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post #4471 of 4543
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Originally Posted by intlsubband View Post

Damn, this is challenging. Obviously I would use different headphones for different purposes, some only at home, some mostly on-the-go.





3. Sony MDR F1



I have always had this strange fascination with the Sony MDR F1. I remember almost buying them when you could get em from Amazon in 2009.

I just found a used pair on Ebay.


I'll get a pair someday. Nice you like them so much.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261554699270
Edited by Redcarmoose - 8/25/14 at 5:51am
post #4472 of 4543

Some recent swapping in and out calls for a new list

 

Grado RS1i

Senn HD650

AKG K712

AKG K702

Beyerdynamic DT880 250

Sony MDR Z1000

Sony MDR MA900

Sony MDR 7520

NAD Viso HP50

Thinksound On1

Beyerdynamic T51p

Senn Amperior

 

 

A vertical list like this is misleading in a way, because these headphones are

generally very very close in SQ..  But there are some "jumps" or wider gaps

called for in the list.  Also, I wonder if ranking closed along with open is

fair or justified. 

post #4473 of 4543
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Originally Posted by intlsubband View Post
 

Damn, this is challenging. Obviously I would use different headphones for different purposes, some only at home, some mostly on-the-go.

 

But if I had to rate them in one list, at the moment it would have to be:

1. HE-500

2. HD-650

3. Sony MDR-F1

4. Alessandro MS1 (Alumod/ MS1000 modded)

5. Mad Dogs 3.2

6. Nad Viso HP50

7. JVC HA-SZ2000

8. Bose QC15

9. Audio Technica ATH-ESW9A 

 

If my PSB M4U2 was working, it would have probably been rated around 3-4. I did get the Nad Viso sence then but I think I preferred the PSB M4U2...

I'm curious, what made you like the Mad Dogs over the NAD HP50?

post #4474 of 4543
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Originally Posted by Redcarmoose View Post


I have always had this strange fascination with the Sony MDR F1. I remember almost buying them when you could get em from Amazon in 2009.

I just found a used pair on Ebay.


I'll get a pair someday. Nice you like them so much.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261554699270

 

 

I got it in a trade, and I've been very happy with it! it is my headphone of choice for movies. It is easily the most comfortable headphone I have, and the sound is better than I expected it to be. It can't compete with the first two on my list in terms of details etc, but it fairs better than I expected it to. But the comfort is just superb.

post #4475 of 4543

After a few years of buying & selling,

I've settled on the 

Stax 009's...now I'm done

 

Mike

post #4476 of 4543
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Originally Posted by Byrnie View Post
 

I'm curious, what made you like the Mad Dogs over the NAD HP50?

 

It's that planar sound! I find the Mad Dogs to be much clearer and more detailed than the NAD. The NAD has a very nice sound and I do love the "room feel", but I think it's not implemented as good as my old PSB M4U2. It's hard for me to directly compare because my PSB stopped working about 6 months ago, but I'm pretty sure they had better bass, and the on-board amp would improve the dynamics significantly.

I currently alternate between the NAD and the Mad Dogs as my portable headphones, the NAD's advantage is that they can be driven directly by my DX90 but the Mad Dogs require at least an E12 in the middle. So yes, the NAD certainly has its advantages, but when it comes to sound, properly driven, the Mad Dogs are easily clearer & more detailed.

post #4477 of 4543
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Originally Posted by mikek200 View Post
 

After a few years of buying & selling,

I've settled on the 

Stax 009's...now I'm done

 

Mike


It's not like you can go much further from there. Choosing an Orpheus, Abyss, R10, or K1000 over an SR009 just comes down to personal preference.

post #4478 of 4543

Hello! this is my small and affordable collection:

 

Rated low to high:

 

XB920

JBL S700 (DSP OFF)

M50

CustomOne Pro

M100 + XL Pads

S700 (DSP ON)

Philips X1

X1 Amped (Fiio E07k)


Edited by wtfwtflol - 8/25/14 at 8:44pm
post #4479 of 4543
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Originally Posted by intlsubband View Post
 

Damn, this is challenging. Obviously I would use different headphones for different purposes, some only at home, some mostly on-the-go.

 

But if I had to rate them in one list, at the moment it would have to be:

1. HE-500

2. HD-650

3. Sony MDR-F1

4. Alessandro MS1 (Alumod/ MS1000 modded)

5. Mad Dogs 3.2

6. Nad Viso HP50

7. JVC HA-SZ2000

8. Bose QC15

9. Audio Technica ATH-ESW9A 

 

If my PSB M4U2 was working, it would have probably been rated around 3-4. I did get the Nad Viso sence then but I think I preferred the PSB M4U2...

Hey did you get rid of the w5000?

post #4480 of 4543

1. Magnum X (just got them back, wondering why I ever sold them)

2. AD2000X

3. Alessandro MS2

 

Just sold HD800, not suitable for my taste :) What I've found lately is:

 

I don't like too much bass (Shure 1540)

I don't like harshness or sibilance (HD800)

I don't like a massive soundstage for music (HD800, Q701)

 

Hence my current selection, have sold the rest. Of course these depend on taste a lot.


Edited by marts30 - 8/28/14 at 2:59am
post #4481 of 4543

Nr one for listening and Mastering Sennheiser HD598 ( Really good) true Audinst HUD-MX2 DAC.

Nr Two I use for Recording only Sennheiser Momentum (Over ear, and leave all  background noise outside)

Nr Three AKG 540 just for listening in different set, when Mastering + ProAc  HiFi Speakers

 

Private listening for pleasure...Sennheiser HD598 (unbeatable) ;-)

 

 

This is my setup today :-)

post #4482 of 4543
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Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post
 


It's not like you can go much further from there. Choosing an Orpheus, Abyss, R10, or K1000 over an SR009 just comes down to personal preference.

LOL-I'm not that rich-someday maybe?

I have ,however been buying some high end interconnects from Currawong ,and I'm finding the Van Den Hul IC's to be an outstanding choice, for the 009's.

post #4483 of 4543
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Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post

 

It's not like you can go much further from there. Choosing an Orpheus, Abyss, R10, or K1000 over an SR009 just comes down to personal preference.

the Orpheus doesn't deserve to be up there 

 

and the R10 shouldn't be up there because they're all going to be dead very soon

 

but otherwise this

post #4484 of 4543

Well, the K1000 and Abyss also suck. :wink_face:

post #4485 of 4543
^ , Provocateur!!! LOL💣
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