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Gemini HSR1000 Studio Reference Headphone Reviews

daleb

Slightly lacking in comfort and isolation, but make up for it in sound

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Pros: Bass quality and overall transparency

Cons: Not super comfortable or isolating, and weak vocal reproduction

Gemini HSR-1000s   Isolation: Okay, but not great. They aren't going to block out the world, but they will make it more manageable. I would like to have something much more isolating. 7/10   Comfort: The pad size could be bigger, over a couple of hours they will somewhat hurt my ears.  I can wear them for multiple hours, though. They do not have a death grip. Overall, they are pretty comfortable. If I could find replacement pads that are more isolating and more comfortable, I would buy them in a heartbeat. 8.5/10   Sound: For testing the sound, I used this test file. ...
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theuprising

Literal Giant Killer

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Pros: Great sub-bass, very detailed, good 3d-positioning and separation, comfortable, build quality

Cons: Comfort for some, not a very wide soundstage

I wrote a really long review for these, but the settings on my PC made me give unwarranted criticism towards this headphone. Seriously, for $45-55 on Amazon, these things are a steal. I'm still taken aback by the all-metal build quality of this thing compared to more expensive headphones. Very linear response other than the boosted sub bass. Its bass is outright incredible, not overblown, but it gets the fundamentals really good. You can hear things like the pressure of a viola's bow on the string or the punch of a guitar strum. The mid-bass is not boosted, but these take bass boosts like a champ, its bass is really well done. Its mids are also very present, linear, and detailed.  ...
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Shelvo

Excellent First Purchase

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Pros: open, warm sound; quite balanced

Cons: weird issues with too much bass in the left ear in the first few minutes of use; may just be a nuance of my particular product

The Gemini HSR1000 Studio Reference Headphones are my first foray into high-quality sound. They are quite easy to drive; so far I have tried them using my laptop, a desktop computer with a dedicated Creative sound card, my bookshelf stereo, and a portable music player. All gave equally impressive results, though the portable music player was not able to push the volume as high (but high enough for even those who like their music loud). I initially had an odd problem where they was way too much bass in the left ear during about the first half hour of use, but everything seems to have balanced out now (that, or I've gotten used to it). Having been exposed to the headphone's exaggerated...
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LaPierre

Not bad, solid <100$ headphone.

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Pros: value, build quality, neutral, isolation

Cons: tight fit for my big head

I got these off a friend for 40$, they go new for about 60 - 70$. The driver appears to be of Audio Technica origin and the fact it's 53 mm, which makes my guess a lot more likely. Sound-wise it's a bit artificial but expansive sounding for a closed headphone, changing the pads helps make it sound less artificial. Comfort is alright, they're not as heavy as my T50rp II and are a little heavier than my ATH-M35s and they're kind of large but adjust just enough to fit my head, which is subjectively on the larger side. They're very easy to drive with my Schiit Magni, and I notice when I turn the knob past halfway there's a very large amount of noise so I'm assuming that either these...
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