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Originally Posted by Kaviar View Post

Hi guys!

 

I've had the ATH-A700 for some years now, and as much as i love their smooth and spacious sound, I want something with a bit more speed and impact, as in tighter and more controlled bass. At the same time, I don't want to loose out on too many of the A700's strong points. As much as i want more quantity in the bass department, there is nothing i loathe more than sloppy, slow and muddy bass. It has to kick me in the face, not slowly push me over. I was originally looking for open over-ear headphones, but I am open to closed phone suggestions as well. I have a uDac2 in the mail, and will be using the phones exclusively at home (looks and sound leakage do not matter, and I have different gear for the gym and for traveling). Budget: within reason :)


How about a Grado? While generally considered bass light, they've got about the same quantity as the A700 but tons more kick to it. You can start off with a cheap SR60, or move up into the 4 digit range if you're so inclined. Grados also have plenty of mods available to them, to tailor the sound to your liking.

 

post #6197 of 29490
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Originally Posted by themanwithaplan View Post

Hi All!

 

Need advice on which headphones to buy. They have to be:

 

-Closed

-Below Euro 500 (will be buying them in Germany)

-Semi-portable. I don't mind wearing things that look clumsy or too big. But need them closed for obvious reasons.

-Will be playing them off of an unamped Cowon J3.

 

I listen to a lot of rock, shoegazing music, indie rock etc.

 

So far, my judgement on my past headphones/iems has been:

 

-Shure 310s. Good IEMs, but nothing spectacular. 6/10

-Sennheiser HD 595. Decent headphones, but open. 5/10

-Audeo Phonak PFE 122. Great clarity, and isolation. 7/10

-Shure 840. Amazing headphones, good soundstage. 8/10

-Tripe.fi 10s. Amazing IEMs. Great tight bass. good soundstage. 9/10

-AKG HD K272. Good separation of instruments but too neutral (and lacking personality) for my taste. Plus broke after 10 days lol. 4/10

 

Now what would be a good next set of cans?

 

Thanks!


How about a Pioneer HDJ-2000? I felt it improved on the 840 in nearly every way.

 

post #6198 of 29490

I feel a bit obnoxious having created an account here only to ask a question about what I should buy, but I don't know enough about headphones to help anyone else -- that's why I have to ask in the first place!  Anyway, here goes:

 

I'm mainly considering ATH-M50 or Sennheiser HD518, so my price range is about 100-150$.  I'd like to stay on the lower end of that though. Grado SR60i looks good too - and pretty cheap - I want a good deal, and I wouldn't mid saving a lot of money if I lose a little quality.  Any other reccomendations in that range would be awesome, though.

 

I listen to a fairly wide variety of stuff:  pop, rock, electronica (not techno so much, more like MGMT than deadmau5), classical, and folk-ish stuff.  Generally not too much bass, but what there is I want to be clean

 

I have no real experience with audiophile equipment - this purchase is caused by a friend getting a pair of Sennheiser 600's, and my trying them out and realizing how awesome music can be.  I don't have quite that budget, though - so I want something just good, not excellent.  It'll sound amazing to me anyway, I'm used to 20$ skullcandy earbuds that I pick up after the last pair broke.  

 

Oh, incidentally, I'll be using these with my computer (no dedicated sound card of any sort) and my sansa clip+, unamped.  I suppose I could get an amp at some point, but I don't really have the cash now for one more than 30$, which I surmise wouldn't be a very good amp. And that 30$ is cutting into money that could be for headphones.

 

In short,  ATH-M50 or HD518?

 

Thanks!


Edited by ellimistd - 8/14/11 at 11:59am
post #6199 of 29490
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Originally Posted by ellimistd View Post

I feel a bit obnoxious having created an account here only to ask a question about what I should buy, but I don't know enough about headphones to help anyone else -- that's why I have to ask in the first place!  Anyway, here goes:

 

I'm mainly considering ATH-M50 or Sennheiser HD518, so my price range is about 100-150$.  I'd like to stay on the lower end of that though. Grado SR60i looks good too - and pretty cheap - I want a good deal, and I wouldn't mid saving a lot of money if I lose a little quality.  Any other reccomendations in that range would be awesome, though.

