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Originally Posted by derbigpr View Post

HD600 or HD650??? 

 

For jazz, classical, vocal, blues,  soft rock. I dont listen to any metal, hip top, trance or very fast music, the fastest music i listen to is

something like dire straits,  the eagles or similar, but mostly i listen to pure instrumental and vocal music.

 

My current setup is Asus xonar D2X ---> pro-ject headbox SEII amp  --> headphones.

 

It's not a huge diference between them, and I actually preferred the HD600 by a small margin.
 

 



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Originally Posted by drummerundrcovr View Post

I'm itching to buy a nice pair of headphones with a max of $160. I don't want to stretch any further than that.

 

I listen to a lot of bass heavy progressive trance, progressive house, and house music, and on the contrary a bit of rock, metal, and whatever 311 falls under (very precise drums, guitar, and a little bass work). I have a pair of hd 202's and they serve me very well, only to fall short in the bass department. Three headphones I've picked out are these:

 

 
Shure SRH-840
Audio Technica M-50
hfi-580
 
Any suggestions?

 

My vote goes to the Ultrasone. Strong bass and highs will give you the thump for house, and the edginess for rock and metal.
 

 



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Originally Posted by klinic View Post

Looking to buy some decent headphones. Budget is around AU$200, can be stretched a little for a real bargain. Willing to buy online.

 

Listen to mostly Prog metal like Dream Theater, Opeth and Nevermore but also anything from Megadeth to Pink Floyd, Radiohead and some Jazz. I also watch a lot of movies, tv shows and anime on headphones and the ability to tracking guitars via them is also a plus, but not my main aim I don't really enjoy the technological side of music.

 

Source is a MacBook Pro and iPhone, no amp, but that can be purchased, if portable. Will mostly be used at home, but also on the train to Uni.


You'll be wanting something with strong isolation for the train. How about the Senn HD380? Reasonably balanced sound, strong isolation, and folds up for travel.

 

 



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Originally Posted by NiTramZ View Post

So i own the HD598 but just recently got a hold of some XB500's,. i like the bass and forward sound from the xb500's but i also like the higher quality sound coming from the hd598's are there any cans that will meet my needs? Have a budget of $250

 

Cheers


You could always move up the chain with the XB700/1000. Or take a look at the Beyerdynamic DT880.

 



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Originally Posted by saucy View Post

I've been wanting to purchase a headphone but have no idea whatsoever where to start. I will be using it to do edits on movies and sound effects (film student), but I want to use the headphone with my ipod as well. I mostly use it when I'm walking, in the bus, the library (so minimal noise leak and isolation), and I fly quite often too. I mostly listen to classical, indie, vocal, jazz, slow rock. My budget is around $150, any idea what headphone I should get?

 

Thanks


The Sennheiser HD280 is the absolute king of isolation at your price point, and also has a relatively flat frequency response which is good for editing.

 



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Originally Posted by Arowind91 View Post

Currently I own the Grado SR60i and they are great.  However I take the the train to school everyday and as you can imagine they are not the best headphones to use on the train.  I'm looking for a portable closed set of headphones.  I have heard that the Sennheiser PX 200-II are good for such occasions. Are they good for my needs?  Any other recommendations?


They're good headphones, but not the greatest at isolation. Within the same form factor, the Senn HD25-1-ii are much better though twice as expensive. The AKG K81/518 are also excellent at isolation, and closer in price.

 

post #7232 of 29490

What to make of all the different experiences of all the different headphones?

Which ones should I buy??

 

Hey people!

I've recently come to consider spending some money on a quality pair of full sized headphones. After browsing around the forums here at head-fi and other websites, i've begun to understand why there's so many different post about almost the same thing; It's bloody difficult to put the pieces together to figure out what's "for you". so I figured i'd just enter a post for my self and see where that takes me.

