???

r u open to looking into in ears? or r u strictly looking for closed headphones?

post #17210 of 29490
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Originally Posted by linuxid10t View Post

Asking for a hard case is kind of crazy for that price.  You might want to try the Koss TBSE1.  It comes with a semi-hard case, has a detachable cable, etc, etc.
A hard shell isn't a deal breaker just a preference.
post #17211 of 29490

Hi there,


I'm mainly a speaker person, but now need a set of closed headphones for use in the same room, whenever either partner is resting/sleeping. Sound isolation is important - only so it does not disturb the other party in the room. While sound quality is not the most critical, we are realising our expectations are quite high..

 

I was very keen on the Stax 4070 as I already own a Stax amp but found it is out of production.


Have done my basic rounds, testing several headphones from  Audio Technica (W5000, W1000), AKG, Denon (not sure what models) and other brands.

 

After the auditions, me and the gf found the Ultrasone Edition 8 and Beyerdynamic T5p to be more to our preference among the lot, but want to expand our choices as my gf wants better performance as there were some cons from these headphones she prefers not to accept. This is in addition to comfort considerations (the Ultrasone does not fit well on her head, nor do I find it that comfortable).
 

While we are open to higher budget, we found the much cheaper Shure 940 to be relatively decent and don't want to miss out on headphones of this calibre. Preference is for a neutral, balanced sound which is probably why we like Stax and don't seem to mind studio headphones. As a reference, I use Focal Utopia speakers for my hifi setup.

 

Does anyone have closed headphones to recommend that we can take a look at, that I hadn't mentioned?
Meanwhile I might try a WTB for a Stax 4070, but noted there is already one such ad here. :)

 

Any advice is much appreciated.

post #17212 of 29490
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

 

It's NP to ask when you don't know.

 

I did not say that I find the KRK to be boring, but those that do essentially claim that it is dry and accurate but with no zing.

 

A hump is an emphasis of certain frequencies in the audible sound spectrum.  In this case it is the mid bass frequencies that are emphasized beyond how they were recorded.

 

I don't know anything about the Beyers you linked--only about the DT 770, 880 & 990.

 

As I have little personal interest in basshead cans, I can't tell you much about the Ultrasone Pro/HiFi 5x0 series.

 

Thanks for the clarification! Actually, I just found out the Beyers I linked are new and have yet to be released (I think). So if I were to go for a more neutral sound leaning towards bass - just slightly, what would you suggest? I was thinking about the DT770 Pro, but wasn't sure if it fit my requirements.

post #17213 of 29490
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Originally Posted by firstfall View Post

 

Thanks for the clarification! Actually, I just found out the Beyers I linked are new and have yet to be released (I think). So if I were to go for a more neutral sound leaning towards bass - just slightly, what would you suggest? I was thinking about the DT770 Pro, but wasn't sure if it fit my requirements.


No--the 770 has recessed mids.

 

The Shure SRH 840 would probably work best for you.  It has great mids and slightly emphasized mid bass.

post #17214 of 29490
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


No--the 770 has recessed mids.

 

The Shure SRH 840 would probably work best for you.  It has great mids and slightly emphasized mid bass.

 

Sorry if I seem like a bother, but are there any other headphones of the same calibre at a slightly lower price? Let me know if you feel the price drop is not worth the quality loss, thank you so much!

post #17215 of 29490
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Originally Posted by firstfall View Post

 

Sorry if I seem like a bother, but are there any other headphones of the same calibre at a slightly lower price? Let me know if you feel the price drop is not worth the quality loss, thank you so much!


In this territory a drop in price gets you lesser options. The Shure SRH 440 and the KRK KNS-6400 are on that next tier down.  If it's any consolation, the price gap is bigger going to the next tier up from the 840.

post #17216 of 29490
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Originally Posted by bixby View Post

Not sure you what you mean by lack of info about sources, but since you are in a headphone recommendation thread I could see that.  So you are looking for a $100 cd player to hook to what exactly?

 

Since your Fiio is usb inputs only it would not be to that.  As for your spl measurement, it is very suspect as you mentioned.

 

I meant there are tons of DACs reviews, but very little on the CD player front. I could hook it into the E17 through SPDIF. I am also looking at one used CA Azure 540A so that might be better (coaxial/optical).

post #17217 of 29490

Hi guys,

 

I am new to these forums but have been reading for a while now. I am planing on buying a new headset to replace my g35. I am almost 100% sure I will go with the sennheiser pc 360 since I have read great reviews about them. I would just like to hear some opinions on these from owners or people that have tried them. I will be using then for gaming as well as music. What I would like to know is how is the sound quality and if these would fit me well considering that the g35 was a little small for my ears.

 

Thanks! smily_headphones1.gif

post #17218 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Lisjak View Post

Hi guys,

 

I am new to these forums but have been reading for a while now. I am planing on buying a new headset to replace my g35. I am almost 100% sure I will go with the sennheiser pc 360 since I have read great reviews about them. I would just like to hear some opinions on these from owners or people that have tried them. I will be using then for gaming as well as music. What I would like to know is how is the sound quality and if these would fit me well considering that the g35 was a little small for my ears.

 

Thanks! smily_headphones1.gif

 

There aren't a whole lot of people around here with headsets but hopefully there's someone who has the PC360 and can give you their thoughts. I wanted to mention that sometimes when you're looking for a gaming headset that is also good for music its better to just get a good pair of headphones that do well with your music genres and then add a mic via a clip-on mic or a modular mic like the ModMic.

post #17219 of 29490

Thank you for the reply. I hope some owners will eventually see my question. I was looking at the combination of headphones and a separate mic but decided that I will go with a headset because of the comfort of having both in one. smily_headphones1.gif

 

Edit: But just out of curiosity do you think the pc360 could be compared to the 518 audio wise? Also do you think that the clip on mic would pick up the noise from the open headphone? 


Edited by Lisjak - 7/31/12 at 4:09am
post #17220 of 29490

The other day I got some Sony MDR XB700s to go alongside my Grado 225s. Essentially I wanted something ‘opposite’ to the Grados, and I think that’s what I got, more or less. I like the Sonys, however they are not perfect, they have great bass, but the mids are quiet/recessed and the highs seem to sound quite harsh, possibly even more so than the Grados.

 

So what would be my ideal headphone?

 

I would like the bass (or maybe sub bass?) of the Sonys, the deep, rumbling presence that almost creates a feeling or sense. I listen to quite a bit of ambient music and the bass here generally is not boomy, more of a constant low level drone sort of thing. Also I like the bassiness I get from them when I listen to music with drums, in particular the bass drum sound and even just the richness it adds to the sound of a piano being played.

 

Along with strong mids and less harsh sounding highs. I would also like a bigger ‘soundstage’ than either the Sony or Grados.

 

It seems that the Ultrasone 900 would fit the criteria, does that sound right?

 

Thanks!


Edited by pb21cyclist - 7/31/12 at 4:09am
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