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  1. bkchurch

    Looking for an open and very comfortable headphone for home theater and gaming use (Thinking Senn HD 558, AT AD-900, or BD DT-990 250ohm)

    Quote:     Quote:   Reassessing my budget I think the 558 is where I'm leaning. I can't imagine the MA900 is that difficult to drive, they only have a 12 ohm impedance, but I've reassessed my budget and the price on a refurb 558 really is too good to pass up. I'm thinking I want...
  2. bkchurch

    ++ FULL-SIZE HEADPHONE RECOMMENDATIONS THREAD++ CLOSED: Please post a thread in the Introductions, Help and Advice forum

    Quote:   Was considering the 900 in my earlier post. I've ruled both out, as well as the AD900X, because it seems I'd enjoy the MA900 more than either of them. Really I feel like it's between the MA900 and the DT 990, I've left the HD 558 up for consideration simply because I can get one...
  3. bkchurch

    ++ FULL-SIZE HEADPHONE RECOMMENDATIONS THREAD++ CLOSED: Please post a thread in the Introductions, Help and Advice forum

    Ok, after some more research into what I should buy for home theater/gaming cans I've got it narrowed down to the Sony MA900 ($185), Sennheiser HD 558 ($110), and Beyer Dynamic DT 990 Pro 250ohm ($185). I've resigned myself to the fact that I'm probably going to end up buying a cheap DAC/Amp...
  4. bkchurch

    Looking for an open and very comfortable headphone for home theater and gaming use (Thinking Senn HD 558, AT AD-900, or BD DT-990 250ohm)

    Quote:   I had written off the AD900X because they're $300 on Amazon but apparently I can get a pair for $220 shipped on eBay. Have you listened to them personally? Do you think they'd be worth the premium over my other options? The 558 I can get refurb for $110, and for $220 I could get...
  5. bkchurch

    ++ FULL-SIZE HEADPHONE RECOMMENDATIONS THREAD++ CLOSED: Please post a thread in the Introductions, Help and Advice forum

    Quote:   That's very good information to have and I'll keep it in mind when making my decision, thank you. I'm not sure if it would be an issue as my glasses don't stick too far out past my earlobe (1/4"-1/2" maybe?). I am replacing them soon though, so good to future proof I suppose . If...
  6. bkchurch

    ++ FULL-SIZE HEADPHONE RECOMMENDATIONS THREAD++ CLOSED: Please post a thread in the Introductions, Help and Advice forum

    Hey guys, I made a new thread to ask this question a few days ago because apparently I'm blind and completely missed this one. Anyway, since I didn't get a response there I'm hoping I will here.     I'm in the market for an open full size headphone for home theater and gaming use. I'd love...
  7. bkchurch

    FS Ultrasone PROline 750; Like new with a new headband from the factory

    Bought these for monitoring but they've only got a few hundred hours of use on them. Their condition is indistinguishable from the day they came out of the box. I shipped them to Ultrasone in August 2011 to have the headband replaced because the paint was cracking, and they've pretty much been...
  8. bkchurch

    Comfort mod: HD650 headband padding on the Pro 900

    What are y'all's thoughts on the HD600's headband pad in comparison to the HD650's? Sennheiser's website doesn't list the 650 pad but it does list the 600. The only place I can seem to find the 650 are UK retailers that will end up costing me upwards of $40 after shipping (damn you weak US...
  9. bkchurch

    Do Grado's work acceptably as portable headphones?

    Haha, alright thanks guys. I'll cross any pair of Grados off my list. Maybe I'll go really big and ridiculous and grab a pair of Audio-Technica A700s 
  10. bkchurch

    Do Grado's work acceptably as portable headphones?

    First of all I'd like to say I rue the day I found Head-Fi. The more I read the more I want. This will be the third set of headphones on my "To buy" list on top of my current Ultrasone Pro 750s. However, good lord does my music sound good    Anyway I've given some thought to it and I think...
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  13. bkchurch

    Can I do without a DAC and/or amp if I have a good audio video receiver?

