1. 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...
  2. helly

    HD650 cable by ilion audio ??? anyone heard of this ???

    hey everyone. im new to forum. i recently upgraded from hd595 to the hd650 and looking at getting replacement cables. i found these on ebay ...
  3. GMRghost

    Retiring my trusty Sennheiser 595s. What should i get for $200-250?

    I really love my 595s and want something that sounds similar (and hopefully better!). I'm not super knowledgable about headphones but want something just generally good.     Can you guys help??  
  4. Chromexon1

    Are $100+ headphones worth it?

    Hey, I'm a average person and I listen to music a bit. Not very regularly, around 20 mins a day (I have exams :P ) Right now I just use standard apple headphones, and I was thinking about buying Audotechnica ATH m50's. (I listen to a lot of genre's, mostly rock and metal) But are $100+...
  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. spickerish

    Dynavox amp?

    I just found this amp while looking on the web and I have never heard of it but it looks good and it's cheap. I also did a search on Dynavox and couldn't find anything about it, does anybody know anything about them? And will they be able work well with Senn HD595? See link below...
  7. ali123

    Something as comfy as Sennheiser's but with more bass?

    Hey guys, I love how comfy my Sennheiser HD598 is and I've had the HD595 previously with the foam removal mod but I feel like I'm missing bass with these headphones. Reason why I haven't got a Grado is because I hear they are uncomfortable and I'm really picky about the comfort of my headsets...
  8. CurtCorps

    Need help choosing a new pair of over-ear headphones.

    So, I'm on a 400$ dollar budget and looking to upgrade from my Sennheiser HD 595s. I listen to very wide variety of music from classical to dubstep. I also do a lot of video editing and watch movies on my computer. So, I use the headphones all the time and these Sennheisers leave more to be...
  9. BushGuy

    AKG k240 DF or k340 for a jazz person

    primarily female vocals, but also broadway and some classical. I was heading toward k701 but have begun to see where some folks are not liking them as much after full burning-in process has ended.......soo......consideration is now more to the "old goldies" the k240 DF, and k340........looking...
  10. Slatexx

    Upgrade for M80s

    Hello!     I wrote a post about the same topic but anybody answered yet . I bought a pair of M80s about a year ago, I am very happy with these but since I am starting to learn about audio I would like to experience better sound if possible. Any ideas for an upgrade for the M80s? I listen...
  11. Lovla

    Attention! Attention, please! Nothing to see here! Please disperse! Attention!

    Hello, people of Head-Fi.   Don't fear me, I come in peace. I wish to tap into the roots of your knowledge of audio.    I am looking for a new pair of headphones. After seeing the Sennheiser HD598 I immediately fell in love (with the looks..), but I am reading mixed reviews on it (great...
  12. Waveboy

    Which 'Closed' Cans produce the least amount of sound in the $100-$250 range?

    As of now, I own a pair of Sennheiser HD595's which i absolutely Adore. The sound that they produce is absolutely amazing. BUT i no longer have the desire to use them for gaming(Total NintenFreak here hehe) because of the ridiculous amount of sound leakage which isn't exactly ideal considering...
  13. lippi

    Want some more closed cans but cant find any that tick all the boxes!

    I am looking for some new closed cans for use when I am out (with ipod), but I cant seem to find ones which tick all the boxes for me, so thought I would come here to see if anyone can provide some inspiration about which ones may fit the bill...   I currently have:   Sennheiser HD595...
  14. idruke

    NEED ADVICE: Looking for low impedance, sub $100, over ear headphone that can run properly amp-less.

    Models like the k240 (55ohms), mdr-v6 (60ohms), senn 595 look to be too high impedance to run off my laptop. Could I get some recommendations that fit my criteria?   Thanks
  15. subseasniper

    Upgrade me

    Hello all.   I am currently using an old ipod (Rockboxed) with WAV files, Fiio dock out cable, Fiio E7 and Sennheiser HD 595's.   I am happy with this sound but like the rest of you guys I am chasing the next high.   I would prefer new cans as the Fiio E7 is a recent acqusition.  ...
  16. ADD

    Removing foam "cube" - HD555 / 595 cable replacement

    In the cable replacement instructions for these series of headphones, the leaflet makes mention of temporarily removing (what I presume is) the black piece of foam that covers the area near the cable termination. Trouble is that the leaflet simply says to "remove" the foam, but the foam...
  17. Neph

    Where to try out phones...?

    Hey all, I've searched around the website but couldn't find anything. I've lurked for ages, and I've read a lot of threads, prepping myself for my first Hi-Fi purchase: the Sennheiser HD-595. I listen to an extremely broad range of music: Trance/Electronica/Techno/whatever you want to call...
  18. crun

    HD 555 headband replacement - will the one from HD 558 fit?

    Hey   My HD 555 headband broke few days ago. I nearly bought HD 598, but more rational approach would be trying to fix the current headset.   Although only the small plastic element (the slim plastic for regulating height of the right headphone) broke, seems I have to buy whole headband...
  19. Pantocrator

    supraaural vs circumaural

    Which do you think is better? First off, I am going to be using these headphones in college in a dormitory, so there might be some noise issues, and also i might use these in public where I do not want other people to hear my music... But I am a music nut and want the highest possible audio...
  20. krismusic

    Headphone comfort

    I went to the London meet today,which was a great success. I got to listen to many great sounding headphones. Currently I only own IEM's as I have always been sceptical that I would find enclosing my ears comfortable. This was confirmed today. Much as I loved the sound I felt relieved whenever I...
  21. milk

    Best Headphones in my price range?

    I know there are countless posts of this question even a few from me so i apologize but i just don't know when to pull the trigger! But,  I just want more peoples opinions one more time before i do end up buying a new pair of headphones. I already own M-audio q40s to be my bassy headphones...
  22. Loganmo

    Sennheiser HD598 Amazon Black Friday deal $99.99!

    Just picked mine up after months of putting it off. Seems like a decent deal. Only lasts for today I believe so get it quick.
  23. christsreturn

    Looking for Closed headphone recommendation.

    Hello, I'm looking for a pair of headphones to use at work. At home I'm using a pair of Sennheiser HD595's that I'm a pretty big fan of. That being said, I'm looking for something that sounds a bit different this time around, and since these will be a secondary pair for me, I'd also like...
  24. Maukey

    Need Headphone Recommendations for Under $200

    I currently own a pair of QC15s and HD555s (Modded to HD595s). I'm a drummer, and yesterday at a rehearsal another musician let me hear the M50s. It had been a while since I heard them, but I actually was pretty floored this time. Love the way that these cans make acoustic drums sound on a...
  25. Hvati

    Headphones for Heavy Metal/Gaming

    Hey everyone, I'm new here and I'm looking for some new headphones.   Budget: $300-$400 Source: Computer Requirements for Isolation: Used mostly at home Preferred Type of Headphone: Full-sized over the ear, open Preferred Music: Everything Metal Preferred...