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post #16 of 23

Consider SRH840, which will have sufficient bass without upsetting the balance. It's fairly resolving and clear, and works without an amp. The headband is heavy, but you can mod it if necessary.

 

I don't recommend M50 for rock because the treble is thin and metallic, or V-Moda if you're not a basshead. Based on what I've read about the 32 ohm 880s, I'd be somewhat concerned about the 32 ohm 770s.

post #17 of 23
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HD 380 is fine without an amp

M50 is fine without an amp

 

DT 770 32 Ohms I imagine gets better with an amp. I have the 80 ohm and the 250 ohm, and even though they are higher impedance, I think the DT 770 design craves current. But it is a NICE closed phone that is super compfy too.

if you had yo pick one which one would you choose?

 

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Consider SRH840, which will have sufficient bass without upsetting the balance. It's fairly resolving and clear, and works without an amp. The headband is heavy, but you can mod it if necessary.

 

I don't recommend M50 for rock because the treble is thin and metallic, or V-Moda if you're not a basshead. Based on what I've read about the 32 ohm 880s, I'd be somewhat concerned about the 32 ohm 770s.

 

do you have any experience with the SRH840 because they look great but are they worth the price?

and again if you had to choose which one would you take?

post #18 of 23
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do you have any experience with the SRH840 because they look great but are they worth the price?
and again if you had to choose which one would you take?

Yes, of course, I've heard it plenty and would probably buy it if I needed a closed model. It plays rock well, and I would certainly recommend it given your preferences for rock with some bass.

Build quality is good too. The only thing you need to know about build is that you might find the headband somewhat heavy or not padded enough, but that can be modded if necessary.
post #19 of 23
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Yes, of course, I've heard it plenty and would probably buy it if I needed a closed model. It plays rock well, and I would certainly recommend it given your preferences for rock with some bass.

Build quality is good too. The only thing you need to know about build is that you might find the headband somewhat heavy or not padded enough, but that can be modded if necessary.

 

Thank but as i mentioned before, i consider my music taste very versatile and i want to know 

if those could also preform well in the other styles like Modern Pop, EDM etc....

 

What about the earpads? are they comfortable enough for al long period of time?


Edited by zoziak - 12/30/13 at 7:23am
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Thank but as i mentioned before, i consider my music taste very versatile and i want to know 

if those could also preform well in the other styles like Modern Pop, EDM etc....

 

What about the earpads? are they comfortable enough for a long period of time?

 

It's fine with modern pop. I can't comment on EDM, but as they're good all-round I should think they'd work. The hardcore EDM listeners I know use V-Modas. But you can do some version of this mod, http://www.head-fi.org/t/676260/fs-shure-srh-840-with-many-mods-includes-world-wide-free-shipping, if you want to increase the bass.

 

I had no complaints about the earpads. Good quality pleather, maybe memory foam (not sure). They're the standard ones that modders use for Fostex. Better quality and comfort than M50, which becomes too hot.

 

My only concern about them is the headband. One guy I met didn't think there was any problem because he wore them on a larger size setting. Another guy I know modded the headband perfectly. You can find different mods on Head-Fi. Usually, they take out the strip of rubber on the underside of the headband and replace it with the foam from HD600. New headphone users don't suspect just how much one can customize.

 

Note: I've seen SRH840 cheaper ($130-150) on the For Sale board. Always check the sellers feedback from other buyers.

post #21 of 23
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It's fine with modern pop. I can't comment on EDM, but as they're good all-round I should think they'd work. The hardcore EDM listeners I know use V-Modas. But you can do some version of this mod, http://www.head-fi.org/t/676260/fs-shure-srh-840-with-many-mods-includes-world-wide-free-shipping, if you want to increase the bass.

 

I had no complaints about the earpads. Good quality pleather, maybe memory foam (not sure). They're the standard ones that modders use for Fostex. Better quality and comfort than M50, which becomes too hot.

 

My only concern about them is the headband. One guy I met didn't think there was any problem because he wore them on a larger size setting. Another guy I know modded the headband perfectly. You can find different mods on Head-Fi. Usually, they take out the strip of rubber on the underside of the headband and replace it with the foam from HD600. New headphone users don't suspect just how much one can customize.

 

Note: I've seen SRH840 cheaper ($130-150) on the For Sale board. Always check the sellers feedback from other buyers.

The only problem is the taxes because i live outside the US and it can be pretty expensive

(in my country these headphone cost 300-350$)

Thank you for all your help man :smile:

post #22 of 23
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The only problem is the taxes because i live outside the US and it can be pretty expensive
(in my country these headphone cost 300-350$)
Thank you for all your help man smile.gif

I understand. You're most welcome. Maybe you wouldn't have to pay tax on a used model?
post #23 of 23
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if you had yo pick one which one would you choose?

DT 770, 80 Ohms. I like the sound of the 250 Ohm model even more, but I don't like the coiled cable for desktop use.

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