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Originally Posted by Feynman View Post

Okay so I've been sniffing around here for a pair of new headphones, initially I wanted somekind of iem but then I thought that maybe I should just go all out and go for the Audeze LCD-2. 

The thing is, is it worth buying the headphone and then at a later point buy a amp, would I enjoy the phones with the headphone output from my amp (cambridge audio v640, not the best I know, but for the money it is good). A amp that caught my attention was the Matrix M-stage which seems to have a good price, can this amp power the headphones?

 

I read around and couldn't really figure out wether or not they are thought to drive, please give some thoughts about this :)

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/495631/amp-recommendations-for-audeze-lcd-2
 

 

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Hi, I want to buy a new pair of headphones,and this is the first time I'm investing in a good pair.  I've done some research, and figured out what I want, but I don't know which pair to pick. This is what I want out of my headphones:

 

1. Vocals should be clear, never drowned out, and I want electric guitar-ish sounds to be emphasized too, especially My Chemical Romance-ish screaming guitar sounds (I think this means a good mid sound). Don't need very much bass, but more than I get on my iPhone headphones. . Basically modern rock, punk rock should be intense, bright, not drowned out at all by the bass, and indie, acoustic should be really warm and melodious.

 

2. A natural sound, but it should be focused on my ears and block outside noises. I hate headphones with a "distant" sound, prefer an intense sound. This is to the extent that I prefer a captivating sound that draws me in even if it means sacrificing fidelity to the original(I think this means closed type headphones rather than open, and a narrow soundstage)

 

3. Near 100$. I'll just be using them on my iPhone or laptop, no external amps of any kind.

 

I'm considering the ATH-MD50 or the ATH-AD700 maybe. The strongest candidate so far looks like the Grado SR60i. What do you guys think? I'd appreciate any recommendations on which headphones I should go for.


Edited by Ankit1010 - 3/30/11 at 4:09am
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Originally Posted by Ankit1010 View Post


Hi, I want to buy a new pair of headphones,and this is the first time I'm investing in a good pair.  I've done some research, and figured out what I want, but I don't know which pair to pick. This is what I want out of my headphones:

 

1. Vocals should be clear, never drowned out, and I want electric guitar-ish sounds to be emphasized too, especially My Chemical Romance-ish screaming guitar sounds (I think this means a good mid sound). Don't need very much bass, but more than I get on my iPhone headphones. . Basically modern rock, punk rock should be intense, bright, not drowned out at all by the bass, and indie, acoustic should be really warm and melodious.

 

2. A natural sound, but it should be focused on my ears and block outside noises. I hate headphones with a "distant" sound, prefer an intense sound. (I think this means closed type headphones rather than open, and a narrow soundstage)

 

3. Near 100$. I'll just be using them on my iPhone or laptop, no external amps of any kind.

 

I'm considering the ATH-MD50 or the ATH-AD700 maybe. What do you guys think? I'd appreciate any recommendations on which headphones I should go for.

 

ATH-AD700 is open.  You might want ATH-A700 instead as that is close.

 

 

post #2599 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Ankit1010 View Post

Hi, I want to buy a new pair of headphones,and this is the first time I'm investing in a good pair.  I've done some research, and figured out what I want, but I don't know which pair to pick. This is what I want out of my headphones:

 

1. Vocals should be clear, never drowned out, and I want electric guitar-ish sounds to be emphasized too, especially My Chemical Romance-ish screaming guitar sounds (I think this means a good mid sound). Don't need very much bass, but more than I get on my iPhone headphones. . Basically modern rock, punk rock should be intense, bright, not drowned out at all by the bass, and indie, acoustic should be really warm and melodious.

 

2. A natural sound, but it should be focused on my ears and block outside noises. I hate headphones with a "distant" sound, prefer an intense sound. This is to the extent that I prefer a captivating sound that draws me in even if it means sacrificing fidelity to the original(I think this means closed type headphones rather than open, and a narrow soundstage)

 

3. Near 100$. I'll just be using them on my iPhone or laptop, no external amps of any kind.

 

I'm considering the ATH-MD50 or the ATH-AD700 maybe. The strongest candidate so far looks like the Grado SR60i. What do you guys think? I'd appreciate any recommendations on which headphones I should go for.



You can't have natural sound and forward guitars; you'll have to decide which one. Do you mean forward guitars but otherwise natural? It sounds like you would love a Grado, and that would normally be my first pick (SR80i), but they are totally open so nothing will be blocked out.

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Hi! Thanks for this thread and your expert advice. I'm still fairly new and intimidated by the range of options, but I think I have a good idea of what I'm looking for.

 

Music: Rich, sometimes heavy music. Random spew examples are Tool, Massive Attack, Porcupine Tree, Primus, Melvins, Beck. Nearly all is MP3 format from Amazon or EAC rips with a little FLAC as I slowly rerip the CDs I have.

 

Portable: Yes (I think--they'd be used with a Cowon S9 but I wouldn't be moving around.)

Price range: $200-500

Amped: No

Closed/Open: Closed (listening at work)

 

Headphone preference: Comfort is a must since I'll be using these up to eight hours a day. I'm almost positive that circumaural cans would be best for me.

