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I would love to buy a new headset for under $100. I would prefer that it would be compatible with my 360 and PS3 even if I'd mainly use it for the PC and my iPad. I saw the Corsair HS1's and were fascinated by them. What would you guys recommend? I want the latest and greatest for the buck, so I would also prefer that the set came out in late 2010 until now.
post #4232 of 29490

Looking to buy my first  pair of headphones. My budget is current ~100$. Mainly I want to use them to watch movies, listen to music, and play some games.  I have my eye on these three so far:

Audio Technica ATH-AD700
Sennheiser HD555
Fostex T50RPs

Which one would give me more value for the money? Also I am open to other suggestions.
 

post #4233 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Cassiopeia View Post

Hello Head'fier

 

I am looking for a pair of headphones with impactful and rich bass for music ... seeking open and closed phones that would also go great with movies. They have to run unamped, but if amp makes them better please write a suggestion for a nice amp that go with the phones. My price limited 225 buck ... i appreciate your effort, thanks.

 


Shure 750

Sony XB700

M-Audio Q40

 

 

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Originally Posted by Karuto View Post

I would love to buy a new headset for under $100. I would prefer that it would be compatible with my 360 and PS3 even if I'd mainly use it for the PC and my iPad. I saw the Corsair HS1's and were fascinated by them. What would you guys recommend? I want the latest and greatest for the buck, so I would also prefer that the set came out in late 2010 until now.


 

Beyerdynamic MMX2


 

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Originally Posted by Dwar3xwar View Post

Looking to buy my first  pair of headphones. My budget is current ~100$. Mainly I want to use them to watch movies, listen to music, and play some games.  I have my eye on these three so far:

Audio Technica ATH-AD700
Sennheiser HD555
Fostex T50RPs

Which one would give me more value for the money? Also I am open to other suggestions.
 

 

I think the T50RP is a great well rounded headphone with tons of modding potential. It likes to have a bit more power behind it though. If you have a home receiver to plug it into, great.

 

post #4234 of 29490
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Originally Posted by DemonicLemming View Post

For anyone with experience with the SRH-840s, what sort of isolation do they have?  I'm thinking about picking up a set for work, where I'd use them in a very noisy environment, but I want to make sure they have decent isolation before I order anything.  IEMs are a no-go as an alternative.


as someone else already said, they are decent.  I actually think they isolate a tad better than my beyer 770s.  The big plus is you can get good volume unamped and also some richness. 

I know that i can't wear them even at low low volume if im waiting on someone to come by cause ill never hear the door bell.  But your work is probably significantly louder.

but yeah, good, but not great.  however the sound out of them is pretty damn sweet

 

post #4235 of 29490

The point is that I already have a pair og m50s but would like a pair with more fun in it ... what about grado's for bass and mid's

post #4236 of 29490

More colored ... i want a fun headphone

post #4237 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post




Just do it! Do you wanna be the only kid on the block without new toys? C'mooooon, everyone else has one....

 

/peer pressure

 




Might as well add a few bucks and get the AD700 for $80. I felt the bass was adequate. You can always bass boost if required.

 




Unamped? 250 (and that's kinda pushing it already if you like loud volumes)

 

Amped? 600

 


Can you explain what you mean by ''kinda pushing it already''?

 

post #4238 of 29490

I have a question, will you upgrade your headphone cable or buy a new headphone? I just bought SAA cable for $700 but i feel regret now.

post #4239 of 29490

Hello,

 

I'm looking for a closed headphone (it will be used at tubes, street, plane...). I was using the HD 448 (I broke it, that's the why I'm looking for a new pair now :-)), and I have the HD 598 at home. I must say I really enjoy the Senns' sound, but I wanted to try something different (instead of buying the HD 448 again).

 

I listen to lots of different genres, from classical to drum and bass, so I guess this doesn't help much.

 

And I have the Fiio E7 to amp and my budget < 200 USD.

 

Thanks!

 

edit: forgot to mention... I use glasses, so comfort is really important to me


Edited by flavouz - 5/27/11 at 2:04am
post #4240 of 29490

First post.

 

I'm a noob wondering where to next ... until recently I've only ever used cheap headsets.  Now I've bought UE in-ears, Senn MX580 buds then PX100ii.  I found the in-ears a little uncomfortable even if the sound was an eye-opener; loved the MX580's clarity; and although the PX100ii had a lovely rich sound it felt muddied.

 

So I am asking for suggestions for an easily driven (by PMP/laptop), open, preferably circumaural set.  From reading here and elsewhere on the 'net maybe the ATK AD700 is a logical choice?  Also I live in the tropics and know from using a gaming set of headphones that vinyl/leather gets sticky in the heat.

 

I listen to most varieties of music except metal and techno ... budget a few hundred dollars (doesn't go very far in Australia).

 

Thanks in advance.

post #4241 of 29490

Alright lads.

 

Quick Q - Feedback appreciated!

 

Need help deciding between:

Audio Technica Pro700MK2

vs

 

Seinnheiser 598

 

I mainly listen to Electronic music - energetic; think Progressive/Deep Tech + Dubstep. Other than that, Hip Hop/RandB.

 

Thanks in Advance!

post #4242 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Cassiopeia View Post

The point is that I already have a pair og m50s but would like a pair with more fun in it ... what about grado's for bass and mid's

 

More colored ... i want a fun headphone


Fun and coloured: Phiaton MS400

 

The Grados might not satisfy in the bass department, but it's tough to say. They have good clarity, but lack "oomph" for lack of a better word. They won't hit and rumble as hard as a closed can.

