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post #28456 of 29491

I am torn.

I think I am going to go with the AKG Q701's but I've had success with Sennheisers so the HD598's are an option.

 

I know it might not be your style but listening to this song with my HD485 sound fantastic so I want something that will emulate a similar experience. 

 

http://youtu.be/YznLo_jjirk

Any recommendations on a sub $300 open air style headphone.

 

Thanks. 


Edited by AristoNYC - 5/11/13 at 11:13pm
post #28457 of 29491
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Originally Posted by AristoNYC View Post

I am torn.

I think I am going to go with the AKG Q701's but I've had success with Sennheisers so the HD598's are an option.

 

I know it might not be your style but listening to this song with my HD485 sound fantastic so I want something that will emulate a similar experience. 

 

http://youtu.be/YznLo_jjirk

Any recommendations on a sub $300 open air style headphone.

 

Thanks. 


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

 

You seem to have more than doubled your stated budget.

post #28458 of 29491

I was fixed on getting the HE400's + E17 for my iPod Class 7G and Macbook Pro, but apparently there are HD600's on sale for $300, and HD650's on sale for $400.

 

Being able to strictly go past a $500 budget, what combination of cans above + amp will yield me the best sound?

 

I like how the HE400's are easy to drive, but if the HD650's sound better and are the same price, maybe it's worth it to bend the budget and get a good amp/DAC for them?

 

Also, although it's not completely necessary, I would like to drive my K550's, A900X's and M50's from the said amp/DAC as well


Edited by 3ternalDr4gon - 5/12/13 at 12:13am
post #28459 of 29491

Could anyone help me with narrowing down my choices? Typically I listen to various forms of blues, rock, and classical. Sometimes I'll listen to Rap, but not much and never techo, electronica, dubstep, etc.

 

Preferences

Open Full Size

Price range of ~$200

Comfortable

AMP unnecessary (Perhaps I'll look into buying one later)

 

 

Headphones I had in mind, the fischer fa-003, fa-011 - the hd 598 (or another type) and the MDR MA900 - and perhaps some form of beyerdynamic DT's

 

I'm unsure on these and it seems like the ma900's would be a good choice.

I also recently saw a thread about the somic mh463 which are super cheap, yet interested me a bit for using on diff. types of music.

 

The absolute best headphones I've ever used were A700's, the closed version of ad700. So i'm a tad bit new.

post #28460 of 29491

Hi all,

 

i need an improvement on my Brainwavz HM5 / Fisher FA003

i like soundstage and crisp details.

 

I've got an amp already so no worries about impedance.

 

Take care
 

post #28461 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


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

 

You seem to have more than doubled your stated budget.

I will check it out.

Yeah, I am looking for at home & portable, the portable is where I want to keep it around 100, the at home I will spend more. 

 

Thanks. 

post #28462 of 29491
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Originally Posted by TommyNavara View Post

Hi all,

 

i need an improvement on my Brainwavz HM5 / Fisher FA003

i like soundstage and crisp details.

 

I've got an amp already so no worries about impedance.

 

Take care
 


Budget?

 

Open OK?

 

More on sound signature sought?

post #28463 of 29491

Well hello there. Looking for some recommendations. 

 

I think its time to upgrade from my sennheiser HD 448. I really do like its sound. 

 

Looking to spend no more that $250 on the headphone. I have the magni/modi amp and dac combo. It will be for home use so it can be open or closed. I find the HD 448 are really good for music but not so good for movies and gaming. 

 

So what good cans are there for no more than $250 that do movies and gaming well?

post #28464 of 29491

Hi everyone! I'm looking for a pair of noise isolating headphones, and I was hoping you all could help. :)

 

Budget: My Ideal budget is around $60, But more realistically anything around $80 would be fine.

 

Location: I plan to mostly use these headphones while I am at home on my I-pod touch or Laptop. But If possible it would be a HUGE plus to be able to use them while I am out.

 

My priorities are:

 

Comfort: I probably will be using these for hours a day (even while not listening to music,) so comfort is very important. I would prefer a pair of full sized headphones that will cover my ears and yet not squeeze to hard (because I am sure I am too sensitive for that.. lol) Though a pair like that might be hard to find because my head is larger than average.. :/ Also I am not at all interested in in-ear buds. (Sorry I'm picky aren't I? :( )

 

Sound Isolation: One of the main reasons I am looking for a pair of headphones is Sound-Isolation. To put it simply my family is SO ridiculously loud that it is a must.. They often sound like they are in my talking in my room when in fact they are across the house... X_X Also my sister often plays piano for about a hour a day, and her piano playing is so loud that it all but completely drowns out whatever I am listening too. (even though we are on separate floors.. SIGH..) Oops, I got a bit sidetracked there, but what I was trying to say was the more sound isolation the better!

 

Sound: Recently I noticed how much better music can sound on better equipment. For instance the difference between laptop speakers vs my car's speakers is like night and day. I LOVE hearing all the extra detail my songs have when I listen to them in my car. So the best quality sound quality i can get would be awesome!

 

 

Music: I mostly listen to J-pop/rock (LiSA, Eir Aoi, Flow, Maaya Sakamoto, etc) Pop/rock (Kelly Clarkson, Ashlee Simpson, Lilix, Mariah Carey, Demi Levato, Adele, etc ) 70s/80s music (Taylor Dayne, Bonnie Tyler, Stevie Wonder) and some older 50s and 60s music (Kim Weston, The Shangri-las, The blossoms.) So any pair of of headphones that would suit most (if not all) these genres would be great :D!

