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Sennheiser HD558. You should look into them.


 i have tried that, the can is very comfort and nice to use. however i scare about the cracking at the "H" word. some people said that the structure would be figile if you do not taking care about the crack. compared it with Sony MA500 or ATH AD900 or 700. which one should be better choice?


The HD 598 are fine as long as you don't abuse them.  They are definately sturdier than the Sony.

 

With regard to sound--all three are excellent and reasonable ears will like each of them.

post #26177 of 29491
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Originally Posted by ecod123 View Post

I am relatively new to this. I am looking for a pair of headphones that's will be suitable for my listening needs.I like details, with smooth highs and midrange. Bigger soundstage with tight bass would be preferred. I listen predominantly to the following genres:

 

Jazz, instrumental, vocals, classical, fusion jazz, soft rock.

 

I am also looking for portability as I will be using it at home and at work. At home, I have a Peachtree Nova and a Rogue Cronus Magnum to drive the headphones but at work it's basically for now through the computer. I will probably invest in a portable headphone amp down the line but no budget for that now.

 

I did some research and am looking at something in the price range of the Sennheiser HD600, which I read maybe good for classical and jazz. I like natural voicing and also the fine details of instruments in music I listen to.

 

I know I cannot have all I am looking for in my price range, so would welcome suggestions to point me in the right direction. Thanks. 

What is your exact budget?

 

Are you OK with open cans like the HD 600 (they leak sound)?

 

What is the format of your music and other sounds you will putting into these cans?

 

Do you plan to use them outside your home/office?  If so, in what way & with what equipment?

post #26178 of 29491

how do you guys feel about the 440s? not hearing much about them in these super guides. I wanted no leakage and i didn't want to hear the outside world as much,

 

i may get the 280 from senn but i've heard things like isolation is bad. 

 

the bass frequency graph kinds makes me skeptical.


Edited by Sekhmet - 3/17/13 at 4:25pm
post #26179 of 29491
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Originally Posted by johndudmonger View Post

I'm getting the creative soundblaster z card tomorrow and I need help in finding a good headset for it. I do alot of gaming, listening to music and chatting on the internet. The Headset I was looking at is the Sennheiser pc 360's but it only has 2 cords on it, will it still sound good with the sound card? Or what would you recommend, I want top quality but will only pay $200. Thank you in advance, btw I was recommended to this site from a guy on Tom's Hardware.

 

Soundcard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102048

 

Headset

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-PC-360-Headset-Gaming/dp/B003DA4D2U/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1363505735&sr=8-5&keywords=PC+360D

PC 360's are essentially just HD 555's with less bass with a mic and a big price premium.  I've read that the PC 360's sound much better with a sound card, and you picked a great one.  I've owned the 360's, HD 555's, Astro Headset+Mixap (2009 & 2013 edition), and the Razer Carcharias and the Sennheisers are by far my favorite.  

 

The Sennheisers are really clampy (fit tightly) on my head but they fit very snugly and comfly, you may want to see if you can try them locally before ordering (yes I know amazon has a hassle free return+exchange policy) or get them from some place local to save yourself the time of boxing them back up.   Aside from surround sound headsets I don't know of any other quality headphone+mic combos.

post #26180 of 29491
HD598 VS MA900 for gaming and music
Id just like to know you guys' opinions.

Thanks!
post #26181 of 29491
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Hey guys what do you think of the Ultrasone Pro and HFI series? Can you list me the best models under $300? I'm not sure what the difference between the two product lines are so I need you guys to tell me. Something good for funk/jazz fusion, some electronic music, a good all-arounder.


In general the Pro is a step up from the HiFi.  However, it's not always that simple.  For example the Pro 750 is a step up from the HiFi 780.  However the the 750 needs to be amped, while the 780 plays just fine from portable devices and on board computer audio (within the respective limitations of course).

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HD598 VS MA900 for gaming and music
Id just like to know you guys' opinions.

Thanks!

http://www.head-fi.org/t/629385/ma900-review-the-hd598-killer

post #26183 of 29491
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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?

Thanks in advance!

 

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


The Sony MDR 7520 is very efficient and has a detachable cable.  Especially if you can get shorter cable to go with the stock one, it is a good choice for your needs.  While it may be more than your budget for the headphones, it will not require a portable amp.

