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$200 looking for headphone recommendations please!

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

Hey all

 

I have $200 and im looking at getting a new higher end pair of headphones. Ive read a bunch of other posts, but none seemed to match what I am looking for in a headphone.

 

I listen to alot of trance, house, pop, and listen to musicals (wicked, rent, etc). I currently own AKGk81DJs, the monoprice headphones, incipio f38s. However, with all of those I cant listen to them for more than ~30 minutes. I dont know if it is because they are closed headphones, or the clamping force is too much but it just feels like my head is congested and is very uncomfortable. 

 

So im looking for some headphones that hopefully i will be able to tolerate to wearing for hours on end. The gaming headsets that i have (turtle beach, and razor carcharias and those are VERY comfy and I can wear them for 6 hours or more. 

 

Ive only been looking at the DT770 80ohms but Id like any other recommendations as well. Thanks!

 

EDIT: I also have  fiio e5 that I got a while back, but that is the only amp that i have.


Edited by kilfrg7864 - 2/10/13 at 3:42pm
post #2 of 11
Thread Starter 

bumppp any help would be greatly appreciated

post #3 of 11

If you are looking for a set of comfy closed back headphones, I don't think you can go wrong with the 770 Pros. If you don't mind the sound leakage, maybe consider the open back version, the 990 Pros.

 

Other suggestions: ATH AD900X, Mr. Speaker Mad Dogs, Sennheiser HD 558/598, ATH M50, Ultrasone Pro 750/ HFI 780.

 

So many great options around the 200 mark, you can't go wrong. Maybe focus on what ones you like the look of and then read up some reviews about them. Remember though, headphone preference is completely subjective and you will never know until you try some out!

 

Best of luck :)

post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by kilfrg7864 View Post

I have $200 and im looking at getting a new higher end pair of headphones. Ive read a bunch of other posts, but none seemed to match what I am looking for in a headphone.

I listen to a lot of trance, house, pop, and listen to musicals (wicked, rent, etc). I currently own AKGk81DJs, the Monoprice headphones, incipio f38s. However, with all of those I cant listen to them for more than ~30 minutes. I don't know if it is because they are closed headphones, or the clamping force is too much but it just feels like my head is congested and is very uncomfortable. 

So I'm looking for some headphones that hopefully i will be able to tolerate to wearing for hours on end. The gaming headsets that i have (turtle beach, and razor carcharias and those are VERY comfy and I can wear them for 6 hours or more. 

I've only been looking at the DT770 80ohms but Id like any other recommendations as well. Thanks!

EDIT: I also have  Fiio E5 that I got a while back, but that is the only amp that i have.

What source(s) do you plug the headphones and Fiio E5 into?

post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 

I will be plugging the E5 into my macbook air :/ i know nothing too special. 

post #6 of 11

I have a preference for closed cans myself, and enjoy the isolation that you can get from the outside world with a closed can. I can’t think of any more comfortable headphones than the DT-770 Pro 80’s.  I think they would do well with the different genres of music you listen to.  I also own the Sennheiser HD 380 Pro and they are extremely comfortable and offer a great sound with a compact folding design, removable cable, and a carrying case. I am a fan of the “Sennheiser” sound signature so I tend to listen more to the 380’s than the 770’s. I also have had the chance to listen to the Shure SRH 840, extensively; they are very comfortable and have a great sound from the bottom to the top. It is always best if you can “audition” the cans that meet your requirements before you commit to a purchase. I know you can always return them if you don’t like them, but it could save you the hassle. Is there a Guitar Center, or something like that around where you live? I know our local GC has these 3 in stock and you take in your tunes and try them out. Good luck! Happy Listening!   


Edited by Bigshow33 - 2/21/13 at 12:04pm
post #7 of 11

based on your music selection, closed headphones will likely be the way to go.  Also, are these headphones purely for home use?  if they are then maybe you could get away with open headphones, because open headphones such as the sennheiser hd598 and hd558 are capable of strong bass if you have them connected to a good external EQ.  for closed headphones, consider the logitech ue6000, shure srh840(these have perfect clamping force, however are very heavy), and the dt770 is a decent choice however i have read in multiple places that those headphones actually clamp your ears rather tightly because they don't utilize the headband properly.  so those actually may be out of the picture for you. ("the headphones are supported by clamping your head" http://headphonemecca.com/101-150/)  for open back the only recommendation i can give based on personal experience is the sennheiser hd558, which are EXTREMELY comfortable and spacious.  and the although i hate saying it, the audio-technica ath-m50 is always a good choice overall and are sure to please just about anyone with any musical taste.  hope i helped!

post #8 of 11
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The main use of these would be in the library... I spend ~12-14 hours a day in there couple weeks at a time so i need headphones i can wear for extended periods unlike the ones ive previously owned

post #9 of 11

ATH-A900X are great for bassy genres like trance, though I think it's a very versatile all-around.  They are very comfortable (to me) too.

post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by kilfrg7864 View Post

The main use of these would be in the library... I spend ~12-14 hours a day in there couple weeks at a time so i need headphones i can wear for extended periods unlike the ones ive previously owned

 

Heya,

 

DT770 LE 32ohm

AKG K167

Ultrasone HFI 580

Brainwavz HM5

 

And equalize to maximize your taste in bass.

 

Very best,

post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 

thanks for the recommendations! ill check out the akg k167s when i go to guitar center, im just afraid if the clamp force is anything like the k81djs i had i wont be bale to listen to them for long at all.

 

WIth that said can these headphones that are recommended be properly amped with my set up??

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