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post #2836 of 29490


It isn't "5.1" but you can check out the review of the Fischer Audio FA-011 on the front page as an open gaming headphone.

 

I don't think it was the 5 channels of sound you were experiencing specifically that was making the difference in location of the sound, but rather a headphone with a wide soundstage,

 

Those Fischer cans apparently are great for gaming b/c of the wide stage.  No idea if the receiver has the juice for them either.  Something to read up on at least

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Originally Posted by Used Meathook View Post

Hello everybody! I'm looking for a set of headphones that will: A) Plug into the front of my Yamaha RX-V467 receiver; B) Have 5.1 surround; C) Work with my Xbox360 and PS3 and; D) Cost less than $200. I have previously owned Tritton 5.1 gaming headphones...and I could definitely tell a difference between them and stereo gaming headphones. The problem is that with my new enclosed A/V rack, switching gaming headphones from my Xbox (for gaming) to my PS3 (for Blu-Ray watching) is a real pain. I'd really just like something I can plug into my Yamaha receiver to use for anything (if this is possible). I'm an audio noob, so I apologize in advance if this is a stupid question. Can this be done? I typically hear that 5.1 headphones are a "gimmick", but I've experienced solid (by my standards) 5.1 surround with a pair of $120 gaming headphones in the past. I don't really care about 5.1 for movies...but for gaming it's really nice (IE: you can hear the creatures behind you while playing Dead Space).

 



 

post #2837 of 29490

Hello everyone I'm looking for new headphones. Currently I have Sennheiser HD 555's and I want to get better headphones. I don't want to spend more then around $400 dollars, however the lower the price the better. But if buying a $400 pair of headphones makes a big difference compared to 250-300 dollars, then I'll consider it.

 

Things I like

- Sound stage (probably most important). Any improvement in soundstage, in depth and from 2 to 3 dimensional is a plus to me

- Open sounding

- Tight, but punchy bass (I don't really like the bass to sound thick though)

 

I don't want to get headphones that have even less bass then my HD 555's. Although don't get me wrong, I'm not a basshead. 

 

I don't have a very high-end amplifier, I have a FiiO E7. Music I enjoy is mainly Electronica, techno, pop, some hip hop, classical, and Rush (Rush is my favorite band). Music I pretty much never listen to are things like Metal, Classical Rock (unless you consider Rush classical rock). I also like Enya a lot and listen to her all the time. 

 

I've looked at some headphones like HD598, 600, and 650. However I'm open to other headphones as well, I just trust Sennheiser and hear nothing but positive reviews about them. 

 

(Don't worry about sound leakage and practical stuff like that. I only care about getting the best sounding music possible since I only listen to music in my quiet room anyways)

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Originally Posted by Reagan0mics View Post

Hello everyone I'm looking for new headphones. Currently I have Sennheiser HD 555's and I want to get better headphones. I don't want to spend more then around $400 dollars, however the lower the price the better. But if buying a $400 pair of headphones makes a big difference compared to 250-300 dollars, then I'll consider it.

 

Things I like

- Sound stage (probably most important). Any improvement in soundstage, in depth and from 2 to 3 dimensional is a plus to me

- Open sounding

- Tight, but punchy bass (I don't really like the bass to sound thick though)

 

I don't want to get headphones that have even less bass then my HD 555's. Although don't get me wrong, I'm not a basshead. 

 

I don't have a very high-end amplifier, I have a FiiO E7. Music I enjoy is mainly Electronica, techno, pop, some hip hop, classical, and Rush (Rush is my favorite band). Music I pretty much never listen to are things like Metal, Classical Rock (unless you consider Rush classical rock). I also like Enya a lot and listen to her all the time. 

 

I've looked at some headphones like HD598, 600, and 650. However I'm open to other headphones as well, I just trust Sennheiser and hear nothing but positive reviews about them. 

 

(Don't worry about sound leakage and practical stuff like that. I only care about getting the best sounding music possible since I only listen to music in my quiet room anyways)



If you like and trust your Sennheisher than stick with it.  All three would consider to be upgrade with the HD 598 poss considered slight upgrade.

