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i almost use my fullsize with laptop and going to buy dac/amp soon. im considering your advice

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post #27347 of 29491
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Originally Posted by AnteriorGoose80 View Post

Hi there. I'm in the market for some new headphones and really need some help sorting through all the different ones on offer.

 

I want over-ear closed head phones that can be run by a small device such as an ipod nano or an HTC Sensation smart phone without the need for an amplifier. I will be using them for all sorts of listening. I listen to music a lot but also want them for watching movies, tv shows and playing games on my computer. These are mainly for round the house use but will also be used traveling so folding is a plus but not a necessity .

I live with noisy flat mates so some decent noise isolation is a definite plus but I don't really need noise canceling. 

I listen to all sorts of music so I guess a more neutral sounding headphone would be best.

I'm on a limited budget of around $90-$115.

A removable cable would be nice as my last pair of headphones (JVC HAM5X Xtreme Xplosives) (great value cans) broke at the headphone jack and if this were to happen again I would love to be able to replace the cable rather than buy a new set of headphones.

I'm not an audiophile but appreciate well reproduced music. They must be comfortable as I will be wearing them a lot!

 

Headphones I've found so far that seem to be the right fit for what I am looking for are: Sennheiser HD 439/449 and Sennheiser HD 215. I'm lost as to where I should start with other brands or other Sennheiser models so some input would be much appreciated.

 

Thanks.

 

The M-Audio Q40's are bassy but not to far from what you are looking for.

 

Closed

Good isolation

Removable cables 

can be had around that price

 

Another option is the Phiaton MS300's Great little cans that fold, are closed, and are under $100

 

 

Good Luck!

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

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post #27348 of 29491
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Originally Posted by AnteriorGoose80 View Post

Hi there. I'm in the market for some new headphones and really need some help sorting through all the different ones on offer.

 

I want over-ear closed head phones that can be run by a small device such as an ipod nano or an HTC Sensation smart phone without the need for an amplifier. I will be using them for all sorts of listening. I listen to music a lot but also want them for watching movies, tv shows and playing games on my computer. These are mainly for round the house use but will also be used traveling so folding is a plus but not a necessity .

I live with noisy flat mates so some decent noise isolation is a definite plus but I don't really need noise canceling. 

I listen to all sorts of music so I guess a more neutral sounding headphone would be best.

I'm on a limited budget of around $90-$115.

A removable cable would be nice as my last pair of headphones (JVC HAM5X Xtreme Xplosives) (great value cans) broke at the headphone jack and if this were to happen again I would love to be able to replace the cable rather than buy a new set of headphones.

I'm not an audiophile but appreciate well reproduced music. They must be comfortable as I will be wearing them a lot!

 

Headphones I've found so far that seem to be the right fit for what I am looking for are: Sennheiser HD 439/449 and Sennheiser HD 215. I'm lost as to where I should start with other brands or other Sennheiser models so some input would be much appreciated.

 

Thanks.


That's your second post of this in less than 8 hours. 

 

Have you read the responses that you have already received?

post #27349 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


The more balanced CAL! is superior to the M50.  If you want more bass at the expense of recessed mids and a less balanced sound signature, go with the M50.

 

Within your budget, you can get a different sound signature from the CAL!, but you will essentially be going sideways in sound quality.  My advice is to either increase your budget or keep what you have until you can.

If i increase my budget what would you recommend me?


That depends on the amount of increase.

 

BTW--if you are looking for bass heavy cans, I am not the person to provide you with a recommendation.


Edited by KG Jag - 4/15/13 at 4:14pm
post #27350 of 29491

@KG JAG: Do you have another advice for me? I like the shr840 and trying to find more cans

post #27351 of 29491
Hey, which should I pick out of these?

Sony MDR-V6

Superlux HD668B

JVC HA-S500

Audio Technica ATH-M50 (taking into account this is one is probably beyond my price range anyway)


I'll be running them unamped off my iPod Classic, and I'm looking for a clear, neutral sound which can handle a multitude of genres ranging between post-hardcore, shoegaze, hip hop, UK Garage, dark ambient, dubstep, post rock, indie, etc. Alongside sound quality, the other main thing I'm looking for is a strong build quality. So far the Sonys seem to be the best choice but I wasn't sure how they sound in terms of clarity, atmosphere and depth and how they sound compared to the others. Unfortunately I don't know of anywhere local I can go to to test these out myself.
Edited by AnarchistFish - 4/15/13 at 5:35pm
post #27352 of 29491
Hello Head-Fi-ers!

