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post #7351 of 29490

Hi!

I'm about to buy my first professional headphones and i got to chose from those 2 models:

-BayerDynamic DT 770 Pro

and

-Sennheiser HD 380 Pro

I listen to hip-hop, minimal, house and R&B music. Very ralelly i listen to classic ones.

So which one would you guys recomand?

post #7352 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by hgpt View Post

Hi!

I'm about to buy my first professional headphones and i got to chose from those 2 models:

-BayerDynamic DT 770 Pro

and

-Sennheiser HD 380 Pro

I listen to hip-hop, minimal, house and R&B music. Very ralelly i listen to classic ones.

So which one would you guys recomand?


With amp: DT770

without amp: HD380

 



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Originally Posted by Ozil View Post

Best opened headphones for 140$


$100 AKG K240 Sextett

$20 vintage receiver from a garage sale

$20 twofour of choice

 

post #7353 of 29490

What would be good options ofr the following situation:

I'm looking for a good headphone preferably under $100 for both normal music listening (pleasure) as professional (basic mixing). The music I make and listen to the most are by far hiphop (also R&B, nu-soul) and dance, I also make music in these genres.

My knowledge on headphones isn't sufficient enough for me to decide on my own, as I for example don't know what will work better for this situation (closed vs. non closed, brands etc) ... if it is able to work non-amped as well would be kinda nice tho

 

 

Who can help me out ?

post #7354 of 29490

My favorite go-to headphones for a request like this (<100 & Production) are the Sony MDR V6, and the Senn. HD 280. Both are brilliant headphones for the price, but I think the MDR V6 would be the way to go. Some find the 280 bass lean, and comfort (though subjective) is a little harsh because of the clamp on the 280.

 

Many will argue that the V6 is no good for production because it _is_ somewhat colored...but it's been an industry standard for years.

 

Both sound nice unamped, but they will both benefit from more power. The V6 has more noticeable changes with more power (IMO).

 

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Originally Posted by RBP901 View Post

What would be good options ofr the following situation:

I'm looking for a good headphone preferably under $100 for both normal music listening (pleasure) as professional (basic mixing). The music I make and listen to the most are by far hiphop (also R&B, nu-soul) and dance, I also make music in these genres.

My knowledge on headphones isn't sufficient enough for me to decide on my own, as I for example don't know what will work better for this situation (closed vs. non closed, brands etc) ... if it is able to work non-amped as well would be kinda nice tho

 

 

Who can help me out ?



 

 

post #7355 of 29490
Quote:
With amp: DT770

without amp: HD380

 

I don't have an amp, but i have a X-Fi Creative sound card. So does it worth to buy the 770 Pros?

Remember that i listen house, hip-hop, R&B, minimal and rarelly classic music.


Edited by hgpt - 9/21/11 at 12:29pm
post #7356 of 29490

No.

post #7357 of 29490

Hey everyone :)

I am looking to buy some nice Headphones, and a lot of people in my school have Beats by Dre so I was looking into getting some as well. I researched a bit and looked around especially on the Beats by Dre Studio, and I found a lot of split opinions, some saying that they are the best headphones ever, some saying that there are a lot better ones for the same price. I could buy them for about 200€.

I am a real noob so please don't call me ignorant for wanting to get Beats (Because I've heard a lot of people who disliked Beats say that the people liking them are ignorant :P )

Anyway please help me and let me know if you need any other info :D

A3

post #7358 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by RBP901 View Post

What would be good options ofr the following situation:

I'm looking for a good headphone preferably under $100 for both normal music listening (pleasure) as professional (basic mixing). The music I make and listen to the most are by far hiphop (also R&B, nu-soul) and dance, I also make music in these genres.

My knowledge on headphones isn't sufficient enough for me to decide on my own, as I for example don't know what will work better for this situation (closed vs. non closed, brands etc) ... if it is able to work non-amped as well would be kinda nice tho

 

Who can help me out ?


For mixing you want a flat/neutral frequency response. For the general consumer people, this will feel bass light. The reason is that if your headphones are bass heavy (or treble heavy, or whatever), your mix levels will be more or less inverted from the headphone response. That said, it's possible to EQ the bass down, but this invariably introduces phase shifts and artifacts. Not a big deal for your genres, but for anything with prominent acoustic/vocals it's a dealbreaker. 

 

In general, open headphones produce a better sound for mixing; flatter response (mostly in the midbass region) and less resonance. Once again though, for your genres this isn't as critical and a closed headphone should be fine.

 

TL;DR... Sony V6/7506 or Senn HD280pro. (which is pretty much what MorbidToaster recommended)

 

If you want something open, maybe an AKG K121 or something like that.
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by hgpt View Post

 

I don't have an amp, but i have a X-Fi Creative sound card. So does it worth to buy the 770 Pros?

Remember that i listen house, hip-hop, R&B, minimal and rarelly classic music.


It'll be ok. Get the DT770pro (80 ohm) version, and consider an amp or sound card upgrade down the road.

 



Quote:
Originally Posted by Alpha3lob View Post

Hey everyone :)

I am looking to buy some nice Headphones, and a lot of people in my school have Beats by Dre so I was looking into getting some as well. I researched a bit and looked around especially on the Beats by Dre Studio, and I found a lot of split opinions, some saying that they are the best headphones ever, some saying that there are a lot better ones for the same price. I could buy them for about 200€.

