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post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by killmyignorance View Post

I hope I know what you mean by source. I'm planning on using my Samsung Galaxy Note 2. I know its not gonna be the best quality. If I was planning on buying an amp, what would you recommend? My main worry with buying an amp is this. Will a 200 dollar set of cans with a 100 dollar amp be better than a 300 dollar headset without?

I have a Note 2, and I did the headphone amp mod on XDA: for turning up the headphone amp gain. I used the Normal mod increase option (I think it's 6db or so), and it definitely helps with driving my Grado SR225i and AKG K550 better. The gain settings that Samsung implemented on their headphone amp seem a little anemic.

Do my headphones benefit from more amplification with the Note 2? For moderately loud listening volumes no. With the headphone amp mod, I no longer have to turn it quite all the way up. So I have amps that I never use.

The AKG K550 do sound good with the Note 2. As far as portability, I agree with BillsonChang007. If you are going to be moving around a lot while wearing them, not a good choice because it's easy to break the seal. If you want them for commuting or other uses where you will generally be sitting, I don't think it's a problem. They are a little big and bulky for packing in a backpack, but the build quality seems durable enough for portable use (unlike my Grados).
Edited by cel4145 - 7/14/13 at 5:19pm
post #17 of 24
The best full size: PSB M4U 1 (better IMO than momentum, 1r, k550, and I would go on)

The best closed overall would be the KEF M500 IMO.

If your looking for bass, the next best is ATH WS99.
post #18 of 24
Thread Starter 
So I've gotten it down to the PSB M4U1 and the AK 550. The think that will choose for me is the build quality. What has yalls experience been for these cans regarding that?
post #19 of 24
K550 is defintely built with more hq materials. I prefer the PSB sound wise, plus it folds.
post #20 of 24

The K550 has a sliiightly better soundstage width etc., but IMO the M4U 1 has better impact, timbre, PRaT, sub-bass.....You name it. I just enjoy and can lose myself in the music more. Some find the fit uncomfortable, but they disappear on my head.

 

Hope this helps. Good luck!

post #21 of 24
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Originally Posted by AzNyCans View Post

The K550 has a sliiightly better soundstage width etc., but IMO the M4U 1 has better impact, timbre, PRaT, sub-bass.....You name it. I just enjoy and can lose myself in the music more. Some find the fit uncomfortable, but they disappear on my head.

Hope this helps. Good luck!

I second his opinion!
post #22 of 24
Thread Starter 
Decided on the PSB! The folding and styling did it for me since with what I can tell the sq is extremely close.
post #23 of 24
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Originally Posted by killmyignorance View Post

Decided on the PSB! The folding and styling did it for me since with what I can tell the sq is extremely close.

Do let us know what you think about them!

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post #24 of 24
You made a wonderful choice. The psb m4u is the best closed FULL SIZED can ive heard, though I ever so slightly prefer the kef m500. The psb is very comfortable though.
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