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Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Home Theater' started by tacosRcool, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. AhokZYashA

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    there is quite a lot af choice to choose from,
    M50, SRH440, A700, DT770/80 used, HD449, PX200-II, K142..

    one last thing I want to recommend is the Fischer Audio FA-004,
    its small, lightweight, built quality is good, you got 3 sets of different pads, and its very cheap..
    sound quality wise its quite similar to the M50, but with lesser bass and fuller mids.
    and you get a very" nice case along with a small pouch to store the headphones..
     
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    I thought about recommending the KNS-6400, but he said he wanted a "good amount of bass".
     
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    People tend to be less bass heavy as they move on to better headphones, so I am not too worried as long as the bass is a bit more dominant than the others.
     
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    JVC, Panasonic, Superlux, Samson, Shure, Grado, Audio Technica, Fischer. did I miss any? he doesn't want just any headphone.

    this is silly. just buy the M50 it's a good can for metal, easy to travel with, good seal.
     
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    The Sennheiser HD 518's can be had for under $100 but you'll have to watch for a sale.

    I have a set that I got for Christmas and I really like them. Best Buy had them on display so I was able to listen to them before I bought them, you may want to swing by there and give them a listen.
     
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    Sadly there are not that many places to listen to some good headphones. I live in Warner Robins, Georgia and there are not many audio stores (besides car audio). Also my brother has Sony MDR-V500DJ and they are just lacking...

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    are amps really worth buying for headphones?
     
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    Not on your budget. When you start getting into the more expensive stuff, then definitely worth it.

    Do yourself a favor and just buy the ATH-M50 and be happy. Get it from Amazon and you'll have a good return policy if you don't like it.

    edit: Hell, if you enough cash on hand, you could buy multiple pairs of headphones to test out and then return whichever ones you don't want.
     
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    Ha! I thought about buying some pairs and then deciding on which to keep! Too bad I don't have too much cash on me till this Friday! Peer Pressure! I am like () close to buying those M50s
     
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    O also have the 518 and they are really great for the money but they are open cans and OP said that he doesn't want for others to listen what he's listening.
     
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    Sennheiser doesn't really have any headphones that sound good with metal.
     
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    Has Sennheiser fixed their build quality issues? They used to break pretty quick for me.
     
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    yeah. Sennheiser headphones look really cheap but they seem to hold up well.
     
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    Ive had two sets both broke within a month.
     
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    which models
     
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    I dont remember the first set. It was years ago. But the second set was Ice something. I don't remember. They were all white. Im talking like 5 years ago.
     
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    sounds cheap.. :p
     
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    That might be true although I'm listening among many other things also some metal. You know, metal sounds like symphony on the Senns, you can go deaf with a smile on your face.
    I also don't think they're built shabby but I've got mine for only 7 months and tend to take care when I'm using them. But what I really think is hard to beat is the comfort, you really don't feel you have them on.
     
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    They were Sennheiser Siberias.

    They sounded great but broke apart. Went with Bose after that and they don't sound AS good IMO but they can't be killed.
     
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    steelseries makes the Siberias not Sennheiser.
     
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    Corrected I stand. I thought they were Sennheiser. My mistake. Have mercy it was years ago during a bad morphine addiction.
     
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    [peer pressure]You'll spend less time in purgatory if you get the M50.[/peer pressure]
     
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    I have just ordered the M50s! Damn you peer pressure! Well after many hours of countless debating, going back and forth from numerous headphones, everybody kept on recommending the M50s. I did order them through Amazon and they should arrive Friday. It was only $25 more than my max price point. Since I go on vacation next week it should be plenty of burn in time as well!

    Thanks everybody for the replies and recommendations!

    Just one thing..... if I wanted to get a amp for my headphones, which ones are good without breaking the bank?
     
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    In my opinion, it's not worth buying an amp for those headphones. I don't think you'll notice much difference with cheap amps and there's no point spending a lot of money on an amp for cheap (price-wise) headphones.

    I could be wrong though.
     
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    I would still pick up a Xonar DG

    ASUS XONAR_DG 5.1 Channels PCI Interface Xonar DG ...

    if you can get that rebate it will be a nice $14 upgrade over on-board. if your interested make sure you disable and uninstall on-board audio in device manager then disable it permanently in bios. disconnect HD/AC'97 header. slot the sound card in between the video card and power supply. connect HD/AC'97 header to sound card. use these drivers instead

    http://brainbit.wordpress.com/2010/07/19/asus-xonar-unified-drivers/
     
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    Actually I am looking for a sound card! That was one of the cards I am looking to buy
     

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