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Something strange has occured for me regarding the comfort. I don't know why, but they don't seem to be as comfortable as they were out of the box?

Is it cause my hair has grown a little bit longer or is it loss of clamp? Ear pads squishing in? I don't know. confused.gif

I'm tempting to try switching out the pads though for something a bit thicker to bring back the clamp,... Thoughts?

Interesting... well, not sure what is going on there. You could stretch them by putting them over a box, etc. overnight. It does feel like there could have been just a little more clamping at the bottom of the earcups so they fit more flush against my head. But with the pads there seems to be sufficient cushion that the seal is still good.

I guess there is enough variance in ears and skulls (and hair?) that has to be allowed for. Mine have some time on them so maybe I am not making a fair assessment with regards to pad thickness changes over time.


Edited by avaddikt - 1/17/14 at 8:28am
post #257 of 532
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Originally Posted by erick151 View Post

Something strange has occured for me regarding the comfort. I don't know why, but they don't seem to be as comfortable as they were out of the box?

Is it cause my hair has grown a little bit longer or is it loss of clamp? Ear pads squishing in? I don't know. confused.gif

I'm tempting to try switching out the pads though for something a bit thicker to bring back the clamp,... Thoughts?

Pro version or Premium?


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Edited by kylea - 1/17/14 at 4:09pm
post #258 of 532

P.S. - I went from the DT990 Pro 250-Ohm to the Senheiser HD598 then to the DT990 Premium 32-Ohm and my choice is totally the Premium 32-Ohm. I am in love. I'm kind of a bass head and I love intense highs. These headphones were made for me. The mids are not recessed its more with these headphones you are probably wanting to enjoy the bass more because it is there, but if you listen for certain sounds they are there. I did a side by side comparison of the DT 990 premiums vs the HD598 and if you listen to the HD598 after the DT990 you go right back to the DT990 the mids seem way to lush on the HD598 (sounds weird I know) it is a very neutral headphone with little bass (some impact but virtually no lows). Just a quick review from a first time Mid-Fi audio owner. (Comparison was using ALC889 and HTR-6130 Receiver). Will post a big comparison with noob info for the new guys coming in and it will make sense!

post #259 of 532

These headphones were made for movie lovers and gamers imo. For those purposes it's surely a gargantuan task to top these at the price....If you like some bass and clarity in your music with detailed vocals these are a brilliant option!

I've applied an EQ on my music player for these headphones with a pretty big reduction at 6 khz (I'd say about 8 decibels maybe) and it works really well for me - takes away a lot of the harsh 'ring' sounds that you get on music and seems to bring out some warmth as well, taking out harsher sibilance whilst leaving in natural sibilance so 'S' words don't sound artificially muted. The result is it sounds very natural. Try it and see what you think. 

 

Left untouched 'vanilla' for everything else as already sounds spot on for other applications.

post #260 of 532
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Originally Posted by Thommohawk View Post
 

These headphones were made for movie lovers and gamers imo. For those purposes it's surely a gargantuan task to top these at the price....If you like some bass and clarity in your music with detailed vocals these are a brilliant option!

I've applied an EQ on my music player for these headphones with a pretty big reduction at 6 khz (I'd say about 8 decibels maybe) and it works really well for me - takes away a lot of the harsh 'ring' sounds that you get on music and seems to bring out some warmth as well, taking out harsher sibilance whilst leaving in natural sibilance so 'S' words don't sound artificially muted. The result is it sounds very natural. Try it and see what you think. 

 

Left untouched 'vanilla' for everything else as already sounds spot on for other applications.

 

Sounds way too dull to me if I modify the EQ on anypart of the upper end. 

post #261 of 532
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Originally Posted by kylea View Post

Sounds way too dull to me if I modify the EQ on anypart of the upper end. 

Which amplifier do you use?
post #262 of 532
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Sounds way too dull to me if I modify the EQ on anypart of the upper end. 

Which amplifier do you use?
My HTR 6130 coming from Alc889 chip. I mean I love how clear and loud the highs are doesn't bother my ears at all.

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post #263 of 532

 

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Pro version or Premium?


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Pro 250.

And to add to the conversation,....

 

post #264 of 532
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My HTR 6130 coming from Alc889 chip. I mean I love how clear and loud the highs are doesn't bother my ears at all.

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I asked, because the pros don't sound overly bright to me, either. Not hardly. They did sound rather strident being fed from my laptop, when I gave that a shot. A decent amplifier, however, makes all the difference.
post #265 of 532
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Originally Posted by kylea View Post

My HTR 6130 coming from Alc889 chip. I mean I love how clear and loud the highs are doesn't bother my ears at all.

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I asked, because the pros don't sound overly bright to me, either. Not hardly. They did sound rather strident being fed from my laptop, when I gave that a shot. A decent amplifier, however, makes all the difference.
I'm actually using the premium 32 ohms lol

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post #266 of 532
I personally find the highs fine as well on my DT990 Pro 250, out of my E11 or X-Fi HD USB DAC and Amp. Also, I have a Bravo Audio V2 tube amp on its way, can't wait biggrin.gif
post #267 of 532
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I personally find the highs fine as well on my DT990 Pro 250, out of my E11 or X-Fi HD USB DAC and Amp. Also, I have a Bravo Audio V2 tube amp on its way, can't wait biggrin.gif


Well I doubt it has anything to do with my SBZ. I'm pretty sure it's just a difference between my ears and yours. I don't listen to music very much unless I'm in the car and I don't go to concerts. All my sound has been at low levels with low frequency range and ohm headsets on realtek onboard mobo chips.

Maybe my ears aren't as "trained"(ruined).

post #268 of 532
Maybe, it might be music format, the output impedance of your SBZ or maybe your ears. Who knows?
post #269 of 532

Has anyone compared tube and solid state amps with these headphones? I am still not 100% satisfied with the sound. I'm using a Magni and  I have read that the DT990 sound too mechanical with solid state amps. Is the difference worth trying to return/sell the Magni and buying a tube amp? Too mechanical is exactly how I would describe the sound.

post #270 of 532
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Originally Posted by BrianPeppers View Post
 

Has anyone compared tube and solid state amps with these headphones? I am still not 100% satisfied with the sound. I'm using a Magni and  I have read that the DT990 sound too mechanical with solid state amps. Is the difference worth trying to return/sell the Magni and buying a tube amp? Too mechanical is exactly how I would describe the sound.

 

The O2 is apparently the cheapest neutral amp perhaps you could try one of those?

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