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Buy some Fostex T50RP's and modding material! Definitely a fun/cheap project that yields a headphone that can compete with $1000+ headphones. I just followed BMF's guide and I have some phenomenal headphones with a frequency response similar to LCD-2's.

http://www.head-fi.org/a/fostex-t50rp-modification-summary-links-wiki
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post #27722 of 29490

budget: 100-150$ max

source: my soundcard Line6 UX2

uses: i connect my guitar to UX2 and i will connect my headphone to soundcard too. 

 

i don't know what spesific properties a headphone should have for this conditions. if someone give me some model names it'd be great. Also answers and clues according to my questions are well appraciated. thanks for helping.

post #27723 of 29490

Is there any set of headphones that is preferable to the Beyer DT880 pro's for about 250$?

These are for home use only and for a variable types of music.

post #27724 of 29490
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Forgive me for not going back through pages to see your original post, but this post does not clarify what you are interested in. Music preferences, open vs. closed, comfort, etc. As far as a headset with a mic... no idea. I just use a desktop mic with any pair of headphones.

Its fine, well I prefer closed circumaural fullsize headphones (I am willing to go anything, but this type was used most often in my case and its the one I was almost always fully satisfied). Comfort is definitely a big factor for me.

 

About types of music...its hard to say because I listen to almost anything, but my favourites are mainly from these genres : Rock, Classical, Metal and a little bit of electronic music. Do you need any more info? Sorry if the music types are vague or innacurate.


Have you checked the buying guides linked in the opening post of this thread?

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The CAL! is the best balanced sound signature can that I know in its price class--which is also at or very near the top of your budget.

How is the bass on the CAL!? Is it loose or tight? Also, how is the instrument separation?


Very good for a closed can in its the price range.  See:

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/creative-aurvana-live-classic-reincarnate

post #27726 of 29490
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Very good for a closed can in its the price range.  See:

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/creative-aurvana-live-classic-reincarnate

Yeah I've read that. Do you own the CAL! yourself?

post #27727 of 29490
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Is there any set of headphones that is preferable to the Beyer DT880 pro's for about 250$?

These are for home use only and for a variable types of music.


That depends on what flavor of ice cream you like.  Some with prefer the AKG Q 701 and others will pick the excellent but less versatile Grado SR 225i.

post #27728 of 29490

Hi guys, I'm travelling to New York from Chile next week and I want to buy a headphone at B&H photo store or maybe Amazon. My problem is that I don't know which one can complement the one that I already have. I have a M50 and I like it a lot, sounds good but I don't specially like the sound when hearing OST or classical music, plus they are a little uncomfortable when listening for too long. My brother has a HD650, I like the sound of the orchestras with that headphone, but I think it would be silly to have the same headphone, so maybe someone has a recommendation??

 

I've already tried this headphones and didnt like them: AKG q701, Ultrasone 900, Hifiman HE-400 (too heavy on my head). The only one that I liked was Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO, maybe because it sounded more like the M50??

 

The amp and dac that I have is a Fiio E17 and Nuforce HDP

 

Any help would be great, thanks guys!!

post #27729 of 29490

Hey guys. So I bought the Sennheiser MX W1's and someone said that their rechargeable battery is out of production. Does anyone know if there is a similar battery that I can purchase that can replace the stock battery that comes with the MX W1'w? And what's the average life span of the stock battery? Am I better off just returning these headphones? I got em for $192

post #27730 of 29490
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I agree with Max with the LCD-2's .... ~$100 on Fostex T50-RP's and modding material 

I would prefer not open backed and prefer not to mod, but those do look like very nice headphones.

post #27731 of 29490

Best Noise reduction phones: Bose quietcomfort 15, or quietcomfort 2 (used, as a cost saver...I have these and love them: comfortable and great sound and noise reduction).

Best open-back phones: grado sr80i: tight but not over-pronounced bass, crystal clear mids and highs, at a great price: most of what the $1600.00 Grados have, at over $1500.00 less.

post #27732 of 29490
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I would prefer not open backed and prefer not to mod, but those do look like very nice headphones.

If you don't feel comfortable with modding, check out www.mrspeakers.com
 

This is a head-fier that mods the T50RP's into what he calls "Mad Dog". I'm not sure what exactly he uses to mod (other than the pads) but you can buy them for ~$300 and there is a 300+ page thread here talking about how great they are. The frequency response is very similar to the LCD-2's (very linear) and they are closed backed. These headphones scale very well with a good amp/DAC setup as well. Currently, I am using my modded T50RP's and a Maverick TubeMagic D1 Plus and they sound awesome. I think if you went this route (Mad Dog), you could save a lot of money. Or spend it on a very very nice amp/DAC setup wink_face.gif

post #27733 of 29490
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Best open-back phones: grado sr80i: tight but not over-pronounced bass, crystal clear mids and highs, at a great price: most of what the $1600.00 Grados have, at over $1500.00 less.

The 80i is certainly an excellent can for the money, if you like the Grado house sound.  However, the $200 SR 225i is significantly better and the next step up, the SR325is/Alessandro MS-2, are much, much better--especially when paired with the right amp.  All of that is before you reach the quite different sound signatures of the RS & PS lines and their Alessandro cousin.

post #27734 of 29490
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The 80i is certainly an excellent can for the money, if you like the Grado house sound.  However, the $200 SR 225i is significantly better and the next step up, the SR325is/Alessandro MS-2, are much, much better--especially when paired with the right amp.  All of that is before you reach the quite different sound signatures of the RS & PS lines and their Alessandro cousin.

I haven't tried anything except the MS1 but after doing the MS1000 mod... my god. I have listened to a fair amount of headphones now and I can easily say that my MS1000's are the best headphones I've ever tried (IMO). The bass is greatly improved (very punchy) and they have the best airy soundstage. Can't forget the crystal clear mids and highs either.

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I am willing to spend up to $1,000 for:

  • Over the ear, closed back (minimal leakage)
  • Good detail in the mids, not overwhelming bass
  • Comfortable for long listening
  • Detachable cord a plus, cord only on one side a plus
  • Not requiring a headphone amp a plus, but if the total of headphone + amp hits 1k, that could be OK

I agree with Max with the LCD-2's. While they aren't closed headphones, they have an amazingly linear frequency response. That being said though, I just spent about ~$100 on Fostex T50-RP's and modding material and I have a headphone that competes with the LCD-2's. It's a cheap, planar magnetic headphone with amazing mids and bass extension. AND they are close backed. Now, I should also mention that I've never tried the LCD-2's myself, but I followed an in depth tutorial on how to make my Fostex sound just like them (according to many head-fiers). Personally, if I had that budget, I would put most of it towards an amp/DAC. Or buy 5+ different headphones and sell the ones you don't want :P


The T50-RP is semi-open.

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