Head-Fi.org › Forums › Help and Getting Started › Introductions, Help and Recommendations › ++ FULL-SIZE HEADPHONE RECOMMENDATIONS THREAD++ CLOSED: Please post a thread in the Introductions, Help and Advice forum
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

++ FULL-SIZE HEADPHONE RECOMMENDATIONS THREAD++ CLOSED: Please post a thread in the... - Page 444  

post #6646 of 29491

Right, but the AD700 is butt-ugly and from what I read has bad mids and bass.

Just so you know I have no speaker system so I need a good all-arounder.. 598's seem to be the best. Plus they look SEXY.


Edited by csm725 - 8/25/11 at 10:55am
post #6647 of 29491

At the moment, i have Sennheiser PC-350 headphones plugged to Asus Xonar DG souncard/amplifier. I mostly enjoy music such as this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvTe1-a6Pdo have to link it since i have no idea what do you call that type of music. Ambient i guess.

 

I have been thinking of buying Sennheiser HD 598 for so long. But i have no idea, if 598 is sensible upgrade after PC-350? Are those 2 almost at par, and will i even hear the difference if i buy HD 598? Are 598 good for that musicstyle i mentioned? Or are there phones even better for that style?

 

post #6648 of 29491

Buy the 598s. Seriously. You love the look and they sound excellent. As long as you're cool with an open can, you won't need another headphone until the HE 500.
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by csm725 View Post

Right, but the AD700 is butt-ugly and from what I read has bad mids and bass.

Just so you know I have no speaker system so I need a good all-arounder.. 598's seem to be the best. Plus they look SEXY.

 

The 598 works very well with music like that. Electronic music without pounding baselines is probably ideal for them actually. They don't lack bass, but it's not at the forefront either. Music like that is very mid friendly, and the 598 has the best mids under 900 that I've heard. 
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by TuBBe View Post

At the moment, i have Sennheiser PC-350 headphones plugged to Asus Xonar DG souncard/amplifier. I mostly enjoy music such as this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvTe1-a6Pdo have to link it since i have no idea what do you call that type of music. Ambient i guess.

 

I have been thinking of buying Sennheiser HD 598 for so long. But i have no idea, if 598 is sensible upgrade after PC-350? Are those 2 almost at par, and will i even hear the difference if i buy HD 598? Are 598 good for that musicstyle i mentioned? Or are there phones even better for that style?

 



PS: Feel like a fanboy for the HD 598...and I guess I kind of am.

 

post #6649 of 29491

Hi, 

 

I can't choose, please help me, if you can't say which is best then just say if 1 ore more isn't very good.

 

1. Koss PRO DJ100

 

2. AKG GHS 1 (gaming headphones/headset)

 

3. AKG K-240

 

4. AKG K 142 HD

 

5. AKG K99

 

 

Greetings,

post #6650 of 29491

I don't have experience with any of these except the Pro DJ 100, but I will say that it's an amazing headphone. Highly recommended. It needs an amp though to sound its best.
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Flumphy View Post

Hi, 

 

I can't choose, please help me, if you can't say which is best then just say if 1 ore more isn't very good.

 

1. Koss PRO DJ100

 

2. AKG GHS 1 (gaming headphones/headset)

 

3. AKG K-240

 

4. AKG K 142 HD

 

5. AKG K99

 

 

Greetings,



 

 

post #6651 of 29491

Can someone else PLEASE comment on Ath M50's sound isolation; how would they hold up in a live djing/loud environment with there sound isolation?

post #6652 of 29491
Quote:
Originally Posted by hazebot View Post

Can someone else PLEASE comment on Ath M50's sound isolation; how would they hold up in a live djing/loud environment with there sound isolation?



I answered you earlier... but to reiterate: they'll be fine, though there are better options out there. Getting some spare Shure 840 pads will offer better isolation and comfort (and it's not a bad idea to have spare pads anyways). 

post #6653 of 29491


 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post





I answered you earlier... but to reiterate: they'll be fine, though there are better options out there. Getting some spare Shure 840 pads will offer better isolation and comfort (and it's not a bad idea to have spare pads anyways). 

Okay, thanks man
 

 

post #6654 of 29491
Quote:
Originally Posted by roBernd View Post




Get the K242HD instead, worth every penny in price difference. A great alrounder + comfortable as hell, especially compared to the K142's comfort.

 


I'm a little confused. Are these still in production?

 

post #6655 of 29491

I should be the same as the K240... I think the K241 and 242 numbering is just a regional/country thing.

post #6656 of 29491
Quote:
Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post





I answered you earlier... but to reiterate: they'll be fine, though there are better options out there. Getting some spare Shure 840 pads will offer better isolation and comfort (and it's not a bad idea to have spare pads anyways). 



How would they(shure 840) perform comfortwise against the A700? I've read some complaints about comfort with the shure's

post #6657 of 29491
Quote:
Originally Posted by jhelsas View Post





How would they(shure 840) perform comfortwise against the A700? I've read some complaints about comfort with the shure's

 

Armaegis was talking about using the Shure 840 pads on the M50.  The 840 pads are very soft - one of the most comfortable I've used.

 

Comparing the A700 directly with the Shure 840 (comparing the two cans) - the A700 is definitely more comfortable because of it's design.  SQ wise, I much preferred the Shures.  And FTR I found the Shures supremely comfortable - just a little heavy.  The problem is that with the 840's most people either love or hate the comfort.  You're best to try them first if you are considering the 840's.

post #6658 of 29491
Quote:
Originally Posted by jhelsas View Post


How would they(shure 840) perform comfortwise against the A700? I've read some complaints about comfort with the shure's


The Audio Technica wing system is super comfortable, though not very stable. I would say any of them are easily more comfortable than the Shures.

 

The Shure pads are very soft and provide good isolation. The gripe with the 840 is the lousy headband. It's huge and heavy and has a stupid unnecessary rubber chunk in it, which is also somewhat flat and places a lot of pressure on the top of your head. If you have a wider head that contours just right, it's quite comfortable. If not, you get all that weight on the top which is very uncomfortable.

 

post #6659 of 29491

Hi all. thanks in advance for your help, you guys have a great thing going!

 

I'm looking for closed, around the ear headphones, $100 or less, that have decent base and isolation is important. I'd also like them to be comfortable (crown is about average circumference). 

 

I listen to dubsteb, classical, rap, blues, rock, and would like the headphones to improve my gaming experience (surround sound ideal but not necessary or even likely at my price point).

 

What do you recommend? Thanks very much!

 

edit: ive been looking at the Sennheiser hd428s, if that helps.


Edited by mdefo - 8/25/11 at 9:00pm
post #6660 of 29491
Quote:
Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

 

That is an awful price... it's around $30 off Amazon US. Can you order it online and have it shipped to you?



I live in Brasil too.

Do you want to hear an awful price?

What about US$ 160 for an HD201?

That's why i don't buy phones here @ home.

Unfortunatly, i amazon denies shipping of anything but books and cds to Brasil.


I was looking @ ebay for the 840, but i don't know if it's safe to buy on ebay, never tried.


Edited by jhelsas - 8/25/11 at 8:54pm
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
This thread is locked  
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Help and Getting Started › Introductions, Help and Recommendations › ++ FULL-SIZE HEADPHONE RECOMMENDATIONS THREAD++ CLOSED: Please post a thread in the Introductions, Help and Advice forum