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post #17986 of 29490
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

 

You will be able to tell the difference between the 840 & the M50.  You may like the sound signature of one or the other--regardless you will hear how they are different.

 

Don't forget the very accurate KRK KNS-8400, which goes for about the same price as the M50 in recent weeks.

there is no way for me to try them out, i'm just going to order one or the other. i'll look into shure more, people say it's a bit heavy on the head due to it's material i guess. 

as you said, the KRK KNS-8400 seem on the spot accurate, i think i want the bass to hit a little harder than normal; but agh the mids, the recessed vocals and stuff with the M50's, that concerns me. this is difficult (:

thanks (:

post #17987 of 29490

what about the v-moda crossfade m80 and lp2 vs. ath-m50's? i found a thread but there was only one comment and maybe someone could deliberate more? http://www.head-fi.org/t/622402/v-moda-crossfade-lp2-vs-audio-technica-ath-m50-cant-decide-help-please

post #17988 of 29490
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Originally Posted by DRmetal View Post

i'm looking for 5.1 surround gaming headset. I need it to work with my xbox and PC. i don't care if its wired and I'm willing to spend up to $150 if i have to. I have been searching all night but i can't seem to find anything that  delivers 5.1 for both. M

 

Maybe consider getting yourself a DSP instead of a 5.1 headset. The sound quality on a high quality headphone with something like an Astro Mixamp will be better than the smaller driver 5.1 headsets. We have forums dedicated to gaming on both PC and console. And I've used my Mixamp with both.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/534479/mad-lust-envys-headphone-gaming-guide-updated-8-11-2012-images-added

http://www.head-fi.org/t/593050/the-nameless-guide-to-pc-gaming-audio-with-binaural-headphone-surround-sound

post #17989 of 29490

Looking to replace my skull candy headphones and I'm down to two choices: Sony MDR-V6 Studio Monitor Headphones and Sony XB500. I've read threads stating their pros and cons and even stumbled upon a thread that pitted the two headphones against each other (but sadly did not go in depth). I'm not an audiophile, I listen to mostly hip hop/rap and occasionally alternative genres, and I usually leave my headphones on for atleast 5 hours (usually on for at least 3 hours straight).  

post #17990 of 29490
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Originally Posted by ToastyOsi View Post

Looking to replace my skull candy headphones and I'm down to two choices: Sony MDR-V6 Studio Monitor Headphones and Sony XB500. I've read threads stating their pros and cons and even stumbled upon a thread that pitted the two headphones against each other (but sadly did not go in depth). I'm not an audiophile, I listen to mostly hip hop/rap and occasionally alternative genres, and I usually leave my headphones on for atleast 5 hours (usually on for at least 3 hours straight).  

I just got my son the XB500's and wow are they fun! The bass is insane. I can't really see anyone who has these ever ever complaining about lack of bass. The mids and highs are a bit mellow. The ear cushions are some of the most comfortable I have worn. It's like putting on headphones made from the clouds, very comfortable for long periods. Rap and dubstep are just what the XB500's are about. I have not head the MDR-V6 but from all the things I have read theses are more detailed-brighter sounding and have less bass than the XB500's-not that it is lacking at all, just less. If I were you I would go with the XB500's unless you crave very bright headphones.

post #17991 of 29490

So I'm looking to move up in the headphone world. A budget of say, $300, with the possibility of stretching for something good. I would like them to scale well, simply because i'd like to start building a setup behind them.

 

Preferences: 

Music-Rock,anything from 80s hair to alternative to punk, the whole lot. Would like the ability to cross genres effectively

 

Sound-I don't have quite the experience to have an exact sound i like. I will however say I love the sound of my Shure srh 840. I'm not huge on bass. I have xb  700,and they're great at what they do. Mids,are fairly important to me,so i'd rather they not be recessed. But they're just not quite my optimal sound. If anyone knows of a sound signature that would work best for rock please recommend.

