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He could also go for the DT990. It has a lot of bass quantity but devhen is right in terms of impact, the DT770 I have is superior in that regard though the quantity is similar. I have the 770 premium which has a wide soundstage for a closed headphone. I could'nt imagine the standard 770 pro is much different.

Another closed idea you could look into is the review Malveaux wrote on the M-audio Q40. He put beyerdynamic 770 velour pads on it and he has alot of good things to say about that one. I just read it a couple days ago.

Doc
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I do plan to move on to 650s or get my 990s repaired sometime in the future. I'm basically looking for cheap alternatives right now, as well as exploring different flavors. 

 

Anyone know anything about the Superlux models? Looking at the HD662, looks like it gets compared to the DT770...

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Originally Posted by Zoomer13 View Post

I do plan to move on to 650s or get my 990s repaired sometime in the future. I'm basically looking for cheap alternatives right now, as well as exploring different flavors. 

 

Anyone know anything about the Superlux models? Looking at the HD662, looks like it gets compared to the DT770...

 

I was going to mention looking into the Superlux'es. I don't have experience with them but I can tell you that they are highly regarded around here as cans that perform well above their asking price.

 

Just curious-- whats wrong with your 990s?

post #19459 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Angular Mo View Post

Resurrecting a thread from page 1285, hey only 13 pages old.

 

So, in my search for an over-the-ear closed  non-Bose portable headphone, the recommendations I received;

 

ATH - etsw9 > those appeared to be way too big to be portable, and I already have ATH-50m, so wanted to consider something new.

 

Beyerdynamic t50p > I so much wanted these, even if they are on-the-ear, but the double-cable connections looked (to me) to be way too vulnerable,

 

So, I bought the 

 

KRK KNS 8400 because I did not want too much bass, the detail is all there and I liked the idea of replace-able cable.

 

My regrets:

1. It appears that this is a proprietary cable connection, due to the twist-and-lock.  It seems that I am unable to replace the cable with anything other than the KRK cable.  AM I MISTAKEN ?  I want to be.

 

2.  Just not portable enough, they look to be the same size as my ATH-50m

 

3.  Heavy headphones.

 

So, it seems that the Bose AE2 may be the best for me (I want: closed, portable, over-the-ear, not too much bass)  unless someone can save me such a horrible non-enthusiast's fate.


I agree with Doc that the core of your problem is that you are fishing in the wrong pond.  What you want is not a full sized headphone--even a smallish one.  It is highly likely that you will have to accept larger, heavier headphones or give up on your over ear requirement.  With regard to the first option, you have received and aren't happy with the choices.

 

If you are willing to go to a portable on ear can, take a look at the Senn HD 25-1 II.  Don't remember your budget, but the Senn usually runs just under $200.


Edited by KG Jag - 9/27/12 at 10:49pm
post #19460 of 29490

I get this weird crackling in the left driver at certain bass frequencies through the left driver. Even if I ordered a new driver, not exactly used to messing with wiring, and I think it would require me soldering it in? Not even sure lol. 

 

I can actually live with this setup for awhile and then save to get them repaired, I'm just a curious, and very impatient person I suppose ;P

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Originally Posted by Zoomer13 View Post

I get this weird crackling in the left driver at certain bass frequencies through the left driver. Even if I ordered a new driver, not exactly used to messing with wiring, and I think it would require me soldering it in? Not even sure lol. 

 

I can actually live with this setup for awhile and then save to get them repaired, I'm just a curious, and very impatient person I suppose ;P

 

Are you sure it isn't a hair stuck in the cover / cup / driver ? That's the most common problem and its an easy fix, although its usually less of a crackling sound and more of a rattle.

post #19462 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Zoomer13 View Post

I do plan to move on to 650s or get my 990s repaired sometime in the future. I'm basically looking for cheap alternatives right now, as well as exploring different flavors. 

Anyone know anything about the Superlux models? Looking at the HD662, looks like it gets compared to the DT770...

You can look up the DT235 if you need something good and inexpensive for now. 40 dollars and I keep getting tempted to buy a pair just because I keep reading different guys say they are a good "under the radar" headphone. They say it is a large "on ear" which is really circumaural if you have smallish ears. Check it out.
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Originally Posted by devhen View Post

 

Are you sure it isn't a hair stuck in the cover / cup / driver ? That's the most common problem and its an easy fix, although its usually less of a crackling sound and more of a rattle.

Cleaning it up helped, but it is still very much present, so I'm guessing there's hair inside the driver workings somehow....or something else? XD

 

Too bad there aren't any pro audio places nearby, really....guess I can think about sending these things in to beyer x.x

post #19464 of 29490

Hi there,

 

I'm looking to buy some earbuds around $100 but willing to pay a little more if there is a large jump in quality. I'm having trouble choosing as there are so many and everyone has different ears. I will be using them with a Smartphone, I'm not too fussed about volume control, I listen to lots of differnt kinds of music mainly rock, electronic stuff and abit of pop.

 

I don't really like the feel of earbuds that much so Comfort is important to me

post #19465 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by Angular Mo View Post

Resurrecting a thread from page 1285, hey only 13 pages old.

