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It appears the q701 is the nicest headphone I can get for under 200 dollars. Would they work on the Go Dap GD-03 or FiiO E11 headphone amplifier?

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Originally Posted by Thujone View Post

I think two great options to look into are the Fostex T50RP's and the M-Audio Q40's. The Q40's are great headphones for bass without ending up with a recessed midrange. And they are only $99 on M-Audio's website. Don't be fooled by the price, though, because these are phenomenal cans. IMO, they are miles ahead of the DT770's with the exception of highs and soundstage.

http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/StudiophileQ40.html

The T50RP's would also be a great choice if you are interested in modding at all. I bought a pair and followed BlueMonkeyFlyer's thread for modding and I've ended up with an incredible pair of headphones. The frequency response is nearly flat and the characteristics of the planar magnetic driver make them very fast with great bass extension like the HE-400. The best part is, whenever you want to alter the sound a little, there are plenty of tuning techniques (i.e. more bass/less treble or less bass/more treble). I followed his DBV #3 tutorial and then altered it to have a slightly bassier sound. They are a great compliment to my HE-400's. If you aren't interested in modding, look into MrSpeakers' version of the T50RP known as the "Mad Dog". You can check them out (as well as their frequency response) on his website:

www.mrspeakers.com

Thanks for posting this about the Fostex! I'll almost certainly have to get some and play around with the mods at some point. I'd been curious about the Mr. Speakers, or even the... Paradox I think it's called? But I think modding my own and the tweaking my own could be low cost fun and non-pressure way to hone some skills. I'm a little nervous about messing around with expensive cans since I'm not the most adept.
post #28998 of 29491

Hifi Man, you can find the k550 for 200$ new on eBay. It is closed, and a lot of people say it sounds better than the q701.

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Thanks for posting this about the Fostex! I'll almost certainly have to get some and play around with the mods at some point. I'd been curious about the Mr. Speakers, or even the... Paradox I think it's called? But I think modding my own and the tweaking my own could be low cost fun and non-pressure way to hone some skills. I'm a little nervous about messing around with expensive cans since I'm not the most adept.

Definitely buy a pair and mod them yourself. I had a lot of fun with it and I have still yet to do anything permanent. I can take them apart right now and convert them back to stock if I wanted. The Mad Dog and Paradox are the two that I've seen getting the most hype around the forum but I think most of that is due to the fact that the modding methods are secret (not positive on the Mad Dog but LFF has made it clear he is not about to tell anyone what he's done to the Paradox). BMF (BlueMonkeyFlyer) has a great thread to get you started. By the end, he compares his LCD-2's and his T50RP's frequency response and they're nearly identical. The T50RP's are semi-closed, so you won't have the airy sound of an open can, but they will give you some isolation, which is nice.

 

The downside is that you're going to beat yourself up about all the headphone purchased you've made when you could have just had a single pair of T50RP's to meet your needs. wink.gif

 

Here is the thread:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/618659/fostex-t50rp-incremental-mods-and-measurements

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Hifi Man, you can find the k550 for 200$ new on eBay. It is closed, and a lot of people say it sounds better than the q701.

I would probably already own a pair if they didn't have that permanent cable. I had a pair of headphones with a permanent cable once and they broke 3 times and I replaced them twice. That was my first pair of real headphones, the Panasonic RP-HTX7 I got a few years ago. 

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I would probably already own a pair if they didn't have that permanent cable. I had a pair of headphones with a permanent cable once and they broke 3 times and I replaced them twice. That was my first pair of real headphones, the Panasonic RP-HTX7 I got a few years ago. 

You could always get a detachable cable mod. I think moon audio might do one.

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You could always get a detachable cable mod. I think moon audio might do one.

I don't want to mess around with mods at this price. I tried modding my Sony V6 and I was successful, but I definitely wouldn't want to rip apart a 200 dollar pair of headphones like I did my Sony V6. All I want to know is if the q701 would work on my amps.


Edited by Hifi Man - 5/24/13 at 9:22am
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Originally Posted by Hifi Man View Post

I would probably already own a pair if they didn't have that permanent cable. I had a pair of headphones with a permanent cable once and they broke 3 times and I replaced them twice. That was my first pair of real headphones, the Panasonic RP-HTX7 I got a few years ago. 

