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post #2821 of 2834
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Originally Posted by Peti View Post
 

http://www.oyaide.com/ENGLISH/AUDIO/products_category/headphone_earphone_cbl/hpc-hd25.html

 

I got this one in black and it's awesome. Much more flexible, sleeker and shorter to suit my needs with the HD25 in the gym or when commute. Love it. Mind you, there's no difference to my ears compared to the stock cable...

 

They look pretty legit! Shall have to see if I can source them in Europe. 

post #2822 of 2834

 

the most versatile hedphone that i've ever own.. 

i'm using grado and ath before.. 

post #2823 of 2834

I was thinking of getting a Pono player and a balanced cable for the HD25/Pono combo.  Has anyone else considered doing the same thing?

post #2824 of 2834
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Originally Posted by ButtUglyJeff View Post
 

 

Maybe your ear pads have compressed?  Maybe time for new thicker pads?  Those from Yaxi look very tempting...

I dont know about the ear pads, they might've. Still sounds amaizing though, and they're actually more comfortable, but i was wondering if they had more isolation back when i first got them.

Yea those Yaxi looked pretty sweet... Till i saw the price haha. Living in a third world country doesnt help much with it.

post #2825 of 2834
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Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post
 

Current HD25's successor will probably be HD25-1-III or HD25-1-IV or something long before there's an HD27 or so to take its spot.


Is it an insider information you just forgot to put "In my opinion" at the end of your sentence? ;)

post #2826 of 2834
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Originally Posted by marko93101 View Post
 

 

They look pretty legit! Shall have to see if I can source them in Europe. 


I grabbed the last one from ebay (they actually shipped it from the UK) and I think there's a few left around amazon shipped from Japan but for horrendous prices, like 300$ and above.

post #2827 of 2834
Well.... Something interesting just happened.... Today i received the "like new" hd25 basic edition i ordered from amazon....

Guess what.... They already have the new clicking sliders. The hd25 i had before was smooth on the sliders and really easy to make them go up and down but the sliders on this one make a loud click and they require a bit of strenght to make the cups slide up or down..... This one must be one from the last batches of basic edition hd25s. Cool, now i am definitly happy i didnt drop 150 new for a brand new 2016 hd25. I got the best of both previous and current generation, the white lettering and double sennheiser logo on the headband combined with the new sliding mechanism.... Only way it could be better was if it had the made in ireland logo, but maybe the last batches of hd25-1 ii (the ones with the bag and extra pads and the made in ireland logo) also have the newer sliding mechanism....

Regarding sound.... Well at first, and since i had them before i was expecting a lot of clarity.... At least it was the idea of sound from the previous hd25s i had, punchy, agressive and clear.... But this one at first i found them to be a bit muffled sounding.... But this may also be a effect of having been using the hd598 and dt770 for the last 2 months wich have a super clear and open sound. I am leaving the hd25s burning in through the night to see if there is any improvement (dont know if the person who had them before did this but they seem so new i doubt it).... At least after an hour with them i was already liking them a lot lot more (with a bit of equing to the mix as well wich i already used on my previuous hd25).... Lets see if they sound any different after 10 hours.... wink.gif

...the steel cable also seems slightly thinner (but something really bareally noticeable) than the previous hd25 i had but i cant swear on this.... May Be my memory playing tricks on me.... After all all my last 3 headphones had thicker cables (hd598, dt770, m50x)....
Edited by Pedro Oliveira - 5/19/16 at 5:48pm
post #2828 of 2834

Have you tried pressing the cups against your ears to get an idea of how the sound will change as the pads flatten with time and use?

 

How thick are your 770 pads?  If that pads aren't that worn, DT770 is quite incredibly bright, but if worn, it is more tame, not so over-the-top.  Not much brighter than a stock HD25.  Worst case scenario: your HD25 is defective.

post #2829 of 2834
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Originally Posted by Peti View Post


I grabbed the last one from ebay (they actually shipped it from the UK) and I think there's a few left around amazon shipped from Japan but for horrendous prices, like 300$ and above.

