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post #1 of 35
Thread Starter 

Hej there i'm new to this forum

and  i am looking for good over ear headphones for home music ( everything actually :P maybe some dupstep and rock metal genre but i also like good classic and pop) movies and games.

I dont consider professional studio monitors with perfectly neutral sound tho I want to have some fun with them and they should be some vivid too.

They should have a good soundstage and should come with a punchy impactfull bass (no perfect deepbass required) :P but not beats by dre bass xD. I am going to use them with my electronic drum kit as well but main use is music and gaming on PC and PS3 so they shouldn't require an amp ( is the Pc on board sound enough for 250 ohms?).

ok i have taken a few HP into consideration :

 

Beyerdynamic (dt990/ 770) 250 ohm 

Sennheiser HD 380 pro

Sennheiser HD 598 

audiotechnica ath m50 (are they overhyped ?)

sennheiser amperior  (i know on ear but maybe they fulfill my wishes :P) 

 

budget arround 250 euros /  300 dollars  (less if possible) 

 

help is highly appreciated 

post #2 of 35
Onboard is not good enough for the beyers. I'd recommend Phillips fidelio x1 or Sony ma900
post #3 of 35

Punchy/impactful bass with and open can its not that simple. Maybe a Sennheiser HD518 or a Beyerdynamic DT880 (32 ohms).

post #4 of 35
That's where the x1 comes in.
post #5 of 35
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

That's where the x1 comes in.

But, it have a good soundstage??

post #6 of 35

The Amperiors are really good for everything  really, I even have to pairs + an hd 25 because the sound is just phenomenal, comfort is however not the best (though it's way better on the Amperiors than on the hd25).
I listen to dubstep, metal and some alternative rock and between all the headphones I've tried I've never heard other I like more.
They do not require an amp at all and have some really good isolation, and when it comes to "punchy bass" they are pretty much the first thing that come to my mind.
Another advantage is you can also use them as your portable can.
Are you in the US?
I could maybe sell you one of my pairs if you like the blue ones.


Edited by danielrevollo - 11/5/13 at 10:59am
post #7 of 35
Thread Starter 

ok i have narrowed down to the fidelo x1 and the amperiors :) thanks for the help what would you chose for home entertainment

post #8 of 35
The amperiors have been replaced with hd-25 aluminium as I remember.
post #9 of 35
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Originally Posted by juan1894 View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

That's where the x1 comes in.

But, it have a good soundstage??


Better than any closed headphones in ur budget, I'd suppose. Never heard them.

post #10 of 35

Replaced seems like a harsh word to me. Even though they took the amperiors off the market, there are still advantages in the amperiors over the aluminums. 
I find the aluminums to be more of a replacement for the hd25s than they are to the Amperiors.
 

 

  Amperiors hd25s Aluminums
Driver 16ohms 70ohms 70ohms
Cups Aluminium Plastic Aluminium
Earpads Velour Pleather Pleather
Colors Silver/Blue Black/Black & Blue Silver


As you can see the the Amperiors require less power, they have velour earpads (which some people including myself prefer), and if you want them in blue they are your only option.

post #11 of 35

If you don't go out with the headphones, between the amperior and X1, i would take the X1 (However the amperior is a solid headphone on the go)

post #12 of 35
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Originally Posted by juan1894 View Post
 

If you don't go out with the headphones, between the amperior and X1, i would take the X1 (However the amperior is a solid headphone on the go)

+1
 

The main thing you have to consider when choosing between the amperiors or the x1s is if you want a closed or open headphone.
The x1s are gonna leak the sound and you're also not going to be able to block ambient noise with them. With the amperiors instead, as I said before, you get great isolation.

post #13 of 35

I'd actually go with a pair of Sennheiser 555s if you can find them. http://lifehacker.com/upgrade-a-pair-of-mid-range-headphones-to-an-audiophile-1456454424

post #14 of 35

Absolutely stay away from the 380s.

the m50s are moderately nice, but if you're listening to dubstep, not ideal. ws55 is better. (also audiotechnica.) http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/headphones/1245be942092d1a4/

You can get a pair of DT770s for thundering bass around that price range, and they're super-cushy. If you prize clarity over all things, a pair of AKG K701s can be had for 130-150$, and they're really nice out of whatever random receiver. the cord will reach the couch from the receiver under the TV.

post #15 of 35

k701s are actually quite power hungry and would not reach their full potential without an amp, which is someting the op doesn't want.
And again, those are open, and their bass would be too weak for someone who wants to listen dubstep, judging from the op's necesites I think he might be better off with a pair of closed cans.
The dt770 might be a good option, but I don't actually have experience with them.

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