to fucking settle this shit once and for all
EVERYONE POST ONE REPLY TO WHAT YOU THINK IS THE BEST HEADPHONE OVERALL FOR $150 OR LESS. THE FIRST THING YOU THINK
IM GOING TO CARRY OVER ALL OF THE TALLYS FROM LAST THREAD FUCK COCAINE YESS
What are you, some kind of newfag?
Avoid Etymotics if you want even moderate comfort and any semblance of bass response or durability at all.
>Avoid Etymotics if you want even moderate comfort and any semblance of bass response or durability at all.
>Build Quality (4/5)
>The bass put out by the single balanced armature is extremely tight and controlled but the tiny drivers don’t move a whole lot of air - those looking for eardrum-quaking gobs of impact will be sorely disappointed. Instead, the bass is quick and highly detailed. The speed and clarity of the earphones allows them to texture notes in ways lower-end sets simply cannot but opinions will undoubtedly be split on whether such a presentation is ‘natural’. For those who think ‘natural’ sound hinges on realistic attack and decay times as well as note weight and presence, a dynamic-driver earphone will provide more satisfactory bass response. On if the other hand if ‘natural’ means hearing all of the nuances on the the track down to the tiniest detail (including mastering and compression flaws), the HF5 leaves little to be desired. No matter how dense the track, the HF5 never misses a beat. Low end extension is quite linear down to around 30Hz - no exaggerated sub-bass or mid-bass bloat to be found here. Interestingly, the dynamic-driver Etymotic MC5 responds to equalization a little better than the HF5 does but in both cases even the best equalizer can only do so much - those looking for rumbling, full-bodied bass will want to stay away from Etys.
Your claims contradicts the links you posted.
>"hey i want the best sound what iems should i get"
you're doing it wrong before the question is even finished, mother fucker.
>trying to get good sound out of iems
have fun with that. i'll use my 40mm drivers and actually have good sound
>Lewd Anime pic
>Samefagging all over he place
Yep, you are even trying anymore, are you mudremorse?
i'm 6'4 and bench 6969lbs and have 6lb testicles and 1 foot cock
thank you very much, faggot
Back to talking about headphones?
7506, but to be fair I haven't tried the CD900STs. They're generally over $150 though, and the no-adapter 1/4" jack is pretty inconvenient.
Save up $50 and get pick related.
I just buy a adapter its like $10 for a really good one
but i think they should have done a akg or senn and included a adapter
Forget the sony shills and get these instead
>inb4 sony knockoff even though it's almost same price, improved sound comfort at high mids to treble and got better built than V6/7506.
BH $hill pls go
One of these headphones has been an industry staple for 20+ years, the other is a recent knockoff.
>almost the same price
You mean "more expensive?"
>improved sound comfort at high mids to treble
You mean "recessed mids and treble?"
You do realize that the V6/7506 is commonly cited as the most durable headphone of all time? Most people who bought these haven't broken them except for the pads, and SMH's pads are likely ripped off of the same pleather.
I would say it's more vocal. fine for certain kinds of music, but the fr has alot of dips and hills, it also lacks sub-bass which the v6/7506 has. once you eq down the treble spike the 7506 is better for more kinds of music. also cheaper.
The connector that the headband connects to the shitty PartsExpress driver are exactly the same as the connection that the clips on the KSC75 use to attach to the KSC75 drivers.
Just Google "KSC75 Partsexpress" and I'm sure you'll find all the info required.
Sportapro's housing results in a significant bass boost. That's the primary downside.
There's also a driver difference. The Sportapro actually has the KSC35, rather than the KSC75 driver. Measurements are nicer on the KSC35's drivers, so you could do a Sportapro + PartsExpress combo as well.
I've used both the PortaPro driver and the KSC75 driver (Both on a PortaPro headband) The KSC75 driver has more detailed treble and can't handle as much bass. Honestly I prefer the PortaPro driver.
Are there any good 7.1 headphones out there?
