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Hello, i'm looking for some good sounding headphones. I would like good build quality and great sound for my money

Budget is $50-140, i like Circumaural, I listen to Techno/Dance/Progressive and some pop. I will use these in public places and at home. i have been reading through many reviews on this great website. I have heard good things of the Audio-Technica ATH-M50S.

 

I currently have sony in ear that sound pretty good but i don't know the model number, i also have some sony's i think their mdr-v150

Thank You for your time.basshead.gif


Edited by Delta6326 - 4/26/11 at 12:52pm
post #3482 of 29490
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Originally Posted by thrashmagazine View Post




 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/431705/review-sennheiser-hd-25-1-ii - I read that after looking around at these, I think I will try them out. Question though, the reviewer here mentions to switch out the cable, does anyone recommend this or is this for more of a studio type use?
 

 


The cable isn't BAD...It's just SHORT. Depending on what you think of the stock cable, I'd decide later whether to swap it or not.
post #3483 of 29490

Heh, well that's not what I was expecting. Thanks for the recommendation. Out of curiosity what would closed headphones would match?
 

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I can't think of any open headphones which have a similar characteristic as the DT990... how about getting the pro version instead of the "premium"? You can find them for half the price ($166 on Amazon right now) and the main difference is a less fancy housing and a stronger clamp.

 

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Originally Posted by Delta6326 View Post

Hello, i'm looking for some good sounding headphones. I would like good build quality and great sound for my money

Budget is $50-140, i like Circumaural, I listen to Techno/Dance/Progressive and some pop. I will use these in public places and at home. i have been reading through many reviews on this great website. I have heard good things of the Audio-Technica ATH-M50S.

 

I currently have sony in ear that sound pretty good but i don't know the model number, i also have some sony's i think their mdr-v150

Thank You for your time.basshead.gif


 

The M50 are a good standard, though if you're looking for really deep bass they may not satisfy you. The Sony XB-500/700 will do better there. There's also the Shure 750DJ, or the 840 if you'd like a bassier but more balanced sound.



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Heh, well that's not what I was expecting. Thanks for the recommendation. Out of curiosity what would closed headphones would match?
 


Any "DJ" style can will have a similar U-shaped frequency response. The Audio Technica M50 and Shure 750 are two options to look into within your budget and are fairly popular here. Any of the ones mentioned here would also be similar:

http://www.skratchworx.com/reviews/headphones_2010.php

 

 

post #3485 of 29490

You're awesome with the quick responses Armaegis. Thanks again!
 

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Any "DJ" style can will have a similar U-shaped frequency response. The Audio Technica M50 and Shure 750 are two options to look into within your budget and are fairly popular here. Any of the ones mentioned here would also be similar:

http://www.skratchworx.com/reviews/headphones_2010.php

 

 



 

post #3486 of 29490

Hello, I been lurking here for the past couple of months, and have finally decided that I would like a nice set of quality headphones. I'll start off by saying that I have never owned any real expensive headphones, I have been using ear buds, and cheap ones for exercise and listening to music. I'll be starting graduate school in a couple of months and I would like a nice set of headphones that I can use to listen to music as I study in the library. I will most likely be using my laptop and computer for music playback (no fancy soundcard), and my phone or mp3. I like to listen to rock, pop, hiphop, some dance music, and classical only when I'm studying. I would like a nice pair of headphones that will place nice with these genres. I have a budget of $100, but can go up to $150 if the headphones are really exceptional.

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Originally Posted by fudgesicko View Post

Hello, I been lurking here for the past couple of months, and have finally decided that I would like a nice set of quality headphones. I'll start off by saying that I have never owned any real expensive headphones, I have been using ear buds, and cheap ones for exercise and listening to music. I'll be starting graduate school in a couple of months and I would like a nice set of headphones that I can use to listen to music as I study in the library. I will most likely be using my laptop and computer for music playback (no fancy soundcard), and my phone or mp3. I like to listen to rock, pop, hiphop, some dance music, and classical only when I'm studying. I would like a nice pair of headphones that will place nice with these genres. I have a budget of $100, but can go up to $150 if the headphones are really exceptional.


You'll want a pair with decent isolation. Here's a few to start you off

Shure 440 or 550

Sennheiser HD280 or PX200-ii or HD228

Sony MDR-V6 or 7506

 

 

post #3488 of 29490
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Hey guys. Some time lurker here. I bought some in-ear headphones reccomended by many users on this forum, the Re0 and i'm very satisfied. So i come again in hopes to find more good advice.

 

This time i'm looking for headphones, preferably with microphone (though it doesn't need to be good quality), but if it hinders too much the quality of sound then i'd rather have without micro. The max price would be 100€. Good sound quality and they need to be comfortable for long time use. If it blocks exterior sound the better, if it doesn't still ok.

 

One of the first options that i'm looking is the Sennheiser HD280pro but i'm open for more suggestions. :)

 

Cheers.


You can open up your options if you look for straight headphones and add one of these to it. Its a Zalman mic that clips on to headphone cables. Its supposedly not a great mic, although it sounds like its reasonable for the price.
post #3489 of 29490
I have many headphones but the ones I use over and over and keep going back to are the HD600's. I love them. But even like my car, which I love, I get tired of it. What would be an upgrade that would be in the same vein or style of the HD600's?
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I have many headphones but the ones I use over and over and keep going back to are the HD600's. I love them. But even like my car, which I love, I get tired of it. What would be an upgrade that would be in the same vein or style of the HD600's?

