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post #4321 of 29490

Hi I'm new in this forum but I've been reading for a while what you guys talk about headphones.

I'm really interested buying some headphones for myself so I hope someone here can give me a little guidance.

 

My situation is as follows:

Budget: Around U$150

Music: mostly Electro, House and Dance music. Sometimes I listen to some rock and pop but no even close to the amount of time I spend on electro.

Amp: None, in my country there are very few options of anything including headphones.

Source: currently I have nothing else than my Iphone 3GS, but I'm seriously considering buying  COWON player in the future, don't know if it'll make any difference, hope you guys can tell me that.

Environment: I plan on using them at home or in college where there might be a lot of noise around me, 0 use in the street by the way.

What I expect of the headphones:

1.- Durability, I'm not planning on buying another pir in the enar future so I'm hopping it will be good quality.

2.- Nice bass, but not overwhelming cause I do wanna hear the singer when I listen to some other music.

3.- Hopefully coiled and deatachable cord.

Well thats about it, I would ask for dynamic feature or losed or open, but I really do not know what those features do.

 

If you have some links that would help me learn more about how headphones work I would love to see them, specially about those features that would inffluence the sound output.

 

Regards.

post #4322 of 29490

Hi, My parents are going to the USA, and I have 400 bucks to spend on a headphone. I like bass, but not so much, I love the mids and treble, I spend 20% of my time in PC playing games, so a i need a large and good soundstage, and the others 80% listening to heavy metal/ rock/ indie rock and blues.

 

My questions are:

 

Is it worth? Spend 400 dollars on a headphone + amp/dac? The difference between this and my SHP2700 + x-fi titanium is so large?

 

Im thinking in buy a DT880 600Ohm our a HD600 + Audinst HUD-MX1 amp/dac, which choice is better for me? There are better choices in this price range?

post #4323 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yeyo6 View Post

Hi I'm new in this forum but I've been reading for a while what you guys talk about headphones.

I'm really interested buying some headphones for myself so I hope someone here can give me a little guidance.

 

My situation is as follows:

Budget: Around U$150

Music: mostly Electro, House and Dance music. Sometimes I listen to some rock and pop but no even close to the amount of time I spend on electro.

Amp: None, in my country there are very few options of anything including headphones.

Source: currently I have nothing else than my Iphone 3GS, but I'm seriously considering buying  COWON player in the future, don't know if it'll make any difference, hope you guys can tell me that.

Environment: I plan on using them at home or in college where there might be a lot of noise around me, 0 use in the street by the way.

What I expect of the headphones:

1.- Durability, I'm not planning on buying another pir in the enar future so I'm hopping it will be good quality.

2.- Nice bass, but not overwhelming cause I do wanna hear the singer when I listen to some other music.

3.- Hopefully coiled and deatachable cord.

Well thats about it, I would ask for dynamic feature or losed or open, but I really do not know what those features do.

 

If you have some links that would help me learn more about how headphones work I would love to see them, specially about those features that would inffluence the sound output.

 

Regards.



I might consider the Shure SHR840s.  They fit most of your criteria (if you get them on sale) and I find them very good with trance.  They are not really very portable however.

 

post #4324 of 29490

So, shopping for new headphones. I've read a bunch on HD555s being distorted without a decent amp or soundcard to power them, and I was hoping I could get some help with this. I currently have no amp, and the HT Omega Striker 7.1 soundcard - and plan on purchasing Sennheiser HD555s. Are they not going to be that great if I don't have an amp, and can you recommend one?

 

Feel free to recommend other headphones aswell. My budget is $70, and I listen to Metal, Alt Rock and Classic Rock.


Edited by Sexshun - 5/31/11 at 3:06pm
post #4325 of 29490

Hi, 

I'm looking for some headphones, US$150 max.

I mainly listen to acoustic, folk, some rap. 

I'm used to a pretty nice soundstage because I use speakers all the time lol. 

I had the Shure SRH440 for a little bit, but i found the highs to be to bright. 

