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post #1 of 11
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Hello. I would like to buy some over the ear headphones. I would like to buy the best well rounded headphones available. Idealy I would like something that plays music well, but also sounds great when working with video editing software. Specifically I like:

 

Rock

R&B

alt.

Indie

classical

electronic.

ect.

 

basically the only genres i don't like or listen to often are country, dubstep, pop, and emo.

 

I would like something that can really hit the bass hard, but also be tuned to listen to classical.  

 

My price range can be up to 250ish

 

I would like to use headphones when walking around with my htc one, and also on a computer when editing or listening while gaming.

 

I don't really care about features at all, except for detachable cable so i could replace it if needed, and a relatively comfortable band four long hours of use.

 

was thinking of something like ATH - M50 or mrd 7506 but idk.

 

Have been using BlackScale headphones which broke so im just looking for a new pair thats better


Edited by jumiduss - 2/6/14 at 2:53pm
post #2 of 11

Hi,

 

You should consider Shure SRH-840 and SoundMagic HP100.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/shure-srh840/reviews

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/soundmagic-hp100-premium-over-the-ear-folding-headphones-black

 

Best Luck!

post #3 of 11
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Hi,

 

You should consider Shure SRH-840 and SoundMagic HP100.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/shure-srh840/reviews

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/soundmagic-hp100-premium-over-the-ear-folding-headphones-black

 

Best Luck!

Yeap also take a look at the UE 6000 

post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thanks you for replying. So first off, if you had to chose between the two head phones that you sent me, which one would you chose? Also, if you wouldn't mind me asking, why did you chose these, I'm not really familiar with higher end head phones and so I would like to be a little educated. Thanks

post #5 of 11
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Thanks for your reply. So i've read somethings on noise cancelation and how it has negative effects, (one guy reported enduced vomiting or something like that) and I was wondering if you had the headphones that you listed, if you noticed anything about them that had a certain something wrong with them. Thanks (also I think i might go with the hp100 because a lot of people seemed to like it and it "aged" well (idk the technical term) but that anyways.

post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 

Sound magic seems like my choice. Thanks again for your reply!

post #7 of 11
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Thanks for your reply. So i've read somethings on noise cancelation and how it has negative effects, (one guy reported enduced vomiting or something like that) and I was wondering if you had the headphones that you listed, if you noticed anything about them that had a certain something wrong with them. Thanks (also I think i might go with the hp100 because a lot of people seemed to like it and it "aged" well (idk the technical term) but that anyways.

 

That is silly to be honest, any... extreme exposure to sound waves can make you vomit, I suppose if you listened for 72 horus at maxium volume yea you might vomit

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Sound magic seems like my choice. Thanks again for your reply!

I liked my pair do enjoy them :3 

post #8 of 11

Well, Mshenay can tell you more than me about the HP100.

 

Shure's SRH-840 are solid performers with nice punchy bass, great detail but never cold or extremely analytical. Their overall sound presentation is pretty natural and 'musical' but plenty of detail. This have slightly bright highs, which make them shine when paired with high quality recordings. This headphones have detacheable cables and include extra earpads.

 

From what I've read, HP100 sounds smoother, probably less detailed but more forgiving than 840s. HP100s also have less punchy mid bass in comparison.

More neutral, I guess.

post #9 of 11
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Well, Mshenay can tell you more than me about the HP100.

 

Shure's SRH-840 are solid performers with nice punchy bass, great detail but never cold or extremely analytical. Their overall sound presentation is pretty natural and 'musical' but plenty of detail. This have slightly bright highs, which make them shine when paired with high quality recordings. This headphones have detacheable cables and include extra earpads.

 

From what I've read, HP100 sounds smoother, probably less detailed but more forgiving than 840s. HP100s also have less punchy mid bass in comparison.

More neutral, I guess.

I had the Revision 1 HP 100, mine was number 0000084, from what i've also read each... revision [these revision where not made public they just kind of did this] made teh headphone slighty warmer and a touch bassier.

 

My Hp 100 was on par with a Modded Shure 840, yea the Shure had punchier mid bass, but the Hp 100 has better sub bass, very smooth detailed mids and nice highs. The Hp 100 was by far more detailed and more neutral. I enjoyed it very much, it was also comfier than the Shure, the Shure though isolated much better and again had that nice punchy mid bass. Both where "equally forgiving" in my book, although I was comparing them against a DT 880, which is more on the analytaical side out of a Solid State 

 

How ever the Hp 100, the newest models should be simmilar to the Shure, but with better comfort. If it's neutral or not... depends. As the Revisions are not publicly made know, all we know is early models ]from the first year they where released] are drier and more balanced than latter models which are a smidge warmer and more fun 

 

EIther way it's a great HP, as it the Shure 840, if your going to be in a super noisy area I'd grab the shure, if your going to be some where with some noise but not an excessive amount I'd go with the HP 100, 

post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 

thanks, So I was reading on this site that some people said that shure's high range is a little too emphasised. And i would guess i would like a smother sound but crisp? Idk lol. Thanks for replying. And if you have any other suggestions than the ones mentioned I would like to know.

post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thanks for replying. So outside of these two headphones, would you have a better choice than the HP 100? Also, if both headphones have closed backs(atleast i think they both are) how does the shure provide better isolation? Thanks again for the long detailed response

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