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post #24736 of 29491
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Originally Posted by GCastro View Post

Hey guys! 

Glad I joined the community...I recently picked up a pair of AKG F550's. I've watched a few reviews on youtube, read posts on this forum and I was sold on them. I got my package today, gave them a listen and they sounded incredible...I just want a little more bass. I returned them because the build quality has gone extremely down. I thought they were built out of aluminum but mine were all plastic which was a bummer. I did love the sound quality of them and the fact they're closed back headphones. I do understand you have to listen up to 100 hours before they "burn" in, but even with my e10 on bass boost it wasn't something I wanted. Also I made sure they were sealed perfectly...

Anyways, I've owned 2 pairs of Beat by Dre's but hated them. I loved their simplicity and their sound wasn't that bad for the type of music I listen to. I had the Studios/Pro's. Studios I loved the bass in those, but sometimes at high volumes they'd hurt my ears and they leak like crazy. Vocals would get distorted, etc...You guys know. Beat Pro's squeezed my head and I got headaches.

The type of headphones i'd like would be something that sound identical to the AKG F550's but with more bass. I hate the look of DJ headphones, so i don't want anything looking too crazy. I'd use these majority for home/school use. I was originally interested in the Sennheiser HD600 / 650's but they're open backs. If the leaking isn't that bad, I may go with the sennheiser HD650's. 

I don't consider myself a basshead at all, I love balance with highs & mids, but some days i'd like alittle bass if i'm in the mood :)
 

Things I'd like in a good pair of cans

- Under $450 

- Can require an amp (I have a Fiio E10 hopefully this is something I could work with)

- Aesthetically pleasing / Simple design 

- Closed back or Open Back 
- Minimal Leaking (if possible)

 

Let me know what you guys think I may look into. 

Thanks! 


Do you mean the K 550?

 

If so; if you had a good seal; if had enough power to drive them; and if you still found their bass to be wanting--you are probably at least a basshead lite.

 

The Senns leak to much for your intended use--even if the more bassy of the two, the HD 650, with its mid bass hump, had enough bass for you.

post #24737 of 29491
Which one of these Should I buy
1 ath m50s
2 ath pro700mk2
3 ultrasone hfi 580
4 xb700
I love bass!!
please help!!
post #24738 of 29491
Hey Guys, which one is the more suitable overall headphone (already know about comfort and build and stuff) for the type of music I like: R&B, Hip Hop, Rock/Alternative, J-Rock/Pop, Classical/ Hans Zimmer.
•DT-770 pro 80
•UE6000
•MDR MA900

I'll be playing them out of an iPod touch 4g w/and/or a fiio e11.

Reminder: I already know about the MA900 being open and all that good stuff, just looking for pure sound.

Thanks!
post #24739 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Justin US View Post

Hello everyone, I'm freshly joined and hoping someone could give me guidance as I choose my headphones.

Up until now I have been using these phillips headphones (they kicked the bucket on me after 1.5 yrs),

http://www.aztekcomputers.com/SHL500028-PHILLIPS-2109133.html

 

As implied in the title I am looking at the Shure SRH 440, KRK KNS 6400, and Fostex T40RPmkII. As someone who listens mainly to jazz, blues, classical, folk, indie, etc. as well as rock and even the occasional metal or punk band, I am looking for a balanced sound. What gets me is a nice, balanced bass with good texturing, and natural sounding mids/highs (when the guitar plays an E2, I want to hear that beautiful texture, when the clarinet plays a D3, I want to hear the rosewood in its tone).

 

In other words I'm not in to artificially pumped or damped sound, really in any way. I love to hear everything my music and instruments can provide in and of themselves. I think I want the closed headphone style as I am in college and isolation is necessary sometimes. I use my headphones out and about as well, not just at home. I've been creeping the forums for a while now, so I believe I want one of these, but I'm definitely open to suggestions.

 

Guidance on my first foray into the audiophile world will be greatly appreciated.

 

Price point

$100 (saving game here)

 

Use

Vinyl records, mp3+phone, computer

various genres

walking about outside, library, dorm room, everywhere essentially

 

 

Thank you in advance

~Justin


I own the SHL5000/28 also.  It is currently for sale at less than $8 new on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Philips-SHL5000-28-Headband-Headphone/dp/B004JU0E7G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360901054&sr=8-1&keywords=shl+5000.  I very highly recommend them at that price.  (I bought them for $5 used, by the way.) There are two Philips headphones that I would consider to be natural steps up from it.  They are the SHL5500, currently available for less than $22 on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Philips-SHL5500-28-Headband-Headphone/dp/B004JU0E8K/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1360901193&sr=1-1&keywords=shl+5500) and the Philips SHL 5605 (Cityscape Downtown), which costs less than $60.  If you are on a tight budget, the SHL 5500 at $22 would make sense.  See the thread http://www.head-fi.org/t/574331/the-philips-shl5500-natural-sounding-can, which includes a comparison with the Cityscape Downtown.  Other good choices below $60 include the Beyerdynamic DT235 and the Koss TBSE ($50 at Tuesday Morning).  For a little more money, the CAL! is the best sounding of the bunch and brings out the "texture" that you want.


Edited by MarcoGV - 2/14/13 at 8:19pm
post #24740 of 29491
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Originally Posted by nikhil007 View Post

Which one of these Should I buy
1 ath m50s
2 ath pro700mk2
3 ultrasone hfi 580
4 xb700
I love bass!!
please help!!
help me please!!
post #24741 of 29491
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Originally Posted by nikhil007 View Post


help me please!!


