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Maybe the Monoprice Foldable Pro headphones too. Apparently they're relabeled Kicker HP541s for 2/5 the price. The sole review on the Monoprice headphones seems to rate it very well.

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hey thanx mate..



 

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Don't bother with the E5 with the 598. It will do little to nothing for it. 
 

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My bad, the black ones are 595, guess my quick glance made the 5 at the end look like an 8.

 

Again, thanks for your help Armaegis. I’m going to order them within the next hour or so, just a couple more questions if you don’t mind. Do you think a FiiO E5 would benefit the 598 any? I have a MixAMP for my PS3 and a dedicated sound card in my PC, only thing I’m worried about is my PSP/3DS.  



 

 

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Hi guys, I'm a long time lurker who has finally decided to speak up and ask for some advice. I started reading Head-Fi about a year and half ago, and I started with an ATH-M50 and a FiiO E5. Those served me pretty well for about a year, but this summer I decided to step it up a little, and got myself an HD598 with a Matrix M-Stage and a Music Streamer II out of my Macbook Pro. I'm really liking the new set-up, and I've been listening to it for about a month now. I hadn't really touched my M50's in that time, but I tried them again yesterday. After putting them on again, I was surprised that they were considered circumaural. They felt much more on-ear, rather than over-ear, when compared to the HD598's. I've always thought the M-50's weren't the most comfortable headphones, after being spoiled for a month by the 598's, I didn't feel like I could wear the M-50's anymore for more than an hour.

 

So I've come to this thread to ask for a suggestion for another closed-back headphone in the $100-200 range. I still like my HD598's as my main pair, but I'm moving back in with some roommates next semester, so I think I might, on occasion, need a pair of closed headphones, and I don't think the M-50's quite cut it anymore in terms of comfort. I suppose something more comfortable that would benefit from the M-stage/MS-II but could still run out of an iPhone 4 would be ideal, if such a thing exists.

 

Thanks in advance

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Originally Posted by Setre View Post

My bad, the black ones are 595, guess my quick glance made the 5 at the end look like an 8.

 

Again, thanks for your help Armaegis. I’m going to order them within the next hour or so, just a couple more questions if you don’t mind. Do you think a FiiO E5 would benefit the 598 any? I have a MixAMP for my PS3 and a dedicated sound card in my PC, only thing I’m worried about is my PSP/3DS.  

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Don't bother with the E5 with the 598. It will do little to nothing for it.

 


Even if on a budget, the e6 will probably be better than the e5. Or spend the few extra bennies for the e11.

 



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Hi guys, I'm a long time lurker who has finally decided to speak up and ask for some advice. I started reading Head-Fi about a year and half ago, and I started with an ATH-M50 and a FiiO E5. Those served me pretty well for about a year, but this summer I decided to step it up a little, and got myself an HD598 with a Matrix M-Stage and a Music Streamer II out of my Macbook Pro. I'm really liking the new set-up, and I've been listening to it for about a month now. I hadn't really touched my M50's in that time, but I tried them again yesterday. After putting them on again, I was surprised that they were considered circumaural. They felt much more on-ear, rather than over-ear, when compared to the HD598's. I've always thought the M-50's weren't the most comfortable headphones, after being spoiled for a month by the 598's, I didn't feel like I could wear the M-50's anymore for more than an hour.

 

So I've come to this thread to ask for a suggestion for another closed-back headphone in the $100-200 range. I still like my HD598's as my main pair, but I'm moving back in with some roommates next semester, so I think I might, on occasion, need a pair of closed headphones, and I don't think the M-50's quite cut it anymore in terms of comfort. I suppose something more comfortable that would benefit from the M-stage/MS-II but could still run out of an iPhone 4 would be ideal, if such a thing exists.

 

Thanks in advance

 

Maybe an Ultrasone? They are quite roomy and isolate reasonably well. There's also the Senn HD380 which I thought was quite comfortable and retains some of the Senn sound if you like that. I also really like the Phiaton PS500, which is easily one of the most comfortable circumaural headphons I've ever worn.
 

 

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You might be able to find a used D2000 around $200 and that would probably be my suggestion. Most comfortable headphones I've ever worn, and they sound great out of an iPhone. They're also nice because they scale very well with better equipment and mods. So you're covered if you upgrade your source/amp as well.

 

EDIT: Isolation isn't top notch, but certainly better than the 598.
 

