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please help.....

Sony XB700

post #20732 of 29490

Hi there, 

 

I listen to a lot of hip hop, rap, some trap and some dubstep and some mainstream stuff.

 

I am looking for a £100ish headphone that has the best possible sound quality and clarity, good bass for the dubstep (good clarity, extension and impact) but doesn't bleed (hopefully) and obviously the best possible mids and highs. Crucially though, I would like the headphones to be "live" and "fun" to listen to - I don't want them to be analytical but to be great to listen to, hopefully this makes sense.

 

I have big ears and am looking for something very very comfortable - I tried the Bose AE1 and that is the sort of comfort I am looking for, just a little bigger earcups!

 

Portable if possible, but am willing to sacrifice here! 

 

Will be powering of an iPod/ HTC phone.

 

Any more info please ask!

 

Thanks loads :) 

post #20733 of 29490

So after owning the M50s for almost 2 years now I'm looking  to make a new purchase.

 

I am looking for: (in order of importance)

 

Large Soundstage

Forward Mids
Deep & Tight Bass

I listen to alot of electronic music, Im not too sure what im looking for in the Highs but Tech House ( Listen to this ALOT!) has alot of high hats and it can get fatiguing after a bit.

 

Here is an example of what I have been into lately.

http://www.beatport.com/release/lets-call-it-a-day/965452

"People Like Us" & "Elsewhere" is a great example!

budget$ 150-250

 

in other words something that its not anywhere close to an M50

 

ps. I run Klipsch S4's on my Cowon C2 on love them. Would listen to them anyday over the M50s


Edited by JojoDanker19 - 10/29/12 at 7:33pm
post #20734 of 29490

ah-d600 or he-400 ? 

post #20735 of 29490
Hi,
Could someone please tell me if it would make much difference in sound if I bought a portable amp for my Sennheiser HD448s? I recently listened to some HD 380s a friend got and ever since I'm not so happy with my own anymore, but I'd like to not buy new ones yet since I got mine just about 6 months ago.. If an amp would help, could anyone suggest one? Hopefully something under 60$ or 70$... I'm just a high school student =P
post #20736 of 29490
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Originally Posted by A Jonaityte View Post

Hi,
Could someone please tell me if it would make much difference in sound if I bought a portable amp for my Sennheiser HD448s? I recently listened to some HD 380s a friend got and ever since I'm not so happy with my own anymore, but I'd like to not buy new ones yet since I got mine just about 6 months ago.. If an amp would help, could anyone suggest one? Hopefully something under 60$ or 70$... I'm just a high school student =P

 

A difference in sound from what?

post #20737 of 29490
I just mean, would an amp make them sound any better? I realize HD 448s aren't exactly that great, but I'm not really looking to buy new headphones yet.
post #20738 of 29490

Good balanced amp for $500 or less?

post #20739 of 29490

Im going to buy my first serious set of headphones and I need to know wether to buy 
Beyerdynamic DT770 80ohms

Ultrasone Pro 750

Any other recommendations are welcome but preferably I just want you to tell me which of these two headphones to buy. Thank you very much.

post #20740 of 29490
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Good balanced amp for $500 or less?

Audio GD NFB6:

http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB6/NFB6EN.htm

post #20741 of 29490
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Originally Posted by szanella View Post

Audio GD NFB6:

http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB6/NFB6EN.htm

Hmm, do I need a balanced DAC? If so, which to get? Not more than $350. But do I NEED it?

post #20742 of 29490
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Originally Posted by A Jonaityte View Post

I just mean, would an amp make them sound any better? I realize HD 448s aren't exactly that great, but I'm not really looking to buy new headphones yet.

 

The headphone is usually more important than the amp unless you're not getting enough power. Given that the HD 448 is a low impedance headphone (32 ohms), you probably won't see much of a difference with a dedicated amp versus your mp3 player or laptop. Besides, the HD 380 is twice the price of the HD 448 and should sound better.

 

For budget options around $70, there is the Grado SR60, any of the models in the Superlux line, the Koss Pro DJ, and the Phillips Uptown. 

post #20743 of 29490
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Hmm, do I need a balanced DAC? If so, which to get? Not more than $350. But do I NEED it?

 

I'd recommend biting the bullet and shelling out $450 for the matching NFB-17 dac. Most reviews indicate that the NFB-6 is noticeably better running balanced than single ended. If that's too steep, try the NFB-10SE, which combines the functionality of the two into one unit for $500.

post #20744 of 29490
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Originally Posted by steve2151 View Post

I'd recommend biting the bullet and shelling out $450 for the matching NFB-17 dac. Most reviews indicate that the NFB-6 is noticeably better running balanced than single ended. If that's too steep, try the NFB-10SE, which combines the functionality of the two into one unit for $500.
I will have to think about a balanced amp. First I need to get a headphone that deserves a balanced cable; like a sennheiser HD600.
post #20745 of 29490

need a portable and desktop amp/dac for hd650. price must be lower than the headphone itself but can drive it to its full potential. what do you guys recommend?

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