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Originally Posted by Synchronised View Post

What are the best closed back headphones for about $300? I want them to be extremely durable and not necessarily neutral, bassy is good.

I really like the Pioneer HDJ2000 for the looks and I also like the Deyer DT770, what else is there?

 

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Originally Posted by alexqd3 View Post

Im looking for great sounding closed cans that have great bass. I haven't been on these forums in over a year but the last headphone that were recommended to me were the Ultrasone 900's are they still the best for what im looking for or are there better now? Budget is $400

 

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I think we're both looking for the same thing :)

 

 

That's a tough one.  From my experiences of closed headphones that I've owned or auditioned, my impressions of overall were sound quality are Edition 8> SRH940>D7000>D5000 = SRH840>DT250-250>K271>HD 25>MDR V6>DT770-80.  Of these, D7000, D5000 and DT770-80 emphasize the bass.  However the former two are not truly closed as sound leaks in & out like mad, and they are vastly overpriced for their flawed sound quality (recessed mids, hot treble).  And the DT770-80 are the worst closed headphones that I have heard.  Under $400, SRH840 & SRH940 are the winners by a mile imo, but they have *much* more neutral signatures.  SRH840 slightly emphasize the mid-bass so they are more bass-heavy than the SRH940, but the merits of the 940 are that they remedy every imperfection of the SRH840 (slightly rounded off treble, an enclosed and dark sound).  If overall sound quality is a bigger priority than the emphasized bass, I think that the best option would be to get the SRH940 and an inexpensive amp like the fiio that has bass boost.  

post #22532 of 29490

Ok so i've currently got the following sets of headphones; The Senn HD558's which I use almost exclusively for watching movies on my blu ray player, a pair of WeSC Chambers by Rza Premium which I got because they were up for a ridiculously good price on ebay and I did intend to sell them but i'm keeping them for now and finally i've got the Sol Republic Tracks HD's which should be arriving any day now.

 

Now I currently use the WeSC set with my laptop (hopefully will replace them with the Track HD's) and outside of general vids on the net the main music I listen to is on the Hip Hop/RnB side and I fully expect the Track HD's to excell in these genre's but I also listen to movie soundtracks and instrumentals that require less bass and more sound seperation and i've read that the Track HD's are not 100% suited to these genres so i'm looking to get a new set of cans budget of around <=$150 the sets i've come across so far are the Grado sr60/80i's (please note i'm in the UK so while the Sr80i's are $100 on amazon.com they're £110 on amazon.co.uk) and the Bower and Wilkins P3's. Things such as noise cancellation and an open/closed back desgin don't bother me as i'm not looking for portability since i'd be using with my laptop/phone primarily. If you've got any suggestions please feel free to list them even if they're a little outside my budget price. Thanks.

post #22533 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Fuzziekiwi View Post

My friend is looking to upgrade to a stay at home open can. He listens to many genres, but leaning towards electronic. He does not like much bass, so nothing bass heavy. Budget is under $300. If Amp/soundcard is needed, it has to add under $300.
post #22534 of 29490
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Originally Posted by jacknight View Post

I am in the middle of two portable headphone, sony mdr-1r or senn momentum, which one is better? hv someone compare these two?


I can't answer directly, as I have not yet heard either.  However, you might want to check out what Tyll has said about these cans:

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/very-adult-sennheiser-momentum

 

and

 

"I've got a pair of Sony MDR-1R in the lab and measured. Not quite as good as the Momentums, and not quite as good sounding. But I'm going to try to get my hands on all three variants because the 1R is probably good enough for a review, but I'd certainly like to hear what they did with the noise canceling and Bluetooth versions. The 1R won't hit the Wall of Fame as a sealed headphone, but the Bluetooth and Noise canceling versions might best the current WoF cans in those categories...as long as they don't fiddle with the bass too much."

 

From the second bullet point here:

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/innerfidelity-december-2012-update

post #22535 of 29490
Im looking for headphones under the $200 mark. A detachable cord is a must for me. I mostly listen to house music and anything around that genre. I also listen to rock and instrumental music. Although I want that nice bass I dont want to sacrifice sound im other ranges. What are your best recommendations? I was looking at some v moda lp2's because they seem very sturdy also ive looked at the ath-pro700. Looking for any suggestions
post #22536 of 29490
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Originally Posted by NewSound86 View Post

Ok so i've currently got the following sets of headphones; The Senn HD558's which I use almost exclusively for watching movies on my blu ray player, a pair of WeSC Chambers by Rza Premium which I got because they were up for a ridiculously good price on ebay and I did intend to sell them but i'm keeping them for now and finally i've got the Sol Republic Tracks HD's which should be arriving any day now.

 

Now I currently use the WeSC set with my laptop (hopefully will replace them with the Track HD's) and outside of general vids on the net the main music I listen to is on the Hip Hop/RnB side and I fully expect the Track HD's to excell in these genre's but I also listen to movie soundtracks and instrumentals that require less bass and more sound seperation and i've read that the Track HD's are not 100% suited to these genres so i'm looking to get a new set of cans budget of around <=$150 the sets i've come across so far are the Grado sr60/80i's (please note i'm in the UK so while the Sr80i's are $100 on amazon.com they're £110 on amazon.co.uk) and the Bower and Wilkins P3's. Things such as noise cancellation and an open/closed back desgin don't bother me as i'm not looking for portability since i'd be using with my laptop/phone primarily. If you've got any suggestions please feel free to list them even if they're a little outside my budget price. Thanks.


I very much like Grados, but not for their bass (until you reach the SR 325 is) or sound stage (until you reach their RS line), so I would waive you off of them for your intended uses.