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Originally Posted by Choobaka View Post

Hi guys, I'm a long time lurker who has finally decided to speak up and ask for some advice. I started reading Head-Fi about a year and half ago, and I started with an ATH-M50 and a FiiO E5. Those served me pretty well for about a year, but this summer I decided to step it up a little, and got myself an HD598 with a Matrix M-Stage and a Music Streamer II out of my Macbook Pro. I'm really liking the new set-up, and I've been listening to it for about a month now. I hadn't really touched my M50's in that time, but I tried them again yesterday. After putting them on again, I was surprised that they were considered circumaural. They felt much more on-ear, rather than over-ear, when compared to the HD598's. I've always thought the M-50's weren't the most comfortable headphones, after being spoiled for a month by the 598's, I didn't feel like I could wear the M-50's anymore for more than an hour.

 

So I've come to this thread to ask for a suggestion for another closed-back headphone in the $100-200 range. I still like my HD598's as my main pair, but I'm moving back in with some roommates next semester, so I think I might, on occasion, need a pair of closed headphones, and I don't think the M-50's quite cut it anymore in terms of comfort. I suppose something more comfortable that would benefit from the M-stage/MS-II but could still run out of an iPhone 4 would be ideal, if such a thing exists.

 

Thanks in advance



 

 


Edited by MorbidToaster - 9/26/11 at 1:19pm
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I just pulled the trigger on the HD 598. If I decide to purchase an amp I'll look into either the FiiO  E6 or E11.

 

Thanks again Armaegis and thanks to you too MorbidToaster.

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Hi guys! new here. I just received my new ATH-AD700. I find them heavenly to listen to compared to every phones I ever put on my head. I think this will begin a love story with headphones. I might not become an audiophile that will spend 1grand on a headphone and I don't have the best ears in the world since I got tinnitus and sometimes what resembles hyperacusis when I am stressed or when I am sleep deprived.

 

So I'm searching for a good pair of phones to use on the move. maybe a bit more focused on the bass but not boomy ( I would say just a bit less then the M50 in term of bass) and closed but not completely sealed.Easy to power from an Ipod touch would be nice too. my budget is 150-220CAD

 

 

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Hey peopleL3000.gif,
Ill start off by explaining that when it comes to headphones i honestly don't have a clue, Ive done some research in the different types of headphones last night on google for about 6 hours straight but in the end it just gave myself a major headache haha

Basically my situation is...
I watch allot of movies on my TV in my bedroom, mostly at night due to the hours i work and its soo annoying when you miss the little bits in a film because you gotta keep the TV volume low... mad.gif So i started thinking its time for some really good quality headphones that will make it sound like i have a full surround sound system in my room. As you can imagine the main use for headphones is to do with music and its quite difficult to figure out whats best for watching bluray films.

So basically i would really appreciate your help with a few things that's doing my head in..
Firstly, are wireless headphones really bad compared with wired ones? as i would prefer not having a super long cable running across me room.
Second, Which ones are best for around to £200 mark
Third, Do i need anything else other than headphones to maximize the potential of the headphones, I read something about Surround sound processors?
Also is there a big difference between open and closed headphone sound quality as id prefer no leakage but I'm not overly fussed

I appreciate that headphones will never be as good as a full on surround sound system but i really want them to come close. These will be used for the sole purpose of watching films not much music or anything.

Pleaseeeee help me, its really doing my head in and would love some help. Sorry if this has been posted Many times before but as this is 500+ pages long i got bored of reading ha also i found a few things with the search bar but they were pretty old posts. + If i have missed anything i do appologise, remember im a total newb when it comes to this, Cheers! L3000.gif

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Hey peopleL3000.gif,
Ill start off by explaining that when it comes to headphones i honestly don't have a clue, Ive done some research in the different types of headphones last night on google for about 6 hours straight but in the end it just gave myself a major headache haha

Basically my situation is...
I watch allot of movies on my TV in my bedroom, mostly at night due to the hours i work and its soo annoying when you miss the little bits in a film because you gotta keep the TV volume low... mad.gif So i started thinking its time for some really good quality headphones that will make it sound like i have a full surround sound system in my room. As you can imagine the main use for headphones is to do with music and its quite difficult to figure out whats best for watching bluray films.

So basically i would really appreciate your help with a few things that's doing my head in..
Firstly, are wireless headphones really bad compared with wired ones? as i would prefer not having a super long cable running across me room.
Second, Which ones are best for around to £200 mark
Third, Do i need anything else other than headphones to maximize the potential of the headphones, I read something about Surround sound processors?
Also is there a big difference between open and closed headphone sound quality as id prefer no leakage but I'm not overly fussed

I appreciate that headphones will never be as good as a full on surround sound system but i really want them to come close. These will be used for the sole purpose of watching films not much music or anything.

