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    Closed Back Headphones Advice

    see if you can demo a Yamaha Pro 400 or Amperior.
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    Best Headphones for Rock/Metal but also versatile?

    The Memphis has that modern production sound, it's gonna be tough to make that sound good. I've written extensively on a lot of closed headphones if you search for my old posts. I would also recommend you search for an article called Sansa clip measured and get one of those. Cost is about...
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    More portable equivalent of AKG Q701?

    I think you'll need something with a similar size to get something like that. Try the K550 or Yamaha 400 or 500 if you can demo them.
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    Student looking for some over the ear headphones built for anything

    Try an Amperior, Yamaha Pro 400, and AKG 550. Before you consider buying all sorts of expensive stuff that largely doesn't have verified performance, I would recommend trying stuff that's not too much money that has verified measurements. Like a Sansa clip for portable and an Odac for the computer. 
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    Recommendations for Closed, Over-the-Ear Cans for Rock/Metal

    It's tough to say how things are gonna work without knowing the measurements of the source. The output impedance could be anything. Metal is tough to get right a lot of the time because of poor decisions made in the recording studio. Are you using 1st press, non-remastered cds? A lot of these...
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    Need a 250$ headphones instad of my ATH M50

    I've got an HD25. I think it's good but not as interesting as the Amperior. Ultimately I've listened to and bought a lot of the best closed headphones and vastly prefer the Yamaha pro 400 over all of em. If you search it, I've written a lot of detailed opinions on the different phones I've...
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    V-Moda M100 vs Yamaha Pro 500

    also consider the Yamaha 400, which I think is much better than the 500. I've written extensively about it on here
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    How does the V-Moda Crossfade M-100's compare to the Yamaha Pro 500 Premium's?

    depending on your source, the Yamaha 400 might be more to your liking than the 500. Wish I'd heard the m-100
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    Yamaha PRO Headphones.

    the E11 has a few problems related like clipping and distortion. I recommend searching for the full review. People are getting different impressions of the bassiness due to source differences I'm guessing. 
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    New to head-fi

    did you ever read the Sansa clip+ measured review the O2 designer wrote?    At this point, you've got enough stuff to where it may just be fun to try different phones and see if there's any you want. That's what I do. I'm about done spending hundreds or thousands on sources and amps. O2 does...
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    300$ Headphone for Symphonic Metal and other electro guitar / vocal things...

    I tried some Audio technica stuff. There was one with real small cups that I hated with my tablet. Forget the model number. I think the A900x is the one I tried at best buy a few times. It was pretty good. I wasn;t able to plug it directly into my Sansa clip and I have no idea what kind of...
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    Need help over the ear headphone for rock music listening

    I do want to try the custom pro and various DT770s at some point.
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    Confused Which Headphone To Get

    Never had a problem getting a seal with the K550. If anything, it creates a vaccum type effect on my ears. I wear glasses too. Not sure about the hinges, these things seem very durable. I made some comments about a broken Yamaha 500 in the Yamaha thread. It was actually more comfortable. Tried...
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    Looking for help with full size HP for Clip+ (100$ - 200$)

    my favorite is my Yamaha pro 400 and that will work well for your music from the clip. Price fluctuates a lot on amazon, brand new from $159-$300. I liked the Senn hd280 at best buy and intend to buy it. Amperior is also a good one. 
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    new guy here, i need some advice for some headphones

    try Yamaha pro 400 or Sennheiser Amperior. Will do what you want and get loud without an amp.
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    Intro + Make My Wallet Lighter

    Try doing searches on the O2 amp. 0 Ohm output impedance, transparent, and very powerful. Can be built or bought. Built it's like around $140. Can also be used portably. Impedance explained in articles below:  ...
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    Comfortable closed headphones for casual listening for $100-200?

    I'd recommend my favorite Yamaha 400s, but they aren't that comfortable. Nothing I own is that amazingly comfortable. I tried a Senn hd280 at best buy the other day and thought it sounded real good and was very comfortable. Maybe amongst the most comfortable I've tried.
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    recommend me a good set of headphones or a way to make mine better?

    I'd recommend reading about the technical aspects, starting with output impedance of sources   So much of this stuff is not measured or verified at all, yet costs hundreds or thousands...
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    Entry Level Over Ears Closed Headphones for Beginner

    I would look at Amperior and Yamaha Pro 400 or 500 if you want to go without an amp. Also consider Sennheiser 280. K550. I've written a lot about them in old threads.
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    Need help over the ear headphone for rock music listening

    not sure what that is in US dollars, but for around $50 US you can get a Sennheiser 280. Those sounded pretty good when I heard them in a store. Otherwise I'd suggest the Yamaha pro 400 or Amperior. Maybe the K550 too.
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    Best headphones in the 200 range

    Never heard the 1R but I have the UE6000. I think my Yamaha Pro 400 is far better. Even the K550 is. The UE6000 has a real nice tonality but it just lacks in treble energy. All 3 of these can be had between $150 and $200 new depending on what Amazon is selling for. Check the history at...
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    Please suggest headphones for around $500-600

    It would take me a long time to retype what I've written about different phones in previous threads. I'll list a few with basic details and my previous posts will have a lot more info.   Here's what I own, my favorite at the top   Yamaha Pro 400-Sounds outstanding with many genres of music...
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    New to head-fi

    sounds like you have most everything covered. What portable source do you use? I think the Sansa players live up to what the O2/ODAC designer wrote about them. What sorta music are you into? Have you heard a lot of phones? 
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    300$ Headphone for Symphonic Metal and other electro guitar / vocal things...

    I listen to this stuff. Unfortunately the albums are so compressed, pro-tooled, bright, overblown, etc, that all you can do is minimize the damage the album producers and engineers did. I think my Yamaha pro 400 works pretty well for this kinda stuff. It is capable of taking all that bass energy...