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post #26731 of 29490
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If you can go $20 higher, a used Etymotic ER-4P is the best possible isolation available and sounds excellent. Great customer service too.
If you absolutely cant go above $180, VSonic GR07
is your best bet.
Thanks for the recommendation but I'm looking for over the head headphones
post #26732 of 29490

Hi guys, total noob here,need some advice. My first real headphones were the SONY MDR V-6's, I snagged em for $60 on amazon a couple of years back. I recently modded the earpads with the beyerdynamic velour pads. They are much more comfortable and I don't have to deal with the degrading pleather anymore. I'm currently saving up to buy the next tier of headphones, and the V-MODA m100's really caught my fancy. From the build quality, to the customization, to the crowdsourced signature, I really am thinking about getting these. However some people have said that I may not like them as much since I'm coming from pretty flat sounding headphones. 

 

I live in NYC and I take the train almost daily, so I would prefer a closed pair, over ear (for passive isolation and comfort), and portability. With my MDR V-6's I just stuff the coiled cable in my pocket and dangle a bit out for adjusting. I also use the headphones for Skype and gaming at home.

 

I listen mainly to rock and nu metal, with electro and DNB included.

 

Should I just buy the m100's or go for something else?

post #26733 of 29490
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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.

I found after about 3-4 hours use of on-ear headphones are not comfort, so i would like over-ear so i can listen to them for like 8 hours. I tried the momentum but found there a bit bass heavy. Okay thanks for the suggestions, i read a lot of views on it and found they are very good if they fit properly but usually they dont.  Have you tried any of the others on the list that i can narrow down?

 

Does anyone else use any of those headphones? how good is the isolation, is it good enough for buses? 

post #26734 of 29490
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I found after about 3-4 hours use of on-ear headphones are not comfort, so i would like over-ear so i can listen to them for like 8 hours. I tried the momentum but found there a bit bass heavy. Okay thanks for the suggestions, i read a lot of views on it and found they are very good if they fit properly but usually they dont.  Have you tried any of the others on the list that i can narrow down?

 

Does anyone else use any of those headphones? how good is the isolation, is it good enough for buses? 

For over-ear portables, try MDR-1R. They are very very comfortable and provide decent isolation. There also is a NC version, but it's expensive.

 

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Originally Posted by 007E View Post

Wrote Something pages back but never got a response.

I'm looking for some decent headphones that are bassy (coming from xb500) but also have clean crisp highs. These will usually be driven off a PC/laptop or my Nexus 4 phone. I want them to be portable enough to wear to the airport and on a flight and not look ridiculous. My budget is under $180 shipped with tax.

Please help as I'm ready to buy today.

Thank you

Try ATH-M50. Etymotic IEMs is not bassy at all.

post #26735 of 29490
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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post

For over-ear portables, try MDR-1R. They are very very comfortable and provide decent isolation. There also is a NC version, but it's expensive.

 

Try ATH-M50. Etymotic IEMs is not bassy at all.

 

I have tried the MDR 1R and yes i agree, one of the most comfortable pair of headphones i tried. Although i disagree about the isolation part, i found i heard the people talking heaps over the top of the music i was listening too. I agree the NC was too expensive.

post #26736 of 29490
Hiyaa guys.... So I got good ol' disease called upgrade-itish biggrin.gif

My friend who lived in German said he could help me buy a headphone from amazon.de. As high as Euro compared to my country currency is, amazon price still lower than my country pricing.

So, here are my choices:
AKG K550, Senn HD598, Philips L1.
My price bracket is 200 Euro max (not that much, I know).

From what I read here, both K550 and HD598 had brighter sound, while L1 is more dark sounding. What shall I go for? Is it better to save up more for Philips X1 (the lowest price is about 240 Euro)? This review by Headfonia said X1 got similar sound to HD650(which I definitely can't afford, both for monetary issue and safety issue -- as in wife-to-be).

My current headphone is Goldring DR150, which I have told, has similar characteristic with Senn HD650. I said similar, as in dark sounding headphone with nice low-end. I like my DR150, the dark sound is very nice, it tamed those mainstream recording. Yes, I listen to mainstream record, thank you very much.
My music is very wide-spread: from classical to EDM, from jazz to metal, pop to traditional music, you named it. As long I like it, I listen to it, no matter the genre. So I guess I need wide bandwith headphone.

Advice me please? Thank you for your helps biggrin.gif

ps: my current DAC/AMP is FiiO E10, but planning to upgrade to Aune T1 DAC/AMP, so I guess amplifier is not an issue?
ps 2: no beyer please, I can't stand the treble and scoped mid's, I love vocals on my music.
post #26737 of 29490

The 598s are known to be some of the best sounding headphones for vocals out there. I'd suggest trying to read some of the appreciation thread for them, they're absolutely adored for vocals, and they are known to handle almost any genre you throw at it. They are known to have a very strong sound stage, and many say they are laid back, just not as much as the 650s (so they have a little more treble.) Also really comfortable. They are open back, so they leak everything.

