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post #3811 of 29490

Thanks for your reply Armaegis.

 

However, I should have made it clearer in my original post ... sorry about that ... but I already have a pair of headphones for my workouts.  I use a pair of Sennheiser PMX 680's, which I love.

 

I am now looking for a pair of portable, over/on ear headphones, easy to drive, with strong isolation, that I can use primarily on my commute.  I guess one additional requirement to add would be comfort - for extended listening time.  

 

With that in mind, what would you suggest I look into?

 

Thanks

 

post #3812 of 29490

Besides the B&W P5 that is ... these look nice.  Thanks.

 

Any other suggestions that are comparable to the B&W P5?

 

 

 

post #3813 of 29490

Unfortunately, most full sized headphones don't really isolate well enough for the NYC subway.  They don't isolate well enough for the DC Metro and I assume that the NYC subway is just as loud.  The best I know of for isolation are the HD280 Pro, which isn't really good for portable, and the HD25-1.  They isolate about as well as the worst isolating, non open IEMs.

post #3814 of 29490

Hey guys I'm looking for a nice pair of open headphones that cost about 200-275ish USD. I listen to alot of dubstep and electronica but i do also listen to some rap and rock so i need a good all rounder. I'm planning on getting a fiio e9+e7 combo for an amp. I dont need anything exactly for accuracy but more for a fun sound, im going to be using it for 70% music 15% movies 15% gaming. I also need them to be fairly comfortable and i like headphones with lots of clarity. Thanks.

post #3815 of 29490
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What is the downside of choosing the 32 ohm version compared to the 250 ohm? I understand that a less powerfull amp can drive them more easily, but is there a penalty involved?

 

Just to confirm, I assume this is the ones you are referring to: http://north-america.beyerdynamic.com/shop/hah/headphones-and-headsets/at-home/music-pleasure/dt-770.html

 

Thanks, Egil.



Some people say the 32s sound a little worse for some obscure technical reasons.  If you want to read about there's info here, and here.  The 32s are probably the "safe bet" for a cheap portable amp.  I listen quietly and thought the even the 600s were fine from low voltage portables but I've seen other people say that only the 32s will go loud enough for them from similarly spec-ed amps.  Even the 600s are "easy to drive" in the sense that they'll sound good from weak amps but they just might not get loud enough for some people.  It all depends on how loud you listen.

 

Also it would seem that Beyer changed the names again.  The "edition" in that link is the same thing as the "premium" I was talking about.  They used to call them "premium" on the North American market and "edition" on the European one.

post #3816 of 29490
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I actually like the K601 more than the K701/2.  I recently bought the HD595 and I think that's a decent headphone for classical that can be played right from your portable player. 

 

I also like vintage orthos for classical, but I'm not sure if the T3 can drive them.  But for the price difference, you can buy a vintage Yamaha HP-1 and an amp that can drive them.

 


Thanks for the input. I'll look into those options soon. Would you choose the HD595 over the K601?
post #3817 of 29490
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I feel like I've responded to this one already...
Senn PX200-ii: small and portable (w/pouch), great detailing, average isolation

 


 


 

 

This is your first response to my post. Thanks for the suggestion.
 

 

post #3818 of 29490
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I have a quick question.  Do the beyer dynamic velour pads for the sony 7506s change the isolation at all? If so, is it a good or bad change? Will it allow more sound to escape? I'm thinking about making these my portable cans, but I don't want sound leaking. Thanks for the help.

No one have any advice for me?
 

 

post #3819 of 29490
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I actually like the K601 more than the K701/2.  I recently bought the HD595 and I think that's a decent headphone for classical that can be played right from your portable player. 

 

I also like vintage orthos for classical, but I'm not sure if the T3 can drive them.  But for the price difference, you can buy a vintage Yamaha HP-1 and an amp that can drive them.

 




Thanks for the input. I'll look into those options soon. Would you choose the HD595 over the K601?


I've only had the HD595 for a week and they're going to be hard to do a head to head compare because the K601 needs an amp and the HD595 doesn't.  If you don't have an amp, I'd go with the HD595, which is on sale at Amazon for $120.  With an amp, I'd take the K601.  They're both good though and I don't think you'd go wrong with either.

