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Originally Posted by sgt deacon View Post


Ok, thanks. In my current situation I felt like closed would be better (college dorm, when I am at home I am also sitting right next to someone as well), would an open set of headphones be a big enough leap that I should consider them more? When I was looking for headphones closed seemed like the way to go when I was intentionally trying to make a distinction, is this not the case and I should branch out more?

 

Ideally I am trying to make my decision by the 24th, as that is when Guitar Center's deal expires ($30 off $199+) but if I need to look around some more I can wait as well.

 

Though right now I have a pair of $30 Creative Fatalities, so I think anything is going to be a fairly large improvement.


Community living usually dictates closed cans.

post #19247 of 29490

Hey Guys,

 

First of all: Sorry about my (bad) English. I'm from Belgium so it's possible I make mistakes :)

 

Ok, I got a question for the members of Head-Fi about my Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro: I know the DT990 pro is a headphone that has to be powered well. Because i'm a student, my budget is limited. I decided to buy a Fiio e10 because it also has a DAC in it; I knew the onboard soundcard in my laptop isn't that good.

 

So now my chain is: 320kbps mp3-files with Foobar (and wasapi) => Fiio e10 => Beyerdynamic DT990 pro.

 

My question: is the amp in the Fiio e10 powerfull enough to bring the best out of the Beyer? I haven't had the possibility to compare it with a chain with a more powerfull amplifier and that's why I'm uncertain the Fiio e10 is a good amp for the Beyer.

 

Many thanks!


Edited by Jessed - 9/23/12 at 2:40am
post #19248 of 29490
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Originally Posted by machoboy View Post

I wouldn't really base anything off of guitar center/musicians friend sales.

1. They have them year round, the coupon code or message you have to call in or amount you have to spend just changes.

2. Make sure you look at the "brand exclusions" section. Half of the stuff they carry doesn't even apply to those sales ("this manufacturer has decline to participate in special promotions...").

 

Once in a while GC/MF has amazing deals on clearance items (my friend got a $300 mic for $50 once) but other than stuff like that, Amazon is usually cheaper.

The problem with Amazon is it doesn't sell directly through Amazon (only fulfilled through Amazon), and the retailer that Amazon sells through is not an authentic Shure retailer, meaning no 2 year manufacturer warranty.

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Community living usually dictates closed cans.

That's what I figured.

 

 

Thanks for the help again, I'll probably end up making the plunge later today.

post #19249 of 29490

Looking for the optimal cans for just classical. I have LCD-2's so I want something that is comparative but in a different flavor. I want something with a large soundstage and detailed. I don't want it too be too heavy on the treble, just something that is clear and detailed. The bass should should still be present and have authority. Also, I would like it not to be too picky when it comes to amps. Thanks to all that reply. I appreciate the help.

post #19250 of 29490
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Looking for the optimal cans for just classical. I have LCD-2's so I want something that is comparative but in a different flavor. I want something with a large soundstage and detailed. I don't want it too be too heavy on the treble, just something that is clear and detailed. The bass should should still be present and have authority. Also, I would like it not to be too picky when it comes to amps. Thanks to all that reply. I appreciate the help.

Sen HD650. That was so easy.

post #19251 of 29490
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Looking for the optimal cans for just classical. I have LCD-2's so I want something that is comparative but in a different flavor. I want something with a large soundstage and detailed. I don't want it too be too heavy on the treble, just something that is clear and detailed. The bass should should still be present and have authority. Also, I would like it not to be too picky when it comes to amps. Thanks to all that reply. I appreciate the help.


T1 or HE-500

post #19252 of 29490
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Originally Posted by haquocdung View Post

Sen HD650. That was so easy.

Was not too crazy about the hd650's treble presentation, but thanks for the recommendation.

post #19253 of 29490
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Originally Posted by poodytang View Post


T1 or HE-500

The T1 is interesting but how is the bass on that HP? I heard it has a good SS and good treble presentation but how would you describe the mids?

 

As for the HE-500, is the SS very big and how is the bass? 

 

Thanks for help.

post #19254 of 29490
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Originally Posted by ptrok View Post

The T1 is interesting but how is the bass on that HP? I heard it has a good SS and good treble presentation but how would you describe the mids?

 

As for the HE-500, is the SS very big and how is the bass? 

 

Thanks for help.


T1 has perfect bass to me, a bit more than average but still very punchy with good texture. excellent soundstage and imaging, the soundstage isn't cavernous, but it's big enough and can actually present some intimacy when needed. mids are smooth and lush.

 

HE-500 has a similar size soundstage and good overall tonal balance, i remember it didn't have as much bass quantity as the T1 but it was still present.

post #19255 of 29490

I need a 60 euro max. Headphone/IEM. I ride with my bicycle to school. I've read some stickies and came up with this:

 

Grado SR60i

Sunrise Xcape Impressive Edition

VSonic GR06

 

Which one is the best? I listen to rock/metal. Also, my source is an iPod Nano 3G. Should i replace it with a clip+? Haven't heard anything about the Nano 3G around here.

post #19256 of 29490

He-400 or Mad dogs? 

 

If i get the mad dogs, i'm most likely gonna get the O2 + ODAC

 

If i get the HE-400, i'll probably use the e17. 

 

Whatever adds up to a total of $600 i'll be getting.

 

I listen to Radiohead (all of their stuff, from the early 90's to now), as well as a bit of EDM.

post #19257 of 29490

Need recommendations for closed, over-the-ear, portable headphones.  Budget is around USD 220.

 

I will use them mostly on the train commuting to work to NYC; I do not want noise-reducing headphones. 

 

I own the ATH-50M, and no longer consider them to be portable.

 

I prefer mid-range, treble-detail, and to hear (not feel) bass.

 

I enjoy both classic rock, and acoustical music (example: Simon and Garfunkel)

 

Hopefully something with good separation, wide sound stage.

 

If it has a remove-able cable plug, that would be good too.  I broke the jack on my ATH-50M, and want to avoid that again.

post #19258 of 29490
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I own the ATH-50M, and no longer consider them to be portable.

 

So what would be portable to you? Are you looking for smaller size? Better durability? 

post #19259 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Angular Mo View Post

Need recommendations for closed, over-the-ear, portable headphones.  Budget is around USD 220.

 

I will use them mostly on the train commuting to work to NYC; I do not want noise-reducing headphones. 

 

I own the ATH-50M, and no longer consider them to be portable.

 

I prefer mid-range, treble-detail, and to hear (not feel) bass.

 

I enjoy both classic rock, and acoustical music (example: Simon and Garfunkel)

 

Hopefully something with good separation, wide sound stage.

 

If it has a remove-able cable plug, that would be good too.  I broke the jack on my ATH-50M, and want to avoid that again.


dt1350/ath esw9

post #19260 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Angular Mo View Post

Need recommendations for closed, over-the-ear, portable headphones.  Budget is around USD 220.

 

I will use them mostly on the train commuting to work to NYC; I do not want noise-reducing headphones. 

 

I own the ATH-50M, and no longer consider them to be portable.

 

I prefer mid-range, treble-detail, and to hear (not feel) bass.

 

I enjoy both classic rock, and acoustical music (example: Simon and Garfunkel)

 

Hopefully something with good separation, wide sound stage.

 

If it has a remove-able cable plug, that would be good too.  I broke the jack on my ATH-50M, and want to avoid that again.


KRK KNS 8400 with neutral bass or Shure SRH 840 for mid bass hump with somewhat recessed highs.

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