1. YOLO

    The best detachable headphones under $170 on Amazon?

    Hi guys! I have had many headphones in the past where one cup has stopped working because damage was made to the cord. If it wasn't for the fact that I don't know how to solder, I would have already chosen the Audio-Technica ATH-A900X when they were $170 on Amazon (they're back now at $199..)...
  2. 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...
  3. njallday

    Undecided and a Bit Overwhelmed

    Hi all, I'm looking into getting my first pair of decent over the ear headphones.  I currently use a pair of Klipsch Image S4s for listening on the go, which sound decent to me.  Since I'm a gamer, while at home I use a pair of Steelseries Siberia V2s, which while being extremely comfortable, I...
  4. furryhead

    New to high end headphones...

    Hi there! Here just recently, a friend of mine got a pair of Beats headphones, and let me listen to them - and they sounded amazing, compared to the $5-$10 earbuds I usually wear... So this kicked a fire under my keester, I want to get a better sounding headphone. But I don't want a cheap piece...
  5. mk4gtijoe

    ultrasone question

    i understand that the pro 550 and the dj 1 pros are the same headphones in terms of sound.... what are the differences? sound? physical?
  6. ekko

    Want to buy new mid-range headphones, need help!

    So I want to buy new sub-130$ headphones... There are ton of choices in that category so I will write down few that look cool, but I want someone to give me advice which one would be best. :)  Koss ProDJ200 AudioTechnica ATH-M50 Ultrasone Pro 550 V-Moda Crossfade LP I would take FiiO E6...
  7. ColtMrFire

    Newbie looking for purchase advice

    I am not a headphone expert but I appreciate good sound and am looking to upgrade from my skull candy in ear phones to something much more substantial.   My price range is $100-$300...maybe more depending on how good the headphones are, but certainly nothing more than $500.  I have an iMac...
  8. thejangster1

    Portable Headphones Questions

    What would you say is the most comfortable, best sounding portable headphones for 150 dollars or less? 200? Would prefer over ear.  I have been looking at a lot of headphones around that price range but many do not get good reviews for comfort.    1. Ultrasone Hfi 580, 780 and pro 550  2...
  9. Valaire

    Good Office Headphone

    I decided to get a pair of decent headphones for office work.  I use HD598's at home and enjoy them, although I do get some clamping pain unlike most people.   Here's what I need:   1.  Closed 2.  A respectable amount of sound leakage (co-workers are about 15 feet from me through a...
  10. lollerberry

    Closed headphones that sound like HD580's?

    Hello head-fiers, A few years ago I've spent a lot of time reading the forums, and of course ended up trying a few pairs of headphones after buying them on the forums too. When I got my hands on the HD-580's, now probably 3 years ago, I've stopped. As far as open cans go, I don't see how...
  11. renji1337

    Soundcard/AMP Volume question

    I intend to hook up a schiit magni to a xonar dx which has a 100ohm 3.5mm ouput, i would go from 3.5mm to dual rca's into the amp     Do i put windows volume at 100% like with digital to send a full signal? or do i have to lower windows volume
  12. Kiyoflame

    ATH M50 vs V-MODA M80 vs Ultrasone Pro 550 vs Suggestions?

    Hello, Head Fi Community! Please help, because I'm in quite the predicament most first posters have: buying a new set of cans. Now, first of all, you see me asking about the M50s. Just bear with me please, I have read the reviews here, and I have scoured the interwebs and the YouTubes for some...
  13. sorroundsound

    Advice on Buying Used Ultrasone Pro 2500

    Hi All,   I am new to Head-Fi.   I am looking at buying a used Ultrasone Pro 2500. After browsing around I come to understand that the product is no longer being manufactured(?) I have been using In-Ear so far and this will be my pair of cans.    So from the forums here I shortlisted the...
  14. Randolph Duke

    Ultrasone pro 550- replacements ear pads?

