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post #27766 of 29491
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Originally Posted by needforbeats View Post

No suggestions for me? :[


What you want does not mesh with my experience.  I suggest that you start with the buying guides and other articles linked in the opening post of this thread.

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Anyone had a chance to compare the Phiaton MS400 and Logitech UE6000? I've finally narrowed down my search to these two, and I'm leaning toward the Phiatons because they can be had cheaper, and look quite a bit better.

 

The UE do have a detachable cable, which is a plus, and I got a chance to listen to them in Best Buy, and was impressed, but are they worth $80 more?

post #27768 of 29491
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1, 2 & 4 are the leaders--but none meet all of your requirements.

can you elaborate on what they are missing?


Only generally, as I don't listen electronic music except once in a blue moon.

 

D 5000 mids are only OK and may not be fast enough.  Cable is fixed.  Greatly benefit from an amp

 

Mad Dogs--have no idea what specs are on these modified cans, but have only heard them through amps.  Probably one of best matches.

 

SRH 940--needs and amp.  Build quality on ear cup slider subject to breaking.  Otherwise a good match.

post #27769 of 29491
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Originally Posted by needforbeats View Post

I've been hunting for a pair of headphones to replace my Senheisser PX 80.
Budget: $75
Source: Galaxy Note II (Most frequent use), iPod Nano 5G (Sometimes), Laptop (Occasional)
Isolation: Reasonable isolation needed as it will mostly be used while traveling in Public transport, while jogging or rarely, at a library.
Genres: Pop, Rap (Mostly Eminem, Lil Wayne) and Rock
Uses:
1. Entertainment (Listening music while travelling, watching videos/ movies, games etc)
2. Listening to Audio books

What would be a perfect fit for me, considering my needs? PX 80 has been durable and portable but it is almost impossible to listen an audio book while in bus/metro. Besides, PX 80's audio quality has been just okay.
Honestly, anything on ear or over the ear with better sound quality and above requirements would work for me.

CAL! would work just fine for you and it's within your pretty tight budget.
post #27770 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Crow T Robot View Post

Anyone had a chance to compare the Phiaton MS400 and Logitech UE6000? I've finally narrowed down my search to these two, and I'm leaning toward the Phiatons because they can be had cheaper, and look quite a bit better.

 

The UE do have a detachable cable, which is a plus, and I got a chance to listen to them in Best Buy, and was impressed, but are they worth $80 more?

 

if u ever want/need to sell ...the UE6000 will be snapped up in a jiffty. 

post #27771 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

 

Listening conditions:

  • Will be mostly 320 kbps mp3 / flac
  • I listen to mostly electronic and some contemporary classical. Let's say Infected Mushroom, Amon Tobin, and Max Richter.
  • Will be from a computer mostly (1/8 inch trs, but adapter from 1/4 is fine)

 

I own a pair of AKG K 272s and I love how much detail I can hear in the mids. The bass is a little underwhelming but the fairly flat response and high clarity make me very happy with them. It's time for an upgrade though.

 

Today I tried on a pair of Sennheiser HD 700s and they absolutely blew me away. My original price limit was $500 but after hearing these it's now $1,000, haha. The amount of detail I could hear in my test tracks (320 kbps mp3s from iphone) was phenomenal. I also tried a pair of Sennheiser HD 598s and they were super lush. I think I get what the size of a "sound stage" means after listening to these two. They're both open backed though, so not applicable this time frown.gif But hopefully this is an indicator that I can appreciate higher quality cans.

 

I tried on some Audio Technica ATH-W1000xs, and while the sound was detailed, it sounded distinctly closed to me, like the sound was smaller compared to others. More like I could tell it was coming from a specific sound source sitting so far from my ears.

 

Finally I tried some AKG K550s. They were nice, good sound stage, very good bass, but the highs were a little too punchy for me. For my genres of music, they were fatiguing to listen to things with crisp, hard hitting high frequencies. I had to turn the volume down to make them more comfortable to hear and when I hit that comfort level it was harder to hear the details that I could hear in other headphones at the same volume. The sound seemed a little V shaped to me, and the mids were fine but the detail seemed more in the highs than the mids.

 

I have been recommended to search the Beyerdynamic headphones but unfortunately have not been able to demo them yet.

 

I do not need to go up to $1,000, I'd be fine with a pair of $200 cans if they sound good.

