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Old 01-13-2013, 05:41 AM - Thread Starter
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Uses: lossless on ipad and other portables

Needs: Around the impedance range of 20 to 32 ohms, so no amp, short cord or detachable, on ear or not too big over ear, open back ok

Wants: punchy bass without EQ'ing being necessary.

I am currently using some older on ear Bose, i'd like to step up but my main gripe with most HP's is lack of punch in the bass area. I have also the Ultrasones 780 but the sound is boring. Also have a skullcandy that has a built in bass amp, battery powered but its muddy. Cant use an amp and no EQ.
So if anyone can toss me some recomends, i'd appreciate it, thanks
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Take a look at Grado headphones. Much more info available at head-FI.com
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I can only speak about the only pair of good headphones I have ever owned, but my Philips SBC HP910's are amazing. They have very accurate, clean and crisp sound with a really great amount of low bass and mid bass. Never muddy sound out of them during bass heavy music or movies. I use them for really late night movie watching as well when my wife is asleep (living room and bedroom share a wall) and I never feel like I am missing anything from not hearing my HT speakers. They are very lightweight and comfortable enough to wear for hours at a time. They are open back as well so you can hear if your phone rings, etc. Look into them.

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Old 01-13-2013, 10:54 AM - Thread Starter
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ok, Do you know which series would be the non audiophile on those Grados?
How do they compare to the seinheiser 4 series..i read on their site that they extend bass. Is Grado's better?
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take a look at the audio technica ath m50's at soundprofessionals they mod the cable to detach for easy storage. imo best bang for the buck.

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ok, Do you know which series would be the non audiophile on those Grados?
How do they compare to the seinheiser 4 series..i read on their site that they extend bass. Is Grado's better?

What's your budget and what type of music do you typically listen to?
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V-moda m-100 are great headphones. They are punchy good bass. The mids are a bit recessed. They are very comfortable and very potable. Overall a great all around can. The audio technica m-50 are also good but they are a bit bulkier.

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You don't want Grados if you are not satisfied with the bass from the Ultrasone 780s. Grados are not known for being bass heavy phones. I have the Grado SR225i, and they don't have as much bass as my Ultrasone 780s. I also own the ATH-M50s that were mentioned. I would put them close in class to the Ultrasone 780 in terms of amount of bass output (the M50s have a little deeper sub-bass extension), although inferior in overall SQ.

Finally, an Ipad and most other portable devices normally don't have the amplifier power to make the bass output very well at higher volumes. Takes a lot of energy to produce those lower frequencies. You might be expecting something that's just not going to happen for you if you are looking for heavy bass very loud.

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I went with the Skullcandy Crushers. They sound a lot better than my old Skull crushers and bass is much better sounding.

Have you guys ever purchased high end headphone drivers for cheap and put them in some old cheap headphones? I noticed some Sennhieser HD 650 drivers for under $90 a pair. Could save a ton of money. I thought about buying them and replace the Crusher drivers. That way I have the benefit of the amplified tactile transducer with the benefit of higher quality main drivers.

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You don't want Grados if you are not satisfied with the bass from the Ultrasone 780s. Grados are not known for being bass heavy phones. I have the Grado SR225i, and they don't have as much bass as my Ultrasone 780s. I also own the ATH-M50s that were mentioned. I would put them close in class to the Ultrasone 780 in terms of amount of bass output (the M50s have a little deeper sub-bass extension), although inferior in overall SQ.

Finally, an Ipad and most other portable devices normally don't have the amplifier power to make the bass output very well at higher volumes. Takes a lot of energy to produce those lower frequencies. You might be expecting something that's just not going to happen for you if you are looking for heavy bass very loud.
Blue's Mo Fi have a built in amplifier and bass boost. But I didn't want to spend that and got the Crusher's instead. It has a built in tactile transducer that resonates at 60hz and a built in Class D amplifier. They work awesome and holy crap the bass in unreal. I might do what I mentioned above and replace the main drivers with something more high end but really they sound pretty darn good considering. But it would be easy to replace the main drivers, just need to find a higher end 40mm driver at 32ohms. Parts Xpress has some replacement headphone drivers too but no clue how good they are.
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V-Moda +1.
You can try Sennheiser Amperior or HD25 II. Good Punchy Bass. can run with or with out Amp.
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Question Best bluetooth headset for use with Samsung HU8550 TV

I tried the Skullcandy Hesh 2. They suck. Don't like them.

