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THANK YOU!

 

It has low end.  Finally, I don't think I'm as crazy... or there are two of us.

 


yea, I mean it's a little rolled off but it does extend more than people give it credit for and I dont know why. I just wish the build was a bit better.

 

post #2882 of 29490
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Originally Posted by warm apple pie View Post

 

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!


I would take the B & W P5 out of those.

 

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Originally Posted by thegerbilking View Post

Hey everyone! I've been looking for a new pair of headphones since my old ones broke. I'd appreciate any recommendations in the 40-60 dollar range. My budget is pretty tight so I probably won't go over it unless it's a really good deal.

 

Anyway, I'll be using it mostly from my laptop, occasionally my phone, and my guitar amp, so I'd prefer it to come with a 3.5 mm connector and 1/4' adapter. I mostly like to listen to rock and metal, but I also listen to blues and some acoustic stuff. I'll also be using them for gaming.

 

Some features I'd like are low noise leaking, so I can listen without waking my roommate/disturbing others around me. I'd prefer if the ear cups folded up so that I could toss them in my backpack or whatever. On that note, durability is important to me, I don't want them crapping out on me like my old ones did. Otherwise, reasonably comfortable, and great sound.

 

Here are some of the ones I'm deciding between. I really don't know how to decide between them, so many options.

 

Beyer DT 235 - $54.90

JVC HA-M750 - $49.99

AudioTechnica ATH-M30 - $42.76

AudioTechnica ATH-M35 - $53.99

 

All recommendations and advice is highly appreciated! Sorry for the length.

 

Thanks!


Superlux series for budget headphone.

 

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

 

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Hi Guys

 

This has seriously done my head in, i have been reading so much here and the more i read the more i am clules on what headphones to get, here is what i am after.

 

Music: Alternative, Punk Rock 90s, Hip-hop, Indy R&B  ( it really depends on what mood i am in )

Open/Closed: Either not bothered

Portable: Yes, but i am also looking to get amp so when i am at home that i can use them.

Requirements: I just need nice set of cans that has nice base and nice sounds and that i can listen to all sort of music with decent quality i guess.

Budget: no more then 700 i gues not really set price yet

 

the ones i have right now and have had for very very long time are Beyerdynamic DT531 and i was happy with them.

 

Thanks

post #2884 of 29490

If you are happy with Beyerdynamic then stick with the Beyers.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/513393/guide-sonic-differences-between-dt770-dt990-models-more

 

With your budget, you can pretty much get what you want and a good amp/dac.  If you want to use it as portable, you'll probably need a portable amp.


Edited by tyoung8 - 4/7/11 at 4:13am
post #2885 of 29490
Hi,

I am seeking advice for behind-the-neck headphones. I was quite happy with the PMX-200, but they just died.

Music: Rock, electro
Open/Closed: Either
Uses: Running, radio, movies
Budget: 30-50 €

Right now I am considering the PMX-90, but it is mostly because I was happy with Sennheiser. I don't know much about headphones.
post #2886 of 29490

I am so confused I have read so many threads and I have seen some excellent test video by an sound engineers, my choices has come down to this three cans:

1-Denon ADH-2000 for their excellent built and frequency responds and yes not really portable that is my main issue :(

2-Ultrasone HFI 780 with ALO cabling mod:Have read alot about them and their frequency respond is said to be better than the 680

3-HD 25 II-durability and with cable modification can be a good can, but they said to bright which I normally dislike

4-ESW9A, looks, and they said to be excellent match for jazz and acoustic guitar, never had the chance to try them. What to do guys, help me please :(


 

 

 


Edited by audionewbi - 4/7/11 at 8:38am
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Hello everyone,

 

I'm looking to buy a headphone for my sister, and I need some help on choices based on what i know about her music tastes.

 

Looking for:

Closed.

100$~150$.

Comfort is a plus.

She listens to a lot of classical music, and is definitely looking to enjoy her music, not listening very analytically.  She tried my M50s and thought the bass was too much, veiling some of her favorite instruments, she's also tried my friend's HFI 780, stating that she does think they're more clear.

 

Any suggestions in the price range I posted?  Going a bit above or below is ok.  

 

Thanks!

post #2888 of 29490
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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post

I am so confused I have read so many threads and I have seen some excellent test video by an sound engineers, my choices has come down to this three cans:

1-Denon ADH-2000 for their excellent built and frequency responds and yes not really portable that is my main issue :(

2-Ultrasone HFI 780 with ALO cabling mod:Have read alot about them and their frequency respond is said to be better than the 680

3-HD 25 II-durability and with cable modification can be a good can, but they said to bright which I normally dislike

4-ESW9A, looks, and they said to be excellent match for jazz and acoustic guitar, never had the chance to try them. What to do guys, help me please :(


 

 

They are all pretty good.  From your post, I would figure ESW9A - since it is the only one you have mentioned about the music.

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Originally Posted by inbox526 View Post

Hello everyone,

 

I'm looking to buy a headphone for my sister, and I need some help on choices based on what i know about her music tastes.

 

Looking for:

Closed.

100$~150$.

Comfort is a plus.

She listens to a lot of classical music, and is definitely looking to enjoy her music, not listening very analytically.  She tried my M50s and thought the bass was too much, veiling some of her favorite instruments, she's also tried my friend's HFI 780, stating that she does think they're more clear.

 

Any suggestions in the price range I posted?  Going a bit above or below is ok.  

 

Thanks!

 

Try Audio Technica A700

post #2890 of 29490
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yea, I mean it's a little rolled off but it does extend more than people give it credit for and I dont know why. I just wish the build was a bit better.

