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Looking for some closed sub 200$ headphones, looking into Shure SRH-840, ATH-M50, Beyerdynamics Custom One Pro, ATH-A700X. Was able to listen to the ATH-m50 and the SRH-840, both sounded good. Right now I have ATH-AD700 witch are really good for gaming but lack something while listening to music and some shure se-215 iems witch I cant use for long periods of time. These would be mostly for music either from my receiver or computer with a FIIO E10dac/amp.


Music I listen to


A7X
Threedays grace
Stone Sour
Ozzy
70's heavy Metal
Satriani
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Vai
Malmsteen
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post #2 of 18
I have a Senn HD 650 and ATH-M50. They are both very different and good in their own way. Honestly I think you would like the ATH-AD700, but try to find some where you can try it before you buy it and bring some favorite CDs with you.
post #3 of 18
AD 700's are A M A Z I N G for music, IMO, but what you're missing is probably the lack of boomy bass that comes from closed solutions.

I purchased a pair of XB500's for around 70 bucks and they compliment my AD 700's (using an e7/e9 fiio combo) perfectly. I prefer them to my $200 denon 1001's
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Looking for some closed sub 200$ headphones, looking into Shure SRH-840, ATH-M50, Beyerdynamics Custom One Pro, ATH-A700X. Was able to listen to the ATH-m50 and the SRH-840, both sounded good. Right now I have ATH-AD700 witch are really good for gaming but lack something while listening to music and some shure se-215 iems witch I cant use for long periods of time. These would be mostly for music either from my receiver or computer with a FIIO E10dac/amp.


Music I listen to


A7X
Threedays grace
Stone Sour
Ozzy
70's heavy Metal
Satriani
Gilbert
Vai
Malmsteen

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Sound wise I still notice the Beyerdynamic house signature of the DT series (the thinner mids) but it is less apparent. When listening to Dubstep, R&b, Dance, Rap or Popular top40 music, so practically anything that’s been recorded with a lot of bass and treble, you get great sound and of course great bass. And let’s be honest, a lot of people who will be buying this headphone will listen to these genres. Listening to Rock, Punk & Metal like Billy Talent, Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Machine Head you hear it is a fast sounding headphone working great for these genres. On the other hand with music like Jazz such as Vaya Con Dios, Melody Gardot, or even Buena Vista, Manu Chao, Queen, Eddie Vedder, O.A.R., Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley it is less impressive because of the mids being more in the background. It makes me miss a big part of the feeling of these songs. Classical music I did not really enjoy with this headphone. It just doesn’t feel right, I tried all the famous composers, different recordings but couldn’t find anything suitable. But in the Custom’s defense, I don’t think it was developed for that.

http://www.headfonia.com/beyer-custom-one-pro-definition-of-cool/

also consider Grado.
    
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What about the DT 770 pro 80, found a local store that as them for a great price, I also prefer to buy localy since no one is home during to week and after having 1k$ worth of computer stuff left on the porch Im not too keen of a repeat
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i'm worried the Pro 80 have too much bass. you want a nice kick with rock and metal but not that much.
    
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a lot of people who own these headphones or comment on them listen to electronic or pop. Grado SR225i are considered the best value in the Grado line.



something like a hybrid tube amplifier to take the edge off top would be nice.
    
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about those Grado are they over the ear or on the ear, they look a bit small to be over, I can't stand to have something crushing my ears even my AD700 I had to mod so it had more padding and wouldnt touch my ear.


What about the AKG K271 MKII
Edited by GOTFrog - 3/21/13 at 10:48am
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post #9 of 18
on ear. it's a polarizing headphone. some people find them uncomfortable. it might not be an issue for you if you only pull them out an hour or so a day. I assume your keeping the AD700.
    
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post #10 of 18
If you don't have a amp to push the headphone go with the M50, the DT 770 are picky they need the right sound card and amp/dac. They are useless with smartphone, the ATH-M50 are easy to get the most out of them
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