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post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
Hey guys! I know that there are about a million posts about this topic, but I need some feedback for my situation. So basically I used to own Skullcandy Hesh(I know, they suck) and I was unimpressed with the sound quality. So now I want some quality headphones for some serious listening. I listen to mostly Dance and Rap, but I don't want overpowering bass, like the beats or crap like that. I am also producing dance music and getting into DJing so I use headphones a lot. My average listening time per day is about 6 hours on weekdays and 10 hours on weekends, mostly at home, but it should be strong enough for travel. I don't want complete DJ style headphone. I suppose I could be called an audiophile. So so far I have seen the following on the internet:

-Sennheiser HD 598
-Audio-Technica ATH M50
-V Moda Crossfade LP

I'm really looking for other options as well, but right now I am leaning towards the M50s and the 598s. I really need some inputs from the community on head-fi so please try to give me as much help as possible. Thanks guys!!
post #2 of 24

Ultrasone HFI-580 or AKG K167


Edited by PFULMTL - 1/19/13 at 12:59am
post #3 of 24
Hello!

In my opinion, those K167 has some quite not so clean bass. Whenever each bass has ended, there's some hisses at the background.

You would not like DJ-ing/portable with HD598 as those are open although I like how they sound. ATH-M50 has narrow soundstage and recessed mids. As for Crossfade LP, it has very good lowsnfor basshead but still, same issue, recessed mids at around 1Khz.

V-Moda M80 might be a good choice for you if you accept on-ear.

Billson smily_headphones1.gif
post #4 of 24

If you plan to wear it 6 hours a day, HD598 is the way to go. The other two are really uncomfortable, I can hardly wear them for more than 30 minutes

post #5 of 24
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Originally Posted by HouseMusic2398 View Post

Hey guys! I know that there are about a million posts about this topic, but I need some feedback for my situation. So basically I used to own Skullcandy Hesh(I know, they suck) and I was unimpressed with the sound quality. So now I want some quality headphones for some serious listening. I listen to mostly Dance and Rap, but I don't want overpowering bass, like the beats or crap like that. I am also producing dance music and getting into DJing so I use headphones a lot. My average listening time per day is about 6 hours on weekdays and 10 hours on weekends, mostly at home, but it should be strong enough for travel. I don't want complete DJ style headphone. I suppose I could be called an audiophile. So so far I have seen the following on the internet:

-Sennheiser HD 598
-Audio-Technica ATH M50
-V Moda Crossfade LP

I'm really looking for other options as well, but right now I am leaning towards the M50s and the 598s. I really need some inputs from the community on head-fi so please try to give me as much help as possible. Thanks guys!!


Heya,

 

Beyer DT770 PRO

AKG K167

Ultrasone HFI 780

Logitech UE 6000

 

The HD598 is not going to perform anything like what you're looking for for dance & rap and producing.

 

Very best,

post #6 of 24

Why DT770??  

those have U shaped signature and overblown bass, which seems quite opposite to what OP is looking for... cool.gif

post #7 of 24
$190 and under
DT990/250 Pros
Ultrasone DJ1 Pro
HIFI-2400

$150 and under
HIFI780
HIFI580

Under $100
JVS HA-S500 or
Sony MDR-V55
Edited by DemonFox - 1/19/13 at 8:51am
post #8 of 24
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Originally Posted by SmOgER View Post

Why DT770??  

those have U shaped signature and overblown bass, which seems quite opposite to what OP is looking for... cool.gif

 

Because they DT770 does not have "overblown" bass. And it's used in studios for production. Have you ever listened to it?

 

The OP doesn't want a shy bassless headphone. He just doesn't want Beats/XB500 sound.

 

Very best,

post #9 of 24
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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post

Because they DT770 does not have "overblown" bass. And it's used in studios for production. Have you ever listened to it?

The OP doesn't want a shy bassless headphone. He just doesn't want Beats/XB500 sound.

Very best,

I though DT770 has recessed mids? smily_headphones1.gif
post #10 of 24

The recessed midrange only becomes obvious when you compare them to, say, Audio Technica W1000X or the AD line. I do think that the bass tends to overwhelm the sound slightly. But they are  still accurate enough to be used in studios so that shouldn't be too bad of an issue.

post #11 of 24
Thread Starter 
What do you guys think about the akg k167? And akg in general
post #12 of 24
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Originally Posted by HouseMusic2398 View Post

What do you guys think about the akg k167? And akg in general


Hello!

Tried K550 & K167. K550 are excellent but for some basshead, it needs more bass slam. K167 has forward highs(not bright). Soundstage & detail are good but the bass are not all that clean. smily_headphones1.gif

Billson smily_headphones1.gif
post #13 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thanks, and my friend suggested the Soul by Ludacris SL300G, and I was kinda suspicious, so any inputs on those?
post #14 of 24
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Originally Posted by HouseMusic2398 View Post

Thanks, and my friend suggested the Soul by Ludacris SL300G, and I was kinda suspicious, so any inputs on those?

Worse than Beats Solo HD in my opinion. Don't even think about buying those... wink.gif
post #15 of 24

I'm surprised no one mentioned the V-Moda M100s! For me, the bass on those bad boys fell right into the region you seem to be looking at: bass, but not BEATS bass. They're great for travel and are pretty clean all around. 

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