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Originally Posted by louisb123 View Post

Portability really doesn't matter that much to me, heat buildup doesn't much either.

 

Which is better purely for sound quality? Is there anything other than the Sennheiser HD4 series for around £50 that has better sound quality?

 

Also up for consideration:
Sony V6/7506

Shure 440

Sony ZX700

 


 

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Originally Posted by AzNDegree View Post

Hello, I just registered so I can get help on choosing the right headphone for me.

Well I like a lot of music, but mostly dubstep/techno/house/pop.

 

I looked up an people said get Beats? But then I looked around and people said there are a lot better headphones out there for the price/or even less. So I want to get the best bang for the buck.

 

Can anyone suggest me one?

 

I want to keep my budget below $250, unless theres a good headphone close to that price for a bit higher.

 

 

EDIT: I also want to be able to use on my iPod Touch 4G, atm I have Astro A40s + Mixamp for my laptop and its not ment for music, its ment for gaming... so yea.

 

 

 

A few bassy headphones to consider:
Audio Technica Pro700mk2

Ultrasone Pro750

Sony XB700/1000

Denon D2000 (used)

 

The first two are portable, the latter two not so much.
 

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Originally Posted by poneill4 View Post

 

First off I want to say that these forums are amazing.  I stumbled across it when I was deciding between the Beats Studio and Beats Pro because I went to their website  http://www.usa-beatsbydre.com/113-beats-pro-high-performance-professional-headphones.html and everything was between 50-70% off for some reason.. idk.  But anyway I chose neither.  I have the people on these forums to thank for that I almost fell for the marketing conglomerates and l would of probably of ended up disapointed based on what I've read around here.

 

So I'm back to square one on what type of 'phones I want to get, heres some basics:

 

  • Price Range: between $150 and $200
  • I'll be using them exclusivley with my Iphone 4... mostly at home, some at school
  • Eventually I'd like to get a home amp... not sure if that matters with which type of headphones I get
  • Would like detachable cords
  • I listen to mostly underground hip hop
  • Bass is a must

 

Thank you 


Similar recommendations as above... although some of those are above your budget. Also consider the likes of

Shure 750/840

M-Audio Q40

Ultrasone HFI-580

 

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Someone in my other thread recomended the Shure 240s, are these better than the Sennheiser HD 448s? Which personally would you say has the best sound quality?

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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post


Also up for consideration:
Sony V6/7506

Shure 440

Sony ZX700

post #5748 of 29490
I am new here so help me out a bit. I'm thinking of getting the Sony MDR-XB1000s (260€/212£). i was wondering if they would be "good-great" for stuff like LMFAO, Eminem other Rap/Hip-Hop and slight pop (bassy ones) and few occasional (1-2) rock songs? I would be using them with my desktop and/or my iPhone 4 so (I know I shouldn't post it here) would I need an amp? I heard I would be needing one if I were to listen via my IPhone and I was thinking FiiO E11/E7? Any thoughts?
post #5749 of 29490

I'm new here, but this seems like a really reliable place to look for advice. Right now I'm using a pair of Sony MDR-NC7 headphones, and compared to the skullcandy earbuds I used to use these are great. But I also know that compared to the rest of the headphone spectrum these are pretty dirt, so I'm thinking about upgrading. I want closed back, preferably over hear, and I'm in a price range of $100 or less. I've had my eye on a pair of Sony MDR-7506s for the past few days. They cost about $90, and I want to know before purchasing if the sound is going to be THAT much different from what I already have so as to warrant the purchase.

I'm pretty new to all of this stuff so I don't know how possible this is at my price range, but ideally I would like something that can help me hear the difference between 192 kbps MP3 and flac, which my current headphones can't really do. I mostly listen to rock of all types, if that's any help. So would it be worth it for this specific pair? Should I just keep what I have now and save the money? Any better recommendations in the price range? Thanks.

