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post #21541 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Mirininc View Post

TLDR:
Money: 500 dollars
Music I listen to (Order of most to least): Trance, House, Ambient, Classical, and Rock
Amp: Fiio E17
Want great bass with decent to good on everything else and open to suggestions was mainly considering HE-400 vs HD650

Thanks for any help

 

Might want to see this if you haven't yet already: http://www.head-fi.org/t/631682/he400-vs-hd650

post #21542 of 29491
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Originally Posted by 6v6gt View Post

Hi all,

New to the forum, and been searching this thread for info on Sennheiser HD650 vs Shure SRH1440, here's a summary of my current kit and requirements, any assistance appreciated!

Current kit:
- Sennheiser HD270 (really old, have recently broken hence upgrade/replacement required, reviews for these are pretty bad, but they've given me good service and sound fairly OK)
- AKG K450 (these were a stop-gap while saving for replacements, they sound OK, but the treble seems pretty hyped/grainy and I find them uncomfortable after ~1h, overall pretty disappointed with these given all the rave reviews out there)
- Beyerdynamic DTX101ie IEM (I like these a lot, pretty balanced, not hyped treble, I like them a lot for portable use using spotify/flac on android)

Sources:
- Presonus Firepod firewire audio interface (same as an FP10), sounds pretty clean and has a fairly strong headphone amp
- Spotify and FLAC library

Music:
- Rock, blues, folk/acoustic/alternative, country

Main requirements:
- Must be comfortable for all-day (or at least multi-hour) use (I'm a programmer, and wear headphones nearly everyday while working, alone in my home-office so isolation/bleed is not too much of an issue)
- Must be transparent/un-hyped enough for mixing (I do band recordings with the presonus kit from time to time, and do most of the mixing with headphones)
- Must be musical, involving, detailed, but not fatiguing

So I've got a budget which stretches to the Senheiser HD650, or the Shure SRH1440 (which are around the same price where I am) - I may buy an amp/DAC, or a better audio interface to upgrade from the Presonus at some point, but whatever I buy must work fairly well with that interface for now.

Any help deciding which of these to go for (or alternative suggestions) would be much appreciated!

Senn HD 600 (it's more neutral than the 650) or Beyer DT 880 (+/- Pro). If closed--Shure SRH 940.
post #21543 of 29491
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Originally Posted by savagetuna View Post

Hey everyone! 
Just looking for some thoughts on my potential new rig.

RIght now i have Sennheiser HD439 that i use with my ipod and macbook pro (unamped). I am thinking doing a major upgrade to my home setup:

Macbook Pro > Fiio E9 with docked E7 > AKG Q701

I was thinking about getting the E7/E9 combo and the Q701s for Christmas and using it as my home setup and then using the E7 with my HD439s and ipod strictly as a portable set up, and when I need a bass fix.

Is this going to be a good combo? Will the e7/e9 go well with the Q701s? Should I break the extra cost and upgrade to the e17 and e9k? 

This will be my first full hifi rig so any suggestions very welcome!

I'd raise the matching question on the Q701 appreciation thread located in this same section of the forum.
post #21544 of 29491

Derp me - I just noticed I'm supposed to post in here...

 

 

Hi everyone :)

 

I was wondering if anyone can recommend the best set of headphones for use with a digital piano (Yamaha YDP 141) and iPhone 4/MacBook.

 

I'm looking for a Christmas present for my boyfriend - he's a classical pianist and is non-stop listening to music on his iPhone and playing on his digital piano. I wouldn't like to go more than $300 (CAD preferably ;)). I have done a bit of research and have noted that Sennheiser HD 558 and 598 are highly recommended. Can anyone recommend something else or give me further advice as to which headphones are best for my budget?

 

Thanks so much :)

post #21545 of 29491

Audiophile yogi needs suggestion.

 

I'm looking for some IEM's for very specific purposes. I've enjoyed my Shure 530's, but partially due to nature of use and partially due to poor construction, the sound now goes in and out in one ear. No DIY fix for this guy. I use my IEM's for early morning yoga - very active, sweaty, lots of movement. I tend to listen to classical Indian, ambient, classical, light electronica, and now and then some gentler post rock. No bass really required, sturdy design so a little pulling won't render it defunct, want spaciousness, focus on mids preferred, 200 dollar cap, used with Cowon mp3 players so some synergy appreciated.

