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Thanks i think ill get those dt 1350's theres been quite a few good reviews about them and they seem like they will last, so thanks, after weeks of looking i finally think iv found the ones i want biggrin.gif
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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!



Hey so I phoned the headphone.com guys and they helped me out. Apparently the setup I was looking for doesn't really exist, although I can recreate it. If I buy a bluetooth transmitter (which I'd love to get some suggestions on) and combine it with this pair: Sennheiser PX 360BT Bluetooth, then I'm good to go. Thanks for the help MuppetFace!

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I have actually looked at the 558s, and from what I've read it appears that they have even slightly better bass than the AD700s.  I think I might be picking up those along with a zalman mic.  They do not require an amp, correct?

 

And there a considerable step up from 558s to 598s?  (again, looking from a gaming perspective)

 


I find all the Sennheisers from HD5xx to 6xx have similar characteristics. Unless you've owned several Sennheisers before and know the brand sound, you probably won't notice a huge difference between the 558 and 598. 

 


 

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so would the Fiio e10 be good enough to drive a 250ohm Beyer properly?

I have no problem with the clamping force of the Pro model, as I just bent out my DT 770 headband.

 

I'm looking for a different headphone for classical music & movies primarily, and use as an all 'rounder being secondary.

So would the DT 880 be much better at classical and movies than the DT 990?

And considering my setup (MacbookPro>Fiio e10), would a Beyer Pro be better than the HD 598?

 

(I know better is subjective.... i'm just looking for opinions from those who know headphones)


I haven't heard the e10, but from my experience with other usb dac/amps I would venture to say no. You need something that can swing higher voltage than what usb can provide.

 

The DT880 is (in my opinion) significantly better than the 990 for classical. The 990 feels very V-shaped. 


If going with e10, the Senn might be a better choice.

 

 

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my friend is looking for a quality pair of headphones between the $200-250 range, over-ear closed type. he has been brought up with the sennheiser sound so i recommended the HD595 and HD25-I, but we're open to other suggestions.

 

i'm a grado man so that was my first suggestion to him but he says he'd prefer closed cans. he's also planning to get a cheap amp to help drive them, likely a custom cmoy.

 

i know he normally listens to rock, punk and metal but maybe the right pair of headphones will help broaden his horizons!

 

thanks everyone.


The HD595 is open, so that one's out. If your friend is looking to try different sounds... Ultrasone HFi780, Shure 840/940, Audio Technica ESW9a... or back to Senn go with the HD380.

 


 

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Hi guys and girls
Erm yeah could i have some help please ?
I have a £300 budget or more if its worth it for some decent headphones, i use my itouch mainly but also my computer and they will be used for travelling, like plane, train and all the rest, okay so far ive seen the : Grado SR325is, Pioneer HDJ 2000, Bose qc3, Bose qc15, Beats pro, Sennheiser HD650.
These are what ive seen and like so far, could anyone help me and tell me which of these is best and why and if you have any other ideas please tell me but saywhy for a actual reason not just because you have them.
Thanks all


The SR325 and HD650 are open and offer no isolation, so are unsuitable for travel. The Beats is really not a good headphone for the price. The Pioneer is good, but I would recommend modding it a bit to improve the isolation if you want to take it on a plane/train. 

 

The best passive isolation you can get in a headphone in my experience is the Beyer DT770 (typically wants an amp), Senn HD280 and 380, and B&W P5. 

 

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Originally Posted by elixerboi View Post
I have actually looked at the 558s, and from what I've read it appears that they have even slightly better bass than the AD700s.  I think I might be picking up those along with a zalman mic.  They do not require an amp, correct?

And there a considerable step up from 558s to 598s?  (again, looking from a gaming perspective)


The HD-558 and the ATH-AD700 (I own them) both work without a headphone amplifier......but,

When hooked up to my Asus Xonar Essence STX (3x LME49860NA), the ATH-AD700 stuggles with bass.

Where as the bass on my HD-558 (removed Black rubber tape) sounds better.

I rarely us my ATH-AD700s anymore.

 

I'm going to guess the HD-558 will go on sale sometime between now and Christmas.

But so might the ATH-AD700s

 

 

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I haven't heard the e10, but from my experience with other usb dac/amps I would venture to say no. You need something that can swing higher voltage than what usb can provide.

 

The DT880 is (in my opinion) significantly better than the 990 for classical. The 990 feels very V-shaped. 


If going with e10, the Senn might be a better choice.

 

Thanks for your opinion. I was doubting that the Fiio e10 could properly drive 250 ohms (I use it for my 32ohm Grado's and 80ohm DT770).

 

Soooo, I suppose I've narrowed it down to 2: Sennheiser HD 598 (50ohm) OR Beterdynamic DT880 Premium (32ohm).

Which is best for classical & movies? And considering that the DT880 are almost twice the cost, which would you guys choose?

 

....or, there's the AKG K701 (62ohms)..... man, the options are endless, how to choose without the ability to test drive 'em.....?

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Originally Posted by Bee inthe Attic View Post

Soooo, I suppose I've narrowed it down to 2: Sennheiser HD 598 (50ohm) OR Beterdynamic DT880 Premium (32ohm).

