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Sennheiser HD 800 S

My favorite headphones to date

A review on: Sennheiser HD 800 S
Kon Peki

Pros: Clarity, detail, soundstage, imaging

Cons: A little bass shy, slightly recessed upper mids

I've only had these headphones for a few days, so these can be considered preliminary impressions.   Using Spotify Extreme with Equalify plugin -> Schiit Bifrost Multibit -> Violectric V200 -> HD800 S   Build quality seems as good as I would expect from Sennheiser for the price.  Comfort is very good, though the fit isn't quite as good as HD600.   I'd...
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MrSpeakers Alpha Dog: A reference class Dog
MrSpeakers Alpha Dog: A reference class Dog

MrSpeakers Alpha Dog (T50RP Mod)

Pros: Truly neutral and color-free response; sublime comfort; tuning options; accessories

Cons: Stock cable; weight; discontinued

Best open back under 150$!! you wont go wrong....
Best open back under 150$!! you wont go wrong....

Philips SHP9500

Pros: cheap, open back, clarity, excellent overall sound quality, 3.5mm detachable cable, moderate build, comfortable for long listening

Cons: non removable ear pads, sweat magnet, less clamp force so that it might fall if you shake your head rapidly.

Audio-Technica's spiritual successor to the Grado HP1000
Audio-Technica's spiritual successor to the Grado HP1000

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Sennheiser HD 650 Headphones

Sennheiser HD 650 Headphones

“The praise that has been heaped upon the Sennheiser HD650 headphone is something that probably every headphone OEM envies. The HD-650 is nearly a decade old and yet is still viewed by many as a top tier dynamic, worthy flagship, and is the benchmark that many measure price to performance ratio against.   I personally was cruising along quite happy with my set up… Running almost...” --The Fed

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Sennheiser HD 600

Sennheiser HD 600

“Let me just say one thing up front: if you have any complaints about the speed or the bass extension of these headphones, you need a better headphone amp. /endofdiscussion The HD600s will take the best in source material and amplification, and give you the best sound in return. It's not coincidental that these cans are held up as the reference's reference: more than any other headphone I can...” --rjm003

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Sennheiser HD 800 Headphones

Sennheiser HD 800 Headphones

“ REVIEW: Sennheiser HD 800Overview Reviewing a statement product is tough – especially one that was as highly anticipated as the HD800. There is already a huge buzz on head-fi about them, and many have already declared them the best dynamic headphone on the market. But most of these proclamations have been from owners, One potential difference between my listening to the HD800 and other...” --Skylab

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Audio-Technica ATH-M50S

Audio-Technica ATH-M50S

“ This is a review by a person, with little headphone experience.  The best headphones I have had before these would have to be the v-moda bass freq. I've had the skullcandy crushers, and some other of $20 or less phones.  This is probably a review for those who are on this forum and are noobs, since their ears are probably not as developed and won't appreciate the gifts of a $500 pair of...” --andtobis

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Audeze LCD2 Planar Magnetic Headphones

Audeze LCD2 Planar Magnetic Headphones

“   Caveat  I am an unabashed fan of orthodynamic headphones. Have been a dedicated orthohead for over two years now. All thanks to dBel84 for introducing me to some home made SFI driver based headphones at a meet. The Orthodynamic thread soon became a sanctuary and the folks who take part in the thread very close friends. We are dedicated group who share a passion for planar driven...” --sachu

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Sennheiser HD 598

Sennheiser HD 598

“Note: This is my first audiophile headphones so i can't compare them to any other headphones out there for the same price.   These headphones are well designed, fit your head perfectly and are extremely lightweight. They are made out of plastic but they don't look cheap. They are very solid in my opinion. You can wear these for a long session and never worry about them. This is the...” --revanxp

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Sennheiser MOMENTUM

Sennheiser MOMENTUM

“I will get my bias out of the way first: I really enjoy the sound of many Sennheisers, and in my opinion the Momentum Full Size is the best sounding portable I have tried, and the best all-round sounding consumer-targeted portable headphone on the market.    Appearance-wise the Momentum is, as I mentioned, an exquisite feeling headphone. It reminds me of that modernist British...” --bpandbass

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beyerdynamic Tesla T1

beyerdynamic Tesla T1

“Please forgive my english. It's not my native language and the text below is translated frome the french Original feedback here           Introduction   It's really hard to give up his own tastes in any objective consideration when headphones are tested. Much of the feedback made by enthusiasts on the web related implys that the author likes enough the...” --Sorrodje

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Superlux HD-668 B

Superlux HD-668 B

“ I won´t repeat what everyone else wrote before - because it´s true. I´ve listened to a Beyerdynamic DT990 once and while I love my Sennheiser HD-600 a different cup of tea would be nice sometimes. But then, Beyerdynamic headphones are a bit too expensive for the sole reason of being able to listen to "another flavour". Thank God there is Superlux. You´ll get so much material for your money....” --Marlene

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Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro-80 Closed Studio Headphones

Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro-80 Closed Studio Headphones

“ Directly compared: Sony MDR-7509HD (my last headphones) Sure SRH840 Sennheiser HD380 Pro Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro-80 Beyerdynamic DT880 Pro - Show quoted text -   Tonal accuracy is very good. I am using as a reference my home theater with Sunfire XT ribbon hybrids and Bag End professional mastering subwoofers. The all important mid-high region is spot on. Bass is...” --sbradley02

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