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post #18166 of 29490
Hi Guys,
I am looking for an closed back headphone to use with my computer, and so far I have come Down to two contenders:the beyerdynamic dt-770 pro with 32ohm (Limited Edition) and the Audio technica ath-m50s. The headphones will be used for music and Gaming Mostly, and I would like Not to buy an Amp For them. I'm shure there Have been Others asking the Same Question, but i Hope you Guys can still help me Out,

Many Thanks,

Hate
Edited by hatecrew1992 - 8/20/12 at 4:04am
post #18167 of 29490

Hello!

 

Now-and-then reader, first time poster.

 

As I'll be upgrading my desktop, I'm looking for a new set of headphones to go with it, and I was hoping for some advice.

 

Right now I've got an X-fi Fatality and a PS3 hooked up to a set of Creative GigaWorks II speakers that I occasionally connect my (now cracked) HD555s to. It's these HD555s I'm looking to upgrade/supplement.

 

My new desktop will have a Xonar Phoebus sound card (I know the Essence is slightly better, but I prefer the Essence's feature set) so I'll mainly be using the new headset with the included amp.

 

Like I said, I already have an HD555 which is starting to decay due to wear, so I'd like something either better or just more 'fun' for bassy gaming/film purposes and more frequent general/music use than the HD555 so as to spare the latter the most wear. It needs to play as well as possible with the Xonar amp, but still be usable when hooked up straight to the GigaWorks II that I plug my PS3 into. (Plugging into speakers doesn't count as amplifying, right?)

 

I've got about a €150 budget, which still only translates into slightly over 150 dollars.

 

I'd like a good balance between gaming/music and high/mid/low prominence, or something that tends towards the bassy for games as I already have the HD555.

 

Comfort is king (I have a very large head and I often game for multi-hour sessions; the HD555 is perfect for that) and I'd even prefer open-ears over closed-ears as I have virtually no need for isolation. As I want to use the headset for gaming purposes, accurate positional audio is of course more important than average.

 

Music-wise, I tend to listen to rock, metal and acoustic things over the electronic genres, which I suppose the HD555s would still be better for than many 'phones I can get around the ~150 mark.

 

The ATH M50 seems like a very solid contender at this price bracket, but I've heard it's not terribly comfortable and is closed-ear.

 

I've been looking at the DT770 Pros, too. I suspect the HD555s would still be better for music, but the bass and positional audio are apparently excellent. They're closed-ear, though - not sure how much that shows.

 

The HD598s are just outside the price bracket, but I might be able to spring for them if they're a significant improvement over the HD555s.

 

Obviously, those are just a few 'big names' I've seen and I'm sure there is a lot better out there, but I know next to nothing about the market. Hence why I'm turning to you, Head-Fi - which headphones should I get?

post #18168 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by hatecrew1992 View Post

Hi Guys,
I am looking for an closed back headphone to use with my computer, and so far I have come Down to two contenders:the beyerdynamic dt-770 pro with 32ohm (Limited Edition) and the Audio technica ath-m50s. The headphones will be used for music and Gaming Mostly, and I would like Not to buy an Amp For them. I'm shure there Have been Others asking the Same Question, but i Hope you Guys can still help me Out,
Many Thanks,
Hate

dt770 32 ohm is much better imo. Not even in the same league.

post #18169 of 29490
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Originally Posted by LazBro123 View Post

dt770 32 ohm is much better imo. Not even in the same league.

x2

post #18170 of 29490
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Originally Posted by thecansmancan View Post

x2

 

Totally agree! If you can find the DT 770/32 or even the DT 770/80 either way its not even close. The M50's are very solid and well liked by the masses but in all reality they cant hold a candle to the Beyers. 

post #18171 of 29490
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Originally Posted by LazBro123 View Post

dt770 32 ohm is much better imo. Not even in the same league.


DT-770 Pro 32? or DT-770 32 ohm? Both should sound slightly different I imagine.

I don't think the Pro 32 is sold in the USA, but I could be wrong.

It's listed here though:

 

http://north-america.beyerdynamic.com/shop/hah/headphones-and-headsets/studio-and-stage/studio-headphones/dt-770-pro-le-32-ohm.html

post #18172 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by hatecrew1992 View Post

Hi Guys,
I am looking for an closed back headphone to use with my computer, and so far I have come Down to two contenders:the beyerdynamic dt-770 pro with 32ohm (Limited Edition) and the Audio technica ath-m50s. The headphones will be used for music and Gaming Mostly, and I would like Not to buy an Amp For them. I'm shure there Have been Others asking the Same Question, but i Hope you Guys can still help me Out,
Many Thanks,
Hate

Beyers for sure. Especially since you want to use them for gaming because the DT770s have a great soundstage for a closed can.

post #18173 of 29490

 

 

I'm sorry for my bad language, I'm new to English

 

I'm using Sound Blaster Arena now but i hate it and i decided to buying new headphones and soundcard

 

I will be buy the Xonar DG but i couldn't choose any headphones

 

My budget is only 50-60$ for headphones

 

I found the Samson/Superlux es best for my budget but i couldn't find the model for me

 

I will use it for gaming and music(moomba, dubstep etc)

 

I found

 

Superlux HD668B (some reviews says "It's the same of SR850" but Impedance is not the same)

Samson SR850 (recommended lots of reviews)

KOSS SB40 (i have no idea)

 

Which headphone is recommend for me?

