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post #9436 of 29490
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

DT880 250 used with E7/E9, I could go for that setup

 

Premiums cost more then Pros.

Pros have a little tighter seal around the ears, the Premiums are little more comfortable.

 

E9 headphone amplifier is rated up to 600-Ohms, E7 & E10 is 300-Ohms

 

 

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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

 


There is no difference between the premium and pro models except for aesthetics and clamping force.

 

The e7/e9 combo should be sufficient to power them.

 


Ok, thanks for the info, seems like I'll go with the dt880 premium with e7 and e9 combo.



 

post #9437 of 29490
So, disregard my previous post! I'm now looking for an iem or dynamic driver in ear headphone. I'm thinking of getting the monster turbine pro gold headphones because of the bass they have. I currently have the stock black ones and am in love with them.
I need:
-build quality
-in ear
- heavy bass, with texture, impact, and depth
-could be driven without amp, but would benefit with it
-goes well with the fiio e7
- get new for less than 250 dollars

Any suggestions on an amp dac combo and headphones based on what I'm looking for? I would mostly use this on my samsung infuse and my hp laptop with intel hd audio.

Many thanks,
Connor Baker
post #9438 of 29490


Sennheiser IE8(0) 
Great buildquality (IEM housing and cable)
Easy to drive ( 16 ohm)

Nice asskicking bass which can be adjusted
One of the biggest (maybe thé biggest) soundstages

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Originally Posted by ConnorBaker05 View Post

So, disregard my previous post! I'm now looking for an iem or dynamic driver in ear headphone. I'm thinking of getting the monster turbine pro gold headphones because of the bass they have. I currently have the stock black ones and am in love with them.
I need:
-build quality
-in ear
- heavy bass, with texture, impact, and depth
-could be driven without amp, but would benefit with it
-goes well with the fiio e7
- get new for less than 250 dollars
Any suggestions on an amp dac combo and headphones based on what I'm looking for? I would mostly use this on my samsung infuse and my hp laptop with intel hd audio.
Many thanks,
Connor Baker


 

post #9439 of 29490
Okay, I'm looking for a Christmas present for a friend. Budget of less than $100.

He listens mostly to hip-hop, but also has plenty of other kinds of music. He wants deep, impactful bass, without feeling bloated and artificial. Sony XB series are out of the question.

Open/closed doesn't matter. Size doesn't matter. His source will be a laptop and iPod for a while, but I believe he will be getting a sound card with a decent headphone amp in it later.
post #9440 of 29490

So it seems that if I can increase my budget a bit, the DT 990 Pro would be ideal. I may end up convincing myself to get a pair but in case I don't, are the ATH-AD700 or the DT 440's a viable alternative? Again, I'm looking for open, over ear, big soundstage, comfort. To be used mainly for computers up to 4hrs at a time.

 

Edit: More details here

 

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Originally Posted by Bee inthe Attic View Post


I'd recommend the DT990's (I'm becoming a Beyerdynamic fan).

If you're in Toronto, go to Long & Mcquade and try them out. They have tons of others to demo as well.

 

I think the Pro version is around $170, and closer to $200 after tax. But you have 30 days to try 'em and you can return them no hassle if unsatisfied.

 

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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post


*snip*


Since you've already owned Senns, see if you can get your hands on a used Audio Technica AD900 or a Beyer DT990pro.

 

Prices and shipping suck for us Canadians. I usually buy headphones used off the forums.



 


Edited by Whyzguy - 11/24/11 at 8:48am
post #9441 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Daliuss View Post

Hi. I'm new here. My old $30 Sony headphones literally fell apart while on my head so I'm in the market for a replacement. I'd like a better quality headphone this time around (in terms of sound quality and build) and I was hoping someone would be able to point me in the right direction!

 

My wants/needs:

- Closed over the ear headphones. Something comfortable; will be using these at work ~40 hours a week.