    Can anyone recommend a replacement ear pad that will fit the ultrasone pro 550? I tried the Beyer 770 pads. The pads are perfect but they are too big for the cups.
  15. simplytree

    Can someone please recommend me some Headphones

    I am on a budget of about 200 to 300 dollars and need some most balanced and highest sound quality that can be worn for a long time. Thanks
  16. Jehmimah

    Help With Picking Over Ear Entry Headphones

    So I'm looking for a balanced sound, and not too much more than $130. Right now I am thinking about getting these: http://www.amazon.com/Ultrasone-PRO-550-Professional-Headphones/dp/B000YDYEDW, the Ultrasone Pro 550's. I already ruled out the AD700's because I hear the bass is crud, and I'm...
  17. Itskewl42

    Headphone reccomendation

    Im going into high school and i want some new headphones. The main concerns are price sound and look. The sound has to have decent base and clear high lows and mids. I listen to rap but bass isnt that important to me. The price should be $100-150 and they should be portable and look decent. I...
  18. Ritz1016

    Please help a noob out!! ( ATH M50 vs Ultrasone HFi 580 vs Ultrasone Pro 550/650)

    Hello, I'm new to buying high quality headphones and this will be my first pair. I've been going crazy trying to find the best pair of headphones for my budget and I'm stufk between a couple choices. I listen to Dubstep, Electro, and also to things like Ellie Goulding or Ed Sheeran. 1st...
  19. Parall3l

    Amp for the PRO550/DJ1 PRO ?

    I recently purchased a pair of DJ1 PRO as my first pair of decent headphones and they are on their way to me right now. (should arrive in 5 days) Just wondering if they would improve with a lower end amp like the fiio e11 because I doubt that my ipod is capable of driving them to their fullest...
  20. 2

    Questions about the Ultrasone PRO 550 headset

    So I am pretty much set on buying these headphones because apparently they are great for gaming and have pretty good highs/mids, and they are closed. I have heard great things about the sound stage as well.   I have some questions before I click the "buy" button on Amazon.   1. Is the...
  21. iprefermusic

    Ultrasone Pro 550, Sennheiser HD 598, or something else? Coming from Shure SRH840

    I currently have Shure SRH840's, using them with a Fiio E11. I plan to keep them for studio music work and practicing bass through, but only five minutes with my friend's Ultrasone Pro 550's showed me how much I'm missing out on with only "flat" headphones.   The Ultrasones were incredible...
  22. Omnom

    Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 80 or Ultrasone Pro 550?

    Well I am looking for a really good pair of headphones in the $100USD-$200USD price range and these came up. Which one is better for gaming and listening to music? Does anyone have any idea where I can get the DT 770 Pro 80's from other than Amazon for cheaper. I live in New Zealand and I...
  23. tranceporter

    Ultrasone PRO 550 vs Monster Beats PRO vs Sennheiser HD 212 PRO

    Right, this is going to be a long post, so please bear with me. For the last 5 years I have tried about 7-8 different types of earbuds and over the ear headphones. My very first pair of headphones were some Altec Lansing I picked up in a Best Buy store for $45. Pretty meh. I then stumbled upon...
  24. apav

    Deciding between Ultrasone Pro 550 and DJ1 Pro, and which sound card or DAC to improve quality?

    Hi guys,   Long time forum frequenter although I have never registered. Nice to meet you all :)    Need a headphone for about 60% games (FPS, RPG's, and MMO's), 30% music, and 10% movies. I was originally looking at the AD700's, but I would like something with a a pit punchier bass...
  25. LazBro123

    Ultrasone HFI-580 vs Ultrasone HFI-780 vs Ultrasone Pro 550 vs Ultrasone HFI-2400

    Hey guys,   I want to buy a pair of Ultrasone headphones. Out of these four headphones, which do you think is the best? I mainly listen to hip hop and rock. I can get the HFI-580 for $130, the HFI-780 for $150, the Pro 550 for also $150 and the HFI-2400 for $200. I am have a Fiio E6. Which...