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Hello, i need help choosing my first headphone

post #1 of 5
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Hi all! :D

 

I'm going to buy my first headphone and i need some help,because i looked around for almost a week on this forum and the whole web but i couldn't come up with any conclusion:i'm more confused than ever.

 

I am not an audiophile but i am pretty demanding regarding sound quality.

 

I listen to all kind of music,mainly electronic,trance,house,chillout,rock and a bit of drum n bass,and i would like to have punchy,precise and detailed bass,but also clear,non-recessed mids and clear female vocals.

I definitely want the cable to be detachable,to be able to change it and increase the lifespan of the headphone (that i need to be long lasting).

 

I will use them only at home,connected to my pc (i own a creative soundblaster z soundcard),and i would like circumaural design (but still ok if supra-aural and comfortable),and i will wear them for long periods (around 4 hours,even while studying).

 

These are some pairs that i found and i suppose they could fit my requests:

 

-Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro

-Audiotechnica ATH PRO 500 MK

-Sony  MDR-10RC

-Sennheiser HD 439

 

Right now i think the 439,i saw a lot of positive reviews and may be great for the price (70 euros here in italy,and could also be modded easily),but i keep reading around that they lack bass and some say they distort at high volumes. Is that true?

 

I like the sony too (price is around 100 euros), but i heard that they are not long-lasting,drivers tend to break and over time sound quality will decrease.

 

ATH Pro 500 (price 130 euros) seems solid enough,and same goes for COP (158 euros) but some say they are good,other that they sound muddy,have too much bass and mids and highs are recessed.

 

Do you think that one of those would be ok? Which one would you choose?

Or do you have any other suggestion (considering that my budget is 160 euros)?

 

Sorry for my bad english and for the long post :/

 

Thanks in advance :)

post #2 of 5
Greetings.

"I listen to all kind of music,mainly electronic,trance,house,chillout,rock and a bit of drum n bass,and i would like to have punchy,precise and detailed bass,but also clear,non-recessed mids and clear female vocals."

Because of this sentence, you should check out the Grados. The sound may make all the other compromises acceptable.

I believe the Hifiman HE-300 would be perfect for you. Good luck.
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Originally Posted by fishyee View Post

Greetings.

"I listen to all kind of music,mainly electronic,trance,house,chillout,rock and a bit of drum n bass,and i would like to have punchy,precise and detailed bass,but also clear,non-recessed mids and clear female vocals."

Because of this sentence, you should check out the Grados. The sound may make all the other compromises acceptable.

I believe the Hifiman HE-300 would be perfect for you. Good luck.


Thanks for reply :)

About the Grado, i checked the sr60 and sr80, but doesn't have the detachable cable,still i think i will try them,because a friend of mine already have the 60s. The Hifiman seemed good to me too,but where i live they can only be found at around 250 euros,way above my budget :(

post #4 of 5
You are in luck. You can buy them directly from Hifiman for $150 USD.

http://www.head-direct.com/Products/?act=detail&id=108
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Originally Posted by mr4nderson View Post
 

I will use them only at home,connected to my pc (I own a creative Sound Blaster Z sound card),and I would like circumaural design (but still ok if supra-aural and comfortable),and i will wear them for long periods (around 4 hours,even while studying).

 

Do you think that one of those would be ok? Which one would you choose?

Or do you have any other suggestion (considering that my budget is 160 euros)?

 

Sorry for my bad English and for the long post :/

 

Thanks in advance :)

Does not have a detachable cable.

AKG K612 Pro, 144 Euros (B-stock, 133 Euros).

http://www.thomann.de/gb/akg_k_612_pro.htm?sid=bf1d80696a3e2cb97211b68ff33d0780

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