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http://www.head-fi.org/products/superlux-hd-662-f/reviews

 

Some of these reviews compare the two models. Another possibility may be the SRH 240's, but I cannot attest for their soundstage. I would probably go with the HD 661 myself.

 

 

In none of the reviews are the 661 and 662 compared. Why do you prefer the 661 over the 662?
post #18407 of 29490
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Sorry, I read the 681 as 661. Let me look into this.

 

EDIT: They both seem reasonable for what you want. The 661 seems to be a portable whereas the 662 is a full size. They both have a slight "V" shaped retrieval. Both will work well with amps. It may just be from what I read, but it also appears that the 662 has a much more present bass than the 661. So, it's up to you: are you going to be using these at home only? If so, the 662 is going to serve you well. If you are going to be running around Holland with these, then 661 seems more viable. You cannot go wrong with either of them.


Edited by saxophone - 8/26/12 at 12:19pm
post #18408 of 29490
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Sorry, I read the 681 as 661. Let me look into this.

EDIT: They both seem reasonable for what you want. The 661 seems to be a portable whereas the 662 is a full size. They both have a slight "V" shaped retrieval. Both will work well with amps. It may just be from what I read, but it also appears that the 662 has a much more present bass than the 661. So, it's up to you: are you going to be using these at home only? If so, the 662 is going to serve you well. If you are going to be running around Holland with these, then 661 seems more viable. You cannot go wrong with either of them.

Thanks! Haha no I won"t be running around Holland. Just using them at home, so im going to take the 662. I"ll try to post a review of them when I recieved them.
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Price limit:  about $150, and probably going to order from Amazon but anybody will do

 

Source:  PC, currently with onboard sound and no amp (but both could eventually change if needed)

 

These are going to be dedicated PC headphones so mostly games, some movies and possibly music, but focus of sound is on games

 

I was originally looking at cheaper Samson SR850 and JVC HA-RX900, but I saw the Philips uptowns on sale for $120 and I do like the look, but the cable quality makes me question them, then I looked at Shure SRH840 at $146. 

 

Open/closed doesn't matter, I would prefer circumaural, and clamp force that some headphones have doesn't bother me. 

post #18410 of 29490
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Price limit:  about $150, and probably going to order from Amazon but anybody will do

 

Source:  PC, currently with onboard sound and no amp (but both could eventually change if needed)

 

These are going to be dedicated PC headphones so mostly games, some movies and possibly music, but focus of sound is on games

 

I was originally looking at cheaper Samson SR850 and JVC HA-RX900, but I saw the Philips uptowns on sale for $120 and I do like the look, but the cable quality makes me question them, then I looked at Shure SRH840 at $146. 

 

Open/closed doesn't matter, I would prefer circumaural, and clamp force that some headphones have doesn't bother me. 


Audio Technica ATH 700 - Easily the most comfortable looking headphones ever and great for gaming. SRH 840s are more for music than gaming/movies, but I suppose they can make decent gaming phones.

post #18411 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Burns11 View Post

Price limit:  about $150, and probably going to order from Amazon but anybody will do

 

Source:  PC, currently with onboard sound and no amp (but both could eventually change if needed)

 

These are going to be dedicated PC headphones so mostly games, some movies and possibly music, but focus of sound is on games

 

I was originally looking at cheaper Samson SR850 and JVC HA-RX900, but I saw the Philips uptowns on sale for $120 and I do like the look, but the cable quality makes me question them, then I looked at Shure SRH840 at $146. 

 

Open/closed doesn't matter, I would prefer circumaural, and clamp force that some headphones have doesn't bother me. 

Technical Pro HPT990 headphones (made by Takstar), $50 at Amazon.

Asus Xonar DG sound card, $20 after $10 mail in rebate.

post #18412 of 29490

Saxophone

 

The Sennheisers may be out of your budget. I haven't seen them for less than 200 in a while (then again, I haven't really been looking for them). If I were you, I would wait a bit until the V-Moda M-100 comes out and see how people respond to that. The M-80 prices have been steadily decreasing for a while now

 

In amazon the  Sennheiser 25-II is 200,its worthed?or do you think that worth to put another 50 dollar or maybe a little more and buy an advanced  Sennheiser?

