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post #25786 of 29491
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Originally Posted by po0930 View Post

Thanks but I haven't considered those because they are open a not exactly portable


The DT 770 (line) is very large and not very portable either.

post #25787 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


The DT 770 (line) is very large and not very portable either.

Yep, I know. But at least, as I stated before, you could cram them in a big enough backpack, they are almost the size of my old MDR-XD200. My main concern is the ruggedness of the product. I'd be great If anybody has ever done this. As I said before, I'm planning on doing this with the headphones inside a protective bag. The K167 seems pretty portable but there are some complains in the CQ department (well, just one). I just wanted to know how these compare Sound Quality wise and if I can attempt the backpack maneuver with either of those.
post #25788 of 29491

Looking for recommendations... I'm probably asking too much but here's my wish list...maybe you know of something close?

 

Mandatories (In order of importance):

  • Full-sized closed circumaural
  • Under $120
  • Understated looks (not flashy gimmicks/logos/huge Darth Vader headband)
  • Good enough bass for casual listening to ambient and electronica almost 8 hrs a day at quiet sound levels, so some amt of bass coloring is good but...
  • Accurate enough for occasional light sound editing without over-colorizing...like for developing sound on mobile games and other multimedia...not professional studio stuff with real musicians making albums.
  • No shrill treble / sibilance  idiosyncrasies..I can't handle that for 8 hrs a day, unless it can be modded away.
  • Best isolation possible without a death grip
  • Doesn't require an amp, I use a Macbook Pro and iTunes for music, then occasionally an iPad3 or Yamaha Amp for TV shows. I prefer to keep the enhancer and eq features off.

 

Would also like (In order of importance):

  • Flat folding (rotating) earpieces so they're "semi portable"
  • Durable enough to ride in a backpack laid flat on a laptop
  • Single entry cord
  • Detachable cord
  • Relatively Lightwieght
  • Modifiable to my preferences... I'm fairly mechanically-inclined a.k.a. "handy"... for instance if a headphone would be great for me, but I need to do something to adjust it to make it better.

 

Thanks for reading!


Edited by txoutback - 3/8/13 at 3:29pm
post #25789 of 29491
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Originally Posted by po0930 View Post


Yep, I know. But at least, as I stated before, you could cram them in a big enough backpack, they are almost the size of my old MDR-XD200. My main concern is the ruggedness of the product. I'd be great If anybody has ever done this. As I said before, I'm planning on doing this with the headphones inside a protective bag. The K167 seems pretty portable but there are some complains in the CQ department (well, just one). I just wanted to know how these compare Sound Quality wise and if I can attempt the backpack maneuver with either of those.

 

The DT 770 is rugged enough to survive drops and being toted around while wrapped up in a jacket, but it's not collapsible. I'd recommend keeping it in it's carrying case if you have to take it outside. The case is 10" x 9" x 5" if you need measurements.

post #25790 of 29491
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Originally Posted by viralcow View Post

 

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

You know, call me crazy, but sometimes I can understand that "magic." It's kinda an inexplicable thing. But for some reason some cans just work. ...but then again there are some cans that are simply the same thing painted differently and marked up a fair bit, so there's that....confused.gif

post #25791 of 29491
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Originally Posted by steve2151 View Post

The DT 770 is rugged enough to survive drops and being toted around while wrapped up in a jacket, but it's not collapsible. I'd recommend keeping it in it's carrying case if you have to take it outside. The case is 10" x 9" x 5" if you need measurements.

Thanks, do you think this one could also work? (the insides are removable).
post #25792 of 29491
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Originally Posted by txoutback View Post

Looking for recommendations... I'm probably asking too much but here's my wish list...maybe you know of something close?

 

Mandatories (In order of importance):

  • Full-sized closed circumaural
  • Under $120
  • Understated looks (not flashy gimmicks/logos/huge Darth Vader headband)
  • Good enough bass for casual listening to ambient and electronica almost 8 hrs a day at quiet sound levels, so some amt of bass coloring is good but...
  • Accurate enough for occasional light sound editing without over-colorizing...like for developing sound on mobile games and other multimedia...not professional studio stuff with real musicians making albums.
  • No shrill treble / sibilance  idiosyncrasies..I can't handle that for 8 hrs a day, unless it can be modded away.
  • Best isolation possible without a death grip
  • Doesn't require an amp, I use a Macbook Pro and iTunes for music, then occasionally an iPad3 or Yamaha Amp for TV shows. I prefer to keep the enhancer and eq features off.

