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post #3736 of 4454
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Originally Posted by zael99 View Post
 

I tend to lean towards the more bass heavy headphones:

 

VSonic GR07 Bass Edition

DT770 tied with HD558

AKG K550

Atrio MG7

Senn SE215

Apparently the K550 was criticized for not having enough bass, but do correct me if I'm wrong :p I'm wondering because you've ranked it above the SE215 which is apparently a basshead IEM.

The problem with the K550 is getting a proper seal, it can be a huge PITA especially if you have a small head. If you do manage to get them to seal right, they have excellent bass.

post #3737 of 4454
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Originally Posted by BucketInABucket View Post
 

Apparently the K550 was criticized for not having enough bass, but do correct me if I'm wrong :p I'm wondering because you've ranked it above the SE215 which is apparently a basshead IEM.

 

The K550 has a lot of sub-bass.   I think that most bassheads are into mid-bass...that could be one of the reason some people say that the K550 does not have enough bass.    As takato already mentioned, getting a good seal is important if you want to get any bass from this model.

post #3738 of 4454
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Originally Posted by zael99 View Post

 
I tend to lean towards the more bass heavy headphones:

VSonic GR07 Bass Edition
DT770 tied with HD558
AKG K550
Atrio MG7
Senn SE215
Apparently the K550 was criticized for not having enough bass, but do correct me if I'm wrong tongue.gif I'm wondering because you've ranked it above the SE215 which is apparently a basshead IEM.
That's all down to the fit and getting a good seal. If you're head is small, it doesn't work!
post #3739 of 4454
Sorry, posted before realising that everyone else has already said it!
post #3740 of 4454

Beyer COP

 

Not much cans yet.

post #3741 of 4454

Here's an updated list:

 

1. Sennheiser Amperior - Easy to drive, makes everything sound great. Reltively inexpensive (original MSRP $350, bought for $220, now can be had for $180 or even less), they actually scale up nicely with better equipment (usually use them on my laptop running the FiiO X3 as the DAC and E9 as an amp, or the FiiO X3 as the player and E12 as the amp): running off my Asgard2/Uber Bifrost stack, I can tell the increase in quality of sound, everything is smoother, more detailed, bass is tighter, etc.

 

2. Sennheiser HD700-HD650 (Tie) - The 700 took a good long while to grow on me, and at first I thought I was going to send them back. Here's the thing: if you have the right components (not necessarily more expensive), they will blow the doors off the 650s on 70% of the music I listen to: the soundstage is much much wider, the imaging is more precise, and they are much more detailed. They do lack a bit on the bass impact compared to the HD650 (which aren't basshead cans to begin with), but with the RIGHT equipment, and MOST music, you probably will appreciate the tighter more detailed bass. It definitely has a treble peak at around 6Khz that can definitely kill the enjoyment on some songs, but again, a good amp/dac combo with help a lot (though it wont solve the issue completely, you need to EQ the cans to absolutely minimize this issue). I am running them off Schiit's Uber-Analog Stage Bifrost DAC and the Asgard2 amp and the 700s really like the Asgard2 and absolutely love the Bifrost. I do feel that perhaps a warmer amp might suite these cans better. They would be overpriced at their MSRP of $1000, luckily I got them for $650, and at that price point, I would say they are about fairly priced: the only knock is that pesky treble peak which should not be an issue for a $650 headphone; although I would prefer a bit more bass, it wouldn't be fair to say a $650 can SHOULD have more bass, because this would be a matter of sound signature preference (vs say a sloppy bass presentation or a pesky treble peak).

 

By comparison, for the longet time I thought the HD650s could not be beat. Once you fed it enough power, they made everything sound so damn good. The bass has always been nice a tight, and hits (relatively) hard. Just a very smooth, relaxed presentation. Compared to my closed headphones, the wider soundstage when A/B the headphones is immediately noticeable. It is not a basshead can, but even on bass heavy song, where I would wish the 650 had more, it has enough bass such that I would not trade them for another can because they make everything else in a bass heavy song sound so damn good; I can't say the same for the HD700s, there are just some songs where the bass is lacking enough that I NEED to switch headphones. The HD650s only 'fault' is that they require a whole lot of power to drive them to any good level, however, unlike the HD700, they are not picky about where that power comes from, nor are they picky about source. They sounded great running off the X3 or microstreamer DAC, to the FiiO E9, they sounded great running off the Oppo BDP105 analog outs to the E9. At an MSRP $500, they are worth it, with the only complaint is that they don't sound nearly as remarkable at low volumes (where as the HD700 retains its incredible sound even at low volumes); that they require alot of power is not an issue at $500, because we tend to EXPECT audiophile level cans to be high impedance. I bought mine for $360, which makes them the value of the century, giving the Amperiors a run for their money in the value department.

 

4. Sennheiser Momentum Over Ear - I had actually purchased the Momentums prior to buying the Amperiors. When I first got them, I absolutely loved them. Right away, I could tell they didn't have the detail of the HD650s, but that bass hit so damn hard, was so well composed compared to my niece's Beats, that I just didn't care: they were exactly what I was looking for in a portable can. I needed something that closed back, something that was easy to drive, and something that had a rich, full, and impactful sound signature to drown out the sound of the street, students, etc; the added bonus was how gorgeous they were!!! Yes, the bass could get a lil messy and bleed into the mids, but my only real portable comparison at that point was the Beats, which did nothing particularly well, except bass IMPACT, so an MSRP of $350 was more than reasonable, and I was happy to pay the $300 for them when I finally got them. So all was roses in Momentum land, that is until the Amperiors showed up. The Amperiors trounced the Momentums in each and every single way, except for bass impact and style. Amperiors where much more detailed, the bass was much tighter and never bled into the mids, yet the bass was never lacking (even if it wasnt as heavy as the Momentums), then of course there was that issue with the price: at their MSRP, I could see the Momentums being equal to the Amperiors: I saw it as a preference between bass impact + style vs. a more detailed, more controlled, yet more aggressive headphone. But at $300 vs $220, I could not see any justification for going for Momentums over Amperiors, and I viewed the extra $80 as a tax on style. Its not that the Momentums are worse headphones now, than when I first got them, it's that they are trounced by Amperiors. I still love my Momentums, but they get much less playing time with the Amperiors kickin around.

