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But the folks around you on the street are also more aware of you, LOL...

 

 

Well thats their problem, I dont care if they listen or not ;)
 


Edited by Urbex Girl - 2/17/13 at 12:49am
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Your receiver does not have treble adjustment?  That's essentially what Tyll did with his phone.

 

Beyond that the Sampson is $60.  That's the same price as the KRK KNS 6400 here:

 

http://www.hellomusic.com/

 

Get the 6400 while the price holds.

 

If it does have treble adjustmant, I don't know about it. It's an older dolby digital receiver. But I wouldn't want to have to mess with it every time I use headphones anyway. Then set it back again after. So do you think I should pass on the HD681 and HD668 then? And the KRK you mention says it's a closed design.

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Your receiver does not have treble adjustment?  That's essentially what Tyll did with his phone.

 

Beyond that the Sampson is $60.  That's the same price as the KRK KNS 6400 here:

 

http://www.hellomusic.com/

 

Get the 6400 while the price holds.

 

If it does have treble adjustmant, I don't know about it. It's an older dolby digital receiver. But I wouldn't want to have to mess with it every time I use headphones anyway. Then set it back again after. So do you think I should pass on the HD681 and HD668 then? And the KRK you mention says it's a closed design.


I'd save up more money.  At your budget point, you're just going to have to pick your poison.  The KRK is closed, but has a balanced sound signature and a very good sound stage for a closed can.

 

All these semi open cans are trying to be the AKG K 240 Studio--or something very close to it.  A real one costs between $60 and $100 at Amazon.  Unfortunately, it is currently near the high end of that range.  It was at the low end about a month or so ago.

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Thanks but I've got one more question for you: According to InnerFidelity the Shure was "retired" due to the Logitech UE 6000. Out of the two, should I still opt for the Shure?


Hi, I'm new here but I've had Shure SRH-840's since September, these are my first "hi-fi" headphones, but I decided on them after doing a lot of research. They are very good headphones from a well respected brand and I think that the "mid-bass hump" does not colour music excessively, but really makes vocal types of music sound great. The effect is maybe a bit more warm than neutral. I would not call these "bass monsters" and I feel they're a bit lacking with bass focused genres since they drop off in the audible sub-bass region. Since you listen to rock and punk I think you would be very happy with Shure headphones :)

 

As for Logitech UE 6000, be careful of letting a single review sway your judgement, read what as many people say as you can find. Logitech is mostly focused on consumers and gamers so I would be hesitant to buy their headphones without at least listening to them first.

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Man those are beast! How are they compare with m80? And are they like beats? Full of bass and muffles the highs and mids as it is a dj headphone and most of it are quite bassy though and damn I need one with remote control though for travel uses..

They actually don't sound like DJ headphones are are quite good. They are not warm sounding and don't sound anything like the beats (despise beats greatly!). The bass is like the best bass I've ever heard and theyre definily a well balanced headphone. Totally recommend them and they are quite better than the m-80. They don't have crazy bass quantity but man these things aren't muddy at all. Great mids.

Also, for $200, if you can save up, get the UE 6000. It has a detachable cable, remote on it, looks nice, and sounds awesome. It has a tad more bass than the k167. Here's a review:
http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/surprisingly-good-logitec-ue6000-and-ue9000
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Hello again,

 

My new Audio Tehnica AD900x will be arriving within a week. I was wondering if the sound card Xonar DX will be enough for them, because I really do not have any more money to get anything better right now. Is an amp necessary for them?

 

Thank you very much.

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Hi everyone smily_headphones1.gif

I'm thinking of branching into the world of closed, over ear headphones and am looking for some advice on isolation/leaking.

I recently bought some Shure se215 IEMs for portable use, however listening to my brother trying them out I found that sitting opposite him at a table I could hear quite a bit of what he was listening to - that tinny leak guaranteed to irritate people around you. I don't know if he just wasn't wearing them right but I really don't want to repeat this mistake when I buy some headphones.

Reason being that I'm a student, and I need to be able to use the headphones in a dead silent library, with other people studying around me. I've owned a pair of sennheiser ear buds for years and was safe in the knowledge that nobody around me could hear a sound from my ears, even if I cranked the volume right up. I NEED this to be the case with whatever headphones I buy!

I was considering the Beyer dt770/80ohms because from what I've read they're comfy, bassy, and I thought the isolation was meant to be pretty decent...it just might not be decent enough!

So, my budget is around £200, though I could stretch quite a bit further if necessary so don't pay too much attention to that. I'm happy to look into sound profiles/amps/price myself, what I'm after is a list of the most low leaking headphones people can think of!

