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I was actually not aware of the fact that technicas had such a reputation in terms of some sound aspects.



Denons are clearly out of my budget, nor do I really actually need them considering the purposes that they were created for.

i did not imply the audio technicas were sub standard, my point is that they are designed for ipods and mp3 players such that their frequency matches that of a small power output.
The senns are placed in the middle with around 50 ohms and the 595s have a revised magnet angle that does indeed lend an advantage over the 555s. The 555s are a great pair too.

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no problem, once again, sorry for misunderstanding.

In this case techica models are back on the list.
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For what you are looking for, the AD700s are going to be you best choice. I have spent a lot of time at Guitar Center testing out cans. In no way am I a pro, but I do have picky ears as a musician. This is what I have found on some of the headphones mentioned as compared to the AD700s. For overall listening quality for all types of music, including bass heavy music, the DT770s top my list. They offer 3 impedence models so you have a good choice for your setup. They have a clear soundstage, almost as good as the 700s, but the lows really come through. They have a tight fit, and are closed, so might not be too comfortable for extended use. The 35ohm model does do well for ipods and phones. Second are the Dennon 1000/2000. They are a little warmer sound than the DT770s, and would suite those that like the rich full sound of analog. Great for DAC lovers, and a tube amp. I actually was not impressed with the 555/595. Not to say they were bad, they were actually quite nice. But as an AD700 user, I was expecting something more, and was a little let down. It seemed to me that the AD700 was a little more rounded in response, while keeping a true unflawed sound reproduction. They are just a little heavier and fit somewhat snuggly on your head. Some like this, some dont. It didnt bother me to much. Now, for those of you wanting a more portable version to hook to your iPod, MP3 or phone, but still want the same quality for your computer, I have found a little jewel. At least IMO, the Grado SR60 offers almost the same quality as the AD700/555 in a more compact package. You wont be let down by these little cans. Now for all you Senn lovers, there was one pair that made me take note, the 600s. Now you will need a budget for these not only for the cans, but they must have quality input to appreciate them. But, for those that can, these are eargasm quality headphones, and they just kind of melt onto your head. Following a close second are the Denon D5000s. A little heavier, but wow. Listening to Tchaikovsky's 1812, they dance on your head and you feel like you are right next to the cannon.
With all that said, and if you are still awake, IMO opinion, your first choice would be the AD700s for value and quality, second the 555/595, then the SR60 if you would like something a little more portable. Now I did mod my 700s to get a little more out of them (even had the guys at Guitar Center interested), but I am working on another thread for that.
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For what you are looking for, the AD700s are going to be you best choice. I have spent a lot of time at Guitar Center testing out cans. In no way am I a pro, but I do have picky ears as a musician. This is what I have found on some of the headphones mentioned as compared to the AD700s. For overall listening quality for all types of music, including bass heavy music, the DT770s top my list. They offer 3 impedence models so you have a good choice for your setup. They have a clear soundstage, almost as good as the 700s, but the lows really come through. They have a tight fit, and are closed, so might not be too comfortable for extended use. The 35ohm model does do well for ipods and phones. Second are the Dennon 1000/2000. They are a little warmer sound than the DT770s, and would suite those that like the rich full sound of analog. Great for DAC lovers, and a tube amp. I actually was not impressed with the 555/595. Not to say they were bad, they were actually quite nice. But as an AD700 user, I was expecting something more, and was a little let down. It seemed to me that the AD700 was a little more rounded in response, while keeping a true unflawed sound reproduction. They are just a little heavier and fit somewhat snuggly on your head. Some like this, some dont. It didnt bother me to much. Now, for those of you wanting a more portable version to hook to your iPod, MP3 or phone, but still want the same quality for your computer, I have found a little jewel. At least IMO, the Grado SR60 offers almost the same quality as the AD700/555 in a more compact package. You wont be let down by these little cans. Now for all you Senn lovers, there was one pair that made me take note, the 600s. Now you will need a budget for these not only for the cans, but they must have quality input to appreciate them. But, for those that can, these are eargasm quality headphones, and they just kind of melt onto your head. Following a close second are the Denon D5000s. A little heavier, but wow. Listening to Tchaikovsky's 1812, they dance on your head and you feel like you are right next to the cannon.
With all that said, and if you are still awake, IMO opinion, your first choice would be the AD700s for value and quality, second the 555/595, then the SR60 if you would like something a little more portable. Now I did mod my 700s to get a little more out of them (even had the guys at Guitar Center interested), but I am working on another thread for that.
uhm, what did you try out these headphones on?
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uhm, what did you try out these headphones on?

A mix of things they had at Guitar Center. From a direct output from an iPhone and computer, to various amps and mixers they have in their studio. Most of which are far out my price range. Basically, professional studio equipment including one Woo Audio tube amp.
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A mix of things they had at Guitar Center. From a direct output from an iPhone and computer, to various amps and mixers they have in their studio. Most of which are far out my price range. Basically, professional studio equipment including one Woo Audio tube amp.
Fair enough....i hoped you were not one of those who try out expensive headphones on an ipod...
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Fair enough....i hoped you were not one of those who try out expensive headphones on an ipod...
LOL, yea I did. Nothing like hearing first hand what all the different inputs make. It was amazing to hear how the Denon 5000s came alive on the Woo amp.
Edited by ericld - 1/14/11 at 7:24am
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LOL, yea I did. Nothing like hearing first hand what all the different inputs make. It was amazing to hear how the Denon 5000s came alive on the Woo amp.
Yea its quite remarkable how headphones can jump alive with the correct equipment.



inb4 someone recommends Dr.Dre's
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Thank you for the detailed replies everyone, so far my top choice would certainly be the AD700 as a relation of actual value to the amount of finances.

Therefore, unless someone pops up and says something that would make stop dead in my tracks and provide a strong argument to get a different model, I am probably staying with those technicas.
Edited by Genkaz92 - 1/14/11 at 10:58am
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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.
This entire post is false due to the fact that the DT770/80 PROs are 80 ohms, not 250. There are many different impedance models of the 770s (30, 80, 250, 600). Even if they were 250 ohms, and I enjoyed them on an ipod more than the Sennheisers, they would sound even better properly driven with an amp. They have a newer version of the pros with an even lower 30 ohm impedance if you wanted. Also, the Denon and Beyers are both $200, sometimes you can find slightly cheaper on Ebay or different Amazon sellers.

I bought mine from http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com...nes?sku=272025 because they offer a 45 day satisfaction guarantee with full refund. Nearly every other place you will look does not. This was very important to me because I wanted to make sure that I would enjoy these cans.
Edited by Backfat - 1/14/11 at 11:14am
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