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Just bought a pair of dj1s wish me luck!

post #1 of 15
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This is my first post at head-fi but i love this website!!!

 

Ok so i am pretty new to the professional headphone way of life. In the past the only headphones ive had are beats and a couple skullcandies but this time i wanted smething better...something that my friends would be jealous of...lol.

 

so it all started with me googling best headphones under 300..then i found this website and was amazed how helpful it was. I then looked through a few more threads and i was hooked. This started my quest to find the best headphones for their money. I started snooping around and found that the m50s were like recommended in every thread so i went to my local guitar center and tried a pair....they were nice but since i mainly listen to hip-hop/rap i felt a little lack in bass and knew i could do better....

 

This is when it got hard i scoured this site to find every headphone that would possibly fit into my price range and compare it to things i know but every time i got close to being sure i was going to buy a pair of headphones (i am sure at least a couple of you are familiar with this thread http://www.head-fi.org/t/553735/audio-technica-ath-pro700mk2-review-take-two-subwoofers-straight-to-the-head) i just get back to where i started with, the m50s. I was just about to give up and get the m50s but saw the ultrasone dj1s and the more i read about them the more it appealed to me so i finally stopped myself before i went crazy and said to myself just go get them!!!!

 

So I just ordered them and they will be delivered this thurs I feel like I made a good decision but after all of this i wanted to ask you guys a 2 questions

 

1- What were your first pro headphones?

2- Is there any encouragement you can give me on the headphones to help ease my nerves before i get them?

 

Sincerely,  

adroid104 ;)


Edited by adroid - 9/13/11 at 8:22pm
post #2 of 15

Welcome to Head-Fi, Sorry about your wallet.

 

My first were Shure SRH440s, followed quickly by Ultrasone HFi-580s. If you like bass, you're gonna like the Ultrasones. Careful though, one pair very often leads to several others. Have fun and happy listening.

post #3 of 15
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haha thanks i am well aware of the possible addiction but who says addictions have to be bad biggrin.gif

post #4 of 15

i've never understood wanting bassier headphones to reproduce music that is already bass-forward.

maybe that's just me.  frown.gif

personally, i thought the M50 had all the bass anyone could ever want.  and pretty good bass at that. 

post #5 of 15

When you first get the headphones, don't be disappointed if they don't sound the way you want them to sound out of the box. You may need to just get used to the sound of them.

 

Source matters too. I don't know too much about the DJ1's, but using an amp, DAC, or just improving the quality of your music files helps get the best listening experience out of your headphones.

 

Have fun!

post #6 of 15

Congrats on the purchase! The dj1s were one of the contenders for my first decent headphones as I share quite a similar taste in music. I however, have gone down the Audio-Technica path and purchased the Pro700mkIIs based mostly on that very review. I can say that I do not regret the purchase and I am confident that you won't either. I am preparing to upgrade into the mid-fi range soon, with an O2 amp on its way and some ultrasone pro900s in my near future. Once you receive your ultrasones, I would love to hear your impressions. Also, you may want to look into a cmoyBB amp from jds labs. I have had some experience with it and I can confirm that it will change your experience drastically, and for the better. Sorry about this recommendation, but you would instantly appreciate it if given the opportunity. Even as a newbie, I find my wallet whining, but I will never regret my purchases.

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When you first get the headphones, don't be disappointed if they don't sound the way you want them to sound out of the box. You may need to just get used to the sound of them.

 

Source matters too. I don't know too much about the DJ1's, but using an amp, DAC, or just improving the quality of your music files helps get the best listening experience out of your headphones.

 

Have fun!


thanks i was thinking of getting an amp for my ipod what do you suggest for a good price (under 50)

 

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Congrats on the purchase! The dj1s were one of the contenders for my first decent headphones as I share quite a similar taste in music. I however, have gone down the Audio-Technica path and purchased the Pro700mkIIs based mostly on that very review. I can say that I do not regret the purchase and I am confident that you won't either. I am preparing to upgrade into the mid-fi range soon, with an O2 amp on its way and some ultrasone pro900s in my near future. Once you receive your ultrasones, I would love to hear your impressions. Also, you may want to look into a cmoyBB amp from jds labs. I have had some experience with it and I can confirm that it will change your experience drastically, and for the better. Sorry about this recommendation, but you would instantly appreciate it if given the opportunity. Even as a newbie, I find my wallet whining, but I will never regret my purchases.



