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post #21136 of 29491
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Originally Posted by xiujk71 View Post

I will try again, no replies on my previous post.
I am going to get my first set of audiophile headphone and have narrowed down to SRH 440 and SR 60i
I have heard the SR80i but it was $20 more, which, my parents will kill me, yeah.
I have heard the SRH 440 but it sounded like detail comes from the same distance. anyone noticed that? Have not heard the SR 60i
The headphone will be for home use. I'm using my Motorola Atrix 2 to drive it, not the best source tho.
My genre is just J-Pop, nothing but J-Pop the instrumentals are sonetimes electronic but im fine with SRH 440's bass. Forgot how SR 80i sounds.

Honestly... if you can go with the SR 80i go for it man! As the extra $20 is worth it I hear. Maybe you can sweeten your parents up with some extra house chores! Also another REALLY great Intro Audiophile can is the Koss Porta Pro, it runs for about $60, which is a little cheaper than the SR60i so that may be another option. 

 

I've demo'd The Koss DJ 200 and 100, and they really are very nice for a lot of different music. I own a pair of DT 880 250ohms which are rather GREAT cans... and the Koss Pro Dj series was my favorite in the Sub $100 can range! 

post #21137 of 29491

Thanks! But they are really, well, can't. $20 more is kinda no to them.

There is no Koss DJ series in the shop I am going to buy

http://www.stereo.com.sg/

 

OMG! Dang! Just found out SR 80i is just one dollar more expensive then the SRH 440! Well, guess I will put SR 60i off the list if i can!

Just checked the PortaPro's frequency response. It has more bass than SR 80i and SRH 440. I don't like the bass to be big, but I will give it a try if I head to the shop today.

http://en.goldenears.net/9862

 

Well, have you heard the SRH 440? Cause I don't really remember how the SR 80i sounds except the quantity of the bass is just right for me. Anyone knows how the SR 80i compares with SRH 440?

post #21138 of 29491

I was looking for a recommendation for someone new to the whole audio thing and wasn't sure where to start. 

 

 

I will be using the headphones on the bus for maybe 30 minutes a day. After that, I will be sitting down either in my room or in the library and will be watching either lecture videos, occasionally movies, and a good bit of music. On the bus I will be plugged into my iPod. Everywhere else will be on my laptop. 

If need be, I can use my SG3's headphones for the bus and the proper headphones for my laptop everywhere else. But I will be spending considerable amount more time with my laptop than with my iPod.

 

So I'm not sure if using the headphones for different types of media complicates things or not. 

 

I have a varying taste in music but my most common genres are rap/hip-hop, classic rock, and trance.

 

For rap, it goes back to more mellow beats like Nas and Biggie and Jay-Z and Tribe Called Quest from the 90s to the more modern hip hop which is rather loud. 

 

For Rock, it's from Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin to Van Halen and Guns N Roses. 

 

And for trance, it's whatever random song I come across on Spotify, not really DJ/artist-specific. 

 

I hope that's an adequate amount of information. While I would like to listen to music on the go with a nice pair of head phones, I can downgrade for a short ride on a quiet bus, and bring the nice headphones with me to listen in peace in a classroom or library.

 

I have been told prior into coming here that that my 2011 MacBook Pro is not a much better source than my third-generation iPod Touch and that my Galaxy S3 was the best of them all. I'm hoping someone can shed some light on this as well.

 

My max is $200, although I'm starting to learn I may not even need to break $150 due my sources of music. 
 

Edited by gandoo - 11/13/12 at 5:53pm
post #21139 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Nonentity View Post

I've been looking for some budget headphones (around $40) and I think I've narrowed it down to the following:
Panasonic HTF600
Panasonic HTF890
JVC HARX700
Sennheiser HD 428 (refurb for $24) - Edit: no longer available
Superlux 681
Audio-Technica ATH-AD300
Going to be used for Industrial/Electronic music and general computer use over long periods of time, so comfort is top priority. Any other recommendations in that price range are welcome.
Thanks for any input!

