>$200 and under headphones:
>$200 and over headphones:
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>Requesting purchase advice:
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Budget: Around 150 PLN, that is less than 50 bucks
Source: Sansa Clip+
Isolation:Medium, I will used it only outdoors and public transportation
Preferred tonal balance: clear, and pure likely flat, I want to feel the track not dem bass
Maxell Retro DJ - After some nice mods they were nice for me, but they are becoming a hurdle to wear for outdoors
Superlux HD668b - Noice headphones also, but only indoors
Others are shit, which I didn't care when I was buying
Preferred Music: http://www.lastfm.pl/user/anticitizenpl, very various that's why I enjoy balanced jacks of all trades, don't care for whic have most scrobble cause sometimes I have phases for some artists.
First 2 are bass heavy for sure. I'd say soundmage e10s... They're suppose to be neutral. The old model cx300 ii is durable as hell and handles most anything well, but the stock tips do leave it bass heavy. Comply tips tone it down to more normal levels but it still isn't really flat.
So now I think about this two:
Also I am still open for new suggestions
It really depends on how much money that is for you. I can honestly say I treat my cx300s like shit and they just won't die. But for sound quality grab the e10. They probably won't last as long though. This is all assuming everything there is legit as well, which in Poland I have no idea. All 3 models there have tons of knock offs
I thought people use those with instruments or mixers? I only need one with a headphone amp output.
Also they don't sell Behringer near my place, only things like FiiO or Topping.
>Requirements for Isolation
>Preferred Type of Headphone
>Preferred tonal balance
Maximum clarity. My perfect headphone would be the speaker sounding bass of the MDR-V6s with everything on the DT-800 excluding the treble spike.
HD-515 (Gross), MDR-V6 (Great at the time), AD-700 (Meh), DT-880 (Best headphones I've ever owned. Prefer to remove the 6.5KHz spike in EQ though)
Too varied to even try and list. My favorite artists however are AnCo, late Of Montreal, Mainstream Flaming Lips, Cornelius, ONP
I need some comfortable earbuds. Preferably something cheap ($15 or less, cheaper is better) that I can buy multiple sets of as I tend to lose them. I mostly listen to 56kbps audiobooks so quality doesn't matter, only comfort. Bonus points if you can lie on your ear comfortably when wearing them.
Earphones guide doesn't mention comfort at all.
Anything more specific than not sounding clear?
It really can't as comfort is dependent on tips and personal tolerance. If you say "lie on your side" or "inside of a helmet" that helps narrow things down
>Requirements for Isolation: Enough so people in public spaces can't he's my shit
>Preferred Type of Headphone:IEM but I'm open to other kinds w/e
>Preferred tonal balance: neutral
•those like $5 Panasonics (I looked and I'm p sure its the ones on your chart). I liked the fact they were comfortable and they lasted me like 2 years, but they had like no bass
•some Bose ear buds idk the model, I liked the isolation but the ear cups fell out and I lost every size in a month, the cord broke in 2 months, they sounded super muddy.
>Preferred Music:experimental, rock, WAKA FLOCKA BOW BOW BOW BOW
I want the most soundstage I can possibly get on a headphone in the $400-$500 range I guess. I like listening to music by being able to switch between the layers of music and hear whatever layer I'm focusing on clearly.
I suggest you should try it before buying, the AD900x has wide soundstage and really good mid, make it perfect for music, but for games which are more bass heavy it might not satisfy you.
ive had both and the main difference is that the dt990 sounds exaggerated and the 900 sounds flat, like there's very little punch to the bass it's just another sound. tradeoff is that the dt990 has a lot of sibilance. 900 is more comfortable (i have a mutant head tho).
it's like 5$ more bro, work an extra shift at mcdonalds.
is /hpg/ any good with headphones with mics? been happy with the cheap price tag of my soundblaster tactic alpha 3d, but the mic is too bloody quiet. been looking at the logitech g430, but figured i'd humbly ask for opinions in case anyone has a ~60-90 euro suggestion.
I'm at almost 2 years daily use here. How the hell do you kill yours? I mean mine face car heat, constant in/out, just tossed however when not in use. Even soaked the drivers at one point ffs.
the plug thingy that goes into the phone gets all loose and floppy and the rubber starts splitting. then again, of course, i'm kind of careless, and they still last me really long.
Got my Pioneer piezoelectrics in today. They had a short in the cord that the seller didn't share so I got a partial refund for that. I cleaned them up, slapped on a new set of ear pads and converted them to a detachable cable. The jack mount is drying now, and I'll have to leave it alone until tomorrow.
