the hd25 are not over ear :(
want to buy over ear headphones, around 300$. help? :) - Page 2
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I recommend the Sennheiser HD25's. From what I remember, they handled rock and pop very well. Nice punchy bass with good treble extension and soso mids. They can be had for around $200 bucks and are very light, portable, and durable.
The M100's are $300 for pre-order but to me they don't handle rock as well as I would like them too. The treble are too tame for certain songs which wasn't really the case for the HD25's. This means to me that the guitar plucks and strums aren't realistic nor do they offer the amount of sparkle that really makes the genre. However, the M100's are amazing at pop music or any music that uses samples or synthetic sounds. I can't recommend them enough if you listen to a lot of hip-hop, electronica, or pop.
This is a good point. I forgot about the hd25s. Good street headphone that wont need an amp. And I did not say ALL headphones 300 bucks and up need amps. I am just saying that MANY of them do. I would say the nicest amp for travel would be the fiio e11. Small good amping and sounds great for 50 bucks. M100s are going to be out soon and are retailed at 299 dollars.
i think i really prefer the over ear style, more comfortable...
i have been recomended about the hd25 with an amp but i think its not that comfortable...
for on ear the hd25 is the most recomended right?
and i just want to hear all your opinions about the over ear in this budget to find the best for my style.
i listen about 50% pop (all those hits right now..) 40% rock and 10% some quiet songs with guitars and stuff
What kind of sound are you looking for? Do you want something that concentrates on bass, treble, highs? Or do you want something neutral where everything sounds equal? also what are you using for your music playing device? Would you mind using a amp/dac? That would open up your options for headphones.
Also for over ears you have closed and open back headphones. Open lets outside noise in and the music leak out, they do however usually have better soundstage and many mid fi headphones are open and sound amazing. Closed back would be headphones that isolate and you cant hear things outside the headphones and the music does not leak.
My suggestions without knowing these would be:
DT 770 80 ohm + e11 amp or e17 amp/dac
Mad Dog modded t50rp + e11 amp or e17 amp/dac
can you just plz explain to me what stage means in headphones, what does a better stage improves?
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"Soundstage - The area between two speakers that appears to the listener to be occupied by sonic images. Like a real stage, a soundstage should have width, depth, and height.
Well you did say 300 dollar budget. The m100s should work fine without an amp. The Mad Dogs will need one though IMO. an e11 is plenty if you REALLY need an amp down the line and they are only 50 bucks. you could ask for them as a gift sometime... but really I dont think they are needed for the m100s.
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fiio amps are not that great. they are good for entry level amps. cmoys are better and they are practically the same cost and sound significantly better. fiios are good dacs to use but the amp part is meh. if you're powering a $300+ headphone with a fiio, you're not getting your moneys worth. Prepare to spend how much you spend on your headphone on an amp or even more.
Edited by crossjeremiah - 10/30/12 at 3:55am