So long story short:

 

I listen to pretty much every category of rock and a bit acoustic and classical music. So the use of the headphones i'd like to buy has to be in this area. I've tried the sennheisers hd 558 and 595, akg k271, beyerdynamic dt770 pro 250 ohm.

 

I enjoyed both the sennheisers for their accuracy and detail, but I have a problem with open sealed phones because I live with my girlfriend, and well, she doesn't enjoy too hear my music. so those are pretty much out of the picture.

 

the Akg k 271s I only had a chance to try on my mp3 in the store, and i didn't quite feel i got to see the best side of them, all the time I felt there were something more to them, but it eluded me.

 

The Beyerdynamics I really enjoyed, especially with some Deep Purple songs. But then again, the bass was a bit overwhelming, and i didn't get anywhere near the detail of the sennheisers or what I felt the AKGs could do.

 

So what I'm wondering is this:

 

* Are there any closed back sennheisers or any other headphones with good detail and accuracy you could recommend?

* Is there more to the k261's than meets the eye? Do they remarkably better with an amp?

* And lastly; are there any other headphones i should try before i make up my mind?

 

Thanks for your time if you bothered to read (and hopefully reply)!!!

 

 

 

EDIT: 18/9, hd 558, not 555.


Edited by LiveForMusic - 9/17/11 at 5:40pm
post #7233 of 29490
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Originally Posted by LiveForMusic View Post

What to make of all the different experiences of all the different headphones?

Which ones should I buy??

 

Hey people!

I've recently come to consider spending some money on a quality pair of full sized headphones. After browsing around the forums here at head-fi and other websites, i've begun to understand why there's so many different post about almost the same thing; It's bloody difficult to put the pieces together to figure out what's "for you". so I figured i'd just enter a post for my self and see where that takes me.

So long story short:

 

I listen to pretty much every category of rock and a bit acoustic and classical music. So the use of the headphones i'd like to buy has to be in this area. I've tried the sennheisers hd 555 and 595, akg k271, beyerdynamic dt770 pro 250 ohm.

 

I enjoyed both the sennheisers for their accuracy and detail, but I have a problem with open sealed phones because I live with my girlfriend, and well, she doesn't enjoy too hear my music. so those are pretty much out of the picture.

 

the Akg k 271s I only had a chance to try on my mp3 in the store, and i didn't quite feel i got to see the best side of them, all the time I felt there were something more to them, but it eluded me.

 

The Beyerdynamics I really enjoyed, especially with some Deep Purple songs. But then again, the bass was a bit overwhelming, and i didn't get anywhere near the detail of the sennheisers or what I felt the AKGs could do.

 

So what I'm wondering is this:

 

* Are there any closed back sennheisers or any other headphones with good detail and accuracy you could recommend?

* Is there more to the k261's than meets the eye? Do they remarkably better with an amp?

* And lastly; are there any other headphones i should try before i make up my mind?

 

Thanks for your time if you bothered to read (and hopefully reply)!!!


In general, the closed Senheiser are not as good as their open counterparts. I quite like the HD380, but it is bass tilted and doesn't quite have the same spaciousness as the 5xx series, though I thought detailing was good.

 

The AKGs definitely like to have some amping behind them. A home receiver will do in most cases. Much like the Sennheisers though, AKGs closed offerings are not quite as good as their open ones. The K240 is an excellent headphone, and to my ears better than the K701.

 

Beyers also like to have extra amping behind them. The DT770 does sport fantastic isolation though; possibly best in class. The DT880 is a more balanced sibling with better detail and less overwhelming bass, and is "semi-open" so it doesn't leak as much as the HD5xx, but still leaks a little.

 

Perhaps another to consider would be the Shure 840 or the 940. The former being bassier, the latter having stronger mids/highs and detailing.

 

 

 

post #7234 of 29490

 

Hello Head-Fi community. Long time lurker and audiophile here.

Im a large person (not fat). Im 6'7 I have a hard time finding headphones for my large head and ears

Ive been through multiple headphones XB700, HD595, DT770/80, AKG701.

