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I've had Sennheiser HD595s for about a year. I picked up a set of Denon AH-D5000s yesterday and I am really happy with them. I got some Beyerdynamics T70s as well, but I think the Denon is a better more "well rounded" head phone. I would imagine the D2000 is quite good as well, but I have never heard it.

IMO, for $300 the best headphone is the Sennheiser HD650. You can find them used for this price on Head-Fi. There are at least 2 pair on there for this price right now. These must have an amp to sound good, but they are really forgiving on any amp.

I just got a set of Fostex T50RP in the mail today and I am listening to them right now. You can get them brand new from B&H Photo for $74 shipped and I have to say, at this price they are awesome. They are pretty big right now for being so cheap and sounding so good. The DIY modders at Head Fi are all over them and I can see why. This is insane value at $74. They don't look like much, but they sound great. I would highly suggest grabbing a set right now from B&H photo while they are still that price. The price has been up and down from $149 in the last few months since they have become more popular.

After $74 for headphones, you have money left over to buy a portable amp and a nice dinner! thumb.gif They're certainly not the prettiest, or the most comfortable, but you're spending 25% of youyour original budget.
Edited by Greg121986 - 3/14/12 at 3:28pm
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I've had Sennheiser HD595s for about a year. I picked up a set of Denon AH-D5000s yesterday and I am really happy with them. I got some Beyerdynamics T70s as well, but I think the Denon is a better more "well rounded" head phone. I would imagine the D2000 is quite good as well, but I have never heard it.
IMO, for $300 the best headphone is the Sennheiser HD650. You can find them used for this price on Head-Fi. There are at least 2 pair on there for this price right now. These must have an amp to sound good, but they are really forgiving on any amp.
I just got a set of Fostex T50RP in the mail today and I am listening to them right now. You can get them brand new from B&H Photo for $74 shipped and I have to say, at this price they are awesome. They are pretty big right now for being so cheap and sounding so good. The DIY modders at Head Fi are all over them and I can see why. This is insane value at $74. They don't look like much, but they sound great. I would highly suggest grabbing a set right now from B&H photo while they are still that price. The price has been up and down from $149 in the last few months since they have become more popular.
After $74 for headphones, you have money left over to buy a portable amp and a nice dinner! thumb.gif They're certainly not the prettiest, or the most comfortable, but you're spending 25% of youyour original budget.

Yeah but im still on the amp problem. I will have these big ol headphones, my big phone, my big binder, and a amp? Do you have any ideas on how to make that work?
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Anyway, guys, moved and also recommend for the need gees..

You really need to answer these questions here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1209918/requesting-some-sound-advice-here-read-this-first
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Anyway, guys, moved and also recommend for the need gees..
You really need to answer these questions here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1209918/requesting-some-sound-advice-here-read-this-first

Ok smile.gif

1. $300 max budget
2. Hip-Hop/Rap
3. Heavy Bass
4. It will be used mainly with my smartphone (Samsung GS2)
5. I live in the USA

There thanks for your help
post #15 of 56
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Ok everybody I just looked at the E5. Would that one be good? Or the E6.

EDIT: Ok just watched a review of the E17, E7, and E11. I think it would be good. The E17's are better right?
Edited by MoMann - 3/14/12 at 4:44pm
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Ok everybody I just looked at the E5. Would that one be good? Or the E6.
EDIT: Ok just watched a review of the E17, E7, and E11. I think it would be good. The E17's are better right?

The e11 will drive the Denon beautifully. I own one and love it, especially for its size. BTW, I also pair mine with a GSII (Skyrocket).

As far as the e7 or e17, these are both DAC/Amps with the strong-point being in the aforementioned. If this is only for your smartphone (thus making the DAC part of the scenario impotent), then the e11 at ~$65 with a spare battery and charger will do you just perfect.
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The e11 will drive the Denon beautifully. I own one and love it, especially for its size. BTW, I also pair mine with a GSII (Skyrocket).
As far as the e7 or e17, these are both DAC/Amps with the strong-point being in the aforementioned. If this is only for your smartphone (thus making the DAC part of the scenario impotent), then the e11 at ~$65 with a spare battery and charger will do you just perfect.

Ok thanks I will be getting the Denon D2000 with the E11. And would it make a difference if I got the e7? Like would nothing really change accept the look?
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do you mind in-ears or do you want portable headphones?
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Ok smile.gif
1. $300 max budget
2. Hip-Hop/Rap
3. Heavy Bass
4. It will be used mainly with my smartphone (Samsung GS2)
5. I live in the USA
There thanks for your help

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do you mind in-ears or do you want portable headphones?

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do you mind in-ears or do you want portable headphones?

No I want the ones that go over your ears.
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