Best unamped headphones for ALL types of music?
Jul 4, 2007 at 8:43 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 25

pearljam5000

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well it seems i currently cannot afford an amp...so....
what are the best unamped headphones that will sound good with all types of music?and not just rock or classical etc...
 
Jul 4, 2007 at 9:07 AM Post #2 of 25

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What's your price-range? Suggestions can range from the KSC75 at $15 to MS1 at $100 to the HD595 at $180 and up. Depending on specific factors like portability, isolation, style and musical taste your best choice may differ, but these three will be your main suggestions.
 
Jul 4, 2007 at 9:13 AM Post #3 of 25

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Quote:

Suggestions can range from the KSC75 at $15 to MS1 at $100 to the HD595 at $180 and up.


X2 except MS1: they don't play well classical music.
HD595s are great all rounders, of course if you don't need portability: 3 meters cable and jack plug makes them transportable at best.
 
Jul 4, 2007 at 9:19 AM Post #4 of 25

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X2 except MS1: they don't play well classical music.
HD595s are great all rounders, of course if you don't need portability: 3 meters cable and jack plug makes them transportable at best.



X3 on the HD595s. Not the best for portability, but it definitely is a good all around can.
 
Jul 4, 2007 at 9:58 AM Post #6 of 25

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Price range is critical.

Have you looked at the Denon AH-D2000?
 
Jul 4, 2007 at 10:56 PM Post #8 of 25

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around 400$
how much do Denon AH-D2000 cost?



$259 on AudioCubes.
 
Jul 5, 2007 at 12:01 AM Post #9 of 25

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$400 will buy you a nice headphone/amp setup...
 
Jul 5, 2007 at 12:52 AM Post #10 of 25

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Triple-driver IEMs sound great unamped. I highly recommend Shure E500/SE530 for portable use, but I use them at home too, because they are the best sounding headphones I have. Westone UM3 and UE Triple.fis are also very nice though - even better than the Shures maybe...
 
Jul 5, 2007 at 1:14 AM Post #12 of 25

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HD555 are incredibly boring
 
Jul 5, 2007 at 1:25 AM Post #14 of 25

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I thought they had good highs, good bass and were pretty forward - anything but boring here. Soundstage too flat, but you can't have everything at this price point. I really like the MS1s for value too, but surely nobody would recommend these as 'all-rounders'?
 
Jul 5, 2007 at 1:34 AM Post #15 of 25

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I thought they had good highs, good bass and were pretty forward - anything but boring here. Soundstage too flat, but you can't have everything at this price point. I really like the MS1s for value too, but surely nobody would recommend these as 'all-rounders'?


Hey! I,..uh...might!

Other than the most exciting of the rockinest of the rock and the biggest of the classicals, they ain't bad!

If a person wanted an all around set of cans and liked their presentation on the forward side and prefered to be in the middle of the action, then MS-1 would be one good one to consider.
 

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