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Thanks a lot for your input. If you happen to have both fresh in your mind, do you have any input about the sound comparison between the 598 and Q701s?


Both are excellent but different cans.  The 598's is lush and full.  They're like drinking a fine whiskey.  The Q701 is more ethereal.  It pulls apart each musical voice so that you can hear it.  It provides great detail.  While both have a very good good sound stage, that of the 701 is larger.

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Alright, thanks again for your input. I haven't made a decision but you've given me some great info about my options.
 

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i dont use any amps for my m50 lol. just drive it strait out of my ipod/iphone
They can sound better with an amp. Do use a LOD for it so you get the best sq.
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They can sound better with an amp. Do use a LOD for it so you get the best sq.

 

i didn't have any portables back then :( sold it coz i prefer driving my portable rig directly. needed money to buy new amp for my lcd 2 too ;)

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I asked myself the same question. I spent some time wih both at Best Buy. i liked the sound of the HDJ2000 more, but that might be because of the earpads went around my ear, while the HDJ1500 went on/against. However since the price gap is so large, I'd be tempted to just use the 2000 pads on a 1500. The higher price on the 2000 is also for the lighter yet stronger metal used for the frame. I'd gladly pay for that durability if you use your headphones outside.

Cheers for that. I reckon I might go for the 1500s and go from there as to which pads I prefer. If necessary I'll get 2000 pads for them.

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It is a nice $75 to $100 can here.  However, all the cans I listed earlier beat it.  I slightly prefer the Sony MDRZX700 to the 440.


Ok. Here is the prices:

 

Shure SRH 440: 140$

Shure SRH 840: 280$

 

I did't find the ZX700 yet.

 

Also there is a possibility that one of my friend can bring it to me from USA (like amazon).

 

I think I should buy Shure SRH 840 or Sony MDR-V900HD from amazon.

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Ok. Here is the prices:

 

Shure SRH 440: 140$

Shure SRH 840: 280$

 

I did't find the ZX700 yet.

 

Also there is a possibility that one of my friend can bring it to me from USA (like amazon).

 

I think I should buy Shure SRH 840 or Sony MDR-V900HD from amazon.


Either is a good choice.  Are your plans to buy from the U.S. flavor of Amazon?

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Either is a good choice.  Are your plans to buy from the U.S. flavor of Amazon?


Yes. But still trying to choose one of them :/

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Either is a good choice.  Are your plans to buy from the U.S. flavor of Amazon?


Also there is Beyerdynamic DT 990. I don't have a headphone amplifier but its price is the same.

 

And Sennheiser HD 25-1 II.

 

What do you think about them?

 

And also, are they (including shure srh840 etc.) good for listening music, watching movie and playing games?


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Hi,

I'm new in this forum and been looking for a new headphones for my main system.

 

I always use my infinity kappa speakers to listen music but with a new baby in house it becames difficult and don't like to use my current Sennheiser HD515 because i felt they have no life inside them.

 

So, i'm looking for your opinions since i don't know this market.

 

With my portable and iphone i love the sound of  Sennheiser px100, so i'd like the new headphone sound like this.

 

The phones will be drive by a rega ear or a lehmanaudio Rhinelander wich i have for testing.

 

My dealer also advice for a Sennheiser HD700, which are inside my budget 500 Eur/700 USD.

 

Thanks in advance for your help,

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Also there is Beyerdynamic DT 990. I don't have a headphone amplifier but its price is the same.

 

And Sennheiser HD 25-1 II.

 

What do you think about them?

 

And also, are they (including shure srh840 etc.) good for listening music, watching movie and playing games?


The DT 990 has a deep "V" shaped EQ, which means recessed mids and therefore not good for guitar.  The Senn is designed for use with portable equipment like an iPod.  It's good for it's intended use but not so great for other pairings.

 

Generally speaking open cans are better for games and movies because they tend to have bigger sound stages.  I have not tested any of the cans discussed outside listening to music.

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Originally Posted by kocl View Post

Hi,

I'm new in this forum and been looking for a new headphones for my main system.

 

I always use my infinity kappa speakers to listen music but with a new baby in house it becames difficult and don't like to use my current Sennheiser HD515 because i felt they have no life inside them.

 

So, i'm looking for your opinions since i don't know this market.

 

With my portable and iphone i love the sound of  Sennheiser px100, so i'd like the new headphone sound like this.

 

The phones will be drive by a rega ear or a lehmanaudio Rhinelander wich i have for testing.

 

My dealer also advice for a Sennheiser HD700, which are inside my budget 500 Eur/700 USD.

 

Thanks in advance for your help,


The best headphone for $700 is the HiFiMan HE-500--hands down (U.S. prices).  It takes a hefty amp to push it properly.

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I'm looking to get headphones that are engaging and exciting.
Right now I have the HD800 and LCD2.
I'm willing to get other equipment (amps, dacs, whatever can be recommended).

I heard good things about the high end AT headphones (such as the L3000?) but have never tried any of the flagship ATs.
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I'm looking to get headphones that are engaging and exciting.
Right now I have the HD800 and LCD2.
I'm willing to get other equipment (amps, dacs, whatever can be recommended).
I heard good things about the high end AT headphones (such as the L3000?) but have never tried any of the flagship ATs.

 

Are you looking for something a bit less reference and a bit more forward? I've got an AD1000PRM and a HF2 for that purpose. 

 

The AD1000PRM is quick, airy, and has a tilt towards the upper mids/lower treble. It has good bass extension, but actual bass quantity is lacking. Good for acoustic rock and female vocals.

 

HF2 has more bass impact, less of a treble emphasis, and less air. It's still a quick headphone. Works well with modern rock, pop, and some jazz.

 

Neither headphone measures particularly well, but they are a good contrast with my more technical Senns and Hifiman. Amping requirements are very low, with the AD1000PRM having the same sensitivity as most iems.

 

While the AD1000PRM and HF2 are out of production, they sound very similar to the AD2000 and PS500 respectively. 

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Are you looking for something a bit less reference and a bit more forward? I've got an AD1000PRM and a HF2 for that purpose. 

The AD1000PRM is quick, airy, and has a tilt towards the upper mids/lower treble. It has good bass extension, but actual bass quantity is lacking. Good for acoustic rock and female vocals.

HF2 has more bass impact, less of a treble emphasis, and less air. It's still a quick headphone. Works well with modern rock, pop, and some jazz.

Neither headphone measures particularly well, but they are a good contrast with my more technical Senns and Hifiman. Amping requirements are very low, with the AD1000PRM having the same sensitivity as most iems.

While the AD1000PRM and HF2 are out of production, they sound very similar to the AD2000 and PS500 respectively. 

funny enough I saw the HF2 for sale on local ads recently.
I'd prefer not losing out on too much detail in the name of engagement =/
And I listen to rock/japanese rock (which is what I wanted the engagement for).
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