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whalen5896
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Mar 7, 2016
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I'm looking for a nice pair of headphones but only really listen to music on my laptop or iPhone. Are these overkill?
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LeechFilcher
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whalen5896
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any recommendations on here then? I mostly use a pair of sennheiser sport earbuds. Would these AKG headphones require an external amp?
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RyuTakeru
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If u wanna crank up the bass then yes, coarse a dac is always recommended for high end headphones
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RyuTakeru
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in a short word Yes, in a long set of words, Holy Balls Yes, but common man just look at all those beats posses u can laugh at now:)
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Watching
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They will still work without but if you are interested in the experience that they are ment for get an amp or dac/amp.
Mar 7, 2016
Observer1000
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Mar 8, 2016
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Yes, I think that these might be "overkill" for your needs. However, I think that you should get them, if just for the pride of ownership. If you can afford them, buy them. It will be money will spent.
Also, I came across an outstanding set of headphones to use with my iPad, computer and iTouch and they only cost ($16) with free shipping. I know, sounds too good to be true. They are the Monoprice 8323 headphones. http://www.monoprice.com/Product?p_id=8323
These phones sound just awesome with anything. If you do get them, invest the extra ($5.52) for the memory foam replacement ear pads. Tyll at Innerfidelity.com has these headphones on his "Wall of Fame", along side phones that cost ($300) a set and more.. These phones also come with a long and a short cable (for your phone etc.)
http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/innerfidelitys-wall-fame-full-size-sealed#XdIMLJSl2HXiaT4u.97 (They are the 8th set of phones pictured down from the top) Check out the youtube reviews on these headphones.
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Peace
Mar 8, 2016
LeechFilcher
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an external amp is imo a good option, I would prefer some low OHM headphones or earbuds. these can't deliver their full power on the 16 ohms of your IPhone, yet you could use them with a amp on your computer, if you need any recomondation on them just ask. There are a lot of helpful people here. If you are looking to buy these to enjoy some music on YouTube, I wouldn't recommend them either, use high bitrate audio, especially for these. I would recommend an amp from Shiit Audio. A bit pricy but thats how audio equipment works sadly. If you want a cheaper one you can go with a Focusrite Scarlett Solo. Hopefully that helped :)
Mar 8, 2016
aroney
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I have a pair of the Monoprice phones too. Decent headphones...for the the price.
Soundwise, and comfort-wise, the AKG's (and my RBH-HP-2's) blow them out of the water though.
They should - they cost 200 bucks. I never use the mono's anymore, gave 'em to my kids.
Mar 8, 2016
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