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post #25741 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


Does her sound card have an amp?  If not, anything in the Q/K 70x line is not a good choice.

Apparently they'd be used with two different laptops and a PC with onboard sound chip so probably nothing that would be considered a 'sound card with amp'.

post #25742 of 29491
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Originally Posted by ilikeike View Post

So I'm really interested in getting a long-term pair of headphones after a depressing line of Apple earbuds, $5 Big-Lots in-ear headphones, a pair of bottom-line Koss buds, 2 pairs of Ink'd buds, a pair of iFrogz Ozone w/ mic buds, and probably a couple of other pairs of headphones that I've forgotten, I'm getting tired of throwing away my money, and I have developed a minor hatred for in ear headphones.

 

Ideally I would like (ranked by importance on a scale of 1-10, 1 being more important & 10 being less important)

1.DURABLE

2.Portable

3.Comfortable (I don't have a weird shaped head or anything)

3.Good sound for both metal/dubstep* and gaming

4.Compatible with Xbox/PC (thoughts on adapters?)

4.Gaming/general purpose mic (detachable or stowable)

4.Somewhat isolating (so probably closed headphones)

5.Possible use with a mobile amp (thoughts?)

7.Aesthetics (i know its kinda superficial)

 

*I also listen to a variety of other genres including soundtrack, spoken word (podcasts, youtube vids, etc.), a tiny bit of bluegrass (stuff like Nickle Creek and Mark Kroos), and a healthy dose of alt and punk, but NOT including rap, pop, or hip-hop. I listed metal and dubstep both because they represent the majority of what I listen to and because I'm believe they would be the most technically demanding of my audio intake.

 

I'm really looking for some general feedback on what price range I would be looking at (I don't have a lot of cash but I'm looking into getting a job soon), or if headphones fitting this description even exist. Should I try to get an all in on deal, or should I get some durable headphones for on the go and some better sounding but possibly less sturdy headphones at home? I don't know much at all about sound cards so if its relevant any info on that subject would be appreciated as well.

 

Thanks again!

 

The Sennheiser Amperior is the only thing that comes to mind. Highly durable (although the plastic headbands may feel a bit flimsy), portable, easy to drive, stellar sound quality with good bass response, pretty comfortable microvelour padding (more so than the dt1350 and es10), good isolation, comes with an in-line mic, all parts of the headphones are detachable/replaceable, blue aluminum cups certainly don't look bad, and scales well with portable amps. Only problem is that it costs... $350. You can find refurbished ones for $170 or less, however.


Edited by viralcow - 3/7/13 at 4:19pm
post #25743 of 29491

Guys, Beyerdynamic DT 770s or the Sennheiser Momentums? 

 

Weird choice I know, but let me explain. Initially I was going to go for the Sennheisers. Reviews were decent and when I tried a pair in store they were comfortable and sounded crisp. But the price put me off. For desk listening and the occasional long journey, £259 just seemed like a lot.

 

That's where they Beyers came in. They get glowing praise online and people comment on their comfort, soundstage and bass response. <<Those three things are key. I want headphones that let instrumentals shine but can be aggressive (but not overbearing) when the mood strikes.

 

Then last week I was given a gift voucher from work to spend in John Lewis who happen to have the Momentums. It knocks their price down to what I'd pay for the Beyers from Amazon.

 

Bit of background:

 

-Music collection either FLAC or Apple Lossless or 320kbps.

-Will be listening through my laptop or iPhone.

-I don't have a headphone amp.

 

Any help much appreciated! 

post #25744 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Tsuchiya View Post

Guys, Beyerdynamic DT 770s or the Sennheiser Momentums? 

Weird choice I know, but let me explain. Initially I was going to go for the Sennheisers. Reviews were decent and when I tried a pair in store they were comfortable and sounded crisp. But the price put me off. For desk listening and the occasional long journey, £259 just seemed like a lot.

