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Hello. I current have AT M-50's and Grado SR-80. The M-50's are more what I want out of a heaphone, closed, lots of bass. I have a large head. After a while they heat up a bit and quite frankly I would rather wear my Grados for the comfort. However, they leak too much and a little bright. I am wondering if you would recommend a lighter closed phone for an unamped source? Maybe the Sennheiser HD25-1 II or something? I just don't want to lose my bass. I even tried AT-AD700, but after a while thought the wing design was too heavy. Mostly listen to Pop and Rock. Thanks!

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bump

post #3 of 15

sony xb-700 im 6,6'' they fit

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Tried those at Best Buy, felt like clamping marshmallows. Headband is plastic and dont have adjustable clamping force. I was looking for something higher quality, more in the $150-200 range, but not $300.

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If you didn't like the feel of the M50s, I doubt the HD25-1-iis will feel any better.  They do have quite a bit of clamping force.  I'm surprised you didn't like the xb700s, those things look like pillows...

 

Do you have a Guitar Center near you?  They stock the Shures, and you might want to give the SHR840 a taste...


Edited by ButtUglyJeff - 5/7/11 at 5:07am
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Beyerdynamic DT-770.

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Beyerdynamic DT-770.


Seconded.  Closed and beats the M50 in terms of bass.  Still, the M50 has the better mid-range presentation IMO.  Comfort-wise, it's no contest.  Beyers are super comfortable and I have yet to find a better headphone in this regard than their circumaurals.  Leather pads will heat up your ears more than velour, but it's been my experience that, given the larger cup size, they exhibit this less than the M50.  Better bass and isolation with the leathers but slightly more comfort with the stock velours.  I prefer leathers overall.

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Denon 2000 with Jmoney pads

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DT250???

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Is portability important? 

post #11 of 15
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Portability is not really important, but sometimes I use my cowon d2 at home (flac files).

 

I really think the Beyerdynamic DT-770 would be nice, but others have said you really need an amp. They are $249 on amazon, plus I would have to get an amp for $100. too much to spend. I did a little research and others say the pro version has muddy bass versus regular DT770's.

 

Denon 2000, $348 on amazon.

 

Phiaton 400, some say M50's are better.

 

I guess I was hoping to see a super lightweight can like grados with non-pleather pads and M50's sound.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by marcusgi - 5/8/11 at 6:13pm
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Portability is not really important, but sometimes I use my cowon d2 at home (flac files).

 

I really think the Beyerdynamic DT-770 would be nice, but others have said you really need an amp. They are $249 on amazon, plus I would have to get an amp for $100. too much to spend. I did a little research and others say the pro version has muddy bass versus regular DT770's.

 

Denon 2000, $348 on amazon.

 

Phiaton 400, some say M50's are better.

 

I guess I was hoping to see a super lightweight can like grados with non-pleather pads and M50's sound.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Do you not want to go used? The Denon's you can get in the $150 range.

 

post #13 of 15

I'm not sure if the denon's and their enclosed designed with pleather pads would play well with his complaint about heat.

post #14 of 15

Most rock and pop music is pretty dynamic compressed, so I don't think you would need an external amp for the DT770 Pro 80 unless you like listening at pretty loud volumes.  Personally I don't like the extra bass the cans are packing, but I don't remember them being muddy.  But it's been documented that out of sources with higher output impedance (many older sources, some pro gear, and some audiophile amplifiers; typically not portable sources and lower-cost integrated audio solutions), you get a upper bass boost because of the impedance interactions, which can make the bass muddier. 

 

Since it's in your price range and is actually comfortable, I think you should reconsider.  As you mentioned, other DT770 may be out of your price range.

post #15 of 15
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Well, I found my answer, bought a new Fiio E11 amp. Now the grados are awesome.

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