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post #18181 of 29490

Hi Head-fi  :)

 I'm back :/ gonna be broke again in minutes..:/

 

stayed the hella away from this place for a while now, being on here brakes my wallet to bad. :(

 

but....

I broke my HD-25 cable (again) and now I have a dilemma...

new phones,or new cable? or in ears?

basicly,new cable and keep the senns, or sell the senns as they are and spend the money on something new?

 

been looking at

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1m-Audiophile-Sennheiser-HD25-1-silver-plated-copper-cable-OFC-Cardas-/140822447206?pt=UK_AudioVisualElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_Headphones&hash=item20c9ac0466

 

or

http://www.amazon.com/KRK-KNS8400-Studio-Headphones/dp/B004ARUO2S  +fiio e6

 

or

Beyer dt 250 + a fiio e6 amp

 

or mabye?

http://www.amazon.com/Dynamic-Isolation-Earphones-Earbuds-multiple/dp/B005FDXZJU

 

both the krk an/or Vsonic would be a "used but new" condition

 

I found all of the above for about 100$ the beyers just a bit more.

 

can you guys help me chose?

I mean, I love my senns..I do..I love 'em to bits..but I got this upgrade sickness..

any ideas people?

 

thanx in advance

 

edit: closed is the only way,soundstage would be nice and music taste is different everyday from Bach to Burzum.

edit 2: denon -AH-d600 ?  they look soooo sweet...


Edited by AudioTroll - 8/20/12 at 6:22pm
post #18182 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


I can only speak with personal knowledge about desktop amps.  In that regard I recommend a solid state amp for the Shures, as their highs are their weakest point.  The KRK's are a bit bright, so a hyrid or tube amp (in general) is probably best for them.  The affordable HiFiMan EF2A amp/dac should work well.

 

If you have a receiver at home--or access to one--try that first in both cases.  At a minimum and by sending a recording of good quality to it and onto your can, it will give you a good reference point at no additional cost.

 

The Hifiman looks very promising. But I'm not familiar with how a hybrid amp operates, embarrassingly enough. Do I need to purchase tubes for it, since it is a hybrid? I was also wondering if it is possible to connect my old 2.1 Logitech speaker set to the amp.

post #18183 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Chimecho View Post

 

The Hifiman looks very promising. But I'm not familiar with how a hybrid amp operates, embarrassingly enough. Do I need to purchase tubes for it, since it is a hybrid? I was also wondering if it is possible to connect my old 2.1 Logitech speaker set to the amp.


In simple terms a hybrid amp is a combination of tubes and solid state.  So yes--a hyrid amp will have and come with at least one tube.  Look at the three amps in the Schiit line for an example of each type.

 

There are a number of amps (and receivers for that matter) that push both headphones and speakers.


Edited by KG Jag - 8/20/12 at 6:11pm
post #18184 of 29490

Hello, I've been doing some research on the subject, but since I'm new here and don't have much experience with headphones over about $200 I thought it would be a good idea to ask.

 

I'm after a headphone in the sub $500 price range. I have a fiio E7, so please mention if I'd need a stronger amp.

What I normally listen to would be stuff like Daft Punk, Parov Stelar, DJ Taka, and Gorillaz, but there's some other stuff mixed in as well so I'd like a bit of flexability. 

I've been thinking of the mrspeakers Mad Dog. (modded t50rp)

Thoughts?

post #18185 of 29490

Hey guys, I would like advice picking out some closed cans. My budget is 250 USD, and preferably below 300. I listen to metal (death metal, melodic death, deathcore, metalcore, etc. no thrash), electronic music (DnB, trance, hardstyle, electro, house, etc.) as well as rock, and almost everything pretty much. But primarily metal.

 

I have done research here (search function FTW), but by asking myself and having people address my specific concerns I can spend more confidently. So as much detail as possible (that a somewhat newbie audiophile can understand) would be greatly appreciated.

 

I have heard good things about Audio Technica ATH-M50. But I've also seen the a900x's, some stuff by Sennheiser, Denon, and other brands. There are so many brands, I really don't know where to start, and I don't know if headphones can get so specific where some are better for thrash metal than, say, death metal (which is why I was so specific when I listed the genres). 

 

I fear if I go to bestbuy or somewhere local without having a better educated opinion, I'll buy something that doesn't suit my needs as well as it could. I also don't know how knowledgable the employees will be. 

 

I currently use what I believe are the Bose IE2 ear buds and they sound great to me, but I know there is better stuff out there.

 

Thank you in advance!

 

Edit: I am a drummer so I enjoy very clear treble that isn't ear piercing as well as clear tom play (are toms considered mids?). But I also enjoy a good breakdown, where bass can be good as well. And for when I listen to electronic, bass is a necessity haha.

 

Edit 2: These will mainly replace my Bose IE2's. So I will be wearing them all over the place. I am open to using amps, so do not be afraid to suggest headphones that do better with them. But please give me an idea of how expensive amps for those headphones are so I can get an idea. 


