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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

 

Semi-open headphones

Panasonic RT-HTF600-S, with Beyerdynamic EDT 200 Velour ear pads, price in USA is $55.

 

 


Well here it's about twice the price as XB500, more than the M50 and almost as much as the HD25 :) Not really economical I believe. But what makes the HTF600 a better choice in your opinion than the rest?

 

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Next week I'll receive ~ 100$ for a new pair of headphones. I had HD228 but the bass was too strong for my taste.

The types of music that I listen to are dubstep - dnb, alternative and classic rock, vocal trance-edm. 

I was looking at the HD439 ( 70$ ) and HD449(80$).

Can you recommend me other brands/models?

post #9693 of 29490
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Originally Posted by idjondjambi View Post

hi.. hail to all audiophile senior

 

i seeking for headphones, i prefer great detail, for classic rock, rock, pop, jazz, n even classical..

 

i also hearing j pop, j rock, etc....

 

some recommended ad 700, or ms1i....

 

 

so whats headphones most suited for me??

 

whats different grado sr60, sr80, sr125, or alessandro MS1i...

 

 

p.s: ad700 it seems sold out in my country,, and alessandro just 50? left (based on jaben)...



I'd personally go for a pair of grados if I were you. Maybe the 125 or MS1i, not really sure how different the Alessandro's are from actual grados.

post #9694 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

If you really want high isolation, then the Senn HD280 is the best thing.

 



Ah okay. I'll make a decision maybe this Friday or so. Thanks.

 

EDIT: Is cnet an okay place to read about headphones reviews?

 

Also is this okay too, for headphones reviews I mean.

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/sony-mdr-xb300-mdr-xb500-and-mdr-xb700-extra-bass-headphones

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/creative-aurvana-live-classic-reincarnate

 

P.S.: if linking to other sites are not allowed, I'll delete it.


Edited by jgray91 - 12/1/11 at 8:05am
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Originally Posted by lkmg View Post
Well here it's about twice the price as XB500, more than the M50 and almost as much as the HD25 :) Not really economical I believe. But what makes the HTF600 a better choice in your opinion than the rest?


I do not like the sound of the XB500.

The ATH-M50 has good reviews for music, but not gaming, here in the USA the ATH-M50 is $160, which is three times the mail order price of the RP-HTF600-S (with Velour).

 

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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post


The M80 has mediocre isolation; if you're looking for closed then stick with the M50.

 

Thanks. I read your post about the review/comparison (which I found really useful so thank you for that) that included the M80. If I decided to go for a pair that were portable and more durable which one would you recommend? The ATH M50 or the M80. The M80 is also cheaper by US $20 (£14 in the UK) cheaper than the M50.

 

ATH M50 price: http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/audiotechnica-athm50-closed-monitor-headphones-coiled-cable-prodid-2495.html

 

V-MODA Crossfade M80 price: http://v-moda.com/verified-dealers/ then the UK section for PCDeli http://www.pcdeli.co.uk/proddetail/94935/V-Moda-Crossfade-M-80-On-Ear-headphones-Shadow/ (If the get stock haha

 

Apologies if I'm not allowed to make posts/links from other sources.


Edited by Nitrilic - 12/1/11 at 8:20am
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post



I do not like the sound of the XB500.

The ATH-M50 has good reviews for music, but not gaming, here in the USA the ATH-M50 is $160, which is three times the mail order price of the RP-HTF600-S (with Velour).

 


So where can I order them both? I cannot have an order exceeding $100 for the shipping AND the price total though. So I'll listen to the headphones only for the music. 

 

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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post



I do not like the sound of the XB500.

The ATH-M50 has good reviews for music, but not gaming, here in the USA the ATH-M50 is $160, which is three times the mail order price of the RP-HTF600-S (with Velour).

 


PurpleAngel, i would like to here your opinion on my choice. Yes I know you hate the sound of XB500, but all the more reason to hear some alternative choice.

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Originally Posted by jgray91 View Post

Hello pros, and hopefully, would-be bros.

 

I am finally ready to pull the trigger and enter the wonderful, and wallet-hurting, world of audiophilia.

 

I've done some research and reading around to guess what's the best I can do for a first 'real' headphones I'll ever own.

