currently using alessandro ms1's
>sound fucking great
>not too bass like most modern headphones
>durable (so far)
really happy with them, comfy as fuck
Almost 3 and half years. Still the best purchase I've ever made.
these gorgeous beasts, plus MDR v6 for on the go plus akg K530 for backup.
All from schiit valhalla 2
Denon AH-D2000s. Recently replaced the earcups, they're going to last a long time yet.
I'm really starting to dig the beyer look. When I got into hpg I thought hd600's and hd800's and all beyers look pig disgusting, but now I really dig beyers and hd600's.
Fuck hd800, looks like some electrical engineer designed the asthetics.
>Beyerdynamic DT770 250 ohm
>Schiit mangi 2
>Schiit Modi 2
>Phillips 5 disk CD changer
>Asus laptop (Foobar 2000)
I have mad dogs
I bought it per headfi recommendation but its a god damn meme tier
Retail is pretty much pointless since you can get headphones for even sometimes 50% cheaper on amazon.
Plus I'm still mad I needed an optical cable pronto and the only optical they had was a 30 quid DOUBLE TRIPLE SUPER SILVER SHIELDED optical cable.
I'm surprised they're not selling magical crystal stones from the caucasus that turn mp3 into wav
the DT770s have a LOT of bass, its well controlled and tight but its very deep and abundant, absolutely awesome cans for metal and electronic, however i would look elsewhere (or just seriously consider open cans) if you like acoustic instruments.
>30 quid DOUBLE TRIPLE SUPER SILVER SHIELDED optical cable
The sound stage is shit, but treble and bass are well controlled and crisp. Your typical fostex housesound.
Headfi calls this a closed can with open back soundstage.
>mfw i paid $300 for heavily moded $50 headphones
I wanted to get a pair of 650's or dt990 but i didnt have the buget for an amp
what is your budget?
for 140 ish for a pair, they are your "baby" orthodynamic headphones. I would have just bought the factory ones and modded them myself. I had the chance to audition EL-8 a week ago, it is literally perfection.
I got MDR v6' from around the same price.
They sound bit harsh at first but they'll burn in soon enough. You can eq the higher frequencies out later. They do sound amazing and are very detailed. DT 770 is around the same price as well, but require amping, Senn 558 is the same price as well and comes with comfpy velour. ATH m50 is around 130 quid, but /g/entoos complain it's bassy.
Honestly pick whatever as long as it's from quality producers and check some reviews on headfi or whatever
>tfw you've been climbing up the walls for the past 4-5 days because it feels like your headphones' drivers aren't perfectly matched anymore, but not so drastically fucked as to make the shift plain and obvious
Is this even possible?
The left headphone just sounds off, like there's not enough happening in it, and the bass hits slightly to the right of center(but only slightly, it's not a huge shift) instead of having that central position where it hits right in the middle of your head. It's really fucking with me.
And I'm totally clueless when it comes to these sorts of things, which I assume is obvious from my vocabulary.
I've done that Audiocheck headphones test thing and there really does seem to be an imbalance.
Don't worry, friend.
Acting like you don't know anything when getting into a new area is the correct thing to do, as compared to idiots like
Amping is amplifying. What it basically does is it increases the volume of sound. It takes an analog signal and cranks up the volume. Some headphones are quiet with regular soundcards/smartphones/mp3 players. That is when they are "hard to drive" which means you require an amp to run them.
I might as well explain DAC's, which is digital analogue converter. Basically the audio is in a digital format, which is ones and zeroes. Digital signal does not deteriorate, it either is or isn't so all "super shielded specops tic tac" digital cables are snake oil. In order for headphones to play this music it needs to be converted to analogue, which happens in DAC. DAC's and analogue cables are suspectable to electric interference so shielding for them actually matters. You can easily spot it when you plug in headphones to a shitty soundcard and move the mouse around and click and scroll, which causes clearly audible interference.
Keep in mind all headphones need DAC's, which is why wireless headphones a shit because for the price they have to have good DAC's and wireless adapters and amplifiers built in.