They have all been very good sound headphones but after 1-3 hours of use, they either hurt the top of my head or bend my ears slightly back or forward and cause discomfort.

For instance the AKG701 had enough room in the ear cups but the head band cause so much pain I returned them the next day. The HD595 and DT770 bent my the tip of my ears back or forward, which wasn't any real problem until after 2 hours of wearing them.

 

I just recently got to test on the Sennhieser PC360.

These things were amazing to wear. I wore them for about 6 hours straight playing call of duty. ABSOLUTELY no pain or discomfort at all.

I'm considering buying these right this second.. but I am also looking for something for music. If I could find a headphone as comfortable as the PC360 for music Im

going to sell my all old headphones.

 

I used to own the HD595 but sold them a long time ago. I am not sure if the new HD558, which are supposed to be an improvement over the 555/595 has the same comfort.

It must be a combination of the thickness of the PC360's padding and frame which makes it comfortable as it is and was hoping the 558 would be the same.

I prefer closed cans but I'll take anything if it is comfortable. If anyone owns the PC360's do you have another headphone that has the same amount of space in the cans?

 

I listen to all sorts of music. Classical, Orchestra, Rock, Metal, Electronic, but Rap the least.

I am shooting for something that works with classical/orchestrated cause I usually listen while studying. Though I'll still listen to Drum and Bass, Dubstep etc. Nothing eq cant fix. Doesn't need extremely strong bass.

 

Are the new HD558 like the PC360?

Thank you for your time.

post #7235 of 29490

D2000's or M50's as an upgrade from my TMA-1's (I occasionally borrow a pair of SR60's)?

I also heard that these headphones were great for their $30 price tag:

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-RP-HTF600-S-Step-Monitor/dp/B004MMEI8W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8

 

Thank you so much.


Edited by nathanachen - 9/17/11 at 7:57pm
post #7236 of 29490
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Originally Posted by nathanachen View Post

D2000's or M50's as an upgrade from my TMA-1's (I occasionally borrow a pair of SR60's)?

I also heard that these headphones were great for their $30 price tag:

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-RP-HTF600-S-Step-Monitor/dp/B004MMEI8W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8

 

Thank you so much.


Neither IMO...M50s are NOT an upgrade at all, and the D2000 are more a side grade adding comfort mostly. They do scale well though. If you're set on one, D2000.

I would wait and get an actual upgrade.
post #7237 of 29490
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post



Neither IMO...M50s are NOT an upgrade at all, and the D2000 are more a side grade adding comfort mostly. They do scale well though. If you're set on one, D2000.

I would wait and get an actual upgrade.


Any suggestions?

My price range is up to around $300.

I listen to Jazz, Rock, Electronic, Pop, Hip Hop/Rap, Classical, and Piano.

Portability and comfort aren't really a factor for me.

I don't have an amp; I use an iPhone w/ mostly 320 kbps mp3s.

post #7238 of 29490
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Originally Posted by nathanachen View Post




Any suggestions?

My price range is up to around $300.

I listen to Jazz, Rock, Electronic, Pop, Hip Hop/Rap, Classical, and Piano.

Portability and comfort aren't really a factor for me.

I don't have an amp; I use an iPhone w/ mostly 320 kbps mp3s.


I would recommend the Shure SRH940's but they are not bassy headphones (they are more mid/high-centered headphones), so Electronic, Hip-Hop, and some rock would sound odd. However, if you have an EQ app for the iPhone (Equalizer and EQu come to mind), you can EQ the 940's quite well. They do vocals (especially female vocals), classical, jazz, and piano really well. Depending on the type of pop, these headphones might not cut it (I mainly listen to female Chinese pop artists and they sound excellent with the 940's).

 

You might also want to check out the Shure SRH840's which have more bass than the 940's and sound warmer overall.

 

post #7239 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post




 

M50 is good with a solid punchy bass.

