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Originally Posted by FlobHobNob View Post

Get the dt770's my friend. They will not disappoint! 

 

But they are so freaking expensive, I only have €200 on my bank account :/

post #25082 of 29490
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Originally Posted by wredj10 View Post

Looking for closed full size headphones for comfort reasons, though will consider smaller portable headphones

 

looking emphasized bass, headphones good with dance , electronic, pop, rock, etc

 

Looking at a price of around 200 - 500 USD
 

considering:

 

Beyerdynamic Custom Pro 1, Beyerdynamic DT 770,

AKG K550

audio technica pro700

fischer audio FA-011

Denon D400/D600

D2000/5000 (Less due to price increase)

Logitech UE6000

Sony XB900/X series (best buy model ) Build quality didn't seem great

Sony XB1000

Ultrasone Pro900

 

 


That's a list of 10, make that 13, cans.  You need to cull your list down to 2 or 3.


Edited by KG Jag - 2/20/13 at 3:15pm
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Hi I'm new to this.. Hope I'm at the wright place but am in need of help fixing my Sons headphones. They r Beats by Dr. Dre, black with red letter 'b' on both sides. Came with a red aux cord that connects to the left side. My problem is the slot that the red aux cord connects into on the headphones has been pushed into the ear piece . How can I take this apart ..or do I need a pro to do this an fix it?
Apologises if I've posted this in the wrong place... Never used these forums before.
post #25084 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Parsons View Post

Hi I'm new to this.. Hope I'm at the wright place but am in need of help fixing my Sons headphones. They r Beats by Dr. Dre, black with red letter 'b' on both sides. Came with a red aux cord that connects to the left side. My problem is the slot that the red aux cord connects into on the headphones has been pushed into the ear piece . How can I take this apart ..or do I need a pro to do this an fix it?
Apologises if I've posted this in the wrong place... Never used these forums before.

Hi

 

Sounds like you need to dismantle the pieces of the damaged side of your headphone so you can take out that broken part in  case you cannot just pull it out.

 

If the plastic around broke maybe you can fix it again with some epoxic glue, those ones that come in two little tubes that you mix and make a powerful plastic cement. But some plastics just dont have the chemistry to fusion, so, maybe worths a try?
 

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Hi, I'm new here. I have heard the Sennheiser  HD 558 and I liked the sound of these open backed phones. I would like to know how much more a step up to the hd 598 would buy me. I am also curious to know more about the closed back Sennheiser Momentum model. This is because I do not plan to use an amp. At least not for a while. I plan on using a headphone for music of all types as well as listening to movies shown on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9". How much air and stage will I give up with the Momentum? I am well versed in audio with speakers but I am out of my element with phones. I am over 60 so my hearing is not what it was. There are a few holes in my hearing so I'm hoping my mind will fill in the gaps. :) Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me.

post #25086 of 29490
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I'd love to push them more, they are the 250 Ohm pro version.

 

I'm doubting the E7+E9 is doing a good job, but I suppose i don't know if I should have something better for a sound card/DAC/amp etc

 

Upgrading your amp/dac will have little on no benefit.  Upgrade your headphones, that will dramatically change the signature, maybe for the better if you choose well. tongue.gif  Go plug them into some monster receiver (even at a hi-fi store if you have to), I bet you the improvement will be small compared to your fiio.

post #25087 of 29490
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Originally Posted by ngynaq View Post

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It seems like as I move up I get diminishing returns. If we imagine sound quality vs cost as a graph, I want to hit that point where I still get significant gains from my money just before the plateau occurs. I don't want to spend hundreds more for a very "small" improvement in quality that could be due to placebo or simply psychological compensation.

 

I'm also skeptical about "burn-in". I feel like it plays on "cognitive dissonance" - like you simply adapt and make do with what you purchased and enjoy it more (a well-studied and documented phenomenon). Having said all that, I'm still seeking opinion but what I'm really asking is what would you recommend that's significantly better and cost-effective - or are my Shure 840s already the plateau?

 

 

 

imo there are three headphones plateaus above the SRH840.  $250: SR225/DT880  $400: HD600  $700: HE500  They really tower over other headphones in their price range.  Beyond HE500 your price/quality graph flattens pretty steeply..

 

edit: oops, KG Jag said the same thing a couple of pages back.  Looks like we're in agreement. smily_headphones1.gif


Edited by eucariote - 2/20/13 at 5:03pm
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Originally Posted by docfletch View Post

Hi, I'm new here. I have heard the Sennheiser  HD 558 and I liked the sound of these open backed phones. I would like to know how much more a step up to the hd 598 would buy me. I am also curious to know more about the closed back Sennheiser Momentum model. This is because I do not plan to use an amp. At least not for a while. I plan on using a headphone for music of all types as well as listening to movies shown on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9". How much air and stage will I give up with the Momentum? I am well versed in audio with speakers but I am out of my element with phones. I am over 60 so my hearing is not what it was. There are a few holes in my hearing so I'm hoping my mind will fill in the gaps. :) Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me.


They use the same drive and they sound somewhat similar.  There is well known and documented tape removal mod to the 558 that makes it sound even more like the 598.

