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post #8176 of 11352
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Originally Posted by LinkPro View Post

stainless824 and ender323 made some great points. I used to be like that too, I became aware of good headphones before Beats was around, which was not until I came to the US for college, and when I saw them in stores and then tried them on my BS sensor immediately went off. At the college I go to Beats are like the plague as well, and this is a school in the top 40 so you'd expect the students to be smarter than average. But now I never feel the need to make more enemies than I have to by directly going out and bashing their choices. A good friend of mine talked to me yesterday, saying that he just bought the Skullcandy Hesh, admitting that he got influenced by my headphones collection/obsession. Seeing the happy look on his face, I can't help but feel happy for him as well. At least he's enjoying what he has, so are most Beats users, in the end that's the most important thing. If anyone wants to listen to my rig I'd be glad to oblige, if they find their Beats better, that's their opinion. And that's where a bass heavy headphone in your collection comes in handy beyersmile.png  I feel that my D7000 setup playing Rack City by Tyga can convert any Beats user, will have to try that some time. Once in a while I do it to myself to remind me why I haven't sold the D7000 yet.

 

I do feel worried about the kids in the school of business studying marketing with Beats on their heads though...It's like taking an exam that you know you'll fail.

hear hear.

 

I wouldn't be surprised if an adequately amped (say the ALO pan am/continental?) LCD-2 can convert any Beats user as well. The sheer density of the sound coming out of those in conjunction to the rumbling, thumping yet coherent bass... beats users would definitely claim them to be 'beats on steroids'. In addition to that, you also get the smooth treble and sweet midrange, also ingredients to creating the euphonic sound without having to roll off the top end too much.

 

Maybe its just that people are letting beats users audition headphones that have sound signatures so vastly different from beats. I know for a fact that if I were to lend out my HD800's for a 10 minute listening session, a beats user would absolutely abhor the 'lack of bass' and the 'thin-ness' of the sound while I personally would classify the hd800's "lack of bass' as 'quick, fast and transparent bass', and 'thin-ness' as 'airiness/large soundstage'. The 'consumer' sound signature greatly differs from that of the audiophile sound signature, and people who have been led to believe that the former is high quality would more likely than not label the latter as low quality due to the lack of certain qualities (i.e. the strong but not necessarily accurate low end).

 

However if I were to lend out my HD800 for 1 or 2 weeks to a beats user in addition to a decent amp and dac, I'm almost sure that their tastes would change if they listened to the HD800 setup for more than an hour a day. As they grow accustomed to the characteristics of the HD800 (given that they are also listening to high quality material), their opinion of the beats sound would gradually diminish until they can't stand it any longer. After the week, they most likely appreciate the sheer resolution and imaging offered by a quality piece such as the HD800, making the Dr Dre sound slow and sluggish in comparison.

 

This is of course just my prediction, as I have never had the bravery/stupidity to lend out 3000 dollars worth of equipment to anyone but my closest of friends, none of which are beats users. However if I were to lend out a LCD-2, the result of a 10 minute listening session would be very different I foresee.

 

Despite having the dark, hip hop friendly sound signature, I doubt anybody on head-fi would put the LCD-2 in the same category as rapper endorsed headphones, and that's coming from a pair that creates enough bass to give you the impression of air compressing against your brain. :D

post #8177 of 11352
I can't agree here. I also can't comment on beats as I've never heard them. But the LCD2, although it certainly has detailed and accurate bass, even when hugely powered I don't feel would be anywhere remotely near what you are describing. They are gorgeous cans, no doubt, but they review way above their weight when it comes to bass. It's full and satisfying possibly even bordering some interpretation of "fun" for an analytic listener who prefers a clear flat signature- BUT these are not an never will be bass head cans. Words like "rumbling, thumping" and "enough bass to give you the impression of air compressing against your brain" and "convert any beats user" are probably overkill. Again not knocking lcd2 or anyone personally, just commenting on a trend of both privateer and renown reviewers going WELL overboard in describing the Audeze bass quantity (not quality, tonality, or clarity). Great headphones, darker than the bordering shrill hd800, but realistically and comparatively flat and detailed (if your a graph person it's a no brainer)- nothing more. Love them for what they are, don't try to over justify the price by comparing them to something their not and weren't intended to be it just misleads others who might spend a grand on basshead-disappointment. Again I heart lcd2- just being real.
Edited by mrbigsby - 1/23/13 at 8:23pm
post #8178 of 11352

could be my choice of music/amp when testing bass that gave me the impression. Burson ha-160 + overwerk. That being said, I don't have extensive experience in the basshead cans, so I could be wrong to use hyperbole like that.

post #8179 of 11352

in a few hip-hop albums, I notice it now that I'm into headphones

 

 

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sennheiser something

 

and does anybody know these ones? I thought it was some kind beyerdynamic but the grill resembles hifiman

 

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post #8180 of 11352
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Originally Posted by mrbigsby View Post

