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Dear people appreciating sound quality (and demigods; @Simca heed my call!)

I am looking to buy a new piece of ear delight.
Currently, I am enjoying the Sony MDR-XB 500 and their bass very much. So I am looking something with equal or better deeps. But the Sony simply lacks something.. I've toyed enough with my audio devices' equalizers (iPod while on-the-run, a 10-band eq at work and at home) to find out what I need, but when the volume is low I lose the mid/high frequencies. Respectively, when I play something loud, they overtake. Now, this might be normal, but I'm looking for a way around it instead of switching equalizer profiles.

To cover some basic requirements:
  • I listen to a very wide range of music - from Jazz through classical, then add random songs, rock and even metal, to reggae, drum & bass, other electronic (yes, Prodigy) and even psychedelic trance.
  • Hence I would like to state my taste in sound rather than music - I prefer deep bass (the kind of bass that some people find fatiguing), well-pronounced mids and crisp but not too sharp highs because I'm apparently very sensitive to treble and it tires me when overwhelming (I don't know if this is technically correct, but I hope you get the idea). I often have vocals in the music I listen to.
  • As for gaming - I don't care about positional audio. A lot of the games I play are music-oriented (Audiosurf and such), others just have astonishing in-game music (Guild Wars, well.. World of Warcraft too) so I'm looking for sound that would embrace me rather than pinpointing the exact location of it.
  • Obviously, the cups will be closed and I am aware of the consequences (for the bass, right?), but my listening sessions will be long.
  • Isolation from external sound is a plus, but not crucial.
  • I'm looking for something with high impedance - I will only be using them when at home.
    I have no amp right now, because my big-ol' Toshiba amp(+FM receiver+whatnot modules, as long as sound is only Stereo) passed away and my dad and I are still wandering in the labyrinth of lanes with only the service manual scheme to guide us.
    In other words - I will buy another amp. I can spend up to $80 (okay, maybe a $100) on it.
    Edit: OTOH... I really, really like tube amps.... I just might splurge a lot more on it, if you convince me to. My wallet's fate is in your hands. Make it suffer.
  • My headphone budget is up to $400. But, if I am to buy now, I would like to be able to pay with Bitcoin. I've also been keeping and eye on Massdrop, but out of curiousity mostly.
  • I live in Bulgaria and choice here is limited, so I might be dealing with shipping. Still, I am open to suggestions both in the EU and outside (because [insert currency here] > € conversion is ridiculous, we all know, and sometimes it is just cheaper to buy from the US or Canada for example).

    One more thing
  • I will be attaching a clip-on mic to them, because I almost always have a voice chat going on while playing, so I will accept your recommendation (or simply confirm if it fits the Most Recommended thread list).


What has caught a layman's attention (most likely irrelevant) (Click to show)
Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 250-ohm
Sennheiser HD598 (well the looks do tickle my fancy)
Denon AH-D2000


Thanks for any help!

Feel free to hit me if I should've read more and the answer is plain and simple, just don't do it hard. rolleyes.gif


Edit2: Sennheiser HD650 on Massdrop, right now. $350 - Do I buy? From what I've read, the low levels are extremely decent.
Edited by fragamemnon - 12/30/13 at 1:33am
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Consider the HE-400s, the XB1000s, the Beyerdynamic DT990s (for mid bass kick) and V-Moda M100s.

 

Look up reviews on each of these and see which would best suit your needs.

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Thank you!! smile.gif

Btw, any feedback for the HD 650? This massdrop is teasing me.
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Thank you!! smile.gif

Btw, any feedback for the HD 650? This massdrop is teasing me.

You seem to have similar tastes as I do, and I found the HD650 to be lacking in low end extension.
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Well, after reading through a lot of reviews - I am picking up the HD650s. Some people say that the bass is fantastic, others say they are lacking. (DrGroove, your advice is noted here and I feel like I will post again in agreement with you. Time will tell.)


But, keeping in mind that these are my first steps in the high fidelity world, I'd rather have something balanced (and with well pronounced natural mids - that's the only thing reviewers were consistent about) in order to be able to choose a path to walk upon.


@Simca
- HE-400 - now this is a very peculiar set of headphones. What I read about them in reviews varies in the extremes. Hence, I believe this is a fantastic set of cans that will be able to truly suffice me, but only do so once I have the experience to drive them properly. It won't be an easy task and I don't feel ready for it. However, I have them marked on my wishlist. smile.gif
- After lots of reviews, the XB1000s will be my next heavy-bass upgrade. Reason I am not going with them atm: mainly - the irreplaceable cable, and in second place the feeling that I'd get something that is still lacking in some aspects for me (although it will probably have nothing in common with the XB500s);
- DT990s, according to most people, will have really sharp treble (apparently sharp is a proper adjective for sound tongue.gif) and bass - more or less on-par with the 650s. I am really torn apart between these two sets and I feel like I just might get both of them at some point. rolleyes.gif Because, you know.. having the 990s produce a better-pronounced bass and overall more detail in the high and low ends, whilst the others are just fantastic when it comes to mid-range (I do enjoy vocals and piano a lot...)
- The V-Moda seems too...gimmicky on the outside. But apart from that - the real reviews I've seen have nothing specific. No comparisons to high-end headphones besides "nice", "awesome bass", "appealing to audiophiles" (I can't even take the last one seriously) and such. I haven't seen a negative thing about them, and in the same time - no good reviews that are actually comparative and non-generic.


