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post #2926 of 5608

'Phones I Own:

Grado SR80i

-barely-

SennheiserHD518

AKG K340 IEM

 

'Phones I've heard (and still remember):

Sennheiser HD598

Beyerdynamic DT770

SR80i

HD518

V-Moda LP

Sony MDR-V6

Sony XB500

AKG Q460 (VERY dissapointing)

K340 IEM

post #2927 of 5608
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3X0 View Post

Update:

Now that I've cleared my stable and spent some good time synthesizing my thoughts, a final evaluation. Bold is what I still own, rest have been sold but recently enough that I know where they stand.

 

 

1. JH13/W3000ANV

2. W1000X (J$ Beyer pads)

3. HD 650

4. Stock W1000X

5. Q701

6. A900X

7. Image X10

8. Beyerdynamic DT 770 LE

 

hated the Beyer 770 LE and honestly wouldn't spend more than $100 for them. I was very disappointed in their sound.


Edited by 3X0 - 5/12/13 at 3:17pm
post #2928 of 5608
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Originally Posted by brokenthumb View Post

After months of exhaustive testing back and forth I've finally ranked my two headphones.  It was tough, but in the end I had to pick a winner.  Here are the results.

 

1. HD800

2. SR80i

PFF. You kidding? The HD800 simply cannot compare with the SR80i's speed. cool.gif

post #2929 of 5608
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by brokenthumb View Post

After months of exhaustive testing back and forth I've finally ranked my two headphones.  It was tough, but in the end I had to pick a winner.  Here are the results.

 

1. HD800

2. SR80i

PFF. You kidding? The HD800 simply cannot compare with the SR80i's speed. cool.gif


IKR. The Sr80i is among the best headphones I have EVER heard, only ever being beaten by the fierce iGrado.

post #2930 of 5608

Igrado's receiving a compliment on head fi?!? Must be a first! They are quite nice as a 30 minute listening session headphone, I'd say. If grado could ever re-design them so that they were actually comfortable and had a bit wider soundstage, they'd be just about the best value around. 

 

As far as the 80i's, I'm concerned about the frequency graph:

 

http://graphs.headphone.com/graphCompare.php?graphType=0&graphID[]=353&graphID[]=393&graphID[]=3331&graphID[]=1613&scale=30

 

 

Look at that treble spike: far more pronounced than a couple of other grado's. But they get such rave reviews, I'm tempted to order them. 

post #2931 of 5608
1. AKG k501 with k701 earpads
2. Sennheiser HD650
3. AKG k701 and Beyerdynamic DT660
4. Audio Technica ATH-M50
post #2932 of 5608

HE-6

HD800

LCD-3

T1

Th900

 

From here on is a toss up.

 

HE-5LE = HD-500 = HE-4

ATH-AD2000 = Annies = HD600 = HD650

D7000 = W3000 = Mad Dogs (Dog Pads)

LCD-2.2 = SRH1840 = Q701

post #2933 of 5608

AKG Q701

 

getting the ws99 soon

post #2934 of 5608

Ultrasone HFI 780. Just got this last night and after listening to it for a good fifteen hours i think i finally found my favorite headphones. It has the qualities of almost all my favorite headphones. The metallic sheen of the Koss UR 40. The soundstage and speaker quality of the Audio Technica ATH AD700 without the graininess. The immersive crystal clear detail of the KRK Kns-8400. The openess of a open can yet its a closed can.

 

All of this while leaving the tone controls flat on my Onkyo TX-8555 stereo reciever. Will be messing with bass settings later to see if they give the incredible balanced bass of my Sony MDR XB500 headphones.

 

It will also be interesting to see what they sound like from the headphone out of my Samson MediaOne 3a active studio monitors. I've noticed the sound on some of my headphones is much more musical with the monitors compared to when they play on my stereo reciever which i usually have to play at a higer volume to get similar.Might be the built in amp of the monitors or just the sound of the Onkyo changing things. Might see about getting a more main stream stereo reciever like a Sony or Marantz and see if it gives me that old sound i loved in the 1970s and 80s the Samson Monitors are giving me.

post #2935 of 5608
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

HE-6

HD800

LCD-3

T1

Th900

 

From here on is a toss up.

 

HE-5LE = HD-500 = HE-4

ATH-AD2000 = Annies = HD600 = HD650

D7000 = W3000 = Mad Dogs (Dog Pads)

LCD-2.2 = SRH1840 = Q701

Good stuff Prep. 

 

Thats pretty much all of the top dynamics available. Pleased that the HD800's are right up there! 

 

But I also know how much you luv the HE-6's. Looks like your gonna have to go electrostatic next my friend. There's nowhere else to go! eek.gif

post #2936 of 5608

hd 800 and he 6. hd 800 is a technically superior headphone and I hear it clearly, but the he 6 is a bit more enjoyable to listen to for extended time and I enjoy its seductive mids a lot. but hd 800 has the wow factor a lot of the time especially with very well recorded stuff. the hd 800 tells you what is there like it is. nothing less, nothing more. hd 800 is like eating food whitout spices or seasonings. you taste the food raw. other headphones put spices and seasonings.

 

he 500

hd 650

westone 4r newly acquired.

d7000

k 702

dt 770

gs 1000


Edited by erikfreedom - 5/17/13 at 2:25pm
post #2937 of 5608

Ultimate Ears Triple Fi 10

Sennheiser HD 555 with Foam mod

Shure SRH840

Alessandro MS1a with Grado Bowl Pads

post #2938 of 5608

1.) Beyerdynamic DT880

2.) Alessandro MS-1

3.) Shure SE215

 

Wasn't that hard honestly. DT880 is the clear winner from the ones I own.beyersmile.png

post #2939 of 5608
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Originally Posted by erikfreedom View Posthd 800 is like eating food whitout spices or seasonings. you taste the food raw. other headphones put spices and seasonings.

And by raw, you mean uncooked.

 

 

 

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post #2940 of 5608
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Originally Posted by 3X0 View Post

And by raw, you mean uncooked.

 

 

 

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