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post #2746 of 4346

Update to my list:

 

Sennheiser HD600

 

The only thing I listen to anymore, very smooth and natural sounding.  The only complaint I could level with it is one I'm sure a lot of people would be surprised by; I don't think its quite "thick" enough.  It needs a hair less upper mids and a bit more lower mids, and then its tonal balance sounds perfect to me.  It can sound thin on some material,  but never sounds overtly thick on anything, and I like a thickness to the sound where it's called for in the source material.  The EQing I tried mostly solved this, but I'll be getting a Rolls Bellari HA540 and rolling a few NOS tubes in it soon enough; a tube amp with the right tubes should provide what I'm looking for.  I'm not concerned with audiophile reproduction anymore, all I care about is how enjoyable the headphone is, and to me that means natural and completely transparent, with insane levels of clarity, and something I have absolutely no complaints about, but still has sublime detail, a proper stage, and precise imaging, mostly.  Looking to the Koss ESP-950 as my TOTL headphone after this one.

 

Everything Else

 

Meh, they all have distracting problems that don't let me listen to the music, and instead force me to listen to the flaws because they're so front-and-center.  Mostly bad tonal balances.  DT1350 in particular has a few layers of haze over it that I can tolerate if need be, caused by a forward upper midrange and some other things, but I'd prefer to be using the HD600.


Edited by IzzyAxel - 3/6/13 at 11:11pm
post #2747 of 4346
My top 3

1. 325i - so involving and extremely exciting to listen to, sounds great right outta my phone

2. A900x - comfy, good for gaming and music with clear mids and just enough boom. Also, good right outta my phone

3. DT880 600 - very detailed and fairly comfy
post #2748 of 4346
Here's how I roll and in order of Awesomeness smily_headphones1.gif

1.)Sennheiser HD800
2.)Sony MDR-1RNC
3.)Monster Turbine Pro (In Ear)
4.)Bang and Olufsen EarSet 3i
5.)Apple Ear Buds(latest edition)
post #2749 of 4346
I've started to figure out that this gets harder to do, the more headphones you have. redface.gif

I could rank mine by open v closed, but not all of them in one list...ph34r.gif

Open:
ESP/950
RS-1
PRO2900 ~ MDR-F1
[miles and miles of space]
KTX-Pro


Closed:
ATH-W5000
ATH-W1000X
QC15 Ltd
ATH-ESW9
MV1
TBSE ~ AE2
Ruk50
post #2750 of 4346

1) HE-500

2) Sony ZX700

3) Shure SE210

 

Yeah, pretty short, simple list. With the HE-500s, I don't find much of a need for anything else haha. The Shure SE210s are used only for working out, where I could care less about sound quality. The Sonys, on the other hand, are used primarily by my girlfriend to block out the leakage from my HE-500s rolleyes.gif

post #2751 of 4346
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Originally Posted by rockgod213 View Post

1) HE-500

2) Sony ZX700

3) Shure SE210

 

Yeah, pretty short, simple list. With the HE-500s, I don't find much of a need for anything else haha. The Shure SE210s are used only for working out, where I could care less about sound quality. The Sonys, on the other hand, are used primarily by my girlfriend to block out the leakage from my HE-500s rolleyes.gif

How long have you had your HE500s? 

post #2752 of 4346
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Originally Posted by bareyb View Post

How long have you had your HE500s? 

 

About a month now. Absolutely love them. 

post #2753 of 4346
Westone 4
HD600
ATH A900
Hifiman RE262
Klipsch x10
Sony V6
Koss UR40
MEelectronics m6
Klipsch pro media (same as s4)
post #2754 of 4346

1. LCD-2-2 / HE-400 / Westone 3 

(all number one - depending on mood/application/kind of music)

post #2755 of 4346

1. Denon AHD2000

2. Beyer DT880

3. AT A900x

4. Beyer DT770

5. Ultrasone Pro750

post #2756 of 4346

Future Sonic Atrios MG7

JVC FXZ200

AKG K350

post #2757 of 4346
  1. Denon AH-D7000/AH-5000 (extremely musical and excellent across all genres)
  2. Sennheiser Amperior (very musical and fun-sounding)
  3. Creative Aurvana Live! (best overall between $100)

 

Special mention (in no particular order):

  1. Sennheiser HD800 for its design
  2. Audeze LCD3 for its bass
  3. Hifiman HE-6 for its neutrality
  4. Fostex TH900 for its urushi cups
  5. Yamaha Pro 500 for its accuracy
  6. Philips Fidelio X1 for its design and general good sounding
  7. Bose QC15 for its noise cancelling
  8. Beyerdynamic T1 for its detailed and accurate sound
  9. Sony MDR-1RBT/1RNC (due to inbuilt amp)

     
post #2758 of 4346

My top 3... at this moments in time.

 

1. Sony DR-Z6
2. Denon D7000
3. Sony MDR-SA3000 / Beyerdynamic DT 880
post #2759 of 4346

What's a "DR-Z6" ?

post #2760 of 4346
Quote:
Originally Posted by eyal1983 View Post

What's a "DR-Z6" ?

 

That would be this little unknown gem - http://www.head-fi.org/t/479489/sony-dr-z6-vintage

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