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post #24121 of 29490
Okay, so I'm looking for a companion headphone for my HD598's. Clearly these are better on the highs and mids so I'm looking for a headphone to fill in the gap of all the bass levels. I love the Sennheiser's for my alternative bands, female vocals, and live work. But I need something for my pop, hip-hop, electronic, etc.

I've narrowed it down to the DT770 Pro as my first choice, and the HD650's and HE-400 as my other options. I have demoed the HD650's and I like them for pop, electronic, etc. and they're warm and fun but I find them lacking in the mids and soundstage quite a bit compared to my 598's. So in this case, I feel like it can be a good partner. I can also get them for a cheaper price, around $370 USD here in China and I know that would be a great opportunity to own a great pair of headphones that can also scale up when I have more money because I hear they can go quite a long ways with you over time. I've also heard great things about the HE-400's and they sound like a sound signature I would like and it would be cool to own an ortho. Finally, the closed-back, bassier DT770 Pro sounds right up my alley as I hear the bass is prominent and nice and controlled. I may be able to demo the Beyers soon but I most likely won't be able to hear the Hifi's at all, anywhere near me so I would have to wing those. I'm basically considering these three based on all that I've read. The phones don't necessarily have to be the most neutral because I'll use my 598's for that stuff, they just have to be fun and right for the music.

Additionally, I'll be sourcing from my Lenovo and my DAC/Amp is a Fiio E17/E09K at the moment. I won't be upgrading those for a while but certainly will to some new Schiit in the future, so scaling up can be a consideration for your suggestion if you want it to be, but doesn't necessarily matter right now. I'll be keeping my HD598's and this new can for a while too.

Thanks a lot in advance!
post #24122 of 29490

Hi all,
Reposting since I got caught at the end of a page (and I doubt anyone will look back).
Looking for a set of headphones for work (need to not leak much), most likely over the ear (though if people have good in-ear suggestions, let me know) for roughly $200-300 (open to suggestions of what I could upgrade to). Genres are best defined by bands: Radiohead, Parov Stelar/Koop/Royksopp (as in jazzy electronic), Salsa/Latin. Would have loved the HD 598s, but since they're open they'd probably leak a bit too much. Also, would be nice if an amp is not required, but again I'm flexible on this.

Thanks.

post #24123 of 29490
Hi everyone. Please recomend good full sized headphones. Want to make a gift for mygirlfriend.
Yes... sounds awfull but she loves bass.. and i want headphones for her... just because if she is working with laptop, she is listening to music, what is annoying.
Please recomend good hesdphones for laptop... price would be about $100, if needed will spend 150. Or it is not good full sized headphones for laptop?
Was looking for sennheiser HD 25-1 II, expensive but... in reviews they look good.
Thanks for recomendations
post #24124 of 29490
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Hi all,

Looking for a set of headphones for work (need to not leak much), most likely over the ear (though if people have good in-ear suggestions, let me know) for roughly $200-300 (open to suggestions of what I could upgrade to). Genres are best defined by bands: Radiohead, Parov Stelar/Koop/Royksopp (as in jazzy electronic), Salsa/Latin. Was thinking of Sennheiser HD 598s. Also, would be nice if an amp is not required, but again I'm flexible on this.

Thanks.


The open HD 598 will leak far to much for your intended use.  I suggest the Shure SRH 940 plus amp.  Non amped suggestions in your price range would tend toward the better portagble on ear cans, such as the the Senn HD 25-1-II, Beyer DT 1350 and Audio Technica ATHESW9A

post #24125 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Tomosius View Post

Hi everyone. Please recomend good full sized headphones. Want to make a gift for mygirlfriend.
Yes... sounds awfull but she loves bass.. and i want headphones for her... just because if she is working with laptop, she is listening to music, what is annoying.
Please recomend good hesdphones for laptop... price would be about $100, if needed will spend 150. Or it is not good full sized headphones for laptop?
Was looking for sennheiser HD 25-1 II, expensive but... in reviews they look good.
Thanks for recomendations


Does she love bass enough to be a basshead ?

 

The Senn is very close to neutral.

post #24126 of 29490
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Does she love bass enough to be a basshead ?

The Senn is very close to neutral.

Yes, she is a little bit... but not too much. It would be nice something flat-neutral, with a little bit extra bass.
SENN...I will think about that. So what about laptop and full size headphones. Will it be ok to use them with laptop?
post #24127 of 29490

Hi guys, I'm looking for some HP on the 400$ price range (or less),

They should have nice bass (I'm not a bass-head) with good extension, detailed mids, good instrument separation, no sibilant highs nor rolled off and good soundstage.

I'll use my Asus Xonar Essence STX as amp.

They need to be all-rounder because I'll use them to listen many music genre (jazz, classical, metal, mostly rock and variants), play video games and watch movies.

The Hifiman HE 400 seems to be good but some people say they have a "dark" signature or recessed mids, others say they have forward mids; I just don't understand... I need perfect mids, is not a problem if they're slightly forward but I need good vocals (both male and female).

post #24128 of 29490
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Does she love bass enough to be a basshead ?

