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post #2356 of 2460
Yes, the era of Darth Beyers for me is over. I loved them, but having moved way upmarket with headphones, these just don't get much head time, and I don't like to have too much clutter. I still think they sound great!

The pair I am currently selling with the 990/600 drivers is lusher in the mids than the 770/600s are. I kept them the longest for that reason - the best mids of any Darth I have had.

The Darths are awesome, but with the Sony R10 and Ultrasone Edition 8 as my other closed headphones, they just don't get any head time.
post #2357 of 2460

It was funny to see how you went form yearlong Beyerdynamic/Darth Beyer devotee/guru to selling them all ;)

 

But it's great to see that the headphone market made such a huge leap with all the new flagships. I hope you keep enjoying all your new toys. I'm going to miss looking at all the new DEALS and speculate about who bought them. It was a great time, it definitely marked the beginning of my headphone enthusiasm :)


Edited by Flipjack - 8/15/11 at 7:02pm
post #2358 of 2460

 

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But it's great to see that the headphone market made such a huge leap with all the new flagships. I hope you keep enjoying all your new toys. I'm going to miss looking at all the new DEALS and speculate about who bought them. It was a great time, it definitely marked the beginning of my headphone enthusiasm :)

 

I am going to miss that era too. It was a fun thread to follow. It was also my first can.

post #2359 of 2460
Yeah, that was a fun time in headphonedom! No doubt. But things changed...outside of Stax, and hard to find discontinued TOL cans like the R10 and L3000, the high end of headphones when I was really getting into them was HD-600/650 and DT-880/990. Then a new wave of flagships came out, and then the new Planars, and the landscape is suddenly very different than it was when I was a Darth devotee. Darths showed me that I could have what I wanted in a headphone at the time, which was a more speaker-like presentation. But the LCD-2 offer the most speaker-like presentation ever from a headphone, IMO. And the Ultrasone Ed 8 tops even the deep-cup Darth, too, although admittedly at quite a price.
post #2360 of 2460

 Is it true that the V4's are bass light compared to the V3's? I'm thinking of getting some V4's but I like my bass.

post #2361 of 2460

There has never been a "bass light" Darth.  The 600 ohm driver versions are more balanced, though.  To me they sound much better - but still plenty of bass.

post #2362 of 2460

Which wood sounds the best? I've heard maple does but I've also seen people say cocobolo sounds the best. If it's maple, then which one? I see there's 2 to pick from on there, and neither one just says maple. I know 90% of the people here like the dark woods but I actually like the lighter ones better, so maple would be better but if cocobolo sounds better then I'll get that.

post #2363 of 2460

I never really noticed the different woods sounding different, but mine were all different enough from each other there would have been no way for me to tell.

post #2364 of 2460

Of course the best wood is the Bolivian Rosewood!
 

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post #2365 of 2460

Those are some beautiful headphones.  

post #2366 of 2460
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

 Is it true that the V4's are bass light compared to the V3's? I'm thinking of getting some V4's but I like my bass.


"Bass light?"  No.  Less of a bass focus?  Absolutely.

 

As Skylab stated above there is no such thing as a bass light Darth.  There were sporadic Luke Skybeyers available that used the 32Ω drivers.  I heard they were less bassy, but I've never tried them.  As for the V3 vs. V4 comparison, I've owned both for an extended period of time.  The V3 is all about the bass, so if you're into electronica, hip-hop, or pop they're your can.  The problem is that the bass was so powerful and emphasized that it encroached on the already recessed mids far more often than it should.  I think that was the whole reason for releasing the V4 as it definitively improves mid-range presentation bringing it more in line with the rest of the spectrum. (maybe still a bit recessed, but not glaringly so)  A much better can for all-around listening.  In terms of sheer bass quantity, if you haven't heard the V3 you won't feel as though you're missing anything with the V4.  The V4 shakes your head.  The V3 also shakes your head, but so much so that you'll be checking your teeth for any loosness after a session.  You really can't go wrong with either if you're looking for bass and, IMHO, they sit comfortably as the #1 (V3) and #2 (V4) best basshead cans ever made.  Just make sure you get some leather pads.  Never liked them with velours.  Also, pair them with an articulate amp.  I was running both of them out of a Meier Arietta for a while and it was too smooth and boomy.  After getting the PPAv2 (can't recommend it enough... best piece of kit I've ever purchased in this hobby) that changed.  Nice, tight, and controlled... but still oh so fun! L3000.gif

 

In terms of wood, choose which one you like the look of best.  I read that the V4 actually uses the same wood for all the chambers regardless of finish. (korina if I remember right...?)  I only owned the V3 in koa, so I couldn't tell you how much of an SQ difference it makes, but all impressions seem to point to it being a non-concern.

post #2367 of 2460

OzBeyer......

 

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One of my favorite closed can is the Beyer DT770/600 for classical music,

inevitably the desire to keep a customised can prove too much to suppress...

and instead of getting an original darth, i decided to throw caution to the wind,

mailed out a DT770/600 with BlackDragon cable to www.Ohrenholz.com

and asked Sylvan to give it a shot. 

 

Black and White Ebony, thats the wood chosen in its raw state...

turned out beautifully with some insect holes to match, haa.

Imperfect Nature and humanArt combined.

 

Sonically, it is more than i had expected, beautifully tuned,

sits in between a d7000 and a pro900 in my arsenal.

Fullbodiedbass, organic reverbs, with mids brought forward..good clarity

Matched best with my solidstate amp, a Lehmann.

So ends my first dart into customised Beyers.

Sylvan, GREAT JOB..GREAT ART !!

 

 

PS : Really didnt wanna start another beyerthread...a search on "Beyer" turned out more than 3000threads :P 

        This being the longest woodbeyerthread, i guess this has to be the place to park this OzBeyer.

 

 

 


Edited by Lorspeaker - 4/28/12 at 3:59am
post #2368 of 2460

I just ordered a Korina Terminator V4 with blackmax cable and wood cjc, splitter, and black velour pads. Looks like I'll have to wait about 5 weeks to get them, I'll post pics whenever they do arrive. Cheers! beerchug.gif

post #2369 of 2460

Not many Beyers being sold anymore huh? Oh well, I'll still post pics of mine when I get them. I liked the sound of my deep cup V3's when I had them, I'm curious how the V4 will sound in comparison.

post #2370 of 2460

I'm thinking of getting the Centrance Dacport LX to go with my Terminator V4's, good idea or no? I've never had a good dac before, I've always listened to music with my X-Fi sound card.

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