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I actually did start a new thread. Now I feel like an idiot for not reading the PM that was sent to me the day I created this account.

 

I'm looking for a good set of closed-ear circumaural headphones for PC gaming. They must have a good soundstage for positional audio, and have high clarity without overwhelming bass. My budget for a set of headphones, I'm going to say, is "under $400". I've currently selected the Audio Technica ATH-A900x, which I'm told is an excellent brand for gaming due to its wide soundstage.

 

I'd also like recommendations on a sound card, if any regulars of this thread are knowledgeable. I've read up a bit on the Creative Sound Blaster ZxR, and it looks to be an amazingly balanced card for both gaming and multimedia. Other cards I'm looking at include the ASUS Xonar Essence STX and HT Omega Claro Halo. The sound card I'm getting must have positional audio for headphones, and not cause any artifacts in games.

 

Also, I'm going to be using the internal op-amp on the sound card to drive the headphones. I do not currently want to purchase a dedicated headphone amp at this time. I believe all three cards I mentioned have swappable op-amps. If anyone could recommend a good combination of op-amp, sound card, and headphones, it would be appreciated :D

Anything on this, please?

post #23297 of 29490

Hifiman He-300 or Sennheiser HD598

 

I mostly listen to rock music.

post #23298 of 29490
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Hello everyone, my first time in the forums.

I'm on a search for new headphones and I need some advice. Currently I have the Bose AE 2 headphone and while I do enjoy them, I want something that has more strength in noise-canceling and isolation while not sacificing sound and comfort. Although I'm on a budget of $130-150, I would take any suggestions.

Can someone give me feedback? Also if it helps to vary down choices, I listen to jazz-hop and hard rock so any headphones that work with those genres better would help.
post #23299 of 29490
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Can someone give me feedback? Also if it helps to vary down choices, I listen to jazz-hop and hard rock so any headphones that work with those genres better would help.

Well, you can NEVER go wrong with the CAL! (Creative Aurvana Live)

post #23300 of 29490
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Originally Posted by KLJ1992 View Post

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Originally Posted by KLJ1992 View Post

Hello everyone, my first time in the forums.

I'm on a search for new headphones and I need some advice. Currently I have the Bose AE 2 headphone and while I do enjoy them, I want something that has more strength in noise-canceling and isolation while not sacificing sound and comfort. Although I'm on a budget of $130-150, I would take any suggestions.

Can someone give me feedback? Also if it helps to vary down choices, I listen to jazz-hop and hard rock so any headphones that work with those genres better would help.

Although I admit that Bose has probably the best noise cancelling headphones (QC15), and have exceptional comfort, I honestly can't think of anything that has more noise isolation than the AE2 at the top of my head. The isolation measurement for the AE2 is -15 decibels, which is a lot of noise isolation. The closest thing that comes to it is the Beats Solo....but it's Beats, 'nuff said.

 

Maybe a KRK KNS 6400, or Beyerdynamic DT770?


Edited by miceblue - 1/13/13 at 7:28pm
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Hifiman He-300 or Sennheiser HD598

 

I mostly listen to rock music.

 

Open can for Rock for around $200 I would also look at the Ultrasone HIFI 2400

 

http://www.amazon.com/ULTRASONE-HFI-2400-Professional-Open-Back-Headphones/dp/B002W37ESY/ref=sr_1_8?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1358134568&sr=1-8&keywords=hifi2400

 

Fun can

post #23302 of 29490

What is a good headphone for a Macbook? I will most likely not be using amplification.

I like the Momentum but does it have bass? How well does it isolate?

Is the new beyeer (Custom Pro) good?

Is the M50 any good?

post #23303 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Synchronised View Post

What is a good headphone for a Macbook? I will most likely not be using amplification.

I like the Momentum but does it have bass? How well does it isolate?

Is the new beyeer (Custom Pro) good?

Is the M50 any good?

 

Custom One Pro is great for everything. 

