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post #4786 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post


Honestly, different amps are not going to make a world of difference if you're hoping to make something go from bright to dark. Spend that money on another set of headphones.

 



You get it all wrong. I dont worry about the treble, I love treble, but I was afraid there would be too much teble. I have already bought them, and Im loving the sound biggrin.gif

post #4787 of 29490

Hi, 

 

I did some research about a good pair of headphones to use at home, generally to do a bit of everything, music, films, ...

 

I narrowed it down to these options:

 

- Grado SR80i

- Sennheiser HD 598

- Shure SRH 840

- AKG K272 HD

 

These are well reviewed, but there is no clear winner for me (maybe the shure has a bit of an advantage)

 

Can anyone tell me which one is best for "common home use"?

 

Thanks

post #4788 of 29490

I've been on this forum for ages, but have never really dealt in the price range I'm looking for now. Anyway, my friend is in need of earphones and hence I am taking the opportunity to induct her into the world of audiophillia. However, I am but a student and hence a budget for presents would lie around, say, 50-60 USD? What would be the best value for money in that range? The only pair I can think of so far would be the MEElect M6 but I'm hindered by the *reputed* bad build quality of those things. I'm in Singapore, by the way.

post #4789 of 29490

Sup ya'll, anyone heard the Ultrasone HFI-2400 cans? Can't seem to locate a comprehensive review on them.

http://www.headphonesolutions.com/ultrasone-hfi-2400.html

 

Price-wise, they seem perfect. Looking to purchase for movies, and the odd gaming session or two!

 

Am also considering the Sennhesier HD598's. Arghhh so many choices for my budget!! 

 

Edited by MetroBBOY - 6/19/11 at 6:34am
post #4790 of 29490

So...what kind of music does your friend like?
 

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Originally Posted by Nightslayer View Post

I've been on this forum for ages, but have never really dealt in the price range I'm looking for now. Anyway, my friend is in need of earphones and hence I am taking the opportunity to induct her into the world of audiophillia. However, I am but a student and hence a budget for presents would lie around, say, 50-60 USD? What would be the best value for money in that range? The only pair I can think of so far would be the MEElect M6 but I'm hindered by the *reputed* bad build quality of those things. I'm in Singapore, by the way.



 

 

post #4791 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Bodeko View Post

Hi, 

 

I did some research about a good pair of headphones to use at home, generally to do a bit of everything, music, films, ...

 

I narrowed it down to these options:

 

- Grado SR80i

- Sennheiser HD 598

- Shure SRH 840

- AKG K272 HD

 

These are well reviewed, but there is no clear winner for me (maybe the shure has a bit of an advantage)

 

Can anyone tell me which one is best for "common home use"?

 

Thanks


I've owned SRH840, SR60/225, K271 H HD600- and would recommend the open headphones Grado/Senn over the closed headphones unless you really need sound isolation.  If you do, SRH840 was far better than K271 to my ears.  Between open headphones, I prefer the HD600 for its versatility and balance, but would be careful to use them with amplification, like a stereo, etc.  SR series are great if you like an exciting, immediate sound like rock guitars and they do very well without amplification.  But over the long run, HD600 are better for more kinds of music and have a relaxed sound that never gets fatiguing. 

 

post #4792 of 29490

Hi guys, 


I'm looking for some nice headphones in the <90€ section. I listen mostly to classical (about 65,70% of the times, while I listen to about 20% metal and around 10% jazz). I want something with nice soundstage and faithful reproduction, especially for the classical music. If that helps, I'm not a basshead (I like to "note" it's presence in Iron Maiden tracks and some classical tracks, for example, that thing that looks like a cello but just bigger - we call it counterbass around here in Portugal).

 

Thus, from what I read, the thing that seems better for my budget seems to be the Sennheiser's HD555. Am I right? Many of the headphones mentioned in the many threads of the forum don't exist in "real" shops (by that I mean physical, not online, since I never bought online and I won't do it in the near future), like the M50, Denon's, CAL's and others. 

 

Therefore, please tell me if the HD555 is a good buy for the type of things I listen (classical as the most relevant, that's the music style I'm more concerned about) and if they require a amp (I might get a Fiio E5 if that's enough). If not, say which models I should research and I'll see if they are available in the shops around where I live (they don't need to be Senn's).

 

Also, forgive me for any errors in the english, since it's not my primary language. I appreciate any help/feedback you might give me, especially HD555 owners. Thank you :D


Edited by Yuri Ius - 6/19/11 at 11:50am
post #4793 of 29490

It might be hard to find anything other than Sennheiser if you're not willing to buy online. It's also a lot cheaper online since many retail stores sell headphones at MSRP.
 

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Originally Posted by Yuri Ius View Post

Hi guys, 


I'm looking for some nice headphones in the <90€ section. I listen mostly to classical (about 65,70% of the times, while I listen to about 20% metal and around 10% jazz). I want something with nice soundstage and faithful reproduction, especially for the classical music. If that helps, I'm not a basshead (I like to "note" it's presence in Iron Maiden tracks and some classical tracks, for example, that thing that looks like a cello but just bigger - we call it counterbass around here in Portugal).

 

Thus, from what I read, the thing that seems better for my budget seems to be the Sennheiser's HD555. Am I right? Many of the headphones mentioned in the many threads of the forum don't exist in "real" shops (by that I mean physical, not online, since I never bought online and I won't do it in the near future), like the M50, Denon's, CAL's and others. 

 

Therefore, please tell me if the HD555 is a good buy for the type of things I listen (classical as the most relevant, that's the music style I'm more concerned about) and if they require a amp (I might get a Fiio E5 if that's enough). If not, say which models I should research and I'll see if they are available in the shops around where I live (they don't need to be Senn's).

 

Also, forgive me for any errors in the english, since it's not my primary language. I appreciate any help/feedback you might give me, especially HD555 owners. Thank you :D



 

post #4794 of 29490

Alright, but do you recon them to be good in order to listen to classical? Would anything in that price range from AKG be better? Ex.: AKG 518LE (from what I read, they seen to have plenty of bass?... something that I probably would dislike).

post #4795 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Yuri Ius View Post

Alright, but do you recon them to be good in order to listen to classical? Would anything in that price range from AKG be better? Ex.: AKG 518LE (from what I read, they seen to have plenty of bass?... something that I probably would dislike).

 

The AD700 are built a bit nicer, and IMO, sound fairly similar for around the same price.  As far as AKG goes maybe the K240,  but I'd rather have a fully open airy can for classical.  None of that is to say you'd be disappointed with the 555s.  If they're all you can find you're still well off because they do happen to mesh with your genre choice.

post #4796 of 29490

Where I live the shops I have seen have only the AD300 for the same price of the HD555. The AD500 come up already at around 127€, so I don't even want to imagine how much the AD700 would cost if they were available around here. 

 

Anyway, HD555 seem to come across as comfortable and with a nice soundstage (despite the long burn-in period). If they respond well to classical then I'll be very happy, since I, as of now, only have a crappy Technics and a Sony MDR-V150 (urgh, it hurts with the clamping and doesn't get good sound at all). I'll go for the HD555 then :P

post #4797 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Yuri Ius View Post

Where I live the shops I have seen have only the AD300 for the same price of the HD555. The AD500 come up already at around 127€, so I don't even want to imagine how much the AD700 would cost if they were available around here. 

 

Anyway, HD555 seem to come across as comfortable and with a nice soundstage (despite the long burn-in period). If they respond well to classical then I'll be very happy, since I, as of now, only have a crappy Technics and a Sony MDR-V150 (urgh, it hurts with the clamping and doesn't get good sound at all). I'll go for the HD555 then :P


You won't be disappointed.  I've had a pair of 555s for I think ~4 years.  They're so beat up / fit me so ridiculously well that I've just never sold them.  They do tend to develop some light cracking though, so do be aware of that. (you'll find more about this + mods if you look them up in the headgear section and scroll down to the wiki)

post #4798 of 29490

Thank you for the answer, I heard that they have that cracking problem, but I will take well care of them and I'll only use them at home (so I hope there won't be any problem). Did you do the mods? I won't do them, at least in the first year or two (altought I know they are basically HD595 dumbed-down by the plastic thingy). :P

 

As long as I get to hear the magic of Mahler, Bach, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and others crystal clear and with emotional ("I LOVE THIS!") kind of thing. :D

 

EDIT: Forgot to ask. Do they benefit from a amp like Fiio E5/E7 or just slightly?


Edited by Yuri Ius - 6/19/11 at 2:01pm
post #4799 of 29490

Hi,

 

I'm thinking of buying Sennheiser HD 380 Pro, Sennheiser HD 518 or anything else in the $150 price class.

Sony MDR-XB700 also caught my interest, but I'm unsure if it sacrifices mid and high range for the extra bass.

 

The headphones are for home use, music, movies and games without amp.

Music is mainly psytrance, goa trance, extreme metal and some ambient.

 

I appreciate any advice.

 

Thank you.

post #4800 of 29490

Hello,

 

I've narrowed my list down to 4 headphones:

 

m-audio q40 

AT m50s 

Senns hd448

Ultrasone (1 of the following models: 680/700/780)

 

i did a lot of research on here and other sites, and now id like to know a few things on the 4 remaining headphones.

 

I can purchase all headphones locally np, except for Ultrasones cuz i havent found a local store (Toronto) that sells the models listed above.

 

ill be using my headphones mainly for poker/travelling, so good isolation/noise cancelling is a must. Also will be watching a lot of movies, and listening to music mainly on mp3 player/laptop (every genre except country) without an amp.

 

of course i still need to try/test them out, and price wise its np.

 

so there u have it, just would like to hear from anyone who has owned 1 or more of the 4 headphones im interested in purchasing.

 

thanks in advance - cheers

 


Edited by lalalaaa - 6/19/11 at 2:30pm
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