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  1. LithoJazoSphere

    Old portables died, need to replace HFI780 for metal/electronic/rock

    After almost six years of faithful service, my primary portable headphones (Ultrasone HFI-78) passed away on me.  I'm looking to replace them with something similar.  I may even just repurchase the same model, but I've been mostly out of the new headphone market for the past five years, so I...
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    Guitar-fi anyone?

    Finally began upgrading my guitar gear recently.  My current rig includes a Taylor 714CE, Strat Plus, Agile Interceptor Pro 727 with Blackouts and Floyd Rose, Mesa Mark V head, Mesa 2x12 vertical slant rectifier cab, and I'm assembling a nice pedalboard.  I'm also thinking about an ES-335 next.
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    A Year of Head-Fi

    After randomly chatting with a guy that noticed my Pro 900s at work, I got to thinking about my headphone journey so far and a thread I started awhile back.   So, it's been a little over a year now since I fell into this...
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    Looking at getting new cans for Dub step... already have AKG Q701's

    Pro 900.  D5000.  DT-770.  Can't go wrong with any of these.
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    trance headphones

    Haven't heard the others, but the Panasonic RP-HTF600 is plenty loud and great for your genres.
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    White Pro700MK2?

    Are you sure it's Mark 2 instead of Mark 1?  I have a friend who has the white Mark 1, but I hadn't heard of white Mark 2s.  Is this the one in question?  I think the originals are more neutral, and he uses them for mixing live sound.  
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    Comfort over sound, what pair of headphones should I get?

    I'd suggest the DT-770.  Extremely comfortable, even moreso than the D5000 (and since it has velour instead of pleather pads, it won't even get sweaty), and while not noise cancelling, it has good isolation.  I'm not sure how large your ears are, but I'm of slightly larger than average height...
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    Hifiman HE-300 vs. Beyerdynamic dt-770 pro

    For those genres I'd recommend something other than the DT-770.  They're really more suited towards hip-hop and some electronic music, though they do well with some of the more modern, heavier rock bands.  It would help if you listed if you have any amplification, what you're going to be be...
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    Beyerdynamic vs Cowon

    Yes, as with pretty much any portable media player, it already has a built-in DAC.  As far as I'm aware, there is currently no way to get a line-out signal that bypasses the internal DAC like you can with an iPod, but the internal DAC is already superior to the iPod's.  I run my DT-770 Pro...
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    The best bass reproduction available?

    The highest quality I've heard came from an Ultrasone Edition 8 that I demoed.  It was powerful and well-extended, yet didn't seem to intrude into and muddy up the mids in the slightest, though it did have an overall V-shape.  I liked the bass I heard from it better than even the LCD-3 and HE-6...
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    First headphones after discovering Head-Fi

    My first pair after starting to browse here was the HFI-780.  Loved them, but wanted more bass, so after exhaustive research I almost bought the HFI-580, but upgrade-itis won out and I got the Pro 900.  In the meantime during all that research I also picked up a couple of "cheap" cans (XB-500...
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    Recommend closed, very bright, detailed headphones?

    Also chiming in to to recommend the SRH-940.
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    Best Headphones for Keyboard/Synthesizer

    Sony MDR-V6.  It's been a studio standard around the world for years.  The Sennheiser HD-280 is also a decent option.  Avoid the V150 like the plague.
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    Looking for quality CLOSED headphones under $1,000

    If the leakage and isolation on the D7000 is anything like the D5000, you don't want them.  They're not as bad as the HD-650, but they're still not very good in that department.    The SRH-940 is an overall amazing headphone which ticks most of your boxes, except for the punchy bass, which...
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    Best headphones for rock, metal?

    Low impedance is not a bad starting point, but it can be a little misleading in terms of how hard a headphone is to drive, because you have to take into account sensitivity and other factors.  And even if the volume is loud enough, the sound quality can still be lacking if a headphone is not...
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    Ultrasone Edition 8 vs. Beyerdynamic T5P, anybody?

    This is such a strange comparison.  I haven't heard the T5P, though I have heard the Ed8, and from listening experience on one and readings on the other, they are far from competitors other than being top of the line closed cans.  It's almost like asking about the SR-60i vs. the XB-500.  Both...
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    Update on Denon AH-D2000 vs. Sony XB Series (Bass)

      Quote: You haven't heard the Ultrasone Edition 8 by any chance, have you?  Of ones I've heard, that's the only one I would say is overall better than the D5000.     Quote: The XB-500 that the OP has is even more powerful across the entire bass frequency spectrum than...
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    help with ultrasone models

      Quote: It depends on what kind of bass you're looking for.  The Pro 900 has an extremely fast, powerful, punchy, mid-bass oriented sound.  It pounds out rapid DnB tracks or modern metal with double bass like none other.  The DT-770 has a slower, boomy sort of bass that digs deep...
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    help with ultrasone models

      Quote: If you are really sensitive to strong treble you'd probably want to stay away from most Ultrasones altogether, but especially the Pro 900 and HFI-780.  I don't personally find them harsh, but they are very bright and aggressive.  I tend to like that sort of sound (I also like...
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    The hate on beats, why?

    Every hobby needs a villain.  Beats (also Bose and Skullcandy) fulfill that role in this one.  Most people haven't experienced high-quality headphones, so it's easy to think that Beats and other products aren't that bad, given that they do sound better than stock iBuds and such.  I don't hate...
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    what would be the best bang for the buck for listening to dubstep

    If you can find them these days, the XB-500 is a great value, but it doesn't have a replaceable cord.  Same deal with the Panasonic RP-HTF600, though you can occasionally find it for as low as $25.  It doesn't have quite as much bass, but is an astounding value at that price.
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    Closed headphones : Bass like DT770 Pro/80, but better mids?

    Assuming you are properly driving them, it depends upon what kind of music you're listening to and what sort of sound you're looking for.  Their frequency response is one of the most extreme v-curves out there, but they're still quite clear, even in the mids.  If you're looking for a headphone...
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    Best headphone for heavy metal/dubstep for 300 dollars or less?

    Quote: Grados are great for metal, but they don't have the low-end extension and power to convey dubstep very well.  Between the Pro 900 and D5000 (which should be very similar to the D2000), I prefer the Pro 900 a little bit for these genres, though both are excellent choices.  My...