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HD 25 is the best overall headphone under $200. But unless portability is a factor, it's not superlative by any sense beyond being the most balanced, or the most consistent. It is comfortable, but I've found it somewhat fatiguing during very long sessions. Bass is punchy, tight and controlled but not excessive enough to be especially gratifying. For a strictly desktop listening can, I would look at something like DT 770 PRO.

 

I'm not a fan of the HD25 tbh, and since I plan on using it for hours straight, are there any options I could go for?

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I'm not a fan of the HD25 tbh, and since I plan on using it for hours straight, are there any options I could go for?

Have you tried M50?

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Have you tried M50?

 

It's been said to have a V-shaped response, and I'm looking for strong mids too.

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It's been said to have a V-shaped response, and I'm looking for strong mids too.

I would advise you to try it for yourself first before buying it. Personally, the M50 don't sound V-shaped to me. Treble may be just a little rolled off, mids are all right nothing to worry about and bass is emphasised. If you have the HD25, that's V shaped and the M50 doesn't even sound similar to the HD25.

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I would advise you to try it for yourself first before buying it. Personally, the M50 don't sound V-shaped to me. Treble may be just a little rolled off, mids are all right nothing to worry about and bass is emphasised. If you have the HD25, that's V shaped and the M50 doesn't even sound similar to the HD25.


It's always good to try before you buy.

 

Listen to the Shure SRH 840 (or any Senn 5x8) and compare it to the M50.  You will hear (or more accurately won't hear) how recessed the mids on M50 is.  The M50 beats the Shure's highs and is a good value at  $100 to $115, if you like its sound signature.

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It's always good to try before you buy.

 

Listen to the Shure SRH 840 (or any Senn 5x8) and compare it to the M50.  You will hear (or more accurately won't hear) how recessed the mids on M50 is.  The M50 beats the Shure's highs and is a good value at  $100 to $115, if you like its sound signature.

 

I would, but there aren't a lot of places within my area that carry the headphones I want to try out. Also, I'm looking for something that's stronger in the mids/bass, with highs that aren't harsh on the ears. Not sure how to describe that as a whole. And portability, comfort and isolation are also crucial. I can check out the SRH840 and M50, but I haven't seen the other models mentioned that fit within my criteria. :/

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It's always good to try before you buy.

 

Listen to the Shure SRH 840 (or any Senn 5x8) and compare it to the M50.  You will hear (or more accurately won't hear) how recessed the mids on M50 is.  The M50 beats the Shure's highs and is a good value at  $100 to $115, if you like its sound signature.

Oh I have. Keep in  mind though I'm not sure which M50 version I tested back then.

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I hope you guys can set me on the right track for choosing some great headphones, thanks in advance. I wrote this some time ago but didn't made a choice yet. I have worked on my headphone preference and did some more research into headphones by reading a lot on Head-fi. My budget is max 100 euros, let say like 100 dollar, but can be less of course. I have made a list but it's hard for me to make a choice and maybe I have overlooked some other great headphone choices. All your advice is welcome wink.gif. The Audio Technica M50 for example is no option because it costs around 150 euros (185 dollar) here. I have put prices also in US dollars for more convenient comparison.

Music genres: Ambient, Trance, Chillout, Popular music and Classical (minimal like Philip Glass). Furthermore it will be used for Youtube and other sites alike, for movies and series.
Portable: No, I will use it most of the time with my laptop.
Price range: Preferably 100 euros max (see list a bit further). This is without an headphone AMP which may be an option in the future.
Closed/Open: Closed. Don't want to wake up others or burden them with my sounds. But I have heard that some open or I don't semi-open don't leak sound also.
Headphone preference:I need that bass for trance and ambient. But too bassy isn't good either I think.And I think I enjoy a warm sound. I once heard the Sennheiser HD598 and did like that kind of sound, but I didn't listen extensively to it.
Listening time: All day long. As said I use it with my laptop.
Comfort: Very important because the headphone will be on my head most of the day.
Headphone at this time: I have at this moment USB PC headphones (Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000).

