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post #856 of 1608
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Originally Posted by Mackem View Post

And if you don't mind the clamp even after stretching the headband.

 

The clamping is actually a plus for me, feels so secure on my head and I need the headphone to be totally headbanging-proof. :D I haven't stretched mine but I haven't had any issues with the clamping at all. I wear this headphone for 5-6 hrs or so straight pretty often (I don't bother taking it off when not listening to music).


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 1/26/13 at 6:29pm
post #857 of 1608
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The clamping is actually a plus for me, feels so secure on my head and I need the headphone to be totally headbanging-proof. :D I haven't stretched mine but I haven't had any issues with the clamping at all. I wear this headphone for 5-6 hrs or so straight pretty often (I don't bother taking it off when not listening to music).

Lucky for some I guess, give me annoying jaw pain after 15-20 minutes even with the Beyerdynamic velours.

post #858 of 1608
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£59? OMG As long as you're not allergic to SOME bass, these doesn't do much wrong for such price.


The Bass was the main reason for the purchase..

post #859 of 1608
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Originally Posted by Mackem View Post

Lucky for some I guess, give me annoying jaw pain after 15-20 minutes even with the Beyerdynamic velours.

 

Maybe it IT IS the beyer pads, did you try the stock pads too? I remember having problems with that with DT770 Pro, I think the Beyer velour pads actually felt quite stiff from my memory which caused that issue. I'm using the stock pads myself with slightly deepened / stuffed pads to increase fit and improve soundstage (but the layer has to be very thin or mids become recessed sounding).


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 1/27/13 at 12:50am
post #860 of 1608
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Originally Posted by Mackem View Post

Lucky for some I guess, give me annoying jaw pain after 15-20 minutes even with the Beyerdynamic velours.

I'm the same - serious jaw pain and headaches. I even stretched mine as far as possible to alleviate it, but I still find them torturous after a very short time (stock pads). I don't have a particularly large head either - I'm pretty normal sized. I loved them when I first got them (about 4/5 years ago?), bass was deep and powerful, mids and highs recessed somewhat. The cable was extremely poor quality and broke very quickly, to be replaced with a... I actually can't remember - maybe it was a Senn cable? Whatever it was, it was very sturdy and has lasted the whole time.
But enough is enough, I wear them for hours at a time (studio work) and my brain aches. I feel these are more suited to on the move tbh
Edited by chrisbreame - 1/27/13 at 4:11am
post #861 of 1608

I'm thinking of selling my pair. I love them but I'd like to try something else (new) and I'd need the cash from a sale in order to do that. Just thinking out loud. 

post #862 of 1608
Just ordered, I couldn't resist at this price, certainly worth a punt.
post #863 of 1608
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Just ordered, I couldn't resist at this price, certainly worth a punt.

 

Where do you pick it up for that price? I would be interested in ordering a backup pair possibly for such low price. :p

post #864 of 1608
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Where do you pick it up for that price? I would be interested in ordering a backup pair possibly for such low price. tongue.gif

Yeah, what was the price?
post #865 of 1608

I got a pair for £59 shipped. These must be the absolute best value headphones in the UK at the moment.

 

They have almost the exact sound signature I was looking for! I much prefer them to my M50 for jazz and classical...With jazz especially, they render acoustic double bass beautifully, while I love how cellos sound in classical records.

 

Now if I could only reduce a bit the bass: is there a fix apart from equalising? I find that on recordings where the bass is already heavy from the mastering stage (ambient, electronica) with these headphones it becomes bloated - frankly a bit too much.

 

Any ideas?

post #866 of 1608
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Where do you pick it up for that price? I would be interested in ordering a backup pair possibly for such low price. :p

Amazon UK.

post #867 of 1608

OK, seems to be £20 shipping to Finland from that seller so about the same I paid then in Finland.

post #868 of 1608
I actually ordered from ebay seller music-matter, same price as amazon but free 24hr shipping.
post #869 of 1608

The left speaker has blown on mine already and I've only had them since the 2nd January. Really pissed off that they have broke so quick. Does anyone known where you have to send them off to if you live in the UK?

post #870 of 1608
I just got mine this afternoon, and I'm very impressed for the price, I used to think the HFI-580 was the best bang for buck in head-fi, but these are now the best value in Head-fi IMHO. ^^^^ Shame about the QC issues though.
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