>$200 and under headphones:
>ComfyGrados (CG) FAQ:
>Headphone Price Guide:
>Requesting purchase advice:
>Universal IEM /g/uide:
I'd like as much info as possible about the sound signature of these headphones. I'm very interested in them. Does anyone know how they sound?
I bought these on a whim. Not the greatest sound but decent enough, fairly portable, cable breaks away and can be attached on either side and has a built in mic with surprisingly decent sound quality, and rock fucking solid build quality. 8/10 would buy again if on sale.
Good headphones are must, but what about the other parts of audio set up? Im currently using only my xonar essence stx soundcard on extra high gain 300~600 ohms, would buying external amplifier improve sound?
They're Planar, which I don't know too much about. And I know they're a heavily modified and custom tuned version of the Fostex T50rp. I'm not quite sure how you can turn a driver from a $130 headphone and "tune" it and the enclosure to make it worth $700. One review compared it to the Audizene LCD-2, and I think the review claimed the Fostex to be a bit more bass heavy. Which is a sound I'd prefer.
Kek I don't even know how I typed that.
Here's my 2 cents worth...
For years I was using Etymotic ER6 They're great but they always took a few minutes of tugging my ears to seat properly. A few days ago I bought Klipsch Image X5. They sound great and are easy to seat. I'll be using the Klipsch when away from now on.
I also bought a Burson Soloist SL amp. Out of the box it was a bit dry and lifeless. Now, after 24 hours of use it sounds great. Using it with Hifiman HE-500. Not as comfortable as my 20 year old Sennheiser HD-580 but I like the sound and it's not that uncomfortable.
AFAIK nobody knows anything about them. Fostex isn't as popular as other big audio companies, but if the TH500 is anything like their other audio products, they'll be good quality at a slight price premium.
I just hope they have enough badd for my liking. I listen to a lot of electronics and want something beautiful, comfy, and bassy, that is good quality. I looked at the HD 700's for a while.
only paid 77eurobux for them
they are generally cheaper in europe
also muh neutrality
lol i have these, using them right now, they're fucking great other than the lack of bass, but for the price you cant do better.
So I'm looking at getting a pair of headphones around $150, am willing to spend a little more or a little less. I had a pair of ATH50s a year ago and liked how they sounded and everything, but i could only wear them for like 1 or 2 hours at at a time because they were like fucking painful headclamps. I've been hearing that the ATH50x headphones are built with comfort in mind, is this true? Should i give them a second chance? Any other headphones i should look at around that price range?
>Can't even find them
I really love the design/look of the TH500RP.
And having a less popular, but still beautiful and great performing headphone would he neato.
They gotta at least decent if Woo Audio retails them.
that's nice too
i am actually a cat person but i guess any animal will do the job
Haven't been here in a while, are most of the weebs and etyshills gone?
Just got myself Hifiman HE 400 for 299€. Did I do good /g/? What can I expect?
Do you guys suggest EQ settings?
I'm pretty bad at them, would anyone care to help?
There's no "right" EQ settings. Fiddle with it until it sounds good to you. Most audiophiles tend to say neutral is good but I much prefer warmer, slightly bassier sound. I don't EQ my HD 650 but when I use "bright" cans I EQ the highs down a bit.
The cable had a short near the ear piece, but that was from 7 montsh of abuse that would destroy most iems in a couple of days, but i got a new cable which was pretty cheap and got here fast from cd.japan
But this is the only AT product i own, i usually buy iems, try them out and then sell them to buy a different pair.
The im70 is the one that really caught my attention, it may not be the best sounding, but i really prefer its sound over others.
Plus im more of a akg person
just looked up the shure
>dat driver matching
go for the k550, you will not regret it
Needs more amp/dac shitfest in that image.
I don't recall which one it was, really.
What does /g/ think of the Shure SRH440?
I almost never see them mentioned, they were pretty cheap (around $100)
I am buying a pair of HD 589's.
