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Talk about the stereotypical retro Head-Fi quality radiating here. I have tried all kinds of places for headphone graphs, like Innerfidelity, HeadRoom and Golden Ears, but this is something else. The graphs here seem to most accurately correspond to my listening experience more than all others and I come back and reference this thread often. What a pity the OP hasn't made a follow up epic post with graphs of more of today's headphones. *hint* *hint*
In tip top condition and barely out of the box, this is a deal on an audiophile classic perfect for the most discerning detail lovers here. There is an included receipt as proof of purchase, the item having been obtained at the Southland Michigan Guitar Center on June 25th of this year.   Good luck to all! Please note: For maximum buyer and seller protection, please only use the links below for purchasing. I am the lowest price listing on Amazon, hifihedgehog. I will not...
PM'd! EDIT: Purchased the OP's DT860 on eBay! :D EDIT 2: This OP's headphones are pure aural awesomeness. And, boy, he is an even more awesome eBayer. If anyone here has any doubts, have no fear and take the plunge. I purchased the item the night before and it was shipped the following morning. I received it in no less than two days, just in time for my trip next week. He was kind and prompt in addressing these concerns. Take the dive and grab an awesome pair of...
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Agreed. Let's agree to disagree. Nice to see a level-headed person here. I just shared my opinion just in case anyone tried and felt the same way or just in case anyone was a fence sitter here. (Ears vary, after all!) :)EDIT: Out of curiosity, which flavor of DT990 was it? Personally, I found the Pro version recessed/muffled and sibilant compared to my Premium 600 ohm one which comes across as clearer and more refined.
Bumping this thread to put my two cents in. I agree with this assessment on the T90 one hundred percent. Something about its midrange and treble kept me from warming up to them. Wait, I kind of already let the cat out of the bag. Eek, cold, harsh and threadbare! If you think the DT990's brightness is equivalent to staring right into a beaming MagLite, the T90 is like looking straight at a sparking welding gun under the clear, bright sun of a summer noon. I love my new...
One of those allegedly alien substances that got the CIA on AKG's tail for the longest time until Sennheiser had the gall to release their Cyberman helmet, right?
That sounds like it was the very best orientation it could have fallen. I recall someone saying elsewhere that an AKG representative commented that the headband (presumably the rods) is virtually unbreakable. It must be composed of some synthetic material, like a variety of carbon fiber, that gives it such incredible resilience.
They do to some degree but they will not tame bad recordings in the least. If a recording on a Q701 (or $5000 reference speaker system for that matter) tends to be unbearably thin and scratchy due to over EQ'ing or brickwalled over-compression, it may sound worse on the DT990 Premium 600 ohm. Luckily, my number of such bad recordings accounts for a paltry 10 percent or so of my music library. Even then, reducing the volume works more times than not and I am still more than...
I did the bass mod on my Q701 actually and though it helped to some degree, it somewhat ruined its dynamics in the midrange and it only made the upper treble roll-off all the more noticeable. Again, note that the comparison was between a 250 ohm Pro (not Premium; in ZombieX's excellent comparison, the 250 ohm Pro is noted as the warmest of the DT 990 line and now I can clearly see why) and my current 600 ohm Premium and, to be honest, it was going off my memory. But I feel...
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