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post #3481 of 4498
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old pads?

Note it's from memory. I haven't had the Sextetts since 1986 when they wore out.
post #3482 of 4498
Wow! Ok, considering that you haven't heard them in over 27 years, their ranking for you is quite impressive! You should try them again with potentially better sources. I got mine only a few months ago (thanks Nick!), and I can't believe how nice they sound.
post #3483 of 4498

This is a temporary order until my TDK IE800's arrive....

 

1. JVC HAFX90

2. UE 700

3. Monster Miles Davis Trumpet

4. Klipsch Reference S4

5. Philips SHE3580

post #3484 of 4498

My own order below:

1.SEN-HD598

2.VSONIC-GR07 BE/MKII

3.KOSS-KSC35

post #3485 of 4498
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

Wow! Ok, considering that you haven't heard them in over 27 years, their ranking for you is quite impressive! You should try them again with potentially better sources. I got mine only a few months ago (thanks Nick!), and I can't believe how nice they sound.

Something I want to do. Get some classic 880's (although they are still made more or less), the AKG 240DF, 240 Sextett and 280's.
I miss them, but I really did destroy them not just wear out the pads but cook the drivers, break wires, everything just fell apart. Dj work, eh.

The Sextett's were very clear and clean with great soundstage and detail retreival, but a bit of sizzle. That could, however, have been due to abuse and excessive volumes. Or my 1978 receiver.
The 880's had a slightly darker sound, more bass. Beyers, no surprise.
The KSC's have such a clean, detailed, clear, upper mid and treble - but without Ssssibilants, fatigue or sizzle like the SuperLux get after foam mods.
Definitely better than I recall the Sextetts, and I am even listening to the same music, even if sourced from a file rather than cassette, 8-track, or lp.
Edited by marone - 11/17/13 at 4:45am
post #3486 of 4498
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Something I want to do. Get some classic 880's (although they are still made more or less), the AKG 240DF, 240 Sextett and 280's.
I miss them, but I really did destroy them not just wear out the pads but cook the drivers, break wires, everything just fell apart. Dj work, eh.

The Sextett's were very clear and clean with great soundstage and detail retreival, but a bit of sizzle. That could, however, have been due to abuse and excessive volumes. Or my 1978 receiver.
The 880's had a slightly darker sound, more bass. Beyers, no surprise.
The KSC's have such a clean, detailed, clear, upper mid and treble - but without Ssssibilants, fatigue or sizzle like the SuperLux get after foam mods.
Definitely better than I recall the Sextetts, and I am even listening to the same music, even if sourced from a file rather than cassette, 8-track, or lp

Try the Sennheiser HD 380 Pro. So comfortable, and so smooth and detailed. 

post #3487 of 4498
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Originally Posted by IEMagnet01 View Post

Try the Sennheiser HD 380 Pro. So comfortable, and so smooth and detailed.

Thanks for the suggestion.
Edited by marone - 11/17/13 at 9:15pm
post #3488 of 4498
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Originally Posted by marone View Post


Something I want to do. Get some classic 880's (although they are still made more or less), the AKG 240DF, 240 Sextett and 280's.
I miss them, but I really did destroy them not just wear out the pads but cook the drivers, break wires, everything just fell apart. Dj work, eh.

The Sextett's were very clear and clean with great soundstage and detail retreival, but a bit of sizzle. That could, however, have been due to abuse and excessive volumes. Or my 1978 receiver.
The 880's had a slightly darker sound, more bass. Beyers, no surprise.
The KSC's have such a clean, detailed, clear, upper mid and treble - but without Ssssibilants, fatigue or sizzle like the SuperLux get after foam mods.
Definitely better than I recall the Sextetts, and I am even listening to the same music, even if sourced from a file rather than cassette, 8-track, or lp

Try the Sennheiser HD 380 Pro. So comfortable, and so smooth and detailed. 

Do not try this headphone, the Sextett MURDERS it, as do many others...

post #3489 of 4498

1. Hifiman HE400

2. Audio Technica ATH-AD900

3. AIAIAI Tracks

4. Bowers & Wilkins P5 (Although these serve as my main portables) 

post #3490 of 4498
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post
 

Do not try this headphone, the Sextett MURDERS it, as do many others...

well no sh!t, Sherlock. I'm sure there's many other headphones better than the HD380's, but for the MONEY they are excellent, fun, and smooth. I'm fairly sire the T1's, HD800, any Stax, or HiFiMan HE series headphones are better, but so is the price tag. 

post #3491 of 4498
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post
 

Do not try this headphone, the Sextett MURDERS it, as do many others...

well no sh!t, Sherlock. I'm sure there's many other headphones better than the HD380's, but for the MONEY they are excellent, fun, and smooth. I'm fairly sire the T1's, HD800, any Stax, or HiFiMan HE series headphones are better, but so is the price tag. 

