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post #3661 of 4542
My ranking isn't based on sound quality or aspects of sound quality alone, but more on the total experience and enjoyment they gave/give me. Hence a Portapro ranking higher than the DT880 and k701. wink.gif

My genres are mostly extreme metal, dark ambient, neofolk and classical.


1. Sennheiser Hd600 (exactely my prefered signature)
2. Sennheiser Hd580 (95% of the HD600, best value headphone in the world)
3. Sennheiser Hd25-1 II (perfect portable)
4. Koss Portapro (fun, cheap, charming, musical)
5. Sennheiser Hd590 (most comfortable headphone I own, great for metal)
6. Grado Sr60 (the one that started it all)
7. Teufel Aureol Real (light, comfortable, balanced)
8. Yoga cd-880/Brainwavz Hm5 (isolation without too much sacrifice)
9. Beyerdynamic dt880 250ohm (detailmonster, comfortable, too bright)
10. Grado Sr225i (too uncomfortable, too bright, too constricted)
11. AKG k701 (detailmonster, no center, we just never clicked)
12. Audio Technica ath-ad700 (great for gaming, positioning is amazing, basslight)
13. Superlux hd668b (great value, hot treble, plasticky)
14. Superlux hd662 (same as hd668b, good bass, uncomfortable)
15. Sony xb700 (BASS)
16. Yoga cd-340 (ultra affordable, nice soundstage, weird mids)
17. Superlux HD651 (fun, ultra cheap)
18. Sennheiser hd202 (decent, boomy)
19. Sennheiser hd280pro (uncomfortable, mediocre sound)
20. Sennheiser hd201 (meh)
21. Kanen Km880 (worse than the sound of your favourite dog dying)

IEMs
1. Hifiman RE0 (amazing detail, comfortable, high end sound, needs amp, basslight but responds wonderfully to eq)
2. Sony MH1c (best value, musical, comfortable, terrible flat cable)
3. Brainwavz M2 (comfortable, lovely tuning, addictive bass)
4. Dunu DN19 Tai Chi (uncomfortable, silly bass ports, amazing build, alrounder)
5. Brainwavz ProAlpha (cheap alrounder, nice cable, fun)
6. Teufel Fidelity (great build quality, too consumer oriented)
7. Monoprice 8323 (unwearable, ugly, meh)
8. Everything Kanen (i prefer silence)

I've got a Vsonic GR07 and Havi B3 Pro coming, looking forward to ranking them. smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by Negakinu - 1/10/14 at 10:00am
post #3662 of 4542
I got the HAVI B3 coming too, as well as the DUNU DN-1000, so my rankings are on hold.
post #3663 of 4542

My current list:

 

1. HE-6

2. HD800

3. T1

4. T5p (portable)

5. GS1000i

6. W3000ANV

7. Polk Ultrafocus 8000 (ANC)

8. UE900 (really dislike IEMs)

 

Recently sold: LCD2.2 - they just have no place in the collection with the HE-6 around.

post #3664 of 4542

LCD2.2

LA5000

RS1i

Q701

SR60i

A900

GR07 Bass

 

But I like them all in their own way, some do different genres of music better than others and some do movies better.

 

I will wait till later in life to progress higher into this hobby. When I get my own place I will start doing speakers :)


Edited by gibbro - 1/10/14 at 2:58am
post #3665 of 4542
1 - Takstar Pro80
2 - KSC75
3 - Superlux HD-681 F
4 - Superlux HD-668 B
5 - Creative Aurvana Live!
6 - Edifier H840
7 - Superlux HD-681 B
8 - Logitech Ultimate Ears 500
9 - Superlux HD-662b
10 - JVC HA-S500
11 - Sony MH750
12 - SoundMagic ES18
post #3666 of 4542
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Originally Posted by marone View Post

1 - Takstar Pro80
2 - KSC75
3 - Superlux HD-681 F
4 - Superlux HD-668 B
5 - Creative Aurvana Live!
6 - Edifier H840
7 - Superlux HD-681 B
8 - Logitech Ultimate Ears 500
9 - Superlux HD-662b
10 - JVC HA-S500
11 - Sony MH750
12 - SoundMagic ES18

CAL! ranked under the KSC75? Please explain...

post #3667 of 4542
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Originally Posted by samsung View Post
 

DT880 600 Ohm - Good not great, needs more bass :)

 

Then you need the T1. 

post #3668 of 4542
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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

 

Then you need the T1. 

To be fair, the T1s only have a bit more bass than the DT880/600s. :o

post #3669 of 4542
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

To be fair, the T1s only have a bit more bass than the DT880/600s. :o

 

What about Beats by Dre Pro, a lot of bass. :D

post #3670 of 4542
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What about Beats by Dre Pro, a lot of bass. :D

 

LOL, there are even bassier headphones out there like the original Beats Studios?

post #3671 of 4542
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LOL, there are even bassier headphones out there like the original Beats Studios?

 

I used to have one of the original Beats Studio, the Pro has more bass. 

post #3672 of 4542
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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

 

I used to have one of the original Beats Studio, the Pro has more bass. 

Really? I'd say it would be the other way around? Regardless, neither as good as the T1s. :p

post #3673 of 4542
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

Really? I'd say it would be the other way around? Regardless, neither as good as the T1s. :p

 

Honestly, I think the T1s have enough bass quantity.  I like the T1 for Rush. 

post #3674 of 4542
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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

 

Honestly, I think the T1s have enough bass quantity.  I like the T1 for Rush. 

And with this we are in complete agreement! 

post #3675 of 4542
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

CAL! ranked under the KSC75? Please explain...

Gladly.

The midrange and treble clarity, and sound-stage and instrument separation of the KSC-75 are such that they trump the impact and bass that the closed CAL has that the Koss' do not.

I am listening to the KSC right now and even compared to the Pro80's, I sometimes think they are better.

I must add a caveat in that I don't think that 'bass=good' is a valid criteria to judge a headphone, so I am willing to forgo the bass that many cannot live without, when judging a can. The Koss' lack bass, impact, heft and slam even when pressed against the pinnae or in a headband mod.

They are *that* good. Such a clean, hash-free and sibilance-free midrange and treble. Almost a 'sweet' quality to that part of the FR.

I am well into middle age, and it is often common for audiophiles that age to prefer sweet, clean, hash free, mids and treble, over other sonic considerations.

I suspect the 75's won't be bettered until I move to the HD-600 or so level.

Really, just outstanding.

{Ed.} I just had another one of those out-of-head binaural moments with the Koss that I don't get with any of my current stable. Perhaps (and I hope!) when I continue on up the price ladder, this will occur more often.

I am listening to Pell Mells "Interstate", the track Saucer and as the track ends and the band stops playing there are room sounds that come from behind me. I thought there were birds in the front yard, played the track again. Yep, sound coming from behind me. That is just eerie, and it doesn't happen with my other cans.
Edited by marone - 1/11/14 at 8:51am
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