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post #1696 of 5343
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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post

 

Well, you don't HAVE to buy the K518DJ (that makes me sound like a horrible person). They were just the first off the top of my head at that price range, that I thought might suit well for your type of music. 


I've asked the question to point out the differences between this 2 headphones.

Sorry, my english is a bit broken eheheh

post #1697 of 5343
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Originally Posted by TommyNavara View Post


I've asked the question to point out the differences between this 2 headphones.

Sorry, my english is a bit broken eheheh

tongue.gif Haven't heard the K450, but if they're anything like the K460, they should be decent as well. The K518 have a bit more body though. Couldn't AB them properly, but both are very, very portable. 

post #1698 of 5343

Like so many others looking for portables for about 300€ the most.

I have been thinking about the AKG K550, the Ultrasone HFI 780 and the Momentum. I have read very mixed reviews about the Momentum and they are also somewhat pricier than I want them to be. The Ultrasone line is usually very bass heavy but I heard that the HFI780 is the most balanced one and I really like it's looks. The AKG K550 are supposedly very good aswell, I can get them for about 170€ and I really like their looks, downside being that they are pretty big and have a very long cable. Very open for suggestions, my music is usually indie/classical/post-rock/post-metal/classic rock. I'd like them to look and sound good, and on top be somewhat portable.

 

Muuch aprecciated!

post #1699 of 5343
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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post

tongue.gif Haven't heard the K450, but if they're anything like the K460, they should be decent as well. The K518 have a bit more body though. Couldn't AB them properly, but both are very, very portable. 


Let me bother you one last time :P

Imagine that you have in front of you this 2 (completely different) items:

 

AKG K450/60/518    and    Shure se235

 

You can grab for yourself only one

 

Wich one?

post #1700 of 5343
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Originally Posted by TommyNavara View Post


Let me bother you one last time :P

Imagine that you have in front of you this 2 (completely different) items:

 

AKG K450/60/518    and    Shure se235

 

You can grab for yourself only one

 

Wich one?

 

SE...535, or 215? Well, at that price, I like IEMs way more, so heavily biased. 

post #1701 of 5343

R: Buying portable or in-ear headphones? Seeking guidance? DON'T START A NEW THREAD. Ask for advice HERE!

Hi all!

Some days ago i lost my vsonic gr06 and i'm here looking for some advices for my next purchase...

I'll start saying that I found gr06's mids too forward with some songs like they overwhelm other frequencies, in particular with hip hop or rap tracks and that I was hearing sibilance sometimes,something I'd like to avoid....

I listen mostly hip hop,rap,dubstep,electronic but also linkin park,Korn,Evanescence,radiohead 30 seconds to mars ,Lindsey Stirling among others

My budget is around 150 bucks and after some personal research I found these:

Vsonic gr07

Tdk ba200

Yamaha eph100

T peos h100

With the latter leaving me doubts about mids from reviews...

Hoping that there are enough details above to help me don't hesitate to ask something or make other suggestions!

Thanks
post #1702 of 5343
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Originally Posted by Doc-holliday View Post


Sir I would not be tossing those anywhere... smily_headphones1.gif
I think you are stuck with at least a carry case for any decent phone. Only thing I would think has that kind of durability is the HD25 models. That thick bendable plastic.

 

Yeah, but with the carrying case, it's manageable. The K550s with a carrying case would be massive...

 

I didn't mean to imply just tossing them in the bag by themselves. tongue_smile.gif

post #1703 of 5343
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Originally Posted by HeroicPenguin View Post

Yeah, but with the carrying case, it's manageable. The K550s with a carrying case would be massive...

And what's the problem? beyersmile.png

Well good luck with your search. Pls let us know what you end up with.
post #1704 of 5343

Are there any suggestions for in ear headphones about 30-50$ that could be used for running(won't fall out)?

 

I listen to hip hop mostly so decent bass would be good; I am not an expert nor can afford to spend a lot, but I just want somehthing decent for the price as it is painful using apple headphones.

 

Theres so many options I don't know where to start.

 

Thanks

post #1705 of 5343

Is there a difference between the Klipsch Reference S4i and the Image S4i? They go for roughly the same price. If so, can anyone please explain the differences?

 

Thanks in advance.

post #1706 of 5343
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Originally Posted by highoctave View Post

Are there any suggestions for in ear headphones about 30-50$ that could be used for running(won't fall out)?

