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Originally Posted by Jim McC View Post

What do you guys recommend in an open design, comfortable headphone? Under $40. Can be on ear or over ear, as long as they are comfortable. Will be used mostly for movies.

 

For what it's worth, I love the sound of my KSC75 with headband, but I need something sturdier(cable especially) because my wife and kids may use also. Thanks.


I don't think that such a thing exists, absent a closeout sale.  You can get an OK semi-open can within your budget, but it won't be sturdy.

post #24782 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


Gaming and movies = sound stage.


Well yes, good point there! :) I've never considered the sound stage all that much, it seems. Points for the AKG. I need to start a new thread with this...

post #24783 of 29491
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Here are some ideas. I still occasionally use my Philips SHL 5500 ($22 new on Amazon, last time I checked), which has nice mids and is a fine set for radio listening.  (I am listening to NPR with them as I type this.) I do not recommend the less expensive SHL 5000/28 (less than $5 used on Amazon) which is less comfortable and does not isolate as well, unless you are on a really tight budget.  My teenage son is satisfied with the JVC HARX-300, which are too bassy for me, but cost less than $15 (right now, $9.99 on amazon,  http://www.amazon.com/JVC-HARX300-Full-Size-Headphones-Black/dp/B000NUYW92/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360966975&sr=8-1&keywords=HARX-300).  The Monoprice 8323 is recommended by Tyll Herstens (http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/innerfidelitys-wall-fame-full-size-sealed) and is now under $21 (http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10823&cs_id=1082302&p_id=8323&seq=1&format=2
).  For full disclosure, I gave it to my son as a gift, and he is still listening to the JVC HARX-300; I think he is saving them for when the HARX-300 breaks.  I think that the Monoprice would be the best at isolation of the headphones mentioned.  Also: I would not recommend the Sennheiser HD201 for your application: too analytical and inefficient, with mediocre isolation.
Thanks a lot for your help here. I was leaning towards the monoprice for him, though it seems jvc and panasonic both offer decent cheap models. I guess ill grab the monoprice, if he doesnt like them i could always use a good isolating pair
post #24784 of 29491
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Originally Posted by SpaceInvaders View Post


I've never said anything about sound stage. I think I don't like the mid bass hump of 650 (nor the price compared to others) and also that they will all be comfortable or so I've read. I tend to adjust to everything. But still, I think you might be right on your main point. I'm maybe hoping for a steer in the right direction and advice if I should rule out something or consider something else. Maybe I just need to read more reviews... If only there was a way to audition all these.

 

The K702 annies cost way more than the original or Q even so that is way out of league. If you see this graph: http://www.headphone.com/learning-center/build-a-graph.php?graphID%5B0%5D=963&graphID%5B1%5D=3571&graphID%5B2%5D=2931&graphID%5B3%5D=853&graphType=0&buttonSelection=Compare+Headphones

It looks like the Beyers have the flattest base so wouldn't this be optimal (if you wanna amp them up)? Then again the 550s have the most bass from the low end upwards but an awkward looking high-end.

 

If you disregard all other qualities but clarity, liveliness and detail is there one above the others? Also, can the FiiO amp drive the Q701s ok?

 

Just for all who don't know what I'm talking about but would like to give their 2 cents I'm considering: Q701, K55X and DT880 as the main competitors now.

 

i ithink the akgs are slightly clearer than the 880....

and between the two akgs, u hv to decide whether u want a closed or open can.

closed can for privacy :P

post #24785 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


I don't think that such a thing exists, absent a closeout sale.  You can get an OK semi-open can within your budget, but it won't be sturdy.

Which semi open cans are you thinking of? By "sturdy" I meant the cable.

 

Is there an easy way to replace the cable on my KSC75?

 

I have a pair of Philips SPH8500 that sound good, BUT they creak whenever you move your head(even slightly). Is there anything I can do about that?

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WHAT HEADPHONES SHOULD I GET

 

Headphones for hip hop, metal, rock and some electronic

 

Im new here and need some help :)

 

Iam looking into getting headphones for portable use eg. on the train

I also want to use it for when Im studying and doing school work!

 

My budget is 150-200, max 250

 

 

his includes headphones and cables + amp if needed

 

I DONT CARE ABOUT LOOKS !

 

but if they look good id be happy :)

 

I listen mainly to old school sampled boom bap hip hop, some metal and a little bit of electronic and rock.

 

favourite artists are wu tang, kendrick lamar, big l, metalica, oasis and of course J DILLA

 

I have been told that vmoda's are good, are they ?

