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Originally Posted by kankals View Post

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


Alessandro MS1

 

http://www.alessandro-products.com/headphones.html

 

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I think so. I mean I don't know since I've never had a pair. But they may even be better so I can hear the door knock, etc. My office door is closed so I think I shouldn't be a distraction to anyone.

 

Thanks for the search. I was most interested why you recommended them. I see it is going to be a very difficult choice!

 

Have you heard the E9? From what I've read, it shouldn't have any problem powering the K701, HD600 or DT880.
 

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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 #2613 of 29490

It should have no problem at all with those headphones. It's a good buy. The E9 + E7 Combo is great for the price.
 

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I think so. I mean I don't know since I've never had a pair. But they may even be better so I can hear the door knock, etc. My office door is closed so I think I shouldn't be a distraction to anyone.

 

Thanks for the search. I was most interested why you recommended them. I see it is going to be a very difficult choice!

 

Have you heard the E9? From what I've read, it shouldn't have any problem powering the K701, HD600 or DT880.
 



 



 

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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 


You can ask your parent's if they'd get it for you.  Or if you'd rather keep it under the radar, ask a good friend's parent to get them for you. 

 

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Hi all! I'm toying with the idea of switching from iem to open cans.

 

So far my favorite earphones have been the SE535, Westone 4 and the ER4P. I think the Se535 is the sound signature I like the most, though something between the W4, w/ controlled bass and extended treble, and SE535, with its lush mids, would be perfect.

 

I probably listen to 60% classical/20% 50-60's jazz/10% acoustic and folk/10%Radiohead, etc..

 

I'm looking at around $450 for desktop amp and headphones. It'll be tight but I hope I can get it done.

 

From reading up, good options seem to be DT880 (660) and HD600. I'm open to others and almost completely unaware as to what would be a good amp.

 

Thanks for any suggestions!


I don't think you can do wrong with either headphone.  I *love* HD600 with classical, jazz & rock, but find that the treble is a little soft, so it is best mated with a neutral amp.  As compared to a tube amp, for example, which makes makes them sound a little too soft imo.  No need to spend a lot on an amp, so long as it has adequate power and a not-warm signature.  Ditto for the dac when you eventually get one.

 

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Originally Posted by kankals View Post

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



If you need isolation, you could also check out the Beyer DT770/80 (used), or some Phiatons, which are pretty awesome for those genres as well.

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Originally Posted by HyperM3 View Post

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.


I'm glad you'd like them.  smily_headphones1.gif  The ED-8 are something special.  I had a similar experience when I first heard them with a lowly udac- had to pick my jaw off the floor.  Kept my D7000 for now, but comparing the two side by side I prefer the ED-8 on 90% of different kinds of music .  

 

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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!


Why not just move up the scale to the D2000? Or the D5000 if you push the budget a little. I also highly recommend the jmoney leather earpads, which will improve the isolation as well as cut down leakage. .

 


 

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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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$250 can get you a very nice amp, unless you meant $250 for both a headphone and amp.

 

An amp really does help the higher impedance Beyers.

 



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



 


The K702 is a little more crisp where the HD600 is smoother. While both are open, I feel the HD600 also block out a bit more than the K701, though for me that's probably because it fits my head and seals around my ear better. The HD600 has a bit more body to the bass.

 


 

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Originally Posted by kankals View Post

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


Grado and Ultrasone are quick recommendations... but what are your other requirements? Do you want open or closed? portable or full sized? amp or not?

 

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Hi there, looking for something around the 50-100 dollar price range (nearer the top) for listening at home, not travel. Mostly listen to electronic, acoustic, hip hop, indie rock. Would appreciate any advice. Also might spend more if the extra cost is justifyable. Cheers.

 

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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


 

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

 


It's called Canada.  biggrin.gif  Me I like the SRH840- you could look for them used here or here.  Or hope that Futureshop puts them on sale again for $129.

 

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Originally Posted by macrocheesium View Post

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.

Yeah I mean forward guitars, but otherwise natural I guess. The problem is I don't want spacious, background-ish music, I want something intense and focused, so I need closed headphones. Any other ideas?
 

 

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Yeah I mean forward guitars, but otherwise natural I guess. The problem is I don't want spacious, background-ish music, I want something intense and focused, so I need closed headphones. Any other ideas?

Only the kilo-buck+ Grados are spacious at all.

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Hi there, looking for something around the 50-100 dollar price range (nearer the top) for listening at home, not travel. Mostly listen to electronic, acoustic, hip hop, indie rock. Would appreciate any advice. Also might spend more if the extra cost is justifyable. Cheers.

 


Open or closed? circumaural or supra?

 

random suggestion: Audio Technica ATH-AD700
 

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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


L&M had their AKG headphones on sale a little while ago. Might be worth waiting to see if they'll go on sale again.

 

In your budget, the HD280 are some of the best isolating phones you can buy. The Shure 440 is also a decent buy. The lower end Audio Technicas there are ok, but their price markup here in Canada is painful. The new Pioneer headphones look to be pretty interesting as well. I have the flagship HDJ-2000 which I really like and is super comfortable. The 500 model looks to be a mini version of it.

 

Something else you can do is get L&M to price match. Use sites like pricebat.ca or shopbot.ca to find the lowest Canadian price and get L&M to match it.

 

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Open or closed? circumaural or supra?

 

random suggestion: Audio Technica ATH-AD700
 



For hip hop? I know they're good all-rounders but they're also pretty bass shy...

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I want some headphones for below $100 that are comfortable going to be wearing them for hours at a time. Using them for movies different types of rock  and games. I would like there to be little sound leakage and noise canceling if possible. I'm coming from Sony xb300 which were a gift so this is my first time buying expensive headphones. 

I've already looked at Grado sr60i for $110 Sennheiser hd428 for $100 are any of these good and what other ones do you suggest. Also I'm buying from a store because i don't have a credit card because I'm under 18. Also since I'm in Toronto if anyone knows some store there that sell headphones.

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