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post #226 of 276

This old thread is too cool to be dead it must live so here we go 

 

My HP's

 

Senns HD800                                             9.2

Beyer  TI                                                   8.8

Senns HD650  balanced  ALO Green               8.5 

HiFiMan HE400                                            8.0  

Fostex T10                                                 7.2

Senns HD595                                              7.0

AKG K240  sextett LP version                        6.9

B&W P5                                                     6.5 

Grado  SR80                                               6.4

Koss HV 1A                                                 6.0

Senns PX100                                              5.5

 

My IEM's

 

Westone UM3X                                            6.8

Shure 535                                                  6.3


Edited by RUMAY408 - 5/21/14 at 6:52pm
post #227 of 276
AKG K3003 - 9.5
AKG K550 - 9.0
AKG Q701 - 8.5
V-Moda M-100 - 9.0
V-Moda M-80 - 8.5
Sennheiser HD25 1-II Adidas - 9.0
Sennheiser Momentum - 8.5
Sennheiser PX-100 II - 7.0
Koss Portapro - 7.0
Koss KSC75 - 6.5
VSonic GR07 mk2 - 8.5
Ultimate Ears UE700 - 8.5
Hifiman Re-400 - 8.0
Grado SR325is - 8.5
Grado SR80i - 7.5
Audio-Technica M50 - 8.0
Audio-Technica ES7 - 7.5
Audio-Technica CKS55 - 6.0
Klipsch Image One - 7.5
Klipsch Image S4 - 6.5
Brainwavz B2 - 8.0
Brainwavz Beta - 5.5
Mee CC51 - 8.0
Mee M6 - 5.5
Beyerdynamic DTX 101 ie - 7.0
Harman Kardon BT - 7.0
Creative Aurvana Live! - 8.0

Not totally based on SQ but overall functionality and build as well. Sorry, i honestly believe I didn't own a mediocre below 5 headphone.
Edited by d m41n man - 5/21/14 at 7:16pm
post #228 of 276

27 HP's      ^^ :beerchug:

post #229 of 276
STAX SR-009: 9.75-9.95 (depends on set-up)
Beyerdynamic DT-990: 8.0
Apple Earbuds: 1.5
Edited by jackskelly - 5/22/14 at 6:45pm
post #230 of 276

The 337 folks who responded to the thread "Rank The Headphones That You Own" over the past year provided 2,000 comparative rankings of headphones.  One can score a headphone based on its position in its rankings across these users, keeping in mind that each user is ranking it against a different set of headphones.

 

Here are the rank order positions of the top 37-most-ranked headphones, each of which has been ranking at least by 10 rankings (that is the "Count" number in the middle column).

 

For example, if the Sennheiser HD 800 were ranked at the top of the list by all 53 of the folks who ranked it, it would have a perfect 10.  (Indignant HD 800 owners, it only has 8.9 because some folks ranked the Stax SR-009, the Stax SR-007 MKII, and the Audeze LCD-3, as well as a couple of others, above it!).

 

 

In the near future, I plan to report on *individual* rankings, so that one can for example look at the 53 rankings of the Sennheiser HD 800 and for each list, see which specific headphone models were ranked above or below it (and in what order).  That is one heck of a lot of data, so I haven't quite figured out how to display it yet!

post #231 of 276
I'm going to go with nice round numbers, since I find the remainding .xxxx depends on mood/genre/amping and other stuff.
So based only on SQ and just the ones I have at home currently (and yes, that's a draw between SR-009 and HD800):

Stax SR-009 - 9
Sennheiser HD800 - 9
Sennheiser HD280 - 5
Bose QC3 - 4
Steelseries 5H v2 - 2

Shure SE-535 - 8
Monster Miles Davis Tribute - 4

(1 = horrible implementation fail, such as some Beats or stock earbuds that come with $5 mp3 players etc...)
post #232 of 276

Headphones I currently own.

1. HD800   10

2. HD650    9

3. RS2i       8

4. SR325is   8

5. HD600     8.5

6. SR225i    7.5

7. HD580    7.5


Edited by HPiper - 5/22/14 at 4:33am
post #233 of 276

How many heads do you people have, anyway?

post #234 of 276

I plan to get more HPs soon but here we go :)

 

1. Sennheiser HD700 8

2. Beyerdynamic DT880 Premium 600 Ohm 7.5

3. AKG Q701 7

4. Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 250 Ohm 5.5

post #235 of 276
Quote:
Originally Posted by kayandjohn View Post
 

The 337 folks who responded to the thread "Rank The Headphones That You Own" over the past year provided 2,000 comparative rankings of headphones.  One can score a headphone based on its position in its rankings across these users, keeping in mind that each user is ranking it against a different set of headphones.

 

Here are the rank order positions of the top 37-most-ranked headphones, each of which has been ranking at least by 10 rankings (that is the "Count" number in the middle column).

