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post #19936 of 29491

Thinking about expanding the stable with another full size pair. I'm currently alternating between:

 

Beyerdynamic dt770 250ohm

Sennheiser hd595

AKG K271MKii. 

 

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FiiO E17 /FiiO EO9k (Generally used in different zipcodes)

GoVibe v4

 

I'm looking <200 as budget; and something 'different' to mix things up.  Was leaning toward a pair of Grados; sr125i maybe; but figured I'd ask here if theres anything I should look at.  I'd say my Beyers are my favorite from my current stable; thousands of hours on them now.  Music choice is a little of everything; strong vocals being my recent kick. I have been staring at a pair of AKG 701s, but I already have a pair of  271's; so was thinking of a different brand..

 

Thanks.. :)


Edited by worminater - 10/9/12 at 6:13pm
post #19937 of 29491
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Originally Posted by robson200 View Post
 

Rob,

 

If you're ok with an open headphone (As in; roomate could hear you) I'd strongly consider the Senn HD598.  Will do well with nearly anything and work well without an external amp. What sound card or DAC do you have currently? Might consider upgrading that also.

post #19938 of 29491
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Originally Posted by robson200 View Post
 


might want to look into an akg q701 if you do a majority of gaming, expansive soundstage with good imaging. for music, it lacks a touch of bass and is quite analytical.

if you want something warm and musical with a relatively large soundstage, hd598 would be good

post #19939 of 29491
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Originally Posted by worminater View Post

Thinking about expanding the stable with another full size pair. I'm currently alternating between:

 

Beyerdynamic dt770 250ohm

Sennheiser hd595

AKG K271MKii. 

 

Powered by one of ...

 

FiiO E17 /FiiO EO9k (Generally used in different zipcodes)

GoVibe v4

 

I'm looking <200 as budget; and something 'different' to mix things up.  Was leaning toward a pair of Grados; sr125i maybe; but figured I'd ask here if theres anything I should look at.  I'd say my Beyers are my favorite from my current stable; thousands of hours on them now.  Music choice is a little of everything; strong vocals being my recent kick. I have been staring at a pair of AKG 701s, but I already have a pair of  271's; so was thinking of a different brand..

 

Thanks.. :)

grados are pretty fun and probably the opposite of the beyer dt770. other than that, the beyer dt990 should also be fun with its V shaped frequency response.

post #19940 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

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

dt990 has recessed mids... for what you're asking, you should look into the old denon d2k, very flat and thumping bass with good mids as well as being a bit dark sounding.

as for the DAP, i would suggest to look into the colorfly pocket hi-fi C4. from the brief listen i had, it was probably the best portable system i'd heard (now the ALO pan-am although it's more "transportable"). but it's price tag is very hefty at around 600-700$ depending on storage size.

post #19941 of 29491
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Originally Posted by robson200 View Post
 

Guten Tag.  There are some things we need to know in order to make one or more recommendations.

 

Are you OK with open cans (they leak sound but tend to have much bigger/better sound stages)?

 

What equipment will be powering these cans?  Will you be using an amp?

 

What is the format of your music and other sounds you will putting into these cans?

 

Describe the sound signature that you are seeking?

 

If you don't know your preferred sound signature (and even if you do), what genres of music do you plan to run through these cans?

 

Do you plan to use them outside your home?  If so, in what way & with what equipment?

 

A headphnd amp may be necessary or at least helpful, depending on which can you select.

post #19942 of 29491
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Originally Posted by worminater View Post

Thinking about expanding the stable with another full size pair. I'm currently alternating between:

 

Beyerdynamic dt770 250ohm

Sennheiser hd595

AKG K271MKii. 

 

Powered by one of ...

 

FiiO E17 /FiiO EO9k (Generally used in different zipcodes)

GoVibe v4

 

I'm looking <200 as budget; and something 'different' to mix things up.  Was leaning toward a pair of Grados; sr125i maybe; but figured I'd ask here if theres anything I should look at.  I'd say my Beyers are my favorite from my current stable; thousands of hours on them now.  Music choice is a little of everything; strong vocals being my recent kick. I have been staring at a pair of AKG 701s, but I already have a pair of  271's; so was thinking of a different brand..

 

Thanks.. :)

The Q701's are very different and much better than anything in the AKG K 2xx line.  It's large sound stage is just one example of why it is different and better.

 

If you go to the Grado family, the 125 is OK, but I'd go lower in price with the Alessandro MS-1i or higher with the SR 225i instead.

 

Neither of these are like your bass heavy 770 and both have better mids.

post #19943 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


The Ultrasone HiFi 780 is probably the best match for your needs.

