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PurpleAngel, thanks for the input.  Haven't done the mod for the HD558s because I'm not sure if I'm keeping them yet.  Not bothered by the mids and highs though for them; just want more bass.  Just trying to figure out if I should switch them out for DT770s given the type of music I listen to and for movies.  Does the DT770 sound compressed or in your head?  How would you rate it for movies?  I'm guessing the bass would be great for explosions, etc. but does it work against you for scenes with a lot of dialog?  I'm certainly OK with having mids and highs take a small step back in exchange for more bass (that's what the PAA-1 Pro's signature is like) as long as they're still clear and not completely overshadowed.  

 

By the way, does anyone know if there are any shops in the Bay Area that carry the DT770s that people can audition, ideally in the south bay?

 

Thanks!

 

Bump :)

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Hi,
I'm in the market for a new pair of headphones, since my current ones don't appear to produce certain frequencies in the right headphone. Unbelievably annoying, actually
Some info:
Current Headphones: Superlux HD668B
Used For: Hip-Hop, Metal, Classical, Gaming and Movies
Budget: $150

Considering the Grado 60i, but I really have no idea.

Thanks in advance!

The low end grado's won't really cut it for hiphop or gaming. The sr225i however would work fine. For all your uses and budget I say get the hd558, it's got a very like able sound sig, decent detail, good imaging, and it's comfortable. Consider getting an amp/dac to get the most out of them though, Fiio e10 would be a good cost-effective solution
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Seems like a fair thread, I need a headphone for 150 minus that has good bass. I normally listen to rap, hiphop, dubstep, rock. Artists like eminem AC/DC and all of those. 

 

This is all i hear " Ath m50 this" Ath m50 that Ath this that this that.....

 

is it true, are they that good, if not then what is meant for me?

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Seems like a fair thread, I need a headphone for 150 minus that has good bass. I normally listen to rap, hiphop, dubstep, rock. Artists like eminem AC/DC and all of those. 

 

This is all i hear " Ath m50 this" Ath m50 that Ath this that this that.....

 

is it true, are they that good, if not then what is meant for me?

 

I also recommend the M50

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I do not.

JVC HA-S500, Somic EFi-82 MT, and the Philips Citiscape Uptown all perform better than the M50s for 1/3rd to 2/3rds of the price.
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I also recommend the M50
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I also recommend the M50

 

I don't see what the big deal with the M50 is. He is asking for bassy headphones. The M50 are neutral-sounding, not bassy. 

 

I would go for the Ultrasone HFI 780.

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Wow guys thanks for the quick replies, it doesnt have to be to bassy if thats whats blocking you for i dont care to much, i just want to hear it and know its their thumping away.

 

And for the guy who gave headphones that are 1/3 and 2/3 the price, if their are headphones 2/3 the price that means its like 90 bucks, im willing to spend 150 dollars so just give me the best for 150 i dont care for the lower costs atm. 

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Wow guys thanks for the quick replies, it doesnt have to be to bassy if thats whats blocking you for i dont care to much, i just want to hear it and know its their thumping away.

 

And for the guy who gave headphones that are 1/3 and 2/3 the price, if their are headphones 2/3 the price that means its like 90 bucks, im willing to spend 150 dollars so just give me the best for 150 i dont care for the lower costs atm. 

 

The Ultrasone HFI 780 are $149 on Amazon at this moment. I would still recommend them, based on your music preferences. 

http://www.amazon.com/Ultrasone-HFI-780-Surround-Professional-Headphones/dp/B00101XVH2

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Alot of people say that it is harsh on the ear, i dont know ._.

 

From what ive heard, ath m50 = all round ok, flat

 

Ultrasone 780 = bassy harsh good for electronic music 

 

 

Not sure if its worth the extra 40 bux to go with the ultrasone


Edited by IatomI - 12/28/12 at 10:53pm
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Alot of people say that it is harsh on the ear, i dont know ._.

 

From what ive heard, ath m50 = all round ok, flat

 

Ultrasone 780 = bassy harsh good for electronic music 

 

 

Not sure if its worth the extra 40 bux to go with the ultrasone

 

You can always use an equalizer if the 780 turns out to be too harsh at some point.

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You can always use an equalizer if the 780 turns out to be too harsh at some point.

Velour pads tone down the sibilance.

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What sound signature do you prefer?

 

What equipment will be powering these can?  Will you use an amp?

 

Since you are considering the Grado, I assume that open cans that leak sound are OK.

Thanks, and my apologies. I knew I had missed something out. Open cans are mostly okay, but I'd prefer closed ones so that I can use them outside. I have earphones for that though, so it isn't a big deal.

 

Mostly using my Xonar DG soundcard which has a built in amp (pretty cheap though, so not a great one) but they might also get some use on my phone which I use as an MP3 player.

Ideally I'd prefer a fairly flat sound signature. Not too interested in overwhelming bass or treble.

 

Since it appears to matter, I live in the UK, and my budget is £100 ($161.52).  However, I'm looking at the sr225i and the HD 558s and they are way out of budget. I was looking at the sr 60i's because they land exactly around £100.


Edited by Daichin - 12/29/12 at 3:57am
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Hi I'm in market for USB DAC/amp. 

 

Source will be pc or laptop.

I'm looking for somthin like Yulong D100 or Asus xonar essence 

 

 

Current Headphones: Ultrasone DJ1

Used For: electro, dub, rock, metal,... ALL kind of music

Budget: $250-300$

 

 

 

 

post #22664 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Daichin View Post

Hi,

I'm in the market for a new pair of headphones, since my current ones don't appear to produce certain frequencies in the right headphone. Unbelievably annoying, actually

Some info:

Current Headphones: Superlux HD668B

Used For: Hip-Hop, Metal, Classical, Gaming and Movies

Budget: $150

 

Considering the Grado 60i, but I really have no idea.

 

Thanks in advance!


 

You could always check out the Takstar Pro80.

 

They're really good allround phones for their price. They would not be the best for classical but would do a good job for you're other needs. Maybe the Takstar HI2050 could be an alternative as well. They should have a larger soundstage being open.

 

These Takstar's have their own thread here that you can look at:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/585356/the-takstar-technical-pro-gemini-thread

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Budget: ~£100 - ATH M50 (£130 give or take) are the upper limit to my budget

 

Need: Closed cans for PC/travel use. Music, movies and some gaming. Previous headphones have been <£50 so this is a first step.

 

Used for: Xonar DG sound card or ipod

 

Music tastes: Bit of everything - rock, classic rock, heavy metal, electronic, indie, classical, hipster-ish stuff (1 man and a guitar etc)

 

Looked at:

ATH-M50 - seems like the best all rounder

Shure SRH840

Ultrasone HIFI 580/780

 

Anyone able to either give me a definite case of "Buy this one, it's great and fine", or more options to look at.


Edited by Penitent - 12/29/12 at 7:02am
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