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post #3391 of 4369
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Originally Posted by Tiemen View Post
 

 

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.

 

I didn't get that guy back then either, as the K 160 sounded quite meager to me overall. (Note that he was later selling his K 160 on HF.) Certainly something to own for the cool oldschool AKG logo rather than sound quality. They were apparently made for talkie radio work, hence a huge freq response hump in the mids like on the DT 100.

 

You'll find me in that thread comparing the K 160 to the vintage DT 990 - the K 160 got absolutely handed.


Edited by vid - 10/4/13 at 10:48am
post #3392 of 4369

1. Sennheiser HD600

2. Fostex T50RP (Variation on BMF's DBV #3 Mod with Alpha Pads)

3. Beyerdynamic dt770 80 ohm

4. Alessandro MS-1

 

Just got Stax SR-34, not sure about it's place yet.

post #3393 of 4369

Updates!

 

The I can't live without tier!

 

  Sennheiser HD800

  Grado PS500

  Audio Technica AD2000x

 

and the rest...

 

Symphones Magnum V5

Grado 225i

Grado SR80i

Beyerdynamic DT990 pro

 

The top 3 are all very different sounding and get similar head time...

post #3394 of 4369

1. MS-Pro

2. HD650

3. SR225i

4. MS1

5. SR80i

 

So hard to choose between 3 & 4.


Edited by mcandmar - 10/23/13 at 5:39pm
post #3395 of 4369

1. LCD-2 Bamboo
My favourite listening experience, for home use only.

2. Ultrasone Signature Pro
Relatively new to me, came highly recommended. For portable use.

3. ACS T1 CIEM

Brilliant for commuting, near total isolation and zero leakage, but fiddly to use and mine haven't been that reliable.

4.Bose AE2w Bluetooth

I was really surprised at how much I liked these. I find them very convenient when I'm switching between phone calls and music or for use with my laptop.

 

These are my regulars though I think I'll retire the T1s if the Sig Pros continue to impress. I have back up headphones in case of audio emergencies (Beyerdynamic T50P, AKG K490 NC and Shure 535 in that order) because I just couldn't face commuting without music.

post #3396 of 4369

1. Shure SE535 (modded with acoustic filters for more treble)

2. Grado SR125i

3. Sennheiser Momentum

4. Sennheiser HD598

 

Before the mod the SE535 was my least favourite headphone, and the HD598 the most favourite. After the mod the SE535 sounded much more clear and detailed. Then, when I went back to the HD598, suddenly it sounded dull and veiled. Go figure.

post #3397 of 4369

 Sony V6 - only use them for turntable setup

 

 DT990pro - Need a good amp to shine. Otherwise, they sound distant with a bloated low-end and recessed (albeit somewhat peaky) highs. They also have an uncanny (bad pun intended) way of extending the soundstage to the point where I sometimes remove the cans to make sure the speakers aren't playing.

 

 DT880/600 - clear, well-balanced tonal balance, an incisive perspective, relatively detailed and very comfortable over a longer term.

post #3398 of 4369

Most of my past and present.. 

 

1.  HD800

2.  LCD2

3.  HD600

4.  K701/702

5.  HE500

6.  HD650

7.  RS1

8.  DT880

9.  SR225

10. D2000 


Edited by LugBug1 - 10/13/13 at 8:23am
post #3399 of 4369
^ Lugbug, make me want to buy hd600. How do you find detail retrieval hd650 vs 600? (apart from the frequency signature) I always tempted to buy 600 but I find 650 have a bit more detail.
post #3400 of 4369
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Originally Posted by RedBull View Post

^ Lugbug, make me want to buy hd600. How do you find detail retrieval hd650 vs 600? (apart from the frequency signature) I always tempted to buy 600 but I find 650 have a bit more detail.

I honestly think it depends on how they are amped... I know its a cliche, but the more power they get, the more they open up and with that the more control and resolution. I don't own the 650's any more so I wouldn't like to say which one has the best retrieval of details without side by side examining.  

 

The HD600's are more balanced however, and do have a brighter lit treble so details ime are more prominent in that respect. I like both, but the 600's are more amp friendly because of the balance. They also have the best tonality I've heard below the HD800. 

 

They won't 'wow' you, but they'll grow on you like a very reliable friend :) 

post #3401 of 4369
Yeah, that I think what I hear at Senn demo station as well. Like more on stage vs listening from smokey pub with a nice plush sofa (hd650), which also not bad. I will be using it for movie, maybe might as well I get one and try. Thanks.
post #3402 of 4369

LCD-2.2

HE-400

Denon D7000

Westone 3

Grado SR-80

post #3403 of 4369

Well, ironically, a new pair of headphones I purchased has resulted two of my other headphones flip-flopping in my rankings....figured I'd offer an update...I guess we'll call this "the Audez'e effect". I'll list the headphone and the place they held in my last list in parentheses....

 

1) LCD-2 (new)

2) T1 (2)

3) Grado PS500 (1)

4) Grado GS1000i (3)

post #3404 of 4369
Wow Focker, supprised to see the GS1000i so far down the list. I guess that says a lot for the PS500's!!
post #3405 of 4369
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Originally Posted by -Shadow- View Post

Wow Focker, supprised to see the GS1000i so far down the list. I guess that says a lot for the PS500's!!

 

Yeah, the 500s have always just done it for me. The GS have closed the gap a bit since first getting them, but I find the 500s to be a better headphone in terms of my preferences. 

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