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post #24751 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Magicman74 View Post


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

(My budget Beaters)

 

 

Love me some headphones with a modified cable.

post #24752 of 29491
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Honestly, the only headphones i even know that exist in that price range are Sennheiser HD 201's.

they are really good for the money.. I mean come on for THAT price they are awesome

post #24753 of 29491
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Originally Posted by pepejovi View Post

 

Love me some headphones with a modified cable.


LOL, Yeah I'm a big fan of the Denon 2000 cables. Most people hate it but if you shorten it down to 4ft or so it really is easier to manage.  Plus it is a hell ove a lot better then those crappy stock cables on most lower end phones.

 

Here's another on my Denon AHD 1000:  Silver #1, shortened to 4ft just like the 201's , My Silver #2 has the full Denon Cable,10ft

 

Silver #1

Silver #2

post #24754 of 29491
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Originally Posted by DrSeven View Post

they are really good for the money.. I mean come on for THAT price they are awesome

 

I was planning on getting them after my 2nd pair of portapros broke, but i didn't think they would fit over my beanie as well.

post #24755 of 29491

Hello, its me again.

I'm really torn now with this headphone stuff. I think I made up my mind on the Beyerdynamic DT 880, but then I read that they might lack bass and are not the best choice for rock and might have harsh treble, which I, personally, dislike. I listen to rock and heavy among all types of music and really want a do it all headphone. I will be getting a FiiO E17 DAC amp and want the best phones for under 300-400€. For now, my list of considered looks like this:

 

Beyerdynamic DT 880

AKG Q701

AKG K551

Sennheiser HD650

Hifiman HE-400

 

First of all I'm getting them as an upgrade to my AKG K501s, which lack bass for me. Second, I don't want to get the AKG Q701 just because its AKG and I like them and they are among the most beautiful headphones ever made (in lime or white). I do gaming, movies, music on them and want a do all headphone. Some isolation would be nice (I have glasses which might not work with sealed phones?) but sound quality goes above all. I should be able to drive the phones with the FiiO E17 amp dac.I listen to 320 and lossless from PC/laptop.

Are there some headphones you would rule out immediately? Some that you would add to the list? Which would be the best for me?

 

0. They are an upgrade to K501

1. Perfect sound for me (I get used to new things fast)

2. Possibly open, since I don't know if closed will work with glasses that well.

3. Gaming, music, movies.

4. YES lively, clear, unveiled, articulate, definitive, revealing sound, a little warmth is +, natural; NOT overly sterile or cold

5. Decent oomph in the bass (can be obtained by eq is fine with me), great mids, non-tiring highs

6. Guitars (distorted and acoustic), vocals, piano need to sound good

7. Comfortable to wear hours on end

post #24756 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

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!

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post #24757 of 29491
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I'd probably get the DT-770 Pro.

post #24758 of 29491
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Originally Posted by pepejovi View Post

I'd probably get the DT-770 Pro.

Why? Oh, and forget the MA900, they aren't getting good reviews.
post #24759 of 29491
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Hi there everyone, I have one last question I think,

 

I am deciding between the CAL! and SRH440, but I'm leaning towards the SRH440 due to their rugged design and reputation for a great mids with fairly neutral leveling. My question is what "unforgiving of source quality" actually entails. I can definitely hear the difference between sound in 128kb/s, 320kb/s, flac, vinyl etc. in all player formats except perhaps my extremely cheap ($9) ear buds (and even then I can tell the difference half the time). But some of my music... well, I can't always get that high definition, high speed sound. It doesn't bother me necessarily when something is lower quality, I just notice it and move on. When cans are said to be unforgiving of source quality, does that mean a lower quality recording becomes unlistenable (will hurt your ears, will not play correctly, etc.), or does it just mean that the difference is much more obvious?

 

I have searched through the forums but can't seem to find a straight answer here.

 

Thanks for all your help

~Justin


Bumping myself, it looks like I got lost.

post #24760 of 29491
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Why? Oh, and forget the MA900, they aren't getting good reviews.

 

 

Mostly because of my prejudice against logitech headphones, and because the dt-770 is widely accepted as a great set of headphones.

 

Plus I'm looking to buy a pair myself.

post #24761 of 29491

Ok I am going to pull the trigger by the end of the weekend.  I have been doing a lot of lurking on different boards but have been the most helped by this forum.  Lots of good information here.

 

I listen to classic rock mostly followed by 80s heavy metal and hard rock from the 90s and modern era.  I also game.

I have a pair of ATH A-700s.  I find them to be comfortable except for making my ears sweat.  The A700s are the only decent headphones I have ever owned, I have nothing to compare them to.

I like the isolation of closed back headphones, but I am not opposed to trying something new.

I like the sound of the A-700s I remember being amazed when I got them at hearing things in music I had never heard.  I am seeking that amazed feeling again,  I want to put on a new set of headphones and think "wow this is why you pay for the good stuff". 

I paid about 120 for A700s and it was worth it.  I don't know how much more you need to spend to reach the next level.  I am new to this hobby but am interested.  I have been spending bi-monthly for years on my computer hobby.  I would consider anything 500 and under ok to spend to get me started.  I understand that down the road I probably will be spending many multiples of that figure.  Is 500 enough to spend  to tell a distinct difference quality between what I have now and what I will be getting?  I want to upgrade not sidegrade.

