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>$200 and under headphones:
http://pastebin.com/8u0qgQt1

>Earphones /g/uide:
http://pastebin.com/QQ4Gp7bQ

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

>Requesting purchase advice:
http://pastebin.com/QGAhMCKE

>Audio related videos:
http://pastebin.com/TcTS8Tsn

>ComfyGrados (CG) FAQ:
http://pastebin.com/dmyGBAjZ
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God tier headphones reporting in.
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>>45754422
just got my HD 650's today. pic related, that's me enjoying my new cans.
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>>45754468
niceeeeee, what amp and dac you using?
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>>45754446
Agreed. I am listening to these more and more. They have nearly beaten the K712 to become my favourite open headphone.
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>>45754468
>>45754446
le veiled feac
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>>45754496
right now just this little guy: http://www.lucidlaboratories.com/shop-1/cmoy-headphone-amplifier

once I get some more money I'm going to look into a bottlehead crack with speedball
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>>45754446
the superiors reporting in
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>>45754552
god speed, enjoy. imo, I doesn't get much better than those unless you spend more than $1000 on the headphones alone.
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>>45754537
le treble rape face
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>>45754571
HD800 is worse in every possible way.

Expert analysis by Sonove proves this. HD650 is simply a superior higher fidelity solution.

>b-but muh soundstage

Placebo and expectation bias. HD800's soundstage is pretty normal for an open headphone.
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>>45754739
The only way the 650 could be said to be better is with it's frequency response. Which is something you could easily change with EQ. In the case of the 650 you'd give it a bit of a treble boost and with the 800 a bit of a treble cut. Aside from that the 800 is the better designed headphone.
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>>45754739
Returned HD650 for Sennheiser DT770 masterrace. I hated every second of not being isolated from the outside world.
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I'm thinking of buying myself the philips x2 for christmas. Anyone have impressions of it?
I just have the m50 and senn 598, so I'm hoping they'd be a nice step up.
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>>45754826
Plus the highs are so fucking smooth that my mouth literally tastes like vanilla, I need a crispier sound.
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there isn't one. but they're also ~$50 90% of the time. and for that price you can get a 668b or a 681evo, both of which sound considerably better. though I still think the porapro would be worth it for the unique form factor. sennheiser PX series are as good as the portapro but they're also more expensive.
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>>45754552
>paying $32 for a fucking Cmoy
You know, for $10 more you could have built an O2.
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>>45754848
You chose the smoothest Sennheisers. I can't stand closed headphones for long periods of time.
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I've been looking through the list, but could use some actually advice
>Budget
$200
>Source
Computer
>Requirements for Isolation
Doesn't matter
>Preferred Type of Headphone
Full size
>Preferred tonal balance
Something bassy without making other stuff sound muddy.
>Past headphones
shitty $5 earbuds
>Preferred Music
Experimental, Jazz, Rock, Electronic, Classical
>Location
US

These are going to be used mostly for gaming so a good soundstage is preferred.
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>hd650 an audiophile favorite for years
>hd600 happens and almost everyone says it's better than the 650
>suddenly, 650 being shilled hard on /hpg/
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>>45755188
Because of the sale, really.
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>just bought new pads for my HD515

feels poor man
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>>45755088

Sennheiser HD558s m8 they're pretty gr8
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>>45755638
>HD558
>something bassy
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>>45754422

My fiio e10k comes tomorrow, opinions ?

The odac combo is 400 dollars here so nope
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>>45755878
Bad choice. If you spent a few more dollars you could have gotten something much better. Also that bass booster is garbage.
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>>45755896

Like what ?
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These pieces of shit came in the mail today. Did I do okay?
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>>45755188
HD600 was around first, it's more neutral whereas HD650 is warmer.
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>>45755668
Yeah I've been reading reviews a lot of people say it lacks bass. Would an EQ help fix that issue?
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Jumped on the $300 hype train
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>>45756259
Sennheiser aren't meant to be bassy. They're meant to be great neutral headphones that beat anything on the markey and they usually do. If you really want bassy headphones you should consider killing yourself.
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>>45756323
>markey
u wot m8
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>>45756311
just doing your job for you
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>>45756338
>what is the fit image to screen option
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I want a pair of headphones that I'll mostly use for gaming and watching movies. After reading the /g/ guides, apparently the AD700 was my best choice. Amazon has the AD700x and AD900x for roughly the same price. Are the 900s better than the 700s?
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>>45756728
Yes
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How do you guys shorten cables?
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>>45756933
with a knife.
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I bought MDR7506 for my first pair of headphones more expensive than $20, had a $100 maximum. Could I have done better?
$100
Computer
Some isolation
Full size
heavy bass music and classical
USA
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What's the deal with the K7XX anyway? I've been seeing a shitload of complaints about bass rattle, tested mine on some frequencies at high volume and didn't detect any rattle, I just get lucky or are those complaints exaggerated?