 

For example, if the Sennheiser HD 800 were ranked at the top of the list by all 53 of the folks who ranked it, it would have a perfect 10.  (Indignant HD 800 owners, it only has 8.9 because some folks ranked the Stax SR-009, the Stax SR-007 MKII, and the Audeze LCD-3, as well as a couple of others, above it!).

 

 

In the near future, I plan to report on *individual* rankings, so that one can for example look at the 53 rankings of the Sennheiser HD 800 and for each list, see which specific headphone models were ranked above or below it (and in what order).  That is one heck of a lot of data, so I haven't quite figured out how to display it yet!

Solid work, obviously the high end Stax and everyones favorite $25,000 HP "The Orpheus" are outliers due to rarity and cost.  The individual rankings would be of great interest to me. 

 

Given the age of the thread the newer high end models ex. OPPO etc need to be on this thread.

 

The Head-Fi community needs to step up and lend their rankings.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by pp312 View Post
 

How many heads do you people have, anyway?

I have an HP for every occasion, office, home, outdoors walking or working in the garden, working out in a gym etc.  

Bottom line you can never own enough HP's:beyersmile: 

post #236 of 276

HD800  -  10

HE500  -  9

HD650  -  9

ER4s  -  9

MS2i  -  8

ATH AD1000X  -  8

ATH IM70  -  8

SE215  -  7

K545  -  6

post #237 of 276

Here's my short and simple list:

 

HD800 - 9.25

T1 - 8

Q701 - 4.5

post #238 of 276
This type of study is only 50% relevant as upstream equipment completely changes a headphones sound.
post #239 of 276
Quote:
Originally Posted by RUMAY408 View Post
 

Solid work, obviously the high end Stax and everyones favorite $25,000 HP "The Orpheus" are outliers due to rarity and cost.  The individual rankings would be of great interest to me. 

 

Given the age of the thread the newer high end models ex. OPPO etc need to be on this thread.

 

I did a preliminary analysis on the first 1,000 rankings.  In that smaller sample, only 12 headphone models appeared in my threshold criterion of having at least 10 folks rank them (in my 2,000 data set, that number becomes 37, as stated above).

 

For that smaller set, here are the individual rankings for each of those 12 headphones:

 

  • One colored row for each of the 12 headphones, with the headphone of interest indicated in a gray horizontal box for each list;
  • Longer rows (e.g. first row) have more user rank order lists than short rows (e.g. next-to-last row)
  • Each vertical list within each row is the list of somebody who expressed a ranking of the headphone of that row;
  • The headphone that is described in each row is shown in the colored box, along with an average score of its position across all rankings of these 12 headphone models and giving a price (or sometimes, two:  manufacturer's site / Amazon.com site);
  • For each user list within a row, the headphone of that row appears in the same vertical position and is connected across the user ranking lists by a gray box
  • Clearly, you need to click on the image to be able to read it!:

 

Here's another way to look at comparisons of each of the 12 most-frequency-ranked headphones' ranking to each of the remaining headphones... a simplified way of showing the information detailed in my figure above.

 

In this matrix, each headphone appears as the label of both a column and a row.  At each intersection BELOW the black boxes forming a diagonal, each dot at a row-column intersection indicates how many times the headphone that is the COLUMN heading was ranked ABOVE the headphone that is the ROW heading (this is the BLUE section).  For example, the LCD-2.2 was ranked by four people as higher than the HE-500 (red box at lower left points to this).

 

Similarly, for each intersection ABOVE the black-box diagonal (the yellow section), each dot shows an instance of the headphone labeling the ROW as being ranked above the headphone labeling the column.  For example, using the second red pointer-box, one person ranked the HE-500 above the LCD-2.2.

 

So for example, no one ranked any headphone (of these 12) above the HD 800, so the HD 800 column has all the dots and the HD 800 row has no dots.

 

Exercise for the student... which headphone is ranked overall higher, the HD 650 or the HD 600? Explain.

 


Each dot indicates one time that the headphone type at the top of the

column was ranked above another headphone at the left of a row (click

to enlarge).

 

I expect to have a 37 x 37 version of the matrix above from the full 2,000-comparison data set, so one can choose a headphone in a row, go over to another headphone in a column, and at the intersecting cell, see what fraction of the multiple rankings placed the row model above the column model.

 

 

post #240 of 276
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redcarmoose View Post

This type of study is only 50% relevant as upstream equipment completely changes a headphones sound.

Thats why I revived the thread it needs updating.

 

That being said, I'm a huge fan of vintage HP's and seeing how HP's are rated over the years and by the year is fascinating to me.

 

Head-Fi members own a lot of HP's, how individual members rate their own HP's is about as objective as it gets.

 

I own 13 HP's I know what HP I think is my best.

 

Please rate your own HP's Redcarmoose I respect your opinion.

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