haha i like the amp but i was hoping for something a little less diy and i will for sure update this thread to say what i think about the phones when i get them

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i've never understood wanting bassier headphones to reproduce music that is already bass-forward.

maybe that's just me.  frown.gif

personally, i thought the M50 had all the bass anyone could ever want.  and pretty good bass at that. 



they are nice i just wanted something a little more fun the m50s just sound a little too neutral 

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Congrats on the purchase! The dj1s were one of the contenders for my first decent headphones as I share quite a similar taste in music. I however, have gone down the Audio-Technica path and purchased the Pro700mkIIs based mostly on that very review. I can say that I do not regret the purchase and I am confident that you won't either. I am preparing to upgrade into the mid-fi range soon, with an O2 amp on its way and some ultrasone pro900s in my near future. Once you receive your ultrasones, I would love to hear your impressions. Also, you may want to look into a cmoyBB amp from jds labs. I have had some experience with it and I can confirm that it will change your experience drastically, and for the better. Sorry about this recommendation, but you would instantly appreciate it if given the opportunity. Even as a newbie, I find my wallet whining, but I will never regret my purchases.



haha i like the amp but i was hoping for something a little less diy and i will for sure update this thread to say what i think about the phones when i get them

Actually the cmoybb is quite a well made product and the ordering process is tailored to your needs. It is by far the best amp I've used in its price range, and I actually quite like the altoids can ascetic. If you aren't into that though, fiio makes good entry level amps in my experience. The e5 (A more recent version, the e6 has been released. Haven't been able to try it.) is a great buy if you aren't willing to spend too much and it is great for portability. I haven't had the opportunity to try the fiio e7, but everything I've heard about it and the companion e9 has led me to recommend it to a few of my friends. You should look into that e7/e9 combo. I look forward to hearing your impressions,


Jake Z
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Actually the cmoybb is quite a well made product and the ordering process is tailored to your needs. It is by far the best amp I've used in its price range, and I actually quite like the altoids can ascetic. If you aren't into that though, fiio makes good entry level amps in my experience. The e5 (A more recent version, the e6 has been released. Haven't been able to try it.) is a great buy if you aren't willing to spend too much and it is great for portability. I haven't had the opportunity to try the fiio e7, but everything I've heard about it and the companion e9 has led me to recommend it to a few of my friends. You should look into that e7/e9 combo. I look forward to hearing your impressions,


Jake Z


wow the e6 is tiny i might pick one up...but i wanna know how good it is first

 

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wow the e6 is tiny i might pick one up...but i wanna know how good it is first

 


For around 40$, the E6 is pretty decent. However, if your willing to save up a bit, the Fiio E7 is a portable headphone amp and a DAC, but it's around 90$-100$. It's also a bit bigger than the E6 though, so you lose some portability.

 

If you plan on bringing the headphones out a lot, the E6 would be a more logical choice, though. Can't comment directly on the sound, but it's an upgraded E5, which was pretty good for an around 25$ amp. Remember that an amp isn't going to make a huge difference in sound, and you're also going to need an LOD.

 

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wow the e6 is tiny i might pick one up...but i wanna know how good it is first

 



I know from experience that the e5 is the single best $25 I've ever spent on audio and I expect that the e6 is merely a continuation of this. That having been said, I agree that unless you need the ultra-portability the e5/6 offers, it would be wiser to save up for the e7, cmoyBB or equivalent. As Extra said, you will need a LOD. Assuming your source is an iPod or iPhone, the fiio l9 would be my recommendation. 

 

 

Jake Z.

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For around 40$, the E6 is pretty decent. However, if your willing to save up a bit, the Fiio E7 is a portable headphone amp and a DAC, but it's around 90$-100$. It's also a bit bigger than the E6 though, so you lose some portability.

 

If you plan on bringing the headphones out a lot, the E6 would be a more logical choice, though. Can't comment directly on the sound, but it's an upgraded E5, which was pretty good for an around 25$ amp. Remember that an amp isn't going to make a huge difference in sound, and you're also going to need an LOD.

 


what device do you guys think is the best device to play lossless files like Flac....the cowon j3? and if it is where could i get one for a good price

 

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what device do you guys think is the best device to play lossless files like Flac....the cowon j3? and if it is where could i get one for a good price

 


The Cowon J3/S9 would be an EXCELLENT choice for the DJ1s. I loved them with the HFI-580, which ppl say are pretty much the same headphones. You should get the S9 if the J3 is too pricey since I find that they sound almost the same.

 

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