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post #1981 of 2443
imackler there used to be a nice canvas zip-up bag that would come with the 'special edition' hd25s. I would suggest looking for that if you can.
post #1982 of 2443

I think the HD25 fits inside the M-80 case? No?
 

post #1983 of 2443
HD25 doesn't fit inside of the M80's case.
post #1984 of 2443

Has anybody used both the E17 and Zo2 with HD25's?  I have the E17 right now but I'm looking for something that will soften up snares/hi-hats and add a bit of bass for hip/hop.

post #1985 of 2443
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Originally Posted by Thankful1 View Post

Has anybody used both the E17 and Zo2 with HD25's?  I have the E17 right now but I'm looking for something that will soften up snares/hi-hats and add a bit of bass for hip/hop.

Err a DAC or amp shouldn't change the sound at all (for the most part).
post #1986 of 2443
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Originally Posted by Thankful1 View Post

Has anybody used both the E17 and Zo2 with HD25's?  I have the E17 right now but I'm looking for something that will soften up snares/hi-hats and add a bit of bass for hip/hop.

 

A really good amp will bring out the mids a bit more by improving bass control.  You want a bass-boost amp for sure for the extra bass.

post #1987 of 2443
A quick question guys, was there ever a HD25-1 I, or just the HD25-1 II? There's a pair on display in a local pawn shop at a price I can't help but pick up, so I was just wondering if there are successive generations and if so what the differences were?
post #1988 of 2443
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Originally Posted by Gofre View Post

A quick question guys, was there ever a HD25-1 I, or just the HD25-1 II? There's a pair on display in a local pawn shop at a price I can't help but pick up, so I was just wondering if there are successive generations and if so what the differences were?

 

Yup, HD25-1 (or probably just HD25 back then as there was no "II") did exist.

 

'The cable has improved connectors at the headphones end (now round metal pins instead of the pressed version of the older model) and is 1.5m instead of 1.2. The Mk.II version now has the optional velour earpads included as standard as well as the leatherette ones and the Mk.II version now also comes with a carrying bag.'

 

 

...so says google search anyways. But yeah. From all I've heard, there's no difference between headphones themselves and the differences are the packaging and the cables.

 

Same thing with the Denon's D1000/D1001 and AKG K240S/K240 MKII.

 

What you have to watch out for is the HD25-13 which are of completely different impedence (higher impedence and harder to drive, strictly for studio/airplane use IIRC), and the HD25-SP, which is stripped down inferior version of the standard HD25 (different drivers, single headband, dual sided cable).  There is also a HD25-C, of which I think the only difference between them and standard version is that they have a coiled cable.


Edited by K_19 - 11/11/12 at 7:10pm
post #1989 of 2443
The model and impedance are on the left cup on the 1 II at least.
post #1990 of 2443
Thanks guys, yeah I was aware of the SP/13/C variants, just wanted to check that the MK1 wasn't substantially lower in quality since I haven't had a chance to inspect them yet.
post #1991 of 2443
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Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post

 

A really good amp will bring out the mids a bit more by improving bass control.  You want a bass-boost amp for sure for the extra bass.

I phrased that question poorly so forget the bit about about bass; my main concern is getting rid of sibilance usually caused by compressed drums/vocals and most 808 hats/snares.  Bringing out the mids would be equally appreciated - is there a good $200-$300 portable amp that can do either one or both of those things with the HD25's?

post #1992 of 2443
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Originally Posted by Thankful1 View Post

I phrased that question poorly so forget the bit about about bass; my main concern is getting rid of sibilance usually caused by compressed drums/vocals and most 808 hats/snares.  Bringing out the mids would be equally appreciated - is there a good $200-$300 portable amp that can do either one or both of those things with the HD25's?

 

I didn't answer that because I don't know.  I don't think that such an amp exists.  Perhaps switch your media player to a Cowon J3?  It has an excellent equalizer.

post #1993 of 2443
Quote:

I phrased that question poorly so forget the bit about about bass; my main concern is getting rid of sibilance usually caused by compressed drums/vocals and most 808 hats/snares.  Bringing out the mids would be equally appreciated - is there a good $200-$300 portable amp that can do either one or both of those things with the HD25's?

 

What source are you using. The Fiio e17 has the option to lower the treble so you might like that. Otherwise if you're using an ios device there are eq apps you could try. 

post #1994 of 2443

Do some research on the P51 Mustang. Also I am sure there are some internal mods you can do to the hp, you might want to research that too.

post #1995 of 2443

Went back and checked today, they were a pair of HD25-1 IIs. Needless to say at £80 I snapped them up!

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