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post #21601 of 29490

Hey guys. I need some help. Currently I enjoy my new modded T50rp for portable use, but I'm going to buy a HD600/HD650 or DT880 600ohm pretty soon. At the moment I do not own an amp or dac to drive high impredance headphones - except of a fiio E17. To gear up a little bit I want to buy a DAC + headphone amp but can't really make a decision. So I searched the forum and found some options for me.

 

1. O2 + ODAC

As I'm a bit of a DIYer I would love to build my own amp+dac combo. But, heard this combo sounds cold and analytically. I prefere a warm sound signature.

 

2. Fiio E17 + E09K

As mentioned above I already have a E17 here and so it could be the best bang for the buck. There is also the possibility of getting a Fiio A1 in addition to power my desktop speakers. Some people prefere this combo to O2+ODAC due it's pretty warm sounding.

 

3. Audinst HUD-MX1

 

4. Other Combos.

Any other possible Combo. Maverick D1, Teac UD-H01 ($200 for me), ...

Also interested in the Lovely Cube and Bottlehead Crack, but I'm afraid they are a bit to pricey at the moment. Mainly because I had to buy a DAC either and that ain't peanut.

 

My limit is $250 and I hope you guys can help me to make a good decision.

Sorry if my english sounds awkward to you people. :)


Edited by HumanSaurusRex - 11/28/12 at 1:24pm
post #21602 of 29490

I'm between the HFI-580 or the V-MODA M100 for my next pair of cans. I listen to Electro House, Techno, House, Dubstep, and Electronica. I'm a bass lover but coming from the Sony XB-500 I want more clarity, Good tight bass, warmer sound, a little less fatiguing, and a little bit of style thrown in maybe. My rig will consist of a 7th gen iPod classic, a Fiio E-11 with the L9 LOD. I am willing to listen to other suggestions and can work anywhere in a $300 budget, but I prefer to keep it under $250. Thanks for your time.

post #21603 of 29490
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Originally Posted by HumanSaurusRex View Post

1. O2 + ODAC

As I'm a bit of a DIYer I would love to build my own amp+dac combo. But, heard this combo sounds cold and analytically. I prefere a warm sound signature.

[...]

Sorry if my english sounds awkward to you people. :)

 

The ODAC+O2 is transparent ("neutral"). If your headphones don't add enough warmth for you, skip it.

 

Edit: No problem with your English.


Edited by HamilcarBarca - 11/28/12 at 3:31pm
post #21604 of 29490

Looking for a pair of on/over ears for ~$100 and under to use outside the house. I currently own a set of Superlux 668b and would love something of similar sound (maybe more sub bass?) with better isolation for the bus rides. I mostly listen to rock, jazz, ska, and acoustic, so possibly something with a little more forward mids as well. 

post #21605 of 29490
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Originally Posted by chuckle490 View Post

I'm between the HFI-580 or the V-MODA M100 for my next pair of cans. I listen to Electro House, Techno, House, Dubstep, and Electronica. I'm a bass lover but coming from the Sony XB-500 I want more clarity, Good tight bass, warmer sound, a little less fatiguing, and a little bit of style thrown in maybe. My rig will consist of a 7th gen iPod classic, a Fiio E-11 with the L9 LOD. I am willing to listen to other suggestions and can work anywhere in a $300 budget, but I prefer to keep it under $250. Thanks for your time.

Hi

I would go for either the HFI-780(similar to the 580, but the bass has more quality over quantity, overall a much more refined sound compared to the 580) or the Beyerdynamic DT770, quite bassy, but still has excellent clarity, no recessed mids + it is extremely comfortable.
I would say the 780 can be a little fatiguing in the beginning, but after a long burn in, it settles down quite well.
Both cans are excellent for EDM.

hope this helps
post #21606 of 29490
Hmm well I was going to get the Ultrasone DJ 1, which is the same thing as the HFI 580, but I've been recommended the 780s a couple times. Have you tested both the 580 and 780? Also is the 780 have a coiled cable?
post #21607 of 29490

I'm looking for some headphones for around 800 dollars or less. Don't think I could spend more than that, at least not yet. Some genre's of music I listen to: Alice in Chains, Buckethead, Chevelle, Led Zeppelin, Mother Love Bone, Mudhoney, Neil Young, Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, The Offspring, Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd, Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Screaming Trees, The Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden, Tool, etc... As you can see, mainly rock from the 70s and 90s. Any recommendations to start off with? Comfort will be a large factor, as at times I've worn my Sennheiser HD555s for 8+ hours with no problems at all.

post #21608 of 29490
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Originally Posted by chuckle490 View Post

Hmm well I was going to get the Ultrasone DJ 1, which is the same thing as the HFI 580, but I've been recommended the 780s a couple times. Have you tested both the 580 and 780? Also is the 780 have a coiled cable?

I own the 780. Have not tested the 580. from all the reviews I've read(i was also deciding between these two cans a few months back), that is exactly what people have said.

780 has a straight 1m cable and they give you a 3m extension as well.
post #21609 of 29490
Been looking at many headphones over last few days but need some more suggestions.

Was looking at HD 598 but was put of by bad (IMO) cable design as it uses a silly 2.5mm jack.

So can someone please Recomend me some Headphones that are good for listning to all types of music and are under £150 that also have a detachable cable and are very durable please, open or closed ether is fine.

Basicly all round headphones for my Tablet, laptop and Tv and music player...needs to be run unamped or an amp included in the price.

Thanks all.
post #21610 of 29490
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Originally Posted by fjeena View Post

I own the 780. Have not tested the 580. from all the reviews I've read(i was also deciding between these two cans a few months back), that is exactly what people have said.
780 has a straight 1m cable and they give you a 3m extension as well.
Thank you very much!
post #21611 of 29490

I need some new tips for my Monoprice 8320s but I have no idea where to start. Looking for something cheap (hence why I bought the 8320s).

post #21612 of 29490
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Originally Posted by twinklepixie View Post

I need some new tips for my Monoprice 8320s but I have no idea where to start. Looking for something cheap (hence why I bought the 8320s).


I just got two pair today, and I do as well.

post #21613 of 29490
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Originally Posted by twinklepixie View Post

I need some new tips for my Monoprice 8320s but I have no idea where to start. Looking for something cheap (hence why I bought the 8320s).


Check the buying guides linked in the opening post of this thread.

post #21614 of 29490
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Originally Posted by VitaX View Post

I'm looking for some headphones for around 800 dollars or less. Don't think I could spend more than that, at least not yet. Some genre's of music I listen to: Alice in Chains, Buckethead, Chevelle, Led Zeppelin, Mother Love Bone, Mudhoney, Neil Young, Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, The Offspring, Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd, Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Screaming Trees, The Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden, Tool, etc... As you can see, mainly rock from the 70s and 90s. Any recommendations to start off with? Comfort will be a large factor, as at times I've worn my Sennheiser HD555s for 8+ hours with no problems at all.

 

 

What sound signature are you seeking?

 

Out of what will you be playing these cans?

 

Are you OK with open cans--they leak sound?

post #21615 of 29490
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Originally Posted by AnthonyMcEwen View Post

Been looking at many headphones over last few days but need some more suggestions.

Was looking at HD 598 but was put of by bad (IMO) cable design as it uses a silly 2.5mm jack.

So can someone please Recomend me some Headphones that are good for listning to all types of music and are under £150 that also have a detachable cable and are very durable please, open or closed ether is fine.

Basicly all round headphones for my Tablet, laptop and Tv and music player...needs to be run unamped or an amp included in the price.

Thanks all.


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