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Originally Posted by Moodles View Post

So, I'm in the market for some portable headphones, and I'm going to assume this thread is acceptable for this question.

 

I am not looking for IEM's and would be OK with full sized headphones as long as they fold up to some degree. Noise isolation is quite important as it will be used primarily on a bus and other means of travel. I own a Fiio E11 so impedance isn't a large issue.

 

- Price $200 or less (would jump to 250 if it would be really worth it)

- Primary music will be mostly house, trance and general electronic. So decent bass would be preferred

- Needs good isolation and portability

 

I unfortunately don't have the time to do much reading up but when i was looking at these types of headphones before the HD 25-1 ii's were a primary pick, but i am not sure if there is now better out there. I've also heard good things about the ultrasone's for my genre of music but am uncertain as to what one to look at.


Bumping for any additional input, looking to order some very shortly.

post #18662 of 29490
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


Can't say that I agree across the board with regard to Senn, Grado and AT in the U.S. market.  Your point may be the most true with regard to the Senns, but a number of lower level cans appears to have been left off the MAP. 

 

The Grado SR 60i & 80i are some of the best cans for the money that you can find.  Your point is more valid as you head up line.

 

The AT's are all over the map and vary from time to time.  The M50 has been high and low priced.  Currently the ATH-AD700 is very attractively price at Amazon for $89 shipped.


Yes AT have very good Sale now on amazon but ATH-AD700 lack bass but AKG K240 not. For me K240 is better when ATH-AD700 and even cheap. I have listened Grado SR 60i but if you compare to it again K240, AKG is far more balanced can and not agressive as grado... again all depends on personal taste smily_headphones1.gif

post #18663 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Moodles View Post


Bumping for any additional input, looking to order some very shortly.


Not my genres, but the Ultrasone HiFi 780 should work well for you.  The Pro 750 is even better if you have $25 to $35 more and if your portable amp will push it.

post #18664 of 29490

Ok... so I narrowed it down to a couple of headphone that I need some advice on which to buy.

 

Background:

  • They must be closed (are going to be used in a close office environment)
  • Soundsource: mainly Spotify (320 Kbps)

  • Music genre: Jazz, classical, soundtrack and a bit of rock and electronic thrown in for good measure

  • Amp/DAC: FiiO E10

  • Current headphones: Denon AH-D750 (like them very very much, but they are breaking apart)

 

My budget allows me to consider the following headphones:

  • Ultrasone PRO 750 (€ 244)
  • Audio Technica ATH-M50 (€ 145)
  • AKG K550 (€ 187)

 

I like a headphone with a wide frequency range (soundscape) and a solid bass)

 

So which should I go for? 

 

(or should I just break the bank and go for the new Denon AH-D600 (aprox € 400) ?

post #18665 of 29490
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Originally Posted by zeinharis View Post

@Lumos

 

Well.. i have to disagree with you for some reason, the 840 and m50 is pretty good deal for empire1, have you ever try to audition the 840, or the m50 before? smily_headphones1.gif

+1 for hipster2010

 

@Empire1 add the ms1i to your list biggrin.gif


Yes those two are very decent cans but AKG offers same in less price, Good bass clear mids and sweet treble,  smily_headphones1.gif

 

http://www.amazon.com/AKG-Acoustics-K-240-Studio-Headphones/dp/B0001ARCFA/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pdT1_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=GETF3OMVUJS5&coliid=I376Q008HC663H

 

Take a look http://www.headphone.com/learning-center/build-a-graph.php?graphID[0]=2631&graphID[1]=2611&graphID[2]=913&graphID[3]=&graphType=0&buttonSelection=Compare+Headphones


Edited by Lumos - 9/1/12 at 11:17pm
post #18666 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Lumos View Post


Yes those two are very decent cans but AKG offers same in less price, Good bass clear mids and sweet treble,  smily_headphones1.gif

 

http://www.amazon.com/AKG-Acoustics-K-240-Studio-Headphones/dp/B0001ARCFA/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pdT1_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=GETF3OMVUJS5&coliid=I376Q008HC663H


The AKG K 240 Studios are nice cans and a good buy at $79 (they seem to float between $79 and $89 at Amazon in recent months).  However, their build quality is not the best.  It has fallen a great deal since the Austrian made classic that held up for a decade or more of studio use.  In addition I find the clarity and sound presentation of the somewhat more expensive Shure SRH 840 and KRK KNS 8400 to be superior--and they also work better unamped.

