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Originally Posted by NewWaveAudio View Post

I personaly don't see why you need a headphone amp if they are plenty loud with one. I'd probably blow my ears if I had one.

It's not about the quantity, but the quality. Loudness still means that the sound can be distorted, has less dynamic range than its supposed to, etc. 

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Originally Posted by NewWaveAudio View Post

What do yo guys recommend for a entry level portable amp, that is available at US stores like Best Buy and Nebraska Furniture Mart

I don't think they stock amps in places like that.

post #9812 of 11259
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Originally Posted by BucketInABucket View Post

It's not about the quantity, but the quality. Loudness still means that the sound can be distorted, has less dynamic range than its supposed to, etc. 
I don't think they stock amps in places like that.
I thought an amp just raises the volume and db level. Does it also increase the audio quality?
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I thought an amp just raises the volume and db level. Does it also increase the audio quality?

It won't do anything to fix bad source files, but a signal from a decent external amp/dac will be of a higher quality (less crosstalk, THD, etc) and provides more current and voltage than one from an inbuilt amp/dac in, lets say, a phone. This isn't such a big deal for your average portable can, but for anything more demanding and/or revealing, an amp really helps.


Edited by BucketInABucket - 3/9/14 at 11:19am
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Just bought some Sennheiser HD8 DJ for 217 GBP! Cannot wait to get them!!

 

I'll post some glamour photos etc when I get them, and my first impressions.

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A lot of times the amp is only to make a power hungry can play louder and with more headroom, but they can also fix output impedance and other problems with sources.
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Ok guys so now its for real....I decided to up my budget and go for $300 or less to upgrade from the Sony MDR-X10...keeping BIG bass but getting a more revealing headphone at the same time.

Thus the current choice after a million changes of mind is the V-Moda M-100.
So feel free to let me know how you feel about my choice or if you feel some other contender is a better option like the Denon D600 etc.
Basically I realized that, I spend more than 40  hours at work and many of those I am listening to music to keep me calm so may as well get something REALLY good. 
Thanks!


Edited by shaolin95 - 3/9/14 at 1:14pm
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American stores don't have amps at all... America isn't very basshead/audiophile friendly... Sadly, because I live here too new wave. I looked up those Sony x10's and I will say they are very impressive in specs! 3000 mW max input, 24 ohms impedance, and a range of 3hz-29,000hz. That's crazy bass! Lol. And they are 100$ right now right?... I might have to pick up a pair... But anyways, I looked up your X10's specs just to make sure they could withstand the 780 mW that the E12 Mont Blanc puts out... It can. Those things will get LOUD. Like, desktop speakers loud. But the best thing is that it is able to take that much power to increase sound quality. Get that FiiO E12 Mont Blanc. Those two would be a good pair. Especially since those 50mm drivers might need quite a bit of power for nicer sound at louder volume... Or lower volume for that matter. Its a great investment for your headphones. The X10's will blow you away with an E12.
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Wait, was it shaolin95 that had the X10's?... Or was it both?? I'm confused.
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Don't get V-Moda M-100's. They are described as Beats 2.0. I would get something like those denons. V-Moda has recessed mids. I like even mids and highs, with an emphasis on bass. Therefore, I get all of the music while still having head thumping bass. I heard that V-Modas have a good soundstage, but its more deep than wide... So basically like listening to a concert in a long hallway.
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Originally Posted by shaolin95 View Post
 

Ok guys so now its for real....I decided to up my budget and go for $300 or less to upgrade from the Sony MDR-X10...keeping BIG bass but getting a more revealing headphone at the same time.

Thus the current choice after a million changes of mind is the V-Moda M-100.
So feel free to let me know how you feel about my choice or if you feel some other contender is a better option like the Denon D600 etc.
Basically I realized that, I spend more than 40  hours at work and many of those I am listening to music to keep me calm so may as well get something REALLY good. 
Thanks!


I've had the M100 twice, hoping to fall in love with them for portable usage.  Nope.  Just didn't do it for me.