 

I've been doing lots of research and I noticed a few pairs I might like. The Sennheiser PX 200 II Closed Mini Headphones with Integrated Vol Control are my current first choice, however I heard some poor reviews on the sound isolation so that concerns me...(if anyone that has a pair could tell me how well it isolates compared to covering my ears that would be great.) I also was considering buying a pair Creative Aurura Live, Beyerdynamic DTX 501P Lightweight Portable, or JVC HARX900 High-Grade Full-Size Headphones. However, I am still unsure and I am open to any suggestion! :) Thanks in advance for all of your help :)


Edited by Adeptly - 5/12/13 at 11:21am
post #28465 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Adeptly View Post

Hi everyone! I'm looking for a pair of noise isolating headphones, and I was hoping you all could help. smily_headphones1.gif

Budget: My Ideal budget is around $60, But more realistically anything around $80 would be fine.

Location: I plan to mostly use these headphones while I am at home on my I-pod touch or Laptop. But If possible it would be a HUGE plus to be able to use them while I am out.

My priorities are:

Comfort: I probably will be using these for hours a day (even while not listening to music,) so comfort is very important. I would prefer a pair of full sized headphones that will cover my ears and yet not squeeze to hard (because I am sure I am too sensitive for that.. lol) Though a pair like that might be hard to find because my head is larger than average.. :/ Also I am not at all interested in in-ear buds. (Sorry I'm picky aren't I? frown.gif )

Sound Isolation: One of the main reasons I am looking for a pair of headphones is Sound-Isolation. To put it simply my family is SO ridiculously loud that it is a must.. They often sound like they are in my talking in my room when in fact they are across the house... X_X Also my sister often plays piano for about a hour a day, and her piano playing is so loud that it all but completely drowns out whatever I am listening too. (even though we are on separate floors.. SIGH..) Oops, I got a bit sidetracked there, but what I was trying to say was the more sound isolation the better!

Sound: Recently I noticed how much better music can sound on better equipment. For instance the difference between laptop speakers vs my car's speakers is like night and day. I LOVE hearing all the extra detail my songs have when I listen to them in my car. So the best quality sound quality i can get would be awesome!


Music: I mostly listen to J-pop/rock (LiSA, Eir Aoi, Flow, Maaya Sakamoto, etc) Pop/rock (Kelly Clarkson, Ashlee Simpson, Lilix, Mariah Carey, Demi Levato, Adele, etc ) 70s/80s music (Taylor Dayne, Bonnie Tyler, Stevie Wonder) and some older 50s and 60s music (Kim Weston, The Shangri-las, The blossoms.) So any pair of of headphones that would suit most (if not all) these genres would be great biggrin.gif!

I've been doing lots of research and I noticed a few pairs I might like. The Sennheiser PX 200 II Closed Mini Headphones with Integrated Vol Control are my current first choice, however I heard some poor reviews on the sound isolation so that concerns me...(if anyone that has a pair could tell me how well it isolates compared to covering my ears that would be great.) I also was considering buying a pair Creative Aurura Live, Beyerdynamic DTX 501P Lightweight Portable, or JVC HARX900 High-Grade Full-Size Headphones. However, I am still unsure and I am open to any suggestion! smily_headphones1.gif Thanks in advance for all of your help smily_headphones1.gif

Sony MDR-V6 have very good isolation and are a good all around headphone for a wide range of genres. $60 on Amazon at the moment.
post #28466 of 29491

ath pro 700 mk2 or dt770 80 ohms?

post #28467 of 29491

Looking for some headphones, preferably closed ones. Any help is highly appreciated! I'm currently having sennheiser HD518 (which I prefer to 598) but I find these phones not suitable for my type of listening.

The bass doesnt have too much impact and highs are too harsh. Love male vocals on these though, but those I rarely listen.

I used to have Denon AH-D1001 which went dead after couple of years, but I really liked those (nice highs, great bass impact when equalized).

What I'm mainly listening to:
Electro house
Chillout
Female vocals

What I'm searching for:
Preferably closed
Solid bass impact
Soft highs but nothing dark
Soundstage
Must be comfortable for long sessions
Price range $50-300

Any suggestions are welcome. I'm running headphones through PC-soundcard with amp.
 

post #28468 of 29491

I came from Beats Pro (only because they were free) and became very used to that sound, but wanted to try an upgrade, so I bought the dt880's (32 ohm, portability is very important to me).  I've really enjoyed the 880s, but because I was so used to the hyped sound of the Beats, the 880's are lacking in bass and the highs are a bit too harsh for me.  SO I went ahead and purchased the dt990's 32 ohm to hopefully make up in the bass/sub bass.  I haven't listened to them yet, but they're waiting for me in the mail for when I get back home. 


I realized soon after purchasing the 990s that I need minimal leakage, so I prefer a closed headphone.  

 

So now, I'm leaning towards trying out the dt770 32 ohm, or just pulling the trigger on the t5p.  They seem to hit all my marks, except I haven't listened to either.  

 

 

How do the 770 & t5p compare (which has more bass and is more gentle on the treble), what are similarities between t5p to the 880 or 990, and what would you recommend? 

 

 

Thanks all!

-bliss


Edited by soundslikebliss - 5/12/13 at 2:10pm
post #28469 of 29491
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Budget?

 

Open OK?

 

More on sound signature sought?

 



250 USD,

Open Ok,

 

As neutral as possible.

 

Take care

post #28470 of 29491
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


Budget?

 

Open OK?

 

More on sound signature sought?

 



250 USD,

Open Ok,

 

As neutral as possible.

 

Take care

Either the Beyerdynamic DT-880 Pro Headphones (250 Ohm) or AKG Q701.

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