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post #19921 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KamijoIsMyHero View Post

Hello all,

 

Newbie here, I am under the assumption low impedance headphones are better with portable amps. Please correct me if I'm wrong cuz I am still deciding

whether I should get the DT990 (600 ohmversion) of higher impedance or the Shure 940 lower impedance.

 

I don't tend to be home too often but mostly study in a quiet place(university student here). So I need a fullsize headphone I can bring with me during my numerous study sessions. I will definitely have a portable amp with me, either the Fiio E10/11 combo or a JDS labs c42.

 

So please give me some advice. My budget is roughly $300 for headphones and sub $200 for amps so $500 total. And if there are better headphones to get let me know. My taste in music is mainly classical metal(quite detailed music basically) so I basically want neutral headphones, no extra bass or anything, just headphones that let me listen to what the artist intended me to hear.

 

Thanks,

KamijoIsMyHero


Get the Shure SRH 940 and this amp while is it still on sale for $49:

 

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

 

If you also need a portable Dac too--this is an option (for 3x the current price of the Airhead):

 

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

post #19922 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KamijoIsMyHero View Post

I will either be using my laptop or Sony mp3 player(which is a little old so I'm pretty sure I need an amp for it). I can get that O2 aswell, however I always thought it was a desktop amp. So are you saying I won't miss much without an amp for the Shure 940?

The O2 is in-between portable and a desktop amp. The standard build has rechargeable batteries and a power adapter, so it can be taken with you. However, it is about 3"x5"x1.5" so it is a little big for being portable, but also small for being a desktop amp. Very good amp nonetheless.

 

The Shure 940 is easy to drive to a loud volume, but the increased power from an amp gives the bass much better quality. If you went with the Shure 940, seeing how you have the budget for an amp, I would recommend you get one to use the Shures to their full potential.

post #19923 of 29491
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Originally Posted by DSchwartz88 View Post

Hey Guys,

 

Looking for some help getting a new pair of cans for work. I currently have the M50s and while I love them, it's time for a change. I also have the Westone 3s as my portable and I love their sound signature. I am looking for a closed back headphone since ill be wearing these at work and don't want to disturb people and would also like good isolation so people cant disturb me. I am looking to spend around $300. I listen to a bunch of different kinds of music: Phish (a lot of this and other jam bands), Black Keys, A Tribe Called Quest, Cake, The Doors, and Pink Floyd just to name a few. I'm looking for these to be comfortable as I could be wearing them 4+ hours a day (I am a software engineer so I literally sit in front of a computer, listen to music, and code for hours).

 

Would love any push in the right direction. Thanks!


Don't know what your IEM sounds like.  However, if you are OK with neutral bass, the Shure SRH 940 is an excellent can, but will need an amp.  For more bass and slam (but less detail and speed), the Ultrasone Pro 750 is a good choice.  Both require an amp and both are very comfortable.

post #19924 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


No closed can I have heard sounds like Grados/Alessandros.  The closest I have heard are the Ultrasone HiFi 780 and (better but needs an amp) Pro 750.  The Ultrasones will give you more bass than the MS-1i.

I had a feeling that might be the case. I'll give those a look. Thanks!

post #19925 of 29491

First hello guys , im new in this forum , and a complete newb when talking about high end quality headphones .

Right now I got a Roccat Kave 5.1 gaming headset , which occured to break really quickly , cause only after a year my bass is gone , and also the right side gives more sound than the left .

 

So I decided to finally spend a bit more money and also inform myself well .

I have a budget of about 150 Euros cause I live in Germany , so it would be about 200 dollars I guess and I need a new , good pair of Headphones.

I already looked and find a few which seem to be well made and suit me .

One of these are the Beyerdynamics DT770 . Also the Sennheiser HD 598 seem nice or the AudioTechnica ATH-M50 and the AKG k550 , which are a bit more expensive though. Are the any others you would recommend in this price class?  I mostly listen to music and speak on Teamspeak/Skype all day ( I will buy a chip on mic anyways , probably the Zalman ZM-Mic1 cause theyre cheap and I heard they are good), but I also play a few games , but no FPS , just things like Moba ( League of Legends) or MMO ( Guild Wars 2 ) and Fifa 13 from time to time.

