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Budget Orthodynamic Headphones?

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 

I've always wanted to try an orthodynamic headphone like the LCD-2 that everyone seems to rave about, but I just don't have the money to drop $1000+ on a headphone (I got my current Sennheiser HD 650's on sale for $200).  What's the best (if it even exists) budget orthodynamic headphone out there?

 

Thanks guys!!

post #2 of 18

I think that would be the fostex t50rp?

post #3 of 18

HifiMan HE-400 .... I have the HD 600s ....both are good in different ways ...

post #4 of 18
Hifiman he400
MrSpeakers Mad Dog
post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the quick responses! I'll check those out. If anyone has other suggestions too, keep em coming!
post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by Somatic View Post

HifiMan HE-400 .... I have the HD 600s ....both are good in different ways ...

Could you give some examples of how they're different?
post #7 of 18

Another one to consider with the HE-400 and Mad Dog 3.2

 

HE-4 with the Emotiva mini-X A-100.

 

I've heard the HE-4 and its a incredible value at the $350 odd dollars that is comes for. The Mini X has been recommended quite a bit to me for driving them at a budget cost.

post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by Leliana View Post

Another one to consider with the HE-400 and Mad Dog 3.2

HE-4 with the Emotiva mini-X A-100.

I've heard the HE-4 and its a incredible value at the $350 odd dollars that is comes for. The Mini X has been recommended quite a bit to me for driving them at a budget cost.

I have the little dot MKII and O2, would those not be enough for it?
post #9 of 18

How would you connect the HE-400 to this amp? Thanks for the break down.

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Edited by nick n - 9/18/13 at 9:18pm
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by eonsend View Post

I have the little dot MKII and O2, would those not be enough for it?

If you don't plan on getting the a-100 then don't consider this one. The o2 and little dot are no where near powerful enough. It needs many many watts of power.

To connect you need the hifiman adapt or similar and a xlr cable for the he headphone. A bit fiddly but incredible value to performance.
post #12 of 18

+1 on the Fostex T50RP. One great bang for the buck modded version is the ZMF, which you can check out here -> http://www.zachmehrbach.com/zmf-modified-fostex/ and can read reviews here -> http://www.head-fi.org/t/667870/review-zmf-modified-fostex-t50rp-superb



 





 

post #13 of 18
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I'm liking the look of the mrspeakers mad dogs, especially since I'm looking to get rid of my beyer DT 770s and will need a closed headphone to replace them at work
post #14 of 18
Yeah the mad dogs have a large following here. You may want to check out the alpha dogs too.
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Originally Posted by eonsend View Post

I'm liking the look of the mrspeakers mad dogs, especially since I'm looking to get rid of my beyer DT 770s and will need a closed headphone to replace them at work

 

The T50RP have LOTS of mods, it's hard not to like it. 

http://www.head-fi.org/a/fostex-t50rp-modification-summary-links-wiki

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