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Originally Posted by Leiker535 View Post

Hi guys, yesterday I bought a DT880 600Ohm, he is on his way now, but there is a problem: I dont have an AMP/DAC;

 

I wanna buy both together, I have 250$ to spend on it. I was looking for the FiiO E9 + E7 combo, but Im afraid they are to "bright" for the DT880, so I looked at the Audinst HUD-mx1, which is a darker model, but I have to import him from Korea, and with the taxes of Brazil, it will cost more than the FiiO combo, which will not get any taxes and the safety is guaranteed.

 

Which model you guys recommend for me?


go for the E9 + E7
post #4637 of 29490
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Originally Posted by SennheiserHD View Post



Quote:
Originally Posted by Leiker535 View Post

Hi guys, yesterday I bought a DT880 600Ohm, he is on his way now, but there is a problem: I dont have an AMP/DAC;

 

I wanna buy both together, I have 250$ to spend on it. I was looking for the FiiO E9 + E7 combo, but Im afraid they are to "bright" for the DT880, so I looked at the Audinst HUD-mx1, which is a darker model, but I have to import him from Korea, and with the taxes of Brazil, it will cost more than the FiiO combo, which will not get any taxes and the safety is guaranteed.

 

Which model you guys recommend for me?




go for the E9 + E7

 

There will be no big difference? And the treble?
 

 

post #4638 of 29490
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There will be no big difference? And the treble?
 

 


It doesn't justify the trouble you have to go through, and i doubt you will even be able to hear the difference in a blind test.
post #4639 of 29490

Thank you!
One other thing, do you know if the Grado Sr80is would fair well against them? :)
 

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The Senn and Beyers need some extra juice behind them if you want to play loud (if you only ever listen at low levels, you might get away with it). The D2000 is very easy to drive and gets loud fast, however it is also susceptible to noise. It'll be fine from an ipod, but a computer source with noisy power supply might give you a bit of background his when listening to music.

 

Overal though, I would choose the Denon if I did not have a headphone amp.

 


 


 

 



 

post #4640 of 29490
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Originally Posted by DougHiggs View Post

 

I'm looking for a set of closed headphones and possibly an amp (if needed). My music taste is pretty broad and therefore I'm wanting something that is more of an all rounder in sound (I listen to anything from Folk to Chill-wave to electro to on a daily basis). I have a budget of around £400 but if it's really worth it I could probably stretch to that amount.  Currently from looks and descriptions of the sounds alone I'm looking at the Denon d5000's, I love the look of the wooden cups (Looks are also quite important for me, I HATE the look of the senn 650's) and they seem to be well liked.

 


I tried a bunch of closed headphones under $500 & D5000 were my favorite with most kinds of music.  SRH840 were not close behind at around 1/3 the price, and people are saying that SRH940 improve an already great headphone.  If you've still got the bug, you might consider an inexpensive dac/amp like the udac2.  And a vintage stereo from a garage sale would do nicely for an amp (tho Shure and Denon do sound good with portable amplifiers).

 

post #4641 of 29490
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Originally Posted by marko93101 View Post

Thank you!
One other thing, do you know if the Grado Sr80is would fair well against them? :)
 

 


I for one liked Grado SR60/225 more than Denon D5000 (basically the same headphone as D2000).  RS-1 are even better- currently listening to them with a udac and it is wonderful.

 

post #4642 of 29490

I'm looking for a new pair of headphones and would like an expert opinion.

 

Budget: Under $100. Preferably in the $50 - $75 range.

Style and Comfort: Full size classic style headphones. I'd like them to be fairly noise-reducing as I'll probably be using them while other people are playing loud music - that's part of the reason I want them full size. It's also really important to me that they're comfortable. I have a fairly large head for a girl and I've had problems with other headphones giving me headaches because they were too tight. Being adjustable helps.

Sound Quality/Music Genres: Uh, well, my last pair of headphones were Skullcandies... so I'm sure whatever you recommend will at least sound better than that. I'd like decent bass as I listen to metal sometimes, but what's more important to me is as clear audio as possible with my budget. I like clean-sounding high notes. I don't want anything that sounds dark or distorted or heavy on the bass when it shouldn't be... I'd like headphones that don't hurt my ears. I listen to a bunch of different types of music - rock, metal, Jpop, acapella stuff, classical, video game music, etc.

Portability: I like to run with music, and it's important for them to not fall off my head (while also not squeezing my brains out). It'd also really be nice if they had volume control on the cord for easy access while running! They don't need to fold up or anything, or have a case, though that would be nice. A detachable cord would be nice too, as all of my other pairs have eventually broken because the cord got caught on something and it wasn't detachable.

 

Thanks in advance! =)


Edited by lavendermoon - 6/14/11 at 4:35pm
post #4643 of 29490
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Originally Posted by lavendermoon View Post

I'm looking for a new pair of headphones and would like an expert opinion.

 

Budget: Under $100. Preferably in the $50 - $75 range.

Style and Comfort: Full size classic style headphones. Nothing that clips around your ear, or in your ear, or anything like that. I'd also like them to be fairly noise-reducing as I'll probably be using them while other people are playing loud music - that's part of the reason I want them full size. It's also really important to me that they're comfortable. I have a fairly large head for a girl and I've had problems with other headphones giving me headaches because they were too tight. Being adjustable helps.

