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Originally Posted by lourendo View Post

Hello all!

 I am new to the forum but i joined because i wanted to be a part of something that does not default to "beats by Dre"  as the de-facto choice for headphones. sigh...

Anyway, I already own ath m50s but i want an upgrade

I listen to everything from Sousa, to dubstep, to delta blues and everything in between.  not much classical but a little jazz.

I am a soon to graduate film major so reference quality and comfort is a must for editing.  they need to be accurate and crisp.

Here is the kicker... I will only purchase my new cans from BestBuy so they must stock them or at least have them online, but not marketplace. (dont ask why)

Price is of no concern but the ultra high end cans should be justified if you think they are worth it.

thank you in advance for your help.  Lou

I am also looking for a set of cans from Best Buy as a gift in the $100~$150 range.

some possibilities include:


Beats studio

Pioneer - HDJ-2000-K

Pioneer HDJ-500-R


Pioneer HDJ-1500-S


Logitech - UE 6000

Harman Kardon


AIAIAI - TMA-1 Studio


AIAIAI - TMA-1 Beatport

Skullcandy - Mix Master

Skullcandy - Aviator

ATH-ESW9A

akg K172HD

akg K171MKII

AKG - K550 

AKG K272HD

etc.

 






The AKG K 550--if you can get a good seal. Beards, sideburns and even glasses can defeat this.

The KRK KNS 8400 is good if they are stocked.
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Hey head-fiers, this is my 4th time posting in this thread... hopefully someone will help field my questions this time. So I think I've settled on the Maverick Audio TubeMagic D1 w/ OPA627 OpAmp & GE5670W Tube upgrade and now I'm just trying to decide on a suitable set of headphones. I'm not adverse to open, semi-open, closed or sealed but I'm definitely looking for the best sound quality under $400. Comfort is an important factor as well. I mainly listen to all varieties of rock, ambient music, hip hop, jazz, blues, bluegrass and  sometimes I will watch a movie too but that is very rare. I basically need a headphone that is apt for most genres of music. Considering the Sony MDR-1R, Sennheiser Momentums and the AKG K550. I've got a pretty big head so not too worried about fitting the AKGs. However, these were the options I was considering before I decided to get a more competent amplifier/ DAC combo. Can any recommend/ advice me on some headphones in the sub $400 range that fit the bill?

post #21573 of 29491
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Originally Posted by drumsnspace View Post

Hey head-fiers, this is my 4th time posting in this thread... hopefully someone will help field my questions this time. So I think I've settled on the Maverick Audio TubeMagic D1 w/ OPA627 OpAmp & GE5670W Tube upgrade and now I'm just trying to decide on a suitable set of headphones. I'm not adverse to open, semi-open, closed or sealed but I'm definitely looking for the best sound quality under $400. Comfort is an important factor as well. I mainly listen to all varieties of rock, ambient music, hip hop, jazz, blues, bluegrass and  sometimes I will watch a movie too but that is very rare. I basically need a headphone that is apt for most genres of music. Considering the Sony MDR-1R, Sennheiser Momentums and the AKG K550. I've got a pretty big head so not too worried about fitting the AKGs. However, these were the options I was considering before I decided to get a more competent amplifier/ DAC combo. Can any recommend/ advice me on some headphones in the sub $400 range that fit the bill?


How would the HE-400s sound with the D1? Would it be too much amplification for a 35 Ohm set?

post #21574 of 29491
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Originally Posted by drumsnspace View Post

Hey head-fiers, this is my 4th time posting in this thread... hopefully someone will help field my questions this time. So I think I've settled on the Maverick Audio TubeMagic D1 w/ OPA627 OpAmp & GE5670W Tube upgrade and now I'm just trying to decide on a suitable set of headphones. I'm not adverse to open, semi-open, closed or sealed but I'm definitely looking for the best sound quality under $400. Comfort is an important factor as well. I mainly listen to all varieties of rock, ambient music, hip hop, jazz, blues, bluegrass and  sometimes I will watch a movie too but that is very rare. I basically need a headphone that is apt for most genres of music. Considering the Sony MDR-1R, Sennheiser Momentums and the AKG K550. I've got a pretty big head so not too worried about fitting the AKGs. However, these were the options I was considering before I decided to get a more competent amplifier/ DAC combo. Can any recommend/ advice me on some headphones in the sub $400 range that fit the bill?

In the last week there have been many deals floated (on the Deals thread in this section of the forum) for the HD 650. It will give you a little mid bass hump without trashing the overall sound of this classic open can.
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In the last week there have been many deals floated (on the Deals thread in this section of the forum) for the HD 650. It will give you a little mid bass hump without trashing the overall sound of this classic open can.

Are you saying the maverick will give me a mid bass hump?
post #21576 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

In the last week there have been many deals floated (on the Deals thread in this section of the forum) for the HD 650. It will give you a little mid bass hump without trashing the overall sound of this classic open can.

Are you saying the maverick will give me a mid bass hump?

I'm saying the 650 will (the HD 600 is more neutral). I have no personal experience with the Maverick--only the HiFiMan hybrid amps (+ some solid state amps).
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Just purchased HD558 Used Like New from Electronics Expo, hopefully, will be a good headphone. What other headphones are these comparable to? How is the sound stage?  

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Originally Posted by Fuzziekiwi View Post

Just purchased HD558 Used Like New from Electronics Expo, hopefully, will be a good headphone. What other headphones are these comparable to? How is the sound stage?  

