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Help for good Headphone! AKG K701 or Sennheiser HD650 or Bowers&Wilkins P5 Which is better?

post #1 of 70
Thread Starter 

Hi guys!

 

Please give some reviews on the mentioned subject.

 

Thanks a lot!

post #2 of 70
  • What music do you listen to?
  • What are you listening with (DAC, amp, computer, etc)?
  • What headphones have you already heard and liked?
  • What's your budget?
  • Do you need them to be portable or noise isolating?
  • What country do you live in?
post #3 of 70
Thread Starter 

I listen to all musics. Sound quality is important to me.

 

So far, i am just a beginner for audio so i didn't own any dac and amp but i am willing to purchase them.

 

No headphones and thus keen to obtain one of them. >.<

 

Budget should be around SGD500 to 600. I am from Singapore.

 

Semi Portable and semi noise isolation is acceptable for me.

post #4 of 70

Are you a classical lover btw? 

post #5 of 70
Thread Starter 

Yes. Loved them a lot. Sometime, I feel that classical musics are the real sound of music!

post #6 of 70

Of the ones you listed the B&W P5 are really the only portable option. Both the AKG K701 and Sennheiser HD650 are open headphones so they leak sound and let sound in. They also like to have an amp to sound their best.

post #7 of 70
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Originally Posted by YoengJyh View Post

So far, i am just a beginner for audio so i didn't own any dac and amp but i am willing to purchase them.


What will you be plugging these headphones into?

post #8 of 70
Thread Starter 

Dear ocswing,

 

If said, i am willing to use them for home listening only. So, which will be better?

 

After i bought B&W MM-1, i started and wanted to invest in audio. Sound is so interesting! Wuahahha! atsmile.gif

post #9 of 70
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Originally Posted by YoengJyh View Post

Dear ocswing,

 

If said, i am willing to use them for home listening only. So, which will be better?

 

After i bought B&W MM-1, i started and wanted to invest in audio. Sound is so interesting! Wuahahha! atsmile.gif

 

If you're looking for something to work with all genres I'd probably go with the Sennheiser HD650 out of the three. The AKG K701 is nice, but has less bass which makes it not great for some rock, hip hop, electronica. Both really need a good audio chain (source/dac/amp) to sound their best so keep that in mind when looking at prices.
 

 

post #10 of 70
Thread Starter 

Dear Head Injury,

 

Will plug them in laptop system. Wish could get some portable dac and amp.

post #11 of 70
Thread Starter 

Dear ocswing,

 

It seems like HD650 is a great headphone. Went through many reviews, HD650 is really impressive but with usd500 and boots with good amp/dac = nearly usd1k... it gives me pause a bit.

post #12 of 70

YoengJyh: maybe you could consider in-ear phones (aka "IEMs"). That would work well without an amp, and is portable + isolating. 

It shouldn't be hard to find a pair for sale secondhand.

post #13 of 70
Thread Starter 

Dear Eric_C,

 

Headphone seems Pro a bit~ gs1000.gif

post #14 of 70

Ok, whatever works for you.

Try bringing your laptop or mp3 player down to Jaben or Stereo and listen to the headphones there--it's a much better, more efficient way to find a pair you want.

post #15 of 70
Thread Starter 

Dear Eric_C

 

Wow, just noticed that you are from SG too. Our audio equipment's price in sg is kinda expensive compare to Europe. Unacceptable...

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