I've been happy enough with what I got as a replacement for my (broken) Senn 595s but worrying if they are really having such bad QC issues with them.
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>>45758002
Probably just lucky. That and the number of working units always far outweighs the non working ones.
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>>45758060
Yeah, I imagine most of the people with good units are just staying quiet anyway, but still discouraging to see so many with problems. Makes me wonder if mine is going to crap out down the line or has some other problem I haven't noticed yet or something.
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opinions on DT770 (250 ohm)? I have used 650s for the past two years and loved them, how do the beyerdynamics stack up? I bought them mainly for plane and train trips, so I'll have to shorten the cable when I get them.
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What is frequency response? eg mdr 7506 is 10Hz-20.000Hz and V6 is 5-30.00Hz, the 7506 are much more warm.
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>>45758302
Those numbers alone are meaningless.
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>>45754841
they would be a massive step up for you
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You know what time it is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fi4-PtPwcCk
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Opinions on HD 598?
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>>45758475
sound mostly fine, mids a bit too high, comfortable, not even close to worth the msrp
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what are some good cheap comfy (foldable?) headphones for walking to work. I want them to be comfy above all else- and obviously good sound/ and not leaking sound so people at the bus stop dont hear my kawaii porn music.


<<<
Also, why are these so damn expensive now, theyre as expensive as my MDR-V6's, they used to be like 30 bucks and besides not being foldable and being open, look comfy as hell.
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Just replaced the foam driver cover on my HD 600s with thin nylon gauze cause it hit against my ear. Now in addition to being more comfy and looking cooler (see-through black nylon), I think I improved the bass response. More punchy and present, I recommend it. If you don't like it or think it's placebo, just put the foam back.

The bass was the only (minor) thing I had against these, now I never want to take these off.
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>>45758354
What time is it?
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>>45758579

JVC HA-Rx900
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>>45757884
m40x and xpt100 are more neutral, but not outright better. I prefer the bass on the v6 and I think it's more detailed overall. takstar pro80 is well reviewed but I've never tried it. There is also the creative aurvana live, which they just updated to the "2" version.
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>>45758475
great, but overpriced, even at close to $100. you can buy headphones that sound nearly as good for half the price. buy the 558 if you want them and do the foam mod.
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>>45758751
ahahah awesome. those looks perfect. I cant wait to be captain space cadet walking around with these bazongas. They doo look comfy tho.

I imagine the harx700's are just shittier correct?
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>>45758920
oh wait nm, not foldable... ah well.
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are akg k702 any good
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sup /hpg/
>budget
$300
>source
ASUS M5A97 R2.0, Windows Lumia, no amp
>isolation
Need to be closed-back
>preferred type of headphone
Over-ear
>preferred tonal balance
Bassy, but neutral is fine as well. Headphones with weak bass are a no-go.
>past headphones
Sony MDR-ZX100, iBeats that I got for free
>location
Burgerland

I'm really thinking of the VModa M-100, I read that they'll satisfy bassheads, and they look cool as fuck. Everyone says that they're just "portable" headphones though, and I plan to use these at my desktop 95% of the time. Any suggestions for other headphones, or should I just get the M-100s?
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>>45754571
Denna negern knows whats up
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I want something in the $600-$1000 range. The Hd800's apparently have tinnitus inducing treble. Was looking at the He-560 as an alternative. Thoughts?
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>>45759478
If you're looking at planars, look into estats too.
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>>45759385
How does one obtain the Sennheiser's measured fr graph of he HD 800s?
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>>45759626
You just gotta email them and ask for a copy for your specific unit.
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what's the most /g/ approved <$150 headphone
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>>45759626
Register it and they ask if you want the certificate.

The register is also part of your global warranty.
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>>45758354
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOdC6QToROk
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>>45755188
The 600 came first. The 650 is a revision and improvement on the 600, although they are very similar.
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>>45758331
How much of a massive step are we talking here?
I recall getting the 598's and, though they do sound different from the m50, they sound pretty relative in quality to me. I just don't want to buy the x2 and experience the same disappointment.
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>>45758592
Why not just get the 650 if you want a little more bass with the same sound as the 600.
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>>45759658
Sennheiser HD 558
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>>45759478
Go lcd-2 if you want planar. Hifiman build quality is shit.
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Just bought my first pair of decent headphones. Did I do well /g/?
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Why aren't the VSonic GR07s listed in the earphone guide anymore? Did something happen that I'm not aware of? I haven't frequented /hpg/ in months and I feel like I've missed something.
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>>45760017
598 and m50 are aboue the same though
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>>45760086
I'm retarded and clearly need some sleep, please ignore me.
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>>45760017
Because you are buying low tier chinese madr headphones. The x2 and hd600 or 650 out of a decent dac/amp should be a significant improvement
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Any word on Sennheiser HD335S?

Does sennheiser make ripoffs? I know with sony they make decent ones and then they make shit ones meant for the beats crowd...

