Help me choose some good open cans.
Nov 28, 2008 at 2:53 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 12

thatwunguy

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Ok, so it's that time of year when I get money for my bday and christmas and I am looking to spend it on some open 'phones.

I am absolutely in love with my klipsch image x10 I purchased due to the sale and I have and love my d1001k.

However, I am looking for some good, balanced, open headphones in the $100 price range. The reason I am keeping it so low is that I'd like to purchase a hotaudio.com usb dac to power them.

I like all divisions of rock, some electronic, some hip-hop, some jazz, and some folk/indie so basically a little of everything.

I am looking for something with more clarity than my 1001k and with a more neutral sound signature.

Your suggestions will be appreciated.
 
Nov 28, 2008 at 3:30 AM Post #3 of 12

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Originally Posted by scytheavatar /img/forum/go_quote.gif
You have 2 choices: AD700 or MS1. Take the MS1 if you want more bass, take the AD700 if you want more soundstage and comfort.


I agree. You could also consider the HD555 but they are a distant 3rd. The MS-1 and AD700 are both much better in my opinion.
 
Nov 28, 2008 at 3:45 AM Post #4 of 12

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how different is the sound signature between the ms1 and the ad700?
 
Nov 28, 2008 at 7:32 AM Post #6 of 12

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no i have not heard of gunz online
 
Nov 28, 2008 at 8:17 PM Post #7 of 12

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Nov 28, 2008 at 9:00 PM Post #8 of 12

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You can buy the AKG K601 for under $ 100,- at HeadRoom, with the discount. Use the coupon codes 'k601' and 'cheapship'.
See also this thread: http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/k60...05/index2.html



What in the world! I don't need another pair of headphones, but this was too good to pass up!!

$89, all in. Deal of the century...
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Dec 1, 2008 at 1:25 AM Post #11 of 12

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so for around $100, is there anything that can beat the ad700 for all types of music?

I will be using these headpones with a NuForce Icon desktop DAC.
 

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