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post #19306 of 29490
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Originally Posted by DarthUnnamed View Post

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.

 

I see you didn't get a reply for your two attempts at a recommendation, so here is my take on your situation:

 

You have two solid choices in both the He-400 and the Mad dogs, but if it were me I would make the decision based on whether or not I was looking for a closed-back or open-backed solution.

 

Based on your mentioned music preference I would venture to say that perhaps the he-400 might be what you are looking for between the two, but take that with a grain of salt because I do currently own the HE-400 and e17 setup you are considering. That said, if I were looking for a closed headphone at this time I would most likely go with the Mad Dogs.

 

 

Below is a quote that briefly mentions the differences between the two. Hopefully this will be helpful.

 

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

The mad dogs offer really nice passive isolation being a closed hp. Short answer on SQ is that the mids are a bit better on the he400 and the bass a bit better on the MD. 

 
post #19307 of 29490
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Originally Posted by skech01 View Post

ok so the set up I am looking for is this. I am looking for very good quality headphones but unfortunately i have not had the chance to really test any out for myself which is why i am searching these forums for good suggestions (if anyone knows of any audiophile meets in the NY/NJ area please let me know). i listen to ALL genres but i would like a great sounding headphone with good sound-stage. Now my problem is that i am not yet ready to pay for a amp or DAC because they cost so much money and i would really like to have good headphones so i can judge what to buy and make an informed decision before spending so much money flat out. So i want something that i can drive with my IPhone for a couple months and then upgrade the sound by buying an amp later. This has lead me to look at the Hifi HE - 400 and the AKG Q701. Apparently both headphones have great sound-stage except that i have heard that the HE - 400 is a lot easier to drive. If anyone can recommend any other headphones in that price range i would appreciate it (less than $450). Now this solves my issue of having amazing sounding headphones that i can listen to at home but since both these options are open back headphones i still need a solution to taking music out on the go. If anyone can maybe recommend an in ear design headphone that is not too expensive that would be amazing. Or to be honest it does not have to be in ear, i just need something cheap and portable to combo well with what i have at home. Also i was looking at maybe buying V-modas to fix this issue, does anyone know if these headphones are even worth looking at if i will be buying something like the HE-400 anyways? Thanks in advance for any comments, or suggestions.


The first thing you should do is to buy this portable amp that will drive most any can (currently at half price) for $49.00:

 

http://www.headphone.com/headphone-amps/headroom-total-airhead.php

 

You also will probably need an adapter for you your iPhone, which should cost about $10.

 

After that we need to hear more from you about you the sound signature you prefer before recommending a can or two.

post #19308 of 29490

Looking for $250-

 

I listen to Punk Rock (Sum 41), Rock (Rise Against), Hardcore (As Blood Runs Black), and Bass Heavy Hype Rap (Who Gon’ Stop Me)

 

I need them to be:

-Comfy

-Have nice Bass (better than Beats?)

-best quality sound for price

 

What I’d like on them:

-Bluetooth wireless (with a long battery life)

 

 

Also, I would like to hear some commentary on my previous headphones (Seinnheiser mm400) and Beats headphones.

 

Lastly, I don’t care too much for looks,

 

Thanks in advanced!

post #19309 of 29490

Got a chance to pick up a used pair of Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pros (250 ohm) for $80 on a craigslist deal.  Already have the Custom One Pros but am looking for an excuse to spend more money.  So yay or nay? And would a E11 be enough to drive them properly? Thanks fellas

post #19310 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Cadmito View Post

Got a chance to pick up a used pair of Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pros (250 ohm) for $80 on a craigslist deal.  Already have the Custom One Pros but am looking for an excuse to spend more money.  So yay or nay? And would a E11 be enough to drive them properly? Thanks fellas

The Fiio E11 would drive them at least decently.

post #19311 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Cadmito View Post

Got a chance to pick up a used pair of Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pros (250 ohm) for $80 on a craigslist deal.  Already have the Custom One Pros but am looking for an excuse to spend more money.  So yay or nay? And would a E11 be enough to drive them properly? Thanks fellas

Yes and yes. Good price if they are in decent shape. I use my 250 ohm 770 premium with the e11 just fine.
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double post
 


Edited by Cadmito - 9/25/12 at 4:31pm
post #19313 of 29490
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

The Fiio E11 would drive them at least decently.

Would you recommend something else that's a reasonable price?

post #19314 of 29490
I would first try what you have and if you are not happy, look here

http://www.head-fi.org/t/596482/the-sub-100-portable-amps-shootout-8-1-amps-compared

http://www.head-fi.org/t/620775/the-sub-200-portable-amps-shootout-11-8-amps-compared

Maybe one of the otherguys can recommend a desktop. I just use the e10 on my desk. Good luck.
post #19315 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Cadmito View Post

Would you recommend something else that's a reasonable price?

Depends on what your price range is. The Objective2 (O2) sold by JDS Labs is a great choice with plenty of power and will be ~$160.

post #19316 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Cadmito View Post

Would you recommend something else that's a reasonable price?

 

This is on sale and is said to be quite powerful for a portable amp.

 

http://www.headphone.com/headphone-amps/amplifiers/headroom-total-airhead.php

post #19317 of 29490

I need some quick opinions on  this one, 

 

I'm getting the DT 880 Pro 250 ohm, I'm using a HifiMan HM 601 (8g)  Should I go E11 or E17, in terms of battery life soundquality and overall power to drive the Head phones... [also does the E17 have an "amp" only function...] 

post #19318 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

I need some quick opinions on  this one, 

 

I'm getting the DT 880 Pro 250 ohm, I'm using a HifiMan HM 601 (8g)  Should I go E11 or E17, in terms of battery life soundquality and overall power to drive the Head phones... [also does the E17 have an "amp" only function...] 

 

The E17 does have an amp only section but if you don't need the builtin DAC I would go with the E11 since it has a bit more power.

post #19319 of 29490

Sorry for taking a while to post this, been busy..

 

Any rate if anyone had any interest in what headphones I decided to go with my decision is to wait a bit longer. I am busy now and can't really get to the store to test out a pair of headphones. I am still primarily looking at the Shure SRH 840 but since one of the main complaints with them seemed to be comfort I want to be able to try them on myself. It didn't make sense to order them from Guitar Center and possibly have to pay for return shipping when I can just drive up in a few weeks and test them out myself.

post #19320 of 29490

Looking for $250-

 

I listen to Punk Rock (Sum 41), Rock (Rise Against), Hardcore (As Blood Runs Black), and Bass Heavy Hype Rap (Who Gon’ Stop Me)

 

I need them to be:

-Comfy

-Have nice Bass (better than Beats?)

-best quality sound for price

 

 

Also, I would like to hear some commentary on my previous headphones (Seinnheiser mm400).

 

Lastly, I don’t care too much for looks,

 

Thanks in advanced!

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