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Full-size headphones for home use for about 200$

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 

Hi guys,

I'm looking for a pair of headphones for the price of about 200$ (can extend the budget if it's worth it).

For now I'm using my UE TF10 for on the go listenning and I want a full-size heaphones to use at home.

I mainly listen to psytrance, rock, indie, rap etc..

I want the headphone to sound at least as good as the TF10.

 

For start, I can get Shure SRH940 for about 188$ which I think is cheap, But is there any other headphone is my budget that are better?

post #2 of 23

What kind of sound signature are you looking for? Same as the TF10?

post #3 of 23
Thread Starter 

I think the TF10 sounds great.

But I don't know, maybe diffrent headphones with different sound signatures sound better.

I love to hear all the details (I think it's called clarity - please tell me if I'm wrong).

And I know I'm not a "basshead", I prefer quality bass over quantity.

post #4 of 23

How about the AKG Q701? Incredible detail resolution and not too much bass. You can get them used for around $150 or new for $220 if you look long enough.

post #5 of 23
Thread Starter 

I've looked the AKG's online, They seem nice, I would like to hear about other options I might have in my budget.

post #6 of 23

I'll throw in my recommendation for the Ultrasone HFI-780. I listen to a broad variety of music and use them for gaming, and I enjoy their sonics quit a bit. 

 

They are very fast, with sold bass extension and very "in your face" sound. They are very "snappy" for lack of a better term. A caveat with these are that some find them harsh, but I've had no trouble in this regard. I have found them to be slightly "stiff", but I've also heard that the construction materials have improved since I purchased them.

 

They are on many sub-200 shortlists. Definitely worth a look.

 

Cheers!

post #7 of 23

I guess I'll have to be that guy that mentions the m50's.  That would be a great route if you want to be on the more economical side as it can be as low as $100-120 now.  Very good value.

 

I also second the ultrasone 780's as an owner of the 580's which have more bass impact according to other headfi members.  Since you are not looking for too much bass, the 780's sound like a good fit for you that's right within your budget.

post #8 of 23

The Q701 would outclass both of the closed options when it comes to detail retrieval, neutrality, and especially in terms of imaging and soundstage. However, you'll need a decent amp to get the best out of it.

post #9 of 23
Thread Starter 

I can't find many review about the AKG Q701's as I can find on other headphones.

What about this ones:

beyerdynamic DT990
beyerdynamic DT770
sennheiser 558
sennheiser 598
brainwavz hm5

 

Any one of them good?

 

Another thing is that I've heard that the Denon AHD2000 can be bought for somthing like 210$ in some places. If this is the case they are the best that I can get?
 

post #10 of 23

D2000 - for $210 is a steal...but ensure its original. 

 

Ultrasones - check out the HFIs or Pro 700 - I think u will like.

 

Q701 amped !  - does wonders too


Edited by valerianaoff - 7/28/12 at 2:34am
post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by LiranV View Post

I can't find many review about the AKG Q701's as I can find on other headphones.

Look at reviews for the K701; they're practically the same headphones. There are very minor differences but they are hardly worth noting.

What about this ones:

beyerdynamic DT990 - Very good but super bright and the treble can be quite painful. Make sure you can take harsh highs. It also has a lot of bass, which you might not like.

Beyerdynamic D880 - A more neutral Beyer with good highs. I'm guessing that this would suit you better than the other two.
beyerdynamic DT770 - Lots of bass, and if you're going in this direction I would suggest Ultrasones instead.
sennheiser 558
sennheiser 598 - Warm, airy, good soundstage.
brainwavz hm5 - Very neutral. I would pick the Q701, K550, or DT880 over these if you have the money to spend.

 

Any one of them good?

 

Another thing is that I've heard that the Denon AHD2000 can be bought for somthing like 210$ in some places. If this is the case they are the best that I can get?
 

 

Comments in bold. I think they're all "good", it's just a matter of which one you prefer. It's kind of hard to say because you haven't given us much direction other than "not bassy". The headphones you listed have completely different sound signatures, so it would be a good idea to decide what you're looking for first. If you don't know, just pick one and learn from it.

 

Looking at your genres, I'm surprised you don't want lots of bass. I couldn't imagine rap and psytrance without it!


Edited by macrocheesium - 7/28/12 at 12:13pm
post #12 of 23
Thread Starter 

macrocheesium, Thanks for the help, But I didn't mean I don't like bass, I ment that I like to have a quality bass and not just loud "BOOOM BOOOM BOOM".

Now I'm really confused about which one should I get :(
 

post #13 of 23

I know that feeling very very well...worry not...take ur time and don't rush...u will find it. :)

Wish you could demo all these...or at least some of these with your fav FLACs...and life will be so much easier.

I know when u can't do that and u have to solely depend on reviews and our community here...

 

If u r considering Beyers...stick to @macrocheesium's recomendation, he knows what he is saying....DT880 are most suited for your needs. I totally second that. So that eliminates two. 

post #14 of 23
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Originally Posted by LiranV View Post

macrocheesium, Thanks for the help, But I didn't mean I don't like bass, I ment that I like to have a quality bass and not just loud "BOOOM BOOOM BOOM".

Now I'm really confused about which one should I get :(
 

 

Yes, I understood that. Believe me, the DT770 and DT990 (and any Ultrasone, for that matter) will give you that bass quantity.

 

Although, coming into better gear, you may find that you like more bass when it's tight and higher quality. The Beyers have loud bass, but it's not boomy.

post #15 of 23
Thread Starter 

Let's say I'll go for one of the beyer DT's, there are the pro vs premium and different ohm's versions which are confusing.

By ultrasone you mean: Ultrasone HFI-780?

I really like the looks of the senn hd598 are they good as the other headphones?

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