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How to request purchase advice: https://pastebin.com/fYZLW7Ub

For sub-$50 headphones and IEMs, check out the infographic in >>>/g/csg

/g/ wiki headphone FAQ: https://wiki.installgentoo.com/index.php?title=Headphones

Previous thread: >>67565602

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>> No.67606027

i want an anime girl to cum in my mouth while listening to lossless shoegaze

>> No.67606060

MP3 @ 192 kbps is transparent.

>> No.67606070

cute drawing of me

>> No.67606078

she's not trans though

>> No.67606132

only if you use stax or some other shitphones

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>> No.67607508

>Massdrop x Koss ESP95X

Shit, I'm really tempted. 500$ is pretty cheap for a good pair of electrostats with energizer.

>> No.67607596

>Lifetime warranty
Fuck, I'm in.

>> No.67607876

assdrop shills, please

>> No.67607905

Just bought the MH 1000XM3. Was it a good decision?

>> No.67608120

About to buy the SoundMagic E10C IEM. Are the eartips that come with it good for sound isolation or should I buy some myself. If I need to buy some myself, which ones should I get?

>> No.67608143

this works with 230v, right?

>> No.67608153

I thought asking the same about my recent purchase ,but then I realised I am not retarded. This question is pointless because some people will say yes some no what is important is your own thoughts. You will just have to wait and see.

>> No.67608168

They're not bad with the regular eartips, and they include I double flanges for extra isolation. If you want super isolation you might want to pick up some foam tips, the brand doesn't really matter too much. You can get some really cheap on ebay but it will take a while to get here if you order from china.

>> No.67608185

From the pics it seems they just come with the regular standard ass eartips every IEMs come with. So if you ever owned any other IEMs, judge by that. It really depends on your ears

And if what this guy said is true then you should be golden. Also shoutout to the etymotic triple flange ear dildos, those seal like a motherfucker.

>> No.67608201

What if i enjoy /g/s opinions because i think you're all wonderful people.

>> No.67608319

The image of the $200 and over headphone guide in the OP isn't available anymore. Is there an alternative?

>> No.67608380
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>> No.67608439

Anon was working on a new guide a few days ago, maybe he will post again some time.

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at least post the link you dumb fuck

now, seriously, what are the chances of a stax collaboration anytime soon?, i'm pretty sure edifier would like the chance to reach a wider audience with their new chinkstax

>> No.67608506

Edifier doesn't seem interested in touching STAX at all beyond keeping them funded. I doubt it will happen given how little STAX seems to care about international sales.

>> No.67608526


>asking for opinions after you've already bought something

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>> No.67608574

wow someone actually recommended the lcd2-cbs

also aeon flow closed will shit themselves on certain songs avoid

>> No.67608588

feel free to suggest a better alternative

>> No.67608681




Koss actually honors theirs as well. Quick and super easy to have them fix something. Great company.

>> No.67608787

I don't like how the energizer has the massdrop logo

>> No.67608904
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This is interesting, it seems the LCD2 Closed-Back was a massdrop collaboration but Audeze took the design for themselves after development
i wonder what the massdrop price would have been?

>> No.67608921

No, LCD-2C is the LCD-2 Classic. Not the closed-back one.

>> No.67609066
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hello frens could you recommend me some wireless headphones

>Type of headphone
Full size
>Open or closed
>Comfort level
comfort > quality

>> No.67609079

doesn't exist

>> No.67609088

closed is fine as well, open is just a preference

>> No.67609115

what kind of sound signature do you like?

>> No.67609153

V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless.
Add XL Pads if possible.

>> No.67609246

neutral i guess, I don't know too much about this stuff desu

>> No.67609292

I just bought a used headphone, how can I be sure he didn't cum in it?

>> No.67609320

does it smell like cummies

>> No.67609348

New pads.
What Headphones by the way?

>> No.67609365

I think I can't change the pads

>> No.67609377

I did cum in them, enjoy.

>> No.67609519

Hope she's on the pill

>> No.67609661
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these look good, thanks m8

>> No.67609703

What is the best budget removable cable headphones for cheap?

>> No.67609741
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Does anyone out there listen to LCD Planar Magnetics that also own Stax? Can planars even hold a candle to dynamic headphones yet?

>> No.67609845

I sold mine

>> No.67609967
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That says a lot. Current headphones that are > than LCDs, pls?

>> No.67610131

I sold my LCDs I mean

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Any reason behind this?
Im curious.
I did google,still not sure.

Full article: https://ifi-audio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/iTubeTechpaper1_Tubes.pdf

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For what? What do u listen to now that's better, is what it is that I am asking. How do you copy, over?

>> No.67610327

for stax duh

>> No.67610346

>No details on how the blinding was done
>Was it volume matched?
>Were the same and tube amps of similar performance or was one garbage
>The recordings were good or harsh/compressed garbage
>No mention on heaphones used
>Digital or analog source?

