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Thinking about buying an Ultrasone.

Either DJ1 PRO, PRO 550 or HFI 2400. They all cost about the same.

Does the DJ1 PRO use the same drivers as the PRO 550? I know the HFI 2400 is an open headphone and sounds different but does it sound "better"? Would you prefer it over the other two? Why - why not?

 

The PRO 550 I'm talking about are the v2 ones (white/silver/black). What has been changed on that one?


Thanks.

post #2552 of 29490

Exactly what I thought. I've got the gear to drive the 770s. I bought my Pro 750s for the flat response. Glad I had the right idea between the two. Totally picking up a 770 asap.
 

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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post


 

DT770: emphasized bass and highs, great isolation, very large and non collapsible, harder to drive

Pro 750: eccentric frequency response but overall flatter, folds flat and (I think) collapses, easier to drive, s-logic derived soundstage
 



 

post #2553 of 29490

alright recently picked up some AT AD700 and like them alot , but would like something closed for use at work(during lunch), at home while wife is watching TV and on the go.. doesn't have to be portable, but i'm not going for the A700 b/c that is too big.

 

music:  pretty much everything, but a lot of acoustic/ folk rock/ contemporary country/bluegrass recently

price: probably $200 max

 

looking at AKG 271MKII, Beyerdynamic DT 770, ATH M50s, AT esw9a...

 

thoughts?

 willing to consider others as well.  I don't need too much bass and I like a great clear midrange and uppermidrange that is natural, I currently have HD 280s but they clamp too hard so i'm looking for something else. thanks.

 

 

post #2554 of 29490
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Originally Posted by edvardd View Post

I'm looking for headphones with aggressive weigthy bass and subbass. And with a thick but slightly neutral midrange. The highs can be slightly recessed but doesn't have to be. I'm looking at ATH w1000x but I'm worrying about too sharp highs. I might use an amp to fix that though. Do you know of any other headphones with these characteristics? They shall have a grounded and aggressive bottom and a slightly relaxed top.

 

my price limit is 700 $



Check out the Ultrasone Pro 900's. They seem to review with that sound signature as well.

post #2555 of 29490
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Originally Posted by aLm0sT View Post

Thinking about buying an Ultrasone.

Either DJ1 PRO, PRO 550 or HFI 2400. They all cost about the same.

Does the DJ1 PRO use the same drivers as the PRO 550? I know the HFI 2400 is an open headphone and sounds different but does it sound "better"? Would you prefer it over the other two? Why - why not?

 

The PRO 550 I'm talking about are the v2 ones (white/silver/black). What has been changed on that one?


Thanks.

DJ1 Pro is the same as Pro 550.  HFI 2400 from the few reviews I have read don't seems too great.

 

 

post #2556 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by aLm0sT View Post

Thinking about buying an Ultrasone.

Either DJ1 PRO, PRO 550 or HFI 2400. They all cost about the same.

Does the DJ1 PRO use the same drivers as the PRO 550? I know the HFI 2400 is an open headphone and sounds different but does it sound "better"? Would you prefer it over the other two? Why - why not?

 

The PRO 550 I'm talking about are the v2 ones (white/silver/black). What has been changed on that one?


Thanks.


I haven't heard the HFI2400, but open headphones typically have larger soundstages and *usually* smoother midranges.

 

I wasn't to thrilled with the 550 and felt the 650 was better. The 550 felt rather empty to me. I've heard the Ortofon O-one which I believe was a rebadged DJ1 and it was a bit more "balanced" than the 550 from what I recall, but that was a long time ago that I heard them. I don't know if they are the same drivers.

 


 

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Originally Posted by Coolsax View Post

alright recently picked up some AT AD700 and like them alot , but would like something closed for use at work(during lunch), at home while wife is watching TV and on the go.. doesn't have to be portable, but i'm not going for the A700 b/c that is too big.

 

music:  pretty much everything, but a lot of acoustic/ folk rock/ contemporary country/bluegrass recently

price: probably $200 max

 

looking at AKG 271MKII, Beyerdynamic DT 770, ATH M50s, AT esw9a...

 

thoughts?

 willing to consider others as well.  I don't need too much bass and I like a great clear midrange and uppermidrange that is natural, I currently have HD 280s but they clamp too hard so i'm looking for something else. thanks.

 

 

 

The large AKG and Beyer are really too big for portable use. A Phiaton MS300 or used ESW9a would suit you.
 

 


Edited by Armaegis - 3/29/11 at 12:37pm
post #2557 of 29490

Thanks Armaegis! Does the leatherpads prounounce the mids or do you know the function of them?

