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post #3931 of 29490

And where can I mail order it, if I eventually decide to buy an Ultrasone? Throguh the infoteam@ultrasone.com e-mail?

The Pro900 seems to be a great candidate!

 

Thanks again scompton!

Stefano
 

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Originally Posted by scompton View Post

You're really going to be limited to what you can find to buy in person.   I've never seen Ultrasone's for sale other than mail order.



 


Edited by szanella - 5/13/11 at 10:14am
post #3932 of 29490
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Originally Posted by blackz88 View Post

After around 10 Hours of researching and strolling around on the net, i found a couple of candidates .

 

Heres a graph to show them,

 

Looks                                                           Sound Quality

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>

Beats Studio

                                    Phiaton MS400

             Senn. HD25ii Adidas

                                                        Senn. HD598

 

Those 4 are currently what i may buy with Studio having best looks and crappiest sound


lol this should be a 2D chart because those qualities are not mutually exclusive tongue.gif
post #3933 of 29490

Is AudioTopia a reliable dealer to buy Ultrasones from?

Is there any risk of getting fakes?

 

Thanks!!
Stefano

post #3934 of 29490
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Originally Posted by szanella View Post

Is AudioTopia a reliable dealer to buy Ultrasones from?

Is there any risk of getting fakes?

 

Thanks!!
Stefano


 

I purchased a pair of m50's from them two-three weeks ago on their amazon store and they didnt send me fakes

post #3935 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Desertblood View Post

So it looks like I'll stick with the M50s. But just a question, how durable is their cord? My number 1 problem with headphones is the cable.


As long as you aren't yanking on it, you'll be fine. The M50 cord is rather long though, so find some way to coil it up or braid it.

 



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Originally Posted by zephyria View Post

So I ended up buying ultimate ears 700 yesterday... I like it very much, except I cant wear it more then 2-3 hours before it gets kinda tiring..but that's fine, I probably shouldn't be wearing it anymore then that without taking a break......

 

However, I get this loud, weird crackling noise. It hasn't happened more then once or twice so far, but it's sharp and loud (much louder then whatever volume i was playing at) ... S: 

 

 

Edit: It happened again. >.<

 

 

If it's of any help, i'm using a sanza fuze + a amp to it.

 

 

Anyone know why? X:

Thank you!


Bad cable? Sounds like something is shorting out somewhere. Run your fingers carefully along each wire and see if you can feel a kink anywhere. With music playing, do careful bends to see if you can reproduce the crackling and figure out which region it comes from.

 

Or just return them under warranty and get a new pair.

 



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Originally Posted by Josey View Post

Years ago, sometime in the '70s, a friend took me into a high-end audio store and a smiling salesman in crisply pressed slacks handed me a pair of headphones. I have no idea what they were, but when I slipped them over my ears, the room errupted in beautiful sound. I had to take them off because I thought he switched on some giant room speakers as a joke, but, no, the room just went silent. I'd like to recreate that experience. The music was beautiful and airy. Every note was clear.

 

These days, I'm holed up in a small cabin in the Pacific Northwest rainforest. No grid power for many miles -- just trees. All my power comes from solar panels, which is not a big deal in the summer, but is in the winter, when a weak sun can barely reach the tops of trees, and only then on the few days when it's not raining. Headphones use way less power than speakers, so that's the way I wanted to go.

 

I just bought a pair of Grado SR125i, and they sound OK, but not much better than my old Sony MDR-7506 set. There is a lot of sound at my ears, but the sound is at my ears, nothing airy like my experience years ago at the hi-fi store.When I hook them to my TV, the sound is better than the flat-screen speakers, but not by a lot. I thought maybe the sound source was the issue. Mostly, I play CDs or an XM radio through a couple of computer speakers (Harmon/Kardon, the size of a baseball, along with sub). I don't hear a lot of difference with the Grados, and maybe the speakers are better, but the difference is complex beyond my ability to analyze.  I purchased a Marantz 5004 CD player with a built-in headphone amp, and the sound is a little better, but not much. The music sounds a little too harsh and I want to stop listening pretty quickly. I can enjoy my XM through computer speakers all day, but I know the sound quality is average.

