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Originally Posted by kitaraville View Post

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.
 

 


Good stuff, they should be alright.  if not a cheapo amp should do the trick.  deffo won't sound total crap like the K701 without an amp.

 

Maybe post on that thread when you get it and an impression of how well it does unamped with your source.

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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!


Whoops, looks like I accidentally chopped off part of my own response there. Headphones that have wires going to both cups are far easier to wire for balanced than those with a wire only going into one up.

 

For the ones with wires to both cups, generally it's a four wire cable that extends down to the jack. In that case you could simply reterminate with the appropriate connector. For a three wire and/or one-sided entry, it's a bit more involved.

 

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Originally Posted by toksik View Post

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.


I quite liked the PX200ii, and it fits all your criteria well.

 



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Originally Posted by skafle View Post

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.


I'll just repeat the above: Senn PX200-ii. The HD228 are also nice.

 

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Originally Posted by toksik View Post

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.

 

For budget headphone, take a look at the Superlux 662 series:

http://www.headfonia.com/superlux-hd668b/

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/546556/superlux-668b-express-train-voted-best-budget-headphone-2011

 

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http://www.thomann.de/gb/superlux_hd662.htm

http://www.thomann.de/gb/superlux_hd_662_f.htm

http://www.thomann.de/gb/superlux_hd_662_b.htm

 

If you can only buy from Amazon, then try the 669 series.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Superlux-HD669-Closed-Studio-Headphones/dp/B003GU16J0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1302130020&sr=8-2

 

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So I'm looking for a pair of overhead headphones. My budget is around $150 USD. like Pop, Hip-hop, and sometimes Rap.

Other requirements : Have to be closed, nice bass, and for the headphones not to be HUGE ( I want overhead), have to be heavy duty.

Also I would love to buy I more expensive ones on sale.
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Sennheiser HD 25-1 II, AIAIAI TMA-1. Both are very heavy dude, and sound great.
 

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Originally Posted by biscoolcool View Post

So I'm looking for a pair of overhead headphones. My budget is around $150 USD. like Pop, Hip-hop, and sometimes Rap.

Other requirements : Have to be closed, nice bass, and for the headphones not to be HUGE ( I want overhead), have to be heavy duty.

Also I would love to buy I more expensive ones on sale.


 

 

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I am about to order the ATH-AW9S for portable us, am I making a mistake? They seem not durable enough

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Never heard of the AW9S. Can you include a link?

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I'm looking for some cheapish headphones for my girlfriend, this is what she wants:

Over ear
Good sound cancelling (not sure if that's what it's called, she doesn't want everyone around her to hear her music)
Something with a good amount of bass
We'd prefer to keep the price under $50 CAD

She listens mainly to rock, stuff like Kings of Leon, Alexisonfire, Slipknot, etc.

Any suggestions?
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Originally Posted by Fortunex View Post

I'm looking for some cheapish headphones for my girlfriend, this is what she wants:

Over ear
Good sound cancelling (not sure if that's what it's called, she doesn't want everyone around her to hear her music)
Something with a good amount of bass
We'd prefer to keep the price under $50 CAD

She listens mainly to rock, stuff like Kings of Leon, Alexisonfire, Slipknot, etc.

Any suggestions?

Koss PortaPros, perhaps?


 

 

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Originally Posted by 12345142 View Post

Koss PortaPros, perhaps?

 

Everyone will hear what she's listening to with those.

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Originally Posted by 12345142 View Post

Never heard of the AW9S. Can you include a link?



my bad ESW9A http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/headphones/89ac4b96cc5dff18/index.html/

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Loved the Koss Porta Pros and Sennheiser PX-100-II. I bought the ATH-M50, but I found the bass to be weak and lacking, even with EQ. 

 

I listen to 192~320kbps MP3s straight out of my laptop and iPod. Looking for a something around $100-125, full-sized, closed headphones. Any ideas?SUBMIT

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I am new to this and have spent a ridiculous amount of hours trying to make sense of everything on hear in order to buy a set of new headphones but the more I read the more muddy things get. Hopefully I am posting this in the right spot.

 

Music: Alternative, Punk Rock 90s, Hip-hop, Indy (Much like Death Cab and The National)

Open/Closed: Closed

Portable: Yes, mostly will be used for travel and weight lifting

DAC/Amp: No amp, just used out of an iPod

Requirements: I would say I am not a bass-head but I do like a nice bass presence, I always tend to ruin the cords of headphones so detachable has been a high priority so far in my search, fairly light weight for possible quicker movement than just walking, I do prefer the on ear pads for their portability rather than the circumaural.

Budget: approx $200

 

So far I have narrowed down my options to

  • Phiaton MS300 (preferably over the MS 400 due to the one sided cord and being smaller [I am worried about the durability of the cord on either of these as a side note])
  • AKG Q460
  • B&W P5
  • Bose On Ear

 

Any help on the SQ, durability, or any other help would be much appreciated! and do not be afraid to talk down to me, I know I am beginner at this and need to learn more. Thank you!

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Originally Posted by Shaolin_sword36 View Post

Loved the Koss Porta Pros and Sennheiser PX-100-II. I bought the ATH-M50, but I found the bass to be weak and lacking, even with EQ. 

 

I listen to 192~320kbps MP3s straight out of my laptop and iPod. Looking for a something around $100-125, full-sized, closed headphones. Any ideas?

If you want loads of bass on the cheap the Sony XB series may be for you.  The XB700 focuses more on deep rumbling bass while the XB500s focus more on punchy upper bass.  Most people who like the 500s over the 700s only do so with major high quality EQing which your ipod can't do at all so the 700s may be a better choice.  They like having more power behind them than either of your sources have though they are quite sensitive and will get plenty loud.  They'll just sound better loud with a strong amp.  They are a ported design and have good isolation and comfort though they do leak a bit of sound to the outside.

 

Despite these reservations, there isn't much else I know of that will have enough bass for you if you thought a EQed M50 was weak.

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