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post #25711 of 29491

would you guys consider a900x better than dt770 250ohm? bass wise and sound clarity wise? i dont like sharp highs. 

post #25712 of 29491

Hey all. So I'm back on the hunt for an end game portable headphone. Now yes, I know this isn't the portable thread, BUT I'm looking for a FULL SIZE circumaural headphone. So here's what i need:

 

Cliff notes version:

  • Closed back
  • overear
  • isolation
  • rock music
  • open to sound sigs (no big bass/recessed mids)
  • Preferably folding (case would be nice too)
  • Under $500 ish
  • powered off O2
  • SOLID build
  • average cable length

 

 

Expanded Version:

 

Isolation is a must. I spend over an hour and a half daily in extremely noisy environments (lots of people) and i need to be able to hear my music. I don't see this being a major problem for closed back, over ear phones, but any tips as to stand out isolators would be much appreciated.

 

Second, portability. Now here's what I mean by portability, and if nothing more READ THIS. I don't want any extra long or coiled cords. Standard cabling is plenty suffice. I would like them to fold flat for storage; however any type of folding would be greatly appreciated. Also, i would prefer a 3.5mm termination, if at all possible.

 

Now onto sound. I typically go for balance, however it isn't a must. Just no bass head or mid recessed cans. Yeah, i know that rules out a lot, but I'm perfectly open to colored or different sound. For example, the MS300 has what can only be called "presence", a certain forceful musicality about it that forces one to "feel" the song, if that makes any sense. Please, hold nothing back. Just as a note i listen to a lot of rock (think: 80's hair, Rush, Chevelle, Five Finger Death Punch etc)

 

Build quality, these will certainly take some abuse so the more tank like the better.

 

Price range isn't really at hand here. Just nothing ridiculous so say under $500

 

Yes, they will be amped (O2 is planned upon). I assume that should be enough.

 

If you could use the HD600 or SRH840 as a standard for comparison that would be great.

 

 

Thanks for all the help in advance. Right now I'm just try to feel this out. So, please throw anything you think might work for me. Thanks again.

post #25713 of 29491
Quote:
Originally Posted by thecansmancan View Post

Hey all. So I'm back on the hunt for an end game portable headphone. Now yes, I know this isn't the portable thread, BUT I'm looking for a FULL SIZE circumaural headphone. So here's what i need:

 

Cliff notes version:

  • Closed back
  • overear
  • isolation
  • rock music
  • open to sound sigs (no big bass/recessed mids)
  • Preferably folding (case would be nice too)
  • Under $500 ish
  • powered off O2
  • SOLID build
  • average cable length

 

 

Expanded Version:

 

Isolation is a must. I spend over an hour and a half daily in extremely noisy environments (lots of people) and i need to be able to hear my music. I don't see this being a major problem for closed back, over ear phones, but any tips as to stand out isolators would be much appreciated.

 

Second, portability. Now here's what I mean by portability, and if nothing more READ THIS. I don't want any extra long or coiled cords. Standard cabling is plenty suffice. I would like them to fold flat for storage; however any type of folding would be greatly appreciated. Also, i would prefer a 3.5mm termination, if at all possible.

 

Now onto sound. I typically go for balance, however it isn't a must. Just no bass head or mid recessed cans. Yeah, i know that rules out a lot, but I'm perfectly open to colored or different sound. For example, the MS300 has what can only be called "presence", a certain forceful musicality about it that forces one to "feel" the song, if that makes any sense. Please, hold nothing back. Just as a note i listen to a lot of rock (think: 80's hair, Rush, Chevelle, Five Finger Death Punch etc)

 

Build quality, these will certainly take some abuse so the more tank like the better.

 

Price range isn't really at hand here. Just nothing ridiculous so say under $500

 

Yes, they will be amped (O2 is planned upon). I assume that should be enough.

 

If you could use the HD600 or SRH840 as a standard for comparison that would be great.

 

 

Thanks for all the help in advance. Right now I'm just try to feel this out. So, please throw anything you think might work for me. Thanks again.

 

 

AKG K550, Shure SHR940 - completely neutral - both great sounding headphones, both have good isolation, K550's has bit more sub bass and better built quality,and its more comfortable. Both fold and don't have coiled cables.

 

Logitech UE6000 - neutral with slight lift in the bass region, well made, great comfort, excellent sound quality, some say the best for closed headphones under $500.

 

Sennheiser Amperior - great for rock, sort of V-shaped signature, great isolation, easily powered and portable, but its not full sized as you said.

