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03-28-2016, 11:17 AM
#38849 (1)
I was wondering what kind of headphones and stuff you use, because I noticed, while all my music is nicely uncompressed, I don't really own anything to profit from that.
So I was hoping to get inspired by you guys. ^^
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03-28-2016, 12:04 PM
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Currently using a pair of Sennheiser HD598s. While I love them in the mids/highs, I feel that they are extremely lacking in the bass department. So at the moment I am waiting for my pair of Fostex TX-X00 headphones to arrive - hopefully they'll be better ^^

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03-28-2016, 01:25 PM
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Logitech UE6000, bought them for like €50 but sound similar to headphones in the €150-€200 price range (I've compared them to many other headphones at work). If you want a decent pair of cans for a fair price you could always opt for the Audio Technica ATH-M50x:s.
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03-28-2016, 01:30 PM
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I've got a set of Razer Blacksharks for comp cs:go games. It's got a pretty decent mic and nice bass so I can hear footsteps. I've got an old pair of Audio Technicas for listening to music though.

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03-28-2016, 02:16 PM
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I just use the Playstation Gold headset.

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03-28-2016, 05:35 PM
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This is what I use: NVX Audio XPT100

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03-28-2016, 06:27 PM
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I use Sony MDRv6 headphones, they are pretty cheap for studio quality headphones. I don't know if they qualify as audiophile headphones.
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03-28-2016, 06:47 PM
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True Audiophile headphones run, at a minimum, of $600. Mine are in the 'entry level' caregory.

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03-28-2016, 07:15 PM
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Oooh, almost forgot to mention my beloved Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus!

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03-28-2016, 08:51 PM
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Sony MDR-V6's. They're an older design, but provide great quality for the price.

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03-28-2016, 11:34 PM
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For focused listening: NAD D 1050 DAC converter / Sennheiser Momentum 2
For casual listening: Sony XBA-H1 in-ears
For producing: M-Box 3 / Sony MDR 7506
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03-29-2016, 11:51 AM
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(03-28-2016, 11:34 PM)littleboolean Wrote: DAC converter

Digital to Analogue Converter converter

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03-29-2016, 12:28 PM
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(03-29-2016, 11:51 AM)malmon73 Wrote:
(03-28-2016, 11:34 PM)littleboolean Wrote: DAC converter

Digital to Analogue Converter converter

Yeah let me just put my PIN number into this ATM machine so I can buy a DAC converter :^)

On-topic:
I had a pair of Koss PortaPros which I loved for listening to music out and about, since they're open you can hear the world which makes for a safer listening experience while you walk in a busy town. They're good quality considering how dirt cheap they are.

I also used to have a pair of Dunu DN-1000's, which were really amazing sounding IEMs. I loved them, but eventually I left them in the washing machine and it trashed them ;-;
Expensive mistake right there.

I currently use a pair of Apple EarPods, which are perfectly fine, much better than old Apple earphones. While my listening experience is currently nothing special, I still enjoy my music and I'm looking forward to a time when I can invest in a nice speaker setup to have a much more enjoyable home entertainment system.
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03-29-2016, 12:31 PM
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(03-29-2016, 11:51 AM)malmon73 Wrote:
(03-28-2016, 11:34 PM)littleboolean Wrote: DAC converter

Digital to Analogue Converter converter

Just like an ATM machine

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03-29-2016, 01:43 PM
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(03-29-2016, 11:51 AM)malmon73 Wrote:
(03-28-2016, 11:34 PM)littleboolean Wrote: DAC converter

Digital to Analogue Converter converter

HAHAHAAHA For some reason I can never ditch the habit of saying "converter" after saying DAC. People have corrected me for like two years and I'm always like "lol oh yeah".
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03-29-2016, 01:51 PM
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(03-29-2016, 12:28 PM)Azertify Wrote: currently use a pair of Apple EarPods, which are perfectly fine, much better than old Apple earphones.

Apple EarPods are surprisingly very very very nice sounding. Nice range and deep low end response
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03-29-2016, 08:16 PM
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(03-28-2016, 06:47 PM)tn5421 Wrote: True Audiophile headphones run, at a minimum, of $600.  Mine are in the 'entry level' caregory.

The point of diminishing returns is at about $350 though, especially if you have a shitty amplifier.
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03-30-2016, 05:37 AM
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Currently using a pair of DT880 in conjunction with an ODAC and an O2 headphone amp. An absolute godly combo.

(03-29-2016, 08:16 PM)Em. Wrote:
(03-28-2016, 06:47 PM)tn5421 Wrote: True Audiophile headphones run, at a minimum, of $600.  Mine are in the 'entry level' caregory.

The point of diminishing returns is at about $350 though, especially if you have a shitty amplifier.
This is so true. Your ears will be much happier if you spend $350 on headphones and a cheap DAC/AMP combo instead of blowing $600 on a single pair of headphones and using them with a low-quality source.
Besides, different headphones work better with different kinds of genres, so even if you already have a decent setup and want to spend a large sum of money on headphones, it might be better to get two different sounding pairs instead of just one.
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03-30-2016, 06:56 AM
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I have urbeats earphones, I needed earphones in a rush and the closest store was an apple store so I bought them.

They have pretty good quality sound, but I don't think they were worth the $120 I paid for them.

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03-30-2016, 07:05 AM
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(03-30-2016, 06:56 AM)Senpai Wrote: I have urbeats earphones, I needed earphones in a rush and the closest store was an apple store so I bought them.

They have pretty good quality sound, but I don't think they were worth the $120 I paid for them.

$120 in a rush? Never a good idea :P

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03-30-2016, 07:08 AM
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(03-30-2016, 07:05 AM)malmon73 Wrote:
(03-30-2016, 06:56 AM)Senpai Wrote: I have urbeats earphones, I needed earphones in a rush and the closest store was an apple store so I bought them.

They have pretty good quality sound, but I don't think they were worth the $120 I paid for them.

$120 in a rush? Never a good idea :P

ya, i know, but it was when I didn't have to worry about rent or bills and stuff.

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03-30-2016, 07:14 AM
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I personally have Yamaha EPH-100 earphones and Marshall Major II headphone. Both are pretty good imo but they cruelly lack bass. At least I can fix this with a good equalizer.
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05-25-2016, 07:17 PM
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For producing: AKG K77 Perception, TAKSTAR HD2000 (Chinese, but dirt cheap, flat response and on par with any level entry studio monitors, plus gold plugs)

I used to use some Panasonic RPHT-460 which were suprisingly good for their price.

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05-26-2016, 02:08 PM (This post was last modified: 05-26-2016, 02:10 PM by malmon.)
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Guess I may as well post an update

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05-27-2016, 03:08 AM
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2laz2fix eh?

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