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Hi all, need some serious help here...

 

Some may remember an old thread of mine with the voting between 4x cans and which will I choose etc? Ok, so here's the situation and the issue in a medium sized nutshell...

 

Looking for Closed Back (was not before, but now fairly important) Over Ears. Must be comfortable. Good Bass, deep if possible but like the punchy upper Bass area. Good rythmic mid-range with an open expressive clear sound.

 

Tried and rejected: Grado SR80i: Very very musical and exciting, but not the style, comfort. Vey leaky sound.

Tried and rejected: Beyer 880 (600ohms): Supremely comfortable but the mid-range and sense of 'drive' and fun just wasn't there. Soooooo comfy though.

Tried and rejected: Sennhieser HD598: Again, very comfy, but they are (and I'm sorry to those 598 fans) a bit dull?

Tried and rejected: Soundmagic HP100: Quite comfy, not a bad pair of cans and great value, but side by side with some others, they just didn't quite have the punch and life I wanted.

Tried and rejected: Philips Fideo X1: Magical sound and pretty comfy. Very musical and nice and open, but alas the sound leakage proved too much in the end. Nice though!

Tried and liked but going to reject: Sony MDR1-r Silver: Now, these are very comfy (almost disappear on your head), very good mid-range, and I would keep these if not for sibilance at the top end. once you notice it, it drives you mad. It could also do with a bit of extension at the lower end.

Tried and like but going to reject: AT ATH-A500X: Now, these have pretty much the sound I want. A tad more punch in the upper Bass would be nice, a tad more forward in the mid range would be nice, but for closed backs, they are very open sounding, quite musical and pretty balanced. Certainly not the be-all-end-all and certainy not 'that' great, but for the money, not bad at all. the down side is they are just so damn uncomfortable....

 

So, where to next? A closed back, over ear up to £250 (~$350)?

 

I'm beginning to think there's no answer?

 

Driven by Fiio E17 by the way.

 

Music: Very wide range but main catagories. Dance/Trance/Pop (Underworld/Freemasons/M.Jackson/Pop-Dance) where punchy rythmic Bass is better than super-deep Bass sometimes, Rock (Rush/Led Zep/Pink Floyd/AC DC) where a tiny tad of control in the top-end is needed, Orchestral Film Scores (John Williams/Danny Elfman/James Horner/Hans Zimmer) where deep bass and the wide open sounstage is nice... Also for watching films late night (usually action/sci-fi big sound big effects, vocals)....

 

So need to be a bit of an all-rounder, slightly biased towards Bass but retaining mid-range drive and excitement, comfy as you like!

 

Help please... confused.gif  oh, and if anyone has a pair of Denon 5k's or 7k's for sale at that price (lol) as something tells me they might have been a solution?

 

I'm looking forward to ordering a pair of igrado's soon, but I've noticed that a number of models of grado's are getting absolutely hammered in reviews because of a lack of comfort, and the models often singled out are the two I'm most interested in: the 60i's and igrado's. 

 

I can't offer up a recommendation at this point, but I wanted to thank you for some honest feedback about the headphones you've tried already. 

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Okay so i'm between these cans now, Beyer DT990, DT880, AKG K702, HD650 and was wondering what would be better for Rock/Metal and which one has the largest soundstage, thanks again. Since i'll be listening to music in my room i'll get a semi-open/open and later a closed-back or IEM for travelling. ;]

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Ue6000...akg550, my two latest gems.
post #27679 of 29491
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I'm looking forward to ordering a pair of igrado's soon, but I've noticed that a number of models of grado's are getting absolutely hammered in reviews because of a lack of comfort, and the models often singled out are the two I'm most interested in: the 60i's and igrado's. 

 

I can't offer up a recommendation at this point, but I wanted to thank you for some honest feedback about the headphones you've tried already. 

I wouldn't say they are UNcomfortable, just not over ear (they are on ear) and I didn't like that. Didn't like the cheap looking sponge pads either. But they do sound good (albeit quite energetic!).

post #27680 of 29491
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Are you limiting your options to closed cans?

Thanks for your response KG Jag. At the moment yes. As they would be for home and portable use, open cans would be great for home use but not for on the go unfortunately.
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Sorry to bother, but I need to get new sound device very soon, could anyone tell me if the Sennheiser PC 330 are good and if not what to get in 110 dollar range?

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I just heard the Fostex TH7B and they were mega comfy and had a nice warm tone smily_headphones1.gif No mic thought. But you could buy a seperate mic maybe? Because they are 60 on amazon and mics are around 20-30 !
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Do you have tips for any microphones?

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Akg K167 sounds good for you! It will be comfy for 2-3 hours until you'll feel something smily_headphones1.gif

I want something I can listen to for hours without discomfort.

