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post #1 of 7
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Hey all,

 

I'm kinda new to this headphone scene, so I'd like some help.

I've been lurking around here for about 4 months, and finally decided to look for some help.

 

I'm looking for a pair of headphones in the $50-$90 price range, to upgrade from my current headphones (Superlux HD681 EVO)

I mainly listen to classical, orchestral and jazz. Occasionally electronica and dubstep.

I'm pretty young here (I'm 12, please be nice...), and am pretty clumsy, so something durable would be nice.

 

I'm going to be plugging them straight into my front headphone jack on my computer, and my iPad. No amp will be bought.

 

Been researching, and found these: (All in Canadian currency)

Shure SRH440 - $75-$100

Creative Aurvana Live! - $90

Takstar Pro80 - $75-$90

Takstar HI-2050 - $50-$80

Koss Pro DJ100 - $64.99

JVC HA-S500 - $48.33

Jaycar (Brainwavz HM5) or

NVX XPT100 - $79.99

AKG K518DJ - $75.00

 

Any kind of help is appreciated!  :happy_face1:

 

Thank you,

Chives5


Edited by Chives5 - 5/26/14 at 12:02pm
post #2 of 7

HM5 vs Pro80, something I would like to know more about. If you find anything please post it here.

 

I'm considering buying the NVX XPT100 (same as HM5) over the Pro80 because I can't find much info on them. The NVX is great detail and flat response, so it should be very nice for the genres of music you listen to mostly. Although they are very balanced they respond well to EQ and the bass extends pretty low, so DnB should be good too on these

post #3 of 7
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Hey rebelinho, thanks for the information!

I'll look into the NVX XPT100, seems that the lowest I can find it is for $79.99 on SonicElectronix.

Another thing, I'm not sure if I want a neutral sound or a "fun" sound, as I have not had much experience with audio.

Thanks!

post #4 of 7

Hello. 

Whats an aspect of the superlux you like, and which aspect you dislike? What are you looking for on a headphone? more bass, soundstage or details? 

post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by Chives5 View Post
 

Hey rebelinho, thanks for the information!

I'll look into the NVX XPT100, seems that the lowest I can find it is for $79.99 on SonicElectronix.

Another thing, I'm not sure if I want a neutral sound or a "fun" sound, as I have not had much experience with audio.

Thanks!

 

oh boy, I had/have that same problem. for classical they should be good, bass is there but it isn't thundering. as you don't need powerful bass either, no problem. but for EDM and DnB it might be lacking a bit. I say might because I can't/haven't tried they before. That's my problem with buyng headphones: I never know if I'm doing the right choice until I've done it.

 

I'm thinking of buying the promo NVX package on that very same website, but I fear the bass turns out to be too shallow. I now own a pair of K450, and it is kinda perfect in quantity/punchiness. So, by comparison, I would miss some bass if I get the NVX. but on the other hand, my listening target is turning more to detail and overall freq range, so they might be good.

 

the best option is always to try them. As a friend here in head-fi told me, try to have a bass headphone for a week, then a flat headphone for another weak. evaluate which you missed more, detail on the first, or bass on the second. and you found your preference. if you can't do it, well, guess :D like me

 

sorry for annoying you with my testament

post #6 of 7

I've heard the Shures are pretty good, but for information you should just see the reviews. (http://www.head-fi.org/products/shure-srh-440-professional-studio-headphones)

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Originally Posted by formula1 View Post
 

Hello. 

Whats an aspect of the superlux you like, and which aspect you dislike? What are you looking for on a headphone? more bass, soundstage or details? 

On the Superlux, I really like the soundstage and details of it. I never experienced anything like that, and that amount of detail was amazing.

I'd like a tad more bass when listening to bass-oriented music, but everything else is good. A closed headphone would be preferred, but I'll just be using them around the house and in the backyard or walks.

 

On another note, I have nowhere I can listen to headphones in-store (other than the Beats/Bose display at FutureShop or Best Buy), so trying out different headphones is kinda out of the question.

 

Thanks for the help!

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