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Originally Posted by derbigpr View Post

 

 

Wut,  AD700 is inferior to HD558 in pretty much every way, they're not headphones in same league. No, AD700 is not an improvement to HD558's. Its the other way around, without any doubt. HD558's will give you much fuller and more lush / smooth / refined sound, much better bass, more precise soundstage and imaging, etc. But it DOES need an amp to sound at its best. Its not really a 50 ohm headphones....since the spike around bass goes above 300 Ohms, so if you don't use a good source, they might feel weak and uncontrolled in bass department. An amp like Fiio E9, or even better the E17 would do wonders with it.

 

etysmile.gif    Ya, I'm referring is HD558 big improvement from AD700. Didn't realise I had typed wrongly.  But thanks for your recommendation. 

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I've narrowed down to my two choices for earbuds under 30 dollars to meelecctronics 6 and jvc hafx67b if I listen to mainly rock and rap, and I want comfort. Durability is also a must. Which is better suited for my tastes?

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I've narrowed down to my two choices for earbuds under 30 dollars to meelecctronics 6 and jvc hafx67b if I listen to mainly rock and rap, and I want comfort. Durability is also a must. Which is better suited for my tastes?
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Hey, I've lurking for a short time, trying to choose my first closed headphones. I currently own pretty cheap in-ear Creative's and Sennheiser H555 (modded). I quite like the 555 but since they are open I can't use them as often as I would like.
 
So I listen to a lot of electronic, trip-hop and drum'n'bass but also more easy going stull like Zero 7, Thievery Corporation and similar. So would like the headphones to be very good for electronic etc. but able to handle other music. I know that they can't be best at every thing :) The sources are usually MP3, some 320 but also 128. Only listen from MacBook Pro and HTC Desire HD Android phone.
 
So far I've been looking at Ultrasone HFI-580, Shure SRH440, Shure SRH840 and Audio-Technica ATH-M50 but any suggestions are welcome, I'm the noob here :)
post #18845 of 29490
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Thank you, smily_headphones1.gif it should be easily driven phone? right?  only 50 Ohms...


Both are easily driven.

post #18846 of 29490
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I'm using with my iphone and laptop. So do you know is ad700 a big improvement to hd558?


Yes--I would even pick the HD 518 over the AD700.  The 558 has better drivers than 518--the same that are in the 598.

post #18847 of 29490
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Originally Posted by stevenlongs View Post

Hi, 

 

I would like some opinions regarding the ZX700 as well as the SRH840. 

 

I can get these phones at pretty much the exact same price. I was wondering which would be the better buy.

 

Important factors for me in order of importance would be:

1) Sound (I dislike treble peaks. I really like the sound of my HD650)

2) Comfort

3) No leakage / Isolation ( library environment)

4) Durability ( will throw these in my backpack. SRH840 is foldable but the little wires going from the cups scares me)

 

I can get both of these at around 100 canadian $. These would be study headphones used in the library or gaming connected directly into the headphone out jack of an ipad/ipod/cpu. For 50$ more there is the Philips uptowns.

 

Thanks for any opinions!

Cheers


The Shure is the better can--especially if you use the carry bag that comes with it.  In the U.S. there is currently about a $50 price spread between the two cans.

post #18848 of 29490
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Hey everyone, (hope I put this in the right section.)

 

I purchased some Koss UR 20 headphones and was greatly disappointed in them: Hollow sounding, with absolutely NO bass. I returned them but only ended up with a few dollars back. So, looked at some more headphones and came across the Monoprice 8323/DJ style over ear pro headphones. Well actually, someone recommended them to me.  : ) After reading quite a few reviews, they sound like they are pretty good for such a cheap price. So, I think I am going to buy these headphones, but half of me is skeptical of buying them thinking I will be disappointed with them just like the Koss headphones.

 

Any experience on these Monoprice 8323 headphones? I wouldn't want to buy these and be disappointed again. But, there seems to be alot of good reviews on them. What do you think?


The Monoprice is quite good for a cheap headphone and has bass--to much mid bass hump for my taste.  But is a cheap headphone, so your expections should be in that frame of reference.

