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Originally Posted by Oxyge View Post

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?



I own the M-100 and it's definitely not balanced-sounding. You can check out my review for them in my signature and/or my profile page and/or my review on Amazon USA (my Amazon name is narfybob). The L1 might be a better choice in this regards since the M-100's sound is bewen the LP and the M-80.
The M-100 excels with electronic and DNB music though
post #23207 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Jlox1 View Post

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

 

The LP's have a lot of bass. But if you're looking for more bass than the srh750dj, there's not that many options under $150 other than explicitly going for so-called 'basshead' cans.

 

When you say you didn't like the bass of the M80, what do you mean? Too light or too bassy?

post #23208 of 29491

I ddint get to hear them for long, but from what i remember, it was quantity it was lacking, and honestly I don't know what bass is seen in the 750DJ's is it all quality? Because I tried them out on several different devices, even boosting the EQ and the Bass Quantity wasn't even close to the CAL! or the Noontec Zoro. 

post #23209 of 29491

Not actually sure if anyone here can answer this for me, but I'm trying to decide on a new set-up that I can use with just my Dragonfly. Looking for an open headphone with a nice midrange that's not too revealing but very smooth. Bass quality matters more than quantity, looking for nice treble, but not boosted. A bit more clarity than the HD600 would be nice.

 

I currently own the HD600/Asgard, but I'm probably looking to sell off both for a headphone that I can just run out of my Dragonfly. I just find it really annoying to have an amp and tons of wires (small college dorm room), so if I could get rid of that it would be nice. I'm looking at both the Audio-Technica AD2000 and W1000X. I might just pull the trigger on the W1000X, since it's $399 at BuyDig, which seems like an awesome price. I just want to know that it can be driven by the Dragonfly and I won't lose too much sound quality by going essentially unamped.

post #23210 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


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


Well its I don't like anything about it actually that could be due to my lack of an amp or my sound card is just not on the level to bring out the potential of the headphones, it does sound better than my headset I was using but not mind blowing better and certainly not worth the money I paid for these headphones.  I have a pair of slightly noise cancelling J4 Ear Buds that I wear almost all day at work and I dare say I can barely tell the difference between them and my HFI-780 even those the difference is much clearer with the Acoustics Headset that I was using before, so far the only clear without a doubt feature I have noticed with 780 is the noise cancellation.


Edited by Audioenthused - 1/12/13 at 2:34pm
post #23211 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Jlox1 View Post

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

maybe for modern rap music it is so but never was from mid 90's and down, people new to hip-hop will get his notion that rap music is all bass, it is not

post #23212 of 29491

I want to buy a DAC and Amp for my Q701, what would you guys recommend for under 300$.

 

Thanks.

post #23213 of 29491
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Originally Posted by HeroicPenguin View Post

Not actually sure if anyone here can answer this for me, but I'm trying to decide on a new set-up that I can use with just my Dragonfly. Looking for an open headphone with a nice midrange that's not too revealing but very smooth. Bass quality matters more than quantity, looking for nice treble, but not boosted. A bit more clarity than the HD600 would be nice.

 

I currently own the HD600/Asgard, but I'm probably looking to sell off both for a headphone that I can just run out of my Dragonfly. I just find it really annoying to have an amp and tons of wires (small college dorm room), so if I could get rid of that it would be nice. I'm looking at both the Audio-Technica AD2000 and W1000X. I might just pull the trigger on the W1000X, since it's $399 at BuyDig, which seems like an awesome price. I just want to know that it can be driven by the Dragonfly and I won't lose too much sound quality by going essentially unamped.

 

I think an AD2000 can also be had for about $400 in the used forums. AD2000 is a bit more sensitive, but either headphone can driven to a very loud volume off just an iPod. However, you'll need a decent source (like the Dragonfly) to get the most out of them.


I'd personally take the AD2000 since it is quicker and airier.  Not as much bass quantity, but both headphones can be considered bass light. Fit is pretty much the same, just make sure your head isn't too tall. I wear my HD 580 with the cups 80% of the way out, and I wish the wing system had a bit more give (the cups tend to ride up against the bottoms of my ears). 

post #23214 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Ren19 View Post

I want to buy a DAC and Amp for my Q701, what would you guys recommend for under 300$.

 

Thanks.


