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I'm looking for a pair of headphones that can play my music well

Genres: Asian pop, rock, Electronic 

Willing to spend ~$200 on an amp/dac if neccessary.

I've had no experience with headphones (only owned IEMS) so some help would be great.

Thx in advance!


Edited by rt310 - 1/11/13 at 7:23am
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I'm looking for a pair of headphones that can play my music well

Genres: Asian pop, rock, Electronic 

Willing to spend ~$200 on an amp/dac if neccessary.

I've had no experience with headphones (only owned IEMS) so some help would be great.

Thx in advance!

 

Heya,

 

Look into:

 

AudioTechnica A900X

AudioTechnica AD900

Beyer DT880 PRO

Beyer DT770 RPO

Denon D600

AKG K550

AKG K167, K267

AKG K271 MKII

AKG Q701

Shure SRH840

Ultrasone HFI 780

Ultrasone PRO 750

Ultrasone HFI 2400

Sennheiser HD598

Sony MA900

Hifiman HE-400

Hifiman HE-300

Mr Speakers Mad Dogs

Logitech UE 6000

Sennheiser Momentums

Sony MDR1R

 

Amp/Dac, a simple Fiio E10 for home, or Fiio E17 for home/portable.

 

Very best,

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Heya,

 

Look into:

 

AudioTechnica A900X

AudioTechnica AD900

Beyer DT880 PRO

Beyer DT770 RPO

Denon D600

AKG K550

AKG K167, K267

AKG K271 MKII

AKG Q701

Shure SRH840

Ultrasone HFI 780

Ultrasone PRO 750

Ultrasone HFI 2400

Sennheiser HD598

Sony MA900

Hifiman HE-400

Hifiman HE-300

Mr Speakers Mad Dogs

Logitech UE 6000

Sennheiser Momentums

Sony MDR1R

 

Amp/Dac, a simple Fiio E10 for home, or Fiio E17 for home/portable.

 

Very best,

Thanks for the suggestions!

Do you have any opinions on the Sennheiser HD650'S? I've seen a lot of threads about it and was wondering if it was a good choice for me.

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A second hand Denon D2000 will also play well with those genres.

post #5 of 6
Try L3 P200
Sound is good
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Thanks for the suggestions!

Do you have any opinions on the Sennheiser HD650'S? I've seen a lot of threads about it and was wondering if it was a good choice for me.

 

Heya,

 

Sure, it could be good, but it's all a flavor game. The HD650 however requires a little more amplification, so it adds to budget. Also the HD650 costs quite a bit unless you buy it used; you won't find it new for $350 right now likely. I know you stated $200 for amp/dac, but that raises your total budget to $550. And frankly I think you can do better in that budget bracket with a Hifiman HE-400. The HD650 is a dark headphone, great mids, warm mid-bass. It's a headphone that some like, some don't. Most people that like asian pop however seem to like more treble, just a generalization and may not apply to you. You'll have to describe more about the treble (highs) to figure out what might be best for you. For your $200 budget on DAC/AMP, the Schiit Modi & Magni would be great. If you went that route, I would put you on the Hifiman HE-400, Beyer DT880 250ohm or Sennheiser HD600.

 

Very best,

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