 

You need to get to at least the $30 mark before you begin to get out of the "throw away or at least into the back of the van" headphone class with a can like the gateway Superlux HD 681 Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones.  See:

 

 

http://www.amazon.com/Superlux-681-Dynamic-Semi-Open-Headphones/dp/B002GHIPYI/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pdT1_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=3TMR6IEFCG0JX&coliid=I16HB003BCGZ2V

post #18849 of 29490
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Originally Posted by PhantomAssassin View Post

I've narrowed down to my two choices for earbuds under 30 dollars to meelecctronics 6 and jvc hafx67b if I listen to mainly rock and rap, and I want comfort. Durability is also a must. Which is better suited for my tastes?


Those are IEM's.  This is the full sized headphone section of the forum.  You're posting in the wrong place.

post #18850 of 29490
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Originally Posted by derbigpr View Post

 

 

Wut,  AD700 is inferior to HD558 in pretty much every way, they're not headphones in same league. No, AD700 is not an improvement to HD558's. Its the other way around, without any doubt. HD558's will give you much fuller and more lush / smooth / refined sound, much better bass, more precise soundstage and imaging, etc. But it DOES need an amp to sound at its best. Its not really a 50 ohm headphones....since the spike around bass goes above 300 Ohms, so if you don't use a good source, they might feel weak and uncontrolled in bass department. An amp like Fiio E9, or even better the E17 would do wonders with it.


While the number of Ohms tells only part of the story.  Most cans rated at 50 Ohms will benefit from an amp, even if they don't "need" one.

 

They fall well outside of the conservative rule of thumb:

 

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

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I'm looking to upgrade from my HFI-580 to something more open sounding. I've been considering the sr225i and the q701 but I haven't found many comparisons between them and my current headphones. Help?

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I'm looking to upgrade from my HFI-580 to something more open sounding. I've been considering the sr225i and the q701 but I haven't found many comparisons between them and my current headphones. Help?


That's probably because they are near polar opposites. 

 

The small sound stage, wall of sound 225i is the sweet spot of the Grado SR lineage.  Meanwhile the ethereal Q701 is know for its sound stage and presenting each individual musical voice in great clarity.

 

The Grado works fine unamped.  The AKG needs an amp and many think a careful pairing with one.

post #18853 of 29490
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Originally Posted by derbigpr View Post

 

 

Wut,  AD700 is inferior to HD558 in pretty much every way, they're not headphones in same league. No, AD700 is not an improvement to HD558's. Its the other way around, without any doubt. HD558's will give you much fuller and more lush / smooth / refined sound, much better bass, more precise soundstage and imaging, etc. But it DOES need an amp to sound at its best. Its not really a 50 ohm headphones....since the spike around bass goes above 300 Ohms, so if you don't use a good source, they might feel weak and uncontrolled in bass department. An amp like Fiio E9, or even better the E17 would do wonders with it.


On the other hand, the AD700 is very easy to drive.  I find it quite enjoyable for West African music (Ali Farka Toure, Amadou and Mariam, Boubacar Traore, for example) and jazz.  I listened to the Oscar Peterson trio ("The Trio," Verve) just a few nights ago with the AD700 off my laptop, and it sounded great.  I do not have the pleasure of having used the HD558.


Edited by MarcoGV - 9/6/12 at 2:54pm
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I have ATH-m50s and I think I like the sound signature on them better than the 598s.. specially when it comes to bass.. it puts the 598's to shame.

 

Maybe they are simply not tailored to my music tastes.. what do you guys think?

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Originally Posted by whitefero View Post

I have ATH-m50s and I think I like the sound signature on them better than the 598s.. specially when it comes to bass.. it puts the 598's to shame.

 

Maybe they are simply not tailored to my music tastes.. what do you guys think?


The M50 is a closed basshead light can with a "V' shaped EQ and recessed mids.  It is quite good at being bringing that sound signature.

 

The HD 598 is a balanced lower level audiophile can that brings you music, movies and game audio very close to exactly as it was laid down.

 

So I completely agree, except that it is the M50 that does much more of the tailoring (coloring) of the sounds fed into it.

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