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Is it available in the U.S.--has it ever been available here?

 

Does anyone else have a obscure AKG can?

 

actually they will be available here(Finland) from a local store in a month or so. They do note its exclusively available only form there.

http://www.verkkokauppa.com/fi/product/7491/dhhhv (its in finnish) Havent found much info on them elsewhere tough.

 

Edit: google translated: http://www.google.com/translate?hl=en&ie=UTF8&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.verkkokauppa.com%2Ffi%2Fproduct%2F7491%2Fdhhhv

 

also i have still my eye on akg k550:s, should i wait and get these instead?

I would use em with studio-v, and also with pc for gaming, and movies. I mainly listen to symphonic metal, some folk metal, and metal. (AC/DC, Nightwish, WT, Korpiklaani...)


Edited by Whippler - 8/28/12 at 12:51am
post #18467 of 29490
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Originally Posted by hipster2010 View Post

Also, drheadphone,

 

I see you have the Phiaton MS400. What are your thoughts on that headphone? It's on sale on Newegg and I'm debating whether I should test it out.

 

It's my favorite portable. Love the design, from the way it folds up nicely in hardcase to its comfortable padding on the cups and headband to its low-profile appearance. It surprisingly has nice seal from such a light clamp force. Very good noise isolation. Sound-wise: Mid-centric sound with good bass quantity and a touch of sparkle. Good energy for rock and pop music. Broad genre bandwidth. Hard to find a flaw. Good value in the $100-150 range.

post #18468 of 29490

I orignally posted this in MLE's advice thread and kinda realised I may have put it in the wrong spot after seeing this. Anyway re-posting it here.

 

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Hi all, first things first I'd like to say "awesome thread", been reading so much on this forum that for an audio rookie it's quite mind blowing. I've been doing a bunch of research on this and other sites but have finally figured i'd do a post of my own so I could give some of my own details.

 

I recently got a new computer (which is pretty much used for gaming) but never really put much thought into the audio side of things. Howver the headset I had been using was getting pretty tattered and I figured it was time for a new one (old set were some Sennheiser's that I got on special from JB hifi for $79 marked down from $139 about 10 years ago becuase a new model was coming out). Obviously things have changed a fair bit since then. After reading some reviews (without actually finding a proper audio forum like this) I purchased Corsair's new vengeance 1500 headset. Now it sounded good (to an audio rookie like myself anyway) but they crushed my head even at max size and after leaving them on a tissue box for ages. So I sold them to a mate with a smaller head who wanted new a headset. I then stupidly purchased some turtle beach z6a's which have been completely crap. Have owned them for about 3 monthes and the plastic they are made of is cracking and falling apart in about 5 different places and although they fitted better they still weren't comfortable. I'd return them but I got them from america and turtle beach australia doesn't want anything to do with me after contacting them. Long story short they're **** and i'm moving on. After doing a fair bit of reading it's starting to look like i'm better off getting a new headset and a sound card that'll do them justice.

 

At the moment i've been using my onboard sound from my Asus pz68-v pro motherboard:

 

Realtek® ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking

 

Audio Feature :
- Absolute Pitch 192kHz/ 24-bit True BD Lossless Sound
- Blu-ray audio layer Content Protection 
- DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC 
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel

 

But I'm thinking of buying myself something like the xonar essence stx. Basically it all boils down to two questions for me

 

1: What is a good headset for someone with a really big head to get (I stress very big head)? several ppl have told me sennheiser pc 350 or 360 but i've also read in other places they crush bigger heads so i'm not sure. The headset is mostly for gaming and watching movies/tv on my computer. Obviously i'm not a total audiophile I just want good sound so i'm happy to go with most brands as long as they're big enough to fit comfortably. Also being a gamer i'm looking at the set's with microphones.

 

2: If my onboard sound isn't good enough to do these headsets justice what is the best option for a sound card? The stx seemed like a good option but if I can go cheaper and get similar results without the bells and whistles that's great.

 

Obviously the cheaper the better but i'm looking at spending about $300 all up (headset and card) but could be convinced to go up to the $400 mark if it means i'll finally get headphones that fit comfortably on my big boof head.
 

 

Thanks for any help and advice you'll have my eternal gratitude if I can finally get past this headset rollacoaster i've been on.

