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I had some Skullcandy credit collecting dust, so I decided to purchase a pair of Aviators. I'm no longer interested in Skullcandy, and although these sounded like higher quality headphones based on other reviews I think I can do much better for $150. I haven't opened them yet so unless you convince me otherwise I will probably sell them (some advice about where to sell them would be nice). The main reason they didn't look to good is because of a lack of bass. I mainly listen to electronic so I need the bass, but also stuff like Radiohead and Sublime. So a neutral sound would be ideal. I'm willing to spend all the money I get from selling these headphones (unopened, so probably be $140-150). Some that interested me:

Shure 440/750 DJ/840

ATH M50

Ultrasone HFI-780

Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro

 

I enjoy my RP-HTF600's but they lack detail and crispness. Closed is best for me although I will be using them mostly at home.

 

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Edited by ajmilazzo - 11/15/11 at 8:49pm
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Out of all the Skull Candy's ~ the Aviators are the only ones I've personally heard for myself that deserve

a mention.

 

I found them to be surprisingly competent, a little dark but reasonable nonetheless in terms of

clarity and detail.

 

Shure 840 ~ forget these, not enough bass for your needs, quite neutral and natural though.

 

You're going to struggle to find a neutral can that just so happens to have massive bass slam.

 

Beyer DT770 Pro should fit the bill.

 

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Of course you pick the most expensive one on my list... Oh well those look like some comfy cans. Will my Clip+ be enough to power the 250ohm model? $190 for the 80ohm one is kind of a stretch.

 


Edited by ajmilazzo - 11/15/11 at 9:09pm
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DT 770 Pro 80ohms is perfect.

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If you need isolation and better build then the you may like the M50s. But I personally prefer the sound of the Aviators over the M50s. Overall better balanced and nice timbre quality.

 

Edit: And there's no lack of bass. It's not excessive and it's not light to my ears. Just enough with some sweet mids and highs.


Edited by roma101 - 11/15/11 at 9:34pm
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Originally Posted by ajmilazzo View Post

Of course you pick the most expensive one on my list... Oh well those look like some comfy cans. Will my Clip+ be enough to power the 250ohm model? $190 for the 80ohm one is kind of a stretch.

 



beyers are easy to drive as I hear, but the volume may suffer. But, as I've heard, the 80 ohm is the version you want for the extra thump. And that only about $40 or $50 more than you should get for your aviators. I've had the chance to hear the 80 ohm one once, and it was a nice flat response with a little bump in the mid bass, if I remember correctly, and had a very enjoyable sound. Comfy as hell too. 

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Originally Posted by ajmilazzo View Post

 

I enjoy my RP-HTF600's but they lack detail and crispness. Closed is best for me although I will be using them mostly at home.


Same! I ended up with the Koss DJ100. To me they come pretty close to combining the fun bass of the Panasonic with the detail and vocals of the SRH840, I like them a lot. Not as bass heavy as the Panasonics though, if that's a problem.

 

Shouldn't go wrong with those Beyers, but if you want something cheaper there you go! $80+$20 for some M50 pads from sweetwater.

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I forgot to look on eBay for lower prices. It's much cheaper there, I am defiantly going with the DT 770 Pro 80. They look soooo comfy and based on the reviews I think I will like the sound signature. Thanks everyone! Off to eBay to go sell these pieces of junk.

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