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post #31 of 45
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I'm going to try to get some HD 380s off ebay to try them out.
post #32 of 45
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Originally Posted by Dillont3 View Post

Also it is worth mentioning to the OP that the UE6000 is considerably more expensive at $200 retail, not exactly the same price range. Also he unless he needs the active noise canceling, which he never mentioned, he might be better off spending $200 on a pair of passive cans that sound better and not paying extra for features he doesn't want, plus the fact that you will always have to have batteries in the UE6000. Just things you might want to think about mentioning if you are going to recommend headphones and give little detail about them.

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The OP said his price range was 200$,and I would worship you if you could find better cans than the UE6000s for the same price. The UE6000s can be used without batteries and sometimes sound better passive, if you don't believe me read tyll's review here

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/surprisingly-good-logitec-ue6000-and-ue9000-page-2

They are also on the wall of fame.
post #33 of 45
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I'm going to try to get some HD 380s off ebay to try them out.

The M50s sound better for the same price, if you only want to spend that much just go for used M50s or the M50Ss.
post #34 of 45
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Don't know if I want the m50s when you can't get a consistent answer on how the bass is.
post #35 of 45
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I'm going to try to get some HD 380s off ebay to try them out.

 

how about the a900x....tot there is one on the resale forum? 

post #36 of 45
Try the Creative Aurvana Live if you do not want to spend that much money; you can get them new for ~70 and they are nice balanced sounding, and need no amp, although they might benefit from a E5/E6 bass boost. If you are still okay with spending 200 go for the UE6000. They are perfect for your needs.
post #37 of 45
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Originally Posted by RevAmped View Post

The only problem here is the existence of the Shure SRH840s,which are in the OP's price range. To add, the problem with the 840s is the existence of the UE6000s which have better all round sound quality. Although the SRH840s with a Fiio E6 might also be an option, given that the 840s are very easy to drive. If you want less bass quantity than the M50s the 840s would be a better option, the 750DJs have a slight harshness to them and are very hard to drive. This is probably the reason for your thoughts about the 750s not needing an amp in order to have any benefit, they need a high powered amp, like an E9.

I have a guitar amp, but I haven't tried with the headphones. I'm guessing that won't work well anyway, cuz it's not even a headphone amp. Is it a bad idea to play music through a guitar amp, and would the headphones sound much better when used with a guitar amp?
post #38 of 45
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I have a guitar amp, but I haven't tried with the headphones. I'm guessing that won't work well anyway, cuz it's not even a headphone amp. Is it a bad idea to play music through a guitar amp, and would the headphones sound much better when used with a guitar amp?

The problem with guitar amps is that they are mono, not stereo, amplifiers so they will merge all sound signals into one. Only try it if the amp has a headphone out and aux in. I know the Line 6 amps do, also some Marshalls and Fenders. There are a couple of amps which process in stereo when used with headphones, I'm pretty sure the Fender Mustang does along with one of the Line 6 Spiders.
post #39 of 45
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Originally Posted by Gbemiro View Post


I have a guitar amp, but I haven't tried with the headphones. I'm guessing that won't work well anyway, cuz it's not even a headphone amp. Is it a bad idea to play music through a guitar amp, and would the headphones sound much better when used with a guitar amp?


Tried that through a SB Audigy 2 ZS Pro...

 

guitar amp's not a good choice for headphones...

 

As RevAmpled said... "The problem with guitar amps is that they are mono, not stereo, amplifiers so they will merge all sound signals into one. Only try it if the amp has a headphone out and aux in. I know the Line 6 amps do, also some Marshalls and Fenders. There are a couple of amps which process in stereo when used with headphones, I'm pretty sure the Fender Mustang does along with one of the Line 6 Spiders."

 

to further my usage i believe they wont do surround sound or any thing like that nice i believe it is since most guitar amps are expecting a single source 1 channel device...

Im pretty sure line 6 amps are pretty expensive compared to a (or most if you must) desktop amp.

post #40 of 45
Actually the Line 6 Spider 15 watt, and Fender Mustang I are the same price as a Fiio E9, and both accept dual sources. Who knew?
post #41 of 45
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Tried that through a SB Audigy 2 ZS Pro...

guitar amp's not a good choice for headphones...

As RevAmpled said... "The problem with guitar amps is that they are mono, not stereo, amplifiers so they will merge all sound signals into one. Only try it if the amp has a headphone out and aux in. I know the Line 6 amps do, also some Marshalls and Fenders. There are a couple of amps which process in stereo when used with headphones, I'm pretty sure the Fender Mustang does along with one of the Line 6 Spiders."

to further my usage i believe they wont do surround sound or any thing like that nice i believe it is since most guitar amps are expecting a single source 1 channel device...
Im pretty sure line 6 amps are pretty expensive compared to a (or most if you must) desktop amp.

I have the Fender Mustang 1. It has an aux port, and a phones port. So playing normal music through it with headphones will be fine/safe?
Edited by Gbemiro - 3/2/13 at 3:52pm
post #42 of 45
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I have the Fender Mustang 1. It has an aux port, and a phones port. So playing normal music through these with headphones will be fine/safe?

 

only thing i have to say is,

 

make sure you have the volume down on the amp before plugging them in

and always have the amp turned on before plugging the phones

and for extra safety unplug the headphones before turning the amp off.

 

hearing pop/click plugging headphones into the amp is fine thats just static discharge but some amps have been known with switched mode power supplies to blow sensitive gear.

 

so id check the volume/level/gains and get them right.

 

it will be fine and safe if you follow the safety regulations however cautionary advise is 'fine' doesn't mean it will be the best practice solution!

post #43 of 45
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Originally Posted by jake120 View Post

only thing i have to say is,

make sure you have the volume down on the amp before plugging them in
and always have the amp turned on before plugging the phones
and for extra safety unplug the headphones before turning the amp off.

hearing pop/click plugging headphones into the amp is fine thats just static discharge but some amps have been known with switched mode power supplies to blow sensitive gear.

so id check the volume/level/gains and get them right.

it will be fine and safe if you follow the safety regulations however cautionary advise is 'fine' doesn't mean it will be the best practice solution!

Should I turn gain to minimum?
post #44 of 45
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Originally Posted by Gbemiro View Post

I have the Fender Mustang 1. It has an aux port, and a phones port. So playing normal music through it with headphones will be fine/safe?

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Originally Posted by Gbemiro View Post

Should I turn gain to minimum?

I happen to have a Mustang II and it works perfectly fine, adjust any knobs as you wish, just don't turn the volume too high or it will hurt.
post #45 of 45
Thread Starter 

I wasn't going to get as good of a deal on the HD 380s off ebay so I went to Best Buy and grabbed some Sennheiser HD 280 Pros.  I am very happy with them.  Bass is now tight and precise and louder without being overpowering.  Highs are also articulated much better.  It is amazing how different a properly voiced guitar solo can sound and what that does for vocals.

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