 

Note: I have not owned the 598, I'm just repeating what a ton of people have said about them on the appreciation thread, so I'm taking their words for it.

 

edit: But they are not known to be bassy, so if that's important, they may not be the best choice.

 

edit2: Also, you won't really need much more than the E10s, those would work great with the 598s.


Edited by daleb - 3/30/13 at 9:15pm
post #26738 of 29490
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Originally Posted by jipan View Post

Hiyaa guys.... So I got good ol' disease called upgrade-itish biggrin.gif

My friend who lived in German said he could help me buy a headphone from amazon.de. As high as Euro compared to my country currency is, amazon price still lower than my country pricing.

So, here are my choices:
AKG K550, Senn HD598, Philips L1.
My price bracket is 200 Euro max (not that much, I know).

From what I read here, both K550 and HD598 had brighter sound, while L1 is more dark sounding. What shall I go for? Is it better to save up more for Philips X1 (the lowest price is about 240 Euro)? This review by Headfonia said X1 got similar sound to HD650(which I definitely can't afford, both for monetary issue and safety issue -- as in wife-to-be).

My current headphone is Goldring DR150, which I have told, has similar characteristic with Senn HD650. I said similar, as in dark sounding headphone with nice low-end. I like my DR150, the dark sound is very nice, it tamed those mainstream recording. Yes, I listen to mainstream record, thank you very much.
My music is very wide-spread: from classical to EDM, from jazz to metal, pop to traditional music, you named it. As long I like it, I listen to it, no matter the genre. So I guess I need wide bandwith headphone.

Advice me please? Thank you for your helps biggrin.gif

ps: my current DAC/AMP is FiiO E10, but planning to upgrade to Aune T1 DAC/AMP, so I guess amplifier is not an issue?
ps 2: no beyer please, I can't stand the treble and scoped mid's, I love vocals on my music.


Based on what I have read about the Goldring, I would be very tempted to wait until I had enough money saved to jump to the HD 600.  I'm not sure that the cans you have listed are enough of a step up from what you have in relation to the money you will have to spend.

post #26739 of 29490
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Originally Posted by daleb View Post

 

The 598s are known to be some of the best sounding headphones for vocals out there.

...

Note: I have not owned the 598, I'm just repeating what a ton of people have said about them on the appreciation thread, so I'm taking their words for it.

According to head-fi appreciation threads there are only about 1,493 best sounding headphones out there.

post #26740 of 29490
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Originally Posted by anetode View Post

According to head-fi appreciation threads there are only about 1,493 best sounding headphones out there.


Hey, if we don't trust each other at least some in our headphone descriptions, we'd never get our headphones bought. Heck, that's probably why I haven't made my final decision yet XD

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Hey all, I've had my CALs for about a year now and I love them, but I want to upgrade. Looking to spend about $200.

 

I really enjoy the sound style of the CALs, but I think it's time for something a little more balanced. However, I've heard the ATH-M50s and those are too neutral for my tastes. My source is my sansa clip + as well as my desktop and laptop (realtek hd audio, onboard chip).

 

I've searched before on what is a good upgrade from the CALs, but couldn't really find a straight answer. I just want the upgrade to be substantial enough to warrant spending the money. Thanks

post #26742 of 29490
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Originally Posted by njunk View Post

Hey all, I've had my CALs for about a year now and I love them, but I want to upgrade. Looking to spend about $200.

 

I really enjoy the sound style of the CALs, but I think it's time for something a little more balanced. However, I've heard the ATH-M50s and those are too neutral for my tastes. My source is my sansa clip + as well as my desktop and laptop (realtek hd audio, onboard chip).

 

I've searched before on what is a good upgrade from the CALs, but couldn't really find a straight answer. I just want the upgrade to be substantial enough to warrant spending the money. Thanks

I don't know about you, but to me the M50s felt like they had really recessed mids. I didn't like them that much at all...

post #26743 of 29490
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Originally Posted by daleb View Post

I don't know about you, but to me the M50s felt like they had really recessed mids. I didn't like them that much at all...
I found the mids to be recessed too. But I guess some people prefer V shaped sig.
post #26744 of 29490
Double post
Edited by kimvictor - 3/31/13 at 12:39am
post #26745 of 29490
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Originally Posted by njunk View Post

Hey all, I've had my CALs for about a year now and I love them, but I want to upgrade. Looking to spend about $200.

 

I really enjoy the sound style of the CALs, but I think it's time for something a little more balanced. However, I've heard the ATH-M50s and those are too neutral for my tastes. My source is my sansa clip + as well as my desktop and laptop (realtek hd audio, onboard chip).

 

I've searched before on what is a good upgrade from the CALs, but couldn't really find a straight answer. I just want the upgrade to be substantial enough to warrant spending the money. Thanks


Yes, there are upgrades within your budget--and a good deal more if you are OK with open cans and/or have an amp.

 

The M50's are far from neutral, so I ask the following with some hesitation:  What sound signature that you are seeking?

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