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Beyers for mostly gaming and some music

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Hi guys,

 

I'm looking for good sounding, comfortable headphones that's between $150 and $250.
 

I currently have an AD700, and while they are great for gaming, I find them a bit underwhelming for music and movies.

 

I listen to mostly rock and I do enjoy some bass (not too much though!).

 

*edit: BTW I only have an Astro Mixamp and am kind of iffy on getting an amp.

 

Help would be appreciated,

Thanks

 

 


Edited by John Brown - 7/1/11 at 1:44am
post #2 of 10

Heya,

 

Do you already have an amplifier?

Willing to go used?

 

Any preference on make/brand?

 

Preliminary suggestions for interest:

 

Sennheiser HD598 (needs amp)

BeyerDynamic DT 880 (amp only needed depending on model, 32ohm doesn't)

AKG K702 (needs amp)

Ultrasone Pro 750 (benefits from amp)

Grado SR325 (benefits from amp)

 

Very best,


Edited by MalVeauX - 7/1/11 at 1:46am
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

I only got the Astro Mixamp and I'm not too bent on getting an amp. Thanks for the suggestions. I don't really care about brand as long as it's durable and comfortable. I think I'm leaning towards closed headphones though.

 

Where can I buy hps used?


Edited by John Brown - 7/1/11 at 1:52am
post #4 of 10

I suggest hfi 580 they are a hp that can run fine without an amp i.e a microsoft zune at max volume has enough oomph to make them loud.

post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by John Brown View Post

I only got the Astro Mixamp and I'm not too bent on getting an amp. Thanks for the suggestions. I don't really care about brand as long as it's durable and comfortable. I think I'm leaning towards closed headphones though.

 

Where can I buy hps used?


Heya,

 

You can buy them here from other people.

 

Otherwise, new suggestions for closed headphones with no amp:

BeyerDynamic DT770 Pro 80 (closed cup, super comfy, decent sound stage, big bass)

AudioTechnica ATH-Pro 700 MK2 (closed cup, big bass) or with less bass the AudioTechnica ATH-M50

Shure SRH840 (closed cup)

 

Very best,

 

 

 

post #6 of 10

The hfi 580 is fine for dnb electronic etc and the bass is right up there with the other cans such at dt770 in terms of punch slam etc compared to other cans hd 650 k 701 dt 880 yea it has more bass.

 

For rock they are fine enough for me.

post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 

My eyes are set one one of the beyerdynamic sets. The DT770 seems like the top pick for me right now. Just a few questions... what is the difference in sound between the difference in impedance, pro/premium versions, and I also hear there is a bass heavy and bass light version. Thanks.

post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by John Brown View Post

My eyes are set one one of the beyerdynamic sets. The DT770 seems like the top pick for me right now. Just a few questions... what is the difference in sound between the difference in impedance, pro/premium versions, and I also hear there is a bass heavy and bass light version. Thanks.


DT770 Pro 80 - Bassiest of all. Recessed mids. Bright highs. This one clamps a bit more than premiums. Different look too.

DT770 Premium 32~250~600 don't have the same bass and don't clamp as hard.

Otherwise, not actually significant differences. The difference lies more inbetween the DT770, DT880 and DT990. Otherwise, it's really just model/new/old and impedance.

 

No such thing as a bass-light Beyer. Just not a bass-forward Beyer. The DT990 600ohm (open-air) and the DT770 Pro 80ohm (closed) are the basshead Beyers.

 

If you get a Beyer, I'd get an amplifier. It doesn't take much, but I definitely get a better sound out of my DT770 Pro 80's with an amp compared to without. Mind, it still sounds great and the bass is full. But on an amp, it gets more full, rich and the bass goes to a new level.

 

Very best,

post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 

Pretty much, I want the DT770 (premium, I guess) with the least amount of bass.


You sure there aren't Dt770s with lower bass? According to this guy, there are.

 

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Premium DT770 (non Pros)



Hmmm... this one is a tough case. There are a few versions out there. A bass light version, and a bass heavy version. In my case, I received the bass heavy 600ohm version. And I will state right now, that the bass was RIDICULOUS. It had a disorienting amount of bass... but it was weird... I could still pick up the other sounds, not like the 770 Pros. However, I felt that it added bass to every little thing. More than I could ever want for my always maturing ears. Let's get into the gaming aspect. Positioning, soundstage, and front/back positional accuracy were all there. Maybe as good as the 770 Pros. However, the bass was just messing with my ears, so I didn't test it out enough. I returned them quickly. There was just way too much. Don't give me the burn in nonsense, because I doubt a million hours of burn in would tame it down to considerable levels. It was leaning too heavily on that side. I actually believe it may have been faulty, but it's too late to go back now. If one of you ends up getting one with tamer bass, I believe that the synergy it has with Dolby Headphone could be a potentially godly combo.

Fun: 8/10

Competitive: 3/10 (can possibly be a 9/10 if the bass is tamed)



 

post #10 of 10
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Can anyone enlighten me on this?

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