I'm looking for some headphones for listening to dubstep with, mainly Reso and his various projects. Plenty of his music can be found on YouTube to give you an idea. The 'phones should have some serious deep bass extension, and as little coloration as possible (i.e. neutral warmth). I've become addicted to sub-bass. There should be a fair to profound emphasis on the bass in terms of signature (but no emphasis in mid-bass please!) since I'm going to be mainly listening to dubstep on 'em.
So, any suggestions?
EDIT: Ah yes, my budget, sorry guys! It will be anywhere up to £400, but at that price I think I'd want something pretty special from a bass 'phone. KThx!
I really like the M-Audio Q40 for those genres. It has fantastic bass and sub-bass response. If you want even more, reportedly changing to the DT770 pads improves it further.
I have the DT770 Pro 80ohms and it's the only pair of audiophile headphones (not IEMs) I have ever owned, and to me, it seems that there is no midrange, and it is overcome by the bass, and high singing can be too. I read reviews and comparisons to get to know them better since they are my only pair and I have nothing to compare them to so I know what they are like in comparison to other headphones.
I want to build something nice in my den for a stereo, but I'm not sure what. Could some KRK Rokit G2 8 inch version monitors with a DacMagic sound nice in a fairly large room? They are nearfield but monitors usually get pretty loud. Would those and *maybe* a subwoofer be good, or are there some actual speakers that would sound nice. My Dad would use it sometimes, and he has a TON of vinyl from when he was in college. Rock and roll type stuff, including I believe all of the Beatles albums. He loves jazz and blues as well, and I like them too. That and plenty of bass for when I feel like some good hip hop. What would you guys recommend? I'll set a $1000 budget. I don't really have any money to spend on it and either does my Dad, but I'm willing to save up for a while to get it. I will use an Xbox 360 Slim with Zune streaming Lossless WMAs, and I assume I need a DAC? I have a FiiO E7 with my desktop setup as a DAC, and it barely made a difference from my computer headphone jack with my Darkvoice 337. Should I put the FiiO E7 with this stereo and a DacMagic with my desktop setup? It seems that the DAC doesn't hardly make a difference for me, for some reason. Maybe mine was just good. The mobo is a year old. ASUS P5QL.
If you're going with a separate sub, save a bit on the monitors and get the 5 or 6" KRK. Monitors are just fine for regular room use, although honestly you're probably better off spending that money on regular speakers. Unless you're also going to use it for some recording work, there are features etc in the monitors+dacmagic that you don't need.
Because my headset died (PC-350) I'm looking for a new headset. It will be used for competive gaming (CoD 4 Promod) so I need a big soundstage to dertermine where the sound is coming from and what sound it is. Besides that, it's gonna be used to listen to some music. Mostly hardstyle. The funny part is I'm not looking for a headphone with a big bass, but a bit more bass than the PC-350 would be great. I am not sure if i want a closed or an open headset. Because talking with a closed headset is a bit akward:P I already got a zalman mic. I don't want to use an amp. So it must be easy to drive. My soundcard is a Xonar XD. My budget is max 150 euro's. I found some decent headphones, the ATH AD700, Beyerdynamics DT770pro (80 ohm), the Sennheiser HD595 and the ATH M50. The headset must be comfortable and a bit of an allrounder. But the main goal is competitive gaming. Hope you guys can help me out!
Well if you're a competitive gamer, you already know that more bass is bad for positional cues.
I was going to suggest the PC360, but if you already have a separate mic then just go with the HD595/598 (or mod the 555/558). The AD700 has great soundstage and is generally considered one of the best mid-budget gaming headphones. You can always go with the AD900 for a step up.
Both the DT770 and M50 are closed with too much bass and lousy soundstage.
I am looking to buy my first set of decent headphones. The things that limit me are that they need to be under $200, open, circum-aural, and I will not be using an amp. I listen mainly to alternative/indie/dubstep/techno. I was thinking about Sennheiser HD595/598/555 or AD700. And yes, I know that the 598s are out of my price range but I will spend a little extra if they are worth it.
