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post #26536 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Christoi View Post

Hello! I've been lurking on these forums from time to time, but I've finally decided to make an account to ask about what to get... 
 
I'm looking for an over-ear, open pair of headphones around €150-200. I've currently got a Sennheiser HD 380, but I'm looking for something with a wider soundstage, better bass (which seemed to be a bit lacking with the 380) and a bit better trebles especially with higher volumes.
 
It'll be primarily used when I'm on my PC so noise cancellation nor leakage is an issue, I'll probably continue to use my HD 380 when I'm on the go. I'm currently running an Asus Xonar dgx which I'll probably keep for the time being,  so I may be a bit limited in terms of choices there.
 
I do listen to various genres (which changes quite a bit) so I can't really specify it too much, but I listen mainly to electronic (varied,  electro, glitch-hop, downtempo, etc), some trip/hip-hop (eg: Njabes) and orchestral stuff (eg:Joe Hisaishi). Also, it'll be just for music,  most likely 320kbps mp3's where possible. 
 
I've been looking at the Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro (250ohm), which seems like a good choice as I can get it for €150 off Amazon de. Not exactly open from what I hear, but for the price if seems like a pretty nice deal. One problem is that my dgx may struggle to power it, but would that really be a large issue? More importantly however,  are there better units that you would recommend for the price?
 
Lastly, I know this is a very subjective question, but do you think the difference in sound will be large between a new pair in that price range and my existing HD 380? As a high school student it's a rather significant chunk of money to spend, so I'm admittedly a bit worried if it'll be worth it. 
 
Anyways, thanks in advance! I'm rather excited to try something new out, as I'm still rather be to the world of headphones and such. 

Well I've heard a ton a great things about the MDR ma900s, but I've also heard that the dt990s have a lot of bass so they should be fine. Only problem is that they (might) have piercing highs which could cause massive ear fatigue, or Ben hearing loss (high volumes).

If your willing to go closed, maybe the ATH A900x. They have a great soundstage for closed cans and a nice amount of bass.

I have neither, but I've done months of endless research.

Hope it helps!
post #26537 of 29490

I have a friend at work asking about a recommendation and I want to get all of your feedback before I recommend anything to her.

  • Budget of $100. Could spend a little more if there's something significantly awesome out there that will work for her.
  • Plans to use them at work and at home. All indoors.
  • She's shy about her sound leaking out, so they should be closed cans.
  • Listens to rock, alternative, and a fair amount of female vocalists. Usually listens to low quality source material like Pandora.
  • Connects directly to an iMac or portable iDevices. Will not be using an amp, so it should be fairly efficient.
  • She doesn't know the signature she's looking for and physical comfort is key. Says she generally feels her head pounding after a couple hours of listening with some other cans she has (will identify the current model soon), so you'll probably want to recommend something with light clamping force.

 

Have at it.


Edited by roguegeek - 3/26/13 at 5:27pm
post #26538 of 29490

Hi,

I'm looking for headphones I can use for mixing/mastering music. Right now, I'm only using MEElectronics M9 IEMs, but it's hard to distinctly hear the instruments/vocals and their sound characteristics (no suprise there for such cheap buds). So I'm looking for an upgrade.

 

My budget is less than $40, so I know I can't get much, but I want the best possible. The most important features I need are clarity and instrument separation. Ideally, a more neutral sound would be preferred but really, I don't care what the sound signature is as long as I can hear all the frequencies and sounds clearly and distinctly.

 

I've read around the forums and found that the Panasonic HTF600 and the Sennheiser HD428 are in my price range. However, people say they aren't that clear and hi-fi.

 

What do you guys reccomend?


Edited by Edgeofmyseat - 3/26/13 at 8:18pm
post #26539 of 29490
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post

I have a friend at work asking about a recommendation and I want to get all of your feedback before I recommend anything to her.

  • Budget of $100. Could spend a little more if there's something significantly awesome out there that will work for her.
  • Plans to use them at work and at home. All indoors.
  • She's shy about her sound leaking out, so they should be closed cans.
  • Listens to rock, alternative, and a fair amount of female vocalists. Usually listens to low quality source material like Pandora.
  • Connects directly to an iMac or portable iDevices. Will not be using an amp, so it should be fairly efficient.
  • She doesn't know the signature she's looking for and physical comfort is key. Says she generally feels her head pounding after a couple hours of listening with some other cans she has (will identify the current model soon), so you'll probably want to recommend something with light clamping force.

 

Have at it.

mdr-v6/ath-m50

post #26540 of 29490
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post

I have a friend at work asking about a recommendation and I want to get all of your feedback before I recommend anything to her.
  • Budget of $100. Could spend a little more if there's something significantly awesome out there that will work for her.
  • Plans to use them at work and at home. All indoors.
  • She's shy about her sound leaking out, so they should be closed cans.
  • Listens to rock, alternative, and a fair amount of female vocalists. Usually listens to low quality source material like Pandora.
  • Connects directly to an iMac or portable iDevices. Will not be using an amp, so it should be fairly efficient.
  • She doesn't know the signature she's looking for and physical comfort is key. Says she generally feels her head pounding after a couple hours of listening with some other cans she has (will identify the current model soon), so you'll probably want to recommend something with light clamping force.

Have at it.
The Citiscape uptowns or mdr 7506/v6
post #26541 of 29490

Hello,

 

I've been thinking about getting some decent headphones for a while but as soon as I began my research, I was bombarded by different possibilities. What I am trying to look for are headphones that are fairly neutral but bright highs. I really enjoy listening to vocals and acoustic guitars, with the occasional rock/dubstep/pop. I'm trying to stay within the $100-200 price range which is kind of inflexible.

