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Originally Posted by MrViolin View Post

how much cash you got to burn. You still have the o2 and don't prefer to use it w/ the ad700?

 

AT just updated the line, so maybe the ad900x?

 

I can spend ~ $500 if I return the O2 (arrived with deformed case), or ~ $300 if I keep the O2.

 

I keep coming back to the AD700 because it sounds easy, laid back, and normal.  The Q701 sounds good but it not nearly as peaceful as the AD700. 

 

I have considered the HD 650 but it is very expensive at $500.  The AD900x interests me, but after reading this comparison between the AD900x and the MA900, I think that I would like the MA900 more.  (AD900x is $280, MA900 is $205)


What do you mean by "peaceful"?  The AD700 is a nice $100 can, but it does not hold a candle to the Q 701 in any area, except efficiency.  The AD700 is almost devoid of bass (and I am NOT a basshead of any stripe).  Compared to the Q701, which many don't like because it has too little bass, the Q701 is almost a basshead can, standing next to the AD-700.

 

My guess is that you just don't like the sound signature of the Q701--probably due to the way it pulls apart each musical voice.

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Oh if you have an amp, then yeah they are definately worth a shot, they were good off my E17 :)

 

The K240's benefit from an amp aswell. They get plenty loud without one, but they really open up with one. They sounded fantastic with my E17, but they sounded good out of my iPod too, although, that was really before I knew about HiFi sound, so who knows what my ears would think now. But they definately dont need a superb amp to drive them

Yeah, the Magni seems to be a solid amp. It really made a difference with my Mad Dogs and seems to have plenty of power.

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Don't know about the Magni specifically, but the K 240 scales up well with good and better amps.  This is somewhat unusual for a can in its price range.

I think the Magni is a very solid amp. I've done a little bit of research on the K 240 and K 240mkii and with the "old" K 240 selling for under $100 it is very tempting! Is it really worth it to get the mkii version or is the regular K 240 the steal that it seems to be?

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Ive asked this many times but ill try again.
Mdr ma900 vs hd598
How do they do with rock, r&b and pop?
Amped by e07k or e11 from an ipod touch
Home and games.

Bump.
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Bump.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/629385/ma900-review-the-hd598-killer/15

 

senn's tend to have a polite sig. Sony's have been very unpredictable. 

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iHome iB40B or Sennheiser HD 419? I listen to electronic music more than other types of music.

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I think the Magni is a very solid amp. I've done a little bit of research on the K 240 and K 240mkii and with the "old" K 240 selling for under $100 it is very tempting! Is it really worth it to get the mkii version or is the regular K 240 the steal that it seems to be?

Based on the research I did in choosing between them, there is very little difference.  The MK II does come with a second set of ear pads and they are velvet.

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Hey guys, what are better headphones for jazz and vocals - HE 500 or LCD 2's? Or are there any other cans that excel in this area?
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Currently using Audinst HUD MX1 + AKG Q701. Can't decide whether to invest into HE-400, HD600\650 or something else. My Q701s are a bit bass shy and a tad bit bright so I was hoping HE-400 would fix that but looks like many people consider HE-400 harsh, sibiliant, and tizzy which is not a good trait for a 400$ pair of headphones. HD650 seem like something I'd enjoy but by the looks of it they are pretty poorly built and I'd probably need to shell out some extra dough for an amp as well. Any advice? Thanks.

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Hey guys, what are better headphones for jazz and vocals - HE 500 or LCD 2's? Or are there any other cans that excel in this area?


HE 500--they are more balanced and excellent for vocals.  They are also less money.

 

For information on other cans at or near the top of their line, check out:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/634201/battle-of-the-flagships-57-headphones-compared-update-hifiman-he-400-added-12-24-12

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Currently using Audinst HUD MX1 + AKG Q701. Can't decide whether to invest into HE-400, HD600\650 or something else. My Q701s are a bit bass shy and a tad bit bright so I was hoping HE-400 would fix that but looks like many people consider HE-400 harsh, sibiliant, and tizzy which is not a good trait for a 400$ pair of headphones. HD650 seem like something I'd enjoy but by the looks of it they are pretty poorly built and I'd probably need to shell out some extra dough for an amp as well. Any advice? Thanks.


I don't find those things to be true of either the HE-400 or HD 600/650.  For any of them you will need an amp to get the best (or perhaps anything)from them.

 

The HE 400 is not sibilant or even particularly bright to my ears.  It's mids are a bit colored.  Remember there are at least two versions (one revision) of this can.