 

Read Jude's review of the Momentum linked a couple pages back.  In short the Momentum is a semi-bassy, semi-lifestyle can that is for the main stream portable device step up buyer.  The real thing for most more serious/critical listeners is the Amperior.

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Originally Posted by eucariote View Post

 

imo there are three headphones plateaus above the SRH840.  $250: SR225/DT880  $400: HD600  $700: HE500  They really tower over other headphones in their price range.  Beyond HE500 your price/quality graph flattens pretty steeply..

 

edit: oops, KG Jag said the same thing a couple of pages back.  Looks like we're in agreement. smily_headphones1.gif

 

these are open cans....popcorn.gif  

post #25090 of 29490
Looking to buy my first pair. I'm 3 hours from any audio daler who stocks the big names... So I will be purchasing without a demo.

Thinking of the the Grado 125 and 225's. Will be using them with an accuphase preamp, adcom amp, rega TT and with an adapter to my iPhone and Galaxy S3. Listen to classic rock, blues and jazz.

Important to me:
Soundstage
Comfort
Durability

Any advice for the newbie would be appreciated.
post #25091 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

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Originally Posted by eucariote View Post

 

imo there are three headphones plateaus above the SRH840.  $250: SR225/DT880  $400: HD600  $700: HE500  They really tower over other headphones in their price range.  Beyond HE500 your price/quality graph flattens pretty steeply..

 

edit: oops, KG Jag said the same thing a couple of pages back.  Looks like we're in agreement. smily_headphones1.gif

 

these are open cans....popcorn.gif  


And so are the AKG-Q701, Sen HD650 and HD800, which he said he was considering when he posted.  Other than being hungry for popcorn, I don't your point.

post #25092 of 29490
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Originally Posted by mswobo View Post

Looking to buy my first pair. I'm 3 hours from any audio daler who stocks the big names... So I will be purchasing without a demo.

Thinking of the the Grado 125 and 225's. Will be using them with an accuphase preamp, adcom amp, rega TT and with an adapter to my iPhone and Galaxy S3. Listen to classic rock, blues and jazz.

Important to me:
Soundstage
Comfort
Durability

Any advice for the newbie would be appreciated.


Except for your phones, I am not at all familiar with your equipment.

 

In any case the Grados are easy to drive.  They are excellent rock and blues cans, but only OK for jazz and not so OK for large jazz bands.  i don't have a problem with it, but many have comfort issues with Grados.  Sound stage is small for an open can.  The Grado SR house sound is the Grado wall of sound.  If you're still interested, the 225i is the one to get.  It is the sweet spot in the Grado line.

post #25093 of 29490

Read around, and shortened the list to 3 headphones (looking for bass emphasized, 200 - 300 full sized closed headphones)

 

Beyerdynamic Custom Pro 1 (read mixed on these)

fischer audio FA-011

Sony XB1000 ( Also mixed reviews)

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Originally Posted by wredj10 View Post

Looking for closed full size headphones for comfort reasons, though will consider smaller portable headphones

 

looking emphasized bass, headphones good with dance , electronic, pop, rock, etc

 

Looking at a price of around 200 - 500 USD
 

considering:

 

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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


That's a list of 10, make that 13, cans.  You need to cull your list down to 2 or 3.

post #25094 of 29490

Need a pair of full sized cans and a dac/amp combo (sth portable like E17) for Rap, Hip/Hop,Electronic music. Budget 400$ for both. I like good amount of bass controlled and tight yet not too overwhelming the highs should not be ear piercing(like my Mg7s). Your suggestions would be appreciated.

 

Regards,

 

Bump, Anyone?

post #25095 of 29490

Hi Everyone,

 

I came to seek advice on getting a gaming headset.  I will be playing PS3 and plan to use my receiver as an amplifier, so I figured I could invest in some nice headphones.

 

My main concern is to have an open air and straight coiled headset with good soundstage.  I have had HA-RX900, HD280 and ATH-M50s in the past and the last two were terrible for soundstage, so I want to tailor this purchase more towards that goal.  I used to play competitive games and I'd never be able to tell where sounds were coming from if I didn't use my RX900s.

 

I have looked at many reviews including MadLust's great guide, but I am still on the fence between the AKG Q701 and the Beyerdynamic DT990.

 

I hear they both have great soundstage and are comfortable, but the Beyer has more bass and treble, which some people have found annoying (mostly the treble part).

 

Coming from my two pairs of headsets, which do you think will be the better upgrade?  Is the AKG's bass really all that bad?  From the graphs it seems I've been spoiled with bass, so maybe I'll be really unhappy?  Graph

 

I tried to go to Bestbuy today to try the AKG's on but they only had one pair and they wouldn't let me open it to try them out.  I haven't seen any Beyers locally, but if I go with them, since I really dislike coiled cords, I'll probably have to get the Premium version.

 

If I go with Beyers, should get the 250 or 600 Ohm version?  I am under the impression the 600 Ohm version has smaller drivers so it is a more accurate device.  Since I'm running this off a receiver, I thought I shouldn't have any problem driving it.

 

Thanks for your help, audiophiles!

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