I can get them for 50 bucks, yes I know thats a good deal.... I have a pair of sony mdr-v6's, would these be as good or better in the sound quality? Im literally looking for a cellphone companion for out and about use- besides no fold up feature these look decent. And I already have some "almost good" headphones. So if it sucks why bother...
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>>45760107
>Because you are buying low tier chinese madr headphones
They can't be that bad in comparison
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>>45760090
The other isa closed bass heavy headphone and a bit uncomfortable whereas the other is neutral, open and extremely comfy. They are in the same price range but their tonality, fit and design is very different.
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>>45760066
Yes especially for gaming.
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>>45760053
Well it's too late now. At the time the 650s weren't as super-popular and I'd been constantly hearing about how incredibly neutral and accurate they are.

For the most part though, it seems right. I haven't actually heard the 650s yet. I'd like to, to hear the warm musical sound I hear associated with it that everyone willingly gives up neutrality for. Although I also hear that they're supposed to sound very similar, so I don't think I'd be too distraught if I ended up loving them.
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>>45760158
i really wanted to buy a pair of A900X once

now i just bought a K551 because of the recent price drop in europe
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>Budget
$800 including dac/amp
>Source
Computer
>Requirements for Isolation
Not needed
>Preferred Type of Headphone
Over-ear
>Preferred tonal balance
Neutral
>Past headphones
ATH-AD500X
>Preferred Music
Instrumental metal, j-pop, vocal and other weeb things
>Location
Australia
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>>45760377
Hd650 and a modi/magni, or maybe even a bifrost and asgard 2 with that budget. Enjoy!
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Anyone know if a USB soundcard/adapter would result in a lower sound quality than plugging directly into the default audio port on a laptop? I'm considering buying one because the jack on my laptop is broken.
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>>45760422
Schiit fulla?
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>>45760432
It's a shitty laptop and my headphones are only in the sub 100 dollar range. I was thinking one of the 10-20 dollar dongle type ones from Amazon. Just wondering if one of the cheap ones would lower the sound quality in some way from the default jack.
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>>45760449
Those are almost invariably shitty. You just can't put a good DAC on a USB dongle. I mean, maybe you could, but it wouldn't be $20.
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>>45760507
Alright thanks mate. Guess I'll look into getting the jack itself fixed.
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>>45760245
You too? Damn, I'm sad mine didn't arrive today. Now the holidays are in between. I hope they send them out today at least, Amazon is taking its sweet time.
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Hey /g/, is there a huge difference in sound quality between the Sportapro an Portapro? I really, REALLY can't stand the aesthetics of the Portapro and would much rather prefer the Sportapro for walks around the neighborhood, but sound quality is also obviously important.
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Any Swedes know any place to get a decent pair oh headphones within the range of 750-1250 SEK($95-$160) in a local store? alternatively online delivered within 48 hours.
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>>45760141
welp Im buyan em, return ho!
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>>45760676
Owner of the portapros here, and having used a good amount of other earbuds/headphones I have to say they're kind of over-hyped. Don't get me wrong, they're not bad for the price, but the earbuds that come with the Clip+ are almost as good, just bright where the portapros are warm, and you get a free media player to boot.

Speaking of packaged deals, I learned by coincidence that the earphones that come with the galaxy S5 are exceptionally good, almost on par with inexpensive IEMs. The microphonics from the cable are pretty bad though, so not really suited for running. They do isolate well, and look moderately fashionable (I guess).
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>>45760676
>>45761045
Pic for proof and link for $20 S5 phones.
http://www.shopandroid.com/samsung-galaxy-s5-headsets.htm
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>>45760630
i got mine 2 weeks ago
they sound fantastic
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>>45761439
Lucky you. I hope they'll get here Saturday, don't want to wait until next week to get them. Not that I need them dearly, but I'm getting antsy, I want to try them.
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/g/'s thoughts on the ATH-M30X?

I'm too poor for the 50X and these will be my first 'good' headphones.


Anything else better in that range?
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>>45761587
shit
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>>45761587
do you want to wear them outside?
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>>45761587
Go one little bit further and get the Sony MDR7506.
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>>45761587
M50x are not "good", they're shitty nigger bass cannons with no mids and roller coaster frequency response, no soundstage and abysmal comfort.

That said, don't expect M30x to be any better. Check the recommendations in OP links you fucking nigger.
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>>45762052
edgy uderage pls go
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>>45762157
Suck my dick, faggot. Choke on it.
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So I know the m50s are memephones and all, but what about the m40s? I've heard they're more balanced than the m50s, is that true? Are there better closed-back headphones w/ detachable cables that won't break the bank?
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Got my K7XXs yesterday, did all the frequency tests. A minority of people reported that they were having rattling issues but my pair seem to not suffer from this issue thankfully.
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>>45754530
sauce please
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>>45762484
Read this.
>>45762052

Now kill yourself.
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>>45762052
>>45762178
>>45762656
fuck off already, cg
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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Symphonized-Premium-Genuine-Noise-isolating-Headphones/dp/B00C30FCUI/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1419434165&sr=1-1&keywords=Symphonized
Is this a gimmick? The cord looks very durable but I dunno if the wood is only for the looks.

