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post #586 of 636

I won't be friends with anyone who owns stupid image products like Beats or anything else because if you rely on brands and logos and other rubbish to be cool, you're probably not worthwhile to be around.

post #587 of 636

My older brother made the unfortunate decision to buy one of these things. He regrets it to this day but is happy with his Sony's now.

 

I don't hate the Beats Studio but I think the price you have to pay for them is ridiculous (300 AUD? come on) 

 

I remember plugging one of these headphones into my Xonar STX in an attempt to test whether it increased SQ, it just made the sound muddy.


Edited by Spastic - 3/31/13 at 1:58am
post #588 of 636
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My older brother made the unfortunate decision to buy one of these things. He regrets it to this day but is happy with his Sony's now.

 

I remember plugging one of these headphones into my Xonar STX, it sounded horrible when amped.

After all, don't they have a amp inside the phones?

post #589 of 636
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After all, don't they have a amp inside the phones?

Sorry, let me rephrase, yeah they have a inbuilt amp but I was hoping that plugging them into a more powerful amp would increase SQ but I guess that isn't the case (It just makes the sound muddy), interestingly enough they sound decent when plugged into my smartphone. They would actually be a pretty good pair of headphones if the price wasn't so high.


Edited by Spastic - 3/31/13 at 1:59am
post #590 of 636
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Sorry, let me rephrase, yeah they have a inbuilt amp but I was hoping that plugging them into a more powerful amp would increase SQ but I guess that isn't the case (It just makes the sound muddy), interestingly enough they sound decent when plugged into my smartphone. They would actually be a pretty good pair of headphones if the price wasn't so high.
I guess you are over amping the phones with any else other than a small mp3 and phones.
post #591 of 636
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I guess you are over amping the phones with any else other than a small mp3 and phones.

Yeah I guess I was, honestly I don't know what I was thinking, amp + amp =/= higher SQ. But yeah I've learned not to do that again.

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Yeah I guess I was, honestly I don't know what I was thinking, amp + amp =/= higher SQ. But yeah I've learned not to do that again.

I just got an idea. What about plugging them right into a dac since it already has an amp. That way, it's not double amping.

post #593 of 636

DACs notably have an high output impedance while the Studios have a really low input impedance (about 32 ohms). That's not so great.

If you drive a pair of headphones directly with a DAC you won't have any control over the volume unless you play around with the digital volume of your media player/PC (which should always be set at 100%). That's not good.

post #594 of 636
Just a random question, how much better are the studios than the solo hd. Not looking to buy them but just wondering.
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Just a random question, how much better are the studios than the solo hd. Not looking to buy them but just wondering.

I think that solo hd might be better because it doesn't have an amp in them. But I preferred studios. They were more balanced.

post #596 of 636
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I think that solo hd might be better because it doesn't have an amp in them. But I preferred studios. They were more balanced.
+1
post #597 of 636
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I think that solo hd might be better because it doesn't have an amp in them. But I preferred studios. They were more balanced.

 

Solo HD and Studios = Its like when going from bad to worse rolleyes.gif

JK

post #598 of 636
Lol are the solo hd bad or worse? They were both awful so i couldnt tell which was worse. Im just curious to know what u guys think.biggrin.gif
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Lol are the solo hd bad or worse? They were both awful so i couldnt tell which was worse. Im just curious to know what u guys think.biggrin.gif

The Solo HD are worse, a lot worse. 

post #600 of 636

The Studios are at least listenable. I found the Solos to be so unbearably warm as to be completely unenjoyable, and I like bass. They're the sonic recreation of an oven.

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