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post #16 of 30
Thread Starter 

Thanks for your replys

 

I have looked up for those models and I got my eye on V-moda M100 akg k545 and NAD VISO HP50

 

The thing is that I'm living in Latvia and I only can buy V-Moda M100, from ebay, other sellers don't post worldwide.

 

The other thing is that those V-Moda seller sales from HongKong, and they are 200 £, when other sellers sell them for 350 £, how is real?

 

Those 3 pairs of headphones will work fine without any loss on iphone without amp/dac ?

 

And could you guys suggest me legit online shops, where I can buy these headphones for reasonable price ?

 

Thank you alot, your help is much appreciated

 

post #17 of 30
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Originally Posted by mishka View Post
 

I have looked up for those models and I got my eye on V-moda M100 akg k545 and NAD VISO HP50. The thing is that I'm living in Latvia and I only can buy V-Moda M100, from ebay, other sellers don't post worldwide. The other thing is that those V-Moda seller sales from HongKong, and they are 200 £, when other sellers sell them for 350 £, how is real? Those 3 pairs of headphones will work fine without any loss on iphone without amp/dac? And could you guys suggest me legit online shops, where I can buy these headphones for reasonable price? Thank you alot, your help is much appreciated

I personally would avoid ebay for the M100s. You lose out on the 2 year premier warranty & immortal life program offer by V-Moda and there have been recent reports of M100 being sold w/o serial number stickers on the headband or product registration/warranty cards. All three of those headphones will all work fine w/o an amp/dac.

 

AKG K545 from razerdogaudio.com -> razerdog50 for $50 off retail price of $250, so $200 + $44 shipping to Latvia. That is what I would recommend.

 

V-Moda.com also does international shipping to Latvia for $20 w/o tracking vs $40 w/ tracking, so if you buy direct from them you can get the M100s for $330. I would recommend getting the $20 XL pads if you do decide to go M100 as they were severely uncomfortable for me without them & it's better than having to pay for international shipping again.

 

too lazy to look into the hp50 :tongue:

post #18 of 30
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Originally Posted by mishka View Post
The thing is that I'm living in Latvia and I only can buy V-Moda M100, from ebay, other sellers don't post worldwide.

http://www.amazon.de/V-MODA-Crossfade-Over-Ear-Kopfh%C3%B6rer-schwarz/dp/B00A39PPDK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1387646204&sr=8-1&keywords=v+moda+m100

 

stick with stores in Europe. Did you try in amazon germany?

post #19 of 30
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http://www.amazon.de/V-MODA-Crossfade-Over-Ear-Kopfh%C3%B6rer-schwarz/dp/B00A39PPDK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1387646204&sr=8-1&keywords=v+moda+m100

 

stick with stores in Europe. Did you try in amazon germany?

If you are getting the V-Modas, I would recommend just buying direct b/c you'll probably want to get the XL pads as well.

post #20 of 30
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Originally Posted by mishka View Post
 

So I thought it would be good if I will buy Beyerdynamic DT 770 and order C5D Amplifier + DAC, would be better then beats pro?

+ it would 60$ cheaper,

 

any thoughts or suggestions?


That would be a pretty good choice for using with your laptop, but I'm not sure if it would work with your phone. The HRT iStreamer is a similar portable DAC/ amp, but you can plug it into an iPhone. The DT-770 is a well-respected classic for closed headphones. 

If you want a headphone you can just plug into your phone without an amp and all that, check out the V-Moda headphones, or the Bowers and Wilkins P7 (expensive but really sexy). Sound quality wise, you'd probably get better sound with a DAC and an amp, but IDK if you really want to get all that equipment. But the two I just recommended would still be better than Beats. 

post #21 of 30

iPhones are notoriously bad at driving headphones at any decent level. An amp, even a cheap one, is highly recommended there. Different laptops have different levels of quality on output, but they also will usually sound better with an amp.  There are plenty of small portable amps for well under $100 out there by FiiO or NuForce and others. 

 

If you want LOTS of boomy bass look at the Sony XB500 or 700 series. Moderate amounts the AKG K550 or Beyerdynamic DT770 do quite well and have a MUCH cleaner sound than the overly boomy and slightly muddy sounding XB series. The DT770s will just beat out the K550s on bass but the K550s are usually considered to be a little cleaner sounding. The VModas seem overpriced to me, like $200 headphones going for $300 etc, andI think their treble response is just awful and muddy.

 

Any chance you can try any of these out first?

post #22 of 30

@ OP, I guess you could go for DT 770 250 Ohm along with E17. This option is better because you can buy both of them from the stores in Europe. Try to avoid ordering outside the EU (UK is an exception) in order to avoid the problems with customs!

post #23 of 30
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That would be a pretty good choice for using with your laptop, but I'm not sure if it would work with your phone. The HRT iStreamer is a similar portable DAC/ amp, but you can plug it into an iPhone. The DT-770 is a well-respected classic for closed headphones. 

If you want a headphone you can just plug into your phone without an amp and all that, check out the V-Moda headphones, or the Bowers and Wilkins P7 (expensive but really sexy). Sound quality wise, you'd probably get better sound with a DAC and an amp, but IDK if you really want to get all that equipment. But the two I just recommended would still be better than Beats. 