- Philips Uptown (70 euro / 85 dollar)

- Creative Aurvana Live! (55 euro / 70 dollar)

- Sony XB500 (40 euro / 50 dollar)

- Panasonic RP-HTF600 (+ Beyerdynamic ear pads) (all together around 70 euro / 85 dollar)

- Sony ZX700 (75 euro / 90 dollar)

HTF 600 are amazing! They best more expensive headphones. XB500 is great for hip hop because of its amazing bass response, but it fails at every other genre. CAL is also very good, but the HTF 600 sound cleaner, but have slightly less bass. Can't comment on the uptown or zx700, as I have never listened to them. Go for HTF 600.
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Most mics won't pick up leaked noise from headphones. They're not that sensitive. I have the Antlion modmic with my Q701s and nobody ever hears what I'm listening to when using chat. I will warn, the Zalman mic has low sensitivity, it didn't work well for me so it went back. Some people praise them though, so everyone has their own view of it.

 

Mad Lust Envy did some reviews for mics on the first page of the gaming guide.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/534479/mad-lust-envys-headphone-gaming-guide-updated-7-28-2012-external-microphone-section-added

Thank you very much for your reply. This was exactly what I wanted to hear. I was actually thinking about buying a cheap headset (like 5€) and butcher them to get the mic and mod it on the headphones myself beyersmile.png I will post the mod when ( or if ) I do it.

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HTF 600 are amazing! They best more expensive headphones. XB500 is great for hip hop because of its amazing bass response, but it fails at every other genre. CAL is also very good, but the HTF 600 sound cleaner, but have slightly less bass. Can't comment on the uptown or zx700, as I have never listened to them. Go for HTF 600.

 

 

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Music genres: Ambient, Trance, Chillout, Popular music and Classical (minimal like Philip Glass). Furthermore it will be used for Youtube and other sites alike, for movies and series.
Portable: No, I will use it most of the time with my laptop.
Price range: Preferably 100 euros max (see list a bit further). This is without an headphone AMP which may be an option in the future.
Closed/Open: Closed. Don't want to wake up others or burden them with my sounds. But I have heard that some open or I don't semi-open don't leak sound also.
Headphone preference:I need that bass for trance and ambient. But too bassy isn't good either I think.And I think I enjoy a warm sound. I once heard the Sennheiser HD598 and did like that kind of sound, but I didn't listen extensively to it.
Listening time: All day long. As said I use it with my laptop.
Comfort: Very important because the headphone will be on my head most of the day.
Headphone at this time: I have at this moment USB PC headphones (Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000).

 

HTF600 is semi-open and it leaks a lot!! 

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Hi guys I need some help here

I'm looking for Closed back headphones in the £200 range but can stretch an extra £30 

I mostly listen to Rap, Rock, Drum n Bass and Classical (i.e Mozart) when I'm revising

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Hi guys, i have my studiophile q40's currently running out of the Can Amp on the asus xonar Essence (only bought it for the dac) and i would really like to know if there would be any great matches in terms of amps for the studiophile q40s....i am only willing to spend around 250 on the amp and i was wondering whether or not a tube amp would help bring some mid and highs within this already beautiful bassy bottom and also for the whole idea of tube rolling :). So what I am asking is, are these headphones worthy of a tube amp and if so what is a good tube amp for them something like the little dot mkiii or something. point me in the right direction

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Hi guys I need some help here

I'm looking for Closed back headphones in the £200 range but can stretch an extra £30 

I mostly listen to Rap, Rock, Drum n Bass and Classical (i.e Mozart) when I'm revising

 

Well, you could look into the Shure SRH940's, as well as the AKG K271. I've never owned the AKG's, but I've heard they take quite a long time to properly burn in (around 300 hours I've heard, but this seems a little excessive), so that's something you'd have to consider. 

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Originally Posted by ThegreatBoner View Post

Hi guys I need some help here

I'm looking for Closed back headphones in the £200 range but can stretch an extra £30 

I mostly listen to Rap, Rock, Drum n Bass and Classical (i.e Mozart) when I'm revising


That's a difficult mix to string together.  Assuming pounds = dollars in the U.S. street market, maybe the Ultrasone Pro 750 (which needs an amp).

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Originally Posted by MetaLicca View Post

 

Well, you could look into the Shure SRH940's, as well as the AKG K271. I've never owned the AKG's, but I've heard they take quite a long time to properly burn in (around 300 hours I've heard, but this seems a little excessive), so that's something you'd have to consider. 


Good cans, but I think they will be bass light for a couple of the preferred genres.

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