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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post




If they're the same price, go with the ESW9 (assuming those aren't fakes).

 


Hm, how do I know if they're fake or not? *I guess that would be hard to answer....*

 

They're from a vendor called "Beach Camera" on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-ESW9-ATH-ESW9A-Portable-Headphone/dp/B002FTIDQC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1310362861&sr=8-1

 

I was reading about the Shure SRH940's as well. Has anyone listened to these? If so, how do they fare for vocals/mids?

 

post #5282 of 29490

so amped with a hybrid, would the akg k701 trump the ad900? im looking for flat frequency response..

post #5283 of 29490

As Armaegis said, circumaural (over-the-ear) headphones just aren't your cup of tea. Since you wear glasses, supraaural (on-ear) headphones may not suit you either. If you're going to run while wearing headphones, you should consider IEMs. Most circumaural headphones won't stay in place in such circumstances; if they do, they're likely very uncomfortable.
 

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Originally Posted by sherrybearlove View Post

Hi, I'm faaaaaaar from an audiophile (I've been using these stock apple earphones for 2 years) and I'm sick of the quality of these earphones. I was wondering if someone could recommend headphones for a casual listener like me? I have glasses and I run as well so I'd prefer over the ear headphones. Also, a cord that isn't long would be nice. That's the whole reason why I don't want to get the Sony MDR-V6' because that 10 ft cord is literally twice my size.

 

ALSO, I'm looking for the most natural sound possible. I despise really overpowering bass so yeah. :/



 

post #5284 of 29490

I'm looking for a nice portable headphone for my ipod and I can't decide between the Koss Porta Pro, the Koss KPH 15 or the Phillips SHL5000/10. I'm leaning more towards the Koss KPH 15 because it has a volume control on the cable but I'm open to suggestions.

 

I just want something that sounds as good as possible within those 3's price ranges but one with a volume control would be the best since I carry my ipod on my backpack and it would be bothersome to reach into it to change volume all the time.

 

I listen to rock and heavy metal basically, not sure how that helps but there it is.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Also, preferably something that provides nice enough sound isolation, I mostly use my ipod on the subway or on the bus so I wouldn't want my music to bother anyone or to be bothered by external noise.

 

 

 

 


Edited by Alcorion - 7/11/11 at 1:16am
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post


Hm, how do I know if they're fake or not? *I guess that would be hard to answer....*

 

They're from a vendor called "Beach Camera" on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-ESW9-ATH-ESW9A-Portable-Headphone/dp/B002FTIDQC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1310362861&sr=8-1

 

I was reading about the Shure SRH940's as well. Has anyone listened to these? If so, how do they fare for vocals/mids?

 

Beach camera carry real ESW9sl. Bought ESW9 from them and was able to send them to audio technica for repair when one of the earpads broke. If they were fake, I am sure audio technica would have told me.

 

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Looking for portable headphones that are around the size of portapro, sennheiser px 100, ultrasone zino, etc

that better in sound, build quality, isolation, etc

At the price range of $100-200, higher or lower

 

Considering beyerdynamic t50p, or others

 

post #5286 of 29490
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Originally Posted by hello im sean View Post

so amped with a hybrid, would the akg k701 trump the ad900? im looking for flat frequency response..


It doesn't matter what kind of amp you use. The K701 has a flatter frequency response than the AD900.

 



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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post


Hm, how do I know if they're fake or not? *I guess that would be hard to answer....*

 

They're from a vendor called "Beach Camera" on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-ESW9-ATH-ESW9A-Portable-Headphone/dp/B002FTIDQC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1310362861&sr=8-1

 

I was reading about the Shure SRH940's as well. Has anyone listened to these? If so, how do they fare for vocals/mids?

 


Beach Camera is an authorized seller as far as I know.

 

The 940s from what I've read are basically less bassy but more detailed versions of the 840, which is good news for the vocal/mid range. I greatly enjoyed the 840 for midrange stuff, so I would assume the 940 would be a step up. 



