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Hello everyone,

I would like to buy a pair of headphones for under $300. I mostly listen to indie music and classical rock with a bit of everything else sprinkled in.  The phones do not have to be that portable as they will be used only at home. Also, I already have an amp and dac.  I would prefer something with a large soundstage.

Thanks in advance biggrin.gif

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You made a good point. I also was not very sure if that amp would be able to power the greater 250 or 600 ohm. It seemed like such a higher resistance. I would once in a while use it with an iPod or smartphone. Would the HE-300 also be a good candidate?


The DT 880 is the better all around can than the HE-300.  I have no idea if the HE-300 will work well unamped from a portable device.  It certainly was not designed to be a portable can.

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Hello everyone,

I would like to buy a pair of headphones for under $300. I mostly listen to indie music and classical rock with a bit of everything else sprinkled in.  The phones do not have to be that portable as they will be used only at home. Also, I already have an amp and dac.  I would prefer something with a large soundstage.

Thanks in advance biggrin.gif


The Q 701 will give you the large soundstage.  You may or may not like the rest of its sound signature.

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The Q 701 will give you the large soundstage.  You may or may not like the rest of its sound signature.

So you have no opinion of the AD900X? I'm really stuck between the two since the HE-300 is now really out of the question. It'd be best to grab the 250ohm with the AMP'd sound card then, right? I appreciate your help!

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The ad900x doesn't need an amp (although it sounds great with one). It also works very well with all sorts of genres, including rock. It really is a very good all rounder imo.

Fwiw, the ad900x sounds great off of the cheapo $20 ELE DAC.
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The Q 701 will give you the large soundstage.  You may or may not like the rest of its sound signature.

So you have no opinion of the AD900X? I'm really stuck between the two since the HE-300 is now really out of the question. It'd be best to grab the 250ohm with the AMP'd sound card then, right? I appreciate your help!

I just saw this on YouTube. He's a fellow Head-Fier too. :)

 

And my review of the newer K 701:


Edited by miceblue - 3/5/13 at 9:07pm
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Hello Head-Fi,

If I were to buy a headphone with either a FiiO DAC/Amp or a DACport, what bass-orientated headphones could I use. Budget is around the price of these three headphones: Beyer DT250, Beyer DT990, HiFiMan HE400.

V-moda m100 would be one option.
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The Q 701 will give you the large soundstage.  You may or may not like the rest of its sound signature.

So you have no opinion of the AD900X? I'm really stuck between the two since the HE-300 is now really out of the question. It'd be best to grab the 250ohm with the AMP'd sound card then, right? I appreciate your help!


Have heard only old the old version (with no "X").  Yes--get the 250 Ohm version (the 600 Ohm version is even better if you can drive it) of the DT 880, which is a former Beyer flagship.

 

Read about the the 900 and DT 880 here:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/634201/battle-of-the-flagships-57-headphones-compared-update-hifiman-he-400-added-12-24-12

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The Q 701 will give you the large soundstage.  You may or may not like the rest of its sound signature.

So you have no opinion of the AD900X? I'm really stuck between the two since the HE-300 is now really out of the question. It'd be best to grab the 250ohm with the AMP'd sound card then, right? I appreciate your help!

I just saw this on YouTube. He's a fellow Head-Fier too. :)

 

And my review of the newer K 701:


While the K 701 is an closely related ancestor of the Q701, they are not the same can.  Nor is the the newest member of the the clan, the K 702 65th Annies.

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The Q 701 will give you the large soundstage.  You may or may not like the rest of its sound signature.

So you have no opinion of the AD900X? I'm really stuck between the two since the HE-300 is now really out of the question. It'd be best to grab the 250ohm with the AMP'd sound card then, right? I appreciate your help!

I just saw this on YouTube. He's a fellow Head-Fier too. :)

 

And my review of the newer K 701:


While the K 701 is an closely related ancestor of the Q701, they are not the same can.  Nor is the the newest member of the the clan, the K 702 65th Annies.

I've read the 8-bump K 701 is similar to the Q 701 and AKG updated the K 701 drivers when they released the Q's. I can't actually confirm that, but from memory, my newer K's sound more like the Q's than the 702's I tried at a local Head-Fi meet.

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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.

 

That's not really true, but yes I am powering it from a Fiio E12 which I think is more than adequate. 

 

I'm thinking hard about the HD 650s, but I don't want to lose anything with what many would call a downgrade. 

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What equipment will be powering these cans?  Will you be using an amp?

What is the format of your music and other sounds you will putting into these cans?

Describe the sound signature that you are seeking?

Hello, thanks for answering. I will use an ipod classic 160gb, just because it's the only one that can get all my music, and yes, I will also look for an amplifier. About music format, it's mainly alac, converted from flac, or 320 mp3, but of course some albums are in bad quality mp3, as it's impossible to find better quality ones... I don't understand the "sound signature" meaning, could you explain me that? Thanks again, awaiting for answers!
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Hello, thanks for answering. I will use an ipod classic 160gb, just because it's the only one that can get all my music, and yes, I will also look for an amplifier. About music format, it's mainly alac, converted from flac, or 320 mp3, but of course some albums are in bad quality mp3, as it's impossible to find better quality ones... I don't understand the "sound signature" meaning, could you explain me that? Thanks again, awaiting for answers!

 

He's asking how do you prefer your headphones to sound. Since you listen to a range of things, you may not entirely be sure. That's fine. Nothing like trying out a lot of different cans to figure out what your preferences are. That's what I did (and continue to do). If you're really trying to get portable, there are some great, highly efficient, over-ear cans out there that don't require any amp at all to sound good. Start with the Logitech UE 6000, V-Moda M100, Sony MDR-1R, and Sennheiser Momentum. The Momentum is slightly out of your price range, but you should just hear it because it may make you want to up your budget that slight amount.

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What equipment will be powering these cans?  Will you be using an amp?

What is the format of your music and other sounds you will putting into these cans?

Describe the sound signature that you are seeking?

Hello, thanks for answering. I will use an ipod classic 160gb, just because it's the only one that can get all my music, and yes, I will also look for an amplifier. About music format, it's mainly alac, converted from flac, or 320 mp3, but of course some albums are in bad quality mp3, as it's impossible to find better quality ones... I don't understand the "sound signature" meaning, could you explain me that? Thanks again, awaiting for answers!


That means how do you want them to sound neutral, bright, bassy, fast, mids forward, detailed, analytical, large sound stage, etc.

post #25695 of 29491

Hello,

 

I'm looking for new headphones, but unfortunately I'm 100% noob when it comes to this stuff. I've never managed to buy good headphones, always it was or crapy sound or they broke after few months. I need heaphones for games (but I'm not really competetive FPS player) and music (almost all kinds of rock and metal). My sound card is Asus Xonar DX (bought it cheap from friend). Unfortunately I can only spend up to 100$ for them. Yes, I know it's very little, but I have too much expenses recently. For reference I'm using right now AKG K512, and I don't like them, they are very uncomfortable. I can have them on my head for like 30 minutes, after that my ears just start to hurt. I have big head and not that small ears.

Hopefully you can help me.


Edited by Jergo - 3/6/13 at 2:59am
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