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post #23821 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Deathdeisel View Post

Mkay, any other reccomendations for even open headphones? IMO the denons are basically open to me lol. Any opinions of the Audio Technica ATH-W1000x? She loves the looks of them, and sound signature seems similarish, to the denons. 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/ath-w1000x

 

Sorry mate, haven't heard those.  They do look very nice..  You might PM Skylab, he's owned all 3 (D7000, LCD-2, ATH-W1000).

post #23822 of 29490
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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post

Open or closed (open leaks sound and does not isolate as well but often give better soundquality compared to closed in the same pricerange)?

closed please

post #23823 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Baroque1 View Post

Looking for good headphones, right now I just have $20 earbuds. My criteria:

 

1) Price: $75-150

2) What I'll use it on: Laptop/Desktop mostly, iPod rarely, guitar practice amp maybe.

3) Comfortable for big ears, I want them to wrap around my ears!\

4) What I listen to: Progressive and Thrash Metal, and Classical.

5) Of course, good sound quality, whatever that means!

^^^^^^^^^^^^^

post #23824 of 29490

Hello I am new to Head-fi and wanted advice on an amp. I just bought a pair of Koss pro dj100's for use as my new walking around phones. They sound amazing. Much more balanced than my ad700 but I hear they really benefit from an amp and I want your recommendation for the best home amp under $75. I have heard good things about the T-amps for sail on Ebay but I am a newbie to the whole amp thing. I don't care about portability and I can buy vintage (as long as I can still find it relatively easily) if that's what it takes to get good sound.

 

Also I plan on buying much better headphones when I have more money (possibly Dt 880s or Hfi 2400's) so I would like it to be able to handle fancy headphones like those (at least as well as it can for my low budget).


Edited by Noah H - 1/23/13 at 7:50pm
post #23825 of 29490
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Originally Posted by eucariote View Post

 

Sorry mate, haven't heard those.  They do look very nice..  You might PM Skylab, he's owned all 3 (D7000, LCD-2, ATH-W1000).

Thats works as well, thanks a bunch for the help regardless. :)

post #23826 of 29490

Hi new member here. After lurking around here for quite awhile, I have narrowed down to two headphones and I don't know which one to choose. I have $360 right now and I'm planning to get either used Denon D2k's or AKG K550's. With the AKG's, I'm thinking I'll also get an amp with the spare cash i have left over. My problem is whether to get just the Denons or AKG's with an amp. I know down the road if I buy the Denons, I'll eventually get an amp, but I don't know if they will be driven properly with my computer while I'm using them. Any help would be awesome

post #23827 of 29490

The denons dont actually require an amp. Do they sound a good amount better with one? Sure, but what headphones dont? Imo if you like the D2k sound sig, and everything about them, go ahead and buy them while they are still available. 

post #23828 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Noah H View Post

Hello I am new to Head-fi and wanted advice on an amp. I just bought a pair of Koss pro dj100's for use as my new walking around phones. They sound amazing. Much more balanced than my ad700 but I hear they really benefit from an amp and I want your recommendation for the best home amp under $75. I have heard good things about the T-amps for sail on Ebay but I am a newbie to the whole amp thing. I don't care about portability and I can buy vintage (as long as I can still find it relatively easily) if that's what it takes to get good sound.

 

Also I plan on buying much better headphones when I have more money (possibly Dt 880s or Hfi 2400's) so I would like it to be able to handle fancy headphones like those (at least as well as it can for my low budget).


Sorry--you're in the wrong section of the forum.  As the heading of this thread (now) clearly says, it's for advice & recommendations for full sized headphones.  There are other sections of the forum that deal with amps.

post #23829 of 29490
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Originally Posted by kickerbox View Post

Hi new member here. After lurking around here for quite awhile, I have narrowed down to two headphones and I don't know which one to choose. I have $360 right now and I'm planning to get either used Denon D2k's or AKG K550's. With the AKG's, I'm thinking I'll also get an amp with the spare cash i have left over. My problem is whether to get just the Denons or AKG's with an amp. I know down the road if I buy the Denons, I'll eventually get an amp, but I don't know if they will be driven properly with my computer while I'm using them. Any help would be awesome


Denon have more bass, K550 have a cleaner sound, bigger headstage and blacker backgorund

post #23830 of 29490

hey guys. 

 

so i've got roughly $75 (us) to blow on some good head phones. 

background: sony mdr-v100 on ear, and my in-ear noname $18 phones. 

i love music, mostly listen to funk, soul, rock (60's 70's), blues, some jazz, dubstep, rap, hipster... well anything really.  mostly flac/lossless/320kbps.

 

they will mostly be used for music + some gaming (no headsets, and no head phones adapted for gaming, music is the main reason for buying). 

 

now, since I live in sweden, prices are a bit off compared to some of the prices mentioned in various buy guides on this forums. i need help to choose the right/best cans for me.

