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honestly not too concerned about open or closed back. I will mostly be using it for gaming (mostly FPS games). To be honest I'm not that into headphones, so I don't really know that much about them. I have considered getting an amp, but will decide on that after I get the headphones. I'm in australia, so getting the headphones isn't an issue, but it's hard to find a retailer that stocks them to test them out. Thanks for the info aswell, I will take a look at those ones you listed. thumb.gif
 
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Well just ordered the Audio-Technica ATH-CKM55BK . I picked them up for $70.

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I really appreciate the help TotallyDubbed +1 rep. Seems advice on earphones aren't as well known even from those who are normally vocal, and I appreciate you sharing your thoughts on CKS77's with me which kept me from making a mistake yesterday morning. thumb.gif

I'm sure my trying to find something close to my current head set made things difficult to pin point and I probably shouldn't even had brought them up. I'm just looking for decent sounding ear buds.

In any rate for $70 it's not that big a deal. I'm gathering the CKM55BK are still an improvement in sound quality from the cheap Senn CX150 I had even if I'm going in blind on the type of sound. If I end up not liking them it won't feel like such a loss at this price and will toss them to one of the kids. smile.gif

Yeah, It's been quite a while since I've been into IEMs. The last time I was, the best thing that could have been gotten for ~$100 were the Etymotic ER-6i, Super.fi 3 Studio, and a couple others. Now, it has apparently gotten pretty good since.

And don't stone me too hard, but I listened to the HD 600s through my phone and I'm already in love. I'm going to hook them up to the A2 soon, but just from the phone, it's fantastic...
 
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And don't stone me too hard, but I listened to the HD 600s through my phone and I'm already in love. I'm going to hook them up to the A2 soon, but just from the phone, it's fantastic...

*looking for rocks in the school yard now* wink.gif

Im afraid to ask, What do you guys do to us who like our HD650's? biggrin.gif
     
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*looking for rocks in the school yard now* wink.gif

Im afraid to ask, What do you guys do to us who like our HD650's? biggrin.gif

Haha I just meant since I hadn't 'properly' amped it yet. But it's chugging away now with my A2. It's wonderful. I can confirm the Asgard 2 is definitely a 'bright' amp. It's wakes up that top end and leaves everything else alone..as far as I can tell tongue.gif. And I decided to go HD 600 over 650 because I read that the 650 is slightly more 'veiled' than the 600 in the treble and highs. The HD 600 is pretty spot on how I'd like my treble with the A2.
 
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Correct on the HD650's with a bit more pronounced bass. I like that.

Glad your enjoying the 600's.

Edit - Since I'm still last post......just got done listening to Iron Maiden Powerslave album. One of my favorites in my day when I did drum to it and could keep up.....tongue.gif

Steve Harris bass was so forefront it sent shivers down my spine with the HD650. It did not muddy the guitars from Dave Murray and Adrian Smith, who play 1/8th apart from each other picking. Very clear and easily picked apart.


Ah the good ol days. thumb.gif
     
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Is it viable/possible to sell IEM's?
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I need some opinions from the audiophiles out there. I have about 400 bucks to spend. I need a pair that has amazing bass as well as mids and highs that will make me cry from pure joy. It also must have a VERY wide and accurate sound stage for games. I love to listen to all types of music, I watch all types of movies and when I game, I usually play fps.
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I need some opinions from the audiophiles out there. I have about 400 bucks to spend. I need a pair that has amazing bass as well as mids and highs that will make me cry from pure joy. It also must have a VERY wide and accurate sound stage for games. I love to listen to all types of music, I watch all types of movies and when I game, I usually play fps.

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I need some opinions from the audiophiles out there. I have about 400 bucks to spend. I need a pair that has amazing bass as well as mids and highs that will make me cry from pure joy. It also must have a VERY wide and accurate sound stage for games. I love to listen to all types of music, I watch all types of movies and when I game, I usually play fps.

I nominate either the HE400 or the HD650. The HE400 has:

- Really good bass for its price range
- Nice lively mid range
- Fairly accurate trebles

The HD650 has:

- Good mid bass hump (sub-bass is lacking)
- Smooth, dark mid range
- Rolled off, but still separated and detailed trebles
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I need some opinions from the audiophiles out there. I have about 400 bucks to spend. I need a pair that has amazing bass as well as mids and highs that will make me cry from pure joy. It also must have a VERY wide and accurate sound stage for games. I love to listen to all types of music, I watch all types of movies and when I game, I usually play fps.
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I nominate either the HE400 or the HD650. The HE400 has:

- Really good bass for its price range
- Nice lively mid range
- Fairly accurate trebles

The HD650 has:

- Good mid bass hump (sub-bass is lacking)
- Smooth, dark mid range
- Rolled off, but still separated and detailed trebles

OC'ingNoob's suggestions with HE400 is in your price range. Can't comment on them though as I've never sampled them.

The HD650's unless you pick up used tend to run $500. I can confirm what OC'ingNoob said about the HD650's.

I was looking for the same type of headphones you pretty much described. I can pick out and discern gaming sounds coming from left or right, front or back. Someone reloading a gun, running, etc.... I also looked at the AKG- Quincy Jones Q701 which make for probably the best gaming set but musically it's more detailed and much less bass so I had to pass based on preference to bass I was seeking.

Movies they provide a deep THX theater sound experience as it should.

The open set of cans do present a large sound stage. Open sets are less fatiguing on the ears too. I listen to mostly hard rock, metal, classic rock, hip-hop, dance, even some dub-step or trance on occasion.

As for weight, some reviewers have said they could be a bit on the heavy side (somewhere in between) yet I find I can wear them for a few hours easily without feeling them. At first I would agree to what reviewers said but acclimated to the weight easily.

I love the soft cushions, after a long period of time, minimal sweat and gets absorbed. I did not want pleather / leather type cushions and glad they don't have them. My ears fit just right inside them fully covered and do not protrude around the edges or feel stuffed in.

I like the cords left/right ear connectors can plug in or be disconnected out which allow me the ability to switch the cord should the wire be accidentally pulled or bent if something tragic were to happen.

I strongly suggest if you can make it out to retailers to sample sounds before committing IF it's possible. A lot of retailer's don't carry audiophile sets more than they do consumer driven popular brands. Ex Beats by Dre....etc. so it might not be possible.

I added Schitt Modi DAC and Schiit Magni AMP which took them to a whole new level of refinement pushing them very nicely. Hope my take on them helped. Recommend you do your own homework reading reviews and watch some of the more professional You-tubers, (not your average Joe) before you purchase.

Do want to warn you.....once you hear audiophile grade sound from your cans.....your computer speakers (at least mine) sound like garbage in comparison. That's something I still have to figure and expensive to do right. I find I will wear cans now more often than not even if I have no reason to be quite at home. Good luck. smile.gif

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