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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

For your genres, my vote goes to the V6.

 

Not knowing your other factors... the Denon.

I like the Shure, but they're a tricky fit.

Durable... Sony V6 is a solid choice in that budget.


I've read some negative comfort reviews on the V6, and that they can pinch the ears. Do you think it's a huge problem, or that the sound quality trumps a slight problem of comfort?

post #8327 of 29490

Same as above, just made my own tread but in wrong department lol.

 

Newbe aswell, need opened headphones (preferably - wider sound stage) with crisp base for movies and gaming so positioning is also important. Budget about $100. Cannot find headset which would suite my expectation.

 

Any advice is more then welcome.

 

post #8328 of 29490

I would much prefer the D2000...but I'm not a Grado fan. IMO the D2000 is more forgiving though. They're also much more comfortable. 

 

Sound is very subjective but Grado comfort vs Denon comfort is not. (Sure comfort is usually subjective, but not in this sense. lol) 
 

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Originally Posted by warman0712 View Post

What would you say then for the same price? If it's worth sacrificing a bit of build quality for sound quality then which is better? Denon or Grado? If it's worth anything I don't want something that is too analytical against mid quality music.



 

 

post #8329 of 29490

Hey guys, got a question.  I just upgraded to Ultrasone 2900 Pros and while really think they sound better than my Audio Technica AD-ATH500's I'm not a huge fan of the open design and the really shrill highs at times.  I think I might sell them off (on here) and get maybe a little more expensive pair somewhere around $500.  Can someone suggest a good closed pair and maybe a good amp to go with it?  For some reason this Headroom Airhead isn't cutting it for the Ultrasones and sometimes sounds better with it turned off.

post #8330 of 29490

I think I could definitely suggest the Sennheiser HD598.  They are pretty much in the middle ground where the sonic signature is concerned, and IMO it sounds better than either the Grado or the Denon.  It is also more comfortable than both.
 

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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

I would much prefer the D2000...but I'm not a Grado fan. IMO the D2000 is more forgiving though. They're also much more comfortable. 

 

Sound is very subjective but Grado comfort vs Denon comfort is not. (Sure comfort is usually subjective, but not in this sense. lol)  

 

 



 

post #8331 of 29490
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Originally Posted by sagebrushh View Post

I've read some negative comfort reviews on the V6, and that they can pinch the ears. Do you think it's a huge problem, or that the sound quality trumps a slight problem of comfort?


The V6 has very large pads but they sit on the ear. I actually found them more comfortable on an old pair where the stitching on the inside of the pad had come undone.

 



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Same as above, just made my own tread but in wrong department lol.

 

Newbe aswell, need opened headphones (preferably - wider sound stage) with crisp base for movies and gaming so positioning is also important. Budget about $100. Cannot find headset which would suite my expectation.

 

Any advice is more then welcome.

 


 

Audio Technica AD700

Sennheiser HD555


 

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Originally Posted by narcispy View Post

Hey guys, got a question.  I just upgraded to Ultrasone 2900 Pros and while really think they sound better than my Audio Technica AD-ATH500's I'm not a huge fan of the open design and the really shrill highs at times.  I think I might sell them off (on here) and get maybe a little more expensive pair somewhere around $500.  Can someone suggest a good closed pair and maybe a good amp to go with it?  For some reason this Headroom Airhead isn't cutting it for the Ultrasones and sometimes sounds better with it turned off.


Sony Z1000

Shure 940

Denon 2000

 

Are you looking for a portable or home amp? dac or not?

post #8332 of 29490

I'm wondering if I could get some advice.  I am looking to get seriously into high end audio, and have some money to spend.  I hear great things about Sennheiser and Grado headphones.  I probably cannot test any of them out, so how do I know what I like best?  The Sennheiser 650's has great reviews, as do many of the high end Grado headphones.  I'm sure whatever I get will be awesome, but I guess in a perfect world I'd be able to try them out.

 

What should I look to for headphone amps?  I'm looking at the E7 and E9.  I do not understand why I need to dock them though.  Is the E7 not a stand-alone device?  I use a laptop with a bad soundcard.

 

post #8333 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

Are you looking for a portable or home amp? dac or not?


 

Well majority of my listening goes on at home, through my pc, which has a very nice X-Fi sound card, so a DAC isn't completely required.

post #8334 of 29490

I think you're high on the comfort statement, but to each their own. :D

 

I also prefer the HD 598 and I suppose I was just in the wrong mindset to suggest it. It's usually the headphone I suggest to people that want to get away from Grado...and it's actually sitting right next to me...lol
 

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Originally Posted by linuxid10t View Post

I think I could definitely suggest the Sennheiser HD598.  They are pretty much in the middle ground where the sonic signature is concerned, and IMO it sounds better than either the Grado or the Denon.  It is also more comfortable than both.
 