 

Sennheiser Momentum - a bit bigger than Amperior, portable, comfy, warm with lots of bass.

post #25714 of 29491
I've made a couple posts before, but I haven't really gotten much of a response. After weeks of research, I've come to find two headphones around my budget that I'm looking for:
Ultrasone Pro 900 and the Beyerdynamic DT880.

Currently, I'm sporting the AudioTechnica ATH M50. I love it and if there was one thing I could ask for, it would be for more detail and a larger soundstage. My musical preferences range from punk, metal, lo-fi indie rock, and instrumental hip-hop.

Isolation isn't an issue, I have no amps other than my Xonar STX (but willing to purchase amp), I don't plan on using this for anything other than my 320kbps/FLAC music.


Thanks.
Edited by Izzot - 3/6/13 at 6:31pm
post #25715 of 29491
Quote:
Originally Posted by Izzot View Post

I've made a couple posts before, but I haven't really gotten much of a response. After weeks of research, I've come to find two headphones around my budget that I'm looking for:
Ultrasone Pro 900 and the Beyerdynamic DT880.

Currently, I'm sporting the AudioTechnica ATH M50. I love it and if there was one thing I could ask for, it would be for more detail and a larger soundstage. My musical preferences range from punk, metal, lo-fi indie rock, and instrumental hip-hop.

Isolation isn't an issue, I have no amps other than my Xonar STX (but willing to purchase amp), I don't plan on using this for anything other than my 320kbps/FLAC music.


Thanks.

 

If you like the sound signature of the M50, the DT 990 or Pro 900 is more your can. The DT 880 is much more neutral and balanced.
post #25716 of 29491

[B]Budget:[/B] I only have about $60 right now but I [I]might[/I] be able to save up to around $100 max.
My current headphones still work but they're falling apart, both ear cups broke and easily come out, the pressure of the headband holds them on my head still, but I'd rather not have headphones that could break at any moment and leave me without any decent ones while I wait for shipping. So I CAN wait and save up more but I'd rather not.

Current headphones: JVC HARX-700s
Sound card: Asus Xonar DS

My 700s aren't bad but I play Bf3 competitively so I would like an upgrade for gaming, and as long as it's not a downgrade for music/other stuff it's fine. I mainly listen to Metal.
I wear glasses and I wear my headphones basically all day so they need to be comfortable. These 700s hurt the left side my head (idk why it's only the left, maybe my head is lopsided, lol) after a couple hours unless I adjust my glasses to a place not so optimal for vision.
I'm not exactly sure how much sound leaks from open headphones but I share a room with my brother and I don't want him to be able to hear them from across the room.

Based on the 'OCN's Most Recommended Audio Products'(that's the forum I use the most, I just came here to get some more advice) and some other threads here, I think the Superlux 668Bs or Samson SR850s might be good for me? I like the detachable cable on the Superlux too because every once in a while my dog trys to paw at me and gets his paw caught on my cable and pulls it down.


Edited by TheYonderGod - 3/6/13 at 7:28pm
post #25717 of 29491
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheYonderGod View Post

[B]Budget:[/B] I only have about $60 right now but I [I]might[/I] be able to save up to around $100 max.
My current headphones still work but they're falling apart, both ear cups broke and easily come out, the pressure of the headband holds them on my head still, but I'd rather not have headphones that could break at any moment and leave me without any decent ones while I wait for shipping. So I CAN wait and save up more but I'd rather not.

Current headphones: JVC HARX-700s
Sound card: Asus Xonar DS

My 700s aren't bad but I play Bf3 competitively so I would like an upgrade for gaming, and as long as it's not a downgrade for music/other stuff it's fine. I mainly listen to Metal.
I wear glasses and I wear my headphones basically all day so they need to be comfortable. These 700s hurt the left side my head (idk why it's only the left, maybe my head is lopsided, lol) after a couple hours unless I adjust my glasses to a place not so optimal for vision.
I'm not exactly sure how much sound leaks from open headphones but I share a room with my brother and I don't want him to be able to hear them from across the room.

Based on the 'OCN's Most Recommended Audio Products'(that's the forum I use the most, I just came here to get some more advice) and some other threads here, I think the Superlux 668Bs or Samson SR850s might be good for me? I like the detachable cable on the Superlux too because every once in a while my dog trys to paw at me and gets his paw caught on my cable and pulls it down.

Ok, so if im not mistaken those are both open/semi opened cans. So they will definitely leak some sound.'