So, to sum it up - what I'd do now is get an amp that doesn't add a lot (or even any) warmth to the sound, use the HD650s on daily basis, and..well, if I really do not like what I hear in the low frequencies, then use my XBR-MD500s from time to time. smile.gif





I hope you don't take this post and my decision as ignorance to your advice. Instead, it has been taken well into consideration, and in fact it helped me clear my mind and realize a rational way to approach the Hi-Fi stage in its natural form.
If you do disagree with any of my observations, please do let me know - discussion and criticism are welcome.


Thanks again!

Oh...

Happy New Year! cheers.gif
May your successes be inspiration to others and may luck and happiness never frown upon you!
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You'll be disappointed if you're getting the HD650s for bass. There are two types of people who describe bass quantity. One is your typical basshead, which good bass quantity means an SPL ear massage (hear and feel bass). Then you got the rest of the bunch which good bass quantity means a mild punch in comparison (more hearing than feeling). The HD650s are mild. The same goes for the HD598.

The DT990s are bright headphones with a slightly recessed upper midrange, and good bass performance.

The XB1000 doesn't have a lot of bass potential because the grill covering the diaphragm membrane is too close for the membrane to move the way it should. The membrane will start hitting against the inside of the grill if you put too much bass equalization on it. It's one of the reasons why the XB1000 has the least amount of bass out of the xb series. Membrane excursion is the limiting factor. Other than that, they're a warm headphone with great imaging.

The M-100s have very good bass performance (better than all of the headphones you mentioned). They're a little on the dark side, though, and if you have big ears, you may experience comfort issues, unless you also get the V-Moda XL pads which are known for reducing bass quantity. The stock earpads are somewhat shallow, imo.

The DT770 Pro250s are also good headphones, with bass quantity pretty similar to the M-100s (M-100 has better quality). The beyer 770/990 pros have more bass than the premium versions because there is more clamping force, which means a better seal around your ears. Like the DT990, you get a treble spike and an upper midrange recession (the dt770/880/990 all use the same driver, so the sonic characteristics are basically the same between them all without felt material, foam, sound dampening, and other materials affecting the driver's performance). They're also more comfortable than the M-100s.

The HE-400s have a lot of bass potential. There isn't going to be a lot starting out because the headphones have a low sensitivity. You'll need a decently powerful amp in order to get them at an adequate volume, and if you want to equalize some bass out. Given that you can get them to seal around your ears properly, they will scale very well when it comes to bass.

The D2000s are also good when it comes to bass, and they're one of the most balanced sounding closed headphones on your list. Good luck finding one for a decent price, though. I remember a member on OCN selling a pair of modded d2ks for around $290, but I think someone already snatched them up.

My pick goes to the HE-400. Planars naturally measure well when it comes to bass, but you'll have to overcome their low sensitivity and high-ish power requirements to get them to shine. They are somewhat dark sounding (non-fatiguing, compliments the warm sound signature), but the mids and the bass are what make these headphones.
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I can recommend Ultrasone HFI-580. Should meet your reqs and they are very cheap at Thomann. Runs very well without amp too.
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the DT770's are just fantastic headphones and are so comfortable for extented use.... I love mine (DT770 PRO 80).
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Thank you, everybody!

And, after all those recommendations, I've decided to keep the HD650s' order in place.
However, in a couple of weeks, a pair of HE-400 will be on their way. yessir.gif

On a side note, I have this at home, that I'd like having a go at. smile.gif It's served me well (and, well, my parents too tongue.gif) since I was a kid. It suffered an accident being grounded on 220V though. frown.gif

Yamaha RX-460
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And I also want to get my hands on a Bottlehead Crack. redface.gif
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Hello I would just like to add that I was in a similar position. I was originally looking for the he-400s but found them difficult to find where I am located currently, so I picked up the hd650s. While I did like the sound, I felt something was missing in the bass department unamped. After having them for maybe 3-4 months I finally picked up my tube amp, the bottlehead crack. This helped fill out the bottom end and I really enjoy the set up now. I a unsure if the bass will be enough for you though, and you are going to need to run these amped to get the bass you are looking for.

*just saw that you have plans on getting the bottlehead crack! I really enjoy my set up now. At first I was disappointed for about a few weeks, then I realized I had a setting wrong on my soundcard that was suppose to bypass any of the audio effects and it was causing a lack of clarity. Once I switched the setting and everything was clear I really started to enjoy the sound. I am now satisfied with the set up.
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