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Which headphones for the Asus Essence One?

Poll Results: Which headphones would fit best?

  • 37% (3)
    AKG K702
  • 25% (2)
    Beyerdynamic DT990
  • 12% (1)
    Philips Fidelio X1
  • 12% (1)
    Audio Technica AHT-PRO700MK2
  • 0% (0)
    AKG K271-MKII
  • 12% (1)
8 Total Votes  
post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

Hey everyone,

I’m looking into buying new headphones and would be grateful if you could push me in the right direction, since I'm fairly new to hi-fi audio.

My current system is a Native Instruments audio2DJ soundcard and Sennheiser HD215 headphones. They have good pumping bass and overall the sound quality isn't too bad, but I think there's still room for more quality, spatial balance, etc.

For my new system I'm thinking of buying the Asus Essence One (Muses Edition?) and headphones in the 200-350$ region.

My taste in music is about 60% abstract electronic (ambient, glitch/experimental, IDM, dub-techno, etc.), 30% Jazz and 10% other (Rock, Pop, Classical, etc.). So I guess the headphones should have good bass similar to my current setup, without sounding over-exaggerated (which I've heard about the Dr. Dre Beats for example). They should be powerful in lower frequencies, while still sounding well defined and balanced.

So far I've found these headphones:
- AKG K702 (10-39,8khZ, 600ohm)
- Beyerdynamic DT990 (5-35khz, 600ohm)
- Philips Fidelio X1 (10-40khz, 300ohm)
- Audio Technica AHT-PRO700MK2
What do you guys think? Any idea which ones would be best for my needs? Any others you would recommend?

Any help is much appreciated! :)

post #2 of 4

I do like the sound of my Beyerdynamic DT990 Premium 600-Ohm.


(The AKG K701 is 62-Ohm, not 600-Ohm)

post #3 of 4

I think the A900X would fit you well for the genres you listen to and what your asking for since you listen to alot of electronic music you want something with  deep sub-bass extension open headphones can't do this as well as a good closed headphones and the A900X will also be be great for other genres you listen to like jazz and classical.

Edited by DJHeadshot - 12/4/12 at 9:08am
post #4 of 4

The AKG K702 has great detail. However bass quantity is lacking in my opinion.

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