• Headphone Buying Guide V3 - Come here, do not make additional threads
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[QUOTE=David Tennant;34745156][url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Beyerdynamic-DT770-PRO-Headset-250/dp/B0006NL5SM/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1329514046&sr=1-3[/url] or [url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sennheiser-II-Closed-Headphone-headband/dp/B000TDZOXG/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1329514250&sr=1-1[/url] I'd recommend the 80ohm version but it's just too bassy and have too much of a V-eq curve. I'd also recommend the D2000s but they're built like soggy chips.[/QUOTE] DT770 is definitely a possibility, unconvinced on the comfort of the HD25 as its apparently pretty tight fitting. Are DT150, D2000 or XB-1000 worth considering? [editline]18th February 2012[/editline] Or even XB700? Or HFI-580? So many choices, my brain is full of fuck
[QUOTE=Darkimmortal;34748383]DT770 is definitely a possibility, unconvinced on the comfort of the HD25 as its apparently pretty tight fitting. Are DT150, D2000 or XB-1000 worth considering? Seems I can get the XB-1000 for £200 all-in on amazon.de, very tempting [editline]18th February 2012[/editline] Or even XB700?[/QUOTE] I was in a very similar position and had the chance of auditioning a load of headphones at a local shop. Out of everything I auditioned the XB-1000s were the muddiest and I was very disappointed having loved the XB500s. DT150s are also a solid choice, D2000s aren't physically strong and are prone to breaking without extra care. And regarding the XB700s, they're basically XB-500s with less bass and a wider soundstage, lastly T50RPs with the modding materials are £150 all in and are pretty much unrivalled in that price point for overall sound quality, it just requires a bit of extra effort.
Man, I'm trying to suggest this guy closed headphones that he can use on the plane and train, that have a good soundstage and nice bass (i suggested dt770pros did i fuck up?) and everyone in this chatroom rages and ridicules me for spending more than 50 bucks on headphones. All my rage, all my fucking rage.
[QUOTE=Weltmeister;34749096]Man, I'm trying to suggest this guy closed headphones that he can use on the plane and train, that have a good soundstage and nice bass (i suggested dt770pros did i fuck up?) and everyone in this chatroom rages and ridicules me for spending more than 50 bucks on headphones. All my rage, all my fucking rage.[/QUOTE] No you didn't fuck up, although honestly for outdoor listening the DT-770 Pros are a little large, for some people that might be a dealbreaker, HD-25s are a good alternative for portable bass cans, and for some people spending over $50 on headphones is ludicrous but spending $200 on shoes is perfectly normal, everyone is different, you've just got to remember not to stuff your opinions down other's throats. On an unrelated note I went a little crazy today, bought some SR80i's, T50RPs and ultrasones, headphone collection here I come!
[QUOTE=David Tennant;34749143]No you didn't fuck up, although honestly for outdoor listening the DT-770 Pros are a little large, for some people that might be a dealbreaker, HD-25s are a good alternative for portable bass cans, and for some people spending over $50 on headphones is ludicrous but spending $200 on shoes is perfectly normal, everyone is different, you've just got to remember not to stuff your ideals down other's throats. On an unrelated note I went a little crazy today, bought some SR80i's, T50RPs and ultrasones, headphone collection here I come![/QUOTE] Wait... did you sell those HE-6's already? Because if you didnt why aren't you spending that many on an AMP/DAC you silly
[QUOTE=Weltmeister;34749175]Wait... did you sell those HE-6's already? Because if you didnt why aren't you spending that many on an AMP/DAC you silly[/QUOTE] Not yet.
Welp, alright, I guess.
[QUOTE=Weltmeister;34749236]Welp, alright, I guess.[/QUOTE] I'm not going to blow it all on a $1,000 amplifier, just doesn't seem worth it as far as price:performance .
Jesus... you guys pay way too much for sound. edit: you're paying more for sound than my entire computer set up so boxes for the poor
i've got hd 202s right now and have been looking at other sennheisers and i was wondering how exactly does frequency response effect headphones exactly? for example the hd 598's and the 558s have exactly the same specs except the 598s have a freq. response of 12 - 38,500 Hz and the 558s a 15 - 28,000 Hz i'm just a curious noob and these are the two headphones i've narrowed my choice down too. [editline]18th February 2012[/editline] i understand how all the other specs determine the sound quality but i'm dumb
[QUOTE=purpleswag;34749622]i've got hd 202s right now and have been looking at other sennheisers and i was wondering how exactly does frequency response effect headphones exactly? for example the hd 598's and the 558s have exactly the same specs except the 598s have a freq. response of 12 - 38,500 Hz and the 558s a 15 - 28,000 Hz i'm just a curious noob and these are the two headphones i've narrowed my choice down too.[/QUOTE] The range doesn't tell you much, however looking at a graph of frequency response gives you a good idea of the overall sound, reviews/opinions will give you a good idea too, headphones are very subjective and music taste dependant unless you get neutral headphones.