 

So, in my search for an over-the-ear closed  non-Bose portable headphone, the recommendations I received;

 

ATH - etsw9 > those appeared to be way too big to be portable, and I already have ATH-50m, so wanted to consider something new.

 

Beyerdynamic t50p > I so much wanted these, even if they are on-the-ear, but the double-cable connections looked (to me) to be way too vulnerable,

 

So, I bought the 

 

KRK KNS 8400 because I did not want too much bass, the detail is all there and I liked the idea of replace-able cable.

 

My regrets:

1. It appears that this is a proprietary cable connection, due to the twist-and-lock.  It seems that I am unable to replace the cable with anything other than the KRK cable.  AM I MISTAKEN ?  I want to be.

 

2.  Just not portable enough, they look to be the same size as my ATH-50m

 

3.  Heavy headphones.

 

So, it seems that the Bose AE2 may be the best for me (I want: closed, portable, over-the-ear, not too much bass)  unless someone can save me such a horrible non-enthusiast's fate.

Aviators? Its nice and neutral 

post #19466 of 29490
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Originally Posted by widdyjudas View Post


I already tried the dt880, too bass light for me. 650 is already on the border of my bass need. I will try the 990 pro 250 later. From review, I got the feeling that I will like it. I will use my Fiio e17 for now. No money to spare and not enough space for more decent amp.

I would think with a nice bass amp they would be pretty nice! Although Mine aren't in yet and I'm paring them with a cMoy, I've also got a Hifiman hm 601 which has that nice warm DAC so I think I'll be happy with them, but yea they aren't really bass head cans... 

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Originally Posted by TiTaN2TeN View Post

I don't really like the feel of earbuds that much so Comfort is important to me

then might I suggest you switch to head phones <3

post #19467 of 29490

mark, it's really useful

post #19468 of 29490

Hey there, I'm in need of a recommendation before purchase.

 

After the bit of time spent reading around here, it seems that the Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro (250 Ohm) seems to be the most recommended set of cans for me (although haven't decided on the amp). I based this decision off of my budget and what I'm looking for in my new headphones. I listen to a lot of house, progressive house, trance, electro-house style Electronic Dance Music (EDM), but I still like my bass to have a nice "umph" without being too overwhelming. I'd be using the headphones 99% of the time at home, so I'm not worried about sound leaking in/out as I close my door anyway, and am not looking for a portable amp (unless they perform better than a standalone). I also had to factor in budget as well, and I didn't want to spend too much; mostly in the range of $250-300 area with headphones & amp included. After further research, I've come across the conclusion that I'll probably need to look into investing in a sound card also as my current one (Creative Audigy ZS 2) isn't what I thought it to be.

 

I've never had a real set of 'audiophile' worthy headphones, only typical gamer headsets such as the Logitech G35 which doesn't perform exactly to my expectations. I'm really hoping I'll be able to find what I'm looking for without losing too much. I know with my budget I'll be sacrificing some of the sound, but that's expected.

 

Thanks in advance to anyone who can shed a little light on my situation!

post #19469 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by TiTaN2TeN View Post

Hi there,

 

I'm looking to buy some earbuds around $100 but willing to pay a little more if there is a large jump in quality. I'm having trouble choosing as there are so many and everyone has different ears. I will be using them with a Smartphone, I'm not too fussed about volume control, I listen to lots of differnt kinds of music mainly rock, electronic stuff and abit of pop.

 

I don't really like the feel of earbuds that much so Comfort is important to me

 

This is recommendation thread is for full-sized headphones; there's a separate Head-Fi forum area for IEMs and other portables. You might check this thread in that forum area to get you started: http://www.head-fi.org/t/478568/multi-iem-review-254-iems-compared-philips-oneill-tread-klipsch-s3-added-09-19-12

post #19470 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marclivis View Post

Hey there, I'm in need of a recommendation before purchase.

 

After the bit of time spent reading around here, it seems that the Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro (250 Ohm) seems to be the most recommended set of cans for me (although haven't decided on the amp). I based this decision off of my budget and what I'm looking for in my new headphones. I listen to a lot of house, progressive house, trance, electro-house style Electronic Dance Music (EDM), but I still like my bass to have a nice "umph" without being too overwhelming. I'd be using the headphones 99% of the time at home, so I'm not worried about sound leaking in/out as I close my door anyway, and am not looking for a portable amp (unless they perform better than a standalone). I also had to factor in budget as well, and I didn't want to spend too much; mostly in the range of $250-300 area with headphones & amp included. After further research, I've come across the conclusion that I'll probably need to look into investing in a sound card also as my current one (Creative Audigy ZS 2) isn't what I thought it to be.

 

I've never had a real set of 'audiophile' worthy headphones, only typical gamer headsets such as the Logitech G35 which doesn't perform exactly to my expectations. I'm really hoping I'll be able to find what I'm looking for without losing too much. I know with my budget I'll be sacrificing some of the sound, but that's expected.

 

Thanks in advance to anyone who can shed a little light on my situation!

You could try an E11 for an amp it's around 50, also if your have Windows XP, look into a piece of software called SRS Audio Sand Box [the older version] I loved it when I could use it! 

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