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in short I'm looking for more analytical and accurate sound.


Neither the Grado nor HD 598 will give you that.  The Shure SRH 940 will.

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Short and sweet;

I currently have a cmoy bb amp with the super accurate and detailed hf5.

I now would like a full sized headphone with

Bass
Clarity in mids and highs
Great soundstage
Minimal sound leakage (plan to wear these at work)

The only one I tried are the dt770 pro 80 ( too bassy, veiled mids). I would try the ath m50s, but got the impression that the dt770s are the same thing minus the comfort.
I

I'm lookin to spend 200-250 bucks and listen to all types of music-

Thanks!

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Can't think of any closed can that will give you all that.

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Can't think of any closed can that will give you all that.

x2.  SRH940 can give you the last 3 features but you would need to eq them for the first.  People have said that K550 have most of these qualities but I haven't heard them.  You could buy both and return the one you like less.

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Neither the Grado nor HD 598 will give you that.  The Shure SRH 940 will.

Thanks! I'll take them into account. Maybe there is some open analytical and transparent headphones? As I said before I don't need much isolation.

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Thanks for the advice! Do you know what the drop off is between say the DT 1350 and the 880's/990 (32 Ohm) or even the 598's?
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Neither the Grado nor HD 598 will give you that.  The Shure SRH 940 will.

Thanks! I'll take them into account. Maybe there is some open analytical and transparent headphones? As I said before I don't need much isolation.


At your budget, the AUDIO-TECHNICA ATH-AD900 comes to mind.

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Thanks for the advice! Do you know what the drop off is between say the DT 1350 and the 880's/990 (32 Ohm) or even the 598's?


All three of those as full sized open or semi-open cans, so it's a bit like comparing apples to oranges.

 

The 1350 is bassier than the 880 and 598 and more balanced and neutral-ish than the 990.

 

The 1350 has excellent isolation from outside sound and does not leak sound.  The other three don't isolate well and leak sound.

 

The open cans have superieor sound stage to the closed 1350.

post #23603 of 29491

Hey guys, made another thread before I saw this, sorry. Hopefully it gets buried!

 

So my other thread taught me that I can't get a good open back around the ear for $125. I liked the K240 MkII's, but apparently those are more for studio? (They are the 55ohm version, and I have a receiver/amp with a 47ohm phones jack. Would this increase performance over a computer jack?) I listen to math rock, country, classic rock, edm, basically everything but rock. I've never owned a good pair of headphones, so maybe I shouldn't go too big on my first purchase?
 

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Is everyone here just average music listeners or music producers and mixers?

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Hey guys, made another thread before I saw this, sorry. Hopefully it gets buried!

 

So my other thread taught me that I can't get a good open back around the ear for $125. I liked the K240 MkII's, but apparently those are more for studio? (They are the 55ohm version, and I have a receiver/amp with a 47ohm phones jack. Would this increase performance over a computer jack?) I listen to math rock, country, classic rock, edm, basically everything but rock. I've never owned a good pair of headphones, so maybe I shouldn't go too big on my first purchase?
 


For about half that price, you can get the almost identical semi-open K 240 Studio.  Regardless of application and in the context of their price range, they sound great for most everything.

 

Unless someone owns the same receiver, it's almost impossible to advise you on what a can will sound like coming out of a modern receiver.  It was easier in the days of vintage receivers, when the headphone jacks were essentially toned down speaker taps.

post #23606 of 29491
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Is everyone here just average music listeners or music producers and mixers?


Average music listeners don't tend to be around here over the long haul.  The folks regularly on the boards have varied backgrounds.  There are undoubtedly more of us that are avid and experienced folks with music and cans, but who don't make our living as producers and/or on the sliders.

post #23607 of 29491

Alright, my Sennheiser HD 201s are starting to quit and I'm looking to replace them with something slightly higher quality, as I was generally unimpressed with their sound quality (which was to be expected as I only paid 20 some dollars.

 

So, What are the best sounding around the ear headphones for someone on a budget? Preferably <$50.

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At your budget, the AUDIO-TECHNICA ATH-AD900 comes to mind.


Yep a lot of threads recommended me the AD900 for that price range. Plus its not bad looking at all.


Edited by musiclife - 1/20/13 at 6:38pm
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Alright, my Sennheiser HD 201s are starting to quit and I'm looking to replace them with something slightly higher quality, as I was generally unimpressed with their sound quality (which was to be expected as I only paid 20 some dollars.

 

So, What are the best sounding around the ear headphones for someone on a budget? Preferably <$50.


Pony up and get the CAL! while they are still under $61 at Amazon.

 

If that's too much, go very cheap and get the Superlux HD 681 Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones (if some leakage is OK with you).

post #23610 of 29491

I'd much prefer a closed back, but I'll look for those CALs. I assume you're talking about these?

 

Thanks.

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