VSonic GR07 BE
In terms of head time:
1.) AKG K240 MKII(warm and engaging with just the right amount of treble for my ears)
2.) Sennheiser PX-100 ii(can be too dark and bassy at times, a little too smooth in the upper midrange and treble, can be surprisingly fun and musical at times)
3.) Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro(not very engaging, a little bright but not enough to bother me, needs a tube amp to be engaging and fill out midrange, would be ranked #2 on a tube amp)
Headphones too new to determine their place:
Sansui SS-2(vintage late 60s to late 70s, amazing midrange, but lacks some definition)
1) Stax SR007
3) Beyer T1
4) LCD 2
Evaluated based on performance with suitable amplification (i.e, HE6 out of Marantz 2285/Odyssey Stratos Plus, HD800 Zana > Beta, etc...)
1. Sennheiser unipolar 2000
2. Yamaha HP-50S
3. Sennheiser HD 530
4. AKG K 250
5. Beyerdynamic DT 990
6. AKG K 240 DF
7. KWH HOK 80
8. AKG K 241
9. AKG K 141
Updated to include the HD 530. Most of these are modded.
What do the Sony's sound like? I had them a long time ago but they broke and I don't remember anything about them.
I can't believe someone actually owns both a DT990 and the Skullcandy Ink'd at the same time
My modest collection:
Sennheiser HD439 - Good all around performance.
Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80 - Excellent bass impact and extension but slightly fatiguing highs.
SoundMagic E10 - Fun sounding though slightly veiled and warm.
Monoprice 8320 - Extraordinary value (so much so that I've bought three more pairs after my first), great clarity and nice vocals but lacking in bass presence.
Koss PortaPro - I'm not sure what it is but I really don't enjoy these headphones, I can't put my finger on it but I just don't like listening with them.
Just curious, where would you rate the HE-5LE, and if you have heard one, Grado GS1000i.
2 tied) HD558, ATH-A700X & ATH-ES700 (They all serve different purposes and I like them at an equal level)
3) Yamaha EPH-100
4) ATH-M50 (The soundstage of this one was a bit too condensed for me & bass seems to overlap with mids but has detailed instrument sound for the price I paid)
5) Sony MDR-V55
I would put the HE-5LE where the LCD-3 is - tied with it on somedays, just below it on others. I've owned the GS1Ki as well. Didn't really do anyting for me. It would be near the bottom.
ok thanks for the input. I find i have very similar taste in gear and sound to you.