Why not just go ask in one of the gaming headphone threads then? You'll get more useful feedback there. I'm just going to wind up saying more of the same.
The more and more I look around here to help narrow down my choices the more choices that actually pop up...
I have decided to dive into higher end audio. I am between choosing the ibasso D6 or the practical devices XM5.
Now the headphones are what trouble me. I have been looking into the following:
AKG K701(mostly because I think they look good, from what I have read they may not be good for what I listen to)
AKG K 271 MKii
ATH M50 (suggested everywhere I look)
ATH A700 or 900
SRH 840 or 940 (just learned about these but don't know much)
Normal listening is rock but I am leaning more and more to Jazz(trios, few horns) and Classical for studying music.
So far what I know is that:
AKG I hear have low bass power and the M50 rocks the hell out of bass
A700 and 900 have good spacing and are comfortable
The Shures are totally new to me. Are they worth a look? Is the new 940 worth me spending the extra money?
Thanks for any help.
For a closed headphone with good balanced sound that plays well to jazz and horns, I would choose the 840. The 940 looks quite promising and it seems to have a vastly improved headband which was my main gripe with the 840. It hasn't been out very long though, so reviews are scarce.
hello, people of head-fi
currently looking for a headset
the following would be priority
2. SQ is secondary
have narrowed down my choices to the HD555, ATH AD700, akg k240 and maybe the DT440.(2nd hand up for sale in my local forum)
therefore, you can see my budget would be roughly around USD$80-100.
no preference on the type of leathers used. just sick and tired of my grados giving me thumping headaches after 3hours of usage
The AD700 (or any of the Audio Technica "wing" headphones) are incredibly comfortable. Moreso than the Senns and AKGs and Beyers... but that's just for me. Comfort is difficult to judge for other people.
Edited by Armaegis - 5/26/11 at 8:42am