View Full Version : Headphone Deals?
07-14-2000, 03:28 AM
Hey heihachi, I saw your post and if you don't mind, I have a pair of Sennheiser 570's for sale, they are less than two weeks old. I am selling them because I recently got the HD600s. Email me at [email protected]
if interested. Thanks alot!
07-14-2000, 05:31 AM
Anyone got any suggestions for some BUMPING headphones in the price range of 80-100 dollars. I've seen them go for 500 bucks but I don't know the difference between the 500 dollar ones and the 100 dollar ones.
So are these Good???!!! http://www.mysimon.com/buy/frame.anml?m=184&c=headphones&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.800.com%2Fbannerad.asp%3FType%3DEL%26S%3DHD570%26KeyCode%3D101734
[This message has been edited by Heihachi (edited 07-14-2000).]
07-14-2000, 06:08 AM
Well in general Senheisser and Grado make the best cans. What are you going to do mostly with these though?
07-14-2000, 08:26 AM
I second the Sennheiser/Grados opinion.
All of those are good places to start your search.
Many of the higher end headphones (over $100) will need an external amp if you are using them with a mobile music player, i.e. walkman.
Just an FYI, I ordered a pair of Sennheiser 580's with DSP from Amazon for $195. I had a $40 GC that cut it down to $155. The 580's are regarded as one of the best sets you can buy for the price, even at $200. I'd fork over a bit more, and get the 580's with DSP rather than the 570's. The DSP alone is worth the extra price, it serves as the external amp.
$500 for a headphones?!?! Are they diamond-studded or something?
07-14-2000, 10:18 AM
There is usually no limit on high end audio.
$20,000 for an amp is not unheard of. Super high end speakers can go upwards of $50K.
The headphones you'd get for $500 would be absolutely superb, but not everyone cares for audio perfection. It's all a matter of priorities.
07-14-2000, 10:20 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ugly:
$500 for a headphones?!?! Are they diamond-studded or something?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Yes, what justifies that cost.
07-14-2000, 10:45 AM
I recently ordered a pair of Sennheiser
HD-580 and the DSP-Pro amp from SpiderGear
thru Amazon.com auction for about $175
shipped. The headphones are brand new and
sound great and the velvet cushions are very
comfortable. If you want big and cushy
headphones, then go with Sennheiser.
I've had no problems dealing with SpiderGear,
but some other people had some trouble, as
they are not a major dealer - at least from
my interaction with them thru the web and
FYI, they also sell refurbished products at
a good discount.
You might also want to check ubid.com because
they often have Sennheisers to clear out.
Also, if you want to spend $500 for headphones, make sure you have the appropriate sound source so that you might actually hear the difference (i.e. high-end audiophile expensive stuff...) Please don't plug those into a $100 Sony discman. http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif
07-14-2000, 11:01 AM
I guess there's a bunch of factors to be considered...
<LI> What's your budget?
<LI>Open vs. closed back. Where do you intend to use your headphones? If you don't care about others hearing your tunes, then open phones are the way to go. However, if you're gonna be listening somewhere quiet and can't disturb others, then sealed cans are probably a good idea. Open typically sounds better, but it's not always the best for all situations.
<LI> How are you planning to drive these headphones? Like the others said, many of the higher-end phones can't be driven properly by a CD player - there's just not enough juice there to cope with the impedance. These need an amp, which isn't usually the best sort of thing for portable listening.
<LI> What kind of music do you listen to? A pair of cans that are suited to classical often will fail miserably to keep up with Thrash Metal. http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/biggrin.gif If you listen to a lot of different styles, then you'll probably have to compromise to a certain degree (unless you buy a separate set for different styles...).
Probably the best for portable listening if you don't care about others are the Grado SR-60's. You can pick these up for about $60 or so.
Myself, I'm looking for a pair to use at work from my Discman, so I need a sealed pair. I'm thinking about Beyerdynamics' DT-231's. Oh, and don't worry - mine isn't a $100 Discman. It cost the equivalent of $250, and it sounds real sweet for a portable. http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
07-14-2000, 01:51 PM
If you're an audiophile and you can discern the difference between a $60 pair and a $500 pair, then the cost is justified.
Cost justification for ANY item is purely subjective.
If the question is "what makes them $500?"...well...design time, high end components, and low shipping quantity...and in the case of any Bose product, brand name.
07-14-2000, 06:21 PM
Haha, thats so true daddy-o about bose. I pitty those who waste their hard earned money on inferior Bose products.
07-14-2000, 10:04 PM
Well basically I want to get some headphones for my walkman/discman. So basically for portable audio. I'm sick of my Sony headphones. I want something that sounds crisp and bumps.
07-15-2000, 05:29 AM
I kind of want to be on the safe side when I do this. These are the Sennheiser HD570's. Do you guys know if this is fair? and if it's good for portable audio? I found them for 100 dollars. Not on this site though
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