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post #23191 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Audioenthused View Post

So description wise if I am looking some cans that offer clear/distinct lows, mids and highs what type of cans exactly am I seeking?


It would appear that you're after a quality neutral-ish can.  However, to go much further, we will need to know:

 

What is your budget?

 

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

 

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

post #23192 of 29491
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Originally Posted by JohnSmithh View Post

Hey guys, I'm new to this crowd, and I'm pretty new to the audio world too. I've been looking in to get a nice pair of headphones before I head off to university and I was looking for some help choosing a good pair of headphones. Some quick notes before I say more:

 

  • While I am not closed to the idea of IEM or ear-buds, I am primarily looking at closed, circumaural headphones. I can live with full-sized supra-aural headphones if they are suitably comfortable.
  • I am not particularly interested in buying a portable AMP, but I will do so if I must.
  • I will be using the headphones on either a laptop or my Galaxy S3 phone.
  • Budget is ~$200, give or take; if it's within an additional fifty dollars perhaps I can squeeze it in. 
  • This pair of headphones will be used while studying or on transit; I do not move around much when I listen to music. I am willing to sacrifice portability for sound quality and durability.

 

I listen to a lot of punk rock, pop rock, some pop, but where I would like the cans to be strongest is when playing instrumental music, typically guitar or piano. I do not care for heavy bass and I have already noticed that I have a distaste for the sound of heavy bass. Nonetheless, I (think) I have a preference for tight, controlled bass, as I do like listening to good bass guitarists; I just dislike it when dubstep starts roaring in my ears.

 

 

In a short list, my priorities are:

  1. Sound quality
  2. Comfort
  3. Durability
  4. Portability
  5. Looks & design

 

To date, I have had time to listen to the Audio Technica ATHM50, Sennheiser HD 449 and their HD-25. I am not fond of either of the Sennheiser HD 449 or the ATHM50; on the HD449, I found the mids too recessed for my liking. On the ATHM50, I found their heavier bass annoying, as well as their mids and highs too lacking for my liking. I tried on my friend's HD 25 and I thought both my punk rock bands as well as my Vocaloid & instrumental music sounded extremely clear, tight and beautiful, though let us keep in mind that I have little experience listening to these models.

 

Any recommendations for the poor little to-be-university student? :D


The Senn HD25-1 II seems to be on track for what you're seeking.

post #23193 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Ph3nom88 View Post

Looking for some great over-ear headphones. Please help me out thanks!

 

 

 


  • Budget: 150-200USD
  • Music genres: Primarily Progressive Trance and House, Dubstep,Drum and Bass, and some rock (ska, punk, classic, etc.) and hip hop here and there
  • Use: Portable with my phone (S3) or Zune MP3, otherwise mainly plugged in on my computer
  • I'd like great quality all around headphones that have great lows, mids, and highs
     

So far I've looked into the


  • AiAiAi TMA-1 Studios
  • Audio-Technica ATH-M50 or ATH-M50S

  •  

    Shure SRH840

  • AKG k550 (out of price range for now but can save up for it)
  • OR ANY RECOMMENDATIONS YOU GUYS CAN RECOMMEND ME!! NOT JUST LIMITED TO THIS LIST!!!

 

Also, thought bout getting the fiio e7 amp. do i need it?

 

THANKS AGAIN!!!

 

Don't get the M50. It's so overrated here by newcomers. 

 

The SRH-840 will definitely not have enough bass impact for electronic music. I would cross that one right off of the list.

 

I would take a look at the Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro, or DT770 Pro 80. You said you needed portability, so, the Custom One Pro are much better compared to the DT770. 

The Custom One Pro has a unique sound slider on the headphone that allows you to change the sonic qualities of the sound. It can go from accurate headphones that can be used as a monitor, all the way to a bass monster using that slider. 

The DT770 do not have the slider, and will benefit greatly from the E7, but the Custom One Pro doesn't need any external amplification, due to them only being 16 ohms.

