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Originally Posted by posteriorpounde View Post


If you have glasses, consider IEMs. Pretty much all closed headphones rely on a good seal to achieve its full capabilities.

If you're adamant about closed headphones though, perhaps the denon d2000 would serve your needs as a sub 350 can. It leaks a lot of sound, so its reasonable to infer that they do not seal, thus glasses would not be detrimental. They also have a solid bass response, for your electronic producing. Maybe also Ultrasone Pro 900s, reputed as king of trance in the sub 500 category.

Thanks for the reply! As for your IEM suggestion, I can't say I'm all that enthusiastic about them, but I'll at least look into it.

Ah, the Denon's seem great. Too bad they're not on the Canadian Amazon, which is where I'd buy them. Thanks for pointing out the Ultrasone's, I'll see if I can stretch my budget. Do the Ultrasone's need an amp, also? If anyone else has anymore suggestions for a pair of $350 closed, over the ear neutral headphones primarily for mixing EDM then it'd be much appreciated.

post #28577 of 29491
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At $60, he will love the V6, especially if he doesn't have much exposure to the audiophile headphone world. Stick with that.

Thanks for making it easy to understand battle sheep :>

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I will definitely try to convince him to get the V6s, and so far, it seems those are what he wants!

post #28579 of 29491
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Originally Posted by mario296 View Post

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

 

amped...pro900.... wait for a good deal in the resale mkt...200-250

post #28580 of 29491
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amped...pro900.... wait for a good deal in the resale mkt...200-250

Any particular reason to take pro900 over the ws99? Aren't there issues with overly sibilant highs/recessed mids in the pro900? Both have very nice bass, but the balancing of the 900 seems rather poor. Can you give your .02?

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Originally Posted by leron9999 View Post

Bump.

 

krk8400 is leaner  n more Vshaped sounding than the Ue6000.  

ue6000 is clear, fun sounding,  not analytical like 8400.

post #28582 of 29491
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Originally Posted by posteriorpounde View Post

Any particular reason to take pro900 over the ws99? Aren't there issues with overly sibilant highs/recessed mids in the pro900? Both have very nice bass, but the balancing of the 900 seems rather poor. Can you give your .02?

 

i have not found my pro900 to be sibilant, with the jmoneypads. :P

recessed mids, i just put my amp to high gain and its taken care of.

sounds crazy, but i would listen to classicals on my pro900.. its superb.

 

just giving u my experience with the pro900....

havent heard the w99.

post #28583 of 29491
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post

 

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


Ugh, I have no idea why I didn't think of this, but how much more would the V6s cost in Canada? That's going to seriously mess up what he can get, isn't it? And by in Canada, I mean the remote parts of Canada, like Newfoundland (totally remote).


Edited by daleb - 5/15/13 at 6:44pm
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Hey All,

 

Audiophile new to the forum here. Trying to fix my current headphone problem. I recently bought a pair of m50's to do some mixing and even a bit of live DJ'ing with. However, I wanted them to become my go-to headphone for listening, and I hate to say that I can't wear them for an extended period of time. I've tried stretching them and everything, but they give me a headache after a few minutes. I was going to replace the earpads but the pain I have is right in the middle of my head.

 

Open to any suggestions here. Basically, I'm looking for a headphone thats similar/ a little better then the m50. As long as they are as flat as my price range ( around 200) can allow them to be, swivels in at least one ear, and is over ear closed back, I think they would work.

 

Please let me know, and thanks in advance.

 

Travis

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Originally Posted by tfodor View Post

Hey All,

 

Audiophile new to the forum here. Trying to fix my current headphone problem. I recently bought a pair of m50's to do some mixing and even a bit of live DJ'ing with. However, I wanted them to become my go-to headphone for listening, and I hate to say that I can't wear them for an extended period of time. I've tried stretching them and everything, but they give me a headache after a few minutes. I was going to replace the earpads but the pain I have is right in the middle of my head.

