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Looking for $100-$150 headphones mainly for electronica

post #1 of 9
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***UPDATED QUESTION***

 

So I ended up going with the dt770 80 ohm version, because I found a pair cheaper than I could get the 32 version for. They just came today and they sound awesome and are super comfortable, but I want more.

 

Right now I have a Xonar DG, I don't really use dolby headphone all that much, so going to a DAC/AMP combo wouldn't really bother me, I've been doing some reading and I've heard conflicting things, and some of the threads were back from 2010-2011, so I'm going to ask in this thread to see what the consensus is.

 

I've seen people recommend the following

 

- Fiio E17 / E017

- Schiit m&m stack

- Matrix M-stage USB

 

I was seriously considering the m&m stack or a Fiio, and then I read this from another forum


 

Quote:

Magni isnt good IMO, too much noise with low impedance-headphones and you dont need so much power.

 

The E07K is not good for the beyers, the DT770 needs more resourcefull power, I mean, more controlled and refined power, if not, the bass misscontrols a lot.

 

I was kind of thrown off because I saw people recommending Fiio stuff in other threads, and the Schiit m&m stack was also recommended. I'm drawn to the Fiio line of products because they are lower priced, but is it worth it to save up and get something better? I'd love to hear other people's experiences, if you have these cans, what's your setup? 


Edited by AdmiralAkmir - 12/2/13 at 5:04pm
post #2 of 9

If you can highten your budget: Beyerdynamic DT-770 32 Ohm, no amp nessecary, highly regarded around here for electronica.

post #3 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheJosablo View Post
 

If you can highten your budget: Beyerdynamic DT-770 32 Ohm, no amp nessecary, highly regarded around here for electronica.

 

What would be a reasonable price for these? I've seen several sites selling them for $230 + and there's one seller on amazon selling them for $195.

post #4 of 9

Whichever you trust the most, you are the buyer, take extreme caution for scams. make sure seller is well known and has good reputation.

post #5 of 9
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Hmmm, I've read some reviews, and they do sound awesome, but I'm just not ready to pull the trigger on cans at that price, I'd like to stay closer to $150.

 

What about the Ultrasone HFI-580? Those seem comparable and I'm seeing them for around $160


Edited by AdmiralAkmir - 11/17/13 at 10:49pm
post #6 of 9

They will have less sub bass than the DT770s or even the infamous ATH M50s, also be careful with the Treble peak at around 10 khz but other than that they seem pretty decent, made for portability I guess.

post #7 of 9
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Maybe I'll wait for a sale since the holidays are coming up.

post #8 of 9

Smart, Happy shopping!

post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 

-moved to first post-


Edited by AdmiralAkmir - 12/2/13 at 5:03pm
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