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Feb 24, 2006 at 1:23 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 20

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After getting the PX100 for my iAudio U2, it just left me with a taste for more... I am looking for cans that are not too expensive (~$200) and that will fit my music taste (Rock/Alternative/Electronic/Mainstream... mostly everything except classical) like Queen, Prodigy, Linkin Park, Alanis, Heather Nova, Delerium, Vangelis, Adiemus.. etc.

In terms of bass, the PX100 is my type of bass "thump" but I would prefer better treble... a more "fun" headphone. When listening to the PX100 I feel that the bass overpowers the vocals and I would prefer a good mesh of everything. I was thinking in the direction of the DT880/DT990 but I see that the new 2005 models are pretty expensive. Good soundstage would also be great.

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Feb 24, 2006 at 1:49 PM Post #3 of 20

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DT-880s - used in new condition for under $200. Amp needed to sound their best though. Reading the impressions here the new model's sound is basically no different.

Grado 225

Sen HD 595 - From my experience these need an amp to bring out the highs though.

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Feb 24, 2006 at 5:14 PM Post #4 of 20

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Isn't the DT990 the more "fun" than the DT880? I heard that the DT880 is accurate. Does the DT990 over exaggerate the treble/bass?
 
Feb 24, 2006 at 8:13 PM Post #6 of 20

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Originally Posted by ċãţ
Grado SR60. Go now!


Not sure that's a good alternative. With the SR60 he'll get a whole lot of treble, but he will miss all the bass thump that the PX-100 provides.

In my experience, Grados lack bass. If he likes the very unique bass of the PX-100, Grado is not the way to go.
 
Feb 24, 2006 at 8:34 PM Post #7 of 20

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Not sure that's a good alternative. With the SR60 he'll get a whole lot of treble, but he will miss all the bass thump that the PX-100 provides.

In my experience, Grados lack bass. If he likes the very unique bass of the PX-100, Grado is not the way to go.



Yes it is, only in the form of the Alessandro MS-1. It definitely doesn't lack bass.
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Feb 24, 2006 at 9:15 PM Post #8 of 20

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Yes it is, only in the form of the Alessandro MS-1. It definitely doesn't lack bass.
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Ok, then don't recommend the SR60, but the Alessandro Ms-1 instead.

Nevertheless, for users of cans with punchier bass like Senn or Koss or AKG, the Grados may sound lacking.

Just saying...
 
Feb 24, 2006 at 9:27 PM Post #9 of 20

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I will say that if you like treble and bass, DT990 is the best choice. Midrange's not as full as the Senns but this is probably the best compromise I can see in this price range. The DT990 and DT880 have some of the best soundstage in this price range.

A Grado like SR225 has nice bass but probably not the thump you're looking for.

I have DT880 and DT990pro. For your type of music, I can see myself using DT990 more than the DT880.
 
Feb 25, 2006 at 1:29 AM Post #10 of 20

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How would the DT990/DT880 compare to the PX100's bass?
 
Feb 25, 2006 at 2:22 AM Post #11 of 20

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If you want the bass thump, try the DT770-80. You'll need an amp to get the full effect of the punchyiness, but it's no slouch straight out of a (decently powered) portable.
 
Feb 25, 2006 at 2:32 AM Post #12 of 20

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Actually, I think the SR60 would be a very good idea. The bass is tight and punchy, but he'll get more mids and treble like he's asking for. They don't need and amp and work well portably (except for the damn cable).
 
Feb 25, 2006 at 4:22 AM Post #15 of 20

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Or the SR80 if you like bass.


If your willing to pay for the 80s I would highly recommend the extra $5 for the MS-1s. They definitely have a thump to them, but they are more balanced than the 80s (as others have said that have had both the 80s and the MS-1s ... I myself just have the ms-1s).
 

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