Wat do I get for $20 ?
I really need the rubber caps. They sound nice and my ears don't hurt because I can choose a size.
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Remember, kids:

Beware of the CookieGrabber monster that trolls in this thread.
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>>45754530
sauce.
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>>45760066
Never tried the AD500X before, how are you liking it Anon?
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Convince me not to get Shure se215. I have only experienced cheap earphones and want to get some quality. Are there better alternatives for 100€ budget?
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>>45762768
Nigger bass shit.
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>>45762788
So what should I get instead? Or are you just spouting melanine bass meme over everything?
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>>45762768
see >>45754422
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>>45762710
Look on sad panda
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>>45762829
Shure recommended by /g/. Other recommended are hard to find or over priced in europe
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>Budget
50-70€
>Source
Computer
>Requirements for Isolation
Not too isolating, I don't want to hear my PC's fans but I need to hear people in my house.
>Preferred Type of Headphone
Closed
>Preferred tonal balance
Bass-oriented
>Past headphones
Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 kek
>Preferred Music
Rock, metal, classical
>Location
EU
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>>45754841
Still testing the pair I got yesterday, Im not completely sold on them yet, they are miles less bassier than the m50s, but excel in every other department, and when I say excel I really mean it. So it will all depend on the importance of bass to you, but thats the price that you will pay for any open back headphone. I think Its time for me to move to full monitor speakers.
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>>45762951
Sennheiser HD 419
they fit your wishes quite well
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>>45762853
For what?
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>>45763142
I found the 429 for the same price, which ones are better?
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>>45762896
You have to order Vsonic stuff from distributors in China/Hong Kong, even in the US.
GR07 doesn't have the removable cable like Shures do.

>>45763132
Make sure to trap the room well.
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>>45763171
Tags: Yui, Yuru Yuri, Yuri, Colour
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Boy, I sure hate niggеrs
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>>45763142
i don't know, but you should probably go for the higher number
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>>45763345
whoops, meant to quote >>45763199
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>>45763221
>GR07 doesn't have the removable cable like Shures do.
That's a big negative. Even tough they have metal nozzles compared to Shure's plastic. Any other IEMs with removable cable worth considering. /g/'s guide is quite narrow.
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>>45763492
>/g/'s guide is quite narrow.
I will work on that sometime. Eventually.

There's the IM02, costs more, can be imported from Japan.
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>>45762532
Got mine a few days ago. Been very happy with them so far, though all the QC issues people are reporting makes me worry but thankfully I seem to have gotten a good one.
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>>45760245
opening my K550s tomorrow.
Cant wait.
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>not sure if I should buy friend m50s or Shure 840s
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>>45764548
Are you a nigger?

If you answered yes to the above question, then get the m50's. If you answered no, be glad.
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>>45764593
Filtered.
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>>45764608
Get bent
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Gosh, CG

Why are you such a loser?
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Current headphones are aiaiai tma-1 studios. They sound a bit unfocused and not very good for much outside electronica/ambient. Only have a Nuforce MMP for an amp and it seems more of an issue of powering them than the headphones themselves. Should I go for a magni/modi combo for around $200? Or just go for another pair of headphones right now and worry about camping them later?
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>>45764646
At least i was straight to begin with.
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>>45764975
Ayy not bad lmao
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my panasonic htf 600 have fuckin good and clear sounds
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>>45764993

Im not even this guy:
>>45764608

Just felt like shit stirring :^)
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>>45765042
EPIC MEMES
P
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What's the best cheapo tube amp? Is Bravo v1 alright or should I buy a vali?
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>>45765364
What are you gonne be using it with?
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>>45765461
DT990 and K701
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>Budget
$150~
>Source
Computer, amp/dac combo in the future
>Requirements for Isolation
Doesn't matter
>Preferred Type of Headphone
Over ear
>Preferred tonal balance
Little bassy or flat
>Past headphones
Corsair Vengence 2100, Beats iems
>Preferred Music
Hip-hop, rap, rock
>Location
US

Going to be used for gaming and music, was looking at the ATH-AD700X.
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Takstar HI2050 or hd668B? Or anything different? I need a over ear pair under $50 that I can wear for hours and not look stupid
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>Budget
$75
>Source
Mp3 player
>Requirements for Isolation
isolating
>preferred type of Headphone
on ear
>Preferred tonal balance
V-shaped
>Past headphones
the ones that came with the clip zip
>Preferred Music
classical, rock +weeb jams
>location
'Merica

for medium active use, not to big so i don't look like a fool.
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>>45765954
MDR-V55.
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RiP HD600.