 

What I want to know , which one of those headphones I listed you would recommend for my type of usage? If there are any other headphones you think would suit me better , feel free to post.

I am really grateful for any answer .

 

PS: Is a headphone amplifier really necessary? If yes , what do you think about the Fiio E11 Kilimanjaro?

post #19926 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


Don't know what your IEM sounds like.  However, if you are OK with neutral bass, the Shure SRH 940 is an excellent can, but will need an amp.  For more bass and slam (but less detail and speed), the Ultrasone Pro 750 is a good choice.  Both require an amp and both are very comfortable.

I'd like to not have to use an amp to power these. Any ampless headphone suggestions?

post #19927 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


Who the heck buys directly from the headphone company?!  Without a single exception, I got each of my Grados and Alessandros new at below MSRP.  Only one or two or those came from Amazon or an Amazon third party seller.   

Who the heck buys at MSRP, unless forced to do so due by a MAP?!  Even better quality Senns can be found below MAP from time to time.

Canada has its own Amazon and there are countless more retailers, some of whom sponsor this site and from whom I've bought a number of the cans I mentioned earlier.

As for humor, you need to work on that a bit.  And perhaps be open to it yourself--like in the final paragraph of my last response to you.

Just no. Amazon Canada sells everything at or above Msrp. Stores sell at above Msrp. The only way to get a decent deal on anything is to buy used in Canada.
post #19928 of 29491
oh no... not more Poodytang vs. KGjag.... Canada vs. Usa

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Peace!
post #19929 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


This thread is for recommendations of full sized headphone within the full sized headphone section of the forum.  You're in the wrong time zone.

 

Danka.

post #19930 of 29491
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Originally Posted by hipster2010 View Post

The Pro700mk2 is a basshead headphone, so the clear choices with a similar sound but a bigger soundstage would be the DT990. The DT770 is also good, but will have a smaller soundstage than the 990.  If you can go used, you could consider the Ultrasone Pro 900 as that will have all the bass you want and the S-logic on ultrasones is pretty good at increasing the soundstage

Do not recommend the Pro 900's without insiting that they MUST BE TRIED in person before you buy them, SO many people buy them and hate them :/ they are not bad but that S logic is very Fickle... so you really need to hear them for your self before you try... I've been following the Pro 900 Appreciation thread and well I've seen alot of ppl buy them and be very disappointed... but by the same token some buy em and LOVE them... so seeing as there is a real lack of consistancy in thier product [apparently due to the nature of the S-Logic interacting with different ear shapes] so if you want to go that direction then plz listen to them b4 you shell out the cash. I want the Pro DT 990 my self actually, and there is a differeance between the Dt Pro and Preuim 990s, the pro has more clamp force so more bass impact

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Shure940 has great detail and would be easy to drive off of a portable amp as it only needs the power to bring out the bass a bit, not because it won't have enough volume. Very neutral bass and mids with som e sparkle in the treble that really brings out all of the detail in whatever you are listening to.

 

DT990 is bass heavy and probably not what you want. The DT880 is the neutral Beyer in that price range. It is semi-open though, so it does leak quite a bit of sound.

 

Either the Shure 940 or Beyer DT880 would be great. Shure is probably more portable as it comes with a slightly less bulky case, but the Beyer is more comfortable.

The dt 880s r nice! but they may not be as portable and THE dt 880 is NOT OVERALLY bright it's just right! Trust me

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Originally Posted by KamijoIsMyHero View Post

Hello Msheney,

 

The store that I was able to test headphones from only carried 600 ohm version, I'm not sure if that changes anything. I will go check them out again and maybe ask for the best amp they can recommend for me.

