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I want to upgrade my full-size cans; Open or closed are fine with me - I don't really have a preference, but open will obviously have an advantage in the soundstage. I like neutrality and I listen to classic jazz, rock, classical, and I really enjoy acoustic rock/folk. Not a basshead at all, but I do enjoy a bit of rumble once in awhile. I certainly am not averse to some tight, controlled, and impactful bass. I do like detail and a large soundstage, but I don't tolerate sibilance very well at all. My budget is a maximum of $300. I currently have Koss DJ100s for my full-size headphones and I do like them. If you have any good ideas, let me know. I'm considering Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pros (250 Ohm), but I want to get a few more recommendations first. Thanks, y'all.


You and I share some genre similarity, especially in the area of popular music.  The mid-centric DJ100 is a good entry level can for most of the music types that you enjoy.

 

The DT 880 is a great can.  It is analytical and unforgiving of crappy tracks--so make sure you are OK with that.  You should also look into the AKG Q701, Senn HD 598 and Sony MDR-MA900.

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Originally Posted by doublea71 View Post

I want to upgrade my full-size cans; Open or closed are fine with me - I don't really have a preference, but open will obviously have an advantage in the soundstage. I like neutrality and I listen to classic jazz, rock, classical, and I really enjoy acoustic rock/folk. Not a basshead at all, but I do enjoy a bit of rumble once in awhile. I certainly am not averse to some tight, controlled, and impactful bass. I do like detail and a large soundstage, but I don't tolerate sibilance very well at all. My budget is a maximum of $300. I currently have Koss DJ100s for my full-size headphones and I do like them. If you have any good ideas, let me know. I'm considering Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pros (250 Ohm), but I want to get a few more recommendations first. Thanks, y'all.

I have similar interests and both the Mad Dog and the Sennheiser HD598 satiate those interests well. Neither are very sibilant, though the Sennheiser is brighter. I use both interchangeably - the Sennheiser is so comfortable, and the Mad Dog sounds so good.

 

The most sibilant headphone I've ever listened to is the Grado SR325i, so consider that if anyone recommends it. Beyond that failure it's definitely a "rocker" can.

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Hey peeps,

 

My brother is looking for a new pair of headphones, and he is stuck on the VMODA Crossfade LP Stealth limited edition. He wants a user friendly, great sounding, stylish, and bassy headphones. His budget is $100. Any recommendations? He wants closed and detachable cable.

 

Thanks!

 

LazBro123

anyone? :)

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Does any idevice owners have any brilliant idea of making the volumes of songs similar or the same? Cuz the itunes soundcheck is utterly useless... It sucks...

 

You're looking for something called normalization. Players like foobar can do it on the fly, but you can also run programs that go through your collection and normalize for you.

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Most players will use "ReplayGain". A lot of portable MP3 players do too. Jriver and Foobar can both do it, for instance.

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anyone? :)


Check the new lead article (headphone review) at Inner Fidelity.

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Okay, and thanks to those for the ideas. K701s, 598s, Mad Dogs...or Dt 880s. It's a start...the 598s would be nice - they sure are comfortable.

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Okay, and thanks to those for the ideas. K701s, 598s, Mad Dogs...or Dt 880s. It's a start...the 598s would be nice - they sure are comfortable.

 

Yes, they are. Of all those headphones the 598 is the most comfortable.

 

I've searched to put them on once or twice only to realize they're on my head already.

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Okay, and thanks to those for the ideas. K701s, 598s, Mad Dogs...or Dt 880s. It's a start...the 598s would be nice - they sure are comfortable.

The HD598s are comfortable, but they aren't up to the level of the K701 or the DT880.  They were both once TOTL headphones (before the HD800 and the flood of $1000+ headphones after it) while the HD598s are mid-fi.  The HD600 and HD650 are more on the level.

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oops double post, sorry

Edited by bixby - 8/13/12 at 8:11am
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Originally Posted by AxelCloris View Post

 

Dunno on your first question, but as for the second running LOD to USB keeps the signal digital from an iPod or iOS device. That will then run to something like this to perform the functions of a DAC instead of the built in. But running a LOD cable that goes to a 1/8 will be analog. That's basically just used to bypass the built in amp in that case.

yes, you are correct there are a handful of dac or docks that use a proprietary cable to get a digital signal out of the ipod to the dac, but certainly not line out.  Thanks for your clarification, I appreciate it.

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Hey guys, first post here. I'm looking to get a new pair of headphones before I go to college. My budget is around 150 USD. My primary genres of music are rock, alternative, bluegrass, folk and classical. Having a loud bass is not important to me. I also game a lot, but I don't really play FPS's, mostly RTS's. I'm going to be using these headphones in my dorm room and in transit, from my computer or from my mp3 player (Samsung Galaxy S3). I don't want to have to buy any additional hardware to make these headphones sound their best, so no portable amps or anything like that. Comfort and sound quality are important, open vs closed not so much, though I suppose closed is preferable. Who can help me out?


Edited by Yarrum - 8/13/12 at 8:22am
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Originally Posted by Yarrum View Post

Hey guys, first post here. I'm looking to get a new pair of headphones before I go to college. My budget is around 150 USD. My primary genres of music are rock, alternative, bluegrass, folk and classical. Having a loud bass is not important to me. I also game a lot, but I don't really play FPS's, mostly RTS's. I'm going to be using these headphones in my dorm room and in transit, from my computer or from my mp3 player (Samsung Galaxy S3). I don't want to have to buy any additional hardware to make these headphones sound their best, so no portable amps or anything like that. Comfort and sound quality are important, open vs closed not so much, though I suppose closed is preferable. Who can help me out?

 

The usual suspects for that would be the Senneheiser HD25 and the Vmoda M-80. Both closed, portable, supraural and great for college. Both a bit over your price range (at $200), but well worth it.

 

You could also look into IEMs at that price range too.

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Thanks, I'll definitely consider both of those. Can you recommend any that are over-ear rather than on-ear though?

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With the genres you listed, Grados would be worth considering. The SR80i is a pretty good headphone for its price. It's *definitely* open, though. Still, I spent a whole semester listening on the bus through Grado headphones and listening in the cafeteria. No complaints from people.

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