 

5. Sennheiser PX360

6. Sennheiser HD449

7. Sennheiser HD429

post #3742 of 4454

1. HD800

2. T1

3. RS1i

4. D7100

5. HD650

post #3743 of 4454

Mine is very limited and I am no audiophile by any means, but I can appreciate the clarity and detail in certain headphone. I rate mine in term of sound and comfort, with comfort being the most important.

 

 

1. Sennheiser Momentum (sound very good untill I listen to the Thinksound, my mad dog coming in tomorrow so i hope it will dethrone it.)

2. Senheiser PXC 450 (this was my trustee for 2-3 years)

2. Thinksound ON1 (this thing actually sound more detail than the Momentum, however On-ear is it fall. Its still comfortable but I cant go on for hours without breaks like i do with the momentum)

3. B&W P5 (sound good, but again comfort was the key

4. B&W P7 (I really dint like the sound of the P7 compare to the P5, its just something off about it to my ear, plus its very uncomfortable on my asian head)

post #3744 of 4454

1. Sony MDR-SA5000

2. Grado SR325i

3. Beyerdynamics DT990 Pro 250ohms

 

But really, all 3 are very different and I love them all equally. I'll put it this way:

 

SA5k for jazz/soul/funk/rnb/anything electronic

SR325i for rock/metal

DT990 for hiphop

post #3745 of 4454

1. HD650

2. Q701

3. Momentum

 

Inc is Audeze lcd-3, hopefully placing 1st ;)

post #3746 of 4454
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Originally Posted by Negakinu View Post

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.


5. Sennheiser Hd590 (most comfortable headphone I own, great for metal)
9. Beyerdynamic dt880 250ohm (detailmonster, comfortable, too bright)

Just an FYI:  You can tame most of the brightness of the DT880 with the right amp.  Also :), I still rock my HD590s, so comfy!!!


Edited by Byrnie - 2/10/14 at 7:42pm
post #3747 of 4454
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Originally Posted by Byrnie View Post
 

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
 

Updated with the applications that I mainly use my headphones for (I excluded IEMs):

 

Overall ranking

1 Sennheiser HD650

2 Denon AH-D600 (the bass can be addictive and it's detailed)

3 Denon AH-D2000

3 Beyerdynamic DT880 (250ohm)

4 Sennheiser HD598

5 Sennheiser HD590

6 My other headphones aren't used nearly as much 

 

PC Gaming

1 HD590 (I love how these handle ambient sounds and these were my first real headphones)

2 HD598 (I love these for the same reason as the 590s but the 590s are more comfortable)

3 HD650 (the sound is too relaxed for gaming IMO but sound stage is large)

4 DT880

5 D2000

6 D600 (I still love these but the lack of details and clarity don't work for gaming)

 

Movies

1 D2000

2 D600

3 HD650

4 DT880

5 HD598

6 HD590

 

EDM

1 D600

2 DT880

3 D2000

4 HD650

5 HD598

6 HD590

 

Rock/Alternative/Punk

1 HD650

2 DT880

3 D2000

4 D600

5 HD598

6 HD590

 

Rap/R&B

1 DT880

2 D600

3 D2000

4 HD650

5 HD598

6 HD590

 

Fixed some grammar/typos.


Edited by Byrnie - 2/11/14 at 5:56pm
post #3748 of 4454
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Originally Posted by Byrnie View Post
 

Updated with the applications that I mainly use my headphones for (I excluded IEMs):

 

Overall ranking

1 Sennheiser HD650

2 Denon AH-D600 (the bass can be addictive and it's detailed)

3 Denon AH-D2000

3 Beyerdynamic DT880 (250ohm)

4 Sennheiser HD598

5 Sennheiser HD590

6 My other headphones aren't used nearly as much 

 

PC Gaming

1 HD590 (I love how these handle ambient sounds and these are my first real headphone)

2 HD598 (I love these for the same reason as the 590s but the 590s are more comfortable)

3 HD650 (the sound is too relaxed for gaming IMO but sound stage is large)

4 DT880

5 D2000

6 D600 (I still love these but the lack of details and clarity don't work for gaming)

 

Movies

1 D2000

2 D600

3 HD650

4 DT880

5 HD598

6 HD590

 

EDM

1 D600

2 DT880

3 D2000

4 HD650

5 HD598

6 HD590

 

Rock/Alternative/Punk

1 HD650

2 DT880

3 D2000

4 D600

5 HD598

6 HD590

 

Rap/R&B

1 DT880

2 D600

3 D2000

4 HD650

5 HD598

6 HD590

Interesting sorts!

post #3749 of 4454
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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

Interesting sorts!

Thanks man and if I ever buy the HD700s I will hold you personally responsible :D


Edited by Byrnie - 2/10/14 at 8:00pm
post #3750 of 4454
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Thanks man and if I ever buy the HD700s I will hold you personally responsible :D

 

 Why? Don't buy please! 

 

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