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And I thought the Momentum sounded pretty decent, but now I'm wondering if it would be horribly muddy given how anemic the AKG sounds there.   The M4U 2 on display still has one side shorted out a month or so after my last visit, so obviously great attention to detail there.
Wow, I just came back from going to Best Buy over my lunch break. They have the K545 now, and through their system it sounded awful. Completely devoid of bass. If I had heard that first, I probably wouldn't have bought mine! It makes me wonder now if my judgments of any of the other headphones there are correct...
As I stated earlier, I prefer the HD5500 to the UE6000 as well. I find it to have better bass and it is clearer as well, though the HD5500 is definitely bass-heavy.   Personally I'm struggling with whether to keep the HD5500, because my AKG K545 gets most of my playing time. There are some songs that work better on the 5500 for sure, but mostly I'm liking the AKG (not a bad thing for the Takstar since it is less than half as expensive). I'm considering selling the...
Over-ear-ish. The HD5500 didn't completely encompass my ears, but close. The pads are comfy too, but I just swapped my Shure 840 pads on them, which are a bit larger and truly over-ears for me.
It would be interesting to see how these compare to the IM70's.
I really don't think there's strong correlation between cost and sound quality when you get over $200. The B&W P7 are $400, and I definitely prefer the K545 to them.
I wonder if the IM50 or IM70 are a big step up from the Gratitudes. That would be the only real reason for me to order a set.
 Interesting. I have some credit that's going to expire in a week at CDJ, and I'm tempted to order one of these, or even the IM70. I'm a little wary based on the highs being too laid back on the IM50. How do you think they do with female vocals? Or is it just too early to tell? With the S500 I'm more wary based on comfort, since the ES700's didn't work for me at all.
This is just a measurement with a ruler, but looks to be roughly 2-3/16" (56mm) on the inside. They're laying right here on my desk because they were a tad too small for my ears!
I sold my S500 a while ago, but they were my most used headphones for a long time. I didn't find the trebles too harsh, but they weren't very comfortable and the soundstage was very small.   Going off memory I'd say the HD5500 are better in those respects, comfort and soundstage (which still isn't huge, being a closed can, but better), but I'm not sure they have quite as much detail. Maybe that's the missing extra treble that you didn't like on the S500. It's hard to be...
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