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Originally Posted by Overdoze View Post

 

Thanks for your reply :). I am going with the MS1's but my only worry is that my Zune HD is not powerful enough. Will I need to use an amp when my source is Zune HD?
 


Short answer: yes. The MS1 or SR-80i, like all Grado headphones are just 32ohms, which is fine to drive out of an iPod, Zune HD, laptop 3.5mm jack or any other PMP really. They sound great out of a portable, but they do really shine when juiced up by a full amp. You can build yourself a nice cMoy (a great DYI weekend project if you're looking to get more familier with headphone amps or electronics) for about $30 for components.

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Originally Posted by Coolsax View Post


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...

 

 

I owned them, and they were truly the worst headphones over $20 that I've heard without amplification.  Saint Panda's uber review also notes that they need an amp the most of 15 closed headphones.


edit: skerry (post 2432 in this thread) also had the same experience.


Edited by eucariote - 3/29/11 at 6:34pm
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so a friend of min was going to buy the beats by dre to use during a DJing gig. i quickly stopped him and he asked what was better. so since you guys are always saying you can get much, MUCH better for that price, could you kindly just tell me which headphones for the same price he could get to use for this gig?


 

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Originally Posted by MrMet View Post

so a friend of min was going to buy the beats by dre to use during a DJing gig. i quickly stopped him and he asked what was better. so since you guys are always saying you can get much, MUCH better for that price, could you kindly just tell me which headphones for the same price he could get to use for this gig?


 


From this review of headphone for DJs: Ultrasone DJ1 Pro, Senn HD25 or Pioneer HDJ-2000.

 

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Originally Posted by eucariote View Post



 

I owned them, and they were truly the worst headphones over $20 that I've heard without amplification.  Saint Panda's uber review also notes that they need an amp the most of 15 closed headphones.


edit: skerry (post 2432 in this thread) also had the same experience.


thank you for the links that helps alot.. guess i have some more to think about.. thanks!

 

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I apologize if I'm interrupting the flow of the thread, but I need some guidance on purchasing a pair of headphones, particularly the DT770 Pro 80.

 

Well, a few months after I repaired the soldering joints on my ATH-M50s, the right speaker blew, and now I'm headphone-less.

 

What I like in a headphone

1. Nice, deep, clean, impacting bass.

2. Comfortable

3. Smooth mids

4. Very slightly harsh highs

 

My Source

Desktop computer using the line out port.

  I'm planning to purchase the NuForce uDAC-2 as my headphone amp.

 

Music Preferences

Progressive House

Electro House

Chillouts/ Downtempo

Some Hip-hop, Rap, and R&B

 

I loved the M50s while they lived and I haven't listened to them amplified in all the time I had them. I'm thinking about purchasing another pair of them along with the amp listed above if the DT770 isn't the right choice for me.

 

If this helps I also have an Ultrasone HFI-780 and I don't like them at all because there isn't enough bass for my liking and the highs are too harsh on my ears.

 

I read that the bass on the DT770 Pro 80 is very muddy and it tends to overwhelm the rest of the frequencies. I will attempt to remedy this by doing a mod that involves removing the black plastic piece with the pins protruding outwards along with the white felt that surrounds it. People said that it brings out the mids and highs and slighly reduces the lows.

 

Thank you for any advice.


Edited by Trae - 3/29/11 at 7:35pm
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I am looking for almost this exact headphone...I have the same musical preference too. I'm looking into a pair of DT 770 250 Ohm, or maybe a pair of Denon D2000. I'm open to sway me one way or another, or any other suggestions along these lines. Sorry to hijack your hijack. lol
 

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Originally Posted by Trae View Post

I apologize if I'm interrupting the flow of the thread, but I need some guidance on purchasing a pair of headphones, particularly the DT770 Pro 80.

 

Well, a few months after I repaired the soldering joints on my ATH-M50s, the right speaker blew, and now I'm headphone-less.

 

What I like in a headphone

1. Nice, deep, clean, impacting bass.

2. Comfortable

3. Smooth mids

4. Very slightly harsh highs

 

My Source

Desktop computer using the line out port.

  I'm planning to purchase the NuForce uDAC-2 as my headphone amp.

 

Music Preferences

Progressive House

Electro House

Chillouts/ Downtempo

Some Hip-hop, Rap, and R&B

 

I loved the M50s while they lived and I haven't listened to them amplified in all the time I had them. I'm thinking about purchasing another pair of them along with the amp listed above if the DT770 isn't the right choice for me.

