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Hey all,

 

I'm looking to buy some new headphones (surprise, surprise!), and I'd like to hear your more-experienced suggestions.

 

I listen primarily to drum and bass, electro, and other electronic music, and I'll be using these 'phones to produce in those styles as well. I am also thinking about getting my very own DJ decks, so I may have need for these headphones to be versatile in that way as well.

 

Annnd... my price range is about 160-200 dollars. So far I've been looking at Allen & Heath Xone XD-53s, Audio Technica ATH-M50s, and some Beyerdynamics... any ideas? (:



how big of a factor is price? you can get the m50's for about 100 and while you will have to EQ them a bit to get the same bass (they are very neutral) as a lot of the beyers for the money you get some real nice phones. if price is NOT  factor then the beyer DT770 pro 80 ohm will be your best choice. if you want to move away from AT and beyer I have a huge list of bass headphones I can suggest.

 

Price is not so much a factor... I'd like to stay in that range, but my concern is getting some good headphones. (:

 

I'd be very happy to go with a pair of Beyers... another question, though. Would it be better to get the 880 Pros as opposed to the 770s? I know there's a lot of debate concerning the 770s-880s-990s, and that the 880s are a little upwards of 200 bucks, but I'm a little flexible - just looking for a great sound for mixing/producing as well as listening.

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Price is not so much a factor... I'd like to stay in that range, but my concern is getting some good headphones. (:

 

I'd be very happy to go with a pair of Beyers... another question, though. Would it be better to get the 880 Pros as opposed to the 770s? I know there's a lot of debate concerning the 770s-880s-990s, and that the 880s are a little upwards of 200 bucks, but I'm a little flexible - just looking for a great sound for mixing/producing as well as listening.


there are a lot of different ohm versions of the 770/880/990 and they all sound different. if you need some clarification check out the link in my signature i compare the bassiest of the beyers against each other.

 

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hey guys I'm thinking about DT 990 PRO is it good for rock, metal and electronic music? is it really that hard to drive? Can I connect it directly to my Xonar DX?

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what do you think about adidas originals x sennheiser hd 220 headphones ?


It appears to be a rebadged HD228. Look up reviews for that. Personally I wasn't really wowed by the HD228, but it's good for the price and comfort is excellent. 

 



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ok didn't see this before, my aplogies

what headphones would you all recommend for an Ipod classic 160gb, 200 dollar budget, reasonably attractive headphones, and nice and comfortable.
and would you recommend a portable amp ?

thanks


Any particular genres you listen to? Here's some random recommendations:

Phiaton MS300 or 400

Audio Technica ATH-ESW9a

Pioneer HDJ-500

Denon D1100

 

 



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hey guys I'm thinking about DT 990 PRO is it good for rock, metal and electronic music? is it really that hard to drive? Can I connect it directly to my Xonar DX?


Good for electronic, maybe less so for rock and metal. I would steer towards the DT880 as a better all-rounder. That said, the DT series are not the easiest headphones to drive. Does the DX have a good headphone amp? I know the STX has one, but I don't know about the DX...

 

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Good for electronic, maybe less so for rock and metal. I would steer towards the DT880 as a better all-rounder. That said, the DT series are not the easiest headphones to drive. Does the DX have a good headphone amp? I know the STX has one, but I don't know about the DX...

 



I really don't know if the amp is good but here is the best review I've found

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/5599-asus-xonar-dx-7-1-pci-e-sound-card-review-6.html

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Is there a closed, more portable version of the Beyer DT880 Pro's? I tried a pair at a local Guitar Center store and I really liked them.

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hey guys I'm thinking about DT 990 PRO is it good for rock, metal and electronic music? is it really that hard to drive? Can I connect it directly to my Xonar DX?


Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro "250-Ohm" headphones, nope, the Asus Xonar DX max is somewhere around 150-Ohms.

 


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It appears to be a rebadged HD228. Look up reviews for that. Personally I wasn't really wowed by the HD228, but it's good for the price and comfort is excellent. 

 




Any particular genres you listen to? Here's some random recommendations:

Phiaton MS300 or 400

Audio Technica ATH-ESW9a

Pioneer HDJ-500

Denon D1100

 

 




Good for electronic, maybe less so for rock and metal. I would steer towards the DT880 as a better all-rounder. That said, the DT series are not the easiest headphones to drive. Does the DX have a good headphone amp? I know the STX has one, but I don't know about the DX...

 



 The DX does NOT have an amp, also the card is not shielded and will be very susceptible to noise from other components.



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Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro "250-Ohm" headphones, nope, the Asus Xonar DX max is somewhere around 150-Ohms.

 



What are you talking about?? You can't just make a statement like that. A lot of low impedance headphones are very difficult to drive due to large voice coils or high sensitivity, ohms don't tell you the whole story.


