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If you don't want to spend much in that area, try looking at the Magni/Modi combo, I would personally prefer it to an internal soundcard, especially if you have two computers you might be using your headphones with - but YMMV.

 

Be careful about frequency response charts, only use them as a very rough estimate/guide. You'll start hearing things that just aren't there! 

 

Especially because our ears don't actually pick up sound in a "flat" response, if something measured completely "flat" on a frequency response chart, when you listened to it, it could potentially have some serious peak at around 1K to 3K, and around 4K to 5K.

 

But, anyway.

 

So boys, what do we recommend this gentleman? His criteria: 

 

  • No preference of open/closed back
  • Will have amplification in the near future
  • Home/desktop use
  • Over ear (Circumaural) style
  • Budget: Maximum $300, would prefer to spend $140-$220.
  • Needs to be quality, with a hard-hitting bass-drop.

 

What do we think?

 

I won't be using both the laptop and desktop, it's either or, but if I do get a desktop I'll probably go with them...but if I get a laptop then I'll probably go with a FiiO DAC. Also, I forgot to mention I have a FiiO E6 but I will upgrade later on.

post #10577 of 11259
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Originally Posted by BucketInABucket View Post

I'm going to spit out my generic Q40 recommendation right off the bat to get it over and done with. Apart from that, the DT770 may float his boat if the Q40s don't and he prefers a V-shaped sound signature. There's always the ubiquitous ATH-M50 recommendation, and the Soundmagic HP100 is a far more neutral contender that many people like.
Sorry, I didn't get that. Can you explain to me what you meant please? I'm rather slow due to the jetlag which I still haven't gotten over yet.
you said I've boarded the audiophile train, so I made a joke about me being in a bass head club. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoy the JVC's and am still a bass head, but remember, I'm also an audiophile. And audiophiles and bassheads don't seem to get along well in some aspects, so i made a joke about it... Is further explanation needed???
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Originally Posted by BucketInABucket View Post
 

I'm going to spit out my generic Q40 recommendation right off the bat to get it over and done with. Apart from that, the DT770 may float his boat if the Q40s don't and he prefers a V-shaped sound signature. There's always the ubiquitous ATH-M50 recommendation, and the Soundmagic HP100 is a far more neutral contender that many people like.

 

I'm going to agree with this - It's no secret I love the DT770! It's one of the most comfortable cans I've ever owned. Also strong as an ox.

 

EDIT: Yes, of course I'm aware that everyone hates the DT770 for various reasons, and they shouldn't be recommended to anyone, ever, etc etc.

 

The Q40 would fit the bill too, but I've never tried one before, so I can't recommend it from personal experience. 

 

@RPGWiZaRD - the perfect person to ask about a non-EQ'd bass slam. What are your thoughts?

 

 

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hermigerden

wut

 


Edited by White Lotus - 4/2/14 at 4:42pm
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I also should have added that a dark/warm sound appeals to me, when setting EQs they tend to look something like this:

 

 

This is the main EQ I use by the way.

 

I'm a bit familiar with the DT770 pro 32 ohm, and the Q40s I've heard of as well...but that little cord scares me, it looks like it would break as soon as it was barely touched.


Edited by xskugga - 4/2/14 at 4:34pm
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Originally Posted by DisCHORDDubstep View Post


you said I've boarded the audiophile train, so I made a joke about me being in a bass head club. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoy the JVC's and am still a bass head, but remember, I'm also an audiophile. And audiophiles and bassheads don't seem to get along well in some aspects, so i made a joke about it... Is further explanation needed???

That's right, I get it now. Not necessarily true, as we both are audiophile/basshead hybrids and our dual personalities get along fine with each other ;)


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I'm going to agree with this - It's no secret I love the DT770! It's one of the most comfortable cans I've ever owned. Also strong as an ox.

 

The Q40 would fit the bill too, but I've never tried one before, so I can't recommend it from personal experience. 

 

@RPGWiZaRD - the perfect person to ask about a non-EQ'd bass slam. What are your thoughts?

I personally didn't like the DT770 but that's only because I didn't like the recessed mids as I could still understand why others would enjoy it. On the other hand, I absolutely love the Q40 with alpha pads for electronic music paired with my Glacier and the lowest EQ band on the DX50 maxed out.

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Originally Posted by xskugga View Post
 

I also should have added that a dark/warm sound appeals to me, when setting EQs they tend to look something like this:

 

 

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Double post, to update your criteria: 

 

 

  • No preference of open/closed back
  • Will have amplification in the near future
  • Home/desktop use
  • Over ear (Circumaural) style
  • Budget: Maximum $300, would prefer to spend $140-$220.
  • Needs to be quality, with a hard-hitting bass-drop.
  • Warm/dark sound signature preferred 
  • Happy to use EQ

 

What cans have you tried already, and what did you think?

post #10583 of 11259
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Originally Posted by xskugga View Post
 

I also should have added that a dark/warm sound appeals to me, when setting EQs they tend to look something like this:

 

 

This is the main EQ I use by the way.

