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cheers as.

post #20492 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Spiderman View Post

Uggh I having doubts at first I was 100% sure I wanted the He-400 now I can't decide between those and the new V-Moda M-100's. I listen to all kinds of music but more techno, and dance. The M-100's are also about 100 dollars cheaper aaagghhh decisions, decisions.

Well you are comparing two phones that are very different. HE400 is an open headphone and is not intended to be a portable, while the M100 is a full sized closed back headphone intended for portability.

Give more info and someon can prolly help you better. I don't know how many people have had the chance to hear the M100 who posts on here yet so you should also just look at the M-100 thread.
post #20493 of 29490

Hi, I am looking for some closed cans for home use. Budget is <$200 I listen to classic rock, prog rock and jazz mostly. My DAC/AMP is a FIIO E10. I have narrowed my search to these cans - (AKG K 272 HD)  (Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro) (Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO) (Ultrasone HFI-780) (BRAINWAVZ HM5) (Fostex T50RP)  If anyone has any opinions on these cans or any other cans in my price range I would appreciate it.

post #20494 of 29490
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Originally Posted by mzaz View Post

Hey guys, well I kindda have pretty weird specifications so I thought I'd give it shot here.
First of all I own a pair of K550 which I'm more than happy with, but my my only issue with them is that they're gigantic, especially for my tiny head tongue.gif
So I recently decided to maybe keep them at home and look for a new pair that are more travel friendly to walk around with. I've tried a couple of IEMs but those never worked. So basically what I'm looking for is a pair of comfortable overear headphones that have good overall sound, decent isolation and are on the cheaper side. I listen to a lot of instrumental music, alternative, metal and all that stuff, but I'm not really picky about how they sound cuz I realized that I don't pay much attention to details while on the move; I'm good with anything as long as it sounds good overall. I've been looking at the ATH-M50 but I think the head band is kindda big lol. My first headphones were bose AE2 or wtv model was out then tongue.gif I really liked their size and feel. So to sum it all up...

Style: travel friendly closed overear headphones (preferably not so big)
Use: I'm gonna use them with my ipod only
Sound: as long as they sound good overall doesn't matter that much, but I would prefer a pair with decent isolation
Price: 150 dollars max. Cheaper would be awesome awesome though

Thanks guys any suggestions would help smily_headphones1.gif


The KRK KNS 8400 is a good choice.  They are much more neutral than the M50.

post #20495 of 29490
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Hello all,

 

I've been lurking for the past week or so, reading reviews and comments. I'm a newcomer to the head-fi idea and was hoping to get some recommendations for a good place to start. I'll try to answer questions I've seen other ask:

 

Budget: $200. Less is more, but if there's something up to $250 or so that makes a significant difference, I will consider it.

 

Usage: These headphones would be for use with a computer primarily. I'm an avid gamer, but also enjoy listening to music.  However, there are pretty good odds that I will be wanting to use them with a portable player (esp. iphone 4). If doing so necessitates leaving room in my budget for an amp, that should be accounted for.

 

Music: I typically listen to a variety of genres. Bands such as Tool, A Perfect Circle, 10 Years, R.E.M., Imogen Heap, and a variety of classical pieces. So well-roundedness would seem to be important.

 

Previous Headphones: I have some Sennheiser PC-350s (http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-PC-350-Collapsible-Microphone/dp/B0012XFDWO) that I absolutely love. Had them for 4 years, but just had to send them in for repairs since I didn't treat them as well as I should have.

 

Preferences: So as not to disturb my wife while gaming or listening to music, closed headphones are probably better than open.

 

I'm looking forward to what you all might recommend, and don't feel bad about the wallet.

 

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Closed cans, especially in this price range and most especially that don't need an amp, and gaming don't go very well together.  The best choices (music factored in) are probably the KRK KNS 8400 and Shure SRH 840 in that order.

 

Thank you for your advice. Since I have other options for gaming, I am looking at dropping that requirement (quoted first post since it's several pages back).

 

Given the music I listen to, a desire to use them on the go as well as with the computer, and a $200-$250 budget: would you still recommend the KRK KNS 8400? Or would you have a different recommendation without using them for gaming? And any recommendations on an amp (preferably so that headphone+amp < $250)?

 

EDIT: I've seen the Audio-Technica ATH-M50S recommended several places. Would those plus a decent amp make a good option?


Maybe the Audio Technica ATHESW9A.  The M50 (+/- S) don't need an amp, but have a "V" shaped EQ with recessed mids.  I prefer the KRK and 840 over the M50.

 

Probably a your better route would be to add an amp and get the Shure SRH 940 or Ultrasone Pro 750.

post #20496 of 29490
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Originally Posted by mzaz View Post

Hey guys, well I kindda have pretty weird specifications so I thought I'd give it shot here.
First of all I own a pair of K550 which I'm more than happy with, but my my only issue with them is that they're gigantic, especially for my tiny head tongue.gif
So I recently decided to maybe keep them at home and look for a new pair that are more travel friendly to walk around with. I've tried a couple of IEMs but those never worked. So basically what I'm looking for is a pair of comfortable overear headphones that have good overall sound, decent isolation and are on the cheaper side. I listen to a lot of instrumental music, alternative, metal and all that stuff, but I'm not really picky about how they sound cuz I realized that I don't pay much attention to details while on the move; I'm good with anything as long as it sounds good overall. I've been looking at the ATH-M50 but I think the head band is kindda big lol. My first headphones were bose AE2 or wtv model was out then tongue.gif I really liked their size and feel. So to sum it all up...
Style: travel friendly closed overear headphones (preferably not so big)
Use: I'm gonna use them with my ipod only
Sound: as long as they sound good overall doesn't matter that much, but I would prefer a pair with decent isolation
Price: 150 dollars max. Cheaper would be awesome awesome though
Thanks guys any suggestions would help smily_headphones1.gif

