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post #27106 of 29491
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Originally Posted by LockBR View Post

 

I thinked on DT990 to. Or a cheapest option like DT770 Pro.

 

So, what's the final word? DT990 for both options?

 

I'll probably get them here at Head.Fi, with another member. 

 

The DT990 is a good choice for music? (Hip-hop, dance, psy, instrumental, jazz) I know they are awesome for movies, but..

 

What you suggest if i buy one for each option?

 

@DemonFox or anyone could help this poor guy? tongue.gif

post #27107 of 29491
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Originally Posted by ChrisAfric View Post

Hello guys! I am just planning to buy a new pair of headphones and I'm using ATH M50 at the moment.

 

Below are my details:

 

- My budget is = $300 - $400

- I prefer OPEN and Over the Ear cans.

- I am going to use this basically for my PC most of the time.

- I have an Asus Xonar STX.

- I'll be using this for 50% gaming and 50% music.

- I prefer the type of headphones which is an "all around" type of cans as I listen to many genres of music. I am not really an audiophile but I really do notice the difference when I use my ATH M50 and other headphones. The sound that my M50 produces is really good or pleasant to my ears.

 

What I'm interested at the moment is Beyerdynamic DT880 and comparing it with Sennheisser HD598. Hope to hear more suggestion from you guys!

 

Thanks!


I don't know your sound card and will assume it does not have an amp feature.  If that is true, the HD 598 is your better choice, especially since gaming will be 50% of your use.  Even with the 598 you may have to pick up an amp to get the best from it.

 

The AD900 and AD900X are more efficient than the HD 598 and are worth a look/listen too.


Edited by KG Jag - 4/9/13 at 9:58am
post #27108 of 29491

What is your budget?

 

Up to $200

 

Are you OK with open cans (they leak sound)?

 

No, closed cans definitely

 

What equipment will be powering these cans?  Will you be using an amp?

 

my desktop using integrated sound from the motherboard. Might get an amp but I don't know very much about them.

 

What is the format of your music and other sounds you will putting into these cans?

 

320kbps MP3s and FLAC.

 

Describe the sound signature that you are seeking?

If you don't know your preferred sound signature (and even if you do), what genres of music do you plan to run through these cans?

 

I listen mostly to classic rock (Styx, Pink Floyd, Foreigner, et. cetera), some electronic and house, occasional dubstep, and some harder rock.

 

Do you plan to use them outside your home?  If so, in what way & with what equipment?

 

I do plan to use them outside my home, but not too often, they'll be mostly indoor use, but I have roommates and don't want to bother them with too much leakage.  Outside of home they would be powered with the samsung galaxy s3 or an ipod touch.  I don't know much about amps so if there are any suggestions I'll consider them.

post #27109 of 29491
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Originally Posted by TerminatorT1000 View Post

What is your budget?

 

Up to $200

 

Are you OK with open cans (they leak sound)?

 

No, closed cans definitely

 

What equipment will be powering these cans?  Will you be using an amp?

 

my desktop using integrated sound from the motherboard. Might get an amp but I don't know very much about them.

 

What is the format of your music and other sounds you will putting into these cans?

 

320kbps MP3s and FLAC.

 

Describe the sound signature that you are seeking?

If you don't know your preferred sound signature (and even if you do), what genres of music do you plan to run through these cans?

 

I listen mostly to classic rock (Styx, Pink Floyd, Foreigner, et. cetera), some electronic and house, occasional dubstep, and some harder rock.

 

Do you plan to use them outside your home?  If so, in what way & with what equipment?

 

I do plan to use them outside my home, but not too often, they'll be mostly indoor use, but I have roommates and don't want to bother them with too much leakage.  Outside of home they would be powered with the samsung galaxy s3 or an ipod touch.  I don't know much about amps so if there are any suggestions I'll consider them.

 

Check out the Logitech UE6000 and Shure SRH 840.

post #27110 of 29491
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Originally Posted by TerminatorT1000 View Post

What is your budget?