 

 

 

i felt the same when i heard this can...the highs can be fatigueing...but the soundstage n clarity down the spectrum gives this can such big potentials.

just stick a 1mm felt over the k550 drivers...and u have a very excellent can that fits your taste. 

The highs are tamed a little, and the clarity in the mids are still coming thru nicely. imho its a fantastic buy in the 200bucks zone. 

And its super comfy...:P

 

ps : i wont go for the  shure940...this is one can that is loaded at the top end of the soundscape.. highshighshighs

post #27772 of 29491

Thanks: all are good recommendations. You're right that the Grado sound may not be bass-heavy as some like, but the mid and high clarity and spaciousness, and the accuracy of the bass, are outstanding. I would like to see Grado make a closed, around the ear headphone with tight but heavier bass, and the same open, clear, airy highs. That would be something.

post #27773 of 29491
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Originally Posted by DelvarWorld View Post
 

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?

I own the DT770 Pro (80 ohm) and I can say that these do not have the best mids. They are there, but they sound like they're coming from the back of the room. Plus, some head-fiers claim that these cans are very bass heavy (not my opinion). However, as another user stated, the 250 ohm version apparently has better mids. Tyll at InnerFidelity really loves the Momentums. My vote is still for the Mad Dog

post #27774 of 29491

Sennheiser 330 or Beyerdynamic MMX 2?

 

Or some headphones like CAL with mic? And if so with what mic? Or do you have other tips from around this price range? (or below)

post #27775 of 29491

hello, i am looking for a pair of headphones up to the budget of £200 ($309) 

 

i will mainly be using to listen to pop and r&b so the headphones must benefit these music genres very much, comfort for long hours is a plus

 

i prefer closed back and i will be listening from a standard laptop, willing to buy an amplifier (was thinking £100 budget for that too)

 

hopefully you can help me with my new increased budget :)

post #27776 of 29491
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Originally Posted by DelvarWorld View Post
 

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?

 

I own the DT770 Pro (80 ohm) and I can say that these do not have the best mids. They are there, but they sound like they're coming from the back of the room. Plus, some head-fiers claim that these cans are very bass heavy (not my opinion). However, as another user stated, the 250 ohm version apparently has better mids. Tyll at InnerFidelity really loves the Momentums. My vote is still for the Mad Dog

 

I can tell you that 3, 5, and 6 definitely do not meet your needs. They can be pulled off for sure.

post #27777 of 29491
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Originally Posted by MrSocks View Post

Sennheiser 330 or Beyerdynamic MMX 2?

 

Or some headphones like CAL with mic? And if so with what mic? Or do you have other tips from around this price range? (or below)

 

So your price range is around $100 then? And you need the mic because these are primarily for gaming?

 

  • What's your budget?
  • Where/how do you plan on using these can?
  • What are your isolation needs? Open or closed cans?
  • What kind of music do you listen to and what's the format/bit rate?
  • What source device will it be coming from and what amp, if any, will you be using?
post #27778 of 29491

What are some good over ear closed headphones with very good instrument separation below $100?

post #27779 of 29491
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What are some good over ear closed headphones with very good instrument separation below $100?

 

You've been at this for quite some time now. It seems like whenever you're given a recommendation, you obsess over a reported minor flaw of that model, and refrain from purchasing what would otherwise be a great pair of headphones. Your budget is $100. Any headphone in that price-range is going to have shortcomings, so it would be best to just accept that and go for one that fits your needs.

 

Having said that, I'll recommend the K271Mkii/K272HD. You can easily find them for $100 on eBay, or on the FS section here.

post #27780 of 29491
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Originally Posted by viralcow View Post

 

You've been at this for quite some time now. It seems like whenever you're given a recommendation, you obsess over a reported minor flaw of that model, and refrain from purchasing what would otherwise be a great pair of headphones. Your budget is $100. Any headphone in that price-range is going to have shortcomings, so it would be best to just accept that and go for one that fits your needs.

 

Having said that, I'll recommend the K271Mkii/K272HD. You can easily find them for $100 on eBay, or on the FS section here.

Yeah that's because I've got extremely careful in buying new headphone, since my last AKG K540 purchase. Almost every review I read on those, people said that they were extremely good for the price, but it turned out that they weren't, they're extremly bad for the price of $100 and I'm not even an audiophile.

 

But anyway, those are out of my budget in my country. I'm leaning a lot to the Creative Aurvana Live! right now, got any expierence with them?


Edited by dakanao - 4/26/13 at 10:46am
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