Feel free to disregard this study until these points are addressed, anyone who's done research can tell you how easy is to get wathever result you want even when the test is blinded

>> No.67610349

Holy shit, what kind of operation is that guy running?

>> No.67610388

Well, i think i found the answer.
i didn't ask, "does it sounds good?", i asked why.

>> No.67610419

I'm not digging into the study but some dude talks about it here
and on the further pages
Considering the testing subjects had to sit down and listen to three pieces of music for two hours while staring at a wall, I'd be skeptical to anything
>With the analog system, 43 out of the 53 participants said they liked the Larry Conklin piece, 46 the baroque music, and 38 the Sally Barker piece. The music was heard as interesting, emotionally appealing, and engaging. Via the digital system, the levels fell to 31, 33, and 33, respectively. The same music was now more often experienced as boring. Food for thought.
>listen to the same shit again
>music becomes less interesting
really makes me hungry for some thinks

tubes generally do make the sound a bit warmer so it sounds "lush" or just overall tad nicer in direct comparison if you're into that, but I don't care enough to dig deep into this

>> No.67610456

>tubes generally do make the sound a bit warmer so it sounds "lush" or just overall tad nicer in direct comparison if you're into that,
interesting. would find some frequency response or something like that.

>> No.67610487

It's just what I heard back in the day when I was reading up on all the audiophile bullshit to see if there's some hidden secrets there. As far as I know, tubes in general (i.e. not all by the same amount) emphasize the mid-bass and lower mids, so it's not pure snake oil at least. I could just be repeating what someone spewed out of their ass, so best not take my word for it. I don't have a need for an amp so I stopped caring about all that fairly quickly.

>> No.67610493

I can make some measurements right now.

>> No.67610593
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Noise floor of surroundings is shit but this is what tubes do to your sound. X00 out of BH crack and Element.

>> No.67610594

It's not necessarily about the FR, tubes amps can be as neutral as ss amps, what they do is add distorting that can be pleasant by itself but it can also mask some recording/mastering issues and make bad DACs sound a bit less harsh
In general they make the music easier to listen at the cost of fidelity

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Uh huh.

>> No.67610622

Without clicking the link, my opinion is that that image seems cherry picked to provide as little real detail as possible to support the idea that tubes are good and no tubes are bad (in subtext).

Obviously changing the sound in a way that makes it sound warmer and less harsh, which is what most tubes do to sounds, makes it overall more enjoyable for longer listening of music that may or may not be harsh already. The thing is though that similar effects might be achieved with DSP. Without comparing with tubes, to without tubes, to without tubes but with DSP tube simulation, it's much more difficult to say what the purpose of that study even was. It's not like we know nothing about what tubes do to sound.

>> No.67610702

From my understanding 3rd harmonic distortion is more audible, because 2nd harmonic is mostly masked by fundamental. Am I correct?

And 3rd harmonic that made the sound harsher?

I did has experience some ss amps, the do sounds differ FR wise, so they can sound like tube too ( warmer, lush, etc).

>> No.67610715

Seems like sum up the tube amps.

>> No.67610756

You are correct. 3rd harmonic sounds sort of like hard clipping. The measurement is also exaggerated because it's running a low impedance headphone from a tube amp meant only for high impedance headphones.

>> No.67610858

So, FR wise tube can be simulated by using
DSP, that is equalizer.

I appreciate the measurements man, help me a lot to understand how tube changing the sound.
distortion wise, can DSP simulate tube?

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Why Not Try


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>> No.67610890

I'm really not that familiar with the exact details about how tubes change sounds, but DSPs can do pretty much anything if you design it right, and it can be done both at a software and hardware level. Tubes likely change things other than the FR too, but those effects should also be able to be simulated by DSP. The only question is how tough it is because the last time I heard, there weren't any good quality tube simulation DSPs on the market, they all sounded worse.

>> No.67610894

Yes, but I doubt you'd really want to. Most of the praise you hear on the internet can probably just be attributed to placebo from owning something that looks cool as fuck.

>> No.67610952

Why do you always post those RollerCoaster pics? Is this your alternative to tripfagging?

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Just report them for off topic or spam.

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>> No.67611562

Clip+ or go home.

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Great spamming m8, keep it up.

>> No.67611898

Under 200 if possible
Laptop w/ DAC, phones with some kind of DAC in them, iPod Classic
>Type of headphone
>Comfort level
Don't worry about it
>Sound signature
>Past headphones

The big thing I'm looking for is durability - if the cable can be detached from the earpieces for storage, that's a plus. The sound signature can be different if a pair has that feature; my collection is mostly rock, metal, and jazz, but with most other genres in some amount too, so as long as it could work with that I'm good.

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>> No.67612527

>tfw my JVC headphones just broke again
>literally the third time this has happened to me
NEVER buy JVC. Their products are cheaply made gookshit.

Seriously wishing I went with the Technica's now.

>> No.67612583

I wanna lick her feet.

>> No.67612623

STAX hate their NA customers with a passion so don't expect one anytime soon.

