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Hey guys im new here! I'm on a budget so I cant decide between the Sennheiser 218 hd, Sennheiser HD 201 or the Piooner SE-MJ721

 

What do you think?

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Originally Posted by izzie View Post

Hey guys im new here! I'm on a budget so I cant decide between the Sennheiser 218 hd, Sennheiser HD 201 or the Piooner SE-MJ721

 

What do you think?

 

If you have a ~$45 budget for the Pionner MJ721 then you have a lot more options than what you listed. The JVC SA400/500 comes to mind. What genres do you listen to?

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I listen to rock. My budget is 79$ but I live in Portugal (60€)

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I can spend 700 if it's a good improvement.  Where can I find them for 700 ? :).

 

Direct from the manufacturer: http://www.head-direct.com  It's a Chinese company and I don't think they charge taxes (I auditioned them in the loaner program and haven't actually purchased them before).  Most headphones you can find used in the fs forum at a discounted price but nobody seems to want to get rid of their HE500.  Enjoy!

post #22580 of 29490
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I listen to rock. My budget is 79$ but I live in Portugal (60€)

 

I'd recommend Alessandro MS-1.  They are essentially the same headphone as a Grado SR series, which most people agree are a *great* headphone for rock and electric guitars, only without the ridiculous mark-up for foreign buyers.

post #22581 of 29490

Well so far I have Shure SRH550DJ phones, Sennheiser HD 280 Pro and neither of them seem to be what I expected them to be. Both sound "nice" but they lack quite a bit when it comes to the EDM music I listen too...

 

I have heard that the Audio Technica M50's sound pretty good for EDM....what would you guys recommend for EDM? Bass-heavy stuff?

 

-Delta

 

NOTE: I run all my music through my HP Pavilion DV7 w/ Beats Audio.

post #22582 of 29490
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Ever since I bought my SR-80s I have been left craving more. The detail is awesome and I really love the grado sound, but I'm not exactly sure what it is that it's lacking...I like headphones that I can kind get lost in and I feel as though its hard with the openess of the headphones...But I am up for more open air headphones if the sound quality is that much better...

 

So...any suggestions for an upgrade? Are the next level grado's a lot better? 

 

I love listening to everything so something that's robust would do me good!

 

Upgrading the Grado line will only give you subtle improvements in sound.  SR60, 80, 125 and 225 have almost exactly the same sound, despite the big price differences.  I found that HF1 & RS-1 remedy the soft bass and intense treble of the SR series but at a very high price.  Get something completely different, there are many great alternatives.  For example, the HD600 has extremely good and well-balanced sound for the price but coming from Grados you might only hear the differences at first, give it time.  I've found that open headphones sound much better than closed headphones in the same price range, get those unless you need sound isolation.

post #22583 of 29490
Hi, I'm a newbie in need of some suggestions for my first pair of cans.
Some info:
Max Price: $150 (prefer to buy new)
Source: iPod, no amp
Music: equal parts hard rock, r&b and alternative (also some jazz and classical)
Current shortlist: ath m50 ($130), phiaton ms400 ($120), Philips uptown ($140)

Due to my location (Aus) I won't be able to test any of the phones and am relying totally on reviews/forums. I would like a pair that's built very solidly and will easily last 5+ years. Also, as they will come with me to uni (college) on occasion they need to be somewhat portable and not leak any sound.

No idea what sound signature I like but have cx300-ii in ears and find them too bassy.

Any suggestions or advice would be much appreciated.
post #22584 of 29490

For the AKG Q701, what is the best cost effective amp to unlock it's potential + support dolby headphone? I just got my Titanium HD 2 days ago and now regretting it because of what I'm hearing about the competitive advantages of the dolby headphone feature.

post #22585 of 29490
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Originally Posted by buhd4life View Post

Ever since I bought my SR-80s I have been left craving more. The detail is awesome and I really love the grado sound, but I'm not exactly sure what it is that it's lacking...I like headphones that I can kind get lost in and I feel as though its hard with the openess of the headphones...But I am up for more open air headphones if the sound quality is that much better...

 

So...any suggestions for an upgrade? Are the next level grado's a lot better? 

 

I love listening to everything so something that's robust would do me good!


Best next step up is the SR 225i--considered by most to be the sweet spot in the SR line.

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yes smile.gif  If you could spend $700 HE500 would be a noticeable improvement.


I can spend 700 if it's a good improvement.  Where can I find them for 700 ? :).


Audio Advisor is one place that has them:

 

http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HMHE500

post #22587 of 29490
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Originally Posted by izzie View Post

Hey guys im new here! I'm on a budget so I cant decide between the Sennheiser 218 hd, Sennheiser HD 201 or the Piooner SE-MJ721

 

What do you think?


What's your budget and other requirements?  There may be some better options.  Be sure to check the buying guides linked in the opening post of this thread.

post #22588 of 29490
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Originally Posted by izzie View Post

I listen to rock. My budget is 79$ but I live in Portugal (60€)


The CAL! is a nice can that can be had within your budget if it was in the U.S.

post #22589 of 29490
I just picked up a pair of vmoda crossfade lp 89.99, the description and reviews is what I liked deep bass darker sound. do you think there are better options for my 89 bucks? I listen to mostly club, dance hip hop salsa merengue and reggae..
post #22590 of 29490
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Now that the XB500 has been discontinued,  what is the next best option?

I am looking at the JVC HAM5X for $48 (high price but thats the price here in Europe). Any better alternatives, preferably upto $100?

Anyone?

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