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Originally Posted by sczyz View Post

I'm new here, but this seems like a really reliable place to look for advice. Right now I'm using a pair of Sony MDR-NC7 headphones, and compared to the skullcandy earbuds I used to use these are great. But I also know that compared to the rest of the headphone spectrum these are pretty dirt, so I'm thinking about upgrading. I want closed back, preferably over hear, and I'm in a price range of $100 or less. I've had my eye on a pair of Sony MDR-7506s for the past few days. They cost about $90, and I want to know before purchasing if the sound is going to be THAT much different from what I already have so as to warrant the purchase.

I'm pretty new to all of this stuff so I don't know how possible this is at my price range, but ideally I would like something that can help me hear the difference between 192 kbps MP3 and flac, which my current headphones can't really do. I mostly listen to rock of all types, if that's any help. So would it be worth it for this specific pair? Should I just keep what I have now and save the money? Any better recommendations in the price range? Thanks.


For that, you need an "unforgiving" pair of headphones or IEM's that only sound good with high quality recordings.
 

Most of them are expensive, well those I know of... I'm sure you can find something decent under $100 though, but people don't usually review that aspect of the sound since "forgiving" headphones are quite praised as well, if they can make poor recordings or low bitrate sound good, why not?

 

You could try doing a search if there's any threads on the subject, or search for terms/use control+F and type "unforgiving", "retrieval" or "transparency".

 

Anyway, as a start, consider the Sony ZX700....

 

If you want to try another earbud (IEM) perhaps the Hifiman RE-Zero....

 

 


Edited by kiteki - 8/2/11 at 1:20pm
post #5751 of 29490

So now people are telling me that Ultrasone Dj1s are better than AD700s in tems of bass and are just as good or better in terms of gaming/playing music. Thus, are they the best headphones at the ~$100 price range?

post #5752 of 29490
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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post



 


For that, you need an "unforgiving" pair of headphones or IEM's that only sound good with high quality recordings.
 

Most of them are expensive, well those I know of... I'm sure you can find something decent under $100 though, but people don't usually review that aspect of the sound since "forgiving" headphones are quite praised as well, if they can make poor recordings or low bitrate sound good, why not?

 

You could try doing a search if there's any threads on the subject, or search for terms/use control+F and type "unforgiving", "retrieval" or "transparency".

 

Anyway, as a start, consider the Sony ZX700....

 

If you want to try another earbud (IEM) perhaps the Hifiman RE-Zero....

 

 


Like I said, I'm pretty new. I figured that high quality head phones would add a lot more dimension to flac recordings, and reveal the inadequacies of low bitrate mp3 recording. If something can make both sound great, that's all the better. I just thought that as headphones got better, the ability to tell the difference between the qualities was inherent. Since it's not, I really wouldn't want headphones that ONLY sound good with high quality recordings. Are the Sony ZX700s you recommended "unforgiving?"

I guess I'm more concerned with if the MDR-7506s will be different enough in quality from the headphones I currently use (the MDR-Nc7s) to warrant a $90 purchase, and if not, is there another pair of closed back cans that will? Or should I just keep the MDR-NC7s that I have now? 

 

post #5753 of 29490
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Originally Posted by louisb123 View Post

Someone in my other thread recomended the Shure 240s, are these better than the Sennheiser HD 448s? Which personally would you say has the best sound quality?


I would rank them roughly 240 < 448 < 440

 

 



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Originally Posted by gaspir324 View Post

I am new here so help me out a bit. I'm thinking of getting the Sony MDR-XB1000s (260€/212£). i was wondering if they would be "good-great" for stuff like LMFAO, Eminem other Rap/Hip-Hop and slight pop (bassy ones) and few occasional (1-2) rock songs? I would be using them with my desktop and/or my iPhone 4 so (I know I shouldn't post it here) would I need an amp? I heard I would be needing one if I were to listen via my IPhone and I was thinking FiiO E11/E7? Any thoughts?


The XB1000 should be fine out of an iphone. Try it out first before deciding if you need to spend money on an amp. 

