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  3. TheoHem

    AKG K550 MKII?

    Hi,   I bought  a pair of AKG K550 recently and today when I received them I noticed something that seemed a bit odd to me. On both the headphones and the box they came in it says 'AKG K550 MKII'. When i googled for this i couldn't find any other K550 MKII, not even on AKGs website.    Does...
  4. pclov3r

    My IE-80 Impressions

    So won these as a prize. Looking at the box and IEM's they are real and not fake.    Sound quality wise it's quite impressive that IEM's can produce this kind of sound. I though IEM's would suck regardless of how much you spent on them due to the size. These proved me wrong.   An AKG...
  5. big-ears

    Your top 5 please - circumaural. open sound. imaging. comfort. easy to drive. $300 tops. for jazz at home

    Hi Folks,   First ever post for me. Woohoo    I'm looking for some recommendations please. I don't have anywhere good local I can try on so it's a bit of a gamble. I've been using Sennheiser HD25 for decades with a Sony CD walkman and wanted something more open to use at home. I now have...
  6. pool275

    Headphones up to 300$, rather warm.

    Hi.  I'm looking for a nice headphones with rather warm sound.  Here's my last.fm page, so you could see what kind of music I listen to, but I listen to almost everything :P http://www.lastfm.pl/user/stereo_man I've searched through other forums and picked this ones:   * Philips...
  7. PaulieB

    Sound Quality in Itunes

    Im new so be gentle...   My question is, if I rip a CD into itunes, does some of the sound quality be lost when listening to it from itunes?
  8. TyTB

    Friend looking for stylish phones with good sound quality for < 300

    Hey Head-fi,   A friend of mine is looking for some headphones, and was considering getting Monster Beats, but I suggested otherwise, saying that she can get much better SQ, for a much lower (or at least, equal price).   To her, the most important quality is Appearance, and the second...
  9. xnor

    Headphones sensitivity, impedance, required V/I/P, amplifier gain

    The following table is based on measurements, not manufacturer specs.   Target SPL is 110 dB SPL. The source is assumed to output 2 V. The amp is assumed to be a voltage source (0 ohm output impedance). Voltage, current, power are RMS figures.   What do the columns mean? S@1V is the...
  10. carma143

    Need Top Sound Quality Around-the-Ear Headphones ~$300

    Hi. This is my first post on this forum and I was wondering for some help. I have recently been very intrigued by music and was hoping for some of the best sounding around the ear headphones around the $300 range or less. I am going so far as to only buy CDs for now on instead of iTunes music...
  11. jkdarlow

    Looking for my first pair of good headphones.

    As the title says, looking for a good pair of headphones, up to around £100, they will mostly be used for my computer to play games, listen to music and watch movies, ill likely also use them to listen to music via my phone. Amazon.co.uk if possible as i have a voucher. Thanks.
  12. PaulieB

    My First "Real" Headphones initial reaction

    So my first real headphones got delivered yesterday - AKG K550's and I am unsure if I made the right decision. I have upgraded from a pair of Senn HD205's. I am not an audiophile but I was expecting to hear a huge difference between the two and i simply dont. Is this normal to react this way to...
  13. kskwerl

    Best closed can for around 400 USD?

    Title says it all, looking for a great closed can for around 400 bucks. Any suggestions?
  14. PaulWog

    Still looking for the right pair of headphones: advice?

    I recently posted this thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/640363/a-beginner-question-never-had-amped-headphones-before   However, after doing my research, the K701's and K702's appear to be possibly weaker on the bass than I might want.   Is there a next-best option in that price-range, or...
  15. Deviver

    Looking for suggestions for new headphones

    budget is 200-300   im looking to upgrade from my ath m50 listen to rock/ top 50/ punk/ rap (macklemore, eminem etc) ive looked at the buy suggestion lists. its just i have a dilemma of my ears protruding from my ears about 25-27 mm (the ath m50 are about 15-17mm deep so i have ear...
  16. altaxc

    IEM's that pair well with ibasso dac/amp

    First of all, thanks so much for the advice in the last thread.  That really helped me in my decision.  So, I decided to spring for an ibasso D6 dac/amp and now need some help deciding on a pair of IEM's to use with it. My criteria is that I want something that I can buy used on the for sale...
  17. Daniel4IEM

    Advice on closed earphones

    Hi all,   Up until now my adventure with headphones has been limited to IEMs. Started off with a pair of Shure's and upgraded about a year or so ago to Westone 4's, which I've loved every minute of. Now I'm looking for something to wear at work to block out noise but can take off and put on...
  18. Rainbowsloth

    Best headphones for movies?

    I am looking for a set of good headphones for £100 - £150 that are very good with movies and games but are durable. The akg k550 are now £99 is that a good choice for my average size head due to fit and seal issues from other users. I was also looking into the shure se 840. This is portable but...
  19. SnowGlazed

    Best headphones for under 300$

    Hey so i have a budget of 300$ and i am looking for the best closed headphones and i mostly listen to techno,dubstep, and drum & bass. Its is for at home use and noise cancellation dosnt matter to much but since its closed id assume it will have ay least a little so tell me what you think. 
  20. ToastyWaffle

    Grado Sound in a Closed Can?

    I currently own a pair of modded Grado SR80i's. I love the sound they produce, but I have a couple of problems with them. They leak a ton, and they're really uncomfortable. So I am looking for a pair of closed cans that will have a similar sound, but without the subdued bass of an unmodded...
  21. DenverDrew

    My first Head-Fi post = Needing help selecting a balanced over ear headphone!

    UPDATED 12-30-2012!   Hello everyone at Head-Fi! I finally broke down and created an account here after stalking your forums far too many times.  I'm a fledgling audiophile just sticking my toes in the water for the first time at 29.  I can already see this is going to be another dangerous...
  22. draacor

    The search continues

    Ok last time I left off i returned the Grado SR80i because of comfort and sound leakage.  I returned the ATHM50s because of comfort.  Now I am returning the K550 because of fit.  I love the sound of these cans but i cant get them to fit snug on my head for the life of me.  I even tried bending...
  23. L

    Closed headphone advice?

    I am looking for a good pair of headphones. I have almost no experience what so ever. The only headphones worth noting that I have had before are Astro A30's and they're more of a headset anyway.   I need them to be closed, as I would occasionally be using them in loud environments (such as...
  24. Jackula

    Headphone vs Speakers

    Greetings, after all the crawling through threads here for the past couple of weeks, I'm ready to ask my first question. First of all, I don't consider myself an audiophile, but just someone who understands some technical stuff and am looking for the ultimate sound setup.    In the past I've...
  25. draacor


    So I finally found a place where I could try some headphones out. Tried out the dt770 80s, Shure 840s, and sennheiser hd380. I can say without question the hd380 was the worst, didn't feel comfortable at all and it sounded like a tin can. The biggest surprise came when I tried the dt770s. From...