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Okay so i am looking for bass heavy headphones over the ear design which are portable (looking forward for urban use) and please i want over ear i just cant stand on-ear headphones ;) price range 80$ tops

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Originally Posted by soundmatters View Post

Okay so i am looking for bass heavy headphones over the ear design which are portable (looking forward for urban use) and please i want over ear i just cant stand on-ear headphones ;) price range 80$ tops

Sony MDR-V6

Buy a used MDR-V6 and some Beyerdynamic EDT200/250 V Velour ear pads. total should be under $80.

post #19683 of 29490
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Okay so i am looking for bass heavy headphones over the ear design which are portable (looking forward for urban use) and please i want over ear i just cant stand on-ear headphones wink.gif price range 80$ tops

You are in luck. J&R music has an open box xb700 on sale for 73 bucks with free ship and no tax. Made for bass lovers. Kinda big but seems to be the trend these days to wear huge headphones around (if that's your bag, there you go.)

http://www.jr.com/sony/pe/SON_MDRXB700_hy_BS/

EDIT: nevermind... it's gone already.. unless that was u who snagged it smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by Doc-holliday - 10/3/12 at 2:57pm
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


You'll have to tell (at least some of) us what your Ibasso will drive.  Beyond that you need to describe the sound signature that you are seeking.and whether or not you are OK with open cans.

 

Well I'm not sure about it's driving capabilities, but I've read of people reporting that it moved the HifiMan HE-500 rather well.

On the sound signature, I thought the ATH-M50 sounded a little harsh on my cowon A3, voices sounded metallic and unnatural. But with the Ibasso I think it has improved, or I just got used to it. I guess what I want is a well balaneced sound with sweet highs and organic feeling mids, and I do love to hear great bass textures. Like I said, I listen to a wide variety of music genres.

I'm looking for an open pair.

 

This are the options I have been considering, maybe based on what I've said you can help me to at least rule some out:

 

-Sennheiser HD600
-Sennheiser HD598
-Beyerdynamic DT990
-Beyerdynamic DT860 Edition
-Beyerdynamic DT440 Edition
-AKG K142 HD
-AKG K701
-AKG K702
-Audio Technica AD900
-Grado Labs SR225i
-Grado Labs SR325is
-HifiMan HE-300
-HifiMan HE-400
-Ultrasone HFI 2400
-Fischer Audio FA-011

post #19685 of 29490
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Originally Posted by TheUbiquitous View Post

 

Well I'm not sure about it's driving capabilities, but I've read of people reporting that it moved the HifiMan HE-500 rather well.

On the sound signature, I thought the ATH-M50 sounded a little harsh on my cowon A3, voices sounded metallic and unnatural. But with the Ibasso I think it has improved, or I just got used to it. I guess what I want is a well balaneced sound with sweet highs and organic feeling mids, and I do love to hear great bass textures. Like I said, I listen to a wide variety of music genres.

I'm looking for an open pair.

 

This are the options I have been considering, maybe based on what I've said you can help me to at least rule some out:

 

-Sennheiser HD600
-Sennheiser HD598
-Beyerdynamic DT990
-Beyerdynamic DT860 Edition
-Beyerdynamic DT440 Edition
-AKG K142 HD
-AKG K701
-AKG K702
-Audio Technica AD900
-Grado Labs SR225i
-Grado Labs SR325is
-HifiMan HE-300
-HifiMan HE-400
-Ultrasone HFI 2400
-Fischer Audio FA-011


you'll probably want to get an orthodynamic headphone like the he-400 if you want good mids and organic sound.

post #19686 of 29490

what do you guys think of these headphones?:

  Koss pro dj100   ($46)

  Sony mdr-zx700   ($88)   
  Sony mdr-v6   ($70)

  Sony mdr-xb500   ($51)

  Numark phx pro   ($62)

 

I dont plan on buying a amp but maybe instead on recabling for durability and mainly used for listening to techno/house music.

Any suggestions greatly appreciated!

post #19687 of 29490
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Originally Posted by lennox-94 View Post

what do you guys think of these headphones?:
  Koss pro dj100   ($46)
  Sony mdr-zx700   ($88)   

  Sony mdr-v6   ($70)
  Sony mdr-xb500   ($51)
  Numark phx pro   ($62)

I dont plan on buying a amp but maybe instead on recabling for durability and mainly used for listening to techno/house music.
Any suggestions greatly appreciated!
So you're not willing to pay 50$ for an amp but you'd rather spend 200-300$ on recabling? Recabling has no impact on durability, it's almost a placebo that you get better sound recabling.
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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.

