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Help on purchasing a new headphones in $300 range?

post #1 of 11
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Well let me introduce myself, I am Lin I just recently got into getting gear and started off with a pair of Audio-technica M50's and the Fiio E07K. I really liked the sound its warm, bassy, but kind of dark.

 

 

I recently purchased the Audioengine D1, but I don't really enjoy how they sound together(by no means do i think this amp is bad). I don't know why its a few songs that sound muddled to my ears, I just got it friday. I like the D1, but I feel with the M50s it's missing something for me. I believe my ears are getting used to it, but what I wanted to ask is what cans do you think would pair well with the D1 to achieve a bit more bass, but still give great sound overall? I know with the D1 it tones the bass down alittle maybe alittle too much for me(I don't want too much bass just for it to be a bit more livlier to me than right now with this small set up). I been l listening non stop almost all weekend seeing how the sound varies in contrast to the Fiio I have. Maybe its just my ears, however I'm still looking for a new pair of headphones to buy.

 

I'm a newb at this so, Im sorry if I'm explaining it in a weird way. ^^

 

I listen to a mix of music, mostly electronic(which sounds good with the d1), pop, progressive rock, ballads, and dance/house.  (some r&b)

 

Thats all the gear I got so far, but my budget for new cans is about $300, if you can help me out Id be grateful.

 

Kinda eying:

 

V-moda crossfade M-100

 

M-audio Studiophile Q40

 

I'm not sure what would be good. I'm open to more options.


Edited by Ohhithere - 4/13/14 at 5:50pm
post #2 of 11
Can you do an open headphone? If so, the HE-400 are currently on sale for $299 and could be a good fit for your listening tastes. Here's a review: http://www.head-fi.org/t/634201/battle-of-the-flagships-58-headphones-compared-update-audeze-lcd-2-revision-2-6-4-13#user_HE400
post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

Can you do an open headphone? If so, the HE-400 are currently on sale for $299 and could be a good fit for your listening tastes. Here's a review: http://www.head-fi.org/t/634201/battle-of-the-flagships-58-headphones-compared-update-audeze-lcd-2-revision-2-6-4-13#user_HE400

I don't mind open, semi-open or closed either. Thanks for the response these seem fantastic from the review. I hope they remain on sale a little longer as I'm waiting til I get paid. If not I might have to put out extra to get these. I'm glad you could decipher all my weird talk up there.

 

Really looking through trying to learn as much as I can about everything. It can be daunting. I don't understand alot of the lingo and what not, but figured Id come here and ask some experts on the subject for suggestions.

 

do you think any other headphones might be suitable? or is that the best in the price range for me?

post #4 of 11
Open headphones typically have a bigger soundstage than closed, which makes for a better immersion experience. I also own the M50s, and the HE-400s are much better across the board, especially with electronic music because of their excellent bass response and excellent detail.

Razordog is also running a $50 instant rebate on the HE-400, bringing the price down to $249. Not sure how long it will last, but I would imagine the $299 price everywhere else will last a little while longer.
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

Open headphones typically have a bigger soundstage than closed, which makes for a better immersion experience. I also own the M50s, and the HE-400s are much better across the board, especially with electronic music because of their excellent bass response and excellent detail.

Razordog is also running a $50 instant rebate on the HE-400, bringing the price down to $249. Not sure how long it will last, but I would imagine the $299 price everywhere else will last a little while longer.


Thanks for all the advice right now, exactly what I'm looking for in terms of sound. I listen to a ton of electronic music and even though its good through the m50s I imagine it could be better. So I'm definitely taking these into consideration. Something I am looking for is alittle detail which i feel is kinda lost with this combo of M50 and D1 at least for me. Ballad music is a bit open, but rock and some electronic is a bit muffled before, but sounds much clearer after giving my ears a break.

 

Nice, I hope I get paid before the deal ends. Glad the lower price tag will be around for a bit longer though. I've had the M50s for roughly a year and looking for an upgrade.

post #6 of 11
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Okay I sent something before, but it needs to get approved because I quoted you and you had a link. haha.^^

 

 

but I'm really glad you have both so you can at least give me those differences on them. I listen to alot of electronic music and rock. and it comes off just a bit to vague when i listen with this. It has gotten better since I took a break and started listening again, but I do want something thats alittle better overall than the M50 as much as I love them, they just don't do it with this amp for me, at least not right now.

 

That rebate would be nice. Hope it sticks around for me. and glad that overall price is sticking around some more. I'm really diggin these.

post #7 of 11
Theres also the shure srh 1440 (mostly neutral) and beyerdynamic dt150 (great all rounder according to the reviews)
Edited by zunehdrocks - 4/14/14 at 6:38am
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by zunehdrocks View Post

Theres also the shure srh 1440 (mostly neutral) and beyerdynamic dt150 (great all rounder according to the reviews)


Thanks, I'll take a look at those too, but right now I am leaning towards the 400s. :)

 

Might put these in my *to get* list.

post #9 of 11

The HE-400 is a very good recommendation as it has a really enjoyable and present bass, especially for open cans. Also if being closed do help at all, I've seen Ultrasone 900s go for as low as $270, but more realistically expect $300-$350 if you look around, they have incredible bass and if you can handle the treble it overall sounds great with electronic! 

 

Hope this helps!(:

post #10 of 11

+1 for the HE-400. Excellent choice for electronic and prog rock. 

post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thanks for all the recommendations, but I'm %100 positive on the he-400s. I will be getting those soon. Id definitely like to say thanks to cel4145 for the recommendation. I'll get them tuesday if all goes well. :)

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