 

I listen to a fairly wide variety of stuff:  pop, rock, electronica (not techno so much, more like MGMT than deadmau5), classical, and folk-ish stuff.  Generally not too much bass, but what there is I want to be clean

 

I have no real experience with audiophile equipment - this purchase is caused by a friend getting a pair of Sennheiser 600's, and my trying them out and realizing how awesome music can be.  I don't have quite that budget, though - so I want something just good, not excellent.  It'll sound amazing to me anyway, I'm used to 20$ skullcandy earbuds that I pick up after the last pair broke.  

 

Oh, incidentally, I'll be using these with my computer (no dedicated sound card of any sort) and my sansa clip+, unamped.  I suppose I could get an amp at some point, but I don't really have the cash now for one more than 30$, which I surmise wouldn't be a very good amp. And that 30$ is cutting into money that could be for headphones.

 

In short,  ATH-M50 or HD518?

 

Thanks!

 

if i were you i would go with a pair of senn hd555. i have a pair i bought a while ago and there great for the music that you described. great pair of cans for the price. very comfortable too. they dont have loads of bass, but it is detailed in my opinion. plus if you already like the sennheiser sound you wont be disappointed. you can pick up a used pair on amazon for 60$. 
 

 

post #6200 of 29490
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Originally Posted by funktion View Post




you, sir, are brilliant. you're correct, a pair of sr60i's around here are worth $150. i've seen them go for used for $119, which absolutely nuts. 

 



I am brilliant! But it might make you feel better to know that the above price for Grado's isn't too unusual outside the US - they're usually a hundred pounds on UK Amazon; 2009 models are on "sale" for ninety pounds. [CENSORED NAUGHTY WORD] them is what I say. With a sharp stick and a greased [NAME OF FARMYARD ANIMAL REMOVED]!

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Originally Posted by ellimistd View Post

I feel a bit obnoxious having created an account here only to ask a question about what I should buy, but I don't know enough about headphones to help anyone else -- that's why I have to ask in the first place!  Anyway, here goes:

 

I'm mainly considering ATH-M50 or Sennheiser HD518, so my price range is about 100-150$.  I'd like to stay on the lower end of that though. Grado SR60i looks good too - and pretty cheap - I want a good deal, and I wouldn't mid saving a lot of money if I lose a little quality.  Any other reccomendations in that range would be awesome, though.

 

I listen to a fairly wide variety of stuff:  pop, rock, electronica (not techno so much, more like MGMT than deadmau5), classical, and folk-ish stuff.  Generally not too much bass, but what there is I want to be clean

 

I have no real experience with audiophile equipment - this purchase is caused by a friend getting a pair of Sennheiser 600's, and my trying them out and realizing how awesome music can be.  I don't have quite that budget, though - so I want something just good, not excellent.  It'll sound amazing to me anyway, I'm used to 20$ skullcandy earbuds that I pick up after the last pair broke.  

 

Oh, incidentally, I'll be using these with my computer (no dedicated sound card of any sort) and my sansa clip+, unamped.  I suppose I could get an amp at some point, but I don't really have the cash now for one more than 30$, which I surmise wouldn't be a very good amp. And that 30$ is cutting into money that could be for headphones.

 

In short,  ATH-M50 or HD518?

 

Thanks!


The Clip is an outstanding bang for the buck, but even so, spending several times its cost on phones is probably overkill. And even more so for your computer probably. 

 

Take a look at joker's epic comparative headphones review. See how well the Koss Portapros and Superlux 668B do even compared to the the M50s? See how much cheaper they are? Does it really make sense to spend several times the money?