I'm trying out a friends logitech G430's.. I like the surround sound bullshit...it's actually not a gimmick, I can tell which direction shit is coming from in-game, and it actually lets me hear things I don't hear with my headphones in some games.
My regular headphones are V-MODA crossfade LP's, which are pretty fucking great. The bass and acoustics of these logitech headphones doesn't really cut it compared to them.
I know this is somewhat offtopic how can shit like this cable exist? 12 fucking grand per 2.5metres because apparently it improves SQ. Are people that fucking stupid? How can a power chord improve SQ? Its sole purpose is carry power to the amp thats it. Any decently made cable is capable of doing that. Why the fuck do people buy this snakeoil?
Will I be able to use the Zalman mic with these? I've heard that you actually have to screw the mic to the cable, is this correct?
i have these and they DO improve sound quality
they really opened up the treble and allowed for a more defined bass in my cans
just because you're a poorfag with no disposable income doesn't mean you should shit on things you haven't tried like a 12 year old trying to look cool.
tl;dr: go back to reddit
I have a pair of cheap 5.1 headphones, but they're(?) getting pretty worn so I'm looking for new ones.
When I listen to something with good bass in it, I can even feel them shake nicely.
Is there anything similar in stereo(maybe 2.1?) under $100?
pic is what I have now
You can call me a faggot but I don't care, bluetooth 4 lyfe.
The battery lasts for ages, the sound quality is more than sufficient, they have good isolation, and they're light and compact.
Is the MEElec M6 still the king of <£30 IEMs?
Need a new set for the gym so low-profile and over-ear wire are a plus.
holy shit, ma900 are awesome.
with a little bit of eq they can pump out wonderfull bass. better then any open headphone i heard so far.
the amount is still lacking compared to closed cans, but the texture is great, and its reaches very low.
Can anyone recommend some extremely durable headphones? I do a lot of activity and move around a lot. Every headphone I had stopped working properly. I found out it was because the wires inside slowly detach as the headphones are moved around. I am trying to find a really solid pair of headphones. any suggestions?
>The headphone feels very light weight and almost flimsy in the hand. This isn't because it is badly built - on the contrary build quality is quite decent. It is the proportion of the parts, the super light weight and the way the frame is so flexible which makes it feel flimsy.
It just feels that way because its so light no one ever mentioned snapping theirs.
dunno, it doesnt feel that flimsy, they're just extremely light.
I'd bet that a pair of ma900 will last as long as any other headphone in its class. many people tend to forget its completely made out of an magnesium alloy.
also, dont start bulshitting about stuff you only read about, /g/bros, they sound as good, or even better then the 558 IMHO. better comfort and not quite as veiled while still retaining good bass (for an open headphone)
They are great cans, at 200~ eurodollars.
Got mine for about 115 euro.
And indeed they are great headphones, their comfort is heavenly and the build quality doesn't seem any less durable than any other headphone.
This, a part of the MA900 hate is merely an extension of the "tinny and veiled" spammer's shitposting, since he was told by an MA900 owner that the Sennheisers weren't veiled, he expanded his crusade to troll them
>This, a part of the MA900 hate is merely an extension of the "tinny and veiled" spammer's shitposting, since he was told by an MA900 owner that the Sennheisers weren't veiled, he expanded his crusade to troll them
This is exactly what happened.
HD558. Read the post above the one you're replying to.
>the "tinny and veiled" spammer's shitposting
You're replying to a troll.
>On deep bass tracks, like The Knife's "Silent Shout," the HD 558 reaches maximum volume without a hint of distortion.
>The added spatial presence allows the bass to simultaneously sound powerful without overpowering the other crucial elements of the mix.
>We were particularly impressed by their bass reproduction, which was rich and warm without overwhelming the rest of the sound.
>The HD 558's are insanely neutral sound signature, they focus almost evenly on the mids and highs with really strong and detailed bass to back it up
>For bass, I threw it “Love Lockdown” (Kayne West) and “Hip-Hop” (Dead Prez), damn… these headphones are just amazing. The bass wasn’t strong, but I loved the tight, crisp thumping of lower frequencies and there were no distortions even during the heavy bass parts.
