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Originally Posted by HeyBear View Post

Hello everybody wave2.gif

I had a question I asked on the recommended audio thread although I've had no takers yet so thought I'd broaden my search

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Would appreciate any help you could give! thumb.gif

Check Simca's HE-400 review and see if that's right for you. Those should be right near the top of your price range.

Also, you can get the Beyerdynamic DT880's for about half of your price range if you don't mind B-stock (returns) on thomann.de (I just checked their UK store to make sure).
Edited by liquidzoo - 2/6/13 at 12:33pm
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Originally Posted by Steffek View Post

I have these V-MODA Crossfade LP http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003BYRGLI/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i00 paired with the ZX sound card.

I love them and am shocked they don't get more love on this forum.

The reason behind not too much love from this forums or others is that they are too bass heavy for some. From my understanding of the situation, they are very bass heavy and leave a lot to be desired from the the Highs and Mids. While I don't doubt they probably sound good, it is very important that these are recommended to only those looking from bass-thumping headphones and not something as an all around good headphone.
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I have these V-MODA Crossfade LP http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003BYRGLI/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i00 paired with the ZX sound card.

I love them and am shocked they don't get more love on this forum.

Because they are awful?
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The reason behind not too much love from this forums or others is that they are too bass heavy for some. From my understanding of the situation, they are very bass heavy and leave a lot to be desired from the the Highs and Mids. While I don't doubt they probably sound good, it is very important that these are recommended to only those looking from bass-thumping headphones and not something as an all around good headphone.

I picked them up because they recieved great reviews on Amazon and a few of our DJ's use them at the night clubs I help run. I will say that the ZX really wakes them up with he amp on the sound card. I don't find them bass heavy but to each there own I guess.
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Because they are awful?

What do you use that is so much better?

Edit update.... I see in your sig you use these http://www.amazon.com/AKG-Signature-Reference-Class-Premium-Headphones/dp/B004444O3W/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

What makes them better then what I am using? Show me the way and I will pick up a pair.
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the AKG Q701 are one of the best Mid-Fi headphones money can buy. V-Moda are not.
    
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the AKG Q701 are one of the best Mid-Fi headphones money can buy. V-Moda are not.

But you are not telling me WHY they are not that good. I see DJ's that are paid $1000 a night use them all over the USA along with great reviews on Amazon. So again, WHY are they not any good? Not saying there is not others that are better, but why are these no good?
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the AKG Q701 are one of the best Mid-Fi headphones money can buy. V-Moda are not.

But you are not telling me WHY they are not that good. I see DJ's that are paid $1000 a night use them all over the USA along with great reviews on Amazon. So again, WHY are they not any good? Not saying there is not others that are better, but why are these no good?

$1000 / night isn't that great tongue.gif

The reason they are better is because they have a wider, more realistic sounding sound-stage, a flatter response, with more accurate highs and mids.

Ie it's a well-rounded low-fi studio headphone
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I feel recommending the DT 770's all the time is redundant, but it's such a great all-rounder. They're comfy for long periods, not too harsh on miids (female voices tend to come off harsher), and their bass and soundstage is great for bass heavy music, movie watching, and gaming. I'm not sure of the pricing where you are on the DT770's, but $470/£300 could get you a step up to the DT 990's which everyone seems to recommend as well.

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Originally Posted by liquidzoo View Post

Check Simca's HE-400 review and see if that's right for you. Those should be right near the top of your price range.

Also, you can get the Beyerdynamic DT880's for about half of your price range if you don't mind B-stock (returns) on thomann.de (I just checked their UK store to make sure).

Thanks for the recommendations guys, +REPS for your time smile.gif

I'll get researching with a platform to kick off from now. Would these headphones benefit from an amp or is it not really necessary, a DAC alone would be enough?
I'm probably looking in the wrong places but the HE-400's might be a little too much, all prices I've seen so far are closer to £400.

Still open to recommendations if anyone has any.
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DJ probably use them because of their sub bass. a lot of DJ use the Audio Technica M50 too. the AKG Q701 have better highs, mids, lows, separation, perceived soundstage. it's a better headphone.
    
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