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post #3871 of 29490
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Originally Posted by zephyria View Post

I see. I was looking for suggestions that I could try, though.

Won't buy anything without trying anyway, so i shouldn't really matter.


The first thread's really helpful by classifying stuff together! 
I found the second one you linked earlier, and I found the info.....kinda overwhelming. 


 

There's been an explosion of good and low and mid priced IEMs which can make you spoiled for choice with an overwhelming number of options.  I'd have no idea where to start either if I was looking for something in that segment of the market.

post #3872 of 29490

Hello

 

Im currently deciding on buying a pair of headphones for my self

 

I have the Monster Turbines and Brainwavz M2 earphones and i love the bass on both.

 

I do like bass because i listen to a lot of pop music.

 

Currently i have the Monster Beats by Dr Dre Studio in mind but it is a expensive headphone.

 

So im here to ask for some other recommendations of Headphones

 

I looked at the multiple headphone reviews thread and also found the Audio Tehnica ATH 50 quite interesting too

 

Please also suggest someother headphones for me

 

Thank you

post #3873 of 29490
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Originally Posted by ldstevens2 View Post


Since I do have a office in home and can close myself off from rest of house I don't think I would want to sacrifice any quality for sound isolation. Do I give up quality for closed ears ~ if so I would go to open. Thanks


The Denons are still a great choice all things considered. That said, any of the other ones you listed are all very good headphones. You can't really go wrong with any of them unless you're looking for something really specific.

 


 

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Originally Posted by asasin12344 View Post

im looking for headphones with good soundstage for games like mw2 i was gonna get the razer orca they look good but the price range is 50-60 dollars us thank you.

 


Check the gaming headphone guide in the very first post of this thread.

 


 

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Originally Posted by FlyBPR View Post

Hi guys,

 

I'm looking for a set of closed headphones around $150 or less.  I listen to mostly rock/alternative, and some jazz as well.  I've narrowed down my options (I think) to the M50 and the HFI-580. Any opinions?  FWIW, I'll be picking up a FiiO E7 as well.  Obviously this is pretty low end compared to a lot of you guys, but hey, gotta start somewhere I guess...

 

Thanks for the helpbeerchug.gif


 

Between those two, I would pick the 580. I'm not really a fan of the M50 which feels like it has recessed mids to me which is absolutely something you need for jazz.


 

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Originally Posted by Phos View Post

 

Classical isn't really a priority, by the way.  I bring it up to highlight the general confusion I have with these phones.  To be honest, i'm mostly tempted by the HiFiman orthos because I think they look cool, though it sounds like they wouldn't be wanting for sound quality.  I'm not familiar with the ins and outs of these phones and what genres they're good with, though.  The budget I mention is just for the phones, by the way, the source is separate.  

 

Sorry, I missed it amids the rest of that giant post.  

 

I actually thought the bass left something to be desired when I first got them but I just assumed that it was just a limitation 
common to headphones, then I start looking for an open backed pair as see that head room finally has a response curve for them.  I tend to find myself eq'ing up the bass a bit these days.  

 

And I'm mostly looking for new headphones because the A900's are closed and they get hot during the summer, and I'd also like to try something that sounds different.  a lot of my questions pertaining to them have to do with them being my only hi-fi headphones and I'm trying to figure out where I am to know where to go.  


Totally opposite sound would be something like: Beyerdynamic DT990.

 


 


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Originally Posted by BeatDoggy View Post

What recommendations do you have for a pair of open back headphones that still retain some bass for Industrial music for under ~$100? Not running off of an amp just a good PC soundcard.



Sennheiser PX100-ii are great little headphones with a surprising amount of bass.

post #3874 of 29490
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Originally Posted by blackz88 View Post

Hello

 

Im currently deciding on buying a pair of headphones for my self

 

I have the Monster Turbines and Brainwavz M2 earphones and i love the bass on both.

 

I do like bass because i listen to a lot of pop music.

 

Currently i have the Monster Beats by Dr Dre Studio in mind but it is a expensive headphone.

 

So im here to ask for some other recommendations of Headphones

 

I looked at the multiple headphone reviews thread and also found the Audio Tehnica ATH 50 quite interesting too

 

Please also suggest someother headphones for me

 

Thank you


Beyer DT770

Phiaton MS400

M-Audio Q40

 

post #3875 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post




Beyer DT770

Phiaton MS400

M-Audio Q40

 


Hello

 

Lookied at the Phiaton MS400 and it seems pretty good

Im more of a fashion person than sound

I love the looks of

Sennheiser HD25-1 adidas one

Dr Dre beats studio

Phiaton Ms400

 

Also heard ATH M-50 needs an amp?

