Home | Community | Message Board


Out-Grow.com - Mushroom Growing Kits & Supplies
Please support our sponsors.

General Interest >> Music, Art, and Media

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Amazon Shop: Shpongle

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
OfflineBlastrid
e l e m e n t al i t y
 User Gallery

Registered: 01/14/02
Posts: 3,323
Loc: The Desert
Last seen: 9 years, 4 months
UPDATE: received: Best HiFi Cans
    #2255466 - 01/20/04 10:52 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I'm lookin for some great high quality headphones, and I'm willing to spend up to 100 bucks. I'll be mostly using it with my computer, so not for use in like a pro audio studio, but I'd like something similar quality. Wireless isn't a big deal, but I know there's tons of tek like noise cancellers, and built in sub vibrations, etc... dunno what's worth it, and what isn't.

Anyone have any suggestions?


--------------------
Blas'?trid (bl?s tr?d)
    n.  3rd generation derivitave of a combination of 'bastard' and 'blasted'.  Used as both an insult or an expletive.
    ex.  Blastrid!

Stereopattern  <--My music.


Edited by Blastrid (01/23/04 10:52 PM)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinescotsman1
addict
 User Gallery

Registered: 06/24/02
Posts: 820
Loc: guess
Last seen: 3 months, 12 days
Re: Best HiFi Cans? [Re: Blastrid]
    #2255520 - 01/20/04 11:13 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

What HIFI magazine recommend Grado SR60,Grado SR80 and RS1, check them out.
Also Beyer DT231 Galactic, I?ve never heard of Grado but if What Hifi says there
good then there good.
The Grado RS1 might be a bit overbudget. GRADO


--------------------
We're Bought and Sold
For English Gold


Edited by scotsman1 (01/20/04 11:14 AM)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblechunder
marker

Registered: 08/11/02
Posts: 965
Loc: The City
Re: Best HiFi Cans? [Re: Blastrid]
    #2255802 - 01/20/04 12:53 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I have the SR80's, paid 99 bucks for them. One of the best buys I ever made. The sound is crisp and vivid. Once you get used to them everything else, even really good speakers, sounds like shit.

The only problem I have with Grados is that the earpieces aren't very comfortable to wear for long periods of time (2 hours+), but its never really been a big deal. I just adjust the ear pads a bit and they feel fine.


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinedebianlinux
Myconerd - DBK
Male User Gallery

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 12/09/02
Posts: 8,272
Loc: Over There
Last seen: 1 month, 15 days
Re: Best HiFi Cans? [Re: chunder]
    #2255811 - 01/20/04 12:58 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

well, i play around with turntables so that explains my choice, sony v700. very comfortable, great sound. i'm sure you could match the sound for less but the physical design is unbeatable. granted it is designed for DJ use. look in the right places and you can get them for under 1 Cnote.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleinfidelGOD
illusion

Registered: 04/18/02
Posts: 3,040
Loc: there
Re: Best HiFi Cans? [Re: Blastrid]
    #2256293 - 01/20/04 04:06 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I also highly recommend the Grados

check out this site for reviews and comparisons:
http://www.goodcans.com/HeadphoneReviews/

3 things about Grado headphones:

1. they have an open air design which means there will be a lot of sound leakage, so it might not be a good idea to use them in a very noisy environment or in a quiet environment, like in an office where everyone will be able to hear your music. if you want good closed headphones, check out the sennheisers (though they're more expensive and don't sound as good as the Grados)

2. they need a long break-in period. I'd say about 50 hours at mid-high volume. they're going to sound pretty bad out of the box but that's normal, just give it some time.

3. they're not the most comfortable to use, they have seperate wires for each channel, which can be a hassle, and the pads aren't that great. but hey, it's all about the SOUND!


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineBlastrid
e l e m e n t al i t y
 User Gallery

Registered: 01/14/02
Posts: 3,323
Loc: The Desert
Last seen: 9 years, 4 months
Re: Best HiFi Cans? [Re: infidelGOD]
    #2256628 - 01/20/04 05:36 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

sweet. thanks for all the recommendations guys.

Any more?


--------------------
Blas'?trid (bl?s tr?d)
    n.  3rd generation derivitave of a combination of 'bastard' and 'blasted'.  Used as both an insult or an expletive.
    ex.  Blastrid!