Edited by SennheiserHD - 8/16/11 at 4:49pm
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I just bought a pair of Audio Technica m50's. I've been told they are even better than the studio beats which are much more expensive, better mids and highs and much sharper lows than the beats. My friend has a pair of studio beats and I think the bass is too loud and often leaves the song muddy. For $150 I though this was the best bang for my buck, did I make the right decision? I was between these and the Ultrasone HFI 780's

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I just bought a pair of Audio Technica m50's. I've been told they are even better than the studio beats which are much more expensive, better mids and highs and much sharper lows than the beats. My friend has a pair of studio beats and I think the bass is too loud and often leaves the song muddy. For $150 I though this was the best bang for my buck, did I make the right decision? I was between these and the Ultrasone HFI 780's



I think you paid a bit too much for your m50's but you still got a much better deal than that guy with the beats. Actually if you play with the EQ you can get more bass out of your m50's than the beats and they will still sound better. They are just very neutral headphones by design.

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I just bought a pair of Audio Technica m50's. I've been told they are even better than the studio beats which are much more expensive, better mids and highs and much sharper lows than the beats. My friend has a pair of studio beats and I think the bass is too loud and often leaves the song muddy. For $150 I though this was the best bang for my buck, did I make the right decision? I was between these and the Ultrasone HFI 780's



You made a good choice. For the price of the beats you could buy both the M50 and HFI780 if you wanted. The 780 would have less bass. If you're looking for more the HFI580 is well regarded.

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A 580 with the EQ turned up around the mid-range springs to mind - is there a reason this won't work for you?


Ehhhh how would I do this, I'm interested.

I looked at one tutorial and it was way too complicated -- it explained what to look for and what frequencies you should change... couldn't follow :S Is there a simple answer for the hfi and a program I can plug those values in or something?

 

Also, would you guys recommend the hfi 580 or the hfi 780, I'm having trouble decide between these two. Gracias 

(I'd prefer if they still worked well amp-less)

 

 


Edited by jmarsiglio - 8/16/11 at 5:11pm
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 The DX does NOT have an amp, also the card is not shielded and will be very susceptible to noise from other components.





What are you talking about?? You can't just make a statement like that. A lot of low impedance headphones are very difficult to drive due to large voice coils or high sensitivity, ohms don't tell you the whole story.


The Xonar DX, D1, DS and DG do not have shielding, guess what, most sound cards sold in the world do not have shielding.

So electronics manufacturers list Ohm ratings for no good reason.

My Xonar DX works just fine with my 80-Ohm headphone (sounds good too), but barely powers my 250-Ohm headphone with all the volumes max out.

Do you find any literature from Asus that say the Xonar DX (or D1) does not come with a headphone amp.

Why does sound from my Xonar DX sound almost as good as my little tube headphone amplifier?

Have you ever thought that Asus does not want it's customers to know the DX has a headphone amplifier because they want their customer buy their more expensive cards.

Asus can put a headphone amplifier on their $30 DG, but not their $90 DX?


Edited by Tacoboy - 8/16/11 at 5:24pm
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The Xonar DX, D1, DS and DG do not have shielding, guess what, most sound cards sold in the world do not have shielding.

So electronics manufacturers list Ohm ratings for no good reason.

My Xonar DX works just fine with my 80-Ohm headphone (sounds good too), but barely powers my 250-Ohm headphone with all the volumes max out.

Do you find any literature from Asus that say the Xonar DX (or D1) does not come with a headphone amp.

Why does sound from my Xonar DX sound almost as good as my little tube headphone amplifier?

Have you ever thought that Asus does not want it's customers to know the DX has a headphone amplifier because they want their customer buy their more expensive cards.

Asus can put a headphone amplifier on their $30 DG, but not their $90 DX?



LOL!!! I say it doesn't have an amp because i can physically look at the card and see that there is no amp. The DX is a home theater card designed for 7.1, and home theater systems have their own form of amplification. There is no conspiracy, asus is not trying to "scam" you, please do some reading before you start helping others. I have seen you recommending the superlux 668b to almost everyone you meet no matter their needs or budget, people are gonna come back upset and for good reason.


Edited by SennheiserHD - 8/16/11 at 5:49pm
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You're kinda .. off. 

 

http://sg.asus.com/Multimedia/Audio_Cards/Xonar_Essence_STX/

 

http://www.asus.com/Multimedia/Audio_Cards/Xonar_U3/

 

I really don't know how you can tell whether a device has a built-in amp just by looking at it's casing, lol. 

 

And please don't be so rude when you're trying to call out on others' mistakes. Anyone with a brain would know to take

 

the advice in this thread with a grain of salt. 

 

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LOL!!! I say it doesn't have an amp because i can physically look at the card and see that there is no amp. The DX is a home theater card designed for 7.1, and home theater systems have their own form of amplification. There is no conspiracy, asus is not trying to "scam" you, please do some reading before you start helping others. I have seen you recommending the superlux 668b to almost everyone you meet no matter their needs or budget, people are gonna come back upset and for good reason.



 

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