 

Thanks your recommends for me

 

 

post #18174 of 29490

Ok guys and gals please help me pick one of the three. I plan on buying sometime this week so please help if you have any knowledge of these cans.. I have an e11 to run which ever I choose and the amp will be upgraded to the headstage arrow 12HE 4g or something along those lines. 

 

1. Hifiman HE-400

2. Denon D2000

3. Beyer t70p

 

I listen to a lot of electronic music (dub etc) Hip-Hop, and Rock but overall I love all kinds music so I need a pair that can handle all generes of music very well. I liked my pro900's but they are very limited with the type of music you can listen to. So instead of getting situational headphones I want something that will be usable no matter what and amaze me every time I put them on. Weather they are Open or Closed back doesn't matter at this point. I love my DT 990/250 which are open and I already stated I have my Pro 900's (and HIFI780's) so either is great. 

 

Thanks in advance and let me know what you guys think!!

post #18175 of 29490
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Originally Posted by hiddendh View Post

 

 

I'm sorry for my bad language, I'm new to English

 

I'm using Sound Blaster Arena now but i hate it and i decided to buying new headphones and soundcard

 

I will be buy the Xonar DG but i couldn't choose any headphones

 

My budget is only 50-60$ for headphones

 

I found the Samson/Superlux es best for my budget but i couldn't find the model for me

 

I will use it for gaming and music(moomba, dubstep etc)

 

I found

 

Superlux HD668B (some reviews says "It's the same of SR850" but Impedance is not the same)

Samson SR850 (recommended lots of reviews)

KOSS SB40 (i have no idea)

 

Which headphone is recommend for me?

 

Thanks your recommends for me

 

 


Yes, the Superlux HD668B are a great choice in your price range.

post #18176 of 29490
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Originally Posted by DemonFox View Post

Ok guys and gals please help me pick one of the three. I plan on buying sometime this week so please help if you have any knowledge of these cans.. I have an e11 to run which ever I choose and the amp will be upgraded to the headstage arrow 12HE 4g or something along those lines. 

 

1. Hifiman HE-400

2. Denon D2000

3. Beyer t70p

 

I listen to a lot of electronic music (dub etc) Hip-Hop, and Rock but overall I love all kinds music so I need a pair that can handle all generes of music very well. I liked my pro900's but they are very limited with the type of music you can listen to. So instead of getting situational headphones I want something that will be usable no matter what and amaze me every time I put them on. Weather they are Open or Closed back doesn't matter at this point. I love my DT 990/250 which are open and I already stated I have my Pro 900's (and HIFI780's) so either is great. 

 

Thanks in advance and let me know what you guys think!!


That's an interesting list of cans.  I don't know if the first two are fast enough for electronic music.  The third is designed for portable use.  I would look first to the Beyer DT 880 (+/- Pro) and the Senn HD 600.

post #18177 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by hiddendh View Post

 

 

I'm sorry for my bad language, I'm new to English

 

I'm using Sound Blaster Arena now but i hate it and i decided to buying new headphones and soundcard

 

I will be buy the Xonar DG but i couldn't choose any headphones

 

My budget is only 50-60$ for headphones

 

I found the Samson/Superlux es best for my budget but i couldn't find the model for me

 

I will use it for gaming and music(moomba, dubstep etc)

 

I found

 

Superlux HD668B (some reviews says "It's the same of SR850" but Impedance is not the same)

Samson SR850 (recommended lots of reviews)

KOSS SB40 (i have no idea)

 

Which headphone is recommend for me?

 

Thanks your recommends for me

 

 

 

 

I would also look at The:

 

1. JVC HARX700 

2. Koss Portapro

post #18178 of 29490

actually, while dre himself doesnt wear beats 100% of the time, he DOES wear beats. the above photo was taken before he even completed his designs. note that it took him 2 years of testing with over 300 prototypes before he came out with the first lines of beats. and has since then perfected his designs even more. this picture is older than 2 years.

post #18179 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Insanitywired View Post

actually, while dre himself doesnt wear beats 100% of the time, he DOES wear beats. the above photo was taken before he even completed his designs. note that it took him 2 years of testing with over 300 prototypes before he came out with the first lines of beats. and has since then perfected his designs even more. this picture is older than 2 years.


You must be on the wrong thread with your first post.  You certainly are off topic.

post #18180 of 29490

     Quote:

Originally Posted by Insanitywired View Post

actually, while dre himself doesnt wear beats 100% of the time, he DOES wear beats. the above photo was taken before he even completed his designs. note that it took him 2 years of testing with over 300 prototypes before he came out with the first lines of beats. and has since then perfected his designs even more. this picture is older than 2 years.

 

Awesome troll, dude!

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