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post #26146 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

Hey guys!
I just bought some MDR 1rs and while they do sound great compared to closed cans, they might get owned by open cans in the same price range. I'm still keeping them of course because I like the sound and the portability and whatnot, but am in the market for an open can.

My search has led me between 3 cans:
Sony MDR MA900
Sennheiser HD598
fidelio x1

Now most people say that the ma900s own the hd598s in every way, but I just wanted to be sure. I won't be amping these, which is why I didn't add things like DT880/990, or Q701.

Note: I'm not a basshead but I like to have a little more puch then what you headfiers call neutral.

Since I would probably use the 1rs for hip hop, I was wondering how well these open cans would do with vocal and instrumental based genres, like r&b, rock, jrock/pop, and classical.

Thanks!

 

Open almost always wins out closed at the same price point. I think I prefer my AD700 sonically to anything else I've purchased so far and those were far less than anything else. I agree with your assessment of the 1R, although they absolutely have their place in my arsenal. Let's go back to basics...

 

 

  • What's your budget?
  • Where/how do you plan on using these can?
  • What are your isolation needs? Open or closed cans?
  • What kind of music do you listen to and what's the format/bit rate?
  • What source device will it be coming from and what amp, if any, will you be using?
  • Do you know what kind of signature you're trying to find?
post #26147 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Makaveli6103 View Post

I keep going back and forth between the VModa M100 and Sennheiser Momentum (maybe Amperior). I listen to all kinds of music and cannot decide on which ones to get. I am looking for something comfortable to wear for long periods of time studying and want something warmer. I had the Phiaton MS400 and they hurt my ears but I think my ears will fit in the Momentum. 

 

 

I think the Momentums have rather small earpads, so people with large ears may have to wear them as on-ears.

post #26148 of 29490
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Originally Posted by viralcow View Post

 

 

I think the Momentums have rather small earpads, so people with large ears may have to wear them as on-ears.

I am going to go to the apple store or a best buy that carries them to make sure they fit first. Do they sound different as on ear compared to over ear?

post #26149 of 29490
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post

Look into the V-Moda M-100

 

This is one of those I've been most looking into. But from what I've read from the reviews, I don't see much people recommending them for alternative rock/new metal.

 

Would you have another suggestion less basshead?

 

Would the Sennheiser Momentum be a good alternative?

post #26150 of 29490
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Originally Posted by rodweb View Post

 

This is one of those I've been most looking into. But from what I've read from the reviews, I don't see much people recommending them for alternative rock/new metal.

 

Would you have another suggestion less basshead?

 

Would the Sennheiser Momentum be a good alternative?

 

 

  • What's your budget?
  • Where/how do you plan on using these can?
  • What are your isolation needs? Open or closed cans?
  • What kind of music do you listen to and what's the format/bit rate?
  • What source device will it be coming from and what amp, if any, will you be using?
  • Do you know what kind of signature you're trying to find?
post #26151 of 29490
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post

 

 

  • What's your budget?
  • Where/how do you plan on using these can?
  • What are your isolation needs? Open or closed cans?
  • What kind of music do you listen to and what's the format/bit rate?
  • What source device will it be coming from and what amp, if any, will you be using?
  • Do you know what kind of signature you're trying to find?

 


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Originally Posted by rodweb View Post

Hello, guys!

 

I'm looking for a pair of closed headphones under $350.

 

It must be comfortable even with glasses and have a great isolation because I'll be using them in bus/train/subway everyday.

 

If it doesn't fold up it must have a hard carrying case.

 

It has to be easy to drive from an Android smartphone.

 

Detachable cable is big plus.

 

I listen mostly to mainstream pop/rock music and a wide range of rock genres which include Linkin Park, Avenged Sevenfold, Maroon 5, Rise Against, Evanescence, A Day to Remember, As I Lay Dying, Muse, OneRepublic, Paramore etc.

 

It must sound good with female singers (Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson, Beyoncé, Colbie Caillat, Marina and the Diamonds etc) because they represent 45% of what I listen to.

 

And I prefer good built instead of good looking.

 

Thanks in advance!

 
post #26152 of 29490

Hey i am looking for a new pair of headphones i have looked at superlux hd 330 and creative aurvana live. I will use them for gaming and movies and sometimes to house music. What do you recommend for my purpose?:)

post #26153 of 29490
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Originally Posted by rodweb View Post

Hello, guys!

 

I'm looking for a pair of closed headphones under $350.

 

It must be comfortable even with glasses and have a great isolation because I'll be using them in bus/train/subway everyday.

 

If it doesn't fold up it must have a hard carrying case.

 

It has to be easy to drive from an Android smartphone.

 

Detachable cable is big plus.

 

I listen mostly to mainstream pop/rock music and a wide range of rock genres which include Linkin Park, Avenged Sevenfold, Maroon 5, Rise Against, Evanescence, A Day to Remember, As I Lay Dying, Muse, OneRepublic, Paramore etc.

 

It must sound good with female singers (Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson, Beyoncé, Colbie Caillat, Marina and the Diamonds etc) because they represent 45% of what I listen to.

