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What's your budget?

Limit is $200

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I am in the market for new closed headphones that do not requiere an amp (I have one but I want to use them off my iPod videos or Sansa clip+ directly without suffering any loss in sound quality.

 

I am looking for a quality mid-centric closed full size headphone (I have big ears) that can be easily driven by my iPod video or Sansa Clip+ any recommendation anyone?

 

I listen mostly to classic rock and heavy metal, price is not a issue at this moment.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Of the closed headphones I've tried, I found that the SRH840 held up best when played straight out an ipod or d10 portable amp.  They also have very good mids, slightly rolled off treble and mild deep bass, but emphasized mid-bass so I'd describe them as lower-mid centric.  My ears are normal sized (and I gave them away) so I can't tell you if they'll work with large ears.

post #23913 of 29490
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Since the DT 1350 (which you list twice & which is on Tyll's Wall of Fame) is currently on closeout for $209, the decision should get easier:

 

http://www.shorelinemusic.com/closeouts/closeout-beyerdynamic-dt1350/

The Beyers list an output impedance f 80 ohms, can the z2 handle that?

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Looking for something for house music with a good amount of bass and a big sound stage around $200. It will be for home use and doesn't need to isolate. It will be driven by a Schiit Asgard. Right now I'm thinking it's HFI2400 vs  PRO2500 vs DT990, any others I should consider?

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What's your budget?

Limit is $200


No one is going to fit your head and ears from afar, but the KRK KNS 8400 is considered to be very comfortable by most.  A number of Sony's might also work for you, including the MDR-V900HD, MDR-7506 & MDR-7510.

 

Of course you can go with on ear cans, such as the Senn HD 25-1 II or the open box closeout Beyer DT 1350 on sale for only $209 here:

 

https://www.shorelinemusic.com/closeouts/closeout-beyerdynamic-dt1350/

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Since the DT 1350 (which you list twice & which is on Tyll's Wall of Fame) is currently on closeout for $209, the decision should get easier:

 

http://www.shorelinemusic.com/closeouts/closeout-beyerdynamic-dt1350/

The Beyers list an output impedance f 80 ohms, can the z2 handle that?


The DT1350 is made for portable use.  My iPhone 4 drives it.  It's sensativity rating is 109 db.

post #23917 of 29490
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Ok so I went ahead and ordered my player so my Cowon Z2 should be at my place middle of next week. Now I am trying to finalize my hedphone options

 

The list right now is comprised of:

 

Beyer DT 1350
Audio Technica ATHESW9A
Senn Amperior
Senn momentum
Beyer DT 1350
Shure SRH 940

 

My listening needs are very broad. Anywhere from Metallica, Godsmack, All the Remains, To Classical Symphonies and violinsts, to a very Small number of country and pop, to Mariachi, to select rappers.

 

Each of which really emphasis different frequency ranges.

 

I will say the most common genre I listen to is rock such as metallica and Godsmack, and even when listening to rap I don't prefer my bass to be overpowering, I like the presence but to me it should not overpower or distort the vocalist

 

Perviously I had mentioned that noise cancelling is desired but not needed, but isolation is needed while leakage isn't a concern.

 

Which of the above list would meet my needs?

 

Also if I were to add am amplifier into the equation is there a much better option in the about 300 range?

 

Also if I were to lift the noise isolation requirement completely and want a second pair of IEMS that around below 150 would I get a much better full size head phone option?

 

Are there any headphones not on the list that you would recommend like into? closed or open back?

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I forgot to mention that I am trying to get a closed headphone circumaural fit with the headphone, that why I mention that I have big ears. biggrin.gif

 

The Sennheiser HD558 cover my ears perfectly and I own them, I mention them as a reference as far as fit goes.

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The DT1350 is made for portable use.  My iPhone 4 drives it.  It's sensativity rating is 109 db.

Only problem is that those are supra-aural headphones.

post #23920 of 29490
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Only problem is that those are supra-aural headphones.

Is there an Alternative you would recommend?

post #23921 of 29490
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Is there an Alternative you would recommend?

No, I apologize I though you were recommending those to me and I am looking for a circumaural closed headphone.

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Hi I'm looking for recommendations for a new headphone.

 

I own Sennheiser HD598 and HD650 however want something else as well. Keep in mind I have only burnt HD650s in for 10hrs so far and they are slowly opening up and getting punchier bass so keep this in mind in my comparisons.

 

 From both headphones I like/dislike the following:

 

Senn HD598:

- I like the open airy sound + big soundstage

- Dislike the fatigue levels. I want to take them off after a while - asopposed to HD650 which I can listen to all day

- I prefer the bass on these compared to HD650. I find it punchier on HD598 (so far). 

 

Senn HD650

- Really like how there is no fatigue due to laid back highs/no sibilance etc.

- Not enough punchy bass. 

- Don't like how there is less airyness and feels like smaller soundstage. I guess I'm referring to the veil here?

