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Which headphone is the best for me?

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 

First off let me give you some information to make it easier to help me. here it is!

 

My Headphones i have used, Solo HD, Skullcandy Hesh 2.0, Sennheiser Momentum (currently using)

Source:Deezer,Youtube,CD's( Windows Media Player) on Laptop with my Fiio E17.

Music Genres:EDM,Dance,R&B,Pop,Hip-Hop(a tiny bit)

What i love in a headphone:Bass! i like the thump of chase and status while listening on my momentum's and other EDM music but i also like to listen to female vocalists and other genres for a calm listening experience sometimes, some bands/singers i like are paramore, girls aloud, rita ora, Katy Perry, Steve Aoki, Chase & Status, Hardwell, Eminem and loads others.

 

I have stuck to looking at the sennheiser range as i love the momentum's dearly as the bass is amazing IMO and still very good natural sounding quality.

 

As of now i am thinking about either the Sennheiser HD650 or HD700. but i don't know if the HD700 are good as the bass isn't as strong as the 650 or momentum. Any help for me would be appreciated. anything you need to know extra just ask

 

My budget is upto a MAX of £550 (i also will buy a fiio E09K amplifier to dock my E17 in for high impedance headphones.

 

ALSO: is there any other advantage to open back headphones except the soundstage? i heard the bass isn't as good for open backed and that might put me off as bass i favour a lot

post #2 of 24
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post #3 of 24

WHAT!? O.o... try proff reading... I apologize if you are foreign but your grammar is that of an English 8 year old and is probably why nobody has replied lol

 

Is the bass on the momentums good for you or do you want more? I don't understand if you want more bass or if you just realized how much better the momentums are than your previous headphones and are chasing something better.

 

If your really ready to drop a grand on some really good cans (you mentioned the HD700) but want bass, order the Audez LCD-2 right now.

 

You could also try the HD650's, they are darker and have more bass than the HD600 or HD700/800's but also are slower and smoother, require a good amp and are probably over kill for pop music.

 

The nice thing about open headphones is that the company doesn't need to spend R&D money on controlling resonances so all the money goes into the driver so they have a better price to sound quality ration in a sense.

 

 

 

 

 

 

P.S. "My Headphones i have used, Solo HD, Skullcandy Hesh 2.0, Sennheiser Momentum (currently using)" Instead try "The Headphones I have used are the; Beats Solo HD poo poo boom boom awful crap, Skullcandy Hesh 2.0, Sennheiser Momentum (currently using)" or My current headphones are the, Beats Solo HD poo poo boom boom awful crap, Skullcandy Hesh 2.0, Sennheiser Momentum (currently using)". :D


Edited by ScaryFatKidGT - 11/24/13 at 7:42pm
post #4 of 24
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Originally Posted by ScaryFatKidGT View Post
 

[…] try proff reading... […]

I'm sorry, but you really must appreciate the irony here, eh? ;)

post #5 of 24
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Originally Posted by nugget2013 View Post

 

Windows Media Player) on Laptop with my Fiio E17.

What i love in a headphone:Bass!

 

My budget is up to a MAX of £550 (I also will buy a Fiio E09K amplifier to dock my E17 in for high impedance headphones.

 

ALSO: is there any other advantage to open back headphones except the sound stage? I heard the bass isn't as good for open backed and that might put me off as bass i favour a lot

If you stick to lower impedance headphone, you could still use the E17 to drive the headphones.

Maybe the Philips X1/28 Fidelio headphones, they are only 30-Ohms

post #6 of 24
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Originally Posted by brhfl View Post
 

I'm sorry, but you really must appreciate the irony here, eh? ;)

 

meh lol

post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by nugget2013 View Post

First off let me give you some information to make it easier to help me. here it is!

My Headphones i have used, Solo HD, Skullcandy Hesh 2.0, Sennheiser Momentum (currently using)
Source:Deezer,Youtube,CD's( Windows Media Player) on Laptop with my Fiio E17.
Music Genres:EDM,Dance,R&B,Pop,Hip-Hop(a tiny bit)
What i love in a headphone:Bass! i like the thump of chase and status while listening on my momentum's and other EDM music but i also like to listen to female vocalists and other genres for a calm listening experience sometimes, some bands/singers i like are paramore, girls aloud, rita ora, Katy Perry, Steve Aoki, Chase & Status, Hardwell, Eminem and loads others.

I have stuck to looking at the sennheiser range as i love the momentum's dearly as the bass is amazing IMO and still very good natural sounding quality.

