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Hello everybody. I want to buy a new pair of headphones. I was originally fixated on either ATH-M50 or Etymotic HF3 but as long as the specifications are met, I'm open to practically anything below $200.


I'll use the headpones for some purposes:
- Listening to Metal music when in the gym (lifting not running/jogging/walking)
- Listening to classical music when studying

- Watching movies and videos

- Listening to practically anything in the school bus
 

I also want them to be:

- Portable so that I can carry them in my school bag (or a case in the school bag)

- Not detach me from the world 

- Comfortable (Both are pretty good I think)

- Durable and robust

 

Since mostly I'll listen to metal and classical, I figure bass and mids will be important. Specifically bass should be strong (I will not go as far as to say I'm a basshead but I like a pounding bass for my metal and for the likes of Tocatta and Fugue). I also like listening to a LOT of violin so whatever that sounds good for classical should be important as well (I'm a bit noob here).

Thanks a lot.

PS No amp and not interested in one.
Edit: Now thinking about Grado SR80i, 60i or the ATH-M50. Still lost. I also can feasibly get Monster Turbine Pro. 
 


For mid-focused headphones....Audio Technica's headphones comes to mind. You probably don't want the Grados if you want to listen to your music on the bus since Grado headphones are open-back (meaning they leak a lot of sound and have very little noise isolation). The M50's are the general recommendation headphone for a good all-arounder at $130 USD, but I'm not sure they would be the best headphones for classical music in that price range.

 

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Thanks. What about Turbine Pro? I found a pair for a ridiculous price (~120$, even less than the M50), which I suspect might be fake, but considering them to be original, how would it compare with the M50?

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I really don't know what I want, head-fi!
I've got my heart on a Senn. There's the PX series but I think the HD series would sound better, and they're cheaper because you don't pay for the ability to fold up your headphones. I could get the PX200-II, but I could also get the PX360 for a little more, although I've heard the HD448 sounds better than the PX360 and that you're really paying for the headphone design. If I'm prepared to buy the PX360 then I should also add the HD518 to my list. What would you guys recommend from the aforementioned cans?

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Grados aren't a great choice for Classical because their sound stage is poor, and they have no bass. They're also open (and like...SUPER OPEN). 

 

The M50 is a little better but I'd suggest a Phiaton MS300. Much more comfortable, look better, sound better (more mid focused than bass focused). They're a little less durable, but much nicer sound, IMO. 

 

Also consider the Koss ProDJ100. It's a steal at $80 and has great bass but is again mid focused. They're a little tougher than the Phiatons and are backed by a Lifetime Warranty. They're sexy, too. 
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by lkmg View Post

Since I found this thread out just now let's copy and paste;



Hello everybody. I want to buy a new pair of headphones. I was originally fixated on either ATH-M50 or Etymotic HF3 but as long as the specifications are met, I'm open to practically anything below $200.


I'll use the headpones for some purposes:
- Listening to Metal music when in the gym (lifting not running/jogging/walking)
- Listening to classical music when studying

- Watching movies and videos

- Listening to practically anything in the school bus
 

I also want them to be:

- Portable so that I can carry them in my school bag (or a case in the school bag)

- Not detach me from the world 

- Comfortable (Both are pretty good I think)

- Durable and robust

 

Since mostly I'll listen to metal and classical, I figure bass and mids will be important. Specifically bass should be strong (I will not go as far as to say I'm a basshead but I like a pounding bass for my metal and for the likes of Tocatta and Fugue). I also like listening to a LOT of violin so whatever that sounds good for classical should be important as well (I'm a bit noob here).

Thanks a lot.

PS No amp and not interested in one.
Edit: Now thinking about Grado SR80i, 60i or the ATH-M50. Still lost. I also can feasibly get Monster Turbine Pro. 
 



 

 

post #8690 of 29490

Thanks for the replies.

Is there anywhere I could buy a Fiio E5 or E6 in Ontario?

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Grados aren't a great choice for Classical because their sound stage is poor, and they have no bass. They're also open (and like...SUPER OPEN). 

 

The M50 is a little better but I'd suggest a Phiaton MS300. Much more comfortable, look better, sound better (more mid focused than bass focused). They're a little less durable, but much nicer sound, IMO. 

 

Also consider the Koss ProDJ100. It's a steal at $80 and has great bass but is again mid focused. They're a little tougher than the Phiatons and are backed by a Lifetime Warranty. They're sexy, too. 
 



 

 



Thanks. What about for metal music? Especially during workouts I listen to a lot of heavy stuff. Would the Phiaton or Koss be good choices for that style? Heard the M50 (as well as the turbine po) was a pretty good bet for that, but how would they compare?

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I try to get people away from the M50 as the market is rampant with fakes and I found them boring compared to other cans in their price range. 

 

The Koss is like a more refined M50 with a little less bass and more mids...for half the price. It does metal well. I was asked that question a few days ago and did some testing with quite a few of my favorite metal bands. Sounded excellent. 

 

Can't comment too much on the MS300 as it's been awhile since I heard it, but I think most (IMO) would enjoy it more than the M50.
 

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Thanks. What about for metal music? Especially during workouts I listen to a lot of heavy stuff. Would the Phiaton or Koss be good choices for that style? Heard the M50 (as well as the turbine po) was a pretty good bet for that, but how would they compare?



 

 

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Hello . I'd like to buy a Steelseries Spectrum 5xb (for xbox 360) but they have a minijack .

How long is the cable for pc version ?

post #8694 of 29490
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

I try to get people away from the M50 as the market is rampant with fakes and I found them boring compared to other cans in their price range. 

