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Any recommendation for closed headphones under $100? I use the JVC HARX700 right now, and I absolutely love they way they fit, but I'm looking for something with more isolation (the HARX700 are semi-open) with similar comfort. I've already tried the CALs, and while I loved the sound, I did not like the way they fit (cups were too small). I've seen the Shure SRH440 recommended a lot at this price range. Anyone have experience with them? My main priorities are comfort and isolation, and I'll be using these headphones mostly for gaming and rock music. Thanks in advance.
 

post #22187 of 29491
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I'm going to say anything within reason, considering the knowledge of my lack of experience. I had in mind a figure between $75 & $175 to...break my ears in. And go from there.
open - DT880

Closed -
KRK KNS 8400 (you might need to EQ the bass a bit for your preference)
ATH M50

recommend Fiio E10 to pair with the 880 for $45 dollars at adorama. It would be helpful with the KRKs too for bass boost.
post #22188 of 29491
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open - DT880
Closed -
KRK KNS 8400 (you might need to EQ the bass a bit for your preference)
ATH M50
recommend Fiio E10 to pair with the 880 for $45 dollars at adorama. It would be helpful with the KRKs too for bass boost.

Thank you, kind sir :)

post #22189 of 29491
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Thank you, kind sir :)

I suppose I should've also added that although I'm verbally at a PC during use, that the source is my Galaxy S III.

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I suppose I should've also added that although I'm verbally at a PC during use, that the source is my Galaxy S III.
Will be fine. If you are looking at the 880 grab a fiio E11 portable amp. The others are efficient to be run ampless.
post #22191 of 29491
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Will be fine. If you are looking at the 880 grab a fiio E11 portable amp. The others are efficient to be run ampless.

Any idea how the ATH-AD700 fare by comparison? I realize the price difference is huge, but they've got excellent reviews.

post #22192 of 29491
sorry never tried them.
post #22193 of 29491

bump..

 

 

New here on Head-Fi, hoping you guys could help me with a decision.

 

I've been thinking about getting a better set of phones but I can't decide between these headphones;

Focal Spirit One,

Aiaiai TMA-1 Studio

 

I'd prefer one with a more universal approach to the sound as I can't really give a few specific genres of music, interests change from time, but as of now I listen to Drum and Bass, acoustic and Jazz music more often. Portability does not really matter to me, and I'm prepared to shell out for either pair of headphones and an amp if needed.

 

And after that, would any of the two headphones benefit from an Amp? I was thinking about getting one of Fiio's amps like the E17 and E09K if they could significantly increase the SQ.

 

post #22194 of 29491

Hey everyone, I'm new to the world of headphones and am looking for some for ~$100. I plan to use them at my desktop.  I'm using them for music, and gaming. I listen to a variety of rock and the gaming sound is second to the sound for music. I don't have a preference on open vs closed headphones. I tried out both Grado sr60i's and Sennheiser HD428's. I love how the Grados sound, but they get hot pretty fast.

 

The Grados weren't as uncomfortable as I have heard, but I am looking for something more comfortable/cooler. The pads on the Grados covered the driver, (they were the solid foam circle version, not the L-Cush). Would an around ear phone be better for me? I have large ears and the HD428's bend the tops of my ears down, or sit on top of them.

 

Thanks for taking a look at my post.

post #22195 of 29491
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Yea i know but my cable just got cut open and i really dont like it so i need a new one

If you are willing to get a new cable at that price, just get a new pair of headphones like the SR80i.. An upgrade..

post #22196 of 29491
I’m looking to get a set of headphones for my dad. Nothing extreme, in the $100–$200 range for price. He plays a lot of acoustic guitar but just recently bought an electric. I’m getting these headphones partially as an “You can use these with your electric so as not to bug mom,” but also to get my dad a little into the world of good headphones.

I’ve had a few ideas. Mostly the Sennheiser 558 or the Grado SR125i. I even considered the Philips CitiScape Uptown but am concerned about the cable. Open or closed, no preference. My intention is that they will be mostly used in the house or in his office (not a shared space).

In terms of music, my dad listens to a lot of Beatles, John Prime… Lot of folk music, a bit of jazz, fair bit of blues and rhythm and blues. Given the sorts of speakers he’s bought in the past I’m betting a more neutral sound signature would be his preference. Either way, I’m sure he’d respond to go headphones.

Any suggestions would be welcome!
post #22197 of 29491
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I’m looking to get a set of headphones for my dad. Nothing extreme, in the $100–$200 range for price. He plays a lot of acoustic guitar but just recently bought an electric. I’m getting these headphones partially as an “You can use these with your electric so as not to bug mom,” but also to get my dad a little into the world of good headphones.
I’ve had a few ideas. Mostly the Sennheiser 558 or the Grado SR125i. I even considered the Philips CitiScape Uptown but am concerned about the cable. Open or closed, no preference. My intention is that they will be mostly used in the house or in his office (not a shared space).
In terms of music, my dad listens to a lot of Beatles, John Prime… Lot of folk music, a bit of jazz, fair bit of blues and rhythm and blues. Given the sorts of speakers he’s bought in the past I’m betting a more neutral sound signature would be his preference. Either way, I’m sure he’d respond to go headphones.
Any suggestions would be welcome!

I personally would get either the Takstar Hi2050, which can be had for about $70 on eBay, or the Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80, which is around $160 on eBay, and $230 on Amazon. Both should do him justice. I feel that the Takstar would honestly be somewhat better for him. I actually just did a 'First Impressions' post on those, which can be found here http://www.head-fi.org/t/641024/takstar-hi2050-first-impressions, if you want to read my thoughts on them so far. There's also a thread dedicated to those headphones, which I also just posted my 'First Impressions' thing to, which is here http://www.head-fi.org/t/585356/the-takstar-technical-pro-gemini-thread

post #22198 of 29491
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Any idea how the ATH-AD700 fare by comparison? I realize the price difference is huge, but they've got excellent reviews.


In the US, the AD700 is less expensive than the other choices you mentioned.  It can be bought now at amazon.com for about $110, and this is a little higher than the usual price.  It has a natural balance, with an airy, spacious soundstage.  I find it very good for classical music.  It does not need an amp.  Many find it light in the bass. I say that it has a very musical, non-resonant bass.  It is open, very large, light, and, to most (including me), very comfortable.  Some, however, find that it does not clamp sufficiently and moves too easily to be truly comfortable.


Edited by MarcoGV - 12/13/12 at 7:56pm
post #22199 of 29491

Looking for a pair that is super comftorable, has a bass emphasis, folds, over ear and under $200.

Mostly listen to rap, starting to get into some AC/DC style music.

M50- not enough bass?

HFI 580- not very comftorable

DT770- doesnt fold

Q-40- not comftorable

D2000- doesnt isolate well

Pro 550- way to big looking

Pro700Mk2- not comfy

 

 

Am I mistaken on anything? What are my other options?

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UE6000? UE9000?
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