I am a real noob so please don't call me ignorant for wanting to get Beats (Because I've heard a lot of people who disliked Beats say that the people liking them are ignorant :P )

Anyway please help me and let me know if you need any other info :D

A3


Here are some stylish alternatives:

Phiaton MS400: bass heavy, comes with hard case

B&W P5: more neutral, excellent isolation, very comfortable

Pioneer HDJ-500 or 2000: bassy, great construction

post #7359 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post




Here are some stylish alternatives:

Phiaton MS400: bass heavy, comes with hard case

B&W P5: more neutral, excellent isolation, very comfortable

Pioneer HDJ-500 or 2000: bassy, great construction


 

I will check all of those out :)
Anyway I was kind of hoping for an opinion on the Beats by Dre Studio, and what I forgot to mention, since I will be using them with an iPhone, for me the button to answer calls (and of course also to go to next song, fast forward, etc.) is pretty much a must, and the Beats have that button, which I really like. I also like the removable cable... But again I am a noob with everything technical (well in the genre of sound and headphones) :)

Thanks anyway and thanks in advance for future responses (possibly)

A3

post #7360 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Alpha3lob View Post

I will check all of those out :)
Anyway I was kind of hoping for an opinion on the Beats by Dre Studio, and what I forgot to mention, since I will be using them with an iPhone, for me the button to answer calls (and of course also to go to next song, fast forward, etc.) is pretty much a must, and the Beats have that button, which I really like. I also like the removable cable... But again I am a noob with everything technical (well in the genre of sound and headphones) :)

Thanks anyway and thanks in advance for future responses (possibly)

A3


I've heard the entire beats lineup, and a healthy portion of headphones in their price range. The Beats are honestly not very good. Stylish yes, but sound quality is mediocre. The SoloHD are atrocious, the Studios are comfortable but soundwise should only cost a third of what they are (and the noise cancellation is weak), the Pro are ok with good construction but very uncomfortable and the price bump is not justifiable at all (and the Detox edition laughably moreso). 

 

I'm not too familiar with the headsets... though off the top of my head: Skullcandy Aviator, AKG Q460, Sennheiser PX200-IIi, I think the B&W P5, etc.

post #7361 of 29490

 

Hello!
 
I'm going to buy a new pair of closed headphones. I currently have SteelSeries Siberia V2 plugged into my motherboard's integrated sound card, and I would like to get better quality. I would be using them mainly for my computer. I listen to a lot of electronic music so the headphones should be able to produce low frequencies well. The price range would be about $100-200.
Feel free to suggest me some but if you do please explain me why they would be good and tell me if I would need a new soundcard/DAC/Amp. Also I'm pretty new on these things so please treat me well :)
 
Thanks!
 

Edited by DataLate - 9/21/11 at 2:15pm
post #7362 of 29490

Hey im looking for good CLOSED headphones around the 300 dollar area. I listen to hip hop, rap and electro. I also like the subwoofer type bass. I was going for something like the AH d2000 but i heard you need an amplifier for them to sound better and i would have to add extra money for that. I would add an extra 100 dollars if needed.

post #7363 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Shaverz View Post

Hey im looking for good CLOSED headphones around the 300 dollar area. I listen to hip hop, rap and electro. I also like the subwoofer type bass. I was going for something like the AH d2000 but i heard you need an amplifier for them to sound better and i would have to add extra money for that. I would add an extra 100 dollars if needed.


Perhaps you can check out an Ultrasone headphone (HFI-580/DJ1, DJ1 Pro, and PRO 750 come to mind) or the Phiaton MS400's. They don't require an amp and satisfy the bassheads around here.

 

post #7364 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by DataLate View Post

 

Hello!
 
I'm going to buy a new pair of closed headphones. I currently have SteelSeries Siberia V2 plugged into my motherboard's integrated sound card, and I would like to get better quality. I would be using them mainly for my computer. I listen to a lot of electronic music so the headphones should be able to produce low frequencies well. The price range would be about $100-200.
Feel free to suggest me some but if you do please explain me why they would be good and tell me if I would need a new soundcard/DAC/Amp. Also I'm pretty new on these things so please treat me well :)
 
Thanks!
 


Popular options: Shure 750/840, Audio Technica M50/Pro700mk2, Ultrasone HFi 580. These are all full sized and bassy headphones with good isolation and are generally well regarded on these forums. They are all also quite easy to drive and you will not need a new soundcard or amp, although upgrading in the future is something you can always consider.


 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shaverz View Post

Hey im looking for good CLOSED headphones around the 300 dollar area. I listen to hip hop, rap and electro. I also like the subwoofer type bass. I was going for something like the AH d2000 but i heard you need an amplifier for them to sound better and i would have to add extra money for that. I would add an extra 100 dollars if needed.



The D2000 is a fine headphone and you do not need a separate amp unless you intend to drive to very loud levels.

post #7365 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Alpha3lob View Post




 

I will check all of those out :)
Anyway I was kind of hoping for an opinion on the Beats by Dre Studio, and what I forgot to mention, since I will be using them with an iPhone, for me the button to answer calls (and of course also to go to next song, fast forward, etc.) is pretty much a must, and the Beats have that button, which I really like. I also like the removable cable... But again I am a noob with everything technical (well in the genre of sound and headphones) :)

Thanks anyway and thanks in advance for future responses (possibly)

A3


AIAIAI TMA-1...Sexy looks, removeble cable, and control cable compatible. I think they sell a model that includes a nice control cable, but a lot of members here buy a Beats cable and slap it on the TMA-1. best of both worlds.
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