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Originally Posted by evomunk View Post

Before I pull the trigger real soon, I just want to make sure that the Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80ohm is a good choice for a person that's receiving a good pair of closed-cans? He's mainly going to use it for movies. Another question is that how long does it take to break these in? It's just that its going to be going to be his Xmas present and I hope the quality will be there for what I'm paying for.
On another note, I'm ordering my Audio Technica ATH-M50s (coiled) today. It's going to be my first audiophile phones.


Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80-Ohm will work without a headphone amplifier, but it's best to use one.

Does your friend have headphone amplifier?

 

Break in time, just leave them hook up and running when not being used, 50 hours maybe.

 

 

post #9872 of 29490
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post




Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80-Ohm will work without a headphone amplifier, but it's best to use one.

Does your friend have headphone amplifier?

 

Break in time, just leave them hook up and running when not being used, 50 hours maybe.

 

 


Thanks for the quick response guys. I appreciate it.

He does not have an amplifier. But if does decide to buy one, it will have to be later on in the future.
post #9873 of 29490

Hello all im looking for a nice entry level closed ear ive been looking at the Shure SRH840.

im look to use these headphones for personal listening, like ipod and desktop

I listen to rock like foo fighters, zeppelin, mudvayne,

Acoustic like ray lamontagne and Tommy Emannuelle.   

I was wonder if these would get the job done im looking for something with good isolation, good seperation and a somewhat analytical sound

and was wondering how these would take to an amp because id like to experience an actually rig

 

Thanks,

Monty

post #9874 of 29490

I found the thread by Mad Lust Envy and have been narrowing down what pair of gaming headphones i want, but i had some questions.

 

 

First, I see there's high praise for Dolby Headphone Virtual Sound; My questions are: do i need to download it? do i need to get a certain sound card? or do i just buy a pair of headphones that uses the technology? 

 

Second, I'll be using these headphones for a mix of pc games, and music, but mostly games. Here's what im looking at so far, any feedback would be appreciated. It should be noted i'll be using these at home, and dont need to worry about disturbing anyone, im just looking for a good pair of fullsize headphones for gaming. I also am using my on-board sound card from the computer i built this year, i'd rather not buy a sound card, but if it's a must, i would definitely appreciate any recommendations.

 

Here's what i'm looking at:

 

Sennheiser PC 360 Headset for Pro Gaming

 

Sennheiser PC 350 Collapsible Gaming Headset with Vol Control & Microphone Mute

 

Razer Megalodon 7.1 Surround Sound USB Gaming Headset

 

Creative Aurvana Live! Headphones

 

TLDR: What do i need to get a basic gaming setup? Do i need a soundcard? An amp? what else? Also need a recommendation for a pair of headphones 150-200 bucks.

 

Furthermore: Forgive what i suspect to be an uber-noob question, but do i need a headphone amp if i'm just using it on my PC?

 

Thanks!


Edited by Minosmal - 12/5/11 at 9:22pm
post #9875 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Minosmal View Post
I found the thread by Mad Lust Envy and have been narrowing down what pair of gaming headphones i want, but i had some questions.

First, I see there's high praise for Dolby Headphone Virtual Sound; My questions are: do i need to download it? do i need to get a certain sound card? or do i just buy a pair of headphones that uses the technology? 

Second, I'll be using these headphones for a mix of pc games, and music, but mostly games. Here's what im looking at so far, any feedback would be appreciated. It should be noted i'll be using these at home, and dont need to worry about disturbing anyone, im just looking for a good pair of fullsize headphones for gaming. I also am using my on-board sound card from the computer i built this year, i'd rather not buy a sound card, but if it's a must, i would definitely appreciate any recommendations.

Here's what i'm looking at:

Sennheiser PC 360 Headset for Pro Gaming

Sennheiser PC 350 Collapsible Gaming Headset with Vol Control & Microphone Mute

Razer Megalodon 7.1 Surround Sound USB Gaming Headset

Creative Aurvana Live! Headphones

TLDR: What do i need to get a basic gaming setup? Do i need a soundcard? An amp? what else? Also need a recommendation for a pair of headphones 150-200 bucks.

Furthermore: Forgive what i suspect to be an uber-noob question, but do i need a headphone amp if i'm just using it on my PC?

Thanks!

No such thing as "Dolby" headphones, just Stereo 2.0 channel headphones that come with a separate Dolby device.

If your not disturbing any one and there is no outside noise to bother you, get open headphones.

On board sound will work with headphones in the 25-Ohm to 60-Ohm range, but does not provide Dolby Digital.

 

I would say get the Sennheiser HD-558s (50-Ohm), go to the Electronics-Expo website, select the HD-558s and use the coupon code "BOUNTII".

Way cheaper (like $75-$80 cheaper) then the PC360s, with that price difference, you can buy a separate mic.

 

An Asus Xonar DG (PCI) sound card is $20-$30, comes with a headphone amplifier rated up to 150-Ohms,

also comes with Dolby Digital (Dolby Headphone).
 

 

 

post #9876 of 29490

Thanks for the info, i appreciate it.

 

I've been looking at those Sennheiser HD-558s, they look to be right within my price range and the kind of thing i'm looking for. I added them to my list of potential purchases.
 

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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

No such thing as "Dolby" headphones, just Stereo 2.0 channel headphones that come with a separate Dolby device.

If your not disturbing any one and there is no outside noise to bother you, get open headphones.

On board sound will work with headphones in the 25-Ohm to 60-Ohm range, but does not provide Dolby Digital.

 

I would say get the Sennheiser HD-558s (50-Ohm), go to the Electronics-Expo website, select the HD-558s and use the coupon code "BOUNTII".