Any suggestions based on the above would be really appreciated

-nich :D

post #4326 of 29490

Budget: Under $150 

Listen to: Metal, Alternative, Classic rock, vocaloids

DAC: musiland monitor 02 US

Perfer Closed

post #4327 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leiker535 View Post

Hi, My parents are going to the USA, and I have 400 bucks to spend on a headphone. I like bass, but not so much, I love the mids and treble, I spend 20% of my time in PC playing games, so a i need a large and good soundstage, and the others 80% listening to heavy metal/ rock/ indie rock and blues.

 

My questions are:

 

Is it worth? Spend 400 dollars on a headphone + amp/dac? The difference between this and my SHP2700 + x-fi titanium is so large?

 

Im thinking in buy a DT880 600Ohm our a HD600 + Audinst HUD-MX1 amp/dac, which choice is better for me? There are better choices in this price range?



There's not too many places to just walk in and buy good headphones unless they're going to New York City or Portland, Oregon.  A headphone amp would be even harder to find.

 



Quote:
Originally Posted by Sexshun View Post

So, shopping for new headphones. I've read a bunch on HD555s being distorted without a decent amp or soundcard to power them, and I was hoping I could get some help with this. I currently have no amp, and the HT Omega Striker 7.1 soundcard - and plan on purchasing Sennheiser HD555s. Are they not going to be that great if I don't have an amp, and can you recommend one?

 

Feel free to recommend other headphones aswell. My budget is $70, and I listen to Metal, Alt Rock and Classic Rock.



My HD595 plays fine straight out of an iPod so I imagine an HD555 would too.  IMO, a good all rounder in the Sennheiser line up that doesn't require an amp and is inexpensive is the HD485.  Personally, my favorite, easy to drive headphone is the PX-100.  I think they're fine for most genres, but I don't listen to much metal so I'm not sure there.


 

Quote:
Originally Posted by nichhk View Post

Hi, 

I'm looking for some headphones, US$150 max.

I mainly listen to acoustic, folk, some rap. 

I'm used to a pretty nice soundstage because I use speakers all the time lol. 

I had the Shure SRH440 for a little bit, but i found the highs to be to bright. 

Any suggestions based on the above would be really appreciated

-nich :D

 

If you have an amp, the K601 might be OK. It's great for acoustic and folk but might be a bit bass light for rap.  Most headphones with really good sound stage, trade it for bass. 
 

 

post #4328 of 29490

Thanks for the help scompton! Try out some Gojira if you want to get an idea what I'm looking for wink.gif

post #4329 of 29490

Really, the best thread for looking for something that doesn't need an amp is this thread http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/433318/shootout-82-portable-headphones-reviewed-superlux-hd668b-prodipe-pro-800-added-05-15.  The thread may be concentrating on headphones that can be used portably, so skipping some that don't fold or have long cords or other features better suited for home use.  But if it can be driven from a portable player, it can also be driven by most computers.

 

Edit:  The HD485 is an example of a headphone that won't ever make it in that thread because it really isn't portable.  It was one of the first headphones I bought after coming to head-fi and I used it daily for over a year.  I later bought an HD580 and the 485 has a very similar signature to the HD580 and HD600, just a little less refined and a slightly larger mid bass hump.  I ended up selling mine to a coworker who has used it daily for the past 4 years.

 

Edit2:  It looks like the HD485 isn't in production anymore.


Edited by scompton - 5/31/11 at 6:40pm
post #4330 of 29490
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Originally Posted by scompton View Post





There's not too many places to just walk in and buy good headphones unless they're going to New York City or Portland, Oregon.  A headphone amp would be even harder to find.


 

Oh I know that, but I will buy in the internet, and send the headphone/amp to the hotel biggrin.gif

 

post #4331 of 29490

Hey, pretty new here (old account for some reason O.o) and I'm looking for some headphones.

 

I want a pretty flat response, no emphasising any frequencies because I want to use them for mixing music and tracking guitars away from any monitors. Mostly they will be used for music on my MacBook Pro and iPhone, so needing only a small, portable amp or no amp at all will be the ideal.

 

 

Summed up:

Budget: AU$200 - AU$500 including amp.

Music: Hardstyle, a bit of hardcore techno/dance but mostly prog metal, jazz, djent and rock. Also used for tracking and mixing music, not professionally.

Amp: None, but I'm looking for suggestions for this as I very much intend to get one.

Source: MacBook Pro and iPhone 4 at home and at University and Xbox 360 via adapter.