 

Up to $200

 

Are you OK with open cans (they leak sound)?

 

No, closed cans definitely

 

What equipment will be powering these cans?  Will you be using an amp?

 

my desktop using integrated sound from the motherboard. Might get an amp but I don't know very much about them.

 

What is the format of your music and other sounds you will putting into these cans?

 

320kbps MP3s and FLAC.

 

Describe the sound signature that you are seeking?

If you don't know your preferred sound signature (and even if you do), what genres of music do you plan to run through these cans?

 

I listen mostly to classic rock (Styx, Pink Floyd, Foreigner, et. cetera), some electronic and house, occasional dubstep, and some harder rock.

 

Do you plan to use them outside your home?  If so, in what way & with what equipment?

 

I do plan to use them outside my home, but not too often, they'll be mostly indoor use, but I have roommates and don't want to bother them with too much leakage.  Outside of home they would be powered with the samsung galaxy s3 or an ipod touch.  I don't know much about amps so if there are any suggestions I'll consider them.

My suggestion would be Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro (80 Ohm version) and a ASUS Xonar DG sound card (DGX if you only have a PCI-e slot open).  Spend the remainder of your budget on something like a CMoy or FiiO E6 to help out when you take them outside of the house.

post #27111 of 29491
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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post

To bad since they have great sound.

 

I'm lucky to have a very small headbeyersmile.png

Yeah, they didn't hurt my ears or head at all once I had the Beyerdynamic velour pads on, but they were too tight on my jaw. DT770 Pro 80s were good for comfort as well but the sound was a bit distant for me, so the search continues.

post #27112 of 29491
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Originally Posted by ChrisAfric View Post

Hello guys! I am just planning to buy a new pair of headphones and I'm using ATH M50 at the moment.

 

Below are my details:

 

- My budget is = $300 - $400

- I prefer OPEN and Over the Ear cans.

- I am going to use this basically for my PC most of the time.

- I have an Asus Xonar STX.

- I'll be using this for 50% gaming and 50% music.

- I prefer the type of headphones which is an "all around" type of cans as I listen to many genres of music. I am not really an audiophile but I really do notice the difference when I use my ATH M50 and other headphones. The sound that my M50 produces is really good or pleasant to my ears.

 

What I'm interested at the moment is Beyerdynamic DT880 and comparing it with Sennheisser HD598. Hope to hear more suggestion from you guys!

 

Thanks!


That sound card does provide an amp - how strong, I'm not sure. I'd go with the DT880 IMO, as they are amazing at an all-around type of cans. However, not sure if you can get the 600 ohm version with that amp. Perhaps investigate further. If you can't use the 600 ohm version, the HD598 might be the headphone for you.

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Edited by UnknownAX - 4/9/13 at 11:21am
post #27114 of 29491
Could someone tell me a few things about the Senheisser hd598's?

1. Do they work well unamped with a phone? (i.e. not so hq source)

2.How much would a cmoy/a47 help with the sound?

3.How do female vocals sound with them?

4. Any other recommendations for decent open headphones <150$ (the 598's are used ones for 120$)

Thanks! smily_headphones1.gif
post #27115 of 29491
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Originally Posted by BriX View Post

Hi DemonFox,

 

Thanks for your response.  The TH600s do look interesting.  By the sound of it they are quite similar to the Beyers.  Good recommendation.  I will keep it in mind.

 

Best,

 

B

 

Well they'll have a similar but improved sound and feel to the old Denon line not the new one that is totally different and already being heavily discounted :) 

 

 

Good luck in your search!! 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

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post #27116 of 29491
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Originally Posted by UnknownAX View Post

Could someone tell me a few things about the Senheisser hd598's?

1. Do they work well unamped with a phone? (i.e. not so hq source)

2.How much would a cmoy/a47 help with the sound?

3.How do female vocals sound with them?

