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What headphones should i pick?

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

Hi headfiers, im considering buy other pair of headphones, i have a HD429 from Sennheiser and i`d like to upgrade.

 

I am DJ and i need powerful bass but not muddy or overpowered(unbalanced) and clear mids and highs

 

I have these options:

V Moda crossfade LP $99 on amazon

Audio Technica ath-m50 about $130

ath -pro700 mk2 $178

Sennheiser hd205-ii $53

hd215 $140

 

Which of these should I pick? if you have better suggestions please let me know.

 

Thanks!

(sorry for my bad english im learning :D )


Edited by Ismaz - 1/27/13 at 9:25am
post #2 of 17
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Sennheiser hd205-ii $53

hd215 $140

 

I've heard the 429 and the above two might not be 'upgrades', the ath-m50 is an easy recommendation for a closed back portable.

post #3 of 17

The HD 215 is about the same level, but i'm not sure about the HD 205-ii.

post #4 of 17

Hi! 

 

For DJ, I would recommend the AKG K167. Tried them and it seems like I am the only one experiencing some unclean bass while others claims it clean. Probably because my audition unit didn't get enough burn-in as it's new that time. Overall, its a very good headphone for DJ. It has some forward highs. Mids are very detailed, smooth and clean. Hope this help! 

 

Billson smily_headphones1.gif

post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 

Thanks to all! Im between the LP,M50 and K167!!!

But i think that im going for the M50!

post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by Ismaz View Post

Thanks to all! Im between the LP,M50 and K167!!!

But i think that im going for the M50!

 

Heya,

 

Beyer DT770

AKG K167

Ultrasone DJ1

 

Very best,

post #7 of 17

AKG K167.

post #8 of 17
Thread Starter 

Ok..Ok--> AKG! Thanks to BillsonChang, MalVeaux and wolfetan

post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by Ismaz View Post

Ok..Ok--> AKG! Thanks to BillsonChang, MalVeaux and wolfetan

Smart choice! smily_headphones1.gif
post #10 of 17
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post


Smart choice! smily_headphones1.gif

 

But i have one question: Do the earpad will cover all my ear?

I have a big ear!!(about 5 or 6 cm)

post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post


Smart choice! smily_headphones1.gif

 

But i have one question: Do the earpad will cover all my ear?

I have a big ear!!(about 5 or 6 cm)

I can PM you about the length of the earpads, top to bottom.

post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by Ismaz View Post

But i have one question: Do the earpad will cover all my ear?
I have a big ear!!(about 5 or 6 cm)

Interesting! I have almost the same size as yours! Anyway, it covers so-so... Just right I guess? I only put them on my head for less than 5min xD
post #13 of 17
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post


Interesting! I have almost the same size as yours! Anyway, it covers so-so... Just right I guess? I only put them on my head for less than 5min xD


Ok thanks!!

post #14 of 17
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

I can PM you about the length of the earpads, top to bottom.


Please! i would appreciate that smily_headphones1.gif

post #15 of 17

For DJing, the KOSS TBSE1 (Tony Bennet version) is my top recommendation.

 

These are the same as the Koss DJ Pro's, but have a detachable cable and carrying case (and some cosmetic differences).

Why are these good DJ cans?

 

First, you don't want powerful bass in a headphone when spinning, you want a headphone with neutral bass. You want to hear what the crowd will hear out of the speakers. That way you can adjust the bass in the track as needed. Next, these cans have a mono/stereo switch. Listening to them in mono will play both channels of the track through one side of your headphone, so when you are listening with one ear, you won't miss anything. Also, these cans are real flexible, and you can easily slide one earcup off your ear and have them stay securly on your head. Having a detachable cable will allow you to buy a longer/shorter cable if you want, and if they get pulled on hard, the cable will come out instead of damaging the cord (something I do quiet a bit when I keep moving around). If the cable shorts out, you can buy a new one instead of replacing the entire headphone. Speaking of, Koss has a lifetime warranty on these. These are great for portability as they fit nicely into a flat (and smallish) carrying case. I'm sure this is important for a travveling DJ who has to carry a lot of stuff.

 

The mids are fantastic on these (a bit forward, which I like), and the bass is nice and punchy with decent highs. These normally go for around $70-$120, but can be found on sale right now for $50 (search threads on here for more info). The stock pads are a bit small, but you can (as I did) switch them for Audio Technica ATH-M50 pads, which are a bit bigger and sound better.

 

I'm sure there are other good options that I have not heard, but these cans are really great for DJing.

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