I’m looking to get New headphones but am currently confused. Should I go for an mmx 300 second gen with an amp or a blue Elle stand-alone. Will accept other suggestion. Just want a closed back.
Most important thing to know is your budget. How much can or are you willing to spend? Then some suggestions can be made.
Budget is about 300 (with 150 ish dollar amp) or a stand-alone for about 500 to 550$
What type of music do you listen to? Also are massdrop products available to you?
Warm, bright and dark. Stuff comparable to here comes the sun 2019 mix or even metal and rock at times. I fuss don’t like overly mid sounding and prefer as big as a SS as possible.
Hmmm, I think something like the beyerdynamic dt177x go may appeal to you then, as it would meet what you want for the most part. It’s harder to get good soundstage in a closed back. I also don’t think they need an amp, but could benefit from one later down the line. Build and comfort is great and the removable cable is a plus
Yeah, it can reasonably be driven fine off of a phone, as it was designed to be more portable
Thanks, but how does it fair with a tube.
It doesn’t do the best with a tube compared to other headphones because of its lower impedance, but it depends on the amp tbh
If you wanted tube performance, the ndh20 might be for you but I don’t think that sounds good off of a phone tbh, so you would want an amp
I’m not planning on us a phone. Using on PC.
If you use an amp, the nhd20 would be just fine, but I don’t think it’s as wide as the dt177x go. Both are good headphones are good, I personally prefer the 177x. Also what tube amp are you thinking? You might end up over budget with a tube amp and the ndh 20
Using bravo audio v2. Thx btw decided for the ndh20 (unless anything else is better).
Ah, that’s a hybrid tube amp, so the 177x would actually work fine on that (just as well as the ndh20)
Oh wow, okay that gives you a lot of options.
Creative Aurvana Live $50
Cooler Master MH751/MH752 aka Takstar Pro 82 (same headphone) $85, $75
Sivga 006 $95
AKG K371 $130
Audio-Technica M40x with different replacement pads $150
1More Triple Driver “Over-Ear” $150
Meze 99 Neo or Noir $200
B&O H6 On-Ear $200
Blue Sadie $200
Sony MDR-1AM2 $200
Dekoni Blue (Fostex T50rp MkIII Mod) $200
Blue Mix-Fi $260
Modhouse Argon (Fostex T50rp MkIII Mod) $300
Fostex T60rp (Fostex T50rp MkIII Mod) $300
DT 177x Go $380
Neumann NDH20 $500
So those are some suggestions on price range. With some of these, if you wanted to have 2 different sound types, you could get a couple headphones instead of one expensive pair.
What sound signature do you want? Warm and bassy? Bass and treble (V-Shape)? Treble? Or neutral?Narrow or wide soundstage?
I should also warn you that the ndh20 might come off as mid forward on some amps, so something to be weary of