 

My ear canals are not small. I can't believe I'm writing about the size of my ear canals to get a suggestion Oh well.

 

Thanks! (or namaste)

post #21546 of 29491
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Originally Posted by schnoodledoo View Post

Derp me - I just noticed I'm supposed to post in here...


Hi everyone smily_headphones1.gif



 



I was wondering if anyone can recommend the best set of headphones for use with a digital piano (Yamaha YDP 141) and iPhone 4/MacBook.



 



I'm looking for a Christmas present for my boyfriend - he's a classical pianist and is non-stop listening to music on his iPhone and playing on his digital piano. I wouldn't like to go more than $300 (CAD preferably wink.gif). I have done a bit of research and have noted that Sennheiser HD 558 and 598 are highly recommended. Can anyone recommend something else or give me further advice as to which headphones are best for my budget?



 



Thanks so much smily_headphones1.gif



You might also want to consider the very (more) efficient (but with a very long non-detachable headphone cable) Audio Technica ATH-AD900.

The Senns also have long--but detachable--cables.

All three of these are open cans and will leak sound. Be sure that's OK.
post #21547 of 29491

Thanks a bunch makes me want to try again with the HE-400s.

post #21548 of 29491
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Originally Posted by goodsoundftw View Post

Hi PurpleAngel,

 

Thank You for your reply. Well amazon says koss are studio headphones and sony are studio quality but to be honest those were kinda random picks after reading forum, they seemed like good cheap all-rounders. What about Sennheiser HD 555? Are those HD 558 really that better? I live in Europe and HD 558 quite more expensive than HD 555.

Which one would u pick out of these two? AKG K242HD or Sennheiser HD 555? I might consider HD558 if those are really a lot better than 555. 

As I've never listened to the HD555, I guess I'm biased for the K242HD, which I'm using right now using my O2 head amp. listening to Toad the Wet Sprocket - Walk on the Ocean :)

http://www.thomann.de/gb/akg_k242_hd.htm

 

I'm sure the HD558 is better then the HD555, technically the HD558 is slightly better then the K242HD.

But as the price of the K242HD is only 95 Euros, it's a good value.

post #21549 of 29491

Hello everyone..

 

noobie here, where I'm seeking some advice for a pair of in-ear headphones. Pretty much I'm looking for a pair of cans under $150 that would be best for electronic music- techno & house. I brought a pair of Sony's (can't remember the model) about 3 yrs ago for about $100 and they just crapped out so looking to invest about the same just with much better sound quality. If anyone can suggest about 2-3 to choose from, I would highly appreciate it. 

 

thanks!

post #21550 of 29491

I currently own Panasonic HTF600's with Beyerdynamic valor pads and I feel it's time for an upgrade. I currently have them plugged into a Mbox 2 music interface and I don't think they are bad for the price but I get an annoying rattle buzzing sound with certain sounds especially bass. When I'm not using headphones I use my Mackie MR5 reference studio speakers.



That being said I'm looking for a new pair with a $250 budget, this can also include buying a headphone amp such as the fiio or whatever is recommended.



I mainly use my headphones for listening to music, games, and use them for recording music. I mainly listen to Electronic, Indie, Ambient, and some Rap and Rock here and there Examples: (Tycho, M83, Amtrac, Little Dragon, Daft Punk, Cut Copy, Washed Out, Toro Y Moi). I do find bass important but I also don't want it to be overkill. Another important thing is comfort, I'm also willing to rip off my valor pads if needed.

 

 

I've been doing some reading on the Beyerdynamic DT770 and 880, what do you guys recommend?

post #21551 of 29491
Having posted in wrong section I am now posting it here so I can get a few more responses.

Right I Currently own some SHOCKING Sony MDR-XD200. Have decided I need a Upgrade. I'm from the UK So I have have also put my budget in USD as well.

OK I now have a budget of £50 ($80) but can streach to £65 ($100) if there is something that will really be worth the extra £££.... But that's my absolute max.

What I want from them are:

Good all round around sound, nice punchy well composed bass that's not overwhelming but definitely there and I also want to here the mids and highs...so nice and balanced....I'm not an audiophile yet but want somin good sounding.

They will be used for listening to every style of music from rock, vocal songs, drum and bass, electronic and just about everything, they will also be used for watching YouTube and even listening to the radio, so they don't need to be special to any one type of playback.

