Looking for a solid pair of headphones for around $100. Hoping to find a good compromise between price and performance.
Comfort is my main concern, as I'll be wearing these for extended periods of time.
My main music genres are techno and trance. Plan to do a bit of casual gaming and movie watching as well.
Sony XB700 - bass heavy, decent control, and they're literally like pillows on your head.
I have a question.
I'm considering an upgrade to my computer's audio before the year is over. This means getting an Asus Xonar Essence STX, probably a Harmon Kardon 3490 receiver, probably Infinity Primus 163BK bookshelf speakers, and probably a Dayton SUB 120 subwoofer. The idea is to also upgrade my home cans [currently a pair of Sennheisers, HD 497 & HD 280 Pro]. For the record, I blame this on adding to my IEM collection.
I'm thinking one closed & one open. I'm liable to get the Beyerdynamic DT880/250 [maybe the 600 ohm if I can power it properly without investing in a separate headphone amp] and thinking about one of Denon D2000, Ultrasone Pro 900, and Pioneer HDJ 2000.
My question is this: could that HK 3490 receiver properly power the headphones listed above? Or do I need to be getting a separate headphone amp?
You should have no problem powering the 600 ohm from the STX or receiver, although personally I actually preferred the 250 ohm version. Miniscule differences either way.
For the others, I say either the Ultrasone or Pioneer for something more different sounding and perhaps for portable use.
Hi there, I'm thinking of jumping ship to headphones.. I currently own what is listed in my sig... but I prefer the sound of eq-7 rather than my ACS T1... T1 too warm for me.. been looking in LCD-2 for now.. what do you guys suggest? Headphones and probably portable amp only.. am still using CLAS.. thanks :)
Maybe one of the high Grados/Alessandro or Magnum?