Bass can be little, to monstrous.

Isolation is fantastic.

No amp needed.

post #23304 of 29490

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The 750 comes with a decent protective case that contains 2 removable cables in sizes suitable for home and portable use.  Check the buying link in the opening post of this thread for a little more about them and more links to reviews.  Again--they need an amp or they lose their bass, even if they are loud from an unamped source.


Thanks for your advice. I searched the forums for opinions on the 750's and found that many really dislike the strong trebble on them (while others didnt), so they seem to be somewhat controversial. And then they are the most expensive on my list. Spending so much money I kind of got to be more or less sure I like them. Best thing would be if I found a place to try them on.. however I have already checked the main stores in my town and didn't see them. :/ (still have to check some smaller, more specialized stores though)

 

I rechecked some pics of the k 550 and saw that the pads can be turned, so I think it should be possible to put them in a bag, as long as I don't squeeze them in?

 

From what you said I understand that I should get an amp no matter which headphones I get if I want some good quality?

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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


The 750 comes with a decent protective case that contains 2 removable cables in sizes suitable for home and portable use.  Check the buying link in the opening post of this thread for a little more about them and more links to reviews.  Again--they need an amp or they lose their bass, even if they are loud from an unamped source.


Thanks for your advice. I searched the forums for opinions on the 750's and found that many really dislike the strong trebble on them (while others didnt), so they seem to be somewhat controversial. And then they are the most expensive on my list. Spending so much money I kind of got to be more or less sure I like them. Best thing would be if I found a place to try them on.. however I have already checked the main stores in my town and didn't see them. :/ (still have to check some smaller, more specialized stores though)

 

I rechecked some pics of the k 550 and saw that the pads can be turned, so I think it should be possible to put them in a bag, as long as I don't squeeze them in?

 

From what you said I understand that I should get an amp no matter which headphones I get if I want some good quality?

Yes this is true. The K 550 can "lie flat" on a surface, which makes it easier to slip in a backpack/book bag versus one that has earcups that fold inward like the ATH-M50 or SRH840, which are more bulky to put in such a bag.

 

One warning about the K 550 though is that you need a good seal on your head in order for it to hear the best out of them. I tried the K 550's at a local Head-Fi meet and they sounded fantastic............BUT I had to push the earcups against my head with both hands since I could not get a good seal with them what-so-ever, no matter what size I set on the adjustable headband.

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Originally Posted by Arcaneex View Post

Sorry for spamming the thread, but what would be better?
V-moda m80 and Fiio E7
Beyer DT770 80 ohm, can't add an amp to this only maybe after a month
MDR-1R
Looking for a bassy/warm signature, outside use, source is a phone.
Still need an advice, if anyone can suggest anything else ill consider aswell.
post #23307 of 29490
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Originally Posted by BriGuy31 View Post

Ok, I am a newbie that signed up looking for some help. I know these topics have been covered and I appreciate your help. I have been on the other end of answering the "same old questions" often with saltwater fish and I'm sorry for this. I'm looking to buy my first real set of headphones. Please forgive my lingo (or lack thereof) and my expected learning curve. I have spent at least 40+ hours researching and reading all the reviews about this phone vs.that phone threads and I could use some help. I am not a real audiophile because I have a slight hearing loss from 10+ years of machine shops and commercial lawn mowers. I enjoy quality products and a touch of style doesn't hurt. 

 

Intended audio:

Christian rock/pop, Christian Rap, Macbook Pro(new) for movies, Audio lectures/Bible studies, PC and Xbox Gaming (in order of time spent).

Where/when:

I will use them sometimes when my wife is sleeping next to me. I might use them in the car on the way to work. I will use them once in a great while while traveling (airplane) but only a couple times per year. I will be on the move 90% of the time when I use these so I don't want HUGE cans on my average/smaller sized head. Average time of use will be 1hr per day. 