That's where they Beyers came in. They get glowing praise online and people comment on their comfort, soundstage and bass response. <<Those three things are key. I want headphones that let instrumentals shine but can be aggressive (but not overbearing) when the mood strikes.

Then last week I was given a gift voucher from work to spend in John Lewis who happen to have the Momentums. It knocks their price down to what I'd pay for the Beyers from Amazon.

Bit of background:

-Music collection either FLAC or Apple Lossless or 320kbps.
-Will be listening through my laptop or iPhone.
-I don't have a headphone amp.

Any help much appreciated! 
Get the momentums, theyre iphone friendly and puts your gift card to good use.
post #25745 of 29491

What's the best over the ear, full size noise cancelling headphones for someone who travels a lot? My budget is like $300 and I don't need an amp i don't think. I've got the iPhone 4, and an iPad mini and a Mac (everything is Apple).

post #25746 of 29491
AKG K240

Should i get an older model i.e.
K240 Sextett
K240 DF
K240 Monitor

Or just get the newer K240 studio?
post #25747 of 29491

Hello i was wondering which of these are the most full and detailed

i will be running them out of a Nokia N9 and a fiio e11

or out of my desktop with a xonar DS

listening to mostly electronic music like scooter,Dune,ATB and paul elstak but also some orchestral and video games

the more detailed the better and slightly warm would be best

 

AKG k514 mkII

AKG k519dj

Shure SRH440

Fischer Audio FA-006

Numark PHX-USB

Pioneer HDJ1000

Ultrasone DJ1 pro

Ultrasone HFI 780

Denon HP700

AKG k167

post #25748 of 29491

quick easy question. Is there any difference, sonically, between the akg k550 and the k551? Or is it the same deal as the K701 vs k702? thanks

post #25749 of 29491
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Originally Posted by thecansmancan View Post

quick easy question. Is there any difference, sonically, between the akg k550 and the k551? Or is it the same deal as the K701 vs k702? thanks

 

According to Hifiguy there is... but all he was able to say was that the K551 lacks the "magic" that the K550s had. rolleyes.gif

post #25750 of 29491

Hey peeps,

 

I'm looking for a quality pair of headphones for $250. It can be open or closed, and I want a very balanced sound. I can buy an amp/dac combo, such as the FiiO E17, but prefer not to. I will mainly be using them for rock and the occasional hip hop and dubstep. What are the best options for my needs? Any input is greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks! 

 

djlaz7 :)

post #25751 of 29491
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post


I don't know much about your current JVC cans, but I really don't see how the AD700 would be a downgrade from them. That's really dependent on what kind of signature you want. It is true the AD700 lacks low end and they won't shine on music that is bass heavy, but they are still widely considered to be the gateway drug into the audiophile world for a reason. I don't know enough about the Superlux to speak to those.


+1 on the AD700.  I own the Samson SR850 also and find the AD700 to be a more musical can, with very good natural (as in concert-hall realistic) balance.


Edited by MarcoGV - 3/7/13 at 7:50pm
post #25752 of 29491
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Originally Posted by musiclife View Post


What about the senns hd201?


The HD201 is definitely not a bass-heavy headphone.  For a little more money, if you like that kind of "thin" sound, I recommend the much better Beyerdynamic DT-235.

post #25753 of 29491

I just bought a second hand MS1 and would like to mod them , i need some direction on where to buy some wood'ys and pads. very_evil_smiley.gif

post #25754 of 29491
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Originally Posted by nzhd View Post

I just bought a second hand MS1 and would like to mod them , i need some direction on where to buy some wood'ys and pads. very_evil_smiley.gif


Seems a bit OT  However, if you want a shot at a meaningful answer you need to put where you live in your post or on your profile when you post.

post #25755 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


Does her sound card have an amp?  If not, anything in the Q/K 70x line is not a good choice.

Apparently they'd be used with two different laptops and a PC with onboard sound chip so probably nothing that would be considered a 'sound card with amp'.


Assuming similar prices as in the U.S., Audio Technica ATH-AD900.

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