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Best entry level audiophile headphones?

post #1 of 11
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I have been looking to the guide on headfi and found out these headphones:

 

$120-$140 Price Range

 

Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO - I loved the look of these and they looked my kind of headphones but the price was not in my range. 

Ultrasone HFI-580 - I saw these headphones and I was going to buy them. Not sure about the durability.

Ultrasone HFI-780 - Not in my price range, worth an upgrade from the 580?

AKG K271 MK II - Worth the price on Amazon. Not sure if these are good for my tastes.

Shure SRH-440- I can buy these from a store near my house. Not on amazon. Not sure if good for my tastes.

Shure SRH-840 - I was going to buy these, I went to the store to get these but the price was too much for me. The sound quality seemed to be fit for what I wanted.

Audio Technica ATH M50 - I love the look of these headphones but not sure if they are my style for Trance music.

V-Moda M-80 - If I found a pair for 120$, I'd get these. A bit too small though.

 

 

Which one is best for mainly Trance music and Pink Floyd?

 

Here are two songs: Please test them out and see which is the best headphones for these songs:

 

The vocals,the piano, the thump, the melody:

Dash Berlin - Man on the Run

 

Relaxing song with a nice thump and chillng vocals, variety of instruments:

Pink Floyd - Us and them 

 

Please tell me in detail, which headphones is the best for Trance music and rock/metal.

 

Thanks,

SolidSnake22

 

 

 

post #2 of 11
Looks like you may want to wait and save a bit more money. The DT770 Pro 80's can be found on eBay for $164 shipped. No reason to not get what you want over a few bucks..
post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by ProblemChild View Post

Looks like you may want to wait and save a bit more money. The DT770 Pro 80's can be found on eBay for $164 shipped. No reason to not get what you want over a few bucks..

 

I would love the DT770's but I can only afford the maximum of 200$. Where did you find those at that price? 

post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by TheReem View Post

I wouldn't really class the dt770 and shure 840 entry level headphones they are amazing quality. I think out of the entry level the shure 440 are the best in terms of clarity.

 

I would have to concur with this.  The SRH440 are probably one of the best bang for the buck closed headphones for ~$100.  I own them (as well as "higher tier" headphones), and my SRH440 get regular use and I don't feel like I'm missing out or let down after switching from the DT880 / DT770 or even some of the expensive cans I've owned such as the SA5000.  They're flat, clear, and smooth and offer an impressive soundstage for their price and closed design.
 

post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by Catharsis View Post

 

I would have to concur with this.  The SRH440 are probably one of the best bang for the buck closed headphones for ~$100.  I own them (as well as "higher tier" headphones), and my SRH440 get regular use and I don't feel like I'm missing out or let down after switching from the DT880 / DT770 or even some of the expensive cans I've owned such as the SA5000.  They're flat, clear, and smooth and offer an impressive soundstage for their price and closed design.
 

 

Do you think I should buy the SRH 440 or the DT770 PRO ? Please tell me what is the best for these songs:

Man on the run - dash berlin (vocals,piano)

us and them - pink floyd (vocals,instruments

post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by SolidSnake22 View Post

I have been looking to the guide on headfi and found out these headphones:

$120-$140 Price Range

Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO - I loved the look of these and they looked my kind of headphones but the price was not in my range. 
Ultrasone HFI-580 - I saw these headphones and I was going to buy them. Not sure about the durability.
Ultrasone HFI-780 - Not in my price range, worth an upgrade from the 580?
AKG K271 MK II - Worth the price on Amazon. Not sure if these are good for my tastes.
Shure SRH-440- I can buy these from a store near my house. Not on amazon. Not sure if good for my tastes.
Shure SRH-840 - I was going to buy these, I went to the store to get these but the price was too much for me. The sound quality seemed to be fit for what I wanted.
Audio Technica ATH M50 - I love the look of these headphones but not sure if they are my style for Trance music.
V-Moda M-80 - If I found a pair for 120$, I'd get these. A bit too small though.


Which one is best for mainly Trance music and Pink Floyd?

Here are two songs: Please test them out and see which is the best headphones for these songs:

The vocals,the piano, the thump, the melody:
Dash Berlin - Man on the Run

Relaxing song with a nice thump and chillng vocals, variety of instruments:
Pink Floyd - Us and them 

Please tell me in detail, which headphones is the best for Trance music and rock/metal.

Thanks,
SolidSnake22


 


http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0006NL5SM/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1353872376&sr=8-1&pi=SL75. Only $172
post #7 of 11
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Do you think they ace these songs ? 

 

Dash Berlin - Man on The Run

Pink Floyd - Us and Them

post #8 of 11
i would suggest either the HFI 780 or the DT770.
both are excellent pairs of cans for trance
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by SolidSnake22 View Post

Do you think they ace these songs ? 

Dash Berlin - Man on The Run



Pink Floyd - Us and Them



i love man on the run.. listening to the pink floyd song now. the DT 770 is an excellent choice. what are you going to be plugging them into??
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by fjeena View Post


i love man on the run.. listening to the pink floyd song now. the DT 770 is an excellent choice. what are you going to be plugging them into??

Good. So the piano part and vocals should sound brilliant :P ? I will be plugging them to a PC unamped. DT770  or HFI 780? I like both.

 

What amps should I get? If I need an amp, how much does an affordable one cost?  

post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by fjeena 

i would suggest either the HFI 780 or the DT770.
both are excellent pairs of cans for trance


I also listen mostly to trance and I can attest that my friend's DT770 sounds superb with tiesto. Keep us updated about your choice!


Edited by musiclife - 1/14/13 at 9:23am
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