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how about the dt770's? the isolate quite well.
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Awesome news! Do you think it will be around the Memorial Day holiday weekend again? I might plan a vacation trip to Illinois.
Most likely not, a date has not be selected yet but we were leaning towards sometime in June. Seems like the later it is, the more opportunity for members to make the venture out.
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how about the dt770's? the isolate quite well.
Yeah, but a lot more pricey and I can't find them locally. Even then they're all 250 Ohm versions, no good for MP3 Player + Fiio E5, they would need more juice!

How about the HD 212 Pro's by Sennheiser, anyone got any thoughts on them?
 
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Just go for some ES7's, i know where you can get a legit pair
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Just go for some ES7's, i know where you can get a legit pair
Yeah Yeah, you'd like that wouldn't you!
If they're so good, and you only appear to own open models, why are you selling them?
 
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Hey guys.

After purchasing a fake pair of Audio Technica ATH-ES7's (I got a full refund) I have suddenly been blessed with $92 USD ($120 AUD)

Now I can always add a bit to that (Around or over $100 USD), but does anyone have some suggestions for what to look out for that is extremely similar (Leading to better) in terms of size, style, price and quality?
Or are the ATH-ES7's the best in their class?

I want them for Public Transport so Isolation is a must. (I prefer headphones to IEM's)
I listen to Metal and Electronica, so I want tight deep bass, warm vocals and intricate highs/treble.

I know I've been asking this for the past 2 weeks and I apologize, my process for buying anything is just very long and deeply thought-out. I change my mind constantly until I hone in on the best choice.

I appreciate your help thus far, and hope it continues.
- R34P3R
My advice would be to check out the ultrasone lineup. Their sound isn't for everyone, but the people who like them seem to really like them. I listened to some HFI-780s and while they seemed like phones that would take some getting used to, they also have quite a few redeeming qualities, not least of which being really good, deep bass. They also isolate very well and fold which is great for portability. The 780s are a bit out of your price range at $200 but you could always save up for them or check out some of their other headphones.

Alternatively, Shure is coming out with some full sized, closed phones this summer that sound really good for the money. They, like the ultrasones, isolate really well and are foldable. I heard the 840s at Can Jam and they have a very full, deep bass (for headphones) and I liked their sound a lot. The 840s are $200 but the 440s are supposed to sell for $99 I believe and they are purported to sound really good with the 840 pads. I didn't actually listen to the 440s though and everyone's ears are different so ymmv. I hope that helps .

In other news, my new job is both a gift and a curse. I'm making more money, but I'm hardly ever home which means that I'll more than likely be returning the darkvoice and opting for something a little more portable. I may be selling my senns too as while I was at Can Jam, I preferred the HF-2s and with a limited amount of time to listen, I just can't justify having, what is in my opinion, so many phones.

I was also definitely bitten by the diy bug at Can Jam. There were so many awesome amps/dacs that people built and it's always something I've been fascinated with. Some of my money may go to buying a soldering iron and some decent tools. I'm a total noob at diy though so I've got some reading to do that's for sure.
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I wouldn't mind joining. I just got a pair of HHF-1 phones.


Edited by Dar_T - 6/4/09 at 10:57am
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I wouldn't mind joining. I just got a pair of HF-1 phones.

I think those are the HHF-1's, Headphile's modification to the HF-1's. Nice grab by the way.
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you can count me in
Huh?

Adding these folks to the list:
bobflg (HD555)
BugBash (HD555)
Dar_T (HF-1)
Lunartuna (Alessandro MS-1, HD280)
Mjg1675 (HD555)
prosser13 (HD555)
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My advice would be to check out the ultrasone lineup. Their sound isn't for everyone, but the people who like them seem to really like them. I listened to some HFI-780s and while they seemed like phones that would take some getting used to, they also have quite a few redeeming qualities, not least of which being really good, deep bass. They also isolate very well and fold which is great for portability. The 780s are a bit out of your price range at $200 but you could always save up for them or check out some of their other headphones.

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Wow, thanks for that.
Only problem is as you said; Ultrasones are more expensive, and even more so to get in Australia! Same as Grado and Beyerdynamic.
I'd like to save and spend more but the 'rents (Well, my Mum) keeps harping on how I'm spending too much money, especially recently on headphones.
I figure: It's MY job, MY money, and I still save heaps, so what's the issue?

Anyway...
Just out of interest:
Is anybody selling thinking of selling off any of their headphones that they no longer use, or are looking to upgrade.
Headphones are like speakers, they don't deteriorate like other electronics so I don't mind buying second hand.

A user is selling his ATH-ES7's (White unfortunately) so is anyone else selling/thinking of selling any of theirs?

Oh, and here's what I have so far. Nothing Audiophile except for the ATH-AD700's, but a collection I'm going to start and improve on none the less:

In the image are:
- ATH-AD700 [Headphone, Open, Circumaural]
- ATH-ES7 [Headphone, Closed, Supra-Aural, FAKE]
- ATH-WM5 [Headphones, Closed, Supra-Aural]
- CX-500 G4ME [Canalphone]
- CX-55 [Canalphone]
- Fiio E5 [Portable Amplifier]

Another question I want to ask, why do dedicated Headphone amps work better than receivers? (Such as my Onkyo TX-SR602)
And what is so significant about the use of "Tubes", do they simply function best for sound reproduction/modulation/amplification?
I'd just like to know why people spend 100's-1000's of dollars for Headphone amps. (Or even build their own)
Edited by AUS.R34P3R - 6/4/09 at 10:47am
 
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