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post #25621 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Kintoun View Post

Replacing my broken ATH-A700 head phones that I use at work. Wouldn't mind repurchasing them, but wanted to see if there are better options now.

 

Sub $200

Computer only

No amp

Background music only while coding, no games

Classical, Techno

Closed

Comfortable and durable (used all day at work)

No preference on sound quality as my ears are not that refined, and I'll have no amp.

 

The Sennheiser HD25-1 II, if you are OK with on ear.

post #25622 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

The Sennheiser HD25-1 II, if you are OK with on ear.
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post #25623 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Kintoun View Post

Replacing my broken ATH-A700 head phones that I use at work. Wouldn't mind repurchasing them, but wanted to see if there are better options now.

 

Sub $200

Computer only

No amp

Background music only while coding, no games

Classical, Techno

Closed

Comfortable and durable (used all day at work)

No preference on sound quality as my ears are not that refined, and I'll have no amp.

 

 

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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

 

The Sennheiser HD25-1 II, if you are OK with on ear.

 

Ehh not OK with on ear as comfort is a concern with on ear. Any other suggestions? HD-598 possibly?

post #25624 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Kintoun View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kintoun View Post

Replacing my broken ATH-A700 head phones that I use at work. Wouldn't mind repurchasing them, but wanted to see if there are better options now.

 

Sub $200

Computer only

No amp

Background music only while coding, no games

Classical, Techno

Closed

Comfortable and durable (used all day at work)

No preference on sound quality as my ears are not that refined, and I'll have no amp.

 

 

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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

 

The Sennheiser HD25-1 II, if you are OK with on ear.

 

Ehh not OK with on ear as comfort is a concern with on ear. Any other suggestions? HD-598 possibly?


The HD 598 is open and over your budget.

 

If you can do with "just" neutral or slightly less than neutral bass, the KRK KNS 8400 is an excellent can.

post #25625 of 29491
I already posted here, but now I've done some research and I can specify more clearly what I want. Here we go:
Sub 150$
Country,(pop), calm/acoustic music (to keep it simple =T.Swift) and a little bit of everything else...
(Semi)Open
large soundstage
Good instrument seperation
Clear vocals
Not portable
No amp (yet)

What would you suggest? smily_headphones1.gif
post #25626 of 29491
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Originally Posted by UnknownAX View Post

I already posted here, but now I've done some research and I can specify more clearly what I want. Here we go:
Sub 150$
Country,(pop), calm/acoustic music (to keep it simple =T.Swift) and a little bit of everything else...
(Semi)Open
large soundstage
Good instrument seperation
Clear vocals
Not portable
No amp (yet)

What would you suggest? smily_headphones1.gif


The Audio Technica ATH-AD700 at about $100 street.  The next step up will run about $175 to $180.

post #25627 of 29491
They seem to be exactly what I want, except that I could use a bit more bass than they seem to have, I also don't like the fact that someones call them tinny.... What about the sennheiser hd558?
post #25628 of 29491
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Originally Posted by UnknownAX View Post

They seem to be exactly what I want, except that I could use a bit more bass than they seem to have, I also don't like the fact that someones call them tinny.... What about the sennheiser hd558?


At last check they are above your budget and are what (at least in part) I was referencing in the next step up.

post #25629 of 29491
Oh,sorry forgot to mention, that I'd be getting the sennheisers "used" (2days). They're about 115$...
post #25630 of 29491

Hello. I am posting here for a friend of mine. I thought I would start here since I am swamped with school work and can't look around very well for him at the moment.

 

Here is what he has told me -> "I listen to mostly alternative, hip hop, dubstep and techno crap. I love good sounding bass. I wouldn't mind in-ear headphones if they sound amazing but most in ears are uncomfortable as hell. So probably looking for over the ear for home. Spending limit is up to $200 as long as the quality is worth it."

 

Thanks for any leads biggrin.gif

post #25631 of 29491

I love the clearness and crispness of the sound of the Q701 but I can't tolerate the headband bumps. What are some headphones in the $200-350 price range which sound similar to the Q701 in terms of how crisp and clear it sounds, but not ones that sacrifice much bass? I hope I'm describing the sound adequately! When I compare the Q701 with something like the HD600/HD650, the latter sounds... veiled.

post #25632 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


Your budget is too low to get into lower level quality cans, especially unamped through a laptop (I know nothing about your tablet).  Don't be surprised if they don't not drive either Superlux very well.

 

Thanks for the feedback. I'm afraid that i can't go higher than $50 :(. What is the absolute best I can get for that?
post #25633 of 29491

Hey I've been lurking for a while now and I've decided that I should take the plunge and see what I'm missing.

 

I'm currently looking for a pair of closed back headphones that will be used from my Ipod classic, phone and PC. The headphones that I have whittled my choices down to are:

 

  1. Shure SRH840 - £129 - Amazon UK -   $194.94 - Concerns about impedance considering I'm not using an amp

  2. V-Moda Crossfade LP2 - £156 - Amazon UK-   $235.75

  3. AKG K550 - £149 - Amazon UK -  $225.17

  4. Audio-Technica ATH M50 -£133 - Amazon UK - $200.99

 

I should note that I'll more than likely be purchasing these headphones from Amazon UK. Out of those three which are the best, I'm looking for a pair that have good noise isolation and sound quality. If there are other cans that are around £150 mark on Amazon UK that you think out perform the three I have listed let me know.

 

Thank you


Edited by hydroflip - 3/4/13 at 5:16pm
post #25634 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Aelius View Post

I love the clearness and crispness of the sound of the Q701 but I can't tolerate the headband bumps. What are some headphones in the $200-350 price range which sound similar to the Q701 in terms of how crisp and clear it sounds, but not ones that sacrifice much bass? I hope I'm describing the sound adequately! When I compare the Q701 with something like the HD600/HD650, the latter sounds... veiled.
Just mod the headband.
post #25635 of 29491
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post


Just mod the headband.

I'd love to, but how?

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