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Best headphones for me?

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Heya guys, I've been searching everywhere for a decent pair of headphones but this time am using a Lower budget for my next pair! I understand nobody is a fan of these questions so I apologize. I just want to make sure I make the right purchase.

I will be using these headphones with an iPhone 4, 5, and galaxy S4. I plan ok buying a little fiio e6 to hold me over, as I feel they should help a bit for a more portable typed rig. My music genres/types are alternative rock, indie, folk, jazz, classical, and some electronic and trance. Some artist examples: Red Hot Chili Peppers, arcade fire, muse, beck, etc. for the more male vocal/alternative types. Honestly I listen to all genres but I'm trying to be a bit more specific with those I've listed.

The headphones I'm already pretty confident on are the AKG K550, ATH-M50, Shure 840, and Pioneer Dj2000.
I can pick up the M50s for $80, AKG 550s for $130, pioneers and 840s for $100. So that what I've got so far

Any recommendations are greatly appreciated, and sorry for the tiresome, overly asked question, I'm just to indecisive, it's a curse.

Thanks so much guys I really appreciate it!(:
post #2 of 14

Get the UE6000 before their closeout pricing disappears.

post #3 of 14

Hi,

 

Shure SRH-840s are always a solid pick!

 

Best Luck!

post #4 of 14

The Shure is a much better all rounder than M50. You might want to mod the headband with HD650 foam to make it more comfortable. 

post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the replies! Yeah I was always curious about the shure 840s, I've loved shures IEMs so was hoping for a midrange like there's but with some thicker bass. I think the shires are at the top of my list at this point, and the hd 650 mod(: thanks guys!
post #6 of 14
UE6000, ES FC300, Martin Logan Mikros 90 are my top recommendations.
post #7 of 14

I really don't understand how anyone can use the 840s for casual listening. They're studio monitors and sound like it. Flat and boring. Yeah, you can say they're accurate or whatever, but they're just not fun to listen to.

post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 
Yeah, but I don't mind much of a "boring" set of cans, I'm just trying to find a very mid centric headphone with a thick low end to back it up. Almost like a closed HD650 with it's heavy low end and smooth mids.

The ue6000 seem to get quite some love here. I haven't given them much thought, but I probably should at this point.
post #9 of 14

They might work for you, then, but I was really underwhelmed. Certainly not heavy on the low end. Out of the options I'd probably opt for either the M50 or the aforementioned UE6000.

post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 
Hmm yeah I'm starting to read in more on the 840s low ends and am finding mixed things, it really seems the ue6000 is well recommended, though I hear they're more of a dubstep type headphone. As for the m50 I almost pulled the trigger though I always see them be used as a base comparison and come on bottom in most categories, but I do hear it has the meaty bass with reasonable mids.
post #11 of 14
I don't think you can go wrong with the Shure 840s for your music genres. I would use the word musical instead of flat for them but that's why there are so many choices because we all hear differently. Vocals, mids and low base sound great on the 840s and acoustic guitar really shines. Electric guitar sounds great too without being fatiguing. Overall a really pleasant headphone that is a no brainier at $100 (if that's a sale price somewhere please share the link).
post #12 of 14
Thread Starter 
Wow, I'm really starting to lean towards the 840s now, they seem like it may be what I need, I also do hear more often of a musical type signature rather than flat. Some say it's a nice headphone to sit down and listen to music in a "chill manner". I think they're at the top of my list right now! I don't believe I'm that interested in the m50s or pioneers anymore anyways. Also, I wish it was a sale some where hahaha, but it was just a price I saw on ebay at the time but now would have to wait a bit longer for the opportunity again. Thanks!
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by milk View Post

Wow, I'm really starting to lean towards the 840s now, they seem like it may be what I need, I also do hear more often of a musical type signature rather than flat. Some say it's a nice headphone to sit down and listen to music in a "chill manner". I think they're at the top of my list right now! I don't believe I'm that interested in the m50s or pioneers anymore anyways. Also, I wish it was a sale some where hahaha, but it was just a price I saw on ebay at the time but now would have to wait a bit longer for the opportunity again. Thanks!


You're late by about a week.  TTVJ hadf them on sale.

 

Keep an eye on the deals discussion thread.

post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 
Bummer :/ yeah I'll keep my eyes open, thanks!
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