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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Hello all,

 

I currently have the sony mdr-7506/v-6 ( not too much of a difference from what I have heard), and I was looking for an upgrade.

I am a no audophile, but I could immediately tell the difference between these and the apple ipod headphones. So I was looking for something a litter better. Some of the reviews of the 7506 mention that they are harsh, and I tend to agree with that. Some of my favorite tracks sound a bit boomy, or harsh, and even fatiguing after several minutes. Is this a notable problem with these headphones, and will more expensive headphones fix this? If so, which ones?

 

Also, I dont have much of a budget, just as long they are around 300$. My main uses will be laptop, or an ipod. That does not mean I want portable headphones though. I want full size headphones, and preferably 'closed'.  

 

Thank you.

post #2 of 8

Take a look through shure's fullsize headphone line

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

Hello nagasaki-kid,

 

Interestingly enough, I was looking through at the shure's and had a few questions . The 940's only had a 4 star rating on headphone.com, while the 840's have a 4 and 1/2. Which ones are better? Obviously the 940's are more expensive, but is the extra price worth it?

post #4 of 8

Try the KRK KNS-6400. They're more balanced. Have better mids, less harsh treble and better bass extension. There is also no extra mid-bass. Despite having good bass extension, the 6400 doesn't have tons of bass impact, but that's OK with me since it's a studio monitor. They're still fun to listen to. They cost $99 and Guitar Center carries them.

 

You can even buy memory foam pads for them.

 

Here's a review of them I did:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/560605/krk-kns-6400-review-impressive-99-giant-killer

 

Here's an old comparison between a bunch of studio monitors I did:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/540079/five-headphones-compared-kns-8400-dj100-hd-598-sextett-and-mdr-7506

 

It's against the 8400, which is similar to the 6400, but less forward mids and slightly better extension in bass and treble. The treble on the 6400 is much smoother I think.

 

I do like the 7506/V6, but felt like the KRK would be a nice upgrade for some people.

 

You can also look into the Shure SRH-940, but it runs about $250-$300 and I haven't heard it yet. I'd like to know if it's a huge upgrade from the 6400.

 

 

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

Hello tdockweiler,

 

In terms of describing the sound I want, I think you nailed it with those headphones.

 

The shure 940's have many mixed reviews, so I think I want to stay away from those. Is there any headphones that have the sound you described in the 300$ price point .

 

Thanks

post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View PostI haven't heard it yet. I'd like to know if it's a huge upgrade from the 6400.

 

 


Heya,

 

I have an idea about that. Check those PM's!

 

Very best,

post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 

Hey MaLveaux,

 

How are the srh9400.

 

Thank you.

post #8 of 8

In my opinion the V6 are better than the Shure 840s, overall just a more balanced sound. I would consider something like a HD600 or DT880 as an upgrade, however they will need a bit more juice than those V6.

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