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rethinking my preference for neutrality

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i was a fun sound that works well at home with a schiit modi and magni but will be decent enough from a laptop and a tablet while at school. I prefer full size and over ear. comfort is somewhat of an issue. i prefer toi buy at guitar center so i can test them in person and i also have a gift card from the coverage of my shure 840s breaking. any siuggestions?ty and such.

 

i listen to everything. but m,ostly country, 80s rock, pop, rap(ti), punk(blink 182) and modern rock(hinder saving abel etc) and once in a while some heavier rock like element eighty.

 

i prefer to not have to amo it when i am at school but i would love to be ablen to amp it at home and jsut be in heaven.

 

as far as price, 400ish, i can go higher or lower if it is really justified.

 

Thanks,

V

post #2 of 13
If your local Guitar Center has headphones available on display, then you should go test them there. That's better for decision making that the opinions that will be offered here. Take your laptop with you so you can see how they sound with it.
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Had to think about the 'fun' headphones they carry at my local GuitarCenter...three came to mind.  The Beyer DT770s, the KRK KNS-8400s, and the AT-M50s.  Here's a link to their FR graph comparing them to the Shure 840.

 

http://graphs.headphone.com/graphCompare.php?graphType=0&graphID[]=913&graphID[]=2961&graphID[]=713&graphID[]=2941&

 

I got my DT770 - 80 Ohm version at GC.  They have a fun signature and I like them a lot!  They're a little more 'fun' than the M50s in my opinion.  Haven't heard the 8400s but would definitely like to. 

 

The 770s come in different impedances from 32 to 250 Ohms.  The 32 Ohm version should work best with your PC/Tablet.  My 80 Ohm version does OK with my PC but I always use them with an amp and have DT1350s for portable use.  The 250 Ohm version would require an amp.

 

Here's a thread that compares the sound signatures of the different versions.  This thread also mentions a 600 Ohm version but it isn't listed on the NA Beyer website any more...so not sure if they're still available. 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/513393/guide-sonic-differences-between-dt770-dt990-models-more

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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

If your local Guitar Center has headphones available on display, then you should go test them there. That's better for decision making that the opinions that will be offered here. Take your laptop with you so you can see how they sound with it.

i plan on that, but they get upset when you ask them to pull every headphone they own. when i bought my shur\es they openedboxes for me to test multiple cans that werent even on display, it was a very nice refreshing experience!

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i plan on that, but they get upset when you ask them to pull every headphone they own. when i bought my shur\es they openedboxes for me to test multiple cans that werent even on display, it was a very nice refreshing experience!

You are lucky. My local Guitar Center didn't offer do that when I was looking for a pair of headphones.
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Yeah they were great, I tested prolly 10 or so cans, they remembered me when I went in about coverage for the broken 840s. I think I might aee if I can teat out aome akg while I'm there. Looka don't really matter to me its more about comfrt and sound. I'm 27 and a freshman in college I tend to do my own thing and not really caee about people's opinions. Any suggestions? Also what is the differencr in basic akg and thr quincys?
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Well I lost all respect for guitar center, the headphone expert told me to get beats, called him a idiot and walked out
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Try the B&W P7.

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Yeah they were great, I tested prolly 10 or so cans, they remembered me when I went in about coverage for the broken 840s. I think I might aee if I can teat out aome akg while I'm there. Looka don't really matter to me its more about comfrt and sound. I'm 27 and a freshman in college I tend to do my own thing and not really caee about people's opinions. Any suggestions? Also what is the differencr in basic akg and thr quincys?

 

If you're talking about the Q701s vs K701s...a little more bass.  Am currently looking at the Q701s vs HD600s for next purchase.

 

Think the other Quincy Jones headphones are the 460s which are on-ear.

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If you're talking about the Q701s vs K701s...a little more bass.  Am currently looking at the Q701s vs HD600s for next purchase.

 

Think the other Quincy Jones headphones are the 460s which are on-ear.

yeah those are the ones, do the q701s ose anything with picking up extra bass?

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Well I lost all respect for guitar center, the headphone expert told me to get beats, called him a idiot and walked out

Probably didn't do any good. The problem with idiots is that they don't believe it when you call them what they are. LOL biggrin.gif

Regarding AKGs, I liked the Q701s when I demoed them. But I'm a Grado fan first and foremost for open headphones, so I was afraid I wouldn't use them enough to justify keeping them. But the Q701s are definitely good cans (I like the AKG sound and have the K550 and K518 LE).

I have been following the AKG K612 Pro discussion lately (haven't tried them yet). They certainly seem like another AKG to throw into the mix if you are looking for that AKG house sound. http://www.head-fi.org/t/685483/akg-k702-the-classic-vs-k612-pro-the-upstart-review-and-comparison
Edited by cel4145 - 10/24/13 at 10:21pm
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yeah those are the ones, do the q701s ose anything with picking up extra bass?

 

Based on what I've read, it doesn't sound like it.  Would really like to hear the Q701s and the HD600s before deciding but am not by a shop that carries them.  So...am leaning towards the Q701.

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Based on what I've read, it doesn't sound like it.  Would really like to hear the Q701s and the HD600s before deciding but am not by a shop that carries them.  So...am leaning towards the Q701.

i went and got the beyer dt770 pros loving them, so far, need an amp tho :(

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