You're gonna need to put out some more info than that =X.

 

What is your budget?  What kind of music to you listen to?  What will you be using your headphones for (portable vs. home use)?  Is it important that they prevent sound from leaking in or out? Is comfort a concern?

 

Things like that.

post #24742 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


Absent a closeout type sale, I can't recommend any full sized cans that are $30 or less. 

These are about the cheapest I would consider recommending for someone on a tight budget:

http://www.amazon.com/Superlux-681-Dynamic-Semi-Open-Headphones/dp/B002GHIPYI/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pdT1_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=3TMR6IEFCG0JX&coliid=I16HB003BCGZ2V


You need to get to around $50 to really get something decent.
Despite how incredibly elitist this sounds, ill bother to reiterate my point. My dad doesnt want to spend more than $20 on a set of cans. He needs good isolation, easy drive, and a fun sound sig, and for the record there are plenty of sub $50 cans that are well regarded around here. Also, im clearly asking for closed back. Reccomending semi-open cans (especially ones with a very analytical sound sig when im asking for fun) clearly shows that you failed to read any of my needs for this specific application of mowing the lawn
post #24743 of 29491
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Originally Posted by nikhil007 View Post

Which one of these Should I buy
1 ath m50s
2 ath pro700mk2
3 ultrasone hfi 580
4 xb700
I love bass!!
please help!!
Please help!!
post #24744 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Caessa View Post


You're gonna need to put out some more info than that =X.

What is your budget?  What kind of music to you listen to?  What will you be using your headphones for (portable vs. home use)?  Is it important that they prevent sound from leaking in or out? Is comfort a concern?

Things like that.
Budget = <200$
music = all sorts of music (rap, dubstep, rock etc)
Use = portable
comfort = yes comfort is a big concern

Ok?
Now please help!!
post #24745 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Caessa View Post


You're gonna need to put out some more info than that =X.

What is your budget?  What kind of music to you listen to?  What will you be using your headphones for (portable vs. home use)?  Is it important that they prevent sound from leaking in or out? Is comfort a concern?

Things like that.
Budget = <200$
music = all sorts of music (rap, dubstep, rock etc)
Use = portable
comfort = yes comfort is a big concern

Ok?
Now please help!!
post #24746 of 29491
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Originally Posted by thoughtcriminal View Post

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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


Absent a closeout type sale, I can't recommend any full sized cans that are $30 or less. 

These are about the cheapest I would consider recommending for someone on a tight budget:

http://www.amazon.com/Superlux-681-Dynamic-Semi-Open-Headphones/dp/B002GHIPYI/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pdT1_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=3TMR6IEFCG0JX&coliid=I16HB003BCGZ2V


You need to get to around $50 to really get something decent.
Despite how incredibly elitist this sounds, ill bother to reiterate my point. My dad doesnt want to spend more than $20 on a set of cans. He needs good isolation, easy drive, and a fun sound sig, and for the record there are plenty of sub $50 cans that are well regarded around here. Also, im clearly asking for closed back. Reccomending semi-open cans (especially ones with a very analytical sound sig when im asking for fun) clearly shows that you failed to read any of my needs for this specific application of mowing the lawn


I don't think that you received the not so hidden message: I can't help you and I doubt that anyone here can either.  I will add the elitist opinion that it is probably not safe to mow the lawn with cans on, even with a manual push mower.


Edited by KG Jag - 2/14/13 at 11:38pm
post #24747 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


It is in the U.S., but many have reported that the K 701 & 702 are cheaper in Europe, where they are made. 

 

The Q is the later version and comes with more stuff.  Go figure the U.S. prices--not that I'm complaining.

exactly! the Q701 is much more expensive


Edited by DrSeven - 2/15/13 at 12:15am
post #24748 of 29491
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Originally Posted by thoughtcriminal View Post


Despite how incredibly elitist this sounds, ill bother to reiterate my point. My dad doesnt want to spend more than $20 on a set of cans. He needs good isolation, easy drive, and a fun sound sig, and for the record there are plenty of sub $50 cans that are well regarded around here. Also, im clearly asking for closed back. Reccomending semi-open cans (especially ones with a very analytical sound sig when im asking for fun) clearly shows that you failed to read any of my needs for this specific application of mowing the lawn

you might buy something used on ebay


Edited by DrSeven - 2/15/13 at 12:41am
post #24749 of 29491
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Originally Posted by thoughtcriminal View Post


Despite how incredibly elitist this sounds, ill bother to reiterate my point. My dad doesnt want to spend more than $20 on a set of cans. He needs good isolation, easy drive, and a fun sound sig, and for the record there are plenty of sub $50 cans that are well regarded around here. Also, im clearly asking for closed back. Reccomending semi-open cans (especially ones with a very analytical sound sig when im asking for fun) clearly shows that you failed to read any of my needs for this specific application of mowing the lawn

 

Honestly, the only headphones i even know that exist in that price range are Sennheiser HD 201's.

post #24750 of 29491
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Originally Posted by pepejovi View Post

 

Honestly, the only headphones i even know that exist in that price range are Sennheiser HD 201's.


Yeah, the 201...Just Add some Velours and a Denon AHD-2000 cable and you're set biggrin.gif

(My budget Beaters)

 

 

But seriously, OP the Monoprice might fit the Bill?

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10823&cs_id=1082302&p_id=8323&seq=1&format=2


Edited by Magicman74 - 2/15/13 at 12:34am
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