Hey, I'm new here so hello everyone.
I need some help, after I didn't get any on other forums. I'd like to buy new headphones (but if I won't find any better, I won't do that) for maximum 100$. I've read half of internet about that topic but, as always, answers were: buy A, elsewhere: buy B etc. What I need:
- closed headphones, big ones, comfortable, light, no contact with ears inside (so I guess it's called circumaurals)
- cable: can't be thin cause I will have microphone on it
- dark, guess "warm", with good bass control and nice details
- average+ or big soundstage (comparing to closed headphones)
- easy to drive
- they won't be mobile
- 50% listening to music
- 50% competitive FPS gaming + normal gaming :)
- 75% rap
- 25% rock/reggae/classical/symphony/electro
My current headphones are Sennheiser HD380 pro (got them less than 1.5 year) and the only reason why I'm thinking about change them is a lot of comments how "bad" they are. IMO, they are really good (my 1st "pro" headphones, still not a lot of experience), I found almost everything what I need in them. But maybe I can get something better :)
I'm connected to kinda low source - Asus Xonar DG, maybe I will change it in the future but now I don't have enough money so it must stay.
I was looking on forums and this is what I got:
- Beyerdynamic DT-770 pro (how about 80 Ohm version? I read that they are too bassy?)
- Shure SRH 840 (I guess they are too expensive for me, even used in my country... heavy? - 317.5g)
- everywhere-recommended ATH-M50 (I read one comparison vs HD380 pro and they were a bit worse; also heard that soundstage is low)
- some Superlux? HD662 or maybe HD669? Any good opinions? (HD-330 and HD-660 has too bad cable and I don't know how to recable em)
Today I came to Denon shop and I tested AH-D1100. My opinion:
- comfortable, circumaurals (+)
- cable - thin, won't be able to connect with mic (-)
- very dark and bassy, even for me it was too much; better details than in my HD380 (-/+)
- really little soundstage comparing to my HD380, won't be good for playing I guess (-)
- a bit harder to drive but my SGS1+Neutron rose to the challenge not that bad
So I deleted them from my list. Of course it's only my opinion after half an hour of listening (couldn't more because I'm a bit sick and tired).
Maaaybe I would get Shure SRH 840 for tests but I'm not s(h)ure.
If anyone has suggestions, I'd be glad to hear it.
Greets and I wish my english didn't hurt you too much :P
Edited by trubul - 3/15/13 at 8:51am