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The 225 is generally considered the sweet spot in the Grado SR line.  That line has the classic Grado house "wall of sound".  It's colored and forward.  There are many places on the web where you can read about it, but the best method is to put on a Grado SR line can and listen to rock or electric blues.

 

Do want a portable or desktop amp?  In any case stay away from bright amps with the DT 880.

 

The 600 Ohm version is a step better than the 250 Ohm, but also a step harder to drive.  Concerning the 600 Ohm version see:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/634201/battle-of-the-flagships-57-headphones-compared-update-hifiman-he-400-added-12-24-12#user_DT880

Since most (if not all) of my listening would be at home, a portable amp would likely not be needed... I did a tiny bit of research and stumbled upon the Objective2. (Open source is always cool) How well would that pair with the DT880s? (particularly the 600Ohm version)

 

The Grados sound like  fun 'phones, but for now at least, I'd prefer to keep to something which would be a bit better all around.


Have not heard the O2 paired with the DT 880 600 Ohm, but know that the O2 will drive them.

 

You might want to ask how they work together on the DT 880 appreciation thread:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/150152/the-dt880-appreciation-thread

post #26702 of 29491
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I would recommend the next headphone in the line the AD900 as they go for very cheap now. They're an improvement in all aspects of the AD700 especially the bass and they're also smaller and much lighter. You can also replace the pads of your AD700 or if you get the AD900 with the W5000 leather pads as it improves the bass trememdously. The only problems I have with the AD900 is that the drivers aren't angled so they touch your ear (It takes some use to forget it) and they're styling is very minimal, quite utilitarian actually

700

 

For the soundcard and DAC/Amp I would recommend using a Behringer UCA-202 or 222 interface control instead of a soundcard or DAC as theres a RCA analog output on it and it connects to the computer via usb. For the amp I would recommend getting one from audio-technica as they were designed to use with these headphones, any of them would be an excellent compliment to the headphones.

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http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/headphones/996daf096c12ea16/index.html

 

or

 

http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/headphones/e447e8b9e20fd636/index.html

 

And any specific amp recommendations?

 

and would the m50 be better?


The M50 has recessed mids.  The AD900 does everything better than the M50, especially sound stage, except the M50 has more bass.  The M50 is just a step away from being a basshead lite can.

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You should post that on the HE 500 appreciation thread to get the most and best answers.
Yeah, your right, I'll do that.thanks.
post #26704 of 29491

Hi Guys, 

 

I have problem deciding between two headphones for my first set of high quality cans:

 

DT990 : 250 ohm is my only option. I've read so many good things about these cans, high quality with good build and comfort ideal for watching movies. Im more leaning towards these phones...

 

HD558: These are also very good cans but considering the little price difference with dt990 i would rather buy the beyerdynamics...

 

AMP: I dont have any amp and would like to use headphones mostly with a vaio laptop for movies and music. Im also going to use it with other portable devices so I cant deal with the clutter and added cost and complexion of another device. but all in all i may get an amp in future but right now for foreseeable future its out of question. so basicly no AMP.

 

 

So which one should I get?  I have no experince with any of these and cant audition them before buying but I've read that portable devices can drive the dt990s albeit the volume may not be enough. as long as the problem is just the volume and not quality Im fine with dt990. But if no amp will result in dt990 sound worse than hd558 then i have no choice but to buy hd558.

 

 

Any help is highly appreciated.


Edited by firstwat - 3/30/13 at 3:00am
post #26705 of 29491

Hi guys I like quality,effects & clarity so much that Im sticking to my discman to play original CDs.

I am currently using seinnheiser PX 200,which I feel quality is pretty good for the price sold.

However, I am doubting PX200 sound quality and wonder if theres even better headphones not so bulky if possible...that plays CDs from discman very very well?

Reason Im thinking of a change is because I doubt I can hear all the mixture of voices that strong with PX200.

 

I am looking at clarity and bass and music clarity with great effects from solo and mixed voice.

 

I also play concert DVD on my laptop and I like using headphones instead of speakers.

Those are original DVDs from Japan.

 

So yeah guys,,,,any good suggestion? I am looking at hopefully below 200-400. Help please!!

 

Music type: Rap/Hip-hop/soft rock

Type of headphone: portable & sealed over the ear/closed

Head size: small

Usage: Portable discman/laptop

 

Not looking at IEM,amp or any vintage models.