 



Quote:
Originally Posted by sczyz View Post

I'm new here, but this seems like a really reliable place to look for advice. Right now I'm using a pair of Sony MDR-NC7 headphones, and compared to the skullcandy earbuds I used to use these are great. But I also know that compared to the rest of the headphone spectrum these are pretty dirt, so I'm thinking about upgrading. I want closed back, preferably over hear, and I'm in a price range of $100 or less. I've had my eye on a pair of Sony MDR-7506s for the past few days. They cost about $90, and I want to know before purchasing if the sound is going to be THAT much different from what I already have so as to warrant the purchase.

I'm pretty new to all of this stuff so I don't know how possible this is at my price range, but ideally I would like something that can help me hear the difference between 192 kbps MP3 and flac, which my current headphones can't really do. I mostly listen to rock of all types, if that's any help. So would it be worth it for this specific pair? Should I just keep what I have now and save the money? Any better recommendations in the price range? Thanks.


The 7506 (aka V6) or ZX700 would be good purchases. Whether or not it's an "upgrade" is entirely up to you and what you feel comfortable spending. 

 

As for hearing the difference between 192 and flac, that's honestly just a matter of training. 

 



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Originally Posted by Wararchon View Post

So now people are telling me that Ultrasone Dj1s are better than AD700s in tems of bass and are just as good or better in terms of gaming/playing music. Thus, are they the best headphones at the ~$100 price range?


The AD700 are bass shy compared to most consumer headphones, but their positioning is excellent. If you're a competitive gamer, the AD700 is the better choice unless you need isolation.

 

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Can anyone with personal experience compare the comfort level of the RX700s with that of the HD668Bs?

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I want to finally upgrade my 6 year old Creative Labs Fatal1ty headphones. These headphones give a decent amount of bass which is a hell of a lot better than the bass Klipsch Image ONE and a few Sonys offer. I listen to mostly all forms of electronica, hip hop, rap, rock, alternative rock, and whatever you folks categorize Buckethead as lol. I've read a ton of reviews and narrowed my choices to these two: Beats Solo HD and Audio Technica M50. The M50s seem to be better overall, but reviews say there is less bass than the Solo HDs. Another downside is the 6ft cable. I mostly use headphones on the go with my iPhone and on my laptop so a long cable would only get in the way. I haven't had the opportunity in trying them out, but a lot of reviews claimed the M50s to be amongst the top. The Solo HDs, on the other hand, I have tried. I listened to dubstep and house with them and instantly fell in love. I thought the mids and highs were good and wasn't muddy at all. The bass was absolutely fantastic. I wish I had a way to test out the M50s before I make a choice, but best buy didn't seem to carry them. Although I kinda know what you guys would say, I figured why not give it a try. Keep in mind that the Solos I'm talking about are the HD ones. I've listened to the original Solos and the HDs are a hell of a lot better imo. Thank you for your suggestions and comments. 

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Hi, this is my first post on this forum, sorry for making the thread. Didnt know this thread existed, you can delete the other one. But I'm looking to buy new in ear headphones because:

 

1.) I am tired of them breaking after like 3-4 months

 

2.) I listen to music 24/7 because music is my 2nd love after sports, so I want decent in ears that won't break.

 

3.) I prefer in ears over over ears so I can use them any time.

 

4.) I want something good and decent for the price but nothing too expensive, basically get value for my money.

 

what are your suggestions?

 

5.) I listen to all types music, more rap/hip hop tho, but I listen to rap, hip hop, country, and some rock, not much at all. Those 3 are the genres I listen to most.

post #5757 of 29490
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Originally Posted by pshhyeahh View Post

I want to finally upgrade my 6 year old Creative Labs Fatal1ty headphones. These headphones give a decent amount of bass which is a hell of a lot better than the bass Klipsch Image ONE and a few Sonys offer. I listen to mostly all forms of electronica, hip hop, rap, rock, alternative rock, and whatever you folks categorize Buckethead as lol. I've read a ton of reviews and narrowed my choices to these two: Beats Solo HD and Audio Technica M50. The M50s seem to be better overall, but reviews say there is less bass than the Solo HDs. Another downside is the 6ft cable. I mostly use headphones on the go with my iPhone and on my laptop so a long cable would only get in the way. I haven't had the opportunity in trying them out, but a lot of reviews claimed the M50s to be amongst the top. The Solo HDs, on the other hand, I have tried. I listened to dubstep and house with them and instantly fell in love. I thought the mids and highs were good and wasn't muddy at all. The bass was absolutely fantastic. I wish I had a way to test out the M50s before I make a choice, but best buy didn't seem to carry them. Although I kinda know what you guys would say, I figured why not give it a try. Keep in mind that the Solos I'm talking about are the HD ones. I've listened to the original Solos and the HDs are a hell of a lot better imo. Thank you for your suggestions and comments. 


