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post #1 of 27
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Hello. I saw a similar discussion in this page, but I think my needs are bit different.
The headphones are for music(mainly Rock). mids, treble and Vocal abilities are very important to me. bass should be precise quick and a bit punchy.
Right now I have an Alessandro MS1i, and I really enjoyed them over the last two years. the reason I think about replacing them is that I need more privacy.
my requirements:

1. privacy, they don't have to be completely closed with full isolation, but I want the ability to hear music next to people in fair volume level, and not to ear every small nosie around me.
most of the time I will use them in my room.
2. portable ability, they don't have to be foldable or small but it will be nice if they come with a case at least.
3. best sound available according to my needs and my budget.
4. only a bonus: some times my source is my turntable so it will be nice if the headphones will perform also with this source.
*I dont have an AMP, I will add one maybe in the future but right now thay should perform fine without one.

 

Some headphones that got my intention:
1. AKG K 240 Semi-Open Studio-68$
2. Sennheiser Momentum On Ear-100$- look like a nice pick but some people saying they don't perform.
3. V-MODA Crossfade M-80 -113$
also looks good, but I read some bad reviews in amazon. most complains about the comfortable.(most of the reviews were very good).
4. NVX XPT100 -80$

5. Denon D1100-85$


*prices are from amazon..

 

What would be your recommands? 


Edited by farkash7 - 11/28/14 at 6:31am
post #2 of 27
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Originally Posted by farkash7 View Post

Hello. I saw a similar discussion in this page, but I think my needs are bit different.

The headphones are for music(mainly Rock). mids, treble and Vocal abilities are very important to me. bass should be precise quick and a bit punchy.

Right now I have an Alessandro MS1i, and I really enjoyed them over the last two years. the reason I think about replacing them is that I need more privacy.

my requirements:
1. privacy, they don't have to be completely closed with full isolation, but I want the ability to hear music next to people in fair volume level, and not to ear every small nosie around me.

most of the time I will use them in my room.

2. portable ability, they don't have to be foldable or small but it will be nice if they come with a case at least.

3. best sound available according to my needs and my budget.

4. only a bonus: some times my source is my turntable so it will be nice if the headphones will perform also with this source.

*I dont have an AMP, I will add one maybe in the future but right now thay should perform fine without one.

Some headphones that got my intention:

1. AKG K 240 Semi-Open Studio-68$

2. Sennheiser Momentum On Ear-100$- look like a nice pick but some people saying they don't perform.

3. V-MODA Crossfade M-80 -113$

also looks good, but I read some bad reviews in amazon. most complains about the comfortable.(most of the reviews were very good).

4. NVX XPT100 -80$


*prices are from amazon..

What would be your recommands? 
What headphones have you tried any liked in past?
Edit: oops
Didnt read the whole thing correctly
Edited by zunehdrocks - 11/28/14 at 6:32am
post #3 of 27
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Originally Posted by farkash7 View Post

Hello. I saw a similar discussion in this page, but I think my needs are bit different.

The headphones are for music(mainly Rock). mids, treble and Vocal abilities are very important to me. bass should be precise quick and a bit punchy.

Right now I have an Alessandro MS1i, and I really enjoyed them over the last two years. the reason I think about replacing them is that I need more privacy.

my requirements:
1. privacy, they don't have to be completely closed with full isolation, but I want the ability to hear music next to people in fair volume level, and not to ear every small nosie around me.

most of the time I will use them in my room.

2. portable ability, they don't have to be foldable or small but it will be nice if they come with a case at least.

3. best sound available according to my needs and my budget.

4. only a bonus: some times my source is my turntable so it will be nice if the headphones will perform also with this source.

*I dont have an AMP, I will add one maybe in the future but right now thay should perform fine without one.

Some headphones that got my intention:

1. AKG K 240 Semi-Open Studio-68$

2. Sennheiser Momentum On Ear-100$- look like a nice pick but some people saying they don't perform.

3. V-MODA Crossfade M-80 -113$

also looks good, but I read some bad reviews in amazon. most complains about the comfortable.(most of the reviews were very good).

4. NVX XPT100 -80$
5. Denon D1100-85$



*prices are from amazon..

What would be your recommands? 
http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/delightful-onkyo-es-fc300-and-es-hf300-page-2
Tyll over at innerfidelity prefers the esfc300 over the m80
Edited by zunehdrocks - 11/28/14 at 7:03am
post #4 of 27
Thread Starter 

To tell you the truth I don't have a lot of experience with many models.
My father has a CAL, I have the Alessandro like I said. other than that I didn't really tried other sets.
I tried to describe the sound that i like in my first message.

The price for the Onkyo is 50$ more than my budget


Edited by farkash7 - 11/28/14 at 6:51am
post #5 of 27
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To tell you the truth I don't have a lot of experience with many models.

My father has a CAL, I have the Alessandro like I said. other than that I didn't really tried other sets.

I tried to describe the sound that i like in my first message.


The price for the Onkyo is 50$ more than my budget
Are you in the US?
post #6 of 27
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Originally Posted by farkash7 View Post

To tell you the truth I don't have a lot of experience with many models.

My father has a CAL, I have the Alessandro like I said. other than that I didn't really tried other sets.

I tried to describe the sound that i like in my first message.


The price for the Onkyo is 50$ more than my budget
If you dont mind a bit of a v shaped sound signature, the donscorpio dolphin might be what you're looking for. It comes with a case. The sensitivity is 115db/w and the impedence is 16 ohms so it really does not need an amp.
http://www.head-fi.org/t/684159/chinese-asian-brand-info-thread-headphones-iems-amps-dacs/2865
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2657356
post #7 of 27
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Originally Posted by farkash7 View Post

To tell you the truth I don't have a lot of experience with many models.

