Looking foward for my first good headphone
Jul 9, 2012 at 10:14 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 9

mathen

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hi people,
 
this is the first time i'll buy a REAL headphones, one that i may use for years from now. I'm stuck among these four: 
 
Sennheiser 280HD Pro - http://migre.me/9PlNZ (I've heard these got really good sound and GREAT isolation)
 
Audio-Technica ATH-M50 - http://migre.me/9PlMc (been told that sounds better than the sennheiser, but poor isolation and maybe it'll need an amp)
 
V-Moda Crossfade LP - http://migre.me/9PlIj (from what i've read, they got an almost-perfect isolation but too much bass, wich fits better for people who listen to electronic music and rap etc - not my case)
 
Marshall Major - http://migre.me/9PlTu (very divided opinions here - some say they got good isolation and sounds great on-the-go, but other say that these are just another beauty item and are poorly built)
 
The thing is, I'm not using them for studio monitoring or recording, I just want to listen to good quality music on my laptop (i intend to buy a Fiio or a creative DAC asap) and on my portable player (i'm using my cellphone now, but in a near future i'll buy sansa clip or cowon s9, maybe, that's why I really need a good isolation). I listen to all genres of music, but mainly classic rock, jazz, blues, back-80's pop, some indie stuff etc.
 
Thanks, and greetings form Brazil!
 
Jul 17, 2012 at 7:55 PM Post #3 of 9

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for those kind of genre's i wouldn't suggest the m50 or crossfade, I would probably go with the sennheiser 

Thanks man! I see that you own those ultrasones http://migre.me/9Wc49 , and some reviews say they're better than the senns... i'm also looking at the shure SHR440, (with the 480 pads)..
 
Jul 18, 2012 at 1:12 AM Post #7 of 9

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The hi-fi headphones dont really need an amp but yeh, the E11 is good, even the E6 gives them a little kick, they wont need much but if you consider the E11, you might as well get the E7
 
Jul 18, 2012 at 11:38 AM Post #9 of 9

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In my opinion, yes. I like that it has a DAC and can be used in combination with the E9 down the line, and the display is sweet too.
I think ALOT of people like that E11 though, depends where you use it and what your source is...
 

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