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.
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:
My vote goes to the Ultrasone. Strong bass and highs will give you the thump for house, and the edginess for rock and metal.
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.
You could always move up the chain with the XB700/1000. Or take a look at the Beyerdynamic DT880.
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?
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.
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.