I can't agree here. I also can't comment on beats as I've never heard them. But the LCD2, although it certainly has detailed and accurate bass, even when hugely powered I don't feel would be anywhere remotely near what you are describing. They are gorgeous cans, no doubt, but they review way above their weight when it comes to bass. It's full and satisfying possibly even bordering some interpretation of "fun" for an analytic listener who prefers a clear flat signature- BUT these are not an never will be bass head cans. Words like "rumbling, thumping" and "enough bass to give you the impression of air compressing against your brain" and "convert any beats user" are probably overkill. Again not knocking lcd2 or anyone personally, just commenting on a trend of both privateer and renown reviewers going WELL overboard in describing the Audeze bass quantity (not quality, tonality, or clarity). Great headphones, darker than the bordering shrill hd800, but realistically and comparatively flat and detailed (if your a graph person it's a no brainer)- nothing more. Love them for what they are, don't try to over justify the price by comparing them to something their not and weren't intended to be it just misleads others who might spend a grand on basshead-disappointment. Again I heart lcd2- just being real.

 

Still, for an open design, if they really do rumble that'd be quite impressive. Not many open dynamic cans are capable of that.

 

Back to topic, for the last 2 days I've seen some SR80's, HD555 (open cans in public???) and a pair of those Brainwavz HM-5, borderline hipster if you ask me, I don't even know the brand that well. And man they look huge one someone's head.

post #8181 of 11352
DT990 are open and "rumble", LCD2 don't. They just have very lush sounding bass comparatively to other "flat" reference style headphones in their league. The bass quality is another topic though- this is where they excel!

I have also seen more and more open cans in public. I think people are buying what sounds good in the store, or is recommended by sales staff when posed with the question "which are your best sounding/highest end headphones", without realizing the pitfalls of ambient or worse still street noise.
post #8182 of 11352

I saw someone in my major with a pair of Phiaton MS400 or MS300 headphones in black. They look pretty sleek actually.

post #8183 of 11352

Went to a club on Sunday.  The DJ's used Audio Technica PRO700MK2, Sony MDR-V6 x3, and Technics RP-DJ1200 x2.

Some headphones are so decorated with stickers, that I couldn't tell what they were.  Here is a pic of one of the DJ's with a doll hanging from her PRO700MK2's.

 

 

post #8184 of 11352
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Originally Posted by PFULMTL View Post

Went to a club on Sunday.  The DJ's used Audio Technica PRO700MK2, Sony MDR-V6 x3, and Technics RP-DJ1200 x2.

Some headphones are so decorated with stickers, that I couldn't tell what they were.  Here is a pic of one of the DJ's with a doll hanging from her PRO700MK2's.

 

 

 

If more DJ's at clubs looked like this, I would start going beerchug.gif

post #8185 of 11352
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Originally Posted by ColinC View Post

 

If more DJ's at clubs looked like this, I would start going beerchug.gif

 

You'd have fun at the clubs and small concerts I go to in Japan, specifically for Touhou electronic music.  There's live singers, people cosplaying (attendees and singers), and everyone is really friendly because we all came to PARTY HARD!

http://b-cr.net/

http://intothef.com/

post #8186 of 11352
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Originally Posted by Hanseatica View Post

Decided to make a first post after a bunch of sightings recently. I moved from Boston, which was just full of the usual Beats and whatnot, to Montreal where I see a lot of nice stuff in public and on the metro.

 

On the McGill campus, I saw Denon D2000's, AKG K171 MKII's, AKG K44's, and one of the Grado's in just one day. Seems like people here care more about good headphones. (I was rocking the ATH-TAD500, myself...)

 

I think about every couple of days out of the week I see Grado's being worn by someone.

Hmm, I'm going to have to convert you to a Montreal Canadiens fan :P Hey, now that you're in Montreal, I'll follow your profile and inform you when we're having our next meet. Last Montreal meet was very fun!

post #8187 of 11352

If you're going to try to convert a Beats user, get a Sony XB1000. They look a lot cooler than the regular XB line (which look really cheap) and while the bass isn't as crazy hard, it's much higher quality from what I've read. The bass supposedly goes all the way down to 2Hz.

post #8188 of 11352
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Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post

If you're going to try to convert a Beats user, get a Sony XB1000. They look a lot cooler than the regular XB line (which look really cheap) and while the bass isn't as crazy hard, it's much higher quality from what I've read. The bass supposedly goes all the way down to 2Hz.

 

Discontinued. The name also gives away the sound signature so it kind of ruins the fun.

 

Sony is still way too mainstream. Not to mention the new XB line now directly competes with Beats (portable design, in-line mic-remote, flashy colors etc.), I'd get one if I want to join the Beats camp, not convert them.

post #8189 of 11352
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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post

Hmm, I'm going to have to convert you to a Montreal Canadiens fan :P Hey, now that you're in Montreal, I'll follow your profile and inform you when we're having our next meet. Last Montreal meet was very fun!


Haha, thanks!

post #8190 of 11352

Saw some kid sitting at coffee culture today with Beyerdynamic DT 770 pro

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