 

A little background on what I'll intend to do and my environment. I will mainly use it on my laptop for mostly everything remotely possible: about 45% music listening, 30% watching anime/movies/series, and the other is playing PC games. 

 

I mostly listen to whatever is good, except hard hitting, in your face bass, current trend of 'music' and dubstep. I also enjoy the vocals and how it blends together with the instruments in the song, though I have no preferences of either male or female vocals; I love it both. Also I love the OSTs from some of the anime I watch, and from some games too. Some example would be anything from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, the very calming songs from Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei; from games, almost all of Assassin's Creed songs and most of Bastion's songs.

 

For games, I mostly only play single-player focused games. The only online multiplayer game I ever play regularly is League of Legends; and even that I seem to be playing less. I still do need positional accuracy, because I can't count for how many times I died to a sabercat or a bear in Skyrim just because I can't discern where it came from. :P I don't play a lot of FPS, mostly because my twitch is not fast enough, and am bored with the modern shooter theme, TBH.

 

And the environment I live in: a dorm. Simple: this means that an open-backed headphones is out of the question, as I don't want to disturb my slumbering friends with my hacking of bandits in Skyrim.

 

I'm looking for headphones less than 3000 rubles (that's roughly around $96, to be easier lets make it $100). And so far, I have narrow it down to around 4 headphones:

  • AKG K77 (1581 ruble ~ $50) - this caught my eye once while I was in the train to class.
  • Creative Aurvana Live! (2429 rub ~ $78) - this is based on Mad Lust Envy's guide.
  • Steelseries Siberia v2 (2353 rub ~ $76) - this one is mostly based on Steggy's reviews. I find the mic handy as I frequently Skype-call my parents, and less frequently, hook up to TeamSpeak for some LoL games with my friends. 
  • Sony MDR XB500 (1648 rubles ~ $53) - this is the only headphones I have tried personally, and as far as my ears are concerned, they don't sound too bassy, can run at hurtful volume on my now-lost Clip+ :( and very very comfortable.
  • (These are actually on sale until Dec 14th, just one day before my birthday. This would make a great present for myself lol)

 

Oh and I have a Senn HD 218 as my daily driver of everything. I would like to hear the thoughts and opinions of you guys before I pull the trigger, and if there are better headphones than the ones I listed, I'll consider it too. 

 

Looking forward for the replies.



 


 

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I'm considering buying a pair of Sennheiser HD 448s and I just wanted people opinions of them. I've read the Amazon reviews and the reviews on this website as well a few others and the general consensus is that they are pretty good for a midrange set, their only drawback been a lack of bass. Most of these reviews are also right after they have received the 'phones so if anyone could offer a comparison between a green set and a burnt in set it would be appreciated.

 

Could any owners of these confirm if the lead is detachable from the headset itself?

 

 

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Originally Posted by Tsukasa Buddha View Post

Hi all! I am looking to upgrade from my Bose Triports, which are falling apart. (I know, I know. They were a gift.) I have a pair of Ety MC5 phones for on the go. I listen to opera, folk, and metal. I think I want something with brighter treble for the sopranos. Hoping for similar detail for solo strings and wind instruments like on the Etys. What I really want is something that let's me distinguish better between the instruments being played.

 

My budget is around $250, with some wiggle room. Unfortunately I don't have an amp and can't afford that investment.

 

Thanks!

 

Sennheiser HD598 sounds ideal.
 

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Originally Posted by hellzlegend View Post

 

 

I'm leaning towards KRK6400 but I'm wondering if KRK8400 worth ~$20 price difference

 

 


The 6400 is reportedly more neutral and cleaner, and the 8400 the slightly bassier one.

 



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Originally Posted by gugman View Post

good day everyone, here is my question, yesterday my Shure SRH840 has arrived and i was blown away by the quality it could reproduce, but i have a small issue, comparing to my razer orca and Sennheiser HD thes sound level is lower, no questions about quality, its way better, but i am not totally satisfied with max volume reproduction, using xonar dg as main sound card. so any advise how can i get higher volume not spending more then 100 usd? thanx ppl 


Are you sure your computer mixer settings are up all the way? The 840 should be able to get to earbleeding levels from a typical computer output.

 



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Originally Posted by idjondjambi View Post

hi.. hail to all audiophile senior

 

i seeking for headphones, i prefer great detail, for classic rock, rock, pop, jazz, n even classical..