As of now i am thinking about either the Sennheiser HD650 or HD700. but i don't know if the HD700 are good as the bass isn't as strong as the 650 or momentum. Any help for me would be appreciated. anything you need to know extra just ask

My budget is upto a MAX of £550 (i also will buy a fiio E09K amplifier to dock my E17 in for high impedance headphones.

ALSO: is there any other advantage to open back headphones except the soundstage? i heard the bass isn't as good for open backed and that might put me off as bass i favour a lot

Hello,

My personal experience is that higher end headphones are more towards better transparancy not more bass. I would also say that the Momentum is actually a pretty good headphone for your need. If you really feel the need of upgrading and if you like the Momentum, you should definitely like the HD600 even more! But, they do benefit with better amping (something more than E09K). Tube amp will work better though. Recently the Aune T1 is getting lots of attention for it is affordable and sound great!

Just a side note to all of us here in Head-Fi, please don't be offensive to other members here (as well as the whole world)! Everyone has their weak point, just like students, they all have that one weak subject that stresses them a lot. Till you get your weaknesses right, you have no right to laugh at one others' weaknesses!

Hope it helps
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Edited by BillsonChang007 - 11/25/13 at 3:22am
post #8 of 24

You could also look at the Hifiman HE-400. Being ortodynamic, they have a good amount of bass and I belive your Fiio E17 could drive them (somebody correct me if I'm wrong). And they fit your budget.

post #9 of 24
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You could also look at the Hifiman HE-400. Being ortodynamic, they have a good amount of bass and I belive your Fiio E17 could drive them (somebody correct me if I'm wrong). And they fit your budget.

Yes the E17 should be able to drive it to loud volume but not so sure about the quality...
post #10 of 24
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post
Yes the E17 should be able to drive it to loud volume but not so sure about the quality...

Yes, it does..... But I can not comment on the sound quality, since E17 is the only dac/amp that I have.

 

Out of topic, there is a very big world out there in which people do not speak english at all. Language is a tool for communication. There is no need to criticize others, if their language proficiency is bad!

post #11 of 24

Ofcourse the E17 can't compare with more expensive amps, but for a start it should be sufficient. He can still upgrade later.

 

 

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Originally Posted by rubinstein View Post
 

Out of topic, there is a very big world out there in which people do not speak english at all. Language is a tool for communication. There is no need to criticize others, if their language proficiency is bad!

 

True. Making fun of somebody, just because he's not fluent in english is childish. This is an international forum and ofcourse you can't expect from everyone to write perfect english.

post #12 of 24

i suggest the hifiman he400 / he500

imo the hifimans work better with EDM than the sennheisers

 

the he500 probably will need the e09k amplifier for more power, or you could get something like the $100 schiit amp

post #13 of 24
Thread Starter 

thanks for the replies i am curious about other headphone companies now i just wish there was a place to test them out before buying..

post #14 of 24
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ScaryFatKidGT View Post
 

WHAT!? O.o... try proff reading... I apologize if you are foreign but your grammar is that of an English 8 year old and is probably why nobody has replied lol

 

Is the bass on the momentums good for you or do you want more? I don't understand if you want more bass or if you just realized how much better the momentums are than your previous headphones and are chasing something better.

 

If your really ready to drop a grand on some really good cans (you mentioned the HD700) but want bass, order the Audez LCD-2 right now.

 

You could also try the HD650's, they are darker and have more bass than the HD600 or HD700/800's but also are slower and smoother, require a good amp and are probably over kill for pop music.

 

The nice thing about open headphones is that the company doesn't need to spend R&D money on controlling resonances so all the money goes into the driver so they have a better price to sound quality ration in a sense.

 

 

 

 

 

 

P.S. "My Headphones i have used, Solo HD, Skullcandy Hesh 2.0, Sennheiser Momentum (currently using)" Instead try "The Headphones I have used are the; Beats Solo HD poo poo boom boom awful crap, Skullcandy Hesh 2.0, Sennheiser Momentum (currently using)" or My current headphones are the, Beats Solo HD poo poo boom boom awful crap, Skullcandy Hesh 2.0, Sennheiser Momentum (currently using)". :D

i actually meant i want a bit more bass than the momentums if possible, if it is not possible for headphones at that price range i would like similar amounts of bass i dont mind sacrificing a bit for sound quality

post #15 of 24
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Originally Posted by nugget2013 View Post
 

 i just wish there was a place to test them out before buying.

Most of us do ;)

 

I second the shiit amp. I never heard it, but I hear good things about it. 

Also, further down the road you might want to consider buying a DAC as a laptop is kind of a weak source. Shiit Modi/Magni combo would be a nice addition in my oppinion.

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