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post #1231 of 4369
Correction:
2. C542-->DiMarzio cable-->Tomahawk
post #1232 of 4369
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Originally Posted by SACD-Man View Post
Stax Omega (on order and I will assume)
AKG 701's
UE 11pros
UE 10pros
Stax SR-5NB Gold
SE530
Grado RS-2 (not a huge fan)
other garbage
Original Omega or SR-007?
post #1233 of 4369
1. HD580 AND AD700
2. ER6i
3. KSC75
post #1234 of 4369
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Originally Posted by Faust2D View Post
I just realized this. All of your headphones have amazing soundstage. Way to go!
thats why i use the PMB 85 more than the rest, because it has the largest soundstage ever; the sigmas are should be ashamed!!
post #1235 of 4369
After listening to the AT-706 this evening, I'd rank it like this
  1. SR-Gamma
  2. SR-5 and Fostex T-30 modded
  3. Yamaha HP-1 modded
  4. QP85
  5. Fostex T-40 modded
  6. Signet TK44 electret, Audio Technica AT-706
  7. Magnavox 1A9217
  8. AKG K400
  9. Audio Technica ATH-2 modded
  10. DT880

The adapter for the 706 is at work, but it's terminated with a TRS plug so I've been listening out of my NAD's headphone jack. It requires the volume knob at 2 o'clock. The loudest I can play any other headphone is 8 o'clock. Gives me some idea about how hard the K340 is to drive. I'll have to bring home the adapter box to hear if sounds better run off of the speaker outs.
post #1236 of 4369
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Originally Posted by scompton View Post
After listening to the AT-706 this evening, I'd rank it like this
  1. SR-Gamma
  2. SR-5 and Fostex T-30 modded
  3. Yamaha HP-1 modded
  4. QP85
  5. Fostex T-40 modded
  6. Signet TK44 electret, Audio Technica AT-706
  7. Magnavox 1A9217
  8. AKG K400
  9. Audio Technica ATH-2 modded
  10. DT880

The adapter for the 706 is at work, but it's terminated with a TRS plug so I've been listening out of my NAD's headphone jack. It requires the volume knob at 2 o'clock. The loudest I can play any other headphone is 8 o'clock. Gives me some idea about how hard the K340 is to drive. I'll have to bring home the adapter box to hear if sounds better run off of the speaker outs.
Since I just got DT880 (06?) I am surprised you ranked them so low
post #1237 of 4369
1) HD600 (for classical music and jazz), and AKG240 sextett (for rock and metal)
2) HD515 and AKG240 studio (for listening to older records where the above are to revealing).

That bieng said 'best' is quite impractical when it comes to headphones as few would find one headphone that is perfect for every style of music they like. Also synergy between components plays a big part in what one will prefer. That bieng said, I would take my HD600 and sextett, over m 240 studio's and HD515's any day.)
post #1238 of 4369
Ultrasone Edition 9 (x3)
Denon AHD 5000 (x2)
Grado RS-1 (x2)
AKG K701 (x2)
Sennheiser HD650
post #1239 of 4369
Stax SR-007BL
Stax 4070
Stax SR-404
Stax SR-Lambda Pro
Stax SR-X/MK3 Pro
Stax SR-X/MK3

With the AKG K1000 somewhere in the line. Not quite sure where to rank it yet though..
post #1240 of 4369
Stax SR-202
Ultrasone HFI 700
Sleek Audio SA6
JVC Victor HP M1000
Etymotic ER4S
Altec Lansing IM716
post #1241 of 4369
Deped on what I listening, but now my list is:

1. Grado GS-1000 / Equinox
2. Grado RS-1 old version with the buttons
3. Grado RS-1 new version
4. Beyerdynamic DT-880
post #1242 of 4369
1 - DT880'2003
2 - CD3000
3 - MS1000
4 - K271S
5 - K81

DT880 and CD3K keep changing positions monthly though. Rank of every fon I ever listened to in my sig.
post #1243 of 4369
1. ultrasone proline 750
2. audio-technica ath-ad900
post #1244 of 4369
Check my sig.
post #1245 of 4369
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Originally Posted by Faust2D View Post
Since I just got DT880 (06?) I am surprised you ranked them so low
I'd rank them like this now

  1. SR-Gamma
  2. SR-5 and Fostex T-30 modded
  3. Yamaha HP-1 modded
  4. QP85
  5. Fostex T-40 modded
  6. AKG K400, Audio Technica ATH-2 modded, DT880
  7. Signet TK44 electret, Audio Technica AT-706
  8. Magnavox 1A9217

Everything below the QP85 is so close, they should a probably be rated the same. Which I listen to depends on what I'm listening to, what mood I'm in, and how much comfort I need.

I wouldn't want to get rid of anything on this list. And these are the headphones I listen to on a regular basis, not counting commuting. My UM1s don't belong on this list at all unless I rate how they sound on the subway, in which case all of these would rate 0. The Magnavox is not the best headphone, but I like having an inexpensive stat set up at work.

I need to buckle down and sell some of my other headphones, like my Sextetts. I never listen to them anymore.
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