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post #4366 of 29490
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Originally Posted by linuxid10t View Post

In your price range you can go for the Sennheiser RS180.  They would be a good match.  It is supposed to have CD resolution digital audio over Bluetooth.  BTW, RF SUCKS.  RF is very, very noisy, and for me, it was unenjoyable.

 

RS180 do not have digital input (no optical for sure, and manual never mentions SPDIF. Also digital RF should have the same quality as IR (i.e. defined by codec).

post #4367 of 29490

I really wouldn't worry about SPDIF.  Second, the codec is FAR better on Kleer than with other IR and RF.  It is a much higher bandwidth and is capable of transmitting CD quality audio.
 

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RS180 do not have digital input (no optical for sure, and manual never mentions SPDIF. Also digital RF should have the same quality as IR (i.e. defined by codec).



 

post #4368 of 29490
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Originally Posted by linuxid10t View Post

I really wouldn't worry about SPDIF.  Second, the codec is FAR better on Kleer than with other IR and RF.  It is a much higher bandwidth and is capable of transmitting CD quality audio.
 



 


I just want to avoid that digital to analog to digital conversion. After all, uncompressed 16bit/48kHz stereo is about 200KByte/sec, anything can do that.

 

post #4369 of 29490

Hello everyone, first post.

 

I'm a musician looking for good reference quality headphones for mixing in an apt (no access to sound treatment, so the monitors I have won't be super reliable). Main qualities are even frequency spectrum and detail so that mixes will translate well. I'm coming from HD201's and no amp, also was mixing with Mackie HR624 (budget, but at the time I got them it's all I could afford).

 

Style of Music: Alt Rock, Indie, Guitar/Keyboard based.

 

Budget: $550 max for headphones and amp ($300 for phones, $250 for amp?). I have an Echo Audiofire2 as a DAC, possibly even a headphone amp if it's good enough.

 

Phones Looked into: Denon AH-D2000, Fischer FA-003, AKG K702, Sennheiser HD650/HD600

Amps Looked into: Matrix M-Stage, Kicas Caliente, NuForce Icon, Fiio E9

 

My main thing is that even in my old apt I didn't have room treatment in my small room, so I felt like I was guessing on mixes, especially in the bass frequencies with the HR624s (no sub). The AKG K702 was my first researched item, but it may not have accurate bass to represent a full speaker system with subbass. I'd like to have something accurate over the sonic spectrum, and if possible, accurate (non-flattering) enough to make me better at mixing :P.

 

The primary purpose is to find an honest and accurate mixing tool. Something that will at least exceed the quality I'm getting from my HR624's now. No preference on open or closed cans, but I do have volume sensitivity and concerns, so headphones that translate well at lower volumes is a plus.


Edited by upup - 6/2/11 at 12:38pm
post #4370 of 29490

Not many of the ones you've listed are recommended often as mixing tools (though some do like the K70X series).

 

There have been some excellent threads on this, but you should really add the Beyer DT250 to your list, which are excellent and nicely balanced.  There has been quite a bit of acclaim for the German Maestro headphones as well, especially the GMP 8.35.

post #4371 of 29490
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Originally Posted by upup View Post

Hello everyone, first post.

 

I'm a musician looking for good reference quality headphones for mixing in an apt (no access to sound treatment, so the monitors I have won't be super reliable). Main qualities are even frequency spectrum and detail so that mixes will translate well. I'm coming from HD201's and no amp, also was mixing with Mackie HR624 (budget, but at the time I got them it's all I could afford).

 

Style of Music: Alt Rock, Indie, Guitar/Keyboard based.

 

Budget: $550 max for headphones and amp ($300 for phones, $250 for amp?). I have an Echo Audiofire2 as a DAC, possibly even a headphone amp if it's good enough.

 

Phones Looked into: Denon AH-D2000, Fischer FA-003, AKG K702, Sennheiser HD650/HD600

Amps Looked into: Matrix M-Stage, Kicas Caliente, NuForce Icon, Fiio E9

 

My main thing is that even in my old apt I didn't have room treatment in my small room, so I felt like I was guessing on mixes, especially in the bass frequencies with the HR624s (no sub). The AKG K702 was my first researched item, but it may not have accurate bass to represent a full speaker system with subbass. I'd like to have something accurate over the sonic spectrum, and if possible, accurate (non-flattering) enough to make me better at mixing :P.

 

The primary purpose is to find an honest and accurate mixing tool. Something that will at least exceed the quality I'm getting from my HR624's now. No preference on open or closed cans, but I do have volume sensitivity and concerns, so headphones that translate well at lower volumes is a plus.


well i think anything would be an upgrade from the hd's. Personally if it was me, it would depends on whether i was recording analog or digital.  if analog i would consider d2000.  if digital , id get some sort of beyerdynamic 770, 880, 990.  

 

post #4372 of 29490

Can you elaborate why the different choices for analog or digital?
 

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well i think anything would be an upgrade from the hd's. Personally if it was me, it would depends on whether i was recording analog or digital.  if analog i would consider d2000.  if digital , id get some sort of beyerdynamic 770, 880, 990.  

 



 

post #4373 of 29490

i would assume you would listen differently if you were recording differently.  denons seem warmer to me with a more 'analog' type of signature, while the beyerdymanics are more analytical. Beyers are great for bass ill tell you that!  When i was in audio engineering school im pretty sure we used dt770's half the time.

post #4374 of 29490

Hey everyone!

