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Need help choosing a pair of over-ear headphones and amp.

post #1 of 12
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Hi HeadFi

 

I am looking to get a desktop amp and headphones, i am quiet new to all this and i am looking for some help/advice, currently i have beats by Dr.Dre which i don't like at all and after one hour of use my ears are killing me. ( I know why BEATS i know noob choice).

 

This is little about me.

 

Love music all sorts depending on what mood i am in but typically i listen to Rock, R&B/Rap/HipHop, Alternative so really all sort. I was curious if you could recommend any amp/headphones that will suit my needs ? I am looking to spend up to $700 or more but prefer around that figure for time been and once i learn more about it then i will look for something even better. Thanks in advance.

onal.

post #2 of 12

Do you need isolation from outside noises?

 

Are you looking for a portable amp or a desktop model?

post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
Hi Claritas

Yes I would prefer closed headphones, amp prefer desk as majority of the time will be used at work and at home.

I was reading up on schiit magni + modi they seem to be reviewed well and decent price ?

Thanks.
post #4 of 12

SRH840 plays rock and R&B well; don't know about rap. It's warm but still quite clear. This is a good starting point for further research: http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/innerfidelitys-wall-fame-full-size-sealed. HP50 has some favorable reviews and it sounds as if the bass balance might be what you're after.

 

M/M is fine. I prefer O2+ODAC for the versatility (potentially portable and works with IEMs too), its having a Sabre DAC, and the full set of measurements. M/M certainly wins on looks, if that matters to you.

post #5 of 12
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SRH840 plays rock and R&B well; don't know about rap. It's warm but still quite clear. This is a good starting point for further research: http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/innerfidelitys-wall-fame-full-size-sealed. HP50 has some favorable reviews and it sounds as if the bass balance might be what you're after.

 

M/M is fine. I prefer O2+ODAC for the versatility (potentially portable and works with IEMs too), its having a Sabre DAC, and the full set of measurements. M/M certainly wins on looks, if that matters to you.

 

Thanks mate, will definitely have a look at your suggestion.

 

Its weird the more i read the more it sometimes gets confusing.

 

If anyone has any other suggestion please let me know.

post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 

Thanks mate, will definitely have a read and do some more research.

 

anyone else any recommendation please.

 

Thanks.

post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 

can anyone tell me if HE400 and O2+odac  or M/M would be good setup for all around music ?

post #8 of 12

Yes, it is. Very good.

post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
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Yes, it is. Very good.

would you prefer to use M/M or the O2+ODAC ?

post #10 of 12
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would you prefer to use M/M or the O2+ODAC ?

 

They're both fine. M/M is the more popular one probably because it's cheaper and looks more "audiophile." I'd prefer O2+ODAC. I found M/M a little brighter, but so what. (I'd like to hear it again soon to confirm that.) I like the internals on ODAC and the honest, informative specs on the Objective combo. I also like being able to use IEMs with it, which didn't work well on the other one. And to take it on the road; I've taken it round to all my friends and they love it.

post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 

Thanks Claritas,

 

I think i might go with HE400 and O2+DAC from reading review on HE400 it seems like for the money i want to spend and music i listen should be just fine.

 

thanks for you help.

post #12 of 12
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Thanks Claritas,

I think i might go with HE400 and O2+DAC from reading review on HE400 it seems like for the money i want to spend and music i listen should be just fine.

thanks for you help.

You're most welcome. Best luck!
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