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Headphone/Earphone Recommendations? Ask For Advice Here!

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

  1. Bourke

    Bourke Member

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    Bout time
    I couldn't find any new for that so it's a good buy even light used.
    They prob opposite to AEON but that's the point, baaaassssss is back, treble like a SENN HD but a little less grainy and peaky and nicer out of a SS amp.
    As "closed" i think they are more semi-closed, SONY MDR-M7 is way more closed.

    Or get a tube amp and everything is betterer, coz it's science ..:tongue::tongue::tongue:
     
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  2. Benno1988

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    They gonna run off a Mojo once I buy one!

    Then need to find a good open set. Think ZMF Autuer or Verite.
     
  3. super kermit

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    I am looking for an upgrade from Steelseries Arctis 7 Wireless

    Must be WIRELESS and HAVE A MIC (for dragon dictate) and therefore USB too.

    THINKING -

    SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless



    OR

    Sennheiser GSP 670



    $$ not an issue just want the best for sound

    GAMING only - NO music or movies
     
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  4. Matthew kane

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    Tried the GSP 670 at work and surprisingly, not bad at all. Quite comfy.
     
  5. D.Frost

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    Looking at getting a set of either Jaybird Farah Pros or Jaybird Vistas, anyone with experience with either?
     
  6. Akh-Horus

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    Looking at stepping into some low end (Looking at how much people do spend) headphones. Boof sized head so small frame is out. Bose headphones.......QC series sound good, audio technica 50 series Bluetooth sounds great as well.

    My hearing isn't getting better but do love music, will be driving the tunes off my phone to and from work on the train a lot. Thoughts and recommendations? Budget second hand say 250.
     
  7. Akh-Horus

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    So looking at ATH50MX BT headphones, seem lovely and punchy. Or do I go the non BT ones? Or what would you recommend ?
     
  8. Benno1988

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    Running from phone only, BT options are fine mate. If they comfy and sound good to you, do it.
     
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  9. die_piggy

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    agreed. I picked up the BT version a while ago, they are great and wireless :D
     
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  10. Akh-Horus

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    Any idea how they compare to the Bose range say QC25 or similar.

    BT is not crucial for me TBH, but am running off my phone....

    Sony WH1000XM3 series?
     
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  11. Mynamewastaken

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    IDK what your preference to how you like your music to sound is, but you might want to pay attention to what codecs your phone and the headphones run.

    I went with the Sony XM3's when I was auditioning a while ago. Was between them and the Sennheiser Momentum's.
    Bose didn't really get a look in as, while their ANC is good, their sound is not.
     
  12. Akh-Horus

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    Hmmm. Sony s9 . Now I am more confused lol

    EDIT

    Are the Sony that much better? Been googling and procrastinating as well
     
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  13. Mynamewastaken

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    Samsung S9? That uses aptX.

    The MX50 BT's can decode aptX. The Bose decodes the 'lower' quality SBC and AAC only. (side-note: I believe all phones at a minimum have to offer SBC under Bluetooth regs. Confused yet? :lol:)

    The Sony's can play every codec and sound pretty great IMO when paired with appropriate hardware.

    Here's a pretty good article if you're interested in learning more.
     
  14. Akh-Horus

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    Lots of jargon but given the contents of that linked article, Bose are out.
     
  15. Benno1988

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    Dragonfly Red + Meze Classic 99 perhaps?

    Get some proper quality sound.
     
  16. DriftMax

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    Need abit of help, looking get a good pair of wired earbuds, I listen to a lot of hiphop/house music so something the can dish out abit of bass. Budget can stretch to a maximum of $500
     
  17. Bourke

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    If earbuds like Sony or Sennhieser, then they run $20-150, after that Earphones or IEMS take over, from $50 to infinity.
    I got no idea but have this,
    https://crinacle.com/rankings/iems/

    Also look up the graphs and find something V shaped with a boosted or "shelf-like" bass region and rolled off Mids and rising upper mids.
    But it's all a crap shoot, even looking up CHI-fi, you can find 3 drivers IEM for $300, for Uber stuff, look for 2-3 drivers used for bass only, and 1 for mids and 1 for highs.
    When multiple drivers are used for sub bass+bass, ppl tend to enjoy the quality of bass present.
     
  18. Benno1988

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    I have a set of Campfire Audio Orions might suit. Look them up, let me know.
     
  19. melbnut

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    I was in the same boat. Got the gsp and dont regret it. They are way more comfortable than the Arctis. Only complaint is the bass is not amazing
     
  20. neRok

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    Just thought I would give an update regarding my situation, because I think I found out why the DT770 32 ohms don't suit me personally. I think the problem is my biggish ears, which also stick out a bit. I think they must have been cupping/blocking the driver somewhat, affecting the air volume. I found through trial and error that if I positioned the pads so that they pinned the tips of my ears back, the bass was humongous (actually, too much for me!). This was not practical or comfortable though. I think this explains why I have no issue with other Beyerdynamic open style headphones.

    They did break in somewhat, and the wooshing/resonance problem was reduced. Most of the time it was okay, but it seemed to get worse as the volume of my surrounding environment increased, which was predominantly me sitting on the train. The wind however was always an issue, as it would blow into the little vent hole and make all sorts of noise. It was tough to listen to them in such conditions.

    Otherwise, I always found the bass was present, but lacking. I tried them on my desktop amp, and there was little difference. I do like the mids, treble, and sound stage though, which all have that similar signature to my DT880's.

    So I ended up giving them away for xmas. My niece had used them a few times at my house, and commented how much better they sounded compared to her current headphones, which were a basic model of a reputable company (Shure I think - was years ago I purchased them for her). So whilst she isn't the best critic, it did help reinforce my answer to my problems.

    So I'm on the hunt for some new headphones. I have patience, so I will keep watching various classifieds for a good used bargain. I wouldn't mind stepping up into the higher level Beyer's, but I've also got my eye on the various models of the AKG K7** series. I'm also contemplating upgrading my X3 to something that can comfortably run 250ohms headphones. That would open up my options.

    Saying that though, I did just place an order for some Massdrop HIFIMAN HE4XX Planar Magnetic Headphones, because they were on special, and I got a sign-up coupon, so it seemed like a good deal, and I'm keen to try them out.
     
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