 


 

 



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Originally Posted by Masquerade1 View Post

Can you explain what you mean by ''kinda pushing it already''?

 


It depends on your source. 32 ohm is ok for most portable players, 250 is where you'll probably struggle to make it play loud (but moderate volumes should be ok), 600 will be quiet and sound a bit anemic.

 



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Originally Posted by Sharklordy View Post

I have a question, will you upgrade your headphone cable or buy a new headphone? I just bought SAA cable for $700 but i feel regret now.


Get a new headphone.

 



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Originally Posted by flavouz View Post

Hello,

 

I'm looking for a closed headphone (it will be used at tubes, street, plane...). I was using the HD 448 (I broke it, that's the why I'm looking for a new pair now :-)), and I have the HD 598 at home. I must say I really enjoy the Senns' sound, but I wanted to try something different (instead of buying the HD 448 again).

 

I listen to lots of different genres, from classical to drum and bass, so I guess this doesn't help much.

 

And I have the Fiio E7 to amp and my budget < 200 USD.

 

Thanks!

 

edit: forgot to mention... I use glasses, so comfort is really important to me

 

Since you were carting the 448 around, I guess you don't mind them being on the larger/non-collapsible side. For good isolation with a modicum of portability, studio/dj headphones are generally pretty good although they tend to have recessed mids so won't necessarily play well across all genres. Some other recommendations:

- Shure 840

- Phiaton MS400

- Senn HD380

- Sony V6
- Beyer DT770

- Senn HD25-1-ii


I wear glasses too, and the only one I found a bit uncomfortable were the DT770.

 

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Originally Posted by gm66 View Post

First post.

 

I'm a noob wondering where to next ... until recently I've only ever used cheap headsets.  Now I've bought UE in-ears, Senn MX580 buds then PX100ii.  I found the in-ears a little uncomfortable even if the sound was an eye-opener; loved the MX580's clarity; and although the PX100ii had a lovely rich sound it felt muddied.

 

So I am asking for suggestions for an easily driven (by PMP/laptop), open, preferably circumaural set.  From reading here and elsewhere on the 'net maybe the ATK AD700 is a logical choice?  Also I live in the tropics and know from using a gaming set of headphones that vinyl/leather gets sticky in the heat.

 

I listen to most varieties of music except metal and techno ... budget a few hundred dollars (doesn't go very far in Australia).

 

Thanks in advance.


The AD700/900 are a fine open set, though they're a bit too big for portable use. A Senn 555/558 is fairly cheap and a good open headphone; one step up from those is the 595/598, though you can easily mod the former into the latter.

 



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Originally Posted by xen101 View Post

Alright lads.

 

Quick Q - Feedback appreciated!

 

Need help deciding between:

Audio Technica Pro700MK2

vs

 

Seinnheiser 598

 

I mainly listen to Electronic music - energetic; think Progressive/Deep Tech + Dubstep. Other than that, Hip Hop/RandB.

 

Thanks in Advance!


Easily the Audio Technica for your genres. Here's a review: http://www.headfonia.com/bass-to-the-power-of-two-pro700-mk2/

 

 

post #4243 of 29490

Hey Armaegis,

 

thanks for the recommendations! I had the 7506, they sound great indeed. But after some research here, I end up with 2 finalists: Shure SRH-440 (I read in a thread that the sound difference between the 440 and the 840 is not worth the price difference, and I also intend to use it as a portable can, so I think the 840 would be a little too big) and the HD 25-1.

 

What would be your suggestion? I must say I'm a bit biased towards the Shure just because of the different sound signature I'd have.

 

So, is the sound signature of the HD 25 a lot different compared to the HD 448? And sound-wise, which one has the best quality?

 

Thanks again

post #4244 of 29490
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Originally Posted by flavouz View Post

Hey Armaegis,

 

thanks for the recommendations! I had the 7506, they sound great indeed. But after some research here, I end up with 2 finalists: Shure SRH-440 (I read in a thread that the sound difference between the 440 and the 840 is not worth the price difference, and I also intend to use it as a portable can, so I think the 840 would be a little too big) and the HD 25-1.

 

What would be your suggestion? I must say I'm a bit biased towards the Shure just because of the different sound signature I'd have.

 

So, is the sound signature of the HD 25 a lot different compared to the HD 448? And sound-wise, which one has the best quality?

 

Thanks again


The HD25 has better bass and durability, but it's also twice the price. The sound is more punchy vs the Shure's smoother presentation. It's also supraaural, vs the 440 being circumaural. This affects comfort and durability for people differently.

 

While I prefer the sound of the HD25, the higher clamp with the earpad makes it uncomfortable for me, particularly since I wear glasses. Many people find the HD25 very comfortable though, so it's a bit of a tossup. Check out your local music store and see if they have these models available for audition.

 

post #4245 of 29490

Looking to buy full size headphones for around $100, looking at these:

 

V-moda Crossfade LP (how much worse are the sound in these headphones?)

ATH-PRO700MK2

Sennheiser HD 25-1 II

 

using for music (rock, pop, metal,etc), movies, video games

 

Have these headphones:

AKG K 81 DJ

Koss UR55

 

what would be the best upgrade sound, comfort, durable, etc?

 

 

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