 

My thinking now is that maybe the Senn 598 or even the 650 would be the way to go, but I suspect I'm just going to end up with a lot of headphones and not better sound. Is that a good approach, or should I be thinking of amps or something else?

 

Thanks. Great forum.


One of the best "immediately immersive" headphones I've felt were Audio Technica AD700. The Senn 598 is well liked (or get the cheaper 555/558 and mod them) but I find Sennheisers don't have that immediate wow factor, but do settle in nicely.

 

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Hello people.

I am stalking headfi for a few years already (yeah, not all the time, got longer delay) because i love listening to music with quality gear. Now came the time when i find some money, so i think its time to get some new headphones.

Now just to specify my choice a bit, maybe you can advise me which ones to pick from what you see.

My first phones were HD555 and i loved them. enjoyed every one second with them. However, as time passed i had to sell  them.

Then, after 2 years, i bought DT 770 Pro / 80 Ohm

I loved them too, It was the pleasure for me to listen to them.

Now you will think, "Oh man, but that two headphones are sooo different."

Yeah maybe they are, i do not know. I am not pro at it, just stalking forums and getting some knowledge lol.

So, hm. Yeah. Max. price is 250€.

I have three candidates: Beyerdynamic DT 880, Sennheiser HD 598 and Sennheiser HD 600 Avantgarde

Now what to choose.

Hm. NFI.

TBH i have never tried half-closed design, but i heard some great references on sound of 880's

I also heard some awesome feedback for HD 598, are they really big step forward?

And HD 600, how should i look at them? A bit higher, but older brother of 598's?

If you have another tips for me, bring it on. I am opened to new ideas.

I will be listening to them via my laptop and via mobile phone, but mostly laptop now.

 

And yeah, One last thing.

In a horizont of few months, i am planning to buy E-MU 204 and Little Dot MK IV.

 

So...I am looking forward to your replies :)

 

post #3937 of 29490
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Originally Posted by thatguycruise View Post

Thank you. I think I might try the CX 680i. Looks like they might run around $80. Any good over ear headphones around $150 that I could use for at home listening?

 


I think Sennheisers are fantastic all-rounders for home listening. Grab the Senn 558 (or 555) and remove the form to mod them into 598 (or 595) respectively.

 



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Originally Posted by szanella View Post

Hello Armaegis!

Thanks for the suggestions!

 

I checked them out online, and their prices really vary, from the 80 bucks of the Sony to 500 of the Denon.

 

Price aside, focusing only on SQ, if you were to buy one of these, which would you pick up?

I've seen a LOT of good reviews for the Ultrasone Pro900. Is it the best choice?

 

Stefano

 

 


The Pro900 are quite U-shaped in frequency response, so plenty of highs and lows but you might miss the mids. The D2000/5000 are flatter with not as punchy bass but excellent bass extension and rumble. Personally, I would still pick the Phiaton MS400 for sound, although they are perhaps not as comfortable as the others (they're still good, but the others are very cushy)

 

post #3938 of 29490

Will a FiiO E7 be enough to decently power the DT880 Pro?

 

Thanks (yet again)

post #3939 of 29490

Which is better ultrasone pro550 or the hfi780 i found them for the same price and i cant decide

post #3940 of 29490

I had posted in a different thread about this but came across this one and also some new contenders on the table for my next purchase. I was already on planning on upgrading from my UE TF10 to either re-shelling them or getting UE customs but there seems to be a slight issue with one of the earphones so I'm now leaning towards just going for UE customs especially if I can't get the TF10's fixed. (Since both UE and Logitech said they wouldn't but gave me a discount off of anything on the UE site as compensation). I was originally thinking of the UE 7's but after reading Jude's review of the UE 4, I've started looking at the UE 4 and UE 5 since it would save me quite a bit especailly compared to the UE 7 or 11's. I was wondering if anyone would be able to compare the lower end UE customs and the TF10's.

