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I find the Z1000s to be warmer sounding than the SRH840s, and they have a soundstage that's more deep than wide. They might be a bit hit-and-miss for your needs. Ultrasones have good imaging if the S-Logic works for you, but they're not very warm sounding. Another headphone you should definitely consider is the Denon D5000.

 

You could consider the AKG K550. From what I've heard, they might just be what you're looking for. Take that with a grain of salt, though, since they're new and hardly anyone (including myself) had heard them yet.

 

Stay classy, my fellow Head-Fier.


There's a huge chance I'll be buying the K550 when they're readily available. I expect I'll be buying a headphone a month for the coming few months to find that perfect closed can that will give me the sig I need.

 

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Looking to upgrade from my HD 380 Pro.  Suggestions please.  I'm blindly searching so all input welcome. Thanks.

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@Armaegis

 

Thanks for your advise! The isolation of outside noise is 1, but how is the noise for others when I'm listening to the Pioneer or Sennheiser? Do they hear my music?

 

And which is better for electronic music (house/club etc) while looking at sound quality? The Pioneer or Senn.?


In general, headphones that isolate well will also have low leakage. For your genres, go with the Pioneer HDJ-500.

 


 

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Originally Posted by Aynjell View Post

 

Not trying to be snippy, but the DT770 is not even remotely going to satisfy me acoustically. Just really disappointed with the suggestion. Right now I'm reading up on the MDR-Z1000.
 

 


Overall there are just very few options for highly isolating full sized headphones in the $500 bracket.

 

used Thunderpants

Ultrasone Pro900, HFi780

Beyer T70p

Sony Z1000

 

There are some Denons and Audio Technicas, but they do not isolate very well at all.

 


 

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Having trouble getting a response, so let me simplify the question.  I am looking for great-sounding headphones that will perform well without an extra amp through desktop PC and ipod for folk/indie rock.  Closed back only.  Looking for clarity and relatively neutral sound, but a fun and somewhat forgiving listen.  Bonus points for comfort and portability but mostly focused on sound quality.  Budget is <$200.

 

Thanks!


Phiaton MS300/400/320

Sony ZX700

Shure 440

 

 


 

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Originally Posted by Commix View Post

Hey guys, does anyone have any recommendations on a good pair of closed headphones similar to the audiotechnica ath a7000? I used two different pairs of the a7000 for about 4 year, but always ended up having cable issues with them. About 6 months ago I bought a pair of Beyerdynamic Dt770 Pro 80 Ohm from recommendations of other electronic music fans, but I've found they don't really have the energy that my old Audio Technicas had. I've been told that what I'm describing is probably the treble.  Anyways, I listen to mostly electronic music leaning more towards ambient and IDM music, but I tend to be pretty diverse in my listening, and I'd prefer something that could handle classical pretty well. I'd prefer not to spend over the 300 dollar range, but if there is something really amazing a bit above there (probably 400$ max) I'm open to those as well. In terms of amps, I have a headroom desktop amp/DAC. First time posting on here, so if I didn't give enough info, sorry!


I'm assuming you mean you had the A700 (not the A7000?). If you like it, you could always move up to the A900 which has better extention and more energy in the treble.

 

 

 


 

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Hi!

Since I got my DT770/600 I haven't been following whats hot in HiFi world that keenly but now I corrupted my friend also and we'd like to know what headphones should he get, he likes bass, listens to electronica etc. Headphones will be driven from Xonar Essence ST which has amp. I was thinking of Audio Technica ATH-A900 myself but I guess there is someone more knowledged about these and could recommend something, budget around 200 euros max. Thanks.

 


Beyer DT770pro80

Ultrasone Pro750/900 or HFi580

Pioneer HDJ500/2000

Sony XB700/1000

 


 

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Looking to upgrade from my HD 380 Pro.  Suggestions please.  I'm blindly searching so all input welcome. Thanks.



Budget? do you need isolation? portablity?

 

random suggestion: B&W P5

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I am looking to buy a new pair of headphones. Sound quality is more important to me than anything else. I am looking to spend <$100. The music I generally listen to is any type of rock. I listen to pop-rock, punk-rock, alternative-rock, metal, nu metal, and most any other rock related genre (definitely not in the order of preference).

I am currently looking at the following, but I am open to suggestions:

JAYS v-JAYS

AIAIAI Tracks

Grado SR-60i

Grado SR-80i

Creative Aurvana Live!
 

Currently, I am favoring, based solely on reviews I have read, the v-JAYS and the Tracks. Also, some of the Sennheisers looked nice.

 

Thank you for taking the time to respond.

 

 


Edited by PatrickAupperle - 11/23/11 at 6:00pm
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Sigh. Already made a new thread because I didnt notice this thread, but quoting myself here goes.

ATH-A900 and Asus Xonar Essence ST


I've never used the ATH-A900 and they are known to work well with any source.

But as he like bass and has the Essence ST, headphones in the 250-Ohm range might serve him better then the ATH-A900.

I do like my Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro, the 80-Ohm version has lots of bass.

