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Hey guys I'm new here. I got myself a pair if Sennheiser hd800. And am looking got an amp. What would you suggest


Two things: first post in the Summit-Fi section of the forum (the HD 800 is a $1,500 can).  Second, look for the HD 800 appreciation thread and check out the recommendations there.

post #21992 of 29491
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Originally Posted by FlobHobNob View Post

I really like the koss dj pro 100 in that price range for just about everything.

I've had a good look at those, but I was under the impression that they need an amp to make them sound any good?


Not true--but you may need an amp to get the volume you need.


Edited by KG Jag - 12/9/12 at 1:05pm
post #21993 of 29491

Hi guys.

 

I'm looking to purchase a relatively cheap set of  headphones to replace my old crappy Walmart special gaming headset.  I'm sure just about anything would blow them out of the water sound wise, but I figured I would come ask here for recommendations.

 

So what I'm looking for:

 

I'll be using these for all of my general computer use.  Music (mostly classic rock, with a bit of almost everything else), movies, tv, youtube, gaming, etc etc.  Which means I'll want something that can stay comfortable for long periods of time occasionally, and can sit around my neck comfortably when not in use.  Also, I have a bit of a large head, so maybe something with a bit of a looser clamp force if that's relevant.

 

Budget:  I'd like to stay under $75

 

I hadn't heard of this site until last night when I started looking for some reviews of the Sennheiser HD428s that were on sale for $34.  And then it got late so I went to bed figuring I could get them this morning, but they're sold out :(

post #21994 of 29491

Hello,

I'm looking for new headphones $150 budget, my priorities are comfort (I wear glasses), sound quality and no noise leakage (this is important). I would also consider noise canceling if its in my budget and worth it. I listen to all sort of things with bass and without bass. I go from airplane setting to library environment.

Hope to get some tips,
 

post #21995 of 29491

Hi folks, looking for a bit of advice on Alessandro Grado MS1 replacements. I've had the MS1s for quite a few years now and they're showing their age, by that I mean there's a fair bit of electrical tape holding them together so I think it's time for something new. They'll be connected to my PC which has an X-Fi card and will be used from everything from music to movies and gaming. If needs be I'll add an amp if my sound card isn't up to running them.

 

Music taste is also varied from bands such as the Dropkick Murphys, U2, Dire Straits, Saw Doctors and at this time of year can be anything from college choirs to Trans Siberian Orchestra. Budget of about £200 not including an amp. I've enjoyed the MS1s and I'm half tempted to stay with that brand although I'm also reading up on Beyer Dynamics DT880/990 cans. I've read good things about Sennheiser HD600's although at twice the price of the others I'm not sure if they'd be worth it. Open or closed, it doesn't matter. Any thoughts on what might be a good choice or other brands I should consider? 

 

Edit: Must have got the MS1's in 2006 as that's when I signed up to these forums, 6 years later I make my first post, lol.


Edited by Tach - 12/9/12 at 12:48pm
post #21996 of 29491
Hello

Can somebody please help me? I recently purchased ortofon eq7. Is Sony A845 wil good match with this earphone? My preferences are :-

1. Great sound quality
2. Enough power to drive these earphones (don't want to add amplifier )
3. Small form factor
4. Expandable storage (not necessarily )
5. My choices - sansa clipzip,Sony A845,any cowon player with small form factor

Please help me guys.

Thanks
post #21997 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Torashin View Post

I've had a good look at those, but I was under the impression that they need an amp to make them sound any good?

A friend of mine has them. They really don't need an amp to sound great. An amp defintely makes it sound a bit better though. It runs perfectly fine straight from an ipod. I'm not gonna lie, I wasnt thrilled with the amount of change that an amp brought. It was better but I wouldn't buy an amp just for the dj pro's. Although it wouldn't hurt to pick up a fiio e6.

post #21998 of 29491
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Originally Posted by mtko View Post

Hi guys.

 

I'm looking to purchase a relatively cheap set of  headphones to replace my old crappy Walmart special gaming headset.  I'm sure just about anything would blow them out of the water sound wise, but I figured I would come ask here for recommendations.