 

Thanks in advance for any help and insight

post #3941 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post




As long as you aren't yanking on it, you'll be fine. The M50 cord is rather long though, so find some way to coil it up or braid it.

 




Bad cable? Sounds like something is shorting out somewhere. Run your fingers carefully along each wire and see if you can feel a kink anywhere. With music playing, do careful bends to see if you can reproduce the crackling and figure out which region it comes from.

 

Or just return them under warranty and get a new pair.

 




One of the best "immediately immersive" headphones I've felt were Audio Technica AD700. The Senn 598 is well liked (or get the cheaper 555/558 and mod them) but I find Sennheisers don't have that immediate wow factor, but do settle in nicely.

 



Thank you. I have no idea if it is, i'm hoping it is. I cant reproduce the sound though....
I'd go back to jaben if it helps. X_X

Thanks for the help!

post #3942 of 29490


 

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Originally Posted by music is life67 View Post

Which is better ultrasone pro550 or the hfi780 i found them for the same price and i cant decide


I would pick the 780.

 


 

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Originally Posted by FlyBPR View Post

Will a FiiO E7 be enough to decently power the DT880 Pro?

 

Thanks (yet again)


It should be fine unless you want really high volumes.

 


 

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Originally Posted by matt9292 View Post

I had posted in a different thread about this but came across this one and also some new contenders on the table for my next purchase. I was already on planning on upgrading from my UE TF10 to either re-shelling them or getting UE customs but there seems to be a slight issue with one of the earphones so I'm now leaning towards just going for UE customs especially if I can't get the TF10's fixed. (Since both UE and Logitech said they wouldn't but gave me a discount off of anything on the UE site as compensation). I was originally thinking of the UE 7's but after reading Jude's review of the UE 4, I've started looking at the UE 4 and UE 5 since it would save me quite a bit especailly compared to the UE 7 or 11's. I was wondering if anyone would be able to compare the lower end UE customs and the TF10's.

 

Thanks in advance for any help and insight


You'd be better off asking this in the portables forum as this is a rather specific question. I doubt anyone here would be able to answer.

 

post #3943 of 29490

Hey y'all I need your help making a decision.

 

I can't decide between the AT ATH-M30 or the Sony XB500.

 

I listen to mostly Rap/Hip-Hop so I would assume the Sony's would be a good choice.

But I really want the AT ATH-M50s but I'm waiting for the price drop, so why not get M30's to get a feel of what to expect for when I get the M50s

I would mostly use them with my ipod.

 

I would gladly take alternate suggestions if you feel there are better choices.

 

Want I want

-Over-ear

-No Amp

-All-around good sound with good bass

-Comfortable

 

Don't want

-On-ear

-Muddy sound

-Open cans

 

My budget would be $70

 

Hope y'all can help.

 


Edited by AztekSouljah - 5/14/11 at 1:17pm
post #3944 of 29490

Hello, hello. (Warning: This is another "I need headphones for college" post)

 

As stated above, I need headphones for college; and with graduation rolling around hopefully I can snake some as a graduation present.

 

Looking For: 

  • Price Range: $1-150 
  • Noise Isolating (Since I'll be in dorms, libraries, coffee shops)
  • Decent looks 
  • Good sound (Just in general, not picky about one area)

 

Thanks atsmile.gif

post #3945 of 29490


Thanks Armaegis!

 

But is the Phiaton bass as powerful as the Pro900s?

 

Stefano

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post


The Pro900 are quite U-shaped in frequency response, so plenty of highs and lows but you might miss the mids. The D2000/5000 are flatter with not as punchy bass but excellent bass extension and rumble. Personally, I would still pick the Phiaton MS400 for sound, although they are perhaps not as comfortable as the others (they're still good, but the others are very cushy)

 



Thanks Tattare!

 

Any experience with Ultrasones, though?

 

Stefano



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Originally Posted by tattare View Post

 

I purchased a pair of m50's from them two-three weeks ago on their amazon store and they didnt send me fakes



 

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