Many thanks in advance smily_headphones1.gif x
post #24878 of 29491

Hi! Can someone give me a recommendation for a DAC suitable between usb/optical or coax devices and a nuforce HAP-100 and a pair of hd650s?

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Originally Posted by jessthebest View Post

I'm thinking of branching into the world of closed, over ear headphones and am looking for some advice on isolation/leaking.

 

Are you willing to do a little bit of legwork to achieve it? My mod on the AKG K167 can give you exactly what you're looking for.

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Yeah, I'm willing to put in as many (wo)man hours as required! I'm pretty technically minded...on the other hand I know absolutely nothing about headphones...how tricky was your mod to do? ...And what did you do?! tongue.gif
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Also, out of curiosity, do you find the tiestos comfortable?
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


The 750 is better at everything--plain and simple, including build quality.  As one of the buying guides linked in the opening post of this thread accurately states: "an all around more refined version of the HFI-780."

how are they comfort wise? can they be used for 6+ hours a day?

 

also do the 750's require an amp for computer use?

 

I'm looking at the 750's vs the DT770's for PC/gaming use using this, is this enough to power them adequately?

 

http://www.astrogaming.com/mixamp-pro-2013-edition

 

Power Output:
70mW 32ohm per channel
 
 

Edited by Nimitz87 - 2/17/13 at 7:01am
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I'm taking the plunge on my first post after lurking around here for a month or so.

I am looking to upgrade my home set up, primarily for use at the computer; headphones, amp, and DAC. I don't have any extra PCI slots so a sound card upgrade is not possible. I will also use the headphones around my apartment with a Fiio E11 and a home theater receiver.

Music is mostly progressive rock/metal, but I also listen to quite a bit of electronic and dance music and 80s pop stuff (e.g. Duran Duran or New Order), and I dabble in pretty much everything else besides country and dirty rap.

I currently have a pair of modded HD555s and a pair of DT770/80s.  Overall I enjoy the sound profile of the HD555s more since it seems the mids come through a little better and the bass is a little less pronounced.  However I do really like the DT770s as well and don't have any real complaints about them.  I will undoubtedly spend more money on this later, but not thousands...yet, so ability to scale up is also something to consider.

I was pretty set on getting the HD650s and then was looking at a Magni/Modi combo as a cheap entry into a desktop setup.  But then I heard about the HE400s as an alternative and am interested in the whole orthos thing (faster response, more accurate sound?).  I was hoping someone could steer me in the right direction.

Any thoughts or comments would be appreciated.

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Hi, I'm new here but I've had Shure SRH-840's since September, these are my first "hi-fi" headphones, but I decided on them after doing a lot of research. They are very good headphones from a well respected brand and I think that the "mid-bass hump" does not colour music excessively, but really makes vocal types of music sound great. The effect is maybe a bit more warm than neutral. I would not call these "bass monsters" and I feel they're a bit lacking with bass focused genres since they drop off in the audible sub-bass region. Since you listen to rock and punk I think you would be very happy with Shure headphones :)

 

As for Logitech UE 6000, be careful of letting a single review sway your judgement, read what as many people say as you can find. Logitech is mostly focused on consumers and gamers so I would be hesitant to buy their headphones without at least listening to them first.

Thanks for the input, its very much appreciated. I will be getting the Shure SRH-840's. Since my last post I've been looking at reviews of both headphones and it seems as the Shure has more positive ratings so that pretty much cemented my decision. Once I receive them, I might make a follow up post. smily_headphones1.gif

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do you find the tiestos comfortable?

 

Not stock. Modded, they're the cat's meow.

 

Yeah, I'm willing to put in as many (wo)man hours as required! I'm pretty technically minded...on the other hand I know absolutely nothing about headphones...how tricky was your mod to do? ...And what did you do?! tongue.gif

 

Well, you need the headphone, obviously, and you need to get a set of Shure SRH-750 pads from Amazon (if you live in the U.S., they cost only about $15), as well as a bottle of superglue.

 

  • First, what you do is you peel off the stock pads from the AKG and set them aside, you'll be using them later.
  • Take the Shure pads and attach them to the AKG. They'll fit like they were made for them.
  • Then, take the stock AKG pads, put a line of superglue around the rim of the lip of the bottom of the pad, and place them on top of the Shure pads, making sure they're as centered as possible (once you put them on, they're on for good), and pressing down on the pads for about twenty seconds.

 

Bang. Crazy isolating headphone. Essentially improved from stock in every way.

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