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Originally Posted by incubusfanclm View Post

Circumaural phones with NO LEAKAGE and HIGH ISOLATION - under $150?




I read the guides but need opinions.. trying to find circumaural phones with EXTREMELY LOW sound leakage, good isolation, and soft earpads (because I wear glasses) -- under $150.. is it possible? thanks!

Well that's a bit vague but you can check out for an even better price the Philips Uptowns for 65 bucks shipped. Very nice for the price and isolation is good.
http://bensoutlet.com/products/citiscape-uptown
post #20882 of 29490

Hello Head-Fi!

 

First off, I'm completely new to this forum and headphones in general, and English isn't my mother language, so my apologies if my post makes no sense or if its in the wrong place.

 

I've been scouting for a headphones <$30 that will fit my needs of:

 

- Music listening (I want a headphone that is good with all genres)

- Playing games (mostly RGP) 

- Playing my digital piano (with the headphone plugged in)

- Good bass (but not too much) with decent highs and mids

- Comfortable and durable.

 

Styles, sizes and sound isolation aren't important to me. But, I might use it on buses to my school, so loud sound leakage does somewhat matter.

 

Would you please to point out which one fits my needs. Or, could you give me suggestions of other headphones for the same price range that are better then the ones mentioned above.

 

 

I would very much appreciate your expert opinions :)

 

Thanks in advance!

post #20883 of 29490

Hi all, I recently asked some questions regarding headphones, but I'm still not sure what I'd like to get...as much as I'd like to try out a few different headphones, unfortunately I don't know of anywhere near myself (such as a music store) that would have that available, so thought I'd ask for a recommendation on headphones:

 

  • Budget of around $500 for just the headphones (plan on buying the card too, so something like $700 altogether)--don't mind spending a bit more if it matters.
  • I originally was considering a Asus Phoebus but now feel convinced I should just stick with an STX instead.
  • I was told DT880 Pro 250-Ohm is a good pairing to go with the Phoebus, I assume this still stands for the STX.
  • Originally stated I'm a gamer, but honestly I hardly play FPS's, mostly into League of Legends, Indie Games, and the occasional RPG.
  • Currently have Audio Technicas ATH AD700 (fine headphones btw), but wanted something with more bass...I unfortunately don't have any kind of reference on what I mean by that, other than I don't want excessive bass, but I was looking for something with more bass than an AD700, but just as much sound quality across the spectrum as well.
  • Was hoping a headphone amp that came with the STX would be all I need, and want to avoid buying anything else (i.e. DAC's or other Amps), and also wanted to get a pair of headphones that would really make use of the amp from the soundcard.
  • I don't really watch movies on my computer, but I do listen to music occasionally, into Electronica, and lately, more so into light (liquid?) drum n' bass.
  • Was under the impression open headphones are generally more preferable to closed ones.

 

I hope I didn't leave anything out, or was too specific as to not be helpful for possible suggestions...I had read mad lust envy's thread, but I don't think those recommendations really pertain to the type of listening I'll probably be using my headphones for.  Thought the Hifiman's 400's looked great otherwise.  Once used Sennheiser 500's, and was originally considering a newer version (600's or 650's) in the same price range, but read they aren't that hot for gaming at all...finally also read that Beyerdynamic DT990's and Ultrasone Pro 900's may be great fits.

post #20884 of 29490
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Originally Posted by fuerchter View Post

first: do you mean the pc360 or the px360? also, would there be anything (price-wise) between that and the aurvana?


anybody? :S

post #20885 of 29490
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Originally Posted by hfshuflr View Post

Hi all, I recently asked some questions regarding headphones, but I'm still not sure what I'd like to get...as much as I'd like to try out a few different headphones, unfortunately I don't know of anywhere near myself (such as a music store) that would have that available, so thought I'd ask for a recommendation on headphones:

 

I originally was considering a Asus Phoebus but now feel convinced I should just stick with an STX instead.

I was told DT880 Pro 250-Ohm is a good pairing to go with the Phoebus, I assume this still stands for the STX.

Originally stated I'm a gamer, but honestly I hardly play FPS's, mostly into League of Legends, Indie Games, and the occasional RPG.

The Asus Xonar Essence STX and the DT880 Pro 250-Ohm will work fine together, the pairing works for me.

