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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

To start off I will start with the music I like. I switch between Alt Rock, rock, classic rock, all genres of techno, mainly drum and bass  but I love it all, Classical music (mainly cello, violin, piano). I love me some deep sexy bass but dont like to hide the mids and highs. 

 

Current headphones:

 

Denon 5000s

sen. 598s

HE-400

audio tech. m50s

shure se215s

 

So I want good sound isolation, sexy bass with good mids and highs, a decent fit for walking around and doing everyday things around a college campus . The Shures are nice for biking or running but I want something a bit more for when I am out and about. 

 

The three i'm looking at right now are:

 

Denon d600, Fostex Mad Dogs, and the Sennheiser Momentum EDIT: maybe the 267 tiestos?

 

I have been looking around for a while and I just cant make up my mind. 

 

Max budget would be about 350 bucks as the ones listed are about that or below. ( found the d600s for 340)

 

If you have other options let me know and explain why. I have been through many forums and still cant come to a conclusion. 

 

 

thanks for the help,

 

 

Cheers


Edited by KCxSmacker - 10/4/12 at 12:03am
post #2 of 12
Mad dogs because you will get a taste of the othodynamic driver.
post #3 of 12

Heya,

 

Easily the Mad Dogs for this.

 

Very best,

post #4 of 12

If you want sexy bass then I can tell you to avoid the D600, very little sub bass, mostly mid bass. Momentums do bass well but are really uncomfortable for me(they're more of a on-ear headphone for my big ears, and i cant tolerate on ear headphones, over ear only for me). I am pretty much in the same boat as you. We even own the some of the same headphones, like the D5ks and the HE 400 and I too am basically looking for a good portable headphone, that isolates well and is easy to drive with good bass. I can tell you the Momentums got many things right for me. The Bass was good, mids were forward, highs lack some detail but it was still a very good headphone, sadly it wasn't comfortable at all. D600s are also pretty good but the bass was a deal killer. Also if you like the sound of your D5ks know that the D600 sound nothing like that, instead of the warm and rich sound they have a very thin and distant sound. My Mad Dogs with Dog Pads should be here today or tomorrow and I can let you know how well they fare. Other headphones to keep an eye on that I am also considering are the MDR-1Rs, V-Moda M100s, Ultrasone Sig DJs(although these are quite a bit expensive, but I am still considering these), UE 6000(these seemed to be pretty much Beats by Dre 2.0 on first glance, i knew UE has plenty of good stuff but I assumed they had officially gone over to the dark side when i saw pics of their new UE series, but Tyll from InnerFidelity recently gave these a very good review, and says he prefers them to the K550s, these are a Apple store exclusive right now so I am waiting when my nearest Apple store will get them so I can go give these a listen). Honestly as of right now I think the M100 are gonna be my best option. Although I bought the Mad Dogs i dont think they are gonna fulfill this portable requirment of mine as they are too big and need a decent amp to ve driven, I am looking for a portable can that my phone can drive.


Edited by hawk1410 - 10/4/12 at 6:23am
post #5 of 12

Mad Dogs. 'Nuff said.

post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 

ordered the Mad Dogs. cant wait. Thanks for the help all!
 

Cheers

post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by KCxSmacker View Post

ordered the Mad Dogs. cant wait. Thanks for the help all!

 
Cheers

Great! Let us know about it.
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by KCxSmacker View Post

To start off I will start with the music I like. I switch between Alt Rock, rock, classic rock, all genres of techno, mainly drum and bass  but I love it all, Classical music (mainly cello, violin, piano). I love me some deep sexy bass but dont like to hide the mids and highs. 

Current headphones:

Denon 5000s
sen. 598s
HE-400
audio tech. m50s
shure se215s

So I want good sound isolation, sexy bass with good mids and highs, a decent fit for walking around and doing everyday things around a college campus . The Shures are nice for biking or running but I want something a bit more for when I am out and about. 

The three i'm looking at right now are:

Denon d600, Fostex Mad Dogs, and the Sennheiser Momentum EDIT: maybe the 267 tiestos?

I have been looking around for a while and I just cant make up my mind. 

Max budget would be about 350 bucks as the ones listed are about that or below. ( found the d600s for 340)

If you have other options let me know and explain why. I have been through many forums and still cant come to a conclusion. 


thanks for the help,


Cheers

Is This a double post?
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Thread Starter 
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Is This a double post?

What? no it was a unique entry. unless it somehow got sent to the server twice... :)

post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by KCxSmacker View Post

What? no it was a unique entry. unless it somehow got sent to the server twice... smily_headphones1.gif

it must have somehow sent to the server twice. I found it in the unanswer forum and last time i replied thier was no other replies. Somehow my single reply is here now. Hahah so strange.
post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Chawanwit View Post


it must have somehow sent to the server twice. I found it in the unanswer forum and last time i replied thier was no other replies. Somehow my single reply is here now. Hahah so strange.

Weird. Usually Head-fi is epic oh well ^_^

post #12 of 12

Just got a set of Momentum's for the same type of usage and all I can say is that I'm very happy with them. Sound is great, comfy for long periods and they look great to boot.

 

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