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I have to say that for you music tastes, Sennheiser is a bad choice. I have demo'd the 280's, 555s, and 595s. They sound crystal clear, but flat. There is no emotion with them. Which is what they are intended to do. They are designed to be studio monitoring headphones used in music engineering where you need to hear every note accurately and not muddied by bass.

However unless you like mellow music like jazz, classical etc, these aren't the best choice for you.

I did a ton of research when looking to get a new set of cans. I have similar taste in music as you: I love a lot of electronic/techno, r&b, pop, rock and metal. My top two choices were between the Denon AH-D2000 and the Beyerdynamic 770/80 pros. They both have excellent bass, and sound similar in their designed field of expertise (bass). After researching for weeks and reading hundreds of reviews and comparisons I went with the Beyers, as they were better overall for watching movies, gaming, and music with a good deal of bass. I couldn't be happier with my choice, they are worth the pricetag.

I suggest you research these two models, or perhaps go to a local guitar or audio shop to demo a pair (bring your ipod).
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I have to say that for you music tastes, Sennheiser is a bad choice. I have demo'd the 280's, 555s, and 595s. They sound crystal clear, but flat. There is no emotion with them. Which is what they are intended to do. They are designed to be studio monitoring headphones used in music engineering where you need to hear every note accurately and not muddied by bass.

However unless you like mellow music like jazz, classical etc, these aren't the best choice for you.

I did a ton of research when looking to get a new set of cans. I have similar taste in music as you: I love a lot of electronic/techno, r&b, pop, rock and metal. My top two choices were between the Denon AH-D2000 and the Beyerdynamic 770/80 pros. They both have excellent bass, and sound similar in their designed field of expertise (bass). After researching for weeks and reading hundreds of reviews and comparisons I went with the Beyers, as they were better overall for watching movies, gaming, and music with a good deal of bass. I couldn't be happier with my choice, they are worth the pricetag.

I suggest you research these two models, or perhaps go to a local guitar or audio shop to demo a pair (bring your ipod).
The 595's are anything but flat. Those babies have amazing bass. Especially if you use an equalizer correctly. They get even better with an amp, but are awesome even off an amp. At the start I'll agree, but after about 20 hours of burn in those babies pump out some serious bass.
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I have to say that for you music tastes, Sennheiser is a bad choice. I have demo'd the 280's, 555s, and 595s. They sound crystal clear, but flat. There is no emotion with them. Which is what they are intended to do. They are designed to be studio monitoring headphones used in music engineering where you need to hear every note accurately and not muddied by bass.

However unless you like mellow music like jazz, classical etc, these aren't the best choice for you.

I did a ton of research when looking to get a new set of cans. I have similar taste in music as you: I love a lot of electronic/techno, r&b, pop, rock and metal. My top two choices were between the Denon AH-D2000 and the Beyerdynamic 770/80 pros. They both have excellent bass, and sound similar in their designed field of expertise (bass). After researching for weeks and reading hundreds of reviews and comparisons I went with the Beyers, as they were better overall for watching movies, gaming, and music with a good deal of bass. I couldn't be happier with my choice, they are worth the pricetag.

I suggest you research these two models, or perhaps go to a local guitar or audio shop to demo a pair (bring your ipod).
I am afraid that for the most part those models are out of my budget (I could technically get them but would not really want to spend those money on headphones) Although it is interesting that according to you, Sennheiser is a bad choice for my music tastes. And I do not really have a functional ipod at the moment, or a truly local audio/guitar shop (I am probably wrong about this one because I never get out of the house)
Edited by Genkaz92 - 1/13/11 at 11:41pm
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I have to say that for you music tastes, Sennheiser is a bad choice. I have demo'd the 280's, 555s, and 595s. They sound crystal clear, but flat. There is no emotion with them. Which is what they are intended to do. They are designed to be studio monitoring headphones used in music engineering where you need to hear every note accurately and not muddied by bass.

However unless you like mellow music like jazz, classical etc, these aren't the best choice for you.

I did a ton of research when looking to get a new set of cans. I have similar taste in music as you: I love a lot of electronic/techno, r&b, pop, rock and metal. My top two choices were between the Denon AH-D2000 and the Beyerdynamic 770/80 pros. They both have excellent bass, and sound similar in their designed field of expertise (bass). After researching for weeks and reading hundreds of reviews and comparisons I went with the Beyers, as they were better overall for watching movies, gaming, and music with a good deal of bass. I couldn't be happier with my choice, they are worth the pricetag.

I suggest you research these two models, or perhaps go to a local guitar or audio shop to demo a pair (bring your ipod).

I seem to find a flaw in your logic when buying headphones. If he went for headphones that he intended to use with an ipod the beyerdynamic 770 pros would be a terrible choice. The impedance on those headphones is 250 Ω, which is massive for any mainstream pair of headphones, but not for professional ones simply because the output impedance of professional equipment is very high.

An ipod however, has a low low impedance of 32Ω therefore headphones in that range would be far more suitable, otherwise the music frequencies would be way off.

This brings me to the idea that when you were testing your headphones you tried them out on an ipod. This is the worst thing you could have done. If that is how you decided upon a pair, then you never really hesrd what the Beyerdynamics could do.

Subsequently, a flat sound is what is strived for in any pair of headphones. An intended bass is not necessarily a good thing for it changes the song that you're listening to and what you're hearing is not what the artist intended. The reason why Sennheiser is respected for classical music is because that is a genre that requires utmost precision and incredible clarity. The constant objective is to recreate a studio performance of a REAL instrument.

Therefore, perhaps it is not such a good idea to shop for headphones according to the music you listen to, but perhaps what and how you're going to use it with.

Regardless i doubt the Beyers are in his price range, and therefore either choose the Denon 2000 or the HD 595s. You will not be disappointed whether youre listening to on a sound card or an ipod.

I am not saying your headphone choice was bad, just that the reasons for which you chose them were perhaps unfounded or misplaced. Pardon any typos.
Edited by Razultull - 1/14/11 at 12:07am
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I actually did find the ipod recommendation to be somewhat strange, not that it changes the fact of me not having a functional one.
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I would like to clarify a few things:

I would appreciate if we stayed in the non requiring amp selection range (not that think we would find any under 200$ anyway)

I am interested in bass, and generally low frequencies, while hopefully not damaging the clarity. Some pieces are just not the same without a proper low kick.
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I think the question you need to ask yourself, the subsequent answer to which will determine my response, whether you want headphones that ALTER your music in some way, or headphones that give you an ACCURATE detailing of what you're listening to.
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I think the question you need to ask yourself, the subsequent answer to which will determine my response, whether you want headphones that ALTER your music in some way, or headphones that give you an ACCURATE detailing of what you're listening to.
How about we reverse it a little bit, give me your determined responses to both of my possible answers, and I would then determine the response branch from you that I like better.

Here are the two of my possible answers to the question that you recommended me to ask myself:

A: I want the sound to be altered as much as possible to create the optimal environment for games and or specific music genres

B: I want the sound to stay as unaltered as possible in any situation
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