• Headphone Buying Guide V3 - Come here, do not make additional threads
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[QUOTE=David Tennant;35874603]I'd never recommend buying a BOSE product, some of them are "ok", and some are situational (QC series actually are useful for loud commuting) but most are plain awful, X10s are very neutral and true to life, my favourite IEMs. And even if the IE2s were good (in which they are nowhere near as good as X10s) you shouldn't be giving your money to a company/manufacturer that prey on consumer ignorance with bad products and good marketing.[/QUOTE] Thank you doctor.
[QUOTE=chipset;35870387]All audiophile lingo is essentially BS so not like it matters.[/QUOTE] Describing audio is difficult, and while I'd agree that some of the lingo is just confusing to those who aren't familier with it (bright/warm/dark/transparent/laid-back are good examples) most of it makes sense. Muddy simply means the sound isn't clear or is somewhat distorted.
Whats the point of saying "Dark", Is it in anyways different from "warm"? The only time I've seen that word being used is in headfi, I've never heard the term being used elsewhere, especially to describe speakers.
[QUOTE=Lamar;35876648]Whats the point of saying "Dark", Is it in anyways different from "warm"? The only time I've seen that word being used is in headfi, I've never heard the term being used elsewhere, especially to describe speakers.[/QUOTE] warm has lots of bass frequencies without being muddy, dark has cut treble frequencies [editline]8th May 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=David Tennant;35874696]Describing audio is difficult, and while I'd agree that some of the lingo is just confusing to those who aren't familier with it (bright/warm/dark/transparent/laid-back are good examples) most of it makes sense. Muddy simply means the sound isn't clear or is somewhat distorted.[/QUOTE] no, muddy means that frequencies are mashing together instead of standing out on their own
can anyone recommend me some headphones please Budget: roughly £60 Country: UK Isolation: Decent Purpose: Everyday gaming and music Music Tastes: Varies dunno if i did that correctly.
you should be able to get some used m50s at that price. I paid 90 dollars for mine brand new, though you might not have the same luck as I did. They do come up at that price though. [url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Audio-Technica-ATH-M50S-Studio-Monitor-Headphones-Headphones-/251054056549?pt=UK_AudioVisualElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_Headphones&hash=item3a73fce465#ht_500wt_1413[/url]
thanks
[QUOTE=ButtsexV3;35878343]warm has lots of bass frequencies without being muddy, dark has cut treble frequencies. no, muddy means that frequencies are mashing together instead of standing out on their own[/QUOTE] Warm can also mean spacious, and muddy does mean not clear/distorted, the general meaning of muddy in regards to sound is the lows bleed into the mids but the proper meaning is just not clear, the opposite of transparent. [QUOTE=Lamar;35881911]you should be able to get some used m50s at that price. I paid 90 dollars for mine brand new, though you might not have the same luck as I did. They do come up at that price though. [url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Audio-Technica-ATH-M50S-Studio-Monitor-Headphones-Headphones-/251054056549?pt=UK_AudioVisualElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_Headphones&hash=item3a73fce465#ht_500wt_1413[/url][/QUOTE] He won't be able to get M50s for that price, Lethaxx, look at creative aurvana live headphones.
Thanks for that. Ive purchased a pair of them, you seem to have a good general knowledge on headphones looking back in the thread. I trust your judgement.
Just popping by to say that my HD598's are still freaking awesome after 5 months. Although it's personal, I really like the sound signature of Sennheiser. For me, they're the best bang/buck ratio before diminishing returns set in. Anyone looking into the $150-200 range, I wholeheartedly advice you to give them a spin in your local audio store. You might just fall in love with the best pair of cans for an affordable price.
Budget: 100-150 dollars eBay: if its a trusted seller Country: United States Isolation: Circular? idunno Purpose: gaming/listening to music (I'd prefer a headset unless theres a good/cheap mic) Music Tastes: litte bit of everything Previous Experiences: Razer Orca, they are pretty good imo. Comments: My orca's are breaking and I want a mic, I was looking at razer megalodon, I want decent looking headphones if I get a mic thats seperate. I just want really good sound quality
[QUOTE=Ricenchicken;35893894] Isolation: [B]uh a house[/B] [/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=Crisis01;35896423][/QUOTE] I didn't get what it meant :P
It means if you need isolation from outside noise, if yes then you want closed, if no then both open and closed is fine, open headphones tend to have better soundstage for games.