HD598 as an option too in that case?
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HD598 as an option too in that case?

I think so. It would just depend on which one is better for the music I listen to. I assume either one would be a complete upgrade from my K240. But which one is more suitable for the type of rock music I listen to? My bloody valentine, the microphones, any shoegaze, some post rock like godspeed you! black emperor, joy division, the cure, just to think of some off the top of my head.

 

But still, I need to know if either of these headphones would work on my amps.


Edited by Hifi Man - 5/24/13 at 10:19am
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Budget: 200 euros. 

My choices right now: 

Audio technica ATH-M50

Beyerdynamic COP 

V-MODA Crossfade LP or m80

Beyerdynamic DT770 32ohm 

 

I'm going to use them in and outdoors. 

music I listen to: onerepublic, lana del rey, florence and the machine, the script etc. 

Using a cowon J3. 

 

If you know any other headphones in that price range that blows those 4 away, tell me and I'll look into it. 

Thanks. 

post #29006 of 29491

Hi everybody, having some second thoughts about buying myself a new pair of headphones

 

I've been saving money for some time and  decided to buy sennheiser HD 518 at first but given how I never got to test any of the more expensive headphones, I have to say I'm a little bit scared I won't  get what I want or there might be headphones better suited for what I'm listening to and there isn't too much options  to try variety of headphones in my country before buying.

 

budget: same as sennheiser hd 518, its about 150 euros in my country

type of music: I do not prefer specific type, I listen to jazz, alternative rock, rnb, hip hop, electronic(especially enjoying flying lotus, burial etc.) and other stuff too

here's my last fm for better check maybe http://www.last.fm/user/franko-bananko

 

so I have two questions for help - 1. I'm a little bit scared how powerful  or better to say overhelming the bass is because I do enjoy clarity, would like some nice soundstage and clear mids and highs not to be overshadowed by bass cuz  bass is not the most important thing for me, overall sound quality is( although some bass impact is desireable). 

2. some other headphones to check  out because personally I get lost reading about all these headphones on internet , still new to this stuff

 

and sorry for my english, hope its understandable. Would appreciate any kind of advice but I'm fine if there is no right answer for me

thanks in advance


Edited by raiton256 - 5/24/13 at 11:07am
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Originally Posted by Hifi Man View Post

I think so. It would just depend on which one is better for the music I listen to. I assume either one would be a complete upgrade from my K240. But which one is more suitable for the type of rock music I listen to? My bloody valentine, the microphones, any shoegaze, some post rock like godspeed you! black emperor, joy division, the cure, just to think of some off the top of my head.

But still, I need to know if either of these headphones would work on my amps.

Never had a 701 but I'd think if it matches the HE-400, it should drive the 701. Schiit stack is known as bright, right? That could be a problem with the 701 I'd think.
post #29008 of 29491

Whatever. I just got myself a pair of grado sr80i headphones with L pads. I supposed these will sound good with the rock music I listen to.

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Budget: 200 euros. 

My choices right now: 

Audio technica ATH-M50

Beyerdynamic COP 

V-MODA Crossfade LP or m80

Beyerdynamic DT770 32ohm 

 

I'm going to use them in and outdoors. 

music I listen to: onerepublic, lana del rey, florence and the machine, the script etc. 

Using a cowon J3. 

 

If you know any other headphones in that price range that blows those 4 away, tell me and I'll look into it. 

Thanks. 

Get an AKG k550 on eBay. Right now you can find them for under 200 euros.

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Originally Posted by kurd View Post

Budget: 200 euros. 

My choices right now: 

Audio technica ATH-M50

Beyerdynamic COP 

V-MODA Crossfade LP or m80

Beyerdynamic DT770 32ohm 

 

I'm going to use them in and outdoors. 

music I listen to: onerepublic, lana del rey, florence and the machine, the script etc. 

Using a cowon J3. 

 

If you know any other headphones in that price range that blows those 4 away, tell me and I'll look into it. 

Thanks. 

You picked a lot of bassy headphones, so I'm assuming that you are a basshead. Look into the M-Audio Q40's

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