Headphones for listening only question.

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  1. DARK

    DARK New Member

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    I need headphones for enjoying/listening to varied music but DnB in particular. I have narrowed my choice down to

    - Sony MDR-XB500
    - Sennheiser HD 25-1 II
    - Sennheiser Amperior updated version of the above headphone (hopefully prices will drop to HD 25-II levels)

    Before I lay the money for HD 25-1 II/Amperior would Sony XB500 be good enough for DnB?

    Fank you very much.
     
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    I've just been comparing the specs of the HD25-1 II and the Amperior and there isn't much difference. In fact the HD25 has lower impedance so could even be slightly better. Looks like the Amperior is being targeted at iPhone/iPod users so it depends how much you need the in-line controls.

    The Sony's look pretty good and comfy but apparently their bass levels overpower the other frequencies, so the Sennheiser will give a more balanced and clear sound.
     
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    I have the HD 25s and have never looked back. Best money I have spent.
     
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    Hd25s arent the most comfortable. For mixing id recommend but not just listening
     
  5. DARK

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLvUh9JY-2g

    According to him it is really good. I will wait for his review. Personally I like the all black current version. I will be using it with my ipod and on my PC. I don't mix I just listen to DnB. Sony MDR-XB500 are bloody sold out everywhere so I will just wait few weeks to see what the actual cost of Amperior is when it hits the store in March.
     
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    the Sony ones are fucking shit imo. HD25 mk2's all the way... you won't regret it...
     
  8. DARK

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    HD 25 mk2/Amperior it looks like. I tried the Addidas version as they were available to demo. They sounded sweet but I could not connect my ipod to test them with DnB. My only worry is that the bass might be weak on them?
    My best times have been when I used to listen to DnB at my friend's house. He had huge nightclub speakers and you could feel the bass in your spine.
     
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    music lover here <----