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post #20971 of 29491
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Originally Posted by andytwo View Post

Hello, sorry for my english. I am looking to buy new home headphones. for listening all genres of music. It should be under 200 dollars. A really like audio technica a700x and beyerdynamic dt 770 maybe audio technica m50s (maybe very bass). Which is best ? or something else under 200 dollars. My previous was koss porta pro Thanks
 

 


A very clean and great sounding headphone is the AKG K550 which I have right now. They blow away all my previous headphones (including the portapro).

 

Other than that, can you tell if you will be running the headphones through an amp or straight out of a device? You need to consider the impedance of the headphone before you make your final decision. 

Also, Open or closed-back?

post #20972 of 29491
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

I dunno where you heard that from. The wingplate fracturing issue has only happened to 1-2 people. The M-80's are no less prone for that problem as that structure is nearly identical to that of the M-100's. And actually, since the M-80's headband is much smaller than that of the M-100, I would think the problem is more common for the M-80 since the fully extended headband would add more stress to the wingplate area (probably the weakest part of the headband design).

I was talking about the DT1350 vs the M100 which is what he was asking about.

Yes I think the Beyers are better made than any V moda product I have ever seen
post #20973 of 29491

Hello there nice audiophiles

 

I have listened to the mighty UE9000 and i then realized that my actual heaphones were not really proper headphones

 

i am looking for something wireless that would be great on an iphone 4s and a / galaxy S3  my price range would be 100-150£

 

i dont know much about heaphones...

 

 thanks in advance for the answers

post #20974 of 29491
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Originally Posted by andytwo View Post

Hello, sorry for my english. I am looking to buy new home headphones. for listening all genres of music. It should be under 200 dollars. A really like audio technica a700x and beyerdynamic dt 770 maybe audio technica m50s (maybe very bass). Which is best ? or something else under 200 dollars. My previous was koss porta pro Thanks

 

The M50 is a good headphone for the money. They don't have much for soundstage. "very bassy" is not how I would describe them. The DT770 is quite superior to the M50 especially in sound stage, but you are going to get more bass and treble emphasis whereas the M50 is a lot more balanced (though I would say it is still a tad U shaped). IMO the DT770 as a much more realistic presentation than the M50. Haven't heard the AT.

Bear in mind if you get the 770 you will need an amp to realize their true potential in sound. Even a small one like the E11 for portable or E10 for desktop use.
post #20975 of 29491
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Originally Posted by CriticalH View Post

Hello there nice audiophiles

I have listened to the mighty UE9000 and i then realized that my actual heaphones were not really proper headphones

i am looking for something wireless that would be great on an iphone 4s and a / galaxy S3  my price range would be 100-150£

i dont know much about heaphones...

 thanks in advance for the answers
Don't expect to match that sound necessairly unless you go wired. There ar many wired headphones that have terfific sound around your price point.

But your best bet is going to find yourself a used or refurbished seller for the Sennheiser MM400 or the MM500 if you want blutooth. I had the MM550 which is the active noise cancelling version and with the NC turned off they were a good sounding headpohone.
post #20976 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Doc-holliday View Post


Don't expect to match that sound necessairly unless you go wired. There ar many wired headphones that have terfific sound around your price point.
But your best bet is going to find yourself a used or refurbished seller for the Sennheiser MM400 or the MM500 if you want blutooth. I had the MM550 which is the active noise cancelling version and with the NC turned off they were a good sounding headpohone.

Thanks for your reply

 

http://www.sennheiserusa.com/bluetooth-stereo-wireless-headset_504514 so they have a microphone ?