[QUOTE=David Tennant;34749735]The range doesn't tell you much, however looking at a graph of frequency response gives you a good idea of the overall sound, reviews/opinions will give you a good idea too, headphones are very subjective and music taste dependant unless you get neutral headphones.[/QUOTE] yeah, i figured from what i've learned about headphones i'd just kind of base my choice a lot off of reviews.
Asked before but [url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0007XJSQC/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=googlcom03-21&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creativeASIN=B0007XJSQC[/url] Are these the best headphones i can get for my budget? (Budget is around £20) [editline]18th February 2012[/editline] For reference: Budget: £20 eBay: none Country: UK Isolation: Closed Ear Purpose: Gaming/Music/Voice acting. Music Tastes: Prog/Rock/Metal Previous Experiences: Cheap £7 headphones which were tbh pretty good. Comments: Preferably something with overall nice quality.
Pretty much yes Salvador.
gah, missed tennant's video :c
[QUOTE=purpleswag;34749622]i've got hd 202s right now and have been looking at other sennheisers and i was wondering how exactly does frequency response effect headphones exactly? for example the hd 598's and the 558s have exactly the same specs except the 598s have a freq. response of 12 - 38,500 Hz and the 558s a 15 - 28,000 Hz i'm just a curious noob and these are the two headphones i've narrowed my choice down too. [editline]18th February 2012[/editline] i understand how all the other specs determine the sound quality but i'm dumb[/QUOTE] While frequency response specifications can't tell you anything directly they can tell you something indirectly. When a manufacturer has two models, and one has a wider range, that can tell you how the manufacturer intends that headphone to sound relative to the other. In your example, with the wider response you can guess that if you listened to them you'd probably notice the 598s extend lower in bass and in the highs. No you're not going to notice the 3hz difference in the lows, what you will probably notice is the lower extension in general that Sennheiser tuned them for(which is reflected in the lower bass specs). Of course the next question is how much extension do you need? That's where reviews and getting people's impressions come in. It could be that for the music you listen to you need low extension but not much above 20k, or maybe you listen to music where you don't want deep bass but instead need better mids and highs.
[QUOTE=cecilbdemodded;34751199]While frequency response specifications can't tell you anything directly they can tell you something indirectly. When a manufacturer has two models, and one has a wider range, that can tell you how the manufacturer intends that headphone to sound relative to the other. In your example, with the wider response you can guess that if you listened to them you'd probably notice the 598s extend lower in bass and in the highs. No you're not going to notice the 3hz difference in the lows, what you will probably notice is the lower extension in general that Sennheiser tuned them for(which is reflected in the lower bass specs). Of course the next question is how much extension do you need? That's where reviews and getting people's impressions come in. It could be that for the music you listen to you need low extension but not much above 20k, or maybe you listen to music where you don't want deep bass but instead need better mids and highs.[/QUOTE] i gotcha, thanks
Xears Ebony wood and Dark wood Xe200PRO version. [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/NUx9s.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/kiJUB.jpg[/IMG]
[QUOTE=David Tennant;34749200]I did, got a little over a grand, putting most of it away and spending a little on varying my collection. I already have some decent dac/amp hardware (E10, Little dot mark I+), I'm not buying any very high-end headphones that require much power.[/QUOTE] Man, I wouldn't had done that. That's just UGH. I would have #1 returned it, #2 kept it #3 gave it to someone more deserving for the cost of the other pair you bought. But that's just me. I once got a CPU, GPU, and some other stuff at a computer store for free on accident. I didn't know wtf was going on, and was too excited to start working on the build. But long story short, the PC is still in the other room for my sister. Q6600, 4GB of ram, 3850, Corsair TX750,
[QUOTE=pure.Joseph;34757022]Man, I wouldn't had done that. That's just UGH. I would have #1 returned it, #2 kept it #3 gave it to someone more deserving for the cost of the other pair you bought. But that's just me. I once got a CPU, GPU, and some other stuff at a computer store for free on accident. I didn't know wtf was going on, and was too excited to start working on the build. But long story short, the PC is still in the other room for my sister. Q6600, 4GB of ram, 3850, Corsair TX750,[/QUOTE] A TX750 for a 3850? Overkill much?
