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post #1 of 16
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Hi, 

 

My sennheiser IE8's recently were lost.. by someone.. so I'm going to get a replacement pair of headphones. 

 

My question is - which ones ? 

 

I am looking for a pair of headphones, and my budget is 200 dollars. 

 

I'm looking to use it for music, computer, etc. These will be my main pair of headphones. 

 

I am open minded to closed and open headphones. 

 

Please offer your opinion! It would be much appreciated ! Also, please add your reasoning as well. 

 

 

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Question about a pair of headphones i've seen :

 

The beyerdynamic DT770 Pro for about 180, how is that ? Is that a rip off? Are beyer dynamic headphones good? 

 

 

Thank you all ! 

post #2 of 16

The DT770 is okay but the Shure-940 is much better sounding so consider that one.

 

 

If you want to save a bit the Fostex T50RP and KRK KNS 6400 are popular alternatives which should have at least 90% of the sound quality.


Edited by Theta Alpha 1 - 7/19/13 at 11:52pm
post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by Theta Alpha 1 View Post

The DT770 is okay but the Shure-940 is much better sounding.

 

Thanks for your opinion! may you state why ? 

 

And would this be what you consider the best option within the budget? 

post #4 of 16

If you can get it for $200 it's one of the best options yes.  Well the 940 has more lively vocals and pleasant treble, overall a more impressive sound.

 

The Fostex T50RP should be at least as good for cheaper, however it's common to mod it first to make it sound right.

 

 

Naturally it's hard to say what "the best" is, you might be satisfied with a Pioneer SE-A1000, Koss KSC75, or want a classier looking Audio Technica.

post #5 of 16

By the way, you said your IE8's were lost, if you're already used to IEM's you might want to try another IEM then?  There's so many nice IEM's around.

 

Sony MDR-EX600 for example gives a good sensation of headphone-like sound in an IEM.

post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Theta Alpha 1 View Post

If you can get it for $200 it's one of the best options yes.  Well the 940 has more lively vocals and pleasant treble, overall a more impressive sound.

 

The Fostex T50RP should be at least as good for cheaper, however it's common to mod it first to make it sound right.

 

 

Naturally it's hard to say what "the best" is, you might be satisfied with a Pioneer SE-A1000, Koss KSC75, or want a classier looking Audio Technica.

I prefer sound quality over looks, so it does not really matter to me. 

 

Thanks for your input, looking forward to others' as well 

post #7 of 16

You can get a Sennheiser HD600 new for about $300 these days. 

post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 

How are the HD600's compared to the other suggestions thus far 

post #9 of 16
They may be a tiny bit out of your budget (the 600's), what do you plan on connecting them to?
post #10 of 16
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They may be a tiny bit out of your budget (the 600's), what do you plan on connecting them to?

my iphone or my macbook or my my tower. 

post #11 of 16
The 770 is a pretty good closed can. 250 or 600 ohm sounds really nice. Typical Beyer - Clean highs that extend well and typical closed headphone, big in the bass department.
post #12 of 16
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How are the HD600's compared to the other suggestions thus far 
If amped properly, they are better IMO.
post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 

any other suggestions ? I've heard good things about akg

post #14 of 16

If you don't have an amp I'd consider a more portable model like the new Audio Technica ATH-ES700

 

 

http://headphones.seyo-co.com/audio-technica/ATH-ES700

post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 

bump still haven't pulled the trigger on any headphones yet. any new recommendations? 

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