 

edit nevermind these actually are awesome and cost almost 100£ less than the UE9000 thanks a lot

post #20977 of 29491
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Originally Posted by dvada191 View Post

Hi, I'm trying to decide on a pair of headphones mostly for casual music playing, and I'm going to run them straight out of my iPhone and/or computer. I'm not a basshead or audiophile, and I don't think I'll really notice any subtle recessions or differences, as I have been using mostly the stock Apple earbuds, and the AKG K77's occasionally. I really like the sound of the K77's, but I want an upgrade, so I've come to a choice between the Sony XB500, the ATH M50, the DJ1/HFI-580 and the DJ1 Pro/PRO550. I have done my research on these headphones, and from what I've seen, the XB500 are real basshead cans, the ATH M50 gives a very flat response, the HFI-580's are sort of balanced, but have a little more colorful bass, and the PRO550 has a larger soundstage than the 580's, but with less bass and bass impact. I mostly listen to electronic music(like DnB, dubstep, house, trance), so I do want some big bass, just not overpowering. My budget is around $150(I'm not really the type to pay a lot for some cans), and I'm kind of leaning toward the 580/M50's, but I'm interested now in the others. 

 

Can any audiophiles help me out?

 

Bump?

post #20978 of 29491

Hey gang,

 

I'm in the market for something to use at work and was looking into circumaural, closed cans and amp that would be best for progressive rock and metal (mostly).  I'll be playing music from an iPod classic or from my PC (which has the most basic sound card)

 

After reading the site and looking around a bit at different reviews I think I'm down between a few choices for headphones:

 

ATH-M50

ATH-ES10 (leaves a bit less budget for amp)

Beyerdynamic DT 660

Shure SR840s

 

I'm trying to keep things under 400$ total but I could go higher if the quality is really there.

 

My usual listening device is an old pair of Shure SE-5 IEM's, unamped through an iPod classic.  I dig the clarity and seperation they provide and am looking for something similar in full size cans, perhaps with a larger sound stage.

 

Any help or other suggestions are greatly appreciated. 

 

Thanks

post #20979 of 29491
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Originally Posted by AndreiKuznetsov View Post

Looking for something for my HD600's...

 

Sennheiser HD600's and FiiO E9 amp for a year now... I love this combo, and the sounds I've heard go into my ears since last Christmas have been amazing. However, I've been thinking back about something: should I have gotten the E7 with them? How much of a difference would the E7 make at this point? HOW would the E7 make a difference?

 

I'm just wondering if I should order it once I get a little extra cash saved up, or if it's kinda a moot thing to do at this point.

 

(EDIT: I use the HD600 + E9 getup to listen to music on my ASUS A53SV-XE1 notebook.)

 

IMO

 

If you really want improvements for your sennheiser 600, don't invest money in marginal (at best) upgrades such as replacing your integrated sound card with the e7.

I think you'd be better off saving the money and then get something that will really do justice to your hd600's, like a Nuforce HD for instance. You'll get a better dac and amp in one without spending any money on redundancy.

Even if you just had, let's say, 200 bucks to spend, I'd still definitely say you'd get more bang for your buck with a better amp than with a new dac.

 

Not saying the e9 is bad by any means, by the way, in fact there will probably still be a matter of taste involved in whether the nuforce is better than the e9. But I'd bet money you would prefer the nuforce, if you know what i mean.


Edited by Nirvana Woman - 11/7/12 at 10:21am
post #20980 of 29491
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Originally Posted by agouti View Post

Hi guys,

 

I have 2 main questions, very nearly posted in a new thread but decided to try here before cluttering up the forum yet more.

 

I've had a pair of AD900's for some 8 years now, which I have enjoyed very much, driven by a Asus Xonar STX, however they get used all day every day and are starting to show their age. I've been keen on picking up a pair of closed headphones for a while.

 

Every now and then I have a burst of energetic reading and usually end up deciding on a pair of DT250s - I listen to a wide range of music, mostly older rock and softer groove/dance music, so good clean bass is important with good extension, as well as mid detail. I'm not so fussed on treble, especially as my hearing range has dropped of markedly as I've gotten older, so the roll off with the DT250s doesn't bother me. Early on the soundstage with my AD900s was a big selling point, but either through the 'phones age or my own I don't get the feeling anymore so I'm not going to let that sway me too much.

 

So, question 1: Can anyone give approximate dimensions for the inner space of the DT250 cups? I utterly detest having my ears pressed by headphones, and while I don't have radar dishes my ears are probably a bit on the large side. One of the deciding factors for the AD900's was the large cups. I sadly don't have any stores within a few hours drive which have DT250s to try on, and I want to make sure my ears will fit inside before purchase.