 

Read them and pull the trigger:

http://www.headfonia.com/the-sennheiser-trio-hd580-hd600-hd650/

http://www.headfonia.com/hd600-and-hd598-comparison/

 

You will need an amp for the 600 and 650.  Not sure whether your e7 will be enuff or maybe e9 or something else.  Have a search here what amp/dac goes with the model you choose.

post #2839 of 29490

Ok so now i have downsized my choices into two options. First as recommended here i've looked for the Beyerdynamic DT 880 - 32 Ohm model (for 300$ + shipping to europe) wich would be an easy to drive choice(without an amp),

and seconds i found out a sweet deal getting AKG K-701(62ohms) for (285$ + shipping in europe) can't really decide between these two.. As i mentioned on my earlier post i like music like porcupine tree, the mars volta, the smashing pumpkins and some breakbeat and electronic, wich one of these would excell over the other for my purpose. I cant put too much weight on the fact that i wont be getting an amp anytime soon. Please opinions, discard the onions.

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Originally Posted by kitaraville View Post

Ok so now i have downsized my choices into two options. First as recommended here i've looked for the Beyerdynamic DT 880 - 32 Ohm model (for 300$ + shipping to europe) wich would be an easy to drive choice(without an amp),

and seconds i found out a sweet deal getting AKG K-701(62ohms) for (285$ + shipping in europe) can't really decide between these two.. As i mentioned on my earlier post i like music like porcupine tree, the mars volta, the smashing pumpkins and some breakbeat and electronic, wich one of these would excell over the other for my purpose. I cant put too much weight on the fact that i wont be getting an amp anytime soon. Please opinions, discard the onions.


Please don't take this the wrong way, but if you have no plans to get an amp, why does your shortlist include two headphones that are famous for needing to be amped well in order to sound good, especially to bring out bass, which is important for the music you listen to?  What is it about those two headphones that has you interested?

 

post #2841 of 29490

   All advices are appreciated. But with the bayerdynamics DT 880 i was especially told that they necessarily dont need to be amped and are easy to drive, i got the idea that the gain you get from amping isnt that high compared to some other modells.

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Please don't take this the wrong way, but if you have no plans to get an amp, why does your shortlist include two headphones that are famous for needing to be amped well in order to sound good, especially to bring out bass, which is important for the music you listen to?  What is it about those two headphones that has you interested?

 



 

post #2842 of 29490

Hi, Looking for advice here. 

 

I own a pair of AT M50s and I do like the sound signature very much. However, I find that they aren't the most portable headphones in the world so I am looking for a set of smaller, supra-aural headphones which will compliment the M50 well. My budget is around $180. I prefer not to need amplification out of a iPod Touch 4.

 

My music tastes are dubstep, metal, rock, pop

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Originally Posted by kitaraville View Post

Ok so now i have downsized my choices into two options. First as recommended here i've looked for the Beyerdynamic DT 880 - 32 Ohm model (for 300$ + shipping to europe) wich would be an easy to drive choice(without an amp),

and seconds i found out a sweet deal getting AKG K-701(62ohms) for (285$ + shipping in europe) can't really decide between these two.. As i mentioned on my earlier post i like music like porcupine tree, the mars volta, the smashing pumpkins and some breakbeat and electronic, wich one of these would excell over the other for my purpose. I cant put too much weight on the fact that i wont be getting an amp anytime soon. Please opinions, discard the onions.

 


The Beyer is good but there are quite a few people that says it needs amp even for lower Ohms.  Maybe an e7 would do the trick?  DYOR.  I would scrap the K701 tho as not suitable for your music and deffo needs an amp.  I heard it with a decent amp and it still sounded crap with no bass because its suppose to be picky matching the right amp with it.

 

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Originally Posted by k0ne View Post

Hi, Looking for advice here. 

 

I own a pair of AT M50s and I do like the sound signature very much. However, I find that they aren't the most portable headphones in the world so I am looking for a set of smaller, supra-aural headphones which will compliment the M50 well. My budget is around $180. I prefer not to need amplification out of a iPod Touch 4.

