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post #31 of 45

If you're willing to buy used, you could get a lot better for your money, like a used HD600. Most Head-Fiers take very good care of their gear.

post #32 of 45
HD600 will need an amp however.
post #33 of 45
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the hint blueangel, I am living in Holland and I don't really like buying second hand products I haven't seen or heard in this case. 

post #34 of 45

In that case, unless you want boosted bass or need a closed headphone, I would go with HD598 as others have recommended. It shares some of the qualities of the HD600 and isn't nearly as picky with amplification.

post #35 of 45
Thread Starter 

Hmmm, I might invest in an Amp anyway, just heard somebody say that the DT880 wasn't very good for movies,anyone having expierence with that? What would be a proper amp for a DT880, not too expensive but just good. And ofcourse, what are the other alternatives? I find watching movies, listening music and gaming equally important. 

 

How reliable is buying a second hand headphone on here? 

 

I know I'm quite picky with everything I buy, but choosing a headphone proves to be extremely difficult. As I only have budget for one headphone, I need a good allrounder. 


Edited by Niels Meijer - 9/26/13 at 12:14pm
post #36 of 45

I haven't used DT880's for movies but I don't see why they wouldn't be good for movies. They are semi open with a decent soundstage, and are pretty accurate with good bass extension. Not huge boosted bass mind you.

 

Schiit Magni is probably the best amp for around $100 but it might be a little bright for DT880's since Beyers have a tendency towards bright treble. Stepping up to $150 gets you a brand new pre-built Objective2 amp or a used Matrix M-Stage. The latter is competitive with many $1000+ amps, especially if you drop in a free op amp upgrade from Texas Instruments.

 

I've never had any problems with buying or selling here on Head-Fi. Make sure to buy from someone with at least one positive feedback.

post #37 of 45
Thread Starter 
I might look into buying second hand after all, currently negotiating for a HD650, if i can get that within my budget. I will keep an eye on the second hands here. HD600/HD650 would those be nice? Currently spending hours researching all options, much more difficult as i had expected but I enjoy it. smily_headphones1.gif
post #38 of 45

For movies, a Beyer DT990 Pro 250-Ohm, leaves a lot of your budget for a decent amplifier.

DT990, full bass & full treble, slightly overshadows the mids, but the mids are clear.

post #39 of 45

I have the HD600's and they're amazing. HD650's have less treble so they sound warmer and thicker, but the HD600's are more neutral. HD650 has a very slight advantage in soundstage and comes with a much thicker and heavier cable with a 1/4" plug versus the HD600's mini 3.5mm plug. You can EQ either one of them to sound 99% like the other, so for me the cheaper HD600 is a much better deal. Bass packs some good punch but you might want more deep rumble for movies. They have better bass than the HD598 though.

post #40 of 45
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the help, if I am able to get a nice seconde hand HD650 that would be awesome. I am looking for a nice pair within my budget at the moment.  My budget currently is around €220 for the headphones. (about 300 USD). 

post #41 of 45

Confirm the suggestion regarding !he Audio Technica AD700


Edited by Rosario - 9/29/13 at 3:11am
post #42 of 45
Thread Starter 

I've made a deal on a second hand HD 650, if everything goes well it will probably arrive somewhere next week. 

post #43 of 45
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the tip Blueangel2323! 

post #44 of 45

You're welcome, let us know how you like them :)

post #45 of 45
Thread Starter 

I will, since the headphones are shipping from Spain and only were sent to me yesterday, it will probably take about a week or something like that before I will receive them. I'll post how I like them, right now I am trying to find out which portable AMP I should get with them in the future. I'll open a new topic about that in a while, I am considering the JDSlabs cmoyBB since I've read on headfonia they are very good with the HD 650. Not sure yet though. 

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