Better places to post this request are on the Q701 appreciation thread and/or in one or both of the headphones amps (desktop and/or portable) sections of the forum.

post #23215 of 29491
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Originally Posted by HeroicPenguin View Post

Not actually sure if anyone here can answer this for me, but I'm trying to decide on a new set-up that I can use with just my Dragonfly. Looking for an open headphone with a nice midrange that's not too revealing but very smooth. Bass quality matters more than quantity, looking for nice treble, but not boosted. A bit more clarity than the HD600 would be nice.

 

I currently own the HD600/Asgard, but I'm probably looking to sell off both for a headphone that I can just run out of my Dragonfly. I just find it really annoying to have an amp and tons of wires (small college dorm room), so if I could get rid of that it would be nice. I'm looking at both the Audio-Technica AD2000 and W1000X. I might just pull the trigger on the W1000X, since it's $399 at BuyDig, which seems like an awesome price. I just want to know that it can be driven by the Dragonfly and I won't lose too much sound quality by going essentially unamped.


Not sure how many folks here are familiar with and have significant experience with the Dragonfly.  I don't have any.

post #23216 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


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


Well its I don't like anything about it actually that could be due to my lack of an amp or my sound card is just not on the level to bring out the potential of the headphones, it does sound better than my headset I was using but not mind blowing better and certainly not worth the money I paid for these headphones.  I have a pair of slightly noise cancelling J4 Ear Buds that I wear almost all day at work and I dare say I can barely tell the difference between them and my HFI-780 even those the difference is much clearer with the Acoustics Headset that I was using before, so far the only clear without a doubt feature I have noticed with 780 is the noise cancellation.


Since I don't know your other equipment, I was looking for things like (by way of example)--too bassy, too bright, small sound stage, too congested, etc.

post #23217 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Ren19 View Post

I want to buy a DAC and Amp for my Q701, what would you guys recommend for under 300$.

 

Thanks.

 

I've had good experiences with the NFB-12 (now replaced by the NFB-15.32) and Audinist HUX-MX1. The extra $70 for the Audio GD will get you a slightly more spacious sound, more power swing, and adjustable dac filter settings. Both have preamp outs for feeding powered speakers and other amps.

 

You can also look into the Schiit Magni/Modi as well as the O2 Amp/ODAC pairs.

post #23218 of 29491
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Originally Posted by steve2151 View Post

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Originally Posted by Ren19 View Post

I want to buy a DAC and Amp for my Q701, what would you guys recommend for under 300$.

 

Thanks.

 

I've had good experiences with the NFB-12 (now replaced by the NFB-15.32) and Audinist HUX-MX1. The extra $70 for the Audio GD will get you a slightly more spacious sound, more power swing, and adjustable dac filter settings. Both have preamp outs for feeding powered speakers and other amps.

 

You can also look into the Schiit Magni/Modi as well as the O2 Amp/ODAC pairs.

O2/ODAC works marvelously with a newer K 701. I've read that the Magni/Modi sound nearly identical.

post #23219 of 29491
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Originally Posted by steve2151 View Post

 

I think an AD2000 can also be had for about $400 in the used forums. AD2000 is a bit more sensitive, but either headphone can driven to a very loud volume off just an iPod. However, you'll need a decent source (like the Dragonfly) to get the most out of them.


I'd personally take the AD2000 since it is quicker and airier.  Not as much bass quantity, but both headphones can be considered bass light. Fit is pretty much the same, just make sure your head isn't too tall. I wear my HD 580 with the cups 80% of the way out, and I wish the wing system had a bit more give (the cups tend to ride up against the bottoms of my ears). 

Yeah, not worried about bass-lightness, I'm not a basshead anyway. But yeah, I like the description of the AD2000 and it seems to fit my needs. Just wanted to make sure that it can be run at least half decently out of just a Dragonfly (which I'd say is probably just a better Fiio E10 if that's a better reference).

post #23220 of 29491
I am wanting to buy a tube amp for my desktop at work.
The choices are:

Little Dot mk IV

http://www.littledot.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=820&sid=0e9d14aae3c961485bd253dd93ac13c9

The Musical Paradise mp-301 mk3

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/musical-paradise-mp-301-mk-3-vacuum-tube-integratedheadphone-amplifier-and-mp-d1-vacuum-tube

And the la figaro darkvoice 336 c
http://www.yuking09.com/336c.asp

I will mostly be using Beyerdynamic DT 1350 to listen and would like to have an amp for awhile.

I am a complete newbie to tube amps and would love to hear people's opinions and why they would choose what they recommend.

Thank you
Gary
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