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post #46 of 118
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but the bass is enough for you, right?


If I had to sacrifice speakers and IEM's I think I might get the ATH-AD2000.

 

 


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The bass is awesome even thou it might get a tiny bit muddy sometimes, the only thing missing is this physical experience i spoke of... ;)

 

post #47 of 118

 

I tried the PRO 900's a few days ago, I think they're a bit overrated, imho.

 

post #48 of 118
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I tried the PRO 900's a few days ago, I think they're a bit overrated, imho.

 



None of Ultrasones are worth for the price. :P

 

 

As I said earlier, Very few headphones beat MS-2 for rock in general, and those few need really strong amplifications to shine in the first place.

post #49 of 118

 

You might be right.

 

I haven't heard the MS2 myself, I guess it's what kind of experience you're after, too.

post #50 of 118

Reading OP's post again, he said he wants over the ear. Then I say DT880 32ohm. They sell 250 to 300$, but I am not sure for Sweden and Japan's case (For example in my home country, they are sold about approx. 350$)

 

Not to mention, Beyers are much more comfortable.

post #51 of 118

 

I heard the Sony SA-5000 is popular in sweden.

post #52 of 118
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I tried the PRO 900's a few days ago, I think they're a bit overrated, imho.

 


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None of Ultrasones are worth for the price. :P

 

 

As I said earlier, Very few headphones beat MS-2 for rock in general, and those few need really strong amplifications to shine in the first place.

 

Haha, overrated are they? Damn it, I almost thought they could be a contender... How about the Denon AH-D2000 then? I heard they had a nice bass and was a good over all headphone.

 

Wnmnkh, how would you describe the sound signature on the DT880, especially the bass?
 

 


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Haha, overrated are they? Damn it, I almost thought they could be a contender... How about the Denon AH-D2000 then? I heard they had a nice bass and was a good over all headphone.

 

Wnmnkh, how would you describe the sound signature on the DT880, especially the bass?
 

 

 

Hahaha.... when did this 'alternative rock' become 'good over all'?  :P
 

For closed full-size, I have D5000 instead, and they are fine phones. From what I heard D2000 are almost same as D5000... so I guess it's good choice as well. But, I must say Kenwood KH K1000, while rather unknown phones for head-fi community, are just much better phones. If you can get it and price is right, get K1000 instead.

 

For open full-size, Sennheisers and beyers are generally good choice. DT880 and HD650 come to mind, if the price is right. There are so many choices if you are saying you are going for "good over all". The phones I mentioned are well suited for rock listening, too.

post #54 of 118

To my ears, DT880 are typical V-shape sound, while not too aggressive and still retain tonal balance. Bass response/resolution are above average if amplified well (if you don't have amp get 32ohm) so you don't have to worry about it.

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Hahaha.... when did this 'alternative rock' become 'good over all'?  :P
 

For closed full-size, I have D5000 instead, and they are fine phones. From what I heard D2000 are almost same as D5000... so I guess it's good choice as well. But, I must say Kenwood KH K1000, while rather unknown phones for head-fi community, are just much better phones. If you can get it and price is right, get K1000 instead.

 

For open full-size, Sennheisers and beyers are generally good choice. DT880 and HD650 come to mind, if the price is right. There are so many choices if you are saying you are going for "good over all". The phones I mentioned are well suited for rock listening, too.

 

Hahaha, you are right, I basically only listen to rock even thou I like to pretend I'm openminded, so "good over all" would probably not satisfy me! Sadly both Grados and Kenwood is not easy to come by in Sweden and from my experience, whole Europe, so I will have to do with what I can get without having to pay for around-the-globe transport and taxes.

 

Have you heard the differences between the DT880 32ohm, 250ohm and 600ohm? Would I miss out on a lot, going for the 32 ohm? Saying the bass is good amplified, how is the bass impact?

 

Hope you don't mind all my questions, I like to be an educated buyer... :)

post #56 of 118

 

Don't forget AD900. ;)

 

I haven't heard it though....... lol.

 

I have heard the A2000X, W5000 and W1000X and I'm not sure which one of those is the most suitable for alternative rock... I'm pretty sure the open-air ones are better, a lot of people love the AD2000 with rock and live recordings and it's become "the end" headphone for a few people it seems.

post #57 of 118

To my ears nothing compares to the Ad900 for Alt Rock.

post #58 of 118
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Hahaha, you are right, I basically only listen to rock even thou I like to pretend I'm openminded, so "good over all" would probably not satisfy me! Sadly both Grados and Kenwood is not easy to come by in Sweden and from my experience, whole Europe, so I will have to do with what I can get without having to pay for around-the-globe transport and taxes.

 

Have you heard the differences between the DT880 32ohm, 250ohm and 600ohm? Would I miss out on a lot, going for the 32 ohm? Saying the bass is good amplified, how is the bass impact?

 

Hope you don't mind all my questions, I like to be an educated buyer... :)


I only heard 600ohm and 250ohm. There are some nice review of these phones by Tyll.

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/comparison-beyerdynamic-dt-880-32-ohm-dt-880-250-ohm-and-dt-880-600-ohm-headphones

 

post #59 of 118
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Don't forget AD900. ;)

 

I haven't heard it though....... lol.

 

I have heard the A2000X, W5000 and W1000X and I'm not sure which one of those is the most suitable for alternative rock... I'm pretty sure the open-air ones are better, a lot of people love the AD2000 with rock and live recordings and it's become "the end" headphone for a few people it seems.

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To my ears nothing compares to the Ad900 for Alt Rock.



Yeah, right now I feel I will probably go for the AD900.



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I only heard 600ohm and 250ohm. There are some nice review of these phones by Tyll.

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/comparison-beyerdynamic-dt-880-32-ohm-dt-880-250-ohm-and-dt-880-600-ohm-headphones

 


Really interesting read! The review also made it clear that the dt880 is probably not for me right now.

 

post #60 of 118

 

Show the AD900 to all your friends, make Audio Technica popular in Sweden.

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