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post #2476 of 5343
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Also how do the M5s compare to the M4s?

 

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Cool! Thank you. I will look at those for sure, I also saw that the Brainwavz R1 are $30 on amazon, what do you guys think?

 

M4 is warmer than M5, R1 is good but to my ear it has quite laid back mid, so not very good on vocals.

 

M4 is my pick out of the 3, as it is the most versatile one across all genre IMHO, but then again, if you can afford UE700 or X10, I would recommend these two over the M4, but if you can only spend $50, then M4 is my pick

post #2477 of 5343
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Does anyone have experience with the Logitech UE600 (the earphone, not the UE6000 headphone)? If so, how does it sound?

 

Yep, it is my favourite single-BA IEM, fun signature, balanced sound with slightly U-shaped FR

 

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Gonna give this my best shot as i'm pretty new here. I've no experience with portables and limited with IEMs. 

My girlfriend is looking for a pair of portable headphones. She's coming from Monster Beats Studio. I tried asking her what she wants in a pair and received "I don't know, something good" numerous times. As if it weren't bad enough that my descriptive abilities are sub-par. Finally, after some arm twisting, I got something to work with:

Bass - Good extension, certainly not basshead quality but punchy with good presence and no bleeding into the rest of the FR
Mids - Lush and liquid vocals, she specifically asked for vocals not to be veiled or recessed
Highs - Crisp. Somewhat sparkly highs, nothing too bright but with still good detail. I've only heard her Studios a couple of times and the highs did not seem sparkly whatsoever so really bright highs might be too much.
 

No sibilance or sound leakage. She hated this about her Studios, she couldn't listen to music at her desired volume as they leaked a lot of sound. 
Average isolation as she will be using these to and from school and supreme isolation will be asking for trouble. 
Decent soundstage. When I asked her about soundstage and described it, she gave me a response that led me to believe the Studios did not have much of a soundstage. 
Great instrument separation and clarity. The first thing she told me she hated about the Studios was how sometimes the music sounded muddy, veiled and everything was blended together.
Comfortable for long term wear, on/around ear doesn't matter to her as long as they don't hurt like the Studios did. She wears a lot of ear piercings so perhaps around the ear would be more suitable for her. Must be a portable however. 

Price and looks will be decided by her. Preferably at least somewhat aesthetically pleasing and around or the same price as the Studios. 
She wants something that will do Pink Floyd justice. She listens to indie bands and Floyd mostly. 
What do you say Head-fi? Will you help me prove to her that with the same or less money, she can get headphones that will outperform her Studios substantially?

 

Have a look at Sol Republic Tracks HD - I had a chance to audition recently and I was absolutely surprised how good it sounds

post #2478 of 5343
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Have a look at Sol Republic Tracks HD - I had a chance to audition recently and I was absolutely surprised how good it sounds

Thanks for the reply. Awesome. I can source them at a local Bestbuy. Her brother works there so we might be able to audition the headphones and see what she thinks. If she doesn't like them, i'm sure she'll be able to return them.
Ah poop, it seems like any local Bestbuy is out of stock. I should probably add something else to my post. 

post #2479 of 5343

Hi all,

 

I'm looking for a set of headphones for my commute / general listening. I'm looking to spend around $150, however the catch is I don't want to have extra bulk, so I will be driving them directly from my iPhone (4S, if that makes a difference). I'd prefer on-ear rather than over due to the sweat, but isolation is important to me - particularly leakage from the headphones is undesired. I listen to soft rock, acoustic music, alternative rock, jazz, and the occasional dance track, heavy rock and metal, so I'm thinking definition and not super bass-heavy is what I'm after. I'm not too worried if they fold or not, as long as they are relatively durable.

 

In summary, priorities are as follows:

  • Sound quality driven from iPhone
  • In-line mic (will recable if required)
  • Isolation (Passive)
  • On-ear and/or relatively light-weight
  • Durability

 

Current options are: (I'm trying to narrow this down)

  • Philips Downtown (AU$130)
  • Philips Uptown (AU$170)
  • PX200-11i (AU$150)
  • ATH-M50 (AU$160) - would recable if necessary
  • ATH-ES7 (AU$125) - as above
  • ATH-AD700 (Sale - AU$144) - as above
  • SRH440/840 (AU$105/180)
  • Grado SR80i (AU$130)
  • AKG K451 (AU$145)
  • Klipsch Image One (Demo Unit - AU$140)
  • Ultrasone HFI 2400 (Sale - AU$150)

  • Ultrasone HFI 580/680 (AU$150/170)

 

Any other options are welcome!


