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ey Guys just joined the community, I glad I found a forum that know what a good quality headphone is since im not interested in brands like Bose or other commercial brands that are WAYYY overpriced and do more marketing than research...

 

So... You can say im a newbie looking into buying a good headset with the following characteristics:

 

- Over Ear

- Excellent Sound and very detailed

- Good Outside noise insulation

- Preferably that it does not need an amp to connect to a portable player, but If I need to do this to have a step above in terms in sound then its OK, just recommend a portable amp please. 

 

Sound quality and feeling like being in the recording is paramount along with good imaging. 

 

Budget? no more than $500 USD

 

I live in the Chicago so something that I can find locally would be a plus!

 

 

 

Thanks in advance!

post #4307 of 29490

Hello everybody!

I'm new to the forum, but I'm hoping to get some advice.

I've got a Senheisser HD-215 but I need more bass! (I LOVE bassbasshead.gif) I was wondering if someone knows if there is a big difference in the amount of bass between the HD-215 and the Sony XB700 confused.gif Also I would like to know if someone knows any other good headphones for a basshead lime me biggrin.gif thanks in advance for helping out wink.gif

edit: Most of the time I listen to dirty house/elektro

 

Offtopic: 

 

what on earth is this smiley supposed to mean? deadhorse.gif


Edited by Joshuax8 - 5/31/11 at 8:12am
post #4308 of 29490

MorbidToaster, thank you so much for the help. I can't even describe how grateful I am for your input.

post #4309 of 29490

The Sony XB series could be what you need. I assume your budget is ~100 with your current options.

 

Also, that smiley is Head-Fi's version of 'beating a dead horse'. 
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joshuax8 View Post

Hello everybody!

I'm new to the forum, but I'm hoping to get some advice.

I've got a Senheisser HD-215 but I need more bass! (I LOVE bassbasshead.gif) I was wondering if someone knows if there is a big difference in the amount of bass between the HD-215 and the Sony XB700 confused.gif Also I would like to know if someone knows any other good headphones for a basshead lime me biggrin.gif thanks in advance for helping out wink.gif

edit: Most of the time I listen to dirty house/elektro

 

Offtopic: 

 

what on earth is this smiley supposed to mean? deadhorse.gif



 

 

post #4310 of 29490


Always here to help. beerchug.gif

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Originally Posted by Nom de Plume View Post

MorbidToaster, thank you so much for the help. I can't even describe how grateful I am for your input.



 

 

post #4311 of 29490

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/556369/street-use-headphones-question

 

The thread above has more on my current question but what I need must fulfil:

Music Taste: Soft Rock (e.g. The Fray), Pop Rock/Blues Rock (John Mayer) and some jrock (Asian Kung Fu Generation)

Budget: Up to £80 really, not looking to push it into £100s at all

Amping: None and not looking to buy any, but open to recommendations

Source: Laptop and iPod Touch (2nd Gen)

What I want in a set of cans:

  • Portability and durability as I plan to use these for general use in transport and out and about
  • No drowning bass (I see many a headphone advertised to be bass heavy, but looking for something that will not drown out the treble and mids)
  • Looking to buy closed cup cans because I don't want to disturb surroundings (although I don't mind a bit of background noise, I would prefer noise leaking in rather than sound leaking out)


To give an idea of what I'm looking for a few of the headphones I am interested in include:

  • Sennheiser PX200 II
  • Beyerdynamic DT235
  • Sony MDR ZX700
  • AKG K518DJ

 

Thank you in advance for any help!


Edited by aamukherjee - 5/31/11 at 8:40am
post #4312 of 29490

sooooo guys... im extremely tempted to buy a used pair of tma-1... since i have had my eyes on those for forever(i love their look). however I feel no need for it because I own the m50. So I am just wondering how much of an improvement is the tma-1 over the m50 since it does technically cost more(not too much more). plus I got a killer deal at a local play for a brand new m50 for 90 dollars back in march.

post #4313 of 29490

They're more portable with much better cabling options for one. I found them more comfortable as well than the M50s.

 

Sound wise I think they're darker albeit more clear. The bass is strong, and definitely the main attraction, but it doesn't 'bleed' like the M50s did (at least to my ears). The TMA-1 will require a little more care (EQ to bring out the life), but overall I think it's superior and you'd hear it.

 

That being said...It may not be a big enough difference to warrant the extra price if you find the M50s comfy and portable enough.
 