What's your budget? If the sky's the limit then maybe the HD800 or HE-6 might work. They're both a brighter than the 600s but they've got a similar tone to the mids and both are far better in detail, speed, and soundstage. If you want a little darker the LCD-2 might be a good choice. It more like a HD650 done right. Similar tone, but no "veil" and far, far better frequency extension .
post #3491 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

How serious are you about gaming? Because heavy bass will obscure direction sense in FPS games. Some quick recommendations for either:

For bass: Sony XB-700

For gaming: Audio Technica AD-700


I love my games and want them to sound at least ok, but I don't play competitively, so it's not that big of a deal to me. In fact, sometimes, even when playing online, I play with the game muted and just listen to my music and talk over skype/Teamspeak. I guess I should state that I enjoy bass, not have a burning desire for gobs of it. I like it when it's tight, accurate, and easily discernible. I just want my EBM, electronica, and Industrial to sound as good as possible with my $100ish budget for the headphones themselves.

 

post #3492 of 29490

Based on your recommendation and all the reviews I wasted my entire day at work reading, I picked up a pair... (managed to get an online store to price match a used price of $130 :) for a brand new pair with a full 30 day return window. Free shipping so I wont know for about a week, but thanks for the find, didn't even know these existed until you mentioned them.
 

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The cable isn't BAD...It's just SHORT. Depending on what you think of the stock cable, I'd decide later whether to swap it or not.


 

post #3493 of 29490
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Originally Posted by thrashmagazine View Post

Based on your recommendation and all the reviews I wasted my entire day at work reading, I picked up a pair... (managed to get an online store to price match a used price of $130 :) for a brand new pair with a full 30 day return window. Free shipping so I wont know for about a week, but thanks for the find, didn't even know these existed until you mentioned them.
 



 


Only problem I had with them was comfort. If I'd found them comfortable enough I wouldn't have invested so much in trying to find a portable headphone I liked. lol

They sound was great, but I have a big head and glasses... triportsad.gif

Also, friggin' awesome price. Nice job with that one.
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[I had started a new thread for this before I saw this thread. My apologies.]

Hi everyone!  First, I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this post of mine, even if you end up not contributing.

I am having a difficult time picking out my next set of headphones, so I would like your help.  I must have spent upwards of thirty hours reading people’s opinions and reviews on head-fi, but I am still without the right headphones for me.  As a side note, I would really appreciate only those individuals with a good amount of experience with headphones to offer their advice.

So let’s start off with some background.  This is what I currently own and my succinct impression of them:

-Shure SCL4 (3 years): Definitely my most accurate phones but lacking in lows even with tight fit.  Also, highs seem a bit harsh.

-Sennheiser HD555 w/ 595 foam mod (5 years): These sound pretty good to me but aren’t anything special.  Also lacking in lows.

-NuForce NE-6 (2 years): Among the best $40 I ever spent. Great sounding with exceptional bass.  My daily portable earphones… which says a lot since I have the Shures.

Plus, Fiio E5 and soon Fred_Fred’s TI-based amp.

This is what I have previously owned in the past five years:

-Audio Technica ATH-M50: I had these before they became wildly popular. I was not overly impressed as I don’t think they fit my musical tastes perfectly (more on those later).

-Sony MDR-V6: Very fatiguing sound even after burn-in. The highs were out of control.

-Beyerdynamic DJX-1: HORRIBLE build quality. Frame snapped even though I am super careful with all my equipment. Also, right driver buzzed at low frequencies.

-Ultrasone Pro550: I am actually listening to these as I type this, but they are about to be returned. Everything seems okay but soundstage is awkward-sounding to me. Also, they do not “wow” me.

So speaking of that, let me outline what I need help choosing. I was originally set on buying a pair of closed, full-size phones (since I don’t have any) but since I really don’t have any specific need for them, I am looking for any type of headphone (closed or open, circumaural preferred but not necessary) that will make me smile.  Like what I would assume about many of you, good music makes me happy.  So I want a pair of headphones that will “wow” me… that will make me smile with delight. I would like them to cost $175 or less but I am willing to spend up to $250 if those extra $75 will blow me out of the water versus a pair of lesser costing phones.

Almost all my music is VBR, 320kbps, or FLAC and will exclusively be listened to through my old Thinkpad and my 2nd gen iPod Touch.  The musical tastes these headphones must satisfy (in order of importance), along with genre favorites.

            -Electronica: Daft Punk, BT, Deadmau5, various trance DJ’s

            -Classical: Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Mozart, Yo-Yo Ma

            -Hip-Hop: Lupe Fiasco

            - Everything else, from most in order of decreasing frequency: Jazz, Pop, Rock

If you need any more info, just let me know.  Again, I honestly appreciate you helping me out. I was about to order the Denon AH-D1100 or older AH-D1001K, but I decided to get some experienced opinions first.

post #3495 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post


 

The M50 are a good standard, though if you're looking for really deep bass they may not satisfy you. The Sony XB-500/700 will do better there. There's also the Shure 750DJ, or the 840 if you'd like a bassier but more balanced sound.

Thanks for your help im also looking at the Audio-Technica ATH-A700. do you think they would be a better choice than the m50's or another headphone? As im not into loads of bass i like it to be their but i also like a all around great sound. I listen to lots of XM radio as well mostly their trance stations.

   

 

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