 

I'm a budding audiophile who is currently shopping for a good starting pair of headphones. I have some decent-for-the-price Sony MDR-150's, but I think it's time to kick things up a notch and I've been told that Sennheiser is the way to go.

 

However, in exploring and doing some research, I find myself stumped as to whether or not to purchase either the Senn. HD-202 or the HD-203. In reading the reviews, I have read nothing but good stuff about both models (in equal amounts), and I have had a few friends rave about the HD-202's as being better than some of the best cans you can buy under $200. Unfortunately, none of my friends have experience with the HD-203's, so that's why I'm coming to you guys. Here are the factors I need for deciding:

 

Musical Tastes: Everything, (and I mean EVERYTHING), but my core ones are:

-Classical (esp. Medieval/Renaissance)

-Industrial (mainly EBM, Aggrotech, Futurepop)

-Black Metal

-Gothic Rock/Darkwave

-Synthpop/New Wave

 

Specs:

-Should be closed sound, people shouldn't be able to hear what I'm listening to

-Relatively comfortable, appearance doesn't matter

 

So what'll it be? 202, or 203? Thank in advance for y'all's help!

 

 

 

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(as an aside, if you guys known of an even better set of cans that fit my specifications that are under $150, I'd love to know... I looked at the Senn. HD-580's, but they were open air!)

post #4375 of 29490

Hi, this isn't about buying, but its a really simple question, and I couldn't find another place for it. 

 

Is it okay to place headphones on a hook like this?:

 

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Will it damage them over time?

post #4376 of 29490

Sup guys. Im going to buy new headphones. I listen to rap/hiphop and I will use the headphones on my iphone and computer. I've heard that Audio Technica ATH M-50 is good but when I asked a guy in a music shop, he said that M 50 are really  bad for hiphop listening. In sweden the M50 cost about 250$. 

As I said before Im going to buy new headphones and I only listen to Hiphop. 

Thanks

post #4377 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Yffum View Post

Hi, this isn't about buying, but its a really simple question, and I couldn't find another place for it. 

 

Is it okay to place headphones on a hook like this?:

 

img1597f.jpg

 

Will it damage them over time?


I think the worst that can happen with those particular headphones is that you can put a dent in the padding.  That's not that big a deal.  There are headphones you need to be more careful with how you hang them, like AKGs with elastic.  They need to be hung by the wire part of the head band to avoid stretching out the elastics on the leather part the head band..

 

post #4378 of 29490

Sup guys. Im going to buy new headphones. I listen to rap/hiphop and I will use the headphones on my iphone and computer. I've heard that Audio Technica ATH M-50 is good but when I asked a guy in a music shop, he said that M 50 are really  bad for hiphop listening. In sweden the M50 cost about 250$. 

As I said before Im going to buy new headphones and I only listen to Hiphop. 

Thanks

post #4379 of 29490

Hello Head-Fi!

First Post, New User and all that.

 

I need new headphones!

I have had my Sennheiser 280 Pros for the past.... 9-10? or so years and they have been great! I love them! BUT!

I have worn them out. I have replaced the ear cushions, and after a few years the headband plastic started to crack, and a couple months ago the headband metal broke in half!

I have rigged them up with a nail bent over holding them together so they are still usable but I want to replace them.

 

I have been reading up on the forums for the past couple hours or so looking for a good replacement.
 

First off my birthday was a couple days ago and I got $200 in Amazon gift cards! (yay)

I am willing to put $100 on top of that so my price max is $300

So I would like to choose from the selection of headphones available from Amazon.
I currently have tabs open for:

 

AKG K272 HD

Sennheiser HD 380 Pro

Beyerdynamic DT 770

Audio Technica ATH-A900

AKG K271MKII

 

One thing you may notice is all (I think) of these are Closed and Over Ear headphones.

Those two stipulations are very important to me. I am in a room with loud things like a window AC unit and computers.

Over the ear is for my comfort.. I have a hard time with on the ear headphones.

Honestly I am not as worried about sound quality as I am build quality.

I would like these headphones to last for the next 10-15 years, with drops, knocks and other manhandling being a nearly daily occurrence.

 

My listening habits are, almost everything but country and rap, but mostly Rock, Classical, Jazz, Techno (ha), Electronica (ha ha)

90% of the time they will be plugged into my Kenwood receiver, which is plugged into my PC. The other 10% of the time they will be plugged into my phone.

 

I am leaning towards the Sennheisers since I have enjoyed my 280Pros so much, but I am worried about their build quality... because of the 280pros.  Also I think I am one of the weird people who like the curly cord of the Sennheisers.

I like the look of the AKG's but I cannot really tell a difference between the 272's and the 271s?

 

.... I know this is getting a bit long by now, sorry

 

I am also looking at earbuds (IEM's?) But I find it difficult spending that kind of money on something so small/fragile/loose-able?

 

Cliffs:

Need new headphones since my reliable Sennheiser 280Pros broke

Up to $300 from Amazon only

Closed and over the ear only

Durability is number 1 important, sound quality is 2nd, comfort is 3rd.

 

If you got this far, thanks for reading!

Thanks in advance for any replying posts!

post #4380 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Nom de Plume View Post


JVC HA-RX700. I bought that and the HD201 as gifts for my parents; I emphatically preferred the former.


The RX700s are fantastic for their price,  but I left them out of my recommendation because they're just not suited well for portable use IMO,  which I expected there would be a fair deal of with the only source mentioned being an ipod.

 

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