Don't know really about w1000x but I heard they had good base, especially midbass aswell as forward/thick mids.

Sony XB1000 are a bit too big for me.

post #2558 of 29490

Background: Right now I have a basic setup with AT M50s running out of my Cowon S9 playing FLAC. As much as I like the M50s, I'm looking to buy a set of open or semi-open headphones that have a better soundstage and more prominent mids. I'm also willing to give up a little bit of the booming bass that I have with the M50s. So far I've looked at Beyerdynamic DT800s and AKG K701s but I'm open to any new suggestions.

 

Music: I listen mainly to Hip-Hop, R&B, and Metal.

 

Amp: Right now I don't have an amp but I'm open to suggestions for something portable to use with my S9.

 

Budget: I'm willing to spend at most around $500 for either a pair of headphones + amp or just headphones.

 

P.S.: I'm 18 so if possible I'd like my new headphones to look "hip" or "fresh" as we kids say.

post #2559 of 29490
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Originally Posted by HometownZero View Post

Background: Right now I have a basic setup with AT M50s running out of my Cowon S9 playing FLAC. As much as I like the M50s, I'm looking to buy a set of open or semi-open headphones that have a better soundstage and more prominent mids. I'm also willing to give up a little bit of the booming bass that I have with the M50s. So far I've looked at Beyerdynamic DT800s and AKG K701s but I'm open to any new suggestions.

 

Music: I listen mainly to Hip-Hop, R&B, and Metal.

 

Amp: Right now I don't have an amp but I'm open to suggestions for something portable to use with my S9.

 

Budget: I'm willing to spend at most around $500 for either a pair of headphones + amp or just headphones.

 

P.S.: I'm 18 so if possible I'd like my new headphones to look "hip" or "fresh" as we kids say.

The AT ESW9a is a lot more mid focused, are portable, don't need an amp to get decent volume out of a portable player, and look pretty good but that's all I know about them.

post #2560 of 29490
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Originally Posted by TheOneTrueVlad View Post

Hey all,

I have a 2 sets of requirements, either I'll need a set to cover each or maybe there is a set that will cover all my needs in one handy little package.

I've tried looking around for ideas but I just can't get my head around all the requirements at once while reading reviews that don't mention all my needs in one place.

My head was about to explode so I've caved in and made this post.

 

Budget is £500 / $800 (I can double this but that would mess up my eyefinity upgrade and would look a bit crazy when only spending £1500 on the PA system)!

 

Requirements set 1:

I need a really good quality pair for home studio recording and production for my band.

Long cable 3 meters (10ft) would be comfortable but I can cope down to 1.5 meters (5ft) if I must.

Closed circumaural (this is not actually necessary but would be better).

 

Requirements set 2:

I need a Wi/Fi / Bluetooth (not USB) set for gigging.

I will be wearing these when drumming and I am a VERY vigorous drummer so they must stay on my head while I'm flailing about.

The critical thing is that I hear the bass arpeggio from the synth, if I can't hear the timing of the arpeggio then I can't play in time and we all look like idiots.

Quality is not that important as long as I can hear the timing, so enough to pick out the part from the general distortion (the timing might just be phasing so maybe good quality at high volumes would be required)?

I need to hear the other parts to keep track of where we are in the song.

It does need to be loud to hear over the live sound or very good protection from external interference.

Will need a battery life that can be at full volume for a 2 hour set, and it needs to be pretty damn loud.

I can wear a battery pack on my waist if necessary.

They need to be robust as the gigging environment can be dangerous to small kit.

 

If anyone can think of some suggestions that can meet all these specs keeping within my budget I'd be well pleased.

I think I'd probably prefer 2 sets so I have an emergency back up for gigs, but I'm thinking budget might stick them together?

And if this isn't too cheeky to ask, check out the band Attempting Fate.

 

 

#1: standard recommendations: Senn HD280, Sony V6, AKG K270/271/272
 

#2: The best option I can think of would be to get a wireless iem that seals well, then stick isolating earmuffs (possibly active noise cancellation) on top. This will give you the best possible isolation and allow you to hear the music clearly.



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Originally Posted by edvardd View Post

Thanks Armaegis! Does the leatherpads prounounce the mids or do you know the function of them?

Don't know really about w1000x but I heard they had good base, especially midbass aswell as forward/thick mids.

Sony XB1000 are a bit too big for me.

 

The leather pads are far more comfortable and improve the seal, which brings up the bass substantially.

