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post #6316 of 29490

Hello Head-fi!

 

I have never owned a full-sized headphones so I am looking for some advice. I currently own Ety MC5, which I really like how it sounds although I sometimes find treble to be slightly lacking.

 

Things I'd like in headphones:

-Not bass emphasized (neutral if possible)

-Source is my laptop, which I think just has onboard soundcard.

-I listen to alot of classical music, some alternative (Modest Mouse, RHCP), some instrumental (Explosions in the Sky, God is an Astronaut), and a little bit of pop/hip-hop I listen through Pandora.

-Closed or open, it doesnt really matter because I will be mostly listening in my room.

-Although I dont have money to buy an amp atm, I will be able to afford one around $100-150 range in few weeks if it is needed.

-Budget is about $250.

 

 

Here are some cans I have been thinking about:

-Fischer Audio FA 003/002w

-AKG K701 (is Q701 any different than K701 except for aesthetics?)

-Beyer DT880

 

Thanks in advance.

post #6317 of 29490

Hey, I'm stuck between these two headphones, which do you recommend and why? Thanks.

 

Kicker HP541 vs. JVC HARX700

 

Links:

Kicker - http://www.amazon.com/Kicker-HP541-DJ-Style-Headphones-Black/dp/B002VWJY7U/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

JVC - http://www.amazon.com/JVC-HARX700-High-Grade-Full-Size-Headphone/dp/B0013OWPV4

post #6318 of 29490

Ok I have done alot of researching and learned alot (or I am pretty sure I have) since I joined this forum to find a headphone. I am a competitive gamer, but I also listen to music like classic rock, and dubstep, rarely movies, and like to be immersed with

gaming(CS 1.6/CZ(don't make fun of me) ) as well as music. I would like to hear footsteps and wallspams in cs, I also would like to have the best soundstage and imaging(directional pinpointing) available.

 

I have only had 20 dollar Wal-Mart headphones and a Gamecom 777 headset. I like closed headphones cause I don't want to hear the fan blowing, ect.

 

I have about $200 - $300 to spend on a headphone.

 

I have looked at alot of headphones, at first I thought I liked the AD700, I was about to buy it, then I saw the AD900, I was so excited i was about to buy that, but then I learned about how bass light it was and about how people were returning it because of that, which got me seriously researching because I don't want to buy one and be unsatisfied or buy multiple headphones (because I don't have money to throw around really).

 

I looked at:

AD700 - Read it was real good for positioning, had good soundstage, but was too basslight for immersion to really get into gaming and music.

AD900 - A little better than the AD700, but just the same about being basslight.

A 700/900 - Closed, good, but also heard the positioning and soundstage was reduced and the bass was better than the A700/900 but just wasn't good enough.

DT770 Pro 80Ohms - I then found this closed headphone, it was the headphone to get for gaming a few years ago (from what I've read) but some say it was just too bass heavy and the bass overpowered the rest of the sounds to get good positional accuracy and the sound stage (I know I have read that bass isn't good for that but people say it was WAY too overpowering for what it was)

DT880(forgot the ohm) - I found this and thought since it is semi-open/semi-closed, it would be really good, but then I read about people saying it leaks noise alot and how it isn't completely accurate in positional accuracy from behind or something, and that the bass is too light for the "immersion" like detail.

Superlux HD-668B - I havn't done much research on this, but what I have read is, people say this is a headphone up in the levels of the DT770 or something i think, and when I first posted in the other forum "post here to find a headphone" or something, Tacoboy recommended this to me. He said this is the one I should get.

 

After researching, I told myself I didn't want the AD700/900 or the A700/900, and i heard that the DT880 was semi-open so I wondered about how the sound leaked and that it was bad at pinpointing back directional sounds, then I looked at and researched alot more headphones and I think I am going to buy a DT770, i am just not sure about which Ohm I should pick, I will buy a Asus Xonar STX or a sound card and a dedicated amp (because I read that a STX cannot successfully power a headphone for maximum quality.) I didnt really think the Superlux HD-668B could be as good as a DT770 because of the price differences, so I couldn't really say anything much about that.

 

So I would like to know, am I making the right decision in picking the DT770? If I am right, which OHM should I choose and why? If I am wrong, please suggest a headphone and/or amp I should probably get instead of the DT770, and leave a reason why.

 

Thanks to all who gave me some suggestions in my first post, and thanks to everyone that will give me some good advice/suggestions in this post.