 

Thanks

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Saxophone

 

The Sennheisers may be out of your budget. I haven't seen them for less than 200 in a while (then again, I haven't really been looking for them). If I were you, I would wait a bit until the V-Moda M-100 comes out and see how people respond to that. The M-80 prices have been steadily decreasing for a while now

 

In amazon the  Sennheiser 25-II is 200,its worthed?or do you think that worth to put another 50 dollar or maybe a little more and buy an advanced  Sennheiser?

 

Thanks


The HD 25's a great pair, definitely worth $200.

post #18414 of 29490
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Hi

 

I listen a little bit to all kinds of music(reggae,rock,pop...)BUT im addictive to Trance,Progressive Trance,House,Electronic...

 

My budget is 100-200.

I have some models in mind:

 

Ultrasone Hifi-780s 

Ultrasone Hifi-580

DT 770

Sennheiser HD25-1 II 

 

Audio Technica ATH-PRO700MK2

V-MODA Crossfade M-80

 

Wich one is better for me???

 

*Sorry for the English mistakes biggrin.gif

 

 

 

Thank you very much!

If you love electronic music, then Ultrasone is definitely the brand for you to check out. I would say look at the HFI 780 as it will be a bit better for some of the other genres than the HFI 580. The Pro 750 would be even a little better if you can pick it up when it drops below $200 like it was on Amazon last week.

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If you love electronic music, then Ultrasone is definitely the brand for you to check out. I would say look at the HFI 780 as it will be a bit better for some of the other genres than the HFI 580. The Pro 750 would be even a little better if you can pick it up when it drops below $200 like it was on Amazon last week.

Some people say that ultrasone is not good for vocal,this is true?Im thinking to put anoter 30 u$ and buy the PRO 750...

 

Thanks!

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what are the best headphones with a built in mic?

 

i would love ones that work with the computer and Smartphone

 

im intersted now in these New Focal Spirit One Headphones but i think they might only work with Smartphones for the mic part and im not even sure if they will work with Android and any other non Apple smartphone

 

if anyone has a recomedation please let me know that

 

im most interested in sound quality now budget is about 300 to 400$

 

now i am using bower and wilkins in ear cans

post #18417 of 29490
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Back-story: I've lurked here as an unregistered guest for years. However, headphones have never really been my primary listening environment. I've recently moved to an apartment where I feel it would be largely inappropriate to truck in my Marantz and my JBL 4311's. So I'm looking to upgrade my lowly HD201's (used simply for lo-fi tasks like games and youtube videos) for something that I can look at as a good primary replacement for my loudspeaker setup. Unfortunately, I live in Ohio where there seems to be no place to go try out headphones before buying. So I'm probably going to wind up buying a set up headphones based completely on other's reviews.

Tastes in music: Basically anything that isn't electronica/rap/death metal/mainstream pop. Primarily, country, rock&roll, and prog-rock from catalogs spanning the last 60+ years. (I love the obscure stuff) For example, I often spin records from "The Band" where you can find a wide variety of instruments being used on any given track.  Every now and then I dip into classical, jazz and more vocal centric music. Basically, I'm looking for a headphone to be a good "all-rounder", but I will accept cans with some minor limitations. I also play some FPS video games from time to time. Though, sound reproduction in games is by no means something I will hinge my decision on.

Budget: While I'm highly tempted to cheap out on a pair of AD700's, I'm willing to bump up to the $250 neighborhood for a set of cans that I hope to love. As well, I'm looking to get a headphone amp in the $250 neighborhood.

