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WIll it be a waste to use D5000 to watch movies on laptop/Ipad?

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I don't know much about headphones and definitely not a audiophile. But my formal phones(senns and at under $100 range) failed me badly. They are either uncomfortable after a while or have bad  qualities.

Then I started to look for a decent headphone about $150-$300, with exceeding comfort and durability, sound quality comes second. I was initially looking at D1100/D2000, after reading tons of review, I realized D1100 is not as comfortable as D2000/D5000, and D2000 seems to have a serious problem with a wide screw? Anyway I moved up to D5000 although it's a bit out of my budget.

Now my only concern is, will it sound not as good as it should be on laptop/Ipad watching movies?

Oh it will be really nice if you guys have any other recommendationbeerchug.gif.

post #2 of 21
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Oh I was also looking at some Beyerdynamic ones but I don't about which ohms to choose

post #3 of 21

While comfort is of first importance to you, what kind of music/what kind of sound signature are you looking for (or are you only going to be using the headphones for watching movies?)

 

The D2000 and the Beyerdynamics are one step, but then the D5000 are another step up (and in a different price bracket). People have reported problems with the screw on the D2/5/7000 line, but it is not as widespread as you would be led to believe. As long as you treat your headphones carefully, they should last a long time.

 

I personally find the Denon line more comfortable than the Beyerdynamic 770/880/990 line, though you may find otherwise. Finally, for just listening out of an iPad/laptop with no external amplifier, the best bet would be the 80 ohm versions, if you decide to choose the Beyerdynamics.
 

post #4 of 21

Why not try the new AKG K550?  Headroom just bumped the D2000 off their Top 10 list for the AKG K550 which says a lot to me as the D2000 has been on there for years.

 

The D2000 will work quite well for you and I honestly like the sound signature over the more expensive D5000 and D7000.  If you are moderately careful with headphones they will serve you for years.  If you tend to drop them or pull them off the shelf I suggest something more robust like the K550.


Either choice is going to be a great one.

post #5 of 21
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Thanks mate. But I don't see the 80ohms headphones, I can only find 600, 250 and 32 on Amazon.com

post #6 of 21
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I can't find much reviews about K550 as it's fairly new to the market I suppose. Do you own one?

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Originally Posted by NA Blur View Post

Why not try the new AKG K550?  Headroom just bumped the D2000 off their Top 10 list for the AKG K550 which says a lot to me as the D2000 has been on there for years.

 

The D2000 will work quite well for you and I honestly like the sound signature over the more expensive D5000 and D7000.  If you are moderately careful with headphones they will serve you for years.  If you tend to drop them or pull them off the shelf I suggest something more robust like the K550.


Either choice is going to be a great one.

Thanks mate. But I don't see the 80ohms headphones, I can only find 600, 250 and 32 on Amazon.com

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Originally Posted by NA Blur View Post

Why not try the new AKG K550?  Headroom just bumped the D2000 off their Top 10 list for the AKG K550 which says a lot to me as the D2000 has been on there for years.

 

The D2000 will work quite well for you and I honestly like the sound signature over the more expensive D5000 and D7000.  If you are moderately careful with headphones they will serve you for years.  If you tend to drop them or pull them off the shelf I suggest something more robust like the K550.


Either choice is going to be a great one.

I can't find much reviews about K550 as it's fairly new to the market I suppose. Do you own one?

post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by NA Blur View Post

The D2000 will work quite well for you and I honestly like the sound signature over the more expensive D5000 and D7000.  If you are moderately careful with headphones they will serve you for years.  If you tend to drop them or pull them off the shelf I suggest something more robust like the K550.


Either choice is going to be a great one.

 

^ what he said.  I found that D2000/5000 work very well without amplification.  On the other hand, DT770 80 ohm were *awful*  without amplification and dramatically improved with serious current but never approached the quality of Denons plugged into any source.  Low ohms does not necessarily mean that a headphone will work well from low-current sources.  On the contrary, they require more amperes/current to maintain a constant voltage (V=IR).

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^ what he said.  I found that D2000/5000 work very well without amplification.  On the other hand, DT770 80 ohm were *awful*  without amplification and dramatically improved with serious current but never approached the quality of Denons plugged into any source.  Low ohms does not necessarily mean that a headphone will work well from low-current sources.  On the contrary, they require more amperes/current to maintain a constant voltage (V=IR).

Is laptop/Ipad low-current source?

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Is laptop/Ipad low-current source?

 

Yes, low watts and volts.  Some headphones work ok (Denons, Grados, iems) but most lose a lot of sound quality and need an amplifier to shine.

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Yes, low watts and volts.  Some headphones work ok (Denons, Grados, iems) but most lose a lot of sound quality and need an amplifier to shine.

I heard a lot of positive about Grados but never really looked into one set. Any recommendations? 

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I heard a lot of positive about Grados but never really looked into one set. Any recommendations? 

Grados are fantastic rock/acoustic headphones not so great with movies, and they are not comfortable for long sessions.


Edited by Fearless1 - 5/22/12 at 5:28pm
post #14 of 21

Agreed, Grados are not the best for movies because of their weak bass (unless you get expensive HF-1/RS-1) and flat soundstage.  Amazing for rock and vocals though.

post #15 of 21

Keeping it within your budget, Ultrasone Pro 550's are great for movies.

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