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Originally Posted by jmkma View Post

I've refined my requirements and am looking for input on the headphones below. For home and travel using mp3s and movies in flight. Priority is comfort, isolation, sound, portability. max $200, prefer to spend less. I'm now looking at:

KRK KNS8400

NVX Audio XPT100

Senn HD-280 pro

Shure HR440

Beyer Custom One Pro

Sound magic HP100

 

I was leaning towards the Beyer's, but the lack of folding and having to purchase a case have me uncertain. Otherwise they sound like somethign I would like. I carry a leather laptop bag/briefcase and like to be able to tuck headphones in an outer zippered area (full size about 10*12*1" but being flexible can expand several inches if an item is not thick and wide). Sound Magic are in running but I'm not familiar with brand and not sure I want to spend 199 on someting I'm unfamiliar with. KRK sounds like they have good isolation and sound and may be a good fit. All opinions are appreciated. Looking for recommendations as well as quality and "bang for the buck" ratings on these.

 

I live out on the Cape and have not found a store with a good selection to try. Makes me nervous as this is a big purchase for me.

 

With a budget of $200 why not step up to SRH840 or UE6000?  Without active noise cancellation most headphones will sound hopeless on an airplane, if you'll fly a lot UE6000 are hard to beat.

post #25202 of 29491
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Hey guys 

i have been looking at headphones i want to get for myself as a preset for myself. My main issues are soundquality, comfort and portability. I also care about how the headphones look because i have a really small head. Listen to mostly trance, r &b and hiphop. Looking to spend around 150 if possible Have been mainly looking at 

 

1. ATH m50 

2. Ultrasone hfi 580

 

I think my ideal headphones would be the vmoda m100 but it is way out of price range. Is a lower price similar headphone?

 

I liked M50 more than M100.  They're under $120 again, which makes them well worth the price.  Haven't heard the ultrasones, sorry.

post #25203 of 29491
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With a budget of $200 why not step up to SRH840 or UE6000?  Without active noise cancellation most headphones will sound hopeless on an airplane, if you'll fly a lot UE6000 are hard to beat.
Second on the ue6000, they sound exceptional. Every time I go to best buy I have to listen to them
post #25204 of 29491
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As my signature shows, I'm currently running a Sennheiser HD 555 off my Schiit M&M stack. For the most part, I enjoy the (relative) neutrality, the comfort, the layering, and the decent sound stage these cans have to offer. However, I find their mids to be somewhat lacking, and I would most definitely want to see improvements to the clarity/transparency of the sound. So I am turning to the fine Head-Fi folks for some advice.

I generally listen to soft rock, pop, classical, and different ballroom dancing music. In some ways, I am looking for a supercharged version of my HD 555, but with improvements to various aspects, esp some stronger mids and better clarity. I have fallen in love with both the Sennheiser HD 700 and HD 800 (esp the HD 800) after a brief encounter, but in the forseeable future (of 6-12+ months), they remain totally out of reach. So I am looking for some suggestions on how I should go about improving my audio experiences.

1) Is there something in the $200 - $500 range that I can look at for the short term?

2) Is there something in the $500 - $1500 range that I should keep drooling over as I save up my pennies? (Never mind that they are actually being taken out of circulation here in Canucksville now...)

3) Should I just suck it up and start saving for the HD 800 once and for all?

All suggestions would be very much welcomed.

 

For unbeatable mids and a substantial upgrade in sound from your Senns I'd consider HE500.  Below those the improvement in sound would be too small to be worth the investment.  If you liked HD800, they'd be a good match since they both slightly emphasize the treble.  In fact, I found HD800 emphasize treble too much and have an overly airy sound ph34r.gif (but I'm probably in the minority and risk a visit from the mafia).  I heard HE500 with your amp, the match was spectacular.

post #25205 of 29491

Adam - the m50, and ad700 are good, as are the HD380 and PXC450 if you can get them at a good price. I wouldn't recommend the 595 because they are open and will not block noise.

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Sorry i forgot to mention , currently i dont have a soundcard , but i thought i buy Asus Xonar DG or Dx model .
 

post #25207 of 29491

@ Shac: The Gemini HSR-1000 (aka Takstar Pro 80) are well within your budget.  With a little amping their bass and sub bass kicks in without pushing them as far as basshead lite territory.

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The woodie is a Audio Technica ATH W5000 Raffinato.

 

The first one is either a Audio Technica ATH-AD1000 or 2000.

post #25210 of 29491
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The woodie is a Audio Technica ATH W5000 Raffinato.

The first one is either a Audio Technica ATH-AD1000 or 2000.

thank you for your quick responses.
post #25211 of 29491
I have one more question. What is the difference between Ath A900 and Ath a900x? What is the meaning of the "x"?44
thanks.
post #25212 of 29491

Hi guys. I'm new to the forums and currently only own a pair of Denon AH-D2ks modded by Lawton Audio. I'm wondering what your suggestions are for a pair of open backed cans that sound similar to this set of cans. Thanks in advance.

post #25213 of 29491
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I have one more question. What is the difference between Ath A900 and Ath a900x? What is the meaning of the "x"?44
thanks.


The X is the newer model.  You'll have to research to determine the differences.

post #25214 of 29491

WARNING: This is a bit lengthy! :D

 

Hi, I am looking for a good cheap pair of headphones. My budget being under $50.

 

I just purchased the Sennheiser HD201 and I plan to return them on account that they have a very, very low volume. I can manage on my PC and my phone as I can crank up the volume, but a key reason I purchased these was to be able to use them with my PS3 and since I can't adjust the volume on that, all games sound like whispering to me... Clearly, its no fun to play games with these on, so I am returning them.

 

I also found that these pair of earphones are a bit lacking in the bass. I don't want overpowering amounts of bass, but a bit more would have been better. I played the song "How to Save a Life by The Fray" while wearing these, and it sounded terrible. The intro part of the song had a bit of bass that I could hear far more clearly on my $20 Sony in ear buds, but this almost completely nullified the bass and it didn't add much in mids or high range either.

 

So, long story short, I am unimpressed by the HD201 and I want the following two features from my new pair of headphones:

1) It should have a louder volume, and if there is an adjustable volume, even better.

2) It should have more bass than the HD201.

3) It should have a reasonably balanced sound (i.e. bass shouldn't unduly overpower the mid range and the highs)

4) "Preferably" they should be comfortable for long duration usage, but this isn't key.

 

I have arranged the 4 points in decreasing order of importance for me. 1 most important, then 2, 3 and least being 4.

 

So, I've been looking at some headphones in the price range of $50 and found the following:

 

> Sennheiser HD202 II Pro

> Sennheiser HD203

> Razer RZ04-00700100-R3U1 Electra

> Audio-Technica ATH-M30

 

The Razer Electra don't seem to be a very well known brand, however I see good reviews on Amazon and on other websites. I do believe it has a lot of bass and I think it has volume control.

 

So, which among the four do you suggest? OR do you suggest a 5th?

 

Kindly help me out here! I am new to all this stuff and I can't tell which is better!

post #25215 of 29491
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@ Shac: The Gemini HSR-1000 (aka Takstar Pro 80) are well within your budget.  With a little amping their bass and sub bass kicks in without pushing them as far as basshead lite territory.

I searched my local stores and non of them have this model . What i saw they offer is Sennheiser , Beyer , AKG , JBL , Bose , Audio Technica , Sony , Denon. 

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