I've been spending endless hours reading reviews and other forum posts, but haven't managed to decide on anything yet. I could really use some guidance!

For my 30th birthday I'm looking to buy a new pair of headphones (plus perhaps required equipment) for home listening. My budget is up to $1,000, but flexible. I will be mostly listening to music at my desk from a computer, where I have no other audio equipment. I've been using a pair of Sony MDR XD-100 cans, but their pads are crumbling and I'd like to upgrade! I have a good ear and am sure I will enjoy higher quality sound.

* I have room on the desk for one or two pieces of equipment (e.g. an amp), nothing too large. I'd love recommendations for a set of equipment that would work well together at the vicinity of my budget.
* I listen mostly to progressive rock from the 60's and 70's, such as King Crimson, Yes and Camel. Also various other typs of music, including modern electrical music and classical music.
* I like detail. I dislike heavy bass and shrill highs.
* I live in Israel, so esoteric equipment can be harder to get. My father will be returning from a trip to the US in about a month, so I can have him bring stuff with him, as long as it isn't too large, heavy or fragile.
* I also sometimes use headphones when viewing movies in the living room, and need a long cable for this, at least 7-8 feet. Being able to use the headphones for this would be a plus.

Kind regards!
Edited by Zixdey - 4/15/13 at 5:35pm
post #27353 of 29491
Quote:
Originally Posted by AnarchistFish View Post

Hey, which should I pick out of these?

Sony MDR-V6

Superlux HD668B

JVC HA-S500

Audio Technica ATH-M50 (taking into account this is one is probably beyond my price range anyway)


I'll be running them unamped off my iPod Classic, and I'm looking for a clear, neutral sound which can handle a multitude of genres ranging between post-hardcore, shoegaze, hip hop, UK Garage, dark ambient, dubstep, post rock, indie, etc. Alongside sound quality, the other main thing I'm looking for is a strong build quality. So far the Sonys seem to be the best choice but I wasn't sure how they sound in terms of clarity, atmosphere and depth and how they sound compared to the others. Unfortunately I don't know of anywhere local I can go to to test these out myself.

 

For my money in that price range, nothing beats a good old fashion V6.

post #27354 of 29491

Hi all new here :) , I am currently looking for some new headphones to upgrade from the AD700. I mainly listen to rock/metal etc but also wear them sometimes for movies and games the most i want too spend is around 400-500 dollars range, so far i have my eye on the HE-400 or the AD900X. If needed to i will buy an DAC/Amp later :)

post #27355 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Zixdey View Post

Hello Head-Fi-ers!

I've been spending endless hours reading reviews and other forum posts, but haven't managed to decide on anything yet. I could really use some guidance!

For my 30th birthday I'm looking to buy a new pair of headphones (plus perhaps required equipment) for home listening. My budget is up to $1,000, but flexible. I will be mostly listening to music at my desk from a computer, where I have no other audio equipment. I've been using a pair of Sony MDR XD-100 cans, but their pads are crumbling and I'd like to upgrade! I have a good ear and am sure I will enjoy higher quality sound.

* I have room on the desk for one or two pieces of equipment (e.g. an amp), nothing too large. I'd love recommendations for a set of equipment that would work well together at the vicinity of my budget.
* I listen mostly to progressive rock from the 60's and 70's, such as King Crimson, Yes and Camel. Also various other typs of music, including modern electrical music and classical music.
* I like detail. I dislike heavy bass and shrill highs.
* I live in Israel, so esoteric equipment can be harder to get. My father will be returning from a trip to the US in about a month, so I can have him bring stuff with him, as long as it isn't too large, heavy or fragile.
* I also sometimes use headphones when viewing movies in the living room, and need a long cable for this, at least 7-8 feet. Being able to use the headphones for this would be a plus.

