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post #18946 of 29490

Yes, you are correct with regards to the model pricing. The MS1i is fine ampless, but does improve if you put a good dac behind it.

 

It's a well-rounded headphone, but the soundstage is on the smaller side, so it's not the best for classical. However, it's better than AD700 for alternative and jazz. 

post #18947 of 29490
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Originally Posted by TeeWeeHerman View Post


ATH-AD700 seems to go for 130-170 euro. That's kind of too steep for me.

 

Alessandro looks interesting. They seem to charge no shipping at all if ordered from their website. I take it the 2009 version (109 USD) is the MS1i and the "original" version (goes for 99 USD) is the MS1?

 

Just a quick check to be sure: I assume driving the MS1i without amp is no problem?


Yes--to both.

post #18948 of 29490

How is the M-80  for Progressive trance???
 

post #18949 of 29490
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Originally Posted by steve2151 View Post

Yes, you are correct with regards to the model pricing. The MS1i is fine ampless, but does improve if you put a good dac behind it.

 

It's a well-rounded headphone, but the soundstage is on the smaller side, so it's not the best for classical. However, it's better than AD700 for alternative and jazz. 


Thanks. I think this solves my conundrum. It suits my purposes and is on the "right" side of what I want to spend on a home headphone set right now. I was having difficulties wrapping my head around spending 110 euros on the Grado and the Alessandro is much less expensive.

 

I'll interpret "but the soundstage is on the smaller side, so it's not the best for classical" as classical isn't what the MS1i does best and there are headphones suited better for this job; and not as listening to classical music with these headphones is a horrid experience.

 

Thus, these headphones fit my needs. We have a winner :)

post #18950 of 29490

Okay, I plan on getting a new pair of headphones.

Uses: Music

Budget: around $50 (can go a little above, about a max of $60)

Types of Music: piano rock, rock, traditional dubstep, dub, breakcore, dnb, trance, and ton more electro music

Notes: I'd like something with decent bass (a good balance of quantity and quality) without sacrificing mids and highs. I don't care to much about isolation as long is it doesn't leak too much sound.  Comfort is fairly important though, I plan on wearing these headphones for a good 3+ hours. I don't care about looks at all. I plan on getting a e6 amp too if that means anything.

 

Headphones I've been looking at are the k81djs, sennheiser 439s, and the beyerdynamic dt235s.

post #18951 of 29490
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Okay, I plan on getting a new pair of headphones.

Uses: Music

Budget: around $50 (can go a little above, about a max of $60)

Types of Music: piano rock, rock, traditional dubstep, dub, breakcore, dnb, trance, and ton more electro music

Notes: I'd like something with decent bass (a good balance of quantity and quality) without sacrificing mids and highs. I don't care to much about isolation as long is it doesn't leak too much sound.  Comfort is fairly important though, I plan on wearing these headphones for a good 3+ hours. I don't care about looks at all. I plan on getting a e6 amp too if that means anything.

 

Headphones I've been looking at are the k81djs, sennheiser 439s, and the beyerdynamic dt235s.

 


Well 439's retail above 100$ (unless you can find them cheaper), K81's are farely neutral but lack bass, same with DT235's according to the graphs.

If you can go to 80$,  get Grado SR60i, they're really the all around best at that price, however since you need lots of bass for your music, take a look at Sennheiser HD205 as well. 

 

Also take a look at Panasonic RP-HTF600E-S or the new models from Philips. They're all very good for the price, but kinda hard to find.  SPH6000/10 looks very nice.


Edited by derbigpr - 9/10/12 at 4:22pm
post #18952 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Famouse View Post

Okay, I plan on getting a new pair of headphones.

Uses: Music

Budget: around $50 (can go a little above, about a max of $60)

Types of Music: piano rock, rock, traditional dubstep, dub, breakcore, dnb, trance, and ton more electro music

Notes: I'd like something with decent bass (a good balance of quantity and quality) without sacrificing mids and highs. I don't care to much about isolation as long is it doesn't leak too much sound.  Comfort is fairly important though, I plan on wearing these headphones for a good 3+ hours. I don't care about looks at all. I plan on getting a e6 amp too if that means anything.

 

Headphones I've been looking at are the k81djs, sennheiser 439s, and the beyerdynamic dt235s.

Of those three, I'd take the Sennheiser 439s.  However, the Koss Pro DJ100 are probably your best choice in that price range, especially for such a wide variety of genre.

post #18953 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Famouse View Post

Okay, I plan on getting a new pair of headphones.

