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++ FULL-SIZE HEADPHONE RECOMMENDATIONS THREAD++ CLOSED: Please post a thread in the Introductions, Help and Advice forum

  1. MarcoGV

    For option A, consider the Beyerdynamic DT-235 or, with much better isolation, better portability, and much better looks, but pushing the limits of your budget and a more bass-centric presentation, the Philips Cityscape Downtowns.
  2. mzaz
    Hey guys, well I kindda have pretty weird specifications so I thought I'd give it shot here.
    First of all I own a pair of K550 which I'm more than happy with, but my my only issue with them is that they're gigantic, especially for my tiny head :p
    So I recently decided to maybe keep them at home and look for a new pair that are more travel friendly to walk around with. I've tried a couple of IEMs but those never worked. So basically what I'm looking for is a pair of comfortable overear headphones that have good overall sound, decent isolation and are on the cheaper side. I listen to a lot of instrumental music, alternative, metal and all that stuff, but I'm not really picky about how they sound cuz I realized that I don't pay much attention to details while on the move; I'm good with anything as long as it sounds good overall. I've been looking at the ATH-M50 but I think the head band is kindda big lol. My first headphones were bose AE2 or wtv model was out then :p I really liked their size and feel. So to sum it all up...

    Style: travel friendly closed overear headphones (preferably not so big)
    Use: I'm gonna use them with my ipod only
    Sound: as long as they sound good overall doesn't matter that much, but I would prefer a pair with decent isolation
    Price: 150 dollars max. Cheaper would be awesome awesome though

    Thanks guys any suggestions would help :)
  3. HumanSaurusRex
    Would you recommend a Mad Dog T50rp as a portable? are they sealed?d
    I need a new pair of portable headphones but can't make my decision right now.
    which one would you recommend? Mad Dog T50rp, Fostex T50rp(modded), UE6000, DT1350, HD25, Ultrasone pro 750, ... ?
    good isolation
    tight bass
    good overall sound
    want to drive them with my galaxy s2 and ipod
    genre: rock, metal, dubstep, ...
  4. MarkoOktabyr
    Thank you for your advice. Since I have other options for gaming, I am looking at dropping that requirement (quoted first post since it's several pages back).
    Given the music I listen to, a desire to use them on the go as well as with the computer, and a $200-$250 budget: would you still recommend the KRK KNS 8400? Or would you have a different recommendation without using them for gaming? And any recommendations on an amp (preferably so that headphone+amp < $250)?
    EDIT: I've seen the Audio-Technica ATH-M50S recommended several places. Would those plus a decent amp make a good option?
  5. TheEvilNarwhal
    Hello everybody. I showed my friend my budget setup (Koss Dj100 and Fiio E5) and he thought that the sound quality was superb. Now he has been researching headphones for the past few days and wants to buy some. He is looking for a closed can that is around $80 that would work well with a fiio e11 (He wants to buy this amp). He is debating between the Koss DJ 100 and the Shure 440. He likes bass, but not too much like the XBs. Any recommendations would be appreciated.
  6. Dimmy
    Hey everyone,
    I have a quick question. I'm trying to find good workout headphones. I enjoy running, so earbuds I've tried tend to get really annoying, really fast. I don't think those would be a viable solution. What I'm looking for is audiophile or near audiophile workout headphones (partially because I'm honestly that picky, partially to block out the god awful radio at the gym.) that won't move around too much and will be pretty stable for my workout. I also have a pretty large head, so that's a consideration too.
    My budget is around ~$150.00. Currently I have a pair of over the ear headphones that work, but the cord is horribly long. (Beyerdynamic DTX 910s)
    Any help anyone could give me or suggestions would be very much appreciated.
  7. cel4145
    If you don't mind leakage (people will be able to hear what you are listening to) and don't need isolation (you will hear your environment), for all kinds of rock and classical, I think the Grados are great. For example, I would recommend the Grado SR80i over the ATH-M50. 
  8. Hooster
    Beyerdynamic DT 880 600 ohm, re cabled with balanced cable vs Hifiman HE-400 with balanced cable. They would be terminated with a 4 pin XLR. Amping is not an issue since I have an amp that would work great for either one.
    Yes, folks, that seems to be the choice I am faced with. Both of these options end up costing around $550 or so. The DT 880 ends up costing so much because of the price of re cabling, while the Hifiman just needs a new cable that plugs right in so there is no labor involved. Is this a no brainer? Is the HE-400 a better choice or am I missing something?
    Many thanks.
  9. iamdacow
    you know how non-audiophiles and their standard stock buds withmuddy bass and almost non existent highs are
  10. cel4145
    What about the Sony MDR-XB700?  Then get him a good headphone amp to boost the bass even more [​IMG]
  11. MarkoOktabyr
    Both leakage and isolation are important to me. I'd much prefer to have no leakage as not to disturb my wife while listening to music. Both isolation and leakage would be important for using the headphones out and about, e.g. on the bus.
  12. Spiderman
    Uggh I having doubts at first I was 100% sure I wanted the He-400 now I can't decide between those and the new V-Moda M-100's. I listen to all kinds of music but more techno, and dance. The M-100's are also about 100 dollars cheaper aaagghhh decisions, decisions.
  13. fatmaggot
    hi, i was looking to upgrade my home system, as i am just playing out of my computer at the moment, through my horrible dell speaker.
    i was wondering what what amp/dac should i get, as i am planning on buying the dt990 pro's for home use next year.
    I was thinking the nuforce icon hdp, but i was wondering whether there was something better at the price, or cheaper, as i don't want to spend much more than $350.
    Thanks in advance.
  14. Doc-holliday

    Hi there. Wrong thread. You should be able to find answers to your amp quesions in this section of the forum. Good luck.

  15. fatmaggot
    cheers as.

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