Which is best for classical & movies? And considering that the DT880 are almost twice the cost, which would you guys choose?

 


Classical I think; open, airy, detailed... while movies makes me think of a cinema; huge bass, impact, presence.

 

Classical within budget without an amp... Sony SA3000 comes to mind, also AD900 are popular.

 

For movies typically something closed; DT770 and HFI-780

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Classical I think; open, airy, detailed... while movies makes me think of a cinema; huge bass, impact, presence.

 

Classical within budget without an amp... Sony SA3000 comes to mind, also AD900 are popular.

 

For movies typically something closed; DT770 and HFI-780



But I do have an amp (Fiio e10)... would that be good enough to drive the 2 cans I listed?

I suppose I should narrow it down further to a headphone just for classical, using MackbookPro>Fiio e10:

HD 598(50ohm), DT 880(32ohm), or AD900(35ohm)...?

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Originally Posted by Bee inthe Attic View Post
Thanks for your opinion. I was doubting that the Fiio e10 could properly drive 250 ohms (I use it for my 32ohm Grado's and 80ohm DT770).

Soooo, I suppose I've narrowed it down to 2: Sennheiser HD 598 (50ohm) OR Beterdynamic DT880 Premium (32ohm).

Which is best for classical & movies? And considering that the DT880 are almost twice the cost, which would you guys choose?

....or, there's the AKG K701 (62ohms)..... man, the options are endless, how to choose without the ability to test drive 'em.....?

The Fiio E10 is rated up to 300-Ohms

I would say save a few bucks and Get the HD-598.

I like my HD-558s and the HD-598s are considered better then the HD-558s.
 

 

 

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Do the HD598 sound well with a Marantz SR4200 receiver? Want to use them for listening music and watching movies without annoying the neighbors...
I will store music on my med8er 2tb mediaplayer and play it through the SR4200.... 

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Do the HD598 sound well with a Marantz SR4200 receiver? Want to use them for listening music and watching movies without annoying the neighbors...

I will store music on my med8er 2tb mediaplayer and play it through the SR4200.... 
Sennheisers out of a quality receiver sound amazing. I'd say go for it.
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okay, i'll try it when they have arrived (tuesday i hope).. :)

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Just so you know I was at guitar center yesterday and I listened to a pair of Sennheiser HD 380 and I was EXTREMELY dissapointed... They sounded super hollow, flat, boring, right in front of you... Pluss the plastic construction just feels fragile. Perhaps they just need amped *I was listening with an ipod* but aside from that I was very dissappointed with my listening experience.

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hi folks,i hope someone good at could answer me.I

live in Brazil,where everything is more expensive than everything in USA,and to find a way to buy from international seller as amazon or ebay you have to earn a medium-high salary that i dont have.is almost frustrating to love "flac" music but have to hear it from poor gear.

so as i have a cousin that will soon travel to california so he`ll buy a pair of the new brand v-moda m80 crossfader lp2;actually i have a sony monitor mdr-v150 (yes,shame on me,but,there is no good headphone at reasonable price here,a good ath-m50 is overpiced at 450 dollars here!! mad.gif)

 

so the question is:

does somebody thing that worth buy an affordable (about 100-120 $) desk amp like HeadRoom Total BitHead Headphone Amp?

or a Nuforce icon udac-2   or a fiio E10?  i just dont know if they wiil work nice with my new headphones.im really stuck because i have no much choise,i hope im not the only audiophile here i brazil and there is no market for us here.

THANKS IN ADVANCE

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The Fiio E10 is rated up to 300-Ohms

I would say save a few bucks and Get the HD-598.

I like my HD-558s and the HD-598s are considered better then the HD-558s.
 

 

 


I know it's rated up to 300ohms, but some have mentioned here that they lack the proper voltage to drive many headphones in that 250 range.

I'm still new to all this. What exactly do I have with the Fiio e10?

(Can I pair it somewhat effectively with Beyerdynamic DT880 or DT990 250ohm??)

 

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Hello Head-fi.org,

 

So I'm tired of my gaming headset (siberia v2) and I'm interested in a good sounding pair of headphones/headset. It's mostly for computer use (gaming, music, movies), but it's nice if it easily used with an mp3 player as well.

 

I'm a student, so I'm not even slightly rich, but here are a few that I've been looking at:

 

Sennheiser HD598

Audio Technica a500/ad700/a900 (a900 way too expensive but sexy :( )

Varied assortment of gaming sets (PC360, a40)

 

 

A microphone would be very handy since I'm on mumble constantly but really it's not a lot of hassle to just get a seperate microphone.

 

I have a few quirks like my ears get tired fairly easily, but really I just want a good sounding pair of cans that I can use for my PC/PS3/mp3.

 

 

Bonus questions: I'm not an audiophile even though I'd like to. When you "burn in" a pair of cans you just let them play any music for a while? Also I'm not sure how important a sound card or amplifier will be. I've been looking at a Xonar Essence STX as a double solution, though I'd need to scrap some more cash first.

 

HD598 sounded lovely at the store, but I didn't get to try them out much. Everyone on these boards seem to complain about their bass, what gives? Would a closed pair be better for gaming/movies? (to get that omph)

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