1. serman005

    Best open cans for $225 US

    Hi, all. Interested in people's feedback on this thread. I listen to rock, country, bluegrass, edm, opera, and jazz--in roughly equivalent doses. I am not a basshead. I have several other cans, but none that fits in this precise niche. I appreciate the assistance very much!
  2. 4Trance

    Studio headphones for club music (200£)

    Hi I bought Beyerdynamic dt-880 and Focusrite 2i2 because I need tools for music production. I'm beginner. Before I had Audio Technica SJ55 and Realtek 1150. When I tried DT 880 i heard: -bigger soundstage, all instruments were separate,contrast - many high frequencies ! I think a little bit...
  3. Strauss95

    SoundMAGIC HP100 vs HP200

    Just wanted to see what the main differences are between the closed back HP100 and open backed HP200. Things like soundstage, bass quantity and quality, etc. There isn't a lot of info about these headphones so I wanted to start this thread for people like me that are cross shopping the two of them. 
  4. 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.  ...
  5. ExoNautic

    reasonable pair of over-ears

    Ok so im not an audiophile guy typically but i really need a good headset as some of the sounds that i hear coming out of my current sets sound worse to me by the day. i want a good pair of over-ears, preferably with a velvet ear cup like the hd 598's have (i believe). and i definitely would...
  6. SoundMAGIC EU

    SoundMAGIC Vento Speculation/Discussion Thread   Speculate away...
  7. Smigreth

    Soundmagic HP200 vs Sennheiser HD600

    First of all I'd like to say HI! I've been lurking on this forum for a while and i thought it was about time for me to emerge from the shadows. :D   Anyway, I've read reviews on both the Soundmagic HP200 & Sennheiser HD600 , and nearly all of them sing praises. :P But I've yet to find a...
  8. Jocas

    AKG-Q701 vs SoundMagic HP200 vs Fidelio X1

    Hi Everyone,   I listen to all kind of music. I am about to decide whether to get a pair of AKG-Q701 or SoundMagic HP200 or Fidelio X1. I really appreciate if you can share your experience with any of these headphones. Thank you.   KR, Jocas
  9. Mad Lust Envy

    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (8/18/2022: iFi GO Blu Review Added)

    Youtube Instagram Latest Updates 8/18/2022 iFi GO Blu review added (CLICK HERE FOR FULL REVIEW PAGE) 1/10/2022 Koss KPH40 Utility Review added (CLICK HERE to go to review page!) 8/14/2021 Creative Sound Blaster GC7 Dac/Amp Review Added (CLICK HERE TO OPEN FULL REVIEW). The Creative GC7...
  10. IndridColdx

    Looking for an upgrade to my ath-m50s

    Hello. You have probably had millions of these threads but I wanted to know a good option to upgrade from my old cans, the ATH-m50s which i've had for 2-3 years now. They are starting to deteriorate and fall apart now.   I heard that the DT 770 PROs were excellent, but I don't know which...
  11. SkyBleu

    [REVIEW]: SoundMAGIC HP100 - The Natural All-Rounder Headphone

    Review on the SoundMAGIC HP100 Introduction It's been a while since my last review, but I'm back with another one on the closed-back, SoundMAGIC's HP100. I bought these headphones as an alternative to my HP200's and as an upgrade to my formerly owned, MrSpeakers' Mad Dog 3.2, as an open-back...
  12. Zelda

    REVIEW: SoundMagic HP200

    REVIEW: SoundMagic HP200 Short Intro: SoundMagic (SM) is already very well known in the audio gear market as a company that usually provides very nice sounding products for an affordable price. The old PL30 in-ear model was one of the most praised, and the newer E10 and E30 were well awarded...
  13. Echo Six

    Alternatives to Maverick Tubemagic D1 for multiple input DAC/Amp?

    Hey guys I'm trying to work out an entry-level setup that will allow me to switch between inputs from my Xbox 360, PC, and in future perhaps a PS4. So far the best option as far as I can see is the Maverick Tubemagic D1 which is reasonably cheap, has an amp/dac and lots of inputs. The D1 seems...
  14. ostewart

    SoundMAGIC HP200

    These are SoundMAGIC's 2nd full size headphones, after the excellent HP100   I have just recieved these for review, but unfortunately they have a channel imbalance problem, will see if i sort it out or if i have to send them back.   They look great with their open air design and they are...
  15. jamieuk147

    Can you buy the soundmagic HP200 headphones anywhere in the UK?

    Cant seem to find anyone selling them,.they been released yet?
  16. shaun_g

    SoundMAGIC HP200 Headphones - Review

    Summary Verdict SoundMAGIC continues to impress with their full size models. The HP200s have great balance between accuracy and musicality making them a safe choice for home listening. They measure up really well against the best headphones in this price range. Pro’s Great build...
  17. Topsu

    Under 250€ headphones

    So, my ATH-WS99 just broke and I am looking to get new headphones to replace them.   I was thinking about hd598, but I mainly listen to trance and I have heard that they lack bass and would probably sound weird because I am used to bass heavy WS99 altough I have Fiio E17 amp/dac so I can bass...
  18. stan2

    looking to bump up a couple notches with new headphones

    I have a 10 yr old pr of Grado SR80, which I like, and RE-0 from HiFiMan, plus a couple Yuin...  All sub-$100.  I'm waffling between Senn HD-25-1 ll and V Moda crossfade m80 right now.  I'll probably use them primarily at home, mostly direct from a tube CDP (Eastern Electric minimax, which...
  19. Milhouse74

    Looking to upgrade, need advice.

    So I suppose I've got a case of upgrade-itis. After starting out with a couple of pairs of low end Senns I moved up to a pair of ATH-M50's. Overall I was pretty pleased with them. I liked that they were closed back for traveling. Then I realized I didn't want to carry these things around so I...
  20. infernoRS

    I need advice on new cans and amping, so many choices...

    I currently have Sennheiser HD 555's (foam modded, they are pretty much out of order) driven by PC => optical => Creative X-Fi HD => RCA => Pioneer A-447. I honestly have no idea how capable the amp is to drive higher ohm headphones. I'm looking for a wide, separating and detailed sound and also...
  21. jonskma

    Best Headphone under $200?

    Hi, I am new to this forum but have been reading reviews on this website.  Currently, I have a sennheiser HD439 and would like to upgrade to a better headphone with a buget of $200 I would like to know what's u guy's opinions on the best over-ear headphone under $200 I don't have a...
  22. Mods12

    Best open headphones for under $200

    I am looking for a pair cans for under 200. I have a pair of shure 840s and an e10 amp so something that well with an e10 amp. Mainly for gaming so I prefer something with a large soundstage
  23. 0rph3u5

    ~$200 Headphones for gaming and music

    I'm sorry 'cause I made another thread earlier wondering about the AD700, but I've made a decision that I feel warrants a new thread of entirely different price range.  To summarize, I spend a lot of my time gaming, but I also really like music and listening to commentaries.  I'm using a Xonar...
  24. Angular Mo

    Best mids over-the-ear open headphone for less than USD 300?

    I am looking for: best mids for under $300, Open, over-the-ear full size headphone - to use at basement home office. Looking for soundstage and separation.   I have not yet experienced bass detail, nor airiness - curious about these characteristics.   I thought I had wanted treble...
  25. syryanyang

    HELP ME CHOOSE: HD598, AD900, SR225i, or Q701.

    My current set up is laptop-E17-DT990 I'm not looking for an upgrade but a change of taste. Without additional DAC or amp, which of those phones I listed is the best choice I listen to vocal mostly and watch a lot of movies.