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First pair of real headphones?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Hiya, I have a pair of beats by dre solo hd's but they aren't cutting it for me anymore, I'd love to hear more detail from my music.
I will be using an iPhone 5S to play my music and didn't really want to buy any extra's to run the headphones.

The three I have my eye on are:
Sony mdr-7506
Audio technica m50
Sennheiser hd25-II

The music I listen to is r'n'b, hip hop, dance and pop music, just like what u will here in the charts really.

My price range is about £100

Just wondering what the best were out of the three I listed? Or if anyone has any suggestions that's in my price range I will be more than happy to consider them.

Thanks a lot everyone and take care

Darren


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post #2 of 9
Alright d?

Have a look at the jvc ha-s680. There should be one main thread on here about it. Only thing is it would probably have to be imported from Japan, about 70 - 80 quid all in all. If that doesn't bother you then the jvc are brilliant. The headphones iv suggested are not reference. They do have grunt, lots of it & the bass is excellent on them. In terms of reference sound the senns seem the best choice to me, but I haven't heard them. Good luck!
Edited by seraphism - 6/25/14 at 7:42pm
post #3 of 9

Used HE-400 if you're lucky somewhere on the forums.. a little over your budget but worth it, since it doesn't require a separate amp to drive (which in itself can range from hundreds to thousands). 

 

Otherwise I vote for the M50/M50x. 

post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the replies, I went to my local tech shop today and they had a few headphones to demo, I demo'd the sennheiser hd429's, sennheiser hd205's and some bose over ear's.
I was playing my iPhone music through them and to be honest none of them sounded spectacular, I thought the hd429's sounded the best out of the ones I tried on but they did not blow me away.
Maybe I'm too used to my beats by dre as I've been using them for like 2 years.

I have a quick option if someone could give me some insight as to how they sound, the bower and Wilkins p5's??
I've watched a few reviews on YouTube and people seem to like them, I just wondered what the professionals on here thought about them?
And what would u choose out of the b&w p5's or sennheiser hd429's if u had to make a choice??

Thanks alot


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post #5 of 9

When I read the title of the post, I wondered if you were using 'imaginary headphones' before.

post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post
 

When I read the title of the post, I wondered if you were using 'imaginary headphones' before.

LOL. I guess that would fall under the category of ipod earbuds or bose or beats.

post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
Looool that's funny. Anyways I decided to treat myself after watching a ton of YouTube reviews and I have brought the bowers&wilkins p5's, I'm really looking forward to trying them out.
Thanks everyone for their suggestions


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post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by gradofan1 View Post
 

Used HE-400 if you're lucky somewhere on the forums.. a little over your budget but worth it, since it doesn't require a separate amp to drive (which in itself can range from hundreds to thousands). 

 I absolutely disagree. Sure you can plug these into an iPhone and hear music, but these really need and amp to bring out any of the headphone's qualities.

 

- Roy

post #9 of 9

Depends on your source, yes. I use a Macbook Pro 15" Retina, which has a pretty good sound card in it already, good enough to drive the HE400 without anything else (though I use a dragonfly)... if you have a really cheap tablet or windows PC, you might be in a different boat and want to look somewhere else.

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