I listen to hip hop mostly so decent bass would be good; I am not an expert nor can afford to spend a lot, but I just want somehthing decent for the price as it is painful using apple headphones.

Theres so many options I don't know where to start.

Thanks
These
http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-CX200-Twist-to-Fit-Earbuds/dp/B001EZUQ5E
+
These
http://www.amazon.com/Comply-T-400-Black-Pairs-Medium/dp/B002NUJ2RM/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1354323093&sr=1-1&keywords=comply+t-400
= never fall out -- ever.

Bassy budget iem good for hip hop
Edited by Doc-holliday - 11/30/12 at 4:54pm
post #1707 of 5343
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Originally Posted by lostmage View Post

I've been looking at CIEMs as a replacement to most of my over/on ear headphones, since I could use the isolation, and the portability.

The only problem is that I'm not sure if there's really anything under 400$ that I could sell my Q701s to get, that would sound better than the 701s. I know IEMs cost a bit more for sound similar to full sized cans, but would it be possible to get some that could compete with them at least?

 

I was looking at the Alclair Reference, since they supposedly are a decent all-arounder and still have a neutral sound that could be used professionally (very important) 

I listen to pretty much everything, and a lot of complex progressive metal and classical that tends to get a bit jumbled up with headphones like my M80s. I'm a big fan of the AKG sound though, and could just do with a touch more bass / warmth, which seems to put the 1964 V3 in the playing field too.

 

My budget would be from 250-400$, probably more towards 400 is what I'd be spending though, since I won't be worrying about a hefty amp as much, I'd assume my E10/E6 could handle most IEMs pretty easily.

Any recommendations would be a big help!

 

Edit- Universal fit IEMs could also be taken into consideration, but they would have to have some top notch comfort and isolation. I've just dealt with too many that don't fit right, and don't want to have to deal with that on a couple hundred dollar product.

 

Can only speak for universals, but I would look at the ER4S as a well-known benchmark in "neutrality". Since you seem to want some warmth as well, I would look at the W4 (really warm) or the 4.Ai (a slightly warm tint). Or even the UE900 from the looks of the reviews (haven't heard this one, just suggesting you look at them). 

 

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Originally Posted by highoctave View Post

Are there any suggestions for in ear headphones about 30-50$ that could be used for running(won't fall out)?

 

I listen to hip hop mostly so decent bass would be good; I am not an expert nor can afford to spend a lot, but I just want somehthing decent for the price as it is painful using apple headphones.

 

Theres so many options I don't know where to start.

 

Thanks

 

I'd go for the GR02 Bass, FXD40, or the MH1C for a bassy, fun sound that fits hip-hop and the likes. With a good, deep fit, they shouldn't fall out. If you wear them over-ear, there's even less of a chance there. 

 

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Originally Posted by Qazed View Post

Hi all!
Some days ago i lost my vsonic gr06 and i'm here looking for some advices for my next purchase...
I'll start saying that I found gr06's mids too forward with some songs like they overwhelm other frequencies, in particular with hip hop or rap tracks and that I was hearing sibilance sometimes,something I'd like to avoid....
I listen mostly hip hop,rap,dubstep,electronic but also linkin park,Korn,Evanescence,radiohead 30 seconds to mars ,Lindsey Stirling among others
My budget is around 150 bucks and after some personal research I found these:
Vsonic gr07
Tdk ba200
Yamaha eph100
T peos h100
With the latter leaving me doubts about mids from reviews...
Hoping that there are enough details above to help me don't hesitate to ask something or make other suggestions!
Thanks

 

I can only speak for the GR07 and EPH100, but they would both do fine in different ways. The GR07 are pretty balanced, so you won't get any frequency overwhelming the other. Slightly warm, drums are crisp, great for your genres. The Yamahas are slighly bassier, so it might suit you even better from the looks of your genres, but the mids are a bit thick, so you might experience some of the same problems you did with the GR06.

 

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Originally Posted by DontBend Ascend View Post

Like so many others looking for portables for about 300€ the most.