If my 15 headphones other headphones disappeared and was only left with the HD558, I would not suffer.

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Hello everybody!

I'm new to the forum; I joined so I could get some advice. I'm looking into getting a pair of cans within the 100-200 dollar price range as well as an amp in the same price range. So far I have concluded, after researching for quite some time, that a pair of ATH-M50's would be perfect for me, along with a fiio e17 amp. I enjoy listening to rock, alternative punk, electronic, ambient, as well as a little pop music here and there. I just wanted to get the forum's opinion on the matter in order to make sure that I am headed in the right direction. Also, I am interested in bettering the quality of my music by transferring to FLAC. Most of my music right now is mp3 or worse so I am going to need to do so CD hunting, but I was wanting to know if the difference will be apparent when I listen to the music? Especially with the amp. Furthermore, what is a good music managing software for FLAC and the like, because I am using doubletwist right now and about to rip my hair out. Sorry, I am pretty new to the game.

 

EDIT: I also was considering the aiaiai TMA-1 studio's, but I have heard they are too dark. Sorry to be a scrub but what does that mean? Are they good headphones?


Edited by sspickler7 - 11/27/12 at 2:10pm
post #21580 of 29491
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If my 15 headphones other headphones disappeared and was only left with the HD558, I would not suffer.

Ha. Is the sound stage better than the HM5? I saw some reviews saying it wasn't great. 

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Hello guys, i would really appreciate your advice on a problem of mine. So i have the HD 380 Pro which to my ears are pretty neutral but lack bass. My brother has the Grado SR80i but he intends to get other headphones and he will give me these which i like on some songs but others the treble sounds very harsh or piercing. I was thinking of getting a closed pair of headphones for bass which i intend to use for gaming, but the Beyer DT770 Pro which i intended to purchase, from what i understand, has pretty harsh treble so i won't be purchasing those. 

 

My problem is, I'm running out of options! The only other pair that, from what i understand, has good bass and non-harsh treble is the AKG 167 but for 200 GBP i can find something better right? right?

post #21582 of 29491
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Originally Posted by sspickler7 View Post

Hello everybody!
I'm new to the forum; I joined so I could get some advice. I'm looking into getting a pair of cans within the 100-200 dollar price range as well as an amp in the same price range. So far I have concluded, after researching for quite some time, that a pair of ATH-M50's would be perfect for me, along with a fiio e17 amp. I enjoy listening to rock, alternative punk, electronic, ambient, as well as a little pop music here and there. I just wanted to get the forum's opinion on the matter in order to make sure that I am headed in the right direction. Also, I am interested in bettering the quality of my music by transferring to FLAC. Most of my music right now is mp3 or worse so I am going to need to do so CD hunting, but I was wanting to know if the difference will be apparent when I listen to the music? Especially with the amp. Furthermore, what is a good music managing software for FLAC and the like, because I am using doubletwist right now and about to rip my hair out. Sorry, I am pretty new to the game.

EDIT: I also was considering the aiaiai TMA-1 studio's, but I have heard they are too dark. Sorry to be a scrub but what does that mean? Are they good headphones?

Dark = treble lite.

The M50's are a good choice if you like enhanced bass at the expense of of recessed mids. If not there are better choices.
post #21583 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Fuzziekiwi View Post

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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

If my 15 headphones other headphones disappeared and was only left with the HD558, I would not suffer.
Ha. Is the sound stage better than the HM5? I saw some reviews saying it wasn't great. 

Much better than the closed HM5.
post #21584 of 29491
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Originally Posted by sspickler7 View Post

Hello everybody!

I'm new to the forum; I joined so I could get some advice. I'm looking into getting a pair of cans within the 100-200 dollar price range as well as an amp in the same price range. So far I have concluded, after researching for quite some time, that a pair of ATH-M50's would be perfect for me, along with a fiio e17 amp. I enjoy listening to rock, alternative punk, electronic, ambient, as well as a little pop music here and there. I just wanted to get the forum's opinion on the matter in order to make sure that I am headed in the right direction. Also, I am interested in bettering the quality of my music by transferring to FLAC. Most of my music right now is mp3 or worse so I am going to need to do so CD hunting, but I was wanting to know if the difference will be apparent when I listen to the music? Especially with the amp. Furthermore, what is a good music managing software for FLAC and the like, because I am using doubletwist right now and about to rip my hair out. Sorry, I am pretty new to the game.

 

EDIT: I also was considering the aiaiai TMA-1 studio's, but I have heard they are too dark. Sorry to be a scrub but what does that mean? Are they good headphones?

What source(s) will you be plugging the E17 and headphones into?

post #21585 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Christo4 View Post

Hello guys, i would really appreciate your advice on a problem of mine. So i have the HD 380 Pro which to my ears are pretty neutral but lack bass. My brother has the Grado SR80i but he intends to get other headphones and he will give me these which i like on some songs but others the treble sounds very harsh or piercing. I was thinking of getting a closed pair of headphones for bass which i intend to use for gaming, but the Beyer DT770 Pro which i intended to purchase, from what i understand, has pretty harsh treble so i won't be purchasing those. 

My problem is, I'm running out of options! The only other pair that, from what i understand, has good bass and non-harsh treble is the AKG 167 but for 200 GBP i can find something better right? right?

For bassheads, the Spider Powerforce would be a good choice, if available and at a decent price for those outside of the US.

The Shure SRH 840 is a good choice for those who are OK with "just" a mid-bass hump.
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