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Originally Posted by Vidmaven View Post

Aside from the Superlux 668B and the Ultrasones the others are all for possible portable use. I guess I feel like the 580s just aren't as clear and don't go as low as I would like. I already hear more with the Ultrasones and the Superlux than I do with the Senns. the Ultrasones definitely have more bottom end than my Senns. Really looking for that magical balance.
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


Your 580 is better than all of these, with the possible exception of the 750.  It will give the bass you seek if properly amped.


The $200 budget limit vs. your 580's is the rub.  You need more cash to get to the Beyer DT 880, Alessandro MS-2i/Grado SR 325is, AKG K 550 or Senn HD 650.

post #22862 of 29491
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Originally Posted by PanamaHat View Post

I'm looking for a decent pair of on-ear headphones for portable use, not looking to get over-ear since they're kinda large for portable use. My budget would cap at around $100, but I could spend a bit more if it's worth it. I'll be using my clip zip primarily and iphone 4s. I like a warmish sound sig, sweet mids, and non-fatiguing treble since these will be my travel cans. I've been looking into the ath-ws55 and AKG k67 lately, thoughts? Thanks.


I like the CAL! and Sony DR-ZX701IP/MDR-ZX700.

post #22863 of 29491
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I like the CAL! and Sony DR-ZX701IP/MDR-ZX700.

Those are over-ear. May be on-ear for some, but not me. Really looking for something portable, but thanks


Edited by PanamaHat - 1/4/13 at 9:33pm
post #22864 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


Both are good.  The 558 is more the classic (if slightly veiled) & balanced audiophile can.  It also has a larger sound stage.

 

The 518 is darker and easier to drive without an amp.

 

I would not say that the bass of either is even remotely overpowering--and a long way from being a basshead of any stripe.

Thanks for the reply. So should i just go for the 518 with it being £40 cheaper $65? And is the difference between the two headphones small enough or large enough to notice with my untrained ears? And which will be the better option out of those two for me having only used closed headphones as in which one would i get used to quicker if that makes sense Thanks.

post #22865 of 29491

Hello,

 

I've been looking around for the past week at various places trying to get information on which headphones to get for listening to music.

I currently own Audio Technica AD700's, the first pair of headphones I've owned, which I use mainly for gaming and movies, music only because I have no other way of listening to music.

 

My main beef with the AD700's is that the bass is really light. I listen to rock, metal, trance/electronica, reggae, artists like Linkin Park, Three Days Grace, KoRn, Damian Marley, AD/DC, Depeche Mode, Rob Zombie, and many others. When I listen to some Linkin Park songs, the AD700's start to static and the sound gets slightly distorted.

 

I also have a pair of Klipsch S4's which used to sound amazing after burn in, but recently I've noticed that there's alot of cracking and distortion when I listen to any songs on high volume. Maybe due to them still burning in. They used to sound better than the AD700's at one point but the other day I compared them and I found that the AD700's are much more crisp and clear and much less distortion-y. I've looked at AT M50's, seen huge praise for them, but alot of people say that there are much better headphones out there, then I read about the Beyerdynamics DT770 headphones and how great they were but the bass is in the middle. Then there were Sennheiser 598's, ATH AD900s, honestly so many headphones that I can't even decide how to narrow down my choices. 

 

I originally had a budget of around $150 but seeing as how many different headphones there are I am now willing to spend $200-250, prefferably around $200 especially if I have to get an amp. I don't really care if they're open back or closed since I'm sitting in a room all alone when I'm using them, but a good soundstage would be nice. I really just need a pair to listen to music with. I'm going to be plugging them into my PC, unless I need an amp.

 

Thanks.

post #22866 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Xebstia View Post

Hello,

 

I've been looking around for the past week at various places trying to get information on which headphones to get for listening to music.

I currently own Audio Technica AD700's, the first pair of headphones I've owned, which I use mainly for gaming and movies, music only because I have no other way of listening to music.

 

My main beef with the AD700's is that the bass is really light. I listen to rock, metal, trance/electronica, reggae, artists like Linkin Park, Three Days Grace, KoRn, Damian Marley, AD/DC, Depeche Mode, Rob Zombie, and many others. When I listen to some Linkin Park songs, the AD700's start to static and the sound gets slightly distorted.

 

I also have a pair of Klipsch S4's which used to sound amazing after burn in, but recently I've noticed that there's alot of cracking and distortion when I listen to any songs on high volume. Maybe due to them still burning in. They used to sound better than the AD700's at one point but the other day I compared them and I found that the AD700's are much more crisp and clear and much less distortion-y. I've looked at AT M50's, seen huge praise for them, but alot of people say that there are much better headphones out there, then I read about the Beyerdynamics DT770 headphones and how great they were but the bass is in the middle. Then there were Sennheiser 598's, ATH AD900s, honestly so many headphones that I can't even decide how to narrow down my choices. 

 

I originally had a budget of around $150 but seeing as how many different headphones there are I am now willing to spend $200-250, prefferably around $200 especially if I have to get an amp. I don't really care if they're open back or closed since I'm sitting in a room all alone when I'm using them, but a good soundstage would be nice. I really just need a pair to listen to music with. I'm going to be plugging them into my PC, unless I need an amp.