 



 

 

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Originally Posted by magikmike View Post

Same as above, just made my own tread but in wrong department lol.

 

Newbe aswell, need opened headphones (preferably - wider sound stage) with crisp base for movies and gaming so positioning is also important. Budget about $100. Cannot find headset which would suite my expectation.

 

Any advice is more then welcome.

 



HD555 $94 at Amazon. Excellent soundstage and a lot of gamers like them.  Bass is good but not overwhelming and will be a little mild for bassheads.  That can be improved in 5 minutes with simple Mod which essentially turns them into HD595s.  I did it today and the bass is much improved, but not overpowering.  I don't do much gaming, but they're my #1 choice for movies.  They're super comfortable too and have a fairly neutral sound signature.


Edited by sailorman - 10/19/11 at 7:23pm
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I want some good wood cupped cans. I have the fiio e7 amp, I like a right punchy bassand also sturdy build quality, I was looking at the 

Denon ah D7000

denon ah D5000

ath w1000x

fa 002w

and the thounderpants my budget is 700

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Originally Posted by subzer0 View Post

I'm wondering if I could get some advice.  I am looking to get seriously into high end audio, and have some money to spend.  I hear great things about Sennheiser and Grado headphones.  I probably cannot test any of them out, so how do I know what I like best?  The Sennheiser 650's has great reviews, as do many of the high end Grado headphones.  I'm sure whatever I get will be awesome, but I guess in a perfect world I'd be able to try them out.

 

What should I look to for headphone amps?  I'm looking at the E7 and E9.  I do not understand why I need to dock them though.  Is the E7 not a stand-alone device?  I use a laptop with a bad soundcard.

 



Buy them both from Amazon and return the one you don't like.

It's worth the $10 or so for return postage to audition them if you have no other way.

What kind of music do you listen to? You can't go too wrong with the Sennheiser 650's.  

I haven't heard them, but from what I understand, the Grados are a love them/hate them type of headpone. 

 

If you have a bad soundcard, it's best to get the one with the DAC so you can plug it into your USB and bypass your bad sound card.

Otherwise, you'll need to use your line-out jack, which goes through your sound card. Then you'll just be amplifying the output from a bad sound card.

If forget which of those models has a DAC. I don't think they both do.


Edited by sailorman - 10/19/11 at 7:33pm
post #8338 of 29490

If you don't go with the D7000 I'd suggest the D2000 with custom cups over the D5000 as they use the same drivers. 

 

Also...either one is a very good choice. Their build quality can sometimes come into question though, so they may not be for you. 

 

Out of the rest I'd go for the Thunderpants. They really are an excellent headphone and with some of the new options added recently they're absolutely gorgeous as well.
 

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Originally Posted by Dgiant View Post

I want some good wood cupped cans. I have the fiio e7 amp, I like a right punchy bassand also sturdy build quality, I was looking at the 

Denon ah D7000

denon ah D5000

ath w1000x

fa 002w

and the thounderpants my budget is 700



 

 

post #8339 of 29490

Thanks for the advice, now how am I going to get thounderpants hmmm. Also just a question about woods, which are the best?

 

Ps brony ftw

post #8340 of 29490
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Originally Posted by sailorman View Post

 

Buy them both from Amazon and return the one you don't like.

It's worth the $10 or so for return postage to audition them if you have no other way.

What kind of music do you listen to? You can't go too wrong with the Sennheiser 650's.  

I haven't heard them, but from what I understand, the Grados are a love them/hate them type of headpone. 

 

If you have a bad soundcard, it's best to get the one with the DAC so you can plug it into your USB and bypass your bad sound card.

Otherwise, you'll need to use your line-out jack, which goes through your sound card. Then you'll just be amplifying the output from a bad sound card.

If forget which of those models has a DAC. I don't think they both do.

 

I mainly listen to my avatar/alternative rock and classical music.  Trying both out is a good idea.  I'm mainly looking at the 650's and the Rs1i.

 

Both the E7 and E9 have DAC.  You can dock the E7 in the E9, but I don't fully understand the benefit of having both of them.  

 

Many thanks for your help!smily_headphones1.gif

 

 


Edited by subzer0 - 10/19/11 at 7:44pm
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