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[HELP] Need advice on choosing the Headphone that fits my needs the best.

post #1 of 10
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Good morning,

Next month I will be traveling to the U.S. and I plan to buy my first hi-fi headphone. So far, all I had to experience with headphones was my Steelseries Siberia and my Sennheiser HD 202.

 

The use will be for gaming and music. The style of music I listen the most is rock and electronics and i play mostly FPS and MMO.

 

I like some bass in music, but its not something I would trade for loosing sound accurancy.

 

For now I'm looking to buy one of the following:

 

Beyerdynamic DT-990-Pro-250

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0011UB9CQ/ref=s9_simh_gw_p267_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1X8X8JR9DYS7ZM2M5X80&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1630083462&pf_rd_i=507846

 

Sennheiser HD 598

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-Headphones-Burl-Wood-Accents/dp/B0042A8CW2/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1386760081&sr=1-1&keywords=sennheiser+hd+598

 

Sennheiser HD 600

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-Dynamic-Professional-Stereo-Headphones/dp/B00004SY4H/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1386760118&sr=1-1&keywords=sennheiser+hd+600

 

HiFiman He 300

http://www.amazon.com/HiFiMAN-HE-300-HiFiMan-Headphones/dp/B00667F7OK/ref=sr_1_5?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1386760134&sr=1-5&keywords=hifiman+he-400

 

 

AKG Q701

http://www.amazon.com/AKG-Signature-Reference-Class-Premium-Headphones/dp/B004444O3W/ref=sr_1_15?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1386760134&sr=1-15&keywords=hifiman+he-400

 

Beyerdynamic DT-880-250

http://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-DT-880-Pro-Headphones-250/dp/B001B1QENY/ref=sr_1_14?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1386760134&sr=1-14&keywords=hifiman+he-400

 

Sennheiser Momentum

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-505760-Momentum-Headphone-Black/dp/B00AZZNXOK/ref=sr_1_20?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1386760134&sr=1-20&keywords=hifiman+he-400

 

V-Moda M100

http://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-Crossfade-Over-Ear-Noise-Isolating-Headphone/dp/B00A39PPCG/ref=sr_1_22?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1386760134&sr=1-22&keywords=hifiman+he-400

 

Fidelio x1

http://www.amazon.com/Philips-X1-28-Over-Ear-Headphones/dp/B00B3QD94O/ref=sr_1_38?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1386760199&sr=1-38&keywords=hifiman+he-400

 

 

Thanks in advance.

 

PS.: Sorry for bad english! =P


Edited by Ratto - 12/11/13 at 4:16am
post #2 of 10

hiya, what is your budget? are you looking for open or close design? what source(s) will you plug the headphone (computer or ipod)? do you already have dac/amp?

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by rubinstein View Post
 

hiya, what is your budget? are you looking for open or close design? what source(s) will you plug the headphone (computer or ipod)? do you already have dac/amp?

 

Ow i forgot to mention, with the headphone I'm getting a FiiO E09K or E12 to use on my PC / Macbook.

 

I don't  wanna spend more than $300. I know the HD 600 is $350 on amazon but I can get it for $299.


Edited by Ratto - 12/11/13 at 4:30am
post #4 of 10

Since you are gonna connect to laptop, I suggest you to go for dac/amp instead of an amp. If you are on a tight budget, get Fiio E10 or E17 or else go for modi/magni stack or audio gd 15.32. By using a DAC, on board soundcard can be disabled and sound quality can be improved.

 

Regarding the headphones, with a budget of 300 $, I would also consider mad dogs.

post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 

Is the Mad dog better than the other options?

Because I didnt find it on Amazon or the store I would buy the HD 600. And since I'm not from US i would have to check if MrSpeakers send to hotels :/

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post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by rubinstein View Post
 

they are planar phones of closed design. Mad dogs have a good reputation in head fi. Further reading, http://www.head-fi.org/t/613576/mad-dog-by-mrspeakers-modified-fostex-t50rp-review and http://www.head-fi.org/t/666284/mrspeakers-mad-dog-impressions-and-discussion-thread

And about the ones i listed? What is the best option?

post #8 of 10

are you looking for closed design or open design?

post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by rubinstein View Post
 

are you looking for closed design or open design?

Tbh i dont need the closed design for the noise canceling, so i think either one is ok. So the best that would fit my needs.

 

ps.: i really would love to live in US so i could buy different ones to test but since I dont I rely on the ones who had the pleasure to test =)

post #10 of 10

from your list, I would go for x1 or dt 880.

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