Edited by Brads - 1/18/13 at 1:53pm
post #2480 of 5343
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Originally Posted by xProvidence View Post

Gonna give this my best shot as i'm pretty new here. I've no experience with portables and limited with IEMs. 

My girlfriend is looking for a pair of portable headphones. She's coming from Monster Beats Studio. I tried asking her what she wants in a pair and received "I don't know, something good" numerous times. As if it weren't bad enough that my descriptive abilities are sub-par. Finally, after some arm twisting, I got something to work with:

Bass - Good extension, certainly not basshead quality but punchy with good presence and no bleeding into the rest of the FR
Mids - Lush and liquid vocals, she specifically asked for vocals not to be veiled or recessed
Highs - Crisp. Somewhat sparkly highs, nothing too bright but with still good detail. I've only heard her Studios a couple of times and the highs did not seem sparkly whatsoever so really bright highs might be too much.
 

No sibilance or sound leakage. She hated this about her Studios, she couldn't listen to music at her desired volume as they leaked a lot of sound. 
Average isolation as she will be using these to and from school and supreme isolation will be asking for trouble. 
Decent soundstage. When I asked her about soundstage and described it, she gave me a response that led me to believe the Studios did not have much of a soundstage. 
Great instrument separation and clarity. The first thing she told me she hated about the Studios was how sometimes the music sounded muddy, veiled and everything was blended together.
Comfortable for long term wear, on/around ear doesn't matter to her as long as they don't hurt like the Studios did. She wears a lot of ear piercings so perhaps around the ear would be more suitable for her. Must be a portable however. 

Price and looks will be decided by her. Preferably at least somewhat aesthetically pleasing and less than or around $200 CAN 
She wants something that will do Pink Floyd justice. She listens to indie bands and Floyd mostly. 
Please none that requires an amp.
What do you say Head-fi? Will you help me prove to her that with the same or less money, she can get headphones that will outperform her Studios substantially?

Bump


Edited by xProvidence - 1/18/13 at 6:20pm
post #2481 of 5343

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Originally Posted by xProvidence View Post

Gonna give this my best shot as i'm pretty new here. I've no experience with portables and limited with IEMs. 

My girlfriend is looking for a pair of portable headphones. She's coming from Monster Beats Studio. I tried asking her what she wants in a pair and received "I don't know, something good" numerous times. As if it weren't bad enough that my descriptive abilities are sub-par. Finally, after some arm twisting, I got something to work with:

Bass - Good extension, certainly not basshead quality but punchy with good presence and no bleeding into the rest of the FR
Mids - Lush and liquid vocals, she specifically asked for vocals not to be veiled or recessed
Highs - Crisp. Somewhat sparkly highs, nothing too bright but with still good detail. I've only heard her Studios a couple of times and the highs did not seem sparkly whatsoever so really bright highs might be too much.
 

No sibilance or sound leakage. She hated this about her Studios, she couldn't listen to music at her desired volume as they leaked a lot of sound. 
Average isolation as she will be using these to and from school and supreme isolation will be asking for trouble. 
Decent soundstage. When I asked her about soundstage and described it, she gave me a response that led me to believe the Studios did not have much of a soundstage. 
Great instrument separation and clarity. The first thing she told me she hated about the Studios was how sometimes the music sounded muddy, veiled and everything was blended together.
Comfortable for long term wear, on/around ear doesn't matter to her as long as they don't hurt like the Studios did. She wears a lot of ear piercings so perhaps around the ear would be more suitable for her. Must be a portable however. 

Price and looks will be decided by her. Preferably at least somewhat aesthetically pleasing and around or the same price as the Studios. 
She wants something that will do Pink Floyd justice. She listens to indie bands and Floyd mostly. 
Please none that requires an amp.
What do you say Head-fi? Will you help me prove to her that with the same or less money, she can get headphones that will outperform her Studios substantially?

Check out the V-moda M-100, UE6000, and Sennheiser Momentum.

Leave it up to which she likes the looks of since they're all pretty worthy contenders and have gotten good reviews all around lately.

 

Namaste,

Jeremy

post #2482 of 5343
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Originally Posted by xProvidence View Post

Gonna give this my best shot as i'm pretty new here. I've no experience with portables and limited with IEMs. 

