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post #17326 of 29491
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Originally Posted by igraye View Post

My post in this thread ended up being overlooked, so I'm not sure if I should repost or just continue waiting patiently.

 

Looking for a pair of headphones that are balanced, bass is controlled but gives a good punch, good instrumental separation and something that will bring out the vocals of a song in a warm sense, not sure if it can be described like that. The highs should just be clear, nothing too shrill/harsh. Comfort is important, as well as isolation, but not as important compared to comfort. Cable is preferably detachable. Music: k-pop, pop, rnb, ballad, rock, alternative, blues/jazz, hip hop.


It's only been about five hours since you made your initial longish post.  Please have some patience.

 

Here's the problem/challenge: You have about $200 to $250 to spend on cans that handle both bass heavy and mid centric music and have minimal amplification to accomplish this.  On top of that you want comfort, portable, moderate size, non-analytical and a certain type of highs (that knocks out Ultrasones). That's quite a bit to ask.  I can't think of anything that will do all that for you.

 

Closest shot: V-Moda M80  (does not fold up) or IEM's.

post #17327 of 29491
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Originally Posted by defiant718 View Post

 

 

ah my budget is around less than $200.

 

yes. im ok with open cans, I just want them to be comfy.

 

as for equipment, I use either my iphone or my sony e-series walkman along with a fiio e5 amp.

 

for the music I mostly FLACs, if I can find them if not Im stuck with mp3s/aac. For audiobooks i just use mp3s but since audiobooks are just spoken words, quality is not important for them.

 

thanks!

 

Shure SRH 840, KRK KNS 8400, Sennheiser HD 25-1 II

post #17328 of 29491

Hi, posted a thread trying to decide on a pair of headphones a couple of days ago, now that I have sort of decided on one, I want to know if it's the right choice.

 

I'm contemplating the Koss TBSE1 headphones for everyday use. I listen to pop (korean pop too), R&B, hip hop, jazz and rock, and I think that's about it. There's a chunk of a my music that has lots of acoustic guitar in it. I posted here wanting to know how you guys felt about the sound signature of these headphones I'm looking at. I was also wondering how the isolation on them were? And I've been reading around and many suggest M50 pads, how do those pads affect the sound? Any other equipment needed like an amp?

post #17329 of 29491
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Originally Posted by kineticwave View Post

Hi, posted a thread trying to decide on a pair of headphones a couple of days ago, now that I have sort of decided on one, I want to know if it's the right choice.

 

I'm contemplating the Koss TBSE1 headphones for everyday use. I listen to pop (korean pop too), R&B, hip hop, jazz and rock, and I think that's about it. There's a chunk of a my music that has lots of acoustic guitar in it. I posted here wanting to know how you guys felt about the sound signature of these headphones I'm looking at. I was also wondering how the isolation on them were? And I've been reading around and many suggest M50 pads, how do those pads affect the sound? Any other equipment needed like an amp?

 

Good mid-centric cans that can be underpowered out of some portable devices/computers.  They are not my pick for anything bassy.  They isolate reasonable well and are comfortable with the M50 pads.  The cord provided is a bit long for portable use.

post #17330 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

 

Good mid-centric cans that can be underpowered out of some portable devices/computers.  They are not my pick for anything bassy.  They isolate reasonable well and are comfortable with the M50 pads.  The cord provided is a bit long for portable use.

 

I'm not an audiophile, so I don't really have a sound signature that I'm looking for. I was hoping to get something more balanced that makes songs sound nice (I really don't know how to describe it) leaning to the bass a bit more. My laptop is an Asus N61 and my iPod is a 6th generation Nano, nothing really good. I don't mind purchasing an amp as long as it isn't too expensive. And yes, I've read about the cord, but I was hoping to just buy a shorter cable to use with it, something with a bayonet clip since they seem useful.

post #17331 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


Ultrasone HiFi 780.

 

 

They look really cool, but they lack a detachable cable, and that is a must. Thanks though.

 

 

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Originally Posted by AxelCloris View Post

How about the AKG Q460? Run around $90-100 on amazon. Ticks all your boxes.

 

I was considering those, but after reading several reviews it seems they don't sound too well. They sure look great though

 

I found the AKG K451 (http://us.akg.com/akg-product-detail-us/k-451.html) and they seem pretty good to me, does anyone have any experience with them?

post #17332 of 29491

I made a thread but I got no replies, so I'll try posting here.

What full sized headphone can give me a sound closest to my Etymotic Research ER-4P?

Thanks
 

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I found the AKG K451 (http://us.akg.com/akg-product-detail-us/k-451.html) and they seem pretty good to me, does anyone have any experience with them?

 

I have no personal experience with them, but the Q460 was based off the K450 with the minor sonic tweaks, cosmetics, and inline mic/controls. This may just be the K450 with a new cable containing the controls and mic. But then, that's just a guess. I haven't heard it first hand.

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i posted this in this thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/503183/the-best-full-sized-headphones-for-30-usd-or-less-updated-2-21-2012/390 but fear its going to be buried and no one will see, so i'll post it here, i  guess..