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Hey guys, could someone please tell me what the differences are between the 

 

Ultrasone HFI 680

Ultrasone DJ1 Pro

Ultrasone DJ1 ( regular)

Ultrasone HFI 780

 

? Which one has the most bass?


Edited by shuman0101 - 3/17/13 at 6:33pm
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Hey guys wondering about which headphones might be a good purchase for me:

 

Background info: Im looking for a new set of headphones for mainly gaming(CSGO, BF3, etc...). I occasionaly listen to music but for the most part the audio source wont be that good, just regular mp3s. For the past couple of years ive been using HD555's which have been good. I havent had any complaints about lack of bass or anything like that. Now the left driver on my headphones is going out, i need to get a new pair. Also i just use a basic amp : http://www.amazon.com/Pyle-Pro-PHA40-4-Channel-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B003M8NVFS/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1363552914&sr=1-1&keywords=pyle+pro+pha+40

 

For a budget i would like to spend less than 200 dollars, im a bit frugal but am willing to spend money if it is a great improvement.

A couple headphones ive looked at would be:

 

Audio Technia AD700

Audio Technia AD900

AKG K 240 MK II

Sennheiser 518

 

All of these are in the 100-200 price range and im not sure which would be best for gaming and light music/videos. Also if you have any other suggestion for headphones in that price range id be fine looking into other brands and what not.

 

Thanks for any advice or input!

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Hey guys wondering about which headphones might be a good purchase for me:

 

Background info: Im looking for a new set of headphones for mainly gaming(CSGO, BF3, etc...). I occasionaly listen to music but for the most part the audio source wont be that good, just regular mp3s. For the past couple of years ive been using HD555's which have been good. I havent had any complaints about lack of bass or anything like that. Now the left driver on my headphones is going out, i need to get a new pair. Also i just use a basic amp : http://www.amazon.com/Pyle-Pro-PHA40-4-Channel-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B003M8NVFS/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1363552914&sr=1-1&keywords=pyle+pro+pha+40

 

For a budget i would like to spend less than 200 dollars, im a bit frugal but am willing to spend money if it is a great improvement.

A couple headphones ive looked at would be:

 

Audio Technia AD700

Audio Technia AD900

AKG K 240 MK II

Sennheiser 518

 

All of these are in the 100-200 price range and im not sure which would be best for gaming and light music/videos. Also if you have any other suggestion for headphones in that price range id be fine looking into other brands and what not.

 

Thanks for any advice or input!

MA900 is another to look at 

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i'm looking for new headphones. i've had hearing issues and tinitus since i was very young and wear hearing aids to compensate.  i use phones 3 or 4  hours a day at home primarily for movies, and concerts on paladia- mostly rock and pop.


 i curently use these phones plugged into a denon 1613 without a headphone amp:
allesandro ms1- with hd414 and g-cush pads. they seem too bright and have too little bass for me. also the cord is driving me crazy. i use these everyday and i may mod the cord if i can't come up with something that sounds better.
shure hd555- these have the popular mods but too little bass and seem lifeless.
jvc ha-rx700- these sound similar to the hd555 to me.
sennheiser rs120- too bright and have almost no bass to my ears.
i have had: koss tbse, ATH-AD700.

i'm hoping to find open phones with a wide soundstage, are very comfortable and have a single side cord, deep bass, sparkling highs and cost less than $150.

thanks to all the folks on headfi- i'm on here everyday and though i'm not qualified to post very often, i appreciate all the reviews and discussions.


 


I'm not sure how much some one who is not a medical audio professional can help or fully understand your situation as it pertains to sound and sound through headphones.

 

However, I don't think that what you are looking for can be had for anyone at $150 new, absent a clearance sale.  Above that price, these things start of happen with the AD900, one of which is currently offered at Amazon in the used category as just within your budget.

post #26188 of 29491
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Originally Posted by iDan1 View Post

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?


KRK KNS 8400 (assuming your phone can push what an iPhone 4 can).


Edited by KG Jag - 3/17/13 at 7:33pm
post #26189 of 29491
Do you use the hearing aid with the headphones? Seems like it would kill the sound and might be part of your issue with what you've tried. If you do, then you may want to get a decent amp so you can make it loud enough to be right without the aids
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Originally Posted by conroy View Post

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.


You are on the right track.  At 38 Ohms and a sensitivity rating of 100 dB/mW, the 900X should be efficient enough to be driven by most anything without an amp.

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