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>>57644484

>> No.57667539

>>57667489
mio is the best k-on, fite me

>> No.57667579

>I've listened to the X2, Hd800, 600, 650 and so on. No audeze. Think the X2s are the best for general purpose music listening (not analyzing) but I wanted another point of view.

repostan from last thread, so what do you think is better, hd600 vs X2? and Why?

>> No.57667643

>>57667579
what genres of music do you generally listen to most

>> No.57667716
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57667716

Hey, guys. I'm planning on getting some new full-sized closed headphones soon to replace my ATH-M50's. I have a budget of maximum $500. I have a Schiit Fulla that I use as a Amp/DAC and I mostly use the headphones for my computer. They can be the same level of comfort or greater than the M50's. I generally prefer a neutral, accurate sound, but I can be hard-sold on V-shaped signatures. I'm considering the Shure SRH1540's, but I'd like to know if there are better options.

I've gotten an approval for the Shures last thread, but I'd like some other takeaways as well. If you own these headphones, I'd love to hear your personal opinion on them.

>> No.57667747

>>57667643
Classic rock mostly

>> No.57667757

>>57667579
X2
It has bass and doesn't snap in half.

>> No.57667767

>>57667579
I much prefer the HD 600 response and I like how well they stay on my head because of the clamp. I'll be using EQ on all headphones so the stock response isn't that much of an issue but the more linear the better and this is where HD 600 has the edge. I also own a headphone amplifier already so I'll easily be able to drive them to comfortable listening volumes and above.

I object to the notion that you need different kind of headphones for different musical genres or mixing/mastering/monitoring vs listening.

>> No.57667835

>>57667747
I'd go with the x2 unless its really important to you that you hear all the instruments clearly uncolored

the x2 also happens to be the only one of those I've listened to so take it with a grain of salt

>> No.57667867

How do I figure out what settings in APO + Peace is best for me? I don't really know a lot about it.

>> No.57667894
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57667894

I listen to classical, metal, weaboo shit, jazz, just about everything that tickles my fancy since listing a bunch of genres isn't really the best thing. I've been using the SR 60i for about 6 years now, but I'd like to spend a lot mroe for better cans. My budget is $300 and I've been eying the HD 600 for $260 on amazon. Should I got for it?

>> No.57667913

>>57667539
Mio a shit. Mugi is best.

>> No.57667914
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57667914

>Budget
200 euro
>Location
EU
>Source
Y50 lenovo, samsung s6
>Type of headphone
Full sized
>Open or closed
Closed
>Comfort level
God tier
>Sound signature
Bassy
>Past headphones
None

I dont have dac/amp setup.
Thank youu~~

>> No.57667945

>>57667539
>>57667913
All keions are the best, but Ritsu is bestest keion.

>> No.57667955

>>57667945
uhhh sorry ritsu is actually the least good

>> No.57668009

What APO settings do I use for my Brainwavz HM5 headphones?

>> No.57668017
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57668017

ARE MINE GOOD

>> No.57668324

>>57668017
Nah fâm, I'd rather get Superlux HD 681's of you can spend more.

>> No.57668466

>>57667716
I've been looking for a set of closed cans as well and I'm stuck between the Shure SRH1540 and the Oppo PM-3.

Any opinion on if the Shure is worth the extra $100?

>> No.57668528

>>57667579
I'm not the guy you're replying to, but as a previous owner of X2 I can tell you that it has some problems: sub-bass is weak, midbass is exaggerated, mids are recessed, treble is dark.
If midbass means everything to you, then yes, you won't find anything better than X2.

>> No.57668618

>>57667914
Beyerdynamic DT770 80 Ohm, if you mean to use them at home.

>> No.57668634

What are your thoughts on the Philips Fidelio X2?
I got these for about 115$ yesterday due to "black week", I was lucky enough to pick up the last pair.

>> No.57668655

>>57668634
They're great for the price you got them.

>> No.57668658

Ordered the Marshall Mid Bluetooth, did I fuck up ?

>> No.57668748
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57668748

Okay so, I'm trying to decide what headphones to buy. My budget is 40$ USD or under. I've narrowed my options down to two Headphones, the Koss PortaPro's, or Panasonic's Retro Over-the-Ear Stereo Monitor Headphones RP-HTX7-A1. What would you guys/gals reccomend between the two? Or should I choose something else? Comfort over long listening periods and decent sound would be nice, I also wear glasses so the headphones shouldn't obstruct them too much. I'll be using the headphones for gaming and casual listening. Also, NO EAR BUDS!

>> No.57669009

>>57668748
Porta Pro

>> No.57669445

>>57669009
>>>57668748 (You)
>Porta Pro
Okay so why should I buy these, what makes these worth buying? Are they comfy?

>> No.57669509

>>57668466
PM3 is meant to be more portable oriented than 1540. Much smaller, for better and worse. Smaller pad openings and the like, less than most ears.
The 1540 is more bassy. You can replace pads easily on the Shure, whereas the PM3 pads were not designed to be user serviced.

Probably a little easier to find the PM3 for a discount, take advantage of Oppo's official refurb PM3.

>>57668009
>>57667867
You should make your own. The purpose of EQAPO is flexibility, use sine sweeps, play around with the sliders and listen to a few things to determine if you like the result.

>> No.57669577

>>57668748
I have a set of Porta pros, the sound is pretty good for the price. my one complaint is the sliding head band can get hair tangled in if your hair is long. I also recommend the sennheiser px100.

>> No.57669581
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57669581

I'm wanting to get my first high quality headphones. My friend has recommended Sennheiser Momentum, but I was wondering if there were any better value/quality choices.

>Budget
£200
>Location
UK
>Source
Laptop, I don't have an amp.
>Type of headphone
Full-sized
>Open or closed
Not too picky, both have benefits which would be useful for me. Will mostly be watching films and listening to music, though I may need to be alert sometimes.
>Comfort level
High, will be wearing them for hours.

>> No.57669643

>>57669509
>You should make your own. The purpose of EQAPO is flexibility, use sine sweeps, play around with the sliders and listen to a few things to determine if you like the result.
Is there any sliders I should never touch?
If you don't mind me asking, could I see yours? To see how your sliders look.

>> No.57669676

I found a set of Beyerdynamic dt880 600ohm for 224$ Canadian. How good of a price is this? Are there any websites out there that track prices?

>> No.57669897

Any good black friday sales for headphones?

>> No.57669956

>>57669897
amazon has some decent deals on HD 650 and HD 600. not sure if they are the lowest, haven't paid much attention

>> No.57670098

>>57669581
It depends on your use. Momentums are only worth it if you are using them outdoors as in walking n shit.

Comfort on them is mediocre, and have a decent clamp, which you dont want for home use.

What sound signature do you want?

>> No.57670122

>>57668634
Holy fuck that's a great deal.
If you enjoy solid heavy low end, then they're great headphones.

>> No.57670162

>>57668748
Neither. Portapros are good, but they're designed for public use. They won't give you the comfort you want.

A better option is Superlux 662 EVO
Large velour pads included, and actually full size.
Clamp is a bit much but stretching them over a pillow/book/box fixes it.