 

 

A longish cord, preferably coiled and detachable is preferred also durability is a must. I'm looking to buy online as I'm on a budget. But I will make the rounds through the limited amount of local Hi-Fi shops to try them out in person.

 


Edited by klinic - 5/31/11 at 9:53pm
post #4332 of 29490

Thank you armaegis. The best DJ headphones are here and compared. Thumbs up for you!

I decided to buy another pair of Sennheiser Hd 25's Adiddas.


Edited by Keshigami - 5/31/11 at 9:53pm
post #4333 of 29490

New here, planning to buy my first expensive headphones.

I have a friend that works at an electronic store, which can get me discount.

I was thinking of buying Beats solo HD (white) for $132 + tax (that's 50% off retailer price), but i know beats is not really popular around here (especially with snapping problem). Althrough I care about sound quality, I also care about stylish(which i find beats).

So before i go make a mistake buying these, can you recommend a stylish and high quality sound?

I listen to all different genre of music. Willing to pay around $150 [my friend might be able to get discount for other headphone too].

post #4334 of 29490

What are the best natural and open (not suppressed) sounding under 70$ earbuds NOT IN EAR CANAL TYPE

 

I'm looking that type what Sennheiser calls Intraaural

For example:

http://www.sennheiser.com/sennheiser/home_en.nsf/root/private_headphones_mp3_street-line_502856

But i need the speeker to be more opened and not behind plastic with some holes,

also opened from back little more than small hole.

 

I want something much better sounding than AKG K315

post #4335 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leiker535 View Post

Hi, My parents are going to the USA, and I have 400 bucks to spend on a headphone. I like bass, but not so much, I love the mids and treble, I spend 20% of my time in PC playing games, so a i need a large and good soundstage, and the others 80% listening to heavy metal/ rock/ indie rock and blues.

 

My questions are:

 

Is it worth? Spend 400 dollars on a headphone + amp/dac? The difference between this and my SHP2700 + x-fi titanium is so large?

 

Im thinking in buy a DT880 600Ohm our a HD600 + Audinst HUD-MX1 amp/dac, which choice is better for me? There are better choices in this price range?


If $400 is within a reasonable spending budget for you, then sure. For a more balanced sound, I would prefer the Senn HD600 over the Beyer DT880 (I'm not a fan of the full sized Beyers, though the 880 was probably the one I disliked least).

 



Quote:
Originally Posted by Sexshun View Post

So, shopping for new headphones. I've read a bunch on HD555s being distorted without a decent amp or soundcard to power them, and I was hoping I could get some help with this. I currently have no amp, and the HT Omega Striker 7.1 soundcard - and plan on purchasing Sennheiser HD555s. Are they not going to be that great if I don't have an amp, and can you recommend one?

 

Feel free to recommend other headphones aswell. My budget is $70, and I listen to Metal, Alt Rock and Classic Rock.


The 555 will be just fine without an amp. If you really want some amping on a budget, plug them into a home receiver which is more than enough power.

 



Quote:
Originally Posted by klinic View Post

Hey, pretty new here (old account for some reason O.o) and I'm looking for some headphones.

 

I want a pretty flat response, no emphasising any frequencies because I want to use them for mixing music and tracking guitars away from any monitors. Mostly they will be used for music on my MacBook Pro and iPhone, so needing only a small, portable amp or no amp at all will be the ideal.

 

 

Summed up:

Budget: AU$200 - AU$500 including amp.

Music: Hardstyle, a bit of hardcore techno/dance but mostly prog metal, jazz, djent and rock. Also used for tracking and mixing music, not professionally.

Amp: None, but I'm looking for suggestions for this as I very much intend to get one.

Source: MacBook Pro and iPhone 4 at home and at University and Xbox 360 via adapter.

 

 

A longish cord, preferably coiled and detachable is preferred also durability is a must. I'm looking to buy online as I'm on a budget. But I will make the rounds through the limited amount of local Hi-Fi shops to try them out in person.

 


Sony V6/7506 and Senheiser HD280 are both staples of the recording industry. Flat response, solid build quality, good isolation (the HD280 is phenomenal in this area). I would also add Shure 440 to the mix, although its sub-bass rolls off a little sooner than the other two (around 50-60Hz).

 

 

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