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Originally Posted by Kausborealis View Post

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?...)
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!

If you want looks, the Noontec Zoro are supposedly very good sounding and they have a very similar design the Beats Solos

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Originally Posted by hipster2010 View Post

If you want looks, the Noontec Zoro are supposedly very good sounding and they have a very similar design the Beats Solos
They look pretty good, but I I'm looking for a style similar to sol republics' tracks hd, but with comfort in mind
Edited by Kausborealis - 8/28/12 at 1:58pm
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Off to college soon enough and would rather avoid bringing in my IEMS. 

So I'm looking for a cheap alternative. Top range of budget is 50Euros (only want to stretch that far if really worth it)

 

To be honest I've no idea where to ever start looking!..

 

As for music, it's mostly rock/metal, but lately I've been listening to pretty much everything except generic chart music. 

 

Un-amped. Will be played straight from Sansa Clip Zip

 

Any suggestions? 

I heard the Superlux HD 668-B are pretty good?

Thanks in advance!

 

~mark

post #18484 of 29490
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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.

 

Ahh yes. The Shure, that's the other one that I had my eyes on. From what I gather, the SRH840 is more balanced then then M50. Whereas the HIFI780 is like an extreme version of M50. It's so hard to make a decision. How would you rate the portability/comfort for these three? I'm 90% positive my end pick will be one of these three. I also get a lot of conflicting views on M50 vs HIFI780. Some people say M50 has more muddy mid/highs and others say HIFI780 does.

post #18485 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Kausborealis View Post

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!


If you can stretch your budget to $114 shipped, get the KRK KNS-8400.  If not, get the KRK KNS-6400.  The semi-open K 240 Studio are good too, but may require some amping.

 

The M50, with its recessed mids, is a poor choice for classical and jazz.

post #18486 of 29490
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Ahh yes. The Shure, that's the other one that I had my eyes on. From what I gather, the SRH840 is more balanced then then M50. Whereas the HIFI780 is like an extreme version of M50. It's so hard to make a decision. How would you rate the portability/comfort for these three? I'm 90% positive my end pick will be one of these three. I also get a lot of conflicting views on M50 vs HIFI780. Some people say M50 has more muddy mid/highs and others say HIFI780 does.


I haven't held the 780, but the 840s are pretty big. The M50s are not quite as large. I still carry around my SRH 840s. The 840s are really comfortable after they are worn in. The first couple of weeks, they are kind of annoying. But, the pads are nice and I have large ears, so it's nice to have headphones catered to my needs, darthsmile.gif. Based on your music selection, I would definitely suggest the 840.

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Off to college soon enough and would rather avoid bringing in my IEMS. 

So I'm looking for a cheap alternative. Top range of budget is 50Euros (only want to stretch that far if really worth it)

 

To be honest I've no idea where to ever start looking!..

 

As for music, it's mostly rock/metal, but lately I've been listening to pretty much everything except generic chart music. 

 

Un-amped. Will be played straight from Sansa Clip Zip

 

Any suggestions? 

I heard the Superlux HD 668-B are pretty good?

Thanks in advance!

 

~mark


The Superlux are a very good choice.  Just be aware that they are semi-open and a tad power hungry for portable devices.  I don't know about your SCZ.

post #18488 of 29490
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Originally Posted by newbatthis View Post

 

Ahh yes. The Shure, that's the other one that I had my eyes on. From what I gather, the SRH840 is more balanced then then M50. Whereas the HIFI780 is like an extreme version of M50. It's so hard to make a decision. How would you rate the portability/comfort for these three? I'm 90% positive my end pick will be one of these three. I also get a lot of conflicting views on M50 vs HIFI780. Some people say M50 has more muddy mid/highs and others say HIFI780 does.


The Shure is the most balanced of the three and provides good detail & clarity.

 

The 780 is bright and has slam.  It's mids are more prominent than those of the M50.  It's a bit like a closed Grado with more bass.

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The Superlux are a very good choice.  Just be aware that they are semi-open and a tad power hungry for portable devices.  I don't know about your SCZ.


Have an E6 if that'd help?
post #18490 of 29490
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Have an E6 if that'd help?


It's the baby of the family, but would probably be enough--if needed at all.

post #18491 of 29490
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Originally Posted by newbatthis View Post

 

Ahh yes. The Shure, that's the other one that I had my eyes on. From what I gather, the SRH840 is more balanced then then M50. Whereas the HIFI780 is like an extreme version of M50. It's so hard to make a decision. How would you rate the portability/comfort for these three? I'm 90% positive my end pick will be one of these three. I also get a lot of conflicting views on M50 vs HIFI780. Some people say M50 has more muddy mid/highs and others say HIFI780 does.

The HFI580 would be the extreme version of the M50. The HFI780 will have the Ultrasone bass and highs, but it is more balanced than the 580

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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???????

Hi bixby,

 

I think you're right.  We were not on the same page.  I did some more research and it appears that the Solo can support 24/192, but strangely enough this is not mentioned in the owners manual.  Apparently people have reported success with 24/192 via the iPad camera connection kit to the Solo, but iTunes will not accept these files (I converted 24/192 .flac to alac and tried loading onto my iPod from iTunes - it failed).  Perhaps a 3rd party programs like Flac Player can handle these files - not sure though. 

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Originally Posted by marko93101 View Post

Off to college soon enough and would rather avoid bringing in my IEMS. 


So I'm looking for a cheap alternative. Top range of budget is 50Euros (only want to stretch that far if really worth it)

To be honest I've no idea where to ever start looking!..

As for music, it's mostly rock/metal, but lately I've been listening to pretty much everything except generic chart music. 

Un-amped. Will be played straight from Sansa Clip Zip

Any suggestions? 


I heard the Superlux HD 668-B are pretty good?


Thanks in advance!

~mark
Why wldnt u bring ur iems? U cld try cheaper iems if its a theft concern. I use the sennheiser cx200 when i go to the gym. Sound great and cost me 20usd from j&r music.

Then im not worried about getting the cable caught while working out.
Edited by Doc-holliday - 8/28/12 at 3:23pm
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Why wldnt u bring ur iems? U cld try cheaper iems if its a theft concern. I use the sennheiser cx200 when i go to the gym. Sound great and cost me 20usd from j&r music.
Then im not worried about getting the cable caught while working out.

Have TF10s and payed 210 Euro for them, they're not cheap and I'm not sure of the warranty and how easy it is to avail of. 

May travel down the IEM road, but open to everything at the moment. May just replace the SE215s cable and call it a day.

post #18495 of 29490
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Originally Posted by marko93101 View Post

Have TF10s and payed 210 Euro for them, they're not cheap and I'm not sure of the warranty and how easy it is to avail of. 


May travel down the IEM road, but open to everything at the moment. May just replace the SE215s cable and call it a day.

Thats funny cuz im a tf10 fan/owner too. Those cx200s IMO sound as good as (if not better than) the shures u have. I think they are the best deal around for the super low price.

I'd do that or the recable if i were u. Then save ur euros for better cans later on.
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