 

Amping for the fostex... even a basic cmoy will do, though you could always go a little higher up. It depends how much you're willing to spend.

 



 


does the bass overpower everything else with the m50 and how much would the srh840 be? i want to hear them as the reviews say they are good

post #7240 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Gunstar View Post

 

Hello Head-Fi community. Long time lurker and audiophile here.

Im a large person (not fat). Im 6'7 I have a hard time finding headphones for my large head and ears

Ive been through multiple headphones XB700, HD595, DT770/80, AKG701.

They have all been very good sound headphones but after 1-3 hours of use, they either hurt the top of my head or bend my ears slightly back or forward and cause discomfort.

For instance the AKG701 had enough room in the ear cups but the head band cause so much pain I returned them the next day. The HD595 and DT770 bent my the tip of my ears back or forward, which wasn't any real problem until after 2 hours of wearing them.

 

I just recently got to test on the Sennhieser PC360.

These things were amazing to wear. I wore them for about 6 hours straight playing call of duty. ABSOLUTELY no pain or discomfort at all.

I'm considering buying these right this second.. but I am also looking for something for music. If I could find a headphone as comfortable as the PC360 for music Im

going to sell my all old headphones.

 

I used to own the HD595 but sold them a long time ago. I am not sure if the new HD558, which are supposed to be an improvement over the 555/595 has the same comfort.

It must be a combination of the thickness of the PC360's padding and frame which makes it comfortable as it is and was hoping the 558 would be the same.

I prefer closed cans but I'll take anything if it is comfortable. If anyone owns the PC360's do you have another headphone that has the same amount of space in the cans?

 

I listen to all sorts of music. Classical, Orchestra, Rock, Metal, Electronic, but Rap the least.

I am shooting for something that works with classical/orchestrated cause I usually listen while studying. Though I'll still listen to Drum and Bass, Dubstep etc. Nothing eq cant fix. Doesn't need extremely strong bass.

 

Are the new HD558 like the PC360?

Thank you for your time.


I could have sworn the PC360 was based on the frame of the 5xx series. The closed version is the PC350 (aka HD380).

 

The Shure 840 is one of the largest fitting headphones I've tried.
 

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Originally Posted by nathanachen View Post

D2000's or M50's as an upgrade from my TMA-1's (I occasionally borrow a pair of SR60's)?

I also heard that these headphones were great for their $30 price tag:

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-RP-HTF600-S-Step-Monitor/dp/B004MMEI8W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8

 

Thank you so much.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by nathanachen View Post

Any suggestions?

My price range is up to around $300.

I listen to Jazz, Rock, Electronic, Pop, Hip Hop/Rap, Classical, and Piano.

Portability and comfort aren't really a factor for me.

I don't have an amp; I use an iPhone w/ mostly 320 kbps mp3s.


I was thinking Beyer DT880, but you needs an amp.

 

Hmm... how about Ultrasone HFi780/2400?

 

post #7241 of 29490

so.....im down to 2 decisions

m50 or srh 840

post #7242 of 29490
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Originally Posted by veyrongatti View Post

so.....im down to 2 decisions

m50 or srh 840



Here's my review of them: http://www.head-fi.org/t/512762/review-shure-srh-840-audio-technica-ath-m50-m-audio-studiophile-q40-pioneer-hdj-2000

post #7243 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post




 

M50 is good with a solid punchy bass.

 

Amping for the fostex... even a basic cmoy will do, though you could always go a little higher up. It depends how much you're willing to spend.

 



 


does the bass overpower everything else with the m50 and how much would the srh840 be? i want to hear them as the reviews say they are good

post #7244 of 29490

sorry if im annoying but i really need help on getting full headphones as it is a expensive decision

post #7245 of 29490

The bass does not overwhelm in the M50, though the mids feel a little recessed in comparison. The 840 bass is also strong, but tapers more gently into the mids. Pricewise they're about the same. I've seen the 840 go for as low as $130 on Amazon.

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