 

I'm a bit familiar with the DT770 pro 32 ohm, and the Q40s I've heard of as well...but that little cord scares me, it looks like it would break as soon as it was barely touched.

Geh, the only dark warm cans I have personal experience with (and love) are the Aedle VK-1s...and those are way above your price bracket.

 

EDIT:

 

A pair of Mad Dogs may be just what you need.


Edited by BucketInABucket - 4/2/14 at 4:53pm
post #10584 of 11259
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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post
 

Double post, to update your criteria: 

 

 

  • No preference of open/closed back
  • Will have amplification in the near future
  • Home/desktop use
  • Over ear (Circumaural) style
  • Budget: Maximum $300, would prefer to spend $140-$220.
  • Needs to be quality, with a hard-hitting bass-drop.
  • Warm/dark sound signature preferred 
  • Happy to use EQ

 

What cans have you tried already, and what did you think?


I've tried:

- ATH WS55, not bad with an EQ but didn't have an amp at the time so I couldn't see its true potential

- AKG K240, my Harman/Kardon laptop speakers are better than these in both sound quality and bass.

- XB400s, my current headphones...lots of bass but little punch.

- Beats solo, tried them at Best Buy...they were garbage.

- Sennheiser 428, they were alright on the bass and good on the sound quality.

 

That's about all I've tried, nothing to higher end...so I really have nothing to go on.

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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post

I'm going to agree with this - It's no secret I love the DT770! It's one of the most comfortable cans I've ever owned. Also strong as an ox.

EDIT: Yes, of course I'm aware that everyone hates the DT770 for various reasons, and they shouldn't be recommended to anyone, ever, etc etc.

The Q40 would fit the bill too, but I've never tried one before, so I can't recommend it from personal experience. 

@RPGWiZaRD
 - the perfect person to ask about a non-EQ'd bass slam. What are your thoughts?


wut


lol. Just a funny word with no definition that sounds Scandinavian. All there is to it. I just use it during a pause of conversation so its not awkward, or I use it to display frustration.. Just like merh. You walk in, and see a piece of cake. You say "Merh!", or you walk in and see your wife with another man and say, "merh..."
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After reading some reviews on the Q40s, they look like a great option...but that build quality is a bit worrying though, the price might make up for that. I've also looked at ATH PRO700MK2, and Ultrasone HFI-580, not sure about them though...they have good reviews but no one seems to know a lot about them.

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I have the Q40's and the PRO700MK2 and the MK2 goes pretty deep with some EQ. The problem i had is they have stopped making the 38ohm version and it's now a 68ohm version.. I had this confirmed by Audio Technica but i didn't get told by the website i purchased them from that they were in fact higher impedance. They are really uncomfortable after long use but the sound is brilliant with some EQ and some decent quality electronic music. The drivers can touch your ears though, which can be a bit annoying. The Q40's were really cheap were i purchased them from and they are brilliant for bass orientated music, they are super light and i find them quite comfortable, everything else is clear, the bass doesn't mess with anything else within the music.

 

That's the problem with the Q40's in my opinion though, the build quality doesn't seem great. 

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Originally Posted by xskugga View Post
 

I also should have added that a dark/warm sound appeals to me, when setting EQs they tend to look something like this:

 

 

This is the main EQ I use by the way.

 

I'm a bit familiar with the DT770 pro 32 ohm, and the Q40s I've heard of as well...but that little cord scares me, it looks like it would break as soon as it was barely touched.


Denon D600

Ultrasone Pro900

 

Both will love that EQ curve....................big time.  Have them both and love them both.

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Oregonian i see you have the Fidelio X1, are they quite bass heavy for an open headphone?

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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post
 


Denon D600

Ultrasone Pro900

 

Both will love that EQ curve....................big time.  Have them both and love them both.

 

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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post
 


Denon D600

Ultrasone Pro900

 

Both will love that EQ curve....................big time.  Have them both and love them both.

 

I'll definitely take the D600 into consideration, so long as they stay in the price comfort zone, the Pro900s are way out of my price range though.

 

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Originally Posted by Morph91 View Post
 

I have the Q40's and the PRO700MK2 and the MK2 goes pretty deep with some EQ. The problem i had is they have stopped making the 38ohm version and it's now a 68ohm version.. I had this confirmed by Audio Technica but i didn't get told by the website i purchased them from that they were in fact higher impedance. They are really uncomfortable after long use but the sound is brilliant with some EQ and some decent quality electronic music. The drivers can touch your ears though, which can be a bit annoying. The Q40's were really cheap were i purchased them from and they are brilliant for bass orientated music, they are super light and i find them quite comfortable, everything else is clear, the bass doesn't mess with anything else within the music.

 

That's the problem with the Q40's in my opinion though, the build quality doesn't seem great. 

So long as they can take a bit of a smacking, then they should be fine in my hands...the exposed cord is mainly what concerns me. As for the MK2s, if they don't stack up to the Q40s I'll ignore them then.

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