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

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Thread Starter 

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 12
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.
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 

90% listening at home.

post #4 of 12
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 12
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.
post #6 of 12

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.

post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 

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

post #8 of 12
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.
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by daylight View Post
 

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

 

 

 

Unamped, only D600's from the ones you mention. It's the only one made specifically to work unamped, and in my few months of owning them, I find they sound best out of an iphone. Even better than out of the Musical Fidelity M1 amp.

post #10 of 12
The UE6000 are the cheapest of this bunch (correct me if not).
I would give them a try anyway! smily_headphones1.gif So in the end you might safe lots of money.
But burn-in is very important! Don't listen to them right after unboxing smily_headphones1.gif

Active mode is like you switch on a subwoofer. I don't like it but for bass heads it's more than enough bass I would say smily_headphones1.gif
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by xkonfuzed View Post

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.

Yep yep, spot on with the Q40s. They are probably the best out of your lot. Just buy a refurb pair for $60, get some $30 beyer velours and sit back and enjoy. I sure do.

For open cans the he400 are best. Great bass, very unique and somewhat wonky high mids and treble but all still very smooth and detailed and just a really fun can.

For the price of either of these, they are both steals. Some of the best deals imo. You would be happy with both.

If you need more details just hit me up! biggrin.gif
post #12 of 12
In Germany we have an Home Cinema maker Teufel which makes headphones too.
www.teufel.de

They have exceptionally good headphones called Teufel Aureol Real. They are open and have mostly even frequency response. The bass is tight and fats, the treble is crisp. There sound a bit bright but IMHO right smily_headphones1.gif

Don't know if they ship abroad though... 99€ available In black red and white

Lots of photos : http://www.areadvd.de/hardware/2013/teufel_aureol_real.shtml

English review http://www.avforums.com/review/teufel-aureol-real-over-ear-headphones.495
Edited by djmuzi - 8/9/14 at 11:00am
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