The Senn is very close to neutral.

Yes, she is a little bit... but not too much. It would be nice something flat-neutral, with a little bit extra bass.
SENN...I will think about that. So what about laptop and full size headphones. Will it be ok to use them with laptop?


The darkish with good sub bass for the price class Gemini HSR-1000 should work.

 

See the buying guides linked in the opening post of this thread, and especially those cans rated a "1" for full sized headphones most suited for unamped use from portable devices and on board sound.

post #24129 of 29490
I'm not very happy with my DT880 250ohms. Too much treble for me even with using EQ. So I'm looking for a similarly priced headphone (<$300) that has good mids and bass that isn't fatiguing with the highs.
post #24130 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Mobilex View Post

Hi guys, I'm looking for some HP on the 400$ price range (or less),

They should have nice bass (I'm not a bass-head) with good extension, detailed mids, good instrument separation, no sibilant highs nor rolled off and good soundstage.

I'll use my Asus Xonar Essence STX as amp.

They need to be all-rounder because I'll use them to listen many music genre (jazz, classical, metal, mostly rock and variants), play video games and watch movies.

The Hifiman HE 400 seems to be good but some people say they have a "dark" signature or recessed mids, others say they have forward mids; I just don't understand... I need perfect mids, is not a problem if they're slightly forward but I need good vocals (both male and female).


They all maybe right about their HE 400, which has gone through at least one major revision.

 

Don't know about your sound card.  That said the DT 880 (+/- Pro) is an outstanding choice, although it could be too bright for you.  The Senn HD 650 (which will sometime be available at about $400 and less) is a classic can that should not escape notice as well.

post #24131 of 29490
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I'm not very happy with my DT880 250ohms. Too much treble for me even with using EQ. So I'm looking for a similarly priced headphone (<$300) that has good mids and bass that isn't fatiguing with the highs.


The HE 400 might work for you.

post #24132 of 29490
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The HE 400 might work for you.

 

I'm afraid i must disagree ... he-400 highs are proheminents and can hurt sensitive ears. My brain and ears needed two weeks to accustom. Highs aren't harsh but stay present and sparkly ( hi hat are proheminent and sibilance can appear too ) . Very very good can although but he-400 trebles are a sensitive issue ( many discussions about this point in he-400 thread) .

 

For Teraflame , i would better advice HD650 ( very relaxed highs ) or Fidelio X1 maybe ?

post #24133 of 29490
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The HE 400 might work for you.

 

I'm afraid i must disagree ... he-400 highs are proheminents and can hurt sensitive ears. My brain and ears needed two weeks to accustom. Highs aren't harsh but stay present and sparkly ( hi hat are proheminent and sibilance can appear too ) . Very very good can although but he-400 trebles are a sensitive issue ( many discussions about this point in he-400 thread) .

 

For Teraflame , i would better advice HD650 ( very relaxed highs ) or Fidelio X1 maybe ?


Perhaps it depends on the version of the HE 400, as well as the ears of the listener.  DM lists the treble of the HE 400 as one of its strengths, finding it to be "neither harsh nor abrasive":

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/634201/battle-of-the-flagships-57-headphones-compared-update-hifiman-he-400-added-12-24-12#user_HE400

post #24134 of 29490
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Alright, first post in this forum...

 

Recently, my last pair of headphones essentially broke due to the jack being... well, utterly destroyed due to my particularly destructive cat, so I'm at a bit of loss of what to do now. As temporary, I'm using some ifrogz earbuds I got for Christmas (don't blame me, I didn't choose them).

 

I've searched quite a bit for relatively affordable headphones, and I've narrowed down the search to two I like the specifications of (although, I'm not that knowledgeable of these things). The two are "Monoprice 8323 Premium Hi-Fi DJ Style Over-the-Ear Pro Headphones"; the second is Sennheiser HD 203 Studio Stereo Headphones, so really my desire is to know who is overall superior.

 

Although, I suppose suggestions would also be nice, if the headphones are under $50.

 

Also, my apologizes if the color seems as odd as it does in the exist editor; it was a linking error.

 

Between $40 and $50: Beyerdynamic DT-235.  If you can go up to $60, CAL!. The DT-235 has a leaner, clearer sound.  The CAL! has a more engaging, fuller sound. Many would find the CAL! worth the extra $10.

post #24135 of 29490
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Perhaps it depends on the version of the HE 400, as well as the ears of the listener.  DM lists the treble of the HE 400 as one of its strengths, finding it to be "neither harsh nor abrasive":

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/634201/battle-of-the-flagships-57-headphones-compared-update-hifiman-he-400-added-12-24-12#user_HE400

 

yeah , I purchased a he400 because of its review but it's david's opinion.  Many newcomers in he-400 thread are surprisesd witht these sparkly trebles ;) ... I really like now my he400 but the first time I listen to it ... it was not the case.

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