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Why bother, currawong will just delete my post(s) if I do anyways. OT:  1: Pioneer Monitor 10-II: Maybe a little slow, but otherwise glorious. Razor flat, huge staging, excellent extension in both directions, very good detail and separation, and extremely comfortable. Best monitor I've ever used and probably the best monitor period. 2: Pioneer SE-500: I FINALLY realized why I like these so much. They aren't quite as clean as the 10-II and they lack a bit of bass extension...
God, this is a tough one. Sennheisers are overly diffuse and warm sounding, Grados are weaponized distortion cannons, Audio-Technicas are nasally and shrill, Sonys are either shrill or super farty, Beyers are hissy up top... Idk, I'd say it's a tie between Audio Technica and Grado. Grado for the lack of cleanliness, Audio-Technica for the ear bleeding. Try again. The Qs have plenty of bass, its just a lot cleaner (or as audiophiles like to call it, more "ethereal") than...
Give Koss a call. They kept all of the presses for their pads and the equipment hasn't changed at all so they'll just make a pair for you and send them your way.   I know this is a bit late, but I figured you'd still like to know.   Cheers.
Uh, actually, any sample rate higher than 44.1 kHz is strictly worse because it allows supersonic (inaudible) frequencies to exist, which then intermodulate with frequencies we can hear, causing (audible) distortion. Furthermore, bitrate is dependent on the encoder and has almost nothing to do with the source itself, and every iDevice I know of can handle uncompressed WAV @ 44.1/16 (1411 kbps) just fine. So yeah, I don't see how you could possibly be losing anything...
Yeah no.
Only if its mint condition. 
Egh. Bump.
Yeah, what I hear from the 10-II is definitely not a frown/midcentric FR, its almost a completely flat line from sub bass to high treble, though the upper mids occasionally sound a bit uneven (not rough though, still smooth as butter) and the bass only has weight when the track has <25Hz content so it'll probably sound bright to most.  This isn't out of a "reference-grade" amp though so I expect the FR issues will vanish when I feed it a good source (like the O2/ODAC...
Hm, I have noticed that the 10-II sometimes lacks impact, but that's source-dependent so I don't think it's what you're describing about the SE-450 when you say "flat". I've never even desired to take an EQ to the 10-II either; these things just do everything, the treble is downright glorious, the mids are smooth as butter, and the bass hits HARD when it's in the track (and as mentioned earlier, not at all when it's not). And yeah, Pioneers monitor drivers have absurd max...
TOTL dynamic model in 1977 that verbose and specific enough for you
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