- Sound quality is better though - less distortion etc

 

What I think I am looking for:

- Open headphone

- PUNCHY bass (so important). Need as much punch as possible I listen to Rap a lot. No such thing as too much punch for me.

- Open and airy sound with large soundstage

- No/little fatigue. I guess this means recessed highs. Can't stand harsh highs

- Comfort is actually a big deal as well.

 

For reference, I sold my Denon AHD5000 because the highs were quite fatiguing and my ears touched the inside of cups so it was too uncomfortable. Loved the bass. Didn't like recessed mids and small soundstage. Sound quality was just better on HD598 so I kept them.

 

DAC/Amp

- I currently have Yulong D100MKII

- Plan to purchase La Figaro 339 tube amp in future

 

Budget: At the moment, $700, however feel free to recommend above and below this price range in case of a future upgrade for me to look forward to. I have ideas but looking for recommendations.

 

Thanks!!!

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Okay so I am looking for a new pair of headphones for home use with my PC. These headphones will be used for Studio Mixing via 1/4", listening to music and gaming via Astro Mixamp. I have picked out a few headphones just wondering what would be the better choice. Shure SRH840 or AKG Q701, Any other suggestions would be okay. Price Range is $250 or below. Any other suggestions would be appreciated. I also use a Behringer 502 5 Channel Mixer with a AT2020 (If the microphone matters..). And I listen to computer sound through the mixer as well. And I have a Fiio E6 I use with my Klipsch S4. Not sure if the E6 would make a difference as a weak amp. I plan on getting a Fiio E11 or something in that price range. I also use the Astro Mixamp when gaming.

post #23924 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Golotripa View Post

Hi I'm looking for recommendations for a new headphone.

 

I own Sennheiser HD598 and HD650 however want something else as well. Keep in mind I have only burnt HD650s in for 10hrs so far and they are slowly opening up and getting punchier bass so keep this in mind in my comparisons.

 

 From both headphones I like/dislike the following:

 

Senn HD598:

- I like the open airy sound + big soundstage

- Dislike the fatigue levels. I want to take them off after a while - asopposed to HD650 which I can listen to all day

- I prefer the bass on these compared to HD650. I find it punchier on HD598 (so far). 

 

Senn HD650

- Really like how there is no fatigue due to laid back highs/no sibilance etc.

- Not enough punchy bass. 

- Don't like how there is less airyness and feels like smaller soundstage. I guess I'm referring to the veil here?

- Sound quality is better though - less distortion etc

 

What I think I am looking for:

- Open headphone

- PUNCHY bass (so important). Need as much punch as possible I listen to Rap a lot. No such thing as too much punch for me.

- Open and airy sound with large soundstage

- No/little fatigue. I guess this means recessed highs. Can't stand harsh highs

- Comfort is actually a big deal as well.

 

For reference, I sold my Denon AHD5000 because the highs were quite fatiguing and my ears touched the inside of cups so it was too uncomfortable. Loved the bass. Didn't like recessed mids and small soundstage. Sound quality was just better on HD598 so I kept them.

 

DAC/Amp

- I currently have Yulong D100MKII

- Plan to purchase La Figaro 339 tube amp in future

 

Budget: At the moment, $700, however feel free to recommend above and below this price range in case of a future upgrade for me to look forward to. I have ideas but looking for recommendations.

 

Thanks!!!


There's something wrong here.  The only ways that the HD 650 has less bass than the HD 598 are that you have a defective HD 650 or (and this is much more likely) that you aren't giving the HD 650 sufficient power to drive them properly.  There is almost certainly something(s) in your system, staring with your music file to the last piece of equipment to the cans, that is problematic.

 

I will also add that very few people have found the HD 598 to be fatiquing.

 

Your description of the D5000 is reasonable, although I don't happen to share it; at least not in degree.

 

I don't share your taste in music, but for $700 (in the U.S.) I would recommend almost everyone to get the HE 500--and make sure you can drive it properly.

post #23925 of 29490
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Okay so I am looking for a new pair of headphones for home use with my PC. These headphones will be used for Studio Mixing via 1/4", listening to music and gaming via Astro Mixamp. I have picked out a few headphones just wondering what would be the better choice. Shure SRH840 or AKG Q701, Any other suggestions would be okay. Price Range is $250 or below. Any other suggestions would be appreciated. I also use a Behringer 502 5 Channel Mixer with a AT2020 (If the microphone matters..). And I listen to computer sound through the mixer as well. And I have a Fiio E6 I use with my Klipsch S4. Not sure if the E6 would make a difference as a weak amp. I plan on getting a Fiio E11 or something in that price range. I also use the Astro Mixamp when gaming.

Wouldnt buy the Q701 cause the K701 are allmost the same for much less money. You should also take a look at the Beyerdynamic Dt800 600Ohm.


Edited by DrSeven - 1/26/13 at 7:30am
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