 

The Koss is like a more refined M50 with a little less bass and more mids...for half the price. It does metal well. I was asked that question a few days ago and did some testing with quite a few of my favorite metal bands. Sounded excellent. 

 

Can't comment too much on the MS300 as it's been awhile since I heard it, but I think most (IMO) would enjoy it more than the M50.
 



 

 

What about Beats by Dr. Dre? How would it compare with the M50 (since I'm in turkey, I don't have access to ProDJ100) for the criteria I mentioned? I can get them both at the exact same price.
 

 

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Beats: Poor build quality, muddy and overpowering bass, uncomfortable. 

 

In short - No.

 

EDIT: M50 would do you well if it's readily available. 
 

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Originally Posted by lkmg View Post



What about Beats by Dr. Dre? How would it compare with the M50 (since I'm in turkey, I don't have access to ProDJ100) for the criteria I mentioned? I can get them both at the exact same price.
 

 



 

 


Edited by MorbidToaster - 10/30/11 at 8:19am
post #8696 of 29490
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Originally Posted by anhtu1990 View Post


sorry quoting my post. can anyone helps me about this. soundstage and bass. thank you :D

 


Meh... a Senn? Soundstage predominantly comes from the mids. If you have a lot of bass, it will obscure positional details from the mids.

 


 


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Originally Posted by DeathDomokun View Post

I really don't know what I want, head-fi!
I've got my heart on a Senn. There's the PX series but I think the HD series would sound better, and they're cheaper because you don't pay for the ability to fold up your headphones. I could get the PX200-II, but I could also get the PX360 for a little more, although I've heard the HD448 sounds better than the PX360 and that you're really paying for the headphone design. If I'm prepared to buy the PX360 then I should also add the HD518 to my list. What would you guys recommend from the aforementioned cans?


Unless you're ok with open headphones, I would cross the 518 off the list.

 

I found a brief review of the PX360 by Jude here... http://www.head-fi.org/t/522988/sennheiser-px-360/15

 



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Originally Posted by dubstepfiend22 View Post

Thanks for the replies.

Is there anywhere I could buy a Fiio E5 or E6 in Ontario?


I'm in Canada and I've ordered from mp4nation before. I've heard Micca is good as well.

 



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Hello . I'd like to buy a Steelseries Spectrum 5xb (for xbox 360) but they have a minijack .

How long is the cable for pc version ?


You could always just get a cable extension from radio shack.

 



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Originally Posted by lkmg View Post

What about Beats by Dr. Dre? How would it compare with the M50 (since I'm in turkey, I don't have access to ProDJ100) for the criteria I mentioned? I can get them both at the exact same price.
 

 


While I am not an M50 fanboy, I would vastly prefer it over the Beats which have terrible build quality and lousy sound, though I did find them comfortable.

 

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Hi,

 

I need some advice to make a good purchase. I want some good headphones that covers the ear (i do not want in-ear phones) to use them outdoors (subway, outside, etc). I think about a wireless headphones, and after searching reviews and opinions, i think that Sennheiser RS 160 headphones could be a good choice (RS 170 and RS 180 have an heavy emitter).

 

But i haven't decided if i want to sacrifice the sound quality for wireless...for around the same price range, i can buy the Sennheiser HD 558...

 

Would the Sennheiser HD 558 give me noticeable quality over the Sennheiser RS 160? thanks!

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Originally Posted by soundlov3r View Post

Hi,

 

I need some advice to make a good purchase. I want some good headphones that covers the ear (i do not want in-ear phones) to use them outdoors (subway, outside, etc). I think about a wireless headphones, and after searching reviews and opinions, i think that Sennheiser RS 160 headphones could be a good choice (RS 170 and RS 180 have an heavy emitter).

 

But i haven't decided if i want to sacrifice the sound quality for wireless...for around the same price range, i can buy the Sennheiser HD 558...

 

Would the Sennheiser HD 558 give me noticeable quality over the Sennheiser RS 160? thanks!


If you're outdoors and on a subway, you will want very strong noise isolation and reasonably durable construction and portability. The Senn HD280/380 should fit these criteria. The HD25-1-ii is also a good choice, but that one sits on the ear rather than around.

 

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Hi guys, currently I've got a pair of HD598s for home use and I've ordered an E7 to use as a DAC from my laptop (FLAC/Apple Lossless), but when I'm on the go I use and iPhone 4 with and E5. I'm looking for a pair of closed back/portable cans to complement what I have. I'm in the UK so I'm looking to spend no more than £150. I listen to quite a lot but I mainly want some cans which will play jazz well. What would you recommend? I've had suggestions of M50s, Grado Sr80s and 125s, Phiaton MS400 and Denon AHD-1100. All are within my price range but I haven't had any experience with them to know their strengths well enough.

post #8700 of 29490

Grados are open as it gets, so those are out. 

 

Phiaton MS300/400, ESW9 (Probably my pick for portable Jazz), HD 25-1 II. 
 

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Originally Posted by Qui audit View Post

Hi guys, currently I've got a pair of HD598s for home use and I've ordered an E7 to use as a DAC from my laptop (FLAC/Apple Lossless), but when I'm on the go I use and iPhone 4 with and E5. I'm looking for a pair of closed back/portable cans to complement what I have. I'm in the UK so I'm looking to spend no more than £150. I listen to quite a lot but I mainly want some cans which will play jazz well. What would you recommend? I've had suggestions of M50s, Grado Sr80s and 125s, Phiaton MS400 and Denon AHD-1100. All are within my price range but I haven't had any experience with them to know their strengths well enough.



 

 

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