 

These will replace a set of Denon AH-D1000s which I've been very happy with, both for comfort and sound. I like to hear every detail in a song and don't like too much bass or treble, although a heavy, bassy song can be very enjoyable (Angel from Massive Attack is a perfect example.) Thanks again!

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Get the Edition 8's they are a great all rounder, check my signature. I have the ED8 LE's so I speak from personal experience, I'm pretty sure you won't regret the purchase. The only thing I regretted is buying the normal ED8's then selling them at a loss to get the LE model but other than that I have no regrets.
 



 

So I finally traded up. Within the matter of a day I sold my Ah-D7000's and found someone selling their ED-8's. Got the ED-8's in about an hour ago and just spent that time listening to them. OH DEAR LORD! is all I can say. These ARE my holy grail of a headphone. I wasnt even connected to my amp, just my iPod and I heard things in songs that Ive known forever that Ive never heard before. The detail is incredible and the bass, for me, is perfect. I love the crisp upper bass punch that it produces so accurately. The other benefit are these fit my peanut head better than anything else Ive ever tried on. These were MADE for me. Ugh, Im so happy right now. Just dont hate me for actually using these as portable rigs when Im on the road traveling instead of leaving them home in a vault.
 

 

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DT 770, or D2000 would be my suggestion. Since you like Denon sound, the D2000 might be perfect for you, honestly. If comfort is a must, these are great options.
 

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Hi! Thanks for this thread and your expert advice. I'm still fairly new and intimidated by the range of options, but I think I have a good idea of what I'm looking for.

 

Music: Rich, sometimes heavy music. Random spew examples are Tool, Massive Attack, Porcupine Tree, Primus, Melvins, Beck. Nearly all is MP3 format from Amazon or EAC rips with a little FLAC as I slowly rerip the CDs I have.

 

Portable: Yes (I think--they'd be used with a Cowon S9 but I wouldn't be moving around.)

Price range: $200-500

Amped: No

Closed/Open: Closed (listening at work)

 

Headphone preference: Comfort is a must since I'll be using these up to eight hours a day. I'm almost positive that circumaural cans would be best for me.

 

These will replace a set of Denon AH-D1000s which I've been very happy with, both for comfort and sound. I like to hear every detail in a song and don't like too much bass or treble, although a heavy, bassy song can be very enjoyable (Angel from Massive Attack is a perfect example.) Thanks again!



 

post #2603 of 29490

Thank you. If I recall, the 770s were recommended to me when I purchased the Denons, but at the time they were outside my budget. I'd like to try something new to get a better feel of what's available.

 

Would it be worthwhile to pursue an amplifier and go with the higher impedence 770s, or is ~250 a ridiculously low budget for an amp?

 

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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

DT 770, or D2000 would be my suggestion. Since you like Denon sound, the D2000 might be perfect for you, honestly. If comfort is a must, these are great options.
 



 



 

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Thanks for the advice! Any reason why the K702 over the HD600?

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AKG K702 - $268 and Fiio e7 + e9 - $200.

 

Might also want to look at the newer HD598 as well.

 

http://www.headfonia.com/hd600-and-hd598-comparison/



 

post #2605 of 29490

So this is my first time buying good headphones and decided i wouldn't waste my money on some crap headphones. I'm looking for a pair of headphones that have no sound leakage, are somewhat portable (i.e folds up) and have pretty strong bass.

I'm limited to $120 dollars and have to shop at a certain store, because its the only one thats in a reasonable distances(other that bestbuy)

Heres the site : http://www.long-mcquade.com/departments/43/Pro_Audio_Recording/Headphones.htm

post #2606 of 29490


Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-M50-Studio-Monitor-Headphones/dp/B000UVGI6O

 

BAM. Exactly what you're looking for.

 

PS: They sell these for $190 at that store you linked. What a terrible place.

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Originally Posted by enclavebob View Post

So this is my first time buying good headphones and decided i wouldn't waste my money on some crap headphones. I'm looking for a pair of headphones that have no sound leakage, are somewhat portable (i.e folds up) and have pretty strong bass.

I'm limited to $120 dollars and have to shop at a certain store, because its the only one thats in a reasonable distances(other that bestbuy)

Heres the site : http://www.long-mcquade.com/departments/43/Pro_Audio_Recording/Headphones.htm



 

post #2607 of 29490
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post


Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-M50-Studio-Monitor-Headphones/dp/B000UVGI6O

 

BAM. Exactly what you're looking for.

 

PS: They sell these for $190 at that store you linked. What a terrible place.



 


I'm still a high school student without a credit card so i can't really buy off amazon. I'm pretty much stuck with buying from retail stores. :( 

EDIT: they also don't ship those headphones to my location 


Edited by enclavebob - 3/30/11 at 1:43pm
post #2608 of 29490
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Thanks for the advice! Any reason why the K702 over the HD600?

 

They are both good.  K701/702 is considered by many to the best headphone for classical music with the biggest soundstage.  Sennheiser as well is good for classical but a more all rounder good headphone.  Have a search for both on here to see which one you like better.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/search.php?search=k701+600

 

Oh are you sure you want open headphone in an office?

post #2609 of 29490

k702 can be good, but i fiind akg lacking of bass... i mean some intruments have an bass power in them, that, here disapears.... 

post #2610 of 29490

what would you reccomend for about 100-150$ if i mainly listen to metallica godsmack megadeth acdc and things like that?

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