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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

Whoops sorry, yeah I meant the AD900.

Ahah, no problem.

 

I thought about it a bit more and come up with a bunch of possible routes.

 

Option 1: Denon D2000, Audio Technica AD900

Option 2: Denon D2000, Beyer DT880 600ohm

Option 3: Denon D2000, Audio Technica AD700, Beyer DT880 600ohm

Option 4 (cheap-ish option): Audio Technica M50, Audio Technica AD700, Beyer DT800 600ohm

 

Every headphone in each route should be different enough from each other right?

Which one would think is a good option to sample different sonic signatures?

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While I haven't heard those high end headphones, from the reviews I've read I seem to recall the T1 described as being a bit more treble prominent, which matches your preferences for the DT880 and SR325. They will also be easier to drive, as the other two are orthos which are power hungry.

 

Still, at that price point you're best off searching through their specific threads and asking questions there. It's predominantly a mid-fi crowd in here.

 

 

 

Ironicly im not very fond of strong highs, At some points the Sr325is is pushing it. The Dt880 handles the highs great imo

The DT880 have great detail and a bit more bass than the 325, the 325 offer the agressive mids and overall great "metal" sound. 

They complement each other very well. A single can that does both well would be best, if they even exist.

 

How do the AD900 or AD1000 rate metal/rock/blues wise?

 

 


Edited by Stitch - 6/26/11 at 5:48am
post #4953 of 29490
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Originally Posted by McStuff View Post

My preamp does not have volume control; it's rather basic. Here's what I use http://www.amazon.com/Behringer-PP400-Ultra-Compact-Phono-Preamp/dp/B000H2BC4E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1309071338&sr=8-1

 

Also, the m50 and 840s sound like more desirable sound signatures to me. I wouldn't mind a little extra bass, but I would not want it at the cost of a compromised even frequency response.


I would go with the Shure 840, then pick up any budget headphone amp that suits you. Pro audio headphone monitors can be had for quite cheap. Something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Behringer-HA400-4-Channel-Stereo-Headphone/dp/B000KIPT30/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1309101499&sr=8-3

 



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Ahah, no problem.

 

I thought about it a bit more and come up with a bunch of possible routes.

 

Option 1: Denon D2000, Audio Technica AD900

Option 2: Denon D2000, Beyer DT880 600ohm

Option 3: Denon D2000, Audio Technica AD700, Beyer DT880 600ohm

Option 4 (cheap-ish option): Audio Technica M50, Audio Technica AD700, Beyer DT800 600ohm

 

Every headphone in each route should be different enough from each other right?

Which one would think is a good option to sample different sonic signatures?


With the prices of the D2000 quite high these days, you might even consider the D1100 or tracking down a used D1001 (plenty of reviews comparing them, just do a search).

 

For a budget minded entry to try out different sound signatures, I would try this: AD700, D1100, and maybe the DT990pro (the pro series is cheaper than the premium line and differs mainly just in outer styling and clamping force; it's also only available for the 770 and 990)

 



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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

While I haven't heard those high end headphones, from the reviews I've read I seem to recall the T1 described as being a bit more treble prominent, which matches your preferences for the DT880 and SR325. They will also be easier to drive, as the other two are orthos which are power hungry.

 

Still, at that price point you're best off searching through their specific threads and asking questions there. It's predominantly a mid-fi crowd in here.

 

 

 

Ironicly im not very fond of strong highs, At some points the Sr325is is pushing it. The Dt880 handles the highs great imo

The DT880 have great detail and a bit more bass than the 325, the 325 offer the agressive mids and overall great "metal" sound. 

They complement each other very well. A single can that does both well would be best, if they even exist.

 

How do the AD900 or AD1000 rate metal/rock/blues wise?

 

 


While it's good, I'm not sure if that one can will satisfy. Maybe one thing to consider would be the Symphones Magnum mod for the 325. There's an entire thread dedicated to it here, so check it out.

 

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Any reactions/recommendations what so ever?
 

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Hello everyone, I know I haven't done a lot of research and all but here it is:

First of all what I have right now are the AIAIAI TMA-1 so a pretty good start...

Although I'm very happy and satisfied with these (unbreakable) great headphones, I'm looking for headphones in that price range that are a bit less DJ oriented... What I would enjoy the most is a sensation of complete music surround and precision when it comes to spatial precision... I don't know if I'm being ridiculous or not...

But yeh, I listen to late (Animals, Wish You Were Here...) Pink Floyd most of the time, 

And so I was thinking about the Shure SRH-840, Sennheiser HD-25... 