My father has a CAL, I have the Alessandro like I said. other than that I didn't really tried other sets.

I tried to describe the sound that i like in my first message.


The price for the Onkyo is 50$ more than my budget
Is there anything wrong with the sound of either of those?
post #8 of 27
Thread Starter 

No
But a family friend is coming for a visit next week.
I chose Amazon because it offer fast shipping(The package have to arrive to my friend's house until friday, 12/5) and good prices, and it also allow me to place orders with my non US credit card.
I can buy from a different online shop.

Sorry if my english is not perfect.

The sound of both headphones I mentioned Is good.
I cna say that I prefered the sound of my MS1i, but it was more easy to listen to the CAL if I used them for long time.
I thought about ordering another pair of CAL, but I want somthing new.

I don't know if V-Shape is the right sound characteristic that i'm looking for.
google told me that V-Shape sound=Bass and highs emphasis, mids recessed in comparison.
I don't want an emphasis bass that take control over the mids.


Edited by farkash7 - 11/28/14 at 7:30am
post #9 of 27
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Originally Posted by farkash7 View Post

No

But a family friend is coming for a visit next week.

I chose Amazon because it offer fast shipping(The package have to arrive to my friend's house until friday, 12/5) and good prices, and it also allow me to place orders with my non US credit card.

I can buy from a different online shop.
Sorry if my english is not perfect.


The sound of both headphones I mentioned Is good.

I cna say that I prefered the sound of my MS1i, but it was more easy to listen to the CAL if I used them for long time.

I thought about ordering another pair of CAL, but I want somthing new.


I don't know if V-Shape is the right sound characteristic that i'm looking for.

google told me that V-Shape sound=Bass and highs emphasis, mids recessed in comparison.

I don't want an emphasis bass that take control over the mids.
http://www.head-fi.org/products/denon-ah-d1100
The denon d1100 may not be for you if you're looking for neutral-little bass emphasis

The k240 barely has any isolation. Its basically fully open
http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/AKGK240Sextett.pdf
Edited by zunehdrocks - 11/28/14 at 8:09am
post #10 of 27
Thread Starter 

"neutral-little bass emphasis", I think you read my taste right.
What is your experience with the other options that I mentioned?(2-3-4).
To tell you the truth, I almost ordered the V-Mode. I read couple of reviews and they seem to be fitting my needs(And they also looks great).
But I always checks the bad reviews in amazon. and some of them made me concern and they seems to be written by people with knowledge.
All agreed that the sound is good but for the comfort and durability for long time, there were some bad reviews

 


Edited by farkash7 - 11/28/14 at 8:28am
post #11 of 27
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Originally Posted by farkash7 View Post

"neutral-little bass emphasis", I think you read my taste right.

What is your experience with the other options that I mentioned?(2-3-4).

To tell you the truth, I almost ordered the V-Mode. I read couple of reviews and they seem to be fitting my needs(And they also looks great).

But I always checks the bad reviews in amazon. and some of them made me concern and they seems to be written by people with knowledge.

All agreed that the sound is good but for the comfort and durability for long time, there were some bad reviews


 
The only headphones in that list i have tried is the momentum on ear. I liked the sound overall but the treble was kind of forced and lacks air. Its hard to explain. There was nothing really wrong with the sound but i didn't think it was too special. The isolation was trash though. Even worse than the m50 and the koss prodj100. Its surprisingly comfortable for an on ear headphone.
post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by farkash7 View Post

"neutral-little bass emphasis", I think you read my taste right.

What is your experience with the other options that I mentioned?(2-3-4).

To tell you the truth, I almost ordered the V-Mode. I read couple of reviews and they seem to be fitting my needs(And they also looks great).

But I always checks the bad reviews in amazon. and some of them made me concern and they seems to be written by people with knowledge.

All agreed that the sound is good but for the comfort and durability for long time, there were some bad reviews


 
I think it's a war between the donscorpio dolphin and vmoda m80. The nvx xpt100 probably has great isolation but it's just too big. The Asian headphone thread may be able to give you a comparison.
post #13 of 27
The NVX would probably fit your needs better. The AKG doesn't isolate and isn't good anyways. The Momentum is massively V-shaped. The Denon is for bassheads and I personally like the M-80 the most, but it's not as comfortable as the NVX and it doesn't quite have the treble resolution. But the mids and bass is better, so take your pick.
post #14 of 27
Thread Starter 

Thank you all for the replies.
OMGLadyGaca what is your opinion about the M-80 comfort?
some people in Amazon wrote that they were simply painful until they have to stop using them for few hours.
The NVX are huge but they seems to fit all my other needs and they also cost only 80$ so right now they in the top of my list.
I'm waiting for more opinions/recommendations before I make my choice.

What do you think about the Sony 7506 and V6? Sennheiser HD280?
 


Edited by farkash7 - 11/28/14 at 9:52am
post #15 of 27
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Thank you all for the replies.

OMGLadyGaca what is your opinion about the M-80 comfort?

some people in Amazon wrote that they were simply painful until they have to stop using them for few hours.

The NVX are huge but they seems to fit all my other needs and they also cost only 80$ so right now they in the top of my list.

I'm waiting for more opinions/recommendations before I make my choice.


What do you think about the Sony 7506 and V6? Sennheiser HD280?

 
http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/SonyMDRV6.pdf
http://graphs.headphone.com/graphCompare.php?graphType=0&graphID[]=1513&graphID[]=2361&scale=45
The sonys don't measure like a good portable headphone. They have a bit of a sub bass roll off, pretty flat bass, and pretty bad isolation.
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