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post #31 of 276
Orpheus 10*
Stax Omega 9.5*
Stax 4040 9*
AT W2002 8.5
Senn 600 8
AKG 1000 8*
Senn 580 7.8
Ety 4s 7.5
Grado rs-1 7.25*
AKG 501 7
Grado sr 325 6.5 (but great for T.V.)
cheapo verticals 3
cheapo supraaural 2
cheapo buds 1

* = short listen at WOH tour To do this right, one would need to adjust for amps like Joelongwoods awe inspiring ranking.
post #32 of 276
Beyerdynamic DT770 --- 8.5
Beyerdynamic Dt250-80 --- 7
Sennheiser mx-500 ---- 4
Audio Technica AD7 --- 6
Sennheiser eH2270 --- 5

Those are what I owned and have heard.
post #33 of 276
I used a "10-point must" system similar to that used in scoring boxing. This requires that the model judged best receive 10 points with the others receiving relatively lower scores.

These are some of the phones I presently own.

K1000 . . . 10
CD3000 . . . 9.5
W2002 . . . 9.5
BeyerDynamic DT880 . . . 9.0
Sennheiser HD600 . . . 8.5
Sennheiser HD580 . . . 8.5
K501 . . . 8
Ety 4P . . . 8
Ety 4S . . . 8
BeyerDynamic DT990 (600 ohm) . . . 7.5
D66 . . . 7
Koss KSC35 . . . 6
Sennheiser RS80 . . . 5
G-72 . . . 5
EX70SL . . . 4.5
E888 . . . 4
post #34 of 276
Here's my list:

Sennheiser Orpheus- 9.7
Grado HP-1- 9.5
Allesandro MSP- 8.7
AKG K1000- 8.2
Stax Omega II- 8.0
Sennheiser HD600- 7.3
Grado RS-1- 7.0
Sennheiser HD580- 6.2
Grado RS-2- 6.0
Grado SR-80- 5.6
Koss KSC 50- 5.2
Sony 888- 5.0
post #35 of 276
Forgot to list some other sets of cans and some combos:

Sony V6...............................6.5 (Uncomfortable, but sound good for the price)
Senn 600 w/ Cardas...........7.5 ( Limited time with this combo)
Senn 600 w/ Equinox..........8 (Only due to ergonomic issues. 8.5 otherwise.)
K1000.................................8.5 ( Incredible midbass thru highs, great comfort, but lacks good low bass IMHO!)
post #36 of 276
HD-600s - 9.0 Everyone that spends a bundle on electronics knows that these are good, really good; a legend in their own time.

Ety ER4-S - 9.0 What they lack in soundstaging they more than make up for it with their value, transparency, detail, and speed. A pair of these with a good source, and modest amplification could make others with systems that cost twice as much feel sorry.

Beyer DT-770 Pros - 8.5 These phones are really a 8.0 on audiophile terms, but they are the one of the funniest audio products I have ever bought. +.5 for the rock out factor!

Grado SR-325s - 8.0 Whenever I listen to these I usually can't keep them on for long, but anything that sounds that electrifying, powerful, and detailed with a cheap rolled off amp makes me think that Grado is doing something right.

Sony V-6 - 7.0 Can't afford an amp? Want some headphones that are built great for their asking price, and exciting as all hell? I promise you will not fall asleep with these things on!
post #37 of 276
D22: 6
D22 on bus: 5
EX70: 4
EX70 on bus: 5
G63: 3
G63 on bus: A big, obese ZERO. Due to the fact that I can't hear anything at my listening level (*almost* literally, I can hear some of the scratchy treble ) and i'm not cranking it up.
post #38 of 276
I thought the idea was to rate the phones we actually own. No?
post #39 of 276
Grado 325 - 9/10
Koss KSC35 - 7/10
Beyerdynamic 250DT - 7.5/10
post #40 of 276
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000 9.5
Audio-Technica ATH-W100 8.5
Grado RS-1 7.5
Philips HP890 7.0
AKG K501 6.5
Sennheiser HD600 6.0
Grado SR325 5.5
Grado SR80 5.0
Grado SR60 4.5
Koss KSC-35 4.0
Sennheiser HD570 3.5
Koss R/100 3.0
Sony E888 2.5
Bang & Olufsen A8 1.0
post #41 of 276
Of the "hi-end" phones I've actually owned (or at least auditioned in my environment):

9.0-- Sony MDR R10
7.5-- ATH W2002
7.0-- Sony CD3000
6.5-- Senn HD590 with Equinox cable
6.0-- Senn HD600 with Blue Clou Cable
5.5-- Senn HD580
5.5-- Ety ER4S
2.5-- Grado RS-1

Mark
post #42 of 276
These figures are relative to what I've heard, and not meant to be absolute
  • 9.5 Sennheiser HD600 w/ Cardas Cable
  • 8.5 Sennheiser HD580 w/ Cardas Cable
  • 8.0 Sony MDR-CD1700
  • 7.7 Sennheiser HD565 w/ Cardas Cable
  • 7.5 Etymotic ER4P
  • 7.0 BeyerDynamic DT250-80
  • 6.0 Sony MDR-V6
  • 5.0 Sennheiser MX400/500
  • 4.5 Sennheiser PX200
  • 4.0 Sony MDR-F1
  • 2.0 Sony MDR-E888
  • 0.5 Grado SR125
  • 0.1 Sennheiser MX5
post #43 of 276
Hmmm....
As for the headphones that I currently own, I'd rate them like this.

HD590: 8.5
Discman earbuds: 4.5
Philips SBC3375: 3.0

Not much of a list...
post #44 of 276

Are You Serious!?

Blighty,

Quote:
Philips HP890 7.0
AKG K501 6.5
Sennheiser HD600 6.0
The HP 890 gets a higher score than the k501 and the HD 600!?
Please explain.

Cheers,
Alex Altorfer
post #45 of 276

My turn

Grado SR 225-7.0

HD 600-6.0

Grado SR 60s - 5.5

I own a Sudgen Headmaster amp and a Cary CD player. I spent a lot of money for the sake of the HD 600s. Oh, i have a replacement cable too. After all of that, the Grado SR 225 sounds better to my ears and that is why it tops my list of phones I own. I have Sony CD 3000s and Audio Technica a1000s on the way, so the list may change.
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