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Originally Posted by wredj10 View Post

 

Looking for portable headphones that are around the size of portapro, sennheiser px 100, ultrasone zino, etc

that better in sound, build quality, isolation, etc

At the price range of $100-200, higher or lower

 

Considering beyerdynamic t50p, or others

 


Audio Technica ESW9a

Beyer DT1350

 

... that's all I can think of at the moment, and both are above your budget.

 

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How does Beyer DT1350 compare to T50P? (T50P 100 dollars less at places) (Read around that some people think that T50P don't sound as good as some $40 dollar headphones)

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Headphones 40$-100$

 

I plan to use it for lots of competitive gaming, lots of music ( electronic / rock / classic ).

Soundstage and Sound Quality are the most important, fun is optional.

I prefer Open Headphones because Closed Headphones "tend" to have a worser soundstage.

 

If possible I want an alternative to ATH-AD700 / ATH-A700 since they are very expensive where I live. ( Custom Taxes )

I was thinking about going Razer Orca ( I know you guys hate Razer, but I have read many good reviews about it ) or KSC75 or Sennheiser HD 555.

 

I need more options and opinion on them though. I really can't afford the ATH-AD700.

 

I plan to use them with fiio E7.

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i'm about to buy a pair of sennheiser hd 558/598 for my pc but i noticed that they haven't a volume control.

is there any desktop volume control on sale? ..i'd like to but an amp but i'm on a budget since i'm going to spend all on the cans!

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Hey guys, I just got Grado SR60i but for some reason they have a hissing and grainy sound. Is it my headphones or my computer?
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Originally Posted by loller View Post

i'm about to buy a pair of sennheiser hd 558/598 for my pc but i noticed that they haven't a volume control.

is there any desktop volume control on sale? ..i'd like to but an amp but i'm on a budget since i'm going to spend all on the cans!


I'm sure your PC has one.  Otherwise you might as well get/make a cmoy.

 

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Originally Posted by Cpt5lImjIm View Post

Hey guys, I just got Grado SR60i but for some reason they have a hissing and grainy sound. Is it my headphones or my computer?


Hissing is probably from your computer.  Graininess might not be.  Grado's are hardly smooth, especially in the treble.  Try a different source.


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Originally Posted by wredj10 View Post

How does Beyer DT1350 compare to T50P? (T50P 100 dollars less at places) (Read around that some people think that T50P don't sound as good as some $40 dollar headphones)


The T50p were so thin, shrill, and bright that I couldn't listen to them for more than a minute or two.  The 1350s on the other hand are accurate, extended, and well balanced.

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Originally Posted by otaru1921 View Post

Headphones 40$-100$

 

I plan to use it for lots of competitive gaming, lots of music ( electronic / rock / classic ).

Soundstage and Sound Quality are the most important, fun is optional.

I prefer Open Headphones because Closed Headphones "tend" to have a worser soundstage.

 

If possible I want an alternative to ATH-AD700 / ATH-A700 since they are very expensive where I live. ( Custom Taxes )

I was thinking about going Razer Orca ( I know you guys hate Razer, but I have read many good reviews about it ) or KSC75 or Sennheiser HD 555.

 

I need more options and opinion on them though. I really can't afford the ATH-AD700.

 

I plan to use them with fiio E7.


The HD555 is a solid choice (and easily modded into the 595) and can be had for relatively cheap... assuming you can still find them.

 

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Yo all, I'm in the market to buy a new pair of headphones since my DT880 regrettably bit the dust yesterday morning. While fixing them was always an option  this now gives me an excuse to look for a pair of headphones that have some more bass in them. Overall I loved my DT880 because of their clarity but I never liked the fact that they felt that they were lacking imo in bass. The best example I can give is listening to Bon Jovi - It's My Life, I can hear the drums but I can't feel them. Now by no means am I basshead but i would like something that's has some more bass without loosing the quality that the DT880 gave me.

 

Some of the phones I've looked at are the Denon 2000/5000, HE-4, HD600/650, and the obvious DT990 but while researching them on head-fi I haven't come up with any real answer to which one I'd buy. The main problem being that there is a lot of contradictory  info such as people saying the 2000=5000 or that the 5000>2000 by a large margin or that the Denon 5000 have a uncontrolled bass compared to the HD 650. It all kind of globs together since a large difference to one person may be small to another and vice-versa.