 

I currently have sienheiser 280 pros for music production and want other headphones for listening purposes


Edited by cheelos - 2/15/13 at 8:43pm
post #24787 of 29491
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Originally Posted by cheelos View Post

WHAT HEADPHONES SHOULD I GET

 

Headphones for hip hop, metal, rock and some electronic

 

Im new here and need some help :)

 

Iam looking into getting headphones for portable use eg. on the train

I also want to use it for when Im studying and doing school work!

 

My budget is 150-200, max 250

 

this includes headphones and cables + amp if needed

 

I listen mainly to old school sampled boom bap hip hop, some metal and a little bit of electronic and rock

 

I have been told that vmoda's are good, are they ?

 

I currently have sienheiser 280 pros for music production and want other headphones for listening purposes

I'd get the V-Moda M100 - I think their sound signature would suit your music tastes quite well.

post #24788 of 29491

thank you dryvadeum

the v moda m100 looks great are they the same as the crossfade.

 

I trust the brand as I have tested one pair of there headphones :)

 

btw I want to have options are there any other headphones you could recomend so I can test the difference

post #24789 of 29491

Hey everyone, I've decided it is finally time to buy myself a new pair of headphones, but I'm unsure of what I should get...

I'm willing to spend up to $360 (price for the Sennheiser HD650s).

 

Here's what I'm looking for:

  • A pair of headphones designed for studio/home use
  • Preferably open headphones, but I don't mind if they're closed/semi-open either
  • Looking to use the headphones with my Asus Xonar Essence STX soundcard
  • Headphones that will work nicely with EDM/House Music
  • No emphasized bass
  • Used for monitoring/listening to music/gaming

 

I've researched the topic thoroughly, but I haven't yet come up with a decision. Ideas please?

post #24790 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


I don't think that such a thing exists, absent a closeout sale.  You can get an OK semi-open can within your budget, but it won't be sturdy.

Which semi open cans are you thinking of? By "sturdy" I meant the cable.

 

Is there an easy way to replace the cable on my KSC75?

 

I have a pair of Philips SPH8500 that sound good, BUT they creak whenever you move your head(even slightly). Is there anything I can do about that?


At $30 for a full sized can, you're talking about the lowest rung of the entry level.  See the buying guides linked in the opening post of this thread.  I was thinking of the Superlux HD 681 Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones.

post #24791 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


At $30 for a full sized can, you're talking about the lowest rung of the entry level.  See the buying guides linked in the opening post of this thread.  I was thinking of the Superlux HD 681 Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones.

Thanks. Actually I said $40.

post #24792 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


At $30 for a full sized can, you're talking about the lowest rung of the entry level.  See the buying guides linked in the opening post of this thread.  I was thinking of the Superlux HD 681 Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones.

Thanks. Actually I said $40.


Still not quite enough to get you to the Superlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones.

post #24793 of 29491
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thank you dryvadeum

the v moda m100 looks great are they the same as the crossfade.

 

I trust the brand as I have tested one pair of there headphones :)

 

btw I want to have options are there any other headphones you could recomend so I can test the difference

I'm not sure how the M100's compare to the Crossfade's. I doubt you can go wrong with them though based on everything I've read about them.

post #24794 of 29491
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Originally Posted by cheelos View Post

WHAT HEADPHONES SHOULD I GET

 

Headphones for hip hop, metal, rock and some electronic

 

Im new here and need some help :)

 

Iam looking into getting headphones for portable use eg. on the train

I also want to use it for when Im studying and doing school work!

 

My budget is 150-200, max 250

 

 

his includes headphones and cables + amp if needed

 

I DONT CARE ABOUT LOOKS !

 

but if they look good id be happy :)

 

I listen mainly to old school sampled boom bap hip hop, some metal and a little bit of electronic and rock.

 

favourite artists are wu tang, kendrick lamar, big l, metalica, oasis and of course J DILLA

 

I have been told that vmoda's are good, are they ?

 

I currently have sienheiser 280 pros for music production and want other headphones for listening purposes

 

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Originally Posted by cheelos View Post

thank you dryvadeum

the v moda m100 looks great are they the same as the crossfade.

 

I trust the brand as I have tested one pair of there headphones :)

 

btw I want to have options are there any other headphones you could recomend so I can test the difference

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO that's a basshead headphone plus its $300, RZA or Dilla will never approve this, get a dt770 or custom one pro

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My budget is now $50 for headphones, for movies only. I want "open" or "semi open", comfortable for 2 hour or longer movies. I'm thinking of the following 3. Which would be best for movies(plugged into my A/V receiver)? Which would be most comfortable? Which would have the largest space for ears? thanks.

 

1) Superlux HD681

 

2) Superlux HD668

 

3) Samson SR850

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