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post #28846 of 29491
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post


Well, the K550s, which you've already tried, are closed headphones with a big soundstage and more bass than the K701s. If that wasn't enough bass for you and you want open, maybe the DT990s or the HE-400s.


thanks i'll look into those.

post #28847 of 29491
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Well, the K550s, which you've already tried, are closed headphones with a big soundstage and more bass than the K701s. If that wasn't enough bass for you and you want open, maybe the DT990s or the HE-400s.

 

 

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thanks i'll look into those.

 

You may want to consider the Philips Fidelio X1 as well.

post #28848 of 29491

I have the Monoprice 8323.  How much would I have to spend to get a significant upgrade, and what headphones would that be?

post #28849 of 29491
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I have the Monoprice 8323.  How much would I have to spend to get a significant upgrade, and what headphones would that be?


Check the buying guides linked in the opening post of this thread.

 

Those cans do a great job relative to their very low price.  But they are at the bottom of a very long food chain.

post #28850 of 29491
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

For bass extension and a good sound, the JVC S400s are a good bargain at $26 shipped. Do the duct tape mod described in the main S400 thread, and it will tighten up the bass response to sound a little better. Might not be quite as much isolation or comfort as you want, but the under $40 category is not a place one can be very choosey.

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+1 on the HA-S400.  Unfortunately, however, I am not familiar with your other two choices.  Note that the HA-S400 is on-ear, while the other two choices are circumaural. I do have experience with the JVC HARX300. The HA-S400 is much better sounding than the bass heavy and unfocused HARX300. which would still be my recommendation for a closed full-size can under $15. (I have just noticed that the HARX500 is currently for sale at $12.99 on Amazon, with free shipping.  This seems to be an exceptionally low price for the HARX500; the HARX300 can sometimes be found for $10.)  For better isolation, better bass extension and impact and (to me) better comfort than the HA-S400, but a less refined sound overall, also consider the Philips Citiscape Downtown (SHL5605).  For a comparable sound to the HA-S400 in a less portable package, consider the Beyerdynamic DT-235.  All of these, in my opinion of course, are bested by the CAL! in almost all aspects of sound, but you need to pay more for that, and you lose some isolation and portability with respect to most of the other choices.

Thank you both very much it looks like I'll be ordering the ha s400 very soon, definitely considering CAL! In the near future smily_headphones1.gif
post #28851 of 29491

I'm looking for closed headphones that are just as good as the AKG K240 that are sound isolating. My budget is around 200 dollars. I'm probably going to sell these headphones if I can find a suitable replacement pair. I like the sound of these and I like how they're comfortable. The music I listen to is every kind of metal, shoegaze, post rock, and post punk.

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Nevermind.    Sorry


Edited by shovel - 5/21/13 at 3:00pm
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Is there a disadvantage in choosing hybrid amps instead of solid state/tube amps? I'm wondering if I should get the Schiit Asgard 2 or go directly to the Lyr

 

I'm mainly going to be using the SA5000, and eventually HE400 + LCD2 or HD800


Edited by 3ternalDr4gon - 5/21/13 at 3:39pm
post #28854 of 29491

Which pair of headphones would you say is more detailed, the Q701s or the DT880 Pros?
 

Edit: What is the most detailed and neutral headphone under $250?


Edited by daleb - 5/21/13 at 3:57pm
post #28855 of 29491

Hey guys. 

I'm looking to change from my V-Moda M80s and Grado 225is. I want something that sounds different from these (though I'm not sure what), to keep things fresh, but if there's a great sounding can that would be a significant upgrade that doesn't necessarily sound that 'different' from my current ones, please let me know as well. I'm pretty flexible on this. 

 

I listen almost exclusively to rock, from alternative to metal, and some acoustic, softer stuff as well. 

The most important thing I'm looking for are the vocals - I really want them to sound fantastic and be at the forefront. Bass is nice too. 

Open or closed is fine. I'll be using these with a iBasso D-Zero amp, and my price range is $100 - $300

 

And feel free to recommend any phones you think might suit me that don't necessarily fit into the categories I mentioned, because again, I'm flexible on all of these counts. 

 

Thanks! 

post #28856 of 29491
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Originally Posted by 3ternalDr4gon View Post

Is there a disadvantage in choosing hybrid amps instead of solid state/tube amps? I'm wondering if I should get the Schiit Asgard 2 or go directly to the Lyr

 

I'm mainly going to be using the SA5000, and eventually HE400 + LCD2 or HD800


The SA 5000 is very efficient and probably need neither.  Based on having the Asgard 1, which can drive the HE 500, I highly doubt that you need the power provided by the Lyr for any of these cans.  Beyond that the choice (if it's limited to just these two Schiit amps) comes down to budget personal preference and what each can/amp combination works best together--both objectively and subjectively.

post #28857 of 29491
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Originally Posted by daleb View Post

Which pair of headphones would you say is more detailed, the Q701s or the DT880 Pros?
 

Edit: What is the most detailed and neutral headphone under $250?


The Q 701 on both counts.  The DT 880 Pro is not far off in neutrality but it is a little bright.

post #28858 of 29491
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Originally Posted by akong View Post

Hey guys. 

I'm looking to change from my V-Moda M80s and Grado 225is. I want something that sounds different from these (though I'm not sure what), to keep things fresh, but if there's a great sounding can that would be a significant upgrade that doesn't necessarily sound that 'different' from my current ones, please let me know as well. I'm pretty flexible on this. 

 

I listen almost exclusively to rock, from alternative to metal, and some acoustic, softer stuff as well. 

The most important thing I'm looking for are the vocals - I really want them to sound fantastic and be at the forefront. Bass is nice too. 

Open or closed is fine. I'll be using these with a iBasso D-Zero amp, and my price range is $100 - $300

 

And feel free to recommend any phones you think might suit me that don't necessarily fit into the categories I mentioned, because again, I'm flexible on all of these counts. 

 

Thanks! 


The two cans you have are dissimilar already.  Next step for you is probably the DT 880 Pro 250 Ohms, as the Q 701 won't offer the level of bass you seek.

post #28859 of 29491
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The Q 701 on both counts.  The DT 880 Pro is not far off in neutrality but it is a little bright.

Depends on who you ask.

post #28860 of 29491

I see...well I'm mostly interested in tube rolling to further customize my personal sound preference. You're making it sound like the Lyr is overkill for high end headphones like the HD800, though. So I suppose in the interest of maximizing SQ with orthodynamic headphones, I should get the Asgard 2, and for maximizing SQ with dynamic headphones, the Valhalla?

 

What makes you say the Lyr's power isn't necessary for any of the cans I mentioned above though? Is it's only advantage over the Valhalla and Asgard 2 the fact that it's a hybrid?

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