4. Any other recommendations for decent open headphones <150$ (the 598's are used ones for 120$)

Thanks! smily_headphones1.gif

 

1. Yes but will benefit greatly from being amp'd

2. The cMoy and Senn get along very well. great amp choice 

3. Stupid good

4. Nope, you've made a great choice

5. Ur Welcome bigsmile_face.gif

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

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post #27117 of 29491

Hi, i want to get a pair of headphones for my mother. Her favorite genre is country. I don't want anything too crazy, anywhere between $100-$300 i'm looking to spend. Something that doesn't necessarily need to be amped (i can always get an amp later on for her though). Open or closed, doesn't really matter. I have the hd 558's, but she doesn't really seem to care for them though. Maybe she doesn't like the laid back or "dark" sennheiser sound. Maybe a bright headphone? I'm not sure.

post #27118 of 29491

Do Sennheiser make any circumaural headphones that are good for EDM?

post #27119 of 29491
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Originally Posted by joshwalnut View Post

Hi, i want to get a pair of headphones for my mother. Her favorite genre is country. I don't want anything too crazy, anywhere between $100-$300 i'm looking to spend. Something that doesn't necessarily need to be amped (i can always get an amp later on for her though). Open or closed, doesn't really matter. I have the hd 558's, but she doesn't really seem to care for them though. Maybe she doesn't like the laid back or "dark" sennheiser sound. Maybe a bright headphone? I'm not sure.


She might like the Grado SR 225i or Alessandro MS-2.  However, she should try them first, as a good number of folks don't find them to be comfortable. 

 

Also good, just a bit bright (and considered by most to be very comfortable) are the closed KRK KNS 8400.

post #27120 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

Just saying--spending $100 to $250 on a portable amp can put a great many quality cans into play.

 

I am assuming you mean "$100-250 additional" here.  The Leckerton UHA-6S.MKii with the OPA627AP amp runs about $320.  So you're saying that spending in the $420-570 range on a portable amp can offer me a more powerful, better sounding device that can efficiently drive higher-impedance (say in the 250-600ohm range), closed back, circumaural headphones?  Just to be clear, my definition of portable is "</= to wallet-sized and self-powered."  Additionally, having a DAC/Amp combination in the MKii is very convenient as is the ability to charge by USB and line in by coax, optical, usb or 3.5mm.  What is available that can do this at that price point?  I haven't been in the market for a portable amp since last August so I honestly don't know what you have in mind.  

 

 

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Yes--"cans designed to play directly out of portable devices" means low to medium Ohm rated cans with sensitivity of about 100 dB and above.  This is not the IEM section of the forum, so I was not talking about them.  That leaves us with portable cans (generally on ear), full sized cans designed for use on the go and lifestyle cans.  Some are quite good (e.g. Senn Amperior).  Some are good, but overpriced relative to their performance--like the Beyer T5p (the similarly priced T1 blows it away) or T70P (the much cheaper DT 880 wipes the floor with it).  A large number of others are bad to mediocre. 

 

I haven't heard the T5p.  The DT-880 I have only ever heard in the 250ohm model going through a Furutech GT40.  Very balanced.  Nice warm low-mids with controlled sub-bass, articulate mids and glassy highs.  There was nothing wrong with it.  It was very nice but it wasn't exhilarating either.  It could have been the amp or the Squarepusher-esque source material I listened to but it just didn't rock my socks off.  While less accurate and less balanced, a pair of Q701s going through the same setup and source were more fun to listen to, offering a higher sound:head-bob ratio.   I found the T70p sound-stage slightly more spacious than the DT-880 but but with no where near the low-end detail - the DT880 unquestionably crushes the T70p in that regard.  The 880 is also semi-open back (aka, people in the room hear everything thing but the highs) which doesn't work for me.  The Amperior is on-ear - I prefer over ear for comfort and staging - and the reviews I've seen have been are good but not glowing.

 

Thanks again for your suggestions I will consider them.  

 

Best,

 

- B


Edited by BriX - 4/9/13 at 1:42pm
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