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post #31 of 86
lini, a lot of people have mentioned the DT531's to me, while on my quest for audio happyness. But a pair of Phillips cans? Interesting...

I also listened to a pair of my friends Sony MDR-CD380's. Ok, really pumped up bass, but overall they sounded pretty good for what he paid ($30). Think theyre discontinued now, though.
post #32 of 86
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I also listened to a pair of my friends Sony MDR-CD380's. Ok, really pumped up bass, but overall they sounded pretty good for what he paid ($30). Think theyre discontinued now, though.
The "closed-front, open-back" MDR-CD380's are currently available, it's just that very few retailers carry any of those MDR-CD### series headphones numbered past 280. So I can say that the "better" MDR-CD### headphones just aren't widely available.
post #33 of 86
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Originally posted by Xander
P.S. Theres half donut shaped rings imprinted in my hair.
LOL! Them cans is huge!

And I'm pleased to hear that you're noticing more impact. Maybe the bass does come in after a while as I had suspected...
post #34 of 86
Signing in for Team Sony.
post #35 of 86
maybe i also should buy an AKG 401. I think Neruda likes them.
post #36 of 86
And I LOVE them.
post #37 of 86
Question...

The AKG 401s seem to be the all rage these days. What about the 501s? Aren't the 501s higher on the chain?
post #38 of 86
I guess that depends on you're tastes, what music you listen to, etc. Supposidly the 501s are a bit more neutral (mostly in the bass department). While the K401s have a bit darker sound, mainly increased bass responce levels.
post #39 of 86
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Originally posted by HD-5000
maybe i also should buy an AKG 401. I think Neruda likes them.
Yeah, I sure wasn't very obvious about my opinion of them, was I?

And yes, the 501's are higher up in the AKG line, but some people might prefer the sound of the K401.
post #40 of 86
Just curious, I thought there's usually some guy recommending beyer phones to people, I wonder who and where he is now?
post #41 of 86
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Isn't it about time that good ol' JMT comes in and say something like "you guys are comparing apples and oranges
This has nothing to do with fruit, this is HeadWar!!

I can't join TeamAKG just yet, but TeamSenn, TeamGrado, TeamSony.....I'm loyal to all.
post #42 of 86
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Originally posted by Odin
Just curious, I thought there's usually some guy recommending beyer phones to people, I wonder who and where he is now?
That would be tomcat. No idea where he is a the moment. he'll show up sooner or later!
post #43 of 86
JMT? I always thought you're the guy who has reached your Nirvana in headphones that you've heard all and seen all.
post #44 of 86
Originally posted by Odin

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I always thought you're the guy who has reached your Nirvana in headphones that you've heard all and seen all.
That's the fun of this hobby, there is no Nirvana. There is always something different around the corner (note I said different, not better) that you can spend money on. Choice is a wonderful thing, just ask joelongwood.
post #45 of 86
Am I too late? Has anyone bought this dreadful, boring, bass-less, unmusical, power-hungry and distancing AKGs K 301/401/501 yet?

Honestly: I think I like even the Senns 580/600 better than those AKGs. I never understood them. Sure, they are spacious - at first. But you soon realize (well, I did) that their soundstage is less airy than ghostly. They just don't convey instruments as present at all. They just leave a faint, residual and not exactly believable image of instruments. As if they had long left the concert hall.

Now, the Beyers 770 and 990 Pros, they are extremely smooth, have a believabe soundstage, appropriate presence of instruments, leave intact their resonating bodies and their physical impact, and they have bass extension and control to be heard to be believed. To me, the AKGs don't come even close in conveying the emotional and captivating properties of music.

The 770 Pros render the harmonic and rhythmic structures of complex musical signals intelligible, because of their homogenous dynamic behaviour throughout the frequency range. The 770 Pros are very transparent, the 990 Pros slightly less so. Try to listen to symphonic orchestras with the AKGs, try to listen to the entries of, say, bass-violins and violins. Are they really in sync? Or listen to the timbre and rhythm of a grand piano. How many concert grands do they AKGs make out of a single one?

Well, Odin, I guess one could say I prefer the Beyers.

BTW, lini, have you listened to the 770/990 Pros by now? I feel, they are even better than your 531s. They are warmer, more homogenous and natural and probaly even less fatiguing. And it seems you have really grown to like the 531s.
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