>> No.67612857

Anons, requesting advice for headphones:
Land down under
Computer/Phone (2.5mm/USB/USB Type C)
>Type of headphone
>Open or closed
>Comfort level
Fairly comfy (Normally comfort>quality)
>Sound signature

Also considering going for 7.1 surround sound for movies etc. Is it worth it?

>> No.67613239

Who wants to bet the 600$ of the LCD2C initial launch would have been assdrop price, and 800$ was Audeze thinking "silly goyims would pay the extra 200$ anyway" ?

>> No.67613599

how do you call the top sponge part, the one that sits on your skull?
it's coming off and I need to replace it but no search finds in on ebay or aliexpress. only earpad sponge replacements.

akg y50bt if anyone would be kind enough to help.

>> No.67613614

Why do you gullible cunts still take Massdrop's words at face value with their blatant disregard over IP infringement? The Airist R2R DAC and Halo mechanical switches come to mind immediately.

>> No.67613639

Hey anon I just got my Sennheiser HD569 to use as a secondary headphone at home/travel for movies and games.
I think they are only $150 in the US.
Very comfy, includes two cables, one for phone with mic.
The ear cups feels really good.
Good comfort with decent passive noise isolation.
Sounds "dry but with normal bass response" if that makes any sense.
Male and female vocals are represented equally. I find this very important since my last trash can headset had really subdued female vocals.

I used them for two hours editing a video last night and they worked surprisingly well for that.

They are sensitive, Fulla Schiit just powered by the USB is too much, have to turn the computer volume down to 50%. Also have to turn it way down with the built in computer sound card.

I like them, maybe you will too.

>Also considering going for 7.1 surround sound for movies
I have a full 7.1 surround setup at my living room, but some movies have really high dynamic range so I have to use my headphones late at night.
I use my Xbox for everything in the living room and I really like that I can connect headphones to the controller.

>> No.67613662

Go to a store and try out some headphones. Then you'll get an idea of what sound signature you like or don't like.

>> No.67613743


god fucking damnit anon that isnt a study its a press release

apply yourself nigga

>> No.67613998

Seconding the HD569

>> No.67614017

yes he500

>> No.67614212

>tfw get on a plane and realize my HD599's are sitting on my fucking desk at home.
>Get off plane
>Go to nearest consumer electronics shop
>Buy Sony MDR ZX110 because they're the only headphones there from a brand I've heard of that aren't obvious garbage brand
>Determined to spend as little as possible for headphones to make it through this work trip
>Get back to hotel room, plug them into laptop
>Actually good.
>Damn fucking good.
>Not "High-end" headphones good, but 1000x better than Beat(off)s and shitcandy
These are better than any small folding headphones have any business being. Like, for 10 doll hairs they're easily the best budget headphones I've ever had. The only ones that could come close would be Phillips SPH1900, but the build quality of the Sony headphones blows the SPH1900s out of the water. Definitely my new traveling headphones so I don't have to worry about losing, breaking or having my Sennheisers stolen. I even use them while walking my dogs.

>> No.67614240

Their cheap earphones are also good, for cheap earphones.

Although with all the copyright troll nonsense Sony has been doing I'm more reluctant to support them.

>> No.67614361

Actually you can but you have to tear open the stock pads or get 3d printed adapter rings

>> No.67615661

lol it's so funny how audiophools think that everything except their ""hi-fi"" headphones should sound like shit

>> No.67616035

Just got my replacement HD600 pads after my previous ones literally fell apart
Is it just me, or they less soft than the originals? The originals felt like velvet, these ones just feel like normal velour

>> No.67616147

Even germans have to cut costs.

>> No.67616166

Yeah it feels bad. I had to replace the originals because when I tried to remove them to clean up, the plastic ring just broke off from the actual pads. Tried to glue them back together but it didn't work
Oh well they still sound great. I'll try to get used to it

>> No.67616198

I absolutely cannot stand leather/pleather pads. How anyone uses or enjoys them is beyond me.

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Well seems I'm moving up slowly but surely bought my first Stax

>> No.67616432


Thanks anons I'll look into them

>> No.67616515

Don't buy ancient electrets their chemical charge has degraded decades ago.

>> No.67616561


Also that's a retarded price to pay for an electret, they're worth $50 max.

>> No.67616618

I bet you're fun at parties

>> No.67616619

Based Sony keeping the MDR name out of the mud

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im gonna be so broke after i buy this

>> No.67616657

thoughts on the denon ah-mm400?

>> No.67616669

I gather from the discussions massdrop tried to get the amp up to scratch but Koss rejected any modification.

>> No.67616684

lads, I've never bought "good" headphones before. I can get the m50x for 142USD, is it worth it?

>> No.67616696

Can't you get one of those open massdrop sennheisers for a little more?

>> No.67616697

get the cheaper, pretty much identical m40x
or go all the way to MSR7/Momentum

>> No.67617254

the fuck does that mean?