 

Or do u guys think PX200 is good enough for both potability and music effects?

Its clarity is one of the best I have come across.

 

 

Thanks!!

post #26706 of 29491

v clear n closed....dt1350.

post #26707 of 29491

Hey,

 

I was wondering which of these headphones isolate outside noise (such as on buses or in crouds) the best?

 

Philips SHL5905BK/28 CitiScape Uptown

beyerdynamic  DT 770 pro

beyerdynamic T70

ultrasone pro 750

ultrasone Signature Pro

Ultrasone Signature DJ

beyerdynamic T90

Beyerdynamic T70p

Philips Fidelio L1

shure sr840

akg k550

Sennheiser Momentum

audio technica ath anc7

 

I want something like the Sony MDR 1R but isolates so i don't hear as much outside noise (the denon ah d-2000 also look similar to these although i haven't tried them so don't know if they isolate better then the Sony MDR 1R.) Also the noise cancelling version is too expensive.

 

Also i know this is the wrong section but i dont want to start a new thread just for a simple question.

Do on ear headphones isolate at all? i am guessing not.

for example the Grado SR-80 or the Audio technica ath esw9? 

post #26708 of 29491
I would like to buy a new pair of budget headphones, the highest price I think i could go would be £55.

I wear glasses, hence the comfort needs to be taken into consideration. I did have a pair of Bose AE2 that were a very comfortable fit as the ear pads were soft enogh to not press my glasses into my head.

The only other requirements would be:
as little noise leakage as possible (closed)
Over ear

Sound quality wise, i didnt actually think the bose ae2 was that good.
post #26709 of 29491
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Originally Posted by SpartanD63 View Post

Since most (if not all) of my listening would be at home, a portable amp would likely not be needed... I did a tiny bit of research and stumbled upon the Objective2. (Open source is always cool) How well would that pair with the DT880s? (particularly the 600Ohm version)


The Grados sound like  fun 'phones, but for now at least, I'd prefer to keep to something which would be a bit better all around.

Objective2 amp drives my DT880/600ohm to above 120 dB. My PEAK listening volume rarely goes above 105 dB (my average listening volume is at 80 dB-84dB). So that combo is loud enough for most. Their sound signature may be too revealing/unforgiving for some listener/albums though.
post #26710 of 29491
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Originally Posted by firstwat View Post

Hi Guys, 

 

I have problem deciding between two headphones for my first set of high quality cans:

 

DT990 : 250 ohm is my only option. I've read so many good things about these cans, high quality with good build and comfort ideal for watching movies. Im more leaning towards these phones...

 

HD558: These are also very good cans but considering the little price difference with dt990 i would rather buy the beyerdynamics...

 

AMP: I dont have any amp and would like to use headphones mostly with a vaio laptop for movies and music. Im also going to use it with other portable devices so I cant deal with the clutter and added cost and complexion of another device. but all in all i may get an amp in future but right now for foreseeable future its out of question. so basicly no AMP.

 

 

So which one should I get?  I have no experince with any of these and cant audition them before buying but I've read that portable devices can drive the dt990s albeit the volume may not be enough. as long as the problem is just the volume and not quality Im fine with dt990. But if no amp will result in dt990 sound worse than hd558 then i have no choice but to buy hd558.

 

 

Any help is highly appreciated.

No amp for 250 ohm? You will need an amp for DT990. DT990 will have better imaging, detail, and extension, when properly amped. Look into small amps from Fiio. They are very cheap and will drive DT990 to a fair level.

post #26711 of 29491
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Hey,

 

I was wondering which of these headphones isolate outside noise (such as on buses or in crouds) the best?

 

Philips SHL5905BK/28 CitiScape Uptown

beyerdynamic  DT 770 pro

beyerdynamic T70

ultrasone pro 750

ultrasone Signature Pro

Ultrasone Signature DJ

beyerdynamic T90

Beyerdynamic T70p

Philips Fidelio L1

shure sr840

akg k550

Sennheiser Momentum

audio technica ath anc7

 

I want something like the Sony MDR 1R but isolates so i don't hear as much outside noise (the denon ah d-2000 also look similar to these although i haven't tried them so don't know if they isolate better then the Sony MDR 1R.) Also the noise cancelling version is too expensive.

 

Also i know this is the wrong section but i dont want to start a new thread just for a simple question.