- I listen to rock, metal, progressive rock, trip-hop and some electronica. Main source of music will be cell phone (Samsung Galaxy S II) and on-board sound on desktop/laptop.

- No amp required is preferred

- Will be using these primarily at work and at home, but I'll be taking them with me back and forth every day. Probably won't be listening to these while commuting but having the option would be nice

- No sound bleeding through the headhpones... I don't want to piss off my co-workers!

- Max. budget is $300 pre-tax/shipping (I live in Toronto Canada)

- No Beats by Dre please

- I've been looking at the Shure SRH840 and the Seinheisser HD 25-1 II, I've read good things about them, but I don't know how they will sound without an amp. I would consider getting a cheap/small amp that I could carry with me if required but I'd prefer not to, as I've said above.

 

I was looking at the B&W P5 but from what I have read, they are way overpriced for the sound quality, and I don't know if I like the on-the-ear design; doesn't seem comfortable for all day listening. Any tips/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


Senn HD280/380 - superb isolation, flat sound with warm tilt

Shure 440/840 - very good isolation, 440 neutral, 840 bass tilted

Audio Technica M50 - good isolation, V shape sound

 

These all sound fine without an amp.

 

For long listening sessions I would usually go with over-ear as opposed to on-ear. However, the P5 would be an exception. It is very comfortable and has excellent isolation as well. I wouldn't say they are way overpriced... considering their build quality I would say it's about right.


 

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Originally Posted by MisterDeadeye View Post

Okay, I'm looking for a Christmas present for a friend. Budget of less than $100.
He listens mostly to hip-hop, but also has plenty of other kinds of music. He wants deep, impactful bass, without feeling bloated and artificial. Sony XB series are out of the question.
Open/closed doesn't matter. Size doesn't matter. His source will be a laptop and iPod for a while, but I believe he will be getting a sound card with a decent headphone amp in it later.


Pioneer HDJ-500.

 



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Originally Posted by Whyzguy View Post

So it seems that if I can increase my budget a bit, the DT 990 Pro would be ideal. I may end up convincing myself to get a pair but in case I don't, are the ATH-AD700 or the DT 440's a viable alternative? Again, I'm looking for open, over ear, big soundstage, comfort. To be used mainly for computers up to 4hrs at a time.

 

Edit: More details here

 


The DT990pro is $180 at Long & McQuade. That's about as good as you'll ever find it in Canada. They've got some sales* going on right now too: http://www.long-mcquade.com/departments/43/Pro_Audio_Recording/Headphones.htm

 

*and by sales I mean prices that are slightly lower but still higher than what the US normally has

 


Edited by Armaegis - 11/24/11 at 3:27pm
post #9442 of 29490
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Originally Posted by mrlazu View Post

Cheers MuppetFace.

 

I have been doing some more research into the Q701 there are currently on amazon for £299 is that a good price? I am leaning towards getting these [to go green or not?:)] *edit.just checked some more prices, quite a bit cheaper from the U.S. that old problem again :) maybe a european  model is the way to go then.*

 

Plus will they be ok with the e7/e9 combo? or should i be looking into another amp. i like the idea of the e7 as a portable as it may add to the tma-1s when im out and about.

 

And how much bass will I be sacrificing? I don't think im a basshead but I still want to hear the bass.

 



I haven't used the e7/e9, so I can't comment on how they'll sound, but I don't see it being a problem at least in terms of requirements. The Quincy Jones cans are all easier to drive than the original K701/702 on which they're based. Even playing straight out of my MacBook, the Q701 sound pretty darn good to my ears, so I imagine adding the e7/e9 will be fine.

 

As far as sacrificing bass goes, it's kind of hard to answer since it's such a subjective thing. The Q701 has plenty of extension and the bass is well textured, so when a song has bass you'll be hearing it. It's just for some people there's not enough "slam," that almost visceral feeling when the bass hits. For me personally, I don't particularly care for headphones like the Denon D2000 because I feel there's TOO MUCH bass. The Q701 does everything else better than the D2000 imo, so even if the bass doesn't hit as hard I prefer it.