>> No.67617465

Are the sennheiser cx 3.00 any good for in ears? I've got some random white sony in ears right now and theyre falling apart

>> No.67617695

m40x is less colored thus better.
Else go for MSR7.
Except, of course, if you don't REALLY need your headphones to be closed.
In that case, open all the way. Better bang for buck.

>> No.67617836

please answer.

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Post yfw massdrop x Sennheiser HE-60 is being considered

>> No.67617914

Hey! My vidya headphones are about to break! I want new ones. Are the Mpow 059 Bluetooth Headphones any good? I need something that can:
>connect to a modern tv
>still can use a standard headphone jack
Maybe if I can:
>mic, but I'm very shy and I'm planning to buy a stand alone mic for my pc

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No, I just expect everything under $15 to sound like shit, and so far that expectation has proven to be correct with very few exceptions. I'd even go as far to say most headphones under $50 are going to be shit too.

I grew up in the 80s, when there were two types of headphones: expensive and pic related. I don't know when the shift happened and you kids started expecting to get quality without cost, but $150+ should be the baseline price for decent headphones.

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>> No.67617947

can't speak for the headphones themselves but the HE-60 pads don't feel great and should probably be replaced

>> No.67617986

Yeah, I'll admit it: those three letters were the real reason I gave them a chance. The shop had other Sony headphones for less, but these were the only MDR headphones which brought about instant nostalgia for the over-the-ear MDR headphones like the v6 that have dat 80s aesthetic.

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check the discussion for the Koss ESP/95X, masdrop pitched this last year to Sennheiser (for comparison the HD58X was pitched 3yr ago)

>> No.67618023

>I grew up in the 80s
this explains your hearing loss and audiophoolery

>> No.67618031
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Got a ZMF Atticus.

Anyone else have these? What amp are you using and how good is the pairing?

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>> No.67618096

the way they want to change the FR seems to be doable with a pad swap

>> No.67618152

Doesn't explain your lack of reading comprehension. I am not an "audiophile", I just don't like headphones that sound like tinny garbage or like someone is farting in my ears because they're all bass and make the shitty plastic vibrate and buzz. When I say $150 should be the baseline for decent headphones, I'm not talking "hifi" or "high end", I'm saying that should be the average you pay for a pair of headphones that don't sound like trash, and are well-constructed, and comfortable. Not "audiophile" headphones, just normal fucking headphones. Mind you, what I'm talking about requires a shift in consumer attitudes. In the 80s, when you paid $150 for something and it was obvious the manufacturer made it for $0.50 that shit didn't fly. People expected to get what they paid for. These days, they'll fucking cum all over themselves when garbage fucking airpods go on sale for $150.

>> No.67618153

I'm getting my pair next week, in the ash colorway

>> No.67618174

whatever audiophool

>> No.67618266

can somebody give me a quick rundown on how equalizer APO works?
the changes I make don't seem to affect the sound output at all and google has been entirely unhelpful

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>> No.67618317

Restart your PC and make sure you installed the settings to your primary audio device.

>> No.67618356

running configurator.exe gives a grayed out button and I can't apply any changes.

>> No.67618409

wannabe gatekeeper

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Where do I sell mine

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What are the best sub 50 euro IEMs (preferably like 20-30)?
Should I look at stuff like KZs? Which model is good? Need something that pretty much everyone likes so I guess neutral not for bassheads or anything like that.

I want some for my overweight mom when she goes jogging everyday. She uses shitty earbuds and plays music from youtube.
It hurts me and I want to gift her something better even though I am a poor student.

>> No.67618634

dumbass millennial that expects quality without paying for it

>> No.67618642

Is it possible for some headphones to give you tinnitus even if you dont listen to music loudly?

>> No.67618645

gatekeeping faggot who doesn't even know shit.

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Poorfag child that thinks everyone on 4chan is one person.

>> No.67618734

same attitude fag. eat shit

>> No.67618750

What does it stand for bros?

>> No.67618772

tinnitus is beyond human understanding
anyone who tells you he knows how it works is fooling you
it's like trying to get rid of bedbugs: literally impossible unless you burn your whole house down

>> No.67618774

lurk moar

>> No.67618832

Nah, already had your mom's cooking last night before I fucked her, I can only handle the gastric distress once per week.

Although... Tomorrow starts a new week... Tell her I'll see her tomorrow.

>> No.67618880

Good one. You should ghost write for Em.

>> No.67619099

What are the best cheapshit bluetooth earpods out there?

>> No.67619315

They are okay, they are v shaped

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>> No.67620049

just bought some KZ ED16
what I'm in for

>> No.67620687

What's the difference between an "electret" and a "electrostatic" headphone?

>> No.67620769

money well spent when it comes to sound quality. got one couple days ago.

>> No.67620788

For best audio quality, which is best?

>Foobar at 100% and amp at 50%

>Foobar at 50% and amp at 100%

>> No.67620807

control volume with your amp

>> No.67620816

if you're using 16bit files then keep foobar at 100%, if the files are24bit or more then it's the same

>> No.67620819

Windows system level volume at 100%
Amp at 40-60%
foobar at whatever

>> No.67620826

what did I just read?

