400$ classic/rock phones
Feb 6, 2010 at 7:44 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 30

eliziz

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hi guys

up to now i had a set of ad700+some average usb dac/amp.
i'm looking for upgrade options.
already got here the amb gamma 1 and the gamma 2 is on its way and of course i'll choose an amp later.

up to now i aimed mainly at the ad900 from the great things i've heard+ my liking of the ad700.

i mainly listen to zeppelin, floyd, classic, some metallice and blues.

the main requirement is that they will have low impedance and/or are easily driven.
the reasen for that is that they will be on the go with me half the time and i'd like to enjoy them with a simple Portable amp. i don't want to be dragged to so meny expenses. the 800+$ i plan to spend is already a stretch.

Given all these requirements in addition to my willingness to purchase second-hand, what are my options?

THANKS
 
Feb 6, 2010 at 8:47 PM Post #2 of 30

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I have the AD700 and they are great cans. I heard the AD900 and I don't think they are good for the $$. There is a noticiable improvement especially in the bass area but not to make up for the price difference.

If I were you, I would go for the Grado 325is.
 
Feb 6, 2010 at 8:49 PM Post #3 of 30

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At the NJ Micro Meet the AD700s fared very well on this type of music against more expensive alternatives. For use with portable amps on the go, as you say, I don't think spending $400 on headphones will get you much improvement.

Check the reviews here and get a great portable amp!
 
Feb 6, 2010 at 9:43 PM Post #5 of 30

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For rock there are two options: Grado RS1 used and ATH-D2000.
Known to do rock exceptionally well, both kings of rock.

Get Grado RS1 used and ATH-D2000 now on sale for $499 at amazon and other sellers.
 
Feb 6, 2010 at 10:11 PM Post #6 of 30

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Quote:

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For rock there are two options: Grado RS1 used and ATH-D2000.
Known to do rock exceptionally well, both kings of rock.



I believe any model of Grado headphone will be rocking your rock music.
 
Feb 6, 2010 at 10:35 PM Post #7 of 30

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Wow...I read that you don't like the Grado sound sig...that's too bad.
How about a D5000 or Pro 750/900?
 
Feb 7, 2010 at 11:37 AM Post #10 of 30

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D5000 is not great for rock, nor for classic. sound is very thick and heavy, you need something more airy and punchy highs rather than punchy lows and very tight mids like D5000.
 
Feb 7, 2010 at 2:03 PM Post #12 of 30

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Quote:

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At the NJ Micro Meet the AD700s fared very well on this type of music against more expensive alternatives. For use with portable amps on the go, as you say, I don't think spending $400 on headphones will get you much improvement.

Check the reviews here and get a great portable amp!



because the AD700 is very mid coloured.

the AD700's are very not portable at all!!
Ultrasones are an definite option in this range. Portable, good with those genres....
 
Feb 7, 2010 at 2:26 PM Post #13 of 30

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Quote:

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the AD700's are very not portable at all!!


and i am aware of that and and now i use simple iem's.
considered the ad900 mainly because then i'll have 150$~ for a portable set although it's not my first option. i'd rathed have 1 pair of great cans.

so i'll start digging deep into ultrasone territory.

how abou senn's for my use?
 
Feb 7, 2010 at 8:51 PM Post #14 of 30

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THANKS
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any other thoughts?
 
Feb 7, 2010 at 9:01 PM Post #15 of 30

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Look at the Ultrasone PRO 750 and PRO 900 as Palpatine suggested. No idea why you do not like the Grado sound sig. They are some of the most favored cans for the genre's listed. I listen to Metallica with my Ultrasone's, the bass is really, really nice
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