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post #1 of 34
Thread Starter 

Hey everyone,

Im in need of some new headphones, my bose Oe2's are ok but i want better and im guessing u guys and girls could help me out. I listen to a lot of rock and heavy metal music ,but i also listen to a lot of country. so im lookin for some nice headphones that are durable, sound the best for a wide range of music, and maybe noise cancell a little bit. any opion is welcome.

-thanks

post #2 of 34

Denon AH-D2000 for home use

 

AKG K550 for home or travel

 

beyerdynamic DT1350 for portable

post #3 of 34

Hifiman HE-400s ($400 new) + FiiO E17 DAC/Amp ($140 new), best possible sound you can achieve spending ~$500 for a setup, for your diverse musical tastes.

 

The HE-400s do every genre of music justice, hands down the best quality bass you can get under $500 due to planar magnetic (quality between HE-500s and Audeze LCD2s), has a slight bass warmish tilt for your electronica / acoustic needs, extremely realistic mids timbre and imaging, and a fatigue-free treble that has tons of upper-range air and sparkle, for all the instrumental music.

 

Oh don't forget to get velour pads ($10) with them, they improve comfort and SQ with zero disadvantages compared to the default pleather pads.

post #4 of 34
Thread Starter 
Jerg, The He-400's look good but i need a closed pair of headphones seeing as i use them mostly on bus and car rides.
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beyerdynamic DT1350 for portable

 

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post #6 of 34
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are the Dt1350's around ear or on ear? id prefer around, on ear kinda bugs me and gives me a headache, part of the reason i want some different from my oe2's

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The Beyerdynamic DT1350 is on ear.

post #8 of 34
Have the Pro 900s and had the he-400s. I shipped the he-400s back for a refund. Although their soundstage slightly upstages the pro 900s the ultrasones do almost everything better. I had trouble with the clarity of the he-400s and just didn't find anything about the way they sounded to be all that impressive. And although I used both primarily out of my schiit lyr I did get a chance to power both out of an ipod touch. The pro900s sound great out of anything, the he-400s not so much. And bass? I have no idea how anyone could speak highly about the bass quality of these headphones? To me it sounded very loose/sloppy. The pro900s outshine these in pretty much every single possible way, for 80 dollars less.
post #9 of 34
And they are closed! Although sound leaks quite a bit.
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Denon AH-D2000 for home use

 

AKG K550 for home or travel

 

beyerdynamic DT1350 for portable

 

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The Beyerdynamic DT1350 is on ear.


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While there isn't one that can do everything when portability is a factor, my first impressions of the Dt1350 are very positive. I have no fit issues and easy to adjust and they simply sound fantastic. They can very looooow and they suppress outside noise surprisingly well. Quality is great, too. these things look darn cool... but somehow I look dorky with them on. Oh well. Maybe you will look better in them.

post #11 of 34
Thread Starter 

ive actually looked at the pro 900s before. i like some good bass in my music, but i wondered how they would sound with country music. could u help me out with that jbarr?

-thanks for the suggestion btw

post #12 of 34
Thread Starter 

how durable is the dt1350? Id be using it on the bus on the way to football and baseball games, so it would most likely be getting smushed by my stuff and i wouldnt want my money wasted by buying good sounding bad durability headphones.

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how durable is the dt1350? Id be using it on the bus on the way to football and baseball games, so it would most likely be getting smushed by my stuff and i wouldnt want my money wasted by buying good sounding bad durability headphones.

AFAIK the dt1350s are a mostly metal construction save for the ear cups themselves. Since they are relatively new, they have not yet withstood the test of time. I would expect them to rival the hd25s in durability, or even surpass the durability of the senns.
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Originally Posted by SnEaK View Post

how durable is the dt1350? Id be using it on the bus on the way to football and baseball games, so it would most likely be getting smushed by my stuff and i wouldnt want my money wasted by buying good sounding bad durability headphones.

 

My opinion is that they're very solidly built, plus they also have a carrying case that is pretty sturdy on the inside, so I really think you'd be fine taking them with you. If you're good about keeping them in the case during transport, I wouldn't be concerned at all. 

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While there isn't one that can do everything when portability is a factor, my first impressions of the Dt1350 are very positive. I have no fit issues and easy to adjust and they simply sound fantastic. They can very looooow and they suppress outside noise surprisingly well. Quality is great, too. these things look darn cool... but somehow I look dorky with them on. Oh well. Maybe you will look better in them.

 

haha, I look pretty dorky in mine, too, but it's a price I'm willing to pay. beyersmile.png

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