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Looking foward for my first good headphone

post #1 of 9
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hi people,

 

this is the first time i'll buy a REAL headphones, one that i may use for years from now. I'm stuck among these four: 

 

Sennheiser 280HD Pro - http://migre.me/9PlNZ (I've heard these got really good sound and GREAT isolation)

 

Audio-Technica ATH-M50 - http://migre.me/9PlMc (been told that sounds better than the sennheiser, but poor isolation and maybe it'll need an amp)

 

V-Moda Crossfade LP - http://migre.me/9PlIj (from what i've read, they got an almost-perfect isolation but too much bass, wich fits better for people who listen to electronic music and rap etc - not my case)

 

Marshall Major - http://migre.me/9PlTu (very divided opinions here - some say they got good isolation and sounds great on-the-go, but other say that these are just another beauty item and are poorly built)

 

The thing is, I'm not using them for studio monitoring or recording, I just want to listen to good quality music on my laptop (i intend to buy a Fiio or a creative DAC asap) and on my portable player (i'm using my cellphone now, but in a near future i'll buy sansa clip or cowon s9, maybe, that's why I really need a good isolation). I listen to all genres of music, but mainly classic rock, jazz, blues, back-80's pop, some indie stuff etc.

 

Thanks, and greetings form Brazil!

post #2 of 9

for those kind of genre's i wouldn't suggest the m50 or crossfade, I would probably go with the sennheiser 

post #3 of 9
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Originally Posted by Jay Delo View Post

for those kind of genre's i wouldn't suggest the m50 or crossfade, I would probably go with the sennheiser 

Thanks man! I see that you own those ultrasones http://migre.me/9Wc49 , and some reviews say they're better than the senns... i'm also looking at the shure SHR440, (with the 480 pads)..

post #4 of 9

Ya i ordered the ultrasone hfi-580's but haven't received them yet i will let you know what i think about them when i get it

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post #6 of 9

for the portable amp i have heard a lot of good reviews on the fiio e11

post #7 of 9

The hi-fi headphones dont really need an amp but yeh, the E11 is good, even the E6 gives them a little kick, they wont need much but if you consider the E11, you might as well get the E7

post #8 of 9

is the e7 better then an e11

post #9 of 9

In my opinion, yes. I like that it has a DAC and can be used in combination with the E9 down the line, and the display is sweet too.

I think ALOT of people like that E11 though, depends where you use it and what your source is...


Edited by rustablad - 7/18/12 at 8:40am
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