Tastes in sound:

  • I love a large sound stage that feels open. But I've experience sound stages so huge you feel detached, where the imaging and positioning of sound is too "left-right". I like good separation and space between instruments, but not to the point that the connection and center is lost.
  • I like a natural uncolored sound, but not to the point of being overly analytical. I'm not mixing and mastering albums here. Strictly for listening enjoyment.
  • I like tight controlled bass. I would rather be slightly bass-light than have mud creeping into the mids.
  • I don't like overly "thin" sound either. I like treble enough that I miss it when It's rolled off. But I don't want fatigue induced by overly aggressive highs either.
  • I dislike V shaped dips or accentuations to mids.
  • I like my JBL 4311's, but I recognize they have some limitaiton's. While they are mostly pretty well rounded, the bass has a tendency to mud up the low mids in some situations. That said, I'm happy enough with them that I have had no intention of upgrading them for a long time (or until I could afford some JBL 4430's or better)


Source:
My PC will be my source for listening. (FLAC!) I plan on using my Titanium HD sound card's onboard DAC, followed by a good non-portable desktop amp. While I don't' think the Titanium HD's headphone jack is horrible to use, it's high ~32ohm output impedance doesn't make it an optimum choice to serious listening (or so I've read). I typically use Jriver Media Center's WASAPI-Event-Style DSP for loudspeaker playback.

What I've looked at:

  • AKG Q701's. - Reviews are impressive. But, some state things that make me leery, like being "too fast", weak bass, aggressive highs, and oversized soundstage.
  • Grados - I haven't spent much time looking at grados simply because I really don't want an "on-ear" setup. While they may sound better, I intend to wear headphones for long hours and comfort is of greater concern.
  • Audio-Technica AD900 - Talked about as a good step up from the AD700. But also talked about as a step down from the Q701's
  • Senheiser (various models) - largely talked about as having a laid back sound -- makes me worry they would lack clarity, definition, and retrieval.
  • Ultrasone HFI-2400 - Look like good "all-'rounders." Reported to have a great sound stage and great imaging. However, I worry I might dislike rolled off highs and slightly boosted bass.


Based on what I've read, I think I'm really looking for a set of open back cans. While my listening environment isn't the quietest, if isolation proves to be too much of an issue, I may switch to a set of modded fostex down the road. The HD201's I've used for the last 7 years for PC tasks and a little music offer almost no isolation, and I've been mostly happy with them in that regard.

 

Thanks smily_headphones1.gif


The Q701 is the best fit.  Second choice would be the HD 558 or 598.  The DT 880 (+/- Pro) is good as well, but falls just a bit short on the sound stage you seek.

post #18418 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Burns11 View Post

Price limit:  about $150, and probably going to order from Amazon but anybody will do

 

Source:  PC, currently with onboard sound and no amp (but both could eventually change if needed)

 

These are going to be dedicated PC headphones so mostly games, some movies and possibly music, but focus of sound is on games

 

I was originally looking at cheaper Samson SR850 and JVC HA-RX900, but I saw the Philips uptowns on sale for $120 and I do like the look, but the cable quality makes me question them, then I looked at Shure SRH840 at $146. 

 

Open/closed doesn't matter, I would prefer circumaural, and clamp force that some headphones have doesn't bother me. 


PC with onbaord sound raises red flags for me.  The Shure is a very good can, but your rig may or may not push it adequately.  Check the buying guides linked in the opening post of this thread and stick with cans that are listed as only a "1". 

 

If what you want is not listed here's a conservative rule of thumb:

 

Generally, 16 – 32 ohm headphones with a sensitivity rating of at least 100 dB/mW do not need an amplifier.

 

BTW: the Sampson is a not a closed headphone; it is semi-open.

post #18419 of 29490
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Some people say that ultrasone is not good for vocal,this is true?Im thinking to put anoter 30 u$ and buy the PRO 750...

 

Thanks!


I don't agree, but the Ultrasone sound signature (like that of Grado) can be polarizing.

 

The Pro 750 is a great choice, but it needs an amp.

post #18420 of 29490
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Originally Posted by sheon View Post

what are the best headphones with a built in mic?

 

i would love ones that work with the computer and Smartphone

 

im intersted now in these New Focal Spirit One Headphones but i think they might only work with Smartphones for the mic part and im not even sure if they will work with Android and any other non Apple smartphone

 

if anyone has a recomedation please let me know that

 

im most interested in sound quality now budget is about 300 to 400$

 

now i am using bower and wilkins in ear cans


The best I can do is direct you to the gaming guide linked in the opening post of this thread.  Many folks select a headphone and then attach a mike to it.

 

You maybe be better off posting in the Portable Headphones section of the forum instead of here in the Full Sized Headphone section.

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