You can take a straw, shield it with silver thread woven by elves (them being virgins also clears up treble but you have a bass problem, so save money) and blow into the damaged driver. That should balance it out
audio techinca m30's with ur22 audio interface
>tfw just downloaded isone pro and foobar
>tfw used to just use winamp
>tfw listening to the ape of naples with audiophile speaker emulation settings
My mind is vomiting rainbows
I'm losing my mind here, lad. Bestow your enlightened wisdom upon me.
Oh cool k270 ripoffs. How are they?
Basically what i'd do is
a) not be a tard and ask some bullshit anon tards how to solve a delicate problem, that might cost more cause headphones aren't cheap and ask other forums/google
b)disassemble and clean it
c)if doesn't work the "balance" feature is exacly just for that. Same rule as with eq applies: Never add, only subtract.
Don't worry about it somehow making headphones worse.
EQ and balance are part of getting things right.
Got those for the road. Thought they were great 2 years ago, they broke, I got another pair, and they're meh. It's bearable, but meh.
>calling others plebs
Admit your cans are inferior.
Also Momentums are great.
They've been more than alright for what I got them for, at least until this happened.
Thanks for the tips in any case, I'll keep them in mind. I sent an email about the whole thing to the store I got them from and I'm not too keen on opening them up since they're still within their warranty period, but I'll try fucking around with the balance and EQ for the time being.
Maybe I'm obsessing, but it's fun to just hold them and look at them, on the rare occasion that they're off my head.
Beyerdynamic DT 770 M closed headphones. I had AKG K121 before this, and they had a nice 2 year run. I got these few weeks ago, and these are wonderful.
Sennheiser Hd-650's for open
- At home, for mixing etc. and general use, comfy and great.
Akg K-550 for closed
- On the go, for recording and stuff, comfy for being closed unlike most closed cans. Good enough but nothing amazing.
Audio Technica IM-02 for IEM
- On the go, iPhone and whatnot. Very good, stock tips a bit bleh though. Quite mid forward and flat, which I like.
Going to add higher end cans at some point this year if I can afford it, probably the HD-800's or Audeze LCD-X. Also need to add some on ears for a cheap reference and just throwing in my bag every day, since my Porta Pro's broke for the third time. Might replace the K-550's at some point if Focal releases Spirit Pro's with bigger pads. My ears are big and small headphones hurt them :(
I have a pair of Grado SR80 but has anyone tried the earphones from Etymotic research?
I've been thinking of buying some for just wearing on train journeys and running.
DT770s 250 Ohms
I used to not understand the criticisms that the DT770s got for being treble cannons, but after attempting to come back to them after 6 months of using my HD600s, they absolutely raped my fucking ears.
If anybody needs a super budget pair of decent headphones, please pick up the PortaPros. Super comfy and light, great bass, portable, great design overall. If I had to be stuck using my PortaPros for the rest of my life, I would not be that upset. The only problem is that you look like a fag, but that's why I own a decent pair of IEMs.
I'm buying my first "real" headphones and I've come to the decision to buy the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro's.
I'm wondering that should I get the 32Ω or the 80Ω. My headphones are plugged to my motherboard without an amp or my phone.
The 32 Ohms version is fucking trash and the 250 Ohms version plus a decent amp will equal the same price of the 80 Ohm version. So stop being a bitchboy and pick up the 250 Ohms version and a Magni or O2 or something.
BeyerDynamic DT990 Pro 250ohm
Sennheiser HD555 (modded, so basically HD595)
Koss PortaPro X3 (got to keep a few pairs handy just in case)
I want some real high-end cans. Been looking at Stax, Audeze and Hifimans but currently can't afford anything.
Skulls were to fashion bomb back in the days before beats overtake it. I remember 50% of kids would have a skull around their neck not even listening to it, try to match it with the color of their clothes.
