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post #19516 of 29491

Looking to add easily transportable headphones to my collect, will be driven by Clip Zip.

Currently using Sony MDR-V6 headphones for on the move (want to get away from coiled cord), Want something that physically smaller, folding optional.

And still has a good sound.

Maybe JVC HA-S500-Z (gun metal).


Edited by PurpleAngel - 9/28/12 at 9:36pm
post #19517 of 29491
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Originally Posted by hipster2010 View Post

Have you had a chance to listen to the DT880? I found it to be fairly balanced on bass with maybe just a tad more than neutral. If it is too bass light you are likely a basshead-light. I think you will enjoy the DT990 or HD650, though the 650 will underperform until you can purchase a better amp than the e17.

 

I still need bass for my music, but not as much as a basshead needs. My ie8 got to many bass and m50 I find enough bass qty. 650 already on the border of my bass qty need, while I haven't tried the 990 pro yet.

How about the hifiman 400? I notice that there are new revision, how much is the sound changed?

Correction about the comfort issue. Its not the clamp force that I hate with m50, but rather its pad size. The pad is smaller than my ear, so its on my ear rather than over the ear as intended design. Add that with the clamp and there is the discomfort. I hope the pad size on the hifiman is truly over my ear or its a no for me.

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Originally Posted by hipster2010 View Post

Have you had a chance to listen to the DT880? I found it to be fairly balanced on bass with maybe just a tad more than neutral. If it is too bass light you are likely a basshead-light. I think you will enjoy the DT990 or HD650, though the 650 will underperform until you can purchase a better amp than the e17.

Again there's always the getter a BIG Bass Amp! Trust me I'm used to the SUPER sub bass of the xb700 which is basically un amped when u pair a Fiio E6 with it [the E6 is mid bass focused and provides very little sub bass ampage] that being said I'm sure the dt 880 will be less than I'm used to 

 

BUT I will share this experince with u... went to a friends house he had some BOSE... cans... when it came to Drum and Bass they had SLIGHTY less bass than my Xb700s [which don't have any mid bass anyways] but they where brighter... so that made me want to get the dt 880's because well they are real linear and str8 with thier response, so pair em wid a BIG bass boost amp and they should be rather nice! Still though I have some music that isn't bass heavy [nor does it need to b] that could use some magic brightness! 

 

Point being I think I'll like em :D [wanna build up the hype so when I get em i can SKREAM <3] 

 

also @Hipster the Dt 880 has more bass than the 650 does, if you want to w8 a few days I can tell you just how much


Edited by Mshenay - 9/28/12 at 9:22pm
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

Again there's always the getter a BIG Bass Amp! Trust me I'm used to the SUPER sub bass of the xb700 which is basically un amped when u pair a Fiio E6 with it [the E6 is mid bass focused and provides very little sub bass ampage] that being said I'm sure the dt 880 will be less than I'm used to 

 

BUT I will share this experince with u... went to a friends house he had some BOSE... cans... when it came to Drum and Bass they had SLIGHTY less bass than my Xb700s [which don't have any mid bass anyways] but they where brighter... so that made me want to get the dt 880's because well they are real linear and str8 with thier response, so pair em wid a BIG bass boost amp and they should be rather nice! Still though I have some music that isn't bass heavy [nor does it need to b] that could use some magic brightness! 

 

Point being I think I'll like em :D [wanna build up the hype so when I get em i can SKREAM <3] 

 

also @Hipster the Dt 880 has more bass than the 650 does, if you want to w8 a few days I can tell you just how much

I had the DT880, but have not used the HD650. The DT880 is great, I just didn't need it at the time as I sold it to buy my D5000

post #19520 of 29491
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Looking to add easily transportable headphones to my collect, will be driven by Clip Zip.

Currently using Sony MDR-V6 headphones for on the move, but want something that physically smaller, folding optional.

And still has a good sound.


I like the Senn HD 25-1 II.  For even smaller, but more money--the Beyer DT 1350.

post #19521 of 29491
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I like the Senn HD 25-1 II.  For even smaller, but more money--the Beyer DT 1350.

Was not looking at spending a lot of cash.

Right now looking at the JVC HA-S500 ($72) & HA-S400 ($55)

They use Carbon Nanotubes.

post #19522 of 29491
Is there a headphone with a sound signature similar to the dt990 pro that is similarly priced? (under $250) love those cans but can't stand the coiled cable. Could there also possibly be a way to uncoil the cable?
Thanks head-fi smily_headphones1.gif
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Is there a headphone with a sound signature similar to the dt990 pro that is similarly priced? (under $250) love those cans but can't stand the coiled cable. Could there also possibly be a way to uncoil the cable?
Thanks head-fi smily_headphones1.gif

I think the DT990 premium variations have a straight cable. You could also look into ultrasones as they have a similar "fun" sound with lots of bass and the treble emphasis.

post #19524 of 29491
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Was not looking at spending a lot of cash.

Right now looking at the JVC HA-S500 ($72) & HA-S400 ($55)

They use Carbon Nanotubes.


Let us know what you finally select and how it works out.

post #19525 of 29491
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

Was not looking at spending a lot of cash.

Right now looking at the JVC HA-S500 ($72) & HA-S400 ($55)

They use Carbon Nanotubes.

 

Well, I'm listening to my MDR-V6s after listening to the S500s for a little bit. The S500s have a good bit more bass and much stronger lower mids. A warmer, lusher sound. The V6's sound very thin with overly accentuated highs in comparison. Very analytical. The bass seems slightly more controlled on the Sonys, but that could just be because of the extra emphasis that the bass has on the S500s. If I had to choose between the two in terms of SQ, I'll definitely take the S500s. 

