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In which price range?  Will you be using an amp?

50 to 100. And no amp
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A good deal just came up on a set that may be interesting to you and maybe others. V-Moda M80 in white ($140) or black ($145). These seem to hit all of your criteria and the reviews are solid.

 

just bought em!

 

thanks for the recommendation bro

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just bought em!


thanks for the recommendation bro
Don't forget to write impressions when you get them!!
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In which price range?  Will you be using an amp?

50 to 100. And no amp


I'd go with the CAL! for sound, KRK KNS 6400 (which your prior posts suggest may be too analytical/dry for you) for durability, or Sony DR-ZX701iP or similar Sony MDRZX700 for a good mix of both.  Most (but not all) find all of these cans to be comfortable.

 

Once again I’ll mention that headphone comfort is a very individual thing.  We can point you to headphones that are generally considered to be comfortable and mention others that have garnered complaints for being uncomfortable.  However, the only way to know for sure is to wear them yourself for a time equivalent to your longest listening session.

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http://www.electronicadirect.com/

 

IS this website legit and good for buying open box products? I want to buy fiio e17 for $100 in there for open box. THanks.

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http://www.electronicadirect.com/

 

IS this website legit and good for buying open box products? I want to buy fiio e17 for $100 in there for open box. THanks.

 

They sell on Amazon as well, so they should be legit.

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http://www.electronicadirect.com/

 

IS this website legit and good for buying open box products? I want to buy fiio e17 for $100 in there for open box. THanks.


Please keep your posts on topic and off multiple threads.  You already posted this on the "Deals 2" thread where it belongs.  It certainly does not belong here, as your question pertains to buying a portable amp and has nothing to do with full sized headphones.


Edited by KG Jag - 2/27/13 at 9:54pm
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Hey everyone, I had a couple questions for anyone that owns or knows quite a bit about the Sennheiser Momentum. I was considering buying a pair of these, but was wondering, would I need to get an amp for them or will they sound good without one? Also, would these be a better value than Logitech UE 6000's? I know the Momentum costs more, I just mean if it would be more worth it to get the Momentums. I would not need the noise cancellation of the UE 6000's. I listen to all genres of music, if that helps at all. Thank you so much!

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Hello, I own an AKG K702. It's mindblowing for me, as I've only heard ~$50 IEMs and gaming headsets until then. They're neutral, don't have much bass, are comfortable, and reproduction is amazing. Very satisfied with my purchase.

 

However, they're a bit lacking when it comes to stuff where colored audio is (IMO) desirable. I listen to a lot of Jpop, and oftentimes, the more ambient sounds (a repetitive string or percussion instrument that's keeping the rhythm) overshadow the focus of the song.

 

Would I benefit more from a colored amp, or from a new set of cans, in order to emphasize the vocal range a bit more?

post #25495 of 29491

Hi everyone,

I'm looking for recommendations on over ear headphones for use at my home computer.  I listen to a variety of music; rock, pop, dubstep, etc, also do some PC gaming.  I'm looking for some well balanced headphones, but with my budget I'm not going to be too picky....

 

  I just bought the Superlux 681, and was very unimpressed with them.  By no means do I have a trained ear, but I don't like the sound quality on them.  Main comparison is to my wife's Razer Electra, I feel like those have better sound quality than the 681s.  I have burned the 681s in for about 20 hours, I know this is below the recommended amount of time (still burning them in), but I don't see them improving enough for me to be happy with them.  The only real way I can quantify what I don't like about the 681s is to say they sound "muddy" and there isn't enough bass.  I tried some EQ settings but not a big help...

 

After trying out the semi-open 681s, I'm now leaning towards closed, but am really just looking for better sound quality and would consider open or closed.

 

Looking for something <$40.  I was looking at the Monoprice 8323.  Would these be a good option or anything else in my price range I should consider?  Or maybe the JVC HARX700?

post #25496 of 29491
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Hey everyone, I had a couple questions for anyone that owns or knows quite a bit about the Sennheiser Momentum. I was considering buying a pair of these, but was wondering, would I need to get an amp for them or will they sound good without one? Also, would these be a better value than Logitech UE 6000's? I know the Momentum costs more, I just mean if it would be more worth it to get the Momentums. I would not need the noise cancellation of the UE 6000's. I listen to all genres of music, if that helps at all. Thank you so much!