>> No.67620869
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one side of my dt990s just died
what do i do now?

>> No.67620891

just a reminder, the koss esp950 don't have a dust cover on the driver like newer electrostats do so dust fuck them up really fast
also, the included amp is garbage, these sound much better from a stax amp, even the SRM-252S is way better, all things considered the srm-3100 + seal mod is a much better value

>> No.67620951

digital volume control works by reducing bit depth, each 6db you go down you lose 1 bit of depth so with 24 bit you can lower the volume a lot before the lose in dynamic range becomes noticeable, with 16 bit you can go down about 10db before the loss in range becomes audible

>> No.67620996

open them up, try resoldering the wires

>> No.67621242

but what if you play an 8 bit file on a sound card that has the sample rate of 24 bits?

>> No.67621372

Windows upsamples everything to 32bit, applies volume control and software filters and then downsamples to output settings.

>> No.67621416

most DACs upsample the files to whatever bit depth they're set up lessening but not eliminating this problem, this however only applies if you use the OS volume control as that's what's controlling the DAC, foobar works at software level so it will reduce the bit depth before sending it to the DAC

>> No.67621524

Any Zeos patreon around?
can you share the reviews for the EL stack or for the taction kannon please?

>> No.67621530
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DACs on computers don't work on file level, they play audio at set output sample rate of the device.
Or am I stupid?

>> No.67621585

DACs do that. And you are stupid.

>> No.67621595

Actually foobar volume slider is using windows per-app volume control.

>> No.67621699

How would that even work?

Will the DAC be fed the file itself over USB?
Does the DACs have built in decoders for all the audio files?
Does audio software decode the audio and pack it in a PCM file and send it to the DAC over USB or TOSLINK for playback?
Can the DAC read the filesystem on the computer?
Can I transfer the files to the DAC and just attach a battery to have a portable player?

I'm fucking confused right now someone here please tell me the truth.

>> No.67621722

Lifetime warranty nigga

>> No.67621726

this guy is right and I'm surprised more people aren't admitting it. Maybe it's because this site is full of underage fags and I'm getting older

>> No.67621915

I'm boomer aged and thats bullshit. I've owned most premium headphones you can probably think of and the gap between the best and shitty walmart headphones isn't as drastic as you say. I stopped buypigging because there wasn't that much of fucking difference.

I was as happy with my MDR 7506 or ATH A500 as I was with any $500+ headphones, even more so because if they broke they'd be cheap to replace.

owned: HD800, HD600, ATH W1000, ATH A900, ATH A500, DT770, DT880, GRADO RS1, SR60, AKG K701, K501, SONY MDR 7506, V6, CD3000. ETYMOTIC ER4S, A WHOLE LOTTA SHURES, VE-MONK

tried: STAX SR007, SONY MDR R10

Of it all I'd say the ER4S was actually the most detailed and transparent, but I fucking HATE iems.

>> No.67621960

Tin T2

>> No.67621974

ok feel free to leave the thread headphones are solved for you what's left to discuss?

>> No.67621983

I'm just saying "shitty" headphones can be great too.

>> No.67622027

For you. Personally I can't imagine enjoying listening to anything from a MDR 7506.

>> No.67622125

Fair enough. For me headphones reach diminishing returns pretty quickly, they're ALL very detailed unless it's something heinous like Grado. I don't have any issues picking out subtle fuckups and details in a song I know very well with $75 or $500 headphones. It's really comfort over everything.

>> No.67622387

So I'm kinda new to actual nice headphones, but I'd like something that'd last more than cheapass ones that get their cables fucked up one way or another. Either through my idiocy or just general cheapness.
>I don't really have a set budget, but I'd like to avoid going over $100 US. Around $50 would be nice, but I'll wait till I get some suggestions first.
>I mainly use my headphones for gaming or just fuffing around on my computer. Listening to videos or music or whatever. Occasionally will slap them on my phone, but not often. So I guess I'd call it general usage?
>I'd prefer open ear so I can hear shit going on around me incase somethings going on since I'm usually at home and I live out in the boonies, so it's kinda quiet around here most the time. Noise usually means SOMETHING happened, so I need to listen out for things.
>I'd like it comfy as possible because glasses. But still have some nice sound.
>Most recent headphones I bought were something called JLab. Damned if I know which model these are though, I got them from walmart. Saw they had a threaded cable and thought it'd last longer, and they kinda did, but now the sound is kinda doing this thing where if the cable is moved a certain way the left earphones sound gets really weak or cuts off. Before that, it's just been cheapass plastic headphone after cheapass plastic headphone. I'm wanting something that'll actually last.

>Also a side note, maybe something with a detachable cable so if they get messed up I can just get another cable.

>> No.67622427

Hi /hpg/.

I'm looking for good cans that has active noise cancelling $300 or below. Any recommendations!