Thanks man! I see these are a bit more expensive than the m50S, and just want to know what are the advantages of these cans as opposed to the m50S? And are EQ settings for music/gaming/movies necessary? And do these need an external sound card, portable USB soundcard, or DAC/amp? I don't know what DAC/amps do xD The headphones will be for dorm/library usage and I will be using these on the Sager np9150 laptop. Thanks again KG Jag!
post #19944 of 29491

Hey guys, I'm calling on the knowledge of the experts here.

I'm looking for a new pair of pretty cheap great sounding portables.

Good bass is a must.

I mostly listen to rock and pop.

 

Candidates are:

AKG K518

Brainwavz HM3/ FA-003

Beyerdynamic DT231

Grado i-Grado OR SR60i

Denon AHD510

 

Or any other suggestions would be wonderful!

post #19945 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KingdomWhit View Post


Thanks man! I see these are a bit more expensive than the m50S, and just want to know what are the advantages of these cans as opposed to the m50S? And are EQ settings for music/gaming/movies necessary? And do these need an external sound card, portable USB soundcard, or DAC/amp? I don't know what DAC/amps do xD The headphones will be for dorm/library usage and I will be using these on the Sager np9150 laptop. Thanks again KG Jag!

The 780's have less recessed mids.  The come with a 1 m cable for portable use (the M50 comes with one a long cable) and an extension for when you need it.  They have a bigger sound stage.  They are smaller and better for on the go use than the M50.

 

Both are very efficient and should work well out of almost anything.  Your on board sound will probably be the week link in your music stream.  Standard issue MP3's are also a seek point, if that's what you have.  These things will likely limit any quality can that is at the end of the sonic daisy chain.

 

EQ settings with these cans will be a matter of personal preference.  Any closed can in this price range will be inferior to almost any quality open/semi-open one in the same price range.  At a minimum gaming and movies will suffer.  That is the price to limit leaking and increase isolation that a closed can tends to provide. 

post #19946 of 29491
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Originally Posted by sacrifice13 View Post

Hey guys, I'm calling on the knowledge of the experts here.

I'm looking for a new pair of pretty cheap great sounding portables.

Good bass is a must.

I mostly listen to rock and pop.

 

Candidates are:

AKG K518

Brainwavz HM3/ FA-003

Beyerdynamic DT231

Grado i-Grado OR SR60i

Denon AHD510

 

Or any other suggestions would be wonderful!

Do you mean a level of bass enhanced beyond neutral is a must, or do you mean the quality and extension of the bass as it was laid down on a quality track?

 

Amp or no?

 

Since you listed the Grados, I assume you are OK with leaking open cans.

 

Specific budget?


Edited by KG Jag - 10/9/12 at 9:28pm
post #19947 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

Do you mean a level of bass enhanced beyond neutral is a must, or do you mean the quality and extension of the bass as it was laid down on a quality track?

 

Amp or no?

 

Since you listed the Grados, I assume you are OK with leaking open cans.

 

Specific budget?

I do like bass, I don't have a particular problem with enhanced bass, as long as it doesn't make the other frequencies muddy.

 

I would most likely be using these unamped.

 

Yeah open is fine, but I don't own any open headphones because I hear the bass isn't as punchy, but having leaking sound is no problem.

 

I can get all of these for less that $100AUD including shipping from a trusted Aussie seller, so max of $100AUD.

 

Any opinions on these or other suggestions would be awesome

post #19948 of 29491
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Originally Posted by sacrifice13 View Post

Hey guys, I'm calling on the knowledge of the experts here.

I'm looking for a new pair of pretty cheap great sounding portables.

Good bass is a must.

I mostly listen to rock and pop.

 

Candidates are:

AKG K518

Brainwavz HM3/ FA-003

Beyerdynamic DT231

Grado i-Grado OR SR60i

Denon AHD510

 

Or any other suggestions would be wonderful!

Narrowed down to the AKG's, Brainwavz or Grado's (although I'm scared the Grado's might be too bright)

post #19949 of 29491
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Originally Posted by sacrifice13 View Post

Narrowed down to the AKG's, Brainwavz or Grado's (although I'm scared the Grado's might be too bright)


from what i remember sr80i was not too bright. good intimacy though, more of an experience than just a casual listen so you should refrain from choosing the grados if you want a laid back pair of headphones.

post #19950 of 29491

hey. im new and i seek help.

 

i need new closed headphones.

 

i got akg 701 with audioengine d1. i am quite happy with that sound, only  i wished some more bass impact.

 

main usage is to oisten music on the go. they should gave decent passive isolation.

 

price range 300 eur

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