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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
With a maximum of $ 600/700 which headphones over ear would you take?
I am an headphone newbie......
Thank you very much.
Andrea
post #2 of 17
Hi - guessing first of all that you don't have an amp or a dac? If this is the case I would recommend, for a generic home rig at about $700, sennheiser hd600 with bottlehead crack and a standalone jds labs odac (usually about 750 all up but shop around, wait for sales or buy used and all these components should come under 700).. Of course there may be cheaper, more appropriate choices which I would in fact recommend for a beginner (perhaps Look into an O2/odac combo and maybe dt880 or akg q701 as they're going cheap at the moment)
post #3 of 17

You need to elaborate more about your expectations, so that you would get the right suggestions.

what genres do you listen? Do you also play games? are you looking for open or closed headphones? what type of sound signature do you want? more bass, all details of instruments? are the headphones for home use or for on the go use?


Edited by rubinstein - 1/3/14 at 6:23am
post #4 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thank you everyone.
You must excuse me, I have not actually given a lot of input on which to express your thoughts.
I thought I would invest approximately $ 6/700 on the headphones and another $ 6/700 on the amplifier. The genres that I prefer are in order: Pop, Blues, Jazz, Rock. Do not listen classical music.
For 25 years I heard only 2 channel system at home but I've never had headphones.
I recently heard the Beyerdynamic DT880 250 Ohms, with the iphone but I was disappointed because I felt an unnatural sound, very stressed at the frequency extremes. The mids were also quite veiled.
For this I was thinking to buy the Beyerdynamic T90 coupled with the A20 but I've never heard.
I would like to sound so natural. Only home use.
What do you think?
Excuse me for my bad language.

Andrea
(Italy)
Edited by Stratosfera - 1/3/14 at 8:38am
post #5 of 17
JBDXx4

Wow, i think you can speak English as well as Italian.

post #6 of 17
Ok.. In that case I would look first of all at hifi man he-500
post #7 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stratosfera View Post

Thank you everyone.
You must excuse me, I have not actually given a lot of input on which to express your thoughts.
I thought I would invest approximately $ 6/700 on the headphones and another $ 6/700 on the amplifier. The genres that I prefer are in order: Pop, Blues, Jazz, Rock. Do not listen classical music.
For 25 years I heard only 2 channel system at home but I've never had headphones.
I recently heard the Beyerdynamic DT880 250 Ohms, with the iphone but I was disappointed because I felt an unnatural sound, very stressed at the frequency extremes. The mids were also quite veiled.
For this I was thinking to buy the Beyerdynamic T90 coupled with the A20 but I've never heard.
I would like to sound so natural. Only home use.
What do you think?
Excuse me for my bad language.

Andrea
(Italy)

 

Did you listen DT 880 250 Ohms from iphone + headphone amp or just iphone only?

 

Have you checked sennheiser hd 650 and 600, akg q 701?

 

Do you listen music from computer or a cd player?

 

greetings from Torino:)

post #8 of 17
Thread Starter 
Ciao Rubinstein,
the 880, I nave heard direct from iPhone.
I have no experience of listening through headphones and I heard music only from my Oppo 103 player.

So Juldz,
how are these hifiman HE-500 compared for example with the Beyerdynamic T90? Or compared with Audez'e LCD-2 ?

Which amp would you use? Burson?

Thanks for your interest.

Andrea
(Italy)
post #9 of 17

DT 880 250 Ohm headphones need an amp (such as, Fiio E11 or E12) to get full benefits. This is why the sound quality of DT 880 250 Ohms was not good, when connected directly to the iphone.

 

Another question, To what device do you plan to connect the new headphone? (computer or cd player or something else)

post #10 of 17
I haven't heard the t90 but it's apparently somewhat harsh compared to other higher end headphones. Also, if you're considering the lcd 2 I would look at the beyer t1 instead as an offering from beyer (although they are both above your price range so to be honest if you're sticking to your budget I wouldn't worry about them). As for the lcd-2 there is a big thread on the lcd-2 vs the he-500 so I suggest you search for it and read it to gain a variety of viewpoints
post #11 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thank you Rubinstein,
the player are only Oppo 103 for heard CD or File. But maybe a little bit with my computer.

Juldz,
when I asked why would you buy with $ 700 headphones that you told me immediately hifiman HE-500? Why?
are truly the best in its price range, or would agree to spend a little more and orient the LCD-2?

Thank you for your time.
Andrea
(Italy)
post #12 of 17
Thread Starter 
Rubinstein , I have seen that you have in signe the HE-400. Did you buy it in Italy? How do they go?
You've heard the 500?
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by Stratosfera View Post

Rubinstein , I have seen that you have in signe the HE-400. Did you buy it in Italy? How do they go?
You've heard the 500?

I bought used HE 400 from sale/trade section of this forum. They are fun sounding headphones.

I have not listened HE 500. I have read that HE 500 is better than HE 400.

 

Have you looked this? http://www.head-fi.org/t/634201/battle-of-the-flagships-58-headphones-compared-update-audeze-lcd-2-revision-2-6-4-13

 

What type of sound signature do you want? do you like more bass or do you like to listen all the details of instruments?

 

If you listen music from a cd player, you need a headphone amp. If you listen music from a computer, you need a dac/amp.

You could consider audio gd 15.32 http://www.head-fi.org/t/648386/audio-gd-nfb-15-32-delivery-impression-thread, http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB1532/NFB15.32EN.htm

post #14 of 17
Thread Starter 
The best sound for me is like my 2ch diffusors at home. Neutral, balance, transparency and sure dynamic.
Like my B&W 801.
I already have a Asus DAC but because the computer source is not my first choice for listen, the DAC/Amp is not my priority.

Andrea
post #15 of 17
Thread Starter 
I have seen the Burson Soloist ( more expensive) and the Shiit Lyr (more affordable).
Do you know ?
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