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post #18196 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. 


What are your source files?  MP3, aac, wav or aiff?  What is your source?  DAP, computer,  OS etc.  Any dac in the mix?  Any amp?  Portable or home use or both?

post #18197 of 29490

Hey guys, I made a post on the last page that may have been skipped. If it hasn't, my bad, but I could really use advice. 

post #18198 of 29490

What's the differences between Superlux hd668b and Samson sr850?

 

and What do you think about "Takstar"?

 

thanks for your replies

post #18199 of 29490

Does anyone know if it's true that the HARX700 and HTF600 use the same drivers? Or is that just internet rumorism?

 

 

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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.

 

LOL. I don't really see how a guy who probably knows nothing about electronics engineering wearing headphones with his own name on them means anything either way.

 

"Testing" for him probably just meant telling people who know what they're doing which ones were his favorite.


Edited by machoboy - 8/21/12 at 10:21am
post #18200 of 29490

I was recently out and about and ran across a pair of HD 380's for a good price, so I bought them.   I did not know much about them and since I had no opportunity to listen to them prior to buying them I just took a chance on the Sennheiser name and picked them up.  I have been listening to them for the past couple days and have had mixed reactions, sometimes they sound just phenomenal but at other times I find myself wanting for "more".  I wish I could quantify what I mean but I am not really sure myself.   In my simple world I think the soundstage is pretty impressive for closed back phones and the mids and trebles are up front and sound great.  Sometimes the bass seems subdued and can get lost in the mix.  This may be a result of them being balanced. 

 

I do not have a ton of experience with headhphones.  Besides the Senn's I have a pair of Sony MDR-6 phones that I use at home for Studio work.  I do find the Senn's to be a step up but I have to admit that the less than outstanding reviews and comments I have seen regarding the Senn's make me wonder if I should return them and look for something else instead.  

 

So, I am into the Senn's for a bit less than $150 and with that in mind would like to stay in the $150-$200 range.  The purpose of these phones is to be used in the office, meaning that I need something portable that can be shuffled back and forth every day without to much fuss.  I also would prefer closed back phones just to avoid any issues with complaining co-workers.  For an audio source I am using Google Music and my Android phone.  I understand the the streaming from Google is 320kBps so my audio source is pretty good, the phone is a Samsung Galaxy Nexus which is supposed to be pretty decent too although if I can find a decent amp with a DAC that works with my phone (and uses line out instead of the headphone jack, anyone know of any?) I would probably pick that up too. 

 

I have read tons of reviews and looked at phones from $75-$400 and feel just as lost as when I started.   Left to my own devices I would likely order a pair of the ATH-M50s phones and be done with it but part of me thinks that it might be a step down from the Senn's, or maybe a lateral step.  I just don't know and I have not been able to find a place to audition phones other than Best Buy and their selection is limited.  Thanks in advance for any assistance.  I appreciate any feedback or opinions.

 

Thanks!
-gl

post #18201 of 29490
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Originally Posted by seelamb View Post

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.

What equipment will be powering these cans?  Will you be using an amp?

 

What is the format of your music and other sounds you will putting into these cans?

 

What music genres do you plan run through these cans?

 

Do you plan to use them outside your home?  If so, in what way & with what equipment?

post #18202 of 29490
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Originally Posted by hiddendh View Post

What's the differences between Superlux hd668b and Samson sr850?

 

and What do you think about "Takstar"?

 

thanks for your replies


The Superlux and the Sampson are the same can except for the frame--including how they are designed to fit on your head.

 

Don't know about the Takstar.

post #18203 of 29490
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Originally Posted by nieveulv View Post

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.


Take a look at the Beyerdynamic T1 Tesla.  Other planars such as the HE-500 if probably too heavy for you.

post #18204 of 29490

Hi everyone! I was hoping you could give me some ideas for a headset that sounds good for gaming and music. I'm putting together a new pc and its going to include an "ASUS Xonar Essence STX Virtual 7.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface 124 dB SNR / Headphone AMP Card"

 

I have heard it's a great card for sound but having a great card is no good with out quality speakers/ headphones! I am currently using onboard sound and a  Logitech H530 so I am looking for an improvement over that

 

Price Range: Preferably 150 or less but if you know of something that will be noticeably superior around 200 I will consider it.

Primary Purpose: Gaming, Music

Secondary: Movies, Tv series

Preference: Open or closed

Files: mp3, oog, aiff, ac3, and what ever else. I don't discriminate much on files

 

Music tastes: Mainly Techno, Rock, New Age, Dark wave/industrial, Celtic but I listen to just about anything.

thank you all for any advice you may be able to give! My usual forum is more overclock focused and there's not much activity on the sound forums.

post #18205 of 29490
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

What equipment will be powering these cans?  Will you be using an amp?

 

What is the format of your music and other sounds you will putting into these cans?

 

What music genres do you plan run through these cans?

 

Do you plan to use them outside your home?  If so, in what way & with what equipment?

 

Sorry for leaving out so much information. Not sure if I can afford an amp, but I'll probably be investing in a portable one if anything. Maybe digizoid ZO2 or E17, dunno which one is better. But if anything, I'll get one in the future and since i'm not really an audiophile and my ears aren't really that picky yet I could do with one that requires an amp so I can enhance the sound when i do get an amp.

 

I use some FLAC and general 320kbps mp3s. Listen to many genres, mostly rock/pop with some jazz and blues, lots of acoustic guitar and drums. Some asian pop too. I want to use them in and out of the house, so closed back. I don't mind too much if they are big, just as long as they are comfortable. Mainly using in the library and dorm, or when i'm in one place for a long time. other times i'll use my iems and apple earphones.

