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I got a set of PC360's for under $100 open box, brand new condition. Think I paid $70 for them. Work great, don't have to hassle with a clip on mic.
 
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Originally Posted by Lysdexik;14500295 
I can't get over how ugly the AD700's are.. the 900's are okay because they have a steel colored grate and black headband.

So.. I guess that I have narrowed my choiced down to either the higher end HD600/650 Sennheisers.. with a small amp or the AD900's.
Hmm, tough decision. I really like the AD900's because the build quality is fantastic. The rods across the top that connect the two earcups are made of titanium. The earcups are made of magnesium instead of the plastic you'll usually find on lower-end headphones. They're very light, but feel very durable. The soundstage, like the AD700's, is fantastic. The AD900's are better with bass than the AD700's are (although not by much).

It comes down to what your needs are. The HD600/HD650 + amp combo will cost a lot, but no doubt it will be worth it if you strive for sound quality above all else. The AD900's are no slouches, either, and can be driven by anything. You can use them with MP3 players and can plug them directly into the computer for gaming. So what will you do? tongue.gif
Edited by decimator - 8/7/11 at 4:55pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jodiuh;14500386 

I would recommend going for the higher ohm versions of any of these. People like to exaggerate the need for an amp. Its still going to sound good, just not as good as it can sound. But this way you have the option of an overall better experience once you do find that amp of your life...oh it will be so sweet when you blow on her t00bs for the very first time...

I really like the look of the Beyer's and they look super comfortable. I said at the beginning of the thread that there is a local guy selling a pair of DT-990's on craigslist for $180 and he has used them for about 100 hours.

The only thing stopping me from jumping on that is I've heard they can be a little overbearing on their bass presence.

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Originally Posted by Shrimpykins;14500422 
I got a set of PC360's for under $100 open box, brand new condition. Think I paid $70 for them. Work great, don't have to hassle with a clip on mic.

Uh.. WHERE!?


If I pick up the DT-880's.. which I am leaning towards after doing some more research, would I be okay making my own CMoy pocket amp to get me by until I can afford a better one? I'm speaking in regards to the 600 OHM 880's.

My brother is an electrical engineering major @ school so he will help me build one, and it can be done for $20.

http://tangentsoft.net/audio/cmoy-tutorial/20bucks.html
Edited by Lysdexik - 8/7/11 at 7:24pm
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Gah, nah, I am lying, I was thinking about the Naga Epic I bought. Senns were $160 from DAHMART on Amazon. They sound pretty damn good with a decent sound card, I am using the ASUS Xonar.
 
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Originally Posted by Shrimpykins;14502080 
Gah, nah, I am lying, I was thinking about the Naga Epic I bought. Senns were $160 from DAHMART on Amazon. They sound pretty damn good with a decent sound card, I am using the ASUS Xonar.

Still a good deal ^^, they are still going for ~$220.

Anyone able to answer my question about getting the 880's 600 OHM + making my own amp? (previous post)
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Originally Posted by Shrimpykins;14500422 
I got a set of PC360's for under $100 open box, brand new condition. Think I paid $70 for them. Work great, don't have to hassle with a clip on mic.
But you do have to hassle for the less than stellar sound quality of the PC360's headphone. tongue.gif:p:p
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Originally Posted by decimate;14500620 
The AD900's are no slouches, either, and can be driven by anything. You can use them with MP3 players and can plug them directly into the computer for gaming. So what will you do? tongue.gif
Lol! You're terrible! We're all terrible! Then again, it would be awesome to have a nice full headphone that's portable...mmm...crazy looks on the bus! drum.gifdrum.gifdrum.gif
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Originally Posted by Lysdexik;14500717 
...DT-990's...The only thing stopping me from jumping on that is I've heard they can be a little overbearing on their bass presence...CMoy pocket amp to get me by until I can afford a better one? I'm speaking in regards to the 600 OHM 880's...brother is an electrical engineering major...
Yup, if you don't like colored sound, 880's the ticket! I think that's a great plan!! If you've got access to a smart bro like that, build something a little better! I bought my PIMETA for ~$200 way back when, but I'm sure you could build it for far less.
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Originally Posted by Lysdexik;14502100 
Anyone able to answer my question about getting the 880's 600 OHM + making my own amp? (previous post)
As alluded to above, I love this idea. But have you checked head-fi for any meets in your city? Nothing's better than actually listening to a headphone + amp + source + your music for making it all make some sort of cents!

FWIW, those are my next headphones I'd like to have. But first a little dot mach 3. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Jodiuh;14502846 
But you do have to hassle for the less than stellar sound quality of the PC360's headphone. tongue.gif:p:p


Lol! You're terrible! We're all terrible! Then again, it would be awesome to have a nice full headphone that's portable...mmm...crazy looks on the bus! drum.gifdrum.gifdrum.gif


Yup, if you don't like colored sound, 880's the ticket! I think that's a great plan!! If you've got access to a smart bro like that, build something a little better! I bought my PIMETA for ~$200 way back when, but I'm sure you could build it for far less.


As alluded to above, I love this idea. But have you checked head-fi for any meets in your city? Nothing's better than actually listening to a headphone + amp + source + your music for making it all make some sort of cents!

FWIW, those are my next headphones I'd like to have. But first a little dot mach 3. biggrin.gif

I looked up some schematics for building a tube amp, I will have to get my brother to take a look at them and see what he thinks :/
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Originally Posted by decimate;14500620 
made of titanium...........made of magnesium They're very light

Does not compute.
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Okay guys, so I went ahead and posted on Head-Fi and the decision has been made.

I will be picking up a pair of 250 ohm DT-880's along with a $20 CMoy DIY amp kit and build it with my brother.

I will be going back and repping everybody for all of the input in this thread.

Thank you to everyone who contributed.
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The rods in the "headband" are titanium. The frame or housing of those headphones are made of magnesium. The grill covers are aluminum.

Compute that.smile.gif
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