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I like how beats design fits your ears fully while being small. But I obviously don't want beats .

size should be like this:


I want to be able to wear on the bus to school, wont be walking around with it. I want it to be good without amp/soundcard and even better with amp/soundcard. I will be gaming and listening to music. Wired, no wireless.

I want good soundstage (better than Turtle beach X41) AND I don't want it to leak sound like crazy.

Choices:
Sennheiser HD558 (hard to get 555 & 595 in HK, don't the look of 598 so I chose this)
Audio Technica AD900 (don't like the look of AD700 so I chose this)
Shure SRH 750 DJ (soundstage?)
Shure SRH 840 (soundstage?)
Shure SRH 940 (soundstage?)
Edited by somebodysb2 - 6/6/11 at 2:03am
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Anything with a closed setup is the way to go for you.
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A sound card is something you should take into serious consideration because all of those headphones will sound better with a sound card. Your list of headphones are pretty varied.

Sennheiser HD558 - Open back, not a big enough improvement over the HD555 which is $85 from Amazon
Sennheiser HD25-1 II - Closed back, more portable, will clamp hard from what I've read
Audio Technica M50 - Portable, closed back, small sound stage
Audio Technica AD900 - Open back, very little bass and IMO not really worth it over the AD700 from what I've read
Shure SRH 750 DJ - Closed back
Shure SRH 840 - Closed back, may or may not benefit from amplification (I didn't think it did)
Shure SRH 940 - Fairly new but reported to be improvement over SRH840
AKG K181 DJ - Improvement upon K518/K81.
AKG K518 DJ - Good bang for buck closed back, portable. Same as the K81DJ.
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Originally Posted by RallyMaster View Post
A sound card is something you should take into serious consideration because all of those headphones will sound better with a sound card. Your list of headphones are pretty varied.

Sennheiser HD558 - Open back, not a big enough improvement over the HD555 which is $85 from Amazon
Sennheiser HD25-1 II - Closed back, more portable, will clamp hard from what I've read
Audio Technica M50 - Portable, closed back, small sound stage
Audio Technica AD900 - Open back, very little bass and IMO not really worth it over the AD700 from what I've read
Shure SRH 750 DJ - Closed back
Shure SRH 840 - Closed back, may or may not benefit from amplification (I didn't think it did)
Shure SRH 940 - Fairly new but reported to be improvement over SRH840
AKG K181 DJ - Improvement upon K518/K81.
AKG K518 DJ - Good bang for buck closed back, portable. Same as the K81DJ.
Revised list:
Sennheiser HD558 (hard to get 555 & 595 in HK, don't the look of 598 so I chose this)
Audio Technica AD900 (don't like the look of AD700 so I chose this)
Shure SRH 750 DJ (soundstage?)
Shure SRH 840 (soundstage?)
Shure SRH 940 (soundstage?)

Usages:
Travelling (no amp)
PC (yes soundcard, want good bfbc2 and music and footstep)
Console (Turtle Beach X41's transmitter):
http://www.turtlebeach.com/products/...abid/3933.aspx
Edited by somebodysb2 - 6/6/11 at 2:03am
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post #5 of 34
Ultrason PRO series headphones. Closed sets with large soundstages. Seems perfect for you.
post #6 of 34
Beyerdynamic DT770's are supposed to have excellent soundstage for closed cans, good isolation too.

I haven't tried them though, so take that with a grain of salt.
post #7 of 34
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Beyerdynamic DT770's are supposed to have excellent soundstage for closed cans, good isolation too.

I haven't tried them though, so take that with a grain of salt.
But they look pretty goofy in public with the huge pads
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I got the Shure SRH 840 and its great, but kinda huge too.
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post #9 of 34
I hate all Shure headphones, they are nice sound quality but they are wayyyy to heavy for extended listening sessions... My brother has a pair and I must say I love my Denon ah-d5000 1000X more. What is your budget?
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i hate all shure headphones, they are nice sound quality but they are wayyyy to heavy for extended listening sessions... My brother has a pair and i must say i love my denon ah-d5000 1000x more. What is your budget?
300 usd.
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