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Hi guys,

So i am looking for a circumaural closed/open (preferably closed) bass heavy headset with a warm sound, that still have good mids, full body sound,  FUN sound, that can play stuff like rammstein, rob zombie, prodigy, something that can handle fast low frequency music. Someone previously recomended a pair of HFI 2400, but i did some reasearch in the while and i dont know if they will do the job, and they require an lamp amplifier not so sound harsh. Also have the ultrasone DJ1, but they are too harsh for my taste. I was thinking of the Q40, especially since they are $100 cheaper the the 2400's. What should i go for? Maximum budget is around $230-$250, although if i could spend less that would be better. I will play lossless as much as possible, hq mp3's comming from a xonar st.


Edited by hifinoob005 - 8/28/12 at 3:58am
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Hi, i already post twice on this posts but i cant decide witch headphone to buy so im posting one more time...

 

1.Isolation and portable its important for me cause i need for outside use

2.A headphone that progressive trance sounds amazing but i can listen to rock and reggae too

3.Dont want to use with amp

4.Preffer with removable output cable

 

My budget is 200u$

 

*Sorry for my english mistakesbiggrin.gif

 

Thanks!

post #18471 of 29490
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Originally Posted by zevim2005 View Post

Hi, i already post twice on this posts but i cant decide witch headphone to buy so im posting one more time...

1.Isolation and portable its important for me cause i need for outside use
2.A headphone that progressive trance sounds amazing but i can listen to rock and reggae too
3.Dont want to use with amp
4.Preffer with removable output cable

My budget is 200u$

*Sorry for my english mistakes:D

Thanks!

The v-moda m80 fit the bill imo. They are rather neutral but still have more then enough bass for electronic music. Also the isolation is good enough for your Standard commute, not so much if you want to use them in loud enviroment ( thinking about planes) an they are pretty comfortable once you know how to make them fit right
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The v-moda m80 fit the bill imo. They are rather neutral but still have more then enough bass for electronic music. Also the isolation is good enough for your Standard commute, not so much if you want to use them in loud enviroment ( thinking about planes) an they are pretty comfortable once you know how to make them fit right

 

Yeah i think that im going with the m80 but im affraid that on ear will heart my ears like my jvc did...do you recommend the Crossfade LP2??or maybe something more isolating like the HD25-ll?

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Yeah i think that im going with the m80 but im affraid that on ear will heart my ears like my jvc did...do you recommend the Crossfade LP2
??or maybe something more isolating like the HD25-ll?

I can't say anything about the LPs, never tried them, but i tried the senns. They are great, and do have a better isolation then the M80, but they lose some of their qualitys when used without an amp. Also i personally prefer the sound of the M80s.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/433318/shootout-102-portable-headphones-reviewed-panasonic-rp-htf600-added-04-29-12

This tread might help you choosing between those two, shure helped me out wink.gif
post #18474 of 29490
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I can't say anything about the LPs, never tried them, but i tried the senns. They are great, and do have a better isolation then the M80, but they lose some of their qualitys when used without an amp. Also i personally prefer the sound of the M80s.
http://www.head-fi.org/t/433318/shootout-102-portable-headphones-reviewed-panasonic-rp-htf600-added-04-29-12
This tread might help you choosing between those two, shure helped me out wink.gif


Already read this tread...witch model of the senns do you recommend???

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Already read this tread...witch model of the senns do you recommend???


hmm I would consider the Amperiors, but never got my hands on them so I can´t give an comparison and they are over budget anyway. I would just take the HD 25-1 II and also would get some sort of protable amp to power them, but I have no experience with those

post #18476 of 29490
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Thanks for your response bixby. 

 

I looked at the specs for the Solo and it looks like it's DAC is limited to 24/96.  The Leckerton amp/DAC I have is also limited to 24/96, so unless I get a another 24/192-capable DAC in addition to the Solo I am further ahead in that I have access to 24/96, but I don't quite have the 24/192 I'm after.  Spending $600 on the Solo, plus however much additional for the DAC is not in my budget, and with this much gear the whole notion of "portability" gets a bit ludicrous.  Plus there is the potential problem of busing through the inner city with a couple of grand worth of gear on your back that may elicit the sort of attention I'd prefer to avoid. 

