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Looking for a good all-round headphone

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Hello, I'm new to the forums (so please go easy on me :P) and I'm looking for a good all-round headphone.

I intend to use it for music (lots of genres), movies, tv series, anime and games (fps, rpg, all sorts of genres really). They need to be over-ear and I'm only going to use it indoors so looks doesn't matter. I greatly prefer that only one cable would come out of the headphones (instead of two).

I used to use a Philips SHP2700 but unfortunately it got broken today :(. What I love about this headphone is that the amount of bass is just right and it's really good overal.

I also have a (more expensive) SHP8500 but although it's clearer, richer, deeper, or whatever you want to call it, on high tones I actually prefer the SHP2700 over the SHP8500 because the SHP8500, in my opinion lacks bass.

 

My budget is €200 BUT I don't want to spend any more money than I need to. Mainly because of my experience with the "cheap" and more expensive SHP2700 and SHP8500. More expensive isn't always better. But if there would be a big difference in performance then yes, I'm willing to pay for that.


Edited by henshin - 5/22/13 at 5:56pm
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Akg k550 great sound, easy to drive, nice build quality and i like the way it presents sound and is my cup of tea might be yours i mean the bass is deep and extends well, airy smooth spacious sound is what i would call it and yea it is one of those cans that sound clear and open.

 

Look into the akg k550 Some people actually do love them, some quite impressed, some praise them for sounding great but people complain about the seal then some mod them well yea.


Edited by lltfdaniel - 5/23/13 at 8:57am
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I actually read a few replies that the K550 would lack bass. On a scale from 1 to 10 where 5 is the most natural bass i'm looking for a headphone that would be around 6 on the scale.

This is a list I've made of headphones I'm interested in:

 

Philips SHP6000
Philips SHP8000
Philips Fidelio L1
Philips Fidelio X1/00
 
AKG K550
 
Sennheiser HD 558
Sennheiser HD 598
 
Beyerdynamic DT 880
Beyerdynamic DT 990
Beyerdynamic DT 770

Edited by henshin - 5/23/13 at 1:05pm
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I have the K550s and DT770s and between the two of them I'd say the DT770s are closer to what you're looking for.

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Forgot to add the sennheiser's in my previous post. Just fixed that. Does anyone have experience with the Sennheiser HD 598?


Edited by henshin - 5/23/13 at 9:51am
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I think the SoundMAGIC HP100s fulfill your criteria.  I think they're fantastic with pretty much everything, and they have bass that is IMO slightly above neutral, for a dose of fun.

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Originally Posted by henshin View Post

Forgot to add the sennheiser's in my previous post. Just fixed that. Does anyone have experience with the Sennheiser HD 598?


I had the HD558s for a couple weeks. If I recall correctly, they had less bass than the K550s but were otherwise a great sounding headphone. The only reason I returned them was realizing how light my bank account was getting!

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I had the HD558s for a couple weeks. If I recall correctly, they had less bass than the K550s but were otherwise a great sounding headphone. The only reason I returned them was realizing how light my bank account was getting!

The price difference isn't that big in my country.

http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/293756/akg-k-550-(zwart).html

http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/267290/sennheiser-hd-558-(zwart).html

http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/267291/sennheiser-hd-598.html

 

 


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Originally Posted by Marximus View Post

I think the SoundMAGIC HP100s fulfill your criteria.  I think they're fantastic with pretty much everything, and they have bass that is IMO slightly above neutral, for a dose of fun.

 

Unfortunately that model isn't availlable in my country.


Edited by henshin - 5/23/13 at 1:14pm
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