1 ath m50s
2 ath pro700mk2
3 ultrasone hfi 580
I love bass!!
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),
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.
$100 (saving game here)
Vinyl records, mp3+phone, computer
walking about outside, library, dorm room, everywhere essentially
Thank you in advance
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.
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.
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.
exactly! the Q701 is much more expensive
you might buy something used on ebay
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
(My budget Beaters)
But seriously, OP the Monoprice might fit the Bill?