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Originally Posted by teknikal90 View Post

Hello all,

 

what's the most neutral (balanced), detailed headphone, with fairly balanced and extended bass thats ideal for mixing/critical listening but also does not need an amp for the iPhone?

 

- Currently have the Shure SRH840 (studio recording work and general listening) - love the treble and mid detail, hate the non-detailed bass (closed sound?), and listening on it makes me feel like im distant from the performer.

- Have TF10 (for on stage work) - it does what I need it to do, lets me hear every instrument on stage well, from bass, bass drum to keys and electric..) not too impressed with the sound, just a really good all rounder.

- Alessandro MS1a - not happy with it, non balanced sound (boomy mid bass), but Adele's 21 album sounds amazing on it. So I bought it.

 

Recommendations? Dont care about closed/open - just care about the sound.

 

i like my dt880 32 ohm.  the bass isn't very loud, but it sounds good all the way down to the subs.  you will used to it's very VERY neutral sound overtime.   And it's a highly rated headphone by a dude who has some of the top "flagship" headphones.  

 

 

check it out:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/634201/battle-of-the-flagships-57-headphones-compared-update-ultimate-ears-uerm-added-4-14-13

 

As for out of an iPhone, that's what I run mine out of, and the levels get loud enough, but not as loud as say beats by dre.  

 

actually, I just bought the t5p so I may sell the 880 if you're interested


Edited by soundslikebliss - 5/13/13 at 11:39am
post #28487 of 29491
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Originally Posted by BloodyPenguin View Post

Need help for my Uncle.  He is looking for the best sound, closed headphones that will not leak sound.

 

Must be under $50 USD.  (Can be over-ear or on-ear).

 

 

Some the the Pairs I was thinking about are the:

 

Monoprice 8323 - $30

 

Pioneer STEEZ 808 SE-MJ751I - $60 (But drop to $40 all the time)

 

Audio-Technica ATH-M30 - $43 (My number 1 suggestion for him so far)

 

 

 

Any other suggestions I am not thinking about that would be better?

 

..

 

$50 is always in interesting budget because if you just raise it slightly, you can get the MDR-V6. You could also save yourself some money and just go with the 8323 which isn't a bad way to go for a beater headphone.

post #28488 of 29491
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You can buy an additional warranty for electronics if you need it: http://www.amazon.com/SquareTrade-2-Year-Electronics-Accident-Protection/dp/B0045DT43W

I'm not positive, but I believe those might cover headphones, too.

I've looked into it, and it seems they do cover headphones.

Oh my god, this changes everything. YES! Thank you so much man. I really super appreciate it. :D

Now, considering I have way more options, I suppose I'll have to ask a different question here in this forum. Similar, but still different. Taking into account what I said in an earlier post, "My budget is about $300, I plan on using the headphones at home for producing electronic music, I'd much prefer closed than open but if the phones are that much better and they aren't closed, then I suppose I could deal with it, I listen to electronic music of all kinds and also some J-rock, I wouldn't be using an amp but rather a Mac laptop, I'm looking for a more balanced/neutral sound that would be useful for mixing and mastering.", any clue as to which headphones I should invest in? I hear beyerdynamics are good, but what's the ideal model in my price range? Or is there something even better?

TL;DR, $300 budget, looking for closed over the ear headphones for electronic music production with a balanced/neutral sound, and I don't have an amp to use. If there is an amp for cheap I suppose that may be good, I could consider it. Thanks again for anyone who helps me out here! :3

post #28489 of 29491

Keeping this short and sweet. Looking for full size circumaural phones. No more than £150 GBP. Listen to dubstep, dance, trance but also some pop/rock. Comfort is really important since I wear glasses and have big ears (I know comfort is opinion, but any headphones generally regarded as comfortable). 

post #28490 of 29491
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Keeping this short and sweet. Looking for full size circumaural phones. No more than £150 GBP. Listen to dubstep, dance, trance but also some pop/rock. Comfort is really important since I wear glasses and have big ears (I know comfort is opinion, but any headphones generally regarded as comfortable). 

beyerdynamic is highly regarded in comfort.  can't comment on any model but dt880's, but those will likely lack the bass you may be looking for in those genres 


Edited by soundslikebliss - 5/13/13 at 12:59pm
post #28491 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Mackem View Post

Keeping this short and sweet. Looking for full size circumaural phones. No more than £150 GBP. Listen to dubstep, dance, trance but also some pop/rock. Comfort is really important since I wear glasses and have big ears (I know comfort is opinion, but any headphones generally regarded as comfortable). 

 

The DT990s would suit perfectly, as they're as comfy as DT880s with more bass and treble.
 

post #28492 of 29491

I have been reading this forum for awhile now and I just registered finally to get some specific advice on headphones.  First off, my setup:

 

iPad 3

iPod Nano (latest generation)

FiiO E11 (just bought this)

iTunes match music

Handbrake converted 720 movies

Coby CV195 noise cancelling headphones (I know...they were free)

 

So basically what I am doing is completely re-doing my travel pack.  I will be on the road between 40-70 days the rest of this year with flights all over the world so I wanted to upgrade everything to make flying a little easier and listening to movies/music in an airplane easier along with blocking out as much noise as possible.

 

I am trying to determine is active noise cancelling or noise isolation would be my best option here so I need some advice on headphones to choose from.  Couple caveats on this:

1.  No in ear stuff period, I want cans.  I can't stand anything in my ear so that's not going to work.

2.  I want to stay under $350.00 if possible.

3.  As much noise reduction as possible without sacrificing too much quality. (anything I pick can't be worse than my Coby's)

4.  I listen to a lot to techno/trance.....then it's more rock/alternative rock/symphony.

 

I have been eyeballing the V-Moda Crossfade M-100 for noise isolation and the PSB M4U 2 for active noise cancelling so far to give you an idea where I am right now.

