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Discussion in 'Audiophiles: Headphones, Earphones, etc.' started by DarthVader1432, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. DarthVader1432

    DarthVader1432 Banned

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    Well, for a while now I was saving up to buy a macbook pro. I need it for college after my senior year next year due to it's 7 hour battery life, My monster extreme power laptop (asus g50vt a1) is great but it only has 2-3 hour battery.

    But that's next year after senior year. And I decided that mbp prices might have gone down by then and I don't need a mbp right now when I have an awesome laptop already.

    So now I have 600 dollars just sitting there

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    (plus more coming in cause I work)

    I was thinking about buying some headphones
    Here is what I have experienced:

    Skullcandy hesh 60 bucks - great headphone sounds, bass is great, headphones broke after 3 months

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    Now I'm using bose in-ear-headphones
    GREAT sound, but no noise cancellation, I usually use them when I am out and about with my iphone.

    Now I am looking for headphones, AWESOME headphones. not piece of crap break in 3 months headphones.

    I was thinking about:

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    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8913606&type=product&id=1214611180610

    these ones look badass

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    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9432811&type=product&id=1218104521558

    any other suggestions,

    (where is teh chungster)
  2. TDG

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    Inb4Chung

    I'd say go for the second pair, my friend owns them and the sound is just beautiful, and they feel great on your ears.
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    DarthVader1432 Banned

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    how did you change your username?

    haha inb4chung
  4. thechungster

    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    But I'm having a nap D:. I'll reply to this later. Need to wake up properly.
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    DarthVader1432 Banned

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    hahaha

    that's fine I will wait

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    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Mmm lots of money to spend...well first I need to know some few details...
    Circumaural or Supra-Aural?
    What types of music do you listen to?
    Are you willing to spend money on an amp?
    Are you willing to spend all $600 for a setup?
    Will these be headphones for home use, or outdoor use?
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    DarthVader1432 Banned

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    1) what's the difference?
    2) I listen to everything techno/trance/80s music/heavy metal/some hip hop, no country
    3) why an amp? I have an amp for my guitar
    4)probably not but anythingis possible
    5) mainly for home use
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    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Please refer to this and all related stickies in the headphone section.
    I'm just going to move this into the right section as well..

    1) Circumaural (Around ear) Supra-Aural (On ear)
    2) That isn't everything by the way. There's also classical and Jazz.
    3) [Refer to sticky]
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    DarthVader1432 Banned

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    I want circumaural
    well I listen to basically everything, those are just the main things I listen too
  10. thechungster

    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    So I can imagine you like a lot of bass with your previous headphones right? Right from what I've read, AKG's aren't for you. They are more neutral than bassy. When I read your criteria, I instantly think "Denon" Denon's are very bassy, maybe a bit too much for my liking. There are 2 models that suit your budget. The Denon AH-D2000 and the AH-D5000. Same drivers, but the D5K has a slightly better cable and a wood housing instead of plastic.
    I was thinking of getting the Denon AH-D2000 with a cheap ish DAC/Amp. I was thinking the HiFiMan EF2 tube amp.

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