 

Which would the best to get?

 

post #3876 of 29490

I'm looking to get a new set of headphones, which has been a challenge due to my large head and wearing glasses.  What are your recommendations?  Thanks in advance for the help!  Here is the background info.

 

Priority: (from highest to lowest)

1) Comfort.  Audio Technica ATH-AD700 are the most comfortable I've ever used

2) Price, looking to spend ~$100 or less

3) Audio Quality

4) Portability (folding headphones would be nice, but not a big deal)

5) DJ-style headphones that can swivle (interested in possibly using these to DJ, but that is a minor hobby)

 

Where headphones would be used:

1) Bus (so new cans can't be open-air) with my iPhone playing 192kbp/s audio streams from Pandora One.  2 hours per day.

2) In bed at night with my Nook Color playing 192kbp/s audio streams from Pandora One.  2 hours per day.

3) In the evening on my work laptop (HP compaq 8510w).  A few hours per week.

 

No headphone amp would be used.

 

Headphones that are uncomfortable:

1) AKG K 701

2) Philips O'Neill SHO9560/28

3) Sennheiser HD497

4) all earbuds (I've tried denon, shure, stock ipod, etc.)

 

Headphones that are very comfortable:

1) Audio Technica ATH-AD700 - perfect amount of pressure on ears, can comfortably wear with glasses for extended periods of time.

2) Sony MDR210LP - just a cheap headphone that is lightweight that didn't put pressure on my ears 

 

Typical audio streams

1) Techno

2) Discussion podcasts

 

Potential Headphones: (open to all suggestions this is just what my search has started at)

1) Audio Technica ATH-A700, are these just as comfortable as the ATH-AD700?

2) Koss PortaPro

3) Sony MDR-XD200

4) Sennheiser PX 200 II

4) Panasonic RP-HT21

 

I'm open to over-ear or on-ear, or portable headphones.  Thanks for any and all feedback!


Edited by kaisen - 5/11/11 at 12:49am
post #3877 of 29490
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Originally Posted by blackz88 View Post




Hello

 

Lookied at the Phiaton MS400 and it seems pretty good

Im more of a fashion person than sound

I love the looks of

Sennheiser HD25-1 adidas one

Dr Dre beats studio

Phiaton Ms400

 

Also heard ATH M-50 needs an amp?

 

Which would the best to get?

 


If you want both form and function...AIAIAI TMA-1. Great for modern pop, too
post #3878 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by blackz88 View Post

Hello

 

Lookied at the Phiaton MS400 and it seems pretty good

Im more of a fashion person than sound

I love the looks of

Sennheiser HD25-1 adidas one

Dr Dre beats studio

Phiaton Ms400

 

Also heard ATH M-50 needs an amp?

 

Which would the best to get?

 


I owned or heard all of those. My favourite would be the MS400, with the HD25-1-ii after that.

 


 

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Originally Posted by kaisen View Post

I'm looking to get a new set of headphones, which has been a challenge due to my large head and wearing glasses.  What are your recommendations?  Thanks in advance for the help!  Here is the background info.

 

Priority: (from highest to lowest)

1) Comfort.  Audio Technica ATH-AD700 are the most comfortable I've ever used

2) Price, looking to spend ~$100 or less

3) Audio Quality

4) Portability (folding headphones would be nice, but not a big deal)

5) DJ-style headphones that can swivle (interested in possibly using these to DJ, but that is a minor hobby)

 

Where headphones would be used:

1) Bus (so new cans can't be open-air) with my iPhone playing 192kbp/s audio streams from Pandora One.  2 hours per day.

2) In bed at night with my Nook Color playing 192kbp/s audio streams from Pandora One.  2 hours per day.

3) In the evening on my work laptop (HP compaq 8510w).  A few hours per week.

 

No headphone amp would be used.

 

Headphones that are uncomfortable:

1) AKG K 701

2) Philips O'Neill SHO9560/28

3) Sennheiser HD497

4) all earbuds (I've tried denon, shure, stock ipod, etc.)

