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Hey people.  I've just been introduced to REALLY hearing music for the first time.  Sadly, it was Dre beats, but at least it got me in the door.  So I've done a lot of researching to see what can handle the high highs for trance, yet still give the vibrating bass for dubstep.  I'm mostly only finding info on best dubstep phones or best trance (jazz,highstuff) phones, without a lot of overlap in categories.  Is there anyone with some experience in this field that listens to both these types.  I've narrowed it down to a few so far.   

 

V-Moda-M80 (who also have a 2 year warrantee, then lifetime warranty after that giving you half off your next pair)

V-Moda Crossfade lp2

 

Audio Technica ATH-AD700 Open-air Dynamic Audiophile Headphones

 

Sennheiser HD448 Closed Circumaural Hi-Fi Headphone

 

Shure SRH840 Professional Monitoring Earphones (Black)

 

Audio Technica ATHESW9A Portable Wooden Headphones

 

beyerdynamic DT 770 Stereo Headphones

 

Any help is appreciated.  I already spent multiple hours doing the research just to get this far.  It seems that there are a lot of opinions in the audiophile world and also probably just different ways of hearing/describing music that make it difficult to understand each other.  Anyways, I'd like to hear some opinions.  Have a good day and thanks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 131

some ultrasone would be good for ya

post #3 of 131
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Hmm.  I didn't hear much about ultrasone, barring this guys review of all his ultrasones - http://portal.fakeheadphones.com/index.php?topic=509.msg1725#msg1725

 

Also, a few of the ones he recommended were kind cheap.  I know it's stupid to assume that expensive = good, but that's kinda how I'm feelin.  If I'm gonna invest in a pair of headphones that I plan on having for years, I want them to be really good. What do you know about ultrasones being able to get the high highs and the low lows?  PS thanks for the response.

post #4 of 131

yeah. the ultrasones are some of the best for electronic music.

 

their sound signature is having nice strong bass and good highs, their mids can be slightly recessed at times, but its not too bad.

their bass is very good and while strong, doesn't bleed into the higher frequencies.

 

they are best for techno, house, dubstep, trance,electro and are also really good for other bass heavy music like rap and hiphop.

 

 

their build quality is pretty good too.

 

their downside is that for other types of music, they might be a little "off sounding'. but for anyone whos a bass head or primarily listens to electronic, their the ones to get.

post #5 of 131

Love my DJ1 with trance...

Bass impact is extraordinaire...

Recommended for EDM...

post #6 of 131

d2k while you can still get them!!

post #7 of 131

The V-moda Crossfade Lp-2 is a bass head-can so is DT770. You would want to stay away from the AD700.
You could try the philips fidelio L1 which reportedly has amazing bass, the treble is very rolled of though.

post #8 of 131

For your price range, I'd recommend the Ultrasone HFI 580. It's very good for EDM, with equally prominent bass and treble presentation. It's a real fun can.

 

Check it out - http://www.ultrasone.com/index.php/en/products/hfi-580.html

 

Like MattTCG mentioned however, if you can stretch your budget, you can also consider the Denon D2000. It's a really nice can for dance music too.

post #9 of 131

I have the Ultrasone 15g portables and I can imagine how the models higher up in the line would be really good for dubstep.

post #10 of 131
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

 

their downside is that for other types of music, they might be a little "off sounding'. but for anyone whos a bass head or primarily listens to electronic, their the ones to get.

 

Ok.  So I ordered the v-moda crossfades, the audio technica ATHESW9A, and pair of technica M50's only to then read your post last night dubstep girl.  I went on ebay, fuond an authorized dealer that allowed an immediate "make best offer", and got a pair of Ultrasone HFI 750's for $180!  I cancelled all other orders (the reason for ordering 3 was to try them out, get my favorite, and send the others back anyway).  So thanks for the help!  I do primarily listen to dubstep and techno anyway.  :)

 

EDIT- I just realized that I didn't ask you what pair you would get.  I bid on the HFI 750's, which only have 40 mm drivers, while the 550's have 50 mm drivers.  Thoughts?

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

d2k while you can still get them!!

 

 

d2k gives me strange search results when i look it up.  what is it?

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Originally Posted by Malevolent View Post

For your price range, I'd recommend the Ultrasone HFI 580. It's very good for EDM, with equally prominent bass and treble presentation. It's a real fun can.

 

Check it out - http://www.ultrasone.com/index.php/en/products/hfi-580.html

 

Like MattTCG mentioned however, if you can stretch your budget, you can also consider the Denon D2000. It's a really nice can for dance music too.

 

Thank you my kind malevolent.  :)   I ended up bidding on a pair of 780's and got them for $180!  :)))))))))))

EDIT- Just realized that the 550's have 50 mm drivers while the 780's have 40.  Seems like I'll need an amp either way, but which pair would you recommend?


Edited by Theocrooks - 4/25/12 at 2:25pm
post #11 of 131
You'll be happy with the 780s. They are some of the better headphones for dub that I have heard.
Edited by Snag1e - 4/25/12 at 5:41pm
post #12 of 131
Thread Starter 

what kind of ultrasones??

post #13 of 131
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Originally Posted by Snag1e View Post

You'll be happy with the 780s. They are some of the better headphones for dub that I have heard.

 

and what about for vocal trance?

post #14 of 131

I feel that the 780s do most electronic / trance / dub music very well, They can get a bit bright for me on certain other genres though...

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Originally Posted by Theocrooks View Post

d2k gives me strange search results when i look it up.  what is it?


Denon AH-D2000
Edited by FrankATL - 4/25/12 at 6:01pm
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