 

And I prefer good built instead of good looking.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Must have missed that. Looks like the usual suspects for you for closed, efficient cans in your price range. Sony MDR-1R, Sennheiser Momentum, Logitech UE 6000. If your head can fit them, the AKG K550 as well, although it is missing a lot of the features you're looking for. IMHO, the 1R does female vocals the best. Check out this comparison between them.

post #26154 of 29490
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Originally Posted by DoxiZz View Post

Hey i am looking for a new pair of headphones i have looked at superlux hd 330 and creative aurvana live. I will use them for gaming and movies and sometimes to house music. What do you recommend for my purpose?:)

 

 

  • What's your budget?
  • Where/how do you plan on using these can?
  • What are your isolation needs? Open or closed cans?
  • What kind of music do you listen to and what's the format/bit rate?
  • What source device will it be coming from and what amp, if any, will you be using?
  • Do you know what kind of signature you're trying to find?
post #26155 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Makaveli6103 View Post

I keep going back and forth between the VModa M100 and Sennheiser Momentum (maybe Amperior). I listen to all kinds of music and cannot decide on which ones to get. I am looking for something comfortable to wear for long periods of time studying and want something warmer. I had the Phiaton MS400 and they hurt my ears but I think my ears will fit in the Momentum. 

I forgot to mention the AKG K267 also.

post #26156 of 29490
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post

  • What's your budget? 500-600 swedish crowns can go higher if it`s worth the price
  • Where/how do you plan on using these can? At home to gaming for the most and movies and music
  • What are your isolation needs? Open or closed cans? Dosent matter
  • What kind of music do you listen to and what's the format/bit rate? I listen to house music for the most
  • What source device will it be coming from and what amp, if any, will you be using? It will come from my motherboard
  • Do you know what kind of signature you're trying to find? I like the feeling like when something explode and i can feel the bass. But not to overhelming i want also hear when someone step like in counter strike.
post #26157 of 29490

Hey Guys I'm looking to buy a new pair of full sized headphones, I'm currently toying with the idea of wireless headphones but don't really want to sacrifice the sound quality for the sake of not having a wire, I'd prefer closed back headphones and decent isolation, the headphones would be used exclusively for listening to music and my music taste is pretty diverse budget is around £130, and the source would be an android phone... Any Ideas?

post #26158 of 29490

Hi everyone! I'm new to this forum and I am in need of some advice about my situation.

 

I am planning to sell my hi-fi system to step to a headphone rig. This due to several reasons, one being spending all day away from home, on trains or at the university and one other the bad listening environment conditions. 

I'm posting both here both in portable amps thread, since I need advice for both. I don't know if this is right, but I don't know how to do otherwise. I've already read the guidelines. 

 

The matter is that I need something that should be used mostly outdoor, but, since I'm not going to keep both my hi-fi and the headphones, it should be a good replacement for my hi-fi: so, I need to choose a pair of headphones, and for the rest of the rig, since I'm using my iphone as a portable source (192+ kbps AAC), I'm thinking about an iphone lod, a portable amp, plus a full size headphone amp to use at home (lossless quality), if it's worth it within the budget. I have a valab NOS dac and a M2tech HiFace as a source at home, I don't know if I should replace or keep them. I'm searching for a good compromise outdoor and a good solution indoor, considering I will be outdoor the most of the time. It would be good to have a portable amp which would be right for both the purposes, but I'd prefer not to go around with too much expansive stuff with me, so I'm planning to spend (taking into account the secondhand market) about 250€ (about 330$) for the headphones, 120€ (160$) for the portable amp, plus something like 200€ (260$) for a full-size amp (but only if it's worth to buy it). Single item budget is flexible, but overall budget is not.

 

For what concerns the sound, I'm extremely ecletic, I listen to everything from classical to jazz, from the worst dance music to heavy metal, from progressive ambient to psychedelic rock / folk, so I need something versatile. Anyway, I'd like to have a deep but clear bass, but with possibly realistic trebles, and a strong temper.

Again, I need my headphones to be sturdy: since I'm spending money for something I'll be using all day long everyday, I don't want them to brake in a couple of weeks.

 

Can anyone help me? What do you think about this?

Thanks in advance!

 

P.S. sorry if my english was bad, I hope I have been clear enough. Thank you again for the support.

post #26159 of 29490
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post

  • What's your budget?
  • Where/how do you plan on using these can?
  • What are your isolation needs? Open or closed cans?
  • What kind of music do you listen to and what's the format/bit rate?
  • What source device will it be coming from and what amp, if any, will you be using?
  • Do you know what kind of signature you're trying to find?
$600 budget
Not sure about isolation. Semi important but not that big a deal. Closed cans that completely cover my ears is a necessity
I listen to lots of rap some other house/trance stuff. Source will be an iPhone or tablet device. Playing back Mp3 (not entirely sure). Most of my music is streaming or downloaded from Amazon (90% is downloaded)
I will use an amp if needed

Looking for low bass and good mids. I do not like piercing highs

Thanks in advance!

Comfort is key. Wood is preferred

Been looking D2000/5000 and the w1000x
Edited by Dhcg86 - 3/17/13 at 2:35pm
post #26160 of 29490

Looking to pick up a pair of headphones and amp

So far i've looked into 598's, ATH- m50's, ATH A900x's,ATH  A900's, SRH840's, DT 990's and DT 770's and ATH AD900x's

 

 

What's your budget? ~300-400 euros total
Where/how do you plan on using these can? Gaming,Music,Movies and they will be worn only at home.
What are your isolation needs? Open or closed cans?Open, they will be worn for long periods of time.
What kind of music do you listen to and what's the format/bit rate?, Listening to jazz,hip hop,electronic,trance,eurobeat, pop and rock (i listen to anything i come accross really) FLAC and mp3 320kbps 
What source device will it be coming from and what amp, if any, will you be using? Xonar dx > the amp i am recommended > the headphones 
Do you know what kind of signature you're trying to find?An Accurate sound stage with a good balance between everything else
 
I am currently leaning towards picking up the AD900x's since they improve on all of the previous versions faults and seem like a very nice pair of open cans, i have no idea what amp to use though so any input on that would be great, thanks.
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