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Best setup under 300$ for many genres

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Hello everyone thanks for reading this; i've been lurking around for about 2 weeks and am still stumped. I listen to happy hardcore/alternative/punk/DnB/hiphop/rock/prog. house/trance/indie/classical and looking to expand, but I'm not sure which setup or headphones would work best.
Ive been looking at the senn 598 and htf600 with the cmoy amp. For most of my listening I would use the 598s and if I need more bass for hiphop or something I could switch to the 600s. Is this myopic and is there a better setup for me? Thank you!
post #2 of 13

What sources will this setup be used with?

post #3 of 13
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A pc with onboard audio and 2nd gen. ipod touch.
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pls reply

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Hello,

Do you have a budget? Do you have a preferred sound signature, like bass heavy, mid centric, treble or neutral[theres a lot more]? It also looks like you are planning to pair it with an amp so I am guessing portability is not a big issue? Also, do you need isolation?

As for now, I can only recommend you the
AKG K167
PSB M4U1
Sennheiser Momentum

The Sennheiser HD598 may lack bass for curtain genre of music you listen to. Neither do I like it for already laid back tracks, otherwise a very good pair of headphone for home use as they leaks sound and does not isolates external sound

Hope it helps
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Thread Starter 

Thank you so much for helping,

 

-Budget isn't really an issue, but i'm looking for a great price/performance pair and high build quality is definitely a must (around 200 seems to be the sweet spot).

-This is going to be for home use so isolation and portability is no issue.

-I'm thinking a "fun" sound signature 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qetipkznG80
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDyDKzpWBY0 Are my favorite songs atm if that helps.
 


Edited by parastroika - 11/24/13 at 4:12pm
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Originally Posted by parastroika View Post

Thank you so much for helping,

-Budget isn't really an issue, but i'm looking for a great price/performance pair and high build quality is definitely a must (around 200 seems to be the sweet spot).
-This is going to be for home use so isolation and portability is no issue.
-I'm thinking a "fun" sound signature 

Maybe the Philips X1? You might want to replace the cable though. Just to make sure you get the most out of it using PC, you can go for the FiiO E10

Hope it helps,
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post #9 of 13

I say Sennheiser momentums or V-moda M100's right out of the headphone jack

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Thread Starter 

the on ear momentums?

post #11 of 13

If you want smaller and more bass but the regulars were $300 for a while and will probably be below that on black friday

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the on ear momentums?

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post #13 of 13

Like what was mentioned before, at around $300, Vmoda m100, Philips Fidelio X1 and Sennheiser Momentums. 
M100 most bass, X1 sonically superior, momentums sound the best. IMO.

There are many good options in the $300 range these days. 

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