My brother is really happy with them ;_;
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>>45766075
>Snapheisers
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>>45766075
what happened?
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>>45765599
If you are going to be wearing them out in public you might want some closed headphones. Out of the two choices you gave though I would recommend the takstar because it looks like normal people headphones plus I hear the comfort on the hd668b is bad.
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>>45766156
It was my christmas gift to him

HD600
V90 HPA
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>>45766168
>ezdeath
Fine taste
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>>45766075
They look fine. Just put them back together. Theyre suppose to come apart for cleaning
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>>45766281
Durr
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I just bought some over-ear Bose SoundTrues for $150. Come at me.

Actually they sound nearly identical to my Sennheiser HD218s, which are like $40 now. Maybe these sound just slightly better, but not an extra $110 better.

Reason I bought them though was to wear them to bed. They're comfortable enough and light enough for that, so I'm not returning them. I was wearing my M50x's to bed and that was a real skullfucker. I ended up selling those on eBay.
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>budget
$100-$175
>source
'puter
>reqs for isolation
no pref. open is better for gaming i've heard. use at home/in room. don't wanna look like a nigger wearing headphones outside.
>type
over ear/comfy with glasses
>balance
i don't know. balanced? I listen to a lot of female vocals >k-pop and not a lot of bass
>past headphones
monoprice earbuds. uncomfy.
>location
u.s./korea

leaning toward 558s but look at 598s and 770s. what else should i consider?

also, what the mic mods recommended these days? i remember seeing some <$5 mic add-on guide attached with velcro or something. still relevant?
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>>45766381
>bose

There's your problem. Don't listen to people who say Bose is the best. They usually come to that conclusion by watching tv and seeing a thousand Bose commercials pop up everyday.
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>>45766485
http://north-america.beyerdynamic.com/shop/custom-headset-gear.html
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what is you're oppinion on We The Best Sound
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>>45766525
Heh, I knew exactly what I was getting when I bought these. I just wanted something with maximum comfort and was willing to compromise on sound. They're for watching....videos in bed.

Actually I might have a problem. I find myself buying random headphones just to satisfy my curiosity. My AD900s are still king. I've had several Senns and a couple ATs, all mostly mid-low tier (<$200). Right now I have my eye on DT880s.
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>>45762737
Unfortunately I don't have them yet but I'll update when I do get them
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>>45766602
it's only a problem if it financially ruins you
otherwise you living the dream
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whats better, reciever or amp/dac combo?
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>>45767085
Unless you have passive speakers to power, then the latter.
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>>45767114
im planning on getting a pair of passive speakers, whats the difference? (reciever vs amp/dac)
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>>45767144
Amps for headphones and speakers are necessarily different, since the loads they need to handle are very different. A receiver generally does have a DAC in it, but a dedicated DAC tends to be the better solution. Of course that depends on how well the DAC is designed, the quality of parts used, etc.
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>Budget
~$200 USD
>Source
Computer/iPod/Z3c
>Requirements for Isolation
Medium Isolation would be ideal
>Preferred Type of Headphone
IEM
>Preferred tonal balance
Would really like a fairly balanced/neutral IEM, but not opposed to an IEM with punchy bass
>Past headphones
VSonic GR02/06/07, Sennheiser HD558, Sony MDR7506
>Preferred Music
Little bit of everything, post-hardcore, classical, edm, trance, folk, some rap, etc
>Location
U.S.
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someones selling ie8's in my area for $70. yay or nay?
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>>45765364
Please respond
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I got some PX 95 today. How did I do /g/?
I wanted some light headphones for listening while programming. I think they sound more balanced than the koss porta pro.
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>>45766485
Open is generally said to be better for gaming and overall quality, 770 is closed, so be aware of that. 558 is very popular and can (supposedly) be modded to sound like the more expensive 598, google "foam mod 558". I own neither so I can't say anything about comfort with glasses, but I do own the DT880 Premium which are very comfortable with glasses. 770 seem to share the shape, so maybe they are good, but I can't make any guarantees. I think the 770s clamp a bit harder, so that might be a problem with glasses.
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hey /hpg/
im curious about the sennheiser hd 380
ive never seen any post or anything about them in here
i had the 280's for a bout 2 years til they died, and i loved them
well technically they were murdered by my pup
unlike the other 99% of the people i need phones that really clamp
how do they compare to the 280's? how dot hey compare to closed phones that clamp on the same price bracket (im a cheap bastard)?
thanks in advance.

forgibe my englando i am russia
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Are any of the following headphones any good?
I'll mostly use them for videogames but also some music listening (not too much bass.)

AUDIO-TECHNICA ATH-ANC70
AKG K167 TIËSTO
Sony MDR XB950AP
Pioneer SE-A1000

If not, please suggest some great headphones for around 130 bucks. Thanks!
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>Budget
$800
>Source
M1 HPA headphone preamplifier
>Requirements for Isolation
Medium
>Preferred Type of Headphone
Full size
>Preferred tonal balance
as neutral as possible
>Past headphones
dt880
>Preferred Music
Jpop, Classical, Electronic
>Location
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>>45768372
Look into estats. Maybe wait for the esp/950's to go on sale or grab one of the stax lambdas & a used amp.
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What are some good 100-150 bucks open AKG headphones?
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>>45755967
Did gud lad, although I prefer the 90 degree cord.

