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post #16 of 697
This thread is worthless without comparisons to Beyerdynamics, Grados, Ultrasones and Sennheisers!!!



post #17 of 697
From what I have read, and I am more than likely wrong, it sounds like the difference between the RP-21 and RP-22X is a foam donut under the pads. I haven't seen very good pictures so correct me if I am wrong. Maza is right, this thread is worthless w/o comparos and pics.
post #18 of 697
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Originally Posted by MaZa View Post
This thread is worthless without comparisons to Beyerdynamics, Grados, Ultrasones and Sennheisers!!!

Compared to my DT-770 Pro/80, the RP-21 has a crisper, more detailed midrange, about the same highs, and perhaps not as much bass extension.

Overall the beyers sound warmer, the equations more detailed.

I'm not running out to sell my beyers and buy some equations because the difference is not earth-shattering, and i prefer the velour pads on the beyers.
post #19 of 697
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Originally Posted by ericj View Post
Compared to my DT-770 Pro/80, the RP-21 has a crisper, more detailed midrange, about the same highs, and perhaps not as much bass extension.

Overall the beyers sound warmer, the equations more detailed.

I'm not running out to sell my beyers and buy some equations because the difference is not earth-shattering, and i prefer the velour pads on the beyers.
So they are more balanced and neutral than DT770? How is the soundstage compared to Beyers?
post #20 of 697
Thread Starter 
It is a good point. I did not want to do a review comparing headphones one to the other. I have been listening, like many of you, to headphones a long time. Each has its own flavor and sound. I think my comments indicate the possibility that these are headphones offering top class performance and deserve a look and listen. Perhaps we could ask if any one here at Head-Fi has compared. Comparison can be a most confusing subject and was not something I could do ( I don't have a stable of headphones) or wished to do in the context of sharing my impressions. I have owned and or listened to some great cans in the past. The Equations have given me great listening pleasure thus far. I hope others will find worth in these observations and if anyone has done some A/B please let us know.
Thanks for your comments
post #21 of 697
Thread Starter 
ericj, your simple and concise comments expressed my experience exactly.

Thanks for your insight, really right on the money I thought.
post #22 of 697
Why don't you sent them e-mail and ask for Head-Fi introduction model. This way a lot of people can compare them, don't you think.

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Originally Posted by dandi View Post
It is a good point. I did not want to do a review comparing headphones one to the other. I have been listening, like many of you, to headphones a long time. Each has its own flavor and sound. I think my comments indicate the possibility that these are headphones offering top class performance and deserve a look and listen. Perhaps we could ask if any one here at Head-Fi has compared. Comparison can be a most confusing subject and was not something I could do ( I don't have a stable of headphones) or wished to do in the context of sharing my impressions. I have owned and or listened to some great cans in the past. The Equations have given me the great pleasure thus far. I hope others will find worth in these observations and if anyone has done some A/B please let us know.
Thanks for your comments
post #23 of 697
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Originally Posted by dandi View Post
It is a good point. I did not want to do a review comparing headphones one to the other. I have been listening, like many of you, to headphones a long time. Each has its own flavor and sound. I think my comments indicate the possibility that these are headphones offering top class performance and deserve a look and listen. Perhaps we could ask if any one here at Head-Fi has compared. Comparison can be a most confusing subject and was not something I could do ( I don't have a stable of headphones) or wished to do in the context of sharing my impressions. I have owned and or listened to some great cans in the past. The Equations have given me great listening pleasure thus far. I hope others will find worth in these observations and if anyone has done some A/B please let us know.
Thanks for your comments
Understandable. Your effort is much appreciated none the less.
post #24 of 697
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Originally Posted by Kees View Post
Understandable. Your effort is much appreciated none the less.

Very true.

Dont take my earlier joke-comment harshly dandi. Its this thread that piqued my interest in these Equation headphones, otherwise I wouldnt have said a damn thing. But I really want to read some comparisons, especially to headphones soundsignature I'm familiar with.
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post #26 of 697
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Originally Posted by Ice Nine View Post
I just picked up a pair of RP-21's in the Fargo, ND area for $89. The RP-15's were $49 if I remember correctly. I have them burning in right now and will try to post some impressions later.

89 bucks? That seems very cheap. I wonder how they fare with bigger headphones. What headphones do you have ATM?
post #27 of 697
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Originally Posted by MaZa View Post
89 bucks? That seems very cheap. I wonder how they fare with bigger headphones. What headphones do you have ATM?
Yeah, that's the best deal I've heard of when the buyer didn't personally know the dealer.

I can get them at cost, but, i haven't tried to find out what that is, precisely.
post #28 of 697
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89 bucks? That seems very cheap. I wonder how they fare with bigger headphones. What headphones do you have ATM?
AT A900, SR225, iGrados, MS-1, Pioneer SE-A1000, Beyer DT990 Pro, DT880, DT770-80, DT250-80, DT440, DT811, Philips HP460, HP910, JVC FX77, AKG K501, K81DJ, K240S, Sennheiser HD595, HD590, HD580, HD570, HD497, Sony SA5K, SA3K, SA1K, CD2000, XD400, E888LP, AL IM716, Creative EP630, Yuin PK2, Ultrasone PL650, HFI2200ULE and Goldring DR150.

Besides a whole bunch of Koss phones that's all I can think of off the top of my head.

From a little bit of listening I've done they compare well to the A900 and DT770.
post #29 of 697
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Originally Posted by Ice Nine View Post
AT A900, SR225, iGrados, MS-1, Pioneer SE-A1000, Beyer DT990 Pro, DT880, DT770-80, DT250-80, DT440, DT811, Philips HP460, HP910, JVC FX77, AKG 501, K81DJ, K240S, Sennheiser HD595, HD590, HD580, HD570, HD497, Sony SA5K, SA3K, SA1K, CD2000, XD400, E888LP, AL IM716, Creative EP630, Yuin PK2, Ultrasone PL650, HFI2200ULE.

Besides a whole bunch of Koss phones that's all I can think of off the top of my head.

From a little bit of listening I've done they compare well to the A900 and DT770.


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Looking forward for your impressions, especially against Grados and Beyers, perhaps PL650.
post #30 of 697
Especially PL650 and 2200ULE!
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