Agreed. For running without an amp, the HFI-780 might be a better option.
Looking for headphones for hard rock/metal. A few example of bands i listen to: Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Judas Priest... I have a budget of 150 euro max, buying from amazon.de or ebay, unless someone knows any better European store. I want good sound stage. Pretty much everything is important because metal songs are complex. My setup is FLAC>Asus Xonar DG, i'll add a Fiio E7 soon.
-AKG K240 MKII
Other recommendations are welcome.
They have excellent build quality, among the best. Don't be fooled by the presence of plastic, as it is very high quality industrial plastic used on their construction. Cracking or any physical damage of the sort is something you need not worry about. Stomping them and driving over them might be an issue, though :)
In the event you want to adjust clamping, you can stretch or compress the headband without worrying about damaging the headphones since there is a metal strip that goes through the headband.
Ultrasones in general handle EDM and any bass emphasized genres very well, along with having quite a lot of clarity, with the models I suggested being more balanced and at the same time engaging.
I see. Do they isolate well? (compared to K550's) or are they closer to denon's 2k/5K/7K?
Also I found the K550 at 150€ whereas the cheapest PRO750's are at 240€. Is the price difference worth it? (sound quality being the only issue)
yeah.. they also chip quite easily
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Still, the sound holds up and they don't fall from my head yet, so no harm done :-)
Hey everyone, Just wanted to say a big thank you for the advice people gave me. My HD598's just arrived, the bass for me is perfect, the sound clarity is amazing. I am delighted with my purchase. I cannot believe how clear every single different noise or instrument is. It is how music should be heard and appreciated. Thank you again for all your help, I really appreciate it!
Hello, first time posting here. I'm currently looking for a pair of closed headphones for my sister that are portable enough for college use and are able to isolate pretty well. The kind of music that she listens to include hip hop, electronic, techno and sometimes piano. The budget would be set at $100 and I'm willing to go a little over $100 but anything within the range would be preferable. She would probably use it with an iPod Classic.
Here are some current headphones that I'm considering, but I'm open to other suggestions:
- Shure SRH440
- Philips Uptown
Hello everyone, Greetings from Singapore! so recently my dad passed me his old set of Sonic Frontiers Ultrajitterbug and TransDAC. I have a Fiio e9 lying around so i decided to hook em up to my pc so it goes PC>Jitterbug>TransDac>Fiio e9. Im currently using a Sennheiser PC360 and was thinking if it would be advisable to get a HD650 or HD600 to couple with my current set up. I listen to many genres but more towards post rock and alternatives. Examples of some bands i listen to : Sigur Ros, Efterklang, Radiohead...
So my question would be:
1)Would a HD650/HD600 go well with my set up??
2)Am i doing it right with my set up??
Sorry for the terrible questions i'm really new to this, a thousand apologies :)
Hello, im actually asking for some advice for my girlfriend who unfortunately has hyperacusis (over sensitivity to high frequency) and tinnitus . My grados are too fatiguing and harsh for her and the treble is too bright for her to listen to even on very low volumes.
Are there any good quality headphones out there that are known to have treble more suited to her needs? (any advice is appreciated). Looking for something in the $100-200 price range but the cheaper the better.
EDIT: seems like HD650 is the best option but i just can not afford to spend that much...and i hear they need to be amped.
I'd scratch the Grado and AD700 from your list. Creative Aurvana Live is a good option to look at as well:
I think this would be the wrong thread to post in, you might get more answers in the computer audio section
Oh sorry it wasn't supposed to be posted yet, my sound card is from an imac mid 2011 and it is called "Cirrus Logic CS4206A (AB32)".
The question is: If i change my audio quality to the best settings, will my computer be slower?
And also it says "Select the sample rate and bit depth to be used when running in shared mode" What is "Shared mode"? Thanks