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headphones question #2958376

sohaness

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I’m looking at getting a new pair of headphones, and want to see what you guys would recommend...

I want something that wont leak sound because I’m gonna be using these at work, and I like to listen to my music kind of loud. Also, they will mainly be connected to my computer, but I will also be using them with my minidisc player, so I don’t want something that requires some sort of headphone amp.

One last thing, I need to get them online, preferably from a U.S vendor because im in a half bit town in Oregon…

Oh yeah, in terms of price, im willing to pay that little extra if it means quality!

Thanks!
steve.
 
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by sohaness:
I’m looking at getting a new pair of headphones, and want to see what you guys would recommend...

I want something that wont leak sound because I’m gonna be using these at work, and I like to listen to my music kind of loud. Also, they will mainly be connected to my computer, but I will also be using them with my minidisc player, so I don’t want something that requires some sort of headphone amp.

One last thing, I need to get them online, preferably from a U.S vendor because im in a half bit town in Oregon…

Oh yeah, in terms of price, im willing to pay that little extra if it means quality!

Thanks!
steve.
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If yo're only using them in your computer and minidisc, I'd say go with Sony Mdr-500v's. They cost about a hundred canadian. and they're more than loud enough for that kind of use.
 

noahmintz

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by ~dazed~:

If yo're only using them in your computer and minidisc, I'd say go with Sony Mdr-500v's. They cost about a hundred canadian. and they're more than loud enough for that kind of use.
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Agreed ... those are definately some nice headphones

stu
 
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by sohaness:
how's the bass response with those puppies?
and what about sound leakage?

steve.
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for $100 they're great headphones.
trust
 
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Viceroy

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You will never get one straight reply asking this question. I suggest that you go to a store that lets you try them on. Pick the one's that feel the best. Hopefully that store will let you listen to something on them as well...

Peace,
Steve
 

Bass-Invader

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for 130 you can get the mdr 7505s
they are pretty good too, solid true sound. not the loudest of the bunch, but the sound is clear and not augmented in any way by the cups.
 

sohaness

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so i've been reading reviews of the sony v500's and they dont sound too good...the v600's on the other hand have better reviews, so i'm wondering, if i should pick up the 600's instead.

are the 600's suitable for portable cd/md players?

steve.
 

Special K

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ughhhhhh i HAD the sony 500's
i hated them the earcup thingy would always pop out of place! When I had them i thought the sound was ok on them, but compared to the 700's which I have now they SUCK! If you have a little more money to spend go for the 700's.
Pricier but waaaaaaay better!
I love mine to death!
 
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sohaness

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i've read that the 700's are not really that good for use on portables...they are more suited for dj's. hence the 'DJ' letters in the model number. im willing to spend the extra for the 700's if they will be good on my minidisc player and my computer...what do you think?

and unfortunately, i cant make it to a store to try on the different headphones. i dont think this town has an electronics store, let alone one that would carry the 700's or 600's...

steve.
 

sohaness

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btw, SpecialK, are you in Vancouver? or am i thinking of someone else. i'm in Oregon, and coming up to vancouver next weekend for the leaf game, msg me on icq 296585.

if this is the wrong person, then woops...

steve.
 

Gibbon

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Well a few points:

a) In the grand scheme of the headphone world, all the sony ones suck. I own the 500s and I know damn well there's far far better headphones out there. My gfs akg phones sound vastly better for about the same price.. but I would've never known except we literally tried 200 pairs of headphones in a store in Tokyo and she picked out the ones that sounded best to *her ears*.

b) The sony 500s, 700s etc are designed for djing.. meaning they can handle high power output without damage.. something like 3 watts for the 700s. That's a ridiculous volume.. it would blow your head off. At the same time, it means they can't be drive by a weak single very well.. ie. from a minidisc player. I tried and was disappointed. Even at full volume the signal isn't particular strong. You could always make a portable headphone amp or buy one but that gets a little more complicated.

Better to find ones designed to work with portables, or ones sensitive enough to do so. I'm kinda tired right now so I can't think of any offhand. Check out headwize.com, they have lots of info on that stuff.

Peter
 
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