Headphone/Earphone Recommendations? Ask For Advice Here!

Discussion in 'PC Audio' started by DiGiTaL MoNkEY, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. Deano_20802

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    They're a bit better than the 700's IMO, they're also a bit bigger on the head though which I don't like. Definitely an improvement, but not a leap ahead.

    I'd like something with more punchy bass, but I can only handle the light wing design of the AT's because of my nerve condition re: neck damage racing. Apart from that I rate the 900's a 9.5/10 across the board for the money.
     
  2. pittster

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    Thanks for the feedback I am now looking at grabbing the ATH-ADG1X as they are aparently a AD900X with a Mic and well my boom mic picks up everything noise wise and would probably prefer a mounted mic, still on the fence a bit but I will be going the 900X or G1X depending on the Mic scenario
     
  3. Deano_20802

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    A pleasure mate.

    The mic on the ADG1X is good, but I didn't like having it in my vision when not in use. Plenty of people don't mind this, but it's worth mentioning though. Sound wise they're basically 900's so it's down to convenience / preference.

    Both are good options.
     
  4. jomo

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    Hi Guys, I'm totally new to the headphone game and looking for a suggestion for myself and my wife for slightly different requirements.

    My wife: must be wireless so she can wear them around the house and play music from her phone (s8) without wire restriction. Must be noise cancelling to get away from the neighbours constant power tool use (drop saw, table saw, grinder etc.) music style she listens to is generally more acoustic laid back relaxing (think Jack Johnson) with some classic rock thrown in and 90s rnb.

    Myself: would prefer wireless but it's not the end of the world for me if it has a decent cord length, primary purpose is to listen to music at work and drown out talking around me. Main music listening style is punk rock, alt rock sort of stuff - good bass is a must for me.

    Joint budget is probably a stretch to $500-$600.

    Would really appreciate suggestions and love feedback

    Thanks!
     
  5. Bourke

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    Canjam 2018 with new stuff incoming.

    MrSpeakers ETHER v2 - lighter and more money
    HIFIMAN- HE-6se, HE-5se, HE-1000se and 3 new models with no details.
    FOSTEX- TH-909 open
    MEZE- has a new/strange/interesting first planar.
    AUDEZE- Mobius - mobile. wireless something
    BEYERDYNAMIC - some wireless/wired phones which are advanced.
     
  6. Benno1988

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    Bose QC35. Leaving you not much for yourself. DT770 or something.

    You just plugging yours into your phone? Do you want closed back?
     
  7. jomo

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    Thanks Benno1998 QC35 was in line with what I was expecting from online reviews - sounds like a goer.

    I'd mainly be driving from a laptop but occasionally a phone or pc with just on board sound. Closed back is definitely a requirement as I sit in an open plan office.
     
  8. Benno1988

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    Ok.

    Well the QC35 is actually an impressive piece of kit. Worth it if you can afford.

    From Lappy and Phone you need something easy to drive. I'll have a think!

    Edit: The Infamous AT M50x are very popular.
     
  9. Benno1988

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    Or Massdrop have the DT770 Pro going at the moment. Not sure on wait time. $180 US.

    I think some JB stores even sell the M50x though, or its baby brother. Easy to go try that way.
     
  10. jomo

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    Thanks very much for your help Benno1988 and tagging me in the for sale thread today.

    Made the decision to take advantage of 20% off on eBay and unexpected cash inflow to buy 2x QC35II which should be arriving next week.
     
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  11. Benno1988

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    That's awesome mate. They are impressive bit of kit, super comfy, awesome noise cancelling, good battery life, they fold. Sound decent enough for a BT headphone. Can sound better hooked up with a 3.5mm cable from a decent source. But not really why you buy them.
     
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  12. Matthew kane

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    Other option is the Sony wireless 1000 or whatever the fuck its called. Lots of specials for it going for $350-420 range. Easily better SQ but NC against the QC is debatable but close.
     
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    Any airpod knock offs worth getting or should I just get the apple ones?
     
  14. Matthew kane

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    No
     
  15. Bourke

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    dude is selling 3 week old HE-6se, wanting to trade for HE-6....

    me thinks it's one can not worth getting if the first release is the better and price should go up if that's the case.
    Theres a OPPO HA-1 for sale too for near new price though, they still around.

    I'm waiting on JADE II, read on HF that if it's built similar to current driver type specs, it won't sound like the original...so another waste of time.
     
  16. Matthew kane

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    The main problem with the original Jade is that it was literally a piece of shit in terms of build and finish quality, all 3 revisions. The baffle didn’t seal the front of the stator assembly properly and apart from massive driver issues the entirety of the headphone was flimsy.

    It sounded ok once the seal and baffle problem was rectified which in an electrostatic headphone design you don’t want because you will cause the drivers to lose spl energy really quick and quickly distort on bass and mid bass frequencies.

    Given that Hifiman has copped a fair amount of critisim over past few years with quick cash grabs with revisional releases in a short time frame and inconsistent quality control issues I don’t think the Jade II will fair any better.
     
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    Where are you seeing the HE6se second hand, if you don't mind me asking? I am quite interested in them but the brand new price in Australia is pretty bonkers.
     
  18. Matthew kane

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    I haven't seen an HE-6 in along while. Even on ebay it's rare to come across one, same with the original HE-5 wood and non wood edition.
     
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    semi related q's.. those 3.5mm audio headphone splitters, anyone recommend one that is actually decent?
     
  20. Matthew kane

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    Unless you're making or buying one that is like 100x the price of the cheap shit on ebay and using fancy cables, they are all the same shit.
     

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