Stereopattern  <--My music.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleMiddlemanM

Registered: 07/12/99
Posts: 7,791
Re: Best HiFi Cans? [Re: Blastrid]
    #2256882 - 01/20/04 07:11 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I have auditioned hundreds of different headphones,
and Sennheisers are the highest quality  imo.

The Orpheus Premier are by far the BEST headphones in existence.



* Electrostatic transducer principle
* 1 micrometer diaphragm, gold-plated (vapor technique)
* Electrodes made from special glass
* High end valve (electronic tube) amplifier
* All valve analog signal path
* On-board dedicated bitstream digital to analog converter



ORPHEUS MSRP $14,900.00


the Best open-aire dynamic reference cans are the HD 650s.



* Hand-selected, matched transducers with tight tolerances (+/1 dB)
* Computer-optimized magnet systems for minimizing harmonic and intermodulation distortion
* Extremely lightweight aluminum voice coils ensure accuracy and fast transient response
* Neodymium ferrous magnet systems for high efficiency
* Specially developed acoustic silk provides uniform damping over its entire frequency range and minimizes intermodulation and harmonic distortion
* Extremely natural, spatial sound image
* Balanced, crisp bass and deep bass reproduction
* Specially developed OFC copper cable, Kevlar-reinforced, eliminates handling noise
* Gold-plated ?" jack plug with adaptor lead to 3.5 mm jack plug
* 2-year warranty


HD 650 MSRP 499.95

and the Best closed-ear digital reference cans are the Evolution 2270.
they are the best sounding, most comfortable cans i have ever found for $99.



* Closed, dynamic stereo headphones
* Award-winning BioNetic design offers an ergonomically correct fit for maximum comfort
* Neodymium magnets for powerful dynamics and high sound pressure levels
* DuoFol technology which fuses two diaphragm materials to virtually eliminate standing waves in the capsule
* Impressive, full-bodied, detailed sound reproduction with excellent bass response
* Revolutionary damping element for controlled diaphragm oscillation
* Single-sided, detachable, kevlar-reinforced OFC signal cable
* Fully modular design with replaceable parts for long life
* 2-year warranty

EH2270 MSRP $199.95

these are what i monitor my mixes through @ home.  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineBlastrid
e l e m e n t al i t y
 User Gallery

Registered: 01/14/02
Posts: 3,323
Loc: The Desert
Last seen: 9 years, 4 months
Re: Best HiFi Cans? [Re: Middleman]
    #2256916 - 01/20/04 07:21 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

:grin:

I was waitin for ya SM...

I like those Evolution 2270...

Although I wish I had 15 grand to spend on a pair of headphones  :oogle:


--------------------
Blas'?trid (bl?s tr?d)
    n.  3rd generation derivitave of a combination of 'bastard' and 'blasted'.  Used as both an insult or an expletive.
    ex.  Blastrid!

Stereopattern  <--My music.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleDankman
Headphone Wizard
Male User Gallery

Registered: 06/24/02
Posts: 2,659
Re: Best HiFi Cans? [Re: Blastrid]
    #2258848 - 01/21/04 04:23 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Check out my sig.  It will tell you everything you need to know and more.  I recently picked up a pair of Alessandro ms-1?s for $99 shipped.  Grado teamed up with Alessandro?s high end products to make them.  It is a souped up sr-80 that is closer to the sr-125 for a much lower price.  They are 32 ohms so they are easily powered by a sound card or a portable device.  These cans were everything I had hoped for.  They are crystal clear with plenty of impact and dynamics.  Shpongle never sounded so great! :bong:
Me and my ms-1?s


--------------------
"There was a dirty rainbow coming out of the fucking toilet" - 40 Oz.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblezeta
Stranger

Registered: 05/25/02
Posts: 3,972
Re: Best HiFi Cans? [Re: Blastrid]
    #2258941 - 01/21/04 05:39 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Ya go for Sennheiser.
Grado are just too damn ugly  :crying:


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleMiddlemanM

Registered: 07/12/99
Posts: 7,791
Re: Best HiFi Cans? [Re: Dankman]
    #2260055 - 01/21/04 04:13 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

lol that's a great pic man.
what episode is that from?
musta missed that one...


