Am I looking at the righ Headphones?
Dec 16, 2012 at 3:12 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 11

lesliejazz

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Greetings, although this is my first post, this forum has already made significant dents in my wallet.  I would love some advise on purchasing a new set on phones.  I currently own the Miles Davis Tributes, Monster Coppers, UE Triple fi 10's and Velodyne Vpluses. I listen to FLAC and Apple Lossless files  through a macbook pro and dragonfly or iphone 5 and fiio e11. I listen to acoustic and electric jazz(miles, weather report), classical(classical guitar, orchestra/choral), classic rock(dylan, beatles)  and 70's soul/funk.  I am looking for phones with good soundstage and great bass. I am considering:
 
Hifiman HE-400
Sennheiser HD650
Philips Fidelio X1
AKG K267
 
Any suggestions regarding which of these might suit me best, or are there other headphones I should be considering.
 
Thanks in advance
 
Dec 17, 2012 at 6:30 AM Post #3 of 11

davidsh

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It all comes to your preferences. Which kind of sound so you want, what do you listen to?
 
Dec 17, 2012 at 3:52 PM Post #8 of 11

ssrock64

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Yeah, for jazz and classical I just barely prefer the HD650 most of the time. Plus, it's more comfortable.
 
Harder to drive, though...
 
Dec 18, 2012 at 5:28 AM Post #11 of 11

davidsh

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The HE-400 improves more with proper amping than the dt-880 from my experience. With proper amping, the HE-400 has rock solid and still precise bass extending very well. I just miss the highs a bit.
 

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