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Originally Posted by axeltow View Post

Hey guys,

 

After consideration in my previous posts (budget and brand wise) I decided to go for the Audio Technica headphones. As I explained I can't get the much appreciated AD700 because in Bulgaria they cost 250 USD. So, I am between the below models:

 

ATH-M30

ATH-T500

ATH-AD300

 

They have 10-20 dollars difference in the price over here. the AD300 being the most expensive. Nevertheless, I am leaning more towards them although they have been discontinued. Althought the M30s have the cool 3.5mm jack with metal before it and a protective wrap around the cord which i find useful. I know that there are not many people around here with these models but I would be grateful for a tip or two regarding which one to choose. I would like to try an open-backed can as I would like to get a little bit of soundstage, since I will be using them for gaming (mainly) and music (not that much since I listen from my speakers more).

 

As mentioned before I use a DIY headphone amp/dac connected to the PC via USB. I listen to FLAC and 320Kbps.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

hey, guys just to bump this post again. i am thinking of getting a antlion modmic - http://www.modmic.com/collections/frontpage/products/modmic. this thing attaches to any headphone making it perfect for gaming when u need to speak. i read that the quality is also very good. i am worried though that if i go for the on-ear AD300, the noise leak might hit the mic as well.

post #27977 of 29490
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Originally Posted by OrbitingCow View Post

Have about 1500 to spend. I am definitely looking at the HD800s. I use a Denon 2112CI receiver with good inputs and power. Some people seem to comment on the upper range of this headphone. Are these mostly people who like their music toned down a tad at the upper end?  I just want some damn fine headphones with a nice soundstage.

I have some Etymotics and Beyer DT1350s atm and they are both good but want that next step in soundstage and design. A little realistic treble doesn't really scare me unless the bass is super weak. If the bass is as decent or better in the sub-regions as my DT1350s, which can pound some decent bass at 20Hz for small drivers with my amp, then I'd probably be good.

Does anybody think they will be replacing these as it seems all a replacement would really do is sound slightly different at this point?

Given ur ety comments maybe take a look at custom iems? CIEM dont have bass probs at summit$$

http://www.head-fi.org/t/541494/multi-custom-in-ear-monitor-review-resource-mfg-list-discussion-26-reviews-um-pp6-added-3-12-13
post #27978 of 29490

hello again, i had a simple question and was wondering. would an headphone amplifier benefit the sennheiser momentum headphones at all? people say they do not need an amp to be driven like other high end headphones but i just wanted to know if using one would still increase my music quality. if so i was thinkinh about the fiio E17. if it does benefit (let's say it does) how does it work, plug headphones into the amp and plug the amp into my laptop via a USB? and would i have to buy the part sepertately or would it come with the required usb?

post #27979 of 29490
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Originally Posted by nugget2013 View Post

hello again, i had a simple question and was wondering. would an headphone amplifier benefit the sennheiser momentum headphones at all? people say they do not need an amp to be driven like other high end headphones but i just wanted to know if using one would still increase my music quality. if so i was thinkinh about the fiio E17. if it does benefit (let's say it does) how does it work, plug headphones into the amp and plug the amp into my laptop via a USB? and would i have to buy the part sepertately or would it come with the required usb?

This particular thread is for full-sized headphones. You'll want to ask that question in the amp forum.

http://www.head-fi.org/f/105/portable-headphone-amps
post #27980 of 29490

Hello, everyone. First post, but I've lurked here for quite a while. I'm looking for a pair of headphones in the 0-1500SEK range as priced in Sweden (that translates to headphones priced at 0-150USD in the States, adjusted for product markup). I don't have an amp or any accessories, so all I have is my iPod Classic to plug into (or sometimes the laptop). I'm considering getting a Fiio after the headphone pair.

 

What I'd like out of these is clarity above all. When I listen actively I love trying to pick out a melody or instrument in the song'd background and paying attention to those, and I enjoy hearing the echoes or falloff of an instrument. Though not a basshead, I'm not very willing to sacrifice a lot of lower range power for this - I found both the AKG K271 and K550 sounding thin. I'm using in-ears right now, so I don't mind a small soundstage, but it should be pretty decent if possible. I'd rather have rolling, warm bass over punch-your-face bass. I'll mainly be keeping this at home, but I'll definitely be carrying it out a few times, so portability is a plus. Closed back required.

 

My taste in music is fairly eclectic. I do listen to a lot of electronic music, trance and techno included, but overall, I tend to stick to things with a lot of "air" and layering of instruments. But being eclectic, the headphones should work equally well for indie rock and classical as it should the synthetic stuff. Some songs to demonstrate what I mean.

 

 

 

I'm considering the ATH-M50 right now, which is on the higher end of my price range (1350SEK) but seems pretty good and has some of what I need. Other suggestions welcome.


Edited by LNCP - 5/1/13 at 8:23am
post #27981 of 29490

Not sure of the price in Sweden, but you might also consider the Creative Aurvana Live!

 

It's a very well reviewed and highly recommended headphone in the sub-$100 closed range.

