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You bet.  FYI Schiit says that their new $99 Magni drives them too.  See:

 

http://schiit.com/schiit-faq/about-magni/

How do you guys think this would compare to the FiiO E9K? Price is about the same... 


Sorry--except for iPhone connection cables. I have never owned any FiiO products.

 

My gut tells me than FiiO amps and the HE 500 are not in the same class of products.

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Hey guys, I just found out about this place while doing some research on headphones. Let me start off by saying I am a complete noob when it comes to audio. I currently own the Sennheiser's 555s (my first headphones). I've had them for about 3 years now and they have been great. I especially loved how comfortable they were. But now it is time for a change. I feel as if they are not as clear and crisp as I would like and the bass is a little bit on the low side.
 
 
What I listen to: (Mostly Female Artists)
Alternative, Rock, Dream/J/Pop, Electronica, Anime Soundtracks, Dub/Chillstep and Ambient.
 
 
What I am looking for:
I am looking fora pair of over the ear cans that are open back and have an overall more crisp/clear sound with a tab bit more bass than my 555s. They need to be comfortable because I wear them 80% of the time while sitting at my computer. My 555s started cracking after a year of use and I take good care of my stuff, so I need my new cans to be durable. Sound leaking isn't really a problem for me to a certain degree. I do talk to people on skype while gaming and I don't want my game sound leaking out into my mic. I do live in a pretty quite place, so sound leaking in isn't much of a problem.
 
My budget is $200 ~ $300. Maybe up to $350. I currently do not own a AMP or DAC but I'm open for suggestions.
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Hey guys, I just found out about this place while doing some research on headphones. Let me start off by saying I am a complete noob when it comes to audio. I currently own the Sennheiser's 555s (my first headphones). I've had them for about 3 years now and they have been great. I especially loved how comfortable they were. But now it is time for a change. I feel as if they are not as clear and crisp as I would like and the bass is a little bit on the low side.
 
 
What I listen to: (Mostly Female Artists)
Alternative, Rock, Dream/J/Pop, Electronica, Anime Soundtracks, Dub/Chillstep and Ambient.
 
 
What I am looking for:
I am looking fora pair of over the ear cans that are open back and have an overall more crisp/clear sound with a tab bit more bass than my 555s. They need to be comfortable because I wear them 80% of the time while sitting at my computer. My 555s started cracking after a year of use and I take good care of my stuff, so I need my new cans to be durable. Sound leaking isn't really a problem for me to a certain degree. I do talk to people on skype while gaming and I don't want my game sound leaking out into my mic. I do live in a pretty quite place, so sound leaking in isn't much of a problem.
 
My budget is $200 ~ $300. Maybe up to $350. I currently do not own a AMP or DAC but I'm open for suggestions.


Sounds like you like the Senns and have got some great usage out of them?  Next logical step would be going up to the 558 or 598.

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-558-Headphones/dp/B004FEEY9A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361148826&sr=8-1&keywords=hd+558

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-598-Headphones-Accents/dp/B0042A8CW2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1361148826&sr=8-2&keywords=hd+558

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Sounds like you like the Senns and have got some great usage out of them?  Next logical step would be going up to the 558 or 598.

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-558-Headphones/dp/B004FEEY9A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361148826&sr=8-1&keywords=hd+558

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-598-Headphones-Accents/dp/B0042A8CW2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1361148826&sr=8-2&keywords=hd+558


+1 for the 598, check this thread if you need more info http://www.head-fi.org/t/541039/sennheiser-hd-598-appreciation-thread/


Edited by musiclife - 2/21/13 at 12:43pm
post #24920 of 29491
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Sorry--except for iPhone connection cables. I have never owned any FiiO products.

 

My gut tells me than FiiO amps and the HE 500 are not in the same class of products.


Fiio is the best out there! :D

post #24921 of 29491
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Fiio is the best out there! :D

I got my Fiio E07K and it really gets the job done, at least coming from someone barely squeaking through audiophile territory (not that I consider myself an audiophile yet anyway). Good boost in sound quality coming out of my sager and good amplitude for any of the (very few) headphones Ive thrown at them. Only distortion after the peak of all that I put it through, like my laptop with full EQ and effects through the Fiio over usb, with volume at 60 and gain at 12; you get the idea. That was with a pair of AKG k271 mk ii's anyway.

post #24922 of 29491

wow. These were not even on my radar, but they look really interesting. Do these need an amp? 32 Ohms looks good but the sensitivity makes me wonder.

post #24923 of 29491
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Check out Soundmagic HP100's. I've had them and they isolate pretty well - I think it's about 23 db. Plus they sound great for their price.

wow. These were not even on my radar, but they look really interesting. Do these need an amp? 32 Ohms looks good but the sensitivity makes me wonder.

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wow. These were not even on my radar, but they look really interesting. Do these need an amp? 32 Ohms looks good but the sensitivity makes me wonder.

I used them straight out of my Samsung Galaxy S3 and they were acceptable at full volume but I'd recommend getting an amp for any headphones as it really brings them to life and adds body to the sound.

post #24925 of 29491

Heya, 

 

I was wondering whether you could recommend me some headphones?

I am using them at home,

Budget varies depending on if they are worth buying.

I listen to most genres, so and alrounder headphone would be nice.

 

Thank you,

post #24926 of 29491
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Heya, 

I was wondering whether you could recommend me some headphones?

I am using them at home,

Budget varies depending on if they are worth buying.

I listen to most genres, so and alrounder headphone would be nice.


Thank you,

Soundmagic hp100's.
post #24927 of 29491
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Soundmagic hp100's.

Heya,


What are the pros/cons of this headphone?

Thank you,

post #24928 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Death3man View Post

Heya, 

 

I was wondering whether you could recommend me some headphones?

I am using them at home,

Budget varies depending on if they are worth buying.

I listen to most genres, so and alrounder headphone would be nice.

 

Thank you,


Not a big fan of shooting (mostly) in the dark:

 

What is your budget?

 

Are you OK with open cans (they leak sound)?

 

What equipment will be powering these cans?  Will you be using an amp?

 

What is the format of your music and other sounds you will putting into these cans?

 

Describe the sound signature that you are seeking?

 

Do you also plan to use them outside your home?  If so, in what way & with what equipment?

post #24929 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Death3man View Post

Heya,


What are the pros/cons of this headphone?


Thank you,

They sound excellent for their price. They are quite well balanced in their presentation with great detail and bass punch when called for it on a song. They are slightly warmish but have a very smooth sound. The soundstage is ok and their tone is very natural. They also isolate quite well.

Theyre exactly what youre looking for if you want an all rounder.
post #24930 of 29491

New member here.

Looking for: Good sound isolation, no sound leakage, tight seal and decent soundstage
Price range: Under $1k USD

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