No one? triportsad.gif HTF600's were going to be my top choice but now that I've read about all the driver problems they seem like they would be too much of a hassle, and I don't want something that's going to break in a few months... Anyone have opinions on any of these...?
post #21140 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Keegster396 View Post

Thanks for replying smily_headphones1.gif Do you have experience with both the Uptown and the M50? I have tried the UE6000, and I just don't like its signature; It was a bit to flat for me.  I also just found out about the JVC HA S500, which look promising.

Yes I have had both. I personally honestly slightly prefer the uptown to the M50 although you are going to get more detail with the M50 and it is built better. The uptown is, like I said more portable and there is just something about it's darker sound that I think I like. the S500 is a very good on ear headphone. It is a brighter, you are going to hear more fine details, and is overall a fun sounding headphone. They are not as comfortable especially with stock pads. Isolation is not going to be as good. I'm kind of getting the idea you aren't going to like the uptown as much as I do.

I found the UE6000 to have quite emphasized bass and I was impressed with smooth yet detailed natural sounding high end. I thought the mids took a backseat but not too much. What source did you use?
post #21141 of 29491
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Originally Posted by gandoo View Post

I was looking for a recommendation for someone new to the whole audio thing and wasn't sure where to start. 

 

 

I will be using the headphones on the bus for maybe 30 minutes a day. After that, I will be sitting down either in my room or in the library and will be watching either lecture videos, occasionally movies, and a good bit of music. On the bus I will be plugged into my iPod. Everywhere else will be on my laptop. 

If need be, I can use my SG3's headphones for the bus and the proper headphones for my laptop everywhere else. But I will be spending considerable amount more time with my laptop than with my iPod.

 

So I'm not sure if using the headphones for different types of media complicates things or not. 

 

I have a varying taste in music but my most common genres are rap/hip-hop, classic rock, and trance.

 

For rap, it goes back to more mellow beats like Nas and Biggie and Jay-Z and Tribe Called Quest from the 90s to the more modern hip hop which is rather loud. 

 

For Rock, it's from Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin to Van Halen and Guns N Roses. 

 

And for trance, it's whatever random song I come across on Spotify, not really DJ/artist-specific. 

 

I hope that's an adequate amount of information. While I would like to listen to music on the go with a nice pair of head phones, I can downgrade for a short ride on a quiet bus, and bring the nice headphones with me to listen in peace in a classroom or library.

 

I have been told prior into coming here that that my 2011 MacBook Pro is not a much better source than my third-generation iPod Touch and that my Galaxy S3 was the best of them all. I'm hoping someone can shed some light on this as well.

 

My max is $200, although I'm starting to learn I may not even need to break $150 due my sources of music. 
 

You can try the Creative Aurvana Live. Never hear it but it seems good for many genres including rap and rock. Its cheaper than the M50


Edited by xiujk71 - 11/13/12 at 6:37pm
post #21142 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Nonentity View Post

I've been looking for some budget headphones (around $40) and I think I've narrowed it down to the following:
Panasonic HTF600
Panasonic HTF890
JVC HARX700
Sennheiser HD 428 (refurb for $24) - Edit: no longer available
Superlux 681
Audio-Technica ATH-AD300
Going to be used for Industrial/Electronic music and general computer use over long periods of time, so comfort is top priority. Any other recommendations in that price range are welcome.
Thanks for any input!

Unfortunately, I am not familiar with any of these headphones.  The headphones I know and use (or have used) regularly around your price point are the Beyerdynamic DT-235, the Philips Cityscape Downtown, and the Koss PortaPro.  The DT-235 is the best sounding, the Downtown is the best for travel (great isolation), and the PortaPro (which is open, unlike the other two) is warm and pleasant sounding.  The Downtown easily beats the others for quality and quantity of bass. The DT-235 has the least amount of bass of the three and what some people call  "hi-fi" sound (lean, fast, a little bright).

post #21143 of 29491

**EDIT** Double post.


Edited by gandoo - 11/13/12 at 7:36pm
post #21144 of 29491
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Originally Posted by xiujk71 View Post

You can try the Creative Aurvana Live. Never hear it but it seems good for many genres including rap and rock. Its cheaper than the M50

 

There's nothing better out there? Say I take away the price limit.

