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Headphones, warm sound, deep and loud bass, all music genres, <$150

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I want some new headphones, mostly for music but also for gaming and movies. I will be using them with a Fiio E7 (or maybe an E07K) when on the run and a Schiit Modi (eventually) when at home. I am 99% sure I want a closed headphone, as I prefer the noise isolation. My current headphones are Klipsch Image Ones. I really like the sound of them but they are a bit small for my tastes and I believe I can get better sound for the money.

 

My sound preferences are more focused on full, warm and richness of sound, but with decent clarity. I also prefer a lot of bass by audiophile standards, but I do not like rumbling or distortion in my bass. I use mostly 320kbps MP3 but some FLAC as well. I use Foobar2000 for music. I also use Breakaway Live (audio processing software).

 

My budget is $150 or so, but I will probably buy used. I am currently looking at the Beyerdynamic DT770 Pros, and the V-Moda Crossfade LP2. I can probably test some of these nearby but I'd like to have some ideas of what to look for first.

 

Music preferences:
Rock, metal, post-hardcore, rap, dubstep/electro house, much more.
Examples:
Incubus
Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Disturbed
Avenged Sevenfold
Tool
Puscifer
Audioslave
Volbeat
Hollywood Undead
Bad Meets Evil
Eminem
Drake
Aesop Rock
Kanye West
Hopsin
Phantom of the Opera
Jesus Christ Superstar
AKissForJersey
Escape the Fate
Deadmau5
Swedish House Mafia

post #2 of 11
Since you didn't mention it, you are planning on getting a headphone amp with the Schiit Modi, right? It's just a DAC and needs an amp, too.

The DT770s are a good choice in your budget range.
post #3 of 11
Jvc ha-s500 perhaps?
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the suggestions! And I'll be using a pretty bad AMP until I can afford the Magni but I will be getting a headphone AMP. I'm sure I'll end up using my Fiio E7 until then.
post #5 of 11
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I tested the DT770 Pro 80 Ohm today. What's the difference between 32 ohm, 80 ohm and 250 ohm?


Edited by phillyd - 7/22/13 at 3:34pm
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I tested the DT770 Pro 80 Ohm today. What's the difference between 32 ohm, 80 ohm and 250 ohm?

I believe the 32-Ohm costs more cash.

The 80-Ohm has the most bass and can work decently with with unamped source(s), but does better with a head amp.

The 250-Ohm really need to be used with a head amp, I do prefer the sound of the 250-Ohm over the 80-Ohm.

Would be fair to say the 80-Ohm is a close second, to the 250-Ohm.

post #7 of 11
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Don't you have that backwards? Isn't lower impedance gonna allow you to use them at a lower power input? I asked elsewhere and that's the answer I got.

I'm also looking at the Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro's, how do they compare?

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Don't you have that backwards? Isn't lower impedance gonna allow you to use them at a lower power input? I asked elsewhere and that's the answer I got.

I'm also looking at the Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro's, how do they compare?

"Use them at a lower power input"?

post #9 of 11
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As in they are louder at lower power.

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As in they are louder at lower power.

Not at lower power. Power is the same, voltage is lower, current higher compared to higher impedance versions.

post #11 of 11
The custom one pro's have more features and are more customizable (detachable cable, adjustable bass ports, customizable headband and driver plates). They also have an impedence of 16ohms so they'll sound good off of anything. In terms of SQ, I never heard the COP's so I can't comment on that. But I believe they're in the same league as something like the ATH-M50's.
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