Sound Quality/Music Genres: Uh, well, my last pair of headphones were Skullcandies... so I'm sure whatever you recommend will at least sound better than that. I'd like decent bass as I listen to metal sometimes, but what's more important to me is as clear audio as possible with my budget. I like clean-sounding high notes. I don't want anything that sounds dark or distorted or heavy on the bass when it shouldn't be... I'd like headphones that don't hurt my ears. I listen to a bunch of different types of music - rock, metal, Jpop, acapella stuff, classical, video game music, etc.

Portability: I like to run with music, and it's important for them to not fall off my head (while also not squeezing my brains out). It'd also really be nice if they had volume control on the cord for easy access while running! They don't need to fold up or anything, or have a case, though that would be nice. A detachable cord would be nice too, as all of my other pairs have eventually broken because the cord got caught on something and it wasn't detachable.

 

Thanks in advance! =)


Try the sennheiser HD428 it's cheap light and sounds good. Also it's closed so you have some isolation. The Koss UR 29 is also an option, as it has a lot of the same features along with in line volume control but i don't think it sounds nearly as good.
Edited by SennheiserHD - 6/14/11 at 4:40pm
post #4644 of 29490

Hi Guys,

 

I need some help with buying a pair of noise cancelling headphones as a gift. Comfort is top priority, I want the person to be able to just put it on and go to sleep (not necessary listening to music).

 

These are the ones that I have looked into so far:

 

Sennheiser PXC 450
Sennheiser CXC 700
Audio Technica ATH ANC7b
Audio Technica ATH CKS90NC

 

My guess is that covering the ear type would be the most comfortable ones? I'm not sure, please help. blink.gif

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Originally Posted by Irongrave View Post

Hi Head-fi'ers...

 

I'm obsessing over finding a headphone with some specific criteria and I'm not sure it exists...

 

I'm trying to keep the total pricetag under $200.

 

Purpose (Primary):  Gaming -- Casual but experienced.  Games: Rift, Counterstrike Source, Battlefield:BC2, Star Wars: The Old Republic (when it comes out), Battlefield 3 (when it comes out)

General music listening -- Electronica (Pendulum, Prodigy, Crystal Method), Metal (In Flames, Soilwork, Scar Symmetry, Mutiny Within), Rock (Varies)

 

Purpose (Secondary):   Electronic music composition, using Cubase 4 & Ableton Live 8 and a variety of VSTs and VSTis

 

Desired Sound (Ratings are out of 10 possible, 1 being the worst and 10 being the best)

Soundstage:  8 (Open, but not the grand canyon.  No 'holes')

Mids:  9

Bass:  8

Treble:  7

Comfort:  8

Separation:  7

 

Non-sibilant, but bright.  Non recessed mids, maybe slightly forward.

 

The current sound source would be the onboard sound on my motherboard, realtek ALC889A, headphone jack.

 

I'm not opposed to spending some dough on an amp and/or sound card.

 

I've been eyeballing:

ATH-M50s

ATH-700 Pro Mk2

Shure 840s

Sony XB500

Superlux 668b

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

If you're mixing music, you don't want bass heavy headphones (which most of those listed are). If you mix with headphones that have emphasis on any part of the spectrum, your mix winds up being inverted from what you actually want.

 

That in mind, the Shure 840 is probably the most balanced of the bunch.

 

 


Thanks for the input... I did take a good long look at the 840s but my issue with them was that they had only a slightly larger soundstage than the m50, which doesn't really work so well for gaming.

 

Any other headphones that might fit this criteria?

post #4646 of 29490

The ANC6b is definitely not what you are looking for. They are not the most comfortable headphones in the world. Unfortunately, I have found that the bose ($300 ones) give the best noise cancelling ability and comfort, but definitely not sound quality. I do not know too much about your other recommendations unfortunately, but just wanted to share that I could never sleep in my ANC7bs.
 

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Originally Posted by dfgiop View Post


These are the ones that I have looked into so far:

 

Sennheiser PXC 450
Sennheiser CXC 700
Audio Technica ATH ANC7b
Audio Technica ATH CKS90NC

 

My guess is that covering the ear type would be the most comfortable ones? I'm not sure, please help. blink.gif



 

post #4647 of 29490

I am looking to buy nice portable headphones that are unamped for under 100.

 

I am trying to decide between the AKG K518 LE or the Shure SRH440.

 

Any help greatly appreciated! 

 

Thanks

post #4648 of 29490
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Originally Posted by polarskid View Post

I am looking to buy nice portable headphones that are unamped for under 100.

 

I am trying to decide between the AKG K518 LE or the Shure SRH440.

 

Any help greatly appreciated! 

 

Thanks


do you like bass? if so the shure srh440 isn't a very good option as it is considered bass light.

 

post #4649 of 29490

i would like some thing with pretty good bass. does the k518 have have decent bass?

post #4650 of 29490
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Originally Posted by polarskid View Post

i would like some thing with pretty good bass. does the k518 have have decent bass?



they are dj headphones so i would be surprised if they didn't.

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