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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).


I was looking at the above two (as well as the HD600). I often see criticism of the K701 saying they sound clinical and that they lack bass. The Beyerdynamic is often described as better and it has more bass. The HD600 is decscribed as laid back, and it's the most expensive, so I'll leave that out.

I can't find a clear consensus on which is more detailed between the K701 and the DT880. Bass doesn't really bother me, but can anyone tell me which is the more "technical" headphone between the K701 and DT880. And by technical I mean with related to transients, PRaT, etc.

I don't really care about soundstage.

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I was looking at the above two (as well as the HD600). I often see criticism of the K701 saying they sound clinical and that they lack bass. The Beyerdynamic is often described as better and it has more bass. The HD600 is decscribed as laid back, and it's the most expensive, so I'll leave that out.

I can't find a clear consensus on which is more detailed between the K701 and the DT880. Bass doesn't really bother me, but can anyone tell me which is the more "technical" headphone between the K701 and DT880. And by technical I mean with related to transients, PRaT, etc.

I don't really care about soundstage.

 

The Q701 has a bit more bass than the longer in the tooth K701.  Beyond that you are reopening the great debate between the forces of AKG and those of Beyer--each backing their former flagships (or current versions/variations thereof).

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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.

yeah, i know...but thats fine, i'm just looking for some cans that i can use and beat up on a bit. but as i mentioned looking for comfort the most, when you say the last two cans in my list, do you mean the Superlux HD 681 and JVC HARX700? or the pioneers and portapros? again, i'm worried more about the comfort factor than the sound, i know that sounds weird, but in terms of listening to music i could always plug in the grado's. 

 

thanks for the reply

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yeah, i know...but thats fine, i'm just looking for some cans that i can use and beat up on a bit. but as i mentioned looking for comfort the most, when you say the last two cans in my list, do you mean the Superlux HD 681 and JVC HARX700? or the pioneers and portapros? again, i'm worried more about the comfort factor than the sound, i know that sounds weird, but in terms of listening to music i could always plug in the grado's. 

 

thanks for the reply

 

I don't any appreciable time with any of these cans--other than the Grado.  I can tell you that the similarly priced (but somewhat differently designed) Superlux HD668B is quite comfortable.

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They are bass heavy.  Their highs are weak.

ah.. is that so? Well Im not into too much bass. and I need decent highs. so I guess the crossfades are out of the picture. 

 

thanks again!

post #17346 of 29491

I just read a review about the Philips Citiscape Uptown headphone and they seem quite adequate for my music preferences. But there has been comments about it sounding dark, what does that mean? And some have said the mids are lacking a bit - is there any way to fix this?

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The Q701 has a bit more bass than the longer in the tooth K701.  Beyond that you are reopening the great debate between the forces of AKG and those of Beyer--each backing their former flagships (or current versions/variations thereof).



I decided to take a risk and try the Q701, it's a plus that it's cheaper. I think I'm leaning to it because of all of the hate it gets. I like how people describe them (K701) as cold, clinical, unemotional.

I am a bit strange, oh well, thanks.

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I just read a review about the Philips Citiscape Uptown headphone and they seem quite adequate for my music preferences. But there has been comments about it sounding dark, what does that mean? And some have said the mids are lacking a bit - is there any way to fix this?


It usually means that the highs are recessed.  The Philips also has a bassy signature. 

 

You might benefit from some of the reviews at InnerFidelity--perhaps starting with their Wall of Fame cans.  Here's a link:

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/innerfidelitys-wall-fame

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I decided to take a risk and try the Q701, it's a plus that it's cheaper. I think I'm leaning to it because of all of the hate it gets. I like how people describe them (K701) as cold, clinical, unemotional.

I am a bit strange, oh well, thanks.


For what it's worth, I believe it to be a good choice.  It's not as cold as the K 701, is cheaper and has more features--two cables.  All in all for $220 to $240, it's one of the best buys out there.

 

P.S.--I hope that doesn't scare you off.


Edited by KG Jag - 8/2/12 at 5:08pm
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


It usually means that the highs are recessed.  The Philips also has a bassy signature. 

