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Upgrading from Beat Pros (They were a gift)

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Please do not flame me, I am fully aware that beats aren't liked here. I got Dre Beat Pros for Christmas from my Mom and have until next week to return them to Best Buy for a full refund, and would love to but the $430 my Mom spent for better sounding headphones.

 

I have heard great things about Ultrasone 900's but i don't know if there is something better that have been released since then.

 

What I'm basically looking for in cans are great isolation and bass, and just overall beautiful sound. My genre of music is mostly R&B, Hiphop, soft rock, pop, reggae.

 

I also edit a lot of videos, in a office with 9+ other people making noise at peak times, so isolation is important for me. The beats did a good job of this, so I would like to keep that if I can.

 

I have about $500 to spend. I would love to own great sounding cans that are comfortable. 

 

Thanks in advance :)


Edited by alexqd3 - 1/15/12 at 8:33pm
post #2 of 5

from what i hear and read from others.

denon ahd5000 is good.

it's what i'm currently saving up for and your music genres are some of my predominant ones.

 

at least till i come up with ones with the same kind of sound with better isolation


Edited by atomikn00b - 1/16/12 at 12:04pm
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I have recently spent alot of time here researching,.....your source is important.

Pro 900's (from what I have read) are fantastic cans,...BUT  will reveal source limitations from low bitrate mp'3 and streaming services (Spotify..etc)...they also will reveal limitations of crappy computer on-board audio.  Alot of posts suggest they strongly benefit from an amp.

 

With that in mind,...I went with the Ultrasone HFI 580's and a FiiO amp.  Total cost was about $220.  The cans alone sound AMAZING out of an ipod/iphone......and sound even more amazing amp'd coming out of my computer at work.

 

Isolation is better than the beats by far.  The beats definately are leaky phones.

 

And fyi - The 580's sound wayyyyyyy better than the Beats.  (Wife has Beats,....I spent friday night doing side by sides).  Bass is stronger,....more seperation between low and mid bass,....and the high's are MUCH crisper and more defined.

 

post #4 of 5

The D5000's have you covered on the bass area, but isolation is not good. 

 

Arent the ultrasone Pro900 over your price range? 

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Thread Starter 

Im definitely planning on getting the Fiio 17 when it's release next month. That paired with the Pro 900's will bring me at right under $500. I'm excited. I just returned my beats today. 
 

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Originally Posted by Drjim View Post

I have recently spent alot of time here researching,.....your source is important.

Pro 900's (from what I have read) are fantastic cans,...BUT  will reveal source limitations from low bitrate mp'3 and streaming services (Spotify..etc)...they also will reveal limitations of crappy computer on-board audio.  Alot of posts suggest they strongly benefit from an amp.

 

With that in mind,...I went with the Ultrasone HFI 580's and a FiiO amp.  Total cost was about $220.  The cans alone sound AMAZING out of an ipod/iphone......and sound even more amazing amp'd coming out of my computer at work.

 

Isolation is better than the beats by far.  The beats definately are leaky phones.

 

And fyi - The 580's sound wayyyyyyy better than the Beats.  (Wife has Beats,....I spent friday night doing side by sides).  Bass is stronger,....more seperation between low and mid bass,....and the high's are MUCH crisper and more defined.

 



 


There actually a little over $300 brand new from Amazon. 

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Originally Posted by fabio-fi View Post

The D5000's have you covered on the bass area, but isolation is not good. 

 

Arent the ultrasone Pro900 over your price range? 



 

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