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post #16 of 42
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Originally Posted by jsedgwick View Post
They'll probably get a lot of wear and tear like my bose triports, wich survived for two years. How will these hold up? I guess I'm between the A900 and HD595, or open vs closed. Again, just how bad is leakage on 595s. Example: Halfway volume on ipod, how well could others hear?
Someone sitting next to you in a quiet room would probably be able to hear exactly what you're listening to at that volume. But in a moderately noisy room, someone sitting several feet away would probably only hear a faint sound, if anything.

Or maybe this is a better way to put it: my wife has bionic ears. When I had the Grados, I couldn't listen to them without annoying her unless I was in a separate room with the door shut, or on a separate floor of the house. She could hear them from more than twenty feet away. With the 595s, she's only annoyed if I'm in the same room with her.
post #17 of 42
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Well, I'm gonna pull the trigger on the HD595s. Only 150$ shipped/new on Amazon Marketplace, and the dealer has a 30 day return policy. If I try em, don't like em, I'll send em back and get someting else. Deal!
post #18 of 42
I hope you like them. I highly recommend the Grado adapter as well, so that you don't put too much stress on the ipod headphone jack.

http://www.headphone.com/products/ca...ug-adapter.php

I believe there's a Sennheiser version as well, which may be cheaper.
post #19 of 42
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I hope you like them. I highly recommend the Grado adapter as well, so that you don't put too much stress on the ipod headphone jack.

http://www.headphone.com/products/ca...ug-adapter.php

I believe there's a Sennheiser version as well, which may be cheaper.
Thanks. According to the Sennheiser product pdf, an adapter is included.

edit: In the highly unlikely case that anybody is willing to deal with my ass further, check out my amp inquiry thread at http://www.head-fi.org/forums/showthread.php?p=2802233
post #20 of 42
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Originally Posted by jsedgwick View Post
Thanks. According to the Sennheiser product pdf, an adapter is included.
That's true, but it's not a flexible adapter, so it will probably put more stress on the headphone jack.

A flexible adapter might not be a necessity, but it's widely recommended.
post #21 of 42
Skip all the foreplay and just go for the Orpheus, Qualia 010, L3000, PS1, HP1, R10, Edition 9, K1000...etc
post #22 of 42
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Skip all the foreplay and just go for the Orpheus, Qualia 010, L3000, PS1, HP1, R10, Edition 9, K1000...etc
Sex without foreplay is ruined. So is kinda this hobby, and so is this guy's wallet. >.< Although if you just want awesome sound - thats a great advice. Although eargasms are just quite as awesome as butterflies in the stomach.
post #23 of 42
have you heard of akg k701? I wouldn't say they're good for portable use because of its size but they look nice
post #24 of 42
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Skip all the foreplay and just go for the Orpheus, Qualia 010, L3000, PS1, HP1, R10, Edition 9, K1000...etc
.......Seriously though,why no interest in the HD-25?.IMO the 595 just looks kind of weak in comparison.
(No offence to all you 595 owners)
post #25 of 42
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have you heard of akg k701? I wouldn't say they're good for portable use because of its size but they look nice
Don't make him second guess himself! He already said he was pulling the trigger.

Seriously, though, as a newbie myself, I'm enjoying the foreplay. It's so exciting to know that even though your current equipment sounds good, it could still sound better. If you jumped all the way to the top, you'd never get that sense of incremental improvement.
post #26 of 42
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.......Seriously though,why no interest in the HD-25?.IMO the 595 just looks kind of weak in comparison.
(No offence to all you 595 owners)
Maybe because he's looking for something that doesn't need an amp. According to HeadRoom: "The 25-SP tends to sound a bit murky without a dedicated headphone amp and is probably rated just a tad inefficient for loud volume from portable players."

Oops, just realized that the 25-SP is not the same thing.
post #27 of 42
reply to all 3 below my previous post:
jeanius, k701 requires one hell of an amp, thats just not cool if you don't want to put $300 for that on the spot.

Mortalcoil, hd595 looks weak comparing hd-25? well hd-25 looks uncomfortable and does not sound as good (I am just being an *******, but honestly, hd595 is a good phone).

mcmyers, with foreplay you are on the right path my friend =] Just know when to move up to the next level of the game, don't want to just sit there giggling all day.
post #28 of 42
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Originally Posted by mcmyers View Post
That's true, but it's not a flexible adapter, so it will probably put more stress on the headphone jack.

A flexible adapter might not be a necessity, but it's widely recommended.
Ah. Is this one flexible, i.e. the senn ou were talking about? http://www.sennheiserusa.com/newsite...transid=092595
post #29 of 42
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Originally Posted by MaloS View Post
reply to all 3 below my previous post:
jeanius, k701 requires one hell of an amp, thats just not cool if you don't want to put $300 for that on the spot.

Mortalcoil, hd595 looks weak comparing hd-25? well hd-25 looks uncomfortable and does not sound as good (I am just being an *******, but honestly, hd595 is a good phone).

mcmyers, with foreplay you are on the right path my friend =] Just know when to move up to the next level of the game, don't want to just sit there giggling all day.
However the HD-25 does allow one to replace destroyed cables,or even upgrade(600-650 etc) its built like a brick ****house

Its modular.....modular I tell you!!!
post #30 of 42
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Originally Posted by mcmyers View Post
Don't make him second guess himself! He already said he was pulling the trigger.

Seriously, though, as a newbie myself, I'm enjoying the foreplay. It's so exciting to know that even though your current equipment sounds good, it could still sound better. If you jumped all the way to the top, you'd never get that sense of incremental improvement.
Knowing what I know now, I rather climb up one giant step all at once and save a bunch of money then taking baby steps and dropping coins here and there every step of the way. Well, I guess it canbe fun sometimes.
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