My girlfriend is looking for a pair of portable headphones. She's coming from Monster Beats Studio. I tried asking her what she wants in a pair and received "I don't know, something good" numerous times. As if it weren't bad enough that my descriptive abilities are sub-par. Finally, after some arm twisting, I got something to work with:

Bass - Good extension, certainly not basshead quality but punchy with good presence and no bleeding into the rest of the FR
Mids - Lush and liquid vocals, she specifically asked for vocals not to be veiled or recessed
Highs - Crisp. Somewhat sparkly highs, nothing too bright but with still good detail. I've only heard her Studios a couple of times and the highs did not seem sparkly whatsoever so really bright highs might be too much.
 

No sibilance or sound leakage. She hated this about her Studios, she couldn't listen to music at her desired volume as they leaked a lot of sound. 
Average isolation as she will be using these to and from school and supreme isolation will be asking for trouble. 
Decent soundstage. When I asked her about soundstage and described it, she gave me a response that led me to believe the Studios did not have much of a soundstage. 
Great instrument separation and clarity. The first thing she told me she hated about the Studios was how sometimes the music sounded muddy, veiled and everything was blended together.
Comfortable for long term wear, on/around ear doesn't matter to her as long as they don't hurt like the Studios did. She wears a lot of ear piercings so perhaps around the ear would be more suitable for her. Must be a portable however. 

Price and looks will be decided by her. Preferably at least somewhat aesthetically pleasing and around or the same price as the Studios. 
She wants something that will do Pink Floyd justice. She listens to indie bands and Floyd mostly. 
Please none that requires an amp.
What do you say Head-fi? Will you help me prove to her that with the same or less money, she can get headphones that will outperform her Studios substantially?

Check out the V-moda M-100, UE6000, and Sennheiser Momentum.

Leave it up to which she likes the looks of since they're all pretty worthy contenders and have gotten good reviews all around lately.

 

Namaste,

Jeremy

I mentioned the M-100's but the earcup might be kind of small if she wears ear piercings (I recall someone having to take off their earrings in the M-100 thread). From what I've read, the Momentum's earcup has the same issues in that it might be supra-aural (on-ear) instead of circumaural (over-the-ear). From memory, the Studio's earcups are pretty spacious compared to that of either the M-100 or the Momentum.

 

One thing about the M-100 though that is SUPER beneficial for cases like this:

if you purchase the M-100 from V-MODA, you can get a 60-day guarantee test trial period where if you don't like the product, you can return it for a full refund within 60 days of purchase.

 

As for sound, the Momentums have been reported to have the best midrange of the 3, M-100 second best, and UE6000 last (though for $200 they're pretty darn good). The UE6000's sound kind of dark relative to the M-100's so rock music may not be ideal for them.


Edited by miceblue - 1/18/13 at 6:13pm
post #2483 of 5343
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Looking for a portable on-ear or over-ear headphone. 2 caveats though, I would like them to have both a right angle plug and a mic. All I've seen that satisfies these requirements are the Ath-Ws55i. Is there anything else out there like this, preferably around $100 ?

 

Edit: There are a few in The House of Marley line, but I'm not quite sold with the sound quality. The UE4000 looks good as well. 

Bump and edit.. 

I may just go with the UE4000. Stylish, good reviews. Any other suggestions?

post #2484 of 5343
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I mentioned the M-100's but the earcup might be kind of small if she wears ear piercings (I recall someone having to take off their earrings in the M-100 thread). From what I've read, the Momentum's earcup has the same issues in that it might be supra-aural (on-ear) instead of circumaural (over-the-ear). From memory, the Studio's earcups are pretty spacious compared to that of either the M-100 or the Momentum.

 

One thing about the M-100 though that is SUPER beneficial for cases like this:

if you purchase the M-100 from V-MODA, you can get a 60-day guarantee test trial period where if you don't like the product, you can return it for a full refund within 60 days of purchase.

 

As for sound, the Momentums have been reported to have the best midrange of the 3, M-100 second best, and UE6000 last (though for $200 they're pretty darn good). The UE6000's sound kind of dark relative to the M-100's so rock music may not be ideal for them.

Ah ok. Yea, why not try them out and see how it goes. If that doesn't work then maybe look into some in-ears.

post #2485 of 5343

Thanks for the replies miceblue and PanamaHat beerchug.gif I'm running these over by her and we're currently trying to decide. I suggested going to a nearby headphones shop in hopes of auditioning the headphones there. Also, no in-ears because she finds them painful. 

post #2486 of 5343
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Thanks for the replies miceblue and PanamaHat beerchug.gif I'm running these over by her and we're currently trying to decide. I suggested going to a nearby headphones shop in hopes of auditioning the headphones there. Also, no in-ears because she finds them painful. 