 

thanks for your help btw :)

post #18206 of 29490

Hey guys, I would like advice picking out some closed cans.

 

Budget: 250 USD, and preferably below ~300.

 

Genres: Primarily Metal, but also Rock and Electronic. More specifically: death metal, melodic death, deathcore, metalcore, etc. DnB, trance, hardstyle, electro, house.

 

What I've heard: 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.

 

What they're for: Use at home, college, on the move, everywhere.

 

Amps: I am open to amp use. Suggestions more than welcome.

 

What I'm looking for (rough): Crisp highs and decent bass, but not too overpowering. I'm a drummer, so the bass drum is just as important as the cymbals.

 

Files: AAC, MP3, and ALAC. A lot sub-256kbps MP3, but I don't listen to those often. It would be nice to know how these would sound in nice headphones, though.

 

Misc.: On or over the ear are fine. More isolation is preferred than less. 


Edited by Rawrasaurusrex - 8/21/12 at 1:04pm
post #18207 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Rawrasaurusrex View Post

Hey guys, I would like advice picking out some closed cans.

 

Budget: 250 USD, and preferably below ~300.

 

Genres: Primarily Metal, but also Rock and Electronic. More specifically: death metal, melodic death, deathcore, metalcore, etc. DnB, trance, hardstyle, electro, house.

 

What I've heard: 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.

 

What they're for: Use at home, college, on the move, everywhere.

 

Amps: I am open to amp use. Suggestions more than welcome.

 

What I'm looking for (rough): Crisp highs and decent bass, but not too overpowering. I'm a drummer, so the bass drum is just as important as the cymbals.

 

Files: AAC, MP3, and ALAC. A lot sub-256kbps MP3, but I don't listen to those often. It would be nice to know how these would sound in nice headphones, though.


should they be over ears, or would on ear be ok? If so I can recommend the Beyerdynamic T 50p as an amazing sounding headphone with rather good isolation, something you might be looking for. They also are rather comfortable, I wore them for 2h straight while commuting and they never felt annoying. And the genres I listened to are pretty much the same as yours

 

sorry for the post guys, i was roaming arround the forum and got the tread I´m in mixed up, but i looks like i can´t delet the post.

 

Since its here anyway i shall add that it might be worth a thought not to get full size headphone for college, or at least make shure they are proberly isolated. there are some guys arround that have some closed back full sized ones, but they still leak a noticable ammount of sound in a quiet enviroment like that


Edited by hatecrew1992 - 8/21/12 at 1:12pm
post #18208 of 29490
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Originally Posted by LazBro123 View Post


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.

My concern for the 580 is that they'd have too much bass, I wasn't a fan of the Dt770s but I heard the pro editions, I'm not sure how the 32 sounds different from them. The hd 25 would be good for portable, but I didn't feel like they were an improvement over the M50s, they lacked in certain areas.

 

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Originally Posted by bixby View Post


What are your source files?  MP3, aac, wav or aiff?  What is your source?  DAP, computer,  OS etc.  Any dac in the mix?  Any amp?  Portable or home use or both?

Files are typically mp3 320 kbps, or .flac. This feeds into a grubdac which goes to a cmoy I built. The computer is a 2008 macbook pro. I also have a record player that I listen to on the weekends, and that has a pre-amp, that I need to get the model of, cannot remember off the top of my head. That goes into the cmoy as well. I'd be willing to get a new amp and DAC. This setup would be for home use; I am more than happy with my M50s or a pair of mediocre earbuds for portable use.

 

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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


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

Wasn't a fan of the the HD 650, they were way too dark for the music I was listening to and at no point did I feel enveloped in sound. I feel like I would like the sennheisers if I did buy them, but I'd need to give them a lot of time.

post #18209 of 29490
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Originally Posted by hatecrew1992 View Post


should they be over ears, or would on ear be ok? If so I can recommend the Beyerdynamic T 50p as an amazing sounding headphone with rather good isolation, something you might be looking for. They also are rather comfortable, I wore them for 2h straight while commuting and they never felt annoying. And the genres I listened to are pretty much the same as yours

 

sorry for the post guys, i was roaming arround the forum and got the tread I´m in mixed up, but i looks like i can´t delet the post.

 

Since its here anyway i shall add that it might be worth a thought not to get full size headphone for college, or at least make shure they are proberly isolated. there are some guys arround that have some closed back full sized ones, but they still leak a noticable ammount of sound in a quiet enviroment like that

Thank you very much. :) Do you think the T50P have enough isolation? I don't blast my music extremely loud, so I'm not sure if it would be a problem. I also have my Bose IE2 ear buds (my current main form of music listening) for back up, I suppose.

post #18210 of 29490
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Originally Posted by seelamb View Post

 

Sorry for leaving out so much information. Not sure if I can afford an amp, but I'll probably be investing in a portable one if anything. Maybe digizoid ZO2 or E17, dunno which one is better. But if anything, I'll get one in the future and since i'm not really an audiophile and my ears aren't really that picky yet I could do with one that requires an amp so I can enhance the sound when i do get an amp.

 

I use some FLAC and general 320kbps mp3s. Listen to many genres, mostly rock/pop with some jazz and blues, lots of acoustic guitar and drums. Some asian pop too. I want to use them in and out of the house, so closed back. I don't mind too much if they are big, just as long as they are comfortable. Mainly using in the library and dorm, or when i'm in one place for a long time. other times i'll use my iems and apple earphones.

 

thanks for your help btw :)


Without an amp and with the sound signature you want in a closed can, options are limited.  There is the Shure SRH 840 and Beyer DT 1350.

 

An amp opens up the Shure SRH 940, AKG K 550.

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