 

Question 2: Will my Asus STX be up to driving the 250ohm version? From what I've read the 250ohm is a marginally superior version, in terms of extension and detail, but it would be a downgrade if I wasn't able to properly drive it. I picked up the card originally because of the shoddy quality of on-board sound and the time (also not having digital out), and because of the low noise floor (AD900s having quite low impedance). From what I have read elsewhere it should be able to, but I wouldn't mind making certain.

 

Thanks for your time, appreciate it!

 

Question 2: Yes the essence can quite easily handle them. They handled my hd650's (300 ohm) no problem. I can't say how you will enjoy the sound though (not implying it won't sound good, just saying I really don't know :P).

post #20981 of 29491

Any reasons to take the RX700 over the HTF600?

post #20982 of 29491
Hello Head-Fi community!

I've been looking around for a new pair of headphones for awhile, but now that my most recent pair of headphones (Steelseries Siberia v2)were destroyed by the dog I'm forcing myself to buy. I'd like to add that I haven't tried anything better than my last pair so I'm probably going to lean towards entry level.

Music:
Rock, Metal, Country, Rap, Hip Hop, EDM, pretty much anything. I'd say I lean more towards bassier music but I don't want to be overwhelmed with bass.

Uses:
Mainly at home, but I'd like to be able to use them (without a portable amp for now) on my portable devices.

Comfort:
Not a big issue here, but I would like to wear them on my big noggin without too much fatigue.

Design (this is why I'm posting in this thread):
Closed
The most important thing for me is minimal branding. I don't mind looking like a space cadet, but I'd like to avoid it if possible. I've done a lot of browsing here and elsewhere with not much luck on finding anything to my liking that wasn't going to break my bank.

Modification:
I'm just keeping an open mind with this because I like to take things apart after I'm "done" with them. So if I can make a safe buy into a better pair of 'phones then that'd be cool!
Price range:
Up to $150

TL;DR:
Entry level, sound great for EDM type music but still good everywhere else, minimal design with little to no branding, closed, possible mod ability, $150.
Thanks in advance!
Edited by coltronix - 11/7/12 at 6:53pm
post #20983 of 29491

Thanks for the reply miceblue, but I have another question for everyone.

 

If I were to go with the HD600 used or HD650 used would a Fiio e17 possibly be enough to use most of the phones potential? if not, would any portable amp get the job done?  If not would my fiio e7 be enough to get all the potential from Senn HD598? or would it benefit greatly from an upgrade to an e17?

 

sorry for so many questions, im just not very knowledgeable about amps, thanks

post #20984 of 29491
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Originally Posted by LucEdwards View Post

Thanks for the reply miceblue, but I have another question for everyone.

 

If I were to go with the HD600 used or HD650 used would a Fiio e17 possibly be enough to use most of the phones potential? if not, would any portable amp get the job done?  If not would my Fiio E7 be enough to get all the potential from Senn HD598? or would it benefit greatly from an upgrade to an e17?

Sennheiser HD600/650 (300-ohms)

Personally, my two cents, get some lower Ohm headphones for being on the move.

Technically, the E17 should be able to decently drive the HD600/650, but I heard you really want something more like a desktop amplifier (Little Dot MKIII?) to get the most out of the HD600/650.

Something like the Fiio E7 should easily be able to drive 50-ohm headphones like the HD598.

But it's all just my 2 cents.

post #20985 of 29491
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

Sennheiser HD600/650 (300-ohms)

Personally, my two cents, get some lower Ohm headphones for being on the move.

Technically, the E17 should be able to decently drive the HD600/650, but I heard you really want something more like a desktop amplifier (Little Dot MKIII?) to get the most out of the HD600/650.

Something like the Fiio E7 should easily be able to drive 50-ohm headphones like the HD598.

But it's all just my 2 cents.

 

Thanks for the advice, looks like I'll go with the HD598's smile.gif

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