The 250 are easier to drive and not as Warm is the only differeance

post #19931 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

The dt 880s r nice! but they may not be as portable and THE dt 880 is NOT OVERALLY bright it's just right! Trust me

 

I never said anything about them being bright. Some find them a bit too bright, but I enjoyed them a lot.

post #19932 of 29491
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Originally Posted by poodytang View Post


Just no. Amazon Canada sells everything at or above Msrp. Stores sell at above Msrp. The only way to get a decent deal on anything is to buy used in Canada.

You--and others buying from Canada might find this thread to be helpful:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/548624/listing-canadian-companies-retailers

post #19933 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

You--and others buying from Canada might find this thread to be helpful:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/548624/listing-canadian-companies-retailers


Yeah some links on there are useful, but it's just difficult finding a good deal on new headphones in Canada.

post #19934 of 29491

My only concern is how Bright is the Dt 990, in addition I'm debating if I'm going to get a E17 and a new DAP when I get the Dt 990 and Xb1000... just the cans is $450 ish... an E17 and a Cowon DAP brings me up another $300... time to start looking at the 100+ Amps <3,

 

BUT I can ofc ask you guys, my plan is to have 2 seperate DAPS Head phone combos for Dub Step and Drum n Bass, this is due to the MAJOR lack of the Xb700s in the Mid bass department... so I'm used to an enjoy Dub Step presented via Sony XB, so I want a Dub Step Pair and a Drum n Bass Pair [there ofc is some overlap in between] along with a DARK Dap for Dub Step [which is about all the zune HD is good for] and a more neutrual one for Drum n Bass

 

I'm thinking I can easily Pair the Dt 990 with the Hifiman for Drum n bass and slap a 32gb SD Card in there and move on with life [which I may do]

 

The real issue ofc is the amp! Hearing that the Dt 990 can be Overly Bright [kinda like un modded XB 700s sadly] I'm not to sure my E11 or cMoy BB will be able to hush those highs... still it would be nice to have a new Amp that has options for Bass and Trebele, as opposed to my current Dual Bass Boosting Amp set up. In addition I could use a good DAC for my Phone for the rare occasion that I desire to listen to DI Import on the go\

 

The issue that I sadly have is I don't like music that is not presented with the right coloration. With sound tracks I like little or no color, which I why I have the dt 880, and for Dub Step I like it VERY dark and prefer it to stay that way and lasty sadly with Drum n Bass I like a little more Brightness and Detail along with more impact than soft bass, that said sadly my XBs do not get used with my Hifiman because I don't want a Sound Track to play out of them... because that would irratate me xD

 

I'm open to any suggestions and atm the Money cap is $800, 2 cans 1 amp 1 DAP hoping to build Sub Heavy With Xb1000 and Mid Heavy with Dt 990 Portable Bass Setups,any thoughts <3

post #19935 of 29491
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Originally Posted by robson200 View Post

First hello guys , im new in this forum , and a complete newb when talking about high end quality headphones .

Right now I got a Roccat Kave 5.1 gaming headset , which occured to break really quickly , cause only after a year my bass is gone , and also the right side gives more sound than the left .

 

So I decided to finally spend a bit more money and also inform myself well .

I have a budget of about 150 Euros cause I live in Germany , so it would be about 200 dollars I guess and I need a new , good pair of Headphones.

I already looked and find a few which seem to be well made and suit me .

One of these are the Beyerdynamics DT770 . Also the Sennheiser HD 598 seem nice or the AudioTechnica ATH-M50 and the AKG k550 , which are a bit more expensive though. Are the any others you would recommend in this price class?  I mostly listen to music and speak on Teamspeak/Skype all day ( I will buy a chip on mic anyways , probably the Zalman ZM-Mic1 cause theyre cheap and I heard they are good), but I also play a few games , but no FPS , just things like Moba ( League of Legends) or MMO ( Guild Wars 2 ) and Fifa 13 from time to time.

 

What I want to know , which one of those headphones I listed you would recommend for my type of usage? If there are any other headphones you think would suit me better , feel free to post.

I am really grateful for any answer .

 

PS: Is a headphone amplifier really necessary? If yes , what do you think about the Fiio E11 Kilimanjaro?

 

Still need help , really need an answer till morning , quoting so it doesnt get forgotten.

 

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