>> No.57670315

>Budget
$100
>Location
US
>Source
Mainly PC. I might use them on my phone around the house, but the majority of the time they won't leave my desk
>Type of headphone
Full sized
>Open or closed
Closed, not terribly concerned with isolation
>Comfort level
Comfy, can deal with breaking them in if it pays off
>Sound signature
A little bass never hurt anybody
>Past headphones
None

Main use will be games and rock with a handful of other genres

>> No.57670407

>>57667579
If you listened to them and you liked X2 then get them, everyone's listening preferences vary.

I am not huge fan of bass and I rather dislike when bass is on the frontline so I went with HD600. X2 had too much bass for me and everywhere, build quality is fantastic tho.

>> No.57670475

I would really appreciate some advice on a new headphone purchase. They will mostly be used for ASMR (positional, "3D" audio). Also for a bit of ambient music, general movie watching, and gaming. My considerations are:

ATH-M50x
ATH-AD700X
Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro
Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro (250 Ohm if my amp can push it, else 80 Ohm)


>Budget
Preferably <$200, but flexible if the cost is justified

>Location
USA

>Source
PC going to Rolls HA43 Pro amp

>Type of headphone
Over the ear

>Open or closed
No preference

>Comfort level
Must be comfortable for multi-hour wear

>Sound signature
Wide soundstage, crisp audio

>Past headphones
AKG Q701 (Soundstage was great, but the sound was a bit "dull" and the headband was horribly uncomfortable.)

>> No.57670497

Got an ad for a set of Tascam TH-200X headphones. Anybody know if it's a good set or gutter garbage? Mainly going to be used for listening and some audio programs.

>> No.57670564

>>57669581

if you choose open, you might never use them outside, their weakness is that they have 0 isolation so you can even hear the wind. Anyway
since you want to chill (not critical listening)

go for the mdr 1a for one closed can or go 2 pairs the HD558 (or HD598SE if it is on sale) and the V6/7506, all the open cans on this price range that i know need and amp

>> No.57670565

>>57670098
I'm not too picky since I don't know too much about it. If it helps, I'll be watching films and listening to music like vaporwave, chillhop, instrumental hip hop, electronica, etc.

>> No.57670577

>>57667894
I think HD600 are well suited for all types of music, there are some genres that other cans are more suited for like beyerdynamic being more suited for metal but HD600 eat it all.

However, being neutral they sound laid back and bass is a bit rolled off. They have details and clarity and they have some bass, but they are not as 'crisp' and 'sharp' sounding like beyerdynamic or akg. I am bringing it up since your past headphones described as more sharp sounding ones. HD600 are good and I don't think you will be disappointed in them if you don't have some particular genre preferences but check out beyerdynamic and maybe akg. Also, idk what you have as an output but HD600 depending on your audio might need an amp, phones don't drive them but my bare mac book can drive them to acceptable levels, altho they are better off with amp. Akg need amp most of the 3 and are hardest to drive.

>> No.57670591

>>57670475

>ATH-M50x

Dark niggerbass

ATH-AD700X

bright HP the AD900X is better

>Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro

Dont waste your money

>Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro (250 Ohm if my amp can push it, else 80 Ohm)

it is on sale, these might be ok, but buy the amp

>> No.57670601

>>57668634
I think that people who gets Shits should get X2 instead. Very solid build and good bass, for 100$ you did reall good.

>> No.57670602

>>57668748
Portapros.

>> No.57670623

price on hd 598 Cs went up $20 on amazon. lmao at everyone waiting for the deal that will never come

>> No.57670628
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>>57669643
>Is there any sliders I should never touch?
Slider? Not particularly. There are some filters you should steer away from for general purpose EQ: pass filters (high, low, bandpass) and notch filters.
Your main filters will be the (parametric) peaking filters and occasionally the shelf filters.

One thing you should do is reduce the preamp gain to counter the largest gain you make with your filter. The goal here is to avoid digital clipping.
Can you specify anything that is unclear?


>To see how your sliders look
An example. The goal with this (arbitrary) configuration is to reduce bass.

>> No.57670643

>>57667894

go ahead, you might want an DAC/amp if you willing to save for later, or buy a cheap SMSL sAp VI if you have the extra 10 usd, im using them without an amp and come from the HD598SE The sound is similar but better, i bought a DAC/Amp but is not coming until Dec.

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>>57669643
>If you don't mind me asking, could I see yours? To see how your sliders look.
Not him but here's mine for reference, pretty autistic. Made with sine sweeps and repeated adjustments after listening. I could simplify this to probably around half the amount of filters while achieving very close results to this but I haven't bothered. Kept it how I made it. Here's the config as a text file.

http://pastebin.com/MENndgSD

>> No.57670776

Are the HD 598C's any good?

>> No.57670846

Sennheiser HD 598Cs or Audio-Technica ATH-M40x for the same money?

>> No.57670923

>>57670776
Trying to find reviews that aren't from retards that "burn in" their headphones and compare them like wine. If they're anywhere near the open backed ones overall they're a steal at £90 so I ordered 2 with the proviso that I'll cancel if the 598 comes on sale during the day.

>> No.57670996

>>57670776
Seconding this.
Wanting to upgrade from my Skullcandy (yeah yeah, I know) buds. But I am completely lost when it comes to new headphones.

>> No.57671002

Are there no such thing as ear buds worth buying?

If not, what IEMs below $50 would you recommend as a gift for an inexperienced listener? Was thinking of getting the SoundMagic E30

>> No.57671026

>>57670996
Unless like I said before the regular 598 comes on sale you're not likely to find a better deal anywhere for months than the CS particularly if you're a casual user that just uses a phone or whatever because the CS is designed to be driven from small audio sources

>> No.57671037

>>57671002
Carbo Tenore and Carbo Basso fit that price range and are easily the best within that

>> No.57671046

>>57671026
Not from a phone but I switch between laptop listening and an iPod touch I've held onto for five years. I don't want to use a $150+ when I'm out doing things. But the 598 seem like a good deal for indoor listening, at least.

>> No.57671047

https://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-RS120-Wireless-Headphones-Charging/dp/B0001FTVEK


is this a good deal?

>> No.57671067

>>57671046
both of those would be considered small audio sources. I have used the open backed ones for a long time on a PC audio source but the closed back one should fare even better.

>> No.57671068

>>57671037
Thanks, Anon

>> No.57671267

>>57670315
M40x + HM5 pads for slightly V shaped
DT770's for decently V shaped

>> No.57671294

>>57670497
Insane clamp and uncomfortable pads. What's your budget though?

>> No.57671322

>>57671294
No more than $150. And even that I'd like to stay away from if at all possible.

>> No.57671359

>>57670776
Nobody really knows anything about the 598c's. No info or anything yet.

You could achieve the same with 518's, some woodworking skill [or a 3D printer], and some HM5/ZMF pads if you wanted
cheaper too

>> No.57671374

>>57671047
No. The older RS series headphones suck massive shitbags.

>> No.57671460

>>57670577
>>57670643
Thanks for the input anons, I think I'm going for it this weekend.
Not even related, but I even misspelled a lot of shit in there too.

>> No.57671478

Using Audio Techica ANC-9's at work with a Creative E3 USB/Bluthooth DAC, for work it i Magic

>> No.57671508

>>57671294
M40x with HM5 pads
or
Hyper X Clouds with HM5 pads

Both slightly V-shaped, and under 100 even including the pads. Both sound excellent.