 

post #6202 of 29490
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Originally Posted by ellimistd View Post

I feel a bit obnoxious having created an account here only to ask a question about what I should buy, but I don't know enough about headphones to help anyone else -- that's why I have to ask in the first place!  Anyway, here goes:

 

I'm mainly considering ATH-M50 or Sennheiser HD518, so my price range is about 100-150$.  I'd like to stay on the lower end of that though. Grado SR60i looks good too - and pretty cheap - I want a good deal, and I wouldn't mid saving a lot of money if I lose a little quality.  Any other reccomendations in that range would be awesome, though.

 

I listen to a fairly wide variety of stuff:  pop, rock, electronica (not techno so much, more like MGMT than deadmau5), classical, and folk-ish stuff.  Generally not too much bass, but what there is I want to be clean

 

I have no real experience with audiophile equipment - this purchase is caused by a friend getting a pair of Sennheiser 600's, and my trying them out and realizing how awesome music can be.  I don't have quite that budget, though - so I want something just good, not excellent.  It'll sound amazing to me anyway, I'm used to 20$ skullcandy earbuds that I pick up after the last pair broke.  

 

Oh, incidentally, I'll be using these with my computer (no dedicated sound card of any sort) and my sansa clip+, unamped.  I suppose I could get an amp at some point, but I don't really have the cash now for one more than 30$, which I surmise wouldn't be a very good amp. And that 30$ is cutting into money that could be for headphones.

 

In short,  ATH-M50 or HD518?

 

Thanks!



the m50 hands down. get a cheap cmoy amp to use with your clip so you don't insta kill the battery,

post #6203 of 29490

Need a pair to replace my M50's 

 

- great bass and mids

- great comfi

- within the same pricerange as m50's (plus minus 50)

- great for the price 

 

Thanks

post #6204 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Cassiopeia View Post

Need a pair to replace my M50's 

 

- great bass and mids

- great comfi

- within the same pricerange as m50's (plus minus 50)

- great for the price 

 

Thanks


The kicker HP541.. Exactly how you described it and an actual upgrade to the M50.. No one here will tell you that but I will. Plus they are only $50...if your curious read the owner reviews on amazon.

 

post #6205 of 29490

I really like a more fun, and warm sound headphone

 

post #6206 of 29490


 

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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post




The kicker HP541.. Exactly how you described it and an actual upgrade to the M50.. No one here will tell you that but I will. Plus they are only $50...if your curious read the owner reviews on amazon.

 



thats more of a serious downgrade than an upgrade....I recommend the denon d2000 

post #6207 of 29490

Hi guys i'm planning on buying an ifrogz earpollution Nerverpipe headphone but Half the reviews i read say its bad and the other half says its very good

 

what are your guys's thoughts on it?

 

are there any better headphones for the same price that are flashy but have good sound quality?($40 max)

 

thanks!


Edited by tehperzon - 8/14/11 at 2:19pm
post #6208 of 29490
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Originally Posted by tehperzon View Post

Hi guys i'm planning on buying an ifrogz earpollution Nerverpipe headphone but Half the reviews i read say its bad and the other half says its very good

 

what are your guys's thoughts on it?

 

are there any better headphones for the same price that balance between looks and sound quality?($40 max)

 

thanks!

Well it won't be as flashy but I can almost certainly guarantee you it will sound better in every way compared to those.. Try the JVC HAS600 for $30.. 3 colors black, white, blue.. Look it up on amazon.
 

 

post #6209 of 29490

Looking for closed headphones around $200-300 USD

which would the best of these:

 

Sony XB1000

Beyerdynamic DT770

Denon D2000

Ultrasone Pro 900

AKG 271

 

or any other similar sounding headphones

 

post #6210 of 29490

Hi, I have some Sony SA500 headphones which I use at home when listening to CD's, however I want some cans which I can take out with my Ipod and to plug into my Imac at home. Budget £100 - £150. 

 

I have never tried grado's or senns, just wondered how much of a step down in audio quality (if any) would SR125's or HD558's be?

 

Cheers


Edited by steve998 - 8/14/11 at 2:42pm
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