 

Allow me just to put you on course, you want something with a good soundstage and good imagining for gaming. I'd say save a bit more and get the srh 840. They're typically around $150 but can be had for less. They are consider some of the best in the price range (and well above). Is you really want to save though, yeah from what I've read you may want to stick with your original two options. 

 

Oh, and if you just want all out comfort look at sonys XB line. They probably won't be the best for you sonicaly by any means. But by God they're the most comfortable things you could ever put on your head.

post #25718 of 29491
Quote:
Originally Posted by derbigpr View Post

 

 

AKG K550, Shure SHR940 - completely neutral - both great sounding headphones, both have good isolation, K550's has bit more sub bass and better built quality,and its more comfortable. Both fold and don't have coiled cables.

 

Logitech UE6000 - neutral with slight lift in the bass region, well made, great comfort, excellent sound quality, some say the best for closed headphones under $500.

 

Sennheiser Amperior - great for rock, sort of V-shaped signature, great isolation, easily powered and portable, but its not full sized as you said.

 

Sennheiser Momentum - a bit bigger than Amperior, portable, comfy, warm with lots of bass.

Alright, great. So I was looking at the K550 and one reviewer mentioned a pretty bad treble/upper midrange spike. Have you had a similar experience?

post #25719 of 29491
Quote:
Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

If you like the sound signature of the M50, the DT 990 or Pro 900 is more your can.The DT 880 is much more neutral and balanced.
+1 he's definitely a V shape guy
post #25720 of 29491
Quote:
Originally Posted by thecansmancan View Post

Alright, great. So I was looking at the K550 and one reviewer mentioned a pretty bad treble/upper midrange spike. Have you had a similar experience?
Checkout the beyer DT 770 too
post #25721 of 29491
Quote:
Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

 

If you like the sound signature of the M50, the DT 990 or Pro 900 is more your can.The DT 880 is much more neutral and balanced.

 

Thanks! Now that the Audio Technica ATH-W1000X is for $400 on the deals thread, would that be a good buy, similar to the DT 990? The InnerFidelity review says that the W1000X is also a "V-shaped" can. 


Edited by Izzot - 3/6/13 at 8:44pm
post #25722 of 29491
Quote:
Originally Posted by thecansmancan View Post

Ok, so if im not mistaken those are both open/semi opened cans. So they will definitely leak some sound.'

 

Allow me just to put you on course, you want something with a good soundstage and good imagining for gaming. I'd say save a bit more and get the srh 840. They're typically around $150 but can be had for less. They are consider some of the best in the price range (and well above). Is you really want to save though, yeah from what I've read you may want to stick with your original two options. 

 

Oh, and if you just want all out comfort look at sonys XB line. They probably won't be the best for you sonicaly by any means. But by God they're the most comfortable things you could ever put on your head.


Yes the Superlux are semi open and the Samson are open. I'm not really that concerned with the sound leakage as long as it's not too excessive. It's not like as loud as if I was using speakers is it?

Yeah the 840s are way too much for me. The cheapest I see them is $180 atm. But thanks for the suggestion.

 

I think I'm just going to order the Superlux unless anyone thinks I shouldn't.

post #25723 of 29491

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheYonderGod View Post


Yes the Superlux are semi open and the Samson are open. I'm not really that concerned with the sound leakage as long as it's not too excessive. It's not like as loud as if I was using speakers is it?

Yeah the 840s are way too much for me. The cheapest I see them is $180 atm. But thanks for the suggestion.

 

I think I'm just going to order the Superlux unless anyone thinks I shouldn't.

 

AD700 anyone?

post #25724 of 29491
Quote:
Originally Posted by Izzot View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

 

If you like the sound signature of the M50, the DT 990 or Pro 900 is more your can.The DT 880 is much more neutral and balanced.

 

Thanks! Now that the Audio Technica ATH-W1000X is for $400 on the deals thread, would that be a good buy, similar to the DT 990? The InnerFidelity review says that the W1000X is also a "V-shaped" can. 


Not really.  You may have missed this: "the mid-range fairly natural and uncolored" and "The low treble is significantly reduced, but the mid and highest treble ranges are back up to neutral or slightly above."  I hear it as more a colored, not quite neutral-ish, can rather than a classic "V" shaped sound like the M50 or DT 990.  Those looking for a can with a bassy feel will not find it to be satisfying.

post #25725 of 29491
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Originally Posted by viralcow View Post

 

AD700 anyone?


I was thinking about trying to save up for them, but they are horrible for music, because they have practically no bass, aren't they?

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