NVX XPT-100 are also a good option. Sound great, and are pretty damn neutral. No need to replace pads either. only 79 USD on amazon right now. Fucking great cans.

Other than that, Superlux 662 EVO are a good budget option. Slightly bright, poorly built, and not as good sounding as the above, but if you're really hobo tier you could roll with that.

But if you've got the money, get a headphone that will last.

>> No.57671526

im not the most knowledgeable when it comes to headphones and ive got a friend who is looking at buying the bose qc35 headphones and i cant help but feel like he is buying into a meme.

after asking what he listens to and reading around in this thread i think he might be better off with the recommendation of >>57668618 for the beyerdynamic dt770 80 ohm.

his only argument is that he wants noise cancellation and im not sure how they stack up.

how do the two compare??

>> No.57671557

>BeyerDynamic DT-880 250 Ohm Premium SE Chrome Headphones $149 + Free Shipping

>> No.57671584

>>57671557
yeah compared to the $350 of the bose it seems absurd to me to pay an extra $200.

is bose a meme?

>> No.57671605

>>57671267
Thanks

>> No.57671614
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Can anyone who has these give me their opinion. Thinking about getting them.

>> No.57671624

>Budget
$100
>Location
US
>Source
internal dac/amp in laptop/phone
>Type of headphone
IEM
>Open or closed
closed
>Comfort level
High
>Sound signature
Neutral preferred, but not critical

Black Friday sales preferred

>> No.57671728

>budget
150 aud
>location
Australia
>source
Directly into my tower
>type of headphone
full sized
>open or closed
closed
>comfort level
good, as long as it doesn't compromise sound
>sound signature
whatever's best for listening to metal
>past headphones
none

>> No.57671737

What am I looking for to improve from HD 280 Pros? I've had them for a few years and they're great, but I'll probably want either an extra pair or a better pair in the future. I'm also kind of interested in trying an open pair of headphones. I tried some AKG 7xx, but I think they're only semi-open. I heard that true open headphones will allow you to hear people talking nearby, which sounds appealing for a LAN party setting where I want to hear my computer but also the people around me.

>> No.57671740

>>57671614
They're my favorite headphone so far. Sometimes the bass is too strong for certain genres but its generally very pleasing to me.

>> No.57671764

>>57671614
If you want solid heavy low end, with huge soundstage, go for em. They do have less detail than cans like HD 600's and other neutral, or close to neutral alternatives, but if you just want to fuckin groove out, theyre nice.

They're amazing for films and quite a few genres of music.

>> No.57671820

>Budget
100 dollars
>Location
america
>Source
Laptop and Iphone
>Type of headphone
Full sized
>Open or closed
doesn't matter
>Comfort level
as comfy as possible. definitely has to be usable with glasses
>Sound signature
I want it to be clear/detailed but with a noticeable boost in bass. maybe a slight v shape

>> No.57671874

My dad wants new headphones for christmas. I think he's currently using some cheap piece of crap he got at at a general store.

>budget
100~150 USD
>location
US
>source
Laptops and phone outputs. It's a gift so I can't know for sure.
>type of headphones
over-ear, but I'd really like something on the more portable/lightweight side
>comfort level
good
>sound signature
bassy, but nothing too extravagant
>past headphones
I used to have a Sony XB-700. Currently have a DT-770 and a Bose QC-25. I'd love to find something around the size of the QC-25 but that doesn't cost $300.

>> No.57672023

>Budget
200 USD
>Location
US
>Source
Desktop
>Type of headphone
full sized
>Open or closed
closed
>Comfort level
going to wear them for hours with glasses on
>Sound signature
neutral
>Past headphones
20 dollar chink shit

>> No.57672123

>Budget
100
>Location
US
>Source
Desktop/Phone
>Type of headphone
Full>Open or closed
Closed
>Comfort level
Reasonably. Walking around outside with it
>Sound signature
Neutral
>Past headphones
Nothing special

However I do want them to be bluetooth wireless

>> No.57672159

>>57671874

Momentums 2.0 are on sale right now on amazon

>> No.57672172

>>57672023

Ath msr7

>> No.57672183

Looking for something bassy and with good bass under 200. Are the dt 770s my best choice? Or are they too V shaped?

>> No.57672185

>>57672123

Mdr v6/7506

>> No.57672205

>>57672183

You only want bass?

Ath m50x nigbass approved

>> No.57672209

>>57672183
depends what you consider to be bassy, good bass, and too v shaped
but they're generally considered good headphones. they aren't as v shaped as the 990's. I like them

>> No.57672249

>>57672205
>>57672209
I guess I'd like something that has good bass as in punchy and not scooped like most bassy headphones. Something nice for jazz and hip hop is what I'm looking for.

>> No.57672362

>>57671820

ath m40x, you can upgrade the pads to the HM5 later

>> No.57672406

>>57671728

good choice would be

M40x

best choice is

k550 or k553pro

>> No.57672421

>>57672183

i would rec the k550 if you want v-shaped

>> No.57672455
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whats with all these guys wanting bassy headphones?

>> No.57672474

>Budget
Under $200
>Location
US
>Source
Computer, can spend some extra on an amp if needed
>Type of headphone
Over ear
>Open or closed
Open
>Comfort level
Comfortable enough to wear for hours at my computer
>Sound signature
Neutral
>Past headphones
MDR-V6, SHP9500

>> No.57672486

>>57672474

>MDR-V6, SHP9500

which one you like better?

>> No.57672489

>>57672421
Sorry, I mean that I dont want V shaped. I want something with good sub bass and mids. Weak treble is totally fine with me.

>> No.57672508

>>57672486
MDR-V6

>> No.57672513

>>57671737
K7XX are certainly open, all K__ headphones leak a lot of sound.
Isolation varies among even open headphones, semi-open is mostly a Beyerdynamic marketing thing, I think.

>> No.57672525
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>>57672489

mdr 1a or the M-Audio HDH50 for warm signature

>> No.57672557

>>57672508

DT 880 600 ohms if you can

or

ATH K612pro

both need amp im afraid

>> No.57672580

>>57672557
Any amp recommendations? Is the Fiio E10K any good?

>> No.57672587

>Budget
$200 or less
>Location
USA
>Source
Computer, phone
>Type of headphone
Over ear
>Open or closed
Definitely closed. The more isolation the better. I fly a few times a month and am also a student so need to wear them while studying
>Comfort level
Not the most important but I plan on wearing them for hours at a time so the more the better
>Sound signature
Flat
>Past headphones
MDRV6 had them for years

>> No.57672603

>>57672580

yes, for only and amp maybe the SMSL sAp VI or the sAp II pro both these have more power than the E07K

por DAC/AMP E10K or the SMSL M3

>> No.57672632

>>57672587

HD25-1 II

>> No.57672633

>Budget
preferably $100-$250, leaning on the cheaper end because I also need a mic- mic recommendations are appreciated as well

>Location
USA

>Source
Essence STX II dedicated soundcard (got it secondhand, I know very little about it)

>Type of headphone
Definitely over-ear, I find on-ear headphones very uncomfortable

>Open or closed
I haven't ever used open headphones, so I don't know how much sound bleed there really is. I would be using my headphones in the same house as someone else- would someone else be able to hear my music in an annoying way? It might be better for me to stick with closed.

>Comfort level
Comfort is fairly important to me. I do wear glasses, so excessive clamp could be an issue, though I do have a pretty small head.