 

Equipment-Fiio E10 dac/amp and a symetrix 304 amp

 

I'm looking to use these for a home rig so it makes no difference if its open or closed. So here's what I've gathered thus far:

  1. Grado Rs1i/rs2i-can anyone elaborate on the deferences/strong points
  2. Sennhieser HD600/hd650-i heard these may not be the greatest for rock; however amp plays heavily on that. So if this is a viable option can you recommend an amp that would pair well
  3. Akg 701/702- as i understand it these are the same thing with detachable cables. I cant seem to get a good handle on the sound signature so if some one can provide an explantion of that as well as there usefulness for rock.
  4. Grado 325i-i heard some dislike this one but prefer the Rs1/2. SO um, why is that. I heard this one was great for metal/rock
  5. Beyerdynamic DT990/600-Now i know they're 600 ohms, and yes i know they come is signifigantly lesser ohms. However its been said, and staunchly defended  that the 600ohms are far better than the rest. So is this true? in what way? general signature(did't get a clear bead on this one either)? And do you think my equipment can power these? Amp recs?
  6. Bower and Wilkins-i'm not familiar with their line or sound. I do know they have fantastic reputation and an iconic design, so i thought id add these in so if anyone knows anythings.
  7. Fosterx T50RP-i hear theyhave a ton of potential. so much so they serve as the donor for the renouned thunderpants.

 

Now given that, some of those seriously stretch  my budget. So if anyone can recommend reputable sites other than eBay and amazon to buy off of that would be great. If any one has any other suggestions please, i beg of you, throw them at me. Anything, everything...except the atm m50...i refuse mad.gif

 

Any and all help is greatly appreciated. If it makes anything easier, feel free to pm me. 

 

Many thanks,

-thecansmancan


Edited by thecansmancan - 8/15/12 at 11:06am
post #17992 of 29490
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


Yes for the 840; not so much for the very close to neutral 8400--where "punch" = emphasized above what is on the track as laid down on the "record".

 

This is a very tough decision because it seems that the 8400 is suited for active listening while the 840 is more for the enjoyment of the music. The problem lies in the fact that I like to do both... What are you guys' opinions on this? Comfort and isolation are also factors I take into consideration.

post #17993 of 29490

So my KRK KNS 8400 is shipping right now (thanks for those who helped), and I wanted to ask a quick qeustion without making a thread. Would listening to FLAC formats over regular formats really make a difference using these headphones unamped? Especially with my plebeian ears I feel like I wouldn't notice a difference between FLAC and 320 bit mp3s
 

post #17994 of 29490

awesome headphones in price range 150 $  ---comfortable --isolation ---normal bass and good output all around suggest one

post #17995 of 29490
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

 
Haven't heard the Panasonic--what is their sound signature?

 

Are you planning to use these new cans out or a portable device or computer without an amp?

 

Do you care if they are open (leak sound)?


Good bass, relaxed mids, detailed but mellow highs, not bright at all, no fatigue.

70% amped 30% iPhone. Open is fine, don't care about leakage. Would like a good sound stage.

post #17996 of 29490
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Originally Posted by thecansmancan View Post

So I'm looking to move up in the headphone world. A budget of say, $300, with the possibility of stretching for something good. I would like them to scale well, simply because i'd like to start building a setup behind them.

 

Preferences: 

Music-Rock,anything from 80s hair to alternative to punk, the whole lot. Would like the ability to cross genres effectively

 

Sound-I don't have quite the experience to have an exact sound i like. I will however say I love the sound of my Shure srh 840. I'm not huge on bass. I have xb  700,and they're great at what they do. Mids,are fairly important to me,so i'd rather they not be recessed. But they're just not quite my optimal sound. If anyone knows of a sound signature that would work best for rock please recommend.

 

Equipment-Fiio E10 dac/amp and a symetrix 304 amp  Not sure if your Fiio is up to the task of these better cans. At least not in my experience.  Never heard the Symetrix

 

I'm looking to use these for a home rig so it makes no difference if its open or closed. So here's what I've gathered thus far:

  1. Grado Rs1i/rs2i-can anyone elaborate on the deferences/strong points
  2. Sennhieser HD600/hd650-i heard these may not be the greatest for rock; however amp plays heavily on that. So if this is a viable option can you recommend an amp that would pair well.  Senn 600 sound just fine on rock, 650s not as much.  The comments you hear about Senns and rock probably come from the Grado camp who likes brightly lit up lower treble and upper mids, so guitars are moved up front and have that wall of sound that KG Jag so well describes.
  3. Akg 701/702- as i understand it these are the same thi and not enough flesh on the bones of mids.  Not anything like your 840s.ng with detachable cables. I cant seem to get a good handle on the sound signature so if some one can provide an explantion of that as well as there usefulness for rock.  Sound signature = too bright for me.  not anything like your 840s.
  4. Grado 325i-i heard some dislike this one but prefer the Rs1/2. SO um, why is that. I heard this one was great for metal/rock  Wall of sound!
  5. Beyerdynamic DT990/600-Now i know they're 600 ohms, and yes i know they come is signifigantly lesser ohms. However its been said, and staunchly defended  that the 600ohms are far better than the rest. So is this true? in what way? general signature(did't get a clear bead on this one either)? And do you think my equipment can power these? Amp recs?

If you have not already done so, read this:  http://www.head-fi.org/t/513393/guide-sonic-differences-between-dt770-dt990-models-more

  1. Bower and Wilkins-i'm not familiar with their line or sound. I do know they have fantastic reputation and an iconic design, so i thought id add these in so if anyone knows anythings.  Very polite headphone, kind of like an even more polite senn 650 with really comfy pads.  Not a detail king by any means, warm and soft.
  2. Fosterx T50RP-i hear theyhave a ton of potential. so much so they serve as the donor for the renouned thunderpants.  I heard them at RMAF, probably the most bland, over hyped headphones I ever heard.  I feel the 840s kill them and no I am not  being over the top, ha ha!

 

Now given that, some of those seriously stretch  my budget. So if anyone can recommend reputable sites other than eBay and amazon to buy off of that would be great. If any one has any other suggestions please, i beg of you, throw them at me. Anything, everything...except the atm m50...i refuse mad.gif  Try any of headfi sponsors on the home page, they are all reputable!

 

Any and all help is greatly appreciated. If it makes anything easier, feel free to pm me. 

 

Many thanks,

-thecansmancan


Edited by bixby - 8/15/12 at 1:03pm
post #17997 of 29490
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Originally Posted by akshayshanky View Post

awesome headphones in price range 150 $  ---comfortable --isolation ---normal bass and good output all around suggest one

I went back and checked your dozen or so posts in this thread, 8 of them are asking  essentially the same question and you have received recommendations.  I think perhaps you have exhausted the usefulness of this thread and the patience of some of the courteous folks who frequent it and try to help out.

 

You may wish to gather the anwsers and do some more in depth research yourself by searching through the threads of the cans that were offered up as suggestions and make a deicsion that way.

 

Asking the same question over and over in this thread is not a good idea.

post #17998 of 29490

HD800 or LCD2?

 

I am going to upgrade my headphone setup from my good-but-not-great setup and would like to make a decision on the headphones before I get the amp, because of the huge impedance difference/amp-needs of these 2 models.

 

I know I'll be happy with the sound quality of both, and price wise, well, $1000 for the LCD2, and $1500 for the Colorware custom HD800's.  Yes, a 50% difference, but planning on this being the last pair of headphones I buy. 

 

So to my main concerns.  Fit/comfort and longevity.  Which of these are more comfortable for long listening sessions?  And when I need new ear-pads or a head-pad xx years from now, is there a definite winner for one of the 2?

 

Thanks guys, once I pull the trigger on the `phones, I'll be picking up a Woo Audio amp to match up, and be set to go.

post #17999 of 29490

Hey guys, my $150 bose headband snapped in pieces yesterday. I understand bose are overrated but I received them as a present years ago. 

 

I'm looking to spend $300max on a new pair of headphones. I use the headphones to listen to music on the computer and to play games on the computer(no mic attachment needed). I also use them to listen to music on my ipod. I am not interested in buying a amp and would like nice quality headphones with decent bass. I listen to alot of rock, dubstep(when gaming), some rap and just about everything but country. I have a cheap 50$ sound card atm but can buy a better one if that is necessary for more power(if that sounds retarted I'm sorry I know nothing)

 

Thank you for the help!

post #18000 of 29490

Are these any good?  Works out to about $16.50 US.

 

AWEI S80vi In-Ear Earphones w/ Microphone and Remote, Choice of 5 Colours

 

http://www.groupon.hk/deals/shopping/AWEI-Earphone/716265717?nlp=&CID=HK_CRM_1_0_0_225&a=715828030

 

I couldn't find anything on the internet.  Thanks.

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