My first impressions are that they look cool, and the sound is pretty good. They take a shit ton of power to drive. The bass is a little lacking, not in presence but more like resolution. Nothing below 80hz sounds that sharp, but they're very smooth and open. Reminds me a lot of an open back AKG like a 701 or k7xx with less bass. We'll see if it gets any better with a new cable and more hours to limber them back up.
The old koss junkers continue to rule. Got a deal on some old flagship planars coming in late this week that I'll check out as well. Also might swap my ESP-6 drivers with some from an ESP-9 and see if it makes a lick of difference.
I love my sennheiser cx200s for their comfyness. They are also sort of indestructible, I've had them for over 3 years including at least 2 washing machine incidents.
The cx150 seems to be the same damn thing but cheaper. Sound quality is alright, but a bit 'warm' I guess? Don't expect any miracles, especially for high tones.
if you want bass go hd25
if u want something in the kinda ish balanced go msr7
if u want some actually good sounding headphones go ath-a900x
if any of those go under ur budget, you can always buy a dac to compensate
i recommend the schiit modi for mobile use, or the schiit fulla if u really need it to be small
Not taking cost into account
Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Over ears vs ATH MSR7?
Neutral, clear, relaxing pair of closed set headphones
Sennheiser is shit
their only good ones are the hd600 hd650 and hd800(and i prefer lower priced ones over those as well)
I would say get the ath-a900x or msr7 if u want balanced and clear set of closed backs
i hate the momentums so fucking much tbh
>heavy as fuck
only acceptable when using more advanced driver types
>that bass response
he/she asked for a neutral and clear sounding headphone
having heard these myself, they are about as neutral and clear as a razer kraken, which mind you is a muddy, thumpy piece of shit. I unerstand its a nice affordable basshead pair of cans, but from the perspective of accurate, its a piece of shit. Also some people like myself prefer a flat or bright sound signature
Budget: Around $150
Source: Mostly FLAC
Fit: Over-ear, foam tips
Need a new pair of earbuds because one of the nozzles snapped off my se215s. Thinking about buying another pair but I was wondering if I could get anything with on par isolation and better sound quality in the <$150 range.
westone um pro 10 for a super comfortable fit that is identical to the shure se215 but with more secure nozzles and better cable ear guides. It is also very flat and clear, especially compared to the shure se215s
the etymotics are also a good choice, however are rather uncomfortable and dont always provide as good a seal as the westones in my experience.
The only good headphones are Beats by Dr. Dre. They are the only headphones recommended by a doctor.
Etys have high isolation, note deep insertion. Ety and modern Shure eartips are interchangeable, etys do not lend themselves to the over ear fit; they are worn straight down. The bass level is significantly less than the se215, for better or for worse.
Anything the Shure not doing for you?
I can't tell if buying AKG K550s versus my old Superlux HD668bs and I'm wondering if I made a mistake. Like maybe I should have bought a pair of dt770s or Sennheiser Momentum.
they are bright aside from certain models but i wouldnt call them veiled
I actually like bright and flat headphones so that isnt a problem for me except for the fact that i hate sennheiser.
a2000x is alright but honestly the ad series is just too much better than the a for me to justify it
You can get a w5000 for a little more, and it sounds way better in my opinion, though you should try to go open back no matter what
Thanks. I would go for the ADs but I do need some isolation.
>You can get a w5000 for a little more
Are you sure? The A2000X goes for about ~$350 + shipping from Japan. All the W series I've found were horribly overpriced by comparison.
man i always avoided experimental
now looking at this guys other music
its really nice to see someone that has a lot of respect for well mastered music
and knows how to manipulate a soundstage for nice music
Just out of curiosity, why is the Sansa clip the goto?
Not that I use any kind of portable media player besides my phone, but I'm just curious as to what the draw is over other mobile players?
audio noob with 558's pls no bully
30-40€/$ (I can go 50 but that's pushing it)
PC (straight to motherboard, no amp), phone
>Requirements for Isolation
None (Open back is better cuz I'm going to game on these)
>Preferred Type of Headphone
>Preferred tonal balance
Flat if possible. Don't really know what I like, so the flexibility to adjust later in EQ would be nice.
Shit "gamer headsets" (Plantronics whatever, Logitech G230)
Folk, Post Rock, Metal
Thanks in advance guys
Small, cheap, low distortion, expandable memory with microSD, great UI if you use Rockbox. It's only real competitor is the Fiio X1 at three times the price.