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post #9241 of 29490

Alright... So I know what amp I'm gonna buy but now I've spoken with the guy from InnerFidelity and he suggested V-MODA CROSSFADE LP 2 over SONY MDR XB1000. Anyone have any experience with the crossfade LP2s?

post #9242 of 29490

Hey guys I'm definitely a headphones noob here and looking for a good set of cans for x-mas.

 

I'm looking to spend around 150 tops and sound quality, comfort, and durability seem to be my biggest criteria.

 

My friend has bose ae2 over the ear headphones and I love the comfort level of those but I've seen here that you guys typically tell people to steer clear of bose headphones.  So basically are there any headphones that are similar in comfort level to these but better in sound quality?  

 

I mostly listen to rock and often wear headphones up to six hours in a sitting.

 

I've been researching the ath m50 and they seem to be well liked, how comfortable are these in comparison to the bose ae2?

 

Also I'm definitely looking for closed headphones as I'd like some isolation factor.

 

Thanks

post #9243 of 29490

You shouldn't have a size problem.  Being supraaural they sit on top of your ears so fit problems on the ear itself should be nonexistant.  
 

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Originally Posted by mrignatious2 View Post


Thans for the info. Im leaning toward the Grado s80i, and have a couple of questions.
-I have rather large ears, and have never worn this style of headphone as an adult. Will this pose a problem?
-Does this particular model lend itself to adding an amp in the near future?
Thanks again!


 

post #9244 of 29490

The Denon AH-D1100 is very similar fit wise to the Bose AE2.  They also isolate much better than the Bose.  They are pretty bassy though.  Really good for electronic music.  Not the best for rock though.  The M50s would make for a very good choice IMO.  If you are listening to a lot of rock, you could take a go at a pair of Grados, SR-80i would be in your price range.  Comfort is hit or miss on them though.
 

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Originally Posted by hood17 View Post

Hey guys I'm definitely a headphones noob here and looking for a good set of cans for x-mas.

 

I'm looking to spend around 150 tops and sound quality, comfort, and durability seem to be my biggest criteria.

 

My friend has bose ae2 over the ear headphones and I love the comfort level of those but I've seen here that you guys typically tell people to steer clear of bose headphones.  So basically are there any headphones that are similar in comfort level to these but better in sound quality?  

 

I mostly listen to rock and often wear headphones up to six hours in a sitting.

 

I've been researching the ath m50 and they seem to be well liked, how comfortable are these in comparison to the bose ae2?

 

Also I'm definitely looking for closed headphones as I'd like some isolation factor.

 

Thanks



 


Edited by linuxid10t - 11/19/11 at 1:20am
post #9245 of 29490

Glad I found you guys, I've been searching for the past few days and haven't been able to find anything. I keep getting 2 out of my 3 wants in a new pair of headphones. I'm completely new to headphones and have been using Apple ear buds or my Cyber Acoustics only.

 

I'm looking for some around the ear (over ear?) headphones (keep my ears warm in the winter haha), that are wireless, and will work with my iPod/MP3 player. I'm looking for something that will attach to my iPod headphone jack and send the signal to the headphones. I intend to use them on the go as well. (Pocket is ideal, although backpack works as well)

 

For sound I usually listen to some electro, house or dubstep/drum n bass, although usually it's classic rock. I've read that with wireless you can't expect much though.

 

I've looked at Sennheiser, Sony, and some others but can't find this exact setup. I'm willing to spend some money on a nice pair, under $400 would be ideal. Any direction or information is much appreciated.

post #9246 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Airith View Post

Glad I found you guys, I've been searching for the past few days and haven't been able to find anything. I keep getting 2 out of my 3 wants in a new pair of headphones. I'm completely new to headphones and have been using Apple ear buds or my Cyber Acoustics only.

 

I'm looking for some around the ear (over ear?) headphones (keep my ears warm in the winter haha), that are wireless, and will work with my iPod/MP3 player. I'm looking for something that will attach to my iPod headphone jack and send the signal to the headphones. I intend to use them on the go as well. (Pocket is ideal, although backpack works as well)

 

For sound I usually listen to some electro, house or dubstep/drum n bass, although usually it's classic rock. I've read that with wireless you can't expect much though.

 

I've looked at Sennheiser, Sony, and some others but can't find this exact setup. I'm willing to spend some money on a nice pair, under $400 would be ideal. Any direction or information is much appreciated.


http://www.headphone.com/headphones/akg-k840-kl-wireless.php

 

I honestly have no clue about portable wireless headphones, but those AKGs (linked above) seem to fit what you describe, and plus HeadRoom has a section dedicated to wireless. They are good with giving recommendations to neophytes.

 


Edited by MuppetFace - 11/19/11 at 3:08am
post #9247 of 29490

Bought a Cowon J3 and want something nice and portable to go along with it. Been looking mainly at the HD 25-1 II, the IE8 and the GR07. Going to use and abuse Black Friday to see if I can find any of them at a great price.