 

 

so bumping this thread..didnt feel the need to start a new one, i'm sure this has been asked a ton. have read through this thread, it was actually quite fun. very lively debate, especially since its about 30 dollar headphones. anyways, i'm looking to pick up a pair for around 30-35 bucks for music/gaming. which do you knowledgeable people recommend?

 

from what i have read in this thread, looked around, these seem to come up quite a bit: (no order)

 

1. Monoprice 8323 

2. Koss UR55

3. Incipio NX-104

4. Superlux HD 681

5. JVC HARX700

 

another couple i found through this thread i kind of liked and seems to get good praise are the Pioneer SE-M390 as well as the PortaPro's

 

i'm not too worried about much else than comfort. I have a pair of grado SR-80's, love em, but they hurt my ears after a few hours, so i'm looking for a set that will allow me to wear for hours on end while gaming. that might eliminate the monoprices as i have read numerous times/places they can be uncomfortable. if it matters i think i plan on a combo of music while gaming, as well as maybe switching it up and just having the music/sound in the game as well. 

 

so which do you recommend. keep in mind it doesn't have to be any of the ones i mentioned, just as long as the price range is 30-35 bucks. 

 

also before anyone mentions to save up and get a better pair, i'm strictly in this price range.

 

thanks.

 

post #17335 of 29491
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Originally Posted by 2700k View Post

I made a thread but I got no replies, so I'll try posting here.

What full sized headphone can give me a sound closest to my Etymotic Research ER-4P?

Thanks
 

That's an IEM and most folks here have no clue how it sounds.  You'll have to describe it.  In addition:

 

What is your budget?

 

Are you OK with open cans (they leak sound)?

 

What equipment will be powering these cans?  Will you be using an amp?

 

What is the format of your music and other sounds you will putting into these cans?

post #17336 of 29491
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Originally Posted by ZepFloyd View Post

i posted this in this thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/503183/the-best-full-sized-headphones-for-30-usd-or-less-updated-2-21-2012/390 but fear its going to be buried and no one will see, so i'll post it here, i  guess..

 

 

so bumping this thread..didnt feel the need to start a new one, i'm sure this has been asked a ton. have read through this thread, it was actually quite fun. very lively debate, especially since its about 30 dollar headphones. anyways, i'm looking to pick up a pair for around 30-35 bucks for music/gaming. which do you knowledgeable people recommend?

 

from what i have read in this thread, looked around, these seem to come up quite a bit: (no order)

 

1. Monoprice 8323 

2. Koss UR55

3. Incipio NX-104

4. Superlux HD 681

5. JVC HARX700

 

another couple i found through this thread i kind of liked and seems to get good praise are the Pioneer SE-M390 as well as the PortaPro's

 

i'm not too worried about much else than comfort. I have a pair of grado SR-80's, love em, but they hurt my ears after a few hours, so i'm looking for a set that will allow me to wear for hours on end while gaming. that might eliminate the monoprices as i have read numerous times/places they can be uncomfortable. if it matters i think i plan on a combo of music while gaming, as well as maybe switching it up and just having the music/sound in the game as well. 

 

so which do you recommend. keep in mind it doesn't have to be any of the ones i mentioned, just as long as the price range is 30-35 bucks. 

 

also before anyone mentions to save up and get a better pair, i'm strictly in this price range.

 

thanks.

 


Your budget is very small; your Grados cost about 3x what you want to spend now.  That's OK put keep your expectations realistic relative to what you want to spend.  Staying within it the last two cans on your list provide the best sound.

post #17337 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

That's an IEM and most folks here have no clue how it sounds.  You'll have to describe it.  In addition:

 

What is your budget?

 

Are you OK with open cans (they leak sound)?

 

What equipment will be powering these cans?  Will you be using an amp?

 

What is the format of your music and other sounds you will putting into these cans?


Budget for headphone is $400USD. I don't mind open headphones. I will buy a headphone amplifier that is suited for the headphone afterwards.

The Etymotic ER-4P has a very flat frequency response and is very detailed.

My musical tastes range from classical to death metal. But most of it is jazz fusion, rock and classical.


Edited by 2700k - 8/2/12 at 3:44pm
post #17338 of 29491
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Originally Posted by 2700k View Post


Budget for headphone is $400USD. I don't mind open headphones. I will buy a headphone amplifier that is suited for the headphone afterwards.

The Etymotic ER-4P has a very flat frequency response and is very detailed.

My musical tastes range from classical to death metal. But most of it is jazz fusion, rock and classical.


For well under you budget--AKG Q701 and Beyer DT 880 (+/- Pro)--250 or 600 Ohm version.

 

For more HiFi HE-400, Sony MDR-SA5000 (hard to find and needs no amp).

post #17339 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

 

Shure SRH 840, KRK KNS 8400, Sennheiser HD 25-1 II

thanks for these recommendations.

Actually im also looking at Vmoda's crossfade lps, they look nice. :)

which do you think is better for my type of music?

post #17340 of 29491
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Originally Posted by defiant718 View Post

thanks for these recommendations.

Actually im also looking at Vmoda's crossfade lps, they look nice. :)

which do you think is better for my type of music?

 

They are bass heavy.  Their highs are weak.

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