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I want something I can listen to for hours without discomfort.
well, its a little below your budget and I have recently fell in love with these! But the Fostex TH7B biggrin.gif I feel like Dsnuts because of the frequency I have been suggesting these!
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Originally Posted by Xanatos View Post

I didn't see this thread stickied... so...

 

 

I'm looking for recommendations or options for closed headphones with the most, if not all, of the following criteria:
 
- Closed
- Around the ear
- Strongly prefer velour or real leather or fabric earpads (and headband). No pleather; it flakes.
- Good for low to moderate volume listening.
 
Not so important but would still like it to have:
- A balanced sound (bass, midrange, treble).
- Detailed sound
 
- Budget is less than $300.
 
I have the Beyerdynamic DT770-80. My only complaints are the pleather headband and the bass doesn't go well with all genres of music.

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

 

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

 

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

Mainly from Xonar DG sound card. No amp.

 

File format is irrelevant. All kinds of genres of music and some games.

 

Not outside.

 

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Ultrasone PRO-750 have velour earpads and are very detailed, even at low volumes. They also have very controlled bass, punchy and tight without encroaching on the mids and higs. Mids are slightly recessed, and the treble can be a little spiky depending on your source, but they sound very open for closed cans. They're also built like a tank, for what it's worth.

 

I'm still kicking myself for selling mine.

 

 

Thanks. I'll look into it.


Edited by Xanatos - 4/24/13 at 9:27am
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reposting to see if anyone is willing to help

 

 

could anybody give me some possible choices on a pair of headphones that go well in the areas:

 

-comfort

-soundstage (prefer closed though)

-maximum price of £150 ($228)

-good detail for music such as pop/r&b/dance

 

i have been moved away from the ATH-M50 for now..as i heard they aren't great for midrange which i think is important for pop music and bad soundstage+bad comfort..

post #27688 of 29491
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Originally Posted by nugget2013 View Post

reposting to see if anyone is willing to help

 

 

could anybody give me some possible choices on a pair of headphones that go well in the areas:

 

-comfort

-soundstage (prefer closed though)

-maximum price of £150 ($228)

-good detail for music such as pop/r&b/dance

 

i have been moved away from the ATH-M50 for now..as i heard they aren't great for midrange which i think is important for pop music and bad soundstage+bad comfort..

I would say that the ATH-A900X would meet all your qualifications except that I don't prefer them for the genres you mentioned (I would like a bassier headphone for those genres). The soundstage is amazing on these for a closed phone. The large angled drivers bounce sound all around the inside of the can and, in doing so, produce some serious imaging. Also, buydig has been selling these for great deals on-and-off. I got them for $129 a month ago and they recycled that deal two days ago. These headphones are also very comfortable (once you get them in place) but they move fairly easily on your head (not for headbanging). Now, I would recommend the DT770's next based on the comfort, price, music choice, and a very acceptable soundstage (but nothing like the A900X's).
 

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I would say that the ATH-A900X would meet all your qualifications except that I don't prefer them for the genres you mentioned (I would like a bassier headphone for those genres). The soundstage is amazing on these for a closed phone. The large angled drivers bounce sound all around the inside of the can and, in doing so, produce some serious imaging. Also, buydig has been selling these for great deals on-and-off. I got them for $129 a month ago and they recycled that deal two days ago. These headphones are also very comfortable (once you get them in place) but they move fairly easily on your head (not for headbanging). Now, I would recommend the DT770's next based on the comfort, price, music choice, and a very acceptable soundstage (but nothing like the A900X's).
 

you would recommend a headphone with more bass? :o i didnt think pop was bass orientated at all like i knew hip-hop mostly had quite a bit of bass but r&b+pop? if this is true i might reconsider headphone choices. i'll look into ath a900x! but i do want some good cans with good quality vocals though 

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Originally Posted by nugget2013 View Post

you would recommend a headphone with more bass? :o i didnt think pop was bass orientated at all like i knew hip-hop mostly had quite a bit of bass but r&b+pop? if this is true i might reconsider headphone choices. i'll look into ath a900x! but i do want some good cans with good quality vocals though 

The vocals on the A900X's are amazing. Really, the only beef I have with that set of cans is the lack of bass (I looooooove EDM which on head-fi means I'm a basshead) and they fit kinda strangely with the wings. That being said though, I can wear them for hours with no issue since the weight is distributed over both wings instead of a single point on the top of your head. Modern pop music has a lot of bass (IMO) and some R&B does as well, but the DT770's are not necessarily bass heavy, they just HAVE bass where the A900X really don't. I'm sure plenty of people would disagree with me and say the DT770's are major basshead cans, but I think there is a difference between having bass extension and being "basshead" worthy.

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