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post #3376 of 4542

for Me:

 

He-400

AD900x

ATH M50

Senn HD555

 

 

 

I had the akg tiesto k167, but I only used it for 1-2 weeks. It wasn't particularly comfortable and I did not think the build was enough, so i returned it. (if i had to place it, somewhere from 3-5).

post #3377 of 4542
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Originally Posted by amigomatt View Post

This has just recently changed to

1st - HifiMan HE-400
2nd - Sennheiser HD598
3rd - AKG K240 DF
4th - Grado SR80 (modded)
5th - Koss KSC75
6th - Koss Portapro
7th - JVC HA-S400 (modded) 
8th - Beyerdynamic DT231

This has now changed to (with 2 new additions) -


joint 1st - Sennheiser HD598/HifiMan HE-400/Yamaha HPH-200

Joint 2nd - Koss Sportapro on KSC75 clips/Grado SR80 (modded)

3rd - AKG K240 DF (would be near the top if they had more bass presence)

4th - Koss KSC75 on Sportapro headband

5th - Koss Portapro

6th - Beyerdynamic DT231 Pro

7th - KRK KNS-8400

8th - JVC HA-S400 (modded)

I don't understand why the Yamahas don't get more attention, they are shockingly good headphones, regardless of price. I'm struggling to fault them at all, except maybe a tad small soundstage and very slightly bass heavy, which is something many people want in a portable and quite surprising for an open backed headphone (surprising in a good way for most people).
Edited by amigomatt - 10/3/13 at 12:54pm
post #3378 of 4542
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Which are?

 

I'd hazard a guess based on his profile image and his signature that they're Genelec, though everything in their range looks too similar for me to pinpoint a model.

post #3379 of 4542
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Originally Posted by Headzone View Post
 

3. Beyerdynamic DT100 (Strange sound, a bit colored next to DT48, but has alot of potential. Haven't listened to these with proper pads yet, since mine are broken and leaking)

 

What kind of potential do they have? I personally found them quite bad and even Golden Ears rank them pretty low. Tried some mods and then trashed them.

post #3380 of 4542
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What kind of potential do they have? I personally found them quite bad and even Golden Ears rank them pretty low. Tried some mods and then trashed them.

 

I remember I digged them with acoustic guitars, Rodrigo y Gabriela for example.. Guitars had a nice body. Dunno.. Haven't listened to them for a while really, and never got to listen properly because I need new pads for them. Never would use them as main cans though. They are just refreshing to listen to once in a while if you know what I mean.

post #3381 of 4542

IMO the DT100 sounds a lot like the K240DF, that is with good sealing pads and foam inserted (on the drivers).

post #3382 of 4542

Hmm aren't the old K240DF actually pretty decent headphones? At least my K240M 600ohm were. I can't say that the DT100 would have sounded anything like the K240M though. Maybe with properly sealing pads, maybe?

 

EDIT: By the way, I paid 15€ for my pair of DT100's. They are 20years old I think. So that's probably something I forgot to say xD


Edited by Headzone - 10/4/13 at 5:59am
post #3383 of 4542

My DF sound nothing like the DT 100 (5 €). The DT 100 are kinda like the K 160, though.

post #3384 of 4542

The problem with buying the DT100 cheap, is that most of the time the foam pieces and earpads are detoriated.

With new pads and foam pieces installed, they have the same speed, clarity, tight bass and overall cohesiveness in sound as the K240 DF.

post #3385 of 4542

That sounds quite promising. Aren't they quite analytical sounding? Makes me want to buy new earpads for my pair to try out. 

 

I would like to know how old my DT100's actually are, they had some white velours on them when I got them.

post #3386 of 4542
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Originally Posted by Headzone View Post
 

That sounds quite promising. Aren't they quite analytical sounding? Makes me want to buy new earpads for my pair to try out. 

 

I would like to know how old my DT100's actually are, they had some white velours on them when I got them.

 

I didn't found them analytical sounding. In fact I was really surprised at the enjoyment of their rather toe tapping sound. I had the 400 ohm version, and a tube amp to power them. I did like them.

With new earpads, you will also get the foam inserts.

post #3387 of 4542
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Originally Posted by Tiemen View Post
 

The problem with buying the DT100 cheap, is that most of the time the foam pieces and earpads are detoriated.

With new pads and foam pieces installed, they have the same speed, clarity, tight bass and overall cohesiveness in sound as the K240 DF.

 

No problem with pads on my pair. They look quite minty on the Golden Ears sample as well: http://en.goldenears.net/index.php?mid=GR_Headphones&m=0&page=13&document_srl=8233. I think you may actually have something other than the DT 100 in your DT 100.

post #3388 of 4542
HiFiman HE500
Sennheiser HD650
Beyer DT880
Grado SR80i

1 & 2 are VERY close for me and depending on my mood could be swapped at any given time.
post #3389 of 4542
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Originally Posted by vid View Post
 

 

No problem with pads on my pair. They look quite minty on the Golden Ears sample as well: http://en.goldenears.net/index.php?mid=GR_Headphones&m=0&page=13&document_srl=8233. I think you may actually have something other than the DT 100 in your DT 100.

 

Nope, don't have golden ears either :biggrin: 


Edited by Tiemen - 10/4/13 at 10:30am
post #3390 of 4542
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My DF sound nothing like the DT 100 (5 €). The DT 100 are kinda like the K 160, though.

 

Funny you mention this. I looked up an old K160 thread, and found this:

 

"got them today. very hard to drive and very much a vintage monitor type. sound is very detailed, lighter on the bass end. very merciless. much like an akg 240df or a vintage beyer monitor"

http://www.head-fi.org/t/415346/help-with-history-of-akg-k160#post_6272910

 

Indeed, just like the DT100.

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