Pleaseeeee help me, its really doing my head in and would love some help. Sorry if this has been posted Many times before but as this is 500+ pages long i got bored of reading ha also i found a few things with the search bar but they were pretty old posts. + If i have missed anything i do appologise, remember im a total newb when it comes to this, Cheers! L3000.gif



Denon D2000?

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Denon D2000 + Astro MixAmp (via Optical or COAX). Faux surround sound and great headphone for movies.

 

Hate to tell ya, but you're going to have a cord running across your room. Wireless headphones just aren't up to snuff yet.
 

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Denon D2000?



 

 

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Ahhh thanks for the quick reply gs1000.gif Think i need to save a few more pennys, didnt realise that mixamp thing was £100 eek.gif haha
Id reallly reallly rather not have the cable, isnt there any wirless ones that even come close? or am i just fighting a lost cause blink.gif

Thanks again!

 

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Pretty much. 
 

You won't get surround sound from a wireless set, and it won't sound as good. Plain and simple. The only ones I'd recommend are the Senn. Bluetooth line, and those are ridiculously expensive...and again...no surround sound.

 

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Ahhh thanks for the quick reply gs1000.gif Think i need to save a few more pennys, didnt realise that mixamp thing was £100 eek.gif haha
Id reallly reallly rather not have the cable, isnt there any wirless ones that even come close? or am i just fighting a lost cause blink.gif

Thanks again!

 



 

 

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Ahhhhh i seee, thanks! Id be lost without you haha
Just one more thing, these Denon AH D2000 have been out for quite a while..
Is there not a newer better alternative?

Or with headphones is newer not always better?

Haha apologies, remember i honestly don't have a clue what im on about as I'm sure you can tell eek.gif

Thanks again =]

 

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Hey guys I just got into the whole head-fi scene and I got the HD25-1 adidas edition by reccomendation of this thread (which I LOVE the sound of btw, such an amazing difference when you finally see the light of good audio). So now I want suggestions, I want that ample soundstage in the middle of a room full of music expirience, sorry I'm not versed in the way of describing sound yet.

 

I need suggestions for head phones within 100-300 dollars that have the widest and best soundstage (I don't want to give up quality for wideness so a good compromise that favors quality would be best.) 

 

Bass doesn't need to be huge,overwhelming, or messy just audible and enjoyable and tight to a reasonable extent.

 

I'd like them to be circumaural and closedback ( I know this is hard but mention some wide soundstage options for closed headphones at this price point please.)

 

I'd also like to know the best open-backed options, incase I see myself in the necesity of a more ample soundstage than I can get from a closedback once I go test the suggested options.

 

Thanks Guys!

 

(I listen to 50% Rock and  40% Electronica, and 10% Orchestral Music)

 

 

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Headphones are usually easier to recommend the older they are because they're tried and true. Newer isn't worse, but it's more unknown. Most of the headphones that get suggested here have been around for quite some time. 

 

Example: MDR V6, and HD 25-1 II. They've been around for over 20 years and still get recommended all the time. Heck, the Sony R10 is considered by most the best headphone ever and it hasn't been made in years.

 

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Ahhhhh i seee, thanks! Id be lost without you haha
Just one more thing, these Denon AH D2000 have been out for quite a while..
Is there not a newer better alternative?

Or with headphones is newer not always better?

Haha apologies, remember i honestly don't have a clue what im on about as I'm sure you can tell eek.gif

Thanks again =]

 



HD 598. They're open and have the best and biggest soundstage in the price bracket. (IMO) 

 

While closed cans will NEVER match up to an open ones soundstage I'd suggest the Pro 750 if you're set on a closed can. S Logic makes the soundstage seem larger in a closed headphone. 



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Hey guys I just got into the whole head-fi scene and I got the HD25-1 adidas edition by reccomendation of this thread (which I LOVE the sound of btw, such an amazing difference when you finally see the light of good audio). So now I want suggestions, I want that ample soundstage in the middle of a room full of music expirience, sorry I'm not versed in the way of describing sound yet.

 

I need suggestions for head phones within 100-300 dollars that have the widest and best soundstage (I don't want to give up quality for wideness so a good compromise that favors quality would be best.) 

 

Bass doesn't need to be huge,overwhelming, or messy just audible and enjoyable and tight to a reasonable extent.

 

I'd like them to be circumaural and closedback ( I know this is hard but mention some wide soundstage options for closed headphones at this price point please.)

 

I'd also like to know the best open-backed options, incase I see myself in the necesity of a more ample soundstage than I can get from a closedback once I go test the suggested options.

 

Thanks Guys!

 

(I listen to 50% Rock and  40% Electronica, and 10% Orchestral Music)

 

 



 

 

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