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Hi im new and i need some advise getting new Headphones

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

Hi im almost 22 years old and im looking for help i want to buy as a birthday gift to myself some new cans around $300 in amazon.

Im looking mostly for some open or semi-open back headphones more for home listening and i'm looking for more quality, i usually listen to music in my macbook pro or in my ipad (last gen) and im getting a FiiO x3 DAP, generally i listen to mostly alternative metal like tool, deftones, a perfect circle and crosses but i enjoy most types of metal, also i like to listen to some acoustic music like Sully Erna, Luar na Lubre, Caladonia, and some native brazilian music, i listen to some house music  and orchestral and classic music.

 

My actual gear is:

Audio-Technica ATH-M50 

Razer Electra gaming headset 

AKG K99

Bose IE2

Little Dot MKII

 

What im actually looking for it's for some open or semi open back headphones for pleasure listening in my home, just for chilling and getting great sound, pleasure sound.
I was considering between this options but im open to recommendations :)

-Beyerdynamic DT990 PRO 250Ω

- AKG Q701
 

Also BillsonChang007 recommended me this cans:
- NAD VISO HP50 (Not really convinced because im not searching for isolation)
- B&O H6 (Great but kinda out of my budget)
- Denon AH-D600 ( Maybe to bassy for me)

-Sennheiser HD598

-AKG K702

 

Recommended by thatBeatsguy:
-Sennheiser HD600 (Exceeds my budget :()

-Philips Fidelio X1
 


So please please help im thinking in buying them this week


Edited by FenrilZ - 7/18/14 at 8:13pm
post #2 of 13

All of your choices are really great, but consider adding the Sennheiser HD600 and the Philips Fidelio X1 to your watchlist. The HD600 is more laid-back, but I hear they're great for rock. The Fidelio X1 is a great all-rounder with a fun, lively sound signature.

 

I'm also gonna second the K701 and the H6, but why not get the K702 or Q701 instead? I hear they're better than the K701, and both have removable cables.

 

Also consider Grados (SR225i) seeing as you're into rock.

 

Good luck with your heapdhone hunt! ;)

-- thatBeatsguy

post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 

Thank you im really appreciating the recommendations, Billson also recommended me the senh's HD598 and the AKG K702

post #4 of 13

Hello,

 

The B&O H6 is also an isolating headphone. In fact, it isolates better than the NAD VISO HP50. The AH-D600 is also a closed back headphone. However, all three of these offers impressive soundstage for a closed headphone. 

 

I personally adore the HD600 very much for its very organic sound signature. However, I have not try them too long to compare against the AKG K702/65th but if memory serves me well, the AKG K702/65 offer better soundstage and cleaner. 

 

If you are afraid that the Denon AH-D600 is too bassy for you, you may find the Philips X1 the same. 

 

For the genre of music, I will narrow it down for you to;

Sennheiser HD600 [you can get them used within your budget!]

Sennehiser HD598 [if you really can't find the HD600 at your price range, it is less refined, slight narrower soundstage compared to HD600]

AKG K702/65 [very clean and extremely wide soundstage, least bassy of all]

Philips X1 [Audiophile basshead headphone]

 

How's the bass on your ATH-M50? To my ears, they are more bassy than the HD598 IMO 

post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 

Thnx for the explanation, for me the ATH-M50 are kinda bassy but not too much, for some of the music i hear its ok and sometimes my mood demands something bassy, but sometimes i get kinda bored or i feel like i got too much bass for the day that's one of the reason i want new cans, not for substituting the ATH but for complementing them, so right know as appearance impressions i think the HD598 are beautiful and K702/65, the K702 and the Q701 are good looking and the HD600 and the X1 are not to showy but good looking, i know the looks are just the first impression and i don't care much for the looks but im just starting to read reviews about all of them so right now it's the only impression i have.

post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post
 

Hello,

 

The B&O H6 is also an isolating headphone. In fact, it isolates better than the NAD VISO HP50. The AH-D600 is also a closed back headphone. However, all three of these offers impressive soundstage for a closed headphone. 

 

I personally adore the HD600 very much for its very organic sound signature. However, I have not try them too long to compare against the AKG K702/65th but if memory serves me well, the AKG K702/65 offer better soundstage and cleaner. 

 

If you are afraid that the Denon AH-D600 is too bassy for you, you may find the Philips X1 the same. 

 

For the genre of music, I will narrow it down for you to;

Sennheiser HD600 [you can get them used within your budget!]

Sennehiser HD598 [if you really can't find the HD600 at your price range, it is less refined, slight narrower soundstage compared to HD600]

AKG K702/65 [very clean and extremely wide soundstage, least bassy of all]

Philips X1 [Audiophile basshead headphone]

 

How's the bass on your ATH-M50? To my ears, they are more bassy than the HD598 IMO 

The AKG K550 is also a great choice if you want great soundstage n a closed can. And if what reviews say are true, then expect a big one. ;)

post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post
 

The AKG K550 is also a great choice if you want great soundstage n a closed can. And if what reviews say are true, then expect a big one. ;)

I think they are getting replaced by PSB M4U1 and NAD VISO HP50 for $300 xD

post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post
 

I think they are getting replaced by PSB M4U1 and NAD VISO HP50 for $300 xD

The legend has a successor?! I haven't heard AKG's house sound, but I really do like the description of their midrange-focused sound. I'm still going to go for the K550 (since it's available here) or the H6 (if it's available here), though. Ah, what the heck, I'm going to go overseas if I'm going to get a pair, but that will have to wait. ;)

post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 

I think im going for the HD600 i may not eat for a while but whatever, ill get nutrients by listening trough this cans, watching the reviews i think its what im looking for, something great with good soundstage, good in mids highs and lows, and not too bassy, almost everything replaceable in case of any accident and i can get em with free shipping on amazon
Ty very much guys for your help

post #10 of 13
No problem! Do report back on what you think about them! smily_headphones1.gif
post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 

Of course i will report back :D 

post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 

I have like 4 days with my new gear ( HD600 & X3) AND ITS GREAT! ill make a review or something soon thank you very much dudes!

post #13 of 13
Good to hear that!

Happy listening!
Waiting for your review as well popcorn.gif
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