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Originally Posted by reivaj View Post

sooooo guys... im extremely tempted to buy a used pair of tma-1... since i have had my eyes on those for forever(i love their look). however I feel no need for it because I own the m50. So I am just wondering how much of an improvement is the tma-1 over the m50 since it does technically cost more(not too much more). plus I got a killer deal at a local play for a brand new m50 for 90 dollars back in march.



 

 

post #4314 of 29490

Hello everyone!

 

Im seeking advice regarding which headphones to buy in the pricerange 200-300$ together with Fiio E7 + E9.

 

I found HD650 and DT880 250/600 ohm the most interesting and would now like help with deciding which ones i should buy. I listen to a wide variety of music such as: Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Nickelback, The offspring, Rihanna and Madonna. (Sometimes while gaming: Avicii, Pendulum, Jedi mind tricks and Armin Van Buuren aswell) 

 

Would appreciate all help regarding which headphones would be best suited together with my amp and needs.

 

 

kind regards

 

Mattias

 

Edit: My current headphones are Sennheiser HD555 and ATH-M50. 

post #4315 of 29490

Buy the TMA-1, listen to both, sell the one you don't like.

Quote:
Originally Posted by reivaj View Post

sooooo guys... im extremely tempted to buy a used pair of tma-1... since i have had my eyes on those for forever(i love their look). however I feel no need for it because I own the m50. So I am just wondering how much of an improvement is the tma-1 over the m50 since it does technically cost more(not too much more). plus I got a killer deal at a local play for a brand new m50 for 90 dollars back in march.



 

post #4316 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by adriantannerisb View Post

So do you think I should get one pair of DT880s rather than SRH840s and the HD598s?
 


I would choose the 840 & 598. I like the variety of multiple headphones.

 


 

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Originally Posted by Magna224 View Post

I have a musiland monitor 02 US coming in the mail.

 

I need headphones for listening to music. Mostly listen to metal with rock,alternative, vocaloids on the side. Under $125. Prefer closed.

 

Looking at:

 

Alessandro M1s
ATH-M50
Shure SRH750

 

Open to anything else.

 

 


my vote: MS1

 


 

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Originally Posted by Piezo View Post




Thanks for the reply. I looked at the ad700's but they seem like they would be way too big.. that is the only real reason I don't wanna buy them. I guess if I could find a store somewhere in richmond or vancouver to try them out then I could do that. I also did take a look at that thread you mentioned but only a few headphones mentioned were in my price range. I wonder what your thoughts are on the beyerdynamic dt440's if you have any experience with them. There seem to be a lot of mixed reviews with them in terms of them being better then sennheiser or them being comfortable so another opinion would be appreciated.

 


I haven't heard the DT440, so I'm afraid I'm not much help there. I've heard the DT150 is a good gaming headphone, although that might be a smidge outside your budget as well.

 

post #4317 of 29490

HD 25-1 II vs ATH-Pro700MK, any suggestions between the two? I like music with bass, however id also like to hear the mids and high's not being too overwhelmed by the bass. Im also going to use FIIO e7 to drive any of these headphones. I was also comparing these Allen & Heath Xone XD-53 and  AiAiAi TMA-1. I dont know which to choose.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by ryanbonehh View Post

Reposting again without the gaming part to see if I can get better responses.

 

Essentials:

Music Taste: Hip Hop, Smooth/Jazzy Hip Hop (e.g. Nujabes)

Budget: $100-$175

Amping: I was reading around and was looking at the Musiland Monitor 02 US. So if anyone knows anything about it let me know if it's good. (Recommendations for amping would be welcome, or a sound card)

Source: Desktop

What I want in a set of cans: 

  • Good bass for Hip Hop, won't drown out other sounds or vocals, does not need to be overwhelming
  • Comfortable (would like to be able to wear these for hours on end)
  • I'm not sure about open/closed designs for my needs, so any recommendations welcome here too.

 

Ultrasone HFi-780

Shure 840
 

 


 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yervais View Post

 

ey Guys just joined the community, I glad I found a forum that know what a good quality headphone is since im not interested in brands like Bose or other commercial brands that are WAYYY overpriced and do more marketing than research...

 

So... You can say im a newbie looking into buying a good headset with the following characteristics:

 

- Over Ear

- Excellent Sound and very detailed

- Good Outside noise insulation

- Preferably that it does not need an amp to connect to a portable player, but If I need to do this to have a step above in terms in sound then its OK, just recommend a portable amp please. 

 

Sound quality and feeling like being in the recording is paramount along with good imaging. 