    I asked something similar in the source components forum but never got an answer so I'll try here. I'm looking to buy a pair of Sennheiser HD600s or HD650s soon. I do not have a DAC or a headphone amp. However I am planning on buying a Denon AVR-1612 soon as a first step towards putting together...
  14. bkchurch

    Using a DAC/Headphone amp with an A/V receiver?

    I'm learning more and more everyday that I know less and less than I think I do. But hey, I'm a video guy trying to get a grasp on this audio thing so it's a fun experience    Anyway I've recently I've come to notice (at least this is the way things seem) a lot of people will run a preamp...
  15. bkchurch

    I need a very comfortable, open, pair of headphones for around $150.

    Quote: Wow that's a good deal. I'll remember to check back on that after I sell my 750s.   I forgot to mention something earlier that I realize could be prudent. I don't have much in the way of a headphone amp. My AV receiver for my speakers lack a headphone out and my primary...
  16. bkchurch

    I need a very comfortable, open, pair of headphones for around $150.

    The Beyer's are out for certain. I can't find a pair that comes close to my budget. The AKG's are really really tempting. I have to sell off the 750 before I can buy my new cans, but if that sale is still going after I do then I may jump on it.   What are you folks' thoughts on Sennheiser's...
  17. bkchurch

    I need a very comfortable, open, pair of headphones for around $150.

    Wow reading up on the AD700 they sound like a dream come true. Especially that far under my budget. I can do with a little less bass, I've actually found the 750 a little too bass heavy at times. Honestly I get that Keith David has a deep voice but every game I play the man does a VO in it...
  18. bkchurch

    Ultrasone Pro 750; Any way to get leather ear pieces?

    Ok, after looking into it I see it's possible to buy the leather ear pieces for the Ultrasone HFI 650 so now I guess I just need to know if A) will these attach to my Pro 750s and B) will it effect the way they sound?
  19. bkchurch

    Ultrasone Pro 750; Any way to get leather ear pieces?

    So I've had my 750's for about a year now. I absolutely love them, they sound fantastic. But I have a minor problem: The felt ear pieces. Don't get me wrong, they're incredibly comfortable but they have a tendency to get a little bit itchy and it's incredibly annoying to be watching a movie or...
  20. bkchurch

    Need a cheap amp, suggestions?

    Ok, well do you think those ones on eBay are any good? I've been doing some research and I think I'm pretty dead set on a CMoy now but those Penguin amps are a little more than I want to pay at $77.50 shipped.
  21. bkchurch

    Need a cheap amp, suggestions?

    Recently replaced my 5.1 set-up and with it the receiver. Unfortunately the new receiver doesn't have a headphone output. So what I've been doing when using my headphones is running the audio through the TV via HDMI in and composite out then attaching my headphones to the 3.5 mm jack on the...
  22. bkchurch

    Can someone link me to "The Missing Manual: A User's Guide To Ultrasone"

    I've used the search on Head-Fi, I've Googled it, and I've clicked countless links claiming to link to it in the "There's Something About Ultrasone" thread and I cannot find The Missing Manual: A User's Guide To Ultrasone. Can someone please link me to it? My Proline 750s are nice and burnt in...
  23. bkchurch

    Bose QuietComfort 3 vs. Ultrasone Proline 750 vs. Shure SE530

    Hmm, well thanks guys that will definitely help. Anymore opinions would be great. On a slightly related note I got my Ultrasone Proline 750s today and they sound fantastic, they make me wanna listen to listen to my whole music collection because everything really sounds fantastic. Can't wait...
  24. bkchurch

    Budding audio engineer needs a quality pair of headphones for lab work and down time

    Ok, what about the Ultrasone Proline 700? I really don't think I can spring $400 for the 750 but I think I could do $250 for the 700. Is their really a $150 difference there?
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