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post #24136 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


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.

post #24137 of 29491

Hey all, I'm looking for my first pair of decent headphones.  My price limit is $150.  I would occasionally like to use them on the go, so something like some HD558s, or any open/overly bulky 'phones are not preferred.  I listen to quite a few genres, including EDM, alternative, rock, and some grunge.  I'm looking for something with good bass (like every budding audiophile), but I want a clean, satisfying bass that doesn't affect the mids or highs vs. an overpowering bass.  I also really like detachable cables. 

 

Here's the catch: I would much prefer something from Best Buy since I have around $60 in gift cards there.  I know prices are high there, but they match Amazon's prices so it doesn't really matter. 

 

Some headphones I was considering are ATH-M50s (w/ removable cable mod from Sound Pros), HFI-780s, and UE 4000s.  Neither of those first two are available at Best Buy, however.  Worst comes to worse, I just use the money to best buy on something else, but again I'd really like to save the cash. 

 

Thanks in advance!
 

post #24138 of 29491

Anybody have experience directly comparing the AKG K271 and the K550?  The K550 costs around twice as much (currently $289 vs $125 on Amazon) -- is it twice as much quality-wise?

 

I'm seeing in various reviews that the K550 has a much more open soundscape, a bit more color, and more bass, while the K271 is often considered to be more comfortable, and more analytic.  I'm going to be running through a tube amp (a Dared MP-5, actually), so the amp will provide a bit of color, and I'm not a bass-head.  In essence, I'm wondering if the K550 is worth the extra $160.

 

Thanks!

post #24139 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post

 

 

You can consider Ultrasone pro 550 , ATH M50  for over ear examples but IMO an old but still very good Sennheiser hd 25 II is the best option ! neverthelesss it's on-ear :) . These cans are all designed for profesionnal use and have strong clamping force . they're all built as tank

 

I've been reading really good things about the Roland RH-300, does anyone know what the isolation is and how sturdy they are?

post #24140 of 29491

Hi everyone!!

 

I'm newbie in the headphone arena but been a lifetime fan of EDM, trance, Electro, techno etc. (you get where i'm going with this..;)..) music. Was using bose headsets all these years (IE and OE) and now I feel its time to get into the real world. I love the music I listen and want to feel the beautiful bass created by some great dj's out there just they way they intend to be heard. So, I'm looking for the right set of cans in achieving this audio heaven..possibly in the $150-$170 range..:P Another reason i'm here is coz everyone i know talks about the 'bling' headsets which i personally feel is more for the fashion statement than for music.

 

I usually listen to music from my ipod nano 4G (planning to upgrade to an ipod touch 5G in a couple of months)

Prefer a headset that won't need an amp and still render the awesome bassy effect of the above mentioned genres (a small step to the audiophile world).

I'm a student and carry it around on campus, so portability is preferable but not a must.

 

Few headsets I've looked into and I'm really interested in are

Ultrasone hfi 780

Sennheiser HD 558

 

Would appreciate all the help I can get!!

Thank you in advance!

post #24141 of 29491
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Originally Posted by audioram20 View Post

Hi everyone!!

 

I'm newbie in the headphone arena but been a lifetime fan of EDM, trance, Electro, techno etc. (you get where i'm going with this..;)..) music. Was using bose headsets all these years (IE and OE) and now I feel its time to get into the real world. I love the music I listen and want to feel the beautiful bass created by some great dj's out there just they way they intend to be heard. So, I'm looking for the right set of cans in achieving this audio heaven..possibly in the $150-$170 range..:P Another reason i'm here is coz everyone i know talks about the 'bling' headsets which i personally feel is more for the fashion statement than for music.

 

I usually listen to music from my ipod nano 4G (planning to upgrade to an ipod touch 5G in a couple of months)

Prefer a headset that won't need an amp and still render the awesome bassy effect of the above mentioned genres (a small step to the audiophile world).

I'm a student and carry it around on campus, so portability is preferable but not a must.

 

Few headsets I've looked into and I'm really interested in are

Ultrasone hfi 780

Sennheiser HD 558

 

Would appreciate all the help I can get!!

Thank you in advance!


And forgot to mention..I listen to music..at least 4 hours everyday..so has to be comfortable for long use and possibly a little durable. (don't want it to burnt out in a year..;))

post #24142 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


Used or refurbed HD 598 would be good or its more bassy little brother HD 518 new.

I think the 518 is exactly what I'm looking for, and the price I'm looking for. Thanks!

post #24143 of 29491
Hey, I'm interested in buying a pair of JVC DX700's. Can anyone make any significant comparisons to the Denon D5000's? I love the Denons but want a bit more warmth and fun.

(On a side note, would pairing a portable tube amp like the Alo Continental with my D5000's be good or bad combo? Warm + warm = bad?)
post #24144 of 29491
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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

Hey, I'm interested in buying a pair of JVC DX700's. Can anyone make any significant comparisons to the Denon D5000's? I love the Denons but want a bit more warmth and fun.

