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Originally Posted by hydroflip View Post

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

 

I've heard all these but the lp2 (but have heard m100) and I'd rate their sound quality as: K550>SRH840>M50>M100.  All have good sound isolation.

 

So get the K550 unless you want emphasized bass and don't mind slightly smaller soundstage, in which case you should get SRH840 which deliver amazing sq for the price.  SRH840 perform very well without amplification  (sorry, haven't played with K550 with different amps).  If you want serious bass, the latter two will give it to you in spades and still sound great.

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I have HE-400s. I hate the treble, and EQ only fixes it so much. Where do you suggest I go? 

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Ultrasone HFI-580 May fit the bill
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Originally Posted by jiggahwhat View Post

I have HE-400s. I hate the treble, and EQ only fixes it so much. Where do you suggest I go? 

Just curious, are you using an amp? I heard that the HE-400s need an amp to be really baller.

 

Sennheiser HD650 is a well-respected $500 pair of headphones that has been said to have a laid-back treble, so that might be a good choice for you.

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There are many good choices at that price.  Here are some that I own and enjoy: JVC HA-S400 (a current favorite, very efficient, clear sound), Beyerdynamic DT-235 ("hi-fi" "thin" sound), Philips SHL-5500 (mid-centric), Philips SHL-5605 (Cityscape Dowtown; great isolation and good sound for travel), Koss PortaPro (euphonic mid-bass hump), Koss TBSE (very nice midrange, harder to drive).  If you could stretch your budget a bit, you could get the CAL!, which many find to be superior to all of the other ones mentioned. 

Thank you so much for the feed back. I might save up for the CAL!. It looks really good based on what i have been reading so far..

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There are many good choices at that price.  Here are some that I own and enjoy: JVC HA-S400 (a current favorite, very efficient, clear sound), Beyerdynamic DT-235 ("hi-fi" "thin" sound), Philips SHL-5500 (mid-centric), Philips SHL-5605 (Cityscape Dowtown; great isolation and good sound for travel), Koss PortaPro (euphonic mid-bass hump), Koss TBSE (very nice midrange, harder to drive).  If you could stretch your budget a bit, you could get the CAL!, which many find to be superior to all of the other ones mentioned. 

 

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Originally Posted by LazBro123 View Post

The Panasonic RP-HTF600 are $40, and sound as good as headphones triple the price. Or the Koss PortaPro, as KG Jag mentioned. If you want a heck of a lot of bass, check out the Sony MDR XB500.

Thanks for the input guys! I might save up for the CAL!'s. They look really great

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Hey everyone I am having troubles finding new headphones. I used to have the Phiaton MS400 but they were uncomfortable and am looking for something different. 

Right now I am looking at the AKG Tiesto K267, V-Moda M100, DT700 Pro LE 32 ohm, K550 & Sennheiser momentum. I keep going back and forth between all 4 of them, I want to try them on but I don't know of any places locally that have them. I listen to all kinds of music ranging rock, classical, rap, dubsteb, folk, etc. I also have a Nuforce Icon uDAC-1 and might be getting an amp soon. Which ones would everyone recommend?


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Originally Posted by Makaveli6103 View Post

Hey everyone I am having troubles finding new headphones. I used to have the Phiaton MS400 but they were uncomfortable and am looking for something different. 

Right now I am looking at the AKG Tiesto K267, V-Moda M100, DT700 Pro LE 32 ohm, DT550 & Sennheiser momentum. I keep going back and forth between all 4 of them, I want to try them on but I don't know of any places locally that have them. I listen to all kinds of music ranging rock, classical, rap, dubsteb, folk, etc. I also have a Nuforce Icon uDAC-1 and might be getting an amp soon. Which ones would everyone recommend?

Hmmm... Those five are very different sounding. For dubstep, take the VModa M100 or the AKG K267 Tiesto. For hip hop, take the Beyerdynamic DT770 32. For rock, take the Sennheiser Momentum. I have never heard of the Beyerdynamic DT550. All the headphones listed will not require an amplifier, so a portable player will drive these headphones very well.

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I have HE-400s. I hate the treble, and EQ only fixes it so much. Where do you suggest I go? 

Interesting. I had the same problem when i first got them. 

 

In fact i used the Fiio E17 eq to get -10 treble at start just to be able to listen to those for more than 5 minutes.

After about 3 months, my brain seems to have changed his mind and now i listen at 0 treble. (even at +4 in some cases).

Im unsure if its brain burn in or something like that (now i mainly use the HE-400 as porable (yeah, funny) rig and i plug it into the Asgard as amp at home.

 

I do however feel its an agresive HP, and am looking for a more realxed one, especially a good all rounder. 

 

Would you guys say that the HD600 is a good option as a compliment for the HE-400 on the asgard? (probably to add the bifrost in the future as a DAC).

 

EDIT: Forgot to mention: my main goal is gaming (competitive only in a game that is not bound by sound quality, so basicly Fun factor).

From my free time i spend 80% gaming, 10% music, 10% Movies.

 

In music, i listen to everything except country. I am unable to say what types of music i prefer becosue its mainly dependant on the Singer/Group/Author.

 

For example, i Love Enigma, and have no idea what type of music they make. I like papa roach a lot (even thou their mastering sucks), nickleback, linking park, Paramore, David Guetta, Metallica, old rock songs (hotel california type), Im starting to enjoy classical a lot thou im noob at it. Dont really like Jazz much, and i like many acoustic songs. Adele for example sounds awsome on my set up.

 

As you can see im quite noob when it comes to really good quality songs (since i spend most of my time gaming), but i am starting to widen my gaze since i got the HE-400.


Edited by catspaw - 3/5/13 at 7:34am
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Originally Posted by LazBro123 View Post

Hmmm... Those five are very different sounding. For dubstep, take the VModa M100 or the AKG K267 Tiesto. For hip hop, take the Beyerdynamic DT770 32. For rock, take the Sennheiser Momentum. I have never heard of the Beyerdynamic DT550. All the headphones listed will not require an amplifier, so a portable player will drive these headphones very well.

I meant K550, my bad.

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I meant K550, my bad.

Ohhhhhh. Well, the K550 is excellent for rock, classical and jazz. Same type of sound signature as the Momentums imo.

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Originally Posted by Makaveli6103 View Post

Hey everyone I am having troubles finding new headphones. I used to have the Phiaton MS400 but they were uncomfortable and am looking for something different. 
Right now I am looking at the AKG Tiesto K267, V-Moda M100, DT700 Pro LE 32 ohm, DT550 & Sennheiser momentum. I keep going back and forth between all 4 of them, I want to try them on but I don't know of any places locally that have them. I listen to all kinds of music ranging rock, classical, rap, dubsteb, folk, etc. I also have a Nuforce Icon uDAC-1 and might be getting an amp soon. Which ones would everyone recommend?
I would recommend the V-Moda M100, its a bit on the warm side (musical vs. analytical) and is quite versatile for desktop and portable use, plus it will have good resale value if you decide to sell it.
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M-80 vs m-100 vs mdr 1r vs momentum

It's a showdown between these three. Lately, I've made a few threads involving portable cans but I haven't gotten any really good answers (or simply just answers).

It seems like the mdr 1r is the best for stuff like JRock/Pop, R&B, and Hip Hop, but the m-80s are much cheaper and seem to sound very similar.

I have the citiscape uptown and was somewhat impressed by the akg k167 and dt770s sound but not enough.

My source is a galaxy player 5 and fiio e6 (sadly).

Thanks in advance!
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Originally Posted by treal512 View Post

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

 

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Ultrasone HFI-580 May fit the bill

 

Thanks for the input! Any more recommendations? :)

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