>tfw i miss highschool
I've got ms1, they're great but I had to resolder cables in the cans and the right one plays significantly louder, maybe I've just noticed it now because of test files but it bums me out.
anyone looking for cheap in-ears, just take my word and try the soundmagic e10s. they punch wayyy beyond their price tag. can be had for £25-30 i think, maybe less, and they're the best in-ears i've used (and i've used some much more expensive ones). i've turned all my friends onto them and they love them.
Sennheiser HD 558 for home use and ATH-Meme50x for going on the subway and such
Audiotechnica ATH-A900X, the patrician headphone.
Looking for an upgrade soon, though. Stuck between DT770, Meme-50x, HD558 and Grado SR80e
Best iems under $120 coming through. Also have comfy 558s for the house.
As I've never heard a pair of those I couldn't tell you, but what I can say is that compared to every other headphone I've heard in this price range the soundstage on these makes it sound like you're in the room with the music. For example, when I was first listening to OPN's Replica (the song) on these and the weird siren-esque sound came in I thought it was from another room and didn't realize it was part of the song until I listened to it again.
Yeah, two drivers. They're decidedly v shaped, but that combined possibly with the angled exit gives them a better soundstage to me than my 558s. They're also more detailed sounding to me. The only issue I could see for some is the fit. They're comfy for me all day, but the support on the back could be an issue for some. I can't say for sure. Went with these over the 200/200ltd for lack of bass port and more isolation, and am very pleased.
got em for like 90$ or something, was worth for the price
i love these headphones so much
It's such an awful colour though
AKG K702 are top. Picked up a pair early this year and 3 months later I still catch myself at work looking forward to coming home and putting them on. The quality is incredible. I'd love to A/B any supposedly better headphones, I have a hard time imagining the differences being anything more than superficial.
I was using the same Sony MDR-7506s for 11 years which I still keep around for public use. They sound fine but really don't even compare.
>not too much bass
sounds like a problem to me
something for death grips
>terrible build quality
stop pulling shit out of your ass, 90% of iems die in 2 weeks with the abuse i put them through and the IM70 is just over a year old and is flawless.
no other iem i had can say that.
Same. Great headphones, I use them daily for listening, mixing and monitoring recordings. They do it all for a good price. I know an audio engineer who surrounds himself with expensive audio gear and swears by them.
I have a pair of HF5s and I like them, they aren't uncomfortable like that other guy said, I haven't had any problem with the build since I always keep them in the pouch when I'm not using them. The highs are a little bit too much at times but overall they're really good.
The headphone jack is broken on my computer, so I can't even use my akg's.
My life is so hard...
Thinking I might get a new sound card for my desktop so I can go back to using my headphones again.
I have one, but it makes the sound quality unlistenable.
Used to have these, were quite superior for their price range imo far far better than any 50 euro ones atleast and they were 60.
Been using really shitty headphones since they bit the dust.
are this OK for under 50dls
and upgrading from some crappy ipod earbuds?
(not a big audiophile here, like eardbuds tho)
I've got the fantastic Fidelio X2s which I use for general listening with my hifi.
I also have a pair of modded Grado SR80i which don't get much use since I got the X2s and a pair of AKG K240s which are only really used now when watching videos on my laptop, which is still quite a lot.
It really depends. What sound sig are you looking for?
Shure 215 probably. There's better sounding, but those should be better for running vs fxt100/adh im70 I imagine.
The Shure's aren't bad, not sure which model I have it's been so long, but the cord has dryrotted through where it bend over the ear and I had to glue both sides back on because the plastic breaks if you pull it out your ear too hard. Excellent isolation though.
do you recommend a DAC or soundcard for this one
>tfw you sold your LCD-2 headphones
>tfw you have to wait 7 weeks for your CIEMs to be ready
going to be a long wait
not rich just rewarding myself for working out for almost a year now
pic of my lcd-2 that I am missing right now
living in the third world. I attempted to but decent headphones but I can't even get what I want here (I looked for these >>55232317 on our ebay equivalent)
they are good for their price, but even my earbuds are twice as expensive.
I'm more of a monitors user, though