 

             Thanks so much for reading.

/end essay


Edited by dmann - 8/17/11 at 3:30pm
post #6319 of 29490

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.

post #6320 of 29490
You don't want bass for competitive gaming, single player it's ideal but it gets in the way of audio positioning in multiplayer.
post #6321 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by Duncical View Post

You don't want bass for competitive gaming, single player it's ideal but it gets in the way of audio positioning in multiplayer.


I know, but I want bass with my games/music, but i also want the best that is good with directional sounds, imaging, and has good soundstage that there is out there for $200,$300 that has some good bass.

   (I want the best of 2 worlds basically)

 

EDIT*  I mean I want the best that is available for my needs, thanks.


Edited by dmann - 8/17/11 at 4:41pm
post #6322 of 29490
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Originally Posted by dmann View Post

Quote: Originally Posted by Duncical You don't want bass for competitive gaming, single player it's ideal but it gets in the way of audio positioning in multiplayer. I know, but I want bass with my games/music, but i also want the best that is good with directional sounds, imaging, and has good soundstage that there is out there for $200,$300 that has some good bass. (I want the best of 2 worlds basically) EDIT* I mean I want the best that is available for my needs, thanks.


Many, if not all of the best headsets for gaming, have bass-light and treble-happy sigs. That's just how it works. Bass masks the details so it's pointless to even ask for "decent" bass if you're also interested in positioning. I'd advise you to get a different set of cans for gaming and music. The PC360 for gaming, and perhaps a M50 which are half decent in the bass arena could do it. If you stick to one can only for both tasks, you could end up with a can doing just mediocre at both.

JB
Edited by JoonBug - 8/17/11 at 7:10pm
post #6323 of 29490


 

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Originally Posted by JoonBug View Post




Many, if not all of the best headsets for gaming, have bass-light and treble-happy sigs. That's just how it works. Bass masks the details so it's pointless to even ask for "decent" bass if you're also interested in positioning. I'd advise you to get a different set of cans for gaming and music. The PC360 for gaming, and perhaps a M50 which are half decent in the bass arena could do it. If you stick to one can only for both tasks, you could end up with a can doing just mediocre at both.

JB

the m50 does not have so much bass that he wouldn't be able to use them for gaming.

 

post #6324 of 29490

how about some senn hd555's for gaming? their pretty bass light and for their price, have good detail, imaging, and soundstage.

post #6325 of 29490

don't get caught up in that hype where people claim that if a headphone is bassy it will be useless for games. positioning is only a factor in fps games, and unless you are some kind of pro mlg cs player or something you'll be fine.
 

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Originally Posted by kchapdaily View Post

how about some senn hd555's for gaming? their pretty bass light and for their price, have good detail, imaging, and soundstage.



 

post #6326 of 29490

could you be a little more specific? beyer has such a huge line of products lol. by portable do you mean they were smaller or they were categorized as a portable headphone?

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

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.



 

post #6327 of 29490

ive never really played games with headphones but i see where the argument is coming from. my only question is that if the bass on a pair of cans takes away from the detail of the highs and mids, would that just make it a bad pair of cans? if games make a headphone sound bad wouldnt music do the same thing?

post #6328 of 29490


man, it's all about the kind of music you listen to. Me, i listen to tons of dubstep, so cans with recessed mids and a big down low sound with nice treble are ideal. There is no perfectly neutral headphone, and even if their was it would probably be no fun. Find the cans that best suite your musical needs and buy them.

Quote:
Originally Posted by kchapdaily View Post

ive never really played games with headphones but i see where the argument is coming from. my only question is that if the bass on a pair of cans takes away from the detail of the highs and mids, would that just make it a bad pair of cans? if games make a headphone sound bad wouldnt music do the same thing?



 

post #6329 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

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.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by SennheiserHD View Post

could you be a little more specific? beyer has such a huge line of products lol. by portable do you mean they were smaller or they were categorized as a portable headphone?

 


No - he's saying that he tried the DT880 Pros in his local Guitar Center, really liked them, and is wondering if there is anything like them - but closed and portable.

 

post #6330 of 29490

I really need to work on my english X_X thanks man haha. if he wants portable beyer has the t50p which are a terrific set of cans

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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post



 


No - he's saying that he tried the DT880 Pros in his local Guitar Center, really liked them, and is wondering if there is anything like them - but closed and portable.

 



 

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