Edited by Rawrasaurusrex - 8/20/12 at 6:49pm
post #18186 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by AudioTroll View Post

Hi Head-fi  :)

 I'm back :/ gonna be broke again in minutes..:/

 

stayed the hella away from this place for a while now, being on here brakes my wallet to bad. :(

 

but....

I broke my HD-25 cable (again) and now I have a dilemma...

new phones,or new cable? or in ears?

basicly,new cable and keep the senns, or sell the senns as they are and spend the money on something new?

 

been looking at

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1m-Audiophile-Sennheiser-HD25-1-silver-plated-copper-cable-OFC-Cardas-/140822447206?pt=UK_AudioVisualElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_Headphones&hash=item20c9ac0466

 

or

http://www.amazon.com/KRK-KNS8400-Studio-Headphones/dp/B004ARUO2S  +fiio e6

 

or

Beyer dt 250 + a fiio e6 amp

 

or mabye?

http://www.amazon.com/Dynamic-Isolation-Earphones-Earbuds-multiple/dp/B005FDXZJU

 

both the krk an/or Vsonic would be a "used but new" condition

 

I found all of the above for about 100$ the beyers just a bit more.

 

can you guys help me chose?

I mean, I love my senns..I do..I love 'em to bits..but I got this upgrade sickness..

any ideas people?

 

thanx in advance

 

edit: closed is the only way,soundstage would be nice and music taste is different everyday from Bach to Burzum.

edit 2: denon -AH-d600 ?  they look soooo sweet...

I think you would be happiest with the Denons, especially if you like the looks of them as opposed to the last generation's look (which IMO was much better.)  There is something special about Denons.  They have soundstage, are closed, and fun as all get out.

post #18187 of 29490

doesnt surprise me... -.- my computer has a habitual glitch that tends to change posts or feeds when i click on something specific...
 

post #18188 of 29490

I've had my ATH-M50 for about 2.5 years and finally figured out what I don't like about them, the bass is a bit floppy. So I'm looking for something with a little more definition in the lower end. The price range can be anything below the flagships, amps can be suggested too.

 

I've listened to a lot of headphones and felt the beyer 990s had too much bass that it overwhelmed everything, the beyer 880s (250 ohms) were really close, but had some really harsh treble making some tracks unlistenable. The sennheiser hd 600s were really close to what I wanted, but there was just something missing from them, maybe I didn't spend enough time with them. I'm not a fan of the Grados I've heard (80, 125, and 225) mostly because of the trebles. I listen to a lot of metal, and I did not like the way the guitars sounded on the denon 2000s or 5000s. They just didn't sound right, those cans colored the distortion all wrong. The AKG 701s didn't work either, everything sounds too far away and spaced out on them. 

 

Music I listen to is a lot of different types of prog-metal/hardcore/metal so that is kayo dot, maudlin of the well, neurosis, isis, converge, touche amore, agalloch, and the dillinger escape plan. 

post #18189 of 29490
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Originally Posted by krtzer View Post

I've had my ATH-M50 for about 2.5 years and finally figured out what I don't like about them, the bass is a bit floppy. So I'm looking for something with a little more definition in the lower end. The price range can be anything below the flagships, amps can be suggested too.

I've listened to a lot of headphones and felt the beyer 990s had too much bass that it overwhelmed everything, the beyer 880s (250 ohms) were really close, but had some really harsh treble making some tracks unlistenable. The sennheiser hd 600s were really close to what I wanted, but there was just something missing from them, maybe I didn't spend enough time with them. I'm not a fan of the Grados I've heard (80, 125, and 225) mostly because of the trebles. I listen to a lot of metal, and I did not like the way the guitars sounded on the denon 2000s or 5000s. They just didn't sound right, those cans colored the distortion all wrong. The AKG 701s didn't work either, everything sounds too far away and spaced out on them. 

Music I listen to is a lot of different types of prog-metal/hardcore/metal so that is kayo dot, maudlin of the well, neurosis, isis, converge, touche amore, agalloch, and the dillinger escape plan. 

Ultrasone hfi 580 have more bass than m50 and sound a lot cleaner in the whole spectrum. I love em, I think you would too. Sennheiser hd 25 are nice too. Dt770 32 ohm are amazing. All three if these get my vote.
post #18190 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by krtzer View Post

I've had my ATH-M50 for about 2.5 years and finally figured out what I don't like about them, the bass is a bit floppy. So I'm looking for something with a little more definition in the lower end. The price range can be anything below the flagships, amps can be suggested too.

 

I've listened to a lot of headphones and felt the beyer 990s had too much bass that it overwhelmed everything, the beyer 880s (250 ohms) were really close, but had some really harsh treble making some tracks unlistenable. The sennheiser hd 600s were really close to what I wanted, but there was just something missing from them, maybe I didn't spend enough time with them. I'm not a fan of the Grados I've heard (80, 125, and 225) mostly because of the trebles. I listen to a lot of metal, and I did not like the way the guitars sounded on the denon 2000s or 5000s. They just didn't sound right, those cans colored the distortion all wrong. The AKG 701s didn't work either, everything sounds too far away and spaced out on them. 