 

Thanks.

I cant excactly offer you any real help lol but from looking at reviews everywhere states that the sennheiser hd518 more bass than the 558 and 598 dont know about sound quality wise asked that question few mins ago and waiting for reply now

post #22867 of 29491

Would it be alright to open a new thread for this instead of waiting for an answer in this one?

post #22868 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


Both are good.  The 558 is more the classic (if slightly veiled) & balanced audiophile can.  It also has a larger sound stage.

 

The 518 is darker and easier to drive without an amp.

 

I would not say that the bass of either is even remotely overpowering--and a long way from being a basshead of any stripe.

Thanks for the reply. So should i just go for the 518 with it being £40 cheaper $65? And is the difference between the two headphones small enough or large enough to notice with my untrained ears? And which will be the better option out of those two for me having only used closed headphones as in which one would i get used to quicker if that makes sense Thanks.


Trained or otherwise, if you have good ears, you will hear the difference. 

 

With regard to the rest, there is no way for me to know.  It's almost 100% dependent on the individual and his/her preferences.

post #22869 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Xebstia View Post

Would it be alright to open a new thread for this instead of waiting for an answer in this one?


Unless you describe the sound signature you seek and what equipment you will use to power these new cans (do you have a sound card that provides amplification), it probably won't matter.  Besides it's been less than two hours since you made your first post.  Patience grasshopper.  In addition it's the middle of the night or very early morning for for a large percentage of the folks who are regulars here.


Edited by KG Jag - 1/4/13 at 11:32pm
post #22870 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


I like the CAL! and Sony DR-ZX701IP/MDR-ZX700.

Those are over-ear. May be on-ear for some, but not me. Really looking for something portable, but thanks


You probably should be asking in the Portable Headphone section of the forum.  This section is for full sized headphones.

post #22871 of 29491

lol Yes Master, I will oblige.

post #22872 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Fuzziekiwi View Post

I haven't seen anything about the JVC one before, but there aren't hat many over ear portables that I can think of. Don't know your budget but you could check these out;

 

Do your research and consider these if you haven't already :) 

 

Philips Uptown & Downtown

 

http://www.amazon.com/Creative-EF0060-Aurvana-Live-Headphones/dp/B000ZJZ7OA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357345725&sr=8-1&keywords=creative+aurvana+live

 

http://www.amazon.com/JVC-HAS400B-Nanotube-Headband-Headphones/dp/B008P8EXRU/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

 

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-V55-BR-style-Headphones/dp/B007BY3PNW/ref=sr_1_61?s=aht&ie=UTF8&qid=1357346037&sr=1-61

My budget is around 30-60$. Unfortunately, where I live these cans aren't available, except for V55, which is still listed above 100$ there... But do you think JVC S400 could be better better than S600? confused.gif

post #22873 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


Your 580 is better than all of these, with the possible exception of the 750.  It will give the bass you seek if properly amped.


X2, 580 is better on your budget. If you willing to spend more however, try the HE400

post #22874 of 29491

Hi all,

 

I’m new to the forum, but have spent a fair amount of time reading through various threads / guides on here.  I am looking to buy a complete desktop set-up (headphones & amp / DAC) - this will be my first pair of Hi-Fi grade headphones (until now, I have used some Sony EX-90 IEMs).

 

Music Genres:

-          Rock (Foo Fighters, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Muse)

-          Metal (Metallica, Machine Head)

-          Progressive / alternative (Tool, Porcupine Tree, Radiohead)

-          Post rock (Explosions In The Sky, GSY!BE)

-          Acoustic

 

Might also use the headphones for watching movies / gaming.  I would prefer to have a pair of good ‘all round’ headphones, rather than a ‘genre specific’ pair.

 

Closed / Open: No preference, but would favour headphones that sound loudspeaker-like.  Over Ear preferred, but would consider on ear headphones.

 

Budget: Willing to spend up to £300 on the headphones (although would be happy to spend less).

 

Source: PC (FLAC).  Currently have a Xonar DX soundcard, but would be looking to buy an external DAC / AMP. 

 

 

Unfortunately Hi-FI shops in my area don’t seem to stock many headphone brands, and as such I haven’t had much opportunity to listen to more expensive headphones.  I have demo’d some Grado SR225s locally, and whilst they sounded good (potentially a bit on the aggressive side), I didn’t feel the fit was all that great.

 

Looking through previous recommendation in this thread / other threads (particularly the flagship thread), it seems the HD600/650 are often recommended as good all rounders.  However, I have seen a few reviews where people have noted that they might not be the best choice for fast / aggressive music – anyone have any thoughts on this?  Are there any other headphones I should be considering?

 

Thanks.

post #22875 of 29491
Thanks for the replies and suggestions. Maybe I would be better served to replace the Creek with the Schiit Magni/Modi for $200 instead of replacing the 580s? Would I get better (more revealing) quality sound?
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X2, 580 is better on your budget. If you willing to spend more however, try the HE400

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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


The $200 budget limit vs. your 580's is the rub.  You need more cash to get to the Beyer DT 880, Alessandro MS-2i/Grado SR 325is, AKG K 550 or Senn HD 650.

Edited by Vidmaven - 1/5/13 at 8:11am
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