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post #21781 of 29491

Hey guys. Right now I'm using a cheap pair of Senn HD202's, but I'm looking to upgrade. Basically what I'm looking for is:

1. ~$250 or so

2. Closed-back since I work in a lab

3. Comfortable since I wear them for hours on end while coding

 

I really liked the Senn HD598s, but they are open back and I'm worried about sound leaking. Any ideas? I've been looking at the V moda M80's.

post #21782 of 29491

Currently I have:

onboard sound --> optical cable --> Nuforce HD Icon DAC/Amp --> HD650

I also have some crappy 5.1 receiver that i'd like to include in the loop somehow?


Plan is to upgrade to Audeze LCD2s.

good idea? is there a better way to set up my "loop"?

Thanks!
 

post #21783 of 29491
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Originally Posted by paceee View Post

Currently I have:

onboard sound --> optical cable --> Nuforce HD Icon DAC/Amp --> HD650

I also have some crappy 5.1 receiver that i'd like to include in the loop somehow?


Plan is to upgrade to Audeze LCD2s.

good idea? is there a better way to set up my "loop"?

Thanks!
 


You will need a quality headphone amp (or perhaps a powerful vintage receiver)--and probably a very good DAC--to properly power the 2's.

 

All of this assumes that your music files are of the highest quality.  A great system won't make crappy MP3's sound better; in fact it may well make them sound worse than a cheaper forgiving one.

post #21784 of 29491
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Originally Posted by booshi View Post

Hey guys. Right now I'm using a cheap pair of Senn HD202's, but I'm looking to upgrade. Basically what I'm looking for is:

1. ~$250 or so

2. Closed-back since I work in a lab

3. Comfortable since I wear them for hours on end while coding

 

I really liked the Senn HD598s, but they are open back and I'm worried about sound leaking. Any ideas? I've been looking at the V moda M80's.


What kind of sound signature are you seeking?

 

Through what equipment will you be playing these new cans?

post #21785 of 29491
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Originally Posted by booshi View Post

Hey guys. Right now I'm using a cheap pair of Senn HD202's, but I'm looking to upgrade. Basically what I'm looking for is:

1. ~$250 or so

2. Closed-back since I work in a lab

3. Comfortable since I wear them for hours on end while coding

 

I really liked the Senn HD598s, but they are open back and I'm worried about sound leaking. Any ideas? I've been looking at the V moda M80's.

If you like sennheiser look at the hd 25ii.  V moda are decent but bass heavy.  Beyer  dt 1350 are also very good.  

post #21786 of 29491
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You will need a quality headphone amp (or perhaps a powerful vintage receiver)--and probably a very good DAC--to properly power the 2's.

 

All of this assumes that your music files are of the highest quality.  A great system won't make crappy MP3's sound better; in fact it may well make them sound worse than a cheaper forgiving one.

so basically the nuforce HD Icon is awful? lol :( 

 

files are FLAC, so i should be set there.  thanks for the reminder

post #21787 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


What kind of sound signature are you seeking?

 

Through what equipment will you be playing these new cans?

I want something rather true, with a nice, punchy bass that isn't over the top.

 

Mostly from my Macbook/iPhone, but a recommendation for an amp to go along with a pair of cans that would total ~$250 would be an option too.

post #21788 of 29491

My thread has kinda died, might get more info here.

 

Basically im looking at ~£150($200) over the ears phones, something that is fun to listen to from the off that doesnt requite an amp to sound good. (Will be through amp on PC but want to use unamped out and about with ipod)

 

Im looking for a sound close to Senn PX100, just better.  Im down to DT770's and HD558/598s.

 

Can't find them anywhere so do i buy both from amazon and send back the one i dont like? or with what ive said is one clearly better for me?

 

My music taste: http://www.last.fm/user/Danny23

post #21789 of 29491

Hey guys, I've been looking for some new headphones for <$60 for the last few days with the help of some of you, but haven't found anything that I'm sold on yet.. I want some full-sized over-the-ears closed headphones, with no longer than a 4-foot cable. My last headphones had a 9-foot cable that I constantly rolled over with my chair and it always got tangled, so I don't want to deal with that anymore.

 

What do you guys recommend?

post #21790 of 29491

What would be some good headphones around $150-$200 for electronic music? The cheaper the better. Sorry i'm a big noob.  


Example of what I listen to: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHItlVEQnkw

post #21791 of 29491
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What would be some good headphones around $150-$200 for electronic music? The cheaper the better. Sorry i'm a big noob.  


Example of what I listen to: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHItlVEQnkw

 

Ultrasone HFI-580 for a bassy but detailed set. Alternatively, the Ultrasone HFI-780 for a more balanced and refined set, with slightly less bass than the HFI-580, but still a good bass presence.

 

Two Ultrasone recommendations because they handle EDM very well.

post #21792 of 29491

So, are ultrasones generally the most recommended for EDM? How about the pro 550's?

post #21793 of 29491
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Originally Posted by x5nd View Post

So, are ultrasones generally the most recommended for EDM? How about the pro 550's?

 

Yes.

 

The Pro 550 are another valid option, having higher impedance than either the HFI-580 or the HFI-780. What are you using to drive them, an onboard audio chip, an internal soundcard, an external DAC? And do you have a headphone amp?

post #21794 of 29491

For now i will just be using an onboard chip, but I might be getting headphone amp in the future.  

post #21795 of 29491

In that case, you might want to start with the HFI-580, a nice quality entry level set, going for less than $120, being easier to drive than the Pro 550. There is also the DJ1, which is very similar to the HFI-580 since they share drivers, but the DJ1 goes slightly louder. The HFI-580 has a 3m straight cable while the DJ1 has a 3m coiled cable.

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