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Hey everyone, still pretty new to the community but I love it so far. I've learned so much just by clicking and reading random threads. Anyways I have a question regarding buying some new headphones. So my girlfriend is cramping my style and complains everytime I listen to my HD 650's. She says they are too loud and she can't concentrate...it's unfortunate that in our office her desk is next to mine. So after countless complaints I said screw I'll just buy a pair of closed headphones. Thats where I need some help. I haven't heard enough closed phones to make an informed decision. (I've only listen really to open aire Sennheiser and Grado's). 

 

I've been looking on Amazon and other places for used Denon 2000, 5000, and 7000's. Would those give me sound thats close to my beloved HD 650's? My gear is as follows: Marantz CD5004, Marantz PM5004 and a PC with a Sound Blaster X-FI HD. In my other thread I was contemplating buying a dedicated headphone amp as well, but after this last complaint from my gf I think closed headphones should be first. Let me know what you think. Thanks!



I've heard the Aiaiai TMA-1 has a similar sound signature to the hd650.



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Looking for neutral headphones at around $300 or less. Must be closed back. I was set on the Fischer Audio FA-002ws, but I just read that there is a good 5 week wait on average from order to when you receive them. frown.gif

I'd prefer them to have decent bass, still neutral, just not anemic.

Thanks.


What about the Beyerdynamic DT880?

 

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Best headphones for Metal under $200?!

 

Hello

 

I am going to get a Cowon J3 and I read the included headphones don't really use the full player's potential. So I want to get a pair of good quality head phones as well. My budget for the headphones is $200.

 

I will be listening Folk, Symphonic and Death metal mainly, but pretty much almost all other metal genres too. My main focus is obviously sound quality, however I'd like some portability as well. The ones I am considering now are the Sennheiser HD 598 and the Denon AH-D1100.

 

On one hand it seems the Sennheiser have better sound balance and look well built, however there seems to be an issue with the plastics cracking, cable is very long and they leak sound which is not good for portability. On the other hand, the Denon seem more portable friendly and have gread audio quality but they look kind of cheap on pictures and videos and I am concerned the increased bass may not be the best match for metal music. 

 

Which ones would you recommend I get? Feel free to suggest other brands or models.

 

Should I get a portable headphones amp? If so, which would work best with your recommended headphones? 

 

Any reply will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!.

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What about the Beyerdynamic DT880?

 



Didn't he say neutral and closed? biggrin.gif

post #7489 of 29490
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Originally Posted by The_Blood_Raven View Post

Looking for neutral headphones at around $300 or less. Must be closed back. I was set on the Fischer Audio FA-002ws, but I just read that there is a good 5 week wait on average from order to when you receive them. frown.gif

I'd prefer them to have decent bass, still neutral, just not anemic.

Thanks.


Denon AH-D2000, very neutral, although some people say it has slightly recessed mids and boosted bass...but not really.

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Didn't he say neutral and closed? biggrin.gif

oh i didn't catch the closed part. the 880s are neutral though.

 

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Denon AH-D2000, very neutral, although some people say it has slightly recessed mids and boosted bass...but not really.


Apparently they leak quite a bit of sound. I'm replacing my FA-011s for that exact reason.

How do the Shure 940s compare to the FA-003 or FA-002w? Anyone know?
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Anyone care to recommend ~$150 headphones for rock, classical, acoustic pop, and some jazz and electric blues?

 

Few things. I'm going to be using it primarily with a Cowon J3 (no amp) and I need something that's foldable, for semi-portability.

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So this headphone recommendation is for a college friend of mine.

 

I'm not sure what kind of music she listens to, so I'm looking for a headphone that can work with most genres of music (I'll update you guys if I get any news about what kind of music she does like). She previously owned a pair of Audio Technicas (I'm not sure what model it is), but it broke after 2 years.

 

<$200 USD

Noise cancelling

Durable

 

I would have recommended a Bose since they're easy to find and their noise canceling is better than the Beats, but I don't have much experience with noise canceling headphones in the first place.

 

As usual, thank you all for any help you can provide.


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Anyone care to recommend ~$150 headphones for rock, classical, acoustic pop, and some jazz and electric blues?

 

Few things. I'm going to be using it primarily with a Cowon J3 (no amp) and I need something that's foldable, for semi-portability.


Shure SRH840s sound like a good match for you.
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Shure SRH840s sound like a good match for you.


I was actually looking at those, HFI 580s, and the ATH M50s. Thanks. Are they comfortable for people with large heads?

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I was actually looking at those, HFI 580s, and the ATH M50s. Thanks. Are they comfortable for people with large heads?


None of those are great in that department. However, you should be able to stretch them to fit more comfortably. I did so with my old pair of M50s. I don't recommend the M50s, they are a great set of headphones for under $100, but their price is too high in today's market.
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None of those are great in that department. However, you should be able to stretch them to fit more comfortably. I did so with my old pair of M50s. I don't recommend the M50s, they are a great set of headphones for under $100, but their price is too high in today's market.


Hmm. So do the Shures give you helmet/hat hair? My RX700s used to flatten my hair and it annoyed the hell out of me. Thank goodness for the ATH wing flaps. I plan on wearing these for extended periods of time so I have to know.

 

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Hmm. So do the Shures give you helmet/hat hair? My RX700s used to flatten my hair and it annoyed the hell out of me. Thank goodness for the ATH wing flaps. I plan on wearing these for extended periods of time so I have to know.

 


Yes, yes they do, their headband is similar to the M50s. Only the Audio Technica Wings have spared me that. It might be less of an issue. I'm not sure how well padded the RX700s are.

Unfortunately, headphone head is part of the hobby. biggrin.gif
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Yes, yes they do, their headband is similar to the M50s. Only the Audio Technica Wings have spared me that. It might be less of an issue. I'm not sure how well padded the RX700s are.

Unfortunately, headphone head is part of the hobby. biggrin.gif

Oh man -_-
 

 

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Could someone please compare the Beyerdynamic DT880 600ohm vs HiFiMan HE-300? I'm trying to decide between the two(upgrading from ath-ad700).

 

Thank you!!


Edited by AltCtrl - 9/24/11 at 8:51pm
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