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Yo guys, I got the HD600s and DT880 250 ohm Pros, which phones should I get next? I want some new headphones that sound a lot different than those two that are $500 or less.  I recently got the Bifrost Uber and Asgard 2.  Also listen to all genres.

post #2867 of 6193
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Originally Posted by TheChosen0ne View Post

Yo guys, I got the HD600s and DT880 250 ohm Pros, which phones should I get next? I want some new headphones that sound a lot different than those two that are $500 or less.  I recently got the Bifrost Uber and Asgard 2.  Also listen to all genres.

Some headphones that were trending on Head-Fi:

 

Philips Fidelio X1 or AKG 702 Anniversary might be interesting. Or how about the HE-400?

post #2868 of 6193
I have the AKGK702-65 and the HE-400 and they are both fantastic! Just different flavors/presentations both phenomenal bargains in mind Annie's can be had for $350 and HE-400 for $400.
post #2869 of 6193
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Originally Posted by jmsaxon69 View Post

I have the AKGK702-65 and the HE-400 and they are both fantastic! Just different flavors/presentations both phenomenal bargains in mind Annie's can be had for $350 and HE-400 for $400.

 

 

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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

Some headphones that were trending on Head-Fi:

 

Philips Fidelio X1 or AKG 702 Anniversary might be interesting. Or how about the HE-400?


I'm interested in the A702 anniversary and HE-400, are both of them different enough than HD600 and DT880s 250 ohm pro that it's worth purchasing them?

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Very KIND OF similar as far as AKG/Sennheiser and Beyer/HiFiMan. AKG and Sennheiser are a bit on the laid back and rich sounding and the Beyer and HiFiMan are more hyper detailed in the top end. I've owned DT990 and they were not for me, but the HE-400 is quite acceptable to my ears. The AKG are my faves all around though, very easy to listen to but still with incredible detail, just very smooth and accurate at the same time. I still need to spend time with HD650 though.
Edited by jmsaxon69 - 7/21/13 at 3:48pm
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Originally Posted by jmsaxon69 View Post

Very KIND OF similar as far as AKG/Sennheiser and Beyer/HiFiMan. AKG and Sennheiser are a bit on the laid back and rich sounding and the Beyer and HiFiMan are more hyper detailed in the top end. I've owned DT990 and they were not for me, but the HE-400 is quite acceptable to my ears. The AKG are my faves all around though, very easy to listen to but still with incredible detail, just very smooth and accurate at the same time. I still need to spend time with HD650 though.

+1 they're more relaxed and takes a bit longer to truly appreciate what these do for ya.

post #2872 of 6193

I must admit I'm hesitating a lot, Gungnir, Audio GF NFB-9..

I need a usb DAC, but no desktop format, that can be use as a soundcard for my hifi pc. the gungnir seems a perfect fitting, only downside is the color, all my gear are black:D

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Originally Posted by commtrd View Post

 

Don't be afraid! Be ready to receive stunning powerful emotional aural input! Even with the stock balanced cable the phones totally rock and the amp/dac provide clean accurate non-colored output to the LCD3s. I have a few hundred hours of listening in on my system and still amazed at the sound quality presented. The M/G stack plus the LCD3 is a really synergistic combination. For your first cranked-up session might start with Pink Floyd Animals and get ready for listening to everything you have to hear it again for the first time! Everything sounds awesome on this system. The amp and dac are not polite but rather very non-colored and the amp is very powerful to drive the 3s with authority (understatement). Instrumental placement, airiness, sound stage are all awesome. The amp and dac tend to offset some of the warmth of the LCD3s and the detailing of rendering is very very nice. Buying this system is definitely some of the best money I have ever spent on anything.

Commtrd,

 

you hit the proverbial nail on the head. The M/G stack is powerful and stunning alright. It does offset some of the warmth of the LCD3s and, as I commented on another thread, the stack makes the HE 500 come alive in a stunningly delightful way. Man, now I am spoilt for choices on the planar HPs biggrin.gif. At this point in time, the M/G stack is my end game at home. I have since moved the Bifrost/Lyr combo to my office.

post #2874 of 6193
I find the HE 500 way superior to both the he400 or Akg 702 I would sell both and get the 500s
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I find the HE 500 way superior to both the he400 or Akg 702 I would sell both and get the 500s

Are you talking to "theChosenOne"

 

Because he specifically asked for headphones under $500.

 

Otherwise, yes! the HE-500 is indeed very nice as I should know.

post #2876 of 6193
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

Are you talking to "theChosenOne"

 

Because he specifically asked for headphones under $500.

 

Otherwise, yes! the HE-500 is indeed very nice as I should know.

 

If that's worth getting then I could save up money and get em

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If you can I would for me end of game with good amp, but it depends on your finances
post #2878 of 6193
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If that's worth getting then I could save up money and get em

What?!!!

 

This is new info for us. Then YES! definitely save up for the HE-500 beause they will spank anything under $700. evil_smiley.gif (might have to upgrade to the Lyr too, but Asgard will be fine until that point) Or if you really can save, then get the Schiit Rag of course.

post #2879 of 6193
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

What?!!!

 

This is new info for us. Then YES! definitely save up for the HE-500 beause they will spank anything under $700. evil_smiley.gif (might have to upgrade to the Lyr too, but Asgard will be fine until that point) Or if you really can save, then get the Schiit Rag of course.


The Asgard has sufficient voltage swing to drive HE-500's to ear damaging levels---like seriously ear thumping volume with headroom to spare.... like in excess of 120dB SPL

 

The only reason to get a Lyr would be for a slight change in tone due to the added harmonic distortion from the tube stage, and then ability to swap out tubes for the coloring that best suits your taste :)

 

Cheers!

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Originally Posted by ab initio View Post


The Asgard has sufficient voltage swing to drive HE-500's to ear damaging levels---like seriously ear thumping volume with headroom to spare.... like in excess of 120dB SPL

 

The only reason to get a Lyr would be for a slight change in tone due to the added harmonic distortion from the tube stage, and then ability to swap out tubes for the coloring that best suits your taste :)

 

Cheers!

You're pretty funny. Thanks for the new info I had no idea such flawless arguments were out there. Can you recommend me a amp that can do exactly 85 decibles for the HE-500? I don't believe in any headroom and anyone who says otherwise doesn't understand science and math. I listen around 75db~85db max so I don't need anything more than that. Oh wait... I think my ipod might do this. Problem solved! Selling all my useless gear now. Just awesome. It's definitely loud enough, which is the whole point of amps, to make things loud.

 

*additionally I'm surprised people like Jason who have degrees in engineering and decades of experience designing high-end amps doesn't know this. It's a simple matter of plugging in numbers into a pre made formula. I could teach a retarded monkey to do this. The Asgard is such a overkill what's the point it? or of the Lyr? and Rag?  Just to introduce more distortion? Geeze. Ipod is loud enough for everything.


Edited by M-13 - 7/25/13 at 2:08pm
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