 

Again--there are no dogs in this group.  All are good cans.

post #18667 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Lumos View Post


Yes those two are very decent cans but AKG offers same in less price, Good bass clear mids and sweet treble,  smily_headphones1.gif

 

http://www.amazon.com/AKG-Acoustics-K-240-Studio-Headphones/dp/B0001ARCFA/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pdT1_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=GETF3OMVUJS5&coliid=I376Q008HC663H

 

That is the legendary k240 sextett.. CMIIW, one of the best sounding headphone aside from the nad rp18, i agree with you on that wink_face.gif

 

Sorry for the OT tongue.gif


Edited by zeinharis - 9/1/12 at 11:33pm
post #18668 of 29490
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


The AKG K 240 Studios are nice cans and a good buy at $79 (they seem to float between $79 and $89 at Amazon in recent months).  However, their build quality is not the best.  It has fallen a great deal since the Austrian made classic that held up for a decade or more of studio use.  In addition I find the clarity and sound presentation of the somewhat more expensive Shure SRH 840 and KRK KNS 8400 to be superior--and they also work better unamped.

 

Again--there are no dogs in this group.  All are good cans.

Ehh I agree... build quality is poor for K240 among all these... but still OK, I have seen old Austrian made ones :((((((

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Hi guys I'm looking to buy my first set of full size headphones and need some advice. I'll mainly be using them with a desktop computer for music and movies.

 

I've looked around the internet a bit and the Sennheiser HD598, Sennheiser HD650, and the AKG K550 are the ones that caught my attention. The HD598 are supposed to be 'fun' with solid sound quality for the price I'm not sure if it's worth the money to upgrade to the HD650 or how the K550 stacks up to those two. I mostly listen to rock, metal, pop and some classical and jazz/blues. I'm ok with open or closed back whichever sounds best and I like a decent amount of bass but not so that it overpowers the mids and highs.

 

Also I'm willing to get an amp if necessary but I have no idea what kind of amp I should get if I even need one at all.

post #18670 of 29490
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It has fallen a great deal since the Austrian made classic that held up for a decade or more of studio use.

 

Harman International strikes again!

post #18671 of 29490

Im in doubt between V-moda 80 x Ultrasone hfi 780,but i think that im going with the ultrasone cause i preefer over ear....do you guys think thats its a good choice???

 

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$

 

The Ultrasone 780 is 157U$ and te V-M80 is 157U$

 

*Sorry for my english mistakesbiggrin.gif

 

Thanks!

post #18672 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Enryu View Post

Hi guys I'm looking to buy my first set of full size headphones and need some advice. I'll mainly be using them with a desktop computer for music and movies.

 

I've looked around the internet a bit and the Sennheiser HD598, Sennheiser HD650, and the AKG K550 are the ones that caught my attention. The HD598 are supposed to be 'fun' with solid sound quality for the price I'm not sure if it's worth the money to upgrade to the HD650 or how the K550 stacks up to those two. I mostly listen to rock, metal, pop and some classical and jazz/blues. I'm ok with open or closed back whichever sounds best and I like a decent amount of bass but not so that it overpowers the mids and highs.

 

Also I'm willing to get an amp if necessary but I have no idea what kind of amp I should get if I even need one at all.


The 650 requires a relatively strong amp.  How much are you willing to spend for the whole package?  Is it correct to conclude that you use on board audio and do not have a sound card?

post #18673 of 29490

I haven't really set a budget yet but I want to keep it reasonable. Unless I can get a good deal on the 650's they are probably a little too expensive. And no I do not have a sound card.

post #18674 of 29490

Quick question here..

 

Will an asus xonar ST/STX be able to drive DT 770 Pro 250Ohm headphones?

 

And more importantly, are the DT 770 pro 250Ohm bass heavy like the 80Ohm version?

post #18675 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Enryu View Post

I haven't really set a budget yet but I want to keep it reasonable. Unless I can get a good deal on the 650's they are probably a little too expensive. And no I do not have a sound card.


That leaves the excellent and easy to drive (you still might need a sound card and/or amp/dac) open HD 598 are the clear leader from your list.  It does well with movies, gaming and is an excellent all arounder for music in its price range.

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