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First time buying 'real' headphones (I have been using skullcandy skulcrushers up until now) I want a good mix between sound quality and comfort, sound quality being slightly more important than comfort, but not by much 

 

Music: Metal (All that remains/ Children of Bodom/ Avenged Sevenfold)  but most of the time I listen to house/electro/dubstep (think Skrillex, Flux pavillion deadmau5)

 

Source: iPod touch 4g 8gb/ SupremeFX X-FI (computers sound card)

 

Amp: None

 

Price Range: preferably $200 or less

 

Style: Closed - I want to be able to enjoy my music without disturbing others 

 

Other Important Notes: Comfort: A fairly big factor as I will be using this for at least 2 hours a day (homework) 

Also, I will be using this headphone while gaming (Counter Strike/Black Ops/ Battlefield Bad Company 2) so I need a headphone that give me good 3D audio 


Edited by AlbinoDino - 4/9/11 at 10:09am
post #2957 of 29490

I recently became interested in headphones after getting married. My bro gave me a personal gift aside from our wedding gift, it was quite funny. Sennheiser RS120 wireless headphones w/charging cradle for hooking up to my tv in the bedroom. He said this will help you stay married. He was right. It's a year later and I can watch all the hockey and Entourage I want, while the wife sleeps. Perfect gift.

 

The next step was the Sennheiser MM100 bluetooth wireless headset for both audio and phone talk. Sound quality is quite good for the size and for the fact that they also can talk calls, alert to incoming emails/texts, etc. However, the call quality isn't great. But for a hybrid, I love them. The key for me is the price. WAY too pricey at normal retail @ 118. There are some crazy deals on ebay. Around $58. They seem to be new, maybe refurbs. I ended up getting a half dozen for the guys at the office, they all wanted them. For 58, everyone is happy. I wear them for walking the dog and doing housework/yard work. I can keep my iPhone or iPad at a distance of what seems like 50 yards or more at times. And the music is still playing. Wild.

 

But then I found this forum while researching for a good set of noise canceling (not a popular choice around here) full headphones. I travel on airplanes and trains. Currently I'm using the MM100. But I want to cancel out the noise of the jet engines on long flights. At the same time, I hear that the headphones alone, after an hour, tend to make you feel like you are at altitude. So I don't want to worsen my already poor response to long flights, by wearing NC (noise cancelling/active).

 

The NC set I was looking at is the Audio Technika ATH-ANC7B. From what I've read and some brief testing in stores, they are about 1/3 of the price of the Bose. The Bose has a little better NC. But the AT has a little better AQ.

 

Needs: Active Noise Canceling. At least I think it's a need.

 

I will not amp these. I like that the AT will play music even when the batteries are dead, albeit not great SQ. I believe I am an audiophile. At minimum I don't like to skimp. I want to buy the product once and not look back or feel obligated to upgrade in the future. I listen to mostly indie rock. I prefer moderately loud, not crazy loud volumes. I like bass but not fake, real bass. Vocal sound, highs, and mids are very important. I want to control leak.

 

Do I just get a NC set? Or the M50 which sounded great in the store. But I couldn't really test the outside noise reduction since it was a quiet store. They are closed, so they do OK in NR. But will they help at all with jet engines and on trains?

 

real NC vs NR that I'll get from a closed can...?

 

Usage: planes, trains, living room, media room for video games.

 

Prolly should get 2 diff sets, but can't justify.

 

Source: iPad, iPhone, a/v receiver.

 

Thank you all, what a fantastic family here.

Cheers

Ryan


Edited by dj r - 4/9/11 at 10:30am
post #2958 of 29490

Hi, I want to buy a new headphone and I cant choose bettwen the Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO for 135€ and the Beyerdynamic T 50 p for 180€, I listen mainly to classical music. Thanks

post #2959 of 29490
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Originally Posted by hayder94 View Post

Hi, I want to buy a new headphone and I cant choose bettwen the Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO for 135€ and the Beyerdynamic T 50 p for 180€, I listen mainly to classical music. Thanks


The 990 pro will have a bigger soundstage than the T50p which is something most classical fans prefer for that genre.

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1.  http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/513393/guide-sonic-differences-between-dt770-dt990-models-more

A lot of people seem to swear by the Beyer 880 600 Ohms.

2.  Grado 80 - I was not v impress with the MS1 and I am not an audiophile.  Supposedly there is a lot of mods that can make the 80 sound as good as the 325.  I am looking to get one myself to try out the Grado sound proper.