 

i also hearing j pop, j rock, etc....

 

some recommended ad 700, or ms1i....

 

 

so whats headphones most suited for me??

 

whats different grado sr60, sr80, sr125, or alessandro MS1i...

 

 

p.s: ad700 it seems sold out in my country,, and alessandro just 50? left (based on jaben)...


Go with the MS1

 



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Originally Posted by kalston View Post

I'll be getting some money for both my birthday and christmas very soon so what would be a worthwile upgrade from my Superlux HD668b? I love them overall but the highs are a bit harsh and the lows can distort in some rare instances (mostly in films). 

I'm thinking about getting a Xonar ST(X) or a desktop AMP (FiiO e9 maybe). 


Beyer DT880pro with whatever amp you can afford

 



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Originally Posted by jgray91 View Post



Ah okay. I'll make a decision maybe this Friday or so. Thanks.

 

EDIT: Is cnet an okay place to read about headphones reviews?

 

Also is this okay too, for headphones reviews I mean.

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/sony-mdr-xb300-mdr-xb500-and-mdr-xb700-extra-bass-headphones

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/creative-aurvana-live-classic-reincarnate

 

P.S.: if linking to other sites are not allowed, I'll delete it.


I would trust headphone reviews from well known headphone sites (headfi, innerfidelity, headfonia, etc), not so much places like cnet or amazon.

 



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Originally Posted by Nitrilic View Post

 

Thanks. I read your post about the review/comparison (which I found really useful so thank you for that) that included the M80. If I decided to go for a pair that were portable and more durable which one would you recommend? The ATH M50 or the M80. The M80 is also cheaper by US $20 (£14 in the UK) cheaper than the M50.

 

ATH M50 price: http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/audiotechnica-athm50-closed-monitor-headphones-coiled-cable-prodid-2495.html

 

V-MODA Crossfade M80 price: http://v-moda.com/verified-dealers/ then the UK section for PCDeli http://www.pcdeli.co.uk/proddetail/94935/V-Moda-Crossfade-M-80-On-Ear-headphones-Shadow/ (If the get stock haha

 

Apologies if I'm not allowed to make posts/links from other sources.


Considering the prices, I would go for the M80. They have better portability and durability, and isolation can always be adhoc'd with a piece of tape if you really need it. (or in my case I did a little internal modding)

 


Edited by Armaegis - 12/1/11 at 10:06am
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If you read some of SennehiserHD's threads, you can find out a bit more, he did a decent review of them and other headphones. The lack of bass, as he points out, is from a poor seal created at the bottom of the headphone cups with your face. He says if you put your hands over the cups and force a better seal, the bass gets much better. Maybe their is a mod out there to help fix that issue. 

 

As far as I'm aware, last time I was looking at them, the wire is not detachable from the headset itself, even though the 438's are detachable. seems like a weird side-step
 

 

EDIT: here is a link to the thread SennheiserHD made (http://www.head-fi.org/t/567149/my-200-and-under-bassheads-buyers-guide)

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I'm considering buying a pair of Sennheiser HD 448s and I just wanted people opinions of them. I've read the Amazon reviews and the reviews on this website as well a few others and the general consensus is that they are pretty good for a midrange set, their only drawback been a lack of bass. Most of these reviews are also right after they have received the 'phones so if anyone could offer a comparison between a green set and a burnt in set it would be appreciated.

 

Could any owners of these confirm if the lead is detachable from the headset itself?

 

 



 


Edited by kenman345 - 12/1/11 at 9:23am
post #9702 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

 

Sennheiser HD598 sounds ideal.
 


The 6400 is reportedly more neutral and cleaner, and the 8400 the slightly bassier one.

 


Are you sure your computer mixer settings are up all the way? The 840 should be able to get to earbleeding levels from a typical computer output.

 


Go with the MS1

 


Beyer DT880pro with whatever amp you can afford

 


I would trust headphone reviews from well known headphone sites (headfi, innerfidelity, headfonia, etc), not so much places like cnet or amazon.