 

I have a budget of around $400 and my music preferences are all over the place but mostly include fast, actiony type music if I had to describe it. Also if you can give me a idea of the price I should be looking for them new that be great. Just because I got $400 doesn't I want to spend it all :D Thanks as always.


Edited by DJ McFinnigan - 7/12/11 at 5:18pm
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Originally Posted by DJ McFinnigan View Post

Yo all, I'm in the market to buy a new pair of headphones since my DT880 regrettably bit the dust yesterday morning. While fixing them was always an option  this now gives me an excuse to look for a pair of headphones that have some more bass in them. Overall I loved my DT880 because of their clarity but I never liked the fact that they felt that they were lacking imo in bass. The best example I can give is listening to Bon Jovi - It's My Life, I can hear the drums but I can't feel them. Now by no means am I basshead but i would like something that's has some more bass without loosing the quality that the DT880 gave me.

 

Some of the phones I've looked at are the Denon 2000/5000, HD600/650, and the obvious DT990 but while researching them on head-fi I haven't come up with any real answer to which one I'd buy. The main problem being that there is a lot of contradictory  info such as people saying the 2000=5000 or that the 5000>2000 by a large margin or that the Denon 5000 have a uncontrolled bass compared to the HD 650. It all kind of globs together since a large difference to one person may be small to another and vice-versa.

 

I have a budget of around $400 and my music preferences are all over the place but mostly include fast, actiony type music if I had to describe it. Thanks as always.


In headphones, there's always going to be a trade off between what sounds accurate and what feels accurate.  The DT990s will give you more midbass with a similar overall sound.  The HD650s are about the same quantity wise as your former DT880s and the HD600s are a little less.  The Denons have better bass extension, but can suffer from some muddy resonances.  Its not terrible, but there is better quality bass out there.

 

If you want a bit more mid-bass "punch" the DT990s are a good way to go.  If you want deep bass with some "rumble" The Denons are probably a better way to go.  I didn't own them at the same time, but from what I remember he D2000s were more sibilant while the D5000s were smoother.

 

Those are good choices for your price range without doing some modding.

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FWIW - the D2000/D5000 discussion is partly about amplifier and partly about personal preferences. In my book, I'd rather work from a D2000 with amplifiers and cabling (and modding) but I have a sneaking feeling that the D7000 is the Denon that I would really want to start from (although that is yet again a completely new price range). The frequency response comparison below (I don't know of a non-proprietary too, so I hope I don't break the rules by linking to this one) tells you some of the story and may hint towards the D5000 having emphasis on areas similar to your DT880.

 

graphCompare.php?graphType=0&graphID[]=283&graphID[]=2891&graphID[]=2881&graphID[]=2751

 

Nothing beats listening to all of the headphones if you have the chance. Frequency response is nothing compared to experience in my book, but it's best to have both :)
 

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Originally Posted by DJ McFinnigan View Post

Yo all, I'm in the market to buy a new pair of headphones since my DT880 regrettably bit the dust yesterday morning. While fixing them was always an option  this now gives me an excuse to look for a pair of headphones that have some more bass in them. Overall I loved my DT880 because of their clarity but I never liked the fact that they felt that they were lacking imo in bass. The best example I can give is listening to Bon Jovi - It's My Life, I can hear the drums but I can't feel them. Now by no means am I basshead but i would like something that's has some more bass without loosing the quality that the DT880 gave me.

 

Some of the phones I've looked at are the Denon 2000/5000, HE-4, HD600/650, and the obvious DT990 but while researching them on head-fi I haven't come up with any real answer to which one I'd buy. The main problem being that there is a lot of contradictory  info such as people saying the 2000=5000 or that the 5000>2000 by a large margin or that the Denon 5000 have a uncontrolled bass compared to the HD 650. It all kind of globs together since a large difference to one person may be small to another and vice-versa.

 

I have a budget of around $400 and my music preferences are all over the place but mostly include fast, actiony type music if I had to describe it. Also if you can give me a idea of the price I should be looking for them new that be great. Just because I got $400 doesn't I want to spend it all :D Thanks as always.



 

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