Kind regards!

 

That's a nice budget to for a first setup. I'd recommend putting most of that towards a headphone and getting a HE-500 ($700) and an NFB-15.32 (about $260 shipped) or similar dac/amp combo.

post #27356 of 29491

Guys,

 

A Sennheiser HD700 for movies and music (hip-hop, rap, instrumental, jazz) it is a good option?

 

I like bass on musics, and i want a good fidelity in effects reproduction...

 

I never heard the HD700, but a friend came with one of them by half-price of market

 

I think could be a good option.

post #27357 of 29491
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Originally Posted by sonic2911 View Post

@KG JAG: Do you have another advice for me? I like the shr840 and trying to find more cans


The 840 is a nice can.  It folds up and has a removable cable.  However, in terns of sound quality, it is not enough above the CAL! to justify the money spent.

 

In terms of sound quality, your next level will include Shure SRH 940, AKG Q701, Audio Technica ATH-AD900, DT 880 Pro, Grado SR 225i and Senn HD 558 & 598.  That is not to say that each of these will meet your needs or requirements

post #27358 of 29491
Quote:
Originally Posted by AnarchistFish View Post

Hey, which should I pick out of these?

Sony MDR-V6

Superlux HD668B

JVC HA-S500

Audio Technica ATH-M50 (taking into account this is one is probably beyond my price range anyway)


I'll be running them unamped off my iPod Classic, and I'm looking for a clear, neutral sound which can handle a multitude of genres ranging between post-hardcore, shoegaze, hip hop, UK Garage, dark ambient, dubstep, post rock, indie, etc. Alongside sound quality, the other main thing I'm looking for is a strong build quality. So far the Sonys seem to be the best choice but I wasn't sure how they sound in terms of clarity, atmosphere and depth and how they sound compared to the others. Unfortunately I don't know of anywhere local I can go to to test these out myself.


I agree with a selection of the Sony, but would go with either the very efficient MDR-7510 or cheaper but less efficient (test it with your iPod first) MDR-7506.

post #27359 of 29491
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Originally Posted by steve2151 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zixdey View Post

Hello Head-Fi-ers!

I've been spending endless hours reading reviews and other forum posts, but haven't managed to decide on anything yet. I could really use some guidance!

For my 30th birthday I'm looking to buy a new pair of headphones (plus perhaps required equipment) for home listening. My budget is up to $1,000, but flexible. I will be mostly listening to music at my desk from a computer, where I have no other audio equipment. I've been using a pair of Sony MDR XD-100 cans, but their pads are crumbling and I'd like to upgrade! I have a good ear and am sure I will enjoy higher quality sound.

* I have room on the desk for one or two pieces of equipment (e.g. an amp), nothing too large. I'd love recommendations for a set of equipment that would work well together at the vicinity of my budget.
* I listen mostly to progressive rock from the 60's and 70's, such as King Crimson, Yes and Camel. Also various other typs of music, including modern electrical music and classical music.
* I like detail. I dislike heavy bass and shrill highs.
* I live in Israel, so esoteric equipment can be harder to get. My father will be returning from a trip to the US in about a month, so I can have him bring stuff with him, as long as it isn't too large, heavy or fragile.
* I also sometimes use headphones when viewing movies in the living room, and need a long cable for this, at least 7-8 feet. Being able to use the headphones for this would be a plus.

Kind regards!

 

That's a nice budget to for a first setup. I'd recommend putting most of that towards a headphone and getting a HE-500 ($700) and an NFB-15.32 (about $260 shipped) or similar dac/amp combo.


Not a bad start.  Complete it by throwing in a Mogami Gold EXT 10 Headphone Extension Cable or something similar.

post #27360 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Alphaleus View Post

Hi all new here :) , I am currently looking for some new headphones to upgrade from the AD700. I mainly listen to rock/metal etc but also wear them sometimes for movies and games the most i want too spend is around 400-500 dollars range, so far i have my eye on the HE-400 or the AD900X. If needed to i will buy an DAC/Amp later :)


The ortho HE 400 has a sensitivity rating of 92.5 dB--so I wouldn't buy it without a decent amp.

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