 

Headphones that are very comfortable:

1) Audio Technica ATH-AD700 - perfect amount of pressure on ears, can comfortably wear with glasses for extended periods of time.

2) Sony MDR210LP - just a cheap headphone that is lightweight that didn't put pressure on my ears 

 

Typical audio streams

1) Techno

2) Discussion podcasts

 

Potential Headphones: (open to all suggestions this is just what my search has started at)

1) Audio Technica ATH-A700, are these just as comfortable as the ATH-AD700?

2) Koss PortaPro

3) Sony MDR-XD200

4) Sennheiser PX 200 II

4) Panasonic RP-HT21

 

I'm open to over-ear or on-ear, or portable headphones.  Thanks for any and all feedback!


 

First of all, thank you for the incredibly articulate post (and a first one at that, well done!). It makes it so much much easier to help you out. That said... it's going to be pretty tricky to find something that suits all those needs within your budget.

 

You're going to want good isolation to combat bus noise, and relatively small size if you want to lie in bed. This crosses out the A700 (too big) and Koss PortaPro (no isolation). the Panasonic doesn't look like it isolates either, though I could be wrong about that.

 

I haven't heard the XD200, but I've owned the PX200-ii and quite liked it. In fact, it was the first headphone I thought of while first reading through your requirements. The Senn HD228 also came to mind, but the isolation is minimal with that, although I thought they were very comfortable. These are both earpad headphones with very light clamp. Some people prefer earpad, others prefer full sized. One thing about full sized closed headphones to keep in mind is that they tend to get warm. Trying to judge comfort for other people is a tricky thing, though for you I suppose your main thing is that they have very light clamp.

 

The PX200-ii is fairly easy to find in any large retail store. See if there's a pair available for you to try out.

 

The Sony V6/7506 is also popular and comes in a fairly compact form, but it does clamp a bit harder. It too is easy to find in any music store if you want to try them out.

 

Take a look through this thread to see if there's anything there that might suit you: http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/433318/shootout-80-portable-headphones-reviewed-beyerdynamic-dtx-300-p-koss-ksc35-added-05-06

There are a few DJ style headphones listed there that all rank fairly high and are within your budget.


Edited by Armaegis - 5/11/11 at 11:04am
post #3879 of 29490

Hello,

 

Just joined the forum as I'm looking for a new set of headphones. I'm thinking over-ear, as I like the closure they give. From what i've read noise cancelling can be good, but at a much greater price, and also typically better on long flights where there's a constant noise to cancel out? So not for me. Being very much a novice to headphones I had a think and went straight to the Bose website to find the Over-Ear headphones for £120. Then I got looking elsewhere and stumbled across this forum.

 

I have googled the suggestions in the last few posts, and must admit quite like the M-Audio Q40's. They are all towards the top end of what I want to spend, but a believer in 'you get what you pay for'.

 

The headphones are to be used in my office generally at work, with either my dell pc output (crappy i'm sure) or my iPhone4. Occasionally I will take the headphones home on the train, again will be connected to my iPhone 4. To be honest, I actually don't like the fashion style headphones. I want something simple looking. For me, the looks of the M-Audio Q40's far exceeds the WESC headphones for example, which personally I think look like a 12 year old designed them. I don't want anything which needs an amp attaching (or similar) for general use.

 

As with all things I never knew there was so many options, and at this point it's all a little overwhelming! Any advice would be great. Thanks

post #3880 of 29490
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Originally Posted by FlyBPR View Post

Hi guys,

 

I'm looking for a set of closed headphones around $150 or less.  I listen to mostly rock/alternative, and some jazz as well.  I've narrowed down my options (I think) to the M50 and the HFI-580. Any opinions?  FWIW, I'll be picking up a FiiO E7 as well.  Obviously this is pretty low end compared to a lot of you guys, but hey, gotta start somewhere I guess...

 

Thanks for the helpbeerchug.gif



I've been happy with my HFI-580s I just recently picked up (~1 week old). I can't compare to the M50 as these are my first "real" headphones (just regurgitate what you've probably already seen in the comparisons on here), and am new to the game so don't necessarily have a critical enough ear to worry about subtle variations, but the 580 seems like a pretty good "all-round" headphone to me. It's fairly clear, has a reasonable amount of clean bass (IMO, at least; won't knock your socks off, but fits in nicely with the rest of the frequencies), and doesn't seem to be lacking much for the cost. While some have issues with the S-Logic, I don't really notice anything out of place. My musical tastes are all over (70s/80s pop/rock/alt, electronic, some jazz and instrumental) and at least for me, the 580 has seemed like a pretty good match for my music and my ears.

