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I have been borrowing my dad's Beyerdyamic DT770/80 for too long and I think it's about time I got some full size headphones of my own but it's safe to say I'm a bit overwhelmed by the possibilities.

 

I am looking for an open pair of headphones which will pair well with the ODAC and the Schiit Magni/O2 that deals well with pretty much all different genres. I like slamming but well controlled bass, nice vocals (the Beyers' are a little recessed) and sparkling but preferably not fatiguing highs. Unfortunately I live in an area where there aren't many places to try headphones. My nearest shop is in club Orpheus but only really as the HD700 and 800 on demo.

 

The cans I've been considering so far are the Sennheiser HD600, 650 and 700, HiFiMan HE-4/500, the Beyerdynamic offerings or potentially Audeze LCD2 if I can up my budget (£600/$900). I'm thinking that I might not get a great pairing with either of my current amps but that is something I can upgrade down the line.

 

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

I can get one for 160 euros at an online store within the netherlands. I'm not sure if I like them, I've read some reviews about them and they don't seem seem to be as good as the headphones I've listed. 

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

I'm not that much of a basshead, but I do appreciate a nice punchy bass. I don't want the bass to ruin the sound for me though. 

I'll look into the M-audio q40's, thanks. 

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Not sure if this goes here or if I should start a new thread, since this is not a question about buying headphones but about one I already bought, but I created an account just to ask this. I bought the Beyerdynamic DT 770 80 ohms. I also bought fiio e11 portable amp but it is yet to arrive. One thing I did notice was the recessed mids like a lot of people mentioned but this is doable for now and not the problem. I want to know if it is normal, that I can feel the left ear shake more (because of the bass) than compared to the right ear, when I put my hand on both sides. This scares me because the reason I bought these headphones is because the bass in my old audio technica ath-m50s stopped functioning properly. I have come up with three possibilities: 1: This is normal and simply surround sound or something like that 2: The headphones are defect (worst case scenario) 3: The problem is that the headphones are being overdriven and causes some things to mess up without using an amp (if that even makes any sense, I'm no expert on the technical stuff)

Maybe someone who has these headphones and can confirm if putting one hand on the left side, letting go and switching to the right side and then trying with both hands on both ears lets them see a difference in the amount of vibration (best test subject for this would be some techno song with lots of UNTZ bass in it.) This would very much be appreciated, I went through a lot of trouble to send the ath-m50s back and get these it will really suck if these are just defect again. The sound is great though, I am not noticing really anything like stronger left side or something it's only in terms of vibration. But the thing is the audio technica's also only had subtle things that made me worry but that I simply ignored, but it just got worse and worse until the bass just completely broke and the right ear became weaker than the left. Or maybe someone knows the answer without looking. Either way help would very much be appreciated.

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I can get one for 160 euros at an online store within the netherlands. I'm not sure if I like them, I've read some reviews about them and they don't seem seem to be as good as the headphones I've listed. 

I own the M50s, and the K550s are a much better headphone overall. I would argue, a higher class of headphone. Read this review: http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/wonderfully-competent-akg-k550-sealed-headphone.
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Depends on your taste but i am using the k550 and it just sounds great it makes me want to tap my feet and it's also musical.

 

K550 would be a great choice i mean it's the bass that does it and i won't bother look into the ath900x whatever, its deep and extends well any case these headphones with it's 3d like spacious sound

 

Anyways these headphones made me jump being spooked out of my collection only the k550 did this and another one being surprised out of his collection of headphones this is the only one and another one thinking there was thunder outside.

 

I am finding it hard to find these headphones boring  with the way the overall presentation is like, it is the bass that does it and well balanced.

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Does anyone with the k550's think they have a close to perfect amp pairing with them?

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Does anyone with the k550's think they have a close to perfect amp pairing with them?

Better to ask that question in the appreciation thread where you'll find many AKG K550 owners: http://www.head-fi.org/t/613707/the-akg-k550-appreciation-discussion-thread/525

Nice thing about it is that it does quite well with portable devices. Sure. It's a fine headphone that definitely benefits from amping, but the low impedance does make them easy to drive.
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Better to ask that question in the appreciation thread where you'll find many AKG K550 owners: http://www.head-fi.org/t/613707/the-akg-k550-appreciation-discussion-thread/525

Nice thing about it is that it does quite well with portable devices. Sure. It's a fine headphone that definitely benefits from amping, but the low impedance does make them easy to drive.

Thanks for the response! I am currently using the hisoundaudio N1 and it spits out around 45mW. Do you think this is suitable for the k550?

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Thanks for the response! I am currently using the hisoundaudio N1 and it spits out around 45mW. Do you think this is suitable for the k550?

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Haha. Neither do I. :)

post #29021 of 29491

45mW into 32 ohm probably? 

a bit confusing

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Guys I'm trying to decide between Soundmagic HP100, Sony MDR-R1, and VModa M100. Using it as portable can for galaxy s4 -> leckerton uha. Mostly listening to Coldplay, Keane, Imaging Dragons, John Legend kind of pop rock, jazz and R&B.

I'm leaving towards HP100 based on clarity, balance and sound stage. V Moda looks amazing and Sony is on sale.

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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. 

SHR-840 is worth to try

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Hey. I posted a while ago, but I have a new budget and need a new recommendation.

 

My budget is $100-150, but closer to $100 would be preferable.

 

The music that I listen to varies greatly. Mostly acoustic and electronic (kind of bass heavy music), but occasionally I'll be using them to listen to listen to video games on my PC.

 

I'm currently looking at the Audio-Technica ATH-M50, and I listen to them at a local Guitar Center, but they sound kind of eh.. The pair I listened to was brand new out of the box, and I've heard that these sound a lot better after burn in. Is that true?

 

Also, my sources will be an un-amped Sansa Fuze+ and my PC with Realtek Audio (Bleh).

 

Thank you.
 

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Originally Posted by cameronlee11 View Post

Hey. I posted a while ago, but I have a new budget and need a new recommendation.

 

My budget is $100-150, but closer to $100 would be preferable.

 

The music that I listen to varies greatly. Mostly acoustic and electronic (kind of bass heavy music), but occasionally I'll be using them to listen to listen to video games on my PC.

 

I'm currently looking at the Audio-Technica ATH-M50, and I listen to them at a local Guitar Center, but they sound kind of eh.. The pair I listened to was brand new out of the box, and I've heard that these sound a lot better after burn in. Is that true?

 

Also, my sources will be an un-amped Sansa Fuze+ and my PC with Realtek Audio (Bleh).

 

Thank you.
 

 

if you're leaning more to the acoustic side of things, might want to check out the audio-technica ad700 at $99.

it's decent with games as well.

 

but it does suck at bass badly in my opinion, i do own them.. they were my first "good" (decent is a better description but for me it was my first expensive to me at the time pair) headphones.. they also pretty much leak all noise out and are pretty loud to the outside if that's an issue.

[pretty decent with female vocals/strings/chorus/piano to my ears]

 

but might be something to check out as a in between headphone while you save up to get a truly solid pair.. i think you can use them without an amp even? maybe someone else can confirm that.. i didn't use it with an amp and just used my motherboard/realtek hd drivers.

 

not saying, i recommend you go out and buy them just something to consider/research... perhaps others can give you more suggestions also for a good variety to research.


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