 

 

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Originally Posted by PatrickAupperle View Post
I am looking to buy a new pair of headphones. Sound quality is more important to me than anything else. I am looking to spend <$100. The music I generally listen to is any type of rock. I listen to pop-rock, punk-rock, alternative-rock, metal, nu metal, and most any other rock related genre (definitely not in the order of preference).

I am currently looking at the following, but I am open to suggestions:

JAYS v-JAYS

AIAIAI Tracks

Grado SR-60i

Grado SR-80i

Creative Aurvana Live!
Currently, I am favoring, based solely on reviews I have read, the v-JAYS and the Tracks. Also, some of the Sennheisers looked nice.

Thank you for taking the time to respond.



Are you looking for closed headphones (used in public) or open headphones (used in private).

 

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Are you looking for closed headphones (used in public) or open headphones (used in private).

 



I will be using them in private, so it doesn't really matter. Whatever sounds best.

post #9413 of 29490

Okay, let's say I stretched my budget to 1000$.

 

Same setup: NFB-2 into C-2C. What closed and well isolating headphone is going to best suit me? Is the suggestion still DT770?

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Okay, let's say I stretched my budget to 1000$.

 

Same setup: NFB-2 into C-2C. What closed and well isolating headphone is going to best suit me? Is the suggestion still DT770?


Aside from the Beyer T70p, the only full sized closed cans I can even think of in that price range are the Audio Technicas W1000/5000 and Denons D5000/7000, but those two families do not isolate well at all. There's the Ultrasone Edition 8, but that's above budget; the Pro900 and HFi780 can be found in the $300 range.

 

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Perhaps, this is the thread I've been looking for.

Let's cut down to the chase.

 

Expense: Below $100 [incl. shipping to NYC].

Usage: To be used both at home [Dell Inspiron 1525] and on the go [Sansa Clip+].

Genres: Heavily electronic and electronically-influenced music, with a few exceptions.

 

Build Criteria:

Relative comfort.

Preferably on-ear.

Simple, sleek design.

Durability, [trans]portability, and foldability [if possible].

 

Audio Criteria:

Slightly more prominent bass.

Clarity and balance.

Intermediate isolation.

Minimal sound leakage.

 

Simply put, a nudge in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.

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Aside from the Beyer T70p, the only full sized closed cans I can even think of in that price range are the Audio Technicas W1000/5000 and Denons D5000/7000, but those two families do not isolate well at all. There's the Ultrasone Edition 8, but that's above budget; the Pro900 and HFi780 can be found in the $300 range.

 



Occasionally deals for the Edition 8 will pop up, and some members here claim to have gotten theirs for around a grand.

 

There's also the Kenwood KH-K1000 which can be found on import sites like AudioCubes for around $300 bucks. They're better than Denon's for some people. Also look into JVC's Victor HP-DX1000 and DX700 series, which can be found at those same sites from between $700 and $1000.

 

The Audio-Technica W1000X is going to isolate better than the Denon D5000 and 7000 from my experience. The W5000 however is very user-dependant in terms of fit. Some folks find the fit is bad, and when you don't get a good seal on these it kills the lower-end sound and will leak like crazy. The wires could be adjusted to compensate however.

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Been lurking for a while and finally decided to join. smily_headphones1.gif With Christmas coming up, I've decided to treat myself a little bit, and I'm deciding whether or not to upgrade my sound setup or buy an SSD and new external HDD. I expect that the costs would be roughly equivalent (~$300-350) so I'm only going to do one or the other.

 

My current setup is pretty… thrifty. I have an optical out from my mid-2010 MacBook Pro going into an old Sony HT receiver, in which I have my modded JVC HA-RX700s (felt/cup lining mods) plugged. I do 99.99% of my listening from this setup, and I listen to everything: music of all genres (including movie and game soundtracks, encoded in Apple Lossless and played in iTunes), DVDs, movies and TV episodes, etc. Basically, I listen to everything. When I play PC games, I just disconnect the HA-RX700s from my receiver and plug them into the front headphone jack of my PC.

 

So, how can I upgrade this on a relatively small budget? Again, ~$300-350 or so. Doing some research, it appears that the Fiio E7+E9 are my best bet for a budget USB DAC and amp, which leaves a max of $150 (shipping + taxes included) for headphones. Is there anything out there for that price noticeably better than the HA-RX700s? Would the resulting sound be $300-350 better than what I have now?

 

Also, would I be able to, say, use the E7 + E9 with my PS3 somehow? I'm tired of inferior, inaudible sound from my TV speakers.

 

If it helps, here are some of the tracks I've been addicted to lately:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVrnJriCqeE

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMRJNkqPVtU

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7JsX4U7HuI

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The Sennheiser HD 518 headphones are only $95 right now, so I guess I'll add those to the list of headphones I am seriously considering. Would these require an amp?

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Hello head-fi, I've been lurking in these forums for a month and am wondering if the DT 880 250ohm with the Fiio e7 and e9 combo with music coming from an ipod touch is a good setup. Also, what's the difference between the DT 880 250ohm Premium and Pro and between the e7 with e9 combo and the e10? Any help will be appreciated.

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Hi!

Is BEYERDYNAMIC DT770M same as DT770 PRO 80Ohm but with leather pads? Or what is the difference. Thanks in advance.

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