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Personally I wouldn't go for it, seeing as the d2ks used to retail for under 300. The d2k also has rather poor build quality compared to many others in this price range.

 

Yeah i also saw some threads that said they were under 300, that's why i asked if it is worth it.

 

I want to decide between Akg K550, DT770 Pro (at 250$ each) and Denon D2000 for some gaming and i want something closed mostly because i like to stay up at night and don't like to disturb my room-mate and i also hate outside noises when i play.

 

I already have my perfect cans for music, Grado SR80i so i wanted something closed with a good soundstage and these were the ones i found that are best.

 

But i really don't know what to get.

 

 

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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


Have you heard them?

 

BTW build quality seems to have improved over their production cycle.  There was a problem with the screws in a number of cases.  I will add that these are designed as stay at home headphones for adults.  If you treat them with reasonable care in that context, you should not have a problem.

 

Heh i won't have a problem with that, i purchased a Senn HD 380 Pro 2 or 3 years ago, they look like new, the only thing they have is a small paint-scratch at the top, but only the writing not the plastic.


Edited by Christo4 - 5/18/13 at 4:58pm
post #28712 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Christo4 View Post

 

Yeah i also saw some threads that said they were under 300, that's why i asked if it is worth it.

 

I want to decide between Akg K550, DT770 Pro (at 250$ each) and Denon D2000 for some gaming and i want something closed mostly because i like to stay up at night and don't like to disturb my room-mate and i also hate outside noises when i play.

 

I already have my perfect cans for music, Grado SR80i so i wanted something closed with a good soundstage and these were the ones i found that are best.

 

But i really don't know what to get.

A900X.

post #28713 of 29490
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Originally Posted by 3X0 View Post

A900X.

I wait to much for it to arrive, I want to get something next week not next month.

post #28714 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Christo4 View Post

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Originally Posted by posteriorpounde View Post


Personally I wouldn't go for it, seeing as the d2ks used to retail for under 300. The d2k also has rather poor build quality compared to many others in this price range.

 

Yeah i also saw some threads that said they were under 300, that's why i asked if it is worth it.

 

I want to decide between Akg K550, DT770 Pro (at 250$ each) and Denon D2000 for some gaming and i want something closed mostly because i like to stay up at night and don't like to disturb my room-mate and i also hate outside noises when i play.

 

I already have my perfect cans for music, Grado SR80i so i wanted something closed with a good soundstage and these were the ones i found that are best.

 

But i really don't know what to get.


In that case don't get the D2000.  They don't isolate especially well and are not great for preventing leaking of what you are listening to the outside world.  Further--for gaming use I don't see how they are worth the extra money.

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In that case don't get the D2000.  They don't isolate especially well and are not great for preventing leaking of what you are listening to the outside world.  Further--for gaming use I don't see how they are worth the extra money.


Ah i see, thank you for the advice. I was considering the bigger price because i have read that they have a good positioning and soundstage, but if you say it isn't worth it then i guess i'll get something cheaper.

post #28716 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Christo4 View Post

I wait to much for it to arrive, I want to get something next week not next month.

PM sent.
post #28717 of 29490
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Originally Posted by ssg1 View Post

So, I got Sennheiser HD 598 few days ago and I will get FiiO e17 amp few days later. These are awesome, but I immediately noticed that I need also closed headphones for day time use, studying etc. I was thinking going for little cheaper than HD 598. 

 

I was thinking of ATH-M50, and I started to search headphones in same price category. I found AKG K-550. Friend recommended K 273 and even more cheaper K-272 HD. Isolation is of course quite important. Sound does not have to be similar to HD 598. I actually would like to have them little more bass heavy than my HD 598 so I can use them with different kind of music and for more immersion in games. DT-770 lands to this category also, but from what I hear they might be too bass heavy for my music taste and for gaming.

 

Any thoughts?

 

So I did some research and I found out that there is these awesome heapdhone, A900x. Does anyone have any experience about A900X? How good is isolation, soundstage, etc? I am mostly interested how do they compare to ATH-M50 as it is still my primary target. I can actually get A900x cheaper than M50..