>> No.67622480

sennheiser hd 559, the hd 5x9 models are the most comfortable headphone model ever made (to me), more comfy than the hd800 and even dt770.

it's open back, got a detachable cable, cable is only on one side too. $100. The detachable cable is some proprietary 2.5mm BS from sennheiser but you CAN replace it.

>> No.67622680

PC (should I buy an amp?)
>Type of headphone
Full size
>Open or closed
>Comfort level
I will use it on bed.

An one with a detachable chord would be required too.

>> No.67622730

Like masturbating while listening to ASMR in bed?

>> No.67622744

I like to watch movies laying on the bed.

>> No.67622768

Does wearing glasses affect the sound quality?

>> No.67622814

VE Monk if u can deal with subpar bass and the form factor (earbud). Super comfy and easy to wear. Also very open.
I wouldn't try to save money for better headphones since imo open headphones under $100 are generally meh. But if you need one, look at the AKG K240 or ATH-AD700X


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>> No.67622865

It's really hard to find in my country. Any other options?

>> No.67622943

That is kind of a silly cable it comes with. See some nice replacement cables and a few adapters that'd probably work just fine though.

About how long'd you think it would last? I saw some other cheaper stuff that also had detachable cables so I'm still trying to decide. Like $30 cheap kinds of stuff, although I'm sorta skeptical on it.

Earbuds aren't my thing. I hate cramming the things in there.
They don't necessarily have to be completely open or open at all. Just a preference. These ones I have now I think are semi open and I can hear stuff mostly fine.

>> No.67622944

Order online.

>> No.67623010

Any good Sennheiser active noise cancelling cans?

>> No.67623019

Even online.

>> No.67623066


>> No.67623179

what country?

>> No.67623263

i'm too scared to do that. i've never soldered a wire in my life.

>> No.67623291

they're broken already, worst that can happen is you break them further, no real risk anyway

>> No.67623713

Check classificados on the HT Forum, if i recall correctly they have the K7XX for a thousand Temer Bucks for sale.
If you preffer brand new i think you can get the AD900x on the Mercado Livre.
Personally i'd go with the used one, great price/quality ratio.

>> No.67623841

Adding to that, there's also an HD600 for sale om the forum. Check it also.

>> No.67623854

Do you guys wear your headphones out in public?

What if it ruins your hair and makes a dip in the middle?

>> No.67623894

>Do you guys wear your headphones out in public?
>What if it ruins your hair and makes a dip in the middle?
I'm not a fag

>> No.67623927

Not being a fag somehow prevents the dip in the middle? What?

>> No.67624029


>> No.67624581
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I use headphones at home (HD600) and office (MSR7).
Not outside, ffs. I don't want to look like an easy target, or get run by a bus.

>> No.67624608

Yeah, i some times bring my V-Moda M80 when traveling. Maybe it's because i have long hair, but it was never an issue.

>> No.67624671

Forgot I made that post requesting recommendations.

Just looked these up, pretty much exactly what I'm looking for. Much appreciated.

>> No.67625581

Any good cheap DACs in EU (~$100)? Can be with AMP. I though about Fiio e10k, which seems to be recommended a lot.

My headphones: DT770 80ohm.

>> No.67625596


after 2 years, the cups have finally given up, it leaves little bits of pleather all around my ears.I want to buy new cups but id rather just put the money to a new set entirely its time to step up.

>> No.67625620

Is a bit shitty for the price, and lacks aux input (or was it output?). Get an O2 proper.

>> No.67625679

E10K is all you'll ever need

>> No.67625817

You're welcome

>> No.67625907

The amp has >nogain

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$80 but flexible
>Type of headphone
over ear
>Open or closed
closed with really good isolation
>Comfort level
as comfy as possible

it must have a removable wire

>> No.67626305

Does anyone have experience with those Chinese i9s wireless earbuds? I'm going through aliexpress and there seem to be a number of brands that carry them

>> No.67626422

are DACs and AMRs just a meme?
What are some good budget ones that aren't worse than onboard sound

>> No.67626464


>> No.67626683

Takstar pro 82 if you really can't spend more, Brainwavz HM5 if you can.

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>>67626710 >>67605985
*crack* *sip* Aaahhh
Idol trash here. What's your setup like, Anon?

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*blocks your path*

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*sips* Yep, love live was a good anime.

>> No.67627240

O2 amp with 1 and 3.3x gain and only get a DAC if you get electrical interference with your shitty onboard.

>> No.67627246
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clip zip uses the same dac and amp. Its the clip sport that swapped in the shittier components(you can tell them apart cause the sport has a oval enter button)

pic related, my portable setup.

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Your earphones are on backwards.

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*sips* damn right.
Umi a best.

>> No.67627512

> Budget
200$ (hard limit)
> Location
Romania (East Europe), but anything from EU works
> Source
> Type of headphone
> Open or closed
I don't really care, but if there is an open choice for what I want I would love it
> Comfort level
I put comfort over quality
> Past headphones
Apple EarPods, Samsung stock headphones, some Sony headphones (don't really remember what model they were, but they were IEM anyways)

>> No.67627596

Yep, sounds better that way. You should try it too!

