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Cannot decide....really need some help here....Please

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Been searching and searching for a new headphone....mostly listen to rock and metal....dont find grados comfortable...really want an around ear headphone

 

these are what Ive narrowed it down to....

 

M-Audio Q40

T50rp

Sa1000

 

 

any input would be greatly appreciated

post #2 of 9

Please provide a decent budget that will help us give you the best suggestions for the price.  In general rock and metal sound great with slightly upfront sounding mids with decent bass extension and not too much treble to cause fatigue.  A Grado is an excellent start, but since you and many of us do not find them comfortable there are a few other options.

 

On the cheap the Superlux HD668B would be a great option.

Here is a link and be sure to read the customer reviews.

http://www.headphone.com/headphones/superlux-hd668b.php

 

The frequency response curve looks great for metal or rock, but I honestly have not given them a listen.  Perhaps someone can chime in and let us know if they like the 668B for rock and metal.

 

The Shure SRH-440 is another entry level headphone.  It is definitely built more for rock and metal than electronica and jazz.  It again accentuates the mids.  The big gripe I have is that the earpads are made of material that easily decays.  Most people who end up with a pair of SHR-440 headphones add the SRH-850 pads for longevity.  The total cost plus the new pads would be $99 for the headphones and $15 for the pads.

 

Those are my suggestions.

post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 

right about 100 bucks is what I was looking at
 

post #4 of 9

I'd say T50rp. Although those might not be as comfortable as some other in the price range. You really need to decide to yourself what is the most important to you.

post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 

might be able to jump budget up to 200 bucks....  is the sa3000 worth the extra money or should I point myself in another direction...looking for something fast and detailed I guess...  mostly for rock and metal

 

heres a list of bands I like

 

Tool, FIve Finger Death Punch, Dream Theater, The Human Abstract, David Bowie, White Zombie, Between The Buried and Me

post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 

bump
 

post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 

any more input with a stretched budget of 200 bucks??

post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by Th3rd3y3 View Post

Been searching and searching for a new headphone....mostly listen to rock and metal....dont find grados comfortable...really want an around ear headphone

 

these are what Ive narrowed it down to....

 

M-Audio Q40

T50rp

Sa1000

 

 

any input would be greatly appreciated

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Th3rd3y3 View Post

any more input with a stretched budget of 200 bucks??

 

Heya,

 

Look into:

 

Ultrasone HFI 780

AudioTechnica A900X

Brainwavz HM5

Beyer DT770 LE 32ohm

Nuforce HP 800

AKG K271 MKII

 

Sony MA900

AKG K240 MKII

AKG Q701

Hifiman HE-300 r2

Ultrasone HFI 2400

 

Very best,

post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 

wife let me really up my budget....  so Im really really leaning towards the HE-400 and the EF-2A

 

 

do they mesh well together??

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