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Any advice please? Also, is the LCD-3 _that_ good to justify the 1k difference? I know about the diminishing returns and tendency to hype things, but to be honest it looks so tempting... haha
 

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Hi guys.

 

I currently have a portable set up of a shure SE535 and a RSA predator, and for home use i have a meier concerto with a FA-003. I was thinking of getting a flagship headphone, but currently i'm having so much difficulty in choosing! I was initially tempted by the LCD-2 (i come from the military, so compared to the helmets we wear, the 400odd gram headphones are a child's play) but i've been searching around and it seems like there are a lot of workmanship problems with them. Should i still go for them? Or are there better flagships like the T1's. HD800's. HE-6? I don't really listen to a specific genre, but listen to a wide wide range...

 

thank you!



 

post #8522 of 29490


Generally 256kb+ and good amount of FLAC.  

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Is your music in decent quality?  

 

 



 

post #8523 of 29490

looking for something similar sounding to the akg k701, have been reading that the DT880 Pro's are very similar but not not really sure.

 

any comments on this would be helpful.

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Any advice please? Also, is the LCD-3 _that_ good to justify the 1k difference? I know about the diminishing returns and tendency to hype things, but to be honest it looks so tempting... haha 

 


While opinions seem to bounce all over the place, I've seen at least a couple people say that it's a game changer. Take that for what it's worth around here.

 

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The AKG wants an amp to sound good. If going with an Ultrasone, I would recommend the HFi780 for a more balanced sound. If going V-Moda, pick the M80 for a more balanced sound although it has weak isolation.

 



Alright, thanks for the suggestion Armaegis. Any other recommendation outside these brands? And yeah, I forgot to mention I'm going unamp'd. Isolation is not a major concern for me.

 

 

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Alright, thanks for the suggestion Armaegis. Any other recommendation outside these brands? And yeah, I forgot to mention I'm going unamp'd. Isolation is not a major concern for me.

 

 


For a similar sound-signature, the Shure SRH940 is a decent alternative to the AKG's. They don't require an amp. I wrote a review for them located in my signature. However, both headphones are known to be a bit shy on the bass for bassier music genres like electronic/trance.

 

post #8527 of 29490

somebody help me make up my mind between the Denon d2000 and Ultrasone pro 900

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For a similar sound-signature, the Shure SRH940 is a decent alternative to the AKG's. They don't require an amp. I wrote a review for them located in my signature. However, both headphones are known to be a bit shy on the bass for bassier music genres like electronic/trance.

 



Thanks miceblue! Nice review btw. Those do look like a good pair, though over my price limit; may need to reconsider it, but I need to do my best to stick to it :) What would you say about Sennheiser or Audio-Technica? I have tried bassy phones (beats audio) and didn't quite like them, seemed like everything else was overpowered.

 

 

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Denon: Much more comfortable, better balanced, more of a subwoofer type bass, respond better to amping.

 

Pro 900: More isolation, more rugged, more bass slam, detachable cable, semi portable, S Logic isn't for everyone, comfort is mediocre until stretched. 

 

Help at all?

 

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somebody help me make up my mind between the Denon d2000 and Ultrasone pro 900



 

 

post #8530 of 29490

yes.  it does help some.

 

what about clarity detail and separation?

midrange and sharpness(or brightness/shrillness/sibilence) of the highs??

 

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They're about the same seperation wise, but IMO the Denon gets a slight edge in Clarity and a huge edge if modded. 

 

Mids are a bit recessed on both IMO and I find the Pro 900s highs too much on some recordings but I've found I'm still fairly sensitive to that.

 

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yes.  it does help some.

 

what about clarity detail and separation?

midrange and sharpness(or brightness/shrillness/sibilence) of the highs??

 



 

 

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Thanks miceblue! Nice review btw. Those do look like a good pair, though over my price limit; may need to reconsider it, but I need to do my best to stick to it :) What would you say about Sennheiser or Audio-Technica? I have tried bassy phones (beats audio) and didn't quite like them, seemed like everything else was overpowered.

 

 


I haven't tried one of Sennheiser's better headphones (I have their HD238 model and it's pretty bassy) and I have very limited experience with Audio Technica's headphones (I've only briefly listened to the ES7, ESW10, and M50 models, all of which seemed a bit too warm for my personal liking, though the ES7's did have a nice mids presentation to the music playing).

 

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They're about the same seperation wise, but IMO the Denon gets a slight edge in Clarity and a huge edge if modded. 

 

Mids are a bit recessed on both IMO and I find the Pro 900s highs too much on some recordings but I've found I'm still fairly sensitive to that.

 

 

thanks!

which u think for rock music?

all types of rock.  stoner, doom, classic, indie and death metal a little bit.

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I haven't tried one of Sennheiser's better headphones (I have their HD238 model and it's pretty bassy) and I have very limited experience with Audio Technica's headphones (I've only briefly listened to the ES7, ESW10, and M50 models, all of which seemed a bit too warm for my personal liking, though the ES7's did have a nice mids presentation to the music playing).

 


Alright, thanks for your input; much appreciated. Feel free to throw any other suggestion at me, I wanna make sure I get the best bang for my buck.

 

Cheers.

 

 

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Probably the Pro 900 as it's faster than the Denon. Not to say the Denon is bad for rock, but the I think Rock bass is more about punchiness than subwoofer-ness.

 

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thanks!

which u think for rock music?

all types of rock.  stoner, doom, classic, indie and death metal a little bit.


 

 

 

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