 



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Originally Posted by HometownZero View Post

Background: Right now I have a basic setup with AT M50s running out of my Cowon S9 playing FLAC. As much as I like the M50s, I'm looking to buy a set of open or semi-open headphones that have a better soundstage and more prominent mids. I'm also willing to give up a little bit of the booming bass that I have with the M50s. So far I've looked at Beyerdynamic DT800s and AKG K701s but I'm open to any new suggestions.

 

Music: I listen mainly to Hip-Hop, R&B, and Metal.

 

Amp: Right now I don't have an amp but I'm open to suggestions for something portable to use with my S9.

 

Budget: I'm willing to spend at most around $500 for either a pair of headphones + amp or just headphones.

 

P.S.: I'm 18 so if possible I'd like my new headphones to look "hip" or "fresh" as we kids say.


The DT880 or 990 are probably your best bet. Get the 32 ohm versions if you don't intend on getting an amp. If you want to customize them and are willing to pay the extra bucks,

check out the Manufaktur line... http://north-america.beyerdynamic.com/manufaktur.html

 

 

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Originally Posted by edvardd View Post

I'm looking for headphones with aggressive weigthy bass and subbass. And with a thick but slightly neutral midrange. The highs can be slightly recessed but doesn't have to be. I'm looking at ATH w1000x but I'm worrying about too sharp highs. I might use an amp to fix that though. Do you know of any other headphones with these characteristics? They shall have a grounded and aggressive bottom and a slightly relaxed top.

 


 

I too, are looking for a pair of headphones with this sound signature. I am unfortunately restricted to about 300$ since im a student.

I am going to use them with an Iphone most of the time, but sometimes with an amp.

 

At the moment i have a pair of AKG 240 S, but I didnt really like their sound. I also have a pair of Monster Turbine Pro which I really like, but I want a pair of headphones too :D

I have looked at Pioneer HDJ 2000, Ultrasone HFI-2400 and Denon DN HP 1000 (not listend to).

 

Has anyone listend to any of these headphones or anything els u might think is better suited for my purpose?


Edited by Cluel3ss - 3/29/11 at 4:04pm
post #2562 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


fun + relaxed + comfy = HD600 biggrin.gif  Their finish is sure ugly tho.  They do clamp some, but I find them among my most comfortable headphones.

 

post #2563 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Coolsax View Post

alright recently picked up some AT AD700 and like them alot , but would like something closed for use at work(during lunch), at home while wife is watching TV and on the go.. doesn't have to be portable, but i'm not going for the A700 b/c that is too big.

 

music:  pretty much everything, but a lot of acoustic/ folk rock/ contemporary country/bluegrass recently

price: probably $200 max

 

looking at AKG 271MKII, Beyerdynamic DT 770, ATH M50s, AT esw9a...

 

thoughts?

 


The first two really need an amp to sound good (and the former is extremely picky about which amp works well) so scratch those off your list unless you'll be carrying around a seriously powerful portable amp.  And DT770-80 don't have mids so steer clear of those.  Don't know the latter two so won't comment on those.

 

post #2564 of 29490

yeah I was actually thinking about getting them,  even if they're ugly as hell. can always do some mods...

but how do the new HD650 compare? I heard all the problems with the old HD650 are gone in this new version... I was quite a fan of the old ones except for the slightly harsh sibilance.
 

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Originally Posted by eucariote View Post




fun + relaxed + comfy = HD600 biggrin.gif  Their finish is sure ugly tho.  They do clamp some, but I find them among my most comfortable headphones.

 



 

post #2565 of 29490


 

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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post
The large AKG and Beyer are really too big for portable use. A Phiaton MS300 or used ESW9a would suit you.

 

 


Really the AKG don't look like they'd be any bigger than the HD280s that they would be replacing.. I don't need total portable size just not something that has the size of AT's that have the wings.  They Phiaton 300 or 400 looks interesting, but the tiny cord kind of turns me off it. 

 



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Originally Posted by eucariote View Post




The first two really need an amp to sound good (and the former is extremely picky about which amp works well) so scratch those off your list unless you'll be carrying around a seriously powerful portable amp.  And DT770-80 don't have mids so steer clear of those.  Don't know the latter two so won't comment on those.

 


on the AKG i heard that its fairly sensitive at 55ohms and 91db/mw and works just fine with normal portable outputs,  of course a separate amp would be better, but the reviews i've seen say it can be driven with portable/laptop type outputs .. plus i'm looking at getting a head amp for home use anyway. 

 

I know probably sounds like  i already know what i want, but just trying to get others thoughts...

 

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