And most importantly they cant be flimsy things, they need to be strong as I will be using them a lot everyday.

And they need to be able to be run unamped as I can't really afford an amp at the moment.

Also I can order from America but prefers a European or uk dealer to avoid customs.

Have been looking at the DJ 100 Pro by Koss and also Senn HD215...have seen many others like CAL and many more but my eyes are currently on the above to, I also like ATH M50 but there out of my price range really.... Can you recommend on of these or something better please thanks?
post #21552 of 29491
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Originally Posted by edubbz View Post

Hello everyone..

noobie here, where I'm seeking some advice for a pair of in-ear headphones. Pretty much I'm looking for a pair of cans under $150 that would be best for electronic music- techno & house. I brought a pair of Sony's (can't remember the model) about 3 yrs ago for about $100 and they just crapped out so looking to invest about the same just with much better sound quality. If anyone can suggest about 2-3 to choose from, I would highly appreciate it. 

thanks!

Unfortunately, you are in the wrong section of the forum. This is the full sized headphones section. Try:

http://www.head-fi.org/f/103/portable-headphones-earphones-and-in-ear-monitors
post #21553 of 29491

Hi,

 

I'm 16 and looking to get my first pair of audiophile headphones. I don't have much experience with high end audio equipment, I have only ever used the bose demos at the stores and currently have a pair of Bose IE2 In ear. This would be a huge step up for me. I'm not afraid of modding. Budget would have to be capped at around 300 USD. If anyone would also like to recommend any DACs/AMPs that would be cool too. A PCI/PCI-E soundcard wouldn't be a problem with my current hardware if that would be a good option. I listen to everything but metal and country and also game so something that could do all this with a package would be great.

 

So far what I have are:

 

V-MODA Crossfade M-100

Sennheiser Momentum

Sennheiser HD600

 

Yeah thats about it ;)

Open to all suggestions.

Thanks, 
~ktish

post #21554 of 29491
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Originally Posted by ktish View Post

I'm 16 and looking to get my first pair of audiophile headphones. I don't have much experience with high end audio equipment, I have only ever used the bose demos at the stores and currently have a pair of Bose IE2 In ear. This would be a huge step up for me. I'm not afraid of modding. Budget would have to be capped at around 300 USD. If anyone would also like to recommend any DACs/AMPs that would be cool too. A PCI/PCI-E sound card wouldn't be a problem with my current hardware if that would be a good option. I listen to everything but metal and country and also game so something that could do all this with a package would be great.

 

So far what I have are:

 

V-MODA Crossfade M-100

Sennheiser Momentum

Sennheiser HD600

Maybe save a few dollars.

Asus Xonar DG (PCI, $23.99) or Xonar DGX ($39.99, PCI-E) sound card.

 

Technical pro HPT990, semi-open headphones, $70, sold buy DigBuy on eBay.

 

Total, $94 to $110

post #21555 of 29491

So I'm impatiently waiting for my M-100s to ship, and my patience is wearing so thin that I'm shopping around for my next cans. The M-100's are decidedly my portable cans for out and about, but I need something more suitable for DJing, and I know these won't cut it (on paper, the recessed mids aren't very good for monitoring a mix). I need something more neutral along the mids and highs, with great detail retrieval, and bass that hits hard.


I've been considering DT1350, Amperior, Momentum, or MadDogs by MrSpeakers. Considering my mixer/controller (Traktor Kontrol S4 goes up to 600ohms), and most other mixers can handle high impedence phones, I'm not so worried about that, but the less power hungry, the better, versatility is important for me. Also comfort, isolation (club environment > a bus) and durability mean a lot if I'm constantly going to be throwing one ear on/off my head, around my neck, etc.

 

I'm also not ready to break the bank. $350 is about as high as I wanna go.

I'm also curious if anyone has any suggestions to maybe get my Traktor Kontrol S4 to sound better through my Fostex pm0.4 monitors. I'm pretty sure this is the wrong place for this, but it's pretty muddy on the low end. Is it practical (or even possible) to amp/DAC the speakers seperately to bypass the S4's soundcard? my set up is Laptop > Traktor software (using 320 cbr/FLAC) > USB > Kontrol S4 > (possible spot for amp) > Fostex pm0.4 monitors. Ignore this part if this is the wrong place for this.

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