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My X10's are here hngngngnggngggg..... good
Budget: 200-250. eBay: No. Country: United States of America. Isolation: I didn't quite understand this one. Purpose: Gaming-General use. Music Tastes: Everything but Dubstep and Rap. Previous Experiences: Not good and im to lazy to try and remember them Comments: I want something that blocks sound pretty well and fits on my ears nice
[QUOTE=Ricenchicken;35893894]Budget: 100-150 dollars eBay: if its a trusted seller Country: United States Isolation: Open and closed, doesn't matter to me much Purpose: gaming/listening to music (I'd prefer a headset unless theres a good/cheap mic) Music Tastes: litte bit of everything Previous Experiences: Razer Orca, they are pretty good imo. Comments: My orca's are breaking and I want a mic, I was looking at razer megalodon, I want decent looking headphones if I get a mic thats seperate. I just want really good sound quality[/QUOTE] Requoted for update
[QUOTE=duckmaster;35901819]Budget: 200-250. eBay: No. Country: United States of America. Isolation: I didn't quite understand this one. Purpose: Gaming-General use. Music Tastes: Everything but Dubstep and Rap. Previous Experiences: Not good and im to lazy to try and remember them Comments: I want something that blocks sound pretty well and fits on my ears nice[/QUOTE] I'd recommend a pair of Denon AH-D2000's. They are currently 283 on amazon, but you can find them cheaper new on ebay. I got mine 4 years ago for 225 on ebay.
So the Superlux668b are out of stock on Amazon....Should i get the Samson SR850 or is there such a noticable sound difference between the two that i should wait for the Superlux 668b?
Budget: ~100€ eBay: No Country: Finland Isolation: Yes Purpose: Mostly for gaming, movies and music come second. Music Tastes: Electronic, except for hardcore genres and dubstep. Previous Experiences: Steelseries 5H V2s & Fatality USB headset.
[QUOTE=Hattiwatti;35914638]Budget: ~100€ eBay: No Country: Finland Isolation: Yes Purpose: Mostly for gaming, movies and music come second. Music Tastes: Electronic, except for hardcore genres and dubstep. Previous Experiences: Steelseries 5H V2s & Fatality USB headset.[/QUOTE] If it's for gaming do you need a mic to go with it? If yes, then the Modmic + HTF600 combo is great for electronic. If not then I have no idea really. Maybe some ATH M50's if they're cheap enough?
[QUOTE=Chubbs;35915320]If it's for gaming do you need a mic to go with it? If yes, then the Modmic + HTF600 combo is great for electronic. If not then I have no idea really. Maybe some ATH M50's if they're cheap enough?[/QUOTE] Couldn't find HTF600 or the Modmic from any Finnish online stores. Lowest price on ATH M50's was 143.90€, could order if they're worth it. I imagine they sound quite better compared to Fatality's HS1000? [editline]11th May 2012[/editline] Oh, you can buy the Modmic from their own site with Paypal.
M50's would shit all over the Fatal1tys. They probably aren't worth the €143 though. I would advise that you wait until someone with more knowledge than me comes and give you advice before you purchase anything, as well.
[QUOTE=Hattiwatti;35916982]Couldn't find HTF600 or the Modmic from any Finnish online stores. Lowest price on ATH M50's was 143.90€, could order if they're worth it. I imagine they sound quite better compared to Fatality's HS1000? [editline]11th May 2012[/editline] Oh, you can buy the Modmic from their own site with Paypal.[/QUOTE] DT-770 80ohm/250ohm or Ultrasone 580s would be a lot better than M50s for your uses and tastes. Audio-Technica ATH PRO700MK2 too.
[QUOTE=Brt5470;35906184]I'd recommend a pair of Denon AH-D2000's. They are currently 283 on amazon, but you can find them cheaper new on ebay. I got mine 4 years ago for 225 on ebay.[/QUOTE] If there was something a bit more tight fitting cause i read a few reviews saying they didn't fit to close to the head
You guys think the HFI-580 is good? What else would you reccomend in the 50-200 price range? I'm using dollars btw.
[QUOTE=thelurker1234;35918624]You guys think the HFI-580 is good? What else would you reccomend in the 50-200 price range? I'm using dollars btw.[/QUOTE] Depends entirely on music preference, if varied then go neutral like Brainwavz HM5.
[QUOTE=David Tennant;35919081]Depends entirely on music preference, if varied then go neutral like Brainwavz HM5.[/QUOTE] Mostly bassy stuff is what I want.
[url]http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-XB700-Extra-Bass-Headphones/dp/B001RB24SW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1336783648&sr=8-1[/url] yes or no? Listen to lots of rock, blues, and jazz.
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