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Over Ear & Open, Seriously Need Help Quick!

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

Please Help Me!(crying face - no emoticon...)

 

Basically, my fiance on a budget wants to get me a headphone for my birthday. Max of $400 coming this 31st. And because we live together, she might not be happy if I don't use it as often as she want me to.

 

Problem is I've been conditioning my ears to iem's like EX1000 (Listen at home), W4 (listen to sleep), and EQ5 (listen when I'm out). *note: all using comply TX series* She had previously bought me a Crossfade-LP and because I'm not using it as often as she wants me to she wants to get one that I will.

 

So I need recommendations to what Over Ear & Open headphones to recommend her by this 31st before she gets me something that I'm forced to wear in tears... (either break her heart or my ears...)

 

Personal preferences;

- Detailed

- Analytic

- Wide Soundstage but airy headstage is alright

- Deep bass that doesn't over-power the mids

- Agressive

 

Screaming out Thanks in advance!:beerchug: 

 

edit-

I also have

Koss PortaPro - Travel

PX 200-II - Travel


Edited by sensible - 12/11/13 at 3:25am
post #2 of 14

Sometimes its better to describe your music preferences.


Edited by squallkiercosa - 12/11/13 at 4:19am
post #3 of 14

Stax... Vintage..

 

HE-400 if you can handle the treble and weight. Else, HE-4 but it requires amping. There's also akg k712 as well...

post #4 of 14

top up a bit HE500?

post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post
 

Stax... Vintage..

 

HE-400 if you can handle the treble and weight. Else, HE-4 but it requires amping. There's also akg k712 as well...


Agreed with HE-400, it's aggressive, has a slightly laid-back lush mid-range, flat and deep emphasized bass, good detail, and a sound-stage that is immersive. I wouldn't describe it as airy or analytical though, not really the right words. It certainly has a bit of those qualities though.


Edited by ToddTheMetalGod - 12/11/13 at 3:42am
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 

Thanks Squallkiercosa.

 

Music preferences would be:

Glitch-Hop

Big Band Jazz

Hard bop

Electro Swing

Indies

Nu Jazz

Jazz Hop

Jazz Pop

Funk

Electro Funk

Lo-Fi

Trip Hop

Drum & Bass

 

Songs that I like would be:

One Day/Reckoning Song (Wankelmut Remix)(Radio Edit) by Asaf Avidan

D.A.N.C.E. by Justice

Island (Cahb Remix) by Young The Giant

The Walking Dead(Cryptex Reglitch) by Cryptex * if you like The Walking Dead Series you must listen to this!

Youth (Alle Farben Remix) by Daughter

Breathe (Telepopmusic Cover) by New Navy

Nothing Compares 2 U by Capital Cities

The Painter by I'm from Barcelona

Crazy Race by Roy Hargrove

Sweet Dogs by Trolle Siebenhaar

Born Slippy by Barefoot

Marvin and Miles by Gare Du Nord

風の通り道 『となりのトトロ』より (feat. Karakuri of A.Y.B. Force) by M.Hisataaka * Totoro fans must listen!

Luv (sic) pt.2 [feat. Shing02] By Nujabes

Freah Orange by Blazo

The Wide World by Kondor

 

I hope with this list you guys/gals can better help me out. Thanks in advance again!

post #7 of 14

I have a feeling you will love the HE-400. I would argue that it's one of the best open headphones for electronic music. I haven't heard the LCD-2 or LCD-3, but I imagine they destroy the poor Hifiman :wink_face:. From what I've heard it also excels with orchestral music (the closest genre that I listen to is symphonic metal, but from what I've listened to I agree).

post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by ToddTheMetalGod View Post
 

I have a feeling you will love the HE-400. I would argue that it's one of the best open headphones for electronic music. I haven't heard the LCD-2 or LCD-3, but I imagine they destroy the poor Hifiman :wink_face:. From what I've heard it also excels with orchestral music (the closest genre that I listen to is symphonic metal, but from what I've listened to I agree).

Don't think the lcd-2 and 3 will destroy the hifimans for electronic music. No, not at all. I second the HE-400 for electronic music!

post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 

Can a govibe magnum power the HE400?

post #10 of 14

I second HE 400. You can increase comfort by buying an extra pad for head band (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Headband-Cushion-Pad-fit-New-Version-of-HiFiMAN-HE300-HE400-HE500-Ear-Headphones-/190825064042?pt) and Sound quality can be improved by using velour pad or DIY jerg pad (http://www.head-fi.org/t/646812/hifiman-he500-he400-jergpad-mod-v2-5-modulor-orders-updated-november)

post #11 of 14
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Can a govibe magnum power the HE400?
Not optimally
post #12 of 14

Given your genres, I agree with everyone about HE400. It's very good, the best I've heard for jazz and anything jazz-related.

post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post
 

Given your genres, I agree with everyone about HE400. It's very good, the best I've heard for jazz and anything jazz-related.

Yeah, good for jazz as well.

post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 

Thanks everyone for your replies. I'll give HE400 a try!

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