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post #3136 of 4366

1)650

2)ESP-950

3)Ma-900

4)Zx-700

5)V6

post #3137 of 4366

1. SRH 840: works best all-around imho out of what I've auditioned so far (which, to be honest, is not much)

2. HD 598: Laid back, fun for jazz and the like, I also use it for gaming

3. HD25-1 II: Portability. I like what it does with rock though ^^

 

 

4. AKG K450 (I don't use this one much anymore)

post #3138 of 4366

 (1 Skullcandy Hesh 2, Perfect amount of bass; easy to drive.

 (2 Skullcandy fix, Since I don't like iems these are perfect because they stay in my ear; not much bass; very loud; distort when pushed hard (I'm guessing towards 1 Watt.)

 

 

 I like Skullcandy because there cheap (70$ for the Hesh, 40$ for the earbuds), I think they look good (I'm 16). Don't get me wrong I don't think Skullcandy is the best headphone brand I would love to have a pair V-moda headphones but for the moment the Hesh does it's job.

post #3139 of 4366

Although my collection has just begun to grow into something high end

 

1. Denon DN-HP700 (unmodded)- really love them though they aren't incredibly portable because of their lack of comfort. Once my collection grows, I'll see if they can handle the big boys

tied for 2. Sennheiser HD439(modded)- fantastic little cans for modding, soon I'll be restructuring them into open cans and see if they'll hold up

tied for 2. Klipsch x10- my newest pair of IEM's at a steal of a price and are fantastic because of portability and even the packaging was fantastic and the sound is well-rounded and accurate

4. Klipsch S4i Rugged Edition- not exactly amazing anymore but get use for when going to the gym

5. samsung stock in-ears- awful but lasted a while (was annihilated)

6. sony stock buds- this makes me worried to even touch stock buds again (lost and not really forgotten)

7. beats solo hd's- awful peices of horse manure that gave me fatigue and made me lose my ability to  communicate with people without blanking out but it did help bring me to this hobby and I'm glad it did( lost on an airplane trip)

8. apple buds- infamously bad and easily breakable(unused for obvious reasons)

9.beats urears- these things decayed faster than a week old dead rat in a pickle jar full of acid and sounded as if the apple buds were covered in wax(as I said the drivers inside of these have decayed)

post #3140 of 4366
1st (tie) - AKG 550 (great versatility)
1st (tie) - Denon D600 (makes up for AKG 550s lack of "fun" bass)
3rd - V-Sonic GR07 BE (for daily on-the-go)
4th - Ultrasone HFI 580 (first pair of $100+ hps, obviously not the last^)

*all used with an Aune T1 dac/amp
*reference monitors - Mackie MR5s
Edited by AJ us580 - 7/5/13 at 1:05pm
post #3141 of 4366

1. VSONIC GR07 BE

2. Beyer Dynamic DT770 (Only comes out over the K550 because of comfort)

3. AKG K550

4. Atrio m5

5. Shure SE215

post #3142 of 4366

Due to some new recent additions and leavers, it's time for an update.

 

1 - HIFIMAN HE-500 (almost perfect sound, but heavy)
     SENNHEISER MOMENTUM (almost perfect sound... but not)
 
2 - BEYERDYNAMIC DT990 (vintage 600 ohm) (just a little bit of speed and resolution is missing, but almost perfect)
 
3 - AKG K241 (vintage 600 ohm)
    GRADO SR80        - can't decide between them. both are so unique
 
4 - AKG K141 (vintage 600 ohm)            
5 - STANTON SRS 265 (OEM - MB Quart 70)     
6 - KOSS PRO/4AAA (still not sure if I'm going to keep this)
7 - SONY MDR-ZX100 (modded with SFI planar drivers - sounds quite good actually)
8 - WATSON Mod. 930 (SFI ortho)
9 - KOSS PortaPro X2
post #3143 of 4366

Re-ranking after some selling/buying/trading -

 

Denon D7000 - Lawton mods in process - should only cement it's position

Denon D2000 w/Lawon mods and Alpha Pads

Ultrasone Pro900 w/Alpha Pads

Denon D600

M-Audio Q40 w/Alpha Pads

V-Moda M100

CAL!  (very close to the M100)

XB700

Bose AE2

Skullcandy Aviators

Panasonic HTF600
 

post #3144 of 4366

An update to my list, a new headphone has been added and a few removed.

 

1. (tie) AKG K240 MKII(Zu Mobius MKII Cable) - Detailed, musical, intimate, rich, warm, smooth, and natural sounding. The treble has a bit of an aggressive edge to it and the mid-bass and upper bass are a bit on the prominent side but it's part what it makes it so enjoyable aside from the engaging midrange. Great comfort.

