Maybe the PXC450, MDR1R, UE9000?
OK guys I have a tough one here. My old man is upgrading. His creative zen xtra crapped out and I've convinced him to replace it with a sansa clip (I plan on getting one myself). Now since this thing is so small and flash based for extra vibration resistance, he's going to use it to replace his "lawn mowing rig" an old no name dap and a set of iem he got free with some batteries.
I really do see a chance to get him into HiFi headphones. He has a decent home theatre system and is has been a musician all his life. But in his own words, "spending more than $20 on a set of headphones is stupid" and "I'd rather listen to speakers, headphones don't sound real".
So the challenge is this; I need reccomendations on a very good isolating headphone that he will want to use even once the mowing is done. He told me he'd much rather full sized cans than iem because the vibration makes them uncomfortable. Sound signature, figure bassy and fun, but still flat enough to be use able for home studio work. He doesn't like my mdr-v7 but had his toe tapping when I let him demo the Phillips cityscape metro (horrid sounding and going back this week BTW). Also, he's a drummer so bass impact has to be there. I doubt I could get him to drop more than $30, but $20 will probably work as he spoke of getting a set of Sony mdr-v250 like he used to have (junk, but went for about $25 when he had them)
I recently just got a new job and I'm looking for some advice for a new pair of over-ear noise cancelling headphones. I want to be able to tune out the co-workers and general office noise in the background while still getting very good audio quality when I want to listen to music (mostly dubstep, so the highs and lows are equally appreciated) or watch a customer's video.
I'm a -little- in the know when it comes to detecting good or bad quality headphones, as I majored in Broadcast Sound & Engineering for a few years, but that was a long time ago. My budget is $500 or less. I'm hoping to get a pair that doesn't require batteries (has a USB charger or something) but batteries for the noise cancellation will be alright if necessary.
Any suggestions or advice are extremely appreciated.
Not my thing, but this may be helpful:
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Currently I use the FiiO E17 as a DAC/AMP.
I am getting in a Schiit Magni amp as well
Mostly mp3/flac/m4a ideally stuff will be stored either on a hard disk, from itunes/purchased online or my phone as a media device but i am not aiming for portability here.
I suspect mostly music will be electronica/rock/heavy metal and bass (ie Devin Martin and Dubstep),
Other audio? Well i dont really have them targeted for movies but i may watch blu-ray dvds with them if during the day I can do so, since i am usually working the movie part isnt critical to me.
What is your budget?
What equipment will be powering these cans? Will you be using an amp?
What is the format of your music and other sounds you will putting into these cans?
Describe the sound signature that you are seeking?
Once again I’ll mention that headphone comfort is a very individual thing. We can point you to headphones that are generally considered to be comfortable (like the AD 900) and mention others that have garnered complaints for being uncomfortable. However, the only way to know for sure is to wear them yourself for a time equivalent to your longest listening session.
Hi I'm looking for a headphone with 'Musical' and 'Forgiving' nature. Should have good bass and mids
My preferred signature comes from IEM - Brainwavz M2.
Can anyone tell me if V-Moda M80 will be suitable for my preferred signature? Also if you know any other headphones which has signature similar to Brainwavz M2 please let me know
Unamped HE 500 is a foolish purchase--unless you put it in your hope chest until you can buy a decent amp.
BTW--won't an extra $100 for some new Schiit be enough to power the the HE 500?
Consider also HE-400 with a Fiio E07K/E17, or an Audio-Gd NFB-12