>Sound signature
I've never owned a particularly nice pair of headphones, but a neutral sound appeals to me based on what I've read and based on the music I listen to. A very recessed bass would be a dealbreaker for me, but I don't want excessive bass either.

>Past headphones
Shitty Razer headset, shitty Turtle Beach headset, cheap earbuds (not sure of the models)

>> No.57672637

>>57672603
Awesome, thanks anon.

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>>57672633

ath-msr7 and buy a v-moda boompro you can use both check them on amazon

>> No.57672710

I've always wondered.

https://www.amazon.com/Avantree-Wireless-Bluetooth-Headphones-LATENCY/dp/B01A0EAYDI

Are these headphones actually good or are there just that many fake reviews?

>> No.57672778

>Budget
Up to $100
>Location
US
>Source
Phone and laptop
>Type of headphone
full-sized
>Open or closed
either is fine
>Comfort level
as good as it can get for the price
>Sound signature
any
>Past headphones
I've never really had anything nice before, just shitty earbuds.
I'm a girl w/ a smaller head and I worry about on/over the ear headphones looking too big lmao

>> No.57672802

>>57671874
I'm looking at the ATH M40x. They're pretty cheap and seem quite nice.

>>57672159
It's going for $200, which is above what I can spend here, but thanks.

>> No.57672830

>>57672778

>Open or closed
either is fine

You want to use them outside Closed, open usually has better sound

open the HD558

closed M40X

>> No.57672859

>>57672802

>ATH M40x

good choice

>> No.57672877

>>57672859
If it's anything like the M50x I have, I would never get a M40x. Horrible sound and comfort.

>> No.57672881

I think for simple music listening, I'll go with the Sennheiser HD 598s. The closed ones.
Unless they're meant to be used for something else.

>> No.57672891

>>57672877

M40X is a little v-shaped with good mids

M50X is totally Dark sounding as bass heavy

>> No.57672916

>>57672881

havent heard them but if it is closed and it sound like the HD518 i would not recommend at all unless you like your bass

>>57672877

you can get you dad new pads the HM5

>> No.57672937

How are HDR 160s?

https://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HDR-160-Headphone/dp/B003ZLCAW2/ref=sr_1_13?m=A2L77EE7U53NWQ&s=warehouse-deals&ie=UTF8&qid=1480045379&sr=8-13&keywords=wireless+headphones

I'm also looking at these

https://www.amazon.com/Koss-BT540i-Bluetooth-Headphones-Silver/dp/B00MIJU844/ref=sr_1_12?m=A2L77EE7U53NWQ&s=warehouse-deals&ie=UTF8&qid=1480045405&sr=1-12&keywords=wireless+headphones

>> No.57672945

>>57672916
I want something that puts out bass but that's not just nigbass. I like it but I don't want it overpowering the rest of the sound.

>> No.57672956

What dac amp would you gentlemen suggest for Q701 in the <$200 range?

>> No.57672963

>>57672956

SMSL M6

>> No.57672973

>>57672945

have you filled the form?

>> No.57673054

>>57672973
I have in other threads but I guess I can do it again.

>> No.57673144

>>57671526
the isolation is more than enough
fuck bose

>> No.57673152

>>57672587
ATH-MSR7 is one the flattest closed headphones, maybe a little small.


>>57671624
Ety HF5 (and HF2 and HF3) are near flat with high isolation. Ear tips included may not be for everyone. You can swap on Shure foam tip, Westone Star, Klipsch biflanges...
Or pick one of the Compy 100 series foamies.

If you don't want that, the SE215 has a high isolation and decidedly bass boosted.


>>57671526
Also wireless.
Personally find the 770 more comfy, and the 770 isolation is already good. QC35 can block out steady low frequency noise bit from ANC.
>compare
DT770 is bigger, QC35 is smaller. By default 770 sound better than the QC35, but the QC35 engages an auto-EQ when ANC or wireless is active.
Sounds improves with the auto-EQ, but better than the DT770? Not sure of that.

>>57671820
NVX XPT100. Or the Brainwavz HM5, basically the same thing.
M40 / M50 is not exactly great.

>> No.57673170

>>57673152
>not exactly great.
comfort

>> No.57673180

Mementum 2.0 just arrived today.
Got them for 200 bucks from an AD here in this third world shithole, so that's a huge plus for me. Sennheiser actually honors warranty from my previous experiences. Other brands don't have ADs here and tell you to fuck off when contacting them like AKG
Anyways, just testing them out with a couple tracks and I think they sound fantastic, and the earpads are comfy as fuck.
How badly did I fuck up with this purchase?

>> No.57673185

>>57672455
they want fun
bass is fun to them
it's ok anon

>> No.57673235

i've been waiting on a smsl m3 dac/amp from massdrop, should be here next wednesday. does anyone have one? nobody says much about it online

i also have a littledot i+ which is adorable and more than loud enough for my 250 ohm dt880s, just a little distortion cause tubes

>> No.57673251

>>57673180
Over ear or on-ear?
>How badly did I fuck up with this purchase?
The price sounds fair for the over-ear. Only you can really say if you like it.

>> No.57673268

>>57673251
Yeah over ear. Don't like in-ear headphones.

>> No.57673321

hd 598 c soon

>> No.57673386
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57673386

are these meme headphones?

>> No.57673410

>>57673235
I have an smsl m3 that I use with my k712s. Have had no complaints works pretty well.

>> No.57673415

>Budget
~$200
>Location
US
>Source
PC
>Type of headphone
Full-Size
>Open or closed
Open
>Comfort level
High, almost always at my desk
>Sound signature
Neutral or Bright
>Past headphones
Shitty Plantronics gaming headset

I've been eyeing the AKG K702. They look cool and I'm not a fan of bass, would that be a solid pick?

>> No.57673433

>>57673415

>I've been eyeing the AKG K702. They look cool and I'm not a fan of bass, would that be a solid pick?

yes

>> No.57673439

>>57673410
cool. gettin excited for it.
I mainly got if for a dac cause my onboard is garbage.

>> No.57673545

Could a kind /g/entooman post that infograhpic about attaching a microphone to your existing headset with zip ties please?

>> No.57673558

>>57673386
stop using "meme" it isn't a real word, nobody knows how to aid you.

>> No.57673563

>>57667489
>Budget
$100 aud flexible to $200 if the headphones r good
>Location
australia
>Source
online probably
>Type of headphone
full size
>Open or closed
closed unless there some good open ones
>Comfort level
comfort is somewhat needed
>Sound signature
eh dunno
>Past headphones
sennheiser hd 280 pro, first set of decent headphones. liked the long cord as my pc is currently a good 2m away and i cant get any closer so something with a long cord is necessary. use mostly for gaming i dont listen to much music desu or movies. might end up getting some nicer lil speakers too desu...

but yeah headphones i had before i found were pretty decent i might just get another pair of those if there isnt anything better for what i want

>> No.57673569
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57673569

>Budget
$50-75
>Location
USA
>Source
Phone. These are for on the go
>Type
Open to try any but portability is important
>Open or closed
No preference
>Comfort Level
High. Gonna be wearing these on my daily commute
>Current/past headphones
Piston II

>> No.57673589

>>57673545
Do you really need an infographic to do something as simple as that?
This is truly the wikihow generation.