Source used:

40% iPod touch 4th gen; without amp.....for now, 40% Macbook Pro, 20% TV(I haven't figured out this one yet as far as connecting it to my Xbox).

 

I have figured out I need a closed ear headphone due to use around my sleeping wife and occasional travel. I don't really see the need for noise canceling, just to keep my music from leaking out. I think I would prefer an around the ear headphone.

 

My price range is around $150 but I will spend as much as $200 for a really nice set-up. Here are the cans I've been looking at based off my research(no order of preference):

 

 

Sennheiser HD 449

Sennheiser HD 439

Ultrasone HFI-680

Ultrasone HFI-580

V-MODA Crossfade M-80

Audio-Technica ATH-M50

Phiaton MS 400, I really like this look the best

Fischer Audio FA-004

 

 

THANK YOU FOR THE HELP!!

 

-Brian

I'm leaning towards the MS 400 based on the more "portable look". Does any of these others have a low profile appearance with better sound quality than the MS400? I'm really trying to keep in mind that I will be traveling, either to work or just out and about, with these MOST of the time so I want a headphone that doesn't look like I'm controlling air traffic while wearing them. Thanks for your time.

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Hi, as you guys can see i'm new to this forum.

I read a lot last days from you guys so I can buy the perfect headphones(for me).

 

I'm still hesitating between 3 headphones.

 

 

Audiotechnica M50s

 

Ultrasone Hfi 580

 

Ultrasone Hfi 780

 

 

 i listen to psy trance, dubstep, deathstep (also drumstep, brostep)

I will mostly use my headphones with my ipod but also with my laptop.

I have no amp.

 

Which one do you guys suggest?

 

I can have M50s for 160$    

ultrasone hfi 580 for 240$  

ultrasone hfi 780 for 320$

 

Also, i don't have any professional headphones these will be my first.

 

 

Thank you very much to everyone! Hope i'll get some help.

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Originally Posted by submor View Post

Quote:

Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


The 750 comes with a decent protective case that contains 2 removable cables in sizes suitable for home and portable use.  Check the buying link in the opening post of this thread for a little more about them and more links to reviews.  Again--they need an amp or they lose their bass, even if they are loud from an unamped source.


Thanks for your advice. I searched the forums for opinions on the 750's and found that many really dislike the strong trebble on them (while others didnt), so they seem to be somewhat controversial. And then they are the most expensive on my list. Spending so much money I kind of got to be more or less sure I like them. Best thing would be if I found a place to try them on.. however I have already checked the main stores in my town and didn't see them. :/ (still have to check some smaller, more specialized stores though)

 

I rechecked some pics of the k 550 and saw that the pads can be turned, so I think it should be possible to put them in a bag, as long as I don't squeeze them in?

 

From what you said I understand that I should get an amp no matter which headphones I get if I want some good quality?


Amps aren't necessary for every headphone.  A number are designed to play well straight out of portable and other low power devices.  Of course the lack of quality of your equipment pushing your cans is a potential problem area.  Weakest link rules the day--and not in a good way.

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Originally Posted by ebox7 View Post

Hi, as you guys can see i'm new to this forum.

I read a lot last days from you guys so I can buy the perfect headphones(for me).

 

I'm still hesitating between 3 headphones.

 

 

Audiotechnica M50s

 

Ultrasone Hfi 580

 

Ultrasone Hfi 780

 

 

 i listen to psy trance, dubstep, deathstep (also drumstep, brostep)

I will mostly use my headphones with my ipod but also with my laptop.

I have no amp.

 

Which one do you guys suggest?

 

I can have M50s for 160$    

ultrasone hfi 580 for 240$  

ultrasone hfi 780 for 320$

 

Also, i don't have any professional headphones these will be my first.

 

 

Thank you very much to everyone! Hope i'll get some help.


The 580 is a pure basshead can.

 

The fixed cord on the M-50 is too long for ipod use.

 

Get the 780.

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