 

So, in short, I would shoot for the Custom One Pro. No, you won't need the E7.

post #23194 of 29491
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Originally Posted by stepic View Post

Hi all

 

Wasn't sure whether I should post this here or in the portable forum.

 

I'm looking at getting a pair of headphones to use primarily on my commute to work, and potentially during work hours, but also within the house secondly. So my main priority, besides sound quality, is that they don't leak noise and that they isolate outside noise. I usually listen to indie rock, but also some electronic stuff and a little bit of hip hop. Think Radiohead/Arcade Fire/LCD Soundsystem/Kanye West. I don't mind a bit of bass. I'm looking at paying around the £150 mark ($240 USD).

 

I THINK I've narrowed it down to the following 3:

 

* Sennheiser HD 25-1 II

* Beyerdynamic DT770 PRO

* Shure SRH 840

 

I do like the look of the DT770's and 840's but concerned they may be too big for commuting. The HD25-1 ii's are probably better sized for commuting, but I've heard they may not be as comfortable for long term usage because of the smaller size (pushing against ears etc). If I had to prioritise I'd say the commute is more important in this respect, but I would like to be able to have them on for hours on end if necessary.

 

Any help would be great - also any other suggestions matching my criteria which I may have missed!


The 770 is very large; comes with a long fixed cord; and has very recessed mids. 

 

The Shure and Senn both have a fairly balanced sound with the Senn being more so to my ears.  The Shure has a detachable cord, but the stock version is very long for commuting.

 

Comfort is a very individual issue.  Some have reported both the Shure and Senn to be uncomfortable for them.  The 770 is about as universally comfortable as you can get in this hobby.

post #23195 of 29491

so out of the Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro, or DT770 Pro 80 which would be better overall? also are the mids and high good on them as well? like clear and crisp and good sounding. i mean mainly use it at home on pc. but sometime i can use it for other stuff like going out the house sometimes but not always.

 

or any other recommendations out their from my previous post?


Edited by Ph3nom88 - 1/12/13 at 2:08am
post #23196 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Ph3nom88 View Post

so out of the Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro, or DT770 Pro 80 which would be better overall? also are the mids and high good on them as well? like clear and crisp and good sounding. i mean mainly use it at home on pc. but sometime i can use it for other stuff like going out the house sometimes but not always.


or any other recommendations out their from my previous post?

Mids are excellent for closed headphones. I would get the Custom One Pro over the DT770 for its versatility.
post #23197 of 29491
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Originally Posted by pro1137 View Post

Out of the four you chose, the SRH-440 would be my best pick, but, personally, I would look into the Creative Aurvana Live!. They're closed back, so, isolation. They normally go for around $80 on Amazon. 

I don't think the 440 would have enough bass, plus, they're a bit heavy for a pair of headphones (1.6 lbs / .725 Kg)

Thanks, out of the reviews I've read they sound good expect the isolation. Now, I guess I just have to decide either for better Isolation -> AKG K518 or more comfortable heaphones ->Creative Aurvana Live! Or does anyone have other suggestions?
post #23198 of 29491

Can anyone suggest me something at the 200$ budget for electronic genres?

post #23199 of 29491

Hey everyone,

I'm new here, I dont have any High-End headphones or equipment, and I havent tried anything like that.

At the moment I own on-ear ATH-SJ55 without AMP but I want something more serious!

So I need advice from more experienced people.

 

I'm looking for balanced sound, with a little bit bass extension (not overpowering).

I listen primarily to Elecrtonic music (Ambient, Hip-Hop instrumentals, Glitch-Hop, Drum'n'Bass), but I also like other stuff like Indie/Rock/Metal/Classical.

 

So I watched a lot of reviews on Youtube and picked Philips Uptown (150$) , Philips Phidelio L1 (300$) and V-Moda M-100 (300$) but feel free to advice any other headphone. I thought about UE6000 too, but idk...

