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I can't decide.

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

I'm looking to buy a closed can, very noise isolating, with good bass.

 

I'm looking to spend around 200 and i have came up with a few choices but am not sure which is best in terms of overall sound quality.

 

So far I have been interested in the:

 

Sony z1000

Pioneer hdj 2000

ATH- 50

Sony MDR-1R

 

is there something i'm missing?

 

Thanks head fi :)

post #2 of 13

I have the MDR-1R and I would highly recommend it.

 

At $200, another choice would be the UE 6000. Ultrasone also has a ton of sub-$200 options like the ultrasone Pro 750/780 or Ultrasone hfi-580. The Phiaton MS 400 bass and the V-Moda LP2 are two more bass-emphasizing headphones that are in the $200 range.

 

There are actually a lot of choices in that price range beyond what you have down, so good luck sorting through all of it.

post #3 of 13

Hello!

 

MDR-1R is hardly a good choice for bass. Not saying it's a badly rated headphone but it is rather smooth, warm and easy going kind of headphone definitely not for basshead as it does not have strong bass. 

 

ATH-M50 on the other hand, requires a bit of soundstage and less bloated bass to sound good. Do consider the UE600. 

 

Hope this help!

Billson :)

post #4 of 13

The m50 has changed, and the new version being sold now doesn't have as much bass as the old one. If you're looking for more bass, the Beyerdynamic DT770 80 Ohm or Ultrasone HFI580 should work well.

post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
I really like the 1r but I need a powerful sounding can.

Any opinions on the pioneer HDJ 2000?

Also, is their something for around 250$ that blows the ue6000 and everything else out of the water?
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by jukebox View Post

Also, is their something for around 250$ that blows the ue6000 and everything else out of the water?

 

It sounds like you are looking for something with a powerful bass. I would suggest you go post your request this thread for more responses

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/573826/the-basshead-club/5490#post_9269508

 

Jumping up from $200 to $250 will probably not give you anything more. Note that headphone pricing is not solely based on sound quality, but also brand name, build materials, and style. I feel like people often compare headphones within the $100-250 range against each other. If you don't mind the slight bulkiness, the beyerdynamic dt770 is a very well-recommended closed headphones in that price range.

 

From my research, it seems like you would have to jump to $300 for the next pricing tier of headphones. Examples of $300 price point headphones that I think would suit you would be V-Moda M100 and Ultrasone Pro 900. 

post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
Actually looking at the Pro 900, I like them.

Can anyone say they will sound noticeably better than the hdj2000
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by jukebox View Post

Actually looking at the Pro 900, I like them.

Can anyone say they will sound noticeably better than the hdj2000

I had both here at one time, and I ended up keeping the Pro 900s. I thought they were slightly better overall and had a more "fun" sound than the HDJs. The HDJs were smoother on the highs than the 900s but the 900s had better imaging and depth of field. If you listen to a lot of Electronic music the 900s excel at that. I thought the vocals sounded a little more natural on the HDJs... So there's a couple of data points for ya. Hope that helps a little... 

post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks, but do the Pro 900s sound 100$ better than the hdj2000?
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by jukebox View Post

Thanks, but do the Pro 900s sound 100$ better than the hdj2000?

I personally thought they did, but YMMV. Are you at all sensitive to bright headphones? The 900s have a bit of a treble spike that some find annoying with certain genres, whereas the HDJs have a smoother top end but are overall less engaging. Can you get both and A/B them? They probably have both on Amazon.com. 

post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 
No, I can't get both. What about the denon DJ 1000? They're a little cheaper but if they isolate well and sound rich, im all for them.

Anyone suggest anything else?
post #12 of 13
Hi jukebox,

Have you made a decision yet? I bought the sony z1000, pioneer hdj2000, and the denon dj 1000 and tried them all using a cowon audio player, itouch, and then powered each through my sony str de845 receiver using my computer as an audio source. My decision went to the denons, they were powered well through each device on its own. The more power I gave them the better they seemed to get; as to where the sony and pioneer cans seemed to become muddled the denons shown through with incredible bass and great highs. Music was acoustic with mid vocals, prog rock with high pitch vocals, dubstep, rap, also death metal. Hope that helped. What did you end up getting if any yet!?!? =) Also I did a break-in of only 100hrs before testing.
Edited by Forester07 - 4/24/13 at 7:03am
post #13 of 13
Your list is missing the DT 770s. You should be able to audition them at any good musicians store.

I was very impressed by the T5p, but its way outside your budget.
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