 

For sound stage (and efficiecy) you might want to consider the Audio Technica ATH-AD700 or 900.

post #22537 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Fuzziekiwi View Post

My friend is looking to upgrade to a stay at home open can. He listens to many genres, but leaning towards electronic. He does not like much bass, so nothing bass heavy. Budget is under $300. If Amp/soundcard is needed, it has to add under $300.


The very fast Sony MDR-SA5000 would be perfect, except for the price.  Your friend might want to check out their little brother, the Sony MDR-SA3000--provided he is careful with is equipment as the 3000 needs careful handling.

post #22538 of 29490
im looking for a pair under eighty with emphasized bass and good soundstage. i tried skme hd 428's and liked them a lot.
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Hello. I'm looking for an over the ear headphone with a budget of $100-150. As this is going to be a gift, my cousin listens to generally Pop and R&B. He doesn't care about having good bass, but mids and highs are quite important.

So far I've been looking at the Creative Aurvana Live and Shure SRH440...and maybe the Sony MDR-ZX700. If anyone has suggestions, would be really nice! Thanks!

post #22540 of 29490

I currently have the Shure SRH440, and am looking to move up from entry level.  I really enjoy the sound of the 440s, so I believe that I lean more towards balanced and analytical.  I would love to have some more bass, but I cannot stand a muddy sound, so it must be tight and controlled.

 

Here are the models that have me intrigued:

 

Shure SRH840

Beyer Dynamic DT880

AKG K167

 

Right now, I am willing to stretch a little on budget for the DT880 if they live up to all of the praise on the forum, but I would like to stay under $200 if at all possible.

 

Please feel free to add or remove anything from my list, and thanks for your help!

post #22541 of 29490
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Originally Posted by IChen View Post

Hello. I'm looking for an over the ear headphone with a budget of $100-150. As this is going to be a gift, my cousin listens to generally Pop and R&B. He doesn't care about having good bass, but mids and highs are quite important.

So far I've been looking at the Creative Aurvana Live and Shure SRH440...and maybe the Sony MDR-ZX700. If anyone has suggestions, would be really nice! Thanks!

 

Those are all good cans, but the KRK KNS 8400 is a bit better and has a detachable cord.  You can buy a short cord for portable use.

post #22542 of 29490
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Originally Posted by j3cwill View Post

I currently have the Shure SRH440, and am looking to move up from entry level.  I really enjoy the sound of the 440s, so I believe that I lean more towards balanced and analytical.  I would love to have some more bass, but I cannot stand a muddy sound, so it must be tight and controlled.

 

Here are the models that have me intrigued:

 

Shure SRH840

Beyer Dynamic DT880

AKG K167

 

Right now, I am willing to stretch a little on budget for the DT880 if they live up to all of the praise on the forum, but I would like to stay under $200 if at all possible.

 

Please feel free to add or remove anything from my list, and thanks for your help!

 

The DT 880 is by far the best from your list, but costs more too.  Depending on the version you get, you may need an amp to get the most from it.

 

For less money the 840 is a nice upgrade in all respects from sound to comfort.

post #22543 of 29490

Thanks KG for your input!  I really appreciate it.

 

Judging from your comment along with all of my reading on the forum, I believe that it is worth it to stretch my budget for better cans in the long run.

 

I eventually want to add an amp in the future also, and it sounds like the DT880s have room to grow as my setup grows.

post #22544 of 29490

So after the horrible static that I got with my wireless headphones, I decided to get wired ones. After 3 hours of research I cannot come up with a good choice for myself do I'm hoping one of you guys will point me in the right direction.

 

Location: mostly in my room so noone around but I don't prefer too much sound leakage.

 

Use: Listening to epic music (yes that's a genre [ex bands: immediate music, two steps from hell, audiomachine]), some alt. rock (or whatever anberlin, nickleback and 30 seconds to mars are considered to be) and gaming (left 4 dead 2, battlefield, far cry)

 

Would like over ear ones (the ones that cover the whole ear).

 

How much of an audiphile am I? Well I can hear the difference between a 360p youtube song and a 720p one (idk if this will help just throwing this out there).

 

Price: $70 would not prefer to go above but if something is a little more and sounds drastically better I wouldn't mind.

 

2 very important points: please check that the headphones are available in Canada at a similar price, wasted 3 hours searching up headphones before realizing that they're either overpriced in Canada or non-existent. Also I'd really prefer to have proper surround sound so maybe 5.1 headphones could also be included? (I'd enjoy a nice subwoofer for the gunshots and the epic hits for the epic music)

 

Thank you.


Edited by badhomaks - 12/25/12 at 11:26am
post #22545 of 29490

I don't know a lot about headphones, but I'd really like to get some good quality ones. I will be using an iPod with them, maybe through a cheap amp.

 

I tried out some monster inspirations at the store and they were pretty impressive, but I know those things are overpriced like the B by Dre.

 

They need to be closed.

 

I will only be listening to them at home, so they don't have to be portable at all.

 

I've been looking at the Ultrasone pro 900's, beyer t70/t70p, Denon D2000. I'd like to spend from 200-350$ on them.

 

The problem is I'm not sure what my music benefits from the most. I don't know what "highs" and "mids" are, or if I should look for headphones that are good for these things. 

 

Can someone please listen or tell me what these songs have a lot of? (Mids, highs, whatever)

 

Also, do I need an amp? I'd only be able to afford something like a Fiio E10. 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km9emna0lJ4  (Maduk - Avalon)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCIRGJQ6zGc (Apex - String Theory)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3zVAOwPCFw (Netsky - Come back home)

 

If someone could help me with this, I'd really appreciate it!

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