Some fucker nabbed my pair out of my car (not visible, was left in the center console by accident) last weekend. Shit sucks.
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>Budget
$300
>Source
Schiit Magni
>Requirements for Isolation
The less isolation the better
>Preferred Type of Headphone
The most open you can get
>Preferred tonal balance
Neutral
>Past headphones
HD 598, AKG K702 65th Anniversary Edition
>Preferred Music
Classical
>Location
UK
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>>45768745
If you liked the 598 get the hd600. Same sound signature, very neutral, but more refined and better in every possible way. Or go with 650 and you want a hd600 with a little warmth and punchy bass.
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>>45768944
Any other options? Would prefer better build quality also for the sake of trying other brands.
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>>45768372
Get a hd600 and save some money. I hear the x2 is decent too for neutrality. Or you can try for a used hd800 or used lcd-2.

$800 is a weird budget, its either you need to spend a little less or a little more.
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>>45767283
Try out the vali if you just want a taste of tube amps. Or go with a woo audio or something later.

I personally think a solid state amp is always going to be better than a tube amp when it comes to powering headphones. Tubes make sense on a guitar, not for reproducing audio transparently and cleanly.
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>>45769026
There are transparent tube amps, and colored solid state amps. Just saiyan. The overall design > whether it's tube or SS in terms of an amps sound.
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>>45769045
Yeah true. I also dont like the idea of tubes going bad and changing sound slowly over time and needing to replace them
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>>45769101
Assuming they're not abused a tube should last a very long time. There are 20+ year old T1's floating around that work just fine. At that point if you were to change the tubes you might as well replace the electrolytic caps too.
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Hey /g/,

I'm in the market for a wireless headset. Looked on /g/wiki and there's not much discussion on wireless ones, so I thought I would ask here. Let me know what you guys recommend.

>Budget
$150 (Can be flexible, up to $180, cheaper the better)
>Source
Desktop (mainly for gaming)
>Requirements for Isolation
Some / Lot
>Preferred Type of Headphone: Full-sized
>Preferred tonal balance
Overall balanced or full of bass, either one works
>Past headphones
Sony MDRRF985RK (pic related) - Got it on clearance for $20
>Preferred Music
Rock (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
>Location
Ontario Canada
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>>45768372
That puts you around the HE-560, which doesn't sound fine, but has Hifiman's lousy build quality. Higher end headphones aren't neutral for one reason or another, they rarely try to be neutral. Hit the equalizers or deal with it.
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>wanted cheap but good pair of headphones
>went for Koss SportaPros because /g/ said they sounded the same as the PortaPros but they were $15 cheaper
>kind of uncomfortable to wear but I can deal with it
>try actually listening to music with them
>ridiculously strong bass especially for such small headphones
>have to turn volume way too high to hear anything except deep bass clearly

Did I fuck up by going the extra-cheap route instead of the /g/ mob-approved PortaPros, or are those actually shit too?
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>>45769900
Last I checked the porta pros use the exact same drivers.
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>>45769900
never herd of em, just know the portapros i have were good the handful of times i've used them.
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I bought some he-400's for myself as my first decent headset, should be here in a few days.

First off,
>how did I do

Secondly,
>recommendations for a dac/amp?
Looking to spend no more than $200 on both if possible. I've tried doing my own research on dacs/amps but I'm having a hard time finding any decent info
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>nothing better than Portapros have been released in 25 fucking years for the entry priced portable

that has to be bullshit. what are some headphones outdo Koss in this area?
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>>45770330
everything

koss is for poorfags who cant afford real headphones

koss is SHIT
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>>45770369
At least post the FR for the porta pro mang.
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>>45770369
can you name some of these everythings?
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What would be better for Movies sound? MDR-7506 or MDR-V6?
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>>45762532
very happy with mine as well, no rattling here
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>>45770520
They're nigh identical.
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>>45765537
558 or 681 evo
>>45765599
668b, just because they have a detachable cable and I know they sound good.
>>45769900
the portapros do have a dark signature and they are kind of hard to drive for such a small headphone/driver (55ohm?). I don't think the bass is that strong though. just eq it down if you want.
>>45770266
modi+magni
>>45770520
you'd probably prefer something open for movies.
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>>45754422
>he doesn't share the same headphones with his waifu

Get it together, niggas.
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What are the most adorable headphones? I don't care how they sound.
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alright simple request form

what's the best shit I can get under $50? mostly for gaming and media
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>>45770774
panasonic htx7 is probably the furthest you can get before stuff like rabbit ear headphones
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>>45770784
668b. though it's usually like $55. the 681 evo is also great and usually <$40, but the soundstage is not as good.
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>>45771153
>superlux

build quality is terrible. not to mention they probably have the worst earpads of any headphone company
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>>45771186
build quality is just as good as anything else in that price range, infact I would say it's better than most because of the simple akg design (no pivoting joints, all the stress is on two metal bands). the evo has great pads, it even comes with pleather and velour. the 668b does have shitty pads but they're bearable considering they don't touch your ears or exert much pressure. you can use the k240 velour pads on them or do a sock mod if you can't afford the extra $10.
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Poorest of poorfags here. What are some cheap earphones with volume adjustment?

