Originally Posted by headphonatic
Please remove the beats audio sound card, not too sure how it works, even if there is a sound card but it distorts the sound.
Get the Denon ATH-D2000, famous for massive controlled bass
Is it really that bad? I have no idea how it works either, I just ordered it, comes in next week.
Originally Posted by vese
I really hope the beats audio wasn't a buying point for you..it distorts sound like all hell, I'd remove it ASAP or just not use your laptop as the source..
D2K is a good option, maybe the D5k as you can find them used for ~350-380ish, ATH-M50 might be an option as well. All of the recommended headphones are closed and produce pretty nice quality bass.
nope it wasn't, I'm a computer tech/programmer and I just needed a good laptop for work to handle all the programs I use. And I've been a supporter of HP for years, so had to go with them. But for some reason all HP computers come with beats audio now, I didn't have any choice for an audio card at all. So if I need to swap it out when I get the laptop it will be very easy to do. As far as using the laptop as a source, I only use it for music at band practice, I hook it up to the PA and we play along to a few songs just to get warmed up, then we play our own songs. So it's used for only a couple songs a week. Don't really want to spend that much on used stuff though.
Originally Posted by CaveManta
The Denon D2000/5000 are good suggestions, but I don't think that they will do well enough at blocking outside noise. Denons don't really have much isolation, which is a pity.
I think that the famous Audio Technica ATH-M50 is a good idea, because it produces very strong bass and is not bad at blocking outside noise.
Another suggestion is a headphone made for drummers, the Beyerdynamic DT 770 M, which should sound better than the M50 in pretty much every way and will block outside noise much more effectively(especially the drumming.) But I believe that you might need an amplifier to bring out its potential. (You could spend the leftover money on an amp+DAC ;3)
Also, on the subject of Beats Audio....Yikes D=. It's just a built-in bass-boost EQ, effectively. I'm sorry if you're stuck with it.
Damn, that's one thing I really need. Those drums are LOUD. The M50 does look good though, I might have to grab that. I was actually looking at the DT 770 though, I know that's what Kanye uses in his studio, but I had never heard of them besides that so I didn't know how good they were. Though it would suck to have to by an amp for my headphones, I was going to use the extra money on my headphones to save up and buy an amp for my bass, I need a new one for that too!