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Originally Posted by eucariote View Post

 

I just tried Edition 8 with extra bass eq'd in and gotta say they still don't have the depth and power of the D7000.  So my vote would be for the D7000..  If the intense treble ever bothers her (the reason I ultimately sold mine) she could always eq that down.  Such a shame they're discontinued, I sold mine for a song last year.

Know of anything similar just with more isolation? 

post #23882 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Deathdeisel View Post

Know of anything similar just with more isolation? 

 

No, sorry. frown.gif  People say K550 have decent bass but I haven't heard those.

 

Edit: here's a solution- you can give her your D5000 and put those funds towards something for yourself. evil_smiley.gif


Edited by eucariote - 1/24/13 at 8:43pm
post #23883 of 29491

Haha funny. Problem is shes looking for something with more isolation than mine lol. Would love to try some HE-500s though..Thanks anyways :)

post #23884 of 29491

Anyone here have experience with the Fostex T50RP V2? (Mayflower Electronics Mod.)

post #23885 of 29491
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Originally Posted by ekiarfy View Post

i'm new at this forum and i really dont have any knowledge about headphones

i want to buy new headphone and i have interest in this headphone : superlux hd661, hd668b, hd660, sennheiser hd219, audio technica sj55, and co:caine sound clash

which one of these headphone do you recommend?

my budget is up to $50-$60, i want the one with strong bass but not too strong, i prefer not to use amp, thank you


The superluxes need an amp, the HD661 is less demanding though. Never tried the HD219 and cocaine, from those contenders your best choice is SJ55 if you want strong bass

post #23886 of 29491
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Originally Posted by DanTheMan1 View Post

Hi guys, hoping someone can help me out here, I've got my eye on a the Beyerdynamic DT770 simply because I want headphones that will not leak sound out while listening at a relatively mid-high volume, I mostly listen to blues/classic rock, the odd occasion of some 90s hip hop. I don't have any interest in electronic music such as trance techno dubstep etc, are the DT770's good for sound isolation? or is there similar choices you can recommend me as I'm quite private when it comes to my music. I would like to keep the price under £200.

 

I had the sennheiser hd595's before I got my current headset which is corsair vengeance 2000 that leak out quite a bit when I'm using them.

 

This will also be my first time jumping into getting an amp/dac combo and was thinking of getting FiiO E10, would this be a good for the dt770's, strictly for desktop use as I won't be using them outside.


DT770 with E10 will be a good pairing, perhaps you want to try the SRH840 too

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Thought I'd through in my info in this thread, even though I already made a thread, just in case there are any headphones I should check out before I decide on a pair.

Mainly listen to metal/rock/indie/electronic/classical, looking for closed 'phones, $300 budget (maybe $350 max if they're really worth it). Mainly power out of my laptop and Ipod touch. Headphone/amp combo is fine if the budget is met. Also, I don't care about the price, as long as it meets the budget. If it's a $200 pair vs. a $300 pair, don't let the price factor in to the recommendation.

post #23888 of 29491
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Originally Posted by dagrish View Post

Thought I'd through in my info in this thread, even though I already made a thread, just in case there are any headphones I should check out before I decide on a pair.

Mainly listen to metal/rock/indie/electronic/classical, looking for closed 'phones, $300 budget (maybe $350 max if they're really worth it). Mainly power out of my laptop and Ipod touch. Headphone/amp combo is fine if the budget is met. Also, I don't care about the price, as long as it meets the budget. If it's a $200 pair vs. a $300 pair, don't let the price factor in to the recommendation.

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

 

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

 

Describe the sound signature that you are seeking?

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

 

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

 

Describe the sound signature that you are seeking?

I'd rather not go with open ones. I'm considering getting the 598s after some time, but for now I want to go with closed. I have to turn my music down a lot whenever I'm on campus, unless I'm outside. But all I have are Beats Studios right now, this is my first 'hi-fi' buy.

Format, I'm going with MP3 320 for most of my tunes. Not enough memory to focus on FLAC. As far as other sounds, well they'll be mostly for music, except for episodes of Doctor Who when I have timepopcorn.gif

As far as sound signature, well that's not something I'm very good with at this point. I want a solid bass, since I listen to a lot of metal, but I am by no means looking for bass monsters. I feel like I also want solid mids too, nothing recessed in that range. I like a good sound stage, and...that's all I can think of. I'd love to try out a bunch of headphones, but that'd probably require some searching for stores in the city and a good amount of gas.


Edited by dagrish - 1/25/13 at 12:49am
post #23890 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

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

 

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

 

Describe the sound signature that you are seeking?

I'd rather not go with open ones. I'm considering getting the 598s after some time, but for now I want to go with closed. I have to turn my music down a lot whenever I'm on campus, unless I'm outside. But all I have are Beats Studios right now, this is my first 'hi-fi' buy.

Format, I'm going with MP3 320 for most of my tunes. Not enough memory to focus on FLAC. As far as other sounds, well they'll be mostly for music, except for episodes of Doctor Who when I have timepopcorn.gif

As far as sound signature, well that's not something I'm very good with at this point. I want a solid bass, since I listen to a lot of metal, but I am by no means looking for bass monsters. I feel like I also want solid mids too, nothing recessed in that range. I like a good sound stage, and...that's all I can think of. I'd love to try out a bunch of headphones, but that'd probably require some searching for stores in the city and a good amount of gas.