Right now I've got a pair of Koss Pathfindrw, should I upgrade or just stick with what I've got?
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the build quality is not that good but the sound and comfort are. they use the same drivers as the ksc75 (I think); basically the portapro driver with a titanium coating. they don't sound as good but the difference is minimal. the highs are a bit less recessed and have a bit of "sparkle" to them.
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>>45771774
>>45771477
derp

http://www.amazon.com/Koss-KTXPRO1-Titanium-Portable-Headphones/dp/B00007056H/ref=pd_sim_e_5?ie=UTF8&refRID=1ZADJEQBKVA4ZQS5Q7NJ
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I just got these. I love me some bass.
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got myself some ATH-AD2000x super cheap; thinking of getting a decent DAC/AMP.

Am also considering a hybrid tube as well, such as the Vali but heard that the low impedance may not make this a good combination.

DAC/AMP wise my current consideration is a FOSTEX A-7
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>>45773333
Around that price range I'd suggest a used benchmark DAC1.
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>>45773297
You want bass? Get the sz1000 or 2000
http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DIWkNllgkct4&ved=0CCAQtwIwAQ&usg=AFQjCNGQnSgiDW3iDDMIIdEp4P7G3bxmGw
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>>45773345
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QyNF0FzQoYU

posting from a phone suxxors
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>>45773338

Looks really nice, but a used benchmark is still almost twice what the A-7 would cost me here (< 375$)
So it's a little bit out of my budget at the moment.
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Merry Christmas /hpg/!
All the way from northern Britbongistan

>Check my new cans
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My parents got me a ATH-M20x

When do I let them know I don't love them anymore
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>>45773954
Right before you kill yourself because you are spoilt brat who doesn't even deserve parents.
They obviously tried their best with research and common sense, you shouldn't get mad at them.
Just relax and enjoy your headphones.
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>>45773971
It was a joke you mongoloid
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Just got a pair for Beats Executive from a friend. He sent it from America to Canada and which UPS charged another $100 in brokerage.

What do? Oh god I feel so terrible for both of us.

I already have a pair of k701/hf5/th-mx2.
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So /hpg/ do you think headphones have a break in period?

If so, why? About to open up a high end pair for Christmas and was wondering if I should run them through all the frequencies/what ever else bizarre rituals most headphone users say I should
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Whats a good amp for my DT 880s?
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Should I ever use equalisers or is it pointless? I have ATH-M50 and my PC has a headphone equaliser setting.
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Will any Mini XLR cable work with my AKG Q701s?
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>>45774425
No.
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>>45774369
burn in is bullshit
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>>45774369

Any possible burn-in on headphones is objectively non-audible.
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Aurvana In-Ear 3. Any experience? Just bought pair for 80
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Anyone else part of the Grado master race?
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>>45774775
aww yeah
rs-2i's here
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>>45774692
they look like the cheap sony ones
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>>45774879
Sadly I'm not interested in looks. Sound quality what matters. I read they were good and saw them on sale. Anyone on /g/ have a pair?
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>>45773866
Based. Had mine for over 2 years, use it with the Fiio E10 still great but the pleather shit around my ears is coming off.
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Happy Christmas /hpg/
Being as its Christmas, Im going to treat myself to my first real pair of headphones and was hoping you could spare a little advice.

>Budget
Around £120, which is roughly $190
I would want to keep it about there, but if theres something great at $200 or so flat, a little bit more is not going to break the bank
>Source
Home PC
>Requirements for Isolation
Would be nice to have, but if not its no big deal. Theses are going to be home use only.
Where My PC is is generally pretty quiet anyway, the only things I tend to hear there are my young kids if they are running around or whatnot.
>Preferred Type of Headphone
Over ear
>Preferred tonal balance
Would prefer a nice balanced pair
>Past headphones
Cheap pair of sony mdr-xd200s
Currently using a pair of Sony MDR V55s, not bad since they only cost me £32 but they tend to become uncomfortable after around an hour of use.
>Preferred Music
Dad Rock, Rock, Classical, Classic Heavy Metal, still never grew out of Thrash Metal so Im partial to that as well.
>Location
UK

>Prioritys
Sound Quality>Comfort (Work sometimes needs me at my PC for 3+ hours, I want to be able to comfortable wear them that long, this is the main issue with my current pair)>Build quality>Looks>Portability

I was looking at the Audio-Technica ATH-M50Xs, but im not sure how you guys feel about that, im pretty new to this.
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>>45774340
Use it as another one in your collection. It's kinda okay with bassy music, but it's still a shitty overprice headphone.

