Can I ask what kind of metal do you listen to? I'm looking for a headphone that fits fast paced, aggressive thrash/death/black metal, so (I guess) I'm looking for instrument separation, tight, quick bass for kickdrum, and something that makes guitars sound good. From what I have read so far, it is probably the 662 series, but I don't know which one. Did I miss anything, would I be better off with another Superlux, or perhaps a Creative Aurvana is a better choice for this type of music? Thanks for your help.
For EDM - HD-681 EVO
DAC - Hifimediy Sabre (~42$) or some cheap PCM-2704 chip based DAC from eBay.
Amp - HD-681 EVO doesn`t need amping but it makes it better littlebit. Cmoy would be enough but cheaper option would be DAC+Amp combo like ELE EL-D02 (does it`s job very nicely with my HD-662F & HD-681): http://www.head-fi.org/t/677895/ele-dac-support-and-appreciation-thread#post_9741300
I use the EVOs myself - love em!
Just checked out the Superlux website and it seems like they've been work on a new set of headphones, the HD 685s - and they actually look really, REALLY nice! I wonder if someone heard anything about these?
Looks premium, can't wait!
Just a quick heads-up to anyone who might be thinking about buying from Amazon - my EVOs came in today from "Kellard's" (fulfilled by Amazon) and didn't include the velour earpads or either cable. I've contacted them but have yet to hear a reply. Looks likes I'll be returning the entire package. Buyer beware.
I'm currently looking to buy my first entry-level headphones, and I really like the design of the Superlux. However, I'm struggling to find which model will suit me better.
Sound wise, the HD-681 EVOs appear to be best for what I want - smooth overall, but with a subtle boost towards the low end and bass frequencies. The problem with them is that all the reviews are saying their isolation is not good. I will mostly be using them whilst working in the library, or travelling on a train/bus, so it's important that I can't hear people and people can't hear my music!
I listen to a wide range of genres, including everything from EDM through to classical, rock, acoustic and jazz/blues/soul and hiphop/rap through to weird genres like pirate metal.
The HD-662 series seem to be my best bet currently, I think. Is that about right?
I'm not sure which ones would suit me best; HD-662B, 662F, 662 Evo... help!
HD-662 series have much better isolation but they are physically larger. And according to you bass preference I would go with 662B or red ring 662: http://www.superlux.com.tw/productInfo.do?pdctid=f0f5d976-92a0-470d-8ba9-aa6a6b8d319b&pdkid=3a182f85-9464-41bf-b4c7-d618102f84ac&level=2&lv0=1