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Headphone suggestions? Please?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

Hello everyone...
I have Dynaudio BM5A Speakers but due to my downstairs neighbours having a kid recently... I feel like I shouldn't play music loud, when they are home...
I tried posting in http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/529144/buying-headphones-seeking-guidance-don-t-start-a-new-thread-ask-for-advice-here
but there just wasn't much of a response. =(
Of course I used search button, but stuff is outdated.

Well want isolating headphones, so when I put them on its like I'm in a whole different place.
I need deep bass with great texture and impact.

Preferably unamped... or recommend a cheap amp?
Also they probably won't leave my house.

I don't know much about the sound signatures but this is music that I listen to.

D&B and dubstep mix------------ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWj2JP7MvU8
Liquid D&B------------------- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvKpYfLB1rw
Trance----------------------http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9zMkpH_5KY
Dubstep with vocals--------------- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRYX5PQTJoY

Hip hop---------------------- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_1a7mn-Hac
and this type of "dub electro" ... it tends to *u*k with my mind------- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9urqJyKvELs



Also if someone listens to classic guitar but you decided to help anyway...I think you'll like this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZuMaVTTCns

 


Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Almost forgot... Budget up to 350$.


Edited by Policaz - 1/30/11 at 4:00pm
post #2 of 13
Thread Starter 

I got Dt 770 /250 ohm, right after I posted... Technically my dad got them, but still.
Now I can't stand mp3's ... so all my music is wav or flac.
Also my music taste changed... Now I mainly like Trance, goa, and listen to alot of Chris Spheeris.

Oddly enough... I thought I would need an amp, but it works well through Edirol sound card.
The DT770 feels good on, the sound is amazing, exept the highs are a bit too much in some songs.

I still want my own pair of phones, what would be your recomendations?

So far I'm thinking  Ultrasone 750.
 

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post #4 of 13
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Sadly the "

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It sounds very sketchy... but thanks anyway.

post #5 of 13

Some more suggestions for ya:

 

Amps:

 

Fiio E5

 

Headroom Total Airhead

 

 

Headphones:

 

Audio-Technica ATH-M50

 

Denon AH-D2000

 

Shure SRH 840

 

Ultrasone HFi 780, PRO 750

 

 

All of these heaphones boast a deep well extended bass signature with the Denon having the deepest, strongest base responce.  With the exception of the Shures they all have a bit of an agressive sound signature that could produce highs that are bit harsh in certain songs, but they provide engaging listening sessions.  The Shures are a bit smoother more neutral compared to the other four therefore they're an easier listen, very nonfatiguing.

 

They all run pretty well unamped but an amp does improve to the overall sound quality(especially in the case of the Denons and the Ulrasones).  So I suggest going with one of the portable amps listed here.  They are all exceptional options and you really can't go wrong with any of them.  So no matter which one you choose, you'll find a listening experience that rivals your speakers!

post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 

Thanks Digital-Pride

Do denons leak alot, compared to ultrasones?

post #7 of 13

The Denons do leak a bit more than the Ultrasones, though it's not as bad as the way open-types leak.

post #8 of 13

I'm not trying to be difficult, but if you like the DT770, why not get a pair of those?

 

The Ultrasones aren't for everyone.  They have absolutely no warmth whatsoever, and I found I couldn't listen to them without applying the Kees mod to them.  If you thought Beyers had too much highs, the Ultrasones will fry your brain.

 

Another great and less-appreciated option around here is the Beyer DT150.  It has incredible bass, the mids aren't recessed, and it has a nice amount of treble without being overwhelming.  It has a better soundstage than any other closed can I've heard, as well as exceptional isolation.  They drive pretty well (better than my 990/250 did).  You lose a little of the 770 comfort, but it's a hell of a pair of headphones.

post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by joelpearce View Post

 

The Ultrasones aren't for everyone.  They have absolutely no warmth whatsoever, and I found I couldn't listen to them without applying the Kees mod to them.  If you thought Beyers had too much highs, the Ultrasones will fry your brain.

Open air Ultrasones have no treble push very flat treble.

So maybe just the models you listened to or certain closed models.


 

post #10 of 13

He's not talking about open ones, though, he's talking about the Pro 750, which has the sharpest treble of any of the headphones I've ever owned.

post #11 of 13

Well it seems like bad characteristic Ultrasones are always recommended.

HFI 780 Ultrasone calls its a movie/game headphone and yet its the most popular model   rolleyes.gif

post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by joelpearce View Post

He's not talking about open ones, though, he's talking about the Pro 750, which has the sharpest treble of any of the headphones I've ever owned.



Hmm, even sharper than your DT 990?  Interesting, was that your first impression or did you have the PRO 750s a while before coming to that conclusion?

post #13 of 13

I had them second hand (and fully burned in), and I owned them for a few months.

 

After the Kees mod, I actually did like them quite a bit.  They were still completely cold, but had an impressive balance and level of detail.  The warmth and richness of orthos pushed them further and further into the periphery of my listening, until I decided it was time for them to go.

 

Now, I should maybe say this with the caveat that I was a trombone player in jazz bands and orchestras all through high school.  Anyone who's been through that knows what I'm talking about--I spent hundreds of hours with trumpets blasting right behind me.  That means that I tend to be less sensitive to treble, but it also means that at 30 years old, I can't really hear anything above 16k.  The Ultrasones are the only pair of headphones I've ever experienced physical pain from the treble, and I've owned the DT990s, the DBI Pro 700, and some seriously bright SFI ortho transplant headphones, all of which are extremely bright.

 

Again, most of the time I owned them I had done the Kees mod, which really settled the treble on them in a nice way, but my memory of them before that was pretty rough, even out of my warmer amps.

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