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post #181 of 276
Beyer DT 770 Pro '250.............8.0 (bombastical funphone with rich soundscape, unamped only for electronical stuff, head squeezer)
Beyer DT 990 '600 (I guess)......5.5 (allrounders, neither bombastical nor analytic, but need amp , comfortable)
Senn 595 '50...........................7.5 (classical music monsters, on integrated amp really good, strange decrease on other sources, comfortable)
AKG 305 (cableless)..................3.0 (at least cheap & good comfort, long playing duration)
post #182 of 276
Quote:
Originally Posted by gloco
9. Beyer Dt770-250
8. Sennheiser HD580
7. Akg K501
6. Grado SR100
5. Stax SR40
4. Sony MDR 7506
3. Grado SR80
2. Stax SR60
1. Denon AHD350

My #10 would be a high end Stax model
My oh my, how the times have changed:

Sennheiser HE60/HEV70: 9
Grado SR100...............: 8 (amped via my Rio Karma)
Sennheiser HD580........: 7 (amped via a Yamaha receiver)
AKG K501...................: 6.5 (amped via a Yamaha receiver)
Sony 7506..................: 6 (i still love them )
Shure E2C..................: 6 (with large foamies+Rio Karma EQ)

I still have some of the other cans (Stax SR44's, Denon's, Grado SR60's), but i haven't listened to them in at least a year so it's difficult to grade them nowadays. I imagine my rating for the HE60's will go up if i got a KGSS or a Stax 007t.

Edit: Just updated the ratings a bit. I dragged out the SR100's from their dusty box and man, they sounded great with my Karma. Very airy and an excellent sense of imaging and soundstage...just incredible because they never sounded like that with any other cheap amp i tried (including the MG Head). Regardless, i'm seriously considering obtaining a amp specifically built for the SR100's...that's all folks
post #183 of 276
owned headphones:

Sony CD3000 : 8.5
Sennheiser hd 650 : 7.5
Sennheiser hd 497 : 5
Sennheiser hd 495 : 2

Tested :
Sennheiser hd 590 : 3
Sony cd 580: 5
Firstline (i don't remember the number but I'd rather not ) : 1
post #184 of 276
Grado SR 225 - 8
Shure E3 - 7.5
Koss PortaPro - 6
Koss Spark Plug - 3
post #185 of 276
on a log scale, i would rate my personal present collection as follows:

senn hd595: 9.5
allesandro ms2 (not i) 9
ety er4p 8.75
grado sr-125 8.25
mb quart qp400 7
sony lp-888 6
sony came with cd player, large earpads, short cable behind head band 5
senn hd497 4
and then the harem of the rest in the 2 range.

yes, i prefere a set of stock headphones to a set of sennheiser's and since i use a log scale, the diference is larger than the diference from my 2 favorite phones in my collection..... why did i ever trade my ety er6's for that garbage?
post #186 of 276
Headphone's I've owned and spent many hours with:

1) Sennheiser HD650 - 8.9
2) Sennheiser HD600 - 8.5
3) Sennheiser HD580 - 8.5
4) Alessandro MS-1 - 5
5) Sennheiser HD497 - 5
6) Grado SR-80 - 4
7) Sennheiser PX100 - 4
8) Sharp MD33 - 4
9) Sennheiser MX550 - 3
10) Sony Streetstyles - .0001
post #187 of 276
Senn HD650: 9.5 (with Zu)
Senn HD650: 9.0 (with stock)
Grado SR60: 7.5 (with coin hole mod)
Shure E3c's: 6.5
post #188 of 276
Shure E3c: 8
Sennheiser MD25-13: 7.5
Sennheiser MX500: 2
post #189 of 276
Quote:
Originally Posted by countach
Shure E3c: 8
Sennheiser MD25-13: 7.5
Sennheiser MX500: 2
mm
I'd agree on mx500 being really strange earbuds , quite nice for some kind of music but definitely not suited for a large spectrum of choice ; to my ears , for general portable purpose, mho is mx300 sound better .
post #190 of 276
relative to what i assume to be headphone bliss:

ms-2 : 7
ex71 : 3
e888: 4
post #191 of 276
These include past and present headphones and how good they are with rock:
Various stock earbuds: 1
Sony Groove style earbuds: 2
Sony 'hi-fi' mdr?: 3
Sennheiser Px100: 6
Philips Hp890: 7
Grado Sr325i: 7.5
AKG K240s: 7.6
Sennheiser hd595: 8
Grado Rs1/ra-1: 9
Auditioned:
Stax srs3030 system: 7 rock/9 classical
I should have bought this and kept my rs-1 so I got the best of both worlds.
post #192 of 276
Stock BeyerDynamic DT880 = 6.5
ReCabled BeyerDynamic DT880 = 8.5

More later
post #193 of 276
Quote:
Originally Posted by Duncan
Stock BeyerDynamic DT880 = 6.5
ReCabled BeyerDynamic DT880 = 8.5

More later
Great teaser, Duncan! I hope that means we're in for at least a mini review of the recable job.
post #194 of 276
Quote:
Originally Posted by Duncan
Stock BeyerDynamic DT880 = 6.5
ReCabled BeyerDynamic DT880 = 8.5

More later
*coughcoughcough*... only 6.5 ??? .... ...well.... i'm sure now, they'll need some acclimatization...
post #195 of 276
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wmcmanus
Great teaser, Duncan! I hope that means we're in for at least a mini review of the recable job.
Indeed so

I'll be putting together what I hope to be a comprehensive review in 2-3 weeks time

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrokenEnglish
*coughcoughcough*... only 6.5 ??? .... ...well.... i'm sure now, they'll need some acclimatization...
Hi Udo...

Your DT880s have been on my head for a good couple of hours now, I don't really want to say too much at the moment though, because it would kill the point of my 'review'... I'll just say that I can now hear why some people say that the stock DT880 midrange is 'boring'

Undoubtedly the cable nay-sayers will say that this should be quadruple blind-tested whilst hanging upside down off of a 200ft crane... although I know what I can hear already - give it a week or so for me to fully settle down, and I'll be able to put it all in to words
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