(On a side note, would pairing a portable tube amp like the Alo Continental with my D5000's be good or bad combo? Warm + warm = bad?)


Aren't the JVC a $700 Japanese import?  In any case few, if any, who are regulars here have probably ever heard it.

 

The $500 Alo is a hybrid amp.  It is also the only portable amp that I have heard of that uses a tube.  Again it is not a product that receives much, if any, mention here.  So I'll be surprised if anyone here can tell you first hand how it works with a specific (and now discontinued) can.

post #24145 of 29491

Basically from what ive read its bad to pair the Denons with almost any kind of tube amp. Because they are colored as well, so your getting colored+colored constantly.. I personally wouldn't, but its up to you. 

post #24146 of 29491

Anyone here who own EPH-100 as well as Sennheiser HD650?

 

If yes so can you please tell me that going for sennheiser HD650 would be an substantial upgrade also if you could compare the sound signature of both?

 

TIA

-Abhi

post #24147 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Deathdeisel View Post

Basically from what ive read its bad to pair the Denons with almost any kind of tube amp. Because they are colored as well, so your getting colored+colored constantly.. I personally wouldn't, but its up to you. 

Yeah thats what people keep telling me but I guess until Ive heard it with my own ears I'll never know. Ive got an Apex Glacier on the way so hopefully that'll pair well with my D5000's.

As for the JVC DX700's, Ive read they have more rolled off highs and are quite warm and fun. One reviewer went so far to say he could live with the JVC DX700's over his D5000's and headfonia gave the big brother DX1000's a really rave review.
post #24148 of 29491
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Originally Posted by audioram20

Hi everyone!!

I'm newbie in the headphone arena but been a lifetime fan of EDM, trance, Electro, techno etc. (you get where i'm going with this..wink.gif..) music. Was using bose headsets all these years (IE and OE) and now I feel its time to get into the real world. I'm looking for the right set of cans in achieving this audio heaven..possibly in the $150-$170 range..

I usually listen to music from my ipod nano 4G (planning to upgrade to an ipod touch 5G in a couple of months)
Prefer a headset that won't need an amp and still render the awesome bassy effect of the above mentioned genres (a small step to the audiophile world).
I'm a student and carry it around on campus, so portability is preferable but not a must.
listen to music..at least 4 hours everyday..so has to be comfortable for long use and possibly a little durable. (don't want it to burnt out in a year..wink.gif)

Few headsets I've looked into and I'm really interested in are
Ultrasone hfi 780
Sennheiser HD 558
ATH M50

Would appreciate all the help I can get!!
post #24149 of 29491

Hi, guys this will be my first serious headphones and I really want to make the right choice.
I don't have the finances to buy lots of headphones until I find one close to my requirements.
Until now the best headphone that I have user are Sony MDR-301 :)

I listen a lot of different styles of music but mostly:

- acoustic music (Acoustic Alchemy, Bozzio Levin Stevens, Donovan...)
- classic & spanish guitar music (Paco De Lucia, John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola, Ali Khattab, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Ana Vidovic, Andy McKee, Armik, John Williams... )
- electric guitar music (Joe Satriani, Marty Friedman, Steve Vai...)
- rock (Dire Straits, Deep Purple, DIO, Guns n Roses, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Scorpions, Uriah Heep...)
- progressive (Ayreon, Kaipa, Dream Theater...)
- metal (Blind Guardian, Edguy, Epica, Falconer, Kamelot, Sabaton, Savatage, Tarja Turunen...)
- classic (piano sonatas and symphonies)


All files are lossless or directly from audio cd.
At first I can use Vortex 2, Creative Live 24 bits or integrated motherboard audio through spdif to my receiver Kenwood KRF-V8070D. I can buy a used amp if needed.
When I have more money to spend I will buy proper dac and headphone amp, but that will be a subject for another thread.


Budget: max 350 EUR (only for the HP)
I think to buy them from amazon.de.
Or If you can recommend some other site that delivers to Eastern Europe and has good prices.

Based on what I read here for now I'm focused on:
Sennheiser HD598/HD600/HD650
Beyerdynamic DT-880

But I'm open to any other suggestions in that budget.

Thank you.

post #24150 of 29491

Greetings everybody,

 

Since I didn't get a good reply last time I asked, I'll ask again. These will be my first decent headphones. I'm looking for a headphone in the 200 dollars range. I'll be using them most in the following order: Gaming, Music, Movies. They have to have a good soundstage. I'd prefer if they were open headphones since I won't be moving them out of my comfortable chair. I'm using an onboard soundcard at the moment, but I will upgrade it once I have picked out my headphones, I also do not have an amp.

 

Right now my mind is set on these:

 

- Q701( I've read that they require a good amp to sound to their full potential but I'm not getting an Amp until about 2-3 months.)

- AD900 (Doesn't require an amp + cheaper, right now leaning to those, I'm not a basshead but I'd still like it if it'd be there.)

 

I'm VERY OPEN to other suggestions!

Thank you!

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