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post #28562 of 29491
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Originally Posted by aak57 View Post

Hey guys, I'm looking for a pair of headphones to use at work (an office environment).  I'm gonna keep them in my cubicle area since I'm lazy and don't want to transport them back and forth, so I want to keep it at/under $100 to avoid losing out on too much should anything happen to them.  I'm interested in a neutral sound signature, possibly a bit dark, a la the Mad Dogs (which I love, but want to keep at home). 

 

I'd like them to be somewhat sound isolating since I don't want to bother anyone, but I don't listen to my music incredibly loud so even semi-open should be fine (not to mention it'd be ideal to hear if someone is calling me).  Comfort is pretty important since I'll likely be wearing them for hours, and I'll be running them from an iPod.  I do have an E11 if necessary, but the less cumbersome the setup the better.

 

Doing some research, I'm thinking maybe the SR440s or maybe even a stock pair of T50RPs.  The HD681 EVOs also seem like a good choice, but there isn't a whole lot of info about them.  A lot of the stuff I've seen sub-$100 seems either v-shaped or lacking in comfort, unfortunately, so I'm hoping you guys can point me in the direction of some other choices.


CAL!

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So, I've pretty much decided that I need to limit my friend to sony headphones, because those can be found in practically any store, and they are the most likely to be in his style. What headphones do you think, under $60, would fit someone who wants punchy bass? Not overpowering bass, of course, but bass.
 Edit: Since he lives in a far off location in the middle of the woods in far western canada, I might need a few to make sure he can at least get one.


Edited by daleb - 5/14/13 at 8:38pm
post #28564 of 29491
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Originally Posted by daleb View Post

So, I've pretty much decided that I need to limit my friend to sony headphones, because those can be found in practically any store, and they are the most likely to be in his style. What headphones do you think, under $60, would fit someone who wants punchy bass? Not overpowering bass, of course, but bass.
 

depends on the price since it's always fluctuating. The v6 does a nice job with crisp bass if you're stepping in.

post #28565 of 29491
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Originally Posted by aak57 View Post

Hey guys, I'm looking for a pair of headphones to use at work (an office environment).  I'm gonna keep them in my cubicle area since I'm lazy and don't want to transport them back and forth, so I want to keep it at/under $100 to avoid losing out on too much should anything happen to them.  I'm interested in a neutral sound signature, possibly a bit dark, a la the Mad Dogs (which I love, but want to keep at home). 

 

I'd like them to be somewhat sound isolating since I don't want to bother anyone, but I don't listen to my music incredibly loud so even semi-open should be fine (not to mention it'd be ideal to hear if someone is calling me).  Comfort is pretty important since I'll likely be wearing them for hours, and I'll be running them from an iPod.  I do have an E11 if necessary, but the less cumbersome the setup the better.

 

Doing some research, I'm thinking maybe the SR440s or maybe even a stock pair of T50RPs.  The HD681 EVOs also seem like a good choice, but there isn't a whole lot of info about them.  A lot of the stuff I've seen sub-$100 seems either v-shaped or lacking in comfort, unfortunately, so I'm hoping you guys can point me in the direction of some other choices.

AKG k240s might be right up your alley if you listen at low volumes (semi open) rather neutral, but laid back treble gives the darker feel I believe would be right. Amping not necessary but recommended

 

BTW: supremely comfortable

post #28566 of 29491

Hey guys, 

Newcomer. Love the site. 

Still working my way into the world of high-fidelity audio. 

 

I'm looking for a good full-size headphone. 

I listen to Rock/Alternative/Classical/Jazz/Acoustic/Metal

I think what I'm after is something with really good soundstage and separation, as well as a more analytical, true-representation kinda sound, as a lot of the music I listen to, I like to transcribe (as I'm a musician)

I'd also like a pair thats reasonably well-built

My PC currently has a Creative "Fatal1ty" Champion soundcard with a 600-ohm headphone amp

Budget 400-600 australian dollars. 

Not really concerned if their open or closed. 

 

Thanks a lot!

post #28567 of 29491
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Originally Posted by srmotta View Post

Really? I read some reviews praising the Uptowns for their sound quality!

I would like to see other opinions as well!

If you're used to really cheap ear/headphones, than this shouldn't be a problem. But if you have a somewhat decent headphone, I think you'll notice the mudiness.

post #28568 of 29491
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Originally Posted by AceOfSpades776 View Post

Hey guys, 

Newcomer. Love the site. 

