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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.

 

Do you know any good stores on either Boston or New York?

I'm probably traveling there next year, so it would be a good oportunity to try and possibly buy some cans
 

 

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Ok, what do people think of:

Ipod                                       Schiit Asgard             AKG K702

or                                     >   or                        >    or
Kenwood Dp-730 cdp              Little Dot 1+               Sennheiser Hd600
 

I own both the Ipod and Cdp already, and need an amp and Headphones (the amp is needed to power headphones from the Cdp.
I need an amp and Headphones, I currently have Samson Sr-850s, which are ok, but not great.
Any alternative amps or headphone suggestions are welcomed.
I listen mostly Alot of Prog Metal, Alt/indie, and some Jazz and Classical.
I don't like my music to be too in my face, so laid back is good, But clarity and accurate reproduction of the music is what I would like
I Do like Strong mids, as this where the Guitar sits in a mix, And as a guitar player, I like to hear them really sing.
 

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Do you know any good stores on either Boston or New York?

I'm probably traveling there next year, so it would be a good oportunity to try and possibly buy some cans
 

 

 

Not sure about Boston - but for NY I make sure I go to either JR (http://www.jr.com/category/audio/headphones/) or B&H (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/browse/Headphones-Accessories/ci/12568/N/4289367046) each time I travel.  Both have very good areas to demo headphones.  Staff are good as well.  The team at JR were quite happy for me to open cans off the shelf if they weren't plugged in on their demo rack.  They knew I was buying - which probably helped wink.gif

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Originally Posted by mdefo View Post

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.


You should be able to find the HD448 for that price. Also consider the Shure 440 if you want some more isolation.

 



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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.


If you're willing to buy used, we have a sale forum here. Shipping costs will not be favourable though...

 



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Originally Posted by PleasantNoise View Post

Ok, what do people think of:

Ipod                                       Schiit Asgard             AKG K702

or                                     >   or                        >    or
Kenwood Dp-730 cdp              Little Dot 1+               Sennheiser Hd600
 

I own both the Ipod and Cdp already, and need an amp and Headphones (the amp is needed to power headphones from the Cdp.
I need an amp and Headphones, I currently have Samson Sr-850s, which are ok, but not great.
Any alternative amps or headphone suggestions are welcomed.
I listen mostly Alot of Prog Metal, Alt/indie, and some Jazz and Classical.
I don't like my music to be too in my face, so laid back is good, But clarity and accurate reproduction of the music is what I would like
I Do like Strong mids, as this where the Guitar sits in a mix, And as a guitar player, I like to hear them really sing.
 


Definitely go with the Senn if you'd like a more laid back sound, and powered with tubes (I happen to like the Bottlehead Crack; I haven't heard the two you listed). Also consider an AKG K240.

 

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What do you think is best for Dance/house and hiphop production ?

HD280 - DT 770 PRO - DT 990 PRO (because I heard the closed on the 770 can be tiring to the ears).

 

Or do you have other suggestions ?

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What do you think is best for Dance/house and hiphop production ?

HD280 - DT 770 PRO - DT 990 PRO (because I heard the closed on the 770 can be tiring to the ears).

 

Or do you have other suggestions ?


Easily the HD280. The other two are far too bassy for production if you want any hope of getting your mixes actually balanced correctly.

 

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Definitely go with the Senn if you'd like a more laid back sound, and powered with tubes (I happen to like the Bottlehead Crack; I haven't heard the two you listed). Also consider an AKG K240.

 



The little dot 1+ is a hybrid tube amp I believe, and the Schiit asgard is ss class A.
The HD600's do sound nice out of the Asgard apparently, Haven't heard much about the Little Dot 1+ with the HD600s
It's just cheap, I can get hold of it locally in New Zealand, and I have read some good things about it.
The K240's are on the list too, and they are around half the price of the K702s and Hd600s

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Easily the HD280. The other two are far too bassy for production if you want any hope of getting your mixes actually balanced correctly.

 



Ok. I did hear the HD280 has a certain 'lack' of bass. Is that correct?
I don't want too much bass, but def don't want a lack of.

Are there better option perhapse, within a price-range of 150 bucks

 

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Originally Posted by mdefo View Post

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.


You should be able to find the HD448 for that price. Also consider the Shure 440 if you want some more isolation.

 

 

 

 

 

I should have mentioned that I have an iphone 3gs -- I read that iphones cant power those. I care mostly about bass, comfort and isolation, any other ideas?

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I should have mentioned that I have an iphone 3gs -- I read that iphones cant power those. I care mostly about bass, comfort and isolation, any other ideas?
 


HD448 is 32 ohms.  Shure 440 is 44 ohms.  iPhone 3gs should power them fine.

 

My iPod Touch G4 and iPhone4 both powered my SRH840's with no issues.

 

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Originally Posted by RBP901 View Post





Ok. I did hear the HD280 has a certain 'lack' of bass. Is that correct?
I don't want too much bass, but def don't want a lack of.

Are there better option perhapse, within a price-range of 150 bucks

 


It's meant for mixing and production. There's no 'lack' of bass. There's realistic bass. They're overall pretty flat.

How about the MDR V6? Little more bass, cheaper...and industry standard.
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Originally Posted by PleasantNoise View Post





The little dot 1+ is a hybrid tube amp I believe, and the Schiit asgard is ss class A.
The HD600's do sound nice out of the Asgard apparently, Haven't heard much about the Little Dot 1+ with the HD600s
It's just cheap, I can get hold of it locally in New Zealand, and I have read some good things about it.
The K240's are on the list too, and they are around half the price of the K702s and Hd600s


Save the wallet a little and I say go with the K240 and which ever amp you can get cheaper.

 



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Originally Posted by RBP901 View Post

Ok. I did hear the HD280 has a certain 'lack' of bass. Is that correct?

I don't want too much bass, but def don't want a lack of.

Are there better option perhapse, within a price-range of 150 bucks

 

The HD280 were not lacking to my ear, though compared to typical consumer headphones with a bass hump they might sound that way. For mixing/producing you almost want to veer towards the leaner side anyways. For casual listening you go to the emphasized side.
 

 

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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post




Save the wallet a little and I say go with the K240 and which ever amp you can get cheaper.

 



The HD280 were not lacking to my ear, though compared to typical consumer headphones with a bass hump they might sound that way. For mixing/producing you almost want to veer towards the leaner side anyways. For casual listening you go to the emphasized side.

 


I understand. IS there an headphone in that range that is to be considered 'right in the middle' when it comes to Casual vs mixing/producing.

I guess the choise I have now is the V6 or the HD280. I'll take a listen to both! Thanks

 

post #6675 of 29491

The better half recently decorated the living room and decided my KEF speakers were no longer a part of her colour scheme, so they have retired to the spare room to await another day, and I bought a pair of monitor audio speakers, which are ok, but nowhere near as good as my old speakers.  As a compromise, I'm going to buy a pair of headphones and as I've never really had 'proper' headphones before was looking for some advice.

 

My set up is NAD C350 amp and NAD CD player, which are both great.  I would be interested in wireless headphones, but only if I could listen in other rooms.  My other half would be watching TV whilst I would be listening, so I would need them to not leak too much to distract her, not sure if that would mean going for closed or not.  If my budget would only let me go with the 'line of sight' style wireless headphones, then I would prefer wired ones for the improved sound quality.  My budget is around £100 could maybe stretch a bit higher.  I mainly listen to folk, classical, rock etc.

 

Thanks,

 

Dom

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