You could also look at these senny's that have pretty much the same exact size and fit to the bose that you liked. They sound decent (especially for 50 bucks shipped).

http://www.vminnovations.com/Product_15429/Sennheiser-PX-360-Around-The-Ear-Collapsible-MP3-iPod-Wired-Headphones-Refurbished-.html
post #20497 of 29490
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Hello everybody. I showed my friend my budget setup (Koss Dj100 and Fiio E5) and he thought that the sound quality was superb. Now he has been researching headphones for the past few days and wants to buy some. He is looking for a closed can that is around $80 that would work well with a fiio e11 (He wants to buy this amp). He is debating between the Koss DJ 100 and the Shure 440. He likes bass, but not too much like the XBs. Any recommendations would be appreciated.


For bass the 440 is better and does not need an amp.

post #20498 of 29490
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Originally Posted by joehalo View Post

Hi, I am looking for some closed cans for home use. Budget is <$200 I listen to classic rock, prog rock and jazz mostly. My DAC/AMP is a FIIO E10. I have narrowed my search to these cans - (AKG K 272 HD)  (Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro) (Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO) (Ultrasone HFI-780) (BRAINWAVZ HM5) (Fostex T50RP)  If anyone has any opinions on these cans or any other cans in my price range I would appreciate it.


I'd go with either the KRK KNS 8400 (neutral) or Shure SRH 840 (mid bass hump with somewhat recessed highs).

 

I will add that you have listed some cans with quite varied sound signatures.

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Hi guys, I know there are a few threads debating technical differences among the Sony 7506 and the V6's but I'm still torn between them, I want a bit more clarity and "crisp" sound.

I listen to all types of music except rap, I will mostly used them with a cheap Sony str-dh100 for music and my Pioneer vsx-1120k while playing videogames.

I might get myself a cmoy to use along with iPod/iPad/iPhone.

 

Thank you.

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Originally Posted by evildude683 View Post

Hi guys, I know there are a few threads debating technical differences among the Sony 7506 and the V6's but I'm still torn between them, I want a bit more clarity and "crisp" sound.

I listen to all types of music except rap, I will mostly used them with a cheap Sony str-dh100 for music and my Pioneer vsx-1120k while playing videogames.

I might get myself a cmoy to use along with iPod/iPad/iPhone.

 

Thank you.


The 7506 is newer and better than the classic but long in the tooth V6.

post #20501 of 29490
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Originally Posted by evildude683 View Post

Hi guys, I know there are a few threads debating technical differences among the Sony 7506 and the V6's but I'm still torn between them, I want a bit more clarity and "crisp" sound.

I listen to all types of music except rap, I will mostly used them with a cheap Sony str-dh100 for music and my Pioneer vsx-1120k while playing videogames.

I might get myself a cmoy to use along with iPod/iPad/iPhone.

Do what I did, buy a used MDR-V6 and buy some Beyerdynamic EDT 200/250 V ($23) Velour ear pads for them.

post #20502 of 29490

Hey :))

 

so right now I'm looking for a complimentary set of cans for my ath m50s. I'm deciding between the HiFiman he 300 and sennheiser hd 650. My current set up is Macbook pro > HRT Music streamer II > HiFiMan ef2a w/stock tubes.

 

I listen to a very wide spectrum of music but for the set of cans I'm gonna buy it's mostly gonna be unplugged and rock. Lots of live recordings. They'll only be used at home.


Edited by kmitschiener - 10/22/12 at 11:43pm
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Originally Posted by kmitschiener View Post

Hey :))

 

so right now I'm looking for a complimentary set of cans for my ath m50s. I'm deciding between the HiFiman he 300 and sennheiser hd 650. My current set up is Macbook pro > HRT Music streamer II > HiFiMan ef2a w/stock tubes.

 

I listen to a very wide spectrum of music but for the set of cans I'm gonna buy it's mostly gonna be unplugged and rock. Lots of live recordings. 


The Senn is the better choice by far.

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Sorry to repeat myself, but:

 

Beyerdynamic DT 880 600 ohm, re cabled with balanced cable vs Hifiman HE-400 with balanced cable. They would be terminated with a 4 pin XLR. Amping is not an issue since I have an amp that would work great for either one.

 

Yes, folks, that seems to be the choice I am faced with. Both of these options end up costing around $550 or so. The DT 880 ends up costing so much because of the price of re cabling, while the Hifiman just needs a new cable that plugs right in so there is no labor involved. Is this a no brainer? Is the HE-400 a better choice or am I missing something? I like all kinds of music apart from hard rock. I like good rythm and timing and some attack.

 

Many thanks.


Edited by Hooster - 10/23/12 at 12:02am
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Sorry to repeat myself, but:

 

Beyerdynamic DT 880 600 ohm, re cabled with balanced cable vs Hifiman HE-400 with balanced cable. They would be terminated with a 4 pin XLR. Amping is not an issue since I have an amp that would work great for either one.

 

Yes, folks, that seems to be the choice I am faced with. Both of these options end up costing around $550 or so. The DT 880 ends up costing so much because of the price of re cabling, while the Hifiman just needs a new cable that plugs right in so there is no labor involved. Is this a no brainer? Is the HE-400 a better choice or am I missing something? I like all kinds of music apart from hard rock, vocal, instrumental. I like good rythm and timing and some attack.

 

Many thanks.


Hope you get an answer but not too many regulars here are likely familiar with one, much less two, of these customized cans.

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