Most Sextetts can be had for <$100. A Sony MDR-V6/7506 with Beyerdynamic EDT-231v pads (also $100) can stand up to headphones in the $300 range and are a hell of a lot more "fun" than the HD380 Pro. Hell I'd even recommend a stock T50RP before I'd recommend the HD380. Both it and the 280 Pro sounded really muffled and bloaty, especially on the low end. They lacked refinement and detailed is definitely NOT a word I'd use to describe them.

 

They were mediocre at best, Watson.

post #3492 of 4498
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post
 

Most Sextetts can be had for <$100. A Sony MDR-V6/7506 with Beyerdynamic EDT-231v pads (also $100) can stand up to headphones in the $300 range and are a hell of a lot more "fun" than the HD380 Pro. Hell I'd even recommend a stock T50RP before I'd recommend the HD380. Both it and the 280 Pro sounded really muffled and bloaty, especially on the low end. They lacked refinement and detailed is definitely NOT a word I'd use to describe them.

 

They were mediocre at best, Watson.

to your ears. They were nowhere near bloaty, muffled, or bassy to me. They were fun, had nice treble extension and yes they had good bass, and decent soundstage. Not the best but again, you speak as if you're gonna get some GRAND soundstage from $100.00 headphones. Most of the time, it's not going to happen, Moriarty. 

post #3493 of 4498
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post
 

Most Sextetts can be had for <$100. A Sony MDR-V6/7506 with Beyerdynamic EDT-231v pads (also $100) can stand up to headphones in the $300 range and are a hell of a lot more "fun" than the HD380 Pro. Hell I'd even recommend a stock T50RP before I'd recommend the HD380. Both it and the 280 Pro sounded really muffled and bloaty, especially on the low end. They lacked refinement and detailed is definitely NOT a word I'd use to describe them.

 

They were mediocre at best, Watson.

I'd kinda agree... I also found the HD280/380 to be muffled/veiled/overly smooth to the point of smothering detail... Maybe not so much muddy (they might be on the verge of qualifying as muddy) However if someone were a bass head or treble sensitive they may really enjoy these cans... for similar money I'd recommend the m80/lp2 or DT770 (if you're basshead) the Grado SR80i/225i (if you like somewhat bright, in your face rock, with super tight bass or acoustic music) the MDR-V6,  (for a more neutral take on things) the AD700x (for female vocals and stringed instruments/acoustic/folk) ... really its up to what you like... if your happy with what you have just enjoy it!

post #3494 of 4498
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post
 

I'd kinda agree... I also found the HD280/380 to be muffled/veiled/overly smooth to the point of smothering detail... Maybe not so much muddy (they might be on the verge of qualifying as muddy) However if someone were a bass head or treble sensitive they may really enjoy these cans... for similar money I'd recommend the m80/lp2 or DT770 (if you're basshead) the Grado SR80i/225i (if you like somewhat bright, in your face rock, with super tight bass or acoustic music) the MDR-V6,  (for a more neutral take on things) the AD700x (for female vocals and stringed instruments/acoustic/folk) ... really its up to what you like... if your happy with what you have just enjoy it!

That's what I originally said. They have a smooth sound with treble extension and bass depth with average to small soundstage. 

post #3495 of 4498
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Originally Posted by IEMagnet01 View Post
 
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post
 

Most Sextetts can be had for <$100. A Sony MDR-V6/7506 with Beyerdynamic EDT-231v pads (also $100) can stand up to headphones in the $300 range and are a hell of a lot more "fun" than the HD380 Pro. Hell I'd even recommend a stock T50RP before I'd recommend the HD380. Both it and the 280 Pro sounded really muffled and bloaty, especially on the low end. They lacked refinement and detailed is definitely NOT a word I'd use to describe them.

 

They were mediocre at best, Watson.

to your ears. They were nowhere near bloaty, muffled, or bassy to me. They were fun, had nice treble extension and yes they had good bass, and decent soundstage. Not the best but again, you speak as if you're gonna get some GRAND soundstage from $100.00 headphones. Most of the time, it's not going to happen, Moriarty. 

Actually the V6/EDT combo has an insane chameleon soundstage, but that's not my point. They had decent bass, and bad everything else. Poorly extended and lacking refinement. There were a lot of resonances up top that mucked up the perceived clarity and cleanliness and the FR is simply wrong. I'd take my M50's over a 380 Pro, and I hate that headphone.

 

Yeah, to my ears, which are obviously more conditioned than yours. Sennheiser's low end stuff is downright atrocious.

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