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Looking for the greatest soundstage around !

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 

Hey guys,

I've been Jamming to my M-50's for the last few months and I absolutely love the sound and feel of these things. Right now I'm listening to some Jazz and Orchestra music and I was just wondering if there were headphones on the market with a soundstage that would make the instruments feel as if they were being played in the room around me. Got any suggestions?

Thanks :)

post #2 of 21

AKG K1000.

 

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post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 

Heard many good things about those cans, but maybe i should narrow down what i'm looking for.
1. $200 Price range
2. Easy availability
If i'm not mistaken, i believe the AKG K1000's have been discontinued ):

post #4 of 21

Try to demo the AKG K271 if you can. I tried them out once in a store, came away very impressed with how immersive they made the music feel.

post #5 of 21

Though I won't hear them until Tuesday and properly (150-200 hours or burn in) hear them until... who knows... the k701 is supposed to have fairly decent soundstage (not to mention detail).  And I have to agree, the K1000 is the ultimate for soundstage.

 

Someday... someday I'll own a pair.

post #6 of 21

the AKG k701 has a big (some may say unnatural) soundstage and it's close to your price range. needs a fairly juicy amp to sound its best though

post #7 of 21

Go for open headphones, Beyers are a sure bet and very good overall performers.

post #8 of 21

get  a pair of speakers

post #9 of 21

Ignore EVERYONE ELSE


What YOU need are the Sony MDR-F1 headphones, you can pick up a pair from $100-$150, they are super crazy open air, not K1000 crazy, but crazy, based on my experience with the K1000's I feel the F1's have better bass. They are picky about amping, but creative sound cards power them well. I use a pair with my computer.


Edited by BattleBrat - 6/26/11 at 11:17pm
post #10 of 21
Find a used K-501. Much, much better than a K-701 and it's under your budget.

Still, the K-1000 is the king of soundstage. Look into dipole speakers, too.
post #11 of 21

Oddly enough I found the DT990/600 to have a much superior soundstage to the AD700, but only when amped.  I've heard the HD598s as well, and those have a pretty wide one, but I feel it could have been better with more treble emphasis.

 

Wish I could hear some AKGs, though I probably wouldn't take kindly to their bass.

post #12 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by BattleBrat View Post

Ignore EVERYONE ELSE


What YOU need are the Sony MDR-F1 headphones, you can pick up a pair from $100-$150, they are super crazy open air, not K1000 crazy, but crazy, based on my experience with the K1000's I feel the F1's have better bass. They are picky about amping, but creative sound cards power them well. I use a pair with my computer.


 

^ This.

 

I have a MDR-F1; they have one of the most expansive soundstage I've ever heard. I believe someone is selling theirs in the FS section, but I don't know if it's sold or not. 

post #13 of 21

K1000, Stax Sigma, Qualia, R10, HD800, HE90 all have very big soundstages

post #14 of 21


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Originally Posted by n3rdling View Post

K1000, Stax Sigma, Qualia, R10, HD800, HE90 all have very big soundstages

 
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Originally Posted by Rarestg View Post

Heard many good things about those cans, but maybe i should narrow down what i'm looking for.
1. $200 Price range
2. Easy availability
If i'm not mistaken, i believe the AKG K1000's have been discontinued ):



 



 

 

post #15 of 21

Sennheiser HD598

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