 

I think we just need to get Apple to make a hi-fi iPod.  Too bad this will probably never happen.  What incentive do studios have  to make a slightly more expensive product that simultaneously exposes their lax production standards while further undermining their physical media sales?  If someone were to introduce a cheap hi-fi player while protecting and driving studio profitability you could have a truly disruptive technology.  You do that and you change the world for the better.

 

For some reason "Tears Are Not Enough" just sailed through my head.

 

If someone still has a solution to my earlier question I would love to hear it.

 

Thanks,

 

JW


I think we are not on the same page.  This page for instance says the Solo supports 24/192.  You know the solo is a dac right?  So not additional money for an amp since you already own one.

 

http://cypherlabs.com/product#stats-tab

 

I see your point though that carrying around a number of devices with you ipod is not only not easy but a big flag in certain neighborhoods.  But you said you wanted to listen to 24/192 and for now, unfortunately this is what you have to do.  You may wish to investigate this thread:  http://www.head-fi.org/t/566026/fostex-hp-p1-portable-amplifier-and-dac-for-ipod-iphone-short-review-and-impressions-thread/480.  I am not sure if the itunes software will even play 24/192 or 24/96?  Folks talking about separate flac app???????

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Hello all! Taking my first step into the complex world of headphones, so please bear with me. Some things I'm looking for

 

- Priced roughly $200 or under

- Closed design

- Comfortable to wear for long periods of time

- Portability is a huge plus (not absolutely necessary)

 

I'll primarily use these phones to listen to electronic, dance, and rock and a dash of various other genres as well. In other words, I'd like strong bass but I also want the phones to be a strong all-rounder. I'll also use it occasionally for movies and games but that takes a backseat to music. I'd like to be able to occasionally wear them outside the house so shorter cable, manageable size, are also considered.

 

As a headphone newbie, I don't want to be bothered by some of the complexities such as amps or burning-in but if you feel they are a big factor, please tell me about it.

 

From what I've read, I've come down to the Audio Technica's ATH-M50s but I've heard about good things for others such as Ultrasone Hfi-780. Please give me some advice :)


Edited by newbatthis - 8/28/12 at 1:20pm
post #18478 of 29490
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Hello all! Taking my first step into the complex world of headphones, so please bear with me. Some things I'm looking for

 

- Priced roughly $200 or under

- Closed design

- Comfortable to wear for long periods of time

- Portability is a huge plus (not absolutely necessary)

 

I'll primarily use these phones to listen to electronic, dance, and rock and a dash of various other genres as well. In other words, I'd like strong bass but I also want the phones to be a strong all-rounder. I'll also use it occasionally for movies and games but that takes a backseat to music. I'd like to be able to occasionally wear them outside the house so shorter cable, manageable size, are also considered.

 

As a headphone newbie, I don't want to be bothered by some of the complexities such as amps or burning-in but if you feel they are a big factor, please tell me about it.

 

From what I've read, I've come down to the Audio Technica's ATH-M50s but I've heard about good things for others such as Sennheiser HD555 and Ultrasone Hfi-780. Please give me some advice :)

I'd look at the Shure SRH840 as it will be a good all arounder due to its balanced sound with a slight bump in the bass. The HFI780 might not be too bad either.

 

Also, be aware that the HD555 is open, not closed.

post #18479 of 29490
Hi!
New to the forums and looking for a long-term set of headphones for under $100
I tried researching online but I'm not savvy enough to pick one supreme pair in regards to my listening taste.

I listen to a lot classical, jazz, classic rock, and indie/pop (like vampire weekend?...)
Edit: I also game a lot, but I'd say I listen to music more, so that aspect is more important to me.

Aesthetics are pretty important to me (obviously not as much as quality). I'd like to walk away with a pair that's as visually pleasing as it is aurally.

Ive been looking most at the audio technics m50s just because they're recommended so much, but I really don't know what's best for what I'm looking for.

Thanks in advance!
Edited by Kausborealis - 8/28/12 at 1:54pm
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Looking for a pair of headphones for gaming/music whilst gaming. Looking for headphones with the following:

 

  • Decent soundstage (For FPS games)
  • Good bass (Listen to techno, dance, trance, rap, dubstep etc.)
  • Comfortable with my glasses for long periods of time
  • Closed design preferred
  • Under £75

 

I loved my DT770 Pro 80s comfort wise, so if there's anything out there just as comfortable that'd be fantastic.

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