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post #196 of 920
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I really need to try the 8.3000. But been on a PC binge buying the BOK/Mother MK2.. Snake oil. blah.. And spending money on my new hobby..Forearm/hand strength.. Weights can get expensive. Still need to tear a phone book in half..(half way serious)Or at least a deck of cards(totally serious).....Torn between two hobbies.. One hurts my wallet.. The other just burns my wrist to hell raiser type pain.
This is the good life you have money spend it.
post #197 of 920
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I really need to try the 8.3000. But been on a PC binge buying the BOK/Mother MK2.. Snake oil. blah.. And spending money on my new hobby..Forearm/hand strength.. Weights can get expensive. Still need to tear a phone book in half..(half way serious)Or at least a deck of cards(totally serious).....Torn between two hobbies.. One hurts my wallet.. The other just burns my wrist to hell raiser type pain.
DIY can get you a really good forearm exerciser. Buy a 2 inch diameter dowel, drill a hole in it. Thread a 4 foot rope though the hole, tie a weight to the other end and wind and unwind while holding it at shoulder height.
post #198 of 920
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I really need to try the 8.3000. But been on a PC binge buying the BOK/Mother MK2.. Snake oil. blah.. And spending money on my new hobby..Forearm/hand strength.. Weights can get expensive. Still need to tear a phone book in half..(half way serious)Or at least a deck of cards(totally serious).....Torn between two hobbies.. One hurts my wallet.. The other just burns my wrist to hell raiser type pain.
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post #199 of 920
I bent the bottoms of the earcups outward so that they don't press on my jaw so much, and added some padding to the headband. Now they are way more comfortable. Add this to the excellent sound, and the 8.300ds are now my favorite headphones of all time.
post #200 of 920
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I bent the bottoms of the earcups outward so that they don't press on my jaw so much, and added some padding to the headband. Now they are way more comfortable. Add this to the excellent sound, and the 8.300ds are now my favorite headphones of all time.
Some photos will help to see the additional padding.
post #201 of 920
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Some photos will help to see the additional padding.
It feels good, but it is a long way from pretty!

Turns out that bending the bottoms of the cups out came at a price. There is now less bass than before. I doubt that I can re-tighten them, though.
post #202 of 920
Which current model is related to the MB Quart Phone 45? Is it the predecessor of the QP/GMP 240/250? What sound signature could be expected?

post #203 of 920
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I'm not sure, I had the QP 250 in the past, and I like them a lot. the 250 have a little bit more bass then the super flat 240.
post #204 of 920
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Now that I have spent some time with my 8.300ds, I am convinced that they are quite simply the best headphones I have ever heard, period. Certainly not the most comfortable, though (or even the most isolating, for that matter.)
These are the best I have heard also. Very deep bass and more accurate bass than my DT990's. Wonderful midrange and crystal clear highs make these the best I've heard. The 8.30d's are super detailed and the music engulfs me more than any other headphone. It feels as if the music is all around me. These do everything right and feel very comfortable to me. I wonder if people who hear these first would spend $1600 on HD880's.
post #205 of 920
You mean HD 800? I think most people expect that one to be better with the pricing, build material etc and all.

Curious how they differ to the 8.35D monitors? Do the 8.300 have a wider soundstage for example. I really like the 8.35Ds except for their closed signature. Bass goes deeper I suspect from your description on the 8.300?
post #206 of 920
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Funny, the 8.35 and the 435 are more balanced then the HD-800.
post #207 of 920
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You mean HD 800? I think most people expect that one to be better with the pricing, build material etc and all.

Curious how they differ to the 8.35D monitors? Do the 8.300 have a wider soundstage for example. I really like the 8.35Ds except for their closed signature. Bass goes deeper I suspect from your description on the 8.300?
Thanks for the correction. Yes, I meant HD 800. I have never heard 8.35's so I cannot comment. The 8.30d's have a wider soundstage than modified
HD580's but not K701, DT880 or DT990. They are similar but better in soundstage than SA5000's in the sense that you loose yourself in the music and whatever lack of air or space is more than compensated for by the quality of the sound. That's what I mean by the music is all around me. It's easier to loose myself in the music with these than any others I've tried. In other words I listen to the music more and not the headphones. However I do use a line power condtioner and this helps the expansion of the sound.
After my post earlier I found the GMP400 300 ohm on sale at Amazon for $260 and ordered them. I will compare the two and return one of them. The GMP400's list for $100 more than the 8.30's and are open headphones.
post #208 of 920
Does anyone had the possibility to compare the 8.35 to the Shure SRH840?

Br
Lasse
post #209 of 920
Hello, I'm pretty new here, but as a drummer and music in general I'm looking for a set of good closed headphones. While I have no doubt that these phones are great monitors, I was wondering if they will do for general listening as well? And if so, are they intersting beyond electronica (I'm more rock and metal inclined)?

Personally I'd rather have a single set of headphones, so I'm looking for a good allrounder, maybe somebody can help me out with their opinions?
post #210 of 920
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Hello, I'm pretty new here, but as a drummer and music in general I'm looking for a set of good closed headphones. While I have no doubt that these phones are great monitors, I was wondering if they will do for general listening as well? And if so, are they intersting beyond electronica (I'm more rock and metal inclined)?

Personally I'd rather have a single set of headphones, so I'm looking for a good allrounder, maybe somebody can help me out with their opinions?
Yep, they are great for drum sessions, and you save the amp.
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