Still working my way into the world of high-fidelity audio. 

 

I'm looking for a good full-size headphone. 

I listen to Rock/Alternative/Classical/Jazz/Acoustic/Metal

I think what I'm after is something with really good soundstage and separation, as well as a more analytical, true-representation kinda sound, as a lot of the music I listen to, I like to transcribe (as I'm a musician)

I'd also like a pair thats reasonably well-built

My PC currently has a Creative "Fatal1ty" Champion soundcard with a 600-ohm headphone amp

Budget 400-600 australian dollars. 

Not really concerned if their open or closed. 

 

Thanks a lot!


DT 880, HD 600 or Q 701.

post #28569 of 29491
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Originally Posted by MrViolin View Post

depends on the price since it's always fluctuating. The v6 does a nice job with crisp bass if you're stepping in.
Okay, but the V6 is a neutral monitor type headphone. Most people don't consider that fun (somehow).

So, here are a few things he wants:

1.wow factor
2.bass
3.durability
4.comfort
5.good with electronic music

Remembering he isn't an audiophile, what headphones should he get?
I also have the goal of making him an audiophile, so theres that :P
Edited by daleb - 5/15/13 at 5:28am
post #28570 of 29491
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Originally Posted by leron9999 View Post

Hey guys, first post here, though I've been lurking around these forums for quite a while now. I'm looking into buying a new pair of headphones.

 

Budget: Worth $200 or below.

 

Preferred Tonal Balance: I'm not a fan of extended bass. I'm more into neutral-sounding headphones with good instrument separation.

 

Preferred Type of Headphone: Over-ear / circumaural / closed-back headphones (I'm not good with the lingo). The ones that swallow-up your ears completely. I'm also looking for durability and a detachable cable feature.

 

Source: I'll mostly be plugging it into my iPod Touch or Laptop, and I don't use any DACs or amps.

 

Past Headphones: I currently use a pair of Superlux HD 661, and I'm now looking to upgrade.

 

Preferred Music: I don't have any particular genre, since I listen to pretty much everything (hence the neutral preference). Though I do have a rather large collection of orchestral, instrumentals (BGMs of various video games/anime/movies, and music used for movie trailers), rock, and a bit of dubstep.

 

I've narrowed down my choices to:

Logitech UE 6000

Pioneer HDJ-2000 (though it is a bit pricier than $200)

V-Moda Crossfade M-80 or LP2

KRK KNS8400

 

Any other recommendations would be great as well. I'm really looking for durability and a detachable cable since I have a tendency to easily break the cables and eventually the headbands. I'd appreciate any help!

Bump.

post #28571 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


DT 880, HD 600 or Q 701.


+1

AKG Q701 having the best quality/price ratio at 250$ 


Edited by musiclife - 5/18/13 at 7:39am
post #28572 of 29491
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Originally Posted by daleb View Post


Okay, but the V6 is a neutral monitor type headphone. Most people don't consider that fun (somehow).

So, here are a few things he wants:

1.wow factor
2.bass
3.durability
4.comfort
5.good with electronic music

Remembering he isn't an audiophile, what headphones should he get?
I also have the goal of making him an audiophile, so theres that :P

in relative to the cd900st, it ain't that neutral lol

Hmmm... maybe someone here can answer the question for you. They're neutral, but pretty good if he's coming in not having a preference towards/knowing colored sound. 

Hope someone can answer this question for you :s I'm thinking CAL since it's recced, but I haven't heard them or owned them personally. Otherwise it's a good all-rounder at $60. Sorry :/

post #28573 of 29491

ultrasone pro 900 (300$) or ATH WS99 (200$)?

post #28574 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


DT 880, HD 600 or Q 701.

 

Can't wait to get my HD 600 in the mail this week to see how they compete with those other two.

post #28575 of 29491
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Originally Posted by MrViolin View Post

in relative to the cd900st, it ain't that neutral lol

Hmmm... maybe someone here can answer the question for you. They're neutral, but pretty good if he's coming in not having a preference towards/knowing colored sound. 

Hope someone can answer this question for you :s I'm thinking CAL since it's recced, but I haven't heard them or owned them personally. Otherwise it's a good all-rounder at $60. Sorry :/

 

At $60, he will love the V6, especially if he doesn't have much exposure to the audiophile headphone world. Stick with that.

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