 

Most likely if I leaned to the M50 I'd be happy, too, so who knows for sure. Both seem like reasonable places to start, and as long as you order from somewhere with a good return policy, then if you're really not happy with one (even with how oft-recommended the M50 is, not everyone likes it, and for some people the S-Logic in the Ultrasones make them hear the music in a weird way), you can send it back and try the other. :)

post #3881 of 29490
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Originally Posted by crazy88uk View Post

Hello,

 

Just joined the forum as I'm looking for a new set of headphones. I'm thinking over-ear, as I like the closure they give. From what i've read noise cancelling can be good, but at a much greater price, and also typically better on long flights where there's a constant noise to cancel out? So not for me. Being very much a novice to headphones I had a think and went straight to the Bose website to find the Over-Ear headphones for £120. Then I got looking elsewhere and stumbled across this forum.

 

I have googled the suggestions in the last few posts, and must admit quite like the M-Audio Q40's. They are all towards the top end of what I want to spend, but a believer in 'you get what you pay for'.

 

The headphones are to be used in my office generally at work, with either my dell pc output (crappy i'm sure) or my iPhone4. Occasionally I will take the headphones home on the train, again will be connected to my iPhone 4. To be honest, I actually don't like the fashion style headphones. I want something simple looking. For me, the looks of the M-Audio Q40's far exceeds the WESC headphones for example, which personally I think look like a 12 year old designed them. I don't want anything which needs an amp attaching (or similar) for general use.

 

As with all things I never knew there was so many options, and at this point it's all a little overwhelming! Any advice would be great. Thanks


The Q40 are a nice all-rounder, with an emphasis on the bass with good extension. Comfort is good, isolation good, and both reportedly can be improved by adding Beyer DT770 pads. They work just fine from PC or iphone, but also respond well to amping if you upgrade in the future. I also really like the fact that the cable is easily replaceable since it's a simple screw lock 3.5mm on each side.

 

post #3882 of 29490
Hi! I'm new to the forums. I registered after needing some help for choosing some headphones.
I'm deciding between the following:
Shure 750dj/840
Sennheiser HD380
Beyer DT770
(ATH M50 - Very rare where I live, can get them online for 170 € :/)

I'll be listening house (deadmau5, daftpunk), indie rock (coldplay), some jazz and classic (actualy almost every genre)
I'm searching for Deep and clear bass (not hard!!), clear highs and lows. Since i travel by train
They have to block out some noise. I can get these all for 150€. Also i wont have a chance to test the phones.
post #3883 of 29490
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Originally Posted by GuangDude View Post

Hi! I'm new to the forums. I registered after needing some help for choosing some headphones.
I'm deciding between the following:
Shure 750dj/840
Sennheiser HD380
Beyer DT770
(ATH M50 - Very rare where I live, can get them online for 170 € :/)

I'll be listening house (deadmau5, daftpunk), indie rock (coldplay), some jazz and classic (actualy almost every genre)
I'm searching for Deep and clear bass (not hard!!), clear highs and lows. Since i travel by train
They have to block out some noise. I can get these all for 150€. Also i wont have a chance to test the phones.


Your best isolation choices are the DT770 and HD380. For travel purposes, the HD380 can fold up and come with a case. They are also easier to drive than the DT770, so overall I think the Sennheiser is your best choice.

 

 

 

post #3884 of 29490

Hi, so I'm trying to decide between two sets of cans that are sold near me. The first set are the ATHAD700's currently they're 150$. The other set are the ATHM50's, these on the other hand are 180$.

Can anyone comment on which they prefer? Or which is a better buy considering the prices, or if anyone wants to recommend a different pair of cans altogether I'm open to that, my budget is 180$(+shipping) max, I'm in Canada so it has to be able to ship here. Thanks for any help.

post #3885 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post




Your best isolation choices are the DT770 and HD380. For travel purposes, the HD380 can fold up and come with a case. They are also easier to drive than the DT770, so overall I think the Sennheiser is your best choice.

 

 

 


Ive read reviews of all the phones and the Shures along with the M50 come forward as 'better' bass wise. Portability isnt a big issue. What are your thoughts on the Shures?
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