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My #1 recommendation is the CAL!:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Creative-EF0060-Aurvana-Live-Headphones/dp/B000ZJZ7OA/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=3TMR6IEFCG0JX&coliid=I2WATH7Y1M5KS9

 

I don't know anything about the gaming headphone.


So the CAL is good, right ? Is CAL better than AKG K450 in comfort and sound quality ? Is it better than Sen HD202, K240 Studio ?

And, if i dont find the CAL, is AD500 a good choice ?


What I can tell you is the the CAL! is the best choice for the needs you described--base on U.S. pricing.

 

The K 240 is also good, but your computer on board audio may not be able to power it well enough to satisfy you.

 

I have not heard the downline AD 500--only the AD700 & 900.

post #24497 of 29491

Is there an easy to drive little brother of the HD650? :o Similar sound sig, smooth/laid back but easier to drive and a bit cheaper?
 

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Is there an easy to drive little brother of the HD650? :o Similar sound sig, smooth/laid back but easier to drive and a bit cheaper?
 

There's always the HD439. They are 32 ohm and are made to be driven by iPods and small Amps. They cost about $110.00. Very nice phone for the money. The Marketing materials say they have "enhanced bass" but that wasn't my experience. Nice Bass, but not heavy bass. The Audio Technica M50s (also great bang for the buck) were much Bassier for instance, but had a harsher top end. 

 

Sennheiser HD439


Edited by bareyb - 2/10/13 at 3:45pm
post #24499 of 29491
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What I can tell you is the the CAL! is the best choice for the needs you described--base on U.S. pricing.

 

The K 240 is also good, but your computer on board audio may not be able to power it well enough to satisfy you.

 

I have not heard the downline AD 500--only the AD700 & 900.


Thanks, i will look for the best prices and chose one. My last doubt is about the CAL comfort.. I will look for some reviews.


Thank you

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What I can tell you is the the CAL! is the best choice for the needs you described--base on U.S. pricing.

 

The K 240 is also good, but your computer on board audio may not be able to power it well enough to satisfy you.

 

I have not heard the downline AD 500--only the AD700 & 900.


Thanks, i will look for the best prices and chose one. My last doubt is about the CAL comfort.. I will look for some reviews.


Thank you


The CAL! is considered by most to be a very comfortable  can.  I have mine on now.

post #24501 of 29491
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Is there an easy to drive little brother of the HD650? :o Similar sound sig, smooth/laid back but easier to drive and a bit cheaper?
 


No such animal.

 

Among those that are still in production, the closest you'll get are probably the HD 558 & 598--but they don't have as much bass, etc., etc.

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Go to the post immediately above yours and answer all the questions that you have not already addressed in your request (appearing with this response).

 

 

Where do you live and in what country do you plan to buy?

United States

 

What is your budget?

Around $100, i can raise it a little.

 

Are you OK with open cans like the ones you mentioned (they leak sound)?

Yes

 

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

If i can place one into my budget then sure.

 

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

 

I plan on also doing casual gaming with these, but music wise i'd say FLAC and MP3.

 

Describe the sound signature that you are seeking?

 

If you don't know your preferred sound signature (and even if you do), what genres of music do you plan to run through these cans?

About everything, but mainly VGM, Drum n Bass, Trip-Hop, Thrash/Prog Metal and Orchestral.

 

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

Not really.

 

I hope this is enough information for you to come up with a decision, thanks again.

post #24503 of 29491
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Go to the post immediately above yours and answer all the questions that you have not already addressed in your request (appearing with this response).

 

 

Where do you live and in what country do you plan to buy?

United States

 

What is your budget?

Around $100, i can raise it a little.

 

Are you OK with open cans like the ones you mentioned (they leak sound)?

Yes

 

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

If i can place one into my budget then sure.

 

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

 

I plan on also doing casual gaming with these, but music wise i'd say FLAC and MP3.

 

Describe the sound signature that you are seeking?

 

If you don't know your preferred sound signature (and even if you do), what genres of music do you plan to run through these cans?

About everything, but mainly VGM, Drum n Bass, Trip-Hop, Thrash/Prog Metal and Orchestral.

 

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

Not really.

 

I hope this is enough information for you to come up with a decision, thanks again.


Without an amp get the CAL!, unless you go in a basshead direction--in which case I can't help you.

post #24504 of 29491
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Without an amp get the CAL!, unless you go in a basshead direction--in which case I can't help you.

Thank you for your response, do you know how durable they are? In the photos the cable looks pretty thin.

post #24505 of 29491

Looks like I will be jogging/biking more often now.  Would my ears stay dry if I jogged with Grados on?  I don't own any open headphones, but I think that would be best to use for awareness.


Edited by PFULMTL - 2/10/13 at 5:05pm
post #24506 of 29491
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Without an amp get the CAL!, unless you go in a basshead direction--in which case I can't help you.

Thank you for your response, do you know how durable they are? In the photos the cable looks pretty thin.


Not recommended for throwing in or yanking out of your back pack with a bunch of other stuff, especially things that are heavy.  They are fine if your are reasonably careful.

post #24507 of 29491
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Looks like I will be jogging/biking more often now.  Would my ears stay dry if I jogged with Grados on?  I don't own any open headphones...


Not the full sized Grados.  You might want to check out the iGrados, which have the same drivers as the 60i.  That might work.

post #24508 of 29491

I've researched a bit more and I'm back for advice on headphones. 

 

- Budget up to 200$

 

- decent soundstage for dolby headphone usage

 

- prefer closed but I'm okay with open headphones if they are better for the same price

 

- I like good bass and clean balanced sound, not too much boom but also not without boom if you get me :)

 

- not too hard to drive without an amp, will mostly be used with pc soundcard (still deciding which one to buy)

 

- usage: gaming, music (rock, club, classical)  (ordered by significance)

 

I can chose from these offers: http://ronis.hr/slusalice/34/    (6kn = 1$)

post #24509 of 29491
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No offense intended, but you say you don't like bright headphones.   In contradiction to this 3 of the 4 headphones on your list are bright.  The only one that isn't is the HD 650.

That is probably due to my inexperience with buying headphones. While I knew the M50's would have a brighter sound signature, I kept them as an option due to their reputation. The others were touted somewhere or another as having fuller mids and lows, which might not be the case if they are indeed bright. I will try to get back to you with some more models for consideration, but this has been very helpful to me so far. Thanks a bunch!


Edited by MangyFoxtrot - 2/10/13 at 5:47pm
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Music genres: Classic Rock - I also am a gamer

Price range: Less than 400.00 

Amped: Sounblaster ZXR

Closed/Open: Closed - more about me not hearing others than them hearing me - I am not completely rigid here and realize I have never heard open 

Headphone preference:  - I have ATH A700, looking for a step up from there

from looking around here I like the Ultrasone Pro 900, Alpha Mad Dogs, I also like the looks of the DT 880s.

 

I find the ATH A700 that I have now, fairly comfortable.  I have a big head.  My ears get hot and sweat after a while, I don't enjoy that.  

I have a small child that has caused these headphones to go flying off the desk.  They have survived that well. I plan on chaining my child to a wall after I get new phones but in case his mother sets him free, durability isn't a bad thing for me.

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