My friend has a 400W IED for his 3850, but I think this thread is about headphones. Are there many people with Philips SHP2000? Are yours also broken as fuck?
[QUOTE=tratzzz;34758364]My friend has a 400W [B]IED[/B] for his 3850, but I think this thread is about headphones. Are there many people with Philips SHP2000? Are yours also broken as fuck?[/QUOTE] Improvised Explosive Device ?
[QUOTE=fritzel;34761340]Improvised Explosive Device ?[/QUOTE] It's a joke, people refer to bad power supplies (Diablotek and the like) as IEDs as they have a tendency to blow up at anything past 50% rated output.
Budget: $150-200 eBay: Nope Country: US Isolation: Closed Purpose: DJing and some general listening. Music Tastes: Electronic Previous Experiences: Beats Solo HD, worst decision I ever made. I got rid of them and now need something new. I'm looking at the Audio Technica ATH-M50 and Sennheiser HD-25 IIs. The Sennheisers have an excellent reputation but the M50s can fold, which is handy but not necessary for me. Isolation and single-cup listening (ideally hands-free without having to bend my neck) are my biggest concerns.
ATH-M50s
[QUOTE=CreativeName;34763196]Budget: $150-200 eBay: Nope Country: US Isolation: Closed Purpose: DJing and some general listening. Music Tastes: Electronic Previous Experiences: Beats Solo HD, worst decision I ever made. I got rid of them and now need something new. I'm looking at the Audio Technica ATH-M50 and Sennheiser HD-25 IIs. The Sennheisers have an excellent reputation but the M50s can fold, which is handy but not necessary for me. Isolation and single-cup listening (ideally hands-free without having to bend my neck) are my biggest concerns.[/QUOTE] ATH-M50 + Koss PRO DJ100s if you can slug them, having the mono/stereo switch is very useful for DJing.
Fritzel, where do you always get that stuff? I'm curious.
[QUOTE=David Tennant;34764467]ATH-M50 + Koss PRO DJ100s if you can slug them, having the mono/stereo switch is very useful for DJing.[/QUOTE] But ATH-M50s over the HD25s? I'm really curious about the durability of the M50s.
[QUOTE=CreativeName;34766373]But ATH-M50s over the HD25s? I'm really curious about the durability of the M50s.[/QUOTE] The M50s are decent with durability, but the HD25s are well known for being one of the most durable headphones, up there with Beyerdynamic cans. Although the HD25s don't collapse or bend in anyway the HD25s are definitely well rated for DJing and are great portable bass headphones, but I'd recommend getting headphones with a stereo/mono switch for DJing, like the low cost but still great (especially for DJing with heavy vocals) Pro DJ100s then get a separate pair for listening. It's a mixed bag and one you'll probably have to solve yourself, also consider visual appeal.
[QUOTE=The Tiger;34735130]Budget: 70€ eBay: No Country: Finland Isolation: Closed air Purpose: 100% Music Music Tastes: Hardstyle, Hardcore Techno, Gabber, Hard House and Melodic Death/Black Metal Previous Experiences: I've had [url=http://www.koss.com/en/products/headphones/earbuds/PLUG__Plug_In-Ear_Headphone]Koss Plug[/url] but the wires broke a few times and i gave up repairing them every few months but now i'm using Nokia WH-205 In ear buds in which i really like the bass but mid range is totally covered by the bass and high range sounds tend to crack a bit. and with computer i'm using usually my Philips SBC HP250 which are nice but lack abit bass in my opinion and i'd like a tighter seal around my ears. So i'd like closed full-size or IEM type headphones to use with my Samsung Galaxy S phone which has Wolfson WM8994 DAC so should be able to deliver high quality Audio if i'm not mistaken.[/QUOTE] Since it seems no one is going to suggest me anything i'd like to ask if one of these are worth buying or if there's some good alternatives. [url=http://www.verkkokauppa.com/fi/product/19601/cfthr/Sony-MDR-XB700-kuulokkeet]Sony MDR-XB700[/url] 79,90 € or [url=http://www.verkkokauppa.com/fi/product/31385/dbfxg/Sony-MDR-EX310LPB-EX-Monitor-nappikuulokkeet-musta]Sony MDR-EX310LPB EX Monitor[/url] 59,90 €
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