 

review

 

Also, OT, but one of my favorite bands these days is from Sweden.

post #27982 of 29490

Hey guys, I'm looking to buy my first quality headphone(have the bose ae2 but do not satisfy). I love listening to rap, hip-hop, and alternative (coldplay, imagine dragons, etc.) Ive limited my choices to the ATH M50, ATH PRO700MK2, and ATH WS77. I would prefer the over ear style but the on ear is fine. I really want the headphone to have great mids and highs and a refined, strong bass that doesn't interfere with other frequencies badly. I would be using the headphones on-the-go and at home so portability is another deciding factor. I would really appreciate a reply as soon as possible since i have to decide and purchase them tonight. Many thanks
 

post #27983 of 29490
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Originally Posted by KillerKoKonut View Post

Hey guys, I'm looking to buy my first quality headphone(have the bose ae2 but do not satisfy). I love listening to rap, hip-hop, and alternative (coldplay, imagine dragons, etc.) Ive limited my choices to the ATH M50, ATH PRO700MK2, and ATH WS77. I would prefer the over ear style but the on ear is fine. I really want the headphone to have great mids and highs and a refined, strong bass that doesn't interfere with other frequencies badly. I would be using the headphones on-the-go and at home so portability is another deciding factor. I would really appreciate a reply as soon as possible since i have to decide and purchase them tonight. Many thanks
 

 

Welcome. What's your budget? Will you be using an amp?

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Edited by KillerKoKonut - 5/1/13 at 1:16pm
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Hi im new to this. Can you tell me which headphone is better DT770 80 ohms or A900x?

I listen to wide variety of music Metal,Rap.Reggae,Pop and Christian music.I also dont plan on getting a amp either(possibly an E6). My source is walkman z series if this helps(I love it! when its not glitchy).

Could you also tell me how they compare to HFI-780 ultrasones(i own a pair).

Im looking for headphones that are bassy,comfy and have good sound.

 

 

                              Thank you very much.biggrin.gif

 
post #27986 of 29490
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post

 

Welcome. What's your budget? Will you be using an amp?


My budget is 200 and under and i am trying to avoid an amp.

post #27987 of 29490
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Originally Posted by KillerKoKonut View Post

Hey guys, I'm looking to buy my first quality headphone(have the bose ae2 but do not satisfy). I love listening to rap, hip-hop, and alternative (coldplay, imagine dragons, etc.) Ive limited my choices to the ATH M50, ATH PRO700MK2, and ATH WS77. I would prefer the over ear style but the on ear is fine. I really want the headphone to have great mids and highs and a refined, strong bass that doesn't interfere with other frequencies badly. I would be using the headphones on-the-go and at home so portability is another deciding factor. I would really appreciate a reply as soon as possible since i have to decide and purchase them tonight. Many thanks
 

 

Just so you know, the ATH-M50s are known for having slightly recessed mids.

 

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Originally Posted by liquidzoo View Post

Not sure of the price in Sweden, but you might also consider the Creative Aurvana Live!

 

It's a very well reviewed and highly recommended headphone in the sub-$100 closed range.

 

review

 

Also, OT, but one of my favorite bands these days is from Sweden.

 

It looks nice, and the pricetag is friendly. Unfortunately, it does look pretty fragile, so I'd be worried about breaking it if I got it.

 

Anyone have some other suggestions?

post #27988 of 29490
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


Unfortunately, I can't think of any closed cans that meet your requirements and are not very, very expensive.  The Sony MDR 7520 is very good, but it does not have the sound signature that you seek.  The Audio Technica ATH-W1000X and ATH-A900X are also good, but not exactly your sound signature.

Again KG Jag, thanks for your response. The above headphones are out of my current price range though. I think for the moment I'm going to go with a set of the Sony MDR-V6's. Any experience of the MDR-V6's? From what I've read they're not too expensive, have great portability, sound quality and are easily driven for their price. I'm going to hold out and eventually get a set of open headphones with my eyes set on a pair of Beyerdynamics. Either the DT880's/990's. Thanks for your help

post #27989 of 29490

Hi, I have a few inquiries. I've been pretty obsessed and anxious about purchasing headphones lately. I actually tried to cancel my order at one point because my anxiety got the best of me. I've been reading headphone reviews all day. I'm looking for a little input. I just ordered sennheiser amperior headphones, because I basically want a better all purpose headphone. I have junky beat up headphones that I use all the time (the bose AE2), they're my only headphones; my main goal is to replace them and only use my old ones for running. They've served me well, but I'm just wishing they had a better sound. The amperior headphones were what I got instead of V-Moda M100, DT 770 LE, AKG 550, and Sennheiser Momentum. Not really hoping to return my headphones I just ordered before I at least try them, although I'd like to feel like I made the right decision, because right now I'm wondering if full size headphones could have been a better option. I got a good deal on the sennheiser amperior headphones for like 220 dollars. I mainly listen to metal and shoegaze type stuff. I mean metal like super distorted and compressed death metal and black metal, recorded with an answering machine. My budget is under 400 dollars, and I want unamplified headphones because amps don't sound right for me and are too expensive. If I were to get a headphone like the beyerdynamic headphone, then I would have enough money for an amp under 200 dollars; would a setup like that sound better than what I just purchased, or will I probably be happy with my headphones I just ordered and I'm over thinking it?


Edited by Hifi Man - 5/1/13 at 4:52pm
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Originally Posted by LNCP View Post

 

Just so you know, the ATH-M50s are known for having slightly recessed mids.

 

So does this mean i should lean towards the ath pro700mk2?

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