Way cheaper (like $75-$80 cheaper) then the PC360s, with that price difference, you can buy a separate mic.

 

An Asus Xonar DG (PCI) sound card is $20-$30, comes with a headphone amplifier rated up to 150-Ohms,

also comes with Dolby Digital (Dolby Headphone).
 

 

 



 

post #9877 of 29490

Hi All,

 

I'm looking for a new pair of headphones:

 

1. They have to be closed

2. Punchy bass

3. Price limit: Euro 500

4. I really liked Triple.fi 10, especially it's bass. Looking for something similar in headphones, as triple.fi10 are a pain to wear.

5. This song should be produced well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygGw_zo_W8A (Ride - Vapour Trail)

 

My previous headphones have been on recommendations here (thanks guys!), including the last two:

 

Shure 840

Pioneer HDJ2000 (was good, but lacked tightness, bass underwhelming)

 

Any suggestions?

post #9878 of 29490

maybe more opinions about senn 202 II / 203 and ATH-T200?

post #9879 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Toys View Post

Sorry I'm still new to this, what are some brand/models of receivers? and what do they do exactly?

 


A receiver or integrated amp is what you normally power your home theatre speakers from, and hook up your tv, dvd player, etc into. They can cost a grant, or a couple bucks at a flea market/garage sale.

 



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Originally Posted by Arion View Post

^ thanks for the repsonce but just two questions. Should I still get the 32 ohm if I will be using my computer to listen to music as well as my iPod? And for this headphone should I get a portable amp or a non portable one, if so what one would you recommend and if for a amp if I need a higher ohm what one should I get?


If you don't want to use an amp, then get the 32 ohm. If you do decide you want an amp, if you go portable then up to 250ohm should be fine. Just read up on the amp subforums to see your options.

 



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Originally Posted by Montclaire View Post

Hello all im looking for a nice entry level closed ear ive been looking at the Shure SRH840.

im look to use these headphones for personal listening, like ipod and desktop

I listen to rock like foo fighters, zeppelin, mudvayne,

Acoustic like ray lamontagne and Tommy Emannuelle.   

I was wonder if these would get the job done im looking for something with good isolation, good seperation and a somewhat analytical sound

and was wondering how these would take to an amp because id like to experience an actually rig

 

Thanks,

Monty


The 840 were one of my favourite headphones for general listening, although I had issues with the fit/headband. It did not change significantly with amping in my opinion.

 



Quote:
Originally Posted by themanwithaplan View Post

Hi All,

 

I'm looking for a new pair of headphones:

 

1. They have to be closed

2. Punchy bass

3. Price limit: Euro 500

4. I really liked Triple.fi 10, especially it's bass. Looking for something similar in headphones, as triple.fi10 are a pain to wear.

5. This song should be produced well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygGw_zo_W8A (Ride - Vapour Trail)

 

My previous headphones have been on recommendations here (thanks guys!), including the last two:

 

Shure 840

Pioneer HDJ2000 (was good, but lacked tightness, bass underwhelming)

 

Any suggestions?


More punch? Perhaps an Ultrasone Pro750/900

 

post #9880 of 29490

Hi all,

 

Looking to upgrade from my Audio Technica A700's, for something with more clarity, but hopefully a similar bass level.  Looking to keep under $300.  I currently have a Fiio E10 to drive them with.  

 

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks,

~Rock

 

post #9881 of 29490

Newbie with a query tongue.gif ,

 

In a bit of a dilemma between two pairs of headphones: SRH840 and DT990 -- which do you recommend I buy?

 

I'm what you'd consider a 'basshead', so bass is my main concern. Any input will be much appreciated! rolleyes.gif

 

 

post #9882 of 29490

Another question from the Newbie:  Right now I'm planning on getting a pair of AKG K240 MKII's (55 Ohm) and I need a portable amp. What would be a great portable amp to drive these headphones under $150?

post #9883 of 29490
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Originally Posted by ken3592 View Post

Another question from the Newbie:  Right now I'm planning on getting a pair of AKG K240 MKII's (55 Ohm) and I need a portable amp. What would be a great portable amp to drive these headphones under $150?



Objective 2

post #9884 of 29490
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Originally Posted by SkinnyPuppy View Post



Objective 2


Isn't the O2 kind of big for a portable amp?  Is it a good deal to get one preassembled in a case and with a front panel for around $135 or is it much cheaper to build one yourself?
 

 

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Originally Posted by Rockferd View Post

Hi all,

 

Looking to upgrade from my Audio Technica A700's, for something with more clarity, but hopefully a similar bass level.  Looking to keep under $300.  I currently have a Fiio E10 to drive them with.  

 

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks,

~Rock

 


I thought the A900 was a pretty good upgrade from the A700.

 


 

Quote:
Originally Posted by hsojtehpwn View Post

Newbie with a query tongue.gif ,

 

In a bit of a dilemma between two pairs of headphones: SRH840 and DT990 -- which do you recommend I buy?

 

I'm what you'd consider a 'basshead', so bass is my main concern. Any input will be much appreciated! rolleyes.gif


If you're a basshead, go with the DT770 (you may want an amp to deliver adequate volume/headroom though).

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by ken3592 View Post


Isn't the O2 kind of big for a portable amp?  Is it a good deal to get one preassembled in a case and with a front panel for around $135 or is it much cheaper to build one yourself?
 

 

 

The O2 is really too big to be used portably. It falls under the class of "transportable" unless portable to you means huffing it around in a backpack. Consider any of the smaller offerings by FiiO or iBasso or Leckerton, amoung others. 
 

 

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