Anyone know what a decent, unobstructive, cheap (say around $20 bucks) mic might be to pair with this?
It isn't necessary, but one with a on/off switch would be preferable.
I'd get the 598, not the 589's
And you can either spend $50-75 for a ModMic or get any generic microphone boom and attach it to the headphones.
I want to buy some MDR V6s but I'm not sure if they're better than the ATH M50s, or for that matter the MDR 7506.
Price in Bongland is basically the same for both of them so it's not an issue.
god tier headphones reporting in
Actually it's not that dumb. IEMs are very, very sensitive to the source's impedance and many sources also have very audible hiss. A good source aka a well designed amplifier can be dead silent even when you have IEMs plugged in and the low output impedance will make the IEMs perform as good as they can. My O2 with 1x gain is really great for my Shure SE535s if I want to have isolation at home while listening to stuff from my computer.
Now if you were to plug the IEMs into some tube amp with tubes in the output or an AV receiver/integrated amp with output impedance north of 100 ohms, that would be fucking retarded.
My African American brother.
i have hd 598s that are plugged directly into my mobos line-in (no soundcard, amp, etc)
people are telling me that amps are unnecessary for hd 598s, but theres a big difference between a soundcard with a headphone out versus the mobos line-in
is this true? should i invest in an asus xonar card just for headphone out?
Isolation is the Etymotic specialty, especially if at that price. The fit is deep and new mk5 seems somewhat improved over the older mc5.
Dynamic IEMs show little impedance issues. Balanced armatures do change for better or worse, especially with crossovers.
what does this shit even mean, it's for my pair of ATH SJ33
not like I give a fuck about this neckbeard graphs because I choosed this headphones out of three different anyway, just curious
it's just showing the "highs" and "lows" of the headphones. the low frequencies are for bass and shit like that, the highs are for..highs. the mid is for everything in between.
basically what you got there are shitty headphones that specialize in nigger bass and will sound terrible with anything else
I got the 598s from the BF sale and I'm considering getting a Magni 2 Uber and a HiFimeDIY Sabre DAC. I'm getting an AMP because they don't really get as loud as I want them too.
Just briefly auditioned some Beats at my local Target.
Solo2 sounds good.
SoloHD was... I guess sounded cheap? Something like laptop speakers
Studio was too bassy. Mids and highs reminded me of SoloHD.
MixR wasn't working.
i just bought these
are they gud?
Earbuds, as in the cheap earphones that doesn't go in your ear, suck shit. The ones come the ipods and iphones are some of the better ones.
The guide is all about insert earphones, and in the interest of maintaining passable sound, will continue to emphasize earphones that go into the ear.
Thank you and have a nice day.
the fucking sticky brings me to the wiki with a page with charts and shit about impedence and pls
i just want a good pair of in-ear-earbuds please help me magical internet tech virgin
Old Setup: PC with soundblaster X-fi w/ front bay drive output/input. I have headphones plugged into front bay, speakers plugged into rear soundcard port. Soundcard is now dead and I'm using onboard sound.
New setup: Planning on getting a modi+magni or similar. PC>USB>DAC>AMP>headphones. What can I do to also have my speakers connected? Is there a better option than a simple splitter like pic related?
I only have limited experience with splitters, used them exactly once and then never again. I also wanted to conncet headphones and speakers at the same time but the splitter introduced massive channel imbalance. If I were you I would either simply accept that only one device can be plugged in at a time or look for a dac that offers two outputs (which would hopefully work better than a splitter). I think the O2+ODAC can use the line-in as a line-out when the amp part of it is turned off, but I can't guarantee that (don't have an O2+ODAC yet).
Got my Fidelio X2's. Loving them.
Ghost B.C. sounds friggin Amazing on them.
Forgot to mention, my sister wants some IEMs for Christmas so I was looking to get her sub-$50 ones. I'm caught between Etymotic Research MC5s, Vsonic VSD1Ss, and the SoundMAGIC E10s.
Any recommendations or others?