 

If this helps I also have an Ultrasone HFI-780 and I don't like them at all because there isn't enough bass for my liking and the highs are too harsh on my ears.

 

I read that the bass on the DT770 Pro 80 is very muddy and it tends to overwhelm the rest of the frequencies. I will attempt to remedy this by doing a mod that involves removing the black plastic piece with the pins protruding outwards along with the white felt that surrounds it. People said that it brings out the mids and highs and slighly reduces the lows.

 

Thank you for any advice.



 

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I am looking for a new pair of headphones. I want something with big, boomy bass, preferably something that moves a bit of air. I bought a pair of Sennheiser HD408s and they have a good balanced sound, but I would like something with a lot of low-end thump. And around ear is a must because these ones hurt my ears. I have about a $300 budget, open to pretty much anything including amps. Any suggestions?

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So it's a tossup between DBI pro 705, PC360, Fischer FA-011, Superlux, and the A700, or just getitng antoher set of DT-770s.

 

Suggestions?  I couldn't find the cost on sets like the A700 or the FA-011.  What is the difference in prices?

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edit: oops


Edited by Armaegis - 3/29/11 at 7:56pm
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How did you like your DT 770s? I'm looking into a pair myself. What other cans are you able to compare it to?

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Originally Posted by Dualhammers View Post

 

So it's a tossup between DBI pro 705, PC360, Fischer FA-011, Superlux, and the A700, or just getitng antoher set of DT-770s.

 

Suggestions?  I couldn't find the cost on sets like the A700 or the FA-011.  What is the difference in prices?



 

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Trae View Post

I apologize if I'm interrupting the flow of the thread, but I need some guidance on purchasing a pair of headphones, particularly the DT770 Pro 80.

 

Well, a few months after I repaired the soldering joints on my ATH-M50s, the right speaker blew, and now I'm headphone-less.

 

What I like in a headphone

1. Nice, deep, clean, impacting bass.

2. Comfortable

3. Smooth mids

4. Very slightly harsh highs

 

My Source

Desktop computer using the line out port.

  I'm planning to purchase the NuForce uDAC-2 as my headphone amp.

 

Music Preferences

Progressive House

Electro House

Chillouts/ Downtempo

Some Hip-hop, Rap, and R&B

 

I loved the M50s while they lived and I haven't listened to them amplified in all the time I had them. I'm thinking about purchasing another pair of them along with the amp listed above if the DT770 isn't the right choice for me.

 

If this helps I also have an Ultrasone HFI-780 and I don't like them at all because there isn't enough bass for my liking and the highs are too harsh on my ears.

 

I read that the bass on the DT770 Pro 80 is very muddy and it tends to overwhelm the rest of the frequencies. I will attempt to remedy this by doing a mod that involves removing the black plastic piece with the pins protruding outwards along with the white felt that surrounds it. People said that it brings out the mids and highs and slighly reduces the lows.

 

Thank you for any advice.


Random suggestion: how about a Phiaton PS 500?

 

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It's okay, as long as both of us find a resolution that fits our needs. (Also, I didn't hijack my own post :)


 

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Originally Posted by gizmo420 View Post

I am looking for a new pair of headphones. I want something with big, boomy bass, preferably something that moves a bit of air. I bought a pair of Sennheiser HD408s and they have a good balanced sound, but I would like something with a lot of low-end thump. And around ear is a must because these ones hurt my ears. I have about a $300 budget, open to pretty much anything including amps. Any suggestions?


Sony XB500/700/1000

Beyer DT770 (really needs an amp)

M-Audio Q40 (does not need an amp, but sounds much better if you do)

 

 



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Originally Posted by Dualhammers View Post

 

So it's a tossup between DBI pro 705, PC360, Fischer FA-011, Superlux, and the A700, or just getitng antoher set of DT-770s.

 

Suggestions?  I couldn't find the cost on sets like the A700 or the FA-011.  What is the difference in prices?


Well what are you looking for? All you've done is list a bunch of headphones. If I had to randomly pick one for you to spend your money, I'll say the PX360 (I'm assuming you didn't mean the PC360 since that one has the microphone attached).

 

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Here's a quick n00b question. How does driver size relate to sound quality? I'm thinking the larger the better, especially in the bass department.

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