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where is a good place/site to buy ad700s in canada(b.c)


Edited by Foresight - 4/19/11 at 3:38pm
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Originally Posted by NWI73 View Post

This is what I was looking at:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-M50S-Studio-Monitor-Headphones/dp/B000ULAP4U

 

 

I went with the audiotopia seller yesterday for $2 more but the only email iv received is the amazon auto-confirm.  hopefully they are on their way.

I guess i wont know if they are fake till they get here and I compare em with feedback from this thread.  http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/513866/has-the-fake-ath-m50-arrived

 

There is also a huge article on here about are they overhyped.  They fit my price point and needs for my first set of entry level cams.

after sitting here and reading threads for a few days id love to afford a dac/amp and a pair of open air headphones.

 

edit: just after posting this I checked the email again.  your amazon.com order has shipped!


Edited by tattare - 4/19/11 at 4:17pm
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I went with the audiotopia seller yesterday for $2 more but the only email iv received is the amazon auto-confirm. hopefully they are on their way.

I guess i wont know if they are fake till they get here and I compare em with feedback from this thread. http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/513866/has-the-fake-ath-m50-arrived

There is also a huge article on here about are they overhyped. They fit my price point and needs for my first set of entry level cams.

after sitting here and reading threads for a few days id love to afford a dac/amp and a pair of open air headphones.

edit: just after posting this I checked the email again. your amazon.com order has shipped!


You should get an email when they ship. You should also be able to check Amazon and get at least a small idea of how the shipment is coming along.

Also, I think they are overhyped. They're a great headphone in the price point, mind you. They just aren't the god they're made out to be around here sometimes.
post #3259 of 29490

What, the M50's?


 

post #3260 of 29490
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What, the M50's?


 


Yes
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I'm looking to step up (or at least step in a different direction) from my beyerdynamic DT 770 250 ohm. I'm looking for an open headphone for less than $400. At this point I'm mostly looking at Sennheiser 600/650 or AKG 701 (I'm going to steer clear of the DT 880/990 because I'd like to try out a different brand, though I do really like my 770s).Is there anything else in the price range I should consider? I listen to mostly electronic music, but I'm not so much looking for a genre-specific headphone, but something with a different sound than my 770s.

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I'm looking to step up (or at least step in a different direction) from my beyerdynamic DT 770 250 ohm. I'm looking for an open headphone for less than $400. At this point I'm mostly looking at Sennheiser 600/650 or AKG 701 (I'm going to steer clear of the DT 880/990 because I'd like to try out a different brand, though I do really like my 770s).Is there anything else in the price range I should consider? I listen to mostly electronic music, but I'm not so much looking for a genre-specific headphone, but something with a different sound than my 770s.


Finding a headphone with good enough bass for most Electronic listeners is a hard task outside of the flagships from my experience. The 880 is honestly the only open can I'd recommend for Electronic music until you hit things like the HE 5.

If you're looking for something different (but closed) try the Denon D2000 or D5000. They're excellent for Electronic music and because you've been spoiled by Beyer comfort, anything but a Denon will disappoint in that area (IMO)

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EDIT: Post 1000. Aww yeah. biggrin.gif


Grats!

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I guess I should clarify. The electronic music I listen to is more like this and less like this.

 

I also figure that whenever I feel something is lacking bass I can just switch over to my 770s.

 

 

EDIT: I did consider the Denon 2000s the first time around, but opted for a cheaper pair. How different are they from the 770s?


Edited by TomPickle - 4/19/11 at 6:17pm
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Originally Posted by TomPickle View Post

I'm looking to step up (or at least step in a different direction) from my beyerdynamic DT 770 250 ohm. I'm looking for an open headphone for less than $400. At this point I'm mostly looking at Sennheiser 600/650 or AKG 701 (I'm going to steer clear of the DT 880/990 because I'd like to try out a different brand, though I do really like my 770s).Is there anything else in the price range I should consider? I listen to mostly electronic music, but I'm not so much looking for a genre-specific headphone, but something with a different sound than my 770s.

 

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Originally Posted by TomPickle View Post

I guess I should clarify. The electronic music I listen to is more like this and less like this.

 

I also figure that whenever I feel something is lacking bass I can just switch over to my 770s.

 

 

EDIT: I did consider the Denon 2000s the first time around, but opted for a cheaper pair. How different are they from the 770s?

That's neat stuff. I've only heard that style of music briefly and didn't know what category it fell under.

 

You should seriously consider a set of full sized Audio Technicas. The AD700/900/1000/2000 would sound amazing and give you a totally immersive experience with that music. The AD2000 can be found for about $400 used if you shop around.
 

 

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You don't "have to" buy anything extra. Be happy with what you have and save the wallet until after your toys arrive. If you're not too sure about power, try plugging into a home receiver and see if you hear much of a difference. Only if you do should you decide if spending the extra money afterwards is worthwhile.

