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Any Recommendation for detailed shouty, bassy headphones?

post #1 of 9
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Hey guys I am looking for a set of headphones that are often described as shouty, I love mids, especially if they are engaging and forward. I like everything else to be balanced though a slight bass emphasis wouldn't hurt, I have tried grados and the mad dogs so far and many others but I still haven't found what I'm looking for. The treble on the 325is were painful and even though I liked the sound of the mad dogs I didn't like the fact that they needed an amplifier. So does anyone have any recommendations? I have also tried the He-400,500, M100, DT 990, Sennheiser hd650 and wasn't crazy for any.
Edited by Spiderman - 8/8/13 at 11:06pm
post #2 of 9
Howdy

Have you had a chance to try the grado sr225i ? The treble is not as painful on them, I listened to a set of 325 and 225 before I bought the 225, I liked that the 325 seemed to have a but better bass, but the treble was painful, I almost checked to make sure I had not had my ears pierced again frown.gif Also they can be used without an amp, I use mine amped only though they sound even better amped smily_headphones1.gif

A tube or hybrid tube amp will tame the treble on grados in general smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by autoguy - 8/8/13 at 11:56pm
post #3 of 9

Price range? Maybe look into an IEM if you don't want to use an amp.

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Originally Posted by lin0003 View Post

Price range? Maybe look into an IEM if you don't want to use an amp.

Yeah for price I am maybe looking at about 150 to 200 tops.
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Originally Posted by autoguy View Post

Howdy

Have you had a chance to try the grado sr225i ? The treble is not as painful on them, I listened to a set of 325 and 225 before I bought the 225, I liked that the 325 seemed to have a but better bass, but the treble was painful, I almost checked to make sure I had not had my ears pierced again frown.gif Also they can be used without an amp, I use mine amped only though they sound even better amped smily_headphones1.gif

A tube or hybrid tube amp will tame the treble on grados in general smily_headphones1.gif

No I skipped the 225 and went directly for the 325 since it was suppose to be the most detailed of the bunch but I had the same issue with the treble, it just turned me off of grados.
post #6 of 9

And you are not open to using an amp right? 

post #7 of 9
The grado 225 treble is not as piercing, other than those I have not listened to any headphones worth mentioning smily_headphones1.gif

I did check into iem headphones once and had thought about hifiman iems they look well built and cost $99, I decided against iem as I didn't need portability after I thought about it more smily_headphones1.gif

What source will you be using ? I'm guessing iPod or phone since you dont want to use an amp
Edited by autoguy - 8/9/13 at 12:26am
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Originally Posted by autoguy View Post

The grado 225 treble is not as piercing, other than those I have not listened to any headphones worth mentioning smily_headphones1.gif

I did check into iem headphones once and had thought about hifiman iems they look well built and cost $99, I decided against iem as I didn't need portability after I thought about it more smily_headphones1.gif

What source will you be using ? I'm guessing iPod or phone since you dont want to use an amp

You are talking about the RE-400 right? 

post #9 of 9
Yep those are the ones I was eye balling / thinking about, are they not bass heavy ? I didn't listen to them, after just googling some reviews, they are not bass heavy, they where one of two iem I looked at that looked though

I also read the klipsch s4 had good bass too, but have not listened to them either
Edited by autoguy - 8/9/13 at 12:38am
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