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thanks! could the hfi 580 headband easily break? Polymer is very durable. How can I go about reshaping it? 

I honestly don't know how strong the material is. I would carefully try to bend it in the opposite direction, but don't take my word for it as I don't want to be responsible for you permanently damaging them. Best of luck fixing them!

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I honestly don't know how strong the material is. I would carefully try to bend it in the opposite direction, but don't take my word for it as I don't want to be responsible for you permanently damaging them. Best of luck fixing them!

When you say the opposite direction, do you mean twisting the headband?


Edited by LazBro123 - 9/13/12 at 7:35pm
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Originally Posted by LazBro123 View Post

When you say the opposite direction, do you mean twisting the headband?

I just meant the opposite direction of which ever way the headband is bent out of shape. 

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Originally Posted by hipster2010 View Post

I just meant the opposite direction of which ever way the headband is bent out of shape. 

oh i see. let me try that now. 

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Originally Posted by hipster2010 View Post

I just meant the opposite direction of which ever way the headband is bent out of shape. 

wow the materials are pretty dang strong lol

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I just meant the opposite direction of which ever way the headband is bent out of shape. 

im back. It's much better now, but its way too loose. If I tighten it, it would go back to the way it was before. I am very nervous. I don't want to spend 30 dollars on a new headband frown.gif

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thanks for the quick response!  I'd prefer a closed set of headphones, as I like the noise isolation and don't really want sound leakage.  I don't currently own an amp, but am not against getting one.
 

For sound signature, I'd prefer something that's more neutral than the M50s, with a little more (but not much more) emphasis on the mids.  I don't normally turn my M50s up that high, anyway, so I don't quite get to the point where the mids are notably recessed.

 

I'm looking for headphones to use for commuting and work, I have my Samsung SGII for a music player and just my PC at home/work.  As I've said, I don't have an amp yet, but am not against getting one.

 

As for other headphones, I quickly tried most of the demos at a local Best Buy, but didn't really pay attention to comfort at the time.


Comfort is a very (very, very) individual thing.  The best I can do is to recommend cans that many find to be comfortable.  Your mileage may vary.

 

The memory foam of the KRK KNS 8400 is very comfortable.  However, they are very neutral in sound signature and you may miss the bass of the M50.  Their mids are great.

 

Most folks find the Shure SRH 840 to be comfortable, but a significant and vocal minority do it.  They probably have the best sound signature for your preferences.

 

The velor padded Beyer DT 770 are very comfortable and have an EQ similar to you M50.  However, they are very big and not great for portable use.

 

The Ultrasone Pro 750, which need an amp, are very comfortable in all their velor glory.  They are bright with strong bass and more balanced mids than the M50.  They have excellent slam.  They are however $25 to $35 above your budget.

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Originally Posted by LazBro123 View Post

 


I fear that you're on the way to having two monophones.

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Originally Posted by labrower17 View Post

Genres I listen to:

Rock, Country, Rap, Hip-Hop, Dubstep, Christian, Alternative, Metal

 

- I would like to stay at or under $250 USD.

- Ideally a good looking pair of headphones.

- Won't be amped

- Main sources my ipod and my laptop

- Somewhat portable but not a huge deal (if it is thats great if not oh well)

- CANNOT leak sound!

I like the Beyerdynamic DT1350 for most of the genres you listed. A great rock headphone with an intimate vocal presentation. A cheap Fiio amp or ZO2 will bring out the low end punch needed for hip hop/rap/dubstep and even rock. A good $250 headphone will usually need some sort of amplification to sound the best.

 

The V-Moda M80 is also good. Less treble-y than the DT1350.

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I fear that you're on the way to having two monophones.

can't I just buy a new headband if this is the case?

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Originally Posted by LazBro123 View Post

can't I just buy a new headband if this is the case?


You're going to have to ask Ultrasone.  Of course the underlying assumption is that you can replace it, once you get the part.

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Originally Posted by battousai View Post


thanks for the quick response!  I'd prefer a closed set of headphones, as I like the noise isolation and don't really want sound leakage.  I don't currently own an amp, but am not against getting one.
 

For sound signature, I'd prefer something that's more neutral than the M50s, with a little more (but not much more) emphasis on the mids.  I don't normally turn my M50s up that high, anyway, so I don't quite get to the point where the mids are notably recessed.

 

I'm looking for headphones to use for commuting and work, I have my Samsung SGII for a music player and just my PC at home/work.  As I've said, I don't have an amp yet, but am not against getting one.

 

As for other headphones, I quickly tried most of the demos at a local Best Buy, but didn't really pay attention to comfort at the time.


The Sony ZX700. More mids-emphasis and tonally overall suited to soft music. An Fiio amp will bring out the low end punch for hiphop/rock. It's also over the ear, portable, closed back, comfortable and has good noise cancellation.

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You're going to have to ask Ultrasone.  Of course the underlying assumption is that you can replace it, once you get the part.

I really dont know what happened.... I just stretched it a bit because they were very tight, and now they are deformed...An earpad has ripped on them too. These headphones are costing me a ton of money! lol

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The Sony ZX700. More mids-emphasis and tonally overall suited to soft music. An Fiio amp will bring out the low end punch for hiphop/rock. It's also over the ear, portable, closed back, comfortable and has good noise cancellation.


Only an EQ adjustment (e.g. through an amp, receiver, etc.) can do that.  Simply amping them will not.  The ZX700 is not a bassy headphone.

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