 



 



 



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yeah, see if you actually need amp/dac before buying.  Don't waste money if you think its good enuff.  For $130, I would rather buy another headphone to play with than get a slight increase in SQ.

 

If you do need to get an amp/dac than I would get the e7 over the uDAC2 'cos it is portable and you can get the e9 for future to go with your e7 if you need more.  The e7/e9 combo suppose to be able to work well with most headphones.  I am skeptical about the uDAC2 'cos it got too many mix reviews and got properly dissed as well - http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/542281/nuforce-udac-2-drama-detailed-measurements  But really the portability of the e7 more than anything else makes the Fiio a more attractive option.

 


Thanks for the advice! what ever you guys say really makes sense. There are 2 problems though.

 

 

1)I dont stay in US and I dont have frequent access to buying these. If I cant buy the amp now, then I have to wait for almost another year to get them(when one of my relative is coming to my place). If I have to buy, then I need to book them in the next 3 days, or else its next year only. :(

 

2)I am new to this and I have absolutely no Idea how headphones sound with / w/o amps, I am buying these blindly based on suggestions and reviews. I even have absolutely no idea how a 32 Ohms sound compared to a 50Ohms ones when connected to a mp3 player. I have a Creative audigy card and creative 5300 speakers at home, and this is the max sound quality I have listened to till date  :D

 

So what ever you guys say, Iam blindly doing it. ;)

 

I read some where that a person enjoyed his 595 on a Zune better than an amp. Now that was zune and not sansa, not sure how loud is sansa's o/p. 

 

So what do you guys finally suggest?

 

Also is there any other cable / connectors I need to buy along with sansa?

 

Thanks,

Vinay

 

UPDATE: I went thru the UDAC 2 link you gave and read a few posts randomly and most seems to like theirs!

 

 

 


Edited by vinay2070 - 4/19/11 at 8:49pm
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Hello everyone, Details for the headphones am looking for...any input is appreciated.

 

Music genres: Little of everything, rock, progressive house, trance, hip hop.

 

Portable: Majority hHome use.

 

Price range: < $100

 

Amped: Nope will be using it with my laptop

 

Closed/Open: Closed with the cans covering my ears and the speaker grill not touching the ear.

 

Headphone preference: Looking for something that is very comfortable with good quality sound with focus on clean/clear bass (not muddy) and a balanced range.

 

Tried the Philips - O'Neill and liked them looking for something similar/better.

 

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Philips+-+O%27Neill+Stretch+Over-the-Ear+Headphones+-+Black/1200572.p?id=1218232260182&skuId=1200572

 

Thanks!

post #3268 of 29490
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Originally Posted by TomPickle View Post

I'm looking to step up (or at least step in a different direction) from my beyerdynamic DT 770 250 ohm. I'm looking for an open headphone for less than $400. At this point I'm mostly looking at Sennheiser 600/650 or AKG 701 (I'm going to steer clear of the DT 880/990 because I'd like to try out a different brand, though I do really like my 770s).Is there anything else in the price range I should consider? I listen to mostly electronic music, but I'm not so much looking for a genre-specific headphone, but something with a different sound than my 770s.


Could try the Ultrasone HFI 2400.  Great for electronic music but more the second type than the first.  (the first type sounds like just some ambient musicish?)

 

post #3269 of 29490
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Originally Posted by vinay2070 View Post

Thanks for the advice! what ever you guys say really makes sense. There are 2 problems though.

 

1)I dont stay in US and I dont have frequent access to buying these. If I cant buy the amp now, then I have to wait for almost another year to get them(when one of my relative is coming to my place). If I have to buy, then I need to book them in the next 3 days, or else its next year only. :(

 

2)I am new to this and I have absolutely no Idea how headphones sound with / w/o amps, I am buying these blindly based on suggestions and reviews. I even have absolutely no idea how a 32 Ohms sound compared to a 50Ohms ones when connected to a mp3 player. I have a Creative audigy card and creative 5300 speakers at home, and this is the max sound quality I have listened to till date  :D

 

So what ever you guys say, Iam blindly doing it. ;)

 

I read some where that a person enjoyed his 595 on a Zune better than an amp. Now that was zune and not sansa, not sure how loud is sansa's o/p. 

 

So what do you guys finally suggest?

 

Also is there any other cable / connectors I need to buy along with sansa?

 

Thanks,

Vinay

 

UPDATE: I went thru the UDAC 2 link you gave and read a few posts randomly and most seems to like theirs!

 

wth?  Do you live in the Antarctic or in an Amazon Jungle?  Where do you live?  You've got to be able to get something in your country.

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Looking for new headphones for my PC, and I can't go over 100 bucks. What's the best I can do for around that price range??

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