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post #31 of 40
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Originally Posted by RockJaw View Post



Open gaming headphones better than closed?


 

Yes open are better for gaming, as there is a more open soundstage, but if you are just doing some relaxed stuff as I do, it should be fine.  I'm not purchasing any dedicated gaming headphones as I do not play enough to be able to justify that.  

 

Again, for hip-hop (my preference) and anything else, the mdr v-6s are great with an even response from all sides. The bass is tight and accurate.

 

The deciding factor for me when buying these was the high sensitivity. They can easily be run from a small iPod or iPhone and do not need an amp to sound great.

 

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/358337-REG/Sony_MDRV6_MDR_V6_Closed_Back.html

 

They've dropped to 65 from 70 at b&h with free shipping!

 

If you feel the need to spend your $150, do so, but I think you would be very happy with these.

post #32 of 40
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Originally Posted by pwange04 View Post


 

Yes open are better for gaming, as there is a more open soundstage, but if you are just doing some relaxed stuff as I do, it should be fine.  I'm not purchasing any dedicated gaming headphones as I do not play enough to be able to justify that.  

 

Again, for hip-hop (my preference) and anything else, the mdr v-6s are great with an even response from all sides. The bass is tight and accurate.

 

The deciding factor for me when buying these was the high sensitivity. They can easily be run from a small iPod or iPhone and do not need an amp to sound great.

 

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/358337-REG/Sony_MDRV6_MDR_V6_Closed_Back.html

 

They've dropped to 65 from 70 at b&h with free shipping!

 

If you feel the need to spend your $150, do so, but I think you would be very happy with these.

 

Good post.

 

Concerning sensitivity, do you think a value between 100dB and 108dB is good enough for the headphones to operate in full throttle on an iPod or any generic MP3 players?blackberry maybe? without any lack in sound quality?

 

Assume the impedance is 32ohms.

 

I am looking for such headphones to use on my laptop (which has a mediocre sound card) and for my iPod/Blackberry.
 

 


Edited by ronfifer - 10/31/11 at 9:46pm
post #33 of 40

I wouldn't even think of driving it from a blackberry. It might be loud enough, but the sound quality will be dreadful. I have yet to hear decent sound quality from ANY phone, except the iPhone (assuming it sounds as good/better than the Touch I had).

post #34 of 40
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Originally Posted by ronfifer View Post

 

Concerning sensitivity, do you think a value between 100dB and 108dB is good enough for the headphones to operate in full throttle on an iPod or any generic MP3 players?blackberry maybe? without any lack in sound quality?

 

 


 

I'm no audiophile by any means, so I dont know much about the sensitivity, but I know good sound when I hear it(I've got a stellar NHT system at home.) I just run the mdr v6s from a crappy stock sound card and from an iPod and it sounds quite nice from both. Those aren't the highest quality files either. As far as the blackberry, I can't say. I'm not big on using my phone as an mp3 player.

post #35 of 40

the MDR v6 has 63ohms impedance! however the sensitivity is at 108dB.

 

Are you sure you dont need to use any amps when plugging it into your ipod?

post #36 of 40

It will get plenty loud, but they greatly improve with an amp.

 

Something else to add here. I'll have a pair of Creative Aurvana Live headphones at my doorstep soon (free headphones, yay). They're in this price category and I'll be reviewing them. I don't see them dethroning my beloved DJ100, but we'll see.
 

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the MDR v6 has 63ohms impedance! however the sensitivity is at 108dB.

 

Are you sure you dont need to use any amps when plugging it into your ipod?



 

 

post #37 of 40
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they greatly improve with an amp.

 


 

 



All i know is that they are driven very easily. @ Ronififer :Plenty of reviews on these if you would like to look.

post #38 of 40

They do get loud, but they improve with an amp, as I said. 
 

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Originally Posted by pwange04 View Post

All i know is that they are driven very easily. @ Ronififer :Plenty of reviews on these if you would like to look.



 

 

post #39 of 40
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My Ath M-50's Just arrived, going to be using these on the bus to college, and in class/around campus.

 

So now I am search of an open set of cans as I've read that they provide better "soundstage".

(also I had to search around the forums on what "soundstage" actually meant, and from what I've read; it means that Instead of trying to squeeze a whole orchestra into my living room like a closed set of cans, "soundstage" enables me to hear both music going directly into my ears and music leaking out, giving me a much wider range of what my brain hears as music.

 

my budget has increased slightly so anything below $200 Is the primary goal (only breach that If the headphones you wish to recommend are slightly above that price and are significantly better than anything below the budget price cut)

 

Refer to the first page for the type of music I listen to.

 

post #40 of 40

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-598-Audiophile-Headphones/dp/B0042A8CW2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1320845419&sr=8-1

 

Won't have as much bass but they've got the best soundstage you'll get in your price range. They're not bass light, just not M50s. You'll hear vocals much clearer with these, too.

 

I love my 598.
 

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Originally Posted by RockJaw View Post

My Ath M-50's Just arrived, going to be using these on the bus to college, and in class/around campus.

 

So now I am search of an open set of cans as I've read that they provide better "soundstage".

(also I had to search around the forums on what "soundstage" actually meant, and from what I've read; it means that Instead of trying to squeeze a whole orchestra into my living room like a closed set of cans, "soundstage" enables me to hear both music going directly into my ears and music leaking out, giving me a much wider range of what my brain hears as music.

 

my budget has increased slightly so anything below $200 Is the primary goal (only breach that If the headphones you wish to recommend are slightly above that price and are significantly better than anything below the budget price cut)

 

Refer to the first page for the type of music I listen to.

 



 

 

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