>>45774392
Magni or O2.

>>45774421
Don't use any preset EQ.

>>45775426
http://www.thomann.de/gb/beyerdynamic_dt250.htm

Alternately, MDR-7506, ATH-M50x, ATH-M40x or DT770-80ohm.
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>>45775480
>>45775426
K550 is something to look into as well, since it's cheap in EU
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How well is the isolation on ATH-M50? Currently looking for my first pair of headphones, and I thought these seemed nice, a bit worried about that they would sit a bit to tight though, what do you people think?
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>>45775537
Also some decent Amp with it?
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>>45775426
AKG K612 + i guess Creative Blaster Audigy Fx 5.1 should be enough. My combo of these phones and fiio e17 beat my previous ath-m50
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>6 months later
>still haven't decided on what headphone to buy
>Still dicking around with pic related
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>>45770726
she looks disgusted with those dt770s

but oh so happy in the billion images and selfies with the beats by dre pros on her neck.

>3d waifu

get fucked
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>>45775747
holy fuck just get something already
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>>45775537
Isolation is quite good and they don't need an amp.
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>>45775775
i recently took the AKG K551/550 into consideration as well. though I can't decide between em, the k551 are way cheaper but have shorter cable and shitty remotes :(
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>>45775747
>6 months later
Then keep on saving and get a HD800.
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>>45775806

Should I get AKG K551/550 if I want to play videogames with them?
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>>45775810
>implying I don't have the money to buy them
I got 10k euros left over but it pains me to spend alot on headphones. i dont want to spend more than 150.
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>>45775810
...and spend another year to buy a DAC good enough for hd800
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>>45775822
If you have money, why bother with headphones at all? Just buy some speakers faggot
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>>45775836
>DAC
>making a difference
Surely you meant to say ''amp''
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>>45775841
I already have (logikek z5500)
when i move out i will most likely not buy a fucking house so the sound system will onbly make the neighbours call the cops. also i love to listen to nazi music which is illegal to listen to in public.
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>>45775852
I mean proper speakers, not logitek plastic shitboxes
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>>45775794
Nice thanks.
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>>45775863
see
>>45775852
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>>45775849
I meant to say a DAC and AMP combo because motherboard is not the best source to amplify. You know, you'd get an amplified shit if you amplify a shit
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>>45775841
I dont think he want to do a complete room treamtment for a speaker setup.
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>>45775870
>hurr durr mobo sound a shit ecksde
And that's what we call the placebo effect.
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why do the K550 cost so much fucking more than the k551 ffs
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>>45775884
Wait, let me check.

Yup, there's a difference between USB and 3.5mm-3.5mm on fiio
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What's the most comfortable pair of headphones that you /g/uys have owned?
I have AKG K240s but my right ear hits the inner padding and it hurts after a while.
ATH-M50 worth getting?
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>>45775810
>recommending bright inaccurate colored shit
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>>45776163
HD800 > HD600.

HD800 is the only flagship that doesnt suck.
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>>45776132
HD800

Enormous ear cups and deep, there is even a lot of space left inside them for you to move the headphone without the ears even touching anything
Microfiber > Velour
Wide head band that perfectly follow the shape of a skull unlike sooo many other headbands.
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Are the AD700s the best headphones for gayming (I'm buying a modmic too) in the under $100 price range?
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>>45776304
ad500s are cheaper and do the same job
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>>45776260
I could buy a used car instead, is there a website/store that has it on discount/sale?
Amazon says now $1,299.99 was $1,499.95 but fuck that, is there a poor person version that doesn't want to spend $1k+ on a pair of headphones?
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>>45776304

>tfw they cost like 200 bucks in my country

Goddamn, maybe I should just order from the US of A
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>>45754422
>tfw I just got my first pair of high quality headphones for Christmas
I got the HD558, did I do good for a first-time buyer?
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>>45776530

From what I've read about the HD558, pretty good.

I'm still searching for good headphones that I will mostly use for videogames. Is HD558 the way to go for the 100-130 usd range?
>>
niggas be amplifyin

>>45776530
>>45776552
HD558 are theater headphones. so if you listen to electro/hip hop and other modern shit forget them

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=981pvX1v2V0
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20 dollar master-race
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>>45776637
They're so dam uncomfortable though.
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>>45776627

I don't, I'm just curious if they're great for videogames.

If not, are there any other good headphones for around 130 bucks for that?
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>>45776647
just get the hm5 pads and they become decently comfy
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>>45776478
HD700 is like the baby version.

You could also go with AD900x/1000x and EQ the hell out of it to try and make it as neutral as you can. The ADxxx/x has very nice soundstage and imaging so as long as you know how to EQ you can turn them to a poor mans HD800.
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>>45776652
>MUH VIDEOGAMES
what fucking games are there to play nowadays anyways? fucking cancerkids who started playing games 5 years ago where everythingalready was shit

http://youtu.be/_jhHRth-4qg
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