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HFI 580/780, Phiaton MS300, Senn HD25 I-II or AIAIAI TMA1

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Please some help here guys. I need to buy a portable headphone, preferably close, good isolation, easy to drive, and comfortable.

I've narrowed it down to :

HFI 580/780

MS300

HD 25 I-II

TMA1

I like clean mids and highs more than bass. Source will be iPhone 4 and Cowon J3.

Thank you.

 

 

 

post #2 of 10

I'd say Klipsch Image One would do better on those aspects, especially comfort and isolation and easy to drive. Had I needed a portable option, this had been it.

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thank you for bringing that up but i heard image one bass can be overwhelmed. Any other input guys?

post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by MrL00fer View Post

Please some help here guys. I need to buy a portable headphone, preferably close, good isolation, easy to drive, and comfortable.

I've narrowed it down to :

HFI 580/780

MS300

HD 25 I-II

TMA1

I like clean mids and highs more than bass. Source will be iPhone 4 and Cowon J3.

Thank you.

 

 

 



If you don't like bass, you need a new list....

post #5 of 10

I don't see how preferring clean mids and highs means "I don't like bass", but of those listed, I'd go with the Senns.  Also up for contemplation (as it meets your mids and highs requirement while remaining portable) would be the Beyer T50p's.  Mids and highs to die for, yet with ample bass (especially if you take advantage of the J3's EQ).

post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 

I didn't mean i don't like bass, but i prefer clean mids and highs than heavy bass. Sorry for the misunderstood. I will certainly check on T50P. Quick question tho, does T50P has similar sound with DT880? because i love my DT880 and thank you for your input guys.

post #7 of 10

I think the DT880's a little more neutral and flatter sounding, but if you like the sound of them, you should like the T50p as well...think of them as portable DT880's, lol.  They have that same smooth overall charachter, with the rich (but slightly recessed) mids, and very clean and extended highs, but are much easier to drive.  Like the DT880's, they exhibit a lot of control over the sound, but never sound stuffy or boring...I've yet to be able to get them to sound shrill, sibilant, warbly, or bloated no matter what I throw at them.  They sound great coming straight out of the J3, but do benefit quite nicely from an amp, especially in the low end. 

post #8 of 10

The TMA-1 is dark. Bass emphasis. When compared to my HD25-1 II it sounded like a veil was being lifted. The HD25-1 II is absolutely superior and offers better fidelity and clarity. I'd go for the HD25-1 II for a puchy allrounder, HFI-580 if you want boom and M50 if you want to spend less. 

post #9 of 10

I tried the tma1 and they are really bassy..

post #10 of 10

I had the TMA-1 for a bit and they are stupid dark, so if you like your highs a lot, stay away from these cans. 

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