Get the "Unified Xonar Drivers" from the website Brainbit.

post #20886 of 29490
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Originally Posted by hfshuflr View Post

Hi all, I recently asked some questions regarding headphones, but I'm still not sure what I'd like to get...as much as I'd like to try out a few different headphones, unfortunately I don't know of anywhere near myself (such as a music store) that would have that available, so thought I'd ask for a recommendation on headphones:

 

  • Budget of around $500 for just the headphones (plan on buying the card too, so something like $700 altogether)--don't mind spending a bit more if it matters.
  • I originally was considering a Asus Phoebus but now feel convinced I should just stick with an STX instead.
  • I was told DT880 Pro 250-Ohm is a good pairing to go with the Phoebus, I assume this still stands for the STX.
  • Originally stated I'm a gamer, but honestly I hardly play FPS's, mostly into League of Legends, Indie Games, and the occasional RPG.
  • Currently have Audio Technicas ATH AD700 (fine headphones btw), but wanted something with more bass...I unfortunately don't have any kind of reference on what I mean by that, other than I don't want excessive bass, but I was looking for something with more bass than an AD700, but just as much sound quality across the spectrum as well.
  • Was hoping a headphone amp that came with the STX would be all I need, and want to avoid buying anything else (i.e. DAC's or other Amps), and also wanted to get a pair of headphones that would really make use of the amp from the soundcard.
  • I don't really watch movies on my computer, but I do listen to music occasionally, into Electronica, and lately, more so into light (liquid?) drum n' bass.
  • Was under the impression open headphones are generally more preferable to closed ones.

 

I hope I didn't leave anything out, or was too specific as to not be helpful for possible suggestions...I had read mad lust envy's thread, but I don't think those recommendations really pertain to the type of listening I'll probably be using my headphones for.  Thought the Hifiman's 400's looked great otherwise.  Once used Sennheiser 500's, and was originally considering a newer version (600's or 650's) in the same price range, but read they aren't that hot for gaming at all...finally also read that Beyerdynamic DT990's and Ultrasone Pro 900's may be great fits.

 

The HE-400 should excel at replicating drum/bass guitar. I remember MadLustEnvy mentioning how good the bass extension was on this chillstep track in the HE-400 thread. 

 

If you don't need the headphone surround capability of a PC sound card, I think that an external dac/amp combination would work better for you from a sound quality perspective. My old Audigy 2 ZS and Claro II don't really stand a chance against my Audinst HUD-MX1 or Audio GD NFB-12. 

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Starting to lean towards picking up a pair of Beyerdynamic DT-880 250 ohms. 

 

I will be connecting it to either Mac Book Air or Nexus 7 tab or iPhone5/Galaxy 3s (buying a new phone in a few weeks when contract is up not sure on this one yet could use help here too I guess =D)

 

Would I be able to run the DT880 on these devices without an amp/dac?When is a DAC necessary if ever?

 

If it's worth getting an amp is a Fiio E7, E17, E11 or such a good starting pointing/ able to power these cans?

 

I understand that they are semi closer but how loud would someone sitting near me be able to hear what I am listening to? If I am at a library listening to music at a relatively low volume will I get dirty looks from people?  I could limit these to at home listening but I like have the option.
 

post #20888 of 29490
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Originally Posted by shjnlee View Post

Hello Head-Fi!



 



First off, I'm completely new to this forum and headphones in general, and English isn't my mother language, so my apologies if my post makes no sense or if its in the wrong place.



 



I've been scouting for a headphones <$30 that will fit my needs of:



 



- Music listening (I want a headphone that is good with all genres)



- Playing games (mostly RGP) 



- Playing my digital piano (with the headphone plugged in)



- Good bass (but not too much) with decent highs and mids



- Comfortable and durable.



 



Styles, sizes and sound isolation aren't important to me. But, I might use it on buses to my school, so loud sound leakage does somewhat matter.



 



Would you please to point out which one fits my needs. Or, could you give me suggestions of other headphones for the same price range that are better then the ones mentioned above.



 



 



I would very much appreciate your expert opinions smily_headphones1.gif



 



Thanks in advance!



Save a couple extra dollars and get a used Beyerdynamic DT235. If that don't work out, grab a JVC S400 on ear headphone. I have no idea where you are and availablility but those are $25 here.

You can check out this little list I put together. Also Joker's portable review is linked in the OP. http://www.head-fi.org/t/625124/over-performing-over-achieving-headphones-iems-for-their-price-range-top-cost-effective-cans-iems
post #20889 of 29490

For POP and Classic, Sennheiser HD 202 or Shure SRH440?

post #20890 of 29490
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Originally Posted by steve2151 View Post
If you don't need the headphone surround capability of a PC sound card, I think that an external dac/amp combination would work better for you from a sound quality perspective. My old Audigy 2 ZS and Claro II don't really stand a chance against my Audinst HUD-MX1 or Audio GD NFB-12. 