 

1. (tie) Sony MDR-MA900 - Detailed, very neutral, musical, spacious, great imaging and soundstage, slightly warm sounding, smooth, natural sounding, just the right amount of treble and bass compared to midrange. Very comfortable.

 

2. Sennheiser HD 555(soundstage modded) - Very laid-back and smooth and good soundstage and imaging. Boring and lifeless midrange, too much sub-bass, detail doesn't compare to the two above headphones. Doesn't sound very natural despite being quite neutral, tonality is off. It's a league or two below the headphones listed above in overall sound reproduction. Clamps too much to comfortable for long period of time. Only keeping this headphone because it's the headphone that started my audio journey.


Edited by kman1211 - 7/5/13 at 5:17pm
post #3145 of 4366
Quote:
Originally Posted by AJ us580 View Post

1st (tie) - AKG 550 (great versatility)
1st (tie) - Denon D600 (makes up for AKG 550s lack of "fun" bass)
3rd - V-Sonic GR07 BE (for daily on-the-go)
4th - Ultrasone HFI 580 (first pair of $100+ hps, obviously not the last^)

*all used with an Aune T1 dac/amp
*reference monitors - Mackie MR5s
Originally Posted by zael99 View Post

1. VSONIC GR07 BE

2. Beyer Dynamic DT770 (Only comes out over the K550 because of comfort)

3. AKG K550

4. Atrio m5

5. Shure SE215

Wow, these are some very different opinions on the K550. Care to elaborate on why it's so high or low on your respective lists?

 

 

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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post

Re-ranking after some selling/buying/trading -

 

Denon D7000 - Lawton mods in process - should only cement it's position

Denon D2000 w/Lawon mods and Alpha Pads

Ultrasone Pro900 w/Alpha Pads

Denon D600

M-Audio Q40 w/Alpha Pads

V-Moda M100

CAL!  (very close to the M100)

XB700

Bose AE2

Skullcandy Aviators

Panasonic HTF600
 

I sense a theme...

post #3146 of 4366
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Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post

Wow, these are some very different opinions on the K550. Care to elaborate on why it's so high or low on your respective lists?


I sense a theme...

Yes you do........basshead phones.

















Alpha pads are uber comfy and they add a lot to these already good headphones. I may be adding them to my D7000 after I listen to the stock pads for a few weeks.
post #3147 of 4366

Ranked in order of usage:

 

1 Sennheiser HD650

1 Denon D600 (these are such fun headphones, super comfy, and they're not too far from neutral)

2 Phiaton Bridge MS500

2 Sennheiser HD590

3 Sennheiser HD598

4 Denon D2000

5 Beyerdynamic DT880 (250ohm)

6 HD280PRO

7 HD555
 

post #3148 of 4366

1. Sennheiser HD600 - most natural sounding headphone I've heard

2. Beyer DT880 600 ohms - super detailed and revealing, probably tied for my favorite with HD600 actually

3. Denon D600 - extremely comfortable and fun to listen to, surprisingly well-controlled, tight bass and great clarity after significant burn-in

4. AKG Q701 - just got these, so they gotta earn their keep - silky smooth, warm and detailed

5. Sennheiser HD439 - comfortable, natural sound, for use with my portable devices

6. ATH-M30 - my first pair of decent headphones, just don't get enough respect - warm, comfortable and clear sounding, small soundstage though


Edited by mykl - 7/5/13 at 7:11pm
post #3149 of 4366
Quote:
Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post

Wow, these are some very different opinions on the K550. Care to elaborate on why it's so high or low on your respective lists?


I sense a theme...

Just like anyone else, I was trying to find my niche sound preference. I started with the HFI 580s; they were fun, but it didn't live up to its hype (to my ears). The vsonic gr07 was a purchase for taking to work and grad school. I figured the bass, yet still near neutral, would help compensate fr the public noise. They didn't fit me well either and found out that over-the-ear design is not for me. K550 and D600 are still pretty new purchases. I think these two complement each other well. I like all facets of sound. By purchasing these two, I have a phone for most/any situation since I listen to everything under the sun.We probably just like different stuff. No worries.
Edited by AJ us580 - 7/5/13 at 11:57pm
post #3150 of 4366

Wow.  Quite a variety of opinions on some of these headphones!  

 

As for my own collection, I think it's best to rank them by how frequently they get used.  Obviously, this isn't perfect, but then what is? 

 

Senn HD 600

Senn HD 800

Beyer DT-48 (circa 1960)

Stax SR-Lambda

AKG 702

AKG Sextett

Yamaha YH-100

 

I've been debating buying one really high-end set of cans, but I'm not quite convinced I would get much more out of them.  Given my system, I'm not sure the headphones are always the limiting factor.  And I really like the sound from some of the older headphones....

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