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What would you guys recommend between the JDS labs cmoybb 2.03 and the Schiit magni for driving ATH-M50's? I understand one is portable and one is desktop but the cmoybb would be plugged in and used at a desktop as well. I would be using this mainly for a vinyl record setup so it would be plugged mainly into my phono preamp, not very much DAC use most likey, but maybe occasionaly (I have a xonar dx soundcard, which will suffice for my digital music needs). Anyways, thoughts? Reviews for the cmoybb are very good and it would be customized by the builder for my headphones, which would be nice. Early reviews for the magni are also pretty good. Also, if you have other amp suggestions in the $100 and less category I'd love to hear them.

 

Thanks

 

Edit: I also should mention I am currently using my M-audio AV-40 active speakers to drive my headphones, it is aright but it leaves something to be desired (mainly volume and bass). While I was at my parents for the holiday's I used my dads 1990's (maybe late 80's?) Sony reciever and it sounded really nice and loud and the bass was very loud yet pronounced and not at all muddy. I'm looking for sound like that. He said I could have it but I don't have any room left in my apartment frown.gif. I listen to rock, classic rock, some electronic pop, and I go on hip-hop and rap streaks every once in a while.


Edited by baconbringer - 1/7/13 at 2:42pm
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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post

 

Seriously, The Sig pro seems to be what you look for ;) .. the most neutral Ultrasone but still very very enjoyable and it gives you detailed, precise, fast and dynamic sound and amazing/deep/textured bass when the music needs it. Considering what  you listen to, you should absolutely consider it. the Sig DJ has the same overall qualities but offer a more V-shaped signature.

 

For the wow factor : I missed it when I listen to my sig pro for the first time beacause i were used to like bass-heavy cans but one head-fier said to me the Sig pro grows in you . He was completely right and now I 've the "wow" effect each time I put my sig pro over my here and swith my player to ON .  I drive it with an unexpensive but very good Tube DAC/amp ( en Aune T1) and with a good tube ( NOS 6N23P , 6N27P o Mullard 6DJ8 )  I'm really amazed . With a Fiio E17, the sig pro could sound a bit cold sometimes because this headphone is very detailed and analytical but IMO a tube amp gives it the Warmness and organic touch it needs ;) . Moreover, The Sig pro is easy to driver and can be easily paired with a phone . Nevertheless the result is far better whith appropriate ( and not necessarily expensive) source/amp.

 

Isolation is (to my ears) near perfection both from inside to outsite than the other way.

Thank you! I think this is exactly the kind of post I needed to make up my mind. Not to mention it answered my next question about which amp/dac to upgrade to, lol. I actually already own the Fiio e17, and that Aune T1 looks like a worthwhile investment. I might even get that first to see how my Pro 900's like it. Now to go research tube amps...

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Hey there Hi-fiers
I am seeking some help with my new headphones.

So I have just purchased my first pair of cans after stating what I plan to use it for and the type of music I listen to from the recommendations I received, I purchased the Ultrasone HFI-780.  Now I don't know where I went wrong, when I listen to them and apart from the noise cancelling I don't hear anything that stands out to me, I spend most of my time with ear buds in my ears at work and then come home to speakers and or a cheap headset I use for gaming. 

So I would think I should be hearing a different as recommended I tried listening to good source material so some of my music cds and watched a DvD movie and still I don't hear any difference so I am not sure where I went wrong, they are currently plugged into my Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Zs so I am not sure if it is because of that sound card or something.

I own some Coby 150w 5.1 speakers a simple set up and when I listened to my friends AV40s which were only plugged directly his Laptop I heard a clear difference between those and my speakers which is one of the reasons that motivated me to get better quality sound but now with these headphones I am feeling rather unsatisfied.

I concur with the consensus to get a better source, and I can vouch for Fiio's product line. My first GOOD headphones were Alienware-rebranded HFI-700's (the earlier version of the 780), and I absolutely loved them.

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Originally Posted by CardHockman View Post

Hi guys! I'm looking for headphones in the $75-$125 range and am not sure where to look or what my best option would be. Any help would be appreciated.

 

EDIT: The best pair of headphones I've owned was a pair of Bose Triport OEs. I thought they were great, but that's probably because I've never owned another pair of audiophile headphones. I listen to mostly hip-hop, jazz, and experimental and electronic music. I don't have a preference between on-ear and over-ear, but comfort is very important because I will be wearing them for long periods of time.

Are you OK with open cans (they leak sound)?

 

What equipment will be powering these cans?  Will you be using an amp?

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I'm going to use them with my ipod, my PC, and my electronic drum set. No amp. It's okay if they leak sound.

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I would really love a pair of headphones with a little more presence in the low end. I'm currently using an HD598 off of a Xonar STX. I like open cans but have never really used a good pair of closed headphones. I'm really thinking about the DT770. I really wish that I jumped on that Ultrasone Pro 750 deal. 

