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All of that depends on the uses your intend for them and personal preference. 

 

The KRK has the best build and folds flat.  The other two offer a little more bass, but the AKG is a poor choice for portable use.  The CAL! is light and comfortable, but lightly built.  Only the CAL! comes with a cord suitable for portable use out of the box.  Such a cord for the KRK will cost you another $15 to $20 shipped.

 

I suggest that you look up each in the buying guides that are linked in the opening post of this thread.  Longer reviews of each are in turned linked from the buying guides.

Well they won't be for portable use I don't really care about that. It sucks that I can't just listen to them to see what I like more. I don't have any "good" headphones to compare to see what I really like. I know it is between the AKGs and KRK 6400. I would like something would good bass, but nothing that might overwhelm everything else. I have no idea if I would like something that is flat sounding or not. I read that the KRKs are suppose to be more accurate to how the song is suppose to be, but I wonder if it will make "low quality" songs sound worse. It seems that KRK might be a good headset for a person who has a diverse music taste though. The big thing the AKGs have going for them for me right now is price as they are only $62 on Amazon atm. Anyways thanks for the help.


Both the KRK and AKG are well respected studio quality cans.  The one you pick may or may not be perfectly suited to your taste, but you will have a quality headphone in this general price range.

post #22757 of 29491
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Hello everybody merry Christmas for all of you

i own the Sansa clip + 4gb and it is good player but the stock earphone came with it are really bad .... I'm considering buying a cheap but good headphone so i did the research and about to order the Superlux HD-668 B ... the question is will that compo work well ? Sansa clip + & Superlux HD-668 B .... will i need amplifier to get good results of the Superlux HD-668 B or the sansa will drive them well ?

thanks & Best Regards




Any help Please.

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Hi all ! I'm new here, I finally decide to change my Koss porta pro after more than ten year of good and loyal services (1999 !!) I love it, really, but i want a new one, my playlist of music have change since 1999 and i listen now all kind ! But i'm always love with bass, maybe not a basshead, not far, because i try a Beats, and It's sound horrible with both ost i heard, exemple with the music of Dark Knight Rise, Gotham's Reckoning ... OMG... Ok Beats are good with hip hop G-funk and electro, but like i said, i switch from Enya at ACDC...  So i'm looking for a polyvalent headphone, with bass, beautiful and big basses, but the mid and hight need to be great too !! Also, i listen only with my android Galaxy S3 and application PowerAMP for EQ, and my Laptop MSI with Sound blaster Audigy Advanced MB with THX Studio & EQ. And i don't want to buy an headphone AMP, so this headphone have to be drive easily. My max budget : 100 € / $  My choice for now after lot of hours of reading this forum are : 
- Sennheiser PX 360
- Sony MDR XB500
- Sony MDR XB700 (hardnto find)
- Shure SRH 750 or 550
- Sony MDR V55
- RHA S950i 
 
Don't care about design it's for home at 95% 

In advance, thanks for your answers !

 

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Hello everyone....Sennheiser GAMING/MOVIE headphone setups????????

 

 

 

 

Im looking for headphones mainly for computer gaming and watching movies.  My friend, who is a bigger audiophile, suggested Sennheiser.  I have a few specific questions:

 

I was considering these setups:

 

1. PC350(or special edition) with astro mixamp

 

2. PC363 which comes with 7.1 audio(USB)

 

 

The obvious difference is 1.closed cans  2. open cans

 

OK QUESTIONS::::

 

A.  What's the main difference between open and closed cans.....It can get noisy if Im traveling but not so much at home...do I need closed cans for better blocking of background noises or do Open cans have a superior sound?

 

B.  What's the difference between the 7.1 audio device that comes with PC363 compared to the astro mixamp.

 

C.  Do i need a soundcard? external amp?  (currently have gigabyte z68a-d3h-b3 with 7.1 onboard audio)

 

This is mainly for the PC....but I do game on the PS3 and would like to use with that also if possible.

 

 

 

I want to thank you in advance for any suggestions!!   Please comment on this with opinions, suggestions, guesses(lol) 

THANK YOU

 

 

 

 

If you can talk directly---feel free to message me

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I have never heard the Sonics.  I know that the KRK KNS-6400 is on neutral turf and is very good.


Thanks!

 

Does anyone know the best way for me to order headphones, try them, and return the ones I don't want? I'm thinking of doing this on Amazon, is their return shipping reasonable?

 

I have Grado SR60i, and I'm interested in trying KRK KNS6400, Incase Sonic, Sennheiser HD428, and AIAIAI TMA-1.

 

Also, does anyone know of anything around $100 that is good for classical?

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Hey guys, me once again as I was hoping for a bit more feedback than one post. Looking for a pair of headphones within a 200 dollar budget that will be good for Classic Rock, Country, Jazz and a bit of gaming. Thanks! 

Edit: Mostly for indoor use, sound leakage doesn't matter.


Edited by Spydercake - 12/31/12 at 11:50am
post #22762 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Meshail View Post

Hello everybody merry Christmas for all of you

i own the Sansa clip + 4gb and it is good player but the stock earphone came with it are really bad .... I'm considering buying a cheap but good headphone so i did the research and about to order the Superlux HD-668 B ... the question is will that compo work well ? Sansa clip + & Superlux HD-668 B .... will i need amplifier to get good results of the Superlux HD-668 B or the sansa will drive them well ?

thanks & Best Regards




Any help Please.


