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  1. Delta6326

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    Not for sure if this is the right thread area but...

    Im looking for some good sounding headphones as all i have are some Sony in ear that do sound good but i want some that cover up my whole ear. I would like my ear to fit inside i think its called circumaural, i don't care for fancy looks i just want some good sound quality.

    I have been looking at the $85 Sennheiser HD555 Professional Headphones , and possible $141 Sennheiser HD595 Dynamic High Grade Performance Premiere Headphones

    If you have any other suggestions i will gladly look into them i have heard good things about these and wasn't for sure if the 595 where worth the extra over the 555

    Price range $50-150(max)/circumaural/ Used for Techno/Dance and Instrumental music, with some singing.



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    Grado SR-80i are the best you can do for under $100, IMO. They are not all about bass, though.
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    You might want to check Head-Fi.org, they are much better when it comes to these things. Personally though, I would not pay the difference between 555 and 595, but the 555 is a bit old right now. Take a look at Sony MDR-V6, a bit lower down the line, but still worth a look. Also Audio Technica AD700, M50, Alessandro MS-1 (dunno where you can still find these).

    Grado sits on your ear, but they are still damn comfortable.
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    The 555/558 can be modded to sound like 595/598s! Head-fi is definitely a good place to look for detailed information on this (as Fourstaff already said). What kind of music/listening is this for?
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    Tried to recommend the mod, but I couldnt find the guide :shadedshu. Otherwise I would have gotten him to get the 555
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    It depends a lot on what type of sound you are looking for. Both the 555/558 and 595/598s are bass light and slightly mid focused. The Grado SR-80(i)s are on-ear headphones not around ear like you want. The Grados have a more V-shaped frequency response curve which means that they are bass heavy and can sound a little harsh at the top.

    Just FYI, if you want help these are good things to list:
    Price range, your preferred sound signature, type of cups (circumaural/on-ear/in-ear), what they are going to be used for.
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    I listen to a lot of Techno/Dance such as Pendulum, Feed Me, Cosmic Gate, Infected Mushroom, etc. instrumental music. im looking into the Grado SR80i's they look nice, im still looking around
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    For good low end response you could also look at the Denon AH-D1000 headphones they are around $150 last time I checked.
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    If you're looking for headphones with a lot of oomph, like you would need with your taste in music, AKG 181. Those things are amazing. A lot of base but still very crisp. I mean when a 16-bit song sounds like the most epic piece of music you ever heard... it means something. I honestly recommend these headphones.

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