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Okay, I would like to expand my knowledge of headphones. What headphones would you say are considered the most detailed headphones of all time?

Possibly the hd800. They definitely have the cleanest waterfall plots to back it up.
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If you want something similar but better sounding than the V6, try the Sony 7506... ~$88.

How are they better? Are they warmer?

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Hey guys. 

I'm looking to change from my V-Moda M80s and Grado 225is. I want something that sounds different from either of 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. 

Preferably closed back, but open back is okay too. 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. 

So I've been considering the following: 

Phiaton ME-400

Ultrasone hfi 780

Sennheiser 598

Beyerdynamic dt770

 

I'm aware that these are sonically all quite different from each other. Which one would be best for my needs (listed above)? Any other feedback on these cans as well? 

Thanks!


The HD 598 is the best can and certainly the best all arrounder on your list (except if you plan to use them on the go).

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Quick question: are the dt770s very neutral? What kind of sound signature do they have? 


Not neutral at all.  It has a "V" shaped EQ with very recessed mids.

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Man, having the whole day to myself, I'll tell ya. I've done nothing but look up headphones all day. I almost ordered the Shure shr440 headphones and returned my Sony V6 headphones. That was until I saw the ohm of the shr 440. Those would not be good for iPod use.

 

I'm straight up obsessed with this. Maybe I should just stick to the AKG K240 and Sony V6 combo. I just wish I could find something that sounds better than the Sony V6. If I ended up getting the AKG550. I think I would probably end up returning both the V6 and the K240, because I'd have isolation and sound quality in one. 

 

I've contemplated getting the sennheiser momentum, but I'm afraid they'd be to revealing for my poorly recorded metal I listen to, and just too expensive. I've been contemplating getting the AKG K550, but I'm afraid they're too big for me to take around with me and the permanent cable could possibly break. I'm afraid to get the V-Moda, because although build wise they're perfect, I'm not into a whole lot of bass.


The SRH 440 works fine out of an iPhone 4--although the stock cable is a bit long.

 

Is there a question in there somewhere?

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The HD 598 is the best can and certainly the best all arrounder on your list (except if you plan to use them on the go).

Eh, I just found out they were open back. 

I get the feeling that this was something I should have known. I'm new to this, lol. 

 

And I am planning to use them on the go, which effectively rules out this can. So how about the next best on my list? :P 

 

 

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Not neutral at all.  It has a "V" shaped EQ with very recessed mids.

 

Which headphone would you recommend that has nice bass (a 'basshead' phone, but with good high-quality bass, not just an assload of it) like I've heard the dt770 has, but that doesn't have as recessed mids? 

 

Nothing too neutral though, because that gets boring for me. 


Edited by akong - 5/22/13 at 5:13pm
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Hey guys,

 

I'm currently looking for a set of budget over-ear headphones ($30-60) with an emphasis on mids and treble.  Instrument separation and expansive soundstage is highly desired.  I also like my highs somewhat sparkly yet not too sibilant.  I'd like my cymbals to ting and my violins to be audible.  

 

For bass, I am looking for something that isn't overpowering but still has good impact and decay.  I like my bass speedy and precise but I don't like headphones with too much bass emphasis I listen to a wide variety of music but I am currently looking for a pair that will be especially good for female vocals.

 

My issue is that a lot of the lower end gear seems to be designed for the bassheads with recessed mids and rolled off highs.  Based on the following forum post (http://www.head-fi.org/t/608120/the-30-budget-comparison-monoprice-8323-vs-panny-rp-htf600-vs-incipio-f38) I've been considering Incipio f38's but if anyone has other better suggestions, I would very much appreciate the advice.  Thanks!


You have a budget that will just get you into some decent cans.  Check what Samson has to offer--maybe the RH 600.  The Koss DJ 100 is very good but needs an amp except from the strongest stand alone devices.

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The HD 598 is the best can and certainly the best all arrounder on your list (except if you plan to use them on the go).

Eh, I just found out they were open back. 

I get the feeling that this was something I should have known. I'm new to this, lol. 

 

And I am planning to use them on the go, which effectively rules out this can. So how about the next best on my list? :P 

 

 

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Not neutral at all.  It has a "V" shaped EQ with very recessed mids.

 

Which headphone would you recommend that has nice bass (a 'basshead' phone, but with good high-quality bass, not just an assload of it) like I've heard the dt770 has, but that doesn't have as recessed mids? 

Nothing too neutral though, because that gets boring for me. 


The Phiaton or Ultrsaone--depending on mostly taste and sound signature preference.  The Ultrasone is more versatile--bettter for home use.

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Looking for some advice, I've been thinking of trying some DT880s and even AKG Q701s lately as they are the big thing about when it comes to mid-fi it seems. I already currently own and love my HD650s, think the HD595 I have had for a long time are quite gorgeous as well but not on the same level as the 650 by any strive. I have HE-400s currently coming in that I got for only 290 bucks, was sold on those awhile ago.

 

But the big question would be thoughts of HE-400/HD650 going up to something like Audeze LCD2.2s? It's a touchy area, but everyone for the most part seems to enjoy them and says they're worth it.


Your clearly at a level where you have to listen to them yourself before you decide.  I prefer the HE 500, but the LCD 2 is also excellent, darker and more money.  But in the end it only matters what you like; what you can afford and what works best with your other equipment.

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Okay, I would like to expand my knowledge of headphones. What headphones would you say are considered the most detailed headphones of all time?


Start my reading this:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/634201/battle-of-the-flagships-57-headphones-compared-update-ultimate-ears-uerm-added-4-14-13

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How are they better? Are they warmer?

Clarity and broader frequency range. Not saying I hold with this evaluation entirely, but check out http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/the-best-150-over-ear-headphones/
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I appreciate the response, I have a great (and almost afraid) feeling I'll enjoy my HE-400s more than my HD650s when they come in. Which will quickly make me pick up HE-500s in the coming month or so.

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How do you think between AD900 and AD900X, which is better?

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Have you checked the buying guides linked in the opening post of this thread?

 

Also check out the Audio Technica ATH-AD900.

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I have read through it many times, but detail is not something he lists as a strength or a weakness often, other then the HD 800s and DT880s.


Edited by daleb - 5/22/13 at 5:51pm
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Opinions on HD800 with Schiit Lyr and Bifrost Uber?

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