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineBlastrid
e l e m e n t al i t y
 User Gallery

Registered: 01/14/02
Posts: 3,323
Loc: The Desert
Last seen: 9 years, 4 months
Re: Best HiFi Cans? [Re: Middleman]
    #2260128 - 01/21/04 04:37 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

i think he made it..?

btw, got the Evolutions for $77 incl. shipping from www.procura.com . I'm stoked, thanks!


--------------------
Blas'?trid (bl?s tr?d)
    n.  3rd generation derivitave of a combination of 'bastard' and 'blasted'.  Used as both an insult or an expletive.
    ex.  Blastrid!

Stereopattern  <--My music.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleDankman
Headphone Wizard
Male User Gallery

Registered: 06/24/02
Posts: 2,659
Re: Best HiFi Cans? [Re: Blastrid]
    #2260248 - 01/21/04 05:29 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I made that pic from the south park thread in otd.

Here are some reviews I found.


--------------------
"There was a dirty rainbow coming out of the fucking toilet" - 40 Oz.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineBlastrid
e l e m e n t al i t y
 User Gallery

Registered: 01/14/02
Posts: 3,323
Loc: The Desert
Last seen: 9 years, 4 months
Re: Best HiFi Cans? [Re: Dankman]
    #2266929 - 01/23/04 10:54 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Got em today in the mail: Sennheiser Evolution 2270

Good LORD they are comfy, and sound amazing even at first listen.
Is there any process I need to go thru to break em in? What a great buy, thanks for all the recommendations guys!


--------------------
Blas'?trid (bl?s tr?d)
    n.  3rd generation derivitave of a combination of 'bastard' and 'blasted'.  Used as both an insult or an expletive.
    ex.  Blastrid!

Stereopattern  <--My music.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleDankman
Headphone Wizard
Male User Gallery

Registered: 06/24/02
Posts: 2,659
Re: Best HiFi Cans? [Re: Blastrid]
    #2267003 - 01/23/04 11:35 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Just leave the music on when you aren't listening for a few days. :bong:


--------------------
"There was a dirty rainbow coming out of the fucking toilet" - 40 Oz.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinestefan
work in progress

Registered: 04/11/01
Posts: 8,932
Loc: The Netherlands
Last seen: 3 months, 26 days
Re: Best HiFi Cans? [Re: Blastrid]
    #2901739 - 07/18/04 06:47 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

Blastrid said:
i think he made it..?

btw, got the Evolutions for $77 incl. shipping from www.procura.com . I'm stoked, thanks!




I wanted to order those too, but they don't seem to ship outside the US.
I searched and searched and couldn't find a shop that is as cheap as the one you mentioned and ships to europe (without paying 50$ for shipping :crazy:)

maybe someone here knows where I can order them?


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineBarbi
Plastic Person

Registered: 04/22/02
Posts: 12,976
Last seen: 12 years, 6 months
Re: Best HiFi Cans? [Re: Blastrid]
    #2905351 - 07/19/04 02:11 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

p.s. You dont need to break in speakers or headphones.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Amazon Shop: Shpongle

General Interest >> Music, Art, and Media

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Headphones? Chronic7 609 7 01/21/08 06:21 PM
by TheCow
* your hifi scotsman1 393 1 01/05/05 02:47 PM
by funkymonk
* STEREOPATTERN - new music! ***UPDATED 3/16*** Blastrid 1,162 13 03/19/07 02:28 AM
by Blastrid
* Tool, spirituality and evolution
( 1 2 all )
Triplexiosis 3,444 26 07/02/05 11:29 PM
by mecreateme
* 2 way headphones Sheepish 625 2 08/08/02 08:16 PM
by Sheepish
* Headphones: how loud is too loud?
( 1 2 all )
stefan 1,564 20 05/19/07 07:03 PM
by SampaJasli
* I'm not sure where to ask this.. Headphones Q Red 832 10 09/28/04 05:09 PM
by Locus
* Good headphones? freddurgan 578 7 08/15/05 01:04 PM
by Vvellum

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Middleman, automan, sui, DividedQuantum
1,496 topic views. 0 members, 0 guests and 0 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Shroom Supply
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.053 seconds spending 0.008 seconds on 18 queries.