 

S500s are smaller and fold up into a nice neat package, but you do lose a little isolation because of the smaller earcups. One big positive of the S500s. Much, much easier to drive than the V6s. They get loud. LOL

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Well, I'm listening to my MDR-V6s after listening to the S500s for a little bit. The S500s have a good bit more bass and much stronger lower mids. A warmer, lusher sound. The V6's sound very thin with overly accentuated highs in comparison. Very analytical. The bass seems slightly more controlled on the Sonys, but that could just be because of the extra emphasis that the bass has on the S500s. If I had to choose between the two in terms of SQ, I'll definitely take the S500s. 

 

S500s are smaller and fold up into a nice neat package, but you do lose a little isolation because of the smaller earcups. One big positive of the S500s. Much, much easier to drive than the V6s. They get loud. LOL

What source(s) do you plug the MDR-V6s and HA-S500s into?

Heard anything on replacing the HA-S500 ear pads for Senn HD 25 Velour ear pads?

post #19527 of 29491

Hey guys,

I'm looking to buy some bass heavy headphones, in particular the Denon ahd5000's or the 2000's.

Is anyone aware of a store that still sells them and is willing to ship to Aus?

Also are there any other heaphonbes that would have similar bass, my budget is around $800 for cans with an amp.

Thanks in advance smily_headphones1.gif

post #19528 of 29491

@PurpleAngel:

For what its worth, I really love my AKG K422 for a small, lightweight, foldable portable. They have a slight mids emphasis and surprisingly powerful and well extended bass for such a small semi-open headphone. Though they are semi-open they leak less than you might think but they do leak and they don't isolate all that well obviously. They are extremely comfortable and light. The ear pads are a comfy and breathable cloth material. They go for $99 but I got mine for $25 a few months ago on one of Musician's Friend's "stupid deal of the day"s. They can be found new on ebay for under $40:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/150865028787


Edited by devhen - 9/29/12 at 1:57am
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Hi. Let me just start off by saying I am not an audiophile, nor do I plan to be one. I'm just a lay customer looking for the best headphones that suit my needs personally.

I live in a country outside of the US where it would be impractical to have this kind of hobby, especially since we practically have no refund/return policy on most of our purchases.

 

For a few years, I have been very happy with the performance and sound signature of the JVC Flats On-Ear headphones. They are incredibly and amazingly efficient, they get loud easily right off the headphone jack. My volume could be at 32% and that was enough.

 

The sound characteristics of it, I'd say, is an all-rounder. The bass was punchy and sharp, you could feel it. It's not weak, but it's not in your face either that you drown. The mids and trebles were well balanced as well.

 

I could even hear subtle differences between FLAC & MP3 files despite of the mediocre out of the box sound card in my PC through these headphones.

To be more specific, I guess I like a decent balanced sound. Usually the only thing I do on the EQ is turn the trebles just a bit up and achieve that crisp sound I want with no fatigues or imbalance.

 

So that's where I'm coming from right now, that kind of sound signature. I wish to look for an all-rounder headphone, except this time I'm in the market for an Over Ear headphone.

 

My choices are narrowed down to two: the ATH-M50s or Philips Citiscape Uptown.

 

I know for most of you guys the JVC flats are just 5, 10 bucks. In my country it costs 80 bucks.

 

The Uptowns here cost 330 bucks, and the M50s cost 750 bucks.

 

Ridiculous? Yes, but that's how currency rates work, what am I to do.

 

So I really hope to get some good advice with regards to which of the two is more suitable for me.

 

And if this info helps, here's what I listen to most of the time:

Pop, Bubble Gum Pop

R&B

Rap, Hip Hop

 

Acoustic

Lectures & Speeches, tons of Acapella


Edited by mrcuriosity - 9/29/12 at 2:40am
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Originally Posted by mrcuriosity View Post

Hi. Let me just start off by saying I am not an audiophile, nor do I plan to be one. I'm just a lay customer looking for the best headphones that suit my needs personally.

I live in a country outside of the US where it would be impractical to have this kind of hobby, especially since we practically have no refund/return policy on most of our purchases.

 

For a few years, I have been very happy with the performance and sound signature of the JVC Flats On-Ear headphones. They are incredibly and amazingly efficient, they get loud easily right off the headphone jack. My volume could be at 32% and that was enough.

 

The sound characteristics of it, I'd say, is an all-rounder. The bass was punchy and sharp, you could feel it. It's not weak, but it's not in your face either that you drown. The mids and trebles were well balanced as well.

 

I could even hear subtle differences between FLAC & MP3 files despite of the mediocre out of the box sound card in my PC through these headphones.

To be more specific, I guess I like a decent balanced sound. Usually the only thing I do on the EQ is turn the trebles just a bit up and achieve that crisp sound I want with no fatigues or imbalance.

 

So that's where I'm coming from right now, that kind of sound signature. I wish to look for an all-rounder headphone, except this time I'm in the market for an Over Ear headphone.

 

My choices are narrowed down to two: the ATH-M50s or Philips Citiscape Uptown.

 

I know for most of you guys the JVC flats are just 5, 10 bucks. In my country it costs 80 bucks.

 

The Uptowns here cost 330 bucks, and the M50s cost 750 bucks.

 

Ridiculous? Yes, but that's how currency rates work, what am I to do.

 

So I really hope to get some good advice with regards to which of the two is more suitable for me.

 

And if this info helps, here's what I listen to most of the time:

Pop, Bubble Gum Pop

R&B

Rap, Hip Hop

 

Acoustic

Lectures & Speeches, tons of Acapella

I don't really know much about the sound signature of the Uptowns, but I have heard good things about them. The M50 though will not be a good choice for you as it is definitely not a balanced sound.I don't know how much the Shure SRH840 are, but those would probably be good for you if they are within your price range.

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