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Hello, I am looking for a new set of headphones in the $100-$200 range.  I am pretty new to higher end headphones and all the audio stuff.  I have been looking around and reading reviews and have found that the most recommended one are the ATH-M50.  I listen to all types of music but I most prominently listen to rock, alternative, and singer-songwriter.  I don't really know what information you need, like I said i'm a noob when it comes to this, so if there is anything else you need to know let me know.

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Originally Posted by Tyler972 View Post

Hello, I am looking for a new set of headphones in the $100-$200 range.  I am pretty new to higher end headphones and all the audio stuff.  I have been looking around and reading reviews and have found that the most recommended one are the ATH-M50.  I listen to all types of music but I most prominently listen to rock, alternative, and singer-songwriter.  I don't really know what information you need, like I said i'm a noob when it comes to this, so if there is anything else you need to know let me know.

 

Heya,

 

What will you be playing your music from? (PC, portable player, phone, etc)

Do you have any other audio equipment (AV receiver, amplifier, turn table, cd player, etc)?

Do you prefer big bass, neutral sound, bright or dark sound (treble)?

Do they need to be closed? Or do you want perhaps open air? Is privacy important?

Are these for home use, or portable and home use?

What quality music are we talking? (CD, or low bit rate MP3? Lossless?)

 

Very best,

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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post

 

Heya,

 

What will you be playing your music from? (PC, portable player, phone, etc)

Do you have any other audio equipment (AV receiver, amplifier, turn table, cd player, etc)?

Do you prefer big bass, neutral sound, bright or dark sound (treble)?

Do they need to be closed? Or do you want perhaps open air? Is privacy important?

Are these for home use, or portable and home use?

What quality music are we talking? (CD, or low bit rate MP3? Lossless?)

 

Very best,

 

What will you be playing your music from? (PC, portable player, phone, etc) Mostly PC  also iPod Classic

Do you have any other audio equipment (AV receiver, amplifier, turn table, cd player, etc)? I will be getting a amp when I get the headphones, I am currently looking at HiFiMAN EF-2A. I was also wondering if a portable amp would work, something like the FiiO e7, E11.

Do you prefer big bass, neutral sound, bright or dark sound (treble)? Neutral sound

Do they need to be closed? Or do you want perhaps open air? Is privacy important?I prefer closed also over-ear not on-ear

Are these for home use, or portable and home use? Home use

What quality music are we talking? (CD, or low bit rate MP3? Lossless?) For the most part 192-320 kbps and some ALAC. I am slowly trying to get most of my library to at least 256 kbps.


Edited by Tyler972 - 10/15/12 at 10:58pm
post #4 of 6

Heya,

 

In that case, look into:

 

Closed back headphones:

 

Modded T50RP (Mr Speakers Mad Dogs)

Brainwavz HM5 (or FA003, FA002W)

Shure SRH840

AudioTechnica A900X

Denon D2000 (used/sale)

Beyer DT770 (premium)

 

USB DAC/AMP for PC use, that will also function with your ipod (portable or simply input):

 

Fiio E7

Fiio E17

iBasso D-ZERO

 

Very best,

post #5 of 6
A used Denon D2000 is very nice, and have good design with woody cups.
post #6 of 6

HD25 is a good choice but it's on-ear. Perhaps DT770

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