I have been thinking about the AKG K550, the Ultrasone HFI 780 and the Momentum. I have read very mixed reviews about the Momentum and they are also somewhat pricier than I want them to be. The Ultrasone line is usually very bass heavy but I heard that the HFI780 is the most balanced one and I really like it's looks. The AKG K550 are supposedly very good aswell, I can get them for about 170€ and I really like their looks, downside being that they are pretty big and have a very long cable. Very open for suggestions, my music is usually indie/classical/post-rock/post-metal/classic rock. I'd like them to look and sound good, and on top be somewhat portable.

 

Muuch aprecciated!

 

I'd pick the HD25-1 instead, faster, punchier, and more fun for post-rock/indie/faster-paced stuff. Doc can tell you about the DT1350. 

post #1708 of 5343
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Originally Posted by DontBend Ascend View Post

Like so many others looking for portables for about 300€ the most.
I have been thinking about the AKG K550, the Ultrasone HFI 780 and the Momentum. I have read very mixed reviews about the Momentum and they are also somewhat pricier than I want them to be. The Ultrasone line is usually very bass heavy but I heard that the HFI780 is the most balanced one and I really like it's looks. The AKG K550 are supposedly very good aswell, I can get them for about 170€ and I really like their looks, downside being that they are pretty big and have a very long cable. Very open for suggestions, my music is usually indie/classical/post-rock/post-metal/classic rock. I'd like them to look and sound good, and on top be somewhat portable.

Muuch aprecciated!
If the K550/K551 fits you well you will like it for your music taste. Its a good choice. No data on momentum though.
post #1709 of 5343

Hi Folks,

 

I was hoping to get a little guidance with respect to some quality headphones.  I've lurked the site for some time and recently received my order from Monoprice that included both MHP-839's and the IEM 8320's.

 

Since 2009 I've used Sennheiser CX500's which I thought may have been fake due to the amount of noise I get when the wires are bumped while the monitors are in my ears.  After trying out the Monoprice items, I'm tending to think the Senn's are real.

 

With the headphones I mostly listen to pop/punk/easycore music - very guitar heavy and lots of low end 'bass drops'.  I use a V1 Sansa Clip with stock firmware.  I also use Windows Media Player 9 on an old Sony Vaio with stock speakers (I'll run the headphones out of the 3.5mm port on the speakers).  All tracks are typically MP3's of varying bit rates.  I try to retain the highest quality whenever possible but don't have trained ears by any means to notice that much of a difference.  

 

Here are some good examples (and tracks I used to compare these headphones) of what I'm listening to:

Acting Like Heroes - Get Up or Get Out:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7yWAme7Ya0 (specifically from 2:41 to the end of the track)

Her Eyes Say Yes - No Voy a Caer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ7ayShwYvU  (this is a very muddy track w/a low bit rate)

Golden Gate - Punchsylvania:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nuEEuE6SoA  (very low & heavy bass notes)

 

I also gave a classic a spin:  The Dust Brothers - Finding The Bomb (from Fight Club):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrOl0ef_bQI 

 

 

I've looked through the reviews for the 3 headphone variants I have and found:

- People didn't seem to like the CX500's

- Rave reviews were given to the two Monoprice items especially due to the price point

 

I got the CX500's for about $30 back in 2009 and just paid $31 for the two Monoprice phones combined shipped.

 

I'm finding both Monoprice sets to be very 'tinny' sounding with no real bottom end.  They seem to break up easily as well.  Am I doing something wrong?  Not powering them enough?  Are they somehow getting too much power from the Clip or Vaio?

 

The CX500's in comparison have a very warm sound, excellent mid-range and can handle the low notes in the music I listen to.

 

Is there something to the whole 'burn-in' thing?  Have the CX500's been burnt-in over the past 3yrs whereas the Monoprice phones are literally brand new out of the box?  

 

I'm really curious if I'm missing something because, based on the Monoprice reviews, I'm hoping to get some excellent sound at a great price!  

 

If that's not possible, does anyone have any recommendations for an upgrade of the CX500's for the style of music I listen to?  Sub $100 price range would be great.

 

Thanks for reading, advising and recommending - I appreciate it~

post #1710 of 5343
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Originally Posted by sdunlimited View Post
 

 

Nothing wrong with the Monos, that's just the type of sound they have. Some like it, some don't. I for one find them refreshing, against a slew of warm, bass-heavy monsters. I'd look into the SE215, Turbines, or the Eternas as upgrades from the Senn's signature. The Shures do especially well for guitar. 

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