>> No.57673592

In terms of quality, are $150 headphones and $150 pair of speakers the same?

>> No.57673599

>>57672023
dt 770

>> No.57673617

>>57673592
no

150 in headphones is near the low end, 150 in sneakers (I'm assuming this means sport style shoes?) is closer to the high end

>> No.57673625

>tfw brainwavz pads and K340
I went through 2 other types of horrid shit pads with these and all of them didn't do the headphones any justice. They almost sound like a different headphone with these things on and its for the better

>> No.57673630

>>57673589
There was a little trick to it that made it look a little extra nice. Having a brain fart, please excuse me

>> No.57673834

>>57673617
He said speakers, not sneakers.

>> No.57673845

>>57673834
oh boy

>> No.57674001

>>57673386
Yeah, my roommate bought them and they sound veiled as fuck compared to my DT 880s.

>> No.57674017

>>57673834
kek I read sneakers too

>> No.57674020

quick question: akg k553, are they good in public? like on buses or airplanes.

>> No.57674034
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57674034

Would like to buy some sports headphones, like pic related

>Budget
$150
>Location
US
>Source
Mainly smartphone
>Type of headphone
IEM

Obviously they don't need to be the best since I will be using them while working out, but I don't won't to overpay for some garbage ones either

>> No.57674086

>>57673386
Yea, they are garbage in comparison to a K702

>> No.57674090

>>57672710
Coincidence, I was just looking at this one too.

Either that or the Sony XB950's since I don't want to go far over $130~ for headphones with wire/wireless together

>> No.57674093

>>57674020
They wont make you look autistic like something like a DT770 would, but they are quite big

>> No.57674096
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57674096

>>57674034
>paying $150 for earbuds
>paying >= $100 for earbuds
>paying >= $50 for earbuds
>paying > $25 for earbuds

>> No.57674104

>>57674034
>IEM
that's not a iem

dats a ear bud

>> No.57674227

>>57674034
Se215. Thats it.
If you want something really good go for a cheap 1-2 driver CIEM

>> No.57674237

are the DT990s any good for home use. Id probly get the cheaper pros and an amp

>> No.57674275
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57674275

Are these worth the sale price?

>> No.57674299

Starting to lose hope the hd 598's will go on sale this black friday.

>> No.57674308

Looking to buy a Behringer Ultracurve Pro DEQ2496 for hardware EQ. Any alternatives hardware wise?

>> No.57674313

>>57674299
>Starting to lose hope the hd 598's will go on sale this black friday.
I was just thinking this. Let's wait until 8am

>> No.57674321

My SHP9500s better arrive tomorrow. Please let it happen.

>> No.57674323

>>57674299
hd558 are $80 aren't they

>> No.57674339
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57674339

>Budget
preferable under 120 but if theyre mindblowing can go to 150-180
>Location
US
>Source
PC
>Type of headphone
Full sized
>Open or closed
Closed
>Comfort level
Great tier. Want to play video games for 5+ and not feel bothered
>Sound signature
not super important but if I can go slack jawed while listening to a song I will happily pick em up.
>Past headphones
Creative Fatal1ty Headset
had it for years but cups were always too small for my ears.

heard the sony MDR-ZX770bt had an inline mic which sounds great. attached mic not necessary but would be nice.

>> No.57674364

>>57674323
I said 598's not 558's.

>> No.57674366

>>57674275
Seconding this one

>> No.57674370

>>57674364
they're eaxctly the same thing

>> No.57674401

>>57674370
558 don't have closed back variant

>> No.57674407

>>57674401
what does that have to do with the 558 and 598 being identical in sound?

>> No.57674459
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57674459

>budget
$300
>location
usa
>source
phone/laptop/ps4 controller
>type of headphone
over ear
>comfort
high
would like a black friday deal, nothing too fancy, i'd like to connect to my devices without buy adapters

>> No.57674480
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57674480

I pretty much only listen to rock, electronic, and a bit of hip-hop.

Would the X2's be good for that?

I've been using MDR-V6's for years, they're great headphones, especially for the price. But, I'm looking for something more exciting and "fun" for music, while also being open back. I feel like I've narrowed it down to the X2's, unless there's something better for my preference under $300?

I've tried the M50X and 598's, they were both good headphones for certain things, but just not quite what I was looking for.

>> No.57674516

I need a pair of ear buds that are noise cancelling/isolating to a decent degree, and would be comfortable to sleep on.

I am not an earbud person, and my apple earpods are relatively painful to sleep with in, and are definitely not noise reducing.

>> No.57674573

EasySMX G9000 or EasySMX SADES?

I'm a fucking poor fag from Belgium

>> No.57674583

>>57667489

>Budget
£100

>Location
Britain

>Source
Ipod

>Type of headphone
Maybe IEM's? Will explain later

>Open or closed
Preferably open? will explain and end

>Comfort level
This is a must, they're for wearing during work (10 hour shifts)

>Sound signature
Don't care really. But neutral

>Past headphones
Seinheisser HD201's. Loved the sound quality and comfort, didn't like the really long cable.

Anyway, I need some headphones for work. Was wearing my HD201's but the cable is wayyyyy too long and makes it a tangle hazard, also the boss said that I need to be hear for fire alarms (I can anyway, he's just being a dick. But basically the lower profile of the headphones the better.).

But at the same time, I work in a fairly noisy environment and need to block out external noise.

>> No.57674632

>>57674583
>I can anyway, he's just being a dick. But basically the lower profile of the headphones the better.
How does it feel to know your boss is a retard?

>> No.57674677
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57674677

Christmas has come early, and so have I, lads.

>> No.57674704

>>57674632

He's ok. He gave me a bunch of time off for my grandads Funeral and gave me New Years eve off because he saw I was working Christmas Eve and New Year and thought it would be unfair.

>> No.57674710

>>57674677
Only if they'd go on a sell so I could buy them!

>> No.57674726

>>57674710
They're an entire 1 cent off though, anon! What more do you need?

>> No.57674727

>>57674677
They've been $100 around this time for several years now. I would wait it out if you really want them.

>> No.57674736

alright explain to me how the m40x and m50x are mentioned a lot but are only 2 channel stereo

is 5.1 and 7.1 not superior for the surround sound? watching movies or playing games and knowing direction of sounds is pretty goddamn important to me

>> No.57674761
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57674761

do you have a headphone waifu?

>> No.57674762
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57674762

>>57674677
Same here anon. Same here.

>> No.57674768

>>57674727
hd558 are $100 all year long

>> No.57674783

>>57674677
they've been at those prices all week lad, cross fingers for even lower

>> No.57674800

>>57674768
how many are you having trouble selling that you need to shill 558s every day

>> No.57674804

>>57674800
why do you so desperately want to pay money for the same thing?

>> No.57674816

>>57674804
because I can

>> No.57674826

>>57674816
so why don't you buy better headphones instead of seeking black friday deals on low-fi garbage?

>> No.57674836

>>57674826
oh boy you're a bit upset, what for?

>> No.57674841

>>57674836
i just like pointing out how stupid you are

>> No.57674859

>>57674339
>i want to play video games
fuck off and never come back
>>>/v/

>> No.57674860

>>57674841
You're mad at how people spend their own money, you have no ground to stand on in the realm of "stupid".