1. Poor range, but can deal with that.

2. Uncomfortable. Too much pressure on the ears. They feel better with left and right reversed.

3. Mushy, non-vibrant sound.

4. No treble-bass adjustment.

They due block external sound well. Prefer crop highs and good mid-ranges. Bass least important. I'd get wireless ones, but it seems too difficult to mute the TV speakers when the earphones are activated, hence bluetooth preferred.
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Looks like you've already found your headphones, but if you ever want to step up from there, the Beyerdynamic DT1350s are relatively inexpensive and have fantastic bass. I used them quite often directly from my iPhone and that's all they need. The bass has great extension and is very punchy, but doesn't become bloated or boomy. Have had mine for almost three years and still love 'em.
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I tried the Skullcandy Hesh 2. They suck. Don't like them.

1. Poor range, but can deal with that.

2. Uncomfortable. Too much pressure on the ears. They feel better with left and right reversed.

3. Mushy, non-vibrant sound.

4. No treble-bass adjustment.

They due block external sound well. Prefer crop highs and good mid-ranges. Bass least important. I'd get wireless ones, but it seems too difficult to mute the TV speakers when the earphones are activated, hence bluetooth preferred.


BUMP. Any strong recommendations for bluetooth headphones, NOT these SkullCandy ?
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BUMP. Any strong recommendations for bluetooth headphones, NOT these SkullCandy ?
Maybe this discussion thread over at Head-Fi would help: http://www.head-fi.org/t/746519/huge...mparisons-here

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Why don't you try Bose® SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® speaker. I'm using this and I just love them.
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I got these for gaming... They are sweet
Gaming Headset Virtual 7.1 USB DAC Headphones Sentey® Symph Gs-4531 Inline Control with Volume Regulation
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I also agree that audio technica ath m50 is a good buy. I wonder, why did you go with the skullcandy crushers?
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I'd say V-Moda's as well. They are a popular choice.
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If you want to upgrade from your Skullcandy Crushers in the future, I would recommend the V-Moda XS. The bass is very tight and punchy, and they are a very comfortable pair of on ear headphones.
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The Yamaha PRO 500 are something else. I hate the fact they are trying to look like beats, but they will best most headphones. Also detachable cable (which can be used on both sides). Plenty of reviews out there if you need more info.

Whats the budget?
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Cool

I just ordered these...

http://www.head-fi.org/t/627587/senn...omentum-review

http://smile.amazon.com/gp/offer-lis...lp_twister_all

Great bass and easy to power.
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I read the title and half of the first paragraph and was thinking to myself the Ultrasone 780 would be a nice fit for your needs, only realize you own them and feel they are boring..I consider them my fun headphones, closed, fantastic detail, highs mids and lows with movies and equally as great with music. I do use my headphones connected to a Fiio E17 which have a lot to do with the sound signature, from your post you are wanting to avoid using an amp. One recommendation I have is buy a portable amp and use it with your ultrasones, you will be able to tap into the full capacity of those cans. A direct source without a proper audio card will not allow the 780's to shine.

I sold off about 15 headphones over the past few years, now have 3, the ultrasones being one of them, my absolute favorite were the HIFIMAN HE400, I also loved the beyerdynamic's. I ultimately settled for a set that was portable, closed and had the best movie/music reproduction as I found myself never really using my headphones at home.

Beyer custom one pro would be worth looking into, its made for portable use.

There are some good options mentioned here but I would recommend asking your question over @ Head-Fi forum. Good Luck
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It totally depends on your listening preferences. If you adore music with the head-thumping, heart-pounding bass thuds then definitely Beats Studio headphone is what you should try once. I bet you gonna love it
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