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Help with headphones for Yulong U100 on a $200 budget?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Hi, my first post here after lurking around for some time.

 

Well I managed to impulse purchase a Yulong U100 today.... and now I need your help to figure out what headphones to match it with!

 

My old AKG K-66 has served its purpose long ago.

I prefer uncolored sound with a touch of wormth, Im not a bass freak.

They will be used for music (95% Rock) and gaming.

 

Looked into Closed:

Audio Technica ATH-M50

AKG K 272 HD

Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro

Denon AH-D1100

Shure SRH830

 

And Open:

Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro

Sennheiser HD598

 

All are sub $200, and thats all I can spare at the moment.

Have I missed any contenders in that price range?

Anyone tried some of these with the Yulong U100?

 

Will prioritise closed headphones for my familys sake! :)

Best regards

post #2 of 10

If you're listening to 95% rock, I'd probably grab a Grado of some sort. They definitely put you closer to the music than the mid-fi Beyers or Sennheisers, which is a good thing for rock. SR225 can be found new for $200 and might do the trick for you. The SR325 can be found used for a little more than $200, but those might be too bright for your tastes.

 

I'm not a big fan of the M50 or SRH840 for rock. I think they lack the pace needed to properly convey the music. 

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks Steve, I'll look in to the Grado's.

post #4 of 10
Check out the soundmagic HP100

Not many people have them, but I love them, they are good for everything and super comfy.
post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 

Looked into Grados and they will probobly sound good for my music, but all Grados in my price range is "on ear" and not full size.

And in "on ear" category there are more alternetives like the Sennheiser HD25-1 II.

 

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Originally Posted by randomkid View Post

Check out the soundmagic HP100
Not many people have them, but I love them, they are good for everything and super comfy.

Seams like a decent can in that price range, but I think Superlux HD-660 is even better.

 

Going crazy in the hunt... as soon as my Yulong arrive I'll buy and try (return) some headphones that I can find in local stores.

post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by Silicons View Post

Looked into Grados and they will probobly sound good for my music, but all Grados in my price range is "on ear" and not full size.

And in "on ear" category there are more alternetives like the Sennheiser HD25-1 II.

 

Technically all Grados are potentially on-ears two ways or even circumaurals, since the pads are interchangeable. The real question is whether you'll like the sound since pads greatly affect Grados.

post #7 of 10

Ive read a bit about people putting on the G Cush pads onto lower end Grados and a lot of the opinions on the change are very negative thus I never did it.

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Originally Posted by ProtegeManiac View Post

 

Technically all Grados are potentially on-ears two ways or even circumaurals, since the pads are interchangeable. The real question is whether you'll like the sound since pads greatly affect Grados.

The HD25-1ii actually kinda sound like Grados but they are closed and would make a very very good portable. If you like the AKG house sound you should look into the K550 (I feel it meets this pretty well "I prefer uncolored sound with a touch of warmth, Im not a bass freak"). I would consider them superior to 3 of the other cans you have in your list which I have heard/owned (M50,K272HD,DT770).

post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by alv4426 View Post

If you like the AKG house sound you should look into the K550 (I feel it meets this pretty well "I prefer uncolored sound with a touch of warmth, Im not a bass freak"). I would consider them superior to 3 of the other cans you have in your list which I have heard/owned (M50,K272HD,DT770).

 

Well the K550 looks interesting, but its a bit too expensive here.. and I cant find any used ones.

post #9 of 10
You dont have to go very far to find one wink.gif , but thats all im gonna say to avoid any conflicts.
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by alv4426 View Post

You dont have to go very far to find one wink.gif , but thats all im gonna say to avoid any conflicts.

Well I know what you are up to! wink.gif But due to toll and other stuff that might screw things upp I'll have to pass!

 

Okey, so I have changed my mind a bit after using my new Yulong U100 for a few days (with my old AKG).

It plays wonderful with crisp and clear sound that almost makes my old cans sound decent. But I think I will need headphones that is more dark sounding with a tad more bass then I originaly planned for.

 

Have booked a listening meet in the lokal music/instrument store, and he promised me to demo Audio Technica ATH-M50, AKG K601, AKG K271 mkII, Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro and Beyerdynamic DT880 Pro (the later more for reference since its above my budget).

Also planning to take a 1,5 hour drive to the closest Denon store and listen to the AH-D1100, and I'm still curious on AKG K550 and Ultrasone PRO550/HFI780 which sadly no one close is selling.

 

Im still interested in alternatives in the $200 price range that might play well with my amp, and even if Grado sounds right for my taste in music I dont really like on-ear headphones for longer listening sessions at home.

Best regards

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