For your genres, I would not go with the AD700. The others should be ok, though they might be considered bass lighty depending how much thump you like in your dubstep/techno. With those particular Senn models, it's not a huge world of difference... spend as your wallet allows. You can also get the lower models and remove the foam to mod them up.
Don't wanna start a new thread so posting here.
I've basically upgraded my computer to one of the most ridiculously powerful rigs out there (I'm not kidding, ask me and I'll go into detail), and although I mostly just use it for regular stuff, I do a LOT of benchmarking, and the rest of the time I'm gaming, both competitively online and casually offline. Pretty much the whole time I'm not gaming, I'm listening to music (mostly metal). The one thing that I haven't really gone all out on is sound quality, and although I don't care about it as much as I care about the performance of the rest of my system, its basically the only thing I have left to upgrade. So I need to buy some new headphones, and a sound card, or potentially external amp/dac
Headphones - Denon AH-D1001's
Sound Card - Onboard P8P67 EVO (Realtek ALC892)
30% music (mostly metal)
Great overall quality
Exceptional soundstage (wide for gaming)
Strong and impactful bass yet tight and defined bass (this is very important)
Basically, my current D1001's sound good to me, but thats mostly because I don't have an alternative to go by, and I know they're more on the entry level side of audiophilia. What I like about them is that the bass is very well defined. I got a chance to try out some headphones my colleague had where he was raving about the bass, and it was very heavy bass, but I couldn't make out the tonal differences. So a baseline just sounded more like a heavy drone rather than a baseline. I like tonal definition in the bass, but I would also like a much stronger, heavier, and richer bass. I would also like better highs. I'm listening to FLAC files mostly, and although they do sound great to me, I can still tell that the highs sound a bit too tinny, more so than they should.
Overall I want a better audio solution. I don't need accurate or neutral, I want fun, powerful, and defined with a wide soundstage.
Headphones - 350 (roughly)
Sound Card - 200 (I design computers so I get good prices on these)
I was looking at these:
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro (250, 600 Ohms)
Anything else I should add to the list?
Edit* I can't stand the way Sennheisers look, so no 650
Check out the gaming headphone gaming guide linked in the first post of this thread. Also, too much bass is bad for gaming. You typically want lean bass and a wide soundstage for the best positional cues, which is usually an open headphone rather than closed. Since you hate Sennheisers, maybe consider something like the Audio Technica AD900?
I'll let you do the research on the soundcards. Plenty of good choices out there.
i'm looking to buy a pair of headphones for about 300 dollars. i enjoy mostly listening to electronica, but i do listen to rock too. i'm looking for a set that has a really strong bass, since i'm a HUGGGEE basshead. i can't get enough of it. but with that being said, i want them to be well balanced. if i have to sacrifice bass for great mids and highs then so be it.
i was eyeing the ultrasone pro 900. there's two versions on amazon, the pro 900 and the pro 900 s-logic. not sure which one is better, but i'm open to any recommendations. sony xb series is kinda out of the question because i don't like how big they are lol.
thanks in advanced!
Those two should be the same thing. All Ultrasone headphones have S-Logic. That said, the Pro900 is known to be quite heavy, so you should be just fine with that. I have the 750 and already find them a bit overwhelming for bass at times.
Looking to buy my first set of headphones to be used for a wide variety of things. My budget is limited to $100 so please recommend to me something that can be easily found at that price.
I would be using these headphones to listen to a wide variety of music such as Electronic, Rock, Rap/Hip-Hop, and Pop, basically anything but Country. I would also sometimes be playing one of the many games I enjoy playing while enjoying my music so the headphones must be good for that too to some degree.
I was looking at the Sennheiser HD448 to start with since it fell right in with what I could spend and looked good for the value. However some reviews complained about how the bass was not "up to Par" which threw me off a little.
I have never owned any "audiophile" headphones (the most I have had were some Bose triports which broke, and all I have now is a Turtle Beach Ear Force X1) so I really have no idea what is good or not.
Hopefully someone will be able to point me in the right direction, as I am eager to spend some of my high school graduation money.