 


Sure, but you have to admit it is a killer headphone for 100 dollars.  I've heard plenty of models in the 150 ranges that I do not prefer over the HD 448

 

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Speaking of the HD448, it sound like this headphone may be a good fit.  Check my review in my signature for impressions.

 

I find them quite comfy, and the nice midranges will do well for instrumental music.

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Originally Posted by inbox526 View Post

Hello everyone,

 

I'm looking to buy a headphone for my sister, and I need some help on choices based on what i know about her music tastes.

 

Looking for:

Closed.

100$~150$.

Comfort is a plus.

She listens to a lot of classical music, and is definitely looking to enjoy her music, not listening very analytically.  She tried my M50s and thought the bass was too much, veiling some of her favorite instruments, she's also tried my friend's HFI 780, stating that she does think they're more clear.

 

Any suggestions in the price range I posted?  Going a bit above or below is ok.  

 

Thanks!



 

post #2892 of 29490

After getting a little tired of my setup, Rockbox'd 5G ipod > LOD > Mini 3, and I'm iching for some new headphones.

 

 

Music: Everything but Country

Open/Closed: Closed

Portable: Yes, mostly for bus rides.

DAC/Amp: Amped with Mini3

Requirements:  I'm looking for a pair of headphones that have clear highs and has clear, powerfully but not overpowering bass. If you want more detail look bellow

Budget: approx 100-150$

 

You can get a better opinion by reading my thoughts on these headphones

 

Audio-Technica M50: They have a great ammount of bass but their bass is boomy and unclear. I also hate the lack of oomph(I'm guessing soundstage) and the clarity in the highs & mids.

 

Modded Grado SR-60s: Great headphones, Great clarity and soundstage and I have modded them by replacing the grill for air to ventilate better and punched 4 holes on each side. This turned them into a great pair of headphones with good amount of bass but because of their open design they don't give me the bass impact my DBA-02s have.

 

Fischer Audio DBA-02: This is what I am looking for in my closed headphones. This with a bit more bass.

 

Audio-Technica ATH-A700: I would choose these as my closed headphones but they are a bit clunky and big yet I love the way they rest on my head. The sound was good but bass was a little lacking and it sounded like I was in an empty room listening to speakers all the way on the other side.

 

I have looked around and the Fischer Audio FA-011s are really appealing to me and are at great price of 118$ but I'm looking for closed headphones. I own a nice pair of IEMs, I own a great pair of open headphones, now I want a pair of great closed headphones.

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Hi, I'm new to the the forum and the world of audiophiles(definitely not an audiophile, just a guy that really enjoys listening to good quality sound). I'm looking into getting into some over-the-ear headphones. I do a lot of traveling(planes) so am looking for some that will help with minimizing aircraft noise and be comfortable for extended listening times.. I listen to a very wide variety of music, rock, hip hop, rap, reggae, some classical, some folk, and i also relly enjoy live albums. I'll also be using them to watch movies and other videos. Like I said earlier, I'm not an audiophile but I've grown up playing music so I can tell the differenece between good and poor quality sound. I'm not looking to break the bank either(college), $50-$75 is my price range. Thanks in advance for any help, I'm open to all suggestions, advice, etc!

I forgot to mention that I'm using an iPad/iPhone/MacBook as my music and movie devices.
P.S. My roommate has a pair of Sennheiser HD203's, I think they are OKish, if that gives you any type of reference point to help me out.


Thanks!
Edited by Jeepman88 - 4/7/11 at 2:44pm
post #2894 of 29490

LFF reviewed the Fischer Audio FA-0004 and he recomends them. For only 68$ they are a steal but they are a bit hard to find.

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/485660/review-fischer-audio-s-fa-004

 

You can also look into the Superlux line. Great headphones are all in your price range. Since your looking for closed headphones, isolating you from the world, look at their HD662F and their HD669s.


Edited by iLovPieNCake - 4/7/11 at 3:59pm
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+1 for Superlux. I was ready to say DT 770 until you hit me with the $75 budget. I don't own any Superlux, but they have a pretty big following around here lately.
 

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Originally Posted by Jeepman88 View Post

Hi, I'm new to the the forum and the world of audiophiles(definitely not an audiophile, just a guy that really enjoys listening to good quality sound). I'm looking into getting into some over-the-ear headphones. I do a lot of traveling(planes) so am looking for some that will help with minimizing aircraft noise and be comfortable for extended listening times.. I listen to a very wide variety of music, rock, hip hop, rap, reggae, some classical, some folk, and i also relly enjoy live albums. I'll also be using them to watch movies and other videos. Like I said earlier, I'm not an audiophile but I've grown up playing music so I can tell the differenece between good and poor quality sound. I'm not looking to break the bank either(college), $50-$75 is my price range. Thanks in advance for any help, I'm open to all suggestions, advice, etc!

I forgot to mention that I'm using an iPad/iPhone/MacBook as my music and movie devices.
P.S. My roommate has a pair of Sennheiser HD203's, I think they are OKish, if that gives you any type of reference point to help me out.


Thanks!


 



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Originally Posted by iLovPieNCake View Post

LFF reviewed the Fischer Audio FA-0004 and he recomends them. For only 68$ they are a steal but they are a bit hard to find.

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/485660/review-fischer-audio-s-fa-004

 

You can also look into the Superlux line. Great headphones are all in your price range. Since your looking for closed headphones, isolating you from the world, look at their HD662F and their HD669s.



 

 

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