>> No.67627670

They're not obsessive and autistic

>> No.67627674
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>he doesn't have a custom painted headphone

>> No.67627689
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>he has a custom painted headphone

>> No.67627699
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Look how pretty it is!

>> No.67627718

Would look nicer built into the desk, or if the cables were recessed, protected, or managed even slightly. Still neat though.

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I'll work on the cable management after getting my EL DAC back from Amir.

>> No.67627807
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hd600 or dt1990 pro?

or both??

>> No.67627876

HD600 obviously. Old and tried.
DT1990 is just a newfag trend that will come to pass. It's also expensive AF and definitely not as valuable.

>> No.67627879


>> No.67627883

senn hd 58x or 6xx?

>> No.67627897


>> No.67627900

58X, it’s as good as the 660S which is an improvement on the 650 which itself is only a better HD600 with matched drivers.

>> No.67628148


>> No.67628149

Anyone have experience returning headphones on Amazon? This is my third pair from this brand and they've already broken down after a year.

>> No.67628271

the dt 1990 has better build quality tho

>> No.67628400
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I'm using the ATH-M50 but I'm looking for an upgrade. Are the DT770s a good choice? I'm used to the ATH-M50's bassy bass so I need a closed headphone

>> No.67628493

HD58X with the simple mod in the PDF of this page.


>> No.67628801

she's wearing it backwards

>> No.67628840
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Z for Zeos

>> No.67628855

Cat chewed through my AKG K240 cord.
Searched up some but they are like $40 for 3 metres.
Its a mini xlr to 3.5mm cord.
Also wanting to buy it in Australia cause its like an extra $20 from other countries in shipping

Where can I find it cheaper and not fully chinky (like a $1 cord)

>> No.67629094
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Unironically the best true wireless earphones out there. A year old and still unmatched by pretty much anything.

>> No.67629261

I want subwoofers in my ears
What's a headphone with good bass. I currently own a pair of HD598

>> No.67629455

Ebay has them for around ten bucks. Or /diy/ them yourself, just remember that AKG uses opposite channel pinout in their mini-xlr.

>> No.67629493
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I've been looking for a pair of wireless buds to replace my IE60's that are starting to die from 6 solid years of use. I'm out if the loop with wireless buds but i've heard they've come a long way in the last few years, could anyone recommend anything with close enough sound quality to my IE60's or is wireless still not quite at that level?

>> No.67629524

DT1990 is better but expect to have to EQ down that treble peak, there are guides out there on how to do this without ruining the detail retrieval, and if you still can't do it just ask reddit.

>> No.67629823

sound signature?

>> No.67629848

Open IEM...? Literally just buy anything, you won't be able to tell the difference.

>> No.67629855


>> No.67629879

Audeze iSine ? iSine LX is 200$, and sounds pretty good with EQ.
That said, it's not bluetooth, so I think stuff like Plantronics Backbeat Fit is good enough comfort wise, if sound is not a priority.

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I've got a pair of these and LOVE them for both the great sound and amazing comfort. Does Sony offer a wireless version of it? I've been looking at different BT headphones from Sony but most models seem to be on-ear rather than over-ear. I don't care about NC either. Any recommendations?

>> No.67630247

Apparently there is a BT version of this exact headphone (MDR-1ABT) but it seems to be JDM only for some reason...Are there any good alternatives or am I going to have to import one of these fuckers from Asia for $500?

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>> No.67630396

Sorry for spamming the thread but would some kind of BT adapter perhaps work? It would obviously produce worse sound quality (if it works at all) but a $50 adapter would be better for my wallet than a $500 replacement.

>> No.67630485

Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro.

>> No.67630846

how come?

>> No.67630936

But not better modularity.

>> No.67631183

>listening to chinese cartoon music that has chained multiband compressors applied

>> No.67631228

ayo boyos whats the best chink iem under 50 bucks

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Hey /hpg/ I just have a quick question.

I've been using the AKG K530 for many, many years but even though they are still functional they are literally starting to fall apart so I'm already planning for a replacement.

I had my eye on the beyerdynamics DT990 Pro, they are within my price range and seem to be generally well-received. The only issue I have: I use them on my desktop exclusively and it doesn't have a sound card, let alone any sort of amplifier. Is this going to be a problem? I know they would still work technically, but is it a waste to use them without a proper soundcard/amp?

>> No.67631643

Decent little guys for 5 bucks.

>> No.67631693

Well, you'd most likely be fine with no extra amplification. The DT990 Pro are 250ohms. BUT the DT990 Premium are more comfortable. So I recommend the DT990 Premium 250ohm. However, the 600ohm DT990 is basically the best DT990 but it would require amplification.

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$80 but flexible
>Type of headphone
over ear
>Open or closed
closed with really good isolation
>Comfort level
as comfy as possible

it must have a removable wire

>> No.67631918


Thanks for the advice! I'm afraid DT990 Premium plus the necessary amp would amount to way more than I'm willing to spend. But 250 Ohm without any soundcard/amp should be fine? Or is there a significant loss in quality?

