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hi - currently got a pair of AD900 but I feel that they are a bit uncomfortable for longer periods, as the driver/mesh touch my ears... so I'm either asking: is there any way to fix this, any pads that fit or so that would help?

if not:

what are some good, not too bass heavy, not too tame treble, with preferably forward mid range (or at least very nice and smooth/seductive(?)) headphones for maximum 300 bucks?

I'll be using them primarily for gaming and watching movies. I wouldn't mind sound isolation, but doesn't have to be closed. if there is some alternative in-between, that'd be great. (my AD900 leak everything, which I'm not a big fan of)

comfort really is the biggest issue here, since after watching one movie with my AD900, my ears tend to feel a bit sore...

I do really like the AD900's engaging "fast" sound, something in the same lines as that would be great.

 

so, in short: nice midrange 'phones for gaming, videos/movies, comfort is the biggest factor here. 

 

I do have an M^3 that I will run them with, so if it's a question about power, I have it!

 

Thanks

post #18002 of 29491
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Originally Posted by bixby View Post

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.


sorry i am very particular in asking i am researching from past 1 month not coming to proper conclusions because some people tell Shure some people tell ultrasone so was a bit confused---anyways i am doing some research and sorry i wont post again about  on this thread and thank you for your help ----

post #18003 of 29491

Thanks for the tip on the KRK's.  Seems like they won't have enough bass for my liking though.  Now I am torn between the HFI-580 and the m-audio Q40.  Unless the aurvana comes on sale, I'm looking at those two.  SO that said, will one have any particular advantages over the other for isolation, overall quality/sound, soundstage, low sibilance, and tight powerful bass for listening to thumpy music and occasional fps gaming?  The DT 770's and DJ1 Pro's crossed my mind as well. 

I've read for hours and it looks like no one has directly compared the 580's and Q40 to each other.

post #18004 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Rayzilla View Post

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.


No, I see these all over Chinese wholesale websites. Low grade. Stay away.

post #18005 of 29491
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Originally Posted by danquoc View Post

Thanks, you've been helping me a lot these past couple of day, I appreciate it. I'm looking at the 8400's now because I appreciate its style and size, and from what it seems, it looks to be quite comfortable. Can you comment on that? When you say they are neutral, what do you mean by that? With the M50's, I liked the amount of bass on it, I felt it was perfect. What's the discrepancy like with regards to the bass on the 8400's (in comparison to the M50). Also is it closed back and if you can comment on the sound leakage.


If you like the amount of bass on the M50, then you like an enhanced bass headphone.  The 8400 is not of that sound signature.

post #18006 of 29491

Hey, a friend of mine is after headphone recommendations at about $150.
The obvious suggestions here are the citiscape uptown/downtown and the M50s, but since he mentioned he was interested in owning higher end pairs in the future, I was thinking about instead recommending him something like a Fiio E10 + Koss pro dj 100s so he'd have enough power were he to upgrade.

I've never heard these cans but I heard they sound great for the price and even better when amped.

Just wondering what anyone who has heard these has to say.


Edited by Otrakun - 8/15/12 at 5:25pm
post #18007 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Rayzilla View Post

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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No, I see these all over Chinese wholesale websites. Low grade. Stay away.


Rocko1, thanks for that.  I guess I'll have to keep looking then...

post #18008 of 29491

Hello :)

I started a thread today, asking for some advises 'cause I want to buy a good pair of headphones to listen to music (heavy metal) and play games (I care about the game's sounds and not the chat) I was told that from the 3 options I posted, the Shure SRH840 were probably the ones that would fit my needs. 

 

Then, the user made an important observation "you can get better options in that price rangr" Range is 100-200 US$ and said I should check the Grado Headphones since they were recommended for people who likes rock music.

 

I started to check them and I like a lot the retro look, but there is a big concern: Comfort. From the looks they do not look very comfortable.

I would be using this at work from 2 to 6 hours a day (with break periods) and around 4 hours a day (while playing games at the computer or my xbox)

 

I'm looking for comfort and quality of sound and I'm almost set on the 80i/125i but... in YOUR experience with the grados:

- How comfortable are they? 

- If I buy the L-Cushion pads would they be more comfy?

 

Thanx in advance for the help :)

post #18009 of 29491
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Originally Posted by 4thEDITION View Post

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
 


There's really only one way to find out.  HDtracks and probably other vendors offer free FLAC and other quality song file downloads for sampling.

post #18010 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Compa View Post

Hello :)

I started a thread today, asking for some advises 'cause I want to buy a good pair of headphones to listen to music (heavy metal) and play games (I care about the game's sounds and not the chat) I was told that from the 3 options I posted, the Shure SRH840 were probably the ones that would fit my needs. 

 

Then, the user made an important observation "you can get better options in that price rangr" Range is 100-200 US$ and said I should check the Grado Headphones since they were recommended for people who likes rock music.

 

I started to check them and I like a lot the retro look, but there is a big concern: Comfort. From the looks they do not look very comfortable.

I would be using this at work from 2 to 6 hours a day (with break periods) and around 4 hours a day (while playing games at the computer or my xbox)

 

I'm looking for comfort and quality of sound and I'm almost set on the 80i/125i but... in YOUR experience with the grados:

- How comfortable are they? 

- If I buy the L-Cushion pads would they be more comfy?

 

Thanx in advance for the help :)


Some folks (like me) have no problem with Grado comfort, while others find them to be torture devices.  There is no way to tell, except to try them yourself.

 

BTW--the Grados you are considering have a very small sound stage and are not a particularly good choice for gaming.

post #18011 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


If you like the amount of bass on the M50, then you like an enhanced bass headphone.  The 8400 is not of that sound signature.

Would you happen to know any headphones like the M50 but are a lot more comfortable? Is the bass difference between the SRH850 a significant change from the M50?

post #18012 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Rocko1 View Post

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.

Thanks and ordered

post #18013 of 29491
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Originally Posted by danquoc View Post

Would you happen to know any headphones like the M50 but are a lot more comfortable? Is the bass difference between the SRH850 a significant change from the M50?


The DT 770 (+/- Pro) have a similar sound signature to the M50 and is very comfortable and well built.

 

The Shure SRH 840 does not have the level of bass emphasis that is found in the M50.

post #18014 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Stekos View Post

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.


This is a question for the Summit Fi section of the forum.  This section does not cover $1,500 cans.

post #18015 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


The DT 770 (+/- Pro) have a similar sound signature to the M50 and is very comfortable and well built.

 

The Shure SRH 840 does not have the level of bass emphasis that is found in the M50.


Haha so ok, lets say on a scale of 1-10 the M50's bass is a 10. What number would the 840 be? Not really a fan of how the DT 770's look.

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