Anyhow, I don't really know IEM's at all and had trouble finding many comparisons with the GR07 compared to the HD25-1 II in sound, got bit of a better idea with the IE8. Any suggestions?

 

I listen to classical, rock and metal mainly. Durability is also important I guess, but from what I read none of the above break easily (especially the HD25-1 II). IEM's are obviously more portable but if the HD25-1 II excels in the sound department I'm going for that.


Edited by vyyye - 11/19/11 at 3:13am
post #9248 of 29490
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post


http://www.headphone.com/headphones/akg-k840-kl-wireless.php

 

I honestly have no clue about portable wireless headphones, but those AKGs (linked above) seem to fit what you describe, and plus HeadRoom has a section dedicated to wireless. They are good with giving recommendations to neophytes.

 



Whoops... those AKGs aren't circumaural ('over-ear'). They rest ON the ear itself. If that's a deal breaker you may want to consider something else!

post #9249 of 29490

Hello guys, i've decided to take the step into the world of high quality sound, and, being a total ignorant on the subject, i need some advice.

First things first, i'll be using these headphones to listen to music, watch movies, and gaming on ps3. I have my pc connected to an old Technics CH550 midi hifi system, that i'll use as an amplifier for these headphones when listening to music and watching movies. The ps3 is in the living room, and i still got no amp for it. Many people is telling great things about the Sonic Impact T-amp 2, and i'll most probably get it because i'm very limited on budget and it will fit it very well (i can get it for 70euros shipping included). After some researching i've restricted my choice to two headphones: Sennheiser HD 598 (150 euros) and AKG K272HD (135 euros). Which one of the would better fit my needs?

post #9250 of 29490

Definitely the HD598.  It is awesome for games and movies.
 

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Hello guys, i've decided to take the step into the world of high quality sound, and, being a total ignorant on the subject, i need some advice.

First things first, i'll be using these headphones to listen to music, watch movies, and gaming on ps3. I have my pc connected to an old Technics CH550 midi hifi system, that i'll use as an amplifier for these headphones when listening to music and watching movies. The ps3 is in the living room, and i still got no amp for it. Many people is telling great things about the Sonic Impact T-amp 2, and i'll most probably get it because i'm very limited on budget and it will fit it very well (i can get it for 70euros shipping included). After some researching i've restricted my choice to two headphones: Sennheiser HD 598 (150 euros) and AKG K272HD (135 euros). Which one of the would better fit my needs?



 

post #9251 of 29490
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Originally Posted by linuxid10t View Post

Definitely the HD598.  It is awesome for games and movies.
 



Seconded. The HD598 is a really nice pair of cans for the price. I like them a lot more than any of the other 500-series models.

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Originally Posted by linuxid10t View Post

Definitely the HD598.  It is awesome for games and movies.
 



 



 



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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post



Seconded. The HD598 is a really nice pair of cans for the price. I like them a lot more than any of the other 500-series models.



Thanks for the quick replies! :D

 

Do you have some more cans to suggest in that price range? I've chosen Sennheiser and AKG because are renowned and there's good availability of spare parts here in Italy, but i'll consider other equally good brands.

post #9253 of 29490

Hello head-fi-ers. The wealth of knowledge in this community prompted me to sign up, and I'd like to tap into said knowledge (please!).  I'm looking at wireless headphones, namely the Sennheiser models RS 180, PXC 360 BT, and the MM 550.

 

I'm aware of the differences between Kleer and BT, but I'm kind of leaning towards one of the BT models so I won't have to carry around the transmitter. 

 

My main point of concern is the lag associated with wireless headphones, as they will be used equally for music, video, and gaming. Will the lag be noticeable enough to be a drawback in video/gaming applications?

 

With regards to the two BT models, is there any effective difference between them except the microphone on the MM550s? They seem extremely similar aside from that, can anyone comment on the sound quality of either?

 

Or how the RS180 stacks up in sound quality to either of the BT models? (Side question - can the RS 180 operate wired?)

 

I'm willing to trade a tiny bit of sound quality for the convenience of BT, but if the lag is really that noticeable I'm willing to reconsider.

 

Thank you to all of those who take the time to offer input and advice, anything is welcome!

post #9254 of 29490

The 598 is pretty much the best headphone in you range. They're fantastic.
 

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Thanks for the quick replies! :D

 

Do you have some more cans to suggest in that price range? I've chosen Sennheiser and AKG because are renowned and there's good availability of spare parts here in Italy, but i'll consider other equally good brands.



 

 

post #9255 of 29490

Ok, so i'll settle for the Sennheiser HD 598, even if i've noticed that they're slightly more expensive than i thought (175 euro, the 150 euro pricing was a limited offer i missed! :( ). Will i need an amplifier to connect these with my ps3? I was considering the Sonic Impact T-Amp 2 Gen because of the low price and enthusiastic reviews, but i read somewhere that it doesn't work wonders with headphones. Can anyone confirm this?

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