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post #16 of 40
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AKG K601 and a good amp+dac. and thats it. music, games, movies... is good for everything, comfortable and with a good amp they trully shine.

 

if you want close, the Fischer FA003 is very good and doesnt really requires an amp.



Thanks but I'm not really looking for one set of headphones. Since I actually only have the Studio Beats (which I don't like), I want to start out getting the starter kit for an audiophile. AKA:

 

1. Closed

2. Open

3. IEMs.

4. AMP

 

So far I have

 

1. ATH-M50s

2. Grado SR60i/80is

3. ???

4. Fiio E7

 

I just don't know what IEMs to get for $100.

post #17 of 40

If you're playing shooters and you want to "echo-locate" with your headphones, I don't know how the ath-m50's are but the HD598's are amazing for that kind of thing.

EDIT: In regards to the Grados, what kind of music do you listen to? Rap? Electronic? Anything bass heavy, forget about

it.


Edited by JasonZ10 - 9/2/11 at 7:50pm
post #18 of 40
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If you're playing shooters and you want to "echo-locate" with your headphones, I don't know how the ath-m50's are but the HD598's are amazing for that kind of thing.

EDIT: In regards to the Grados, what kind of music do you listen to? Rap? Electronic? Anything bass heavy, forget about

it.


Nonono. See below. Ive changed everything I said before. We are on a new topic.

 

Response to edit: I want to get the M50s as reference for all the music I listen to. I do listen to almost EVERYTHING so I think I lean more on bassier things. I'd say 60%/40%. I want Grados just for listening to music while chilling and M50s for musicy music. If that makes sense... And IEMs for portable use.

 



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Thanks but I'm not really looking for one set of headphones. Since I actually only have the Studio Beats (which I don't like), I want to start out getting the starter kit for an audiophile. AKA:

 

1. Closed

2. Open

3. IEMs.

4. AMP

 

So far I have

 

1. ATH-M50s

2. Grado SR60i/80is

3. ???

4. Fiio E7

 

I just don't know what IEMs to get for $100.



 

post #19 of 40
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I want Grados just for listening to music while chilling and M50s for musicy music. If that makes sense...

 

Buy the one you're going to listen to the most first. Wait to get the other until you think you need a change. There's two ways to make it through this hobby with minimal spending: take your time or jump straight to the top. If you buy three headphones all at once, what happens in a few months when you want something new? Then you need a fourth. Get one (or one and a portable)  now and another when you feel the urge to upgrade, even if it's not an upgrade per se. Sometimes all an audiophile needs is a different flavor.

post #20 of 40
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Buy the one you're going to listen to the most first. Wait to get the other until you think you need a change. There's two ways to make it through this hobby with minimal spending: take your time or jump straight to the top. If you buy three headphones all at once, what happens in a few months when you want something new? Then you need a fourth. Get one (or one and a portable)  now and another when you feel the urge to upgrade, even if it's not an upgrade per se. Sometimes all an audiophile needs is a different flavor.



Okay but I have the money for the headphones. Like a audiophile starter kit. Closed, Open, Amp, IEMs.

post #21 of 40

Your whole set up confuses me. Why the 50's for portable if your getting a pair of IEM's confused.gif

 

What is your portable source, and what kind of music do you listen too?

post #22 of 40
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Okay but I have the money for the headphones. Like a audiophile starter kit. Closed, Open, Amp, IEMs.


Doesn't mean you have to spend it all now. Why do you want a closed, open, and IEM anyway?

post #23 of 40

ATH M50s (Good all rounder)

E7 (I use it to connec tmy headphones to my tv =p, Amp+ Dac)

 

Get the HD 555, mod them to HD 595 (Take out the foam from the earcup, they both use drivers)

I want to try the HD 555, and maybe them them to my set

 

 That would leave u with $100 on IEMs

I have the Klipsch S4i, HOWEVER if u got the android get the S4A or iphone S4i or just get the S4 for ur mediaplayer

post #24 of 40
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Your whole set up confuses me. Why the 50's for portable if your getting a pair of IEM's confused.gif

 

What is your portable source, and what kind of music do you listen too?


Oh sorry to confuse you. My fault. I've changed everything around a little bit.

 

M50s for non portable use at home. Source: My macbook

IEMs for portable use on the go. Source: iPhone + 320kpbs+

 



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Doesn't mean you have to spend it all now. Why do you want a closed, open, and IEM anyway?

 

Its sort of hard to explain... but I do need to spend it all now.

 

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Originally Posted by NoKTurNal View Post

ATH M50s (Good all rounder)

E7 (I use it to connect my headphones to my tv =p, Amp+ Dac)

 

Get the HD 555, mod them to HD 595 (Take out the foam from the earcup, they both use drivers)

I want to try the HD 555, and maybe them them to my set

 

 That would leave u with $100 on IEMs

I have the Klipsch S4i, HOWEVER if u got the android get the S4A or iphone S4i or just get the S4 for ur mediaplayer


I have an iPhone. And I can just mod a pair of 555s to 595 that easy???

 

 

Edit: Sorry for the inconvenience everyone. Thank you so much for helping me with this.

post #25 of 40

Really, guys?  We've made it to the second page without really finding out OP's music preferences, besides that he listens to an amount of  bassy music and wants to play some shooters.  How do you like your mids and highs?  What specific genres/artists do you listen to?  what kind of overall sound signatures do you want for each headphone?  Which one do you see yourself using the most (budget more money out for this set)?  If we get a better picture of what you're looking for, you won't be seeing this mess of both Sennheiser and Grado recommendations in the same thread.

post #26 of 40
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post #27 of 40
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Well this is my last fm.

 

http://www.last.fm/user/willnellis

 

Thats pretty much all the music I listen to.

 

But I listen to pretty much everything. I dont want headphones that lack bass. I want headphones that will beat out the Beats Studios I currently use.

 

What I want:

 

1. ATH-M50s

2. Grado SR60is

3. Some IEMs or something

4. E7

 

What everyone is saying:

EVERYTHING ELSE.

 

Im not asking for you to give me seperate headphone recommendations, what I want is what is above but what is the best I can get for the money.

post #28 of 40
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Well this is my last fm.

 

http://www.last.fm/user/willnellis

 

Thats pretty much all the music I listen to.

 

But I listen to pretty much everything. I dont want headphones that lack bass. I want headphones that will beat out the Beats Studios I currently use.

 

What I want:

 

1. ATH-M50s

2. Grado SR60is

3. Some IEMs or something

4. E7

 

What everyone is saying:

EVERYTHING ELSE.

 

Im not asking for you to give me seperate headphone recommendations, what I want is what is above but what is the best I can get for the money.


1. Good

2. Compliments the M50's nicely. A little treble high, but fun and has more bass the the SR80i.

3. Brainwavz B2. Nice balanced sound will compliment the M50's and SR60i very nicely.

4. All that's needed for all three.

 

To my calculations, that should fill the $450 nicely.

 

EDIT:

Checked your music, the three would be a great combo to you.

post #29 of 40
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<333 Thank you so much :)

 

Edit: Nope, on amazon it adds to 490 :(


Edited by FasterX - 9/2/11 at 10:20pm
post #30 of 40
Thread Starter 

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$490 not $450 :(


Edited by FasterX - 9/2/11 at 10:25pm
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