These are terribly engineered headphones with heavy distortion, excessive resonance, shit-tier comfort and extremely harsh treble. When you buy Grado you're literally buying an intentionally under-engineered piece of shit with targeted treble peaks, because that's the Grado sound.
No Grado was made with superior design and precision fabrication. Due to the vents it produces a natural soundstage much like listing to speakers. It has a smooth deep bass and is hand crafted so you can be sure of a high quality build.
Nigga, are you high? Grado's are some of the best soundign headphones around(especially for rock and such) Yeah the comfort department could use some work but as far as build quality goes I've always found their simplicity to be their saving grace; it's hard to break something so barebones.......makes 'em really light too, which is great.....also most people seem to agree with me since only here(troll central) are Grados considered "bad"
Are the Earplugs by V-MODA worth getting? I want to get some new ear buds because they're comfy for me and I like the noise cancelling, also I can keep them around in my pockets. Don't feel like spending over $30.
>tfw HD-515 has better SQ than my DT-880 without EQ
>tfw HD-515 are the best headphones I've heard when I EQ them.
The 770's be better to get for general listening since their bass response is apparently higher? Which would be smarter to get; the 32 or 80 ohm for everyday use around the house?
Maybe if you're referring to poorly-sealed Headroom graphs, sure, but that's not actually the case.
Man is naturally attracted to shiny things.
I own a pair of HD600s and have a habit of throwing them at my dog when I get back from work. Two years and nothing has broken, don't know what the hell you're doing with yours for you to think that they have poor build quality.
there is a dedicated group of shitposters who only post in these threads. why? because of autism. you can't even call it trolling since all their responses are the same and in many cases copy + paste. they do this because they're on some kind of crusade against certain brands. honestly head-fi is better now since apparently constant shitpoting isn't a banable offense.
>apparently constant shitpoting isn't a banable offense.
which is bullshit cause I got banned for a few days because I told someone to stop bitching about the Anime girls posted in here.
the thing is mods can be very fickle. they will ban for a single post that rubs them the wrong way with a minimal ban. this happens way to often compared to the number of times they ban for shitposting because it's probably down as censorship in moot's rules. I don't think they ever actually look at one poster's history and ban them for a pattern of things. they probably don't zero in on /hpg/ because they mod an entire board, so when they see one of these posts they just think "oh it's another regular fuck you post nothing to see here" even though that post is really a piece of spam in a flood of spam aimed solely at /hpg/. it used to be just m50 vs v6, a kind of meme, then sennheiser "veil" came along and it's been getting worse since then.
>he fell for the HD600 troll
Enjoy your non-existent bass, kid.
Yeah just seems stupid I got a ban for telling someone to stop complaining about the anime. But the anime itself was left alone and the guy who complained about it was left alone.
Some mods just over react I guess.
I've got some m-50s and I'm loving them, but I've been using them for everything and it feels like taking them out to uni with me everyday is going to bring the poor things to an early grave.
So I'm looking for some decent headphones ideal for everyday out-and-about wear.
Parametric EQ, preferably Equalizer APO (which is system-wide), or if you're a pleb, EasyQ through Foobar's VST support.
20 Hz, gain 6.5 dB, Q 1.3
Preamp: -6.5 dB
There. Now your sub-bass is a straight line all the way through the midbass.
I was wondering what is the best usb soundcard that is the cheapest?
One that has a headphone jack, and maybe RCA ports, that just connects to a usb port.
My laptop soundcard is broken, the headphone port at least, and it would cost too much to replace... I would rather get a new pc..
So an external soundcard that doubles as an amp... best one for lowest price...
a double blind test for what? if you're trying to say that headphones outside of a certain price range all sound the same or that there is a perfect headphone then you're a fucking idiot.
i also had this question in last thread.
here's the response:
no, i am not going to buy a shittle product,ever.
he's kind of right you know. There must be a reason why the fiio x3 is recommended pretty much everywhere.