 

Open to any suggestions here. Basically, I'm looking for a headphone thats similar/ a little better then the m50. As long as they are as flat as my price range ( around 200) can allow them to be, swivels in at least one ear, and is over ear closed back, I think they would work.

 

Please let me know, and thanks in advance.

 

Travis

 

So, it's not even ear pain? Are you sure you should be wearing headphones at all?

post #28586 of 29491
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Originally Posted by tfodor View Post

Hey All,

 

Audiophile new to the forum here. Trying to fix my current headphone problem. I recently bought a pair of m50's to do some mixing and even a bit of live DJ'ing with. However, I wanted them to become my go-to headphone for listening, and I hate to say that I can't wear them for an extended period of time. I've tried stretching them and everything, but they give me a headache after a few minutes. I was going to replace the earpads but the pain I have is right in the middle of my head.

 

Open to any suggestions here. Basically, I'm looking for a headphone thats similar/ a little better then the m50. As long as they are as flat as my price range ( around 200) can allow them to be, swivels in at least one ear, and is over ear closed back, I think they would work.

 

Please let me know, and thanks in advance.

 

Travis


Taking you description of your problem as both serious and accurate, it is probably attributable to the head band.  Comfort is a very individual thing.  So you'll just have to try on other cans that catch your interest.

 

Can't help you much beyond that as the M50 sound signature is not among my favorites.  I have even more limited experience when it comes to DJ style headphones with that sound signature.

post #28587 of 29491
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Originally Posted by MrViolin View Post

Thanks for making it easy to understand battle sheep :>
Who let you out of your cage!?
post #28588 of 29491

Hi all, I have a pair of Sennheiser HD201s and an elderly pair of Audio Technica ATH-T3s. I'm looking to possibly upgrade my full-size cans to something at the next level. I've a pair of AT ES55s which I like a lot and have heard a lot of good things on here on their bigger brother the M50. Would they be a good upgrade in the full-size department? I find the 201s make my ear area too hot and sweaty and the T3s have lost most of their earpad leather (and what's left ends up around my ears looking like black dandruff!) and tend to overheat my ears a bit whilst wearing those too. The T3s creak a lot in use too but I love the sound.

 

I listen to a wide variety of music from classical to pop, rock, 'chilled out' music but not a fan of hip hop, modern R 'n B, rap etc. Do like a good bassline though sometimes and I do find my ES55s lack a little sometimes in that department. Would the M50s be a good upgrade - any other recommendations? Budget would be around £50 (approx. $80) or so.

 

Edit: Would prefer closed or semi-closed as don't want to disturb my wife with what I'm listening to, or hear whatever rubbish she's watching on TV if I listen to something whilst she's watching a Midsomer Murders repeat!

 

Thanks! :)


Edited by sammyboy2701 - 5/16/13 at 12:32am
post #28589 of 29491
Hi, just a new member lurking here biggrin.gif I posted in the iem thread asking for recommendations, but would like to have some recommendations on headphones too, as I am either getting iems or headphones biggrin.gif
My budget is around $500 SGD. For headphones, I would like a good soundstage. I will be using these for my laptop and my phone, hence it should be easy to drive without maxing out the volume. Sound signature wise, tight strong bass with clear vocals and detailed highs, also I am wearing spectacles hence comfort is a must.

I am looking at the sennheiser momentum and the vmoda m100s, I read reviews that the m100s are very easy to drive but for some reason it is very soft on my galaxy s3.. I am open to other suggestions too! Close and open, no preference, as long as it is loud enough without cranking up the volume.
Edited by meowception - 5/16/13 at 1:59am
post #28590 of 29491
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Originally Posted by dakanao View Post

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.

That's my big dilemma! I don't know if the IEM that I use nowadays (the SE215) is way better than the Uptown, or if it is just slightly better, of even if its worse!

If it is really better, I don't think I will be buying the Uptowns. Do you really think they are not worth £56?

I saw some reviews putting them into the same standard as the Audio Technica's M50, and if it is true I think they sound quite well, and not far from the SE215.

 

Does anybody has another view on this? Thanks! 

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