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DT770 vs DT880 vs M100 vs D600 vs Q40 vs HFI580 vs HE400 vs UE6000

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Which headphones are the best for EDM? I like deep bass, detailed, clear highs (not too harsh), refined vocals. I will be using them unamped with desktop pc, laptop or phone but I might add a portable or desktop amp later if I feel I need to. I'd like them to be more universal, not only suitable for EDM but different kinds of music and some gaming as well because I won't be buying another cans for a long time. Mostly listening at home. Can be for home use or portable. Open or closed not really matters.

 

These are my choices:

 

Beyerdynamic DT770 PRO 80ohm

Beyerdynamic DT880 Premium 32ohm
V-Moda M-100
Denon AH-D600
M-Audio Q40
Ultrasone HFI-580
Hifiman HE-400
Logitech UE6000
post #2 of 8
If you hope to use them in public, then you should eliminate the open headphones on your list. Open headphones let in outside sound, and other people can hear what you are listening to.
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90% listening at home.

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For 100% listening at home, I would recommend either the HE-400 or Phillips X1 if you would like some good bass emphasis for EDM. However, the HE-400s are fairly inefficient. You may want a headphone amp to reach louder volumes depending on the device you use them with.
post #5 of 8
I can't recommend a headphone that I haven't heard, so I'll tell you the ones I listened to and tell you about each one, hopefully you can decide for yourself:

Dt880 (own): cross these out. Excellent all-arounder, but for EDM? Eh, not so much.

Dt770 (owned): very nice sub bass extension, but lacks a bit of midbass. Other than than they're very good (comfy, built great)

Q40 (own): fantastic for EDM. Superb subbass extension and nice midbass quantity. The mids are also great and forward. BUT uncomfortable and some people find the clamping pressure high.

M100 (listened): also excellent for EDM, bass impact is good. But mids are recessed. Build quality is great.

I haven't listened to the others, but the he-400 and Fidelio x1 are often recommended for electronic music.
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I've heard HFI-580 and D600 and out of the two I would recommend the former. The bass doesn't extend to the lowest of of low, but the midbass hits and hits hard, great for EDM. The treble can be nasty without EQ though.

 

It's debatable if I had a broken pair of D600's, but the sound was awful on those. Bloated and muddy, not suitable for any kind of music IMO.

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I'd like to know about soundstage on these headphones. Which one has the widest?

post #8 of 8
Ultrasone HFI-580s uses S-Logic Plus technology which creates a surround effect: http://www.ultrasone-headphones.com/en/technology/slogic-plus

Open headphones are still better, IMO.
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