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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. 


Understood; Amazon and others have them.

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    First off, this is a great idea for a forum thread to limit clutter. Now down to business. I have owned a pair of Sennheiser 600s for 1 1/2 or so and am extremely happy with their sound signature and comfort. I also own a pair of Grado SR80s and I while I like their unique flavor (especially on the more guitar oriented albums) the comfort is a huge turn-off for me.

 

    So my question would be, what headphones would you recommend ($800 and under) to give me that same sweet electric and especially acoustic guitar sound with a bit more comfort. I am particularly interested in artists like Elliot Smith, Nick Drake, etc. artists who sit there for 10 minutes between each song re-tuning their guitars. I am also partial to Rickenbacker guitar sound of the 60s and the indie and power pop jangle guitar sounds.

 

    The point of these headphones would be to compliment, more accurately, contrast Sennheisser's more laid back (which I do thoroughly enjoy) sound. The primary use of this new pair of headphones would be to accentuate the guitar sound. I look forward to reading people's suggestions, thanks.    

 

    I am also in the process of upgrading my DAC as well, so any suggestions dealing with synergy between your headphone suggestion and a DAC suggestion would be appreciated. Thank you.            

post #25218 of 29491

And yet i forgot to clearly say , i cant order them online , only from my local dealers . Sorry for missleading . 

post #25219 of 29491
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    First off, this is a great idea for a forum thread to limit clutter. Now down to business. I have owned a pair of Sennheiser 600s for 1 1/2 or so and am extremely happy with their sound signature and comfort. I also own a pair of Grado SR80s and I while I like their unique flavor (especially on the more guitar oriented albums) the comfort is a huge turn-off for me.

 

    So my question would be, what headphones would you recommend ($800 and under) to give me that same sweet electric and especially acoustic guitar sound with a bit more comfort. I am particularly interested in artists like Elliot Smith, Nick Drake, etc. artists who sit there for 10 minutes between each song re-tuning their guitars. I am also partial to Rickenbacker guitar sound of the 60s and the indie and power pop jangle guitar sounds.

 

    The point of these headphones would be to compliment, more accurately, contrast Sennheisser's more laid back (which I do thoroughly enjoy) sound. The primary use of this new pair of headphones would be to accentuate the guitar sound. I look forward to reading people's suggestions, thanks.    

 

    I am also in the process of upgrading my DAC as well, so any suggestions dealing with synergy between your headphone suggestion and a DAC suggestion would be appreciated. Thank you.            


First the bad news: the answer is probably the Grado RS 2i and 1i.

 

The good news: they have different and larger ear pads than your SR 80.  This could be a major comfort improvement for you...but no guarantees.  Try them on your head before you buy them.

 

 You might be interested in reading this:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/634201/battle-of-the-flagships-57-headphones-compared-update-hifiman-he-400-added-12-24-12#user_RS2I


Edited by KG Jag - 2/23/13 at 2:30am
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What is the general consensus on the best pair of phones for EDM for $150 or less? I listen to pretty much 98% EDM of all types. Name an artist and I probably listen to him. Armin, Tiesto, Zedd, Porter Robinson, Tritonal, SHM, Sander Van Doorn, Dash Berlin, etc. I do listen to other genres from time to time, mainly hip-hop/R&B, but I want a set of headphones that excel at EDM. So far from what I've read it sounds like both the ATH-M50s and the M-Audio Q40s are contenders for my needs given my budget. What else should I be considering? I can be somewhat flexible on price but really trying to keep it under 2 bills. 

 

If it matters at all, these will be running off my computer powered by an X-Fi Titanium Fatality. Pretty outdated, I know, but its what I have to work with for the time being. 


Edited by mkyend - 2/23/13 at 3:32am
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Looking to buy my first cans. I wanted to shift from IEMs to full-size cans now. I usually listen to all genres of music be it pop, house, electro, alternative, rock, classical, etc. I'm basically looking for a good all-rounder and I had two headphones catch my attention. Not really looking for something too neutral as I would just be using it to enjoy music but with the detail there so I don't want anything like beats that are far too bassy. Which would be better?

 

ATH M50

DT 770 Pro 250 Ohms

 

Comments would be greatly appreciated, Thanks!


Edited by musicknight - 2/23/13 at 4:07am
post #25222 of 29491

Hi there

 

Bought a pair of 250 Ohm Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pros yesterday. I told the shop that I would be using them for personal use (gaming, listening to music etc) and told them I'd be powering them off the sound card on my computer so they advised the 250 version. However I am having trouble getting the sound card to work with my computer. If I continue to struggle I will look to go down the portable amp route instead. 