 

Edit:  The K601 is more comfortable too, if that's a consideration.

 

post #3820 of 29490

hey guys i have searched for a good pair of headphones for a very long time. I have narrowed it down to 3 headphones I like the ultrasone pro 550 because it comes with a case and it has a detachable cable. I also like the hfi 780 but it doesnt have a case. How do these headphones sound without an amp with an ipod. I have found them on amazon for the same price except the pro 550 is confusing because when it shows pictures of the product it shows the old blue kind and the new sick silver kind so i dont know which one it is and if i should buy it. The hfi 780 shows the new kind but i dont know which is better. I also am starting to like the sennheiser hd 25-1 II because they are adidas colors and are origonal. which is better over ear or on ear and should i buy new or used? They are about 40 dollars more than they 2 ultrasones used 80 new. Are they worth it? Links: pro 550 new 152 also one used for 144 http://www.amazon.com/Ultrasone-PRO-550-Professional-Headphones/dp/B000YDYEDW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1304466079&sr=8-1 hfi 780 new 164 one used is 154http://www.amazon.com/Ultrasone-HFI-780-Surround-Professional-Headphones/dp/B00101XVH2/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1304466079&sr=8-4Sennheiser new $229 http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-Adidas-HD-Orginals-Headphones/dp/B0030T0QBG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&m=A3DV4MZPCFJ08H&s=merchant-items&qid=1304466452&sr=1-2 Sennheiser used like new only 190? I herd some dont come with anything except the head phones.Are these legit? http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0030T0QBG/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&qid=1304466224&sr=1-1&condition=used

Also what are some good headphones in the 150 to 250 price range that you could recommend? Thanks for the help
post #3821 of 29490

I'm looking at getting some new phones (obviously if I'm posting in this thread), but first I've got to figure out some funny business with my current set.  Right now I've got a set of ATH-A900's, and these phones are often described as having good bass, both by Headroom ("robust") and AT themselves, BUT Headroom's frequency response curve doesn't seem to match that description, and they also seem a tad lacking in that department as well.  Can anyone else weigh in on this?  

 

I find out more recently that A900's are supposedly good for classical, I'm looking for some open phones good for stuff like the Beatles, Rolling stones, Styx, Ozzie Osbourn, and some country, and ideally would also play well with HRTF for games.  My price range is about 250-300 USD.  

post #3822 of 29490

After having owned the RX900, AD700, and MS1 for a while now, I'm looking to upgrade.  I've been using my Westone 2 IEMs lately and they have made me realize how lacking the mids are on all of the cans that I have, so I want something that does mids very very well, but still has good high end and bass quality.  I also want something extremely comfortable so that I don't end up going back to my ad700's purely out of comfort reasons (I especially hate when headphones make my ears really hot).

 

Budget is around $300, any suggestions for headphones with lush, vivid mids and fantastic comfort? Thanks!


Edited by NimbleRabit - 5/9/11 at 6:52pm
post #3823 of 29490

My current over-the-ear 'phones are Sennheiser HD280. Looking for a step up in terms of soundstage and imaging with an overall balanced signature. My budget is flexible but not unlimited; I'd like to stay sub-$200 if I can get where I want to within that price envelope. 

 

From reading various posts I'm wondering if something like the A-T AD700 would fill the bill. Would appreciate any advice.

 

Thanks.

post #3824 of 29490

The AD700 has a large soundstage and is fairly balanced. However, some say that it lacks bass. I, myself, thought that too, but it was fixed with a bass boost from my Fiio E7. If you're fine with that, then they sound perfect for you.
 

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My current over-the-ear 'phones are Sennheiser HD280. Looking for a step up in terms of soundstage and imaging with an overall balanced signature. My budget is flexible but not unlimited; I'd like to stay sub-$200 if I can get where I want to within that price envelope. 

 

From reading various posts I'm wondering if something like the A-T AD700 would fill the bill. Would appreciate any advice.

 

Thanks.



 

post #3825 of 29490

cool. i have to thank the folks here for the much needed knowledge. i have finally placed an order for the Audio Technicat M50!

 

it seems the best in terms of price, performance, looks and power requirement.

 

btw, does this product require any burn in?

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