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  4. egokun

    Any portable/full can that sounds like Sennheiser IE8?

    Hi everybody. I am a proud owner of a Sennheiser IE8. I also own three headphones: Audio Technica AD2000, Sennheiser HD 558, and AKG K518 DJ (Euro model of K81, if I'm not mistaken). As much as I like all of them, the IE8 is my absolute favorite when it comes to PRAT and engaging sound. To my...
  5. iztis

    Music sounds muddy without EQ on PCs. Why?

    Hey guys,      Just got into this audiophile business. Am wondering why is it music that is not EQed i.,e. no EQ or Flat EQ on PCs sound so muddy with all frequencies sounding like that.    This happens on my laptop's onboard, but also happens with my desktop Xonar DG or Creative...
  6. csm725

    What do we know about Audio Technica ATH-TAD300? I'm being offered that set + $25 for my AD700s. The AD700s are WAY too big for my below average head. How are these headphones? I didn't find anything about them on the Web, so hopefully someone here knows something. Cheers.
  7. richardallen08

    Are Cans Even That Good

    Ok, so I've been wanting to listen to something better than my iPod earbuds for a while now. I've done a ridiculous amount of reading on this website and a few others. I'm a college student so I just wanted to get the best bang for my buck for now, and one day when I have real money go all out...
  8. NJ Hero

    Looking for headphones.

    I'm actually looking for headphones to buy. Price range is about from $100-$200. I'm not looking for headphones for any studio or anything, I'm just looking for good headphones to listen to music on my iPod from. My friend has Solos but I'm definitely sure that there are better headphones than...
  9. daniel0407

    What Headphones buy this December?

    Hi! I am looking for a new par of headphones to buy this December. I currently have the Sennheiser HD 558 and until now I am very happy with the sound when pair with the Ipod Classic without amplification.   The ideal headphone to me should be relatively easy to drive, circumaural open...
  10. Tier One

    Need a pair of gaming/music headphones, can't decide

    Last year I bought a pair of DT700 pros (80ohms) and I do really enjoy them. I am looking at getting another pair but I can't decide between the HD 598s or the AKG K601. I will be using them for xbox gameplay and music on my computer/phone. I don't have an amp right now just a DAC for my pc. I...
  11. Jacktaris

    Suggestions to upgrade from ES-7

    Hi everyone, noobie here. I've recently got into the audiophile world and my previous gears are ath-es7 and m50s.   I have listened to the m50s for awhile and sold them as i do not like the m50 sound signature. Find it to have a bit of recessed mids and i like my es7 more.   So...
  12. mitchjohns97

    Best headphones around $180 for somebody who doesn't know what they're doing

    So through a happy coincidence both my uncles got me pair of earbuds for Christmas. One got a pair of Bose ie2 and the other got a bluetooth pair of higher end sports earbuds. Since I didn't have much need for sports earbuds, I decided to return them and keep the Bose. I got $170 when I returned...
  13. 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...
  14. mspangl2

    Genres and their corresponding volumes

    Hey guys,   As you can see, I'm new here and rarely make posts. However, I would like to ask a question that I can hopefully communicate with you all clearly.   If I'm posting this in the wrong forum, let me know and I'll try to get it moved. I've seen threads posted on this forum that...
  15. biluinaim

    Need advice on noise-canceling headphones

    for the first time, i have decided to invest into some good headphones. the main thing that i want/need is a noise canceling feature; however, i would like the headphones to do the noise canceling regardless of whether i am also playing music at the same time. it is not quite clear to me how...
  16. tate16t

    Under $200 bucks

    Hey guys,   Newbie here. I’ve been checking out the forum for a few days and glad I found it. You guys offer a world of information when it comes to headphones. I’m still undecided after reading multiple threads though.   I listen to a mix of music, POP, R&B, Jazz and some Hip Hop via my...
  17. Keanulaszlo

    Need help finding a new pair of headphones ( <$150)

    Recently my great pair of Razer Orcas died on me after 2 and a half years of service, and I'm looking for something to replace it's void. I mostly play games (sort of competitively), and watch movies on my computer. I don't have a sound card, I just use the built in one on my X79-UP4...
  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. 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...
  20. nicholars

    Sennheisers - Please advise

    At the moment I only have a budget of < £100 for some headphones, currently I have the CAL! which are ok but I miss my old HD650 sennheiser open sound etc.   So I was thinking of getting some of the new sennheiser line... Either the 518 or 558...   I am leaning towards the 518 due to...
  21. Boosh96

    I guess I don't get it.

    I've been putting some consideration into getting a pair of Sennheiser HD 558's or HD 518's. But I think I heard somewhere that you can't just plug the headphones directly into the available headphone jack on a mobile device and you have to get a different sort of music file or something in...
  22. kuhchuk

    Shootout - Entry to Mid-range Full Size Cans - Feat. ATH-M50, HD 558, and HE-400

    Preface This is a work in progress, primarily to help me organize my thoughts about my current stable, and to help me decide which cans should be culled from the herd and which cans I may want to look into in the future.  I am posting it here in the hopes that it will help others make somewhat...
  23. YouJelly

    Looking for recommendations on headphones.

    I just recently bought the HD 598s and I was not happy with them at all, they're comfortable and look nice but I can't enjoy the sound especially for the 230 dollars I paid.   Are there any other recommendations you guys can give me for less that 250 USD? I use my headphones mainly for PC...
  24. seqasim

    What does it mean for headphones to be "warm" or "dark"

    I have the HD 598s and the HD 650s are on their way. I have often heard that the HD 598s are classified as "warm" while the HD650 are classified as "dark". Where can I find out what these mean? I keep getting conflicting responses.
  25. aftalifex

    Best upgrade from my senn hd558

    I currently have the sennheiser hd558 running through my jds labs objective DAC and little dot mkiv amp. I would like to get headphones that will use the power of my little dot more to its potential. My preference of sound is pretty flat but I want a boost in bass compared to my 558s. I love my...