>> No.57674869

>>57674860
>you're stupid for pointing out i am literally throwing money away

>> No.57674881

>>57674869
Sorry man, guess you'll have to deal with those boxes sitting in your room for a while longer. :(

>> No.57674883

>>57674841
dumb sennfag fuck off back to /reddit/

>> No.57674892

>>57674883
stop advertising that shitty website you reddit cancer.

>> No.57674906
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57674906

>mfw sennfags are still posting on /g/

>> No.57674919

>>57674892
sennfag leave

>> No.57674924

>>57674906
>posting reddit anime

>> No.57674938

>>57674906
What would you suggest instead, my dude?

>> No.57674949
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57674949

>>57674924
sennfag out

>> No.57674968

>>57674924
I didn't choose mai waifu, she chose me

>> No.57674989

>>57674949
you redditors can't even afford those

>> No.57675004

>>57674906
>being this asshurt of a poorfag

>> No.57675021

>>57674677
I've been viewing these two for the entire week waiting for them to go down.

I'm going to off myself if they go up I swear.

>> No.57675035

>>57675021
off yourself right now

>> No.57675037

>>57674001
>Yeah, my roommate bought them and they sound veiled as fuck compared to my DT 880s.
What does veiled mean?

>> No.57675044

>>57675037
rolled off treble

>> No.57675046

Is the m50x still the best ~120€ over ear headphone?

>> No.57675061

>>57675046
it never was

>> No.57675073

>>57675061
Then what was/is?

>> No.57675088

>>57675004
>doesn't want a shit HD558
>must be a poorfag
ok then, every headphone ive ever owned was more expensive than that piece of shit but whatever

>> No.57675094

>>57670923
>>57670996
>>57671359
Will probably buy them then and review them here after I get them

>> No.57675103

>>57674989
U kunt ga dan terug naar reddit nu

>> No.57675111

>>57675088
>yet he wants a shit HD598

>> No.57675122

>>57675111
No i dont

>> No.57675128

>>57675122
then why are you even posting? this is directed at the retards who want a cheaper 598 but don't want a cheaper 598 (558)

>> No.57675131

>>57674989
>>57675103
or
Pouvez-vous s'il vous plaît revenir à reddit maintenant

>> No.57675149

>>57675128
to tell sennfags to fuck off

>> No.57675353

>>57672205
I don't understand this meme. m50's barely have bass, why do you people keep saying this?

>> No.57675370

>>57675353
because you're a nigger with redditphones

>> No.57675380

>>57675370
okay
doesn't change the fact that they have no bass

>> No.57675392

>>57675380
if the m50 have no bass i shudder to think what open akg headphones are like for you

>> No.57675405
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57675405

Soon

>> No.57675463

>>57675405
No one cares go back to r eddit you massive faggotron

>> No.57675472
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57675472

>>57673386
Yes.

>> No.57675473

>>57675463
>can't avoid the spam filter
newfag alert

>> No.57675485

gotem

>> No.57675505

>>57675472
wtf I love miya now

>> No.57675522
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57675522

>>57673386
Yes.

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>>57675505

>> No.57675563
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57675563

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BeyerDynamic-DT-880-Premium-Special-Edition-Chrome-Version-250-ohm-717258-/311742462942

What the hell is this chrome version? Some dude just pray painted a bunch of dt880s?

>> No.57675567

Friendly reminder that kikes will turn your headphones into a botnet.

>> No.57675570

>>57675473
>actively trying to get past the spam filter
wew lad
you need to go back to гeddit

>> No.57675612

>>57675563
Don't bother with that shit, the K702 is better

>> No.57675646

>>57675563
has the better headband from the tesla series too.
>>57675612
k702 is worse than sennshit

>> No.57675651
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>>57667489
>Budget
$60-70

I would prefer to go through Amazon and have it be closed. I'm in the us.

Thanks.

>> No.57675691

>>57675651
beats by dr dre

>> No.57675716

https://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-598-Cs-Headphone/dp/B01JP436TS/ref=sr_1_1?s=aht&ie=UTF8&qid=1480062196&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=Sennheiser+HD+598&psc=1

Should I cop this?

>> No.57675724

>>57675646
>t. beyerfag consuire of ear rape

>> No.57675732

>>57675716
no its shit

>> No.57675735

>No sale on dac or headphone (dt770)

Feels bad man

>> No.57675756

>>57675646
Is it legitimate though? I can't seem to find this type of headphone anywhere else.

>> No.57675770

>>57675732
Why is it shit?

>> No.57675771

>>57675735
I know that pain, was hoping for a sale for the 770's as well.

>> No.57675776

>>57675756
No its shit don't even bother, the K702 is better

>> No.57675788

>>57675716
sure if it meets your requirements

>> No.57675793

>>57675770
You can just ignore all the "advice" given in this thread for the last hours.

>> No.57675800

>>57675756
it's new and it is legit.

>> No.57675803

>>57675770
Veiled, muddy, shit build quality, meme status, it gets shilled by annoying redditspillage, there are cheaper headphones that are better. So the typical hallmarks of sennheiser basicly

>> No.57675806

>>57675770
nobody knows if it is shit because it has only been available for a month and the only reviews are from pajeets

>> No.57675812

>>57675770
K702 shills are around, ignore them, they're trying to shill shitty headphones from a dead company.

>> No.57675842
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>>57675793
>sennfag damage control

>> No.57675855

>>57675812
Spotted the belgian: LE WATCH OUT FOR THE AKG SHILLS THEY ARE EVERYWERE

>> No.57675890

Not trusting this buydig site, it has the t90s for $279

>> No.57675901

>>57675890
thats legit, no one wants those shitty earrape headphones

>> No.57675915

>>57675716
I just ordered a pair

>>57675803
They're only $100 right now, also this is the closed model

>> No.57675930

If I'm by no means an audiophile, should I bother investing in both a closed and open pair of headphones? That 598C is one hell of a deal right now, but do I really need both?

>> No.57675947

>>57675915
you fucked up

>> No.57675958

>>57675915
I'm so sorry

>> No.57675962

>>57675947
>>57675958
I welcome you to suggest better alternatives for under 150 dollars.

>> No.57675972

>>57675962
Anything else under 150 that isn't sennheiser

>> No.57675975

>>57675972
Yeah, thank (you) for that advice.

>> No.57675980

>>57675962
K612 pro

>> No.57676113

Best dac/amp combo for under 100?

>> No.57676116

>>57676113
Fiio e10k

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>>57676116
Thanks friend

>> No.57676285

>>57676140
Blue!!!

>> No.57676351

Is it a meme to hate the m50x because they are popular or are they really not good? They are 128€ on Amazon now down from 189. The only "quality" headphones I had were the cx300 mark II which stopped working on one ear. As a consumer who is far from an audiophile would I be happy with the m50x or the m40x?

>> No.57676467

>>57676351
Niggerbass

>> No.57676513
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Not really headphones, per se. But anyways, got them last week and they do sound quite good.
I mainly use them for gaymen, but they perform suprisingly well listening to music.

>> No.57676549

>>57676513
These are objectively the best gayming headsets out there, nice choice.

>> No.57676570

>>57676467
But really though is it that bass heavy?

>> No.57676584

>>57676570
Compared to most audiophile headphones, yes. Compared to any other headphones, not even close.

