Best Headphones for Soundstage?
Oct 31, 2008 at 8:09 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 8

Superpang

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So, I might be back in the market for a pair of Open Headphones. Not sure
which one to purchase for best Soundstage.

My budget limit about 200-300 USD.

I am currently looking at a pair of Hd650, K701 or a pair of Grado SR325i.

My music genre varies from rock and vocal mostly.

Any input would be greatly appreciated!
 
Oct 31, 2008 at 8:36 PM Post #2 of 8

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Originally Posted by Superpang /img/forum/go_quote.gif
So, I might be back in the market for a pair of Open Headphones. Not sure
which one to purchase for best Soundstage.

My budget limit about 200-300 USD.

I am currently looking at a pair of Hd650, K701 or a pair of Grado SR325i.

My music genre varies from rock and vocal mostly.

Any input would be greatly appreciated!



The Sony F1s crush the headphones you listed in regards to soundstage. Speaker like presentation, natural, holographic.. Their left and right width, extension, and depth is unmatched for dynamic headphones under a grand. The 701s better the F1's, in the sense that your in the middle of a cathedral. And has a better sense of spaciousness, especially in the back.. But feels 'added on.' Artifical, unnatural, and hollow.. The 701's/650's do sound better. The F1's only do one thing truly great. Sound stage. And incredible spatial abilities.
 
Oct 31, 2008 at 10:51 PM Post #4 of 8

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AKG = soundstage.
From the K400 to the K702, they all have great headstage.
 
Oct 31, 2008 at 11:13 PM Post #5 of 8

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Since 1 week I am listening to the Sony MDR-F1 and they are very impressive as regard soundstage.
My other headphones, Sonys and HD580,have very adequate soundstage but these F1 do surpass them,and by alot!


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Oct 31, 2008 at 11:15 PM Post #6 of 8

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The F1 is a great selection.

Let me nominate the Ultrasone 2500s also. Far from widest soundstage (the F1, HD6X0 and K701 all beat it there), but its strongest trait is a unique holographic one (which I've yet to find in even any other Ultrasone).

And I have big problems with its thin sound, but you may want to consider the Sony pfr-v1 also.
 

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