The search continues cause 300 quid is not gonna happen :P
post #2830 of 2834

I have contacted that japanese seller on amazon if we was ready to give me a discount but he declined. You might try it too, maybe he changed his mind by now...FYI mine'd cost 100$ shipping included from the UK.

post #2831 of 2834
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Originally Posted by marko93101 View Post
 

 

They look pretty legit! Shall have to see if I can source them in Europe. 

 

Have checked out Custom Cans, in the UK?

 

https://www.customcans.co.uk/

 

They have all kinds of HD25 stuff, including replacement and upgrade cables.  Turns out they also carry those Yaxi earpads I'm eye balling...

post #2832 of 2834
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Originally Posted by ButtUglyJeff View Post
 

 

Have checked out Custom Cans, in the UK?

 

https://www.customcans.co.uk/

 

They have all kinds of HD25 stuff, including replacement and upgrade cables.  Turns out they also carry those Yaxi earpads I'm eye balling...

 

I haven't, but I will now! Seriously go for them if you can, I really think they were the best possible upgrade for the 25s. 

post #2833 of 2834
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Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post

Have you tried pressing the cups against your ears to get an idea of how the sound will change as the pads flatten with time and use?

How thick are your 770 pads?  If that pads aren't that worn, DT770 is quite incredibly bright, but if worn, it is more tame, not so over-the-top.  Not much brighter than a stock HD25.  Worst case scenario: your HD25 is defective.

I doubt this hd25s are defective. I think i found them a bit awkward sounding at first because of a group of factors..... First i have been using spacious sounding headphones for the last 2 months.... When you get something on ear after so much time using big over ears i think its normal for you to find the sound a bit boomy or cramped. Then i usually use rock eqs.... I was used to using my previous hd25s on my 4th gen ipod touch.... The rock eq on my ipod touch was v shaped but it made the sound tighter because itt was not too v shaped. This time with the new hd25s i tested them at first with my vodafone smart ultra 6, in wich i was also using a rock eq, but this v shaped eq in this case it is muuuuuuch more exagerated on the midbass and i think thats why i thought they sounded a bit boomy. I changed the eq on the smart ultra 6 to "normal" wich is a more slight v shaped eq and now it is much closer to the sound i heard on my ipod before (hd25s are super sensible to equing). Also i had tested them and let them burn with a first gen moto g and even with the eqs turned off, the moto g is too bassy sounding. So i trully believe eqs and sources are the issue here.

I stopped using my ipod since i got my premium subscription of spotify (cant have spotify on the ipod because of the outdated software). But to make sure i took my ipod out of the drawer, charged it, used the same music and eq i used with my previous hd25s and there it was.... The beautiful sound i was used too from my previous hd25s. smily_headphones1.gif

But as you stated, it can also bes because the pads are new. I still think they are a tiny tiny bit more bass heavy but the sound is still punchy and controlled and the highs extension i always loved os still there. Maybe they will get a bit better with use, maybe i will get more used to them again but i highly doubt they are a defective pair because they still sound great with the proper settings and sources.

About what you said of the dt770.... I have a love/hate relation with those. Got the, thinking they would be a roomier, more spacious sounding hd25 or m50x (everyone here raves about them being bassy or sucked out on the mids) and in the end i just found the to be nice sounding..... Spacious, yeah, well separated sounds and layers, but the hd25 and m50x are much more fun and punchy.

Edit: ....outdated drivers my ***....no other other headphone can make ilan bluestone's "Big Ben" sound as big, punchy, powerfull and clear and controlled at the same time as the hd25..... Goosebumps!!! biggrin.gif
The m50x is pretty close though.... smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by Pedro Oliveira - 5/22/16 at 4:13am
post #2834 of 2834

For me, DT770 is more spacious sounding than HD25 and M50(x).  Before and after the minor modifications I've done to it.

As far as M50 and M50x, I'm not a fan of the stock sound at all, but I do love it a lot with HD280 pads or HM5s.  Those ATH drivers really do a great job with acoustic timbres, better than most headphones in general.  It is a fine all-rounder, too.

I put acoustic foam in my HD25's cups, in imitation of the Amperior, so it achieves clearer bass but at the expense of a little of its punch.

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