 

Any suggestions?

post #23200 of 29491

Alright, I actually need help, absolute max = $150. I've owned the Creative Aurvana Live!, and the Noontec Zoro, I loved both of them, Noontecs a little more. BUt the got damn Noontecs got stolen, so now I have to find a new pair of headphones,I also have the Shure SRH 750Dj, I was extremely dissappointed, they were uncomfortable, they had NO isolation at all, and the bass wasn't "boomy" too me.  I would just get the CAL!'s or the Zoro's again but I like getting something a little better than my previous thing each time, and The Noontec's price went up by $30. What I would like, but NOT  a requirement is : A removable cord, an ability to fold and a nice design. My requirements are: Portablity, Bass Quantity, Comfort, and Great playback through my Galaxy S III/iPAd (4th Gen.). As the Shure's were lackluster in that department, thanks in advance.

post #23201 of 29491

I thought the srh750dj had pretty good bass, although I'll agree it's not boomy at all (to me that's a good thing). Try the Sony XB800 or the Crossfade LP/2. I think you can find both under $150 on sale/used. 

post #23202 of 29491

I heard the LP's were horrible, nothing but bass, I thought you made a typo by saying XB800 but I see they are new headphones by sony lol. I'll check those out, but I haven't heard much good from the LP, plenty of people recommend the M80 but after listening to them for a short amount of time I wasn't the biggest fan of the bass, I listen to hiphop so, that explains that. All rap music is is bASS

post #23203 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


It would appear that you're after a quality neutral-ish can.  However, to go much further, we will need to know:

 

What is your budget?

 

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

 

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


Well I would rather not pay too much for these so I am thinking around USD150 perhaps maybe USD200 but if I can find one to do what I want it to do for USD100 (which I highly doubt) I would take it. 

I am very, very, very new to headphone so I really don't know sound quality and the overall feel is affected by Open versus Closed cans, I actually have already made a purchase of my first pair of quality cans the Ultrasone HFI-780 and contrary to all the good reviews I must say I am not impressed, which I kinda guess that is the reason why I am here again.

I plan to primarily use them on my computer so all that the headphones would be currently plugged into is a Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Zs. So as of the moment no amps but I am willing to get what I need to get to get the sound I want its just the more equipment I need to get is the longer it will take me to actually acquire what I am interested in.

post #23204 of 29491
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Originally Posted by scott5526 View Post

Looking for something quick with decent bass extension and well extended highs for dance.  Anyone have any recommendations putting budget around the thousand dollar mark?  Will be driven with a Bellari HA540 and and Ibasso D12

IF you really want to spend around a thousand dollars maybe you shoud consider an Ultrasone Signature DJ which seems to have been designed for "decent bass extension and well extended highs for dance." . I've got a Sig pro which is an impressive closed Headphone and Sig DJ seems to have same overall quality with a more V-shaped profile.
post #23205 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Audioenthused View Post

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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


It would appear that you're after a quality neutral-ish can.  However, to go much further, we will need to know:

 

What is your budget?

 

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

 

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


Well I would rather not pay too much for these so I am thinking around USD150 perhaps maybe USD200 but if I can find one to do what I want it to do for USD100 (which I highly doubt) I would take it. 

I am very, very, very new to headphone so I really don't know sound quality and the overall feel is affected by Open versus Closed cans, I actually have already made a purchase of my first pair of quality cans the Ultrasone HFI-780 and contrary to all the good reviews I must say I am not impressed, which I kinda guess that is the reason why I am here again.

I plan to primarily use them on my computer so all that the headphones would be currently plugged into is a Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Zs. So as of the moment no amps but I am willing to get what I need to get to get the sound I want its just the more equipment I need to get is the longer it will take me to actually acquire what I am interested in.


What did you dislike (or for that matter like) about the sound of the 780?

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