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Member Since 29 May 2005
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In Topic: Time for some new headphones

27 March 2014 - 03:24 PM

I've looked at a few sennheiser models... Its hard to get a sense of relative audio quality outside of the models listed on headphone.com (with their frequency response charts), but the big thing is that the sennheiser models I've seen don't seem very portable.  They generally seem to lack detachable cables and more importantly they're non-collapsible.  This is the same concern I have with the beyerdynamic models I've read into. 


Does anyone have a specific recommendation within my preferences?

  • Relatively flat audio -- no overwhelming bass and good mids/highs
  • ~$100-$200 price range
  • Over-ear
  • Closed
  • Comfortable
  • Reasonably portable (so they don't get damaged or take up a lot of space in a backpack, for instance)
  • Detachable cables are a plus (for versatility, durability, and portability)


Of what I've seen so far, the Beyerdynamic DT 770 pro 32 Ohm seem really nice, but they're kind of huge and not portable, the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x and M40x have really versatile designs (swiveling, collapsing, detachable cables), but I wonder if the M50x are overkill and they're a bit expensive for what they add, and I can't find any word on the M40x's audio quality (and the impression I get is that Audio-Technica's stock earcups aren't very comfortable, though velvet aftermarket ones are available online)

In Topic: Time for some new headphones

18 March 2014 - 09:11 PM

I'm looking for over-ear not on-ear this time (in the hopes that isolation will be good and comfort would be better).

In Topic: Time for some new headphones

18 March 2014 - 11:26 AM


Beats, at least, does indeed sound pretty bad to me


Yeah, I was turned off to beats when the a beats representative confirmed that they were not an electronics company, but a fashion company. haha. 



I was turned off to beats when *THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP <AAH MY EARS>. cool.png


the DT770s seem nice, though they're expensive, though I'm somewhat disappointed in their apparant lack of versitility... I use my headphones when I travel and such, and those aren't collapseable and have a static cord (the collapseability is a bigger deal to me than the static cord, though detachable cords are cool), though I hear they are phenominally comfortable.

In Topic: Time for some new headphones

18 March 2014 - 12:34 AM

Beats, at least, does indeed sound pretty bad to me.  I'm looking for closed open ear monitors or equivalent.  Something nice and flatish in frequency response, and comfortable.  Kind of lost at this point.  I'm tempted to attempt the M50s/M50xs with velvet earpads, though that feels like a big risk considering the stock M50s seemed uncomfortable (for about 20 minutes of experimentation with a coworker's).  As always, all suggestions/thoughts welcome.  This is interesting in any case.

In Topic: Time for some new headphones

17 March 2014 - 09:01 PM

I checked.  Unfortunately there isn't a Guitar Center for some distance from here.  Good idea, though.