 

I plan on using these for mostly rock and metal as well as gaming. Any recommendations would be appreciated.

 

I would like to keep it under $200. 


Edited by BababooeyHTJ - 1/7/13 at 4:49pm
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


The 880 is by far the best can.  However, it won't give you the bass fix that the other two will.


OK, I have decided on the DT 770 Pro.  I am going to be using these from Computer at work and iPad mostly.  Which majks more sense?

 


Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO, 250 ohms - $184.95
FiiO E11 - $59.99 (Total $244.94)

Beyerdynamic: DT-770-Pro Studio Headphones - Limited Edition, 32 OHMS - $249.0

Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO, 80 ohms - $220.99

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Originally Posted by Red Dawg View Post


OK, I have decided on the DT 770 Pro.  I am going to be using these from Computer at work and iPad mostly.  Which majks more sense?

 


Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO, 250 ohms - $184.95
FiiO E11 - $59.99 (Total $244.94)

Beyerdynamic: DT-770-Pro Studio Headphones - Limited Edition, 32 OHMS - $249.0

Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO, 80 ohms - $220.99

 

Get the DT770 Pro 80 from CobraSonics on eBay. They're only charging $160, and they have a 60 day, no questions asked return policy. They're legit sellers. No fakes. 

 

Get the PA2V2 if you want an amp. FiiO E11 isn't too reliable, honestly. It has a problem with static. But you don't really need an amp for 80 ohms.

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Originally Posted by Red Dawg View Post


OK, I have decided on the DT 770 Pro.  I am going to be using these from Computer at work and iPad mostly.  Which majks more sense?

 


Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO, 250 ohms - $184.95
FiiO E11 - $59.99 (Total $244.94)

Beyerdynamic: DT-770-Pro Studio Headphones - Limited Edition, 32 OHMS - $249.0

Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO, 80 ohms - $220.99

 

People have been raving about the limited edition DT 770 Pro. I'm not a big fan of the DT 770 Pro 250 ohm or closed headphones in general, but I'm considering picking one up. If you ever choose to sell, LE headphones generally hold their value better as well.

 

Lots of praise over at Headfonia and our thread here

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Originally Posted by Levaix View Post

I concur with the consensus to get a better source, and I can vouch for Fiio's product line. My first GOOD headphones were Alienware-rebranded HFI-700's (the earlier version of the 780), and I absolutely loved them.

 

What was your audio setup at that point in time?
Edited by Audioenthused - 1/7/13 at 6:14pm
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Originally Posted by pro1137 View Post

FiiO E11 isn't too reliable, honestly. It has a problem with static.
Thats the first I've ever heard that one. In any case, my e11 is extremely reliable. Good, clean, transparent portable amp.
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Thats the first I've ever heard that one. In any case, my e11 is extremely reliable. Good, clean, transparent portable amp.

 

First? I've seen it many, many times on here. 

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Hello everyone!, I'm looking for a set of headphones and I've been looking at all these different brands. 

I've chosen to get headphones which sit towards the ear, not ones that will cover there (e.g. ATH-50Ms).

I listen to Indie music, if that helps with finding a more accurate result.

 

- In terms of aesthetics as well, I want them to look nice and the performance should be reasonable too, it doesn't have to be the best in both categories.

- I can't stand ugly products or under performing products, I like balance. 

 

My budget is around $240. 

 

Thanks! - N

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I could use a recommendation. I m looking to purchase my first semi-quality headset for $50-125. I game a fair amount, but it is not shooter games where direction is overly important. I listen to bassy electronic music, so a lot of my needs are exactly what most audiophiles do not want. I will stress one thing that bothers me about almost every headset I've tried on is the build quality. If it is plastic, cheap feeling, and uncomfortable I m not interested. These will be used for long sessions at a time and I hate poor build quality; it rivals on the same importance of sound for most audiophiles. Wireless would be a great perk, but is not a deal killer one way or another. If I have to bump the budget slightly that is fine, but I d really be more inclined to buy something at this budget and most importantly because more than likely I can't try them on.

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getting i pod touch 5th gen  has anyone connected one to a portable dac/amp via usb?

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Originally Posted by CardHockman View Post

Hi guys! I'm looking for headphones in the $75-$125 range and am not sure where to look or what my best option would be. Any help would be appreciated.

 

EDIT: The best pair of headphones I've owned was a pair of Bose Triport OEs. I thought they were great, but that's probably because I've never owned another pair of audiophile headphones. I listen to mostly hip-hop, jazz, and experimental and electronic music. I don't have a preference between on-ear and over-ear, but comfort is very important because I will be wearing them for long periods of time.

Are you OK with open cans (they leak sound)?

 

What equipment will be powering these cans?  Will you be using an amp?


With your genres and comfort demand too, you're asking a great deal from a relatively modestly priced can.  Maybe the CAL! would cover the most bases.

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