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post #29161 of 29491
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Originally Posted by aak57 View Post


Isn't that the AD700's usual price?  I recall them always being around $100.

I'm not sure, never noticed them until recently 

post #29162 of 29491
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Originally Posted by ColdTeeth View Post

I currently have the DT770 Pro 80s as my first pair of cans, as a result of the unfortunate belief that I love bass. The hardware EQ on my E17 helped me understand that I do not in fact love bass at all, as I had to tame it significantly to enjoy most songs. I preferred the sound when I boosted the treble, however the sibilance killed my ears. I concluded that an open design would be more to my liking.

 

Thus my question is what cans do I get next if I want an open, airy treble, tame bass, high resolution and detail, and below $400. I have omitted the Q/K 701/2s from my search due to concerns about awkward mids, sibilance and discomfort. I have also eliminated Sennheiser HD 598s as I auditioned them and the treble roll-off was too much, not to mention a sudden craving for cheesecake upon seeing them in person. 

 

I have considered DT 880s (250) and HD 600s.

 

Once again, I want a very airy, neutral sound, without fatiguing highs.


I think that you will have to look elsewhere.  The DT 880 is bright and the HD 600 is not airy.  Read more about both (and other quality cans) here:

 

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

post #29163 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

Hey guys, I'm in a Mid-fi crissis.

I'm deciding between:
Ma900(bought before but had to return)
DT880
HD598
SR225i

I have narrowed it down so I don't really want any other recommendations.

I like flat bass, slightly emph lower mids, emphasized treble.

I listen to a bunch of stuff, but mainly rock and R&B.

I have a 600 watt amp, and no DAC, just ipod.

Thanks!


Is you 600 watt amp an A/V receiver?  If so, it may have a weak or crappy headphone out.

 

The good news is that from the cans on your list, only certain versions of the DT 880 may be troubled by this (unless it is of low quality and not just low power).

 

BTW--I don't think any of these cans, all of which are good in their own right, exactly matches the sound signature you prefer.


Edited by KG Jag - 5/28/13 at 3:07pm
post #29164 of 29491
Then what does?

And about the receiver: Something like that. I used it for some speakers a while back (speakers that came with it).

You can forget that part, just think about the fiio e6.

Grados?
post #29165 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

Then what does?

And about the receiver: Something like that. I used it for some speakers a while back (speakers that came with it).

You can forget that part, just think about the fiio e6.

Grados?


The Grados are probably the closest (that I can come up with off the top of my head).  It's not a commonly sought sound signature.

 

What comes out of your speaker taps from an A/V receiver is not the same as what what comes from the headphone out.

post #29166 of 29491
I was thinking fiio e11 but im planning on getting the x3.

I had the sr80i (barely burned them in) and liked the sound but they didn't have enough bass. That of course was before I used EQ's, and I only had the flat pads.
post #29167 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

I was thinking fiio e11 but im planning on getting the x3.

I had the sr80i (barely burned them in) and liked the sound but they didn't have enough bass. That of course was before I used EQ's, and I only had the flat pads.

Get a G-cush if you go for the grados ^^
post #29168 of 29491
I heard it makes them super bright, and all the bass goes away. Is it true?

Im really just looking for something flat, but I know that no headphone is actually flat, plus I like emphasized treble. Not so much the mids.
I really liked the ma900 but I just don't like the idea of buying it again.

I love the Grado look, and the hd598s.
post #29169 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

I was thinking fiio e11 but im planning on getting the x3.

I had the sr80i (barely burned them in) and liked the sound but they didn't have enough bass. That of course was before I used EQ's, and I only had the flat pads.

The L-cush pads on the SR225i will provide a bit more bass response while also opening up the detail some on the mids and treble.
post #29170 of 29491
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Originally Posted by ColdTeeth View Post

I currently have the DT770 Pro 80s as my first pair of cans, as a result of the unfortunate belief that I love bass. The hardware EQ on my E17 helped me understand that I do not in fact love bass at all, as I had to tame it significantly to enjoy most songs. I preferred the sound when I boosted the treble, however the sibilance killed my ears. I concluded that an open design would be more to my liking.


Thus my question is what cans do I get next if I want an open, airy treble, tame bass, high resolution and detail, and below $400. I have omitted the Q/K 701/2s from my search due to concerns about awkward mids, sibilance and discomfort. I have also eliminated Sennheiser HD 598s as I auditioned them and the treble roll-off was too much, not to mention a sudden craving for cheesecake upon seeing them in person. 


I have considered DT 880s (250) and HD 600s.


Once again, I want a very airy, neutral sound, without fatiguing highs.

I would encourage you to demo a few different headphones and be cautious about over relying on the generic criticism. Based on testimonials, I thought the Grado SR225i would be too bright for me, but they are not, whereas the DT880s and Q701s were both a little too bright. Because the treble is different on each of those, could be one would be a good fit for you and the others not. Part of it will also depend on how loud you need to listen to them to get a satisfying volume. For me the Grados are good because the stronger mids means I'm happy with them at lower volumes than some other headphones I've tried.
post #29171 of 29491

Hey everyone,

 

I am a new audiophile and am new to this site. I'm looking for a good pair of headphones, preferably full bass cups, for under $50. I've looked at the Superlux HD668B but with shipping it was a little over my price range. Here are some I've also looked at:

 

Superlux HD681

Sennheiser HD202

Koss UR 29

 

Which of these would you recommend, or what other pair would you recommend over these?

 

Thanks,

 

Packboy5

post #29172 of 29491
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

I would encourage you to demo a few different headphones and be cautious about over relying on the generic criticism. Based on testimonials, I thought the Grado SR225i would be too bright for me, but they are not, whereas the DT880s and Q701s were both a little too bright. Because the treble is different on each of those, could be one would be a good fit for you and the others not. Part of it will also depend on how loud you need to listen to them to get a satisfying volume. For me the Grados are good because the stronger mids means I'm happy with them at lower volumes than some other headphones I've tried.

Can't demo anything.
I'd say the safer choices would be the hd598, dt880, ad900x, or ma900.
Looks like the dt880 is the best, and the other 3 seem to be around equal, but the ma900 might be best.
post #29173 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

Can't demo anything.
I'd say the safer choices would be the hd598, dt880, ad900x, or ma900.
Looks like the dt880 is the best, and the other 3 seem to be around equal, but the ma900 might be best.

I'm confused because the OP already said that he demoed the HD598 and didn't like them. How do you know he can't demo any more???
post #29174 of 29491
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

I'm confused because the OP already said that he demoed the HD598 and didn't like them. How do you know he can't demo any more???
Lol, it looked like I was giving advice, but really I was responding to advice.
I meant 'i' can't demo anything.
post #29175 of 29491

Should I get noise cancelling headphones for my iPod without an amp if I travel on a plane a lot? I can't afford an amp, and I was wondering if high impedance  noise cancelling headphones would sound bad on my Nexus 4. EX: Audio Technica ATH-ANC7B or Sennheiser MM550X Travel...any other recommendations without an amp that would work fine? 


Edited by master0062 - 5/28/13 at 8:11pm
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