DT-770 isn't really portable. the V-Moda M100 is good if you like an emphasized bass. the P7 is overpriced for its sound in my personal opinion.

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iPhones are notoriously bad at driving headphones at any decent level. An amp, even a cheap one, is highly recommended there. Different laptops have different levels of quality on output, but they also will usually sound better with an amp.  There are plenty of small portable amps for well under $100 out there by FiiO or NuForce and others. 

 

If you want LOTS of boomy bass look at the Sony XB500 or 700 series. Moderate amounts the AKG K550 or Beyerdynamic DT770 do quite well and have a MUCH cleaner sound than the overly boomy and slightly muddy sounding XB series. The DT770s will just beat out the K550s on bass but the K550s are usually considered to be a little cleaner sounding. The VModas seem overpriced to me, like $200 headphones going for $300 etc, andI think their treble response is just awful and muddy.

 

Any chance you can try any of these out first?

XB500 & 700 would only be appropriate for a basshead, and I still personally think the M100 outperforms those. The AKG K550 & DT770 are both unsuitable for portable use.

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Originally Posted by rubinstein View Post
 

@ OP, I guess you could go for DT 770 250 Ohm along with E17. This option is better because you can buy both of them from the stores in Europe. Try to avoid ordering outside the EU (UK is an exception) in order to avoid the problems with customs!

I think OP wants on-the-go headphones, and I don't think the DT770 (tho they may be an excellent pair of headphonse) really fit that criteria.

post #24 of 30

OP is does not live in the USA. So he needs to consider price difference of M100 in the US and in EU.

post #25 of 30
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Originally Posted by money4me247 View Post
 

DT-770 isn't really portable. the V-Moda M100 is good if you like an emphasized bass. the P7 is overpriced for its sound in my personal opinion.

I fail to see how the V-moda M100 is more portable than the DT770s. Weight is nearly the same. Is it primarily the DJ Style coiled cord on the DT-770s that you're looking at or the ability of the M100 to fold into itself? I wear mine out and about quite a bit, but the coiled cord doesn't bother me for that kind of use. I wouldn't go running with them but I don't think I'd go running with any over the ear closed back headphones really. So what does the OP really mean by "out and about"?

 

But the real issue here is the OP is kinda vague on what they really want. Which brings us right back to the issue that he needs to both try a lot of different designs to see what he likes and get back to us on what he wants after that.

post #26 of 30
I think the idea about the DT-770 not being as portable is that you would have an amp too. More stuff to carry. Don't the V-Modas also fold?
post #27 of 30
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Originally Posted by Sxooter View Post
 

I fail to see how the V-moda M100 is more portable than the DT770s. Weight is nearly the same. Is it primarily the DJ Style coiled cord on the DT-770s that you're looking at or the ability of the M100 to fold into itself? I wear mine out and about quite a bit, but the coiled cord doesn't bother me for that kind of use. I wouldn't go running with them but I don't think I'd go running with any over the ear closed back headphones really. So what does the OP really mean by "out and about"?

 

But the real issue here is the OP is kinda vague on what they really want. Which brings us right back to the issue that he needs to both try a lot of different designs to see what he likes and get back to us on what he wants after that.

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I think the idea about the DT-770 not being as portable is that you would have an amp too. More stuff to carry. Don't the V-Modas also fold?

Yes, I am basing my comments on the fact that the DT 770 is a large full-sized pair of headphones w/ a very long NON-detachable cable, does not fold, and requires an amp (so cannot be easily driven out of a mp3 player/smartphone).

 

While the M100 are heavy for their size as they are built like a tank, they are much sleeker and more suited for portable use imo. Easy to drive w/o an amp, folding up into a tiny ball, and the included carrying case all make it more portable than the DT-770. Though I guess it is possible to lug the DT-770 around, but it does not seem ideal to me.

post #28 of 30

:L3000:here is one happy owner of DT 880 who carries them in planes along with an amp, http://www.head-fi.org/t/692609/beyer-dt-880-pro-vs-senn-hd-598-maybe-others#post_10082910

post #29 of 30
Thread Starter 

Hey guys, thanks for information, I know what I want, lol. I want headphones on the go, with some design, not some clam shells ;D And the second thing is, If I will buy headphones for high price, I don't want to loose quality with my iphone, so basically what's the point of buying expensive if I can't get full quality out of them :)

post #30 of 30

Well I think the V-Moda M100s have terrible treble response, so I wouldn't get them, no matter how pretty they are. If the OP likes the heavier bass sound of the Beats etc then maybe the Shure SRH-840 would be a good match. Thing is you don't have to spend $600 to beat the beats. Heck, you don't have to spend more than $200 to do that, and still look good while having great sound portable headphones. Go to headphone.com and compare the m100, SRH840 and Monster Beats (they don't list the studios) and compare the FR curves. The SHR940s have a more even response curve with less bass and are prettier, but I'm guessing the sound signature of the 840s will be a closer match to what you're looking for. They have plenty of bass without it being the only thing they have.

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