3.  Dunno.

4.  Yeah, go for it when you don't seem to have a quality bassy headphone.  Would be good to get one for movies.  Saw a D2000 the other day for $220 at electro expo.

5.  Superlux 668b has similar frequency response than the DT990.  Can't really go wrong with getting any of the Superlux series to try out for $50 and below.  Ditto with the Denon in buying a bassier version for movies.  Also, lots of mods to try out.

6.  Can get the 555 and mod it to 595.  I got myself a 598 just to see what the fuss is about Senn and I like the look of it.

 

Think the short version difference between the 600 vs 650 is that 650 is bassier and 600 is more like for classical.  They are considered by some to be completely different so more like brothers than 650 is the improved version of 600.  From what you are saying prob 600 would suit you better.

http://www.headfonia.com/the-sennheiser-trio-hd580-hd600-hd650/

 

1. Pro or premium? or is there no pro version?

2. Anybody know a well-priced seller in canada? online or instore? the store nearest me sells the SR60 for $140....
4. Would you consider the D2000 to be "where denon gets good". Meaning that all models below it are drastically different?

 

Thanks for the awesome reply!

 

post #2961 of 29490

And in the range of 150€ do you agree with my choice concerning the dt 990 for classical music?

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1. Pro or premium? or is there no pro version?

2. Anybody know a well-priced seller in canada? online or instore? the store nearest me sells the SR60 for $140....
4. Would you consider the D2000 to be "where denon gets good". Meaning that all models below it are drastically different?

 

Thanks for the awesome reply!

 


If you are looking for a Grado headphone internationally, and the MS phones (which ship internationally) wont cut it, I'd probably say look toward the used forums here on Head-fi. A lot of people sell lightly used gear here and it's a great place to snag Grados internationally. More so, if you don't like it, you can turn around and sell it for minimal loss. smily_headphones1.gif
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And in the range of 150€ do you agree with my choice concerning the dt 990 for classical music?


I don't listen to a whole lot of classical so I couldn't really say with authority.  I've got not idea what the prices are like in Europe either.  Many people like the AKG K701 with classical but its probably out of your budget.  The K601 is pretty similar and might be cheaper.  Both of the AKGs are supposed to need strong amplification which you may or may not already have and that would push the price even further.  IME the 990s are acceptable from anything stronger than the average DAP/ipod.

post #2964 of 29490
Self-admitted bass-head. Listen to electronic, folk, indie, rock and some hip hop. I want to stay somewhat portable. Source is newest IPod Classic.

The package I am considering: Ultrasone Pro 900, Headstage Arrow 12 HE 3G, Sendstation LOD.

My understanding is that the amp and cans are both geared towards those that really appreciate bass. How does this package look?

Also, is the LOD noticeably better than w/out?
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I don't listen to a whole lot of classical so I couldn't really say with authority.  I've got not idea what the prices are like in Europe either.  Many people like the AKG K701 with classical but its probably out of your budget.  The K601 is pretty similar and might be cheaper.  Both of the AKGs are supposed to need strong amplification which you may or may not already have and that would push the price even further.  IME the 990s are acceptable from anything stronger than the average DAP/ipod.



Hi, I already have a headphone amplifier, I use it with a beyerdynamic T1, I'm selling it to buy speakers but I still want to have an headphone.

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Hi, I already have a headphone amplifier, I use it with a beyerdynamic T1, I'm selling it to buy speakers but I still want to have an headphone.


Are you selling the amp, the T1, or both?  Also what is the model and/or specs of the amp?

post #2967 of 29490

I'm selling just the Beyerdynamic T1, the amp is a little dot +

post #2968 of 29490
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I'm selling just the Beyerdynamic T1, the amp is a little dot +


Did you get the name wrong or is that one they no longer sell and I'm not familiar with?

post #2969 of 29490

sorry, it's Little dot I +

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Originally Posted by 2enty3 View Post



1. Pro or premium? or is there no pro version?

2. Anybody know a well-priced seller in canada? online or instore? the store nearest me sells the SR60 for $140....
4. Would you consider the D2000 to be "where denon gets good". Meaning that all models below it are drastically different?

 

Thanks for the awesome reply!

 

1.  There are pro versions on the link.  DT770 Pro 80, 250, DT880 Pro 250, DT990 Pro 250.  The ones not with (Pro) next to it are Premium.

4.  Yeah, deffo if I get a Denon the minimum is D2000.  I tried the D1001 and I was not impressed at all and there are pretty mix reviews on the D1100 for me to want to buy.
 

 

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