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Originally Posted by DelvarWorld View Post

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.

post #27737 of 29491
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The T50-RP is semi-open.
Not if you mod it to be closed! wink.gif
post #27738 of 29491
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The T50-RP is semi-open.
Not if you mod it to be closed! wink.gif


Yeah...that can be true of any open or semi-open can.deadhorse.gif

post #27739 of 29491

Hi, posting for my friend. He has a budget of $50 - $100. 

He's interested in mainly gaming. Over ear, no sound isolation, a 'surround sound', so an open ear design. He's mainly looking at gaming stuff, buy I'm trying to find him a cheapo pair of Senn's or Denon, or even Beyerdynamic to please him. Any suggestions?

He doesn't care about sound quality too much, but he mainly listens to EDM and I can tell he's a bit of a basshead (has two 12'' subs in his vehicle). If possible and if within his budget I'd try to get him a Fiio E5 or E6, just to make it better for him.

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What's the best 50-70 dollar headphones that are over-ear design? I've been looking at k240, superlux 681 evo, and CAL. What are other options that might be better?

 

I have a xonar dg sound card and I will be using the headphones only at home. Isolation isn't an issue and I'm mainly looking for quality sound. I'll mostly use it for gaming and watching movies. Music genre I listen to is too varied to focus on.


Edited by nitdkim - 4/25/13 at 3:49pm
post #27741 of 29491
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Originally Posted by nitdkim View Post

What's the best 50-70 dollar headphones that are over-ear design? I've been looking at k240, superlux 681 evo, and CAL. What are other options that might be better?

 

I have a xonar dg sound card and I will be using the headphones only at home. Isolation isn't an issue and I'm mainly looking for quality sound. I'll mostly use it for gaming and watching movies. Music genre I listen to is too varied to focus on.

 

There is no 'best', however around that price range I suggest Sennheiser HD 280, and if you can, shell out a bit for a Fiio E5 or Fiio E6.

post #27742 of 29491
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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 #27743 of 29491
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You can probably make your own thread.

post #27744 of 29491
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Originally Posted by semaj8james View Post

There is no 'best', however around that price range I suggest Sennheiser HD 280, and if you can, shell out a bit for a Fiio E5 or Fiio E6.

For at home with a DG you wouldn't need a Fiio. The DG already has an amp.

That said, in that price range the CAL might be king. For on ear you could go with the Grado SR60i or SR80i for a bit more than the budget. Comfort might be an issue, but you can get a new headband for them for not much ($38 or $50 shipped anywhere in the world, depending on which one you want)
post #27745 of 29491
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Trying to gather a list of headphones that suit my needs so I can read further reviews and whatnot. Anyone care to help make a list?

 

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You should check out the ATH WS99's:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/650449/the-new-ws99-at-fan-thread

 

Seems like they fit your critera!

I'm not sure they'll be good comfort-wise. Problem with my ears is that they're really long :(

post #27746 of 29491

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Originally Posted by DelvarWorld View Post

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

 

 

...

 

 

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Originally Posted by Thujone View Post

I agree with Max with the LCD-2's. ...

 

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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


The T50-RP is semi-open.

 

I have narrowed it down to these choices:

 

  1. Denon AH-D5000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $700.00   Amazon: 4.5 stars Headphone.com: 4.5 stars Head-fi.org: 4.7 stars
  2. Mrspeakers Mad Dog . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$299.99   MrSpeakers: 5 stars (with a grain of salt) Head-fi.org: Good thread
  3. Beyerdynamic: DT-770-Pro (32 ohms) . .$249.99   Amazon: 4.5 stars Headphone.com: 4.5 stars Head-fi.org: 4.4 stars
  4. Shure SRH940 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $289.65    Amazon: 4.5 stars Headphone.com: 4 stars Head-fi.org: 4 stars
  5. Sennheiser Momentum . . . . . . . . . . . . $349.95   Amazon: 4 stars Headphone.com: 5 stars Head-fi.org: 4.5 stars
  6. AKG K 271 MK II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$134.02   Amazon: 4 stars Headphone.com: 4 stars Head-fi.org: thread?

 

Can anyone help eliminate these for critical and detailed listening of electronic music for long periods of time, with good mids, good soundstage, and not overwhelming bass?

post #27747 of 29491
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Originally Posted by nitdkim View Post

What's the best 50-70 dollar headphones that are over-ear design? I've been looking at k240, superlux 681 evo, and CAL. What are other options that might be better?

 

I have a xonar dg sound card and I will be using the headphones only at home. Isolation isn't an issue and I'm mainly looking for quality sound. I'll mostly use it for gaming and watching movies. Music genre I listen to is too varied to focus on.


Don't know your sound card, but if it has no amp--the CAL! is clearly the best.  With an amp and in your situation (no portable use, etc) reasonable minds could differ between the CAL! and K 240.

post #27748 of 29491
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Originally Posted by 3ternalDr4gon View Post

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


That's not a full sized headphone and is off topic here.

post #27749 of 29491
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Originally Posted by DelvarWorld View Post


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Originally Posted by DelvarWorld View Post

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

 

 

...

 

 

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Originally Posted by Thujone View Post

I agree with Max with the LCD-2's. ...

 

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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


The T50-RP is semi-open.

 

I have narrowed it down to these choices:

 

  1. Denon AH-D5000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $700.00   Amazon: 4.5 stars Headphone.com: 4.5 stars Head-fi.org: 4.7 stars
  2. Mrspeakers Mad Dog . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$299.99   MrSpeakers: 5 stars (with a grain of salt) Head-fi.org: Good thread
  3. Beyerdynamic: DT-770-Pro (32 ohms) . .$249.99   Amazon: 4.5 stars Headphone.com: 4.5 stars Head-fi.org: 4.4 stars
  4. Shure SRH940 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $289.65    Amazon: 4.5 stars Headphone.com: 4 stars Head-fi.org: 4 stars
  5. Sennheiser Momentum . . . . . . . . . . . . $349.95   Amazon: 4 stars Headphone.com: 5 stars Head-fi.org: 4.5 stars
  6. AKG K 271 MK II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$134.02   Amazon: 4 stars Headphone.com: 4 stars Head-fi.org: thread?

 

Can anyone help eliminate these for critical and detailed listening of electronic music for long periods of time, with good mids, good soundstage, and not overwhelming bass?


1, 2 & 4 are the leaders--but none meet all of your requirements.

post #27750 of 29491
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Originally Posted by semaj8james View Post

Hi, posting for my friend. He has a budget of $50 - $100. 
He's interested in mainly gaming. Over ear, no sound isolation, a 'surround sound', so an open ear design. He's mainly looking at gaming stuff, buy I'm trying to find him a cheapo pair of Senn's or Denon, or even Beyerdynamic to please him. Any suggestions?
He doesn't care about sound quality too much, but he mainly listens to EDM and I can tell he's a bit of a basshead (has two 12'' subs in his vehicle). If possible and if within his budget I'd try to get him a Fiio E5 or E6, just to make it better for him.
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