The 448 is just fine, though comparitively bass light for a closed headphone. The HD438 is a bit stronger in that regard. Most consumers these days like to have a bit of accentuated bass in their music.
Well after lurking for a long time, and asking a few questions i finally bought the M50s
I love them. I really do. they're fun and bassy just what i like.
Buuuut, i want more.
Something different. Something 'better'
I'm open for open/closed cans. They wont be leaving the house at all.
Music: Literally everything.
I'm thinking of getting the E7/E9 combo for amping. If required.
Budget is 250Euro.
So on that note, what do you guys suggest? :)
some standard suggestions to look into:
Hello guys, I am about to make my first step out of the $20 world, and since my father doesn't allow me to buy stuff online, I only got two choices: a Grado SR-80i, or a Monster Turbine Pro Copper. I am very well aware that these are two different beasts, however I didn't want to go wrong with my purchase, so I came here and asked. ;D
I listen to almost all genres.
EDIT: I just got a better deal, a Grado SR225i for less than half the MSRP of the MTPC. Which would be better?
Well... do you want headphones or an iem?
For the price, I think the SR225i is a good deal.
Hello guys, this is my first time here.
Well, as the title say i'm looking for entry level headphones, one for mobile use and one for home use.
Just contextualize, until very recently I was completely unaware of the existence of quality music with headphones. Till last year all I had used was cheap headphones varying from philips to sony and some other brands. In the end of last year a friend showed me his Sennheiser CX500, and, well, i was simpled astounded, I had never heard anything like that before. This should be enough to give an idea of my situation.
In January i bought a sennheiser HD 201 that i've been using since then. As for today, they are the best headphones i've ever owned. As a consequence of this experiences, I wanted to invest in good quality headphones from now on. But, for ignorance, I don't understand most of the reviews when they speak of things like "soundstage", "warm/strong", "bass is like this", "the highs are like that". I also don't play any musical instrument, so i don't understand most of music technical aspects.
As for what usualy hear, well, it covers a lot of genders. Classical, Jazz, a bit of classical rock(very little to none of metal and other varieties), Bossa, Zouk are some of the ones I hear frequently, so I think i would prefer a headphone that wouldn't be biased for any gender in particular. Also I would use them for gaming, but it's by far the least important, my primary concern if to hear music, in the case of the in-ear in an ipod/mp3 player and in the case of the fullsized in my desktop.
One thing i would like to say is that once i've tried a pair of Sony that was announced with "extra bass" and i had the horrible sensation of something punching my head. I don't know if it was a problem of that specific model or it's because of the "extra bass".
So for the In-ear, i was thinking on the same of my friend, the Sennheiser CX500, which is for sale by US$ 40 in amazon. I haven't researched alot for in-ear headphones, so, if anyone has any other recomendations in between US$ 30-80 i would be glad to hear. (I know there is another section just for portable/in-ear, but before i go there, i would like to start somewere)
For the fullsized i was looking for a closed headphones because i have to share space and most of the time someone has or a speaker or a TV on. Just for reference, most of the time the isolation offered by the HD201 is enough, but i think(I could be wrong) that an open headphone woulnd't be enough. One very important thing is that they should be comfortable, since i work a lot in the PC i want to be able to pass many ours with them without feeling bothered/claped/hot in the ears/head.
I was looking between US$ 80-150, so the ones that poped out in my research were the following: Sennheiser 448, Shure SHR-440, Shure SHR-840, Audio Technica ATH-A700, Audio Technica ATH-M50, AKG K172 HD. I could add a little more money if it's going to make a good diference
I don't have an amplifier and don't intend to buy one right now. Possibly in the future. My PC audio is an onboard Via HD audio and for now my mobile audio is an "old" ipod nano 1st or 2nd gen.
The problem is that i don't know enough to tell the diference among them, and how to choose between them, and i was hoping that you guys could help me! Any suggestion is welcome
Thanks in advance
I think some excellent headphones to consider for your usage would be the Senn PX200-ii and Shure 440. They are closed and offer good isolation, are not too bass heavy, and have a nice clean midrange to really bring the music out. The Senn is portable and sits on the ear, the Shure is full sized but still somewhat portable.