>> No.67632437

join the taksforce brother and buy takstar pro 82, can i get an amen.

>> No.67632540

You'd be fine.

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$1000 but flexible
iPhone 6
Full sized
>Open or closed
I wear glasses, so I expect there will be some discomfort, just want to minimize

Two notes. First, I'm not a regular here, so feel free to offer advice if I'm being retarded. Second, I listen most often when I'm doing yardwork, and I'm also /k/ regular, and the larping kind. So durability is a priority over everything else.

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Brand X, Brand X, it’s simple but plain!

>> No.67632931
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Sennheiser 4.30g any good?

>> No.67633101

Can I use some voltage / impedance adapter to connect sensitive low impedance headphones to line out?
My headphone out is noisy and has shit potentiometer that's way too loud on the position with least noise, like "windows volume set to -24db" loud.
Is line out is the same thing as max volume headphone out and can I use some "headphone attenuation adapter" (voltage divider) to have fixed reasonable volume output?

>> No.67633167

How much listening is safe before you get tinnitus?

>> No.67633453

would I need a DAC/AMP if I get it?
Im currently using onboard

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For me, it's the 1990, but it all depends on what you're looking for

>> No.67633827

>buys 2 (two) or more devices to connect headphones with to pc
how about you just buy a good usb soundcard retard and not a $20 one

>> No.67633844

AKG N90Q or mrspeakers aeon

>> No.67633911


>> No.67634108

DT1990 is more engaging but is very dependent of the amp you're using, it sound great out of the O2 and EL Amp but it becomes harsh muddy garbage out of a magni 3 or jotunheim

>> No.67634118

thats probably just because schiit is garbage

>> No.67634144

it's not polite to deceive people, anon

>> No.67634155

why are we so dead headphone general

>> No.67634169

>it sound great out of the O2 and EL Amp but it becomes harsh muddy garbage out of a magni 3 or jotunheim
this hurts to read
why are you audiophiles so fucking retarded

>> No.67634201

reminder that if the headphones don't sound as good from a specific amp, try putting it upside down, it will make the sound much better
I wish I still had the link to the forum thread where people unironically believed that

>> No.67634209

just buy a fucking usb card you turbotard

>> No.67634264

audiophiles everybody fucking LMAO

>> No.67634276

this is only true for good amps and DACs, you can design an amp or DAC to sound different if you want (or if you're a hack)
the magi 3 distorts the extremes of the FR when trying to drive high impedance cans, check the measurements

>> No.67634294


>> No.67634517

>20 years in the future
>we can somehow transmit audio signals 1:1 to our brain from perfect storage of original
>audiophiles still insist connecting their $500 headphones to 80s xbox huge amps sounds better

>> No.67634563

Does indo anon still post here? I want to ask sound differences between silver and black STAX SR-007s.

>> No.67634908

There aren't any. 007A and 007mk2 are the same sonically, except for the serial revision applied to both.
The different one is the brown one, mk1.

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best headphones for ASMR?

>> No.67635117

tin audio t2 for neutral and comfort
kz zs6/trn v80 for more bass and less comfort

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$150 but flexible
>Type of headphone
>Open or closed
>Comfort level
>Sound signature
warm to neutral
>Past headphones
Logitech G430

I'm looking into the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x's right now. Are they any good? Especially for mixing and recording music?

>> No.67635734

Anyone own the pxc 550

>> No.67635749

Ath m50x fits you perfectly

>> No.67635986
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my uncle gave me this headphones as a gift
their quiet good but i would like more bass

>> No.67636211

amp/dac completely unnecessary you're getting enough power from even a phone

>> No.67636278

DT770 80ohms.

>> No.67636324

>i would like more bass
can't you just use the software?

>> No.67636348

but its not enough

>> No.67636760

M50x blows

>> No.67636950

what's the most euphonic tube amp under $500?

>> No.67636955

Bottlehead crack

>> No.67638213

I suspect it will be done more for the fun of it than any perceived fidelity. Kinda like vinyl records.

>> No.67638473

Is Amazon a legit reseller of the Sennheiser HD-600? I have bought Chinese knockoff products on Amazon before without knowing. Why is it $280 and $400 on Sennheiser's site?

>> No.67638501

buy it directly from amazon.com as seller, NOT from a vendor or reseller even if they're prime.

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What amp do I need to power 600 ohm headphones?

>> No.67639421

yes absolutely my friend

>> No.67639567

atticus of eikon?

>> No.67639585

Impedance isn't everything. Chances are literally any amp will do, chances are you won't even need one at all. Look for the sensitivity/sound pressure level on your headphones and the output power of your amp you own/plan to buy.

>> No.67639607


>> No.67639818

Impedance != sensitivity
In short, whatever is loud enough.
How loud is that? That's not something just anyone could just know about you.

>> No.67640007

what's some non-shill audio review website?

also are dac snake oils?

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