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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

ATTENTION: WALL OF TEXT, READ IT AT YOUR OWN RISK :P

 

Hi guys! I'm new to this forum and new to the world of audiophiles.

Until now I've been using a pair of Koss UR55, they served me pretty well, but one year ago I accidentally cut the wire running for a phone call. I fixed it with my soldering iron but the soldering usually lasts just a few months and every time I fix the wire it gets shorter and shorter.

 

The point is that I decided to do an upgrade, I have a 150€ budget (I'm writing from Italy).

I listen mostly to classical music (50%) but for what concerns the other half of my listening I like many different genres: Dubstep, DnB, Reggae, progressive house, classic rock.

 

My sources are CDs, flac files or high bitrate mp3 files, I usually listen to music on my desktop, or netbook with the built in DAC, but I'll probably upgrade that too in the future.

When I listen to music on LP, I use an old Yamaha amp (AX-300).

 

Reading this huge forum I've read good things about:

 

  • AKG HD 272: I read they lack bass, which would be an issue with DnB and Dub.

  • Audio Technica M50: Everybody is talking about them but some people say they are over rated. Are they? I read they have recessed mids, what does that mean? Does it means that only treble and bass are good? Can I fix this issue with an eq?

  • Beyerdynamic dt 770 (80 ohm version, having no amp). Are they only a bass headphone, I like a warm bass, but I don't want it to overcome every sound, that wouldn't be good at all with classical music.

 

Do you have any advice for me? Are there better choices for me?

 

I'm not interested in portability but I'd like a solid construction.

 

 

THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO WHOEVER SURVIVED TILL THE END OF THE POST

 

Stefano

 

P.S. I hope I've written in a decent English.

post #2 of 12

i have same problem still choosing headphones all these + audio technica a700.

in my country is for best price akg k272hd for 130 eur. i probably go for these. my genres of music are same as you

post #3 of 12

Hey Stefano,

 

 Dont worry, here on head-fi thats no wall of text! I think the 770s get looked at as bass headphones for their warm and inviting bass, but I find them great for listening to all genres. Yes they do sound amazing with low end but they impress as all arounders too. 

post #4 of 12
Check out the Soundmagic HP200
post #5 of 12

STEFANO!!

 

 

700

post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by andytwo View Post

i have same problem still choosing headphones all these + audio technica a700.
in my country is for best price akg k272hd for 130 eur. i probably go for these. my genres of music are same as you
wednesday i'm gonna try the akg at a local store (maybe), so i'll let you know.
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Originally Posted by KCxSmacker View Post

Hey Stefano,
Dont worry, here on head-fi thats no wall of text! I think the 770s get looked at as bass headphones for their warm and inviting bass, but I find them great for listening to all genres. Yes they do sound amazing with low end but they impress as all arounders too. 
Thank you for the advice
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Check out the Soundmagic HP200
I've checked them but i see they are open, how is the isolation?
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Originally Posted by DrDustCell View Post

STEFANO!!
What? I don't get it smily_headphones1.gif
post #7 of 12
Ah, didn't read isolation.

Open cans don't isolate, sorry
post #8 of 12

I am also trying to decide between the M50, DT770 80 ohm, and Ultrasone DJ1s.

post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by randomkid View Post

Ah, didn't read isolation.
Open cans don't isolate, sorry
my fault, I forgot to write it.
post #10 of 12

Just go with a Sennheiser HD 600 + good amp. You will spend that money sooner or later anyway, its the head-fi disease.

post #11 of 12

Heya,

 

I would have you look at:

 

Beyer DT770

AudioTechnica A900X

AKG K271 MKII

Shure SRH840

Ultrasone HFI 780

 

Very best,

post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 
is that true that hd 271 mk II and hd 272 are basically the same headphone, with different accessories.

AudioTechnica A900X are terrific, but way out of my budget.
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