Logitec X-530 is what I have right now; you can suggest with or without.
>Requirements for Isolation
Greatest priority is to block as much sound out as possible due to noisy house.
>Preferred Type of Headphone
Whatever is most comfortable
>Preferred tonal balance
Whatever is best for vidya first. Secondary is movies and music. If that doesn't say enough, bass isn't a priority for music.
earbuds that come with phones
gayme, metal (power, symphonic, progressive), some dubstep
Home at computer desk
How can low-tier gaming headsets claim to have 7.1 surround sound, if according to the wiki, a DAC that can process a surround sound signal must be used to actually achieve a 3D sound?
Never get a gaming headset. Just don't. It should be said as sort of a mantra. It won't even offer all that good game sound quality for the price, much less all the bells and whistles its marketing blurbs promise. In general, for gaming, you probably just want to get good open back headphones (you are looking for a nice soundstage to allow for positioning), and a cheap mic seperately. For the money you will spend on such you will get much better sound in and out of game, than if you were to buy gaming garbage.
I understand that, but if headphones that don't use it as a marketing point can utilize it with a DAC, is the fact that gaming headsets use it as a marketing point mean that they can somehow utilize it without any extra components? I'm just trying to get a better understanding of the relationship between headsets and headphones.
It's Christmas time, and i'm a poor fuck, and my buddy's got a pair of ATH-M50s, Considering getting him a nice looking headphone stand... Seem like a good idea? If so whats recommended within the 20-30 range?
Headset = Headphones (either mono or stereo) with a Microphone attached
Headphones = two speakers and something connecting the two, bigger than earbuds
Buy a nice headphone and an antlion modmic if you want to game... or if you have a headphone with the detachable cord, purchase V-Moda's Headset kit, the mic's on the wire closest to your ear and comes down in a 3 ring TRS (with splitter for desktop audio + mic
Dunno, figured it'd be nice like a spot to hold them on a desk or whatever... (it was this or a physical polandball from shapeways, *i'm really fucking bad and new at buying presents for people*)
cleans up the audio some more. I didn't use to use the wyrd, but I built a new pc and I was getting some interference from my gpu, so I got it, and it fixed it completely. The sound changes are minimal.
the 558 is the same thing but cheaper. Still theyre chinese made headphones but still sound decent for the price and don't need an amp either. If you want to truely hear the sennheiser sound get the HD600 or 650 though
Is there a sub-$200 set of closed headphones that don't require an amp and aren't the v6/derivatives of it or the ath-m50s? Had a pair of v6's and the left ear went out after very little wear, and I'm skeptical to rebuy, but the m50s seem very overpriced for what they provide.
I went with DT990 because I only use them at home and wanted open headphones. But I would have gotten the C.O.P. for the adjustable open/closed soundstage, removable cable, and portability.
also, after having briefly looked them up, what the hell is with the adjustable "openness"? Shouldn't a set of headphones be designed for a target output, and have drivers and architecture designed around that?
yeah, I'm going with dt880 250 ohm +magni/modi stack for my dorm, this is a portable pair, hence the no amp/closed/relatively cheap. And I mostly care about the sound, v6s/m50s are both very portable, and the m50s have a removable cable
I just have nothing more to add. Look up reviews to decide if the adjustable soundstage is a gimmick or not, but reviews seem positive. In reality, for portability, I'd recommend JayBird BlueBuds X earbuds (bluetooth, isolates sound, good battery life)
From what I've been told, it doesn't open them up in the sense of a wider sound stage, but rather just mellows out the bass (which is um, more "urban...." than that of the M50x's) a tad.
Alternatively, how likely are open headphones to actually get damaged by humidity? Senn 558's look pretty great for price/performance, but I'm terrified of wrecking my headphones inadvertently by being outside
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I mean, you go to /g/ if you care about headphones, and then immediately leave and go to /mu/ if you want to talk about music. People might have really nice systems that they spend thousands of dollars on, but they also tend to have the taste of 14 year old autists.