 

The 4 headphones I listed in the title are the ones I have gathered from my research and if I am not mistaken, they are probably the best headphones under $200. I'm looking for some help in distinguishing them. I know the M50s are known for being uncomfortable and bass heavy, while the DT770s are much more comfortable. The 780s and 840s probably have better highs with a subdued bass.

 

To clear up any questions, I prefer isolation and over-ear headphones. These will be primarily used at home, so portability is not an issue. Thanks!

post #26542 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Viperr View Post

Hello,

 

I've been thinking about getting some decent headphones for a while but as soon as I began my research, I was bombarded by different possibilities. What I am trying to look for are headphones that are fairly neutral but bright highs. I really enjoy listening to vocals and acoustic guitars, with the occasional rock/dubstep/pop. I'm trying to stay within the $100-200 price range which is kind of inflexible.

 

The 4 headphones I listed in the title are the ones I have gathered from my research and if I am not mistaken, they are probably the best headphones under $200. I'm looking for some help in distinguishing them. I know the M50s are known for being uncomfortable and bass heavy, while the DT770s are much more comfortable. The 780s and 840s probably have better highs with a subdued bass.

 

To clear up any questions, I prefer isolation and over-ear headphones. These will be primarily used at home, so portability is not an issue. Thanks!

did I just hear bright highs and fairly neutral? The mdr-v6 is said to have bright (or sparkling) highs :D Fits the description. 

 

You might be talking about the older M50's. Those were the bass cans. The new one still has plenty bass, but people say it has nice extension, so I'm not sure if that's the same. I think it doesn't stay on your head when you tilt your head back n forth. Otherwise, I haven't heard comfort complaints. 

 

The other 2 I can't say, though the dt770 needs an amp I think. 

post #26543 of 29490

Alright guys, Im in the market for my next, unfortunately entry level pair of headphones.

 

The basic rundown of what Im looking for is something for me to use while Im gaming on my laptop, but also a headphone to be used with my more treble heavy music like Guns N' Roses and Metallica. Ive already looked in the Audio Technica ATH-AD700, as Ive read so much about its enormous soundstage for such a low price, and that it is perfect for gaming. But Ive also read that they arent to great with studio recorded music. Only other thing Ive looked at was the AKG K240 MKII, to which Ive seen varried reviews about its sound quality, but none of its gaming ability.

 

Top end of my budget will have to rest at $150, though something I can get in the area of $100 would probably be better. 

 

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

post #26544 of 29490
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Originally Posted by MrViolin View Post

did I just hear bright highs and fairly neutral? The mdr-v6 is said to have bright (or sparkling) highs biggrin.gif Fits the description. 

You might be talking about the older M50's. Those were the bass cans. The new one still has plenty bass, but people say it has nice extension, so I'm not sure if that's the same. I think it doesn't stay on your head when you tilt your head back n forth. Otherwise, I haven't heard comfort complaints. 

The other 2 I can't say, though the dt770 needs an amp I think. 

The mdr v6s are pretty good, but sound...not so great with vocals or acoustics.

have you thought of open cans? they're great for natural sounds. Mdr ma900 should be considered but if your just staying closed, get:
DT770 pro 80
ath a900x
maybe ue6000


Hope This Helps!
post #26545 of 29490

I already posted a thread about this, but it's more fitting here:

 

I'm looking for a mid-to-high end bluetooth open designed headphone with a built in mic.  I want it new.  It is for connecting to my PC, PS3, PS Vita, future Smart TVs that support bluetooth pairing, and future game systems I'll get like the PS4.  I'm not too versed with acoustics and sound waves and what not, but I know open designed headphones can give a "deeper" experience.  That's about all I know of sound design/engineering.  So I'm hoping someone can show me the right headphones to choose from that will benefit me.  I say the number one factor in what headphone I want to get is wireless bluetooth and it's best quality.  Then would be actual sound quality.  Then would be nice features like an optional audio cord to say connect to my 3DS.

 

I hope someone helps!
 

post #26546 of 29490

(accidental post, ignore)


Edited by Viperr - 3/26/13 at 10:05pm
post #26547 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post


The mdr v6s are pretty good, but sound...not so great with vocals or acoustics.

have you thought of open cans? they're great for natural sounds. Mdr ma900 should be considered but if your just staying closed, get:
DT770 pro 80
ath a900x
maybe ue6000


Hope This Helps!

Which open cans would you recommend? I'll be using these at home either way, so isolation isn't really necessary. I just prefer to be in my own little world, if you wanna think of it that way haha. Either way, I am planning on heading to guitar center tomorrow to try out a few headphones including the DT770 80s and M50s. I'll also check out some open cans if there are any.

post #26548 of 29490

Ah, my bad then. Thanks trunks!

 

An open neutral can would be the ma900. K70x series from AKG, but they're bass light. Just enough. 

post #26549 of 29490

How would you guys compare the DT770 to the ATH-900X? From what I'm seeing, the the DT700s have more bass, while the bass on the 900X is more neutral in exchange for its brighter highs.


Edited by Viperr - 3/26/13 at 11:05pm
post #26550 of 29490

I currently have the V-MODA M100s, and I really love the way they sound. However, I would prefer something with larger ear-cups and therefore a higher comfort factor. It seems like the Sony MDR-1Rs might work, and maybe the Mad Dogs. Does anyone have thoughts about that and/or suggestions on some cans that would sound similar to the M100s?

 

Portability is a consideration (which the M100s kick A at), but isn't a deal breaker.

 
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