 

Other than the "sound cards are bad" generalization being a myth, the (probably biased as usual) comparisons above are not relevant to hfshuflr's Xonar STX. I could just as well say that external DACs are inferior because my STX is better than a FiiO D5. But returning to the topic, I agree with PurpleAngel that the combination of that card with the DT880 Pro (I have both) should be fine.

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Hi there, currently I own an HD 598, paired with Apple ipod nano 6th gen, HRT istreamer and Schiit Asgard. I'm very satisfied so far with this combo, but I'm looking for an headphone upgrade with eventually more resolution, bass and even wider soundstage (HD 598 having already a big soundstage).

I was leaning toward  Senn HD 700 but I'm a bit concerned after all the negative impressions I read in this forum: too bad I cannot have any chance to audition them before purchase.

I'm looking for an advice mainly from someone who has/had both hd 598 and hd 700, even better if matched with Asgard.

The musical genres I listen to are mostly soundtracks, rock, pop and classical.

post #20892 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Doc-holliday View Post

nick.. buddy.... I told you the DT1350's. Just do it. Quit thinking and pull the trigger. I am sorry to inform you but YOU WILL BUY MORE HEADPHONES even after this purchase. You might as well get one of the best portables there are out there that just so happen to match your description pretty much to the letter.
If you want the BT function, yea all I can say is watch Tyll's UE9000 video, but I am pretty sure you have already done that.
DO IT!! I saw your other thread too. Just do it.

Alright DT-1350 is the one i'll get..
Maybe Ill get the Momentum for my b-day gift next month hah
post #20893 of 29490

Evening

 

Need some new headphones, closed back isolating as mainly used when commuting

 

I listen to loud guitar based music almost exclusively, for 2 hours per day roughly

 

Budget is £150

 

From reading around here, it seems to be fairly close between the HD25's and the AKG 550's

 

Anyone got anything to add please?

 

Ooh, I'll also be using them with an old iPod Touch, for my sins


Edited by Fierce1979 - 11/5/12 at 9:09am
post #20894 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Xtron2112 View Post

 

Hi.  So far I've had Portapros (loved them, but they were broken in a car wreck), then a pair of SR-80is(which I adored).  They lasted about a year or two before one of the speakers stopped working (****** cables). The open designs were a problem as well, considering I mainly listen to music on the go.  So, I need closed headphones under $150 (I will get an amp at some point maybe).

 

 Which would be best for Rock/Metal (Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Queen, Yes, Dream Theater, Queensryche, Styx, Journey, Beatles, Pink Floyd, Rush etc.) while still being durable enough to last for more than a year or two (Appearance and portabilty are NOT a concern)?

 

I'm currently looking at the Sony V6 and (possibly) ath m50

 

 

Well, it happened again.  My MDR-V6 has suffered a cable/jack break (bleeping Griffin Survivor case and it's tiny slot for jacks that managed to bend the jack even after I filed it down) and joined my SR-80s in the headphone graveyard.  I have decided that it might be best to upgrade to headphones meant for portable use and have detachable cables.  After much research, I have narrowed down my candidates to the HD25-1 ii and the V-Moda M80.  Most seem to favor the Senns for the type of music I listen to(i.e. Prog Rock and Metal with some classic rock and alt rock on the side).  However there are three things that make me consider the M80s:

1.Soundstage

2.Need for a portable amp

3.Replacement cables
 


Simply put, is the soundstage for the Senns sufficient for something like, say, Dream Theater(yup, yet another DT fan on Head-Fi) or King Crimson or Queen?  And even more importantly, would I need an amp to properly power the Senns?  If so, then what would you suggest? My primary source is an iPod Touch 4G playing ALAC files through Audioforge Equalizer.  Most importantly of all, there is also the factor of the V-Modas using regular male-male cables while the Senns use proprietary cables which I have heard are very hard to find and are very expensive although I have heard you can use replacement cables from other Sennheiser cables(some specific information on this may be the most important deciding factor).  And how do they compare sound-wise with the MDR-V6?


 



 



I would be very, very, VERY grateful for any input and advice....   I need help sooner rather than later.

post #20895 of 29490
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Originally Posted by stv014 View Post

 

Other than the "sound cards are bad" generalization being a myth, the (probably biased as usual) comparisons above are not relevant to hfshuflr's Xonar STX. I could just as well say that external DACs are inferior because my STX is better than a FiiO D5. But returning to the topic, I agree with PurpleAngel that the combination of that card with the DT880 Pro (I have both) should be fine.

I agree completely, DACs are better is complete BS.  I've heard plenty of DACs that don't sound or measure half as good as my sound card.

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