>> No.57676625

>>57676584
What is a better value headphone (over ear) in that price range would be then? Are m40x s a better value choice? I heard they are toned down in bass wrt 50x

>> No.57676639

>>57676513
>being a macfag
wew lad leave

>> No.57676862

IEMs vs closed headphones:
1. wear comfort
are IEMs more comfortable than closed ones for very long sessions?
earlobes start to be painful after some time when i'm using closed headphones.
2. wear flexibility
can't really lie on the side with closed headphones on. head is pushing into the right can. is that possible with IEMs?

>> No.57676886

What is the verdict on momentum in ear?

>> No.57677018

>>57671526
I have the DT770
They're great, remember though that phones for example can't really reach huge volumes with them

>> No.57677123

>>57676513
The cable on mine started messing up last week after owning those for only a year, and it can't be replaced. Fuck 'em, and fuck "gaming" headphones

>> No.57677124

>>57673545
Anyone know of a good substitute for the XTY micro? OOS on dx.com

>> No.57677153 [DELETED] 

https://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-598-Cs-Headphone/dp/B01JP436TS

Worth it?

>> No.57677235

Are the Audio-Technica ATH-M50X worth the price on amazon? $130 or £100.
I've been looking for some good durable headphones to last me a long time for home use. I'd love to bring

>> No.57677249

>>57677235
No. Get the m40x.

>> No.57677287

>>57677249
How's the difference in build quality between the two? I was looking at the m30x, but it didn't have a detachable cable, which seems kinda iffy.
I also fucked up the last post, meant to write I'd love to bring it to work too, but it's not too important.

>> No.57677337

>>57677287
They are almost the same, the m40x has a more neutral bass, and slightly cheaper build quality.

>> No.57677378

>>57677153
It's a hell of a deal, I guess it just depends on whether or not you're one of the anti-Sennheiser shitposters

>> No.57677577

dt770 109€

https://www.mydealz.de/deals/beyerdynamic-dt-990-pro-offener-studiokopfhorer-sonst-eur-13300-auch-770-pro-geschlossen-und-880-edition-halboffen-im-angebot-882428

I don't live in germany though

>> No.57677669

Bad news my dudes

HD 598 Cs (Closed) is on sale for $99

That means the opens won't go on sale.

>> No.57677685

>>57677669
I've still got hope until monday hits. Last year they went on sale on cyber monday so it might happen again. If not I'll just pay the $148.

>> No.57677725

>>57677685
If you're in Australia there's another option. zavvi is offering it at the 99USD price, delivered.

>> No.57677737

>>57677725
Sorry I tell a lie... that's the HD558, fuck.

>> No.57677800

>>57677337
Why would I get those over the m50x model then? I don't mind paying 20 pounds more if it means that they will last longer and feel better (especially the last part, comfort is important to me).

Or is there something else with similar build quality and same sound quality but cheaper? Any off-brand stuff?

>> No.57677839

>>57677800
When I said slightly cheaper build quality, I meant splitting hairs slightly cheaper, it's practically the same headphone and sounds better unless you listen to nigger music.

>> No.57677852
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57677852

How do the dt1770 and the t70 compare? What's the general opinion of tesla 1 vs 2?

>> No.57677893

>>57677800
M40x is the all around superior headphone. Nice highs, good mids, more neutral bass, actual soundstage. With the money you save on getting the M40x buy some replacement pads, probably HM5 pads so they'll be super comfy as well. M50x is just not a very pleasant headphone to listen to, especially for long periods of time.

>> No.57678001

>>57675855
But you are shilling. K702s are great but calling DT880s "shit" is completely retarded and show that you either have no idea what you're talking about or that you're trolling/shilling.

>> No.57678210

>>57676513
Don't those have leathery earcups? Didn't know they come with foams

>> No.57678304

>>57676625
m40x are piercing pieces of shit.

>> No.57678313

So it's black friday now, I have $100

The cable on my A900Xs is becoming unbearable. The right side cup doesn't play unless I wiggle it around and get it JUST RIGHT. I will probably fix this sometime in the future, but since I have $100 is there anything good for black friday?

I see the Sennheiser HD 598 Cs Closed Back Headphones on amazon for $99. I would have those today so it's really tempting. They are closed, which is nice because I live in an apartment and don't need everyone to hear the shit i'm looking at.

I have owned A700's and AD900X. I use a Xonar DX sound card with a ton of higher end capacitors i've added on. Also has a different opamp. Sounds a LOT cleaner on the ATH-A900s, so i'm looking for something that would go well with that.

Xonar DX soundcard, prefered closed headphones. Have $100 and like audio technica. Any ideas?

>> No.57678339

>>57678304
Why are people so polarized on m40x/m50x? Some say they are awesome some really hate them. I know /g/ hates anything popular but I don't wanna get memed on this

>> No.57678342

can't believe i bought the shitheiser 598s when they were 175. wouldn't even pay them for the price they are now after trying other headphones. holy fuck they're boring.

>> No.57678401
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AKG K7XX from Massdrop with Modi + Magni 2

First time using a DAC and Amp, no idea what I'm doing but they sound great

About $600 CAD

>> No.57678539

>>57678210
They come out of the box with the "leather" pads installed, but they also come with extra velour pads.

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Does a DAC allow you to use virtual surround sound?

>> No.57678704

>>57678617
a DAC allows you to hear music

>> No.57678838

Not gonna lie, I opened /g/ just to look for something like a headphone guide, but asking here seems to be the way to go.
Alright, so regarding the pointers in the pastebin:
-I'm fine with up to 100€
-I live in Germany and prefer to buy through amazon.de
-I'll mostly use these on my PC
-full sized
-I don't particularly care about open or close
-willing to sacrifice comfort for sound
-not much in the way of sound preference though I don't insist on bass
-my old headphones were ATH-AD700, was very satisfied with them even if they are said to lack bass

>> No.57678853
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57678853

Just got these and holy shit they sound perfect. I thought they would have no bass at first because of reviews describing them as "flat" but no it's there and nice and tight. Only negative is that they're kinda quiet when on my phone.

>> No.57678947

How are the sennheiser hd598c (closed). There is 56% discount on Amazon. Are they better than m50x or m40x?

>> No.57678980

>budget $130
>Source iphone
>Type of headphone earbuds that is NOT in-ear
>Comfort level low microphonics preferable
>Past headphones sennheiser mx985

i wanna find a earbud that is better than mx985
i listen to radiohead/tame impala/king gizzard mostly and i want to have enough bass and details
thanks

>> No.57678996

>>57678617
if it's attached to a soundblaster card, yeah

>> No.57679014

>>57678947
I've owned a pair of open backed HD 558s for about the 3 years and I'm really interested in these.

Thing is I've always had these things just hooked up straight to the audio on the motherboard and nothing else. Should I invest in an amp, receiver, sound card? I listen to music like all day.

>> No.57679028

>>57678947
they're not even worth $50

shitheiser did a good job overpricing a garbage product and then decreasing the price over a few years so dimwits will buy it

>> No.57679047
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57679047

IE80 for $180
Cop or not?
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_92887_Sennheiser-IE-80-IE80-West.html

>> No.57679057

>>57679028
>it's not worth any money
>garbage product
Have you owned one? You kinda came in, called the thing shit and offered no alternatives or explanations on why it's not good

convince me not to buy this thing

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>>57678853
>all that treble overshadowing the bass

earcancer

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>>57679047
Too late
i did it

>> No.57679101

QUICK

I JUST WANT SOMETHING DURABLE FOR MY VIDYAGAEMS

https://www.amazon.com/Philips-SHP9500-Precision-Over-ear-Headphones/dp/B00ENMK1DW

OR

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JP436TS?pf_rd_p=2215156182&pf_rd_s=product-alert&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B00ENMK1DW&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=DAF5RG6FKD46JNZ2HX3W

>> No.57679136

>>57679101
Get the 598.

