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post #76 of 29491

That would actually be useful if it were updated often. And everyone hears different/over accentuates minor upgrades. You don't need an amp for anything other than Stax. Everything else improves of course, but none of it is unlistenable.

post #77 of 29491

this thread... as thankful as i am... not really working out :\

post #78 of 29491

Hi everyone !

 

I really need your wisdom and guidance so that i can pick the right headphones for me .

 

My price range is 100$ 

 

I want something with good sound quality and nice design . All i know from others is that skullcandy isn't an option , beats are overpriced and Sennheiser makes some of the best headphones for their price .

 

After some research i found hd 515 ,hd 518 , hd 555 to be in price range but i can't trust the reviews over at amazon . So what would you suggest me that won't be that ugly and produce nice sound . I want to use them for my cds and flacs

 

Thanks a lot for your help !

post #79 of 29491

Will you be using it at home or out? What kind of music do you listen to? How easy is it for you to get certain brands like AUdio-Technica or Shure where you live?

 

Anyway, here are my 2 cents on full-size headphones (didn't consider IEMs):

 

Closed for portable use + isolation

If you're into heavier/bassier music: ATH-M50

 

If you're into more neutral sounds: Sennheiser HD448 / Shure SRH440

 

Open, for better sound quality/soundstage: Sennheiser HD555, Grado SRi60

 

Also, don't discredit Amazon Reviews so easily. A lot of good information can come from it, also because many of our fellow head-fiers post reviews there. Don't take it too seriously, but don't assume it's all marketing ;)

post #80 of 29491

whether to buy sennheiser 598? is there a better product in this price range? I'll listenfrom your PC, I have no sound card. I listen to rock, post-rock, classic rock, shoegaez, post-punk, jazz, blues, classical music

post #81 of 29491

Ok, are they for portable use? Do you use them outside or in your house?

post #82 of 29491

only home use

post #83 of 29491

Hmm I think your choice with the HD598 is a good one. Maybe the AKG are also something to consider, although from what I've read their bass isn't that punchy, and given your musical preferences you might want some. I don't think the HD598 will give you any displeasure anyway =)

post #84 of 29491

bump

post #85 of 29491

A thread like this works best when it's stickied. This should have been done YEARS ago.

post #86 of 29491
Thread Starter 

It's not working because very few members are helping out, although many seem to jump into the clone threads to give advice. I've done my best to answer questions but I won't comment on gear I have no experience with.

post #87 of 29491
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Originally Posted by shak85 View Post

Hi everyone !

 

I really need your wisdom and guidance so that i can pick the right headphones for me .

 

My price range is 100$ 

 

I want something with good sound quality and nice design . All i know from others is that skullcandy isn't an option , beats are overpriced and Sennheiser makes some of the best headphones for their price .

 

After some research i found hd 515 ,hd 518 , hd 555 to be in price range but i can't trust the reviews over at amazon . So what would you suggest me that won't be that ugly and produce nice sound . I want to use them for my cds and flacs

 

Thanks a lot for your help !


Where did you hear that? I can't think of any Senns that I've heard I could consider contenders for "best in class" under $300 other than the HD25, HD580/600, and HD650. Maybe the HD238. I liked those. But not for retail. The HD5*5 sounded meh to me for the price. So did the rest I heard. In fairness, I haven't heard the HD4*8 series.

 

For $100 and good design, uhh ES7? I'm assuming if you care about looks they'll be used outside and therefore probably should be closed. Creative Aurvana Lives? (Only if they actually do sound like D1000s. I know everyone says they do, but they look like they have different cups and pads so...it'd be impressive if they sounded the same.)

 

And this thread probably doesn't work because it's so cluttered. Or that's how I think it is. There are so many different people asking for suggestions and I have to go a couple pages back to see if I don't leave anyone out. And something like updating the OP with a list of people that need help and their requirements would be cool, but probably still wouldn't work out too well.


Edited by Ishcabible - 12/23/10 at 9:00am
post #88 of 29491

If you're going to be listening to music on your PC primarily you definitely need to consider getting a decent soundcard or usb dac; even with my budget headphones I notice a huge difference in sound quality listening to music on my PC vs. my iPhone (which just has a half decent built-in dac). So consider that in your budget as well. Can't recommend a soundcard but there are a lot of threads on that if you search. I'm getting a FiiO e7 dac/amp for my computer but that is also for portable use; if you don't need portability you might look at the Zero usb dac/amp or GD-Audio Sparrow which both seem to get high marks here. Again this is all based on research here not my own experience.

post #89 of 29491
Thread Starter 

I don't think the clutter can be helped. If more members actually came in here though, even if it's just to address the questions on the last page, it would still go a long to reducing the number of clone threads littering the forum.

post #90 of 29491

i have some questions about the DT 770 Premium 32 ohm, is there any diffrence between http://www.amazon.com/Beyer-Dynamic-Premium-32-Headphones/dp/B0024NK36C and http://www.head-fi.org/products/beyerdynamic-dt-770-32-ohm as i see diffrence in the blue color :D And is the DT 770 Pro 80 ohm better than the 770 Premium 32 ohm? i don't have an amp,i plan on using the hp to listen by my PC with the sound card X-FI extreme music sb0770. Thanks very much for reading :)

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