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Help to choose an on-ear headphone to pair with Fiio X5

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

which on-ear headphone do you think is the best to pair with Fiio X5? 

 

I usually listen: Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, Metallica, The Black Keys, etc...

 

I don't want to spend more than 250 euros. I have read a lot about the follows, but I could not test them (I'm living in Italy):

 

V-Moda M100
Beyerdynamic T51p
Sennheiser Momentum
Sennheiser Amperior

 

Thank you!

post #2 of 10

Are you looking for a neutral can or bass heavy can?

post #3 of 10

Basshead:

jvc sz2000

 

Fun:

Nad viso hp50

Polk audio ultrafocus 8000

Donscorpio Dolphin

Polk audio buckle

Yamaha pro 500

 

Neutral:

soundmagic hp100

Yamaha mt220


Edited by zunehdrocks - 6/12/14 at 10:59am
post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by zunehdrocks View Post
 

Are you looking for a neutral can or bass heavy can?

 

Hi zunehdrocks,

 

I'm looking for a neutral can, I'm not a basshead :)

post #5 of 10
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Hi zunehdrocks,

 

I'm looking for a neutral can, I'm not a basshead :)

Then I would cross off the jvc sz2000 and vmoda m100.

post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 

Between Soundmagic HP100 and Focal Spirit Professional, which one is the best for rock?

post #7 of 10

And akg 812 pro sounds good only with fiio x5 or sound muchs better with x5 + fiio e12 combo? thanks

post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by fr34k View Post
 

Between Soundmagic HP100 and Focal Spirit Professional, which one is the best for rock?

I haven't heard all of them but if you look at frequency response graphs, the soundmagic hp100 has a bit more of a v shaped response so it may be a bit more "fun" with rock. The yamaha mt220 is the brightest out of the three (although not by much) and that may increase percieved detail. The focal spirit pro seems like the most neutral out of the three.

post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 

Me again...

 

Between Soundmagic HP100 and AKG K550, which one do you think is the best for rock?

post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by fr34k View Post

Me again...

Between Soundmagic HP100 and AKG K550, which one do you think is the best for rock?
Well there are a few dips and spikes in the akg k 550 and it is noticeable(pretty much everybody notes the treble issue). The soundmagic hp100 has more of a v shapes response so you may find it more fun that way. If you are looking for an even more fun sounding can with a good soundstage, check out the yamaha pro 500. The price has dropped from $400 to $200 by the way
Edited by zunehdrocks - 6/22/14 at 7:18am
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