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Need help picking a set of cans, can't think of a catchy title.

post #1 of 5
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So, the time has come. In a few weeks I will have the money to buy what will be my "end game" cans for the for the time being. 

 

Will have €300/350 (roughly $400/450) to spend! 

 

The set up goes like this

 

PC (whatever DAC the Maximus Hero has) > C&C BH 

 

iPod > C&C BH 

 

 

A while ago I would of said the main music focus was Rock/Metal, but lately it's slipped out of that and I really listen to pretty much anything I can. 

 

 

 

 

The cans I've considered so far are 

 

Closed:

 

Mad Dogs

 

Sennheiser Momentums

 

V-Moda M80

 

M100 ( not sure if they'd be too powerful for bass)

 

AKG K550

 

 

Open

 

HE400

 

HD600

 

Sony - MA900

 

Some form of Grado perhaps 

 

 

 

What I'm after is a bit of a jack of all trades! 

 

 

Lastly, I appreciate any and all input! Thank you for reading! :beyersmile: 


Edited by marko93101 - 10/31/13 at 5:25pm
post #2 of 5
What kind of headphones have you been using? And what do you like/not like about them? That might help people to close the gap on what to purchase smily_headphones1.gif

BTW: The AKG K550 are a really good price from Amazon UK. Cheap enough you could think about getting another pair of headphones to go with them. Maybe a pair of open headphones like the Beyerdynamic DT990s.
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

What kind of headphones have you been using? And what do you like/not like about them? That might help people to close the gap on what to purchase smily_headphones1.gif

BTW: The AKG K550 are a really good price from Amazon UK. Cheap enough you could think about getting another pair of headphones to go with them. Maybe a pair of open headphones like the Beyerdynamic DT990s.

 

 

Ahhh, I knew I forgot something in my haste of making this thread :P 

 

Well lets see

 

Audio Technica M50 - Well, nothing really. I loved them, sometimes felt like a bit more detail would be great.

 

Logitech Triple Fi 10 - The reason I don't have the M50s anymore. They're great for what they are, but I just can't use them for too long, my right ear feels really uncomfortable with them.

 

Shure SE215 - Actually loved these to bits, were my go to for a good bit till they broke. 

 

Denon AH-D1100- WAAAAY too much bass. Like holy crap, when the bass was tamed they sounded okay! 

 

JVC S500s - They're grand for portable cans, and that's all they'll ever be. Same as my Senn PX 100i and KPP. 

 

Allesandros MS1 - Can't really recall why I shifted these, they were so sweeeet for all my rock/metal 

 

Treble is something that puts me off any Headphone, too much of it me and I just cant stand them. Same as Bass, too much and I cant stand them. 

 

So I guess that makes it a bit of a neutral sound I enjoy? With a little kick I suppose!

 

My real problem is, I invested to much in lower end stuff instead of saving for a good set like I am now! 

Whatever can I do go for will be the only one I buy! If I had enough cash, I'd take your advice on buying the K550 and possibly a second pair, but just can't justify/afford to do so!


Edited by marko93101 - 10/31/13 at 5:18pm
post #4 of 5
Some people find the AKG K550s to be a little bright, and Grados are definitely bright. So you might strike those off your list. I think you are right, too about the M100s. Might be more bass than you want. Then again, the JVC S500 have some bass emphasis.

Sounds like you might be a good candidate for trying the HD600s or the Sony MA900 if you want to go open. I wonder if the C&C BH would drive the HD600s OK since they are 300 ohms? I'm sure it would work fine with the Sonys--I have the C&C; nice portable amp smily_headphones1.gif

In fact, I would find out how the C&C BH does with higher impedance headphones. Might be fine. I just don't know.
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

Some people find the AKG K550s to be a little bright, and Grados are definitely bright. So you might strike those off your list. I think you are right, too about the M100s. Might be more bass than you want. Then again, the JVC S500 have some bass emphasis.

Sounds like you might be a good candidate for trying the HD600s or the Sony MA900 if you want to go open. I wonder if the C&C BH would drive the HD600s OK since they are 300 ohms? I'm sure it would work fine with the Sonys--I have the C&C; nice portable amp smily_headphones1.gif

In fact, I would find out how the C&C BH does with higher impedance headphones. Might be fine. I just don't know.

 

 

MA900's / Mad Dogs / HE400s were the initial suspects, but after some reading I found those other options. 

 

Have heard the 650s and quite enjoyed them, just too expensive for me and they don't sound the best out of the C&C (mighty fine little amp) 

 

Awful thing about living in Ireland, cant try half the things I'd love to give a whirl :( 

 

 

 

Trying to pick the cans  is a tough ole decision :p

 

Thanks for your help so far! ^_^

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