 

So what I'm looking for:

 

I'll be using these for all of my general computer use.  Music (mostly classic rock, with a bit of almost everything else), movies, tv, youtube, gaming, etc etc.  Which means I'll want something that can stay comfortable for long periods of time occasionally, and can sit around my neck comfortably when not in use.  Also, I have a bit of a large head, so maybe something with a bit of a looser clamp force if that's relevant.

 

Budget:  I'd like to stay under $75

 

I hadn't heard of this site until last night when I started looking for some reviews of the Sennheiser HD428s that were on sale for $34.  And then it got late so I went to bed figuring I could get them this morning, but they're sold out :(


Increase your budget by about $12 or wait until the CAL! is available again for $75 or less.

post #21999 of 29491
I sold my HE6 a while back, and I am looking for some alternatives that don't cost as much. I'm going to say max $500USD, less is preferable.

What I loved about the HE6:
They could be EQed very well
The transparency amazing
Very comfortable I could wear them all day long
Sound stage was amazing
The details (when powered properly) amazing.

The issues I hated were:
Power hungry (I had them going into a 125W/ch speaker amp)
Sibilance!!! and harshness in the treble Very bright, no EQ could get rid of it
Would like more bass impact, it was very detailed, but even with EQ I felt I wanted more impact

I am considering the HE-400 which seem to be what I'm looking for as the HE-500 seem to be more HE-6 like in the highs and I'm trying to avoid that.
post #22000 of 29491

Anyone know if its possible to plug a USB DAC like the Music Streamer II on a "WD TV Live Hub" ?

post #22001 of 29491

Hey guys,

 

I'm looking for a set of headphones for mainly music and a tiny amount of gaming and voice chat. There are a few requirements:

 

- Open (I don't really like closed headphones)

- There needs to be a some bass, but not too bass heavy

- An external soundcard with volume control

- Around $100 (excluding soundcard)

 

 

Can anyone give me a few suggestions? 


Edited by Hardebaas - 12/9/12 at 2:43pm
post #22002 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Hardebaas View Post

Hey guys,

 

I'm looking for a set of headphones for mainly music and a tiny amount of gaming and voice chat. There are a few requirements:

 

- Open (I don't really like closed headphones)

- There needs to be a some bass, but not too bass heavy

- An external soundcard with volume control

- Around $100 (excluding soundcard)

 

 

Can anyone give me a few suggestions? 

You proably wont find the bass you want if you want open back headphones. Also, in that price range there isn't many open back headphones in the first place.

post #22003 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Ren19 View Post

Anyone know if its possible to plug a USB DAC like the Music Streamer II on a "WD TV Live Hub" ?


That's a ways off topic here.

post #22004 of 29491
Okay, I'm not sure you guys has a good feel for what I want from my previous post a few pages back.
Budget:$200-$250
Comfort: Comfortable enough to wear with glasses occasionally for 1-2 hours. (I wear contacts mostly but I'll occasionally wear glasses going out.)
I listen to a lot of metalcore/deathcore like Parkway Drive, the Plot in You, and Born of Osiris.
I also listen to a bit of hip-hop like Nas, Kid Cudi, and Kendrick Lamar.
I'm also getting into a bit of trance/electronic.
(I know this a wide variety but I just want something to play each decently.)
I'm mainly going to be using this with my iPhone, iPod, computer, and my synth. I'd rather not use a portable amp since I'm still taking classes and I'm on the go quite a bit.
Thanks!
post #22005 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


Increase your budget by about $12 or wait until the CAL! is available again for $75 or less.
It's a christmas present for myself from my parents, so I neither have the option to increase budget or wait (I was given a strict $100 budget and plan to pick up a Xonar DG to go with it).

Currently looking at some Samson SR850s, Superlux 681 (on sale for <$30 at amazon), and JVC HA-RX900. I wish I could wait for the CALs but I just don't think it's possible.
Edited by mtko - 12/9/12 at 5:38pm
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