 

I personally think the Q701 is better for a wider variety of genres, unlike the original K701.

post #9443 of 29490
Ow I'm tied between the ie7 and 8 along with the monster turbine gold... differences and suggestions?
post #9444 of 29490

My previous advice inquiry has garnered no response since.

However, I'm rather pleased with it's concise criteria, so here goes nothing.

 

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Originally Posted by Sesh View Post

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.

 

Keeping up with this thread, I've found that the Pioneer HDJ-500s provide deep, impactful bass. And yet, they seem to radiate a hefty  majority of the other listed criteria [incl. expense]. One review on here even noted that the mids "are right there as well". I only have meager doubts about the impedance [45 Ω] not permitting optimal drive via portable devices, but I might just be flat-out wrong there.

 

While having made a bolstering suggestion for myself, it would only help me to see what you guys have to suggest.

post #9445 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by MisterDeadeye View Post
Okay, I'm looking for a Christmas present for a friend. Budget of less than $100.
He listens mostly to hip-hop, but also has plenty of other kinds of music. He wants deep, impactful bass, without feeling bloated and artificial. Sony XB series are out of the question.
Open/closed doesn't matter. Size doesn't matter. His source will be a laptop and iPod for a while, but I believe he will be getting a sound card with a decent headphone amp in it later.


CALs (Creative Aurvana live)

 

 

post #9446 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sesh View Post

My previous advice inquiry has garnered no response since.

However, I'm rather pleased with it's concise criteria, so here goes nothing.

 

 

Keeping up with this thread, I've found that the Pioneer HDJ-500s provide deep, impactful bass. And yet, they seem to radiate a hefty  majority of the other listed criteria [incl. expense]. One review on here even noted that the mids "are right there as well". I only have meager doubts about the impedance [45 Ω] not permitting optimal drive via portable devices, but I might just be flat-out wrong there.

 

While having made a bolstering suggestion for myself, it would only help me to see what you guys have to suggest.

 

I may no be an audiophile yet but as a nerd i don't think a 45Ω impedance should give you any trouble on a portable device and i would be massively suprised if you had trouble with your computer (but i might be wrong), however it is also down to the headphones themselves, so try and find an opinion from someone who owns them.

post #9447 of 29490
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post


The Fiio E7 + E9 combo has a better headphone amplifier (E9), functions as a DAC, output is 2.0 channel stereo

but no optical input and no Dolby Headphone virtual 5.1


Would it be practical to use the Turtle Beach Ear Force DSS just as a dedicated PS3 amp, and get the Fiio E7 + E9 for music listening on my MacBook Pro?

post #9448 of 29490
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Originally Posted by rms141 View Post


Would it be practical to use the Turtle Beach Ear Force DSS just as a dedicated PS3 amp, and get the Fiio E7 + E9 for music listening on my MacBook Pro?


I don't see why not. The Turtle Beach thing is probably optimized for games anyways.

post #9449 of 29490
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Originally Posted by 12345142 View Post


I don't see why not. The Turtle Beach thing is probably optimized for games anyways.



That’s exactly what I suspect, that the Ear Force is meant for games and surround sound environments (probably including movies as well). I can probably stretch my budget and use the Ear Force with my PS3, the Xonar for PC games (Battlefield 3, Assassin’s Creed, etc), and the E7 + E9 for music on my MacBook Pro.

 

I think I’ve decided to go with the above and a Sennheiser HD 598, if I can find one for below $200.

 

Thanks for the help, everyone!

post #9450 of 29490

I listen to Power Metal, Melodeath, and Yuki Kajiura, mostly. My budget is $70-100. I will not go above this.

 

My source is a Samsung Captivate /w CM7.1, Voodoo10, voodoo control, DSP Manager, and Power amp. I will NOT be amping.

 

Suggest stuff to me.

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