Uses: Music

Budget: around $50 (can go a little above, about a max of $60)

Types of Music: piano rock, rock, traditional dubstep, dub, breakcore, dnb, trance, and ton more electro music

Notes: I'd like something with decent bass (a good balance of quantity and quality) without sacrificing mids and highs. I don't care to much about isolation as long is it doesn't leak too much sound.  Comfort is fairly important though, I plan on wearing these headphones for a good 3+ hours. I don't care about looks at all. I plan on getting a e6 amp too if that means anything.

 

Headphones I've been looking at are the k81djs, sennheiser 439s, and the beyerdynamic dt235s.

Take a look at the monoprice 8323. On the warm side. SO the bass is there maybe not the best. If not try the xb700/500. the 700s are among the most comfy headphones ive ever worn. I saw them for like 70 on amazon. the 500 are of course cheaper. the bass on the 700 is simply sublime deep and impactful. and the monoprice beats them both at about 30, FANTASTIC CAN FOR THE MONEY. Here's my review on the 8323. Any questions about these just pm me.

post #18954 of 29490
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Originally Posted by linuxid10t View Post

Of those three, I'd take the Sennheiser 439s.  However, the Koss Pro DJ100 are probably your best choice in that price range, especially for such a wide variety of genre.

yeah, from what i've read id agree. But i read somewhere they were incredibly amp dependent. SO that's a factor

post #18955 of 29490
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yeah, from what i've read id agree. But i read somewhere they were incredibly amp dependent. SO that's a factor

I'mma going to call BS on that.  They do scale up with an amp, but they are still great without one.  Don't let tdock feed you too much info ;)

post #18956 of 29490
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I'mma going to call BS on that.  They do scale up with an amp, but they are still great without one.  Don't let tdock feed you too much info ;)

Really! ...dang, i've heard that like all over the place, in fact i was looking at them for one of my first pairs of headphones and didn't get them for that sole reason. Dearest amazon...

post #18957 of 29490

first post. yaaa, anyway ive been on this site many of day and night and said hey i mine as well get an account, anyway long sotry short i want cans i have bose over ear the best ones anyway, i thought grado labs sr60i as they are cheap mod friendly, but then sure enough my opinion changed to beyer, senheisser, audio technica, pioneer, akg, fostex, even sony made the cut lol, i was also very curious on first hand impressions on the pro 750 ultrasones, VERY interested about those, anyway my point is what do the loyal members of Head-fi say i should go with for all around (with a tad bit of bass i only listen to rap) set of amazing cans i will love for years to come, thank you! -Harkness6

post #18958 of 29490
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Originally Posted by linuxid10t View Post

Of those three, I'd take the Sennheiser 439s.  However, the Koss Pro DJ100 are probably your best choice in that price range, especially for such a wide variety of genre.

Have you heard the 439, it'd be nice to know the reasons why you picked that out of the three. The pro dj100s I've looked at but I was worried about the bass quantity, would an e6 be enough to fix that? Another problem is its usually $80, I've seen it at $50 before though.

 

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Originally Posted by thecansmancan View Post

Take a look at the monoprice 8323. On the warm side. SO the bass is there maybe not the best. If not try the xb700/500. the 700s are among the most comfy headphones ive ever worn. I saw them for like 70 on amazon. the 500 are of course cheaper. the bass on the 700 is simply sublime deep and impactful. and the monoprice beats them both at about 30, FANTASTIC CAN FOR THE MONEY. Here's my review on the 8323. Any questions about these just pm me.

I have tried the 8323's they are nice but I prefer the htf 600's (which I already own).

post #18959 of 29490

@Harkness6

sorry it won't let me do the usual quote thing

 

Well, for all rounder that's going to have bass take a look at the shure srh 840. Great can. built like a tank. Pretty balanced signature, perhaps a twinge of mid emphasis. Great isolation/ leakage.

 

For rap, assuming you like your bass take a look at the sony xb line. I have the xb 700. Fantastic can for the genre. Nice bass, lots of it but pretty well controlled as extra bass cans go. Mids do suffer a bit, but i believe they are capable of cross genre listening.

 

To save a bit of money take a look at the monoprice 8323. I recommend this over and over again. For $30 you wil not find a better can. They're a bit on the warm side. Good build, even if it is plastic.

 

I love love love the the HD 600. One of the most balanced cans you can get your hands on. But seeing as they are opened they may not be the best for rap. I've never felt the bass lacking. And they are indeed fast as they come. 

 

hope that helps. any questions just pm me.

post #18960 of 29490

Could you tell me some portable amplifiers that is good enough to power the Q701?

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