>> No.57679151

>>57679101
>598c
what
why

>> No.57679171

>>57679136

im going to USA next week and will send one to my friend's house

Man, theres so many options i just dont know, this shit is driving me crazy, but i think i will follow your advice

also, is it easy to find good and cheap microphones for computer at Physical stores in Miami? Or should i order it online?

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>>57679101
the cheaper one because it doesn't really matter if you're not paying strict attention to the sound (because you're focused on the game) and have untrained ears

>> No.57679237

>>57679203

But this shit is durable? my cheap and shit headsets used to not work anymore at one side, i just want something that will last a good time


also, instead of buying a microphone, buying this

https://www.amazon.com/Creative-Headphone-Amplifier-Integrated-Smartphones/dp/B00J2JATL0/ref=sr_1_7?s=audio-video-accessories&ie=UTF8&qid=1480085240&sr=1-7

is worth?

>> No.57679258

>>57679068
Well they sound good to me. Is there anything better at around $80?

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>>57679237
it's better than sennheiser

>> No.57679270

>>57679258
Spend $20 more for the HD 598.

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>>57679270

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>>57679285

>> No.57679294

>Sennheiser HD 598 Cs at $100
Why would I pay $160 more for the meme HD 600s?

>> No.57679356

>>57679294
they don't have an artificially wide memestage with zero bass impact like the snoozeheiser hd598

but they're still boring

>> No.57679403

>>57679258

if you like their bass no, there good for you, other options would be open

>> No.57679411

Famiglia how is the 598 closed back there are not many reviews for it I don't wanna get memed just because they are discounted. (don't suggest the open ones because I need closed cans) . Would these be a better choice at 99€ then audio technica m40x or m50x?

>> No.57679479

wtf is happening here today

>> No.57679528

>>57679411
Nobody knows at the moment, ctrl+f through the thread and you'll see people asking the same thing

it is closed back, it comes with two cables, and there seems to be a built in mic which uses the cable. That being said I am in desperate need of an AMP rec.

>> No.57679549

>>57679479
>wtf
(You) is happening.

>> No.57679750

>>57679356
>artificially wide memestage

HD 598 Cs is closed

troll harder, bucko

>> No.57679857

The Sennheiser HD 598 are at $88 USD on my country's Amazon. Is it a good deal? I've never had an open back headphone before.

>> No.57680031

Fuck it I ordered the hd598 closed back version for 99€ . I have never owned decent headphones and if I don't like them I'll return them. Did I fuck up?

>> No.57680058

>>57680031
Yeah. Those headphones are way worse than the already awful 598. Cancel your order now.

>> No.57680082

>>57680058
I know you are trolling but I'll take the bait anyway and ask you to elaborate

>> No.57680097

>>57680082
Read the thread. Arguments for why they are bad have already been clearly laid out.

>> No.57680112

>>57680097
Not any of either you two. But give a alternate recommendation and being helpful for once.

>> No.57680131

>>57680097
There are literally only shitty answers like you gave without any elaboration. Does /g/ even like anything I don't know but seriously in what ways I may be disappointed? I have never owned any decent pair of headphones

>> No.57680152

>>57680112
>>57680131
I'm just here to get people to waste their money buying shitty headphones by giving false advice.

>> No.57680161
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57680161

Anyone try these new sennys? They're on sale for 99 bucks right now, closed version of the hd 598s.

https://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-598-Cs-Headphone/dp/B01JP436TS?tag=at88-20

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>>57680152
AYO thanks homie appreciated

>> No.57680192

>>57680161
Nobody knows anything about those.

>> No.57680193

>>57680161
Just ordered them with the idea that worst case scenario I'll return them. I was thinking of a m40x or a m50x but this seems like a really good deal so let's see.

>> No.57680310

>>57680193
sweet. write a mini review after you try them out my man.

>> No.57680377

>>57679857

Yes

>> No.57680389

>>57680310
Yeah the problem with that would be is that I don't have much experience with headphones so even if these may be shitty for audiophile standards I'll probably end up liking them since only thing I can compare them would be my sennheiser cx300 ii s. I don't know if these are going to be a better choice then the m40x/m50x desu

>> No.57680396

>>57680031

No there ok, you can try them anyway

>> No.57680643

>>57680161
i put tape over my 598s and they still sound like boring trash. don't bother

>> No.57680652

>Budget
50-100€
>Location
Germany
>Source
Moto G4Plus, MSI sound card
>Type
full-sized
>Open or closed
closed
>Comfort
as long as they don't hurt my ears

pls help

>> No.57680654

So are Sennheiser HD 598 C any good?
I feel like it's too good to be true because the price was cut so much

>> No.57680699

>>57680643
Trash compared to what? What headphones do you use? If I were to buy these, this would be my first "large purchase"

>> No.57680730

>>57680654
Just get them if we don't like them we'll return them it is such a good deal to pass on we may regret not buying if it turns out good

>> No.57680828

The only "good" headphones I've ever owned was a Sony MDR-V6. I have never had a problem with them, but I'm not a huge audio guy so I never had a lot to compare. Last month, they broke.

I'm looking at the Sennheiser HD 598 Cs or the ATH-M50x to replace them, wanting to spend $150 ir less, which one should I go for or other suggestions?

>> No.57680854

>>57680699
xpt100

>> No.57680864

>>57680654
nah the price is so low because they're brand new and they want to build hype. Just order them and return them if you hate them, that's what I'm doing. Just ordered a pair and I'll write a little review when they arrive. I was waiting for the dt770s to go down in price but these seem like a better deal. Hopefully they have some decent bass because that's what I'm looking for right now.

>> No.57680892

>>57680828
m50s suck, the verdict is still out on the 598 cs but might as well order them now while they're still cheap and decide how you feel about them later. They're only 99 bucks for the next 15 or so hours.

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57680912

hello
considering getting a DT 770 Pro 80

just wondering if i would need to get an amp to get the most out of them on my pc
(if so, what are some budget ones that could get the job done?)

>> No.57680931

So is the HD 598 C worth it for some one with hd 555? I am tempted to pull the trigger but the fact that they are closed is kinda off putting.

>> No.57680953

now i remember why i hate this place. there's just too many shills it's a headache trying to get the truth across.

enjoy your shekels jewheiser

>> No.57680987

>>57680652

V6/7506

>> No.57681022

>>57680912

>will you need an amp

Most of the time yes, try them before you get the amp

>> No.57681028

I ordered HD598C and I'll be getting them in 2 days.

I haven't used a closed back in a while, so i have high hopes for these

>> No.57681148

A guy in my town sells the sennheiser hd 215 for 30$. Should I go for it? I've never had good headphones , just shitty ones.

>> No.57681222

Just ordered the 598Cb. Hoping for a good headphone with a descent bass.

>> No.57681225

New thread:

>>57681196
>>57681196
>>57681196

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