 

Would also like (In order of importance):

  • Flat folding (rotating) earpieces so they're "semi portable"
  • Durable enough to ride in a backpack laid flat on a laptop
  • Single entry cord
  • Detachable cord
  • Relatively Lightwieght
  • Modifiable to my preferences... I'm fairly mechanically-inclined a.k.a. "handy"... for instance if a headphone would be great for me, but I need to do something to adjust it to make it better.

 

Thanks for reading!


The closest is probably the Shure SRH 440.

post #25793 of 29491
Thanks KG. The Shures seem perfect in every way except the reviews that state they lack in the bass range compared to HD280s. Im currently wearing HD280s and they sound sound to me, but my head cant handle the clamping force for the long periods of time I use them. Im hoping to find something close in sound to them.
post #25794 of 29491

Are the AKG K701 any good with j-pop, cause people say they have excellent mids and highs, but there are any low price headphone anyway? i want to watch anime with some good headphones

post #25795 of 29491

Hi, im from Brazil and new in the world of good headphones.

Actually, i have some low end ekips: ATH-M50, HD280Pro, etc... and im looking for better cans.

I listen to gothic, heavy, doom and symphonic metal or hip-hop, house and trance sometimes.

 

I read a lot in the forum and finished with theses options:

 

- Sennheiser Momentum

- V-Moda M100

- Yamaha Pro 500 (probably the chosen one)

- ATH-A900X

- Sony MDR-1R
 

My needs: I rly don't wanna use an amp, but if its necessary, np at all.

I prefer closed cans and im little basshead (just a little)(i had a Sennheiser HD598, loved but sold because the bass was weak to me)

I love musical fidelity, thats y i didnt even think about colored cans like beats pro.

 

Wich headphone would u pickup from the list above? Is there any other option on the market?

Money isnt rly a problem but i dont wanna spent all in a fullsize because i wanna buy some IEM too...

Ahh, im going to MIAMI... Is there any store with nice options of headphones to listen to?

 

Thanks to all opinions!

post #25796 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


In addition to the DT 1350, check out the Sennheiser HD25-1 II and maybe a refurbed Amperior.


i can confirm the dt1350 are a great sounding closed supaaural portable headphone. good all round - detail, tight bass, nice midrange and slightly forward treble. for some fit is a problem esp having them on your head for a while. i find them comfortable though, use them on long trips for about 3-4 hrs.

post #25797 of 29491
What about the PSB M4U 1's?
post #25798 of 29491

 Hello I need advice on a pair of headphones.

 I have narrowed my choice down to either a superlux 668b or a samson sr850. T
They are the same, however I like the headband in the superlux, and the detachable cable.
However the samson sr850 has lower impedance (32 vs 56), and I'm going to use this on my laptop output (no amps), will it matter? (My laptop is an asus g73.)

I've also found a takstar hi2050 that cost the same as the superlux, I've heard that they have a better build quality, and that is also important for me (their impedance is 60 ohm..)
  This is for general purposes..

 Thank you for your time.

 Edit: Reading around I see that the takstar hi2050 and pro 80 are also good. Anybody can compare on those? I'd like ones with a better build quality, something that will last me years I hope, lol

Edit2: Too late, the superlux 668b shipped already. Can't cancel the shipment.


Edited by bipolargraph - 3/9/13 at 6:16am
post #25799 of 29491
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Originally Posted by molika View Post


i can confirm the dt1350 are a great sounding closed supaaural portable headphone. good all round - detail, tight bass, nice midrange and slightly forward treble. for some fit is a problem esp having them on your head for a while. i find them comfortable though, use them on long trips for about 3-4 hrs.
+1 on the DT1350
post #25800 of 29491

Any idea on how good Ath pro500Mk2 or Jbl J88i?

Or anything around €90-150 with good balanced sound, good build, comfy & not to mention looks great

Thanks

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