 

You might benefit from some of the reviews at InnerFidelity--perhaps starting with their Wall of Fame cans.  Here's a link:

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/innerfidelitys-wall-fame

 

Thanks for the link! I looked around another site http://headphonemecca.com/51-100/ & http://headphonemecca.com/101-150/ and read about the Shure SRH440 in comparison to the DJ100. But then I also researched the SRH840/DT770 Pro, and in terms of overall sound how do they compare with the ATH-M50 which seems to be the headphones that everybody recommends.

 

It might be hard to answer since I don't know what kind of sound I'm looking for, but I appreciate your help!


Edited by kineticwave - 8/2/12 at 5:11pm
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Originally Posted by 2700k View Post



I decided to take a risk and try the Q701, it's a plus that it's cheaper. I think I'm leaning to it because of all of the hate it gets. I like how people describe them (K701) as cold, clinical, unemotional.

I am a bit strange, oh well, thanks.

I recently got a pair of Q701 and I enjoy them. I think that they expose poor quality recordings, which I happen to have too many of. Overall they are quite enjoyable though.

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So I made the mistake of starting my own thread and then immediately seeing this thread...oops!

Here's what I had written. I'm open to any and all suggestions!

 

 

I have been leaning towards the Ultrasone HFI-580s/780s for awhile now, but I'm just not sure.

 

I mainly listen to rock, metalcore, and hardcore/post-hardcore.

A few bands:

 

August Burns Red, A Day to Remember, Of Mice and Men, For Today, Demon Hunter.

 

Something around the $100-150 range.

 

I'm not seeking a large amount of bass, just something that would be suitable for the double bass found in the above bands. I would also like some form of isolation: doesn't have to be amazing, but I have a dorm mate and I don't want him hearing my music late at night.

 

I will mainly be running the headphones unamped through my macbook, pc , and iphone.

 

Also, I'm a drummer, so it's not going to hurt for the headpones to be suitable to jam along with! (Not looking for IEMs though; already have a nice pair of these).

 

If you think the Ultrasone's are the right pick, then awesome! If not, please give me your suggestions! Thanks for your time!

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While they are both definitely very good headphones I would think the 650 would be better for trance because its got a little more bass response and slightly more sub-bass. Neither are basshead cans though, by any stretch, and both are fully open cans which means less bass impact compared to closed cans. If very strong bass is important to you you may want to look elsewhere, for example toward the Ultrasones.

 

Since you said the 650 is a good pair, what would be the downsides of choosing Ultrasones over that?  And what specific product of Ultrasones?   Thanks a ton!

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I'm not seeking a large amount of bass, just something that would be suitable for the double bass found in the above bands. I would also like some form of isolation: doesn't have to be amazing, but I have a dorm mate and I don't want him hearing my music late at night.

I just got my HD 380 Pro closed headphones in today and have listened to them for several hours now. In some ways I prefer my UE Triplefi 10 IEMs but on the kind of music you like is where the 380's excelled. As a fellow drummer the thing I enjoyed most about them is the nice full but tight kick beats and toms and fullness in the snare. They are not super bassy.

They are also closed and isolate real nice. Super compfy and pretty light. They come with a half coiled cord which could come in handy if you are practicing with them on. For some uses I would not say these are the best choice, but for your use, I would personally say they are perfect.

Got mine for just over 100 bucks at vminnovations (they are authorized senn dealer).
post #17355 of 29491
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Originally Posted by voxstellarum View Post

Hello Head-fi, I've been looking for new headphones on a $150 price range, I've been trying to research online but every option I find has some negative review which turns me off, can you help me? I would like them to have these features:

 

-Detachable cable

-Foldable (preferably flat, but anything is OK).

-On ear style

-I will mainly use them on the subway and the bus, so while I don't require noise cancellation, I would prefer to filter out most sounds. They should have good volume.

 

I'm mainly listening to metal, rock, blues and some pop. I've seen the wildy hyped Beats headphones and they have decent features similar to mine but they are very expensive and I think I can do better. Thanks in advance!

HDJ 2000 suit your genes and requirement, but over your budget. I bought it for $250 in Amazon a while ago.

Maybe their lower model can do the same.

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