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Is there a variant with both leather headband and gold plug? My K400s have both, and the cord is pretty thin (if I remember correctly, the K701's cable is thicker). I wonder if it's from the middle batch between EPs and LPs.
Up for sale is my Lenovo Ideapad Z585 laptop.   Bought new about 8 months ago, used sparingly at home but shortly after, I made a full transition to Mac OS so it just sat in storage.   Laptop is in very good condition, no surface scratches/dings (any marks seen in photos are fingerprints), functions as new.   - 6GB RAM (upgradable to 8GB) - 750 GB HDD - AMD A10 Processor (Quad-core) - AMD Radeon HD 7660G - Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - Graphite...
Is anyone familiar with the Pioneer SA-3000 integrated amp? It looks neat and seems to fit my need, e.g driving small, pretty efficient bookshelf speakers and if possible using as an alternative headphone amp. All I can find is that it puts out around 40wpc and was from Pioneer's early 1980s mini system. I would appreciate any input :)
  I tried the DT1350 briefly. They sounded great but I still prefer Amperior over them. DT1350 bass lacks body compared to that of Amperior. The treble was slightly better on DT1350. I have not tried the T50P but few people like them more than the DT1350 due to spiky treble and honky mids. The two Beyers seem to have the same comfort problem for long listening session as the Amperior.
I have not heard any of the older Denon like AH-D750 but I used to have the Denon D2000. I find the bass on them is the same type of bass on the ATH W1000X and ESW9, lush and deep but may be a little loose at times. Treble extension on D2000 is better than EWS9, may be on par or better than W1000X. I don't like the mids on the D2000 though, it's pretty recessed and somehow the overall sound sig feels a bit hollow. I'm not familiar with ADS speakers so can't comment on...
  1. Headphones reference is very subjective. There are a a few gears that other people rave about that I never really get (one of those is the Objective 2 amp), but that's just my opinion and you have to really try to know for yourself :) I totally understand when you mention you'd rather do it right in the first place cause playing around is time/money consuming. One thing I don't like about A900X is that the wing system doesn't fit well on my head (and small heads in...
I used to own the Amperior not long ago and currently have the ESW9 so I'll try and give a brief comparison between Amperior and ESW9:   Neutrality: both are colored in presentation, not neutral headphones. Overall, the ESW9 feels warmer (more body in the mid-to-lower spectrum) and more laid-back. Bass: Amperior bass is quicker, livelier with tighter midbass, little decay, very suitable for electronic music (they're an updated version of the HD25 after all),...
I have seen lots of cans with 40mm driver that are completely around-ear whereas 50mm driver earcups may be smaller (think about Ultrasone Pro 900 vs their HFI580 model, Pro900 drivers are 40mm and HFI580's are 50mm but the Pro900 are sure more comfy and have better bass). Generally bigger drivers come with bigger earcups and better soundstage but that's not always the case. AFAIK AKG have all their newer models made in China now and Sennheiser does not have closed-backs...
I don't think the driver size has anything to do with comfort, it is pretty much the design and the cushioning materials that matter. As others have mentioned, the Ultrasone is great for the types of music you listen to but finding those made in Germany can be a problem. Have you looked into the Maddog headphones? They seem to have very satisfying bass quantity and quality although I suspect they might be a little slow for electronic music. Fostex T50RP (pre-tuned...
The Beyers often require hefty amping to show their true potential. Did you amp them properly when you audition them? I don't have any experience with Beyerdynamic headphones but according to most people, they certainly don't lack bass or clarity (at least for the DT880, which is often consider a detail monster). I believe the early Ultrasone Pro 750s used to be made in EU but I don't know if you can find those now, no way to know before buying. And I'm pretty sure EWS9s...
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