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Originally Posted by Shahrose View Post

The O2mk1s are my all-time favourite headphones. 

 

That sounds about right.  smile.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Shahrose View Post

The LCD-2 are excellent as well, just as good as the HD800s but different. I much prefer the comfort and ergonomics of the 800s and 650s though, which is why I stick with them (and the Beyer T1).

 

Makes sense, comfort and ergonomics are the two categories I find myself most willing to sacrifice for good sound, though I wish it didn't have to be that way.  I've sold off the HD600s I recently picked up, the smooth and enveloping sound of orthodynamics has evidently left a deep impression on me and I'm finding any standard dynamic I pick up lacking.  

post #3887 of 37390

Just ordered a 650 from Dakmart on Amazon used like new (great price) and a fiio e9 amp can't wait to get.. the e9 though is only temporary until i save enough up for a schiit asgard. 

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you  mean "DAHMART"? is that DAKMART?  if not, you should confirm they are authorized retailers.  either way, i personally would stay away from either. 

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It's probably too late, but FYI you can get them for $345 (includes shipping, no tax) brand new from an authorized dealer (so you get the warranty) online.

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I bought my pair refurbished from DAHMART for $300 shipped through Amazon. Nothing wrong with it as far as I can tell. It came in excellent condition, even smelt new. 

 

I also came across this, I thought was interesting, while reading the instructions manual: 

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Pretty much explains what I was thinking. 


Edited by SemiAudiophile - 7/28/11 at 9:33pm
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but is DAHMART an authorizeddealer according to sennheiser?  i never buy from a non-authorized dealer unless purchased here and even then, i almost always only purhcase it if its from an authorized dealer. im just weird like that i guess. 

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DAHMART would not be an authorized dealer. However if it is DAKMART, it is an authorized dealer:

 

http://www.sennheiserusa.com/serviceandsupport_authorized-dealers_online-dealers_list

 

I'd be suspicious of a company with only one letter changed from an authorized dealer. However as long as it arrived in good condition and you're enjoying it, that's good at least :)


Edited by ac500 - 7/28/11 at 9:53pm
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Originally Posted by ac500 View Post

DAHMART would not be an authorized dealer. However if it is DAKMART, it is an authorized dealer:

 

http://www.sennheiserusa.com/serviceandsupport_authorized-dealers_online-dealers_list

 

I'd be suspicious of a company with only one letter changed from an authorized dealer. However as long as it arrived in good condition and you're enjoying it, that's good at least :)


exactlymy point.  thanks.

 

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Has anyone else found that 80s thrash metal sounds awesome on these?

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Well one thing I have found is that a lot of songs from the 80's I'm finding have incredibly good sound quality (high fidelity), whereas a lot of new pop songs (which I don't particularly like anyway, so I guess it doesn't matter) are really comparatively cruddy.

 

It's actually pretty disappointing. You'd think in 2011 they'd have improved recording equipment, not the other way. I think it might be due to excessive electronic filters and autotuning maybe, but I don't know anything about the industry.

 

All I know is that some 80's music I'm listening to absolutely blows away a surprising lot of modern songs (but not all) in terms of sound detail and resolution.


Edited by ac500 - 7/28/11 at 10:23pm
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ac500, I think it could be the fact that the record labels feel like they don't need to put as much in to a recording to make it sound great because they figure that most of the time they will be played through earbuds and headphones included with players anyway. They feel that they are putting in too much work to make the sound quality great when it won't make a difference to most people anyway, so they are becoming more lax in editing and mastering recordings of today's mainstream music. Makes sense, doesn't it?

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I guess so, but it's still disappointing/sad. I mean, it's not like high end sound systems are non-existant, even if not extremely popular. They should know a high end sound system without a high end recording is pretty useless.


Edited by ac500 - 7/28/11 at 10:42pm
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I finally got my headroom desktop amp tonight after going through some issues with UPS to go with these headphones. The sound has definitely improved. It's much easier for me to discern low-quality files from low ones. It looks like I'm going to have to redo my music collection. Ah, what a money sink this hobby is.

 

For anyone curious, I'm liking brightness filter 1, crossfeed on, and medium gain.

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Well if you click link on the name they say they are Dakmart and an authorized dealer for Sennheiser, they do have a 97% rating on amazon as well, and i've done enough outside the box internet transactions that i feel relatively confident in them.  But i definitely understand some of y'alls concerns.  I'll keep you posted on how it turns out. 

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Originally Posted by ac500 View Post

Well one thing I have found is that a lot of songs from the 80's I'm finding have incredibly good sound quality (high fidelity), whereas a lot of new pop songs (which I don't particularly like anyway, so I guess it doesn't matter) are really comparatively cruddy.

 

It's actually pretty disappointing. You'd think in 2011 they'd have improved recording equipment, not the other way. I think it might be due to excessive electronic filters and autotuning maybe, but I don't know anything about the industry.

 

All I know is that some 80's music I'm listening to absolutely blows away a surprising lot of modern songs (but not all) in terms of sound detail and resolution.

 

Well, this is can be one reason for the difference:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loudness_war

And to continue the Wikipedia explanation: since old music gets rereleased and/or remastered - they can also be affected by the loudness wars, so it becomes necessary to research before you buy which release of a particular album is best in terms of sound quality (or other things like [extra] content in some cases). Popular website for searching/discussing information on these sort of things: http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/

Search function is enabled after registering... Here is an example, which is about Rolling Stones on CD format. Of course there will be discussions and reviews on other formats like vinyl and SACD:

http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=205258&highlight=rolling+stones

 

 

 

 

 

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