1. DonRoger

    Can not find a decent portable amp.

    I've been searching for like a full week, and I still can not find a good amp for around 158 euro/200 dollar. I want to use it for my SHR840 (and maybe sometimes for my se215), I hope you guys can help me out!   Greetz!
  2. pickleweed

    d2000 crackling?

    hey guys, just bought a pair of d2000's of the forums, and all was well.  but ive been listening to them for the last week, and im beginning to pick up on some sort of crackling/scratching happening in the upper mids region.  it varies from track to track obviously, but its either showing up...
  3. Katarack21

    New to High-end Headphones, need advice.

    Okay, I've never purchased a pair of headphones that cost over $20 before. I have used quite a lot of headphones in my time however, and I know that the full-size headphones that cover your entire ear is what I want. I think it's called circumaural? Like I said, I'm new to this. I want this...
  4. Bush

    Is there a simple modification I can apply to a Sony MDR CD 750 to get a better sound ?

    Sorry if this question seems stupid, but I don't care looking stupid to others, I just want to learn. I have a pair of Sony MDR CD750, and compared to the CD1000, they seem to have less bass and to have more undesirable vibrations (resonance ?). Is there a simple and easy modification I can...
  5. AtlanticMadness

    Need ideal home setup under $500 (Headphones + DAC/Amp)

    Hello guys. (TL;DR below) I'm pretty new to audiophile gear, but I'm looking to get a somewhat good home setup going for under $500. Seeing as it's Black Friday weekend. I figured it would be a good time as any. My old setup was simply plugging my m50's straight into my desktop's headphone...
  6. headlong

    headphones for mixing

    hi all,   im looking for a pair of headphones for mixing. it seems the most popular are the athm-50, beyerdynamic 770 and 880, and akg 271, the shure 840 and 940, and a handful of sennheisers.   i own the hifiman hd400s. i understand they are not a mixing headphone, but the quality is...
  7. bourbonhoova

    Discerning Bass-Head can't decide which sub-$300 closed full-size / IEM 'phones to get.

    hi, yep - it's another fresh new-comer holding out his cap and calling out for some free advice.   I'm trying to decide which headphones will be a really good choice for listening primarily to electronic music, they must be suitable for use outside of the house (so no open-back types) and I...
  8. 0pyders

    What does head-fi recommend?

    Hi, I'm new and having a little bit of trouble finding my way through the forums. I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask, but here it goes. And bare with me, I don't know much about headphones.   I'm looking for a new pair of headphones to replace my Sennheiser 280s. What I'm...
  9. Mods12

    Shure 840 amp/dac

    I was hearing some annoying crackling sounds though my fiio e10 and sent it back today. i did notice an improvement. Should i just order another fiio e10 or get something else. i may get a pair of dt880s so an amp/dac that would fit those headphones too
  10. 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...
  11. draacor

    best IEM under 50 that doesnt leak sound

    I'm looking for a good pair of IEM's that i can wear in bed with my ipad and my wife cant hear the noise so she can sleep at night.  I had a pair of Klipsch s2 and they worked great, not the best sounding I've heard but my wife couldn't hear them at all.     I just bought a pair of sony...
  12. ArcticPhones

    Best mid/vocal headphones I can find broken?

    Ok, so normally I'd just search the form for one of the numerous threads for "Best mids or Best vocal headphones" and I'd get a bagillion posts, but there's a problem.   The problem is that the headphones recommended are too good. By this I mean their probably over $200 and anyone buying...
  13. Mysteek

    Upgrading from.. *gulp* DT880's

    I'm afraid to ask. How much more money will I lose if I want a better DT880? By that, I mean.. I want a more engaging sound. I found out that I love midrange (after listening to Paradigm speakers) and I'm not a basshead afterall (learned after hearing the SRH840's, ick, way too much bass). I...
  14. Maxwell10206

    Recommend me Headphones

    I owned the Sony MDR-V6 but they broke. I believe it was the cable, something lost connection since it now produces crap sound.   I'm not sure if I want Open or Closed headphones. I'm usually in my room and the only sound I can hear would be people walking down the hallway and my fan's...
  15. Phoenix Jackson

    I took the first step. Please help me finish.

    This should be called "Newbie's first impressions" but I need help more than need someone to read my impressions.   After so much research, I finally found at least two places to freely listen to display headphones (I'm in South Korea).  I didn't have my notes with me but I knew the models...
  16. T

    Metal/Hip-Hop Headphones for around 200

    Hello and greetings HeadFi, I am here today trying to decide what new cans to get and could use some help. I am trying to find something around 150-200 dollar range that's over-ear closed back. I'll be using them mostly for various types of metal, hip-hop, indie, electronic;   I would like it to...
  17. 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...
  18. AmberOzL

    Seriously need help guys for getting my first 'real music' headphone

    First of all, I wanted to thank everyone who puts more and more into this website because I learned a lot from here and still going on.. I am quite new in this real musician ear/headphone things so before buying I wanted to get yours opinion.   So here are the facts,   I will use it with...
  19. Chris9181

    Upgrading from ATH-A900 to M-100?

    I own a pair of A900's and they are starting to fall apart after years of daily use. I primarily listen at home through the headphone out of a Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6 and I use it for general listening of primarily electronic genres, though some jazz, and for producing electronic...
  20. Gofre

    Full sized headphones á la HD25?

    Hi guys,   So yeah, it's almost the new year. And with the new year comes a new job, and with a new job comes money to be spent on headphones!   Essentially what I'm looking for are a pair of full sized headphones for home use, so open or closed back is fine. In terms of sound signature...
  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. Supremacy

    SRH440 with 840 pads?

    I've been using my SRH440 for nearly a year now. Music sounds excellent. However, my Shures aren't always comfortable. My stock pads are worn down and cracked. I searched here and heard that the 840 pads would be a good fit and a comfort upgrade over the stock pads.   So I searched head-fi...
  23. 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...
  24. thevisi0nary

    sennheiser 380 pro is better than dt 770?

    I have the dt 770 but im still looking for others as i feel these are too heavy on the bass, i tried the 380 pro's and wow they seem very balanced. Anyone else share this opinion?
  25. Zulkr9

    Which earpads are compatible

    I was wondering which earpads are compatible with the creative aurvana live. I was looking at the shure srh 840 pad but was wondering if that was too big. I also am open to other earpads that are pleather and memory foam.  Thanks in advance