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post #76 of 276
Hey joelongwood -> That's one hell of a list, I'm green with envy. Tough act to follow, but here goes. Grado SR 80 7.0
Sennheiser HD580 9.5
(thats only because I never heard a 10 before)
post #77 of 276
Hey Joe,

Make sure you test that amp both without the impedancer using high impedance cans, then using the impedancer and low impedance cans!!! I have heard it is supposed to be transparent when using the Impedancer, but have never read anywhere that anyone has actually seen if the sound is degraded, and how, when using the Impdeancer!!! I for one would greatly appreciate the chance to hear what you have to say!!!!
post #78 of 276
Quote:
Originally posted by ServinginEcuador
Hey Joe,

Make sure you test that amp both without the impedancer using high impedance cans, then using the impedancer and low impedance cans!!! I have heard it is supposed to be transparent when using the Impedancer, but have never read anywhere that anyone has actually seen if the sound is degraded, and how, when using the Impdeancer!!! I for one would greatly appreciate the chance to hear what you have to say!!!!
Well, I don't have the impedancer yet....it was shipped the same day, but in a separate package. As soon as it comes I'll post what I hear.
post #79 of 276
Thanks Joe, that's awfully kind of you to do this!!! I am curious since I have both the amp and impedancer enroute, along with a set of Sony CD3ks, so I am curious as to whether or not I should just get rid of the Sony and Impedancer to go with some higher impedance cans to run directly from the RKV, or should I stick with the set-up I've got!!! It's tough when you're leaving the country for two years in just a few weeks!!! I have to make sure I have everything done and over with pretty quickly, so I want to make sure it's what I need and sounds REALLY good!!!!!

I await the word from the Joe meister!!!!
post #80 of 276

BUMP!

I just love this thread and wanted to move it up so other newbies could enjoy it as well. I'll rate my phones in anoher month or so, but my list includeds Senn HD600, Ety ER-4S and AKG K-1000 with Beyer DT-880 and Sony CD3000 on order. What an addictive hobby! It's been great learning from all of you 'old pros' who are half of my age!
post #81 of 276
OK, i like this thread also, and its a nice way to introduce myself (newbie):

Sony MDR-7506: 8.0
Grado SR60: 7.5
Sony MDR-E888lp: 7.0
Koss Sportapro: 6.5
Sony MDR-E838: 5.5
Sony MDR-EX70lp: 5.0
Sony MDR-E848lp: 4.0
iPod earbuds: -2.0

three that i've owned that i'd like to mention:
Sony MDR-E484: 7.2 if i remember correctly, they're slightly better than the MDR-E888's
Aiwa HP-J7: 7.5 the most perfect earbuds, i really miss them!
Aiwa HP-V88: 6.0

I don't have the money, but i'll own the Senn HD600's one day!

cheers.
post #82 of 276
R10's..... 9.5
AKG 1000 with Van den Hul cable ....8.5-9.0
HD 600 with Equinox cable...7.5-8.0
ETY 4S...7.5-8.0
HD600 with Cardas cable...7.5
Hd600 with stock cable...7.0
post #83 of 276
I need to make an addition to my ratings:

Sennheiser HE90 (Orpheus)): 11.

Running at half the bias voltage, out of a cruddy Stax SRD7 transfomer powered by my P.O.S. bookshelf stereo power amp, they STILL manage to beat my ETA42 (AD8610)+HD600, and this is with PINK FLOYD playing! I swear, these headphones are magical.
post #84 of 276
Well, as the piker here, only owned 3 pair and still have all 3....

Sony CD3000 9
Senn HD 600 8
Gado SR-325 8
post #85 of 276
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Originally posted by elrod-tom
OK...here goes:

AKG K340: 8.5
Grado SR225: 7 (with the correct amplification)
AKG K501: 7
AKG K240M: 6.5 (but like a comfortable pair of slippers)

I've heard enough of others to know that there is better out there. Oh well, sorry about my wallet.

Add to this list:

AKG K145: 6.5 (nice soundstage, but missing something in the top and bottom end)
post #86 of 276
Fun thread -- i missed i the first time around. i didn't know so many people on the board had orpheus'... i am wowed and incredibly jealous now.

anyways, back to my humble collection:

ATH-W1000 9.0
HD-600 8.0
MDR-V6 7.5
HD-280 7.5
KSC-35 7.1
Portapro 7.0
MX-500 6.8
KSC-50 6.5 (still quite good, imo!)
MDR-V100 2.5 (not really very good... not anymore).
post #87 of 276
Eagle_Driver, you gave a rating to Sony CD3K lower than that of Senn 600 with stock cable?
post #88 of 276
Great idea for a thread!!!

Here goes my small but somewhat promising list...

Etymotic ER 4S w/ amp.........8.75
Sennheiser HD600................8.0
Sony MDR F1.........................7.0
post #89 of 276
Senn HE90 8,8
Sony CD3K 8,5
Senn HD580 7.2
Senn HD600(sc) 8,0
Grado 225 7,0
Grado 325 8,1(but 9.0 for Rock )
post #90 of 276
This could be interesting for another poor newbie, so:

HD-495, 8.5 (very balanced sound, nice highs, controlled bass)
KSC-35, 7.5 (a little bright for me, but the bass is amazing)
Sony Mid-Fi, 3.5 (blurred)
Sony Discman earbuds, 3 (bassy and bright)
Philips Stock, 3 (forgetable)
Sony Stock, 2 (good to give away and look good)

Anything bellow this don´t deserve a rating.
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