Someone with a clip and the can will have to test it and tell you.  The Superlux is a can that hangs on the divide of working OK with certain portable devices but not with others that are less powerful.

post #22763 of 29491
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Hello everyone....Sennheiser GAMING/MOVIE headphone setups????????

 

 

 

 

Im looking for headphones mainly for computer gaming and watching movies.  My friend, who is a bigger audiophile, suggested Sennheiser.  I have a few specific questions:

 

I was considering these setups:

 

1. PC350(or special edition) with astro mixamp

 

2. PC363 which comes with 7.1 audio(USB)

 

 

The obvious difference is 1.closed cans  2. open cans

 

OK QUESTIONS::::

 

A.  What's the main difference between open and closed cans.....It can get noisy if Im traveling but not so much at home...do I need closed cans for better blocking of background noises or do Open cans have a superior sound?

 

B.  What's the difference between the 7.1 audio device that comes with PC363 compared to the astro mixamp.

 

C.  Do i need a soundcard? external amp?  (currently have gigabyte z68a-d3h-b3 with 7.1 onboard audio)

 

This is mainly for the PC....but I do game on the PS3 and would like to use with that also if possible.

 

 

 

I want to thank you in advance for any suggestions!!   Please comment on this with opinions, suggestions, guesses(lol) 

THANK YOU

 

 

 

 

If you can talk directly---feel free to message me


Can only help you with "A".

 

Open cans tend to leak a great deal of you sound into the environment where others, who are close by, can hear it.  They also don't isolate your ears well from sounds coming from that environment.

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I have never heard the Sonics.  I know that the KRK KNS-6400 is on neutral turf and is very good.


Thanks!

 

...

 

Also, does anyone know of anything around $100 that is good for classical?

 

The Audio Technica ATH-AD700 Open-air Dynamic Audiophile Headphones.

post #22765 of 29491
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Hey guys, me once again as I was hoping for a bit more feedback than one post. Looking for a pair of headphones within a 200 dollar budget that will be good for Classic Rock, Country, Jazz and a bit of gaming. Thanks!


It will help if you tell us the equipment that will be powering these cans.  Whether or not you have an amp is important.

 

I recall that you are OK with open cans.

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To start with, I have no amp. I am really quite new to all of this, so correct me if I am wrong. All I have is the VIA chip that is integrated to the motherboard. Will also be using an ipod touch for music every once in a while. If I should start with upgrading my computer with a sound card instead of buying headphones feel free to let me know.

post #22767 of 29491
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To start with, I have no amp. I am really quite new to all of this, so correct me if I am wrong. All I have is the VIA chip that is integrated to the motherboard. Will also be using an ipod touch for music every once in a while. If I should start with upgrading my computer with a sound card instead of buying headphones feel free to let me know.

 

 

Sennheiser HD558 + Asus Xonar DX = the best you can possibly get for 200$ or just a bit over that for the music you listen to and gaming.

post #22768 of 29491

50 dollars is a bit more than a little out of price range for me... what would you recommend first, the card or the headphones?

post #22769 of 29491
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50 dollars is a bit more than a little out of price range for me... what would you recommend first, the card or the headphones?

Well, there are so many awesome affordable headphones and USB sound cards (we call 'em Digital to Analog Converters/DACs around here) that $100-$150 could get you solid performance in both areas.

For a DAC, I'd recommend a FiiO E10, but the ELE DAC has been getting a lot of hype for being a solid performer at $20, even when compared to pricier DACs. (I haven't heard the ELE, but a bunch of other people on this forum swear by it.)

For headphones, what you choose will depend on a few factors. For one, what kinds of music do you listen to? Secondly, how do you want it to sound (heavy bass? Light bass? Far apart instruments? Close, intimate instruments? And so on...) Lastly, where will you be using these headphones? Some headphones isolate listeners from noise better than others.

My personal favorites at the sub-$100 price range are the Philips Citiscape Uptown, the Somic E-Fi 82 MT and MH463, the JVC HA-S500, and the Jaycar Pro Monitor Headphones.
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Well, there are so many awesome affordable headphones and USB sound cards (we call 'em Digital to Analog Converters/DACs around here) that $100-$150 could get you solid performance in both areas.
For a DAC, I'd recommend a FiiO E10, but the ELE DAC has been getting a lot of hype for being a solid performer at $20, even when compared to pricier DACs. (I haven't heard the ELE, but a bunch of other people on this forum swear by it.)
For headphones, what you choose will depend on a few factors. For one, what kinds of music do you listen to? Secondly, how do you want it to sound (heavy bass? Light bass? Far apart instruments? Close, intimate instruments? And so on...) Lastly, where will you be using these headphones? Some headphones isolate listeners from noise better than others.
My personal favorites at the sub-$100 price range are the Philips Citiscape Uptown, the Somic E-Fi 82 MT and MH463, the JVC HA-S500, and the Jaycar Pro Monitor Headphones.

I mostly listen to Classic Rock and Country, they will also be used for gaming. I'll be using them at home, so noise isolation and noise pollution aren't too important. As for bass, I have no idea. I am still quite new to all of this, I'm good with computers but when it comes to anything sound related I am novice at best.

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