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Over the ear Open headphones under 300? DT990,AD900x,M-100..

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Hi guys I'm wanting to buy my first quality headphones and I can't seem to make the final pick. I listen to downtempo, hip hop, rap, electronic, jazz etc.  I'd like to have decent bass but not overpowering.

 

-My budget is around 200-300.

-Looking for over the ear open headphones.

 

Here are the models I am currently debating on:
 

-Audio Technica ad900x

-Beyerdynamic DT900

-V Moda crossfade m-100

 

I would use these with my computer and android phone, I want to get a portable amp/dac under 100 but I am not sure what to get. Definitely checking out the Fiio's though. Thanks for the help guys!


Edited by busterbuzz - 12/28/13 at 11:45am
post #2 of 9

Open probably isn't the best choice for portability..

 

The usual choices in this price range are K545, K550, SRH940, DT 770.

post #3 of 9
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Thanks for your response!  I would not really be travelling with the headphones though, I just want to be able to bring it from my dad's to my mom's. I will pretty much only listen to them at home.  I really do want a nice soundstage hence the open cans.

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Anyone?  The audio technica ad900x look very interesting but I'm not sure if they can play electronic and hip hop well, someone said they lacked in that department..  I'd like to order the cans tomorrow so any opinion would be greatly appreciated!


Edited by busterbuzz - 12/26/13 at 4:07pm
post #5 of 9

I think DT-990 would fit the bill nicely. The bass is up to par for electronic and hiphop, but isn't overwhelming IMO. Some people do think it's overwhelming though. The soundstage is also large. Just be aware that it's open, so it leaks sound and doesn't block any noise, and that while it can be driven without an amp, an amp is recommended as it will improve sound quality noticeably. I could get my DT-990 (250 ohm version) to acceptable, moderate volume with an ipod on max volume. You probably won't get them loud (not painfully loud, just loud in a good way) without an amp, at least from a phone. My laptop could get them loud enough, but just barely. 

I haven't heard the M-100, but I've seen people who like bass say that they have overwhelming bass. 

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Thanks for your response, at this point its pretty much dt-990 vs ad900x..  Have you ever the audio technicas? Also I see that the dt-900 are available in 600,250,32 OHM.  Which one is the best? I'm pretty sure my headphones will always be plugged into a Fiio E07K.

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Thanks for your response, at this point its pretty much dt-990 vs ad900x..  Have you ever the audio technicas? Also I see that the dt-900 are available in 600,250,32 OHM.  Which one is the best? I'm pretty sure my headphones will always be plugged into a Fiio E07K.

I haven't heard the Audio Technica. For the DT-990, I'd recommend the 250 ohm Pro version because it is the cheapest. E07K should be fine. They aren't particularly demanding in terms of amp, you just need something a bit more than a stock headphone jack. 

post #8 of 9
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Perfect thank you very much!

post #9 of 9
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Can anyone else give their opinion on the best product I can get for the price?  Still not sure as im from canada and the price here for AD900x is 350, DT990 is 225 and I can get the AD900x online for around 250..

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