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DO NOT GET SENNHEISER PERIOD!!!. They are generally bass light

Compared to an AD900? rolleyes.gif
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ok... because im getting so many mixed answers, what is a good set of headphones and if needed a nice amp, for under 1k. remember i like slightly booming bass with crisp mids and highs
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You should really do some research on your own and not listen to any one person. Audio seems to be very subjective.

If you want booming bass in an open headphone from what I hear you need to start looking at a planar magnetic like the HE500.
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You should really do some research on your own and not listen to any one person. Audio seems to be very subjective.

ya, i know, the problem is that i dont have anyway to try out really nice headphones without buying them and shipping them back several times mad.gif
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You mentioned Best Buy earlier in the thread, you have a Guitar Center anywhere near you? They will have some you can demo, Best Buy Magnolia will have others.
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ya, i know, the problem is that i dont have anyway to try out really nice headphones without buying them and shipping them back several times mad.gif

Thats why most places don't offer a generous return policy.
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You mentioned Best Buy earlier in the thread, you have a Guitar Center anywhere near you? They will have some you can demo, Best Buy Magnolia will have others.

yes i do have a guitar center near me. I would look at headphones at best buy but the problem is that the only headphones available to listen to are beats... i got studios a couple years ago... that was before i knew about really high quality audio, so basically before i even thought about building my own comp. at least they were good for being half off, and for being a present redface.gif

at least they are good for school and travel
Edited by Radmanhs - 2/14/13 at 6:52pm
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Guitar Center will have the DT770s at a minimum, probably more. Go in and demo them and see what you think.
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ok, so after looking around some, without legitly trying any headphones, im kinda liking the hifiman he-500's. i know Tjj226 Angel said he was ehh about these but the ratings are high. and as an amp i was looking at the hifiman- Ef5 Tube Headphone Amplifier because those are frequently bought together, or maybe the schiit valhalla amp because i hear schiit is good. the only instantly deniable thing i can find for the valhalla is that its the name of an opposing school buttkick.gif

ive got another question, when you say the sound is more soft. i dont know really how to 'define' sound but do you mean boomier compared to super sharp sounds?
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ok, so after looking around some, without legitly trying any headphones, im kinda liking the hifiman he-500's. i know Tjj226 Angel said he was ehh about these but the ratings are high. and as an amp i was looking at the hifiman- Ef5 Tube Headphone Amplifier because those are frequently bought together, or maybe the schiit valhalla amp because i hear schiit is good. the only instantly deniable thing i can find for the valhalla is that its the name of an opposing school buttkick.gif

ive got another question, when you say the sound is more soft. i dont know really how to 'define' sound but do you mean boomier compared to super sharp sounds?

I will be honest. The guy I am working with is probably the most audio adept person I have ever spoke to, and he swears by tubes. He forced me to listen to the He-500s on his tube amps that he has either made himself or they are vintage tube amps (vintage is better with tube audio). He has a about 30K of audio gear (and I am not exaggerating either). The amps that he had did help.....a lot, but I still did not like the He-500s. But he likes them better than the LCD3s and the sennheiser HD800s sooooo I will just have to trust him.

The other thing is that he said that he did not like them as first, but after a few hours he loved them. Maybe it takes time for the brain to convert the sound signature into sound stage. Which is a completely legitimate theory considering everyone hates these headphones at first and then two days later says that they have the best sound stage.

You are more than welcome to try it. I don't think you will be disappointed. thumb.gif

Edit: Gross grammar errors.
Edited by Tjj226 Angel - 2/14/13 at 10:07pm
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