 

My main concern has just been the source that people keep bringing up. They mentioned that using something like the Sennheiser HD558s would be a waste because I wouldn't notice the difference. So I'm trying to make some sense of it all. 

 

I also was looking for a pair that was closed, so that I don't disturb others around me. I don't blast my music, but it appears some headsets still have issues where people can hear them even at "decent" levels. So that is also something I'm worried about. 

post #21145 of 29491
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Originally Posted by gandoo View Post

 

There's nothing better out there? Say I take away the price limit.

 

My main concern has just been the source that people keep bringing up. They mentioned that using something like the Sennheiser HD558s would be a waste because I wouldn't notice the difference. So I'm trying to make some sense of it all. 

 

I also was looking for a pair that was closed, so that I don't disturb others around me. I don't blast my music, but it appears some headsets still have issues where people can hear them even at "decent" levels. So that is also something I'm worried about. 

 

But you wouldn't be able to use the HD558 on the bus, so why not look for closed. Have you considered the Ultrasone HFI-780? More balanced than the HFI-580s which are generally recommended for EDM and hip hop, but still has good bass. Just not quite as emphasized. 

post #21146 of 29491
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

 

But you wouldn't be able to use the HD558 on the bus, so why not look for closed. Have you considered the Ultrasone HFI-780? More balanced than the HFI-580s which are generally recommended for EDM and hip hop, but still has good bass. Just not quite as emphasized. 

Why wouldn't I be able to use the 558s on the bus? 

 

And I will take a look at the HFI-780s. I was mainly looking at Sennheisers since everyone I talked to spoke highly of them. 

post #21147 of 29491
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Originally Posted by gandoo View Post

Why wouldn't I be able to use the 558s on the bus? 

 

And I will take a look at the HFI-780s. I was mainly looking at Sennheisers since everyone I talked to spoke highly of them. 

 

The HD558 are open. You'll hear your environment, and they'll be able to hear your music.  If you want any isolation at all, don't go with open headphones. 

post #21148 of 29491
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

 

The HD558 are open. You'll hear your environment, and they'll be able to hear your music.  If you want any isolation at all, don't go with open headphones. 

Why do they make headphones like this? Just curious. 

 

 

Is there anything similar to these headphones, in quality, but still block out noise from going in and out? Sometimes I may use them with nothing playing simply as ear plugs. Feels silly saying that, $200 earplugs, but at times that may be how they're used. 

 

Thanks for the help so far. So glad I didn't go by just suggestions from others, because the Sennheisers being "open" was going to be a huge no-no. 

post #21149 of 29491

oh how my mind has changed so many times already this week.

i was hellbent on the M80, but am now thinking Phillips L1

 

i currently have the K81 DJ and love em.  thought about a k518 le/dj replacement, but after reading some reviews, the L1s are sounding really good.  

 

love controlled bass, but dont listen to bass heavy music, so it works well  i like a live sound to music. 

 

 

your thoughts?

post #21150 of 29491
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Originally Posted by gandoo View Post

Why do they make headphones like this? Just curious. 

 

 

Is there anything similar to these headphones, in quality, but still block out noise from going in and out? Sometimes I may use them with nothing playing simply as ear plugs. Feels silly saying that, $200 earplugs, but at times that may be how they're used. 

 

Thanks for the help so far. So glad I didn't go by just suggestions from others, because the Sennheisers being "open" was going to be a huge no-no. 

do you mean why are open headphones designed? it is generally accepted that open ear headphones sound better than closed. in terms of sound quality, open is better than closed. im not saying closed cans sound bad, and there are some very good closed earphones. audio technica and denon come to mind. but in general, the more air a transducer has access to, the better. 

 

if your looking for high isolation, you may want to look into IEMs


Edited by kchapdaily - 11/13/12 at 9:05pm
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