 


Considering the prices, I would go for the M50. They have better portability and durability, and isolation can always be adhoc'd with a piece of tape if you really need it. (or in my case I did a little internal modding)

 


Hello Armaegis! Could you please help me on my decision between the HD 25, the XB500 and the M50 from the perspective of a bass-loving metalhead? I'll use the headphone mostly for metal, will drive through a FiiO e5 and want a tight, punchy and boomy bass but not at the expense of highs and mids. I live in Turkey FYI. Thank you.

 


 

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Originally Posted by Green Goblin View Post

I'm considering buying a pair of Sennheiser HD 448s and I just wanted people opinions of them. I've read the Amazon reviews and the reviews on this website as well a few others and the general consensus is that they are pretty good for a midrange set, their only drawback been a lack of bass. Most of these reviews are also right after they have received the 'phones so if anyone could offer a comparison between a green set and a burnt in set it would be appreciated.

 

Could any owners of these confirm if the lead is detachable from the headset itself?

 

 


The bass of HD448 is similar to the PX200 in my opinion. Have owned both and sold the HD448, thought the PX200 could do everything better with more portability. It's not pronounced and you may actively try to hear it, but it IS there and is good. There is just not plenty of it.

 

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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

 

Considering the prices, I would go for the M50. They have better portability and durability, and isolation can always be adhoc'd with a piece of tape if you really need it. (or in my case I did a little internal modding)


Just making sure, I'm assuming you mean the ATH M50? Or do you mean the M80.

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Originally Posted by lkmg View Post


Hello Armaegis! Could you please help me on my decision between the HD 25, the XB500 and the M50 from the perspective of a bass-loving metalhead? I'll use the headphone mostly for metal, will drive through a FiiO e5 and want a tight, punchy and boomy bass but not at the expense of highs and mids. I live in Turkey FYI. Thank you.


 


I would pick between the HD25-1-ii or the M50, depending if you want better isolation and portability (HD25) or better comfort (M50).

 



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Originally Posted by Nitrilic View Post


Just making sure, I'm assuming you mean the ATH M50? Or do you mean the M80.

 

Oh shoot, sorry I meant the M80. I flubbed on the numpad there.
 

 

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Alright, I feel it's about time to upgrade my headphones.  I've been using my Sennheiser HD 555s for quite a while, but they're failing to meet all my expectations.  They're not the best set of cans to trek too and from class with, and definitely not meant for listening to while I'm sitting around the Library or school buildings.  The main reason I like these headphones though is because they're really light and feel great to wear for extended sessions at my computer desk.  Plus they're the best sounding headphones I've ever really gotten to listen to (scratch maybe my 30 second encounter with some Beyerdynamics).

 

Anyway, a few things I have questions about first.  My main device for listening on the go is an iPod Touch 3rd Generation, however I've read around that an iPod isn't the best thing to use for listening.  How true is that?  Second, I'm a little lost on what the difference is between amped an un-amped is.  I mean, I have a basic understanding of the words but I don't know how worth it getting an amp would be.  So, is it worth grabbing an amp as well?  While reading around I also noticed that the pair of headphones you want should be based on what kind of music you're listening to.  That sounds like something that makes sense, but I'd love to have this confirmed by someone with much more knowledge than myself.  And I just read the tutorial on equalizing your headphones from this forum and was curious if it would be worth it for me.

 

Now that my basic questions are out of the way, onto the main point of my post.  I'm looking for headphones, obviously, but my budget is fairly strict.  I'm looking to spend less than $200 and probably less than $150.  I like comfort over style (I can have these on for upwards of 6 hours a day, daily), quality over quantity, and I want them to last.  I'm not one to treat all of my things super delicately, these cans will probably end up getting dropped over the course of a couple years and might find other methods of being damaged physically so I'd like something with a nice, solid frame.  I also listen to a pretty wide variety of music.  It ranges from pop to metal to soft rock to classical and anywhere in between.  I honestly can't think of a genre I don't listen to besides Country (but that has its roots in stuff I do listen to)  The majority of my music is definitely metal - specifically progressive.  I only included the music part because I'm not entirely sure about the answer to my question and figure more information couldn't hurt.

 

Side Note: I don't expect anyone to go into extreme detail in answering my questions.  Simple answers that include some hard facts would be best, but if you feel like leaving me links/sources to more fulfilling information I will definitely take a look at it and possibly post again or revise my post to include what I learned.

 

Thanks to anyone who answers smily_headphones1.gif

 

- Zack

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