 

Budget? no more than $500 USD

 

I live in the Chicago so something that I can find locally would be a plus!

 

 

 

Thanks in advance!


Best isolation in over-ear headphones I've heard:

Sennheiser HD280 and HD380 - doesn't need amp

Beyerdynamic DT770 (reportedly even better with gel pads), better with an amp

Ultrasone cans in general (if they fit right) - don't need amp

 

My vote would probably be the HD380.
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joshuax8 View Post

Hello everybody!

I'm new to the forum, but I'm hoping to get some advice.

I've got a Senheisser HD-215 but I need more bass! (I LOVE bassbasshead.gif) I was wondering if someone knows if there is a big difference in the amount of bass between the HD-215 and the Sony XB700 confused.gif Also I would like to know if someone knows any other good headphones for a basshead lime me biggrin.gif thanks in advance for helping out wink.gif

edit: Most of the time I listen to dirty house/elektro

 

Offtopic: 

 

what on earth is this smiley supposed to mean? deadhorse.gif


For affordable bassy headphones, the XB series is hard to beat. The closed AKGs are also pretty good for bass, like the K81/518/181 or K450/Q460.

 


 

Quote:
Originally Posted by aamukherjee View Post

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/556369/street-use-headphones-question

 

The thread above has more on my current question but what I need must fulfil:

Music Taste: Soft Rock (e.g. The Fray), Pop Rock/Blues Rock (John Mayer) and some jrock (Asian Kung Fu Generation)

Budget: Up to £80 really, not looking to push it into £100s at all

Amping: None and not looking to buy any, but open to recommendations

Source: Laptop and iPod Touch (2nd Gen)

What I want in a set of cans:

  • Portability and durability as I plan to use these for general use in transport and out and about
  • No drowning bass (I see many a headphone advertised to be bass heavy, but looking for something that will not drown out the treble and mids)
  • Looking to buy closed cup cans because I don't want to disturb surroundings (although I don't mind a bit of background noise, I would prefer noise leaking in rather than sound leaking out)


To give an idea of what I'm looking for a few of the headphones I am interested in include:

  • Sennheiser PX200 II
  • Beyerdynamic DT235
  • Sony MDR ZX700
  • AKG K518DJ

 

Thank you in advance for any help!


I found the K518 to be a bass heavy and has an uncomfortable clamp. I really liked the PX200-ii for general listening. Haven't heard the other two, so I can't compare those.

 


 

Quote:
Originally Posted by reivaj View Post

sooooo guys... im extremely tempted to buy a used pair of tma-1... since i have had my eyes on those for forever(i love their look). however I feel no need for it because I own the m50. So I am just wondering how much of an improvement is the tma-1 over the m50 since it does technically cost more(not too much more). plus I got a killer deal at a local play for a brand new m50 for 90 dollars back in march.


They're in the same category and so it's more of a sidegrade... but like someone else said, if you can get a good price on it then just try it out and you can always sell one afterwards.

 


 

Quote:
Originally Posted by aoceni View Post

Hello everyone!

 

Im seeking advice regarding which headphones to buy in the pricerange 200-300$ together with Fiio E7 + E9.

 

I found HD650 and DT880 250/600 ohm the most interesting and would now like help with deciding which ones i should buy. I listen to a wide variety of music such as: Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Nickelback, The offspring, Rihanna and Madonna. (Sometimes while gaming: Avicii, Pendulum, Jedi mind tricks and Armin Van Buuren aswell) 

 

Would appreciate all help regarding which headphones would be best suited together with my amp and needs.

 

 

kind regards

 

Mattias

 

Edit: My current headphones are Sennheiser HD555 and ATH-M50. 


I would choose the Sennheiser over the Beyer, but I'm personally not a fan of the full sized Beyer series. I think the HD650 plays well across a broader range of genres than the DT880.

 

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Originally Posted by Joshuax8 View Post


what on earth is this smiley supposed to mean? deadhorse.gif


Beating the dead horse of Grado brightness and Sennheiser veil.

 

post #4320 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keshigami View Post

HD 25-1 II vs ATH-Pro700MK, any suggestions between the two? I like music with bass, however id also like to hear the mids and high's not being too overwhelmed by the bass. Im also going to use FIIO e7 to drive any of these headphones. I was also comparing these Allen & Heath Xone XD-53 and  AiAiAi TMA-1. I dont know which to choose.


Here's some good comparisons...

http://www.skratchworx.com/reviews/headphones_2010.php

 

 

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