I am leaning towards the Panasonic RP-HTF600-S headphones, but I had my eye on the Sennheiser HD 419s for awhile until I came across the Panasonics. Can anybody weigh in an input on both sets (If you owned both) or tell me personal experiences from each set, or some recommendations for another set of cans at the same price would be good. I am definitely buying an amp (FiiO E6), but my price for headphones are limited. I cap out at around $35, maybe $1-$2 dollars more would be O.K, but anything more, and I couldn't buy it. From a technical standpoint, the Panasonics seem to be better than the Sennheisers, but from a user standpoint I wanted to know what it was like. Again, I am buying a portable amp, so the impedance of headphones will not stop me from buying the headphones, just specs and price matter right now. Any help will be appreciated!
Choosing between two headphones: Sennheiser HD 419s and Panasonic RP-HTF600-S
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I am plugging these into a FiiO E6 amp which is connected to a Bluetooth Receiver which is connected to my phone. The reason for the Bluetooth Receiver is because my phone's existing headphone jack had faulty headphone detection and would pause music by the slightest move of the headphone cord.
I am also deciding between Panasonic RP-HTF600 and Sennheiser HD 419. I would power these with my iPod & iMac's headphone jack, no amp or anything fancy. I am a "Basshead" and want headphones for under $49 that can get thumping bass, while keeping clear mids/highs. Which ones are best?
Edited by ccard3dev - 11/24/13 at 1:49pm
I would advise you to go for the 419s because the Panasonics are Studio Monitor headphones, so they aren't meant to bring out any specific range, but just accurately reproduce them. You might also want to look at the Koss Porta-Pros if you really want bass. They bring out the bass a ton, just they need enough power cause their impedance is up there. But I would advise for you to spring for the 419s or Porta-Pros if you really want bass. I can personally say the Porta-Pros keep the mid and highs clear, I can't say for the 419s because I have not tried them.
Okay, I just got my new Sennheiser HD 419s, and I am in LOVE with them!
First of all, they look very good. I am loving the all-black design. They are also VERY comfy and light-weight.
Second of all, they isolate noise, even at lowest volumes, but they leak sound at higher volumes.
Third of all, they sound AMAZING!!! I have tried out Beats, Bose, Sony, Koss, Samson, Maxell, Skullcandy, JVC, and more, and these sound better than ALL of them! AMAZING BASS without ruining mids/highs. And, they go REALLY loud! No amp needed! I ran through all of my music on them, and not ONE song sounds bad!
I am very happy of my decision to go with the HD 419, and will definitely choose Sennheiser for my next pair.