 

My music tastes are dubstep, metal, rock, pop

 

Dunno about complement as they are quite similar.  Supral-aural and more portable would be Sennheiser HD 25-1 II.

post #2845 of 29490
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Originally Posted by tyoung8 View Post

 

 


The Beyer is good but there are quite a few people that says it needs amp even for lower Ohms.  Maybe an e7 would do the trick?  DYOR.  I would scrap the K701 tho as not suitable for your music and deffo needs an amp.  I heard it with a decent amp and it still sounded crap with no bass because its suppose to be picky matching the right amp with it.

 

hehe quoting myself.  There you go.. Beyer 880 32 Ohms would depend on your source:

 

 


 

post #2846 of 29490

Ordered the beyers, as excited as i am i cant but to think if they will sound crap without an amp, just means i have to get one :s-- maybe exaggerating a little bit with the crap part.
 

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Originally Posted by tyoung8 View Post

 

 


The Beyer is good but there are quite a few people that says it needs amp even for lower Ohms.  Maybe an e7 would do the trick?  DYOR.  I would scrap the K701 tho as not suitable for your music and deffo needs an amp.  I heard it with a decent amp and it still sounded crap with no bass because its suppose to be picky matching the right amp with it.

 



 

post #2847 of 29490

The lower impedance probably doesn't make much difference in terms of how hard they are to drive--it just changes how they want the power to drive them.

post #2848 of 29490

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Originally Posted by musedesign View Post

Interested in portable closed headphones to match with the iBasso PB1. 

 

I have listened to M50S and found them to be too analytical and forward.  Tried the HD-25 and found them too forward and uncomfortable for extended listening.  Tried the Shure 840 and found them too bassy, so far the Denon 2000 seem to be my favorite, but would like a smaller, more heavy duty portable headphone for about $200.

 

Potential Headphones ?:

Audio Technical ESW-9 ($239)

Sony MDR-ZX700 ($119)

Denon DJ DN-HP700 ($88)

 

 

Any other suggestions?

Any advice on bi wiring?

 

 

I assume you mean recabling for balanced rather than bi-wiring? (which is something you do for speakers) Headphones that have

 

The ESW9 are not really that heavy duty. The Denon DJ cans will likely be too bass for you (for that matter, most DJ cans will feel that).
 

Check Joker's massive thread for some ideas: http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/433318/shootout-74-portable-headphones-reviewed-audio-technica-ath-sq5-ath-fc700-03-29#post_5828504

Armaegis, Thank you for the reply!
 
I have studied Joker's thread, that's where I came up with Sony MDR-ZX700s, any other suggestions for headphones?  Maybe I need to try the M50S again.
 
Any advice on how to recable for balanced?
 
Thanks!
post #2849 of 29490

Hi my first post here so I am going to try and make it short and snappy.

My budget for my first pair is £50.

I can only order from Amazon (paranoid sibling). (p.s. the delivery charge is not included in the £50)

I am looking for some over ear headphones which I can use at home on the laptop or take outside on my commute to college so thus trains and buses are used so Sound Isolation, Portability and Comfort would be helpful. I generally use my MP3 player or every so often use my phone.

I listen to all types of genres as my playlist is filled with random junk from random genres and also I would like to use them to watch Movies or Television programmes. I also generally get music which is encoded at least at 320kbps.

I have researched online and looking through quite a few I have seen the Sennheiser PX200-II, AKG 450 and the Audio Technica ATH-SJ55.

All these are within my price range, and if you have any other suggestions feel free.

Although this is a meagre budget this is all I have for the moment so any help appreciated.

 

Thank you for your time bigsmile_face.gif

p.s. I would not like to mod any headphones at the moment.


Edited by toksik - 4/6/11 at 3:26pm
post #2850 of 29490

Alright, I'm looking for a decent set of cans for when my Klipsch Image s4's start to hurt my ears/slip out. I'd like to stay in the $50 dollar range, but I'd go up to $100. I listen to a lot of ska, some jazz and some rock. I'd prefer them to be closed, because I'll be using them around other people. My source's are my macbook, sansa fuze, and htc droid incredible. Thanks in advance.

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