 

Reasonable people in search of good sound in this price range can find good reasons to go with any of the three.  This discusses all three cans and might be helpful to you as well:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/634201/battle-of-the-flagships-57-headphones-compared-update-hifiman-he-400-added-12-24-12

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How does the AD900x compare to the AD900? Looking for great sense of clarity, details and not too bright headphone under $300 that can best drive with any FiiO portable amp other than E12 xD a so-so midrange head and right amount of bass is best. Can be anything, closed or open xD

 

thanks!

Billson :D

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Why exactly do you need a second pair of headphones so similar to the DT770's? Are you not satisfied with its bass?

HFI-580.

Oh I'm VERY happy with them, that's why I want to hear and see more! smily_headphones1.gif I would simply like to have a second pair in a bit, and thought that it might be nice to try something else that might also work for my preferences, so I have more options. I like bass, yes, but a second pair doesn't have to be as heavy on bass, as long as its not disappointing in that area.
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hd 25 1-ii about a few dollars more since it's about $195. The hd25 is $200.

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Honestly, I think the DT770 is pretty bass heavy, and one of the better bass heavy(er) portables out there. I think as a compliment to the DT770, you might enjoy a brighter pair like the A700's, or K167. The A700 does rock great IMO for a closed can, and has a great soundstage. The K167 sounds a bit more closed in, and can sometimes sound a bit congested with really complex music, but in general, sounds great. I departed with the 770 80 ohm, and A700, so I could keep the K167. Their portability is great as well.
I really enjoy my Q701's, but they really need an amp to sound good, so for you, I wouldn't recommend them. They sound good with no amp, but reading the forums, you will slowly suffer from Upgraditus as you read about people powering them with the $450 Lyr, and seeing yourself become more eager to try them with said amp.

The K240 MKii can be had for <$120 new on amazon. These have a fantastic sound, and are very forgiving of bad recordings. They are comfortable with stock pleather, I never tried the AKG velours. However, I did try the Beyer velours, and they increased the bass a bit too much for my liking, but you might like it of you feel they are bass light. They do highs pretty well, and have a nice soundstage, not to forward, but not as expansive as the Q701. These could DEFINATELY be a good fit for you, especially to compliment your Mad Dogs smily_headphones1.gif

Thank you! I'll definitely look into these!
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


HE 500--they are more balanced and excellent for vocals.  They are also less money.

For information on other cans at or near the top of their line, check out:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/634201/battle-of-the-flagships-57-headphones-compared-update-hifiman-he-400-added-12-24-12

Yeah I've read that. I recently bought the HE 400'S and while I love the bass, there is something seriously wrong with its treble. What's the bass like on the HE 500's compared to the 400's?
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Based on the research I did in choosing between them, there is very little difference.  The MK II does come with a second set of ear pads and they are velvet.

If the two are essentially the same, I wonder if the extra set of pads and cable is worth the extra $70? How comfortable are the velour pads to the pleather and if I get the non mkII can I change the pads out if I find them uncomfortable?

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How does the AD900x compare to the AD900? Looking for great sense of clarity, details and not too bright headphone under $300 that can best drive with any FiiO portable amp other than E12 xD a so-so midrange head and right amount of bass is best. Can be anything, closed or open xD

 

thanks!

Billson :D


I was looking for the same thing recently, here's a review I found on another forum:

 

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AD900x vs AD900
The AD900x rectified all my past issues with the AD900. The new pads on these are significantly more plush and thicker. The drivers no longer sit or touch my ears. Also the felt material also improved. They are softer and not as rough as the past. Also the pads have more strength, they keep their puffiness. The AD900 pads would squish easily and the drivers would rest on my ears. Also the AD900x drivers are much more angled than before, which may help with the drivers not touching the ears. The AD900x also retain the AD900 treble and mids and that sweet sweet vocals. But there is immense improvement on the bass. The bass was always lively and tight on the AD900, but the AD900x just provides more of it. But it's still much softer compared to Monster bass headphones. I am very happy I purchased these AD900x. If you have never heard the Audio Technica signature sound or heard open air, I strongly suggest you hear for yourself before purchasing these. The amount of air, detail, fun and crisp sound is night and day compared to any closed headphones. If your experience with headphones are gaming headsets or Monster Beats or Bose, and you like that sound, you may not like the AD900x. But then your mind may also be blown away and fall in love with the magical sound of open air headphones.

AD900x remain a remarkably excellent sounding headphone and I challenge anyone to find a more comfortable pair of headphones. The 3D Wing can barely be felt on your head, but the clamp is just enough so the headphones don't move. The plush pads keep the pressure off your ears and the drivers touching your ears. These are simply the best headphones I've heard in my life so far.

 

http://forum.notebookreview.com/accessories/708449-audio-technica-ath-ad900x-review.html


Edited by musiclife - 3/25/13 at 6:06pm
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