 

Edit2: Scratch that. I have come to conclusion that A900x is better than M50. Lets compare A900x and K 550. Which has better isolation and which has better soundstage?

 

 

Edit: Had mixed AD900x and A900x.. 


Edited by ssg1 - 5/18/13 at 7:38pm
post #28718 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Dratta View Post

Need a CLOSED headphone for home/work use. Portability is a plus.

- Budget: $500 max, <300 ideal, used/refurb is fine
- Easily driven without an amp (MacBook, iPhone)
- Comfortable for long sessions (3+ hours)
- Deep, punchy bass. I listen to a lot of EDM.
- Clear mids, unharsh highs

Here are some headphones I've tried and some things I liked or didn't like about them. Perhaps my best option is already among these but I want to consider every option to find the perfect phone.

Hifiman HE-400: heavy, too little bass, boring sounding, painfully sharp highs.

Ultrasone 900: too much upper mid bass (makes acoustic music muddy), probably too much bass in general, mids too recessed

AKG 550: similar to he-400 (very flat EQ, not enough bass)

Denon AH-D600: very bassy (maybe ever so slightly too much) but better than Ultrasone, mids slightly too recessed, nice highs, very wide soundstage, mic, comfortable ear pads, too loose fitting on the head.

Sennheiser Momentum: probably the best contender so far, perfect sound for me (balanced sound with accentuated bass, good sub bass, fun), light, stylish, mic, on ear design uncomfortable after long sessions, narrower soundstage but still decent, more portable.

Basically I want a true circumaural Momentum. Is there a way to change the ear pads? Otherwise bring on other suggestions. Many thanks.

Bump

post #28719 of 29490

Ugh, I really wish I could help you, but I can't find anything like the momentums that are around ear and that high up...

 

Edit: I'm just randomly going through inner fidelity measurements.

 

here is the momentums:  http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/SennheiserMomentum.pdf

 

and here is the UE6000s: http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/LogitechUE6000passive.pdf

 

As you can see, I'm not the best person to help here XD


Edited by daleb - 5/18/13 at 10:25pm
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Bump

 

How about the ATH-WS99? It's bassy by design and other people's impressions suggest that the mids are less recessed than the Pro 900. I haven't come across any posts that mention fatiguing highs, either. I believe it's marketed as being reasonably portable for a circumaural pair. I haven't tried it and it does seem a little rare around here in terms of ownership, but it's what popped into my head when reading your criteria.

post #28721 of 29490
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Bump

ue6000 or ue9000

post #28722 of 29490

Can anyone tell me how is the sibilance of the DT770 compared to Grado SR80i. I have the latter and have gotten used to it, but if the DT770 Pro have a higher sibilance then i won't get them.

post #28723 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

ue6000 or ue9000

 

Thanks for the recommendation.  I've ordered the Sony MDR-1R but I'll check those out if I'm not happy with the Sony.  Just pretty bummed about the whole shopping experience so far.  I wish I could demo all these in one place!

post #28724 of 29490

Ok, here goes, long time lurker, first time poster. 

 

budget: $300~ (inc. shipping preferably)

source: asus xonar essence stx

usage: music (http://www.last.fm/user/bek_), gaming, movies

current: alessandro ms-1i

 

what i'm deciding between: Beyerdynamic: DT880pro, Beyerdynamic: DT770pro

 

A. Between those cans, what would be the best option based off my needs/music selection and source? 

B. Am i neglecting any other superb cans within that price range?

 

I initially was keen on AD900 due to owning a pair of AD700's, but would prefer build quality as 2nd to comfort. Hence the narrowing to the Beyer models as I believe they're far superior in that respect. 


Edited by rivkah - 5/19/13 at 2:12am
post #28725 of 29490

QUICK question...

 

dt770.... 80 ohm vs 32 ohm.  easy to drive-ness level of each?

through iphone5 or macbook pro..

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