No problem pal. Good luck biggrin.gif

post #2487 of 5343
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Originally Posted by PanamaHat View Post

Looking for a portable on-ear or over-ear headphone. 2 caveats though, I would like them to have both a right angle plug and a mic. All I've seen that satisfies these requirements are the Ath-Ws55i. Is there anything else out there like this, preferably around $100 ?

 

Edit: There are a few in The House of Marley line, but I'm not quite sold with the sound quality. The UE4000 looks good as well. 

Bump and edit.. 

I may just go with the UE4000. Stylish, good reviews. Any other suggestions?

I dunno if the UE4000 has a right angle plug, but since you're considering it, I'm assuming it does.

I've tried the UE4000 at Apple Stores and I think they're pretty darn decent for the price.

 

I'm not too familiar with headphones with microphone cables (I recently just got a phone that can use one so research into these might be beneficial). I don't know about the terminal jack angle, but I've read that the Philips Citiscape Uptown (or maybe Downtown) isn't half bad.

post #2488 of 5343
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Thanks for the replies miceblue and PanamaHat beerchug.gif I'm running these over by her and we're currently trying to decide. I suggested going to a nearby headphones shop in hopes of auditioning the headphones there. Also, no in-ears because she finds them painful. 

Yup yup, no problem.

If there's an Apple Store nearby, they have the UE6000's out to use. You might be able to unplug it from their iPods and use your own source, but they have special demo units that prevent you from detaching the cable from the earcup. Some Apple Stores apparently have the Momentum now, but the ones here in the Pacific Northwest, USA don't.

 

As for the V-MODA's, they were just released last month so I don't think you can find them in retail stores yet.

post #2489 of 5343

hey all, I'm new to headifi, and new to upgrading headphones. basically i've only ever rocked the sony mdr-g45 or anything like them because they were being sold at walmart when my previous headphones like them broke.

 

I really like headphones that go over the ears/on the ears.

I cannot stand in the ear or earbuds.

I listen to Metal (power metal, folk metal, classic metal mostly Dio) 

 

Previously I had been really interested in the Razer Electra's because of price and aesthetics but i've read many reviews on this site that say "Eh" to their sound quality.

I prefer portable so I can wear them on the bus or walking and in the library.

 

And my price range is about $60-$100. Any advice?

post #2490 of 5343
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Bump and edit.. 

I may just go with the UE4000. Stylish, good reviews. Any other suggestions?

 

UE4000 is pretty heavy, check out Sol Republic Tracks HD, I think most shops will have them in the demo section, I actually prefer this than UE4000, sounds better, lighter, and much more stylish


 
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Originally Posted by Brads View Post

Hi all,

 

I'm looking for a set of headphones for my commute / general listening. I'm looking to spend around $150, however the catch is I don't want to have extra bulk, so I will be driving them directly from my iPhone (4S, if that makes a difference). I'd prefer on-ear rather than over due to the sweat, but isolation is important to me - particularly leakage from the headphones is undesired. I listen to soft rock, acoustic music, alternative rock, jazz, and the occasional dance track, heavy rock and metal, so I'm thinking definition and not super bass-heavy is what I'm after. I'm not too worried if they fold or not, as long as they are relatively durable.

 

In summary, priorities are as follows:

  • Sound quality driven from iPhone
  • In-line mic (will recable if required)
  • Isolation (Passive)
  • On-ear and/or relatively light-weight
  • Durability

 

Current options are: (I'm trying to narrow this down)

  • Philips Downtown (AU$130)
  • Philips Uptown (AU$170)
  • PX200-11i (AU$150)
  • ATH-M50 (AU$160) - would recable if necessary
  • ATH-ES7 (AU$125) - as above
  • ATH-AD700 (Sale - AU$144) - as above
  • SRH440/840 (AU$105/180)
  • Grado SR80i (AU$130)
  • AKG K451 (AU$145)
  • Klipsch Image One (Demo Unit - AU$140)
  • Ultrasone HFI 2400 (Sale - AU$150)

  • Ultrasone HFI 580/680 (AU$150/170)

 

Any other options are welcome!

 

Check out Sennheiser HD-25, to me the best on ear and the lightest...

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