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post #24406 of 29491
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Originally Posted by PauIIy View Post

Looking at stepping up my current headphones and am tossing up between either the Beyer DT770 (250ohms) or the DT880 Edition (250ohms). I am able to get the DT880 Ed. at a cheaper price but am wondering if, as someone who would use them primarily for gaming and varying genres of music, the neutrality of this pair wouldn't be to my taste. Although I still want the clear and quality presentation of the mids and highs that the DT880's provide.

-Would be powering either pair with a FiiO e11.

-Isolation isn't really an issue if a more open design won't affect sound quality. 

-Don't want to spend really that much more than a pair of DT880's.

-Not able to go anywhere and listen to each pair before I buy.

Could be asking too much but I want to try get it as right for me as I can the first time.


The DT 770 is a basshead lite can with recessed mids.

 

The DT 880 is an audiophile class can and is one of the best in its price class. 

 

Read about both here:

 

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 #24407 of 29491
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Originally Posted by bareyb View Post

What's a good step UP from the Audio Technica M50s? I'm willing to spend up to $400.00. I love good punchy Bass and smooth (not harsh) highs. The M50's sound good to me, but I'd like something a little higher end. What should I look at? 


Do you want to keep the recessed mids of the M-50?

 

What equipment will be powering these cans?  Will you be using an amp?

 

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

 

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

post #24408 of 29491

I'm not necessarily looking to buy as of right now, but are there any fairly neutral, highly detailed, good isolating headphones? Essentially, what I'm looking for is a good portable live monitor. Budget is mid-tier.

post #24409 of 29491

Bareyb, Sennheiser HD 598's would fit your needs nicely, wide soundstage, clear and detailed yet smooth highs and pretty decent bass. They go for about 250 on Amazon.

post #24410 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post

I'm not necessarily looking to buy as of right now, but are there any fairly neutral, highly detailed, good isolating headphones? Essentially, what I'm looking for is a good portable live monitor. Budget is mid-tier.

Shure 940's but as for portability they're quite big but isolate well. For under $300 I doubt you will find a better headphone in terms of neutrality & detail. These are proper reference headphones. I have a barely used, immaculate (maybe 6 hours) pair in the for sale forum for $200.

post #24411 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


I don't know how you'll do much better in a full sized over ear headphone.  After all this is the section of the forum in which you posted.


Yeah, I want over ear headphones, but being light and confortable is also a requirement. From the pictures I saw, KRK KNS 6400 seems more bulky compared with HD-449, but I didn't saw it for real, so maybe I am wrong.

post #24412 of 29491

I am not too sure if this is the right area but I have a question and am looking for suggestions on sound card and headphone amp options.

 

Me and a friend have a pair of Sennheiser headphones he has the PC 350's and I have the HD558's... My question is: Is a sound card going to help these headphones at all? And if so which sound cards would be best? I have been looking around and only see asus or creative and have heard some big negatives about both.. The price isnt an issue unless its above 180 or so but would prefer something around half that.

 

Would like to get suggestions on sound cards and headphone amps for both headphones if possible..

 

thanks for any advice, help with this.. I am really wanting to get everything out of these headphones. I've been told that my headset (the HD558's) need an amp and sound card to really get everything out of it and figured the PC 350's might need the same

post #24413 of 29491

My wife and I just got our tax refund and I have the green light to spend some dough. My max budget is $500 (that includes an amp if needed)

 

What I listen to: Opeth, Porcupine Tree, Pantera, Metallica, Megadeth, AC/DC, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, ZZ Top, Boston, Zeppelin, Sabbath, Floyd, Cloudkicker, SRV, Tool, Van Halen, Dave Brubeck, Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell, Pat Martino, Kurt Rosenwinkel.

 

I currently have the ATH M50S. While I really like the sound for all genres, I just know there is something missing, like some of the mids!

 

I will be listening at home at my desk using FLAC or 320 Mp3's. 

 

What I want: Detail, Instrument separation, quality mids, Controlled bass that can go deep and most importantly - comfort. I have a big head and I wear glasses. I would be using these for movies and gaming so I have to be able to wear them for long periods of time. I do not want anything that would be considered "veiled" either. I want clarity. Oops- I almost forgot to mention - the headphones MUST be OPEN. 

 

I would be willing to skip out on an amp if it meant getting the right headphones right now. I can always save a little and get a proper amp later. 

 

Please do not recommend anything that costs more than my budget - I can't spend more right now.

 

I welcome responses via PM. Thanks for looking.


Edited by Trendkill - 2/9/13 at 10:37am
post #24414 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Trendkill View Post

My wife and I just got our tax refund and I have the green light to spend some dough. My max budget is $500 (that includes an amp if needed)

 

What I listen to: Opeth, Porcupine Tree, Pantera, Metallica, Megadeth, AC/DC, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, ZZ Top, Boston, Zeppelin, Sabbath, Floyd, Cloudkicker, SRV, Tool, Van Halen, Dave Brubeck, Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell, Pat Martino, Kurt Rosenwinkel.

 

I currently have the ATH M50S. While I really like the sound for all genres, I just know there is something missing, like some of the mids!

 

I will be listening at home at my desk using FLAC or 320 Mp3's. 

 

What I want: Detail, Instrument separation, quality mids, Controlled bass that can go deep and most importantly - comfort. I have a big head and I wear glasses. I would be using these for movies and gaming so I have to be able to wear them for long periods of time. I do not want anything that would be considered "veiled" either. I want clarity. Oops- I almost forgot to mention - the headphones MUST be OPEN. 

 

I would be willing to skip out on an amp if it meant getting the right headphones right now. I can always save a little and get a proper amp later. 

 

Please do not recommend anything that costs more than my budget - I can't spend more right now.

 

I welcome responses via PM. Thanks for looking.

 

Get an AKG Q701 for $200 and get a good amp. Low-budget amps like the Fiio E9/E10 is the minimum to drive these but they open up more with amps in the $200-300 range. 

post #24415 of 29491
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Originally Posted by zepp View Post

I am not too sure if this is the right area but I have a question and am looking for suggestions on sound card and headphone amp options.

 

Me and a friend have a pair of Sennheiser headphones he has the PC 350's and I have the HD558's... My question is: Is a sound card going to help these headphones at all? And if so which sound cards would be best? I have been looking around and only see asus or creative and have heard some big negatives about both.. The price isnt an issue unless its above 180 or so but would prefer something around half that.

 

Would like to get suggestions on sound cards and headphone amps for both headphones if possible..

 

thanks for any advice, help with this.. I am really wanting to get everything out of these headphones. I've been told that my headset (the HD558's) need an amp and sound card to really get everything out of it and figured the PC 350's might need the same


There are spcific forum sections for computer audio and amps.  Also you might want to check out the appreciation thread for HD 598.

post #24416 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Trendkill View Post

My wife and I just got our tax refund and I have the green light to spend some dough. My max budget is $500 (that includes an amp if needed)

 

What I listen to: Opeth, Porcupine Tree, Pantera, Metallica, Megadeth, AC/DC, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, ZZ Top, Boston, Zeppelin, Sabbath, Floyd, Cloudkicker, SRV, Tool, Van Halen, Dave Brubeck, Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell, Pat Martino, Kurt Rosenwinkel.

 

I currently have the ATH M50S. While I really like the sound for all genres, I just know there is something missing, like some of the mids!

 

I will be listening at home at my desk using FLAC or 320 Mp3's. 

 

What I want: Detail, Instrument separation, quality mids, Controlled bass that can go deep and most importantly - comfort. I have a big head and I wear glasses. I would be using these for movies and gaming so I have to be able to wear them for long periods of time. I do not want anything that would be considered "veiled" either. I want clarity. Oops- I almost forgot to mention - the headphones MUST be OPEN. 

 

I would be willing to skip out on an amp if it meant getting the right headphones right now. I can always save a little and get a proper amp later. 

 

Please do not recommend anything that costs more than my budget - I can't spend more right now.

 

I welcome responses via PM. Thanks for looking.


The very efficient Grado RS 2i is an excellent cans, but comfort is an issue you will have to personally resolve.  There are folks on both sides of the comfort issue--which I will say one more time on this thread--is a very individual thing.

 

The Q701 is one of the best every day values that currently exist.  However, coming from the M-50, I doubt that it will have enough bass for you.  The K 702 65th Annies limited edition are a better match, but they cost significantly more than the Q 701, even on sale, and need as amp just as much.

 

The DT 880 (+/- Pro) in 250 or 600 Ohm versions are also excellent--and need amping as well.

post #24417 of 29491

Okay posting my first post in here after reading around a lot, so hi to everyone.

 

I'm looking to get a setup in the ~$1000 range (might go a little more for the right setup). I find myself listening to music roughly 6-8 hours a day as I work online right now, and think it's time to get a nice set of headphones. Currently I own Bose QC15, Bowers & Wilkins P5, and some SOL Republic Tracks HD, but I want to move to something a bit better. Right now I use a laptop, so using a full size desktop amplifier is rather difficult so I think I might be stuck to a portable amp, and I will need some suggestions on those as well. The headphones I'm looking at right now are:

 

Hifiman HE-500

Audeze LCD-2

Grado GS1000i

Sennheiser HD650

 

 

Basically what I'm trying to decide is should I go for a priceier headphone and run it off a more affordable amp, or go for some hifiman or sennheiser and buy a slightly nicer amp. I know it's probably over said here but I do listen to everything from classical to dubstep so I'm trying to find a good "all around" headphone. 

Thanks!

post #24418 of 29491
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Originally Posted by bumonskateboard View Post

Okay posting my first post in here after reading around a lot, so hi to everyone.

I'm looking to get a setup in the ~$1000 range (might go a little more for the right setup). I find myself listening to music roughly 6-8 hours a day as I work online right now, and think it's time to get a nice set of headphones. Currently I own Bose QC15, Bowers & Wilkins P5, and some SOL Republic Tracks HD, but I want to move to something a bit better. Right now I use a laptop, so using a full size desktop amplifier is rather difficult so I think I might be stuck to a portable amp, and I will need some suggestions on those as well. The headphones I'm looking at right now are:

Hifiman HE-500
Audeze LCD-2
Grado GS1000i
Sennheiser HD650


Basically what I'm trying to decide is should I go for a priceier headphone and run it off a more affordable amp, or go for some hifiman or sennheiser and buy a slightly nicer amp. I know it's probably over said here but I do listen to everything from classical to dubstep so I'm trying to find a good "all around" headphone. 
Thanks!

Definitely buy better headphones.
post #24419 of 29491

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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

Definitely buy better headphones.

 

X10

post #24420 of 29491
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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post


Definitely buy better headphones.

 

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Originally Posted by eucariote View Post

 

X10

Alright that brings it to the LCD-2 and the GS1000i then, anyone have any opinion on these two? Or any other pair that's right around $1000?

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