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post #1921 of 2395
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Originally Posted by Windsor View Post

I think I may have put the connector in the opposite way.

Hello smily_headphones1.gif

 

Doesn't that change the phasing?

 

Best

 

James

post #1922 of 2395
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Originally Posted by jamescodway View Post

Hello smily_headphones1.gif

 

Doesn't that change the phasing?

 

Best

 

James

 

Probably, James, but my point was that after some amount of wiggling over the years the right cup of my HD 25 consistently behaved themselves. :)

post #1923 of 2395

Just bought HD25-1 2 days ago, and I'm very impressed by the headphones on majority of the music I listen to. However, when the music involves quick sections of high treble and bass, it feels really muddy/muffled. Will that improve over time or my ears are just spoiled by HD580?

post #1924 of 2395

I've been STRONGLY considering the HD25-1's because of it's popularity of DJs. I'm looking for something to use at the office for EDM(House/Trance/Tech). They dont plan to be commute headphones but the durability of the HD25's is a bonus. For that price $200, is ther something more ideal? And is it worth grabbing at $200 or there's enough deals for cheaper?

post #1925 of 2395

Have you considered the TMA-1?

post #1926 of 2395
I had a listen to each pair of HD25-1 II I am selling on eBay to ensure they worked correctly and have to say they sounded very nice. Definitely a true value in their price range. I am on the fence on whether I should keep one pair for myself. The only thing holding me back is my penchant for prominent mids and highs.
post #1927 of 2395

So you'd prefer some AT or AKG?  very_evil_smiley.gif

post #1928 of 2395

My new HD25s arrived yesterday a day early (Amazon Prime), and my initial impressions are favorable.  I'm just a little disappointed that the bass seems a bit overemphasized and a wee bit uncontrolled.  I'm hopeful burn-in will help --- or I can just try the included velour pads to get some bass attenuation.  I'll give that a try tonight.

 

I have to say after  reading through about the first 25 pages of this thread that I'm extremely surprised that there are so many people who still believe that recabling a 1 or 2 meter length cable will somehow change the SQ of a 70 ohm headphone.  Of course, those pages were written in 2007 --- perhaps people have studied up on their electronics and signal theory and are more enlightened here in 2012.  But that's the subject of a different thread entirely (hopefully).

 

If anyone can share their experiences of SQ change with time (i.e. burn-in), I would be interested in hearing.

post #1929 of 2395
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Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post

So you'd prefer some AT or AKG?  very_evil_smiley.gif
Worse I'm a Shure man (SRH-940/1440) LOL

I started out a bass/midhead and have become a mid/treble head.
post #1930 of 2395
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Originally Posted by BobJS View Post

If anyone can share their experiences of SQ change with time (i.e. burn-in), I would be interested in hearing.

We all believe in different phenomena... both my pairs improved for over 250 hours. Copper Cable and velour will also change the presentation. De foaming is also worth a try. God forbid... Amp synergy even ??? ;-)

Not my best or even favourite can but if I could only keep one this would be it.

Enjoy getting to know them.

Best

James
Edited by jamescodway - 6/26/12 at 1:24pm
post #1931 of 2395
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Originally Posted by Windsor View Post

after some amount of wiggling over the years the right cup of my HD 25 consistently behaved themselves. smily_headphones1.gif

LOL... you have the Kung fu smily_headphones1.gif

I find tinkering typically makes matters worse. Maybe my personal magnetic field is not conducive..

Best

James
post #1932 of 2395
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Originally Posted by jamescodway View Post

We all believe in different phenomena... both my pairs improved for over 250 hours. Copper Cable and velour will also change the presentation. De foaming is also worth a try. God forbid... Amp synergy even ??? ;-)
Not my best or even favourite can but if I could only keep one this would be it.
Enjoy getting to know them.
Best
James

 

My original experience was direct from my computer's sound card (Creative / Soundblaster --- generally sounds pretty good) and with some tracks that are admittedly bass-heavy.  Today I spent some time listening to a range of music --- this time through my FIIO E17 DAC/Amp and things are sounding great today.  Really great.  These are definitely keepers.  I look forward to playing with the velour, as well as different amping /EQ'g, etc.  Thanks for your response!

post #1933 of 2395
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Originally Posted by BobJS View Post

 

I have to say after  reading through about the first 25 pages of this thread that I'm extremely surprised that there are so many people who still believe that recabling a 1 or 2 meter length cable will somehow change the SQ of a 70 ohm headphone.  Of course, those pages were written in 2007 --- perhaps people have studied up on their electronics and signal theory and are more enlightened here in 2012.  But that's the subject of a different thread entirely (hopefully).

Of course those of us that have had them a while and have electronic qualifications (I have several) realise that you are correct and that changing the cable is a fruitless endeavor.

 

If you actually hear a difference then you either 'want to' or you need to have your mind re-evaluated.

post #1934 of 2395
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Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post

Do you remove the cable a lot?  If you do, you may have loosened the female jack in the left driver.

 

The cable is detachable, yes, but generally I think that the detachability is just for ease of replacement/repair rather than for you to be able to remove it on a frequent basis.  The smaller pin on each plug is the signal pin, try pushing that pin in more.  You might have to add a little hot glue like I suggested above.

 

I would suggest tightening the female jacks' tabs for better contact, but when I tried taking mine apart to inspect, I noticed that the voice coil wires go over the jacks' housings before going into them, so I do not want to mess with them for fear of damaging the wires.  I've loosened the female jack in the right side on mine a bit, but I just have to push the signal pin in a bit more to maintain the sound's balance.

No, I never remove the cable. Even if I push the signal pin in more, some instruments (usually bass) are right-panned.


Edited by Tablo - 6/26/12 at 6:03pm
post #1935 of 2395
It's quite annoying, bass and kick drums are panned like 5% to the right. Even if I push the connecter in further, same thing.
Edited by Tablo - 6/27/12 at 9:45pm
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