Mmmm...$300 budget for a good closed all arrounder with a good bottom end that is portable and that does not need an amp.

 

That pushes me toward portable and portable-ish cans, including the Beyer DT 1350, Audio Technica ATHESW9A and (with a good deal, used or refurbed) Senn Amperior or Momentum.

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Hi all, I know that the following question has been asked many times in this forum, but I think my version is a little different as I now include a couple of fairly new sets of phones in my comparison list.

I've been lurking around this forum for some time, amassing information and views, but I'm still struggling to reach a conclusion.

 

I'm looking for a pair of closed back cans that offer good isolation, and good solid bass response. Ideally they should offer some level of portability (use on aircraft for example), be robust yet comfortable, offer a good soundstage, not leak much sound and not make me look like something from another planet when I wear them in public.

I listen mostly to blues-rock, brit-pop, and jazz, with some reggae and classical occasionally.

 

The 'phones I'm considering are:

 

DT770/80 pro (my favourites so far)

M50S  (uncomfortable?)

Senn Momentum

Custom One Pro

Crossfade LP2

SRH840 (not portable?)

MDRZ1000

MDR1R

 

My budget is up to about £250. They will be amped for home use (FIIO E17), and I may purchase an amp for portable use (E6 or E11 maybe).

My references are Sony MDR-V6 (which I love, but will any of the above improve on these?)  and AKG K701 (wonderful, but clearly not portable, and leak sound). 

 

The DT770/80 Pro seems to fit the bill really, but would the extra £100 for the Senn Momentums, or extra £50 for the MDR1R be worth it?

 

Any views would be appreciated please.  (I don't have the opportunity to hear all the cans in the list before I open my wallet, hence my asking for help from you guys).

 

Many thanks

post #23892 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Billyb52 View Post

Hi all, I know that the following question has been asked many times in this forum, but I think my version is a little different as I now include a couple of fairly new sets of phones in my comparison list.

I've been lurking around this forum for some time, amassing information and views, but I'm still struggling to reach a conclusion.

 

I'm looking for a pair of closed back cans that offer good isolation, and good solid bass response. Ideally they should offer some level of portability (use on aircraft for example), be robust yet comfortable, offer a good soundstage, not leak much sound and not make me look like something from another planet when I wear them in public.

I listen mostly to blues-rock, brit-pop, and jazz, with some reggae and classical occasionally.

 

The 'phones I'm considering are:

 

DT770/80 pro (my favourites so far)

M50S  (uncomfortable?)

Senn Momentum

Custom One Pro

Crossfade LP2

SRH840 (not portable?)

MDRZ1000

MDR1R

 

My budget is up to about £250. They will be amped for home use (FIIO E17), and I may purchase an amp for portable use (E6 or E11 maybe).

My references are Sony MDR-V6 (which I love, but will any of the above improve on these?)  and AKG K701 (wonderful, but clearly not portable, and leak sound). 

 

The DT770/80 Pro seems to fit the bill really, but would the extra £100 for the Senn Momentums, or extra £50 for the MDR1R be worth it?

 

Any views would be appreciated please.  (I don't have the opportunity to hear all the cans in the list before I open my wallet, hence my asking for help from you guys).

 

Many thanks


The DT 880 Pro is the best of the lot you listed, but it is open and (like the even bigger DT 770 Pro) is quite large--and does not fold or swivel.

 

Since you are only a "maybe" on a portable amp, I will stick to cans that don't rquire an amp.  I will recommend only relatively neutral cans, as they best fit the music to which you listen.

 

The affordable option is the KRK KNS 8400 or Sony MDR-V900HD (if you can still find them).  The Shure SRH 840 is a bit less portable friendly than the KRK, but will also work in a pinch for air travel.

 

Beyond that you are looking at some excellent portable and portable-isn cans, including the Beyer DT 1350, Senn Amperior, Senn Momentum (less portable, more bass) and Audio Technica ATHESW9A.

post #23893 of 29491

OK NOW FOR REAL.

i have the Q701 and LOVE THEM !!!

 

now i do not have a desktop amp... only have the ffio e5 didnt feel any diff amp or unamped.

 

HOW BIG is the difference with a proper amp for the Q701 ? is it that huge and worth the money ? i am just an ordinary guy i dont do recording or anything, just play HQ music...

my next question is what is the BEST amp\DAC for the Q701 for 80-100$ (perfer to buy from amazon has 100$ gift card)

 

saw ppl talk about the E9 but i see its a dock or something.. dont feel like buying more stuff, just want amp|dac that does the job well and improve drasticly the soundquality of the Q701

 

thanks. :)

post #23894 of 29491
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Originally Posted by demontux View Post

OK NOW FOR REAL.

i have the Q701 and LOVE THEM !!!

 

now i do not have a desktop amp... only have the ffio e5 didnt feel any diff amp or unamped.

 

HOW BIG is the difference with a proper amp for the Q701 ? is it that huge and worth the money ? i am just an ordinary guy i dont do recording or anything, just play HQ music...

my next question is what is the BEST amp\DAC for the Q701 for 80-100$ (perfer to buy from amazon has 100$ gift card)

 

saw ppl talk about the E9 but i see its a dock or something.. dont feel like buying more stuff, just want amp|dac that does the job well and improve drasticly the soundquality of the Q701

 

thanks. :)

 

Fiio e10.

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Fiio e10.

E10 gives drastic sound quality improvment to the Q701 ?

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