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post #2521 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Hickeydog View Post

So I have this of Bose, and I was thinking about grabbing the ATH-M50's.  I'm just wondering if that's good upgrade, or more of a side step.  I listen to mostly orchestra, but with a little heavy metal and electric thrown into the mix.  


The M50 is great for the latter, but as the previous poster stated, they are not that great for classical. There is too much uncontrolled bass in my opinion and not enough shine on the mids which is where classical music comes alive. For you, if you're willing to sacrifice the pretty darn good isolation of the Bose, I'd be looking at some open cans in the price range. AKG, Grado, whoever you chose, that's what they are primarily good for.

One thing though, any phone you're looking for in the price range isn't necessarily going to be "good" for both (I say good because it really comes down to how you like the music to sound). Classical, electronic and metal are very different in terms of what important range the "music" mostly takes place in. Classical is mids and highs. Electronic is very bass demanding, and at times calls for mids depending on the type. Medal is mids and bass.
post #2522 of 29490
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hickeydog View Post

So I have this of Bose, and I was thinking about grabbing the ATH-M50's.  I'm just wondering if that's good upgrade, or more of a side step.  I listen to mostly orchestra, but with a little heavy metal and electric thrown into the mix.  



The M50 is great for the latter, but as the previous poster stated, they are not that great for classical. There is too much uncontrolled bass in my opinion and not enough shine on the mids which is where classical music comes alive. For you, if you're willing to sacrifice the pretty darn good isolation of the Bose, I'd be looking at some open cans in the price range. AKG, Grado, whoever you chose, that's what they are primarily good for.

One thing though, any phone you're looking for in the price range isn't necessarily going to be "good" for both (I say good because it really comes down to how you like the music to sound). Classical, electronic and metal are very different in terms of what important range the "music" mostly takes place in. Classical is mids and highs. Electronic is very bass demanding, and at times calls for mids depending on the type. Medal is mids and bass.


Uh-oh.  Then what would you recommend for classical in the $100 price range.  

post #2523 of 29490

Any midrange Sennheiser is a good bet, or any Audio Technica other than the M50.

post #2524 of 29490

The Audio Technica AD700.

post #2525 of 29490

Closed cans

For gaming

Looks/Size doesn't matter but dont want something that would rest on my ear.

$250. Budget can be increased if need to be.

Comfortable for long hours of gaming.

 

 

Thank you

post #2526 of 29490

Hey all, hoping some people could give me a headphone suggestion!

 

Budget: $100 or lower. $100 is near my max, though I'm not buying these until my work begins, so I might go a little higher then.

Music Genres: I listen to mostly rock and indie. My tops on last.fm are Strung Out, Gaslight Anthem, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, so that type of stuff

Use: At home entirely. I use in ears for out on the road, so these are going to be home use only.

Amp: None, or possibly a PA2V2

Source: 2nd Gen Zune, or PC

 

Thanks everyone!

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Originally Posted by Shpoon View Post

Hey all, hoping some people could give me a headphone suggestion!

 

Budget: $100 or lower. $100 is near my max, though I'm not buying these until my work begins, so I might go a little higher then.

Music Genres: I listen to mostly rock and indie. My tops on last.fm are Strung Out, Gaslight Anthem, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, so that type of stuff

Use: At home entirely. I use in ears for out on the road, so these are going to be home use only.

Amp: None, or possibly a PA2V2

Source: 2nd Gen Zune, or PC

 

Thanks everyone!



Grado SR80i.

post #2528 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Shad0w99 View Post

Closed cans

For gaming

Looks/Size doesn't matter but dont want something that would rest on my ear.

$250. Budget can be increased if need to be.

Comfortable for long hours of gaming.

 

 

Thank you


Check out the very first post in this thread for a good link to gaming headphones.

 

post #2529 of 29490
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Originally Posted by macrocheesium View Post

The Audio Technica AD700.



Needs to be closed back.  

post #2530 of 29490

The AD700 then, or Senn HD228.

post #2531 of 29490

Yeah A700 for close version.

post #2532 of 29490
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Originally Posted by eucariote View Post



 

I own the D7000 and Ultrasone Edition 8- and find the former unbalanced: crazy bass, strong treble, both often combine to overshadow mids in music with a lot of instrumentation.  With music with a lot of bass impact I am literally afraid to use D7000.  The Ultrasones have a much better tonal balance and are superior imo but are crazy expensive, and not much better than open headphones that cost 1/2 as much (RS-1, HD600).  So unless you absolutely need closed headphones, don't get those.  I'm going to do something taboo and recommend the open headphones on your list not having heard them.  But don't take if from me- check out D. Mahler's review of his 20 favorite headphones on the OP of this thread, he has heard the open headphones on your list and prefers them.  
 

 



 

thanks for the reply :)

 

i'll read "the" review then.

post #2533 of 29490


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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post




Between the SR80 an MS1, the SR80 is a touch brighter while I find the MS1 is smoother in the mids. The differences are really tiny though.

 

For the value, I wold say the MS1 is your best buy.
 

 

Thanks for your reply :). I am going with the MS1's but my only worry is that my Zune HD is not powerful enough. Will I need to use an amp when my source is Zune HD?
 

 


Edited by Overdoze - 3/28/11 at 3:44pm
post #2534 of 29490

hmm, sorry for posting with so short pauses but I think I've completely changed opinion on what kind of phones I want... I realize the K701 are just a bit annoying to wear for a longer period of time, they clamp too tightly and sound a bit too bright. I want something more fun and relaxed and very comfy for more relaxed listening...

budget is basically unlimited but less is better of course.

amp is AMB Cavalli Kumisa 2 MK 3 and DAC is AMB/MisterX Gamma 2

 

a big plus is also if they look nice wink.gif

post #2535 of 29490
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Originally Posted by munchzilla View Post

hmm, sorry for posting with so short pauses but I think I've completely changed opinion on what kind of phones I want... I realize the K701 are just a bit annoying to wear for a longer period of time, they clamp too tightly and sound a bit too bright. I want something more fun and relaxed and very comfy for more relaxed listening...

budget is basically unlimited but less is better of course.

amp is AMB Cavalli Kumisa 2 MK 3 and DAC is AMB/MisterX Gamma 2

 

a big plus is also if they look nice wink.gif


Hmm... big open circumaural that's doesn't clamp... Audio Technica AD2000 or Sony SA5000

 

Of if you're going to break the bank, the HD800 or LCD2.

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