The SoloHD quite honestly has awful bass. There's lots of it, helped by a rather strong seal (which isolates poorly, strangely enough), but what's there is bloated and bleeds terribly into the mids giving you a muddy mess. The M50 has "less" bass, but its bass is far more defined and doesn't destroy the clarity of your mids. 

 

If you really want that thump, some others to look into would be:

Sony XB500 or 700

AKG K81/K518 or the bigger K181

Ultrasone HFI-580

M-Audio Q40



 

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Originally Posted by rajdadodge View Post

Hi, this is my first post on this forum, sorry for making the thread. Didnt know this thread existed, you can delete the other one. But I'm looking to buy new in ear headphones because:

 

1.) I am tired of them breaking after like 3-4 months

 

2.) I listen to music 24/7 because music is my 2nd love after sports, so I want decent in ears that won't break.

 

3.) I prefer in ears over over ears so I can use them any time.

 

4.) I want something good and decent for the price but nothing too expensive, basically get value for my money.

 

what are your suggestions?

 

5.) I listen to all types music, more rap/hip hop tho, but I listen to rap, hip hop, country, and some rock, not much at all. Those 3 are the genres I listen to most.


If you're looking for advice on IEMs, I would suggest the portables forum. Also check the first post in this thread for some links to a couple giant iem review threads. 

 

For durable headphones, it's hard to beat the Sennheiser HD25-1-ii. They are lightweight, super tough, isolate very well and sit very securely on the head, and are easy to fix if anything ever goes wrong.

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Curious Im about to buy some Ad700's, a mixamp, and an E7 to use them with my laptop, phone and eventually a sansa clip. Why are Ad700's only normally recommended for gaming and never music? What are they lacking for a good music experience, and what would you recommend for around $100 - $220 for a good portable music set? I was thinking about K701's but not sure how portable they are.

post #5759 of 29490

Hi, I own a large range of AKG Headphones (and some other phones as well)

 

in order of purchase:

 

  • Koss Porta Pro
  • Grado SR 60i (sold)
  • AKG HD K242 (sold)
  • AKG K701 (sold TODAY)
  • AKG K141 600 ohm Baby-Sextetts
  • AKG K240 Sextetts MP

 

Of all the headphones I owned, the hardest to love phone was the K701, completely broken in and properly amped I was quite impressed at first. Details, Positioning, Soundstage and quite neutral. But the upper mid and tremble spike is what really killed them for me.

The bass was quite OK, bass heavy version? But I couldn't wear them for long because they were to shrill. (No, the bumps in the headband were no problem -> knife).

And the worst feature of this headphone: Almost no body at all.

 

TL;DR

-sold my K701

-want a more laid back headphone with more body.

-no tremble extension, a tad recessed is OK with me

-I really dig the AKG mids, I listen to a lot of classic~ish music

-I'm no bass-head, K701 had enough to please me.

 

I was thinking of either buying a

-K601 or

-Fostex t50rp

 

budget = ~200€

 

 

what do you guys think of that, are there different headphones to look into?


Edited by roBernd - 8/3/11 at 5:15am
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Im fairly new at the choosing a headphones thing. ive mostly just used the ones that came with my mp3 or ipod. but one of my freinds recently bought some bets by dre studio's n i thought hey these are over priced there probably better out there. But i dont have a clue about this stuff so i was hopping for some advice. what i basically want is headphones that are like the beats by dre studio's with the thick headband, preferably noise cancelling and if possible they fold in like the beats by dre but i dont necessarily need that.

 

thanks

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