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Originally Posted by eucariote View Post

 

HD600. They have a smooth & even sound that works great with any genre for a very low price given the sound quality.  Grados are very fun and work well with vocals and shredding guitars but their treble can be piercing (and imo, eventually intolerable) unless you step up to HF-1/RS-1 which are fairly expensive. 


Thanks man, I was looking a lot at them, I've read they have really low listening fatigue too.

 

Though, will a Pa2v2 be enough to power HD600's? has anyone tried this?

post #22547 of 29490
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Originally Posted by badhomaks View Post

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.

You're right, headphones are much more expensive in Canada.  For your budget buying used from a canadian forum, like canukaudiomart will allow you to get decent headphones.  For example, in the linked list, you could find Grado SR80 or SR125 around your budget.  They're on ear, not over ear and don't have particularly strong bass, but they have extremely good sound quality for the price.  Scan that list for others you might like, you'll pay around half they price you would for new headphones.

post #22548 of 29490
can someone reccomend me a headphomnd with a good sound stage and slightly emphasize bass under 80$
post #22549 of 29490
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Originally Posted by eucariote View Post

You're right, headphones are much more expensive in Canada.  For your budget buying used from a canadian forum, like canukaudiomart will allow you to get decent headphones.  For example, in the linked list, you could find Grado SR80 or SR125 around your budget.  They're on ear, not over ear and don't have particularly strong bass, but they have extremely good sound quality for the price.  Scan that list for others you might like, you'll pay around half they price you would for new headphones.

Eh, I'd rather not go get headphones from sketchy people who might lie about the condition causing me to waste money on broken headphones. Plus, I'm 90% sure that my parents won't let me do it. Maybe something more trustworthy? 

 

I'm also wondering that since my main use is casual music listening and playing games should I really get these "DJ" or "monitoring" headphones or get 5.1 surround headphones.

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Thanks man, I was looking a lot at them, I've read they have really low listening fatigue too.

 

Though, will a Pa2v2 be enough to power HD600's? has anyone tried this?

 

I haven't tried that amp but sometimes I listen to my HD600s off my little 5v udac and there isn't a noticeable loss of sound quality over my full-sized amp.  

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Eh, I'd rather not go get headphones from sketchy people who might lie about the condition causing me to waste money on broken headphones. Plus, I'm 90% sure that my parents won't let me do it. Maybe something more trustworthy? 

 

I'm also wondering that since my main use is casual music listening and playing games should I really get these "DJ" or "monitoring" headphones or get 5.1 surround headphones.

 

Every seller has a feedback history that is a reliable indicator of their selling practices and ethics.  I've bought plenty of very expensive gear from canukaudiomart and the head-fi fs forum without incident.  I'm not aware of any surround headphones that are on par with audiophile headphones which are discussed in head-fi.  Good luck.

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Hey guys. Looking for recomendations, as all.

 

Here's a briefing of what I look for:

 

1. Design: Full size. I have a sennheiser hd 518 and I love it in terms of comfort. If the pads can be completely around the ear, it'd be fantastic. I've never experienced tightness with any headbands, so I don't think that could be a problem.

Also, they should be open headphones, as I will use them at home, and I want to be as much aware as possible of my surroundings.

 

2. Sound: As I stated before, I own a Senn HD 518. Althoug I like it very much, I think I'm looking for something less "bassy". Something more balanced, because I don't like highs sounding too high xD. In case I want a little bit more bass, it should be okay to turn on the bass on the Fiio E10 I'm using them with.

Also, I like to pay attention to instruments when listening to music, so I'd like something that lets me hear clearly the bass guitar, as well as a cymbal being hit.

I mostly hear rock and some metal music. But I have a lot of things in my collection: pop, electronic, acoustic, classical and others, so it should be something that sounds good with most genres. As I said, I want to be able to follow the instruments present in the music, or listen to the whole, but knowing what instruments are there.

 

3. Price: about $250. If it is really worth it, it could be $300.

 

By doing some research, I've found some headphones in that price (some of them used) that are mostly very good reviewed: beyerdynamic dt 990, ultrasone hfi 2400, AKG Q 701. I have a Fiio E10 and I'm planning using them only (or mostly) from my desktop PC. How about them? any other suggestion?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

--ralph

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1. Design: Full size. I have a sennheiser hd 518 and I love it in terms of comfort. If the pads can be completely around the ear, it'd be fantastic. I've never experienced tightness with any headbands, so I don't think that could be a problem.

