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I got the HD600s and DT880 250 ohm Pros, which one next?

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I want some new headphones that sound a lot different than those two that are $500 or less.  I recently got the Bifrost Uber and Asgard 2.  Also listen to all genres.

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How about Grado RS2i? They have a pretty original sound signature and cost $495. Add $20 for larger foam pads and you'll get larger soundstage and overall much better sound. Worth an audition, I think.
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How about Grado RS2i? They have a pretty original sound signature and cost $495. Add $20 for larger foam pads and you'll get larger soundstage and overall much better sound. Worth an audition, I think.

 

 

I had a horrific experience with the Grado SR325is.  They hurt my ear after 50 minutes of use and I tried to get used to them for a few days wearing them for about 10 hours total but I had to send them back.  Still to this day I have nightmares about how uncomfortable they are and how they hurt my ears so bad!  Could someone wear the RS2i for 10+ hours everyday and don't hurt the ears at all?

post #4 of 10
With the large G-cush foam pads, there is no problem. They are massive (albeit light), fit well and make the headphones snap around the head almost effortlessly. I know that regular pads can be uncomfortable, that's why I recommended big ones straight away.
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A few years ago, there were three headphones that were considered the best in the industry (this was before $1000 headphones appeared on the market that weren't 'stats):

 

  • Sennheiser HD600
  • Beyer DT880 (high impedance)
  • AKG K701

 

Sounds to me you need the K701's if you want to experience top-of-the-line quality that is nevertheless, very different from the other two.  As you probably know, the K701 these days is the cheapest of them all at about $250 or less street price.

 

P.S. Grados are my favorite phones, but I don't think they're in your budget.  You really can't do justice with a comparison of the other two unless you got RS-1's or PS500's.

 

Edit: Good grief!  No offense, but you might want to take advice from someone who didn't just join the forum today, IMHO.


Edited by tomb - 7/21/13 at 5:00pm
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A few years ago, there were three headphones that were considered the best in the industry (this was before $1000 headphones appeared on the market that weren't 'stats):

 

  • Sennheiser HD600
  • Beyer DT880 (high impedance)
  • AKG K701

 

Sounds to me you need the K701's if you want to experience top-of-the-line quality that is nevertheless, very different from the other two.  As you probably know, the K701 these days is the cheapest of them all at about $250 or less street price.

 

P.S. Grados are my favorite phones, but I don't think they're in your budget.  You really can't do justice with a comparison of the other two unless you got RS-1's or PS500's.

 

Edit: Good grief!  No offense, but you might want to take advice from someone who didn't just join the forum today, IMHO.

 

I heard AKG 702 65 anniversery edition is better than K701, is this true?  Also I didn't even look when he joined lol


Edited by TheChosen0ne - 7/21/13 at 5:37pm
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I heard AKG 702 65 anniversery edition is better than K701, is this true?  Also I didn't even look when he joined lol

How about getting the 712 Pro?

or The Beyer DT990 Premium 600-Ohm?


Edited by PurpleAngel - 7/21/13 at 5:46pm
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I heard AKG 702 65 anniversery edition is better than K701, is this true?  Also I didn't even look when he joined lol

Unfortunately, I don't believe in all this stuff where people think a mfr changes the color of a headphone and it changes the sound, too.  Some of AKG's model revisions include different connectors or pads and that might be useful, but if you're expecting a difference in sound, then no - I think people might be fooling themselves.

 

P.S. I'm not trying to sell K701/2's except on the premise from where you started.  It seems to me you're at the point of having the best recognized headphones on the market of a few years ago - you need the AKG's to complete that threesome, that's all.  It's a very different headphone, but world-class, all the same. 


Edited by tomb - 7/21/13 at 6:08pm
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Unfortunately, I don't believe in all this stuff where people think a mfr changes the color of a headphone and it changes the sound, too.  Some of AKG's model revisions include different connectors or pads and that might be useful, but if you're expecting a difference in sound, then no - I think people might be fooling themselves.

 

P.S. I'm not trying to sell K701/2's except on the premise from where you started.  It seems to me you're at the point of having the best recognized headphones on the market of a few years ago - you need the AKG's to complete that threesome, that's all.  It's a very different headphone, but world-class, all the same. 

 

 

Thanks bro.  I'm leaning towards 701 but like with my previous headphones, I need to do a bunch of research and stuff before buying.

post #10 of 10

Nice that you brought this up.

I have the 650's myself , the next HiFi headphone on my list is the "C-LCD" if you will :P

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