I've seen a few different 600 OHm versions of the dt 990 and they either have neither Pro nor Preimum or preimum, anyways I'm happy to hear the pro 990 are like the Pro 900 [which I shall never own I've seen it's roll offs dreadfull!]

 

I will say the pro 990 250 has better sub and low mid bass[ 30-130 (+8db peak} at 130) ] , where as the 600 ohm has better mid and upper mid bass [140-300hz  (+8 peak at 200) ] the 600 ohm also extends better but peaks in high frz, 

 

Point being I think the 250's are the better option seeing as the 600 ohm is almost twice as much! But hey I might get a 600 Ohm version when I go for a Hifiman He-500! 

post #19689 of 29490

I'm looking for a headphone within the $250-$400 range to use with an HT Claro Halo for mostly music use, but also a small amount of gaming. I'm looking to upgrade from my Senn HD 280s. I listen to mainly rock (progressive, indie, alternative), instrumental, ambient (see my last.fm for a better idea). I want an immersive listening experience with a decent soundstage, relatively neutral. I apologize if I'm not being descriptive enough, I'm relatively new at audiophilia.

post #19690 of 29490

my friend has got the supplies needed recable, just said gotta pay like $15
 

post #19691 of 29490
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Originally Posted by poodytang View Post


So you're not willing to pay 50$ for an amp but you'd rather spend 200-300$ on recabling? Recabling has no impact on durability, it's almost a placebo that you get better sound recabling.

 

my friend has got the supplies needed recable, just said gotta pay like $15
 

post #19692 of 29490
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

Sounds like you need a Denon-- an older Denon, not the new ones.

By older Denons, do you mean D5000 and D7000 or do you mean older?

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Originally Posted by poodytang View Post


Beyer dt990 or Denon d7000

Thank you for the recommendations. I feel that I might also like the LCD-2. Any opinions on that being comparable to a Pro 900 with more mids and nice treble... all the while retaining emphasized bass? Any and all other recommendations are welcome!

post #19693 of 29490

So I'm currently looking to upgrade to some new headphones. I currently have the K701, RS2i and the dt1350 along with a Musical Fidelity M1dac and a wa6se.  I'm looking to upgrade the K701 after discovering I prefer the sound of the dt1350, I just wish they were more comfortable for long listening sessions.

 

Is there an amalgamation of the dt1350 and K701? Is there a headphone that comes close to keeping the bass and mids of the 1350 and the openness and treble of the K701 while toning the harshness down a little. Most important would be the lush mids, bass, openness and then treble. They also have to be more comfortable than the dt1350 for long listening session.

 

Without hearing them I was considering the a ATH-W1000X, SRH 1840, He-500, LCD-2, HD 700 but I'm open to any others that may fit. 1K is about the max I can afford. 

post #19694 of 29490

Looking for a pair of closed headphones.

I have been thinking of buying a used pair of Denon ah-d5000 or a new pair of mrSpeakers (modded fostex t50rp).

 

I wanted to find out what some other people might decide between these two headphones.

Keeping in mind that the Denon headphones in question are discontinued, so prices are on the rise.

 

It would be a bonus to have my closed pair of headphones complement the HE-400 and LCD2 at home.


Edited by niten - 10/3/12 at 10:26pm
post #19695 of 29490
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Originally Posted by TheUbiquitous View Post

 

Well I'm not sure about it's driving capabilities, but I've read of people reporting that it moved the HifiMan HE-500 rather well.

On the sound signature, I thought the ATH-M50 sounded a little harsh on my cowon A3, voices sounded metallic and unnatural. But with the Ibasso I think it has improved, or I just got used to it. I guess what I want is a well balaneced sound with sweet highs and organic feeling mids, and I do love to hear great bass textures. Like I said, I listen to a wide variety of music genres.

I'm looking for an open pair.

 

This are the options I have been considering, maybe based on what I've said you can help me to at least rule some out:

 

-Sennheiser HD600
-Sennheiser HD598
-Beyerdynamic DT990
-Beyerdynamic DT860 Edition
-Beyerdynamic DT440 Edition
-AKG K142 HD
-AKG K701
-AKG K702
-Audio Technica AD900
-Grado Labs SR225i
-Grado Labs SR325is
-HifiMan HE-300
-HifiMan HE-400
-Ultrasone HFI 2400
-Fischer Audio FA-011


My first choice given what you are seeking would be the Beyer DT 880. 

 

The HD 650 is also very good.

 

I have only heard the HE-500, which one of my favorite cans.  I have read from more than one reviewer than the HE-400, while quite good, is a bit dark.  If true you won't be getting the highs that you seek.

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