 

I love the Denon D600 but it's large and bulbous on the head so keep that in mind but if you're using them at work they are uber comfy (something the M100 is not even with the XL pads) for hours at a time as you describe your work usage.  That's actually the headphone I use at work myself. 

 

The Ultrasone Pro900 is another one in your price range that I have that is very comfy and brings the bass like a sledgehammer. 

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Wait, was it shaolin95 that had the X10's?... Or was it both?? I'm confused.

Well I have the X10 and I do like them but I want a bit more clarify in the mids and highs...or at least to see if the money gives me a worthy improvement compared to just trying to EQ my way into Audio Nirvana :D

 

 

Aha, so zero votes for the M-100 already and Denon is back in the race! lol

I didnt have Ultrasone Pro900 on my list and I see its an expensive one but some are used for $300 so time to research it!

 

 

I am ordering today that is for sure. :)


Edited by shaolin95 - 3/9/14 at 1:38pm
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Actually I think that the JVC 55's treble and mids are pretty clear, but the highs are slightly screechy at first... Then you burn em in for 125 hours and its really good sounding, and smooth. They are pretty good cans, and have a foam headband(unlike the more expensive 77's lol.) and are pretty cheap... Actually, the highs and mids are really easily hearable, and it has a fairly good soundstage.... Hmm. Don't know how they compare to the X10's but I know they are flatter sounding than the old beats studios. That's for sure. With better bass impact, comfort, and all around sound quality. Look into the 77's or the 55's... Don't know what's better for your purposes. Probably the 77's though. Should probably have Hawaii confirm what I've said. I just know that the 55's are better than any celebrity endorsed can on the market. Even more so for the 77's.
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Originally Posted by DisCHORDDubstep View Post

Don't get V-Moda M-100's. They are described as Beats 2.0. I would get something like those denons. V-Moda has recessed mids. I like even mids and highs, with an emphasis on bass. Therefore, I get all of the music while still having head thumping bass. I heard that V-Modas have a good soundstage, but its more deep than wide... So basically like listening to a concert in a long hallway.
This Beats 2.0 accusation is ridiculous. There is only one person in this thread that describes the M-100 like that, and that's hawaiibadboy. The M-100's mids are hardly recessed especially compared to cans like the Crossfade LP, All of the Sony XB series, or the ultrasone Pro line.
The M-100's soundstage isn't massive with stock pads but is never congested. The XL pads really opened up the soundstage for me personally, and they also loosened up the bass a tiny bit, which I like. When I was trying to decide what headphone to get I was stuck between the M-100 and the Pro 900, but I eventually decided on the M-100 and I have never regretted it. My vote is for the M-100 by far.
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though I have never heard the m100 there is a reason that I cant think of a more mentioned headphone out there. Its probably a very safe bet.

 

I can say that having had the m80 there is not a more impressive build that i have held besided the VMODA that is literally none. (didnt like the m80 though)


Edited by grizzlybeast - 3/9/14 at 4:12pm
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Originally Posted by chuckle490 View Post


This Beats 2.0 accusation is ridiculous. There is only one person in this thread that describes the M-100 like that, and that's hawaiibadboy. The M-100's mids are hardly recessed especially compared to cans like the Crossfade LP, All of the Sony XB series, or the ultrasone Pro line.
The M-100's soundstage isn't massive with stock pads but is never congested. The XL pads really opened up the soundstage for me personally, and they also loosened up the bass a tiny bit, which I like. When I was trying to decide what headphone to get I was stuck between the M-100 and the Pro 900, but I eventually decided on the M-100 and I have never regretted it. My vote is for the M-100 by far.

My current research since I want to order tonight, is actually agreeing with your comments. I dont need flatness and my X10s when EQed get decent so any improvement on that will get me where I want to be. They are cool looking to and I am already imagning a custom plate lol If I decide to go with them that is. More hours of reading/comparing ahead :D

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