 

I appreciate everyone's help in advance.

post #28493 of 29491
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Originally Posted by halflife78 View Post

I have been reading this forum for awhile now and I just registered finally to get some specific advice on headphones.  First off, my setup:

 

iPad 3

iPod Nano (latest generation)

FiiO E11 (just bought this)

iTunes match music

Handbrake converted 720 movies

Coby CV195 noise cancelling headphones (I know...they were free)

 

So basically what I am doing is completely re-doing my travel pack.  I will be on the road between 40-70 days the rest of this year with flights all over the world so I wanted to upgrade everything to make flying a little easier and listening to movies/music in an airplane easier along with blocking out as much noise as possible.

 

I am trying to determine is active noise cancelling or noise isolation would be my best option here so I need some advice on headphones to choose from.  Couple caveats on this:

1.  No in ear stuff period, I want cans.  I can't stand anything in my ear so that's not going to work.

2.  I want to stay under $350.00 if possible.

3.  As much noise reduction as possible without sacrificing too much quality. (anything I pick can't be worse than my Coby's)

4.  I listen to a lot to techno/trance.....then it's more rock/alternative rock/symphony.

 

I have been eyeballing the V-Moda Crossfade M-100 for noise isolation and the PSB M4U 2 for active noise cancelling so far to give you an idea where I am right now.

 

I appreciate everyone's help in advance.

I do a fair amount of traveling and was in the market to revise my mobile rig a couple months ago with your very same budget. I was looking at the M-100, UE 6000, and Momentum before I finally landed on the MDR-1R. For you and your tastes, I recommend the same thing unless you really want some extended bass, in which case, I'd recommend the M-100, a basshead's delight. All of these appear on InnerFidelity's Hall of Fame and all of them are efficient enough to run without an amp which will help with travel greatly. None of these have any active noise canceling on them, though, as I can't stand the hit in quality. And it's a large hit.

post #28494 of 29491

dt770 pro 80 ohms or sennheiser momentum?

post #28495 of 29491
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Originally Posted by teknikal90 View Post

Hello all,

 

what's the most neutral (balanced), detailed headphone, with fairly balanced and extended bass thats ideal for mixing/critical listening but also does not need an amp for the iPhone?

 

- Currently have the Shure SRH840 (studio recording work and general listening) - love the treble and mid detail, hate the non-detailed bass (closed sound?), and listening on it makes me feel like im distant from the performer.

- Have TF10 (for on stage work) - it does what I need it to do, lets me hear every instrument on stage well, from bass, bass drum to keys and electric..) not too impressed with the sound, just a really good all rounder.

- Alessandro MS1a - not happy with it, non balanced sound (boomy mid bass), but Adele's 21 album sounds amazing on it. So I bought it.

 

Recommendations? Dont care about closed/open - just care about the sound.


Get the best Sony studio can you can afford that is efficient enough--like the MDR 7520.

post #28496 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


Get the best Sony studio can you can afford that is efficient enough--like the MDR 7520.

I thought Open headphones are generally better per $$?

post #28497 of 29491
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Originally Posted by teknikal90 View Post

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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


Get the best Sony studio can you can afford that is efficient enough--like the MDR 7520.

I thought Open headphones are generally better per $$?


For studio work closed cans are generally preferred, if not required.

 

Further--I know of no open can which does not require an amp which is as neutral as the Sony studio can options.  The closest may be the Sony MDR-MA900.

post #28498 of 29491

Might start my own thread, but figured I'd ask here first.

 

Any opinion on which "high end" Sennheiser is most similar sounding to the hd 428? I bought it just to try it the Sennheiser signature, and I rather like it. Wondering where to go. 600/650 or 595/598, or something else?
 

post #28499 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


For studio work closed cans are generally preferred, if not required.

 

Further--I know of no open can which does not require an amp which is as neutral as the Sony studio can options.  The closest may be the Sony MDR-MA900.

I won't be using the cans for studio recording - I have the Shure SRH840 for that. I wanted one as sort of a reference, uncoloured set that I can use when I'm arranging, mixing, playing with effects/sounds etc.

Outside of work, I also want this set to be the set I sue when I kick back and listen to songs on my iPhone ha.

Are Sony cans regarded as the most neutral brand then? Why are they not held in higher regard here? All I even hear about are AKGs, Audio Technicas, Senns and Shures...

 

Thank you!

post #28500 of 29491
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Originally Posted by teknikal90 View Post

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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


For studio work closed cans are generally preferred, if not required.

 

Further--I know of no open can which does not require an amp which is as neutral as the Sony studio can options.  The closest may be the Sony MDR-MA900.

I won't be using the cans for studio recording - I have the Shure SRH840 for that. I wanted one as sort of a reference, uncoloured set that I can use when I'm arranging, mixing, playing with effects/sounds etc.

Outside of work, I also want this set to be the set I sue when I kick back and listen to songs on my iPhone ha.

Are Sony cans regarded as the most neutral brand then? Why are they not held in higher regard here? All I even hear about are AKGs, Audio Technicas, Senns and Shures...

 

Thank you!


Not everyone wants neutral--just ask a Beats fan.  It's true in fair less extreme examples as well.

 

Studio cans are generally designed to be neutral. It's not only Sony, but also KRK and the Shure SRH 940.

 

Studio cans tend to be dry and give a very unforgiving analysis of what is put into them.  Many people don't want that and much of music put cannot withstand that scrutiny.

 

Most of the best neutral oriented open cans need an amp or at least cry for one to get their best.  The DT 880 Premium, T1, HD 600, HD 800, HE 500 and HE 6 all come to mind.

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