 

Music I listen to is a lot of different types of prog-metal/hardcore/metal so that is kayo dot, maudlin of the well, neurosis, isis, converge, touche amore, agalloch, and the dillinger escape plan. 


Senn HD 650.  They have a bit more bass than the HD 600.

post #18191 of 29490
Thanks for the quick replies, decided to go for the beyers

Quote:
Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post


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


There is a differente between the two of them, found a few comparisons arround the web and decided to go for the pros. Also availability is Not a Problem since i live in Europe.
post #18192 of 29490

Well..... Im a total newbie, and i have... Spent all my money i obtained for the last 2 years (after normal expenditure) on 2 in ears.. The skullcandy Riots and SoundMAGIC PL11. Skullcandy got ****ed, and PL11 got stolen :'(

Im not an audiophile, but.. well a basshead.. i ****ed my SK's just coz bass was not good, PL11 it was good enough to keep me rocking..

Im from India, here JVC XtremeXplosives not available.. i got around 2500 inr (RUPEES).... buying em from flipkart, no sony XB500 here either (at 7k, but after conversion frm $ it should be 2500INR) I've checked sony store and some other local ones, no luck.. I really wanted the XB500..

Well that apart, Im gonna buy one next month.. Im a super noob. My main focus is on bass. I'm looking at Soundmagic E30 ATM, but looked at Sennheiser HD203 too.. 

What should I take? In ear earphones or over the ear headphones? for bass? I will be listening from my old Galaxy 3, with a poor battery.. 

Klipsch S3.. I prefer E30 over that, donno if im correct or not..

which one should i take? or suggest me one, ill check price and availablity from http://www.flipkart.com/.. i got no other choice, im home bound ATM..

Please help me, thx

post #18193 of 29490

I'm looking for a pair of headphones that are good for a lot of music genres with a tight bass that has a decent punch and mids that aren't recessed nor forward. Budget is around $200 to $300 and comfort and isolation are pretty important to me.

post #18194 of 29490

needing a new headphone....the lcd2.2 is just uncomfortable to me for long term use....

 

Music i listen to is :

-30% rock (radiohead, muse, coldplay etc etc)

-10% post rock, progressive (porcupine tree, dream theatre, pink floyd)

-10% jazz vocal and instrumental

-10% lounge and dance

-10% live music

-5% movie soundtrack

-10% audiophille vocal tracks and acoustic

-15% new age (yanni, chris spheeris)

-No classical, metal, and old recordings

 

Would the w3000anv suit my needs? Or should i stay with the lcd2.2 or denon d7000? or any other choices below $1200

 

However, my current dac/amp is just a centrance dacmini.....

 

Would the centrance dacmini (10ohm) be suitable for the w3000anv? Or do i need another amp? Thanks for the advice.

post #18195 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by AudioTroll View Post

Hi Head-fi  :)

 I'm back :/ gonna be broke again in minutes..:/

 

stayed the hella away from this place for a while now, being on here brakes my wallet to bad. :(

 

but....

I broke my HD-25 cable (again) and now I have a dilemma...

new phones,or new cable? or in ears?

basicly,new cable and keep the senns, or sell the senns as they are and spend the money on something new?

 

been looking at

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1m-Audiophile-Sennheiser-HD25-1-silver-plated-copper-cable-OFC-Cardas-/140822447206?pt=UK_AudioVisualElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_Headphones&hash=item20c9ac0466

 

or

http://www.amazon.com/KRK-KNS8400-Studio-Headphones/dp/B004ARUO2S  +fiio e6

 

or

Beyer dt 250 + a fiio e6 amp

 

or mabye?

http://www.amazon.com/Dynamic-Isolation-Earphones-Earbuds-multiple/dp/B005FDXZJU

 

both the krk an/or Vsonic would be a "used but new" condition

 

I found all of the above for about 100$ the beyers just a bit more.

 

can you guys help me chose?

I mean, I love my senns..I do..I love 'em to bits..but I got this upgrade sickness..

any ideas people?

 

thanx in advance

 

edit: closed is the only way,soundstage would be nice and music taste is different everyday from Bach to Burzum.

edit 2: denon -AH-d600 ?  they look soooo sweet...

Are you kidding?  $90 for a cable to put on the Senns?  Wait until you have something like the 600s or 650s before you go all fancy cable on us.  As for the Fiios you mentioned, forget them too as they will only color and smooth over the details you paid for in your new cans.  If you have to have a cheap amp get a good one like the JDS labs cmoy. 

 

As for can choices, the KRK is highly recommended (I have not heard it) for those who like its reported sound signature.  Or another choice would be the Shure 840s, which I like a lot and actually moved to from Senn 650s..

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