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post #26926 of 29491

And i think i have learned my lesson with closed cans as far as price for performance.

post #26927 of 29491

Ok guys...browsong for months and im still stuck...Im from UK.

 

im looking for a set of cans that do the following at its given best...

 

Music...Movies...gaming.....I know its a lot but I have came up with  a  few if you could help...  btw most of my music/movies will be on a tablet....gaming on PC..

 

Beyerdynamic DT990 PRO

AKG 701

 

ATH-AD900X

 

 

I have never owned a high quality pair of headphones so I have no clue how they will sound.....I just travel a lot now and I am looking for a good set....Are any of the above beneficial to me?Would I need an portable amp for travel tablet use?

 

Is there any other you guys can suggest?

 

BTW...The look of the headphones are kinda important (lol)  ie...im like the look of the AKG/900x....the look kinda modern grill etc.....not really into large clumpy looking cans....as stated I travel a  bit therefore wear them a lot on planes/trains and automobles redface.gif

post #26928 of 29491

I'm back! Anyway, I read over the Grado's, but my only problem is that I've heard that they wouldn't be the best for classical, and would I be able to use them for guitar? They seem to have pretty low impedance and I've heard about the 1/8 rule of thumb, and I really have no idea as to what my guitar amp's impedance is, and I'd also like them to work with a desktop and put out pretty loud sound, so I'm hesitant to get the Grado's because they have low impedance. I'm not going to pretend to know anything about impedance though, it truthfully confuses the **** out of me, but I know that cans would sound best with the 1/8 rule, so the 32 ohm impedance of the sr80i seems low. I'm kind of leaning toward the Senns right now, so can anyone give me a review of them? 
 


Edited by GuitarOverlord - 4/5/13 at 1:55pm
post #26929 of 29491

BeyerDynamics are generally not super portable, though I'm not familiar with that mode.

AKG Q701 will sound great, but are REALLY not portable. They are also open and so will leak a ton of sound and let a ton of sound in, which is a consideration if you want to sue them in a public setting.
 
I think you will have the same issue with the ATH-AD900x…but I'm not sure.
 
The Beyers are going to be closed and super comfy. Also good isolation
 
post #26930 of 29491
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I'm back! Anyway, I read over the Grado's, but my only problem is that I've heard that they wouldn't be the best for classical, and would I be able to use them for guitar? They seem to have pretty low impedance and I've heard about the 1/8 rule of thumb, and I really have no idea as to what my guitar amp's impedance is, and I'd also like them to work with a desktop and put out pretty loud sound, so I'm hesitant to get the Grado's because they have low impedance. I'm not going to pretend to know anything about impedance though, it truthfully confuses the **** out of me, but I know that cans would sound best with the 1/8 rule, so the 32 ohm impedance of the sr80i seems low. I'm kind of leaning toward the Senns right now, so can anyone give me a review of them? 
 


On one hand, you need a lower Ohm rating and high sensitivity rating to play loud directly out of your computer.  On the other hand you're concerned about your guitar amp syncing with with low impedance cans.  Not sure if you can reconcile the two.  What you need to do is find out the "headphone out" specs on your amp and post over in the sound science section of the forum.


Edited by KG Jag - 4/5/13 at 2:13pm
post #26931 of 29491
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Loved the sound signature of the M-Audio Q40s (I am a bit of a basshead haha!) but the comfort was pretty bad. I'm fussy when it comes to headphones as I wear glasses and have a larger than average head/ears. I swapped the Q40 pads to the Beyerdynamic velour ones, but the Q40s unfortunately hurt my jaw like mad, even after I'd stretched them. Is there anything with a similar sort of sound signature that are more comfortable that isn't the DT770 Pro?

The comfort of the DT770 Pros was amazing as the earcups actually fit around my ear, but the sound was too recessed for my liking.

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Loved the sound signature of the M-Audio Q40s (I am a bit of a basshead haha!) but the comfort was pretty bad. I'm fussy when it comes to headphones as I wear glasses and have a larger than average head/ears. I swapped the Q40 pads to the Beyerdynamic velour ones, but the Q40s unfortunately hurt my jaw like mad, even after I'd stretched them. Is there anything with a similar sort of sound signature that are more comfortable that isn't the DT770 Pro?

The comfort of the DT770 Pros was amazing as the earcups actually fit around my ear, but the sound was too recessed for my liking.

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Maybe the Ultrasone Pro 900, but that's probably outside your budget.

 

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.

post #26933 of 29491

I'd very much like to be pointed to some that are considered as comfortable by the majority.

post #26934 of 29491
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I'd very much like to be pointed to some that are considered as comfortable by the majority.


I'm far from a basshead, so others will have to assist you beyond the DT 770 and Pro 900.

post #26935 of 29491
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I'd very much like to be pointed to some that are considered as comfortable by the majority.

The ath ws99 are getting some great reviews. There's a thread about them.
post #26936 of 29491
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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


Woops. nonetheless a full sized closed option would be an option for me, so opinions are appreciated.

post #26937 of 29491
Hey gang,

I'm ready to pull the trigger on some midrange headphones strictly for home listening. I saw that Beyerdynamic is having a sale via their website today, and after a lot of reading I almost pulled the trigger on the T70p for $520 shipped. But then I realized that they are often cheaper on Amazon, and these may be brighter than what I'd like.

My requirements are rather simple:

1) Closed back, over the ear. I need isolation from a noisy AC unit in the summer.
2) Rich midrange, I'm not a bass fanatic, and don't like fatiguing or bright treble.
3) $300-$600. Could go a tad higher if something is on sale and/or extraordinary value.
4) Prefer new, not used.
5). Must be very comfortable for 2+ hour listening sessions. Currently using a 15-year old pair of JVC HA-D810, and my ears are sore after 30 minutes.

Initially, I'd probably be using these via my iPad to FLACs via SqueezePad app. Eventually, I see myself stepping up to an appropriate headphone amp.

Thanks for any feedback!
Edited by SamS - 4/5/13 at 6:49pm
post #26938 of 29491
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I'm ready to pull the trigger...

Mad Dogs, Paradoxes, or any other T50RP mod variant.

post #26939 of 29491
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Mad Dogs, Paradoxes, or any other T50RP mod variant.

Interesting suggestion. Not sure if I feel comfortable jumping right into all the modding possibilities at this point in time, was looking for a bit more plug-and-play with something respectable out of the box, and see where that takes me. But I will do some reading based on your suggestions, thank you.

What else ya'll got?
post #26940 of 29491
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None of these cans, except the Grado is within your budget.  The Grado SR line is more about "wall of sound" than detail and sound stage.  Many find the Grados to be uncomfortable, although I do not.  The only Grado that I can understand being call sibilant is the 325is.

I honestly don't care about new or used, and I've found plenty of used deals on all of these cans but the hd598, so I'll see. Found some K701's in my budget (I sold the Beyers) and I'll try 'em out. Thanks!

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