The Momentums are designed to be extremely efficient and need no amp to get the best sound out of them. Personally, I didn't like anything about the UE6000 when I tried it and would gladly pay the premium price of the Momentums, but I had significant comfort issues that needed to be addressed, so I'm looking at the Sony MDR-1R now. Still, if you're looking for a fun and punchy sound, I can't say enough good things about the Momentum's signature. Check out this thread for more comparative information between all of the cans you and I just listed.
Edited by roguegeek - 2/28/13 at 9:57am
post #25497 of 29491
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Originally Posted by BetaWolf View Post

Hello, I own an AKG K702. It's mindblowing for me, as I've only heard ~$50 IEMs and gaming headsets until then. They're neutral, don't have much bass, are comfortable, and reproduction is amazing. Very satisfied with my purchase.

However, they're a bit lacking when it comes to stuff where colored audio is (IMO) desirable. I listen to a lot of Jpop, and oftentimes, the more ambient sounds (a repetitive string or percussion instrument that's keeping the rhythm) overshadow the focus of the song.

Would I benefit more from a colored amp, or from a new set of cans, in order to emphasize the vocal range a bit more?

I'm in the same boat as you right now. Own the K702 and love them for their detailed soundstage and directional audio for competitive gaming. Love them for certain types of music. Hate them for others that may require a little bit more warmth and punchiness. The K702 have been knows to be power hungry and absolutely benefit from an amp. I power mine with the FiiO E09K. Still, I find myself wanting a more colored can for certain types of music and with all movies. I found the Beyerdynamic DT 880 and DT 990 to be very agreeable to those needs if you are looking for an open-back can.. I accidentally stumbled across the Sennheiser Momentum at a Best Buy and immediately fell in love with its signature. It's even more impressive when you discover just how efficient they are and how all of that great sound happens without an amp. Check those out.
post #25498 of 29491
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Originally Posted by steve2151 View Post

 

They sell on Amazon as well, so they should be legit.


Yep you could go throught Amazon instead. Thats what I usually do when the checkout system of a online shop doesnt appeal to me..


Edited by musiclife - 3/3/13 at 3:56pm
post #25499 of 29491
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Originally Posted by BetaWolf View Post

Hello, I own an AKG K702. It's mindblowing for me, as I've only heard ~$50 IEMs and gaming headsets until then. They're neutral, don't have much bass, are comfortable, and reproduction is amazing. Very satisfied with my purchase.

 

However, they're a bit lacking when it comes to stuff where colored audio is (IMO) desirable. I listen to a lot of Jpop, and oftentimes, the more ambient sounds (a repetitive string or percussion instrument that's keeping the rhythm) overshadow the focus of the song.

 

Would I benefit more from a colored amp, or from a new set of cans, in order to emphasize the vocal range a bit more?


New sound signature = new cans.

post #25500 of 29491
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Originally Posted by wonruger View Post

Hi everyone,

I'm looking for recommendations on over ear headphones for use at my home computer.  I listen to a variety of music; rock, pop, dubstep, etc, also do some PC gaming.  I'm looking for some well balanced headphones, but with my budget I'm not going to be too picky....

 

  I just bought the Superlux 681, and was very unimpressed with them.  By no means do I have a trained ear, but I don't like the sound quality on them.  Main comparison is to my wife's Razer Electra, I feel like those have better sound quality than the 681s.  I have burned the 681s in for about 20 hours, I know this is below the recommended amount of time (still burning them in), but I don't see them improving enough for me to be happy with them.  The only real way I can quantify what I don't like about the 681s is to say they sound "muddy" and there isn't enough bass.  I tried some EQ settings but not a big help...

 

After trying out the semi-open 681s, I'm now leaning towards closed, but am really just looking for better sound quality and would consider open or closed.

 

Looking for something <$40.  I was looking at the Monoprice 8323.  Would these be a good option or anything else in my price range I should consider?  Or maybe the JVC HARX700?


None of these--or likely anything in the price range is as good as what you have.  However, you may the prefer the sound signature due to your personal taste.  It is also possible that if you have on board audio it is not powerful enough to drive the Superlux.

 

Bottom line--raise your budget or you're just looking at bottom of the barrel cans.

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