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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.



GMP450 PRO - faster, less soundstage. Very similar though

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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

 

Just a teensy bit outside your price point, but the B&W P5 is super comfortable and has excellent isolation. I don't really like on-ears for comfort either, but I'd make an exception for the P5.

 

For full sized with high isolation and some portability, consider the Senn HD380.

 

Thanks for the advice Armaegis. I will take a look at the B&W P5, hopefully they will go on sale during Black Friday. 

 

The HD 380 looks great I will definitely consider those too. Also, what are your thoughts on the srh940/840s, FA-003s, and the Ultrasone 750s. Do you think I should consider any of those as well, or are they not as suitable for portable use as the HD 380. Thanks again so much!

post #8538 of 29490
Hello,

I was just wondering what are my options at this point as far as high-end open headphones go? I'm looking for good comfort (long hours), spacious sound stage, deep, powerful bass, fast response, and an overall engaging sound.

I will be using them for EDM, watching tv shows and movies, and playing video games. My amp will be a Burson HA-160 and my DAC is my X-Fi Titanium HD.

Here are some of my options and my main concerns:

LCD-2 rev2 seems to be the clear winner here, but I'm concerned about its heavy weight and comfort. Also, not sure about its sound stage.

Beyer T1 looks like a good all-rounder, but it seems to have a boring sound.

Senn HD 800 is bass-light.

Please post your suggestions and comments smily_headphones1.gif

Thanks!
Edited by fomoz - 10/25/11 at 7:49am
post #8539 of 29490

HE500. More comfortable than the LCD 2 and larger soundstage. You sacrifice a little bass but they're not bass light. I listen mainly to EDM and loved mine when I had them. 

 

Excellent cans.
 

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Originally Posted by fomoz View Post

Hello,

I was just wondering what are my options at this point as far as high-end open headphones go? I'm looking for good comfort (long hours), spacious sound stage, deep, powerful bass, fast response, and an overall engaging sound.

I will be using them for EDM, watching tv shows and movies, and playing video games. My amp will be a Burson HA-160 and my DAC is my X-Fi Titanium HD.

Here are some of my options and my main concerns:

LCD-2 rev2 seems to be the clear winner here, but I'm concerned about its heavy weight and comfort. Also, not sure about its sound stage.

Beyer T1 looks like a good all-rounder, but it seems to have a boring sound.

Senn HD 800 is bass-light.

Please post your suggestions and comments smily_headphones1.gif

Thanks!


 

 

post #8540 of 29490

have anyone heard the Sony MDR V900HD? wondering how they sound...

post #8541 of 29490
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have anyone heard the Sony MDR V900HD? wondering how they sound...


I have the most experience with that headphone than any other headphone. I'm on my second pair and have been listening to them for a decade+. They are very durable.

 

While they don't get much press around here, I don't know why. The highs are very present and extended. Nice and smooth, never sibilant. The mids are the strong point. Warm and smooth. The bass is of high quality, and extends low, though it doesn't have much high impact. With bassy music, you appreciate the texture and quality of the bass, but aren't carried away by the sheer power of it. They are a great all-round headphone that was made for high-end monitoring in studios. Many engineers really appreciate this headphone. I use them in mixing electronic music live. Their very high output level (3000mw) can come in handy in a pinch. 

post #8542 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Unwise View Post

Thanks for the advice Armaegis. I will take a look at the B&W P5, hopefully they will go on sale during Black Friday. 

 

The HD 380 looks great I will definitely consider those too. Also, what are your thoughts on the srh940/840s, FA-003s, and the Ultrasone 750s. Do you think I should consider any of those as well, or are they not as suitable for portable use as the HD 380. Thanks again so much!

 

Senn 380: best isolation of the lot, arguably the most "secure" on the head, folds flat with case
Shure 840/940: good isolation, kinda big and heavy for portable use, collapses but still clunky, 840 is bass sloped, 940 more mid and treble

FA-003: haven't heard it, sorry

Ultrasone 750: folds flat, isolation not quite as good as the Shures, more V-shaped response

 


 

post #8543 of 29490

Quick question: are the Grado SR-60i and SR-80i good for portable use? I'm considering getting one of them for when I'm walking to/from class and between classes for use with my iPod classic. I already own the Sennheiser HD 598, but those aren't exactly good in public.

 

If they're not, I might have to spend ~$50 more on the Audio-Technica ATH-M50.


Edited by zxlkho - 10/25/11 at 11:23am
post #8544 of 29490

Grados are fully open and offer no isolation whatsoever. Unless your campus happens to be particularly quiet and people don't mind you blaring noise, Grados will not be appropriate.

post #8545 of 29490

Oh, for some reason I thought they were closed. Is there anything else around that price that's closed that I should consider? Thanks for your help.

post #8546 of 29490

thanks for your reply, i've got a bargain at some store who give half price for all sony headphones and one of them is this V900HD.

i might try this one :D
 

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I have the most experience with that headphone than any other headphone. I'm on my second pair and have been listening to them for a decade+. They are very durable.

 

While they don't get much press around here, I don't know why. The highs are very present and extended. Nice and smooth, never sibilant. The mids are the strong point. Warm and smooth. The bass is of high quality, and extends low, though it doesn't have much high impact. With bassy music, you appreciate the texture and quality of the bass, but aren't carried away by the sheer power of it. They are a great all-round headphone that was made for high-end monitoring in studios. Many engineers really appreciate this headphone. I use them in mixing electronic music live. Their very high output level (3000mw) can come in handy in a pinch. 



 

post #8547 of 29490

Okay, so I am looking to buy headphones and I require some help with that because I don't really have much knowledge when it comes to headphones. I am willing to spend up to 150$ on them, durability is very important since I keep messing my headphones up, and I rather for them to be over the ear headphones, I listen to all sorts of music, mostly Hip Hop, Classic Rock and Psychedelic Trance. 

post #8548 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Noir7 View Post

thanks for your reply, i've got a bargain at some store who give half price for all sony headphones and one of them is this V900HD.

i might try this one :D
 



 


NO! Only buy them from an authorized online dealer from the Sony site. The V900HD and other Sony phones are the most widely produced models for fake duplicates. It's nearly certain that you'll receive fakes if they are a bargain or not featured on Sony. When I bought my second pair a few months ago, B&H Photo had the best price. And if you try Amazon, make sure it's AMAZON filling the order, not a third-party vendor.

 

http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&identifier=S_Sony_Retailers

 

 

 

post #8549 of 29490
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Originally Posted by zxlkho View Post

Oh, for some reason I thought they were closed. Is there anything else around that price that's closed that I should consider? Thanks for your help.



Grados are almost as loud on the outside as in. For budget isolation and good durability/portability, consider the Sony V6/7506 or Senn HD280 (athough they both have long cords, which are not the most convenient).

post #8550 of 29490

Yeah i've seen some of the fake one out there, the store isn't online one so i can check the product first to ensure its originality.

there a video on youtube which show the fake and original one, i might take that as a guidance.

 

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Originally Posted by SoundFreaq View Post


NO! Only buy them from an authorized online dealer from the Sony site. The V900HD and other Sony phones are the most widely produced models for fake duplicates. It's nearly certain that you'll receive fakes if they are a bargain or not featured on Sony. When I bought my second pair a few months ago, B&H Photo had the best price. And if you try Amazon, make sure it's AMAZON filling the order, not a third-party vendor.

 

http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&identifier=S_Sony_Retailers

 

 


Edited by Noir7 - 10/25/11 at 12:13pm
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