First good headphones HD595 , Now I want to try somthing different +portable amp. Lookin @ MDR-V6, SR80i , ATH-M50
Apr 11, 2011 at 9:24 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 1

DrFinkelstein

New Head-Fier
Joined
Apr 11, 2011
Posts
1
Likes
0
I own a pair of Sennheiser HD595's that I use for home listening with my Matrix mini-i DAC/head amp hooked into my home PC. I also own a 16GB apple Itouch for portable music, but the generic apple earphones finally broke. This new pair of headphones will be for the Itouch mainly, but also for the computer. I am interested in getting a pair of headphones that has a different "sound" then the HD595's as I have read about the different companies and brands of headphones having different qualities to them that are good for different types of music. I listen to all types of music. I have read a couple of times that Grado are the opposite type of sound as Sennheiser, or something to that effect.

My budget is 150$ for headphones/150$ for portable amp
Open or closed doesn't matter
I would like on ear not In-Ear
They will be treated rougher then the more expensive HD595's so take ruggedness/repair ability into consideration
I have been looking at the Grado SR80i http://www.amazon.com/Grado-Prestige-SR80i-Stereo-Headphone/dp/B000G3LCQC/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1302569027&sr=1-2
also the SONY MDR-V6 http://www.amazon.ca/Sony-MDR-V6-Monitor-Headphones-Voice/dp/B00001WRSJ
and the Audio Technica ATH-M50 http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-M50-Studio-Monitor-Headphones/dp/B000UVGI6O/ref=pd_cp_e_1
truthfully I'm torn between the ATH-M50 and the Grado's (much rather support them than sony)
 
I do understand that these headphones do need to be amped with my itouch, so I must also buy a portable amp. I have been looking at the Fiio E7 , the Total Bithead Airhead, as well as the DIY models. I am more confused about the amp then anything else, every time I think I know which one I want I read somthing negative about that particular model. I want to notice the difference, but not barely.

So basically in a nutshell I need a new pair of headphones for my itouch for under 150$ and a good amp for it for under 150$
suggestions?
 
Also I heave read that itouch and lossless do not mix very well , so is it even worth it ? and if yes , is it worth it to buy a more expensive line-out cable(http://stores.ebay.com/AudioMinor) or would the standard fiio L3 be good?

Thank You!
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top