1. MWP

    Purpose of driver surround paper/filter?

    Hi all, Audiotechnica AD-900's here, with many years of daily use. I recently fitted Brainwavez sheepskin pads (feel & sound great, but sweaty). I noticed that the white paper/filter material surrounding the driver is pretty gross. If it was porous, it now very much is not. What's its...
  2. Cirofost

    Best headphones for Electro-Ambiance and Electro-Drone? - I.e. Boards of Canada, Aphex Twin, 36, EUS.

    Hey all! This is my first post on this wonderful website, so be nice.    Okay, so lately I have been searching for the headphones that are perfect for my needs, and I think I have certainly found the model line. The main genre of music I listen to is ambient, IDM, drone, and sometimes...
  3. 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...
  4. headinclouds

    In praise of the Shure SRH -1840. Best frequency response?

    In the top headphone market another product the  Americans should be proud of is the Shure SRH-1840.     Having owned several high end offerings (T1, HD800, LCD2) the phone I enjoy the most is the Shure. I find that listening through these I am singing along or tapping my toes, etc.   They...
  5. 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...
  6. earthless

    Best headphones for psychedelic music

    Hi, head-fi community. It's my first thread here. I'm looking for good headphones and surfing through other threads I stumbled on these models:   Grado SR125/225/325i Grado SR60/80i Alessandro MS1/2i Audio Technica ATH-AD900 Denon AH-D2000 Sennheiser HD 650/750 Beyerdynamic DT...
  7. M Coupe

    What Over Ear To Get?

    Hi All,   First Post. I am a long time audio nut.  I have had the likes of Levinson, Classe, JM Lab and etc... for my 2 channel needs.  A few years ago, I settled in on my Revel Salon, Jeff Rowland, Transparent set-up and love it.  In that time, I found that having a wide/deep/accurate sound...
  8. propeng

    First audiophile headphone recommendations

    Hello, I have only recently found out about Head-Fi and the wonderful world of audiophilia, and I was wondering if there's anything I can do to improve my listening experience without having to spend too much. I am currently using a pair of Roccat Kave 5.1 headphones that are probably mediocre...
  9. captainsolo

    Advice on first decent headphone

    Hi all!   After many years of cheap headphones, tinkering, minute upgrades, radio work and joining audiophile boards I have decided to start upgrading all of my meager system one by one on a budget. I wanted to start with headphones because that is probably the one area where I've never had...
  10. mstark

    £300 full-size cans similar to on-ear ESW10?

    Looking for a pair of full-size cans for home listening, will be driven off of a TEAC A-H01.   Budget is around £300, and I'm ideally looking for something sounding similar to ESW10. ESW10 is great for portable listening, but gets uncomfortable quickly while sitting at the computer working &...
  11. BASGTA

    Compressed Air on Headphones

    So I have a pair of ATH-AD900s, and recently I'll notice a crackling noise when there's heavy bass playing. It only happens in the left driver, and every time it does I'll readjust or give it a little shake and it goes away. Sounds like a hair touching the diaphragm almost. Pictures So is it...
  12. rheiber

    what to purchase

    Budget of 250$ for headphones. I listen to classical music 95% of the that's all I'm worried about the sound for. Will be using these on my computer for which I just purchased a new sound card. The Creative Sound Blaster Z with a 600 ohm amp. From looking around here you guys are...
  13. garytheSNAIL

    Good $300 range full sized headphones

    Hey guys. I'm considering spending around $300 on full sized headphones.   I'm currently using ATH-AD900's right now. I love these cans and their clarity and soundstage. That's why I purchased them about a year and a half ago. But I feel that the range of music style I can enjoy on these are...
  14. Hesier

    Need help choosing open headphones for music/gaming with astro mixamp ~$200

    I am after some open headphones that go around the ear. I primarily listen to electronic music (trance, drum and bass, breakbeat) and progressive rock. I am coming from the astro a40 headset and I have never really owned a proper set of headphones. My budget is around $200 australian dollars, I...
  15. kobetastic

    Open headphones - $150-$200

    Hey everyone, I am looking for new headphones that open and between $150-$200. I have the Koss Pro DJ100 and V-Moda m80, but there are a couple problems with both that I would like to alleviate with my a new set of headphones. My criteria's would be: -Very comfortable!!!!!!! (I am not able to...
  16. killer8297

    [Q] ATH-700 driver replacement

    I been having some audio issues with my ATH-700 after a year of use. The right cup is slightly louder than the left cup. The difference is minimal but noticeable and it's been driving me nuts. I've tired different audio source with little difference. When I switched the headphones around, left...
  17. Intrinsion

    Should I get higher end headphones with no amp, or lower end headphones with one?

    Hello, I'm looking for an entrance into the world of the audiophile and was wondering what would be best for me:   Budget of around £250 ($380). I will mainly be listening to music and playing games, but will occasionally watch films. Genres I like include Rock, Electronic, Classical...
  18. Kinru

    Need some advice (headphones + amp/dac)

    Hey all,   As of right now I am using HD555s with the foam mod and just my motherboard's integrated sound. I bought the Titanium HD the other day (when it was $110 on amazon) and have been playing around with it today. Performed several blind tests with various quality songs (from 120kbps to...
  19. headphone man07

    under $75 superstars

    this is a roundup thread and I'm looking for the best headphones under $75  rules 1) pads must be huge eg ath ad900, sony xb500 sennheiser hd598 e.t.c. 2) they can be good for anything, open backed, closed back, noise cancelling e.t.c. 3) any frequency response graph, as long as they're...
  20. OmarSy

    First legitimate hi-fi setup?

    Hello, I was wanting to purchase my first "Hi-fi" headphone setup but before I did that I wanted the communities advice (For obvious reasons) Now, I already have a pair of closed headphones (Senn's momentum's) but I was wanting something a bit better for home use. My budget is around $700...
  21. jbi130

    Recommendation for lightweight, open headphones.

    I'm after some open headphones to I can keep some awareness of whats going on.  I work at home, and the inlaws due to bad health are staying with us for a while.  I need to keep them from hearing the music, yet need to hear some ambient noise to keep an "ear" on things..  I find that over the...
  22. JackFrost 77

    Good cheap headphone amp?

    Ok i'm a total noob at all this headphone stuff so please bare with my persistant questions... In my quest to get some decent headphones i'm deciding between ATH-AD900 or the BeyerDT880, if I chose the BeyerDT880 is it nescessary for me to get an amp or will it sound fine without one? If it does...
  23. douce


    I’ve been the owner of a pair of Shure SRH440’s that I’ve replaces the ear surrounds with the SRH840’s. even after a long break in period as well as the upgraded foam I find these not only uncomfortable after 45min of listening but also fatiguing to listen to after just as long. I’ve tried...
  24. wingking06

    Velour Pads for ATH-A900?

    Does anyone out there know where i can find Velour Pads for my audio technicas? Please Help me these pleather ones need to be upgraded seriously.
  25. headphone man07

    open back

    Hi Yet another recommendations thread, here's what i'm looking for: under $150 detailed with good extension and a sparkle in all areas neutral sound maybe a slightly warm tilt massive pads, as in sennheiser hd650 size comfortable to wear for hours and hours thanks