 

my options (open for suggestions):

Sony MDR-V6       - $79.2

CAL                    - $72.4

Sennheiser 419     - $55.5

JVC HA-M750E      - $33.7

 

i can stretch my budget a little to get one of these, assuming it's worth it:

Shure SRH240A      -$84

Denon AH-D510R    -$89.8

Koss PRODJ100      -$93.7

 

some over ears:

noontec zoro pro      -$67.7

Philips SHL5205BK     -$76.5

AKG K518DJ             -$68.8

 

i prefer over-ear cans.

also, first post on these forums smily_headphones1.gif


Edited by ulfar - 1/23/13 at 11:00pm
post #23831 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Deathdeisel View Post

Mkay, any other reccomendations for even open headphones? IMO the denons are basically open to me lol. Any opinions of the Audio Technica ATH-W1000x? She loves the looks of them, and sound signature seems similarish, to the denons. 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/ath-w1000x

W1000X has a little peak on uppermidrange - lower treble region, romantic and lush sounding phones with good bass ( mainly midbass ). Medium to slow paced, not recommended for fast music

 

W1000X is different than W1000

post #23832 of 29490
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Originally Posted by kickerbox View Post

Hi new member here. After lurking around here for quite awhile, I have narrowed down to two headphones and I don't know which one to choose. I have $360 right now and I'm planning to get either used Denon D2k's or AKG K550's. With the AKG's, I'm thinking I'll also get an amp with the spare cash i have left over. My problem is whether to get just the Denons or AKG's with an amp. I know down the road if I buy the Denons, I'll eventually get an amp, but I don't know if they will be driven properly with my computer while I'm using them. Any help would be awesome


You'll have to tell us quite a bit more before we can be of much help--including:

 

What equipment will be powering these cans? 

 

Will the amp you are considering be a portable or desktop?  Wil you also need a DAC?

 

What is the format of your music and other sounds you will putting into these cans?

 

Describe the sound signature that you are seeking?

 

What music genres do you plan run through these cans?

 

Do you plan to use them outside your home?  If so, in what way & with what equipment?

 

Have you tried out the AKG to know whether you can get a good seal?  Facial hair, sideburns and/or glasses have prevented this for some.

post #23833 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Deathdeisel View Post

The denons dont actually require an amp. Do they sound a good amount better with one? Sure, but what headphones dont? Imo if you like the D2k sound sig, and everything about them, go ahead and buy them while they are still available. 

D2000 is quite revealing to the source material, if you feed it with poor source the sound can be harsh

post #23834 of 29490
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Originally Posted by ulfar View Post

hey guys. 

 

so i've got roughly $75 (us) to blow on some good head phones. 

background: sony mdr-v100 on ear, and my in-ear noname $18 phones. 

i love music, mostly listen to funk, soul, rock (60's 70's), blues, some jazz, dubstep, rap, hipster... well anything really.  mostly flac/lossless/320kbps.

 

they will mostly be used for music + some gaming (no headsets, and no head phones adapted for gaming, music is the main reason for buying). 

 

now, since I live in sweden, prices are a bit off compared to some of the prices mentioned in various buy guides on this forums. i need help to choose the right/best cans for me.

 

my options (open for suggestions):

Sony MDR-V6       - $79.2

CAL                    - $72.4

Sennheiser 419     - $55.5

JVC HA-M750E      - $33.7

 

i can stretch my budget a little to get one of these, assuming it's worth it:

Shure SRH240A      -$84

Denon AH-D510R    -$89.8

Koss PRODJ100      -$93.7

 

some over ears:

noontec zoro pro      -$67.7

Philips SHL5205BK     -$76.5

AKG K518DJ             -$68.8

 

i prefer over-ear cans.

also, first post on these forums smily_headphones1.gif


Get the CAL!  For a good all-arround, easy to power can with balanced sound, it is very hard to beat at $70 something

post #23835 of 29490
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Originally Posted by ulfar View Post

so i've got roughly $75 (us) to blow on some good head phones. 

background: sony mdr-v100 on ear, and my in-ear noname $18 phones. 

i love music, mostly listen to funk, soul, rock (60's 70's), blues, some jazz, dubstep, rap, hipster... well anything really.  mostly flac/lossless/320kbps.

they will mostly be used for music + some gaming (no headsets, and no head phones adapted for gaming, music is the main reason for buying). 

now, since I live in sweden, prices are a bit off compared to some of the prices mentioned in various buy guides on this forums. i need help to choose the right/best cans for me.

my options (open for suggestions):

Sony MDR-V6       - $79.2

CAL                    - $72.4

Sennheiser 419     - $55.5

JVC HA-M750E      - $33.7

i can stretch my budget a little to get one of these, assuming it's worth it:

Shure SRH240A      -$84

Denon AH-D510R    -$89.8

Koss PRODJ100      -$93.7

some over ears:

noontec zoro pro      -$67.7

Philips SHL5205BK     -$76.5

AKG K518DJ             -$68.8

i prefer over-ear cans.

also, first post on these forums smily_headphones1.gif

Takstar Pro 80 (Gemini HSR-1000) closed headphone, mail order from Asia (Hong Kong & China) for $80.

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