Do on ear headphones isolate at all? i am guessing not.

for example the Grado SR-80 or the Audio technica ath esw9? 

I would say try on-ear headphones like DT1350, Momentum, Amperior, and more. Drop K550 from the list too(they don't isolate much). Open back on ear like SR-80 will not, but others that I suggested like DT1350 and Amperior isolates almost as much as an IEM, which is very good.


Edited by kimvictor - 3/30/13 at 8:36am
post #26712 of 29491
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Originally Posted by konseki View Post

Hi guys I like quality,effects & clarity so much that Im sticking to my discman to play original CDs.

I am currently using seinnheiser PX 200,which I feel quality is pretty good for the price sold.

However, I am doubting PX200 sound quality and wonder if theres even better headphones not so bulky if possible...that plays CDs from discman very very well?

Reason Im thinking of a change is because I doubt I can hear all the mixture of voices that strong with PX200.

 

I am looking at clarity and bass and music clarity with great effects from solo and mixed voice.

 

I also play concert DVD on my laptop and I like using headphones instead of speakers.

Those are original DVDs from Japan.

 

So yeah guys,,,,any good suggestion? I am looking at hopefully below 200-400. Help please!!

 

Music type: Rap/Hip-hop/soft rock

Type of headphone: portable & sealed over the ear/closed

Head size: small

Usage: Portable discman/laptop

 

Not looking at IEM,amp or any vintage models.

 

Or do u guys think PX200 is good enough for both potability and music effects?

Its clarity is one of the best I have come across.

 

 

Thanks!!

 

You did not mention your budget and your current portable can goes for about $50.  If you can afford it, the usually about $200 Sennheiser HD25-1 II is another can worth considering.

 

You should know that this section is for full sized headphones only.  There is a recommendations thread in the portable headphones, IEM section of the forum:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/596233/buying-portable-or-in-ear-headphones-seeking-guidance-dont-start-a-new-thread-ask-for-advice-here

post #26713 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Stylis10 View Post

I would like to buy a new pair of budget headphones, the highest price I think i could go would be £55.

I wear glasses, hence the comfort needs to be taken into consideration. I did have a pair of Bose AE2 that were a very comfortable fit as the ear pads were soft enogh to not press my glasses into my head.

The only other requirements would be:
as little noise leakage as possible (closed)
Over ear

Sound quality wise, i didnt actually think the bose ae2 was that good.


Your budget is very low and I can't think of full sized can with decent sound that fits your requirements.  Once again I’ll mention that headphone comfort is a very individual thing.  We can point you to headphones that are generally considered to be comfortable and mention others that have garnered complaints for being uncomfortable.  However, the only way to know for sure is to wear them yourself for a time equivalent to your longest listening session.

 

Your best bet is probably a portable can.  This section is for full sized headphones only.  There is a recommendations thread in the portable headphones, IEM section of the forum:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/596233/buying-portable-or-in-ear-headphones-seeking-guidance-dont-start-a-new-thread-ask-for-advice-here

post #26714 of 29491
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Originally Posted by firstwat View Post

Hi Guys, 

 

I have problem deciding between two headphones for my first set of high quality cans:

 

DT990 : 250 ohm is my only option. I've read so many good things about these cans, high quality with good build and comfort ideal for watching movies. Im more leaning towards these phones...

 

HD558: These are also very good cans but considering the little price difference with dt990 i would rather buy the beyerdynamics...

 

AMP: I dont have any amp and would like to use headphones mostly with a vaio laptop for movies and music. Im also going to use it with other portable devices so I cant deal with the clutter and added cost and complexion of another device. but all in all i may get an amp in future but right now for foreseeable future its out of question. so basicly no AMP.

 

 

So which one should I get?  I have no experince with any of these and cant audition them before buying but I've read that portable devices can drive the dt990s albeit the volume may not be enough. as long as the problem is just the volume and not quality Im fine with dt990. But if no amp will result in dt990 sound worse than hd558 then i have no choice but to buy hd558.

 

 

Any help is highly appreciated.


Don't count on properly driving a 250 Ohm can if you only have on board sound from a laptop.


Edited by KG Jag - 3/30/13 at 10:29am
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Don't count on properly driving a 250 Ohm can if you only have on board sound from a laptop.

 

 

Thanks man, so HD558 then...?

 

Although I really really like the dt990 :(

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