Also, they should be open headphones, as I will use them at home, and I want to be as much aware as possible of my surroundings.

2. Sound: As I stated before, I own a Senn HD 518. Althoug I like it very much, I think I'm looking for something less "bassy". Something more balanced, because I don't like highs sounding too high xD. In case I want a little bit more bass, it should be okay to turn on the bass on the Fiio E10 I'm using them with.

Also, I like to pay attention to instruments when listening to music, so I'd like something that lets me hear clearly the bass guitar, as well as a cymbal being hit.

I mostly hear rock and some metal music. But I have a lot of things in my collection: pop, electronic, acoustic, classical and others, so it should be something that sounds good with most genres. As I said, I want to be able to follow the instruments present in the music, or listen to the whole, but knowing what instruments are there.

3. Price: about $250. If it is really worth it, it could be $300.

By doing some research, I've found some headphones in that price (some of them used) that are mostly very good reviewed: beyerdynamic dt 990, ultrasone hfi 2400, AKG Q 701. I have a Fiio E10 and I'm planning using them only (or mostly) from my desktop PC. How about them? any other suggestion?

How about just getting some used HD558s (Amazon or eBay).

post #22554 of 29490
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How about just getting some used HD558s (Amazon or eBay).

I thought the Senn would have that bassy touch I'm trying to diminish. Are the 558 more neutral in that respect?

Thanks for the quick answer.

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I would like to point out that this thread is a good idea, but for the most doesnt work because of the ratio of questions being asked to knowledgable members answering. I would say 1/3-1/2  of the questions posted get answered.
 

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Thanks in advance for all the help!

I'm looking into getting my first Mid-fi cans. I am on a $300 budget. I listen to only EDM, specifically the genres Techno, Electro house, Indie Dance, House, Dubstep, Progressive house, Breaks, electronica, and drum and bass I am a bass head, my current pair of cans are the Sony MDR-XB500. I'm looking for deep sub bass, tight mid-bass, warm mids, and clear highs. My source components include multiple iPods and iPhones with a Fiio E11 and the L9 line out. At home I use my desktop but I will soon be purchasing a desktop DAC and amp. All my files are either lossless or 320 Kbps MP3s.

The cans need to be closed back and comfortable. They need to be semi-portable, but size really doesnt matter. I've been looking at the Ultrasone Pro 900 and the V-moda M-100 but having no way to demo either one I need to hear more opinions and examine all my options. If I left out any important details just ask me and I'll provide. Once again thank you for taking time to help me out!
post #22557 of 29490

Hey guys,

 

Looking for a pair of headphones for my brother. His budget is up to $300 (can also buy used), and wants it to be excellent for rock. His choices are now between the AKG K550, Ultrasone PRO 750 and the Denon AH-D2000. Which ones are the best for rock? As well, he will be using a Fiio E11 portable amp. As well, all suggestions are welcomed.

post #22558 of 29490
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

How about just getting some used HD558s (Amazon or eBay).

I thought the Senn would have that bassy touch I'm trying to diminish. Are the 558 more neutral in that respect?

Thanks for the quick answer.


Yes they are less bassy--as are the HD 598, which share the same drivers.

post #22559 of 29490
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Originally Posted by LazBro123 View Post

Hey guys,

 

Looking for a pair of headphones for my brother. His budget is up to $300 (can also buy used), and wants it to be excellent for rock. His choices are now between the AKG K550, Ultrasone PRO 750 and the Denon AH-D2000. Which ones are the best for rock? As well, he will be using a Fiio E11 portable amp. As well, all suggestions are welcomed.


If he can get a good seal, the K 550 might be the best of this closed can trio.  I prefer the D2000 and its excellent sub bass. 

 

But then I also like to listen to rock with the very different and open Q701 and SR 325is as well.

post #22560 of 29490

Dilemma guys... Ok so I want to get another set of cans, I'm kind of set on the HE400's but my Fiio E11's input broke after I dropped it on the LOD while it was in the port. I'm undecided on whether I should get the HE400's first or buy a Pico amp. I currently have UE TF10's JVC FXT90s and my Senn HD 558 cans. Would I be happy with the HE400's straight out of my iPad and out of my Fiio E11 (works when the cable is angled right) or should I get the Pico for now and rock my current equipment?

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