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Originally Posted by dswimr615 View Post

Hello,

 

I recently just got a new job and I'm looking for some advice for a new pair of over-ear noise cancelling headphones. I want to be able to tune out the co-workers and general office noise in the background while still getting very good audio quality when I want to listen to music (mostly dubstep, so the highs and lows are equally appreciated) or watch a customer's video.

 

I'm a -little- in the know when it comes to detecting good or bad quality headphones, as I majored in Broadcast Sound & Engineering for a few years, but that was a long time ago. My budget is $500 or less. I'm hoping to get a pair that doesn't require batteries (has a USB charger or something) but batteries for the noise cancellation will be alright if necessary. 

 

Any suggestions or advice are extremely appreciated.

 

Thanks!

~dswimr615


Not my thing, but this may be helpful:

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/innerfidelitys-wall-fame-noise-canceling

post #24542 of 29491
I have 5 headphones in my list which one should I buy??
1 beats solo hd
2 audio technica ath pro700mk2
3 audio technica m50s
4 Sony xb 700
5 Ultrason HFI-580

I love to hear hip hop and hard rock and I love bass very much!!
post #24543 of 29491
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Originally Posted by nikhil007 View Post

I have 5 headphones in my list which one should I buy??
1 beats solo hd
2 audio technica ath pro700mk2
3 audio technica m50s
4 Sony xb 700
5 Ultrason HFI-580

I love to hear hip hop and hard rock and I love bass very much!!
Right here right now scratch the beats off your list if you love bass. While they put out a lot of mid bass noise, its some of the worst bass I have ever heard. Compared even to my $7 iem, the bass is trashy, boomy, has terrible extension and lacks any definition. Add that to the fact that its so boosted it rattles the cheap plastic housing and it bleeds all over the mids like the elevator in the shining and they really aren't worth anyone's ears
post #24544 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

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?

 

Grado ear pads are easily changed by carefully pulling them off and them slipping a new set (L-Cush?) on.


Hey,

 

i tried subscribing wasnt sure if you got my post or not... here it is again :)

 

Currently I use the FiiO E17 as a DAC/AMP.

I am getting in a Schiit Magni amp as well

 

Format:

Mostly mp3/flac/m4a ideally stuff will be stored either on a hard disk, from itunes/purchased online or my phone as a media device but i am not aiming for portability here.

 

I suspect mostly music will be electronica/rock/heavy metal and bass (ie Devin Martin and Dubstep),

 

Other audio? Well i dont really have them targeted for movies but i may watch blu-ray dvds with them if during the day I can do so, since i am usually working the movie part isnt critical to me.

post #24545 of 29491
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I am thinking about buying the ath-ad900. Is there any other comfortable open air headphones that I should look at?

What is your budget?

 

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?

 

Describe the sound signature that you are seeking?

 

Once again I’ll mention that headphone comfort is a very individual thing.  We can point you to headphones that are generally considered to be comfortable (like the AD 900) and mention others that have garnered complaints for being uncomfortable.  However, the only way to know for sure is to wear them yourself for a time equivalent to your longest listening session.

post #24546 of 29491

For $600 - HD 650s amped or HE-500s unamped (soonest possible date for an amp upgrade is many months down the road)? Unfortunately, I'm not a millionaire like everyone here seems to be :-/

post #24547 of 29491
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Right here right now scratch the beats off your list if you love bass. While they put out a lot of mid bass noise, its some of the worst bass I have ever heard. Compared even to my $7 iem, the bass is trashy, boomy, has terrible extension and lacks any definition. Add that to the fact that its so boosted it rattles the cheap plastic housing and it bleeds all over the mids like the elevator in the shining and they really aren't worth anyone's ears

The Sonys have good bass but it tends to bleed into the mids a lot which can to some make it sound muddy. Have you considered the beyerdynamic dt770 pro?
post #24548 of 29491

Hi I'm looking for a headphone with 'Musical' and 'Forgiving' nature. Should have good bass and mids

 

My preferred signature comes from IEM - Brainwavz M2.

 

Can anyone tell me if V-Moda M80 will be suitable for my preferred signature? Also if you know any other headphones which has signature similar to Brainwavz M2 please let me know

post #24549 of 29491

Which headphone will sound best with Techno music under $200? thanks.

post #24550 of 29491
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For $600 - HD 650s amped or HE-500s unamped (soonest possible date for an amp upgrade is many months down the road)? Unfortunately, I'm not a millionaire like everyone here seems to be :-/

Unamped HE 500 is a foolish purchase--unless you put it in your hope chest until you can buy a decent amp.

 

BTW--won't an extra $100 for some new Schiit be enough to power the the HE 500?

post #24551 of 29491
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Originally Posted by jiggahwhat View Post

For $600 - HD 650s amped or HE-500s unamped (soonest possible date for an amp upgrade is many months down the road)? Unfortunately, I'm not a millionaire like everyone here seems to be :-/

 

Consider also HE-400 with a Fiio E07K/E17, or an Audio-Gd NFB-12 beerchug.gif

post #24552 of 29491

New Schiit is about $210 (DAC, AMP, cables). I'm avoiding the 400s because I'm treble-sensitive. 

post #24553 of 29491
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Right here right now scratch the beats off your list if you love bass. While they put out a lot of mid bass noise, its some of the worst bass I have ever heard. Compared even to my $7 iem, the bass is trashy, boomy, has terrible extension and lacks any definition. Add that to the fact that its so boosted it rattles the cheap plastic housing and it bleeds all over the mids like the elevator in the shining and they really aren't worth anyone's ears
Thanks for your review but now should I buy ath pro700mk2 or xb700 as I am a great lover of bass
post #24554 of 29491
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Thanks for your review but now should I buy ath pro700mk2 or xb700 as I am a great lover of bass

It depends what kind of bass you want i.e. mushy, muddy powerful bass or well defined, textured, well-extended bass with good impact.

post #24555 of 29491
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Originally Posted by jiggahwhat View Post

New Schiit is about $210 (DAC, AMP, cables). I'm avoiding the 400s because I'm treble-sensitive. 

 

Until now, you didn't say that you needed a DAC too--or cables.

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