 

It looks like I'll need to buy new.  If I buy used it may have to be off a major site like Amazon.  I lurked in the For Sale threads here.  I found a few sets I was interested in and sent a PM to the sellers.  Neither seller responded to tell me my offer was good, bad, or to jump in a lake.  It's ok, I get that, I'm new and trust needs to be built.  I wouldn't buy off a new guy so I get not wanting to sell to one.  So for now I'll buy some new cans and then down the road, in several months, people will know me here and we'll wheel and deal in the for sale forums then.

 

So, took a long time to say:

need headphones - have ATH A700s and like them  - looking for the next level of quality

listen to rock music, mostly classic.

like to game

like closed headphones but willing to try something new

budget is 500 and under (this has increased over the last week due to reading this damn forum)

 

They will be plugged into a Soundblaster ZXR it has a 600 Ohm headphone outlet supplied by a 80mw TI TPA6120

In the future I'm sure I'll want to upgrade

 

I have been interested in:

DT 880 pro

DT 990 premium (don't like the looks of the pro)

ATH A900x

ATH-W1000x (these are pretty)

HD 600s or 650s

HE 400 (concerned about comfort with these)

 

Thank you in advance for you time, patience, and help.

 

 

post #24762 of 29491
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Originally Posted by SpaceInvaders View Post

Hello, its me again.

I'm really torn now with this headphone stuff. I think I made up my mind on the Beyerdynamic DT 880, but then I read that they might lack bass and are not the best choice for rock and might have harsh treble, which I, personally, dislike. I listen to rock and heavy among all types of music and really want a do it all headphone. I will be getting a FiiO E17 DAC amp and want the best phones for under 300-400€. For now, my list of considered looks like this:

 

Beyerdynamic DT 880

AKG Q701

AKG K551

Sennheiser HD650

Hifiman HE-400

 

First of all I'm getting them as an upgrade to my AKG K501s, which lack bass for me. Second, I don't want to get the AKG Q701 just because its AKG and I like them and they are among the most beautiful headphones ever made (in lime or white). I do gaming, movies, music on them and want a do all headphone. Some isolation would be nice (I have glasses which might not work with sealed phones?) but sound quality goes above all. I should be able to drive the phones with the FiiO E17 amp dac.I listen to 320 and lossless from PC/laptop.

Are there some headphones you would rule out immediately? Some that you would add to the list? Which would be the best for me?

 

0. They are an upgrade to K501

1. Perfect sound for me (I get used to new things fast)

2. Possibly open, since I don't know if closed will work with glasses that well.

3. Gaming, music, movies.

4. YES lively, clear, unveiled, articulate, definitive, revealing sound, a little warmth is +, natural; NOT overly sterile or cold

5. Decent oomph in the bass (can be obtained by eq is fine with me), great mids, non-tiring highs

6. Guitars (distorted and acoustic), vocals, piano need to sound good

7. Comfortable to wear hours on end

From what I read, the Hifi Man is the king of the price range. I myself am going to pick up a pair when I get the cash to do so.

post #24763 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Justin US View Post


Bumping myself, it looks like I got lost.

 

it can be both....depends on how bad the recording...:P

 

440 is clear lean sounding...cali has more body to the sound, slightly less clear comparatively.

i would pick 440 for classicals....cali for pop

post #24764 of 29491

nikhil007, I am not sure how you arrived at the list of those four models for selection.  Considering your love of bass, under $200, portable use, and comfortable requirements; I suggest the ath-m50 from your list.  I assume that you are new to head-fi arena and will give you my personal suggestion for the best set of cans suited for a good start at enjoying enhanced listening.  Since you did not list the sources of your music ( phone, ipod, computer, cd, size of files, external dac, amp, home recordings, etc.), I am guessing that you will be listening via ipod/mp3 player, phone, and/or computer. I recommend only 2 units for your needs.  (1.) Klipsch Image One or (2.) Numark PHX USB.  I highly suggest the Klipsch over the harder to find Numark.  Klipsch Image One -- 32ohm is easy to drive without an amp at loud levels, closed design for leakage control while out in public settings, has bass/mid-bass emphasis to satisfy bassheads, very comfortable supra-aural (on ear) 40mm drivers, comes with 1/4" adapter and zippered padded case for easy carry, has inline mic, volume, and phone controls.  Numark PHX USB --  unique usb cable for direct connection to computer, 50mm drivers, folding design, drawstring carry bag that holds 1/4" adapter and additional velour pads, bass emphasis, slightly deeper soundstage than Klipsch Image One, rugged design.

 

I recommend the Klipsch Image One.  I will be posting detailed reviews in the near future of both headphones on this site.  I own both units.  Overall sound quality is won by the Numark.  The Klipsch win in comfort.  The phone controls and padded zippered case makes the Image One the standout winner for portable use.  Research the Klipsch Image One. 

post #24765 of 29491

there is a klipsch reference one too.....supposedly an upgraded image one, with better cable n oldgoldtrim.

i didnt take on to the v shaped sound signature, but my fren loved it...for hiphop dubstep etc.

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