 

So at this point I have two questions:

 

1) Was the shop right in recommending me the 250 ohms with regards to what they will be used for?

2) If I do decide to get a portable amp, what one should I go for? Will something like the FiiO E06 be okay?

 

Thanks

post #25223 of 29491

How are the Beyerdynamic DTX series of headphones? DTX710, 910 etc..

 

Say DTX910 vs. my HA-RX700's?


Edited by pepejovi - 2/23/13 at 6:34am
post #25224 of 29491
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Second on the ue6000, they sound exceptional. Every time I go to best buy I have to listen to them

I did visit our BestBuy which had a limited number of phones to try on. The UE6000 they had seemed to have a broken button - you could not cycle it on/off. The light was on indicating it was on, but there was next to no noise reduction and the sound did not shine. I realize this was probably a broken pair, but it was enough to scare me away. I did try some Blaupunkt Custom One noise canceling which I sent right back. Poor canceling and poorer sound. I was hoping that a high isolation passive canceling phone might work better. Out of this selection, which has the highest isolation aside from the Logitech? I am going to add Logi's into the mix so now I am back to 6.

 

Also went back and forth with the Shure 440 vs 840. Seemed to find more people happy with the isolation on the 440 vs 840. Is that the case? What are other differences?

post #25225 of 29491

Hello everyone again,

I've saved up some money for my future M-100 and already plan on buying something else :D

This time I'm interested in flat/neutral and accurate/analytical sounding cans preferably for 300$ or less.

Open or closed doesn't really matter.

Any suggestions?

post #25226 of 29491
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Alright, so the following are on my list of cans to try this weekend:

  • Shure SRH940
  • AKG K550
  • Sony MDR-V6
  • Beyerdynamic DT 770

 

The Sony is on there, but I'm a little hesitant that a $65 headphone is going to deliver what I'm looking for. Still, no color lines, right? I've also put the DT 770 on there just because I'm interested in the comparison. It's probably not what I'm looking for at all, but I figure I should expose my ears to everything I can to refine my tastes. If anyone can think of any other decently closed-back, neutral, and relatively airy cans to try, I'm all ears.

 

Should I throw the Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro on that list or is it way off the mark for what I'm looking at? Also, someone mentioned the Denon D2000. They'd be difficult to find, but do the sound like something I should put the effort into finding?


Edited by roguegeek - 2/23/13 at 10:31am
post #25227 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Oxyge View Post

Hello everyone again,

I've saved up some money for my future M-100 and already plan on buying something else :D

This time I'm interested in flat/neutral and accurate/analytical sounding cans preferably for 300$ or less.

Open or closed doesn't really matter.

Any suggestions?


I'd look into

Shure SRH-840
Shure SRH-940
Brainwavz HM5 (or FA-003, same thing)
KRK KNS 8400 (These are pretty bass-light, not sure if that would suit you)
AKG K167 Tiesto
AKG K701/702
Beyerdynamic DT880 (Pro edition)
Sony MDR 7506
Sennheiser HD380 Pro


Edited by pro1137 - 2/23/13 at 9:59am
post #25228 of 29491

Hi again.

 

I'm currently using Logitech G35 headset. I'm thinking of upgrading to Senn hd 598 (they seem to be good all around headphones), however I've heard that they have kinda weak bass. Can anyone compare the bass of G35 to hd 598, obviously senns are better but how much of a punch do they carry compared to this headset ?

post #25229 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Oxyge View Post

Hello everyone again,

I've saved up some money for my future M-100 and already plan on buying something else :D

This time I'm interested in flat/neutral and accurate/analytical sounding cans preferably for 300$ or less.

Open or closed doesn't really matter.

Any suggestions?


Will you be using an amp?

post #25230 of 29491
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post

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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post

 

Alright, so the following are on my list of cans to try this weekend:

  • Shure SRH940
  • AKG K550
  • Sony MDR-V6
  • Beyerdynamic DT 770

 

The Sony is on there, but I'm a little hesitant that a $65 headphone is going to deliver what I'm looking for. Still, no color lines, right? I've also put the DT 770 on there just because I'm interested in the comparison. It's probably not what I'm looking for at all, but I figure I should expose my ears to everything I can to refine my tastes. If anyone can think of any other decently closed-back, neutral, and relatively airy cans to try, I'm all ears.

 

Should I throw the Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro on that list or is it way off the mark for what I'm looking at? Also, someone mentioned the Denon D2000. They'd be difficult to find, but do the sound like something I should put the effort into finding?


This will help you decide about the now discontinued D2000:

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/luscious-denon-ah-d2000-ah-d50000-and-ah-d7000

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