 

Thanks A LOT,

 

Romain 



 

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I answered you on the previous page... but to reiterate, those headphones you've listed are really more of the same. If you're looking for something different, try some open or semi-open headphones. Some starting points: Audio Technica AD700, Sennheiser 555/558, Fostex T50rp.

post #4956 of 29490

Hello, 

   What do you guys think about the AKG K141 mk. II? I found very little information around the web, and I was wondering if they sound any good, out of an on-board soundcard and an iPod classic..

post #4957 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

 

I would go with the Shure 840, then pick up any budget headphone amp that suits you. Pro audio headphone monitors can be had for quite cheap. Something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Behringer-HA400-4-Channel-Stereo-Headphone/dp/B000KIPT30/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1309101499&sr=8-3

 

So you're recommending something like the Behringer for my headphone amp? Don't mean to be negative about it being cheap, but shouldn't I be going for something a little nicer? And what about diy amps? I don't mind soldering.

 

Also, this review http://www.headfonia.com/closed-cans-shootout-m-50-esw-9-t50p-hd25-1-beats-studio-srh-840-srh-750dj-k181dj-and-dj1pro/10/ is showing the m50 favorably over the 840s and also shows both as not being as good for rock. I listen to a fair amount of punk/hardcore/rock, so should that be a concern for me?
 

 


Edited by McStuff - 6/26/11 at 12:59pm
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can anyone comment. if im coming from dt990/600ohm headphones, would it be a better choice to sell them and spend another $125 to get some ultrasone pro 900's? or would that $125 be better spent towards an inexpensive tube amp?

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What are you amping them with right now.

post #4960 of 29490

A simple question...

What is the best closed headphone wich don't need an amp? :)

 

I'm watching for dt 770 80-32 ohm, denon D1100 and XB700...

 

 

 

 

 

post #4961 of 29490
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Originally Posted by hello im sean View Post

can anyone comment. if im coming from dt990/600ohm headphones, would it be a better choice to sell them and spend another $125 to get some ultrasone pro 900's? or would that $125 be better spent towards an inexpensive tube amp?



It's a bit of a vague question. What genres do you listen to? And like TMRaven asked, what gear are you using them with?

post #4962 of 29490
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Originally Posted by WoahReQQuiem View Post

Hello, 

   What do you guys think about the AKG K141 mk. II? I found very little information around the web, and I was wondering if they sound any good, out of an on-board soundcard and an iPod classic..

 

They're ok, but considering the K240 is actually cheaper on Amazon right now, you might as well get the big brother.
 

 



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Originally Posted by McStuff View Post

 

So you're recommending something like the Behringer for my headphone amp? Don't mean to be negative about it being cheap, but shouldn't I be going for something a little nicer? And what about diy amps? I don't mind soldering.

 

Also, this review http://www.headfonia.com/closed-cans-shootout-m-50-esw-9-t50p-hd25-1-beats-studio-srh-840-srh-750dj-k181dj-and-dj1pro/10/ is showing the m50 favorably over the 840s and also shows both as not being as good for rock. I listen to a fair amount of punk/hardcore/rock, so should that be a concern for me?
 

 

 

You had a budget preamp, so I figured you were looking to stay within the same price range. There are tons of amp options available; pick a budget and decide what kind of features you want. Alternatively, just get a home receiver that has the phono input and headphone output all together.
 

 



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Originally Posted by xxAndreaxx View Post

A simple question...

What is the best closed headphone wich don't need an amp? :)

 

I'm watching for dt 770 80-32 ohm, denon D1100 and XB700...

 


Do you need portability? What kind of genres do you listen to? Are you a basshead?

 

post #4963 of 29490
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1) Do you need portability?

2) What kind of genres do you listen to?

3) Are you a basshead?

 

1) Yes, i will use it with pc and ipod touch.

2) Uhmm, all genres, but in particular electronica (trance, drum and bass, chillout). However I will use this headphone also for pc gaming...

3) Yes! :D

 

 

 


 

 

post #4964 of 29490
I'm amping my dt990/600 with my AGD NFB12 currently, and I like to listen to metal and dubstep. I like fast responsive bass, but power too. Not bloated. Sound stage is also a very important factor. So should I save up for a better amp? Or should I sell the dt990 and get the ultrasone pro 900?
post #4965 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

You had a budget preamp, so I figured you were looking to stay within the same price range. There are tons of amp options available; pick a budget and decide what kind of features you want. Alternatively, just get a home receiver that has the phono input and headphone output all together.


Ah, well I got the preamp so I could have something to get the turntable playing, and it was recommended to me. I gotta see if my dad still uses his receiver, otherwise I could just use that and worry about cans/cartridge. The M50s are going for 110 right now, and that's pretty hard to pass up, so I might have to get those over the 840s.

 